Makeup By Amy Perrone

Just having fun with makeup!

Mani Monday — May 21, 2018

Mani Monday


Happy Mani Monday!

The pink is two coats of Essie Nail Polish in Delhi Dance.

The glitter is Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer in Second Base.

It’s all finished off with a coat of Essie Gel Couture Top Coat.

I will see you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. They 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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Face of the Day Friday — May 18, 2018

Face of the Day Friday


Hey guys! I created this look for you, and I’ve got to say I really like how the blue looks against my brown eyes. I also love that it doesn’t clash too much with my ridiculous hair!

The Prep

As usual, I woke my eyes up with The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG. I also hydrated my lips with some Pure Paw Paw Ointment in Grape.

To keep my lashes going, I did my usual Grande Lash-MD Lash Enhancing Serum, followed by coating my lashes with some Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Vitamin E Oil.

The Face

I used some Tony Moly Egg Pore Yolk Primer, and decided to skip foundation today, since my skin wasn’t looking too bad.

I did decide to cream contour, using LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Toast, and blending it out with a dampened Beauty Blender.

To conceal under my eyes, I dabbed on some Palladio Under Eyes Disguise Full Coverage Concealer in Lemonade and Vanilla Latte. I grabbed my dampened Beauty Blender and blended like forever.

To sculpt my face a bit more, I used my NYX Professional Makeup Sculpt & Highlight Face Duo in Taupe/Ivory. Then, (again, I know!) I used my Beauty Blender.

To contour my nose, I went a different route. I used NYX Professional Makeup Micro-Contour Duo Pencil in Light. This I just used my finger to blend.

To set everything, I used a Japonesque Go To Brush to swirl on some RCMA No Color Powder.

To go back over the contour, I used a Japonesque Kumadori Blending Brush and a Morphe G18 Brush to sweep on some Palladio Matte Bronzer in No Tan Lines.

To fake a blush, I grabbed my Sigma F15 Brush to add some Frankie Rose Blush in Peach Pink to my cheeks. I blended that out with a Real Techniques Multi Task Brush.

For a nice glow, I used a Morphe M501 Brush to add some Too Faced Mystical Highlighter in Unicorn Tears to my cheek bones and the bridge of my nose.

The Eyes

To fill in and shape my brows, I used an Anastasia Duo Brush 7 and some Inglot AMC Brow Liner Gels in 16 and 20. To clean up the edges, I used a tiny tiny amount or Dermablend Professional Cover Creme in Natural Beige and a Morphe M508 Brush. To set that hard work, I ran some Model in a Bottle Long Lasting Eyebrow Sealer across them and brush through that with a Morphe M115 Brush.

Now for the fun part. I created a transition shade using a Morphe M505 Brush and some NYX Professional Makeup Nude Matte Shadow in Leather and Lace. I then deepened up the crease a tad with a Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush and some NYX Professional Makeup Nude Matte Shadow in Get Naked.

To create a bright base for the next part, I used a Younique Cream Shadow Brush to apply some NYX Professional Makeup Cream Shadow Base in White. I blended out the very edges of that with a Morphe R39 Brush.

Very carefully, I used a Morphe E14 Brush to pack some NYX Professional Makeup Pigment in Egotastic onto that area, but only in the inner and outer corners. I also ran a tiny amount along my lower lash line. I once again blended the edges with a Morphe E41 Brush.

For the brightness in the center, I used a Morphe E19 Brush to cautiously add some NYX Professional Makeup Pigment in Vegas Baby.

The Final Touches

I sealed all that hard work in with some Model in a Bottle Makeup Setting Spray.

For my lip color, I used NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie in French Maid.

I competed the look with a couple coats of Grande Mascara Lash Boosting Formula.

And that’s all for today! I’ll see you all soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. They 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: NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette in Gloomy Days — May 17, 2018

Thursday Thoughts: NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette in Gloomy Days


Hey guys! I’m bringing you swatches from the NYX Professional Makeup Perfect Filter Shadow Palette in Gloomy Days.

So as you can see, the palette is mostly neutrals, with that beautiful pop of blue in there.

So across the top row, you have a nice dark grey, the pretty blue shade, an off white color, a black, and a metallic shade.

On the second row you have a shimmery darker grey, a pretty iridescent cream color, another dark grey, a cream, and a medium brown shade.

