Beauty with SFB: Esqido Gel Eyeliner Review

Posted on: October 23, 2018

Esqido well-known for their one of a kind Mink lashes, came out with their own Gel Eyeliner Pencils. If you know me, I’m a huge beauty enthusiast who loves experimenting and exploring new products out in the beauty world and if it works for me and my skin, and I love the product I’ll incorporate it into my beauty/make-up routine and of course share with all of you. Thanks to Esqido for partnering up and collaborating with me and this post.

I must say I’m ASBOLUTELY in LOVE! I love the texture, color pay off, and fluidity of these gel liners. They go on so smoothly and easily and are long lasting, all day wear. You can see in the photos below the color payoff and how fluid the product is, no smudging just perfection!

These gel liners are LIMITED EDITION, so if you haven’t tried them out our gotten your hands on them don’t wait, purchase one or both today! If you haven’t tried any of Esqido products I highly recommend this brand. Experience the benefits of their gel eyeliner with the convenience of a sharpenable pencil. With intense color payoff, ultra-smooth glide, and a waterproof, long-lasting lightweight formula, the ESQIDO Liner is your new holy grail.

Available in the colors black or brown.

Click the link to purchase: https://esqido.com/products/gel-eyeliner-pencil

 

Thanks again Esqido for partnering with me and this post. 

As always, thanks for reading along, following along and supporting my journey!


Top Fave Lipsticks for Fall

Posted on: October 16, 2018

 

Looking for the perfect lip color for Fall? Here are some of my top fave picks that I know you’ll love. Plus, they’re so versatile and great for colors that anyone can try.

 

 

 

NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Scarlet Empress 

$26; sephora.com

This color will create the perfect vamp on medium to dark skin without being too intense.

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Dammed

$27; Sephora

This NARS Velvet Pencil ensures that lips are instantly saturated with rich, vivid pigments and a velvety matte finish. Its non-drying formula is enriched with vitamin E and emollients for a creamy texture, while a blend of unique silicones ensures long-lasting, seamless matte color that last for hours. Just pair it with another lip product for added dimension or as a tinted base. Whether it’s soft and neutral or bold and edgy, this lip pencil is ideal for making a lip statement.

 

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Cruella

$27; Sephora

A deep, yet bright shade of red thats perfect for any skin tone. This has to be my all time favorite shade from Nars’s Velvet Lip pencils. Has the same effect at the lip shade above just a different shade, in my opinion it’s the perfect shade of Red.

Bobbi Brown Lipstick in the Shade Cocoa

$29; Bobbi Brown

A bestseller thats an iconic, creamy, semi-matte lipstick.  The first formula to launch (and sold out instantly). The secret to its success? Comfortable, full-coverage color instantly gives lips a polished look. Featured in Town & Country Magazine (May 2016). Paraben-free; phthalate-free; sulfate-free; sulfite-free; vegan. Non-drying formula offers full-color coverage and comfortable, long-lasting wear.

 

Maybelline’s Vivid Liquid Matte in Coffee

$7.99; Maybelline

Rich, intense lip color glides on smooth to a matte finish. Pure pigments collide with a creamy liquid base for a velvety-soft, cushiony feel. The result? A high-impact lip that stands out! Perfect nude/brownish shade that perfect for the season. Great transitional color as well.

Maybelline’s Color Sensational Matte Lipstick in Cruel Ruby

$7.49; Maybelline

Maybelline’s most extreme matte! Lipstick saturates lips in pure matte edginess. Dare to be edgy in Maybelline’s extreme matte lipstick! Now, available with up to 2x more mattifying powders* in a collection of showstopping lip colors. *VS. Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick. Doesn’t leave my lips dry, but dries matte and long lasting. Love this shade, great color for the holidays or even a night out on the town.

Which color is your favorite and which one would you try? Do you have a favorite brand or shade? Please do share, I love hearing from you.

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!

 


SFB Beauty with YSL: Tatouage Couture Liquid Lip Stain

Posted on: October 12, 2017

Hi Beauties!

I know it’s been sometime since I’ve done a beauty post……. Ask and you shall receive.

As you all may know, and if you don’t I’m a huge Beauty enthusiast on all levels. I believe when you beauty is not only on the outside it’s also from within as well. When you truly feel comfortable with yourself, in your own skin that to me, is beautiful. 

With Fall upon us, I’m always on the search for the perfect shade for the season. I’m all about lip shades that make for great transitional colors that work through the seasons. Of course, when I find a shade that I absolutely LOVE I have to share my thoughts with you all. Remember, sharing is caring, and I love sharing and I do care about you all!!

