All about Cozy Dressing!

Hello!

DSC02597Today I want to share with you guys what I am loving clothing wise during these cold months! I am all about dressing comfortable but still keeping it super cute! I am a huge fan of oversized sweaters and cardigans! Also! The cute winter boots, those are definitely a MUST for the snow and just any slippery situations!Last week I opted for my long chunky oversized cardigan and everything underneath was all black and simple! I literally had a black plain tank and fitted pants! I want to add a pop of color so I decided to have my purse be the pop to bring out the look! Like they say you can never go wrong with red so I decided to have my  red cross body Kate Spade purse with my Michael Kors black puff hanging on the side! Remember guys always pick comfort over something that will have your feet or body hurting!
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I looked super hard to find the cardigan I was wearing but could not find it anywhere on the Forever 21 site so here are some other suggestions in case you were interested!

ON SALE PONCHO CARDIGAN!

Long Grey Cardigan

Southwest Pattern Cardigan

Kate Spade Purse

Here are some options similar to my red purse also from Kate Spade!

Kate Spade Purses! 

Michael Kors PUFF

Michael Kors FUR POM Keychain

As you can see it looks like I actually tried to put something cute together but I honestly didn’t try that hard I just threw on a cute cardigan to tie the whole look together and make it look polished!

What are your winter MUST HAVE clothing pieces!?

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XOXO

THEMEXICANBEAUTY

 

 

 

3 Looks using the Too Faced Bon Bon Palette! 

  

Hey beauties! 

I am back with a brand new post on my current obsession with the brand new Too Faced Bon Bon Palette which recently released and is giving me LIFE! You can find this palette at your local Sephora and Ulta.(Out of Stock on Sephora.com but available on TooFaced.com) What I am loving about this palette is that it has a mixture of 16 mattes and shimmers and the colors are just so stunning and wearable. You do have your pops of color for those nights out but you also have the wearable Browns and nudes that you can work during the day. Another fabulous thing about this palette is that it smells sooo amazing that’s if you love chocolate! 😍 Who doesn’t love chocolate and makeup! I would definitely suggest this to the man who is looking for the perfect Valentines Day gift for his girlfriend or wife! So ladies if you have been eyeing this palette let your man know! 

Here I am going to be showing you three looks that I have created using this palette that I know you can easily rock! 

  
Cafe Au Lait on lid and cotton candy on crease and outer lid. 

1) Subtle Date Night Look

This look is so simple yet has a tiny bit of pop on the outer edges which allows this look to be a statement  just with your makeup! Because I did add some color to the cheeks and eyes I kept the lips rather soft with Too Faced Melted Fig mixed with Too Faced Melted Nude. These two are my favorite colors to mix just because they make that perfect pinky nude look. 

  
Molasses Chip on lid, mocha on crease and Malted on outer crease.  I used SatinSheets as my highlight shade! It’s so stunning as a highlight! 
2) Day Time Glam

This look was inspired by the diversity of browns and soft golds in this palette. I loved how many brown transition shades this palette has so I just had to play with them. Since the eyes were warm I had to add a red brown color that wasn’t going to take away from the eye but rather balance it out! This is where Sweet Maple Lipstick by Too Faced came in! This lipstick is my favorite every day lipstick I cannot say enough things about it! The pigmentation is amazing and the texture is fabulous especially if you like a buttery moisturizing lipstick! 
  
Cafe Au Lait on the lid and totally fetch on crease and inner tear duct! (Too faced Bon Bon shadows) 

3) DRAMA DRAMA! 

This look is for the bold individual who likes to rock a little more drama on their eyes and isn’t afraid to make a statement. I added pink on the crease, a silver shimmer lid and smoked out the lower lash line to create the perfect drama filled look. Because I had so much going on the eyes I had to bring my lips down and use a nude color to balance things out a bit! 
I hope you guys liked seeing this palette in action! If so please like this post and let me know in the comment section which look you would rock! 
Xoxo 

THEMEXICANBEAUTY

Smoked out Blue Eye Look! 

Hi beauties!!! 

Yesterday I was just relaxing at home and decided to play around with some shadows and before you know it I had a full face of makeup going on! I’m going to give you guys the quick run down of this look! 

