Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Beauty Favorites of 2014

Hey Dolls!

These year has come to an end and I can't be more excited fort he year to come, but before we can ring in the new year we should reflect on 2014. The best way to reflect on the blog is to talk about my favorite beauty items of 2014. Hopefully this post will inspire you to ring in the new year with some new makeup goodies! With all that said, let's jump into it.

Let's begin with Skincare:
  • Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash Clarifying Cleanser- I love this cleanser. Whenever I feel like me skin is super oily or makeup isn't completely off. It's super inexpensive and great for all skin types. If you are in the market for a good foaming cleaner, then try this one. I promise you will love it. You can purchase this cleanser and the whole Alpha Hydrox line from Ulta. If you are looking for more information on this product, then check out my review on this product. I will link it below.
Let's move on to Face Makeup Products:
  • Real Techniques Expert Face Brush- This brush is awesome for blending out almost anything. It blurs sharp lines and give an air brushed look to the face. It's definitely been my secret weapon! I highly recommend this brush for anyone who is in the market for a good face brush. This brush can be purchased at Ulta,, and select Walmarts.
  • Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation- My Gosh! This has been my holy grail foundation since the beginning of the summer. I love how full coverage and blendable this product is. I highly recommend this to anyone with oily/combo oily skin with severe pigmentation and acne. If you would like more info I will link my review on this product below. This can only be purchased on or Sephora.
  • Manual Override Silicone Primer- This is a standard silicone based primer. It is great for foundations that make me look and feel dry. It's awesome and super inexpensive. I do have a brief review on this product if anyone is looking for more information. I will link it below.
  • L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer- At the beginning of the year I was using MAC prolong wear concealer and that is an awesome concealer, but it can become a bit too expensive. The MAC concealer retails for $19.00. So, I did a little searching for a more inexpensive option and I came across the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer. They retail for two dollars!!!! They are pigmented, long lasting, and gorgeous! In my opinion it is a dupe for the MAC prolong wear. I highly suggest this product to everyone!
  • ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in Turks and Caicos- This is the prefect contouring shade for people with skin tones that are considered deep/dark. It is neutral toned brown that is super velvety and super inexpensive. This can be purchased on
  • Maybelline Fit Me powder in 360 Mocha- I have used this powder for at least two years to warm up my skin. It is an awesome bronzer for people with medium deep skin like myself.
  • Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette- I love these highlighters. I really don't want to go off on a tangent about these because they have truly been my go to highlighters. I will share my review on these with you all because they are awesome!
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder and Brush- This is the world's greatest powder. I cannot say enough good thing about this powder. I know that it could be considered somewhat old lady like, but I think its a beautiful powder. It goes on so beautify and has several shades so there is no white cast.
  • L'Oreal Magic Lumi primer- This is a luminous primer and I love it for liquid highlighting and for priming during the winter. I love this primer because it is amazingly gorgeous, There is no glitter just a glow from within shine. I adore this primer.
  • L'Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother- This is technically considered skin care, but I use it has a pore reducing primer. It doesn't make me oily or overly dry. It creates the prefect base to apply makeup on top of.
Moving on to eye products:
  • Naked 3 Palette- This is a neutral palette by Urban Decay. I adore this palette. I love that all of the colors are very versatile and easy to blend. These shadows are extremely pigmented and super buildable. I love this palette some much. I highly recommend it for some people who love neutral colors.
  • NYX Eye Shadow Base- This base has been awesome because it helps my shadows really adhere to my eyes and it keep the shadows from fading. I personally think this is much better than the Urban Decay primer potion primers.
  • Wet n Wild Fergie Crème eyeliner in Cocoa Riche- As I am sure you all know I use this product to fill in my eyebrows and I love it! It keep my brows from sweating off, smudging, or fading throughout the day. It is a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade.
Last, but not least... Lip Products:
  • NYX butter gloss- These lip gloss are out of this world. They smell like cotton candy, they aren't stick, they are super inexpensive, and they come in an array of colors.
  • L'Oreal Collection Privee Lipstick in 370 Jennifer's nude- This is the prefect natural lipstick for my skin tone. These lipstick would be the prefect nude nude for anyone two to three shades darker than me and it would be the prefect deep mauve nude for anyone lighter than me. 
That's all folks!

