Happy, happy Friday! Friday is date night/ go out night. So I wanted to do a look that you can do for going out tonight. So here is a smokey eye. I love green because it makes brown eyes pop, or any eyes pop. There is something about green that just makes you want to look. I hope you guys really enjoy this look, and don’t be afraid to change things and make it your own. For those of you who like to actually visually see how to do this check the video below. 1. Put tape on the outer part of your eye. Helps create a crisp line
2. Use a shimmery green eyeshadow on the lid (shade 1 below)
3. Add a mid-tone brown to the crease (Shade 2)
4. Add a darker olive green(shade 3) to the crease & outer corner sweeping it inward close to the lash line (Also mix with the mid-tone brown on the lower lid)
5. Add a shimmery champaign pigment(shade 4) to the center of the lid to brighten
6. Add that same champaign eyeshadow in the tear duct area
NYC Expert Last Matte Lip Lacquer: NOHO Matte Nude
I hope you guys like this look.. Also on my Instagram I am posting a new makeup look every day for 100 days. I want to really challenge myself to create a different look everyday. So make sure to head over to my Instagram! I also now have a Tumblr & Flickr @Bondbeautyful
Today is such a hot a dry day here in Arizona. I would much rather have dry heat then humidity! On the other hand, something I do not want to look dry is my face. Sometimes I just wish my foundations made my skin look more fresh & illuminated. Well ladies, I am here to do a review on a product that claims to do just that.
This is the Hard Candy Look Pro Illuminate & Strobing Mix-In Drops. It is a multi-purpose, iridescent facial enhancer that instantly creates radiant, dewy complexion. Or so it claims to do so. You add it into your foundation, into your moisturizer or you can use it alone to highlight. Right now strobing is very popular.
First, lets talk about packaging. It is glass bottle with a dropper. This makes it very easy to mix into your foundation. I have been using this for about two weeks now. My favorite way to use this is to mix one drop into my Maybelline Fit Me Matte Foundation. I love the finish it gives me with that one. We will talk more about that later.
These drops are very thin and easy to blend out. Its a white formula with an iridescent pinkness to it that catches the light beautifully. Looks very pearly to me. As a highlight alone it is beautiful. I recommend ,if you are using it to highlight, to spread a drop on your hand first. Then dab it on your face with your finger. It will be very easy to blend, but if you want to build the intensity I suggest doing it while it is still wet. I notice that when I try to add more when it is already dry the formula breaks down. It ends up looking cakey and it balls up. This is not something I would use for strobing unless I am using it as a base for a powder highlight. I think its more of a everyday highlight.
My absolute favorite way to us this is mixed into my foundation. I mix a single drop into my foundation then spread it around with my finger before dotting it onto my face. I notice that it gives me a fresh natural looking finish when mixed into a matte foundation (shown above). I it doesn’t look dewy or shimmery just very fresh and healthy.
I talk more about it and show a demo of how I like to apply it in the video below.
I have really been into a subtle highlight look lately. With that said this product is perfect for me. It gives me a healthy glow and I love it!
So, are you into a subtle highlight or strobing? Let me know in the comments!
This summer a big makeup trend that is going around is aqua eyes. Whether in eyeliner form or eyeshadow it is very aqua is a very trendy! So I wanted to show you this easy way to add aqua or blue into your makeup look! (video at the end) I just grabbed a wide mix of eyeshadows that work. You do not need a particular palette just grab what you have and lets go!
Hard Candy Natural Eyes palette
Divergent Abnegation Eye Palette
Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer
Elf Healthy Glow Bronzer: Sun Kissed
L’OREAL Feel Naturale Blush: Au Naturale
Nicka K Shimmer Eyeliner : Blue
Milani Shadow Eyes: Aquatic Style
Wet N Wild Blue Had Me At Hello Palette
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream : Stockholm
Step By Step
Apply tape to your eye. This provides that crisp line & makes it easier to do winged liner at the end.
Apply this teal/blue into the crease using a crease brush
3. Deepen up the crease with this cool grey & a crease brush. Blend Blend Blend
4. Blend using a mix of these two browns (lightly) (also smudge on lower lid)
5. Apply a light creme shade onto the lid & under brow
6. Apply a light gold shimmery shade in the tear duct area to brighten
7. Apply a blue in the water line & create a winged line using a blue liquid eyeliner.
8. Finally warm up the face with bronzer & neutral blush!
Thats how easy it is! I love this look because it combines a cooler trendy eye look with a really warm, sun kissed face.
Last do not forget the lips! I think a matte nude lip makes this look very wearable & realistic. If you like adventure try a bright coral lip!
Want to see more trendy summer looks for 2016 then make sure to subscribe! For those of you that like video tutorials click below!
