Valentine’s Day \\ The Look

Valentine’s Day \\ The Look

Ah, the best day of the year for single people – Valentine’s Day.

To me, this has and always will be a Hallmark holiday that I do not care to celebrate whether or not I have a boyfriend. Thought I’d do a little tutorial for all the non-believers/Valentine’s lovers. I’ll be waiting for the candy sale on the 15th.

Here’s my 10 step tutorial for V-Day.


Step 1: A dark smoky eye to accurately reflect the color of your soul


Step 2: Cat Eyes to foreshadow that you’ll become a crazy cat lady


Step 3: Waterproof mascara for when you realize that literally all of your friends have significant others


Step 4: Full coverage concealer to hide your true feelings


Step 5: Sharp contour to show that you aren’t to be messed with


Step 6: A strong brow to show that you are a strong woman


Step 7: Highlighter because you need more men to notice you


Step 8: A dark, vampy lip because lord knows you’re not making out with anyone


Step 9: Setting spray to make your makeup last until you find a man, better hope it’ll keep your makeup on for years


Step 10: Finish the look, conquer the world – or the bar

xx – Emily


Products Used: Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette in Black Market & Armor, ColourPop Gel Liner in Swerve, Maybelline Rocket Volume Waterproof Mascara, Charlotte Tilbuy Magic Foundation in Fair, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Light Neutral, Maybelline Master Contour Stick in Light, Rimmel Brow This Way in Dark Brown, Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Peach Goddess, Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in No Tea, No Shade, NYX Dewy Setting Spray

Affordable Makeup || The Look

Affordable Makeup || The Look

Hello Lovelies!

I decided to write a little blog post featuring a bunch of affordable makeup for you all. I have been loving drugstore makeup as of late and often gravitate towards it more than my high end picks. This look features only affordable products!



Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation in

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent

Maybelline Better Stay Concealer in Light


Rimmel Brow This Way in

Essence Make Me Brow in


Physicians Formula Butter Blush in

Wet N Wilde Mega Cushion Hightlight in


Colourpop Pressed Shadows in

Colourpop Gel Liner in Swerve


NYX Lingerie Lipstick in

NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray


That’s all folks! Tell me, what are some of your favorite affordable makeup products at the moment?

*Bonus Points* if you saw my cat’s sneaky cameo in the first picture.

June Favorites!

June Favorites!

Another month, another favorites. As I have no updates, other than I just watched every single episode of New Girl there is on Netflix, lets jump right in.



Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer

Other than the ridiculously long name, I love this stuff. I am usually all about those matte bases but recently my skin has been super dry and gross- fun! I saw this and I thought that I would love it and I do. There is something about primers that make your face so soft and give that perfect little oomph.


Benefit Hoola Bronzer

To be honest, I could’ve/should’ve done a late to the party post on this but I thought I’d throw it into my favorites. This is without a doubt a cult classic, and I am jumping onto that bandwagon. My skin doesn’t always agree with bronzers, it’s weird. But, this stuff looks awesome and gives my face a little shape. The packaging is not my favorite but I actually do like the little brush.


Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown

I am in love with the original Kat Von D liner. However, with this new color, it was not love at first sight. I tried it out and could hardly get it to work, so I wrote it off and put it aside. A few weeks later, I was determined to get the damn stuff to work and it happened! I love the soft brown color that you get from this. Perfect for everyday, natural wear.


Urban Decay Naked Palette

I think this has been featured in my last 2 or 3 posts… oops. But that just goes to show how much I adore it! If it is a good neutral palette I am bound to love it. I was trying to reach for warm neutrals and found that I didn’t have many to choose from. This has been in the back of my mind for a while, so I decided to pick it up as a done-with-junior-year-of-college gift. Plus it is just so pretty to look at! For real, obsessed.


NYX Butter Gloss in Strawberry Parfait

I said in my last favorites, where I have another one of these bad boys, that I could see myself collecting all of these. Here is my newest addition and love! I’ve seldom tried pink lip colors like this. I just thought I wouldn’t wear/like them. That is not the case! I was looking for a bright pink to go with mint green and stumbled upon this. Since the day I bought it, I’ve worn it practically every day. Perfect summer color!

