Makeup By Amy Perrone

Just having fun with makeup!

Face of the Day Friday — August 31, 2018

Face of the Day Friday


Happy Friday! This is a super simple silver look I made for you today.

I started by waking my eyes up with The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG. I also swept some Smack Beauty Bat Those Lashes Volumizing Lash Serum to continue with my lash growth journey. To hydrate my lips a bit, I smoothed in some Pure Paw Paw Ointment in Grape.

Because I wanted my foundation to not look crazy matte and unrealistic today, I smoothed on some Unicorn Oil Illuminating Glow Elixir in Celestial Glow, followed by using a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to blend in some Frankie Rose Cosmetics Matte Perfection Foundation in Bare. To add some depth and dimension, I cream contoured with some LA Girl Cosmetics Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Warm Sand, blending it all in with a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

To correct my dark circles, I used a tiny bit of some LA Girl Cosmetics Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Light Yellow Corrector. And guess what! I used a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to blend again! To highlight the high points of my face and brighten the under eye area, I put on some Palladio Under Eyes Disguise Full Coverage Concealer in Vanilla Latte, and used my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge one last time to blend.

Now to set all that, I grabbed a Morphe E52 Brush and dusted on some RCMA No-Color Powder. To deepen up the color on the cream contour, I used both a Morphe Y22 Brush and a Morphe R9 Brush and swept on some Palladio Matte Bronzer in No Tan Lines.

Now it’s time to bake! Using a Vera Mona Cake and Bake Beauty Sponge, I dabbed some Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Buff onto the areas that I previously highlighted. I waited a few moments and swept off the excess with a Morphe G5 Brush.

To add a nice flush of color, I swept on some Jouer Powder Blush in Peony with a Sigma F15 Brush. I blended that out some with a Morphe E56 Brush. To fake a glow, I used an Morphe M310 Brush to add some Forever 21 Rainbow Highlighter to my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose.

To prep my brows, I grabbed a Morphe M115 Brush and combed some Model in a Bottle Long Lasting Eyebrow Sealer through them. I then used a Morphe M413 Brush to fill them in and shape them with some Inglot AMC Brow Gel Liner in 17. To clean up the edges, I used a Morphe M508 Brush and a smidge of Dermablend Professional Cover Creme in Natural Beige.

Now for the fun stuff! As a transition shade, I swept some NYX Professional Makeup Nude Matte Shadow in Birthday Suit on with a Frankie Rose Cosmetics 725 Brush. This really just lets the next shadows applied blend a little more smoothly.

In the crease, to get some depth and a little bit of darkness, I used a Morphe R41 Brush to add some Jouer Cosmetics Powder Eyeshadow in Caviar in the area, blending it slightly past the crease and adding a bit to the outer corners of the eyelids.

To prep my eyelids for the next step, I grabbed a Morphe E32 Brush and carefully dabbed on some Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24HR Eyeshadow in Silver Strike. I then used a Morphe E14 Brush to tap on some NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Callisto. For the lower lash liner, I added some LA Girl Glide Gel Liner in Silver Streak.

I then doused my face in Model in a Bottle Setting Spray.

For my lips today, I wanted something a little different. I started out by putting on some NYX Professional Makeup Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in Fuchsia Fusion. That was exactly what I wanted, so I added a tiny bit of Too Faced Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick in Unicorn Tears. I finished off the look with a couple coats of L’Oréal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara.

What do you think? Any thing you’d like to see soon? Let me know!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.

Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Haul — August 30, 2018

Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Haul


Hey guys! This will be my last haul for a while, because I’m going on a no buy, but I figured I’d share it with you. Let’s jump in!

L’Oréal Extra Strength De-Dusted Ultra Concentrated Bleach: because, you know, fashion colors require a blank canvas.

Wella Color Charm Permanent Liquid Hair Toner in T14: because, you know, no one wants yellow or orange hair unless it’s on purpose.

Wella Color Tango Permanent Masque Hair Color in 4BB: because, you know, greys. Eewwww!

L’Oréal Oreor Creme 20 Volume Developer: because, you know, sometimes you need a weaker one.

L’Oréal Oreor Creme 30 Volume Developer: because, you know, sometimes you need medium strength.

L’Oréal Oreor Creme 40 Volume Developer: because, you know, sometimes you need the strong stuff.

Jean Pierre Cucumber Makeup Removing Wipes: because, you know, nobody wants a dirty face.

Tweezerman Skin Care Tool: because, you know, no one like blackheads.

Iroha Silicone Mask Brushes: because, you know, no one likes mud mask under their nails.

Thayers Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Formula Lavender Alcohol-Free Toner: because, you know, PH is important.

Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Buff: because, you know, baking is fun!

LA Splash Crystallized Glitter in Tequilini: because, you know, glitter!!!

Yichen Acrylic Liquid: because, you know, a girl wants to do her own nails.

Yichen Polymer Powder in White, Clear and Pink: because, you know, sometimes you can’t decide.

Mia Secret No-Burn Acid-Free Xtrabond Primer for Acrylic and UV Gels: because, you know, I want it to stick.

And that’s all! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. They may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.

Mani Monday — August 27, 2018

Mani Monday


Happy Mani Monday!

The glitter in the ring finger is three coats of Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer in The Pink Nugget.

The color on all other fingers is Essie Nail Polish in Between the Seats.

It’s all topped off with OPI Start to Finish Base Coat, Top Coat and Strengthener.

See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. They may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.

Face of the Day — August 24, 2018

Face of the Day


Hey guys! I’ve brought you a warm, glittery look today.

