Summer skin favorites with Alba


Alba Very Emollient Facial Sunscreen SPF 30

What Alba says: “This very emollient and botanically moisturizing sunscreen provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection as defined by the FDA. Made with preferred sunscreen ingredients, this light facial lotion is hypo-allergenic, very water resistant (80 minutes), paraben free and won’t clog pores. Powerful antioxidant rich Green Tea, Grape Seed and Vitamin E nourish skin while Aloe Vera and Chamomile moisturize and smooth. Hypo-allergenic. Biodegradable and gluten free formula.”

Going through esthetics school has made me realize even more how important sun protection truly is and what a difference it makes when you use it. I used to be quite bad about applying it during the day and was always convinced it was going to clog my pores and cause even more breakouts on my face. My fears were for nothing though, there are truly some great sunscreens on the market nowadays that cater towards acneic skin like mine and this is one of them. Continue reading

There’s a new favorite in town!


NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien

What Sephora says, “The Satin Lip Pencil dresses up lips in statement shades that seduce with rich, color-bright pigments, while drenching them in decadent moisture. This modern, long-wearing, vitamin-enriched formula for lips looks sumptuously saturated and dramatically defined.”

Seriously, I haven’t found a new favorite MLBB since my L’Oreal find a few years ago. But this beautiful shade has me mesmerized and my lips look better than ever! Continue reading

Review: Foreo Luna for Combination Skin


Foreo Luna for Combination Skin

What Foreo says: “An innovative skincare device that delivers deep cleansing via T-Sonic technology and anti-aging through lower frequency pulsations.”

Hey everyone! I am so sorry I have been gone for so long. I had absolutely no time for blogging while I was finishing my last semester of college sadly, but now I’m back and I’m ready to show you what I have been loving these few months that I have been gone!

My Foreo Luna has been an absolutely godsend to me ever since I purchased it back in October. I used to be an avid Clarisonic user for years but this had me hooked the moment I used it! Continue reading

Get your glow on


IT Cosmetics Hello Light Illuminating Powder

What IT Cosmetics says: “Natural radiance and a youthful, vitality-filled glow are just an airbrush away! An anti-aging powerhouse for naturally pretty, lit-from-within skin, this innovative formula is all about the look of vitality, radiance and illumination without glitter or shimmer. The formula is infused with micronized pigments of light, plus skin-loving ingredients including peptides, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen, silk and Vitamins A, C, & E and free of all of the ingredients that make skin appear older like talc. Anti-oxidants hydrate, condition, and nourish your skin while warding off free-radicals all day long! Free of talc, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, and phthalates., the Hello Light Anti-Aging Radiance Illuminating Powder absorbs oil and shine while blurring away the look of pores, and fine lines without settling into wrinkles! The perfect finishing step for the look of lift and illumination, the convenient compact makes it easy for your to brighten, hydrate, and awaken your skin all day long! Hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic, this translucent powder is completely colorless, making it perfect for all skintones.”

I’ve been using Youngblood’s Champagne Life creme blush as my highlighter for the past two years, along with various eye shadows if I’m in a rush. However, I soon realized that eye shadow can have too much glitter or accentuate my pores much more than I want-hence it being eyeshadow and not face highlighter- so I went on the hunt for the perfect powder highlighter.  I still love my creme from Youngblood but I wanted a powder version. I’ve always loved IT Cosmetics and I use their Bye Bye Under Eye religiously, and as soon as I saw this gorgeous illuminator and swatched it, I knew it was just what I was looking for.  Continue reading

Orange is the new red.


Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti

What Revlon says: “Pamper your lips with a gel formula that provides super-charged hydration and glides on buttery smooth. In fact, 94% of women’s lips felt were softer, smoother, and instantly hydrated”

In fashion, they say orange is the new black but in terms of lip color, orange is definitely the new red. From full on bright orange like MAC Lady Danger to a pigmented balm like Revlon Tutti Frutti, orange has taken the makeup world by storm. If you’re looking for a hint of color without sacrificing moisture, this is it.  Continue reading

Hey baby, hey baby, hey!


YVES SAINT LAURENT Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll

What Sephora says: “Baby Doll creates a full open-eye effect by lifting and separating lashes. The patented formula creates long-lasting volume and intense color that is evenly dispersed with no flakes, clumps, or smudges for up to 24 hours. Reach every lash, including the baby ones for a full fringe effect. The brush has duo-length bristles that adapt to all lash types, separating, coating, and multiplying lashes for defined volume.”

Stop what you’re doing right now and head to your nearest Sephora to pick up this 100 point perk because this mascara is killer. I ended up getting two of them because I love it so much and I plan on probably getting two more (hey, I’ve got points so I’m going to use them!) and I don’t want to be without this. If you’re a fan of lashes that are sky high without clumps, you will love this.  Continue reading

Bare it all


What Sephora says: “Dare to get Naked all over again with Urban Decay’s latest shadow palette. Naked3 debuts 12 insanely beautiful rose-hued neutrals in an impressive range of shades—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with red microglitter—in ultrasmooth matte, pearl, and glimmering metallic finishes. Each shadow features Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blendability.”

I have long been a fan of the original Naked palette. It is my go-to for every day! My sister loved using my palette too, but she has gorgeous green eyes so I convinced her to buy the Naked 3. She now uses it every day and I swear her eyes have never been a more beautiful green.  Continue reading

Beauty Abroad

Hey lovelies! This painted lady has been abroad for the past few weeks! First Japan and now Korea! I am going to try and write a post soon but in the mean time, follow me on Instagram-paintedladybeauty-where I will be posting pics of my trip and sneak peeks of makeup and skincare I am trying out!

I will be back soon!



Last call for spring


Schools out for summer! Well, not really. I still have summer classes. But I’m sure as hell not letting that keep me from enjoying my summer. I’m heading out with my ladies tonight and I wanted my look to be as sizzling as the temperature outside. I hope you’re all enjoying your night as well! I am still loving the Vice Palette by Urban Decay, it’s absolutely perfect for summer! You can bet I’ll be showcasing it many times this summer. Here are the products that I used! Continue reading