I hope that you are all enjoying your summer and flaunting those bright lipsticks with cute dresses! Or whatever suits your fancy! Does Anyone have any exciting vacations planned?

Keep Being You!

WhatsIn: My Bag!

WhatsIn: My Bag!


Today I thought I would do a little post of what’s in my purse. Or in my case, my top 5 lip products of the moment! I have quite a little bag, but man is it easy to shove lip products in. I hope you enjoy 🙂

First, a short sad tale. I had to take our family dog to the vet today, nothing out of the ordinary, no worries, and I was trying to wrangle her out of the car, my entire purse contents dumped out. So, I’m trying to watch her to make sure she doesn’t go into traffic and collect my belongings, however; I ended up leaving my mini Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer in Kissability somewhere on the ground. I am so, so sad as it was becoming one of my favorites. C’est la vie, I suppose!

IMG_6369IMG_6385IMG_6395(From L to R, Buxom Full on Lip Cream in White Russian, NYX Butter Lip Balm in Ladyfingers, Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie, Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey, Butter London Lippy Shimmer Gloss in Tickety Boo)


Keep Being You!

2014 Favorites!

2014 Favorites!


It is the end of the year once again and how crazy is that. I’m not going to lie, 2014 was definitely not my favorite year. I am starting off 2015 with more positivity and higher hopes. On a better note, the makeup of 2014 was incredible. I really started to like it and saw it as an art form. It made me be able to express myself in entirely new way. Here are my top 14 favorites of 2014!



1-4 // Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in Light, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent, Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in Neutral, & Benefit Porefessional


5-8 // The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion, Urban Decay DeSlick Setting Spray, Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep, Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’oro


9-11 // Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Champagne, Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner


12-14 // NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu, Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Afternoon Tea, Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 104

There we have it! These are the things that I absolutely fell in love with in 2014. If you’d like a further description of why I love these things or some reviews, please let me know as I’d be happy to! I usually add some thoughts to my favorites but I thought that would get quite lengthy. Also, let me know your favorite things of 2014, whether that’s makeup or other things!

Keep Being You!

New Year’s Eve: Day to Night!

New Year’s Eve: Day to Night!


Tomorrow is New Years Eve, and I have an all day obligation and then I am going to a party at night. I have planned it out on how to transition my day makeup to new years makeup and I thought I’d share it with you all!




Moisturizer // The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion

Primer // Too Faced Primed & Poreless

Foundation // Jouer Matte Moisture Tint in Nude

Concealer // Rimmel Match Perfection Concealar in Light

Powder // Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent

Brows // NYX Eyebrow Pencil in  Black & Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep

Blush // Nars Blush in Orgasm

Eye Primer // Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Eye Shadow // Maybelline Color Tatoo in Bad to the Bronze

Mascara // Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Setting Spray // Urban Decay De-Slick

Lips // Fresh Sugar & Marc Jacobs Lip Vinyl in Kissability


I’m going to throw a few makeup products in my purse to touch up/transition.



Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in Light

Bite Beauty Pigment Pencil in Meritage

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Lets Travel the World

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Mirenesse Curl Mascara

Tag me on Instagram/Twitter (missemily_marie) and show me your looks! Have a happy new year 🙂

Keep Being You!

GWRM: Christmas Makeup!

GWRM: Christmas Makeup!


I am back on schedule, hopefully! I have nothing to do over the next month and a half, so expect weekly posts, along with some random ones throw in! Anyways, I am here to show you how I plan to do my makeup on Christmas, if my outfit matches. Still not 100% decided on that. Not a classic Christmas look, but I like it, hope you do too! 🙂


Moisturizer & Primer // The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion & Benefit Porefessional


Foundation, Concealer, & Powder // Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Natural, Rimmel 2 in 1 Concealer in Light, & Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent


Blush & Brows // Maybelline Fit Me! Blush in Deep Wine, NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Black, & Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep


Primer & Shadow // Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Champagne & Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (Burnout/Strange)


Liner & Mascara // Kat Von D Tattoo Liner & Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara


Lips // Fresh Sugar Balm in Ruby & Tarte Lip Gloss in Paris

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!



Keep Being You!

WhatsIn: My Summer Travel Makeup Bag!

