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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.


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.



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.


Today’s makeup

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


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.



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?


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.






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.


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.


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?

Seasons change but people don’t

Alright, we’re all getting bombarded with Valentine’s makeup tutorials in our YouTube subscription boxes and emails from our favorite stores showcasing frilly pink and red dresses as possible date night outfits. We get it.

I like Valentine’s day because it’s another day I get to eat candy. So before you eat a whole bag of heart-shaped Reese’s because they’re 70% off at Target, let’s talk makeup.

I wore this look in last Friday’s outfit post, and I love it. I kept my eyes simple but sparkly and layered on the dark red lipstick, emphasizing my cupid’s bow. This lipstick says, “I buy my own drinks.”


I chose this lipstick as one of my fall favorites, but I love it so much that I wanted to resurrect it for my rebellious bad asses.






From left to right: Smashbox Photo Finish Dark Spot Corrector Primer, Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in 5, Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder, MAC Lipstick in Hang-Up, MAC Lip Pencil in Beet, Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette.

I patted “Trick” on my eyelids using my finger, and swept highlight on my cheeks and down the bridge of my nose to bring light to my face.

Are you flying solo this Valentine’s Day or do you have a significant other? My boyfriend and I haven’t made plans yet, so heart-shaped Reese’s are probably my reality. No complaints.