Makeup By Amy Perrone

Just having fun with makeup!

Mani Monday — February 18, 2019

Mani Monday


Happy Mani Monday!

The base of the middle and ring fingers is Ciate Nail Polish in Loop the Loop.

The flowers started as imperfect dots of Essie Nail Lacquer in Fiesta.

Then I painted the remaining nails Essie Nail Lacquer in Need a Vacation. Also when the dots of the flowers was a little tacky, I swirled some of this color in.

The darker part of the leaves is OPI Nail Lacquer in Suzi- The First Lady of Nails.

The lighter part of the leaves is Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer in Wavepool.

It’s all topped off with a coat of Essie Gel Setter Top Coat.

For those of you wondering, the little flower faux tattoo is from Inked by Dani.

And that’s all, y’all! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
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Skincare Sunday: Avocado, Rice Flour and Apple Juice — February 17, 2019

Skincare Sunday: Avocado, Rice Flour and Apple Juice


Hey guys! Another DIY face mask for you today! Gather your materials:

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Juice
  • Container to mix in
  • Something to mix with
  • Warm, wet rag to remove

Mix together your ingredients.

Apply to a clean, dry face.

The avocado is very moisturizing. In addition to fatty acids, it also contains vitamin E that can both help soften and hydrate your face.

The rice flour helps gently exfoliate away dead skin, leaving it nice and smooth.

The apple juice contains vitamin c, leaving skin healthy and bright looking!

After about 20 minutes, remove with your warm, wet rag.

Overall, this was one of my favorite DIY masks so far. It left my skin feeling lush and hydrated, and not at all greasy. Definitely worth a try!

And that’s all y’all! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Face of the Day Friday — February 15, 2019

Face of the Day Friday


Hey guys! So I’ve had this little Clinique palette my mom gave me sitting around for a while, and today I picked it up and decided to play around with it.

As usual, I started by waking up my under eye area with The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG. I also ran some Smack Beauty Bat Those Lashes Volumizing Lash Serum along my upper lash line.

To prep my face for makeup, I patted on some NYX Professional Makeup #NoFilter Blurring Primer. I also hydrated my lips with some Lip Smart Powerful Hydration for Dry Lips.

To even out my complexion, I grabbed a Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush and buffed on some L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation in Natural Buff.

To correct some under eye circles, I applied some LA Girl Cosmetics Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Light Yellow Corrector. I patted that in with a Real Techniques Essential Foundation Brush.

For some definition, I decided to dream contour with LA Girl Cosmetics Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Warm Sand, blending the crap out of that with a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

To conceal and cream highlight some, I used some Palladio Under Eyes Disguise Full Coverage Concealer in Vanilla Latte, once again blending with a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

For a little cheek color, I added some Club Clio Peripera Ah! Much Real My Cushion Blusher in Pleased Pink. I also added a little glow to my cheeks and down the bridge of my nose with The Beauty Crop Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream.

To set everything, I used a Morphe E52 Brush to sweep some Jouer Cosmetics Mineral Powder in Perle d’Ivoire all over.

On the contoured areas, I used both a Japonesque Kumadori Blending Brush and a Morphe Y22 Brush to add some Palladio Matte Bronzer in Teeny Bikini.

For some more cheek color, I grabbed a Real Techniques Multi Task Brush and added some NYX Professional Makeup Powder Blush in Pinched.

And because I can’t get enough glow, I used a Morphe M501 Brush to sweep some LA Girl Cosmetics Strobe Lite Strobing Powder in 110 Watt along my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose.

To fill

In and shape my brows today, I used By Nanda Long Lasting Coloring Eyebrow in 05. I cleaned up the edges with a Smashbox Retractable Lip Brush and some Dermacol Make-Up Cover Foundation in 209.

And now for the eyes!

I used a Morphe M505 Brush to create a transition shade with Clinique Colour Surge Soft Shimmer Eyeshadow in 53.

For my crease, I used a Real Techniques Domed Shadow Brush and Clinique Colour Surge Soft Shimmer Eyeshadow in AF.

Next I used a Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush to add Clinique Colour Surge Soft Shimmer Eyeshadow in 52 to my inner and outer eyelids.

For the center of my eyelids, I used a Morphe E32 Brush and Clinique Colour Surge Super Shimmer Eyeshadow in 28.

