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BLOG Review - e.l.f. Studio Blushes

As a confessed Blushaholic, I love wearing blush it really does make the skin glow and look health when you add that nice Pink, Peach or Berry colored hue of blush on the apples of your cheeks. So when I came across these e.l.f. Studio Blushes, I had to give them a try, so I ended up buy a lot of them, mainly because they are so cheap & I wanted to try more the 1 or 2 colors.


e.l.f Claim's this why you'll love it: 
Silky finish. Designed to be worn alone or layered for more depth. Highlight your complexion with a subtle healthy glow!


What I have found:
First of they remind me a lot of the NARS blushes as far as packaging, I think that's what drew me too them at first, So it's a great "dupe" look. As for the blushes themselves I really love them they are very pigmented and a little does go a long way, they have some interesting bright colors and then more everyday colors in the collection.
So of the all the blushes some are more pigmented then others, but over …

TUTORIAL - Disney Princess Mulan Geisha Makeup

Hello Everyone, 
So next in my Disney Storybook Makeup Collection is Mulan, Her story was about an ancient legend of a girl with courage and honor for her family, I love this story, So when it was time to create her look for my collection. I went with the Geisha makeup look she wore in the movie at the begin.
Disney Mulan (1998)
Here is the link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRt3UilVRiA






Till next time
Erica
xoxo

TUTORIAL - Micheal Jackson Inspired Tribute Makeup

Hello Everyone,
So today's makeup tutorial, is inspried by Micheal Jackson, this is also a tribute tutorial, I'm a massive fan and so is my sister and she had requested I do his makeup look in a tutorial, so I thought it would be nice to do it on Micheal Jackson's birthday in memory of him. R.I.P Micheal Jackson 
Here the link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwsltDO4V2Q







Till next time
Erica
xoxo

TUTORIAL - Disney Princess Pocahontas Makeup

Hello Everyone, 
Here is my Disney Princess Pocahontas Makeup Tutorial, I made her makeup earth colors and kept it close to the idea of what she had in the movie.
She is the next one in my Storybook Disney Princesses makeup collection.
Pocahontas (1995 film)
Here is the Link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8rW1QYrsVo







Till next time
Erica
xoxo

New Covergirl Lip Perfection Colors

Hello Everyone, 
So I went pass the drugstore this week and picked up 3 extra Covergirl Lipsticks, I love these Lipsticks and had to pick up some other colors.
I have done a video review on the them - REVIEW Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick Collection http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdcBiDvipY0
I also have a blog post on the other colors I already owned that you can find here http://alwayscosmeticjunkie.blogspot.com/2011/08/hello-everyone-todays-review-is-on.html

I got 3 new colors they are - 295 Rich, 340 Entwined & 390 Sweetheart 
295 Rich - is a warm Reddish Brown shade 
340 Entwined - is a deep slightly blackened Plum Purple shade
390 Sweetheart -is a Metallic frosty blue-under tone Pink shade



Till next time
Erica
xoxo

My Top 5 Sigma Makeup Brushes

Hello Everyone, 
Today is My Top 5 Favorite Makeup Brushes, I love these brushes and use them everyday as a makeup artist and would recommend the brushes. They make your makeup look very professial and the brushes them selfs last a long time and are excellent quality.


Sigma Stippling brush - old numbering ss187 NEW numbering - F15
Comparing Stippling Brushes + Review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUHzRZOXNyk
Drugstore Summer Foundation Routine 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d05xAIphxrw



Till next time
Erica
xoxo

AUGUST FAVORITES 2011

Hello Everyone, 
Today's video is my August Favorites, this month I found some great dupe products that I'm really liking a lot, and some Highend things that have been life savers!.
Here is the link to the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPlDUtHx-mY
For more extensive reviews on some of the products that I show in my favorites video the links are bellow:
REVIEW - Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick Collection
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdcBiDvipY0
REVIEW - Maybelline Fit Me Range (Foundation, Concealer, Powder & Blush)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcoXVhqdQ08
REVIEW - Urban Decay De-slick Matte Oil Control Foundation Primer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCT_1-v4ItM

Garnier Anti-Dark Circles Roll-On Concealer
http://alwayscosmeticjunkie.blogspot.com/2011/07/garnier-youthful-radiance-anti-dark.html
BLOG Review - Maybelline Color Sensational Lipgloss
http://alwayscosmeticjunkie.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-review-maybelline-color.html






Till Next time
Erica
xoxo

TUTORIAL - Disney Princess Ariel The Little Mermaid Makeup

Hello Everyone, 
Here is the next Disney Princess in my Storybook makeup collection, Ariel is the The Little Mermaid, she is one of the most loved and re-created princess for Halloween and one of my favorites is well. 
The Little Mermaid (1989 film)
NOTE: I kept everything Drugstore makeup, so it was easier to re-create for you all.
Here is the link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWUFCkwwsX8






