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Baby’s First Snaps

24 Feb

I did my first snaps tonight guys. 💯💯🍭I’m new to it so if it was scary/awkward to watch then well…it’s probably only going to get more awkward from here. 🍿🍎My snaps include me with no makeup…ZERO MAKEUP, MY WIG COLLECTION, & A HUGE PILE OF MAKEUP MESS.

Add me on there and I’ll add you back. My username is the same as my insragram @beautybyburden 💋💋


Zodiac Makeup: Pisces

20 Feb

Would anyone be interested in me doing a zodiac themed series? I have already done my own astrological sun sign, Pisces.



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In this picture I am wearing an aquamarine (polished raw) necklace, which is my birthstone and sea horse earrings (an element of the sea). Pisces is a water sign, so I wanted to use colors, such as sea foam green and blue. I also wanted to include Pisces’ lucky color: sea foam green.


Here is a color spectrum for Pisces.


Products I used to complete this look:

SEPHORA: Jumbo pencil liner in 16 Glitter ( I used this as a shadow base on the lid)

NYX: Prismatic Eye in Mermaid

MAKEUP GEEK: in the colors Nautica, Masquerade, Daydreamer, Drama Queen, and Corrupt

ESSENCE marker eyeliner

URBAN DECAY: Moondust Shadow in Cosmic

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS: Brow powder duo in chocolate, Illuminator in Stardust, Glow Kit using Crushed Pearl

BARE MINERALS: complexion Rescue in Opal

CLINIQUE: Super Powder in Ivory

MARC JACOBS: Blush in Outspoken, Enamoured Hi-Shine Lip Gloss in Love Buzz

LANCOME: bronzer in sunkissed (matte) PERFECT FOR PALE PEOPLE)

RCMA: No color powder






SHADOW BATTLE: Viseart vs. MakeupGeek

31 Jan

OK you guys I’m finally doing this review/comparison on Viseart and Makeup Geek shadows. Please share your thoughts down below…hope you enjoy mine.

So I did similar eye shadow looks on two different days, basically a bronze/brown smokey eye. Now I’ve used these shadows before, you may have seen my holiday makeup looks. I’ve used both brands alone or simultaneously.  I’ve experimented with both brands and feel like I can make a good review at this point.



These are kiss lashes in case anyone is wondering. They are my favorite. you can get them at wal-mart or drugstores. they are so comfortable!!!!

This is viseart shadow from the 01 matte palette and the 03 bridal satin palette and viseart gel liner (mixed with some inglot duraline solution)



Pardon the top knot. I had just gotten back from a top knot party. 😋 so anyways… These are makeup geek shadows in moondust, glamourous, and bitten in the crease with an urban decay pencil liner I think.

UGH bitten…it looks so pretty in the pan but then once you start applying it, it just goes EVERYWHERE. it doesn’t look to bad in the picture but that’s because i put a bunch of concealer on top of it. There’s blendable and then there’s this…where it’s just like a two year old smearing food on a wall. That sh*t goes everywhere!

I will say that I do love most of their duochrome shadows (and probably darn near all of their foiled shadows). OMG typhoon is my favorite. just to give you a recap of typhoon:


MAKEUP GEEK: Typhoon Duochrome (lid only) and of course VISEART hanging in the crease (from the 08 Editorial Matte palette)



More Makeup Geek: Fortune teller, ritzy, and cocoa bear I really adore this gold and Viseart does not have one this quite yellow.

Some may argue that Makeup Geek Shadows are more unique and brightly colored…but Viseart did this:


To get the sparkles i applied Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal liner in Glam Rock.

and this:


Pardon all of the stray hairs

EFFORTLESS. That’s what I think when I think Viseart. Even when I was trying to do the negative space cut crease. The pigmentation is there, it’s blendable, it’s buildable, it’s beautiful. Overall, I would have to say that I prefer Viseart Eye shadows. I think they are better quality and have more consistent quality throughout their shadows. I have to work a lot less with all of the Viseart shadows and it’s pretty hit or miss with the makeup geek shadows. That being said, I do not think Makeup Geek has bad shadows. I think they have really nice ones and then they have a lot of duds. If I had to return one brand of of shadow and never use it again it would be Makeup Geek.

OK OK…right now you’re probably like, “are you sponsored by them or something?” ha no… i wish. I will say that in terms of inconsistency Viseart does have a select few shadows that appear different in the pan, but you are pleasantly surprised at the color once your swatch or apply. But that is really only with a handful of colors. Most of them are true to pan color and will glide on your lids like a dream and lay beautifully.

Here’s my score for the SHADOW BATTLE:

APPLICATION – Viseart wins

COLOR PREDICTABILITY – This one is tied, for the most part the colors are true to pan

COLOR PIGMENTATION – This one is tied, there a some let downs with each brand, but overall they are both very pigmented.