This is a decent palette. The pigmentation is good. My only complaint is that why would we need so many deeper grey colors in one palette?

Anyway, see you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some of the items 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 — May 14, 2018

Mani Monday


Hey! Just a simple one this week, but I cannot explain how beautifully holographic this is in real life!

This is three coats of Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer in Disco Dust.

I’ll see you all soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. They 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 — May 11, 2018

Face of the Day Friday


Hey guys! This is the look I created for you this week. Here’s how I got it:

The Prep

I woke up my eyes with The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG. Then, because my lashes have been growing like weeds and I want it to stay that way, I ran some Grande Lash-MD Lash Enhancing Serum along my lash line. I also used a disposable spoolie to coat my lashes with Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Vitamin E Oil. I also got some hydration on to my lips using Pure Paw Paw Ointment in Grape.

The Face

I primed my face using NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Primer. I also used some NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation in Natural to help even out my skin tone. I blended that to death with a dampened Beauty Blender.

To fight the dreaded under eye circles, I applied a combination of Palladio Under Eyes Disguise Full Coverage Concealer in Lemonade and Vanilla Latte. I once again blended that with a dampened Beauty Blender.

To cream highlight and contour my face, I used my NYX Professional Makeup Sculpt and Highlight Face Duo in Taupe/Ivory. For my nose, I used a NYX Professional Makeup Micro Contour Pencil in Light. Then guess what! I used my dampened Beauty Blender again!

Next, I grabbed a Japonesque Fluff Concealer Brush and dabbed some OCC Creme Colour Concentrate in Grandma onto my cheeks. I the used my fingers to dab that in and blend it, since I feel like the warmth of my fingers helps this particular product work best. For some glow, I applied some Sephora Radiant Luminizing Drops in Starlight to my cheek bones and the bridge of my nose. I blended this out also with my fingers. To set everything, I swept some RCMA Colorless Powder on with a Japonesque Go To Brush. To get a little definition to my face, I used a Japonesque Kumadori Blending Brush and a Morphe G18 Brush to lightly contour with Frankie Rose Cosmetics Pro Contour Palette. I blended that until my arms hurt with a Morphe e52 Brush. Today I decided to bake. I’ve been experimenting back and forth some and I think I actually prefer not baking, but this was a day where I decided to go with it. I applied some Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Buff. After a few moments, I used a Morphe e41 Brush to dust away the excess. For some cheek color, I used a Sigma f15 Brush to sweep some Frankie Rose Cosmetics Blush in Peachy Pink along my cheeks. I blended again with a Real Techniques Multi Task Brush.

The Eyes

Now for the good stuff. I filled in and shaped my brows with an Anastasia Duo Brush 7 and some Inglot AMC Brow Liner Gels in 16 and 20. To clean up the edges some, I used a Morphe m508 Brush and a tiny bit of Dermablend Cover Creme in Natural Beige. I swept on some Model in a Bottle Long Lasting Eyebrow Sealer and combed through my brows with a Morphe m115 Brush.

As a transition shade, I applied some NYX Professional Makeup Hot Singles Eyeshadow in Sex Kitten with a Morphe e22 Brush.

To give my crease a tiny bit of definition, I grabbed a Morphe r41 and applied some Kiko Cosmetics High Pigmented Eyeshadow in Infinity.

To give my lids a nice sticky base, I used my fingertip to pay some NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Primer onto them. Then I used a Morphe e32 Brush to pay on some NYX Professional Makeup Pigment in Metallic Velvet.

The Final Touches

As usual, I said a prayer and doused my face in Model in a Bottle Makeup Setting Spray.

For even more glow (because a girl can rarely have too much!), I used a Morphe m501 Brush to add some Ben Nye Lumiere Lux Powder in Golden Apricot to my cheekbones and along the bridge of my nose.

I threw on some Velvet 59 My Fair Lashes Mascara (which don’t buy. I hate it!).

For my lips, I couldn’t decide, so I ended up using two. I first put on some NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lipliner in Soft Spoken and added a little NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in Crystallized Metal just to the center of my lips.

And that’s all! I’ll see you guys soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. They 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 — May 10, 2018

Thursday Thoughts: Beauty Trash


Hey guys! Today I’m sharing all my beauty trash with you. Well… everything that I remembered to not throw away!

