I Did My Sister’s Makeup

Since hanging out with a new friend (Hi Lindsay Steele!) I’ve been super encouraged to dig more into my passion for makeup. For Christmas I gave my sister a coupon for a makeup lesson/tutorial thing. Before my little sister’s birthday party I wanted to let her redeem that coupon. 🙂 I had a blast and she learned a lot! Here’s the result.

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Shelby wears a lot of bronzes and browns so I wanted to switch it up and give her a pink and purple look. I know the Naked 3 pallet is really popular now so I’ve been loving pink looks and wanted to try it out on her green eyes.


Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Rimmel Bronzer
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
ELF Studio Blush in Fuchsia Fusion
Wet N Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Primer
Smashbox Wonder Pallet
Urban Decay Vice 2 Pallet
Covergirl Professional Super Thick Lash Mascara
ELF Eyebrow Kit in Ash
Bare Minerals Lipstick in Get Ready
Forever21 Highlighter
NYX Dewy Finish Spray

For Shel I wanted to get her to use less foundation and setting powder. Her skin is perfect and doesn’t need a lot of coverage. I used foundation just to balance out her skin tone and cover up some redness and set it lightly with the Rimmel powder. I contoured her cheekbones and around her temples to slim up her face and give her some more definition, as well. I set her whole face with NYX Dewy Finish Spray to give her a glowy look as opposed to the matte look she’s more accustomed to. I love how it turned out! What do you think?



Beauty Tuesday: Cruelty Free

Happy Tuesday! You know what that means: Beauty Tuesday! Today I want to talk about some of my favorite brands that happen to be cruelty free. This means these brands do not use animal testing on any of their products. To find out more, go here! Now I’m not saying if you don’t solely buy products from companies that are cruelty free you’re a bad person. I just thought it interesting that I saw a cruelty free symbol on my NYX eyeliner this afternoon. 🙂


  1. NYX-$-$$

I’ve loved NYX for a while now. They have a wide variety of colors in their slide-on liners and lip pencils and have multiple MAC shadow dupes! You can find them in ULTA and on Cherry Culture’s website. Also keep a lookout on HauteLook! Here are some of my favorite products:


  1. E.L.F.-$

I’m a big ol’ fan of E.L.F.! Their products are cheap and perform really well. You can find them in most Targets or on their website eyeslipsface.com. Here are some faves!


  1. Eco Tools-$$

My sisters both use this brand and the quality of their brushes is amazing. They are affordable, soft, and well made. You can find them in ULTA, Walmart, and most drugstores like CVS and Walgreens. Here are some great examples. I’m dying for that travel kabuki brush!


  1. Organix Hair-$

I LOVE the way these products smell. They are pretty affordable and come in a variety of flavors. 🙂 You can find them in Target, Walmart, ULTA, and drugstores! Here are the ones I really like:


  1. Urban Decay-$$$

I love, love, love Urban Decay! I own the Naked pallet and the Dangerous pallet. Both of them are absolutely fantastic. I also own their Primer Potion and their 24/7 liner in Zero (black). I love everything I own from them! They are pricey, though, but to me they’re totally worth it. You can find them at ULTA, Sephora, and online. Here are my favorites!


  1. Wet N Wild-$

I’ve recently discovered Wet N Wild and love them! They’re shadows are very pigmented, soft, and super affordable. We’re talking $5 for ten full size shadows! Here are my recent favorites:


So there you have it! My favorite cruelty free brands and products. If you’d like to learn about more companies that are cruelty free, here’s a list!

Have a great day! 🙂