Happy 2016

Well, happy 2016 my loves! I can’t believe I haven’t made a blog post this year. I have decided to type one up and explain a couple things before I make another beauty related post.

I have been crazy busy so far this year. I started this crazy fitness journey at the beginning of the year and honestly I think it’s taken over my life (in a good way). It’s time for me to start dedicating some time to my blog again because I miss it. A LOT. I can tell you all about my fitness journey if you are interested.

You may have noticed there are some changes on my blog. I have decided to change my blog name. I’ve been thinking about it for a while and have decided right now would be the best time to do it. Even though I really loved Beauty Fetiche, it just didn’t feel right. I think I was so excited to start this blog, I just picked the first title I fell in love with. I don’t want to bore you with a longer explanation but this is me, Diana Lizbeth. I want to be real and I want to show you who I really am. I wouldn’t expect a name change to be a big deal but it starting to feel like it. Just by making this one change I feel a lot more excited and motivated to work on my blog. With that said, I hope you like the change and I look forward to sharing more with you.

Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for the next post…

-Diana

Fresh Glam New Year’s Eve Look

Hello my beautiful people! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. I spent almost two weeks in Oklahoma visiting family and I had a great time.

I decided to do a last minute New Year’s Eve look. I went with something very different. A fresh yet glamorous look.  You can always add liner to make it look more dramatic. I didn’t since I wanted more of a ‘clean’ look. I feel weird when I don’t use eyeliner but I’m happy with the way it turned out.

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Face: Too Faced Born This Way foundation, Bare Minerals Complete Coverage Serum Concealer, KVD Shade + Light (yellow shade), Benefit Watts Up, Becca Opal Highlight, Becca Wild Honey Mineral Blush, KVD Shade + Light (taupe & soft brown shades) to bronze and contour.

I’ve been using the Bare Minerals concealer for a few weeks now and I love it! I used the yellow shade in KVD palette to set my concealer. I didn’t set the rest of my face because my skin is super dry right now. And I didn’t want my face to look too powdery. I applied the Benefit Watts Up above my cheeks to make it look more dewy. Becca Wild Honey blush is a great neutral shade.

Eyebrows: Diorshow Brow Styler Pencil, ABH clear Brow Gel

Eyes: MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (in crease), Becca Opal Highlight (eyelid), KVD Shade + Light (pink shade to highlight), MAC Cinderella pigment (center of lid), Rimmel nude eyeliner, Buxom Lash Mascara, Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, Marc Jacobs Black Highliner (tightline), Ardell #110 lashes

To give this a ‘fresh’ look I used Opal highlight all over the lid and inner corner. I also wet my brush to make it stand out even more. I added bronzer on my crease for a little bit of definition. I decided last minute to add glitter. It makes it a bit more glamorous. You could totally do without the glitter though!

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Don’t forget to add that nude liner in your waterline. It will cancel out any redness. I applied all 3 dark shades in KVD palette on my lower lash line. I used a fluffy brush because I didn’t want it too precise. I went with natural lashes, but now I wish I would’ve used more dramatic ones. Also, remember to tightline with a black liner to blend in those fake lashes.

Lips: MAC Burgundy Lip Pencil, Sephora Blackberry Sorbet Cream Lip Stain

The best part about this look is being able to wear any lipstick. Literally ANY! I’d recommend a liquid lipstick that way you don’t have to worry about reapplying all night!

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Thanks for reading. I hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve.

See you next year!

XO, Diana

 

Favorite Red Lips for the Holidays

IMG_1350Christmas and holiday parties are upon us. Red lips on Christmas are a must have! I know there are lots of options available, but I wanted to give you a list of my favorites.

MAC Cosmetics Ruby Woo Lipstick ($17)

IMG_0349There’s not much to say about this guy. It’s a cult favorite. I’d say this is a must have lipstick for everyone. It’s a true red with blue undertone and it makes your teeth look whiter.