Recently, YSL released their new matte liquid lipsticks, Tatouage Couture. The shade I have on here is shade 08 Black Red Code.  The perfect mix between a deep red and burgundy, great for the Fall and Winter seasons. The formula reminds me of Chanel’s Rouge Allure Ink. YSL’s Lip stains don’t dry quickly matte, but for maximum results and full opacity I would recommend to layering the color on your lips to get its full color pay off.  The color pay off is simply gorgeous and I love the formula of this product. It’s transfer-proof, non-drying, extremely comfortable and it didn’t settle into my lip lines. It has the signature YSL scent, but it doesn’t linger once it sets. It’s unique applicator shape makes for a full and easy application. Overall, I found that these lip stains are long lasting, lightweight, ultra matte, gives a high impact color with a naked lip feel. I absolutely love this lip shade and I would highly recommend this product to anyone and everyone.  So, indulge and treat yourself to this luxurious, gorgeous product, you won’t be disappointed. YSL  offers 18 great shades that are now available at your local Sephora or anywhere that sells YSL Beauty Products. 

Thanks to Influenster and YSL Beauty for sending me this lip stain complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

 

Stay fabulous, strong, confident, fearless and beautiful both inside and out loves!!

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!


Halloween Inspiration Looks

Posted on: October 18, 2016

Not sure what to be for Halloween this year??

Well, you’re in luck, here are some Halloween Inspiration looks I created. Maybe one or all of these inspo looks may be something you’ll try this Halloween.

For the first look, I was inspired by none other than Snapchat. One of my fave filters is the Deer filter. I like the voice changer on this feature is just too cute.  So I decided to recreate the filter.

These are the products I used. I always start off by priming my face with Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional, then I do my eyes and then the face.

 Halloween Inspo Look #1 

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 Eyes: 

NYX Cosmetics: Eyeshadow Base in shade ESB03

Lorac Cosmetics: Entire Lids: Lorac Pro Matte Palette using Bare and Latte, Crease: mix Corduroy and Chocolate and blend together and blend out. Middle of the Lid: Lorac eyeshadow in shade Inspiration.

Inglot Cosmetics : Gel Eyeliner in shade 77

Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in the shade Chocolate. To create brow hairs similar to deers (for a more realistic effect), I used the Anastasia BH Brow Wiz and created fine lines. I also used NYX Cosmetics Eyeliner Pencil in Black and created more fine lines.

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Face: 

 

Foundation: Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless oil-free O2 Foundation in shade Hazelnut

Face Powder: Neutrogena Skinclearing Mineral powder in shade Honey Beige 70

Translucent Face Powder: Laura Mercier

Highlight: Mac Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in shade: Soft and Gentle

Concealer: NYX Cosmetics Full Coverage Concealer in shade CJ01 Porcelain & Inglot Cream Concealer in the shade Anticeme Creme

Nose: Anastasia Contour Kit Medium to Tan using the darkest shade down the sides of my nose connecting up to my eyes.  Down the middle I used a little of Inglot cream concealer in shade Anticrime creme and blended it. I used a white eyeshadow from the Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette to prevent creasing. For the tip of my nose, I used Inglots gel eyeliner in shade 77. To prevent creasing on my nose I patted the black eyeshadow from Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette.

Dots: I used white face paint

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 Lips: 

Top lip: Tarte Cosmetics Dry matte lip paints in the color Naughty (Black)

Bottom Lip: Esos lip balm and then using Chanel’s Pinceau Levres Biseaute Angled Lip Brush and pat on Lorac Cosmetics eyeshadow color Inspiration to match the eyelids

And that’s the complete look with all the products I used to create this inspired look. I hope you try this look out and have fun with it, I sure did.

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HALLOWEEN INSPO LOOK #2 

Sexy Kitten 

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Eyes

Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer base in the color Sin

NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in the color 601 Black bean, I used this all over my lid and smoked it out. Creating a base for my smokey eye. Blended the base out to begin the smokey effect. Proceed with eyeshadows to place over the base. (To prevent creasing)

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, mixing the colors Blackout and Pistol for my crease. I also mixed the colors Verve and Snakebite to add a little sparkle to the crease. Blending all the colors and smoking them out, giving you the smoky effect. For the lids I used the colors Half-baked and Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette color Gold.

For eyeliner I used Inglot’s gel liner in shade 77, creating my signature winged line. I made my wing a little thicker.

To create the lines and point in the inner cover of the eyes use L’Oreal’s Infallible sculpt eyeliner in the color 904 black. Use the same line to create the whiskers and dots below your nose.

For the waterline I used NYX Cosmetics eyeliner pencil in the color black. I also used Inglot’s gel liner in black below my water line and midway below my water line and smudge it out. Then I used the gold eyeshadow (Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette) for below my waterline to the inner corners of my eye. Give the look a little dimension and making my eyes POP!

