October begins a festive few months in our lives, beginning with Halloween. It’s a fun time of the year! So many of us are planning our Halloween makeup, and considering how much time and effort we put into the day, it’s important to think about keeping your makeup on your face. To make sure your makeup stays on your face, here are my 5 tips to make your Halloween makeup last.
#1 – Practice In Advance!
This is my number one most important tip to make sure your Halloween makeup looks great. Take some time before the day to plan out your look and figure out what works and what doesn’t work. If you’re planning on wearing false eyelashes, definitely practice before hand!
Similar to bridal makeup, I recommend looking into waterproof eyeliners and long-wearing lip colors for Halloween. During both events you’re active for hours on end and don’t necessarily have time to touch up. Waterproof is the way to go!
Model In A Bottle is one of my very favorite beauty products because it works extraordinarily well to make your makeup last. If you’re doing elaborate makeup, I definitely recommend investing in this wonder spray! Just spritz, let it dry, and you are set!
With these 5 Halloween makeup tips in mind, you won’t have to worry about your butterfly mask sliding down your face an hour into trick or treating. Trust me, I’ve learned the hard way!
The Makeup Geek Duochrome eyeshadows are brand new and I’m so excited to share a post all about them next week. In the meanwhile, I’ll give you a sneak peek of a couple of the shadows here paired with NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Amethyst. FYI, Amethyst is bold lipstick perfection!
Dippity-Do is a brand I associated with old school hair gel, but I had no idea they have a line of budget-friendly, apple-scented products designed specifically for curly hair. The Dippity-Do Girls With Curls line are paraben and sulfate-free and enhanced with Coconut Oil and Shea Butter. The line includes 6 products:
Curl Shampoo & Conditioner
Deep Treatment Conditioner Pack
Curl Boost Spray
Curl Defining Cream
After giving these product a trial period of four hair washes, I came to the following conclusion: The Dippity-Do Girls With Curls Shampoo, Conditioner, and Leave-In Spray are not the right products for my curls. I found that neither the shampoo nor the conditioner gave my curls the moisture they need, and I didn’t get any spectacular results from the leave-in spray. The Deep Treatment, however, is lovely and gave my hair the level of conditioning it craves. I’d definitely use it again!
I used both the Gel and Cream separately and was not impressed with the results. Using both products individually, I had nice curls the first day, but not beyond. After deciding to mix an equal proportion of the Gelee and Curl Defining Cream together and then apply to my hair, my results were markedly improved. In fact, I’m totally digging this combination that gives my curls great definition that lasts 3 days before washing.
My Final Thoughts: As anyone who has curly hair can tell you, we tend to be extremely protective of our hair. If I don’t like a product, I’ll be completely honest about my experiences, and unfortunately I’m not altogether impressed with the Dippity-Do Girls With Curls line. I like the styling options but won’t repurchase in the future.
If there’s one thing I know for sure in the beauty world, it’s that liquid lipsticks reign supreme. It seems like ever brand is releasing their version of this lipstick trend, so When I came across the brand new NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, I had to add this newest addition to the liquid lipstick category to my lip color collection.
Coming in at $7, the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks are nice. I mean, like really nice. The gemstones at the top of the tubes are a nice touch!
There are 12 colors in this range and I purchased Life’s A Beach (pink) and Amethyst (purple).
These colors are opaque, buildable, and dry to a creamy finish. They take a bit longer to dry down than other liquid lipsticks in my collection. I found it a bit of a challenge to make Amethyst completely opaque, but Life’s A Beach was easier to work with.
One of the key ingredients is Kaolin, aka clay, which is what contributes to the wear time of lipsticks. Ingredients also include Avocado and Olive Oils. These colors do wear for a very long time, and although they don’t make it through the oily food test, I find they do last longer than many of my ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip colors. Some of my ColourPop colors last longer than others, it seems.
I recently wrote a post comparing liquid lip colors if you’re curious to see I a variety. I’ll have to add the NYX LIquid Suede to the list, but int he meanwhile I made a little video to show you the difference between NYX Liquid Suede lipstick compared with the ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Colors.
My Final Thoughts: Overall, I’m really impressed with the wear time and smoothness the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks have to offer. I’ll be back for more and have my eyes on Stone Fox, the dark grey color!
