MOTD 1-17-16

Makeup of the day (MOTD) is probably my favorite thing to do. Putting my makeup on in the morning relaxes me, and gets me ready for the day by actually giving me motivation to leave the house. IMG_8587.JPG

Today I wore the same look on my eyes as I did yesterday, using my MUFE palette, and changed up my lipstick for this Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in Devotion, which shows up much brighter than it does in the tube. I usually don’t like super bright colors like this on myself, because I think they clash with my hair, but I absolutely love this! The formula takes a while to dry down matte, and since this isn’t a liquid lipstick, it does transfer. It is creamy and doesn’t dry out my lips, overall would recommend. On my brows I used the It Cosmetics Brow Power to fill in gaps, and then went over that with the Benefit Gimme Brow to hold them in place. I finished everything off with the  Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder in my t zone (I am so oily), and voila!

The Power of Makeup

Nikkietutorials  on youtube started this trend called the Power of Makeup, where you only apply makeup to one side of your face. She was inspired by all these negative comments about how girls wearing makeup is a “lie”, that we do it for other people, and that were overall casting makeup in a bad light. I love makeup, and I do it for me. Makeup  is like art, it’s not to make me feel better about myself, because I fucking love myself. I don’t wear makeup every day, because I am completely satisfied with the way I look. I wear makeup because it is fun, because I can express myself in so many different ways. IMG_8513IMG_8514IMG_8515IMG_8517

As you can see, makeup changes my face. But, I love each half just as much. I encourage others to participate in this movement, and see the impact that it makes!

My current obsession

Okay, I love vegetables. Give me a dark green any day and I will be a happy girl. Last summer, I finally hopped onto the pinterest bandwagon, and my life will never be the same. So many great ideas, cute outfits, and fun recipes! I was particularly intrigued by a recipe for sweet potato fries. When I was little I hated, and I mean hated, sweet potatoes. Honestly I think it was the color, but I have moved past that because they are delicious! I am a french fry addict; I don’t care about the shape or size, fry a potato and I’m in. However, these sweet potato fries are a slightly healthier alternative, and so easy to make! Personally I take out the salt and pepper in the recipe, and sub Adobo in it for it (just Puerto Rican things). My friends and I love to make these, and I definitely recommend to any fellow potato lovers out there!

What I wore on my face today 1-16-16

For Christmas, I purchased the Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 1- Nudes, and I am completely obsessed with it. I literally use every single shade in this palette, even the black, which is a rare occurrence. Most palettes usually contain a few shades that are brighter or more out there, but this palette is perfectly neutral. However, there are some more purple-y taupe shades that are gorgeous  and subtle on the eyes without being too purple. My favorite thing about this palette is the color selection, and I am also impressed by the size of the pan. When it comes to formula, MUFE is definitely not my favorite. I notice a difference in the quality of their palettes compared to their single shadows. I don’t think they are as buttery, and some of them don’t have the best color payoff. However, these are still great shadows that blend like an absolute dream, I’m just super picky when it comes to pigmentation. Today I used the third column of eyeshadows; starting with the middle color in the inner half of my lid, I then blend the bottom shade onto the outer half, and then take that color into my crease for added depth. I then highlighted my brow bone with the top shade, and blended it softly down to avoid any awkward or harsh lines. I used that same shade on the inner corner to highlight, and then took the middle shade again and ran it on the outer half of my bottom lash line. I finished off my eyes with Maybelline’s the Falsies. I used to be obsessed with that mascara when I was 15 and recently rediscovered. Since my eyes were the main focus of the look, I kept my face very simple. I used L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte all over my skin with my real techniques complexion sponge (a great drugstore dupe for the beauty blender), and set with a translucent powder I received in an ipsy bag. On my lips I used the Too  Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Chihuahua. I love that lip color for when I want something neutral, but still deep. On my cheekbones I just swept that same highlight shade from the eyeshadow palette, and we’re done!