Birchbox Unboxing May 2015

Hey guys I’m back with another Birchbox Unboxing for May of 2015!  I got a ton of super great stuff this month that I know you guys are going to love.  If you would like to sign up for Birchbox go ahead and do so here! And here are a couple coupon codes I found for 50% off your first box: BB50OFF and for $10 in the shop: BBJETBLUE10

Here are the items that were in my BirchBox!

amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo:
I’m super excited about this! It smells great and seems to keep my hair from getting oily throughout the day. Who doesn’t love dry shampoo!

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream:
I really really happy there was a Benefit product in here! I love the heck out of benefit and I can’t wait to see how this works! And it SMELLS SO GOOD 🙂

Coastal Scents® Revealed 3 Palette:
I got a quad sample of this and the pigmentation was really great on 3 of the 4 colors! I would pay $20 for the whole pallet I think 😀

Marcelle Clay Mask:
This was somewhat surprising because it was less of a clay mask than it was a moisturizer in texture. I think I’ll like it though.

Whish Flawless Swipes:
These seem cool! What girl doesn’t need help avoiding razor burn in those sensitive areas 😛

Overall I’m super happy with the box and am hoping they continue to be this awesome!

Hope you guys enjoyed this! I will probably continue getting birchbox for another month before I make a decision on weather or not it is worth it to me to continue getting it.  If you would like to watch my youtube video it is embeded below:

10 Tips For Photo Ready Makeup

Hey guys! I just posted a tutorial on how to do photo ready make for outdoor or beach photo shoots. So I also wanted to share with you guys a few tips for doing your makeup when shooting outside 😀

  1. Always use a primer for your face and your eyes!  The worst thing that could happen during a photo shoot is your makeup coming off, and when you’re outdoors it is a lot easier for that to happen.  Make sure you use a face primer and an eye primer to make sure your foundation and eyeshadow stay in place.
  2. Stay away from sunscreen!  When taking pictures outside, sunscreen will give a white cast to the skin.  Stay away from sunscreen in your foundation to avoid this.  If you absolutely need protection from the sun, opt for a moisturizer containing spf and apply this before your primer and foundation.  The extra layers of primer and foundation on top will guard against the white cast.
  3. Go with a natural to matte finish foundation.  No one wants to look sweaty in a photo shoot, so make sure you go for a matte or natural finish foundation because any dewy or luminous foundation will come off sweaty in photographs.
  4. Contour your face.  Pictures flatten your face.  Thats where the whole “the camera adds 10 pounds” thing comes from.  To avoid this you need to add shape back into your face.  To see how to do this click “Photo Ready Makeup Tutorial” or “Old Contouring Tutorial”.
  5. Set your makeup with a mattefying powder.  This is just an extra step that will give and even surface to your makeup and keep it in place longer.
  6. Define the crease.  With your eye makeup you really want to make sure you define the crease of your eyelid.  This will help your eyes show up on camera.
  7. Line your eyes.  Lining the lash lines of your eyes will help define where the edge of your eyes are in pictures. This is a great step to keep them from blending in to the rest of your face and a must for outdoor photography.
  8. Where a lipstick.  Even if you end up wearing a nude lipstick, this step really helps your lips stand out from the rest of your face and keep them from blending in. It’s all about defining your features so you can still see them in pictures.
  9. Avoid lip gloss.  If you really really love lip gloss you can still wear it, but when the wind is blowing and your hair is plastered to your mouth don’t come crying to me 😉
  10. Stay away from sparkles.  Any shiny or glitter things in your makeup is going to reflect more in pictures and look really unnatural. So make sure you stay Matte in your face and eye makeup.

Hope these tips really helped you guys out! If you want to see my tutorial for photo ready makeup or watch the video below!

Color Me Cassie

Glam on a Budget | Drugstore Prom Tutorial

Hey guys! Today I wanted to do a Glam on a budget makeup tutorial for you guys.  I wanted to make this look drugstore, because I know a lot of people have special events like prom to go to, but don’t necessarily have the money to spend on those high end products.  I know this because for a long time I didn’t have the money to spend on high end makeup products.  My best bets for makeup I could afford came from the makeup isles of Target, and even then it was iffy.  So today I am going to go through this tutorial, and let you know what makeup products are the best for the price, so that you can feel beautiful at whatever event you attend without breaking the bank.

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This is the look I’m going to be showing you guys and it’s just a really pretty pink smokey eye that is easy for anyone to accomplish!

First we are going to start with Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Inked in Pink” and just use our fingers to apply this all over the lid, trying to keep it out of the crease.  Maybelline Color Tattoo’s are really great cream shadows from the drugstore.  They stay on a really long time and works really well either alone, or as a base to other shadows.

