Mini Ulta Haul

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Hey everyone! I decided to go look at some makeup today at Ulta, and picked up these fun three items. I had a coupon for a good 20% off the total purchase and I used that to my advantage with the Benefit Blush Bar palette. I have the original palette from them and LOVE it so much, I had to get the second edition. Also, lashes. I am obsessed with good lashes, and I saw Kiss cosmetics came out with a new Triple-Push-Up line so of course I had to pick up a pair.

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So first off, can we please talk about this BEAUTIFUL piece of art!!!! If you haven’t had a chance to pick up the first one, I strongly suggest you at least pick up this one. For the price of $58 for 5 FULL-SIZE Benefit Hoola Bronzer, and four FULL-SIZE blushes, it’s honestly a steal. Just one full-size is already costing you $30. That’s why I didn’t want to just buy one of them, and waited to pick up this second palette because I would sort of feel like I wasted money on just one.

The downfall of this palette is that they didn’t make this available in the Hoola Light bronzer. I feel like they should have at least released a second palette option replacing the Hoola with the Hoola Light for the fair skinned makeup lovers. In the first edition, there was the Hoola and Hoola Light which was great for makeup artists! If you are fair skinned, but really enjoy this palette, you could use the Hoola as an eye shadow. I ended up using my Hoola Light as an eye shadow base.

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I’m excited to try the new added blush in this palette, which is the Gold Rush. Look at the beautiful glow just beaming up at me. It’s so beautiful! The Dandelion is the completely matte blush, but you can easily top it off with one of the more high shine ones to give it a pop. Don’t fear it if you are more tan/dark toned. It doesn’t wash me out even when worn alone. It is a beautiful matte color and can be worn either way.

If you want my opinion on that little brush – I don’t have one.

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I always try to pick up a value pack of Wispies when I can get a good deal on them. They are the original beauty essential in any every day girls bag. They are light, fun, and beautiful on the eyes.

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Whenever I pick up any ulta glam pair of lashes, I always judge their beauty by turning the case horizontally so I am able to see the volume it gives from the side. The higher it goes, the more glam it is!!! These are SO voluminous. They have three layers to them, and I like how spread the lashes are. I’m not sure if I am using the right term there, but the style of the lash placements caught my eyes! Kiss Lashes always serve when they put out their glam lashes. Their Faux-Minx collection is also one of my favorites.

Thank you guys for reading, and I hope you enjoyed my little mini haul!

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As always my opinions are 100% truthful and honest, and I would want nothing else from anyone else! Stay beautiful and keep the highlight shine on!

-Tigerlily

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Mini Ulta Haul

Punk Princess

Hi friends!

Today I wanted to challenge myself with some black eye shadow and I think I did okay. I wanted to add some glitter to really make it pop!!! I’m not sure what they call this because it’s a cut crease but it smokes out into a black. I stuck with one eye shadow palette which was the Sephora Pro Editorial Palette. Below are the products used and if you keep reading I will tell you how to achieve the look.

Eyes: @sephora @sephorapro Editorial palette – the pink, orange, black, white and maroon colors.
Lashes: @dodolashes in style D115 code “Tigerlily” for 💸💸💸 off!
Glitter: @nyxcosmetics loose glitter
Mascara: @wetnwild Lash Renegade Mascara
Brows: @benefitcosmetics in shade 4
Highlight: @nyxcosmetics and @bhcosmetics

