Makeup By Amy Perrone

Just having fun with makeup!

Mani Monday — December 10, 2018

Mani Monday


Happy Mani Monday! Just a quick, bright cheetah print for you this week.

The base of the ring finger is Essie Nail Polish in She Said Yes.

The other fingers and the dots of the print is Essie Nail Polish in Brides No Grooms.

The lines on the cheetah print is Cover Girl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Out of the Blue.

It’s all topped off with a coat of Deco Miami Dual Top/Base Coat.

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: Oatmeal Face Mask — December 9, 2018

Skincare Sunday: Oatmeal Face Mask


Hey guys! So today I brought you another DIY face mask. Gather your materials:

  • Something to mix with
  • Small container to mix in
  • Warm, wet rag
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 2 TBSP Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 C oatmeal
  • 1/2 C hot water

Start by combing the oatmeal and the hot water. Let sit for two minutes.

Add all the other ingredients.

Apply to face for 15 minutes before removing with warm, wet rag.

The honey in this mask is used for several reasons. It’s antibacterial, so great for acne prone skin. It’s full of antioxidants, so has some good anti-aging properties. It’s also moisturizing.

The yogurt in this mask is also good for more than one reason. The lactic acid it contains can help with removal of dead skin cells. That can help with a natural glow, and also help diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

The oatmeal contains rich antioxidants. These help fight the damage done to your skin from UV rays and pollution. It’s also very calming, especially to eczema or psoriasis.

Overall, I really liked this mask, and will definitely continue using it!

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 — December 7, 2018

Face of the Day Friday


Hey guys! Playing with a little color for you today!

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 lash line. To prep my face, I patted on some Acure Brilliantly Brightening Day Cream. I also went ahead and took care of my lips with some Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips.

Today I used a Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush to even out my complexion with some Mally Beauty Ultimate Performance Professional Foundation in Light. To correct my dark circles I applied some LA Girl Cosmetics Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Yellow Corrector and buffed it out with a Japonesque Fluff Concealer Travel Brush.

To add some definition, I applied some LA Girl Cosmetics Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Warm Sand and used a Morphe R9 Brush to blend it out.

For the high points of my face and under my eyes, I added some Santee Cosmetics Just Kolour Invisible Cover Concealer in 17. Then I blended until my arms hurt with a dampened Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

For a bit of a cheek flush, I used a Rickys NYC Ricky Care Silicone Free Makeup Sponge to dab on some Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in Very Charming. I also used my fingers to apply some Sephora Radiant Luminizing Drops in Starlight to my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose.

To set everything, I grabbed a Morphe E41 Brush and swept some Jouer Cosmetics Mineral Powder in Perle Naturel all over.

To highlight and contour, I used my Frankie Rose Cosmetics Pro Contour Palette. I used a Japonesque Kumadori Blending Brush and a Morphe R39 Brush with the colors Heated and Tempting.

I used a Vera Mona Cake and Bake Makeup Sponge to pack a combination of Mellow Yellow and Dollface onto the highlighted areas. After a few minutes, I used a Morphe E52 Brush to blend again, and dust away any excess product.

For some more healthy flush, I used a Morphe G5 Brush to sweep some Physicians Formula Multi Colored Blush in Blushing Berry along my cheeks.

And because you know this girl can never have too much glow, I used a Morphe M501 Brush to add some Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Mermaid Fantasy along my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose.

To fill in and shape my brows today, I used a Morphe E38 Brush and some NYX Professional Makeup Eyebrow Cake Powder in Dark Brown. I set them with some Model in a Bottle Long Lasting Eyebrow Sealer. I also cleaned up the edges a bit with a Morphe M508 Brush and some Dermablend Professional Cover Creme in Natural Beige.

Now for the fun part! Today I worked with the Pinky Rose Cosmetics Bright Lights Palette.

I started by using a Sigma E40 Brush to add some Brûlée as a transition shade. I added some Punky into my crease with a Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush.

For my eyelids and my lower lash line, I used a Sigma E55 Brush to add some of the shade called Cloud.

Next I took a Real Techniques Brow Brush with some Mehron Mixing Liquid, and used it to add some Sally Beauty Sally Girl Sparkle Effects Loose Glitter in Blue Lagoon to my lower lash line.

I added a subtle winged liner using e.l.f. Cosmetics Liquid Liner in Pink Opal.

