Ilia Beauty Lip Product Haul


A little lip product haul from Ilia Beauty! I picked up the lipstick in Neon Angel and one of the new lip crayons in Karma Chameleon. Lets just say that neither of these have left my purse since taking this photo.
Ilia Beauty again delivers sexy sleek packaging and modern colors in beautiful formulas. Love. This. Brand!

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Pepper Potts from Iron Man Makeup Look


I loved the new Iron Man. And I really loved the way that Gwyneth Paltrow’s character Pepper Potts wore her makeup throughout the movie. The second time we watched it I tried really hard to remember how her makeup was done so I could try to recreate it. So this is my interpretation of her makeup in the first part of the movie. She wore really clean slightly bronzed skin with little to no eye makeup and a bright red glossy lip. A summery take on a classic look I think.
To achieve my look I used the products below.


Vapour Organic Beauty Bronzer in Spicy
Au Naturale Light Veil Finishing Powder
DeVita Moisture Tints in Light
Revolution Organics Lipgloss in Freedom
Physicians’ Formula Organic Wear Fake Out Mascara
Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Bronzer in Golden
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy

*Not Pictured is my Jane Iredale Blond Brow Kit that I used to fill in my brows

Current Daily Face


Now that it’s summer my makeup routine slims down. And yes, that photo above is my slimmed down routine.
What can I say ? I like makeup.
My current routine features me starting with DeVita Moisture Tints in Light (I may need to get medium now that I’ve had some sun though).
I then add some concealer from rms in 11 and bronzer by Vapour Beauty in the shade Spicy (a little goes a long way with this shade).
My cheeks get a summer flush from rms lip2cheek in Smile.It’s a perfect coral color which means I love it. Brows are totally essential for me so I add a little brow definition with Jane Iredale’s Auburn brow gel.
Next it’s time to set the whole lot with Au Naturale Light Veil Finishing Powder. I love this powder as it makes my makeup last all day but doesn’t overly mattify my skin.
Then I sweep a dusting of shadows from Au Naturale & Alima on my eyes and finish with a fun lip.
Lately it’s been the fuchsia color of Burt’s Bees Sweet Violet. I picked it up on whim after seeing it on the gorgeous Britanie of Beauty by Britanie.
This shade is surprisingly pigmented & has pretty great longevity on the lips.It’s a bit different too for me since I nearly always wear corals or reds. Gotta shake things up sometimes.

What’s been your favorite summer makeup item? Do tell!

Alima Pure Review


These little gems from Alima Pure came in the April Goodebox. I was so excited to have makeup in the mix that I put these immediately on my makeup desk.
Now that I’ve had a few weeks to  play around with them I can give you some feed back.

The Good: I love these eyeshadows. They’re finely milled so they go on smoothly and blend beautifully. A lot of loose pigments disappear when you blend them but these don’t.
I received three different finishes of shadows. A satin matte shadow in Java (upper right), a luminous shimmer in Glow (upper left) and a pearluster shadow in Cappuccino. I think my favorite two of the mix are Glow and Cappuccino. Glow I use as a highlight on the inner corner or actually it works great as a cheek bone highlight. Cappuccino is so great. When packed on the lid it almost has a foiled look to it. Which is so fun for a dry shadow. Java is a nice rich brown that makes a great liner or wonderful for adding a little smokiness to a look. Overall these were a big win with me.

The Bad: I really don’t like this blush. The color Freja is alright. Kind of a mid-tone pink/peach that pulls a little warm on my skin. The reason I don’t love it is that no matter how I apply it it doesn’t go on smoothly. It tends to get really patchy and doesn’t wear well long term. Bummer because I wanted to like it as much as the shadows.

I’d completely look into getting more eyeshadows as I did really like them but I think I’d be cautious on the blush. I’d like to swatch and play around with other colors in person before buying.
Have you tried Alima Pure? What do you love from them?