Showing posts with label TooFaced. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TooFaced. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Genius of the TooFaced Diamond Light Highlighter.

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I thought I was doing fine in my highlighting stash, already possessing every tone of pink, green, white, and "my color of" golden highlighters. I felt that my highlighting force field would keep me from purchasing too many duplicate colored highlighters this year....although I did want to take a look at the TooFaced Dimond Light Highlighter, ($34 / .42oz), out of curiosity.   I heard it was predominantly green and I couldn't imagine a diamond in a pink box being green.   I knew Jerrod had something special in store for us and couldn't wait to discover the magic.

It took a couple days to find a store that even had a tester out.  I admired the beautiful presentation of the product.  It's in a ring box inside the type of box they put the special ring box in.   Cute and kistchy and it pulls on our inner princesses to want to feel it and gives that special moment of anticipation as you open it and pull out the special ring box.

When I opened the tester that the store had, I could see some pink and some green toned yellow.  And I told the sephora girl it looked like you're not limited to just green or just pink but you can mix combinations of the colors to come up with even more variations of tones.  And then my finger found a blue patch around the back side.  That's when the Diamond Light FIRE took off in my heart.  You can highlight with blue, or pink, or the green/yellow, or violet, or a silvery pink.  It's very interesting the colors you can play with in this one shimmering highlighter.

The one I have is mainly pink.  It has a big blob of pink on top which I was thrilled by.


It has much green/gold as well and some smaller spots of blue mainly around the corners.  I'm going to have to work to pull the blue out.


It's so interesting.  I can swatch it on any given day and depending where my finger placement is, I'll get a different variation of colors.   Here is my basic pink, blue, greenish gold, and the top mixed.


I can mix the pink with more of the gold/green and I get a lightly pink nearly white color.


I just think it's really cool that you can use it for different specific colors.  Or swirl it all together; it's up to you.  When I saw all the colors, it was like a window of highlighting opportunity opened for me and my imagination took me to a new highlighting plane I had never been to before.


On the left in the picture about are two attempts at duo-colored highlights.  The first is blue to pink, and the second is the yellow green to pink.  It's totally FUN WITH COLORS!

This highlighter can be found on the TooFaced website, Sephora and also at Ulta, which is where I found one to purchase.   You can follow TooFaced on TwitterPinterest, FacebookInstagram, and YouTube. 

Keep in mind that your highlighter will vary in percentages of the color mix from mine but it will still be brilliant.  Explore it and have fun with it.  I believe the next picture is what TooFaced wants to tell each of us in this new year.


What do you think?  Does the idea of using different mixes appeal to you?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween Week Makeup Look Extragavanza

In the week leading up to and including Halloween, I was challenged to create some unique makeup looks.  My initial inspiration came from a package I received via Buxom Cosmetics.  I shared all the looks on Instagram but I thought I'd bring to you all the fun that I had.  I haven't done anything Halloween-ish beside handing out candy since I was 14.  This all really was fun.

My first look was a 2017 take on 80's Madonna in the Like A Virgin video.  I may have sang and danced my way through Snapchat and IG stories that night, rumor has it...oh wait, that's an Adele song!

I couldn't find a picture that wasn't all fuzzy from the video but below is from the same time frame:

Products Used:
Eyes are @viseart Neutral Mattes
@buxomcosmetics Call Me black liner   **pr
#buxomcosmetics Big Tease mascara to plump lashes and a little Buxom waterproof to make them stay put.  **pr
#Madonna brows and mole are @benefitcosmetics Goof Proof brown pencil and Precisely My Brow, 4 and 3. .
Lips are #Buxom Call Me eye liner, . Buxom Code Red Plumping Lip Liner, (these pencils are SO my jam!)
. Buxom Bold Gel Lipstick in Red Inferno, (also my jam for lipsticks)  **pr
Face: @nyxcosmetics Angel Veil primer for smoothing
@fentybeauty Pro Filt'r Foundation
@katvondbeauty Lock It Concealer and Lock It powder
@buxomcosmetics bronzer in Maldives, (my hgbronzer)  **pr
@flowerbeauty Sweet Pea blush pot. 
Did muh hrr with @thebeachwaver .75"

Day 2,  I was challenged by Buxom Cosmetics to wing a little superhero action.  Afterwards, I got on Snapchat and deflected invisible bullets with a little "pew, pew, pew!"

Products used: 
@buxomcosmetics Venus Divine Goddess Illuminator as primer and base  **pr
@coverfx celestial Custom Enhancer Drops
@burberry White Runway Palette Highlighter
#buxom Maldives Bronzer  **pr
Goddess Crown:
@lorealmakeup Gold Imperial Infalliable Eye Shadow for base
@natashadenona gold from the #JoyaHoliday Palette. . Buxom Code Red Plump Liner
. Buxom Call Me Hold The Line Waterproof Eyeliner   **pr
@buxomcosmetics Invite Only and Filthy Rich Eyeshadow to shade under the headpiece
. Eyes:
. Same #Loreal and #natashadenona for lid . Buxom Cool Caviar in Crease topped with Call Me Buxom waterproof liner
@toofaced X @kandeejohnson Candy Liner
. Under the lid is a shade from @sephorapro Editorial Eyeshadow Palette
. Buxom Big Tease mascara  **pr
@esqido Las Companion lash glue  **pr
#Esqido Starlett lashes  **Pr
. Brows:
@nyxcosmetics Espresso brow pencil
Buxom LBD eyeshadow to darken
@buxomcosmetics Diamond Dust eyeshadow under brow to highlight
. Lips:
. Buxom Plumpliner Lip Liner Code Red  **pr
. Buxom Matte Bold Gel Lipstick in Red Inferno  **pr
.Cartoon Highlight is #nyxprofessionalmakeup White Liquid Eye Liner .

