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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Bronze Gold Glitter | Holiday Look

Hello!!! Here is another Holiday look I created! I wanted to dress my eyes with gold glitter paired with this gorgeous scarlet red from NARS. This look is perfect for this holiday season! Let me know what your favorite Red lipstick is in the comments section I would love to hear from you! 
Happy Holidays!!


Face:
L'Oreal Miracle Blur Primer
e.l.f Studio Hydrating Under Eye
Tarte Smooth Operating Translucent Setting Powder
Lorac Pro Contour Palette
BH Cosmetics 10 Color Blush Palette
Belletto Studio Airbrush

Eye:
Naked Urban Decay Smoky
Thirteen all over
Radar on crease and lower lash
Dirtysweet on the lid
Whiskey on the outter lid and crease
e.l.f Gold Glitter Liner on lid
N.Y.C Liquid Eyeliner Black
Younique Eyeliner Perfect
Ardell Lashes Glamour
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer 25
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz - Caramel

Lips:
Jordana Cosmetics Lip Liner Plush Plum
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Cruella - Scarlet Red

Tools:
Morphe Brushes Flawless Trio
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Beauty Blender

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Smokey Plum | Holiday Look

Hi Beauties!! Last night the hubby and I attended a Holiday Party. Causal event so I went with a smokey plum look!

Eyes: Too Faced Chocolate Bar salted caramel transition all over crease, cherry cordial all over lid, and blackforrest truffle and amaretto on top of cherry cordial all over lid.
Water line Younique in Perfect
Lash Line Maybelline Studio Gel Liner in Black
Mascara L'Oreal Superstar
Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Caramel and Dipbrow Soft Brown
Lashes: Eylure in Vegas Nay Shining Star
Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me #25 + #20
Face: Bellettostudio in Latte and Sarah Sands
Bronzer Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer
Contour Lorac Cosmetics Contour Pro Palette
Blush Mac Cosmetics Gingerly
Lips: Colourpop Cosmetics Beeper lined with Mac Lip liner Mahogany

Hair: NuMe Octowand 25mm wand

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Apricot Lane San Antonio "Give Sparkle" Holiday Party

Here's a glimpse of last nights Holiday Party hosted by Tori Johnson from thestoribook and Aquila Mendez-Valdez from Haute in Texas at Apricot Lane San Antonio  in Stone Oak. I got to pick something out for myself, added bling to my nails by Mood Nail Salon and enjoyed delicious cupcakes from Sweet Josephine's !! My eye shadow bar was a success; I gave great tips and loved seeing the ladies reactions to their new look! I also had the pleasure of meeting other bloggers in our community Jeanelly Concepcion from The Fashion Lotus and Sarah Dressler from Dressed by Dressler. Had such a blast and thank you again ladies for having me! Please visit their sites for more details on sales for holiday shopping, custom desserts from Sweet Josephines and nails from Mood Nail Salon! Also, I still have availability for holiday makeup! Email me at livbeautified@gmail.com




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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Soft Brown Smokey Eye

Here are the makeup deets for this makeup look. Perfect for fall/winter!
Eyes:@toofaced chocolate bar salted carmel on the crease, triple fudge on the outer v, marzipan on the eyelid.
Lashes: @ardell_lashes demi whispies
Concealer: @maybelline fit me #25 + #20
Face: @bellettostudio
Eyebrows: @anastasiabeverlyhills brow wiz caramel and dipbrow soft brown
Bronzer: @tartecosmetics Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer
Contour: @loraccosmetics contour pro palette
Blush: @elfcosmetics dark palette
Lips: @colourpopcosmetics beeper lined with @jordana_cosmetics tawny


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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Walgreens Makeup Haul

Picked up these goodies from Walgreens today! My good friend and blogger Money Conscious Mommy recommended the Jordana Modern Matte Lipsticks and of course I can't get enough of lip/eyeliners! I also wanted to try the Milani Brow and Eye Highlighter. I'll let you know what I think of it!



$2.49
These lipsticks are smooth, non drying and long lasting.
(Not in order) Matte Blush, Matte Pretty, Matte Classy, Matte Bare & Matte Dare

$3.00
Pigmented and glides on smooth.
Black, Brown, Blue, Green and Bronze


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Friday, November 20, 2015

September and October Favorites

Hi Beauties!! Please forgive me for being M.I.A. This mama has been so busy, but don't worry I'm back and I have so much to catch up with you all! I've combined my September and October Favorites together. The products listed below I have been using religiously! Enjoy! 



