“No Makeup-Makeup”

So what is the “No Makeup Makeup” trend exactly and does it really look like you’re not wearing makeup when it’s all said and done??

Well today I am putting this to the test.

Since I live in an extremely high humidity environment I usually don’t wear heavy makeup during the summer, but I never thought wearing light makeup would become a trend. Is mascara and eyeliner excluded? Can you still bronze up the face? Are only nude colors allowed? What do most people consider this trend to be??

For years I used to only wear the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer with no liquid foundation and Bare Minerals face powder over it. It actually looked all natural, as if that was really my natural skin. Well it’s sad to say but those days are now over, there came a point where buying $30 concealer every 2-3 months for a college kid just wasn’t in the budget anymore.

I changed over to drugstore makeup where I fell in love with the Maybelline Matte and Powerless foundation, it kept my skin matte but didn’t leave me looking matte. It still gave me a natural, hydrating finish and it didn’t break the bank. I used this in my “No Makeup Makeup look” video along with the aqua water infused bronzer/blush by elf, highlighter, and some bronzy eyeshadow. I made sure to use a bronzy-shimmery eyeshadow close to skin tone to make it all look natural. I did press pressed powder into the face to keep my face from turning into a grease ball throughout the day (I have extremely oily skin and live in the South) do others consider this breaking the rules from a no makeup look?

Is this what you would consider a no makeup look? Do you guys think I achieved this by the video &/or picture?? Please comment down below and share you’re opinion on this trend 🙂 I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Mariah Michelle ❤

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NEW Urban Decay Naked Heat Review & Swatches

Urban Decay is famous for their Naked line of eyeshadow palettes and are considered the best shadows on the market. Many people are left wondering if the hefty price tag of $54 is worth it. All Urban Decay palettes come with 12 shades, the original and second Naked palettes are filled with everyday neutrals while the third is full of gorgeous pink and purple shades with both cool and warm toned colors. The Naked Smokey palette is perfect for a night out, so what makes the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette stand out?

It’s full of warm toned shades of burnt oranges, light and deep reds, siennas, burgundies and the perfect crease shade “sauced” which is light brown with a tint of orange. On the rare occasion I’m not using this palette, I always go back in to use “sauced, cayenne and en fuego” as crease and transition shades.  This is the go-to palette for any day or night look. The blend-ability is out of this world, you can do a dramatic look in a matter of minutes. It blends like a dream and cuts the time in half, leaving you with an amazing look that will make you stand out from the crowd. Another reason I love this palette is because it has ZERO fallout, so you can do your face makeup first and not worry about a mess at the end.

If I had a dream palette it would be the Urban Decay Naked Heat, it’s perfect for summer and fall. I’m positive the reds will look great during the Winter season as well. So is it worth it? YASSSS! Even on a budget, saving for this palette is well worth it. I will definitely use this more than 54 times and knowing I can get quality results in a matter of minutes when running late puts my mind at ease. If you are having doubts, shove them away because the hype is for a reason!

Here are some swatches with and without flash, I also added the first look I did with this.

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Mariah Michelle ❤