Sephora Collection Strawberry Kissed Cream Lip Stain ($14)

IMG_0302This is a funner brighter option. It’s a pinky red. One of my all time favorite colors to wear. I’d also check out Really Red in this line. It’s a true red with blue undertone.

NARS Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26)

IMG_0294The only way I could describe this shade is a true red with a slight warm undertone. Online it’s described as a “Crimson Red.” This is the color I wore last Christmas. FYI I think these lipsticks are so underrated. NARS has some of the best lipstick formulas out there. These are pretty much a lipstick/lip liner in one.

YSL 202 Rose Crazy Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipstick ($36)

IMG_0271If you wanna be fancy then this is the lipstick to choose. It’s described as a “matte cranberry red.” This lipstick has a very creamy matte texture. It contains jojoba oil so it’s very moisturizing. It may not last as long as the others, but it will leave a pretty stain.

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Left to right: Ruby Woo, Strawberry Kissed, Mysterious Red, Rose Crazy

I want to give a quick shout to Revlon’s matte lipstick in Really Red. It was one of the first bright red matte lipsticks I have ever owned. And I believe it’s only five bucks.

I also think the eye shadow look I did would be perfect! I used the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Palette for the crease. Any color a couple shades darker than your skin tone would work. On the lids I used MAC’s naked pigment. I topped it off with a winged liner (Stila). Don’t forget the lashes!

I hope this encouraged you to put on your red lips! I think this year I’ll rock Ruby Woo! What about you?

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XO, Diana

 

 

Monthly Favorites- November 2015

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve done a favorites post. I’ve come across a handful of holy grail products so I figured I’d show you.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

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This product has been one of my favorites for a few years now. I stopped using it because I had been using the Urban Decay concealer. I made the switch to NARS again because my under eyes have been really dry. The NARS just works better with my dry skin. I like this concealer because it’s light enough to wear everyday, yet it also builds nicely for more coverage.

Erborian BB Creme

ErborianI always love to search for new products and read reviews online. I came across this product during the VIB sale at Sephora. It was sold out online, but I when I went to the store they actually had it in stock. A Sephora employee raved about it so I went ahead and made the purchase. This has been a part of my everyday routine ever since I bought it. It’s seriously AMAZING. It makes my skin super soft and flawless. I always get tons of compliments on my skin when I wear this. I’d definitely recommend getting a sample and trying it out.

MUFE 134 Large Powder Fan Brush

mufeI mentioned this product in my last post, my flawless foundation routine. This brush is ideal for contouring/bronzing. Not only are you able to create the perfect line, but it you can also blend it out beautifully.

Diorshow Brow Styler Pencil

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I had been using this in the universal shade but last month I purchased the universal shade dark brown. I prefer the dark brown a lot more, especially for the winter time. This is my favorite brow pencil!

Glamglow Flashmud Brightening Treatment 

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I like this mask because it’s a lot more gentle on my face than the other Glamglow masks. My face always  feels super soft when use it. It also does a great job at removing the dry flakey skin around my nose.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips

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I wanted to give these guys a quick little shout out, mainly the color More Better. It’s a beautiful deep berry. I wore this in my last post. So far I am loving these liquid lipsticks. I’ve also tried the color Beeper.

Flawless Foundation Routine

Hello beauties! I’ve been asked a few times what products I use to achieve a flawless face. In this post I’m going to show you all of the products I use including the most important tools.

Step 1: Moisturize and Prime

I’ve been using the Belief True Cream Moisturizing Bomb (rewards), Origins Ginzing Eye Cream, and the YSL Blur Primer (deluxe sample). I apply the primer in the center of my face and around my mouth.

Step 2: Apply Foundation and Concealer

IMG_2426I am currently using the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. My foundation is in the shade Natural Beige and my concealer is in the shade Custard. The concealer is about one shade lighter than my skin tone. I normally use the UD Naked Concealer, but my under eyes are a little to dry for that one right now. I also love using the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer.