1. Yesto Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask $15.99
I am a fan of Yesto products and when I came across it I had to pick it up! I can honestly say this product worked for me instantly. I occasionally break out especially on my chin area and when I tried it out for the first time I couldn't believe the results. My pimples shrunk and they weren't as inflamed after 10 minutes of wearing it. After a few weeks, I was getting fewer blemishes and my skin has been clear since! I love how my skin feels and looks! I highly recommend it!!

2. L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara - Blackest Black $9.99
As most of you know I love my Younique 3D Fiber Mascara and swear by it! I had to try this mascara which happens to be a drugstore product and the advertisement said it had 3D Fibers. The Superstar comes in one tube with a dual-ended applicator. #1 is your primer which gives you the volume, it goes on white on your lashes and then you apply #2 which is your mascara that is infused with fibers. It is pretty awesome to watch your lashes drastically change once you apply it on. I did a side-by-side comparison, check out my before and after. This is a great alternative if you are on a budget.

3.Nyx Cosmetics Dark Concealer $5.99
I have a few favorite Youtuber's I faithfully watch and one of them happen to use this product. She used it as a corrector to apply on the areas that were dark before applying her concealer. The results were visible! I personally don't have dark circles, but when I do this does the trick. My color is light. I picked up all the colors and definitely added it to my kit. I love that it has coconut oil in it too!! It comes in Fair, Light, Medium and Deep.

4.Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips - Beeper $6.00
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook this is the lippie I rock almost everyday. I have other Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips that are just as gorgeous, but this has been my go to lip color. It doesn't dry out my lips and it last all day. I get so many compliments when I wear it too! Super affordable and they have a ton of colors to choose from. They are also made in the U.S.

5.Batiste Dry Shampoo - Cherry $5.99
My local TJ Maxx carried this dry shampoo for $5.99. I have found this product also at Walgreens, Ulta and Amazon for $7.99. I've tried other dry shampoos that are name brand and expensive, but really didn't work for me. It either weighed my hair down or made it more oilier. This has been my life saver. Lets just say I have gone without washing my hair for 3 days or more. The cherry is my favorite so far, it smells great, absorbs the oil and I get a lot of texture to style.

I hope you found this helpful and let me know in the comments below if you have tried any these products I've listed above. I would love to hear from you!


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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Half Sugar Skull | Halloween Makeup

Hi Beauties!!! I couldn't go without posting one Halloween makeup look. I put this look together within 30 minutes. Not bad for my 1st time doing a Sugar Skull! It was fun getting to use my costume makeup I purchased a few weeks back! I hope you like it! Happy Halloween and be safe!!



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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Ipsy NYX | Fall Makeup

Hi Dolls!! I'm super excited for Fall and this inspired makeup look came from this months ipsy Glam Bag!! Here are the products I used to get this look.  

Face
Temptu PrimerClick Here
e.l.f. Studio Hydrating Under PrimerClick Here
Temptu S/B Foundation SandClick Here
Temptu S/B Foundation ToffeeClick Here
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting PowderClick Here
TheBalm Betty-Lou Manizer Click Here
Lorac Pro Contour PaletteClick Here
Benefit Cosmetcis Watt's Up! Soft focus highlighterClick Here
BH Cosmetics 10 Color Blush Palette, GlamorousClick Here

Eyes
Urban decay Eye Primer PotionClick Here
ipsy Eye Shadow Trio
Used middle shade all over and above the crease and lower lash
Applied the left color of the palette on the center of my lid with my ring finger
Added the matte shadow on the right closely to the lower lash line
N.Y.C Liquid Eyeliner BlackClick Here
J. Cat Beauty Waterproof Slide on Pencil for eyes BronzeClick Here
NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel - BrunetteClick Here
Too Faced - Better Than Sex MascaraClick Here
Vegas Nay Lashes by Eylure - Shining StarClick Here
Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer Sand 20Click Here

Lips
Younique Moodstruck Precision Lip Liner PompousClick Here
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip BeeperClick Here

Brushes/Tool
Crown Brush Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush
Sigma Duo Fibre Powder/Blush
Sigma Flat Definer
MAC Cosmetics Blending Brush 224
Lorac Pro Contour Brush
Iwata Silver Jet Compressor


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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Naked Smoky Makeup | Photo shoot

A few day ago I posted my makeup glam for a photo shoot with Carinos By Eydee and JPL Productions on my Instagram. Here is my product break down for this makeup look.