I started by applying The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG under my eyes to wake them up a bit. I also swept some Smack Beauty Bat Those Lashes Volumizing Lash Serum along my upper lash line, because well, who doesn’t want long lashes? I then applied some Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield all over my face. Then, to hydrate my lips, I threw on some Pure Paw Paw Ointment in Grape.

To even out my complexion a bit, I used some Frankie Rose Matte Perfection Foundation in Bare and blended it in with a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. To add some definition to my face, I cream contoured with some LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Warm Sand and blended it in with a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. To correct some under eye circles, I used some LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Light Yellow Corrector. I blended that (again, I know!) with a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I then highlighted the high points of my face with some Palladio Under Eyes Disguise Full Coverage Concealer in Vanilla Latte and blended until my arm hurt with a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. For a bit of color, I used my fingers to dab on some Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint I’m Very Charming. I also added a glow with The Beauty Crop Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream, again using my fingers.

I set all the using a Morphe E41 Brush and my trusty RCMA No-Color Powder. To define even more, I used Morphe Brushes in R9 and Y22 and some Palladio Matte Bronzer in No Tan Lines. To set the highlighted areas, I used Vera Mona Cake and Bake Sponge to apply some Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Buff. I waited a few minutes, and swept away the excess with a Morphe G5 Brush. To add even more color, I used a Sigma F15 Brush to sweep some NYX Blush in Pinched across my cheeks. I blended that way out with a Real Techniques Multi Task Brush. I wanted some more glow, so I used a Morphe M501 Brush to add some Inglot Sparkling Dust for Face, Eyes and Body in 01 to my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose.

I filled in and defined my brows with a Morphe M413 and some Inglot AMC Brow Liner Gel in 17. To set them, I swept some Model in a Bottle Long Lasting Eyebrow Sealer and brushed it through using a Morphe M115 Brush. To clean up the edges, I grabbed a Morphe M508 Brush and some Dermablend Professional Cover Creme in Natural Beige.

Now for the fun stuff!

As a transition shade, I swept the top right shade from the Morphe 12NB Palette on with a Frankie Rose 725 Brush. To deepen the crease, I applied the bottom right shade from the same palette with a Morphe R41 Brush. Using my fingers, I carefully put some NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Primer on my eyelids. I then patted on some NYX Professional Makeup Pigment in Venetian with a Morphe E14 Brush, adding some NYX Professional Makeup Glitter in Copper just to the center with my finger.

I set all that work with some Model in a Bottle Sensitive Formula Makeup Setting Spray. Then I put on some Grande Mascara Lash Boosting Formula Mascara. I lined and filled in my lips with Model Co Illusion Lip Liner, and finished off the look with some Velvet 59 Lipgloss in Marilyn’s Pearls.

See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. They may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.

Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash — August 23, 2018

Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash


Hey guys! This week I’ll be digging through my Beauty Trash with you. Let’s jump in!

Avatara No Baggage Energizing Hydrogel Eye Mask: I like this. Not the best I’ve tried, not the worst.

Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Buff: I’ve already replaced this. No way was I going without.

Skyn Iceland The Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion with Icelandic Kelp: this feels so amazing in the summer. It’s super cooling and refreshing.

Braza Flash Tape: well, I used this more for swatching than anything. To be honest, it’s not like this tape would realistically do me much good.

Avatara Even Out Face Mask: This didn’t help with my pores. I didn’t notice much difference at all in my skin.

Avatara Calm Down Nose Pore Strip and Hydrogel Nose Mask: these nose strips are so stinking cute. I would buy more just because of that!

Avatara Dainty Rose Hydrogel Lip Mask: you all know how I feel about these lip mask things. I don’t really get the point.

Avatara Cool As A Cucumber Hydrogel Eye Mask: this worked very well, and is a much better price point than some.

Masque Bar Oxygen Bubble Bamboo Charcoal Sheet Mask: you guys know I love bubble masks, so I will probably grab more.

Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash: I loved this. And it lasted forever. When I run through the other ones I have I’ll probably repurchase.

Sani + Spa Olive Tree Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream: this was nice. I appreciated that it wasn’t overly perfumed. But I’m not sure if I noticed a difference in my hands.

Dream Water + Beauty: we’ve already discussed this in previous posts, but I won’t be repurchasing. It works but at $3.99 a Bottle, not really worth it.

Nigella DS Tender Feel Treatment: well. I saw no difference at all. In fact, my hair may have even felt worse sometimes.

Avatara Tart Orange Hydrogel Lip Mask: what am I doing wrong? Why don’t these seem to work for me?

Bioderma Sensiobio H2O Micelle Solution Make-Up Removing Wipes: these are great. The do remove some makeup, but mostly I use these when I haven’t work makeup and just want to refresh my face quickly.

Avatara Wipe Out Nose Pore Strip and Hydrogel Nose Mask: these worked okay. Saving grace was how cute they are.

Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer: I don’t know how much this actually blurred, but I did like the way it felt on.

Crece Pelo Natural Phytotherapeutic Treatment: this stuff is AMAZING!!! I hope I can fine more.

Model in a Bottle Sensitive Skin Formula: I definitely prefer the regular version of this, but this does work in a pinch.

Keratin Complex Infusion Keratin Replenisher: this is literally the best hair product I’ve ever used. Left my hair drastically healthier.

The Ordinary Advanced Retinoids 2%: I love this brand and will probably be picking up this plus other stuff!

Inglot Sparkling Dust 01: this is by far my favorite shade of these. I will have to grab more!

LA Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer in Gold Glitter: I don’t much use these stripers any more, so probably won’t grab more

And that’s it! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.

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