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MOTD: L.A. Girl Cosmetics

Colorful makeup with L.A. Girl Cosmetics

I love incorporating brighter colors to my makeup looks especially for summer and I am so happy how this one turned out.  I actually used the L.A. Girl Cosmetic Glide On Gel Liners as an eye shadow.  I basically just scribbled Goldmine all over my lid, let it set and I was good to go.  So easy but the results are long lasting color.   I did have to use a makeup remover (my go-to remover is MAC Cleanse Off Oil) to break down the liner but at least I know that It stays on!

Colorful up-close makeup with L.A. Girl Cosmetics

Colorful up-close makeup with L.A. Girl Cosmetics

Details on this look:

  • L.A.Girl Cosmetics HD Primer White
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Ebony
  • MAC Cosmetics Saddle Eye Shadow - Crease
  • MAC Cosmetics White Frost Eye Shadow - Highlight
  • L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner Goldmine - lid
  • L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner Gypsy Teal - Bottom liner smudged out
  • L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner Very Black eye liner top
  • L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner Champagne inner lower eye
  • House of Lashes Iconic Lashes
  • Eye Kandy Cosmetics Glitter lower lashline
  • L.A. Girl Pro Concealers for Contouring( Beautiful Bronze - contour Medium Beige - highlight)
  • MAC Cosmetics Soft N Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish for added highlighter to the cheekbone
  • L.A. Girl Babydoll applied lightly

MOTD: Motives Mavens Element Palette

Motives Mavens Palette

The Motives Mavens Palette is a great palette that features beautiful shades.  I really like this palette to create some medium to dramatic looks. 

Here's how to achieve this look

  • Motives Cosmetics Mavens Element Palette Birch (highlight), Native (crease), Bordeaux and Truffle layered on top of each other (lid) and Raven (outer corner).
  • L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner Goldmine and Champagne (click here for my review)
  • House of Lashes Temptress Lashes
  • Motives Cosmetics Pink Sand Lipstick with Toasty Delight
  • MAC Matchmaster Foundation 5.0
  • L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer Beautiful Bronze Contour and Medium Beige Highlight
  • MAC Mineralize Blush Petal Power

Review/Swatches L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liners

L.A. Girl Glide Gel Liners

The L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liners creamy, super long-lasting (I mean waterproof and smudgeproof once it is set) and it literally just "glides" on with no tugging. Think of the gel liner that you use in the little pot with the slanted eye liner brush but in pencil form with no brush needed.   If you have been looking for a liner to place in the waterline this is for you! Seriously, I have never been so passionate about a product.  There are very similar to the Urban Decay 24/7 Liners, IMO. Take a look at the video below for instant gratification, you will be impressed, I know it! (UPDATE: For some reason it won't let me upload the video here I took from my Iphone, head over to my instagram to view the video if you are interested to see how true  these liners stay put)

Now another great thing about these bad boy liners is the price point.  $5 for each one, you can find them here at L.A Girl Cosmetics.com.  I love finding fabulous makeup products that don't break the bank, and these liners fit right in this category.

Below are the swatches that I have, and will be purchasing the other liners to complete the collection.  I will also be doing some MOTDS with these liners so keep an eye out. Which colour do you like? My favorites are Champagne (pearly not too white liner for brightening), Very Black (true intense black), Gypsy Teal (blueish-deep aqua teal), and Royal Blue (purple blue - great for brown eyed girls).  Enjoy the swatches and I would love to know which colour is your fav!

L.A. Girl Glide Gel Liner Swatches

MOTD Wedding Makeup Soft Smokey Eye

motdsoftsmokeyeye

This was look was inspired by one of my upcoming brides.  I love the shimmer but yet soft smokey look that brings definition to the eyes for a bride. I always think of bridal makeup as the more glamorous you - pretty, romantic and still you.  This is what I love to do - working with the bride to make her feel beautiful and most importantly enjoy her special day.  Last year I was a bride and it was just a magical time to finally be the bride and not the makeup artist (but I did do my own makeup, more about that later).

Here's the list of products to achieve this look (please leave a comment below if you would like to see  a tutorial on this).

EYES:

  • L.A. Girl PRO Eye Shadow Primer in Nude
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette - Foxy (highlight), Bootycall (lid), Tease (crease and blended up), Pistol (outer half of lid) and YDK mixed with Blackout (outer corner to create smokey)
  • Colourpop Super Shock Shadow I (Heart) This to create more shimmery to the lid and inner corner
  • Get Lucky Super Shock Shadow smudged on the bottom inner half of the eye
  • L.A. Girl Gel Glide Eye Liner Pencil Very Black **OMG best eyeliner EVER! This liner does not smudge seriously, waterproof and budgeproof.  Will do some swatches next week.
  • Elegant Lashes #138

FACE: P.S. Use code: VILLALOVE for 40% off on Belletto Studio Airbrush Makeup

  • Foundation:@Bellettostudio airbrush F6Yellow Dune
  • Contour: Belletto Studio F7Yellow Nutmeg
  • Highlight: Belletto Studio F3Yellow Latte,
  • Blush: Belletto Studio Antique Rose
  • Setting Powder -> Purely Cosmetics Diamond Setting Powder (the only setting powder I will use from now on.  Full review coming soon).

LIPS:

  • MAC Cosmetics Whirl Lip Pencil
  • L.A. Girl Babydoll Glazed Lip Paint mixed with MAC Cosmetics Clear Lip Glass.

To all the brides out there getting married ... CONGRATULATIONS, BEST WISHES and enjoy the moments!