The most important tool to use when blending in foundation and concealer is the Beauty Blender. The only thing I dislike about using it is how long it takes takes to blend. Feels like foreeevvveerrrr. But it works and it’s the only tool that blends everything flawlessly.  I first apply my foundation and then my concealer. If I really want to highlight under my eye then I apply the concealer in a triangle formation. I also apply it on my chin, cupid’s bow, tip of the nose, and the center of the forehead. I blend my concealer with the beauty blender as well.

Step 3: Set Foundation and Concealer

IMG_2423The KEY to a flawless face is setting it with powder. My favorite powder to set my concealer is the yellow shade (Lucid) in the Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette. This really highlights the under eye and makes it look flawless. To do this, I use the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush. I gently press it on the same areas I applied concealer. I NEVER blend in, just press onto the skin.

To set the rest of my face I use the NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder. You can use any kind of brush for this. I normally use a larger powder brush. I feel like the NARS powder is underrated. People rave about the Laura Mercier one, but I hardly ever see anyone mention this one. I’ve never tried LM (it’s on my list), I’m sure it’s great, but this one gets the job done too. This product also works great for the ‘baking’ technique.

Step 4: Bronze, Blush, and Highlight

mufeNow the fun begins… First, I apply bronzer, the middle shade in the same Kat Von D palette. I hardly ever take the time to really sculpt my face. I’ve seen many people ask how to contour and what tool to use. I don’t think contouring is necessary more than half the time, just add a little bronzer and your good to go. I do believe the right brush is needed. I prefer to use a flat type of brush. I’ve been using the MUFE Large Powder Fan Brush.  This brush is amazing and makes bronzing/contouring so easy! It allows you to create the perfect line. I also run the brush across my nose, top of forehead, and around jawline. You could also use this brush to apply blush and highlight. It’s a huge brush so it takes a while to get used to holding it. But once you do, you’ll love it!

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After applying bronzer, highlight, & blush

Finally, I apply blush and highlight. Those two vary from time to time. Lately I have been using a Tom Ford blush/highlight duo that came out last year in their holiday collection.

Step 5: Setting Spray

I don’t really like my face to look too powdery so I always apply a setting spray. My go-to’s are MAC Fix Plus and Urban Decay All Nighter Spray. If I want my makeup to last all day and night then I use the Urban Decay.

I also wanted to mention that if I am wearing a lot of eyeshadow, like a smokey eye, then I do that first. I normally apply the foundation, then the eyeshadow, and then the concealer. This way you can easily clean up any fallout or mistakes. You can really use that concealer to clean up the eyeshadow.

So there you have it. Those are all of the steps I do to achieve a flawless look. I usually do this about once a week. I prefer a lot less steps and makeup on a day to day basis.

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*Eyebrows: Diorshow Brow Styler, Eyeshadow: KVD Shade + Light Eye, Liner: KVD Tattoo Liner, Lips: Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in More Better.

Thanks so much for reading. I hope this was helpful. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions!

XO, Diana

 

 

Estée Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Brightening Serum + Concealer Review

esteelauderHello my loves! I purchased this concealer about a month back and I have been using it everyday. I purchased mine at Sephora for $34. This item has a stick concealer on one end and a brightening serum on the other end. The concealer has a very creamy consistency and the serum is pinky shimmery color.

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I have it in the shade 2W Light-Medium (Warm). I had originally purchased 3W, it was my perfect shade, but I wanted a lighter shade for a more brightening effect so I exchanged it. They have 8 shades ranging from cool, warm, and neutral. I’ve never been able to use a stick concealer because of my dry skin, but the concealer is so creamy, it’s works. It’s also very lightweight. My go-to concealers have always been NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and Urban Decay Naked Concealer. Those are also very light weight and creamy.

The instructions say to apply the serum first and then the concealer. I usually do my makeup in 10 minutes on a day to day basis so I just use the concealer. I then apply the serum on top of the cheekbones to highlight. This gives my face a very dewy finish and I love it!