Something special happened in 2015, which is the fact that I fell in love. Yes, it’s true, I’m in a deeply committed relationship with several Paula’s Choice skincare products that I reviewed earlier this year. In fact, I’ve loved my products from the Paula’s Choice Resist Advanced line so much, I’m at the very last drop and on the verge of ordering replacements for some for the third time.
I’ve found that Paula’s Choice offers high quality and reasonably priced skincare that keeps my skin looking it’s best and the perfect canvas for makeup. The Resist Advanced line targets wrinkles and breakouts, two areas my skin most definitely needs help with! While I go back and forth and often incorporate other brands into my daily skincare routine, the following Paula’s Choice products are core items that are always in the mix.
This is the product I credit with keeping my skin looking clear. It’s wonderful and doesn’t make my skin sting at all. I’m so close to being done with this bottle it’s making me a bit nervous and I’ll be re-ordering ASAP.
This is what my tube of the serum looked like a few weeks ago!
It’s beloved! My 30-something skin does so well with Hyaluronic Acid, which is what this serum is chock full of. It’s the perfect serum that I use before my nighttime moisturizer.
I got started with Paula’s Choice products through Pretty In My Pocket, aka PRIMP, a beauty app you can download to your smartphone that allows your to share product reviews and makeup inspiration. It’s a lot of fun and I really enjoy seeing the creativity from my fellow beauty lovers.
Interested in finding out what the Paula’s Choice fuss is all about? As a Power Primper, I am offering 20% off + free shipping with promo code:PRIMPFALL20 to my readers. This offer ends Deecember 31st, midnight EST, one-time use only; cannot be combined with other offers or applied to previous purchase. And yes, I’m definitely taking advantage of this coupon code for myself!
This is a sponsored post made possible by Pretty In My Pocket’s collaboration with Paula’s Choice. All opinions expressed are my own.
The Disney Villains Maleficent Cast A Spell Beauty Book sure makes for a gorgeous smoky eye! Here’s a fun look I created using every single product in the palette. From blush to eyeshadow to lipcolor, it’s covered!
Well, lookie what I found when visiting the most perfect Walgreens ever, which just has to be located an hour away from home. It’s the Disney Villains Maleficent Cast A Spell Beauty Book for Fall 2015.
Actually , there’s more to the collection than just the Maleficent Beauty Book, in fact, there’s a whole collection of makeup bags, nail colors, Beauty Books, makeup brushes, and individual makeup pieces with Disney Villains Maleficent, Ursula, and Snow White’s Evil Queen available in select Walgreens right now.
Produced by Disney exclusively for Walgreens, I had a hard time deciding which products to bring home. I have a couple of larger purchases I want to make, like the Urban Decay Vice 4 eyeshadow palette and a couple of Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks, so I’ve put myself on a beauty budget.
Although I really wanted everything, I knew I had to keep things under control! I ended up with the Disney Villains Maleficent Cast A Spell Beauty Book, which is priced at $9.99.
Disney has been doing it right with these makeup collections, and I’ve been fairly impressed with the quality of products from the Snow White, Belle and Ariel sets. While previous Disney-themed makeup launches were under the e.l.f. Cosmetics label, I’ve noticed that the more recent collections are under the Disney brand with the same look and feel as the e.l.f. products.
The Beauty Books definitely offer value and for $9.99 you not only get nine eyeshadows, but an eyeshadow brush, a liquid liner, a lipstick and an eyeshadow primer.
Are these the best quality makeup products I’ve ever used. No. Absolutely not. Are they the worst quality makeup products I’ve ever uses? No. Absolutely not. They’re somewhere on the lower end of the middle of the road, and you get what you pay for.
The eyeshadows are pretty, but do need a lot of manipulation and blending to get them to show up as vividly as I want them to. I find myself tapping the eyeshadow on my eyelids with the pads of my ring finger to get maximum color payoff.
The quality of the brush, liquid liner, lipstick and eyeshadow primer are actually pretty decent, and I’m actually more impressed than I anticipated with quality the liquid liner and primer.
This would be a good set if you’re going to a Halloween party and want to create something fun without going through the whole costume shebang. Fun smoky eyes are a guarantee!
My Final Thoughts: The packaging on the Disney Villains Maleficent Cast A Spell Beauty Book is indeed adorable and collectible, but beware you’re pretty much getting what you pay for in terms of product quality.