Today I decided to do a special challenge that is going around youtube. On instagram a self taught makeup artist posted up a picture of a makeup look using ONLY highlighters! It became popular quickly and it inspired this challenge. This challenge was created by Jeffreestar & Nikkitutorials on youtube and I wanted I decided why not be a part of it! So here is my Full Face Using Only Highlighter look.
This is obviously not a actual wearable look, this is just for fun. It good to step outside the box every once in a while!
Hard candy look pro illuminate & strobing mix in drops
Temptu highlighter: champaign shimmer
Elf Shimmering facial whip: Golden Peach
Bare minerals face & body Highlighter Genuine jade
Divergent Cheek Palette: Gleaming Pearl
Elf Healthy Glow Bronzer: Sunkissed
Maybelline Express face & body Highlighting stick : pink glow
Elf baked highlight: pink diamonds
Elf Baked blush: Pink tastic
Doll 10 highlighter champagne
Smash Box Gold mine palette
bath & body works beauty by nature shimmering powder
If you haven’t done this challenge and you want to then do it! You don’t have to have a youtube channel to try this just use #fullfaceusingonlyhighlighterchallenge
May is basically over and I have been testing a lot of different products. Among all that there are several products that I have been absolutely loving. To the point that I have been consistently using them all month long. So today I will share my favorite makeup products with you!
So if your ready to hear about some great drugstore & high end products then lets do this!
Elf Healthy Glow Bronzer Sunkissed: This is a beautiful bronzer to give you a sun kissed summer glow. I use this all over the cheeks , on the forehead & on the tip of my nose.
Elf All Over Color Stick Pink Lemonade: This is such a user friendly cream blush. I usually swatch it on my hand then run a brush over it. I find it blends so easy into the skin and you don’t need to set it with powder either! As you can see when blended out it looks like a beautiful flush of color!
Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette: This is a great neutral palette. I love that its so pigmented and that it has a good variety of matte & shimmer eyeshadows. You can create lots of beautiful looks with this and I’m obsessed!
LA Colors Grafix Eyeliner Black: &Coastal Scents Brush BR-C-N15 : A trick I have been doing this month is using this eyeliner with this brush. This brush makes it easy to create a thin liner & wing look. I also find that this brush would work great for beginners because it gives you more control!
Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara: This is a perfect blend between a wet and dry formula. Right in the middle which gives you volume & Length! Great drugstore mascara!
I am wearing all of my favorites in my look today. I decided to do a simple neutral wearable eye and a soft popsicle red lip with a bronzey cheek. I love using the bronzer as a blush topper. It adds a subtle highlight & a healthy glow to the skin. This look is perfect for this summer time!
I love this neutral palette so much because of how versatile it is. This is one of the simplest looks you can do. Its perfect for an everyday look because it just flatters the eye without looking like its too much.
A more in-depth tutorial video will be up on Wed so stay tuned!
What are some of your favorite beauty products this month?
Today I’m talking about skin care. I am one of those gals that believe less is more, well typically. I usually am very basic when it comes to skin care. Even so , I do believe that to have beautiful makeup look you do have to take care of your skin. The healthier your skin looks the better your makeup looks! So today I’m reviewing the Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Skin Serum.
Thick Plastic Top
Fragrance? Yes Smells like shea butter (pleasant not to strong, fades after applying)
Comes from organic agriculture
Zero% Sulfates, parabens, mineral oils, phthalates
Restores skin with undetected radiance
Fine lines start fading
skin looks firmer and brighter
creates healthful ,youthful complexion
I have used this for almost two weeks and I’m going to share with you all the information you will need!
My skin typically has large pores in the cheek area and is very dry. I also have blochy complexion as well. After almost two weeks of using this serum this is how my skin looks( no filters or editing).
What I have Noticed:
Healthy looking skin
makeup goes on over top smoother
skin looks less rough/textured
no reaction with my sensitive skin
skin feels firmer
skin is not as blochy
apply makeup as usual
I have noticed that my skin looks all and all healthier. Usually even with makeup my skin looks cakey and rough in person. I did not change my foundation or any other makeup products when trying this. My skin looked a lot smoother and more natural when using this. It was the first thing I noticed. It also didn’t detract from the longevity of my makeup. I feel like my face makeup even lasted longer when I used this. Like it just the makeup sat on my skin a lot better. Honestly this is a skin care product that is here to stay for me! I am very pleased with it. I am a firm believer that the healthier your bare skin looks the better your makeup over top will look! I also love how it hydrated my skin. I tend to have very dry skin and I felt like this worked wonders for the dryness. Usually by the end of the day my nose and cheeks are dry. The serum really made a difference with that.
These are my honest thoughts. Here are some unfiltered un edited pictures of my face with makeup after using this.