I threw on a couple coats of Lancôme Mon Sieur Big Mascara and added some Red Cherry Lashes in 523 with some Duo Brush on Adhesive with Vitamins.

To complete the look, I swiped on some NYX Professional Makeup Powder Puff Lippie Powder Lip Cream in Teenage Dream.

And that’s all for today! 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 Reaction — December 6, 2018

Thursday Thoughts: Glambot Reaction


Hey guys! So I got back my emailed quote from Glambot, and decided to share with you how it went.

I sent 35 items in total. 12 items were rejected. (5 items for not enough product, 4 for container too worn, 3 for arriving broken during shipping.)

They offered me $39 cash via PayPal. Or $51 in store credit.

Overall, I’m not quite sure how to feel yet. I’m moving soon, so I really do need to get rid of stuff. So I guess I could look at it as at least I made a little money, instead of tossing out or giving away the product for nothing.

I’m going to give it another try, so we will see how that one goes.

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 — December 3, 2018

Mani Monday


Happy Mani Monday!

The color on all fingers but the middle finger is two coats of Essie Nail Polish in No More Film.

The middles finger is two coats of China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners in Star Hopping.

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

For anyone wondering the little infinity sign faux tattoo is from Inked by Dani.

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.

Skincare Sunday: Pumpkin Face Mask — December 2, 2018

Skincare Sunday: Pumpkin Face Mask


Hey guys! Something super exciting today! A DIY pumpkin face mask!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 tspn honey
  • 1/2 tspn milk
  • 2 TBSP pumpkin purée
  • Something to mix with
  • Small container to mix in
  • Warm, wet rag for removal

Mix all the ingredients until well combined.

Smooth onto face.

Here the pumpkin helps with cell turnover, since it contains both alpha hydroxy acids and enzymes. It also contains beta carotene, which can helps better damage cause from UV rays and smooth the skins texture.

The honey is naturally antibacterial, so this ingredient is great for acne prone skin. It’s also full of antioxidants, which can help with signs of aging. Plus, it’s a great moisturizer.

The milk helps get rid of dead skin cells because it contains lactic acid. It is also a really great moisturizer.

After 20 minutes, remove with warm, wet rag.

I loved this. My skin felt wonderful after, and I didn’t experience any adverse effects at all. I would definitely recommend giving it a try!

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 — November 30, 2018

Face of the Day Friday


Hey guys! I have really wanted to do a glittery smokey eye lately, so I figured I’d share it with you.

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

To hydrate my lips, I applied some Lip Smart Powerful Hydration for Dry Lips. I also sprayed some Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray on.

To even out my skin tone, I used a Japonesque Multitasker Brush to buff on some Dr. Jart + Black Label Detox Beauty Balm. To add a little definition, I used both a Sigma E75 Brush and a e.l.f. Cosmetics Contouring Brush to add some Jouer Cosmetics Perfector in Chestnut. I blended the crap out of it with a dampened Beauty Blender.

To conceal under my eyes and highlight the center area of my face, I used a Real Techniques Essential Foundation Brush to add some Palladio Under Eyes Disguise Full Coverage Concealer in Vanilla Latte.

For some cheek color, I used the heat of my fingers to melt some Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Creme Colour Concentrate in Grandma onto my cheeks.

I also added some NYX Professional Makeup Strobe of Genius Holographic Stick in Mermaid Armor to my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose.

To set all that, I grabbed my e.l.f. Cosmetics Professional Powder Brush and swept some Ben Nye Pretty Pink Translucent Powder all over. Over the contoured areas, I used a Morphe R41 Brush and a Morphe M530 Brush to add some Palladio Matte Bronzer in Teeny Bikini.

For some more cheek color, I use a Sigma F15 Brush to all a little Jouer Cosmetics Powder Blush in Blossom. And for even more glow, I used a Morphe M310 Brush to add some Dose of Colors Baked Highlighter in Pearl Dust to my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose.

To fill in and shape my brows today, I used some By Nanda Long Lasting Coloring Eyebrows in 05. To clean up the edges, I used a Younique Cream Shadow Brush and a wee bit of Dermacol Make-Up Foundation in 209.

Now for the fun part! Today I used my NYX Professional Makeup Perfect Filter Shadow Palette in Gloomy Days.

For a transition shade, I used a Morphe M505 Brush to sweep on some of the shade in the fourth column, bottom.

Into my crease, I used a Sigma E30 Brush to add some of the top left corner color.