  
First things first! PRIMING! No look can begin without priming it because that’s gonna serve as a primary base for everything to lay on top of and feel even smoother during the blending process. 

Then! We are going to begin by taking the Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow in the shade noir to build a nice deep crease. This will help the eye look be more intense and smoked out. The reason I always gravitated towards this color is because I feel like Anastasias black shadow is really workable especially for smokey eyes and it is a true back shadow with tons of pigmentation. 

For my eyes I used the makeup geek foiled eyeshadow in the color Houdini which is such a beautiful blue color with reflexes of green in it. Houdini Eye Shadow  Honestky guys these are some of the BEST eye shadows ever! You know what’s so great about them besides the fact that they are so shimmery is that they are CRAZY PIGMENTED, SO BLENDABLE, and the prices aren’t bad! These bad boys are only ten dollars a pop! They for sure will last a long time and they aren’t mess like pigments because they are pressed! I used this shadow on the outer sides of my lid because I wanted to create a halo eye.  

 Next up I took a gorgeous blue silver eye shadow from the Morphe 35U palette which is one of my favorite brands if you are looking for affordable good quality eye shadows and brushes. The reason I went in with this color is because I wanted to have a range of dark cool toned colors for this eye look, basically a range from dark to light to give it that gradual effect. I also used this color for my inner tear duct to give a pop of color to my eye look because I wasn’t going to do any smoking out on my lower lash line and I didn’t want to intensify this look even more than it already was. Find HERE! 

 For my lips I decided to stay with the coolness this look already had and I went with Sepia by Anastasia Beverly Hills which is a gorgeous cement looking color that I felt looked beautiful with the eye look! I truly love the feel of this liquid lipstick because it’s super moisturizing and smooth which makes it nice to wear throughout the day considering it’s a matte color! Find Here!

  
What are your favorite eye shadows to work with?!! 

Xoxo

THEMEXICANBEAUTY 

First Impression: L’oreal Lumi Cushion Foundation

Hello Beauties!

Today I am going to be talking about a foundation that I have been hearing so much about and I just knew I had to try it out as soon as I laid my eyes on the ad for it at my local CVS! The reason I gravitated towards it was because of the packaging I am always used to a liquid foundation that comes in a container or with a pump so the fact that this foundation was in form of a powder was pretty cool to me and the word cushion was just like whaaaa??? I wore this foundation for the first time on Monday and really watched how it would wear throughout the day on my face.

Before I get into my personal thoughts I just want to give a quick run down on the foundation itself and its background.

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The idea of this cushion foundation came from another favorite which is the Lancome Cushion foundation. Some of you guys may be asking why I am mentioning Lancome. Well Lancome happens so be owned by L’oreal the only difference is that it is high end compared to the L’oreal products, because of the great success of the Lancome cushion foundation they decided to launch one with L’oreal that was on the cheaper side! Which sounded like a great idea especially for us who are ballin on a budget!Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation

The L’oreal Lumi Cushion Foundation claims to provide a fresh, luminous look in just one touch. Also, claims to be a build able coverage, and is their first liquid foundation in cushion form. This foundation retails for $16.99 and is  available in 12 different shades. The only thing this product does not contain is SPF which the Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation does.

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True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation

My Thoughts:

Completely agree that it gives a fresh and luminous finish, throughout my wear of it I did notice my skin look dewy and fresh. It didn’t look like I was wearing too much makeup it was just the right amount to give me an even coverage. It feels so light on almost like you are just wearing a tinted moisturizer with great coverage.

Speaking of the coverage, I have really red cheeks so I was really impressed by the fact that with one application I felt like I was good to go for the day.

Tip for applying it! When applying press your sponge or brush into it and you will see a really good amount of product go onto your tool.I do not recommend the puff that came in the package because its so stuff and wasn’t able to get in all the small areas around my nose and eyes. I definitely recommend a sponge or a brush. I used my beauty blender and found that it really did a great job of applying it without absorbing too much of the product.

Overall, if you are someone who likes a luminous finish and something practical you will love this product. If you like a matte finish this will not be the one for you.

