Tutorial: Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow

Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow Tutorial

I am so pale that I am going to need to start putting Instagram filters on these pictures. New York is so out of control this winter that summertime can’t come soon enough. Needless to say I have been spending a lot of time at home playing with makeup. One of the products that I am totally obsessed with is the Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow. I love a metallic lid and this product gives me the ultimate version of that look. It can be a little tricky and require some back and forth to find the perfect balance between the amount of eye shadow and primer to get a smooth application but the results are worth it for me. Click here to watch the tutorial to get the look above using the Comex Gold shade. I am a little disappointed that the camera (it is going to take some practice for me to figure out the perfect settings) did not capture the true richness and vibrancy of the lipstick. In person it is much stronger and brighter reddish pink color. If you’re feeling timid swap it out for your signature nude. Hope you enjoy the video!

Tutorial: Smokey Eyes [LORAC PRO To Go Palette]

LORAC PRO To Go Palette Tutorial

I live for a smokey eye! I wore this look to see The Weeknd in concert last week, who I also live for lol. I knew I had to get ready at work so I challenged myself to only use the LORAC PRO To Go Palette. I came up with this easy look right at my desk (no shame!). Click here to watch the tutorial.

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Tutorial: Sparkly Bronze Smokey Eyes

Sparkly Bronze Smokey Eyes

I’ve been gone for a minute now I’m back with the bronze look I’ve been wearing all summer. I updated it with some glitter via MAC’s pressed pigments (obsessed!). It’s so easy to do and you get super sexy results. Click here to watch the tutorial.

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MAC Call Me Bubbles Makeup Tutorial

Thanks to all of the requests to film a tutorial on the makeup I wore in my Shop MAC, Cook MAC haul video!  It is a very simple look and I used a few items from the collection to put it together.  If you have any suggestions for similar eye shadows that can be used for when the Call Me Bubbles quad is long gone let us know in the comments below.

Product list


  • tarte amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation (c/o tarte) – Tan
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer – Medium
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Medium


  • MAC Cremeblend Blush – Optimistic Orange (limited edition)


  • MAC Eye Shadow quad – Call Me Bubbles (limited edition)
  • MAC Eye Shadow – Sketch
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Perversion
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner – Black
  • CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion mascara
  • Ardell Lashes – Wispies


  • MAC Kissable Lipcolour – So Vain (limited edition)

The Starlet Limited-Edition Makeup Vanity by Tarte

The Starlet Limited-Edition Makeup Vanity

Price: $52 USD/ $68 CAN ($505 retail value per tarte)

This holiday season, tarte is launching The Starlet Limited-Edition Makeup Vanity.  The mirrored vanity contains six eye shadow quads, a sample of their mascara and lash primer, bronzer, two blushes and a highlighter.  The contents have me covered for a range of looks from natural to smoky and dramatic:

Top tier:

  • Traditional Smoky Eye
  • Celebrity (deep shimmering gray)
  • Superstar (deep shimmering silver)
  • Luminary (silver frost)
  • Opening night (sparkling black)
  • Earthy
    • Talent (shimmering peach)
    • Idol (matte taupe)
    • Cameo (matte beige)
    • Virtuoso (sparkling forest green)
  • Plum Smokey Eye
    • Stardom (blackened plum)
    • Icon (warm lilac)
    • Major (shimmering plum)
    • Siren (shimmering deep mauve)
  • Blues
    • Fame (shimmering cobalt)
    • Big Break (shimmering ice blue)
    • V.I.P. (shimmering blue-silver)
    • Toast (shimmering toasted beige)

    Second tier:

    • Browns
    • Popular (shimmering golden beige)
    • Timeless (shimmering cocoa)
    • Prestige (matte ochre)
    • Trophy (shimmering golden brown)
  • Pinks
    • Ingénue (matte baby pink)
    • Prima Donna (shimmering cinnamon)
    • Leading Lady (shimmering nude pink)
    • Diva (shimmering dusty rose)
  • Sample of the multiplEYE™ Natural Lash Enhancing Primer
  • Sample of the Lights, Camera, Lashes! Clinically-proven Natural Mascara
  • Bottom tier:

    • Park Avenue Princess Mineral Powder Bronzer
    • Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
    • Glory (shimmering peach)
    • Starlet (shimmering rose)
  • Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder in Rose (soft petal pink)
  • As a fan of frost/shine/shimmer on the lids but preference for matte shadows for the crease the kit’s eye shadows cover all of those bases.  My favorite “quads” from the vanity are the Traditional Smoky Eyes and Blues and now that I think of it, the Blues set of shadows could be used to recreate the look in my Holiday Blues makeup tutorial.  A small number of the shadows blend right into my skin color but I could use those as a highlight color or to blend out a dark crease.  The vanity also gets bonus points for including tarte’s very popular amazonian clay blushes and park avenue princess bronzer that gives a pretty bronze glow to the cheeks.  Once you are done with the makeup, you can remove the inlays and convert the vanity into a jewelery box.  I loved mirrored furniture in bedrooms but it is so expensive.  A mirrored vanity/jewelry box is like a baby step towards my dream mirrored dresser.  Overall I think this vanity is a great deal for the price and would be a great gift for the makeup lover on your holiday gift list.


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    Review: Definicils Precious Cells Mascara by Lancome


    I wanted to share how great my lashes look after a dose of Lancôme’s Définicils Precious Cells Mascara.  I first encountered the mascara when I received a sample at a blogger event last year.  Since then I have repurchased it, becoming one of my go to mascaras for those occasions where I want some extra drama.  It makes my lashes stand out against a smoky eye without the need for false lashes.  If you think I am slow at applying my mascara you do not even want to know how long it takes me to apply a pair of falsies (hence why I always cut that step out of my tutorials).  I love anything that will get me to skip that step.

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    Makeup Tutorial: Golden Gaze Mineralize Eye Shadow

    I could not wait to try on Golden Gaze Mineralize Eye Shadow from MAC’s Semi Precious collection  so why not put that on film?  I paired it with a purple crease because you only live once.  Enjoy!

    Product list


    • Face Atelier Ultra Foundation – #7
    • Eve Pear Dual Salmon Concealer & Treatment – Light/Medium
    • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Medium


    • NARS Blush – Orgasm


    • MAC Cream Color Base – Pearl
    • MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow – Golden Gaze* (limited edition)
    • MAC Fix+
    • MAC Eye Shadow – Fig. 1, Carbon
    • MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil – Feline
    • L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara
    • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner – Black Ink


    • MAC Lipstick – Peachstock (MAC PRO)
    • MAC Lustreglass – Instant Gold

    Check the video and more pictures after the jump:

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