For liner today, I used a Morphe E38 Brush to create a wing with e.l.f. Cosmetics Smudge Pot in Poppin’ Party. I also used a Maybelline Master Drama By Eye Studio Eyeliner in Purple Punch in my water line.

To smoke that out a bit, I grabbed a Sigma E55 Brush and smudged some Ulta Eyeshadow in Amethyst along my lower lash line.

For a bit of a highlight around my tear duct, I used a Real Techniques Brow Brush to add some Glamour Doll Eyes Pigment in Violet Winds.

After throwing on some Palladio Double Agent Faux Lash Effect Mascara, inadded some Ardell Wispies, using some Duo Brush On Adhesive with Vitamins to attach them.

I applied some Too Faced Lipstick in Drunk Dial, and completed the look with some NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss in Raspberry Tart.

And that’s all y’all! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash — February 14, 2019

Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash


Hey guys! Today we’ll be digging through all the products I’ve finished up lately.

Ricky’s NYC Ricky Care Disposable Mascara Wands: just typical ones. Not terrible. Not anything special either.

Acure Mega Moisture Argan Oil and Pumpkin Shampoo: again, okay. Wouldn’t be in a huge hurry to grab more, but not really anything wrong with it.

Estée Lauder Pure Colors Eyeshadow: nice pigmentation. But I have sooooo much stuff already, and new and exciting things are coming out every time I turn around.

Farsali Rose Gold Elixir 24k Gold Infused Beauty Oil: I know people are obsessed with this. But for the price, I’ll keep looking.

The Mane Choice Soft as Can Be 3-in-1 Revitalize and Refresh Conditioner: I used this as both a co-wash and a leave in. I really liked how soft my hair was.

Beauty Blender: yep. So sad. I tore it while cleaning it. It’s okay, though, I always have quite a few in rotation!

Yichen Pink Polymer Powder: I like this stuff. I’ll probably try out some other brands, just to test them out, but this was good.

Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Top Coat: I like this a lot. It gives great shine.

Sally Beauty Supply Sally Girl Sparkle Effects Loose Glitter in Blue Lagoon: so pretty, but I’ve found other brands of glitter I prefer.

Morphe E38 Brush: one of my favorites to do my eyeliner or brows with. The brushes started coming loose. I’m just glad I had some more of the exact brush.

Malibu Glitz Intense Colour Waterproof Eyeliner in Hot Pink: so sad this dried up on me. I feel like it’s a had color to find for an eyeliner.

LA Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer in Silver Glitter: this also dried up. To be honest though, I don’t feel like I use it much. There a much prettier silver glitter nail polishes out there.

Moroccan Oil Color Continue Shampoo: I really like this. Not enough in the bottle to know if it really did prolong my color, but as usual I’m impressed with Moroccan Oil products.

Frownies Facial Patches for Wrinkles on the Forehead and Between the Eyes: I like these, minus a few things. Sometimes I’d wake up and they wouldn’t even be on my face anymore, they’d be laying in bed next to me. Also, the price. I heard you can use medical tape and get the same effect, but I haven’t tried it. Plus, let’s be honest… they aren’t cute looking if someone is in bed with you!

Klorane Blond-Highlights Shampoo with Chamomile: ehhhhh. I honestly used this to wash my sponges a few times. So I can’t give a true review.

NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Silk: I’m a huge fan of these. Nice for when you need a little sparkle!

LA Colors Liquid Eyeliner in Brown: a decent eyeliner. Nothing special, nothing wrong with it.

LA Girl Liquid Eyeliner in Black: sane deal here, just different color.

Moroccan Oil Color Continue Conditioner: again, I’m usually a big fan of Moroccan Oil products, and this one didn’t disappoint.

Marc Jacobs Decadence: smells great. I just hate these little samples.

LA Splash Cosmetics Lip Couture Waterproof Liquid Lipstick in Criminal: such a pretty color, but dried out on me.

Yichen White Polymer Powder: I was sooooo mad. I dropped this and spilled it everywhere.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliator: I really like this. I over exfoliate sometimes, so this nice and gentle one was great for me.

And that’s all y’all! What did you guys use up that I need in my life? See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash —

Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash


Hey guys! Here we go again… time to go through everything I’ve used up since the last time. Let’s jump in!

