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Divergent: Tori Wu inspired makeup

I am doing two Divergent looks inspired by one of my favorite characters in the book, Tori Wu.

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She just looks like a bad ass. Today I have recreated one of her hair and makeup looks from the movie so I can pretend to be half as cool.

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Her look is a much edgier version of a neutral eye and lip, and her hair gives the illusion of a shaved side part. I recreated the look using products from my new Divergent palette because let’s be honest, I wasn’t going to do a Divergent giveaway and not get anything for myself from the collection. Limited edition = need to buy it.

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From left to right: NARS Pro-Prime Eyeshadow Base, Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, Maybelline Rocket Mascara, Make Up For Ever Concealer in 5, Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked, Buxom Foundation in Meet Me Latte, Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown, Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder, Divergent Collector’s Palette.

I used Luminous Taupe (middle eyeshadow) all over my eyelid and blended Envious Chocolate (right) into my crease and smudged it along my top lash line. I highlighted the inner corners of my eye with Candor Lace (left) and contoured and added blush with Compassionate Copper and Rosy Horizon. I finished the look with Artistic Mauve over Naked. The lip gloss and bronzer are definitely my favorite in this palette. Both are extremely pigmented and the lip gloss is far from sticky.

Do you plan on dressing up as your favorite Divergent character for the premiere? Who would you choose?

Next week I am doing a Tori inspired outfit. Time to bust out all my black.

Have a great Thursday and thank you for reading.

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Today’s makeup

Deluxe samples, yo. They’re basically my window to new products. Bless Sephora and their points program.

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From left to right: Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in Shade 4.0, Jesse’s Girl Eyeshadow Palette in Brown Eyed Girl, NARS Pro-Prime Eyeshadow Base, NARS Concealer in Biscuit, Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara, Benefit Watt’s Up Highlighter, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Ransom, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero, Make Up For Ever Lipstick in Rouge, Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown, Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder, Benefit Hervana Blush, Pixi Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched.

Can we talk about how impressed I am with this palette I receive in last month’s Ipsy bag? I usually avoid eyeshadows from brands I’m not familiar with or aren’t raved about on YouTube because I have super sensitive eyes and skin. I once got a stye on my eyelid from bad eyeliner. I live in fear.

Aside from the questionable yellow shade and a couple of the orange colors, this palette has nice neutral, yet shimmery taupe colors that blend so well. Seriously, I think they blend better than the shadows in my Naked 2 palette. Le gasp.

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A neutral eye, surprise surprise. But if you look closely, my eyeliner is a blue-ish purple shade. It’s so pretty in person. Ransom is my favorite Urban Decay eyeliner because of how smoothly it glides on, and how it changes colors depending on the light. It looks dark purple in low light, but glows lavender with flecks of blue in the sunlight. It’s gorgeous. I layered it over zero so it would have a dark undertone, giving it a navy look. Ah, I just love it.

What’s your favorite eyeliner? Do you have any purple shades you recommend?

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Today’s makeup + disappointing product

My makeup is always the same look achieved with different products. Excuse me for loving a taupe eye and pink lip.

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From left to right: Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in Shade 4.0, LORAC Pro Palette, Smashbox Photo Finish Dark Spot Correcting Primer, Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in 5, Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette, NARS Pro-Prime Eyeshadow Base, Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara, Wet n Wild Eyeliner in Black Black, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze, MICA Beauty Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm in #6 Fiesta.

I have sensitive acne-prone oily skin, so finding a trustworthy moisturizer is always a battle. I knew I had found it in one Korean product, but decided to give the Josie Maran Light Argan Oil a try. It was recommended as a great combat for my skin type on the Sephora website, and I’ve been bombarded with articles and videos about the use of argan oil on your hair and skin. So, I pulled the $48 price tag bandaid.

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Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light

Big mistake.

Not only did this moisturizer result in a horrible breakout along my neck, it made my pores more visible and my nose looked like a ripe strawberry against a greasy Cici’s pizza. It was awful. I continued to use it on the ends of my hair and on my face for several weeks hoping it took a little while for my skin to adjust, but no. My skin went completely downhill. After two months of use, I’ve returned to my old favorite.

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Holika Holika Water March Moisture Green Full Cream

I found this moisturizer while browsing the adorable site PrettyandCute.com. They sell Asian beauty products that I can’t find in stores and have a large selection of BB creams and skincare products. I had been wanting to try Holika Holika since one of my favorite beauty YouTubers, frmheadtotoe, recommended them. This moisturizer has a fresh scent and a thin film that seals in the witch hazel and Himalayan berry extract. It’s perfect for troubled skin, and will prevent any acne medication from coming off on your pillow at night.

You let me down, Josie Maran. However, I do love the Hot Oil Self-Heating Hair Treatment. So, you’re not completely off my radar.

Have you tried using oils on your face? What is your go-to moisturizer?

Today’s Makeup

Keeping it neutral today with my favorite Urban Decay palette. Spoiler alert: It’s not a Naked palette.

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From left to right: Sephora Kohl Pencil in Mystic Purple, NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in 215, Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 240 Medium Beige, Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, Urban Decay Ammo Palette, Pixi Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched, MAC Blush in Peachy Keen, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 012 Buff Beige, Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown

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I was excited to try my new purple eyeliner and it did not disappoint. I rarely like to wear black eyeliner anymore because it can be too harsh. This kohl pencil from Sephora was a total steal for only $8.

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This gloss balm is very pigmented, but I only applied a small amount to tint my lips. I’ve been licking my lips a lot this winter and didn’t want to waste a good lipstick. I’m glued to my Nivea lip butter as a back up.

I love my Urban Decay Ammo Palette, and I’m eager to try the Naked 3 palette. Do any of you have it? What’s your review?

Today’s Makeup

Today’s work outfit was a blank slate of black and grey so I wore a pink pout with bright cheeks. It worked, trust me.

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From left to right: Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Blush in Beach Please, Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, Sephora Eyeliner in Flashy Black Purple, NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Cordura, Covergirl Lipstick in 380 Dazzle, Revlon Colorstay Foundation in 240 Medium Beige (not pictured), Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 012 Buff Beige (not pictured)

I kept my eye neutral using the lighter shade of my favorite NARS Eyeshadow Duo to sweep into my crease and add definition to my eye. I lined my eyes with dark purple liner, which looks beautiful against brown eyes, and painted my lips with one of my favorite Covergirl lipsticks. It has a subtle sheen with small iridescent flecks of lilac and fuchsia.

How do you combat a dull outfit day?

Today’s makeup

I didn’t realize how much pink I had put on my face today until I took these pictures. I’m going to keep my shimmery eyes and pink lips since I’ll be wearing an Alison DiLaurentis mask tonight for my “Red Coat” costume. Any Pretty Little Liars fans out there?

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From left to right: Anastasia Brow Powder in Dark Brown, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (sample), MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme Cup, MICA Beauty cosmetics Shimmer Powder in Earth, Star Looks Eyeliner in K01 Obsidian, NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, NARS Concealer in Biscuit, Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, theBalm Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow, Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 240 Medium Beige, Milani Blush in Luminoso

I patted the MICA Shimmer Powder all over my eyelid and defined my crease and the outer lid with my Matt(e) eyeshadow. I finished with black eyeliner on my top and bottom waterline and a generous amount of mascara. My cheeks and my lips nearly matched, but Luminoso just adds a nice healthy glow.

I hope you all have a safe Halloween!

Leah