The third look was something I wanted to do with my dog.  She's a rap star, you know, right?  She does benefit concerts and stuff....I had a full scenario for her return to the stage after a leg injury but she just wasn't having it.   In my imagination, we were dressed as her former sister in a Mommy and Me contest.

She wouldn't play, so I filmed my October Ipsy and Sephora Play unboxings.  You can see that here:

. Products:
@fentybeauty foundation to prime the canvas
@katvondbeauty Lock It Concealer used in a different way today
@buxomcosmetics eyeshadow Mix N Mingle, Invite Only & Filthy Rich to start the tabby coloring
. Markings are #Buxom waterproof eyeliner Call Me   **pr
@viseart Neutral Matte eyeshadow palette to complete all the fur colorings
@toofaced x @kandeejohnson Candy liner for eyes and whisker dots
@nyxcosmetics White Liquid Liner for whiskers
. Based my eyes with @maccosmetics Painterly paint pot and . @makeupforeverofficial Aqua Cream in 04 . Nose is @katvondbeauty Requim liquid lipstick
. Inner cheek gouhly highlight is @lorealmakeup Astro Blue Infalliable Galaxy Stick Highlighter
. Lower lip is @buxomcosmetics Plumpline Liner Pencil in White Russian

I thought it would be so funny to dress up like another youtuber.  I picked Desi Perkins.  Here is my inspirational picture from Desi's Instagram:

And here I am being an older Desi.  I'm probably the only one who thought that was funny.

. . Products Used:
@fentybeauty Foundation
@katvondbeauty Lock It Concealer
@toofaced Peach powder
@osmosis_skincare Brow gel, Brown
@osmosis_skincare Blush Summer Rose
@eddiefunkhouser Sidestreet Blossom blush
@buxomcosmetics Maldives bronzer
@doseofcolors Fuego & Mirame' highlighters
@natashadenona Lila palette
@sephorapro Editorial palette
@natashadenona Bronze Chroma Crystal Top Coat . @cherrybloomscosmeticsWaterproof Liquid Eyeliner
@buxomcosmetics Big Tease mascara . @doseofcolors Truffle liquid lipstick topped with ..... duh .....
@doseofcolors #DesiXKaty#MoreCreamerPlease lipstick !! 😜

If you know me, you know I am glued to baseball playoffs and the World Series every year, and even more so when my team is playing!  Clayton Kershaw, the Dodger Ace, was due to pitch on Game 5 and I was ready!!!  Here I am as Kershaw's Killer Slider.

Polarbelle Halloween

White Grease Paint . @makeuprevolution Ghost Sculpt powder
@nyxcosmetics Milk Jumbo eye pencil
@collab lash primer from @sallybeauty . @katvondbeauty Hemingway Ink liner . @nyxcosmetics Vivid Liquid liner in the red color...which exploded but it worked out ok. . Let's go Dodgers!!!

And last but not least, I dressed up as a Polarbelle for Halloween.  When I meet a new person and they learn my online name, they always ask what a Polarbelle is.  I'm from Alaska, so I'm not a Southern Belle, right?  I am an Arctic Princess Warrier, a Polarbelle.  My fantasy interpretation of that is below.   I did film a video so expect to see the Polarbelle in action soon, although it all made my teeth look really yellow, so maybe that's too spooky of a video?

I had a lot of fun just throwing caution to the wind and playing pretend all week for the first time in 100 years.  Can you believe today is November already?!?  I won't dress as a turkey because I wear that costume all year, haha.  Did you do anything fun or get any cool candy this season?

Monday, September 11, 2017

It's A TooFaced Faceoff! I Want Kandee Candy Eyes VS Natural Love Palettes

I've got a video on my youtube channel that you might want to check out if you're thinking about purchasing the new TooFaced Cosmetics X Kandee Johnson I Want Kandee Candy Eyes palette.  Phew, that was a mouthful.  If you already have the Natural Love palette, also by TooFaced, you might wonder how some of the shades compare.  My video is a comparison of the two palettes as well as some of my thoughts about both.  I hope you'll enjoy it.

The I Want Kandee collection is an Ulta Beauty exclusive.  I heard Too Faced anticipated a sellout within a month with no plans for replenishment.  I am wearing the Candy Eyes palette in my video.

As of this writing, I am editing my video of the whole collection and will add the link to this post when it is loaded.

Have you looked at the I Want Kandee Collection?  Did you see anything you liked?  I can't wait till my full thoughts are loaded for you. Until then...Be Sweet!!