elf baked eyeshadows

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So I ordered some things from ELF Cosmetics (the top picture). My package came in today and I knew I was getting a free eyeshadow, but y'all they sent me SEVEN free FULL SIZE gifts!!!! They sent me a mascara primer, mascara, eyelid primer, glitter eyeliner (so excited to use this), a eyeshadow/eyeliner duo in a purple shade- I searched this as soon as I saw it and I could not believe how beautiful and pigmented it was o m g, the backed eyeshadow palette, and an eyelash curler.

The things that I actually bought included in the top picture were several skin care products- the hydrating bubble mask and application brush (this was so much fun putting on tonight), an exfoliating scrub, and a daily face cleanser. I also bought a fan brush and some high definition translucent powder!

I just can’t even express my love for ELF! It is such a good, affordable brand. I am so happy and very impressed. I have used ELF for a long time and I can’t wait to continue to learn and use more of their products!

Makeup Cheat Sheet: Do This, Wear That

First Date: Think bright. Bright future, bright features, bright as fuck. Highlighter on cheeks and the on the cupid’s bow, undereye concealer and nude eyeliner on the rim. Look awake and alive. Try: NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator and Maybelline Instant Age Rewind.

Girl’s Night Out: Can’t go wrong, ever, with black cat eyeliner and purpley lips. Repeat after me—I Am The Dark Queen. Do Not Forsake Me. Try: Stila ‘Stay All Day’ Liquid Eyeliner and MAC lipstick in Heroine. Classic on all skin tones.

Shit, I’m Hungover And Still Have to Be Somewhere: If I have 5 minutes to put on makeup and still want to look somewhat presentable, there’s a trifecta to remember here. It’s blush, concealer, and mascara. Rosy blush makes you look flushed and alive, concealer to cover up the dark spots and clean up your skin, and mascara to look coherent and mostly not like a corpse. Try: Maybelline The Rocket Mascara, Benefit Blush in The Rockateur.

Staying Out All Day (Class, Work, School): Simple, basic looks that won’t melt off in the sunlight. Translucent Powder, Light Lip Gloss, BB Cream with SPF will make you look FRESH, which is a thing we all want to look like, even though it describes Douches and Citrus Drinks as well. Try: NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu, and Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream.

Staying Out All Night: If you’re planning on ending up in a diner at 4am, noshin’ on eggs and burping gin, you’ve got to be prepared to wear makeup that lasts. Full-Coverage Foundation, Setting Spray and creaseless shadow are a must. Try: NARS Matte Foundation, Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray and Maybelline Color Tattoo THE METAL collection. Also related: my drunk diner order is an egg-white Western Omelette and fries with American cheese and gravy. I KNOW.

But Mama, I want A Smoky Eye: If you’re yellow-toned, try a copper smoky eye (copper crease, gold lid, white highlight). If you’re pink-toned, try a silver/grey trio (light grey lid, dark grey crease, silver highlight). If you’re darker-skinned, go wild and try a plum. It looks amazing with gold as a highlight and a lighter purple as a lid. Try: Naked One Palette for Copper, Maybelline Stylish Smokes for silver, and ELF Baked Eyeshadow in Burnt Plum for my favorite plum eyeshadow.

Classic Pinup Look: Red lips and cat-eye, yes, but don’t forget to contour your cheekbones with bronzer and apply a neutral eyelook with white eyeliner rim, a nude base, and a darker brown crease, blended out. You can’t go wrong with buying the Rimmel Scandaleyes in white and the Naked Basics Palette to have around for a Marilyn Monroe look. Just, like, stop misquoting the lady and let her RIP. To Try: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny 720.

anonymous asked:

What would you recommend to someone who wants to get into makeup??

what do you mean, like products or brushes? bc i honestly just started off watching a bunch of beauty youtubers to help guide what kind of makeup/brushes to get and then i figured out what works for me & my skin. 

since u wanna get into makeup, i’d start off getting drugstore products so you don’t spend a lot of money on things ur not really sure on. i’m just gonna list my fav drugstore products

  • loreal true match foundation (i get the true match lumi foundation since my skin is more on the dry side)
  • loreal true match concealer
  • maybelline falsies mascara
  • maybelline eye studio gel eyeliner
  • maybelline eye studio color tattoo shadow (it’s a cream shadow which u can use as a base for normal eyeshadow or u can wear it by itself)
  • maybelline fit me powder & foundation 
  • (((i really like maybelline lmao)))
  • elf brow kit
  • wet n wild has some nice eyeshadow palettes 
  • elf baked eyeshadows, highlighters & bronzers
  • nyx lipsticks & lipliners 
  • real techniques brushes
  • elf studio brushes (the black ones)
  • colourpop lipsticks/liners, eyeshadows & blushes/bronzers
  • prestige my biggest lashes mascara

and i’ll leave some youtube videos of the ppl i’m subscribed to that have posted best drugstore makeup videos

i’m not entirely sure if this is what you wanted, but i hope it helps!! 

I got the ELF baked eyeshadow in the color Bark which is just gorgeous but I didn’t realize until afterword that the one I picked was totally broken. So I decided to just crush up the eyeshadow and put it into a jar as a pigment. I actually like it a lot better this way! lol super buttery and pigmented. I like pigments more anyway.