Japonesque Solid Brush Cleanser Gentle Goat-Milk Cleansing Balm: I really like this. Better for eyeshadow brushes than cream brushes. For those I still felt I needed a deeper clean. Did leave my brushes feeling conditioned.

Bath & Body Works Unicorn Foam Berry Bliss Anti-Bacterial Foaming Mousse Hans Sanitizer: I got this from a friend as a gift. (Because it’s unicorn, of course!) And it was nice. My one disappointment was that the actual foam was just white. I really wanted it to be iridescent or something.

Swan Strengthening Nail Polish Remover: while I typically prefer non acetone removers, this one works okay.

Ricky’s NYC Ricky Care No-Snag Black and Clear Mini Elastics: these are perfect for the ends of braids. Stretch enough to work, and don’t break easily.

Ricky’s NYC Ricky Care No Slip Black Rubber Hair Ties: good and bad. They really don’t slip. But they do tend to grab a little too much to the hair, sometimes getting tangled and caught.

Ricky’s NYC Bobbies: I really like these bobby pins. They don’t slip out, and don’t get bent out of shape easily.

Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray: this is nice and light. Might be just a little too light for my thick hair. Smells nice.

Palladio Felt-Tip Eyeliner Pen in Jet Black: this was amazing. Blacker than hell. A super fine point.

Japonesque Rosewater Scent Makeup Brush Cleanser: perfect for quick cleaning. Maybe not for foundation brushes.

Burt’s Bees Baby Shampoo and Wash: I used this to clean brushes also. (Can you tell I’ve been on a brush cleaning frenzy lately?) I figured, gentle enough for baby, gentle enough for makeup brushes.

Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox Beauty Balm: great for days when I don’t need full coverage. Leaves a very nice, natural finish, with light to medium coverage.

Clio Professional Kill Black Waterproof Brush Liner: again, a really great liner. Very black, and doesn’t run.

Joico K-Pak Split End Mender: great for hiding those dreaded split ends between making it to the salon.

Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer in Lean: soooo sad. I loved this color, but it got dry and clumpy on me. I know I could have picked up some nail polish thinner, but I usually find it’s never the same after.

NYX Professional Makeup Lip Liner in Mauve: do you think I liked this? I basically wore it down to a nub. It’s a great everyday go to color.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner: you know this is a holy grail product for a lot of people. And that title is well deserved. Really does stay all day!

And that’s it for now! See you all soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Mani Monday — February 11, 2019

Mani Monday


Happy Mani Monday! I thought I’d bring you a bit of bright color this week.

The pinky finger is China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners in Flip Flop Fantasy.

The base of the ring finger is Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer in Intergalosstic.

The glitter in the ring finger is Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer in Dimepiece.

All the other fingers is LA Girl Cosmetics Hel Extreme Shine Gel-Like Polish in Desire.

It’s all topped off with a coat of Essie Gel Setter Top Coat.

See you all soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Skincare Sunday: DIY Caffeine Eye Serum — February 10, 2019

Skincare Sunday: DIY Caffeine Eye Serum


Hey guys! So you know I’ve been obsessed with The Ordinary Caffeine Solution, but I thought today I’d try to make my own caffeine eye serum.

Start with 1/2 cup ground coffee.

Cover that with sweet almond oil. Just enough to cover the coffee. You’ll probably need to add it a little at a time to make sure the oil sinks down into the coffee.

Cover and let infuse for 4-5 days.

Strain that with a cheesecloth. Then add a tablespoon of avocado oil.

Mix well.

Store in a container of your choice. I used this one with a dropper for convenience.

And that’s all y’all! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Face of the Day Friday — February 8, 2019

Face of the Day Friday


Hey guys! I was playing with my J. Cat Beauty Sunset Blvd Palette and this is what I can up with.

I started (as usual) by waking up my under eye area with The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG. I also ran some Smack Beauty Bat Those Lashes Volumizing Lash Serum along my upper lash line.

To prep my face for makeup, I patted on some NYX Professional Makeup Pore Filler. I also hydrated my lips with some Grande Lips Hydrating Lip Plumper in Barely There.

To do a little dark circles correcting, I grabbed a Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush and used the orange shade from my Ben Nye Media Pro Corrector Wheel.