Huroo Huroo 4D Shape Memory Deep Hydrating Mask: I won’t be grabbing more. Too many other options out there to try.

COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch: yes. Definitely. In fact, I’ve already replaced these. Great for hormonal breakouts.

Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment: no. This is okay, but the price tag is definitely for the name. I’ve used other skin care that’s better, and sometimes even cheaper.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5: yes. If I could only find it! So many places are out of stock.

Swisspers Cotton Rounds: duh. I use these every day and have already bought more.

Jean Pierre Pink Grapefruit Makeup Remover Wipes: I replaced these, but I think with another scent.

June Jacobs Papaya Purifying Enzyme Mask: I liked this. It was creamier than I expected, and not too harsh. I’m thinking about replacing it, but unsure, because I do tend to try to rotate new products into my routine, since there’s so many things to try.

Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins: not bad. But I’ve since gone back to my tried and true Hairfinity ones.

Klorane Nutri-Reparative Conditioner with Desert Date: no. I wanted this to be better, but I didn’t see any improvement while using it. I also really couldn’t stand the smell.

Model in a Bottle Makeup Setting Spray: you’re going to be shocked. I know, this is my go to. Has been for a long time. But I actually branched out and am trying something new right now. That, of course, will determine if I grab more or not.

Pilatin Suction Black Mask: Best. Black. Mask. On. The. Market. Definitely ordering more. Just wish it was slightly more accessible.

Cabot Vitamin E 100% Pure Vitamin E Skin Oil: yes. This is partly how I create my lash serum, and it’s been working wonders! I don’t even feel the need to wear falsies as much.

L’Oréal Elvive Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm: this didn’t do a whole lot. Well… my hair felt slightly more hydrated. But not at all repaired.

Kinky Curly Come Clean Natural Moisturizing Shampoo: I live for this! Definitely grabbing more!

Sunbum Shampoo: I like this enough. Nothing at all wrong with it. But it didn’t wow me. And for me, that’s what I’m looking for in a shampoo.

Sunbum Conditioner: kind of the same thing here. I won’t be in a hurry to grab more.

Ardell Wispies: I haven’t been wearing falsies much, since my lashes have been growing like crazy. If I do, I throw on a pair of wispies just for a little oomph. I’d already replaced this pair with two more by the time I’d thrown this pack out.

Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Precious Cream: This is nice. I’ve since started suing something else, but may go back to this later.

Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack: I wanted to love this. But honestly, it completely dried out on me before I could even finish the whole thing. So I don’t think I’ll be in a hurry to try it again.

Grande Lash-MD Lash Enhancing Serum: this is amazing! I’m not really sure how I lived without it. I’ve been using a few different techniques to grow my lashes, and it’s working, so on the chance it’s this, I already replaced it!

Masque Bar Pretty Animalz Tiger Moisturizing Sheet Mask: I love these, and so does my Aidan, so I’m sure more are in my future.

Jean Pierre Forever Young Skin Elasticity Pomegranate Sheet Mask: ehhhh. Nope. I use a lot of sheet masks and switch around a lot, but this one didn’t impress me much.

Jean Pierre Forever Young Calming Coconut Sheet Mask: same. Only I felt this one was a little dry. If that makes sense.

Huroo Huroo 4D Shape Memory Anti Trouble Detoxifying Mask: I don’t know why. I know a ton of people like that these are meant to fit on your face. But something about the shape I don’t like.

Masque Bar Silver Foil Sheet Mask: this was so cute on! I will be grabbing more!

Masque Bar Rose Gold Peel-Off Mask: I wanted to love this. I wanted to take really cute selfies in it. But it wasn’t that awesome in real life.

Masque Bar Gold Peel-Off Mask: same. Exactly the same.

Jean Pierre Aloe Makeup Remover Wipes: again. Loved these. Just a different scent.

Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle 24k Gold Intense Wrinkle Sheet Mask: at the price, I don’t think I’ll be running to grab more. Not impressive enough.

Wella Color Tango Permanent Masque Hair Color in 4NB: this is my go to to create a shadow root. (And also to hide any pesky grey hairs, but shhhhh! Don’t tell). I will definitely be grabbing more.

Wella Color Tango 30 Volume Developer: well, this is what I mix with my hair color, so this is an obvious one.

