29 September, 2014

Cactus and Chai: Makeup Look

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Here's another makeup look I found from when I visited my sister in Seattle. I did some shopping and touristing that day so the look is very minimal. I skipped the eyeliner because I simply couldn't be bothered. Actually, I've been going out sans eyeliner for about two months now. I'm sure the next time I try to wear it I'll have totally forgotten how to make a straight wing. Anyhow, I used some eyeshadows from Coastal Scents and along with the first NARS product I ever bought, their Cactus Flower cream blush. Here's how my face turned out...

28 September, 2014

Review: MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty

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If you've never taken a look at the MAC Mineralize Blushes ($27) then I highly suggest you do. I'm a huge fan of the shade Warm Soul (reviewed previously here) and now I'll be showing you Dainty, a warm toned light/medium pink. Keep reading to see my full thoughts and swatches.

26 September, 2014

5000 Reader $50 Sephora International Giveaway!

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Hello! Just popping in to give you a quick reminder that my 5,000 Bloglovin' readers Giveaway ends tonight. I am giving away a $50 Sephora e-giftcard or, if you're an international reader who lives in a country where Sephora isn't available, $50 worth of your choice of products from Sephora. This giveaway is a way of showing thanks to my readers and everyone who has supported me since I started this blog. The only mandatory rule is that you follow The Beauty Milk through Bloglovin'. The rest will earn you extra entries. Freebie, fake, and giveaway accounts will be disqualified. I do moderate entries. Enter through the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck and thank you for reading The Beauty Milk! :)

24 September, 2014

Natural Everyday Makeup with Neutrogena Visibly Even

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Disclaimer:  This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with NEUTROGENA® and Latina Bloggers Connect.

This month I was sent three items from the Neutrogena Visibly Even collection to incorporate into my everyday beauty routine. The Visibly Even line aims to aid with blotchiness and dark spots in the skin. All of the products contain essential soy which is meant to brighten skin and make it look more radiant. Here's how I used the Visibly Even line to achieve a natural everyday makeup look appropriate for random errands or school (which is where I wore it to). 

23 September, 2014

Purple Purse Foundation Challenge + Coach Bag Giveaway on Twitter

Disclaimer: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Allstate Foundation® and Latina Bloggers Connect.

Last year I wrote a very important post about domestic violence awareness during the month of October. I am once again teaming up with Allstate's Purple Purse Foundation to encourage conversations about the subject. Statistically, domestic violence affects 1 in every 4 women in her lifetime. The Purple Purse Foundation ignites fundraising for over 140 state, national, and local domestic violence organizations. In order to increase awareness, Allstate and Latina Bloggers Connect invite you to join today's #PurplePurse Twitter Party where one grand prize winner will receive a Coach Bleecker Mini Duffle Bag which retails for $198. 

Make Up For Ever HD Second Skin Cream Blush in 515 Tangerine

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Make Up For Ever HD Second Skin Blush in 515 Tangerine ($26): When Make Up For Ever released their line of cream blushes I knew I wanted to try them right away. I am a cream blush fiend and have reviewed a few different formulas on my blog over the course of the past year. I regard MUFE as a high-quality brand but the prices are pretty high up there. I waited until IMATS New York and purchased this with a considerable discount. I went for the prettiest, brightest color they had-- a tangerine orange.

17 September, 2014

Sable Rose: Makeup Look

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Here's another warm, rosy neutral makeup look. Half of the eyeshadows are from MAC and the other half are from affordable brands like Coastal Scents and Makeup Geek. I used MAC's Sable which is a must-buy. I've heard a lot of people recommend it but only understood its beauty after I had tried it for myself. I have a huge Coastal Scents review and swatch post in the works. The publish date keeps getting pushed back because I keep making orders. It's hard not to when they do so many sales! Only $1 per eyeshadow single, come on! 

15 September, 2014

Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E127

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The Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes ($36) have been featured on both Lisa Eldrige's and Pixiwoo's makeup videos. Those ladies sure know how to create beautiful looks so the Creamy Eyes went straight into my "Maybe Someday" high-end wishlist. The thing is, Ellis Faas products aren't widely available in the United States (you can get some of their products at Sephora.com though). Not only that, but they are also very expensive. Consequently there aren't that many reviews or swatches of their products (compared to "mainstream" brands). All these factors make ordering Ellis Faas products a gamble. Then I saw several EF products on B-Glowing's 75% off clearance sale. I ordered the Creamy Eyes in E127 to see if I liked the formula. I did (I love it actually) so I am kicking myself for not ordering more. When I checked back I saw that they were out of stock (obvs). Hopefully that amazing sale will come around again soon.