Face
Arbonne Face PrimerClick Here
Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne TreatmentClick Here
e.l.f. Studio Hydrating Face PrimerClick Here
Belletto Studio Ultimate Airbrush Foundation Latte and Sarah SandsClick Here
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting PowderClick Here
TheBalm Betty-Lou Manizer Click Here
Lorac Pro Contour Palette
Tyra Beauty - Highlight in a StickClick Here
MAC Cosmetics - GingerlyClick Here

Eyes
Urban decay Eye Primer PotionClick Here
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette - Tease on above and on the creaseClick Here
Urban Decay Naked Smoky - Whiskey to deepen the crease, lower lashClick Here
 Password Outer Corner, lower lash
Dirty sweet on the center and inner corner
N.Y.C Liquid Eyeliner BlackClick Here
Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eyeliner - Perfect water lineClick Here
NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel - BrunetteClick Here
Too Faced - Better Than Sex MascaraClick Here
Vegas Nay Lashes by Eylure - Shining StarClick Here

Lips
MAC Cosmetics - Viva Glam IIClick Here 
MAC Cosmetics - FabbyClick Here

Brushes
Morphe Brush - M514Click Here
M504Click Here
M507Click Here
E17Click Here
Real Techniques Accent BrushClick here
Real Techniques Blush BrushClick Here


I hope you found this helpful and please leave me a comment below if you would like to see different looks with the Naked Smoky Palette. Thanks so much for visiting!! 


Sunday, September 6, 2015

August Favorites



1. Park Ave Princess Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer - Click here to order
I cannot live without my new favorite bronzer! I was so excited to receive this in my July Ipsy bag! This bronzer lasts all day! I love how its buildable and leaves your skin luminous. I love using this to blend out my contour. I can't believe that I didn't buy this a long time ago. I seriously have been missing out. My sample is running out and you better believe I will be purchasing the full size very soon! This product is seriously amazing on all skin types and awesome for a subtle highlight. $30

2. Betty-Lou Manizer -  Click here to order
Another Bronzer that I wished I purchased a long time ago!! This isn't a matte bronzer, it has enough shimmer to give you that natural sun kissed glow. It is gorgeous for the price you are getting an all-in-one bronzer, eyshadow, shimmer and highlight. I also love that this product is Paraben free, Oil-free and Talc-free. You can find this at your local Kohl's. $24

3.Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment - Click here to order
I've been hearing so much about this product and I picked up the travel size to try it out at Sephora! I was really shocked to see a primer that had an Anti-Acne Treatment. I was sold on this product that this primer is vegan and free of parabens, fragrance, gluten, mineral oil and talc. This worked for me, it lasted all day and really kept my T-Zone under control, even in the hot and extremely humid South where I live. $16

4. NYX Cosmetics Eye Brow Gel - Brunette - Click here to order
Picked up this product at Target sometime last month and after my first use I was sincerely impressed! It was trial and error for me since I've never used a gel product on my eyebrows. I'm used to using my brow pencil and powder, but this product has made its way into my everyday makeup line up. It is super pigmented, smudge-free and waterproof. A little goes a long way. I love how it keeps my brows in place, fills in my sparse areas and defines my eyebrows. Saves me a lot of time and I'm not having to use multiple products. I am definitely buying all the colors to keep in my kit too!! $7

Again, I am not sponsored by these products and this is my personal opinion and experience!

Thank so much for visiting!! Let me know if there are any products you would like for me to try or review. I love trying out new products!! ;)


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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Makeup Trend Baking

New, limited-edition energy noir fall 2015 collection!

Let's face it there are so many makeup trends that really have been around for a long, long time. You've been acquainted with contouring and highlighting (strobing) and now we have "baking or cooking" in the mix too!! Yes, its another step in getting that flawless look, but not new, if you didn't know this technique has been in the drag community for years!



Baking is taking translucent loose powder and applying a good of amount of it to sit on your face for 5 to 10 minutes. The heat from your face sets your foundation and concealer, then dusting it off with a fluffy brush leaves you with a crease-less and flawless finish like you haven't seen before.  Kim K's makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic uses this technique on her so you know its legit!


I love how flawless it looks and yes this technique is now a part of my everyday routine! Give it a try and let me know your thoughts on it, any tips to share! Tell me what your favorite translucent loose powder is! I've used Laura Mercier, Elf Cosmetics and Arbonne. 