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  1.  Prime your eye lid with a concealer and then put on lightest eye shadow shade as in your most whitest white (1) you can find .
  2. Take a blending brush and blend the light pink (2) on your brow bone, but leave enough space under the brow to highlight.
  3. Take your orange (3) with the same blending brush, and blend on top of the pink, but leave a hint of the pink still showing.
  4. Take a hot pink (4) and blend on top of the orange with the same blending brush.
  5. Now here is the tricky part – taking the black (6) eye shadow. How I did this was this was taking a liner brush  and line out the black line.
  6. Brush out the black with more black eye shadow with a round blending eye shadow brush and make sure you blend in your black eye shadow well so you don’t have a hard line. This might take trying 2 or 3 brushes to get the right blend.
  7. Take your dark maroon (5) and blend LIGHTLY on top of the black and pink, to blend together.
  8. Cut your crease with concealer.
  9. Take white eye shadow on the inner cut crease and dab it in.
  10. Take a small flat concealer brush (this is what i feel like works best when blending in a cut crease) and take your orange (3) and pull it back towards the black. Make sure you blend the orange into the white.
  11. Now take the hot pink (4) and do the same motion, but on top of the orange.
  12. Take your maroon (5) and do the same motion, but on top of the hot pink.
  13. Take your black (6) and do the same motion, but on top of the maroon and blend into a wing.
  14. I do step 10-13 one or two more times to make the colors extra vivid.
  15. Take glitter glue ( I used NYX Glitter Glue) and dab it on the part between the maroon and black.
  16. Take hot dark pink glitter (used NYX) and dab it on gently. Make sure you give it a blended effect and not harsh lines.
  17. Now blend the hot pink eye shadow into the glitter, as well as the black eye shadow into it.
  18. Last steps are to add lashes, and smoke out your under eye with the pinks and black.
  19. D O N E!!!!!!

As you can tell, this is not an easy look and this could have probably been easier explained through a video. Maybe next time for a hard look I will create a video tutorial. What do you think?

Hope you enjoyed the look! Can’t wait to show you my next one.

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As always my opinions are 100% truthful and honest, and I would want nothing else from anyone else! Stay beautiful and keep the highlight shine on!

-Tigerlily

Punk Princess

Anastasia Bev. Hills.

Hi friends!!!! I am so happy that you guys gave me such positive feed back on my previous post. It means so much to me that I can write something on here and actually have it be relatable to others. A little update for you – since that last post, I did create two more looks that I did end up deleting a couple of days later on my Instagram. I understand that this is problematic and an issue for me that I need to stop doing. One day I will learn how to be more comfortable with my posts and not worry so much about what others think.

On the positive side of this post, I did make a new look that I am ACTUALLY proud of! Funny story about it though – I actually did not like this look and then I took photos of it and it turned out better than I thought! I used two palettes for this which was the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance ($49) palette and the ColourPop Golden State of Mind ($26) palette for the cut crease. The jewels I got off Amazon for super cheap. I think it was 500 pieces for $6.

Note for you guys if you are interested in the ColourPop palette – There is no transition shades. These are all eye shadow toppers or good shimmers for a cut crease, or halo eye. And I use Fix+ by MAC with this particular palette.

This look required a lot of blending and patience. I really thought I was going to have to start over half way through, but I made it!

Here is a little eye shadow map for you :

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For the inner cut crease I used :

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Hope you guys enjoyed my edits and my look! Thank you so much for all the love and support. I truly appreciate it. Have a great day!!!!

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As always my opinions are 100% truthful and honest, and I would want nothing else from anyone else! Stay beautiful and keep the highlight shine on!

-Tigerlily

Anastasia Bev. Hills.

Confessions of a Makeup Blogger

Hi friends! Today’s post is going to be a little different, so bear with me. Lately, I have been feeling off and down about my ability to apply makeup. Something inside me had lost it’s spark and this is not how I want to start off my New Year. I have been fighting some bad feelings, which is why I shied away from posting for a bit.

No one ever told me about the mental battle that you have to go through when you decide to open up publicly to the world on the Internet. It’s not something anyone can walk away from 100% without something hurtful being said about them or having something not go their way.

If you’re reading this, and you’re in the limbo of beginning a makeup blog, do not let this scare you off or away from achieving your dreams.

This is something personal I have been going through.

I am in the process of currently understanding that not everything is going to get 1,000+ likes and just because you have one or two successful  posts, it doesn’t mean that you have hit the major leagues. I have had extremely successful posts, and some not so much. It’s like once you have your first post to be huge, you expect that over and over again. That isn’t the case. You can’t always expect high standards on everything because that just isn’t life.

So, since I had been walking around with such an high expectation that was not reached continuously on my posts- my self-esteem dropped. I didn’t want to pick up my brush. I didn’t try hard enough to even complete a look. When I did finish a look and posted it, I immediately deleted it, fearing it was not good enough. I felt like I had lost my passion because I felt like no matter how hard I tried on my look, it was shrugged off by others. I know what I shouldn’t care so much about others, but my makeup is my art. I would imagine that this is how many artist may feel once or twice in their lives.