 

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Face

Stowaway Cosmetics Radiant Complexion BB Cream in Shade Medium

Highlight: Lorac Cosmetics in the color Moonlight

Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, I mixed the medium shade and dark shade blended the two colors and chiseled  and contoured my face. Enhancing my cheekbones and features.

Face Powder: Chanel in shade Les Beiges

Blush: Lorac Cosmetics in the color Chroma

Concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in shade Warm: Medium-Dark. Blend using beauty blender.

Translucent Setting Powder: Laura Mercier (For under eyes, forehead, bridge of my nose, chin, below my contour)

Nose: Use Inglot’s gel liner in shade 77 and then use black eyeshadow (Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette) over the liner to prevent creasing and movement.

 

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Lips

Top Lip: Tarte Cosmetics Dry Matte Lipstick Paint sticks in the shade Naughty (Black)

Bottom Lip: L’oreals Lipstick in the color 406 Zoe’s Red

So for this look, I took my go to smokey eye look and just deepened it up a bit. Added some cat features,  a cat ears headband  turtleneck sweater and my Saint Laurent Leather jacket. And thats the complete look. Simple and easy, definitely something you can wear out if your looking for something last minute.  Here are the products I used for this inspo look.

 

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Halloween Inspo Look #3

Easy Sugar Skull 

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Face

Left Side of the Face: Hourglass Veil Foundation in shade Beige

Right Side: White Cream Make up face paint

Left side Concealer: Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Concealer in shade Light

Face Powder: Bobbi Brown’s Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in the shade Warm Natural

Translucent Setting Powder: Airspun loose Powder

Powder for Right Side of Face: Sonia Kashuk Brightening powder

Blush: Chanel Powder blush in the color Rose Petal

Highlight: Lorac Cosmetics in the color Moonlight

Contour: Lorac Pro Contour Palette

Eyebrow: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil in the color Chocolate

Lines and designs : L’Oreal infallible sculpt liquid eyeliner

Eyes:

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Left Side: Inglot’s Gel eyeliner in the shade 77 Black

Right Side: Creating a circle or an oval around the eye and over the eyebrows, use Inglot’s gel liner, then fill in all black. To prevent creasing and movement use a black eyeshadow to set the black around the eye. I used the black and sparkle olive green shadows from my Be Bella Cosmetics eyeshadow palette. Smudge and smoke out around the eye area.

Lips:

 

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Red Lips: Palladio Cosmetics Lip liner in the color Rockin’ Red, top it off with Revlon’s Lipstick in the color True Red

Black Lips: Jordana Cosmetics Sweet Cream Matte liquid Lip Color in the color Witchy Night

Top off the look with a flower crown as seen here. I bought mine at the Halloween store, but you could totally make one of your own using real flowers or even silk flowers. The choice is all up to you. This look is easy and fun to create. I also created loose curls to make the look more feminine and sweet as oppose to scary and gorey, but it’s totally up to you. Still a fun look overall.

Halloween Inspo Look #4 

Dia De Los Muertos inspired by @SincerelyJules look 

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Eyes: 

Creating a circles or oval shapes around the eyes and over the eyebrows, using Inglot’s gel liner, fill in all black. To prevent creasing and movement use a black eyeshadow to set the black around the eye. I used the black and a mixture of blue  shadows from my Eyes Lips Face Cosmetics eyeshadow palette. Smudge and smoke out around the eye area. Once all the eyes are filled in black, create half circle or petals around the eyes as seen above. Once you’ve created your flower eyes, fill in the petals with blue shadows (from my Eyes Lips Faces eyeshadow palette). For each petal I added some rhinestones (these stones are ones you’d use on your nails, I bought these from Sally’s Beauty Supply store). I applied them with Duo glue, the kind of glue you’d use for false eyelashes.

** You can use any colors you’d like to create this look. These are the colors I chose when I decided to create this look. But it’s up to you, have fun with it, have fun with make up and colors 🙂 **

Face:

Concealer: Inglot Cream Concealer in the shade Anticeme Creme

All over the Face: White Face Paint

Face Powder: Sonia Kashuk Brightening Powder

Nose: Inglot’s Gel Liner, Black Eyeshadow Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette

Blush+ Contour: Be a Bombshell Cosmetics in the color Beach Please, Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Lines+ Designs: Starlet Cosmetics Eyeliner Pencil in the color Black The total absence of light & L’oreal’s Infallible Sculpt liquid eyeliner in the color black

Lips: 

Lorac Pro Liquid Lipstick in the color Soft Maeve

Finish off the look with a floral crown and dress in all black. All black everything my go to look. Or you can totally be festive and wear a traditional Day of the Dead attire, the choice is yours. Just have fun when creating all these looks, I did and I’m sure you will too. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed these looks as much as I did. I’d love to see you all recreate these looks, and if you decide to do so please share your photos using the hashtags: #SFBBeauty #SFBHalloweenInspoLooks

As always, thanks so much for reading, following along and I hope you enjoyed this post! Have a lovely Halloween loves!!