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e.l.f. cosmetics

Thursday, August 6, 2015

June & July Favorites



I have been using this airbrush system for some months now and I absolutely LOVE it! I use it virtually everyday. Belletto foundations are water-based, oil-free, paraben-free, alcohol-free and silicone- free. If you have sensitive skin that breaks out easily, I think you'll be in the clear. However, if you have dry skin, you may find it to be overly matte for you. One of my favorite things about it is the coverage, it is build-able and flawless. I would describe the look on the skin as porcelain doll-like. It lasts all day and it is sweat-proof to top it all off. Compared to Pro Systems like Temptu, Iawata and Kett, Belletto is quite affordable and their foundations are inexpensive retailing around $14.95 each. It is easy to use and I highly recommend it!! The system itself retails for $150 which includes the compressor, foundation, blush, and highlight, however I have a promo code that is exclusive for my followers! To order  Click Here  and enter promo code AIRBRUSH69 to get the entire system for $69! Offer ends 9/30/15!   I will say this is the lowest price I've ever seen and if you are on the fence about trying your hand at airbrush, I bought my own for $89.00 and I thought I was fortunate!! NOW IS THE TIME!!!

2.Trim Skin Care Tool
I have been using this awesome tool for a couple of months now and I can't live without it! This has really helped me to remove my blackheads and whiteheads on my nose and chin. It is very gentle and it doesn't irritate my skin at all like chemicals can. I found this skin tool at Walmart for $1.88. WHAT!! 

I am obsessed with this Contour and Highlight in a stick. I've been using this for a couple of months and there isn't a day I don't use it. It is creamy and glides on smooth. You can use your finger tips to blend it out and it only takes 2 minutes to give you that chiseled cheeks look and natural beautiful glow. You can purchase it in Light or Deep. $35 (click the title above to order) 

4. Quay Australia 
I love these sunglasses!! I stumbled upon these sunnies reading People StyleWatch Magazine. I went to their website and saw that they had a wide variety of styles and colors. My first purchase was the Quay About Last Night and then I ordered the Quay My Girl Tortoiseshell. These sunglasses are so comfortable, light and they don't give me a headache! I definitely will be collecting other styles. Price range from $35-70. 

Lets face it makeup brushes can be expensive and there are a lot of brands to choose from. These brushes are awesome and affordable. I had bought an 18 piece vegan brushes set on sale for $39.99 for my kit, but I found myself loving them that I had to purchase some brushes for myself. The quality is great and I've washed them about 4 times and they haven't shed once. Morphe doesn't just sell brushes they also offer makeup, palettes and accessories. Check them out!  

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

LAST CHANCE for Black Friday Deals!!

Our two hottest offers of the year expire Sunday night. AWESOME deals on my 2 favorite tools!! You will never, ever see the Octowand priced this low, and we're starting to run out. Octowand for $87 ($300 retail value), and any Classic wand for $19. Get it while its good!!

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wet n Wild Haul

I was at Walgreens yesterday and of course I was browsing the makeup isle and I found that Wet n Wild had more color selection in their lipsticks. Wet n Wild is an oldie but goodie for me! I used to wear 918D in High School. Lol. Here are few I picked up to add in my collection I already have. For $1.99 you can't beat that!





Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Amazon Prime Day - Exclusive for Prime Members!

Friends and Family!! I know you all have heard about Amazon's Prime Day tomorrow, July 15th! I'm an Amazon Associate! What does that mean? If, you are planning to indulge in the massive sales tomorrow, think of me!!!  Click on my link down below and I will earn a small commission off of every item ordered!

Click on the link below to start shopping!
 Olivia's Prime Day Link

Olivia's UK Prime Day Link

Brazil Prime Day Link





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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Quick and Easy Go To Makeup

Here's a photo I posted on Instagram early today. This is my go to look when I don't want to do a full face of makeup. I honestly cannot leave the house without my eyebrows, highlight and contour. 



Products used:
L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte 24 Hour Foundation 106 Sun Beige Click Here
Anastasia Brow Wiz - Caramel Click Here
Menage a Brow - Brunette Click Here
Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer - Med-Light Click Here
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit - Light to Medium Click Here
Light In A Stick Highlighter - SINsational City Click Here
Sculpt In A Stick Face Contour - Light Click Here
Cheek In A Stick Blush - Sexy Hot Flash Click Here
Line 'Em Duo Kohl Liner - Catch the Man Deep Onyx Click Here
Oops Liquid Liner + Corrector - BlackBlackBlack Click Here
Ardell Fashion Lashes Glamour Wispies Click Here
NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte - Stockholm Click Here
Stick with Me Spritz Setting Spray Click Here