NYX HD Finishing Powder in Mint Green: I’ve sort of replaced this already. I actually got the same thing, but in the translucent shade, since day to day I don’t experience a ton of redness.

Masque Bar Pretty Animalz Otter Nourishing Sheet Mask: duh. Of course I’m getting more super cute animal sheet masks for Aidan and I to use!

Jean Pierre Forever Young Fresh Green Tea Sheet Mask: ehhh. Not for me. I don’t know why these didn’t impress me, but it seems the whole line just kind of fell flat for me.

Number 4 Lumiere d’Hiver Fluoros Elixir Restore and Repair Oil: I really like how smooth this makes my hair without weighing it down or making it feel greasy. I would definitely be interested in getting more.

Hairfinity Candilocks Chewable Hair Vitamins: you should already know. Of course I’ve already replaced these! They are the best!

And that’s it guys! I’ll see you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. They 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.

Wine Wednesday: April Beauty Haul — May 2, 2018

Wine Wednesday: April Beauty Haul


Hey! This week I’m finishing up my Mercer’s Cherry Merlot Wine Ice Cream and sharing with you all the fun things I got my hands on in April! Let’s jump in!

Morphe E14 Brush

Morphe M501 Brush

Morphe E40 Brush

Morphe E38 Brush

Morphe M330 Brush

Morphe M115 Brush

Morphe E32 Brush

Morphe M413 Brush

Morphe E9 Brush

Morphe Y22 Brush

Morphe R9 Brush

Morphe 680 Brush Set

Olaplex Traveling Stylist Kit

Morphe 25B Palette

Morphe 35F Palette

Grande Lash-MD Eyelash Enhancing Conditioning Treatment

EVPCT 2 in 1 Eyeliner and Eye Wing Stamp

Sinful Colors Polish in Ruby Ruby

Essie Nail Polish in Angel Food

Essie Nail Polish in Breakfast Besties

Essie Nail Polish in B’aha Moment

Essie Nail Polish in Between the Seats

Essie Nail Polish in Brides No Grooms

Essie Nail Polish in Canyon Coral

Essie Nail Polish in Cute As a Button

Essie Nail Polish in Delhi Dance

Essie Nail Polish in Double Breasted Jacket

Essie Nail Polish in Eclair My Love

Essie Nail Polish in Marshmallow

Essie Nail Polish in Need a Vacation

Essie Nail Polish in Poppy Art Pink

Essie Nail Polish in Secret and Story

Essie Nail Polish in Seen in the Scene

Essie Nail Polish in She Said Yes

Essie Nail Polish in Status Symbol

Essie Nail Polish in Sugar Daddy

Essie Nail Polish in Watermelon

Hairfinity Candilocks Chewable Vitamins

Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemo Baby Unscented Pure Castille Soap

Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Cabot Vitamin E 100% Pure Vitamin E Skin Oil

The Ordinary “Buffet” Multi-Technology Peptide Serum

Ardell Wispies

Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer in Second Base

Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer in Disco Dust

Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer in The Pink Nugget

Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer in Wave Pool

Ricky’s NYC Rickycare Disposable Spoolies

Ricky’s NYC Rickycare No Snag Mini Elastics

Vamp Stamp Vavavoom Kitten Wing Stamp

Biobelle #UnicornGlow Perfect Radiance Face Mask

Berrisom BlackBerry Animal Mask

And that’s all for tonight! See you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. They 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 — April 30, 2018

Mani Monday


Happy Mani Monday!

On my ring finger is two coats of Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer in Keys to the Mansion.

All the other fingers have two coats of OPI Nail Lacquer in Going My Way or Norway?

Have a great day, guys! 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. They 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: Dermaplaning — April 29, 2018

Skincare Sunday: Dermaplaning


Hey guys! Since last week we talked about micro rolling, this week I thought I’d share another technique I’ve been trying it that most people would find weird.

This is my Stacked Skincare Dermaplaning Tool.

Yes, I know. It looks a little scary. But it’s awesome!

This tool details for $75, which I know might seem like a lot. But it’s an investment. The tool itself will last as long as it holds up, you’ll only need to replace the blades.

This tool help brighten, soften and smooth your skin. It removes both peach fuzz and dead skin.