 

 


Hair Nightmares to Gorgeous Hair By Kathy

Posted on: September 12, 2016

 

 

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If you know me by now, then you know that I’m one who likes to change up my look every now and then. I’m all about experimenting, especially with my hair. Especially since I work in an industry where I need to stay up to date with current trends. For today’s post, I’m sharing with you all my hair journey. I will spare you the horrible, ratchet and embarrassing photos of my hair. I’ll just give you a short backstory behind my hair.

Let’s just say, my hair has been thru hell and back. Well, maybe not hell, but not in the best state. Thanks to the hair God’s and some research, I managed to find Kathy, thanks to her my hair has been brought back to life. But here’s a little back story before Kathy came to my rescue.

Prior to my meeting and introduction with Kathy, my hair had been thru a lot. My bad hair days started with a professional hair dye gone wrong, extremely wrong. In all the worst ways possible. I wanted to go a little lighter for the Summer and my previous hairstylist didn’t listen to what I wanted. He didn’t refer to my photo and decided to give me something completely opposite from what I wanted. He took my brown hair to platinum blonde. Can you imagine me with Platinum Blonde locks?! Trust me, it wasn’t a pretty, on me at least. Other Filipina’s and others can pull it off, yes, but I myself could not. And I wasn’t happy at all. When I ran my hands thru my hair, the ends no longer felt silky smooth. But rather, rough and like hay. My hair was officially damaged and fried. It needed a HUGE detox and time to breathe before going back and fixing it. I spent the next week at work and basically everywhere I went wearing a huge hat on my head at ALL times. But I was at my breaking point, and I just couldn’t live with my hair looking a hot mess for another week. [Due to scheduling, he couldn’t fit me in to fix the job he so horribly did wrong] I was left with no choice. [I haven’t done this in quite sometime] I went to the drugstore bought a box dye and dyed my own hair. Now putting my hair thru more shock and damage. I took it back to the dark side. Due to my hair being overly damaged and over processed, some green started to show after I dyed it. The color I picked up was Jet Black. My hair had gone thru so much in a short amount of time, it started to react to all the damage being done to it. My hair was fried, overly dyed and all sorts of damaged. It needed some TLC and fast!

After much research and just being fed up with my hair, I reluctantly was able to get an appointment at yet another local hair salon. There I met, Kathy. She looked at my hair, listened to me and knew just what to do. I brought in a photos for her to refer to.  She loved the fact I brought in photos, great for reference and inspiration. She told me, it’s always best when clients bring in photos, they not only make for great references, but another way to really visualize what the client wants. What I loved about her is that she’s brutally honest. She’ll tell you right off the bat if that particular hairstyle will suit you or not. She’s not afraid of telling you NO! She wouldn’t want her clients walking out of her salon, with 1. A bad hair do and 2. A Bad hair dye job and have her name written all over that, NO WAY! I love her way of thinking. Double plus in my book, I’m all about that, honesty is the best policy, am I right?! Kathy is amazing at what she does, she’s like a chemist in her own lab, well salon. She knows what colors to mix and what will look perfect for that particular client.  Not only does she know her colors she gives a FABULOUS Lob haircut and blowout! I’m just so happy and blessed to have found her when my hair really needed it. Since meeting her last winter, she’s given me Spring/Summer ready hair and now Fall-Ready hair. I absolutely love my lob hairstyle and my perfectly rich Chocolate bronde (Brown and slight blonde) balayage color.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t let just anybody touch my hair let alone color my hair. But after speaking with Kathy, telling her my worries, what I had gone through and what I’m looking for, I knew I was in good hands. Even after my hair woes, Kathy brought my hair back to life.

 

Needless to say, every time I come into the salon, I’m immediately put at ease. And now, every time I leave the salon my hair looks AMAZING and I feel fabulous. Thank you so much Kathy for giving me gorgeous hair and bringing it back to life. If you’re ever in the Jersey City/Hoboken area, and looking for an AWESOME stylish, with killer skills and a fabulous personality be sure to make an appointment with Kathy and the fabulous ladies of the Two 01 Salon. Located at: 404 14th Street, Hoboken, New Jersey.

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey.

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