First picture is without flash.
Second is with flash.
Have you tried this serum? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
This last weekend my little brother was married! I did his wifes makeup for the Bridal pictures & Wedding! This made me really start to think of all kinds of beautiful bridal makeup looks. So today I wanted to share with you this Bridal Makeup that is perfect for this fall season ! This is a bold red lip with soft eyes & face. I truly think this makeup look turned out perfect and I made sure that all the products used have been photo tested!
I try to use the word bridal very lightly because you do not have to be a bride to try this makeup look. I just tried to focus on things that a bride would want for her makeup on her wedding day. For example this makeup has been photo tested, its long lasting, it has a soft glow, it is not to smokey but it is intense enough so that you wont appear washed out in pictures. I hope you guys like this easy look and if you recreate it make sure to use #Bondbeautyfullooks
So I usually like to start with the eyes , just incase there is any fall out with the eyeshadows! I am not focusing on what products I used because I want you to use what ever shadows you want to use that look similar! At one point I even used a bronzer for an eye shadow! If you notice in my pictures that my lashes are missing , you cant even see that I have any! This will happen in your pictures if you choose to not wear fake lashes! (like I did) I recommend the Ardell Demi Wispys from walmart or target! When taking pictures and especially if your a bride I recommend Lashes!
For the Face I did try to keep it drugstore so that it is easy to get your hands on it! When finding a foundation you want one with no SPF in it , to prevent a white cast in pictures. Loreal infallible & the Lumi are great choices if you are oily I recommend the Infallible and if you are dry the Lumi like me! I decided to mix them because the Lumi was a little dark for me.
The highlight I used today is the only drugstore highlight that I think is the best for brides. It is soft and glowy but not glittery so that it looks beautiful in pictures!
I love the deep red lip but you can always replace this lipstick with a nude lipstick or a brighter red!
Its that time again, a brand new month and its time to tell you what products are my favorites! So usually have a certain look that I am loving that month so expect a makeup tutorial using all these products for my next post!
Products I am Loving at the Moment:
Loreal True Match Lumi Foundation W6 Sunbeige : I love this because it makes my face look like my skin, its not cakey at all and it looks so gorgeous and fresh faced. I have dry skin so this is perfect for me but If you have oily skin I recommend the Loreal True Match Liquid Foundation or the Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation.
NYC Loose Powder Translucent: This is such a perfect setting powder because it is light and doesn’t cake up the skin. So it sets without adding any unnecessary powder.
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer : Neutralizer – This concealer is one of my favorite concealers for the under eye area. The formula is so thin yet it has so much coverage. Today I woke up with raccoon eyes and you can see in the video you cant even tell! This is amazing and my #1 pick for under the eyes!
Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick Bare it all: This is such a beautiful nude matte lipstick that I have been loving. It looks effortless and is perfect for everyday! Especially with this lipgloss combo! Divergent Lipgloss: Temptations choice it just adds a peachy sparkle that looks beautiful added to the center of the lower lip!
Elf Baked Bronzer Maui: This is a beautiful bronze sun-kissed bronzer that I love because it adds a beautiful glow. Lately I have been skipping on the blush and just adding this in the cheek area where I would usually add my blush. I think it looks so great for the summer time!
Elf blush & bronzer Duo: Fiji Matte– If you have been keeping up with my makeup tutorials you know that this last month I have been using the bronzer in this duo with a fluffy blending brush right into the crease. This is so great because it makes all the other crease colors you put on top just blend that much easier! Plus I love that this is a duo purpose product for my contour & crease !
Elf baked Eyeshadow Bronzed Beauty: I have been sweeping this with a fluffy brush all over the lid on those days that I want to add a little oomph to my makeup look and it is so gorgeous! As you can see I have been loving all things bronze!
NYC 24 Hr City Proof Eye Primer: This is such a great find! I love that it is a eye primer but in a stick form. Its so convenient to use and unique! Personally I love this but because I can get oily eyelids I sometimes have to set it first before using eyeshadow! If you don’t have my problem then this will work great for you!
Hello My Bondbeautys, Happy Monday , I hope you all had a wonderful fourth of July Weekend! We made hamburgers and Hotdogs and went swimming it was loads of fun! Today I wanted to share with you a different kind of blog post. This is something I haven’t really done here at bondbeautyful.com but I thought it would be fun. Its kind of like a haul but these are products that I was sent from companies. Now before we start I do want to clarify that my reviews, thoughts etc. of these things are completely honest and I am under no obligation to do videos or blog posts or anything like that with these products. Im so thankful for all my blog subscribers and I would never do anything to ruin the trust we have here!
So here are the different websites if you are interested in any of the products I talked about.