Look Thursday: My Holiday Look

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My Holiday Look

Welcome to Look Thursday! Today I used my Makeup Geek Ultimate Palette to put together a look perfect for Christmas.

Since I spend Christmas with my family, I wanted to do something a little more subtle than the sparkly traditional gold, red and/or greens looks that are normally used to represent this holiday. So I decided to go with purples on my lid and nude lips. I did add just a bit of sparkle to my inner corner (hey, it is Christmas after all) and used Milani’s Black Vinyl liner to spice it up a bit.

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: Makeup Geek eye shadows in Beaches and Cream, Cocoa Bear, Prom Night, Unexpected, Sensuous, Drama Queen, Wet n’ Wild Fergie eye shadow primer in (), Milani liquid liner in Black Vinyl, Urban Decay 24/7 Eye pencil in Zero, Wet n’ Wild Megalength waterproof mascara
  • Brows: Jordana eye brown pencil in Dark Brown
  • Face: Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer (check out my review here), MAC Matchmaster Foundation shade 7.5, L.A. Girl Pro.conceal HD concealer in Fawn, Rudy Kisses mineral powder in Chestnut, Black Radiance pressed powder in Rich Mahogany as a light contour, Iman Sheer Finish bronzing powder in Afterglow as a highlight, and e.l.f. cosmetics makeup setting spray
  • Lips: Nyx lip primer in Deep Nude, Nyx lip pencil in Chestnut, and Wet n’ Wild LE matte lipstick in Sweet Cream
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I used: Sensuous on the lid, Drama Queen in the crease/outer corner, Unexpected as a transition color, Prom Night in the inner corner, and I mixed Cocoa Bear with Beaches and Cream on the browbone.
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Posing in a arm knit scarf that I made!

I hope you have a wonderful and happy holiday season!

Look Thursday: My Holiday Look

Review: Wet n’ Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette Carnival in Rio

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One of the final pieces from the Fergie Centerstage Collection that I will be reviewing is one of the to reflect shimmer palettes. The palette I purchased is Carnaval in Rio. I really love this as a subtle golden highlight.

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Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette: Carnaval in Rio

In the pan, Carnaval in Rio is a peach color with gold veining. I found it to leave a beautiful gold sheen on my face that is truly noticeable when the light hits it so that I shimmer and not shine! Because of its subtleness, I found the swatch difficult to photograph, but my efforts are below.

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Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette: Carnaval in Rio Swatch
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Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette: Carnaval in Rio Swatch
Review: Wet n’ Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette Carnival in Rio

Milani Secret Cover Concealer Cream

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First let me say, I am absolutely in love with Milani Products! The newest product that I have tried is the Secret Cover Concealer Cream. I first have to commend Milani on having a nice range of brown girl friendly shades. I picked up the product in the four darkest shades: 03 Honey, 04 Tan, 05 Deep Tan, and 06 Warm Cocoa. This is definitely a creamy full coverage concealer. I like to scoop a little out and apply this product with my fingers. Honey is perfect in concealing my dark under eye circles! This has become one of my go to products. If you are looking for a full coverage creamy concealer, this is a must try!

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Milani Secret Cover Concealer Cream 03-06
L-R 03-Honey, 04 Tan, 05 Deep Tan, 06 Warm Cocoa

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L-R 03-Honey, 04 Tan, 05 Deep Tan, 06 Warm Cocoa

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L-R 03-Honey, 04 Tan, 05 Deep Tan, 06 Warm Cocoa (Smoothed out)

Milani Secret Cover Concealer Cream

Rimmel London Fix & Perfect Pro Primer 002

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Something new that I decided to try is a face primer. I did a little research and found that Rimmel London’s face primers have a very good reputation. Rimmel’s Fix & Perfect Pro Primer 002 claims to smooth, resurface, brighten, mattify, and protect…and I have to say it did all three. It has a very light, non-sticky feel that glides on to your skin. At first I didn’t notice a big difference until later in the day when I saw that my foundation didn’t need a touch up. Also when I saw my mother, she noticed that my face appeared smoother right away and asked me what I had on. This is a product that I will definitely repurchase!

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Rimmel London Fix & Perfect Pro Primer 002