Have you tried this guy?? if so let me know your thoughts!

xoxoo

THEMEXICANBEAUTY

Smoked out Blue Eye Look! 

Hi beauties!!! 

Yesterday I was just relaxing at home and decided to play around with some shadows and before you know it I had a full face of makeup going on! I’m going to give you guys the quick run down of this look! 

  
First things first! PRIMING! No look can begin without priming it because that’s gonna serve as a primary base for everything to lay on top of and feel even smoother during the blending process. 

Then! We are going to begin by taking the Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow in the shade noir to build a nice deep crease. This will help the eye look be more intense and smoked out. The reason I always gravitated towards this color is because I feel like Anastasias black shadow is really workable especially for smokey eyes and it is a true back shadow with tons of pigmentation. 

For my eyes I used the makeup geek foiled eyeshadow in the color Houdini which is such a beautiful blue color with reflexes of green in it. Houdini Eye Shadow  Honestky guys these are some of the BEST eye shadows ever! You know what’s so great about them besides the fact that they are so shimmery is that they are CRAZY PIGMENTED, SO BLENDABLE, and the prices aren’t bad! These bad boys are only ten dollars a pop! They for sure will last a long time and they aren’t mess like pigments because they are pressed! I used this shadow on the outer sides of my lid because I wanted to create a halo eye.  

 Next up I took a gorgeous blue silver eye shadow from the Morphe 35U palette which is one of my favorite brands if you are looking for affordable good quality eye shadows and brushes. The reason I went in with this color is because I wanted to have a range of dark cool toned colors for this eye look, basically a range from dark to light to give it that gradual effect. I also used this color for my inner tear duct to give a pop of color to my eye look because I wasn’t going to do any smoking out on my lower lash line and I didn’t want to intensify this look even more than it already was. Find HERE! 

 For my lips I decided to stay with the coolness this look already had and I went with Sepia by Anastasia Beverly Hills which is a gorgeous cement looking color that I felt looked beautiful with the eye look! I truly love the feel of this liquid lipstick because it’s super moisturizing and smooth which makes it nice to wear throughout the day considering it’s a matte color! Find Here!

  
What are your favorite eye shadows to work with?!! 

Xoxo

THEMEXICANBEAUTY 

Best Lip Products of 2015

Hello beauties!

I can’t believe that today is the last day of 2015! It feels like the year just started and I vividly remember the first day of 2015 when I was up all night waiting to purchase the Jaclyn Hill Favorites palette haha! Today I am going to be talking about my ultimate favorite lip products of this year! I want to start off by saying that yes some of these products are a little bit expensive but I would never mention products unless I am 110% behind them. That being said anyone who knows me knows that I ADORE lipsticks, if there is anything that I will spend money on it is definitely some good lipstick soooo not to toot my horn or anything but I strongly feel like I will have a very solid list of some of the best lip products of 2015!

Lets get started shall we!

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Fudge by Anastasia Beverly Hills: This gloss is literally EVERYTHING. I have never been super into glosses just because I am such a matte lip girl but let me tell you that these Anastasia glosses totally changed the game for me.Let me just say that one swipe and we are GOOD TO GO.. the pigmentation pay off is so amazing, this particular gloss is not sheer whatsoever the color pay off is completely full coverage. Another thing I love about this gloss is that it isn’t too sticky and it lasts all day long. The way it glides on is ultra smooth and weightless.The intensity of a stain basically but has a gorgeous mirror like finish. With this color you will have people complimenting your lips all day long!

Retails for $16.00 Find Here!

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Lolita II by Kat Von D: As many of you probably already know Kat Von D launched her liquid lipstick collection  and had everyone freaking out over her gorgeous colors especially Lolita which is a chestnut rose and a staple piece for anyone’s collection so it was only right for Kat to give Lolita the little sister that would also slay the liquid lipstick game. There came Lolita which recently launched in late fall.This one is a terra cotta nude that looks so fantastic on everyone. For my light and medium skinned girls it looks more natural basically the color of your lips but for my darker girls it is more of nude color but still super gorgeous. The reason I love this color so much is because I can just wear it with anything and it give me a more put together look. For example, if i want to have the look of natural but still wear some makeup I would put this lip on and some bb cream and there you have it!

