Fine Fab and Formal

Formal has a special place in my heart because I get to get all dressed up and dance the night away! It’s like getting to relive prom all over again in college. When it comes to formal you may not be able to, or let’s be honest want to, spend the money that you did in high school on your makeup. No worries, you can look fab without having to hire a makeup artist.

I’ll put a list of all the prices on the products I used at the bottom of this post. I started off with the usual routine, Maybelline Superstay Better Skin foundation and a little Maybelline Master Conceal under my eyes. I set my foundation with Maybelline Fit Me matte poreless pressed powder.

I used a touch of Too Faced bronzer in the shade Chocolate Soleil and Too Faced blush in the shade Who’s Your Poppy. I tried to keep my eyeshadow a bit more muted because I knew that I wanted to rock a bold lip. I used Tarte Eyeshadow in the shade Private Chateau as a base. Rather than using a bold black, I used Tarte’s Stargazing on the Seine in the crease of my eye, which is a more muted grey color with a bit of sparkle.

I lined my eyes with the Revlon Colorstay skinny liquid liner, but be warned you need extreme control of your hands to use this liner or it might get messy. I used Urban Decay Perversion mascara and a bit of brown brow powder with Benefit Gimmie Brow.

For my lipstick, I first lined my lips with NYX Lip liner in the shade Auburn. Then I used MAC lipstick in the shade Diva and I was ready for the night! Play up this look for the next formal event you have. You are sure to look fabulous!

Better Skin foundation: $9.98; Master Conceal: $8.99; Fit Me powder:$7.99; Too Faced Bronzer/Blush (part of La Belle Carousel set) $49; Tarte eyeshadow (part of Away Oui Go palette) $48; Revlon eyeliner: $7.99; Urban Decay mascara sample size(free ULTAmate rewards birthday gift) $8; Benefit Gimmie Brow (Purchased for $7 with reward points) $24; NYX lip liner: $3.49; MAC lipstick: $17
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Happy Halloween!

It’s Halloween and I’m sure that you are all putting the finishing touches on your fabulous looks for tonight. I thought I would give you all a little overview of the makeup I did for tonight. This year I decided to keep it fairly simple. I am obsessed with The Vampire Diaries so I went for a makeup look inspired by the show.

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This look is quick and easy and can be done using products that you may already have. I applied all of my makeup like I normally would, with a simple smokey eye. The next thing I did was draw veins under my eyes using a NYX lip pencil in the color Nebula, but you can use any black, red, or plum lip or eye liner. This one was $3.49 at Ulta.

To top off my look I lined my lips with the same lip pencil then applied MAC lipstick in the shade Cyber. This lipstick costs $17 so it is a bit of a splurge, but worry not I do have a cheaper option for you. NYX soft matte lip creme in the shade Transylvania is $5.99 and has the same deep purple pigment. With just a dribble of blood from some watered down red face paint, I was ready for the night.

Splurge Sunday!

Sometimes you have to treat yourself. I’m sure that just like me, you all like to splurge a little bit every now and then. I can tell you one thing, this MAC lipstick in the shade Diva is worth the splurge. This lipstick costs $17 and it is worth every penny.

It is a perfect matte burgundy color. The lipstick goes on smooth and it is perfect for all day wear. It can be a little drying, but I make sure to keep my lips moisturized throughout the day and it’s perfectly fine. I would recommend using a lip liner just to keep your lipstick from bleeding during the day.

MAC lipsticks will always hold a special place in my heart. The pigment is fantastic and they are great for long-wear. With the Holiday season coming around the corner this is the perfect product to add to your wish list, or maybe even treat yourself this year! Either way, you’re sure to look fabulous rocking Diva this winter.