CUSTOMIZATION – Makeup Geek takes it, you can purchase what ever shadows you want or  ordered pre-made palettes, I will say though, Viseart arranges their shadows nicely in most of the palettes

QUALITY – Viseart takes this one. Although most of the foil and duochrome Makeup Geek Shadows are out of this world. BUT MG just has too much fallout.

PRICE – They are actually pretty comparable. This one is a tie, but leaning towards MG because you can customize and purchase less. Foiled shadows are a wopping $10 a piece (same size mind you) and the duochrome, shimmer, and matte shadows are $6 a piece. On average Viseart shadows are about $6.66 a piece. The bridal satin palette is the same quality of the foiled shadows (maybe a touch less foily) but you pay less for a great product.

OK so who won? Viseart 4 vs. Makeup Geek 4

Each brand of eye shadow shines in different ways.

Have you tried these brands? Which is your favorite?

And let me know in the comments if you want to see swatches!

Up next week is the Anastasia Beverly Hills LOVE AND HATE Glow Kits Review.



Colourpop: Lippie Stix in Review

24 Jan

By now everyone reading this has gone online and bought themselves some Colourpop. On the off chance that you haven’t I’d like to give a review for you. It will broken down in Color Payoff, Longevity, Value, and Overall Feel and Reaction

I wasn’t completely convinced of all the hype so I purchased two colors for myself and two for a friend. 🙂 the two that I purchased for myself were tootsie and grunge. Both the Lippie and the matching pencil.

Color Payoff: These lipsticks are extremely pigmented. The colors are unique as well. The liner is very creamy and pigmented, but also a just a tad runny. you may need a second stiff liner so your face doesn’t look a mess.

Longevity: The lip color lasts fairly long, that is until you start eating, then you’ll notice some wear. It doesn’t flake off too, which is good. And when I applied it I first applied the lip pencil all over the lips, and then the lippie stix on top of that. This is a makeup artist trick, a lot of people are familiar with it now though because of youtube. 🙂

Value: I’d say the value is pretty high for these babies. $5 dollars each? They beat out any drug store lip product that i’ve tried and returned.

Yes, it can be tricky for the lipstick to not bleed a little, but there are ways around that. you could use another pencil (i find liar from urban decay to work well with tootsie. It’s just a tad darker. You can also apply several thin layers. In between each layer, blot with a lipstick until you have reached your desired effect.

Overall Feel/Reaction: I would definitely buy more (and I have). I also bought their ultramatte lippies. I’ll let you guys know what I think about those when they arrive. Knowing colourpop, it’ll be about a month. :/ But hey, it’s worth the wait.

Besides being a tad bleedy, i’d say that they are just a smidge drying. BUT i did put the entire liner all over my lip, so that may be the reason. Or maybe is the liner that is just drying. Thoughts on anyone who’s tried them?

Also, I’d like to say that Colourpop is great about showing their swatches and how they look on models of different skin color. Personally, I think grunge makes an excellent color for almost every skin tone, while tootsie I think works best for lighter skin tones.

I’ve posted some pictures of the lip with some recent instagram pictures. <<give me a follow if you’d like! i love following back fellow artists/beauty lovers. 🙂



Colourpop GRUNGE


Colourpop GRUNGE with a wintery smokey eye


Colourpop TOOTSIE


Colourpop Tootsie with matching eyes


One Brush. 15 Minute Makeup.

19 Jan

  this is a quick and easy makeup look for people that just can’t makeup or a look that gives the face a break.

I did this look in 15 minutes with one brush, granted the brush was duel ended.

I used various Mac cosmetic paint pots to achieve this effortless look -which allowed me to cut the primer step out.

I blended in all correctors, concealers, and foundations by hand

I used the brow wiz from anastasia beverly hills in dark brown.

To cut down on time I used a cream liquid stain from the sephora Collection.

I even used a powder puff sponge when applying setting powder.

The only time I used the brush was for highlight, blush, and bronze. I could have used creams for these as well, but for quickness and accuracy I chose to use a brush because that’s what I’m used to doing.

What’s coming next:

Viseart and Makeupgeek review and comparison.

Colourpop Lippie Stix and Liner Review.


Holiday Makeup Challenge (11 of 30)

13 Dec

It’s another #SimpleSunday folks!


30 Days of Holiday Makeup. Day 11 of 30 “Eggnog”

I’ve decided that the following Sunday will also be a “Simple Sunday” That’ll be three times …so i just made that a thing for this Holiday Challenge. 🙂

I should have put more freckles on my face! It was my first time applying faux freckles and I was being a little on the conservative side. It was fairly easy. I used a M.A.C. lip liner (Cork) and then blended with a concealer brush. I need to get a camera instead of just using my phone because I actually thing there are more freckles on my face then what appears on the screen.