Onto my lower lash line, I used a Morphe E14 Brush to smudge on some of the color in the second column, bottom.

Next I sort of scribbled some NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean onto my eyelids. I used a Morphe E32 Brush to spread it around more evenly.

Now for the sparkle! I used a Morphe E14 Brush to pat some Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Powder in Starry Night Sparkle right on top of that Black Bean.

I threw on a couple of coats of L’Oréal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara. I also added a pair of Red Cherry Lashes in 415 with a little Duo Eyelash Adhesive.

To finish off the look, I applied some NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lipstick in Merlot.

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 — November 29, 2018

Thursday Thoughts: Glambot


Hey guys! Today I’ll be talking about something a little different. I recently heard about this company called Glambot.

Basically, you can send them your used makeup now, the money you get is a significantly lower amount that retail, because it’s used. But for blogger like me, who tend to hoard stuff, I thought I would give it a try.

Here’s what typically happens to makeup I own (Especially palettes, for some reason):

  1. I get the item.
  2. I swatch it for you guys.
  3. I play with it once or twice.
  4. It sits on my shelf collecting dust.

This is where Glambot comes in.

Don’t get overly excited! There are some rules.

  • Accepted brands only (listed on site)
  • Not expired
  • Authentic
  • At least 50% of product left
  • Packaging is in good condition
  • Brushes clean or new only
  • No lashes, skincare, bags, or items with reusable applicators (think mascara and lipgloss)
  • You have to send at least 20 items (30 for international)

There’s even a calculator on the site where you can get an estimate on what you’ll receive for each item.

I decided to give it a go. I requested a label from them, which is very easy and quick. Then I set about choosing what to send. I have a ton of stuff I could sell, but I wanted simply to try it for you all. Then, if it’s any good, maybe I’ll continue the service. Here’s what I sent:

  • Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm
  • Sephora Lipsticks in Crush, Flamingo, Jealous
  • NARS Lipsticks in Jungle Red, Joyous Red, Mayflower
  • Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in Underground
  • Too Faces Mystical Highlighter in Unicorn Tears
  • NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Callisto
  • Violet Voss Glitters in Coppertini, The Fair, Rosalind, Teresa, Taylor, Hella Amazing, Kona, Penny
  • Ben Nye Sparklers in Brilliant Purple, Black Diamond, Fire Red
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin
  • Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Powders in Indian Copper,
  • MAC Cosmetics Pigment in Tan
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Pool Boy
  • Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation in Light
  • BH Cosmetics Wild and Radiant Baked Illuminating and Bronzing Palette
  • Morphe Palettes: 12P, 12NB, 9B, 9BZ, 35S, 06F, 06PC
  • NARS Steven Klein One Shocking Moment Cheek Studio Palette
  • BH Cosmetics Take Me to Brazil 30 Color Eyeshadow Palette
  • BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel 10 Color Eyeshadow and 4 Color Highlighter Palette
  • Violet Voss x Laura Lee Eyeshadow Palette
  • Violet Voss Drenched Metal Eyeshadow Palette
  • Violet Voss Highlighting Powders Palette
  • Anastasia Shadow Couture World Traveler Eyeshadow Palette

So I will let you guys know how it goes! 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.

Mani Monday — November 26, 2018

Mani Monday


Happy Mani Monday! Just a very simple, classic red look for you today.

This is two coats of Inglot O2M Breathable Nail Enamel in 621.

It’s topped off with a coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps Hardener.

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.

Skincare Sunday: Yogurt and Lemon — November 25, 2018

Skincare Sunday: Yogurt and Lemon


Hey guys! Another DIY face mask for you this week.

Gather your ingredients:

  • 2 tspns lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • Small container to mix in
  • Something to mix with
  • Warm, wet rag for removal

Mix the yogurt and lemon juice together. Carefully apply to your face, making sure to avoid the eye area (trust me, your eyes don’t like lemon juice).

The yogurt will help exfoliate away dead skin due to the lactic acid. This helps with dark spot, fine lines and wrinkles, and dull skin. It’s also very moisturizing.

The lemon juice is high in vitamin c, a it helps brighten your skin. It’s also antibacterial, which can help with acne.

After 20 minutes, remove with a warm, wet rag, and apply some moisturizer.

Overall, this mask was less harsh feeling than some of the other lemon ones I tried. I really enjoyed it.

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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