I have to understand that it is okay if not everyone likes what I post. And that I can not allow my passion to burn out because of my self doubt. It’s a learning process once you begin to blog about anything.

I can not wait for you guys to see what else I have in store for this year. I love makeup. I love to blog. And I will continue to combine both.

Thank you for reading. I truly appreciate it.

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– Tigerlily

Confessions of a Makeup Blogger

Makeup Room Tour!

Super excited to share with every one my little makeup area. This is everything to me and I hope you enjoy it! Not much but it get’s me by!

Give it a watch and let me know what you think. Thanks you guys!

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As always my opinions are 100% truthful and honest, and I would want nothing else from anyone else! Stay beautiful and keep the highlight shine on!

-Tigerlily

 

Makeup Room Tour!

New YouTube Video!

Sephora Pro Editoral Palette – $68.00

Hey guys! It would mean so much to me if you checked out my N E W tutorial! And maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel so I can make more of these awesome videos.

I am trying to get into using my YouTube more and I really want to begin sharing things with my followers through this channel as well. This is an exciting step forward for me as I am super camera shy!

Hope you enjoy.

Here is the look I created in this video up close –

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As always my opinions are 100% truthful and honest, and I would want nothing else from anyone else! Stay beautiful and keep the highlight shine on!

-Tigerlily

New YouTube Video!

Sephora Pro Editorial Palette

Sephora Pro Editoral Palette – $68.00

Hi Lilies! Wow it’s been a crazy week! I got two orders in which one was a Juvias Place haul and a Sephora mini haul. Do you guys want to see my Juvia Place palettes? Comment below and let me know.

As you can see in these pictures taken on my iPhone that it isn’t the usual quality and furry background but I have a simple reason for that which is… I was just SO excited to play with this palette. I didn’t want to get everything set up and I was just being to eager to use every color. So lets get into this review!

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There are three palettes in this Sephora Pro Collection which are the Editorial, Warm, and Cool. The Sephora Pro Warm Palette is what you would expect it to be which are neutral, oranges/golds, reds and browns. The Sephora Pro Cool Palette is more light neutrals, pinks, purple and there is a baby blue/gray color in it as well. The one I purchased was more bright colors, shimmers, and neutral shimmers.

These are the photos of the other two palettes from the Sephora website –

First off-this is my most expensive palette I own and it cost me $68.00. Talk about a steep price for makeup. I had watched many reviews on these palettes before I opened my wallet for this. I always do research before purchasing high-end makeup because  I always want to make sure that this will be the right product for me. This has to be listed as a con because it’s hard to justify anything over an average $50 for me. Is it worth the money? Maybe. Keep reading to find out why.

A pro to this palette is the pigmentation. It is amazing and you don’t need Fix+ to bring any of the shades out. The blending between colors blends like butter. It is just so soft and beautiful. Now like I stated before that a con and pro can be for the same thing if there is too much of something. I would not recommend this palette to beginners just starting to ease their way into makeup. Yes, the colors are beautiful and yes, they are pigmented but if you do not know the perfect pressure, hand moments, brushes and strokes to use these colors then you might turn out not looking as flawless as you hoped.

Another pro was the mirror. W O W!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a huge mirror person and I can tell when a company uses a cheap mirror vs a high quality one and this mirror is the high quality one in all aspects. It is huge, and the palette is able to fold all the way down instead of just being at a 90 degree angle so it is easy to hold.

Something I noticed when I was blending the darker color was that it was coming out patchy. I had to go back in with a brush and dab more onto the spot. It covered it easily, so I don’t know if that was me or the shadow but I feel like I blended well enough that it shouldn’t have done that.

Overall, I think this is a good palette and good quality. Do I think it’s worth $68? Ehh… No. I think maybe $60 would be better and more reasonable since there are just as equal quality on the market for a lower price.

Here is the look I did with the palette –

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Winter themed with the blue! I used every blue shade in this palette for this look.

If you want to know all the other products I used for this look, please follow my Instagram and give it a look!!! – @makeupbytigerlily

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As always my opinions are 100% truthful and honest, and I would want nothing else from anyone else! Stay beautiful and keep the highlight shine on!

-Tigerlily

Sephora Pro Editorial Palette