Till next time
Erica
xoxo

TUTORIAL - Disney's Princess Snow White Makeup

Hello Everyone, 
Here is another Princess from my Disney Princesses Makeup Collection for you all today, It is Snow White's Makeup. I personally love this look for it's ture classic style and femmin feel. And as being one of the first Disney Princesses she is a classic look and has a classic story too.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 film)
Here's the link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdXXOkS3Rao





Till next time
Erica
xoxo

My Makeup Collection + Storage (VIDEO)

Hello Everyone,  Here's my makeup collection video as it was requested by so many, I have a lot of stuff which is no surprise, LOL. So the video is long, but not too bad at 20 mins! So I hope you enjoy the collection video.
Here's the link -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1MCoQNLBy0






Till next time Erica xoxo

TUTORIAL - Disney's Tangled Rapunzel Makeup

Hello Everyone,
Today's tutorial is a special requested one, Princess Rapunzel her look is inspired makeup by the Disney movie Tangled. I kept the look very light in colors, just because I wanted to keep her sweet & innocence feel and look about her.
Tangled (Disney Movie 2010)
Most of the makeup products used is drugstore, so it's easier to re-create for a party/Halloween.


Here's the link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3eFdEamzLQ





Till next time
Erica
xoxo

5 Things I Could Never Live Without!

5 things, makeup related of course that I could never live without, why?
Well to get the title of a product "I'll love or need" forever is a big thing and not a title I give away lightly, but there are things I have come to love that make my job easier or things that work great for me, (and maybe for you too)

1. Sigma Brushes
I love Sigma brushes a lot I use them everyday and for 99% of the time they are the only brushes I will use.
They are well priced and well made, I wash them everyday and they have lasted extremely well and are still in fabulous condition brush hair & handles.
When using these brushes they give a professional finish and if you follow my YT and watch my tutorials you will know that I use Sigma Brushes in every video.

2. MAC Studio Fix Fluid
I adore this foundation, the texture, finish, feel on the skin and the look (off & on Camera). I have gone though many bottles of this foundation and will always have a bottle of it in stock. If you are prone…

TUTORIAL - Disney's Princess Jasmine Makeup

Hello Everyone, 
So here is my Princess Jasmine makeup tutorial, I wanted to be in time for the Halloween season and I know that the Disney Princesses are very loved to be recreated, hence why I'm doing them now.
I wanted to start with my personal favorite one and then I will continue the "Storybook" idea with the other princess too, next will be Rapunzel, after her many others will follow like Ariel, Snow White etc. 
I'm hoping to fit in all the Princesses I had promised in time for October.
Aladdin (1992 Disney film)


Here is the link to Princess Jasmine Makeup Tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8FV4V8sJFU







Till next time
Erica
xoxo

Battle of the Under Eye Concealers

So it's Maybelline Dream Touch Lumi Concealer VS YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Highlighter. Now these 2 products are closely the same to each other YSL being the Highend and cult classic and Maybelline being the new product and drugstore one.


Now being a huge fan of the YSL pen for a long time now, I do still look forward to the drugstores or other Highend brands giving it a go at being a dupe and a good one if not better?! But till now being better then the YSL Touche Eclat pen is proving to be a hard thing to do. I have tried so many dupes that at the end of the day I have wondered to myself WHY? did you even bother?!!!
But being the Makeup artist I'am I don't give up to easily, that and I knew this would be something my subscribers would be wanting me to review. So I brought the Maybelline Dream Touch Lumi Concealer about 10 days ago and this is my take on the VS review.


Maybelline claims this, why you'll love it

Dream Lumi Touch, illuminates while it conceals, deliver…

REVIEW - Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick Collection

Hello Everyone, 
Today's review is on these wonderful lipsticks I found a few weeks back at the drugstore, from Covergirl. I have been wearing them a lot, everyday for the last 2 weeks for sure and I'm loving them.
Here is the link to the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdcBiDvipY0
I own the following colors:
200 Sultry 
220 Hypnotic 
260 Heavenly 
275 Kiss 
305 Hot Passion 
320 Soul Mate 
325 Spellbound 
375 Coquette 
395 Darling







Till Next time
Erica
xoxo

BLOG Review - Maybelline Color Sensational Lipgloss

Lipgloss the shiny goodness you can wear alone on your lips, or over the top of your favorite Lipstick. Now I will confess that I'am a sucker for a High beam gloss, that shines like diamonds, and I have the collection to show for it too.
But for many years, many years ago Lipgloss would most times be sticky or tacky to feel on the lips and that is never appealing, especially when you have long hair like me and it can get stuck on your lips, because the Lipgloss is SO sticky....one word Gross. 
But with Lipgloss's these days being smoother and more creme like in look and feel, and not to mention not as sticky, you can have many more to pick from being from the drugstore or Highend counters. 
So I found these Maybelline Lipgloss's at my local drugstore and being the makeup tragic I'am I deiced to pick up 3 colors.


Maybelline claim this, why you'll love it: 

Fall in love with color, all over again
- Sophisticated color and shine from pure pigments
- Luxurious feel from nouri…