There’s an easy trick to get sparkly liner…


What you’ll need:

  1. Sephora Jumbo Liner

2. Small dense angled liner brush

3. Your face

Step 1: Apply the liner to your lash line, not getting too close to the inner corner or too far off the outer corner.

Step 2: Use the angle liner brush to drag pigment closer to the inner corner of your eye as well as the outer corner making a wing

Step 3: If you want more sharp lines rub the liner brush on the pencil and then apply to create wing or to add more to inner corner.

The idea is to create sharp edges and clean tapered lines.

Sephora (and i’m sure other brands such as NYX) carries something that used to be a called a “Jumbo Liner”. Now they call it “Colorful Shadow and Liner”. Kind of a mouthful if you as me. Anywho, they still carry it, just by a different name. I love getting the shimmery ones or the ones with glitter because you can do so much with them. I’ve even used them as lip toppers!

The matte ones are great too. They especially come in handy if you want to look professional at a  business job or interview and you want to put on makeup without a brush. You can just apply straight on like a liner and blend with your finger. It GLIDES so nicely!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today’s simple Sunday makeup look. Tomorrow will be a little more exciting in terms of color and the amount used. I hope that I have inspired you. If you decide to recreate any of these looks please tag me on instagram. i would love to see what you have created and for us to connect!

Here’s what I used to make Eggnog!

“Egg nog”


Eye Primer: Two Faced – Shadow Insurance

Eye Shadow:

Anastasia Tamanna Palette or duplicate colors found in KVD Shade and Light Eye

Sephora Colorful Shadow and Liner (jumbo liner) in 23 Brown Glitter

Lash Primer: Lancomé Curl Booster

Mascara: M.A.C. in Extra Dimension (3D)



Moisturizer: Caudelié Vinosource Crème Sorbet

Eye Cream: 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffiene Eyecream

Undereye corrector: Tarte CC for undereye

Foundation: Nars Tinted Moisturizer in Terre Nueve

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy in Vanilla,

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer,

Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener

Highlight: Laura Mercier Radiance Baked Powder Compact in Highlight 01

Blush: Hourglass – Ambient Blush in Diffused Heat and

Nars in Madly

FRECKLES: M.A.C. Lip pencil in Cork



Lip Liner: M.A.C. lip pencil in Spice

Lipstick: Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick in Moka



Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Chocolate



Sephora Translucent Setting Powder



Holiday Makeup Challenge (1 of 30)

3 Dec

Holiday Makeup Challenge (1 of 30): “Leftovers”

I’ve decided on calling this one “Leftovers”. My colors are inspired by my thanksgiving leftovers: gravy, stuffing, cranberry salad…What do you think? Does it make you want to go grab some cranberry sauce?


I also tried to subtly incorporate the color of the year, Marsala, into the look because my final look on January 1st will embody the color of the year for 2016, which they just announced today as two colors: Rose Quartz and Serenity


NO LIP LINER NEEDED!!!! see below for more info***

You’ll find that for a good amount of the holiday looks I’ll be using my favorite lipstick, which is the Nars Audacious Lipstick. It is a creamy, opaque matte lipstick formula that really delivers. Most of the time I won’t bother with a liner. It’s that good. If you haven’t tried them, they are worth trying. The first time I bought one, I wanted to throw all of my other lipsticks away! THAT GOOD!

*** I carefully applied this lip color straight from the tube as well as with a brush. The color is a little off here. Excuse my home depot clamp lights…they try. I would say that the color is actually a little warmer and deeper. This is an excellent shade for all skin tones.

I’m listing below the products that I used for this look. If you have any questions on application, just let me know! I am happy to answer. I was inspired by thanksgiving leftovers, I hope this look inspires you!

If you enjoyed this, please follow me so you can see each new day of makeup for the next 29 days! I’ll post every morning!

Here’s what I used:



Eye Primer: M.A.C. Paint Pot in Painterly

Eye Shadow:

Anastasia – Tamanna Palette (An oldie, but a goodie)

Waterline: Inglot Kohl Pencil 05

Eyeliner: Inglot Gel Liner in 77

Mascara Primer: Dior Lash Serum Lash Maximizer

Mascara: Nars Audacious



Moisturizer: Caudelié – Primeir Cru

Primer (Base): Nars Tinted Moisturizer

Eye Cream: Clinique – All About Eyes

Undereye corrector: Tarte CC for undereye

Foundation: Clinique Perfectly Real – Shade 02

Clinique Superpowder Double Face Makeup 01 Matte Ivory

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy in Vanilla

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer

Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener

Highlight: Laura Mercier Radiance Baked Powder Compact in Highlight 01

Blush: Nars in Unlawful

Bronze: Nars “blush” in Madly

Countour: M.A.C. longwear eyeshadow in Studio Fix



Lipstick: Nars Audacious in Bette (No Liner needed!)



Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Chocolate



Sephora Translucent Setting Powder

-Theresa Burden-