Maybelline Color Tattoo: Inked in Pink

Eyeshadow is probably the thing I have the hardest time with finding something I like from the drug store.  However, there are some that are significantly better than others.  As I said before, the color tattoos are great if you are looking for a cream shadow or a base for your shadow.  For powdered eyeshadow, Wet n Wild is a really great way to go.  I find that they tend to be decently pigmented and come in a lot of cool colors.  I have also heard really good things about the loreal infallible eyeshadows as well.

In this tutorial we will be taking the 8 pallets from Wet n Wild in the colors Comfort Zone and Petal Pusher.

Comfort Zone

Petal Pusher

We will start by taking the orange toned eyelid color from Comfort Zone, and apply it in and above the crease to act as a transition color.

Next we will take the medium reddish purple eyelid color from Petal Pusher, and use that in the outer half of the crease and the outer V of the eye to begin deepening the look in preparation for the smokey eye.

After that take the medium pink toned purple eyelid color from Petal pusher and use it on a fluffy brush to blend out the shadow above your crease.  Remember to stay away from the browbone, so we don’t get a muddy highlight later.

Now apply the lightest color in the Petal Pusher pallet as a browbone hightlight.

When that is done it is time to start smoking this look out.  Take the dark purple shade from Petal Pusher and apply it in the very outer V of the eye. I went ahead and extended the outer V out a bit to enlarge the look of my eyes, but this is totally personal preference.

Make sure you blend a TON to make sure this look has no harsh lines.  This is a super important step to any smokey eye.

You can darken up this look as desired, but always remember to start lighter and slowly work your way darker.  It is better to have to apply darker shadow, then to have it be too dark and have to start over.

Now it’s time for primer and foundation.  For primer there are a ton of great drugstore options, so I’ll just tell you what to avoid.  Stay away from anything luminous or glittery.  When you are going to an event where pictures will be taken you do not want to look like you have shiny or sparkly skin.  Keep it matte.

As far as foundation, if there are pictures or dancing involved, make sure you get a matte long-wearing foundation.  This will ensure you don’t look sweaty or shiny throughout the night.  Some great options for foundation are L’Oreal infallible Pro Matte Foundation or Covergirl Outlast 3 in 1 foundation.  They both have a great finish, and will stay on a long time.  I used the L’Oreal Infallible Foundation for this look.

After you are done applying foundation you are going to need concealer to conceal any blemishes and highlight your face.  Try getting a concealer just slightly lighter than your skin tone so you can use it for a highlight. For this a liquid concealer works the best, so I would try to stay away from andy stick concealer (harder to blend).  I have used Maybelline Age Rewind in the past and loved it, and I used Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer for this tutorial.

Apply the concealer in 2 big triangles underneath your eyes and then drag it up you cheek bone.  This covers dark circles a TON better than dotting it under your eyes.  Apply it to the high points of your face (middle of the forehead, along the bridge of the nose, on the cupids bow above the lip, and on the chin).  This makes you look like you are glowing 😀

After, make sure you set the concealer with a setting powder that is as light as your concealer, or translucent.  I have been loving Rimmel Stay Matte powder lately, and it’s what I used in this look.

Next comes contouring and for this you are going to need a matte bronzer.  Make sure it has no shine or sparkles to it, and it’s best if it is more of a cool or neutral tone than a warm tone.  NYX makes a matte bronzer that is great and that is what I use in this tutorial.

Apply this right below the cheekbones, at the temples, along the hairline, and beneath the chin.  This really helps your features to pop, but make sure you use a light hand so you don’t overdo it.

Next it’s time for blush.  Blush is something that is super easy to find at the drugstore.  Most everything works, it’s just about applying things with a light or heavy hand depending on how pigmented it is. For this look I used the ELF studio blush pallet in the left bottom shade.  Make sure you use a light hand with this because it is very pigmented.  And just apply to the cheekbones and apples of the cheeks.

After you have applied blush take the same powder you used before and use it to buff all of the other powder products in.  You should be using circular motions with your brush and just a little bit of powder should be enough to buff the whole face.

As far as eyeliner, I’ve found that gel is the easiest to apply for me.  In this look I just lined the upper lash line and gave it the teeniest tiniest little wing to extend the eye, while keeping the classic un-winged look.  I used NYX jumbo eye pencil in this look, but any gel liner will do.

Next it’s time for mascara.  There are a ton of great mascara’s at the drugstore, but my current favorite is L’Oreal Miss Magna Mascara.

Finally, apply a light nude pink lipstick.  I used Mac Speed dial for this look, but Revlon Color Burst in Carnation is the same color and would work great for this look.

That’s it! You’re done!  Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, be sure to watch my Glam on a budget | Drugstore Prom Tutorial on my YouTube channel if you want to see this look applied in detail.

Here is another Birchbox unboxing for May 2015, feel free to check it out 😀

Color Me Cassie

Birchbox Unboxing | April 2015

Hey guys! So I recently got my first ever birchbox in the mail, and I am super excited to start reviewing subscription boxes and doing unboxings!  My plan is to unbox / review my birchboxes for a few months, and if that goes well, I might add an Ipsy bag as well and battle them against each other.  If that is some thing you would like, make sure follow my blog and subscribe to my youtube channel to make sure you never miss a box 😀

What I got in my box!