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Lolita by Kat Von D: As mentioned about Lolita is a staple in anyone’s collection and is referred to as the chestnut rose older sister of Lolita II. This was the first lipstick I ever bought by Kat and I was so impressed because it is so long wearing, I remember applying it in the early hours of they day and lasting through the early evening! After that experience I was like YASSSSS! This is one of those colors that you get back ups on because its just that beautiful and natural. It is a color that you say okay I can dress this color up and down outfit wise and it will compliment it.

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Bow n Arrow by Kat Von D: The last lipstick I want to mention by Kat’s liquid lipsticks is this one which is a fawn nude and let me just tell you this color has been sold out back to back to back to back. I work in a Sephora and I can’t begin to tell you how many times people come in a week asking for this color. I think what attracts so many people to it is the fact that it isn’t a pale nude it has some warm undertones in it so it doesn’t wash anyone in the skin spectrum out.

You may ask why so many Kat Von D Lipsticks you are raving about? WELL HONEY! They are long wearing, full coverage with a smooth, matte finish.It glides on just like a gloss but dries completely matte, the ingredients include vitamin E and sunflower seeds so you can flaunt long lasting color that doesn’t dry your lips but leave them super comfortable.

Retail for $19 Find them here!

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Doll Parts by Jeffree Star: The last liquid lipstick that I want to talk about is Doll Parts which is one of the BEST liquid lipsticks in the market right now. Jeffree Star recently launched his velour liquid lipsticks which are hands down some of the most beautiful colors I have ever seen. Once I had hopped on the bandwagon most of them where sold out so I was lucky enough to get my hands on Doll parts and let me just say I was completely blown away. I am a huge liquid lipstick junky so I know the difference between a good and a bad one. I wore this color all day and let me just say it STAYED ON and my lips felt so comfortable. Quick funny story haha so a few weeks ago I wore this lipstick and I accidentally fell asleep with it on and mind you I have white sheets so lipstick and white sheets just doesn’t sound right.. the next day I woke up and my lipstick has not moved and there was no lipstick on my sheets whatsoever so just that tells us that these lipsticks are the SHIZZZ. (100% Vegan & Cruelty Free) Just a heads up most of these colors including this one are unfortunately sold out right now but I know that they are doing a HUGE RESTOCK January 2016! So stay tuned!

Retails for $18 Find them here!

 

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340 by YSL: I know what you are thinking…. WHY YSL ITS PROBABLY LIKE 50 DOLLARS… Guys.. I have my moments where I do spend a little more than I should on a lipstick and it is a little embarrassing but then once I put it on I’m like it was WORTH IT! This is exactly how I feel about this color. This color is a gorgeous Golden Copper with sparkles in it. I love how this color can be worn on a special occasion or even during the day and just keeping the eyes simple! Whenever I wear this color I always have at least two people ask me what I am wearing! This color is full coverage, it moisturizes the lips and stays fresh all day with barley any retouches. The formula includes Vitamins A & E to provide antioxidant protection with carrot root to keep the lips smooth all day!

Retails for $36 Find Here!

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Passion Fruit by Trish McEvoy: This color became one of my ULTIMATE favorites since the first time that I applied it on my lips. My best friend is a huge fan of Trish McEvoy products so as soon as she found out that I had never heard of Trish’s line she made sure I was aware of how amazing her products are! This lipstick is one of the most moisturizing formulas I have ever experienced and it has the peppermint scent that I just adore. This product claims to be sheer which it is but yet its pigmentation is so great! I love this lipstick because I can wear it when I have no makeup on and just want a pop of color or even when I do have makeup on and want to add a little something to my lips but not have something so heavy on. I can’t wait for this to be my go to lipstick this summer! Thank you Marguerite for getting me hooked!🙂

Retails for $28.50 Find here!

 

 

 

Swatches on Hand

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Comment below your favorite lipsticks of 2015!!! I love getting other suggestions on GREAT lipsticks!!!

xoxo & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

THEMEXICANBEAUTY