Friday, February 28, 2014

Monthly Faves: February 2014

Beauty Favorites for February
Hey guys,

I hope you had an awesome February! 

In this video I'm doing my Favorites!! I'll have the products I talked about listed below!

Check out the video here: Monthly Faves: February 2014

Thanks for watching! 



For more videos check out my channel: Youtube.