♥ Natural Makeup Tutorial for Glasses ♥

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hey Four Eyes! Just kidding :) haha. But really I am definitely blind when I don't have my glasses on or my contact lenses in. Because of this, I've had to perfect the art of applying makeup for when I'm forced to wear my glasses. In this week's video, I show you exactly how I apply my makeup when I'm wearing my frames!

 

Let's look at the products I used in this makeup tutorial for glasses :)

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The primer I used was the NYX HD high definition primer. After, I put MAC's "Let's Skate" Paint Pot all over my eyelid. For my mascara, I used the Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara and the for my eyeliners I used Urban Decay's 24/7 Eyeliner in "Yayo" and Almay's liquid liner. 
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These are the eyeshadows I used! I used a matte medium brown, a shimmery grayish brown color, and a shimmery light pink color :) 
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For my eyebrows, I used the ELF eyebrow kit in "medium" and this random concealer palette I have (I don't know what brand it is. lol) 
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Here's the foundation I used! I used the Neutrogena Mineral Sheer Powder Foundation, the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in "medium", and a kabuki brush.  
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For my bronzer and blush I used the Physician's Formula Ph Matchmaker bronzer and the MAC blush in "Blush Baby" 
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Finally, for my lips I used the Revlon Colorburst Laquer Balm in "Coquette".
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Well there's the finished look! Hope you guys enjoyed and let me know what you think of the tutorial :)


xoxo, Morgan 

Daiso Japan Cosmetic Makeup and Skincare Haul May 2014 + Review

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Yay! So I went to Daiso Japan for the first time....FINALLY! If you're not familiar with Daiso Japan, it's a store that sells items for $1.50 (unless marked otherwise). I've seen a couple hauls from Daiso, so I knew I had to go and check it out for myself! So many goodies :) Watch the video below to see all the items I bought! :)


After trying out a couple of the products I bought, I decided to do a quick review! I noticed these products got a lot of hype, so I was excited to pick them up and see if they are worth the money (Hey, a $1.50 is still $1.50!)

So let's check out the BREAKDOWN of all the products I bought at Daiso Japan :)

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First, let's look at the PORE CARE PACK...


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As you can see, the packaging shows a dramatic difference between the "before" and "after" picture. Yuck! This package also came with 4 nose strips.
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As instructions describe on the back, I clean the my skin around my nose and got it slightly damp. I then removed the strip from the transparent sheet and placed it on my nose. The strip did stick to my nose securely, and I did not feel like it was going to fall off.
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After 15 minutes, I removed the strip like the instruction said to. This thing hurt a little! It was similar to taking off a band-aid. Because of this I was hopeful and was confident that it would remove my blackheads.
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 WRONG! As you can see, there is literally NOTHING on the strip (the little white dots you see were actually there originally.) I was hoping to see a dramatic difference in the appearance of my skin, but it looked exactly the same as before. Wah :(
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I did try these strips a second time and thought maybe I had to get my nose wetter. That didn't help and the results were completely the same. I even forced my boyfriend to try the strips because his pores are a little bigger than mine and we couldn't seem to get these things to work for us! 

Pros: 
- well... it did stick to my nose! 

Cons: 
- didn't remove any black/white heads
- smelled funny
- skin looked exactly the same after 

Next, let's look at the breakdown of the Collagen Face Mask... 
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Because I can't read Japanese, I'm not actually sure what the benefits of using this product are (if you can read Japanese, feel free to enlighten me in the comments below! :) ). I'm assuming since it's a collagen mask there would be firming, tightening, anti-aging, etc. This pack came with 3 sheets. As the directions stated, I cleansed my face while showering and applied the mask to my face for 20 minutes. Simple enough!  
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This thing looks so scary!
After removing it, my face did have a little bit more of a glow and felt refreshed. I didn't see anything dramatic but I enjoyed the fresh feeling it gave my face! 

Pros:
- left my skin feeling refreshed
- relaxing 
- cooled my skin down 

Cons: 
- didn't fit my face well (you can see in the picture how it's almost falling into my eyes!)
- no long term benefits

Next, the Cosmetic Paper "Heart"...

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While shopping at Daiso Japan, I was overwhelmed by all the blotting tissues they had! They had so many to choose from! I ended up picking this one because I liked the design on the box and because it came with 250 sheets!! I feel like it's pretty difficult to mess up blotting tissues so these get an "A" from me!
Pros:
- cheap
- blots excess oil
- will last FOREVER

Cons:
- not travel friendly (box is too flimsy)
- slightly bulky

Alright, on the the Mascara Base Coat...
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I LOVE this packaging! It's so cute :)
 I was really excited to try this because anything that makes my lashes look nicer is awesome to me. I tried this 2 ways: 1) I applied it before my normal mascara, let it dry and then applied mascara on top 2) I applied this base and before it dried, I applied my normal mascara. However, this sadly flaked on me :( It did build my lashes and make them look fuller, however, it just didn't look that nice. A little too clumpy for my liking :( Below, I got a close up so you can see what the brush looks like!

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I actually really like the brush!

Pros:
- nice brush
- super cute packaging!

Cons:
- flaky
- clumpy
- doesn't lengthen 

Finally, the Eyebrow Pencil...

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This is something I also saw on other Youtube channels a lot! I'm big on making sure my eyebrows look perfect so I was very interested in this pencil. It has a slated pencil on one side (picture below) and a spoolie on the other side (sorry, I forgot to take a picture of it :( haha )
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 For me, this was ok. It's a little difficult for me to work with because it's very light so I have to kind of "layer" it on to get the desired eyebrow shade. Also, once the slant has worn away, I also had a hard time filling in my eyebrows neatly. It's just not precise enough for my liking... I also don't like that I had to press hard to get it to work.
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The top swatch is just one swipe on the pencil and the bottom swatch is FOUR swipes.

Pros:
- comes with a spoolie
- a natural looking color
- slanted edge

Cons:
- you have to press hard
- not precise after you wear the slant down
- takes multiple swipes to get it dark enough 

Conclusion: Unfortunately, I didn't fall in love with anything :( Although, the packaging of all the products are super cute and girly and make me happy :) It's also fun to try new things, even if they're not all winners. 

But Morgan... is it worth the money?

daiso japan cosmetic makeup and skincare haul may 2014 review sheet masks mascara base coat eyebrow pencil thebeautybreakdown the beauty breakdown morgansbbdKinda. I mean, all the items were only a $1.50 each but that still $1.50 I could've spent elsewhere. The only thing I would repurchase would be the blotting tissue because they're effective and you get so many! 

Well that's my review :) Let me know if you tried anything from Daiso Japan you love because I want to check them out!! 

xoxo, Morgan