This is made to give similar result as a dermaplaning session at your dermatologist, but is safe enough to use at home.

Because you’re removing a build up of dead skin, and products you use after will be able to work that much better. It’s also said to help with fine lines and large pores.

Blades should be replaced monthly. You can buy a three pack of replacement blades for about $25, so it’s not a huge financial burden. In total, your looking at $75 upfront, and $100 for the next years worth of blades.

Now. How to use it?

You will want to hold the skin taut. You’ll also want to be in the mirror for this, so you don’t use it anywhere you wouldn’t want to.

Use short strokes, and run across cheeks, chin, forehead, above lip, and along jaw line. Avoid eyelids, eyebrows, hairline, nose and lips. Repeat once a week.

Do not used on inflamed skin, or active acne. At that point, you’re just asking for trouble.

You can also sanitize the tool in 70% alcohol.

And the last step is to see your skin improve!

I’ll see you guys 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. They 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 — April 25, 2018

Face of the Day Friday


Hey guys! Just a slightly different version of a simple look for you today!

I started by waking up my eyes with The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + egcg. I also prepped and hydrated my lips with some Pure Paw Paw Ointment in Grape. Since I’ve been loving my lashes looking so luscious, I ran some Grande Lash-MD Lash Enhancing Serum along my upper lash line. I also used a disposable spoolie to apply some Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Vitamin E Oil to my lashes.

I prepped my skin with The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer. I then sprayed some Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation in Light over my face and blended that in with a dampened Beauty Blender. For a nice smooth cream contour, I used some LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Toast and once again used a Beauty Blender to blend. To brighten and conceal under my eyes I mixed some LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Light Ivory with a bit of Palladio Under Eyes Disguise Full Coverage Concealer in Lemonade. I then used a Beauty Blender Under my arm thought it was going to fall off.

To fake a healthy flush, I very sparingly applied some Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Creme Colour Concentrate in Grandma to my cheeks and worked that in with my fingers, sine the warm makes it easier the blend.

For a little glow, I applied some Sephora Radiant Luminizing Drops in Starlight to my cheek bones and down the bridge of my nose. I also just went ahead and used my fingers for that, because, hey, why not?

To set all that cream, I grabbed my Japonesque Go To Brush and swished on some RCMA No Color Powder. I also used a Morphe G18 Brush and a Japonesque Kumadori Blending Brush to add some color back in and slightly contour using some Sephora Matte Perfection Powder Foundation. I blended the crap out of that with a Morphe G5 Brush.

I threw some Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Buff onto the areas I highlighted earlier and let that for a couple minutes. I brushed off the excess with a fluffy Morphe E41 Brush.

To deepen up the flushed cheeks look a bit, I used a Sigma F15 Brush to sweep some NYX Professional Makeup Powder Blush in Pinched slog my cheeks. Then I again blended with a Real Techniques Multi Task Brush.

That glow! I grabbed a Morphe M501 Brush and doused myself in some Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Gold Digger.

To fill in and shape my brows I used an Anastasia Duo Brush 7 and some of both Inglot AMC Brow Liner Gel in 16 and 20. I used a Morphe M508 Brush and some Dermablend Cover Creme in Natural Beige to clean up the edges. I sealed all that work in with Model in a Bottle Long Lasting Eyebrow Sealer and brushed through that with a Morphe M115.

Now for the eyes. I used a Sigma E40 Brush to add some NYX Professional Makeup Nude Matte Shadow in Covet as a transition shade. To deepen and define the crease just a tad, I grabbed a Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush and swept on some NYX Professional Makeup Nude Matte Shadow in Bare My Soul. For the lid and the brow bone, I used a Morphe E14 Brush to pack on some Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow in Brûlée.

Now. This is where things get a little different. I used a Morphe E38 Brush to apply a winged liner using LA Splash Lip Couture Waterproof Lipstick in Vindictive. I know it seems weird, but this will last all day. Plus I love this grey as a liner.

I do used my face in Model in a Bottle Makeup Setting Spray. I applied some Grande Mascara Lash Boosting Formula Mascara because it’s crazy amazing. I throw on some Frankie Rose Liquid Lipstick in Rose All Day.

I finished it all off with some Ardell Wispies applied using good old trusty Duo Eyelash Adhesive.

And that’s all for today! I’ll see you soon!

This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. They 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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