I hope you all enjoyed this post. Remember I will link reviews on some of these product below.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below. If you would like to contact me please refer to the 'follow me' tab above. Remember to share and 1+ this blog and post. Thank you for stopping by the makeup junkie. I hope you all have a wonderful new year!
-The Makeup Junkie

DISCLAIMER: All opinions given were my own. All products mentioned where purchased my me. I was not paid to make this post. I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Rose Gold Party Eye Tutorial

Hey Dolls!

I posted a picture on all of my social media and I received amazing feedback on this look. Several of you loved it so much that I decided to do a tutorial on the look. This look will be using the Naked 3 palette only. So, today's post will be a detailed tutorial on this entire look. Feel free to change up the look as much or as little as you like. This is just a guideline. Feel free to be as creative as you would like. I think this old go prefect with the nude lip gloss I used or a mauve or purple lip color. With all of that said, let's jump straight into the tutorial!
Let's begin!
  1. Prime your eyes with you favorite eye primer. I used the NYX eyeshadow base in ESB03 Skin Tone.
  2. Take a fluffy blending brush and blend the color nooner into the crease. This color will be used to deepen the crease as well as blend out any of the other colors placed on the upper lid or crease area. Nooner is a tannish taupe color.
  3. Place tape on the outer corners of the eye. This will ensure you get sharp lines on the outer edges of the eyes.
  4. Wet a flat shader brush with makeup setting spray or water then dip the brush into the color trick. Trick is a beautiful metallic rose gold shade. Place this color all over the moveable eye lid area. Pack this color on ass intense as you would personally like.
  5. Take a domed brush and apply the color darkside to the outer v area. make sure to blend this color into the crease. Darkside is a deep taupe color.
  6. Take a fluffy blending brush that has no product on it and blend out any harsh lines.
  7. Take a domed brush and apply blackheart over darkside. Place this color solely in the outer v. Darkside is a black shadow with red glitter in it.
  8. Take a fluffy blending brush with no product on it and blend out the black color that was applied to the eye.
  9. Apply black gel eyeliner in a wing shaped formation. I used MAC blacktrack gel eyeliner.
  10. Tight line the eyes with a black eyeliner pencil. I used Smashbox Always sharp eyeliner in Raven.
  11. Use the same eyeliner pencil to line the water line as well.
  12. Take a domed smudge brush and smudge the colors darkside and blackheart onto the bottom lash line. Make sure to not take these colors down too far and be sure to not make this too intense.
  13. Take a small detailer brush and apply the color dust into the inner corner. BE LIGHT HANDED!! Dust is a shimmer little pink shade.
  14. Take a small flat shader brush and apply the color limit onto the brow bone. Limit is a matte pinky light taupe color. If you are lighter than me then use strange instead of limit. Strange is a off white matte shade.
  15. Curl you lashes and apply your favorite mascara. My mascara of choice is Hard candy Lash Primer and Julep Go big mascara in black.
That's all folks!
I hope you all enjoyed this look! It would be prefect for New years or for any night out or party.
If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comment section below. If you would like to contact me please refer to the "follow me" tab above. There you will find my email and all of the social media platforms I am on. Remember to 1+ the blog and het post. Also share this with blog and post with friends and family. Thank you for stopping by the makeup junkie. I appreciate all of the support. I hope you all have a splendid week!
-The Makeup Junkie
DISCLAIMER: All opinions given were my own. I was not paid to make this blog post. Nor am I affiliated with any of the companies mentioned.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My Go-to Everyday Makeup Before and After

Hey Dolls!

I often see people say flawless makeup starts with flawless skin. Although that is true I believe it is misinterpreted often. I believe people think flawless skin means that you can't have acne or hyperpigmentation and that isn't true. Flawless skin in regards to flawless makeup is well hydrated, recently exfoliated, fresh skin. It's that simple and to prove it I have a before and after picture to share with you all.

P.S. the weird edit lines are from the beauty face filter my phone's camera does. The filtet is automatic and it is used to soften the skin. I forgot to turn it off before taking the pictures. Unfortunately, my glasses and the automatic filter do not agree with one another. Sorry for the distortion! 

That's all folks!

Thanks for stopping by the makeup junkie! Have a great week!
- The Makeup Junkie

DISCLAIMER : All opinions given were my own. I was not paid to make a post on this topic.