Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Favorite YouTube Beauty Gurus for Redheads

I know this post is a little different, but I figured it might be helpful for fellow redheads out there who may be looking for new YouTubers to follow. As a natural redhead, I know how challenging it can be to find products that work for you, given the number of things to consider, such as the vibrancy of your hair color, the pale translucence of your skin color, if you have freckles or no freckles, etc.

So, here's a list of some of my favorite red-headed YouTubers, in no particular order:

Sharon Farrell - an Irish lass living in Australia. She worked for MAC at one time and is still an active makeup artist, especially in the bridal industry. I love her makeup skills. Even the crazy ones with acid green eyeshadow. Trust me. She makes it work!

Redheadphd - this girl makes me laugh! I love her reviews and her word choices. As a fellow graduate student, I definitely appreciate that she doesn't "dumb things down" for people. Why can't we be pretty and smart and be obsessed with makeup?

MakeupTIA - her videos are beautifully edited, to the point, and she includes a nice range of reviews, tutorials, and hauls/favorites.

TheBethanyFae and Bethany Jayne - it's the same girl, but she switched channels a little bit ago, so that's why I included both. She's so sassy, I love it! And she has a beautiful singing voice to boot!

Veronica Gorgeois - she's a real life esthetician, which makes her information on skin care all the more interesting.

BeautyWithBrittanyXo - while she's the youngest girl on the list, she's definitely peppy and full of life. Her videos range from tutorials, to favorites, to the randomness of her life. She doesn't look like she ever sits still!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EOTD: Maybelline Copper Chic Quad

I was initially pretty excited to use this... until I actually had to use it. It's soooo shimmery. And that's saying something if I am complaining about the shimmer. These shadows are creamy and smooth, but there's something lacking in the actual pigmentation. This was the only look that I thought turned out well enough to photograph. The others were just so.. blah. Definitely not keeping this quad.

Maybelline Copper Chic Quad


Breakdown:

  • MAC Constructivist Paint Pot as a base
  • 4 on the lid
  • 3 in the crease
  • 1 on the brow bone and inner corner
  • Clinique Chocolate Luster eyeliner on the top lash line
  • Maybelline Full 'n Soft + Maybelline One by One mascaras

Monday, April 14, 2014

LOTD: MAC Syrup

I finally got my hands on one of MAC's cult classics: Syrup lipstick. I'm very happy to have it, but I will be featuring it in a Swatch War soon. So, I'll reserve my opinion/thoughts until then.

Nekkid lips.
MAC Syrup

Friday, April 11, 2014

EOTD: MAC Quarry + Shale + Cork

Something other than brown! Still pretty neutral, though, even though they are technically purples. 



Breakdown:
  • Quarry on the lid
  • Shale all over Quarry (cuz I just didn't like how it looked...)
  • Cork in the crease
  • Phloof in the inner corner and on the brow bone
  • Stila Smude Stick in Tetra on the top lash line\
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara

Thursday, April 10, 2014

EOTD: MAC Bisque + Copperplate

Hey look, another MAC matte, neutral look. Aren't I adventerous? Really, I think it's because I've already showcased my other MAC shadows, i.e., Naked Lunch, Sable, Jest, etc.. so all I really had left to show were the mattes. 



Breakdown:
  • Bisque on the lid
  • Copperplate in the crease
  • Blanc Type on the brow bone
  • Mystery on top of liner
  • Clinique Really Black eyeliner
  • Maybelline Full 'n Soft + Maybelline One by One mascaras