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The concealer blends in so smoothly (with finger or brush) and provides great coverage. It does crease a little bit, but I have yet to find a perfect creaseless concealer so it doesn’t bother me. I have been using the NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder just to set the concealer and it keeps it from creasing a lot. I’d say it lasts about 6 hours.

I LOVE the serum. It is gives a perfect highlight. Since I purchased a warm shade, the serum has a pink tint to it. I think I like the serum more than the concealer side. The serum will stay on all day. I don’t apply anything on top of it either. I love the dewy effect and if I apply a powder on top, it will take that away.

Overall, I give this product an 8 out of 10. I give the serum a 10 out of 10. The concealer side is pretty awesome for being a stick. I give it an 8 because of the creasing, but I do appreciate the creaminess. Like I said before it is not a full coverage concealer. Not like Mac Pro Longwear, so if that’s what your looking for, then look away my friend. But it is perfect for everyday makeup.Face: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, Estee Lauder Concealer and Serum (on cheekbones), NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder, Too faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Shade of the Day- Lolita II

IMG_1993Most of you know I love Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks. She recently came out with a Lolita Lip Duo. It includes a mini Lolita and a new shade Lolita II. You know I had to get my hands on this. Unfortunately it’s sold out online, but I would check in stores to see when it comes out. I believe the full size Lolita 2 should be out Dec/Jan.

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The formula of the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are better than ever! They are easier to apply and they are build-able. There aren’t very many liquid lipsticks out there that you can add layer after layer. They usually get all clumpy and flakey. I think I applied about 4 to 5 layers.
FullSizeRenderThe OG Lolita is a brown pink nude shade and Lolita II is a peachy pink nude. I think Double Dare is pretty similar but it’s more pink. I really love Lolita II, it’s a great nude and I think it’ll look great on all skin types. I definitely recommend purchasing this duo, especially if you don’t already own Lolita. I did not wear a liner with it.

IMG_1936I will soon be doing a post to show you all what products and techniques I use for my flawless foundation routine.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO, Diana

Favorite Lipsticks for Fall 2015


I recently posted my favorite affordable lipsticks for Fall/Winter. If you didn’t get a chance to read it, you can check it out here. Of course I had to give you guys some higher end options. This was honestly very tough for me. I didn’t realize how many dark vampy colors I had, but I think the lipsticks I chose are great/different options. I apologize in advance for the lighting. These Seattle clouds do not give any natural lighting.

IMG_1710Dose of Colors Truffle ($18)- I’ve already mentioned this lipstick on my blog a couple of times. It’s a great nude with a mauve-y tint. My favorite part about this lipstick is not needing a lip liner.  You can check out my shade of the day post here.

IMG_1728Too Faced Melted Berry ($21)- This lipstick is a very pigmented berry fuchsia color. A little goes a long way with this lipstick. It does have somewhat of a glossy finish so I like to apply translucent powder over it. I purchased mine in a holiday set last year. Check out this year’s set at Sephora. You get four mini lipsticks (including berry) for $25.  I honestly think Melted Berry is worth purchasing alone.

IMG_1718NARS Audacious Lipstick in Audrey ($32)- I LOVE this lipstick. It’s so different and it’s not a color people tend to go with. Which is why I love it so much. It’s described as a red currant. It’s basically a muted red with a little bit of brown. I really like the Audacious line because every color is extremely pigmented.

IMG_1735YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipstick in 206 ($36)- I’m not that big of a fan of brown lipsticks but this one is doable. It’s a very pretty matte red brown. It’s very creamy and not drying at all. The formula is very similar to the NAR Audacious. It also has that wonderful YSL smell to it.

IMG_1749Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Noseferatu ($20)- I think everyone needs a medium-dark red lipstick and this is it! I have been loving this lipstick with the NARS Velvet Lip Liner in Lanikai.