Harvey Prince Yogini – sample size This was a pretty standard perfume. Nothing special, but I’ll probably use it up. Wouldn’t repurchase probably.

Supergoop!® Daily Correct CC Cream ​SPF 35+ This was way to dark for me, so I’ll never really know if I like it 😛 Too bad.

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel I am excited to try this! I’ve never really tried a peel before, so it should be interesting to try this!

Temple Spa Peace Be Still Calming Face & Body Balm I am LOVEING this stuff! It smells so good! At the risk of sounding like a smell junkie I like to put it on my hands just so I can be able to smell the scent of this lotion for a while.

jane iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain I really wish they had given me a full size product instead of the tiny little lipstick 😛 It looks like it will be interesting and I will probably use it all, but It makes me sad that they couldn’t just give me a full size lip product.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Follow me for more fun beauty, makeup, and lifestyle related things 😀 <3

Color Me Cassie

Birchbox Subscription Box Unboxing | April 2015

Here is another Birchbox unboxing for May 2015, feel free to check it out 😀

Spring / Mermaid Eye Makeup Tutorial!

Hey guys!  So today I am going to be doing a teal blue spring / mermaid eye makeup tutorial for you guys!  I’m going to be using my Lorac Afterglo pallet that I have been LOVING lately!  You can get it for $18 on the Lorac website if you like!


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For this look I took the light brown shade from the pallet and applied it with a fluffy blending brush in and above my crease.  This acts as a transition color between the blues and the brow bone highlight we will be adding later.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Cottage Cheese

After that I took my NYX jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese and applied it to my lid to act as a white base for the shadows and make them more vibrant.

Next I took the light turquoise color from the pallet and applied it with a flat shader brush to the lid, making sure to really build up and pack on the color.

Take that same shade on a fluffy blending brush and blend it into the crease.  Because the eye pencil was not applied here, this shadow should look less intense than the shadow on the lid.  Also take that color from the top of the crease strait out creating a smokier cat eye sort of look.

After that you are going to want to take the darker blue color take that in the outer 2/3rds of the crease, the outer V, and also drag it out from the crease and up from the V to mimic the shape of the lighter shadow we applied earlier.

As always make sure you blend!

Finally take the lightest shade from the pallet and highlight your brow bone, apply some mascara, and tada, you are done!

If you want a little more detail on this tutorial make sure you check out the video on my youtube channel <3 Teal blue spring / mermaid eye makeup tutorial Make sure you subscribe so you never miss another video 😀

As always I love you guys! See you later 😛

Color Me Cassie

March Favorites 2015

Hey guys!  I haven’t yet done any sort of favorites post so for the month of March I decided to put up a favorites video!  Check it out and leave a comment letting me know what your favorite beauty product for the month of march is!! Feel free to subscribe to my youtube channel to keep updated! <3

My March Favorites:

The Lorac Afterglo Pallet
The Eyeshadow Shade Rose from the Lorac Pro 2 Pallet
The Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush
Maybelline Miss Magna Volumizing Mascara in Black

Other Makeup:
Revlon Colorstay Lip Balm in Romantic
NYX Matte Bronzer in Light
NYX Powder Blush in Mocha
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown

Other Beauty:
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Deep and Dark Brown
Tangle Teezer
Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser
Simple Exfoliating Makeup Wipes

March Favorites 2015 Review

L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation First Impression

Hey guys! It’s me Color Me Cassie.  The other day I was shopping at Target (surprise, surprise), and I came across the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation.  The packaging was neat, it was new, and I hadn’t heard much about it yet, so I decided to put together a first impression for you guys 😀 Hope you enjoy it <3

Watch my L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation First Impression video:

Color Me Cassie

Spring makeup Tutorial <3

Hey guys! Today I’m going to be doing a makeup tutorial for spring 😀 I’m so so so tired of winter and it is just time for the snow to go away.  So I’m going to make it go away with this peachy Spring look!

For this look I am going to be using my Lorac Afterglow Pallet that I ordered off of Hautelook last month, with the star of the tutorial being the peachy color in it!

This is the Lorac Afterglow pallet!

First I took the peachy color and applied it on the outer three fourths of the lid, being careful not to bring any of the color above the crease.

Next I took the gold color and put that in the inner fourth of the lid, and blended with my Sigma blending brush.

After that I applied the light brown color in the crease, bringing it up from the crease just slightly. Don’t forget to blend!

Next I took the NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in Cottage cheese putting it under my brow bone. I blended it in with my ring finger.

And finally, I took the light pink highlight shade from the Lorac Afterglow pallet to blend between the light brown and the brow bone highlight.

Finished it up with a winged liner and some mascara, and there you have it! A beautiful Spring look <3

To check out my Easy Spring Eye Makeup Tutorial video, watch below!

Color Me Cassie