To even out my complexion a bit, I used a Morphe M439 Brush to buff on some Mally Beauty Ultimate Performance Professional Foundation in Light.

At this point, I grabbed both a Sigma E75 Brush and an e.l.f. Cosmetics Contouring Brush to do some cream contouring with some Jouer Cosmetics Perfector in Chestnut.

Then, to do a little cream highlighting, I used a Japonesque Fluff Concealer Brush and some Jouer Cosmetics Perfector in Ivory.

To set everything, I used a Morphe G5 Brush to dust on some Ben Nye Pretty Pink Translucent Powder.

Then it was time for my Frankie Rose Cosmetics Pro Contour Palette. Using a Morphe M530 Brush and a Morphe G18 Brush, I went over the areas I contoured earlier with the three darker shades. Using a Morphe G37 Brush, I went over the areas I highlighted earlier with the lighter colors.

For some subtle cheek color, I used a Sigma F15 Brush to sweep on some Frankie Rose Cosmetics Blush in Romantica.

Because I wanted some glow (of course!), I used a Morphe M310 Brush to add some Inglot Sparkling Dust for Face, Eyes and Body in 03.

To fill in and shape my brows today , I used a Sigma E65 Brush and some Inglot AMC Brow Liner Gel in 17. I cleaned up the edges with a Morphe M508 Brush and some Jouer Perfector in Natural.

Now for the fun part! This is where the J. Cat Beauty Sunset Blvd Palette came into play. I started by creating a transition shade with a Morphe M330 Brush and the color in the second column, first row.

Next I added some color into my crease with a Morphe E17 Brush and the color in the sixth column, second row.

For my eyelids, I used a Morphe E14 Brush to pack in the color from the sixth column, fourth row.

For my liner today, I used a Morphe E38 Brush to add a wing with some Inglot AMC Ryeliner Gel in 77. I also ran an LA Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner in Smoky Charcoal into my waterline.

Because I couldn’t resist adding a little sparkle, I took an e.l.f. Cosmetics Professional Eyeshadow Brush and dampened it with some Mehron Mixing Liquid. I then used that to add some Ben Nye Sparklers in Gold Prism to my lower lash line.

I tossed on a couple coats of L’Oréal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara, but the real drama came from the Violet Voss Premium Lashes in Vamptress that I put on, using some Duo Eyelash Adhesive.

To complete the look, I add some NYX Professional Makeup Lipstick in Resistance.

And that’s all y’all! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Thursday Thoughts: Glambot Again Again — February 7, 2019

Thursday Thoughts: Glambot Again Again


Hey guys! This time (in conjunction with the other two times) will determine my final thoughts on Glambot and if I continue to use the service or not. I figure three times of using it is enough to make a section how I feel about it.

Here’s what I sent them this time:

  • Morphe 35P Palette
  • Morphe 35E Palette
  • BH Cosmetics Blushed Neutrals 26 Color Eyeshadow and Blush Palette
  • Morphe 25B Palette
  • Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Powder in Mermaid Sparkle
  • Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Powder in Silver
  • Ben Nye Sparklers in Emerald Green
  • Violet Voss Ride of Die Palette
  • Ben Nye Sparklers in Gold Prism
  • Too Faced Lipstick in Drunk Dial
  • NARS Lipstick in Fire Down Below
  • Stila Eyeshadow in Coco
  • Jouer Cosmetics Powder Blush in Bougainvillea
  • NARS Lipstick in Little Darling
  • Sephora Radiant Luminizing Drops in Starlight
  • Ben Nye Sparklers in Fuchsia
  • Too Faced Lipstick in Unicorn Tears
  • Ben Nye MagiCake Aqua Paint in Bright Orange
  • Ben Nye Creme Colors in White
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella

Of course, I’ll let you know how this sale goes! See you all soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
Mani Monday — February 4, 2019

Mani Monday


Happy Mani Monday!

The base of the ring fingers is Essie Nail Polish in Angel Food.

The dots and other fingers is Essie Nail Polish in Altitude Attitude.

It’s topped off with a coat of OPI Start to Finish Base Coat, Top Coat and Strengthener.

For those of you curious, the little rocket faux tattoo is from Inked by Dani.

See you all soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned above may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may also have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This in no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated above are solely my own.
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