IMG_1744NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu ($26)- is a deep deep purple. Very similar to NYX Transylvania but this one is 10 times better. It’s a lot easier to apply and more pigmented. I also love the shade Damned. It’s more of a berry red.

I did not use a lip liner or primer for any of these. I wanted you guys to see the true color. I can’t believe I was able to narrow my choices down to 6. I know there are tons of options out there, so I hope these are different to what you have seen so far. For the lipsticks I didn’t include, I will be posting in future shade’s of the day.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO, Diana

Favorite Affordable Lipsticks for Fall/Winter- 2015

IMG_0338Fall is my favorite time of the year for lipsticks. I know there are lots of lipsticks out there, but I think I have compiled some great options for you guys. The best part is they are all under $10. I also think these would look great on all skin tones.

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Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy 908C ($2)- I’ve mentioned this lipstick in a review and you can check it out here. I think this color is a great option. It is also a dupe for MAC’s Rebel.

IMG_0447Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Crayon in Raspberry Nude ($8)- This is a good option for those who do not prefer vampy colors. It’s more of a bright pink with a hint of berry. Not sure why the name includes nude. There is nothing nude about this color, pure raspberry. I love these lipsticks. They have a great matte formula. You can purchase this item at Target.

IMG_0448Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss #107 ($6)- This is a great reddish berry option. It has a semi-matte finish and applies very smoothly.

IMG_0444Maybelline Lip Studio Color Blur in Plum, Please 35 ($9)- I think this may be my favorite out of all of these options. If you were to purchase any of these I’d recommend this one! This is such a pretty burgundy color. When I think of Fall, this is the first color that comes to mind. This also applies very smoothly and has a matte finish. It’s very similar to NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen, but this one is more pigmented and easier to apply.

IMG_0443NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania ($6)- This one is for all my vampy girls out there. Transylvania is a deep deep purple. It reminds me of NARS Velvet Lip Pencil in Train Bleu. It’s a little streaky so it can be difficult to apply. I recommend you to apply one layer, let is set for a minute, and then apply another layer. DO NOT rub your lips together. It will mess up the whole application.

I hope this was helpful. I did not wear a lip liner or primer. I wanted you to be able to see the true color. All of these lipsticks have great formulas. For the most part, they all have a creamy matte finish. You could always apply a little bit of translucent powder on top for an even more matte look.

Let me know what your favorite lipsticks for Fall/Winter are. Sephora’s Cream Lip Stain in Blackberry Sorbet is on my list to purchase. I’m sure it would have definitely been on this list! Some of the ColourPop Ultra Matte Lipsticks are also on my list to purchase.

I will also be doing a blog post including my favorite high end choices.

Stay Tuned!

XO, Diana

Shade of the Day- Nightingale

Today’s shade of the day features MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Nightingale. I mentioned this guy in my MAC Haul post. I figured it would be a good idea to give you a lip swatch. I love wearing MAC Lip Pencils as lipsticks. They are super matte and last all day. They are kind of dry so if you don’t like really dry matte lipsticks, you could always apply a lip balm over it. They can be a little tough to apply but I don’t mind it.

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T-Shirt is from Target

This color is a beautiful berry color. I’m pretty sure it’s similar to Rebel, which is one of MAC’s most popular shades.  I’d definitely recommend this shade for the fall!

I did my eye makeup a little different and I love it. Instead of using my typical liquid liner, I decided to use eyeshadow. I wish I would have used a different bronzer… I guess it’s time to put away my shimmery bronzers and bring out my matte ones.

Face: DiorSkin Nude Air Foundation, Estee Lauder Perfectionist Concealer, Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette, Hourglass Bronzer, Laura Mercier Highlight

Eyes: Kat Von D Eyeshadow Primer, MAC Paint Pot Soft Ochre, Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye, Laetus (lid and crease), Shax (eyeliner), Saleos (brow bone), Dior Iconic Mascara, Clinique Bottomlash Mascara, Sephora Collection Matte Gel Eyeliner dark brown

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Thanks for stopping by.

XO, Diana