WhatsIn: My Summer Travel Makeup Bag!

Hello lovelies!

I am currently on the road in Boston! I figured why not post what I brought with me- cosmeticwise. So I hope you enjoy and I’m sorry for the lack of links as I’m on my iPad. I’ve done quite a bit of shopping on this trip and was wondering if there’s any interest in a haul post/video?

Keep being you!


Lip Gloss // Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Let’s Travel the World, NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu and Peach Cobbler

Brows // Anastasia Brow Wiz in Granite

Eyeliner // Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Mascara // Tarte Lights Camera Lashes

Highlight // Benefit Watts Up

Blush // Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

Bronzer // Tarte Bronzer in Park Ave Princess

Concealer // Rimmel Match Perfection in Light

Primer // Benefit The Porefessional

Eye Brightener // Olay Eye Roller

Eye Primer // Tarte Clean Slate 360 Creaseless Primer

Skin Base // Covergirl CC Cream, Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation in light neutral (np)

Eye Shadow // the Nudes palette, Naked 3 Palette, Smashbox Trio in a Focal Point

Powder // Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

Mineral Concealer // Bare Minerals Mineral Concealer in Bisque

Lipstick // Maybelline Color Sensational in Pink Satin, Kate Moss in 204

Setting Spray // Urban Decay De-Slick

May Favorites!

May Favorites!


 Hello Darlin’s!

I’m back with another monthly favorites. I am quite shit at uploading these for each month but lets see if I can stick to ’em! There is a really random assortment here but that is fitting for any MissEmilyMarie posting.


Benefit Cream Shadow in RSVP

This was a sample I received a while ago from Ulta. I always try the samples they give out because how else would you learn?! I fell in love with this color as soon as I tried it. I found that it stays all day (with a primer, at least) and it really is a gorgeous color. It is also super easy to blend which is something that is necessary for a cream shadow!


NYX The Curve Liner

This bad boy looks really strange. It is the best drugstore makeup that I have found, though. It is so precise and the color payoff is excellent. I would consider it right up there with Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner. The one problem that I sometimes have is that it gets on top of my eyelid. Anyone else have this? Other than this, the color and precision makes it worth the purchase!


Rimmel Matte Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 104

I’m fairly certain I’m late to the party on this one, which I regret because this lipstick is fantastic. The color payoff is excellent and it is gorgeous. It lasts for so long, which is unusual (for me anyway). Also a random side note it smells amazing! I can’t pinpoint exactly what it smells like but it is delicious. Excellent color for any season!


Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray

I know that there has been buzz around this for a while but I never thought much of it. I decided to try it because it was in one of those cases right by the checkout line in Ulta. Oh those are the worst, they’re just traps aren’t they? I am really happy I picked this up though because it feels like your makeup is finished when you spray this on and it does seem to last longer.


Rimmel London 60 Seconds Nail Polish in 415 Instyle Coral

There seems to be mixed reviews of this nail polish on the internet. I don’t understand because every time I’ve used this brand it has worked very well. It stays longer than most and dries super fast, as it suggests! I love this coral color for spring/summer time and I would highly suggest this to anyone.


Avene Thermal Spring Water

I received this in my May Ipsy Bag+ and I fell in love with it as soon as I first used it. I have been looking for something like this so I was very happy I received it. It feels great against your skin when warm or really whenever you want to use it. It makes my skin feel refreshed and after a spritz in the face I find it easier to wake up in the morning!

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Late to the Party: NYX Butter Gloss

Late to the Party: NYX Butter Gloss

IMG_0705Left: Tiramisu, Right: Créme Brulee

I have heard the rave surrounding these for a super long time. I wanted to try them out a lot sooner but as I am fairly lazy, I never went to Ulta to pick some up. Until a few weeks ago! I have two very similar colors, mainly because I couldn’t decide which one I wanted and my mom encouraged me to try both. Yeah, I’m cool and go shopping with my mom. I have the shades Créme Brulee and Tiramisu. I’ll include swatches at the end of this post. I absolutely love them and want to try out more. I am curious to know if any of you have tried any other NYX lip products and what kind and shades your would recommend.

xx Emily

photo 2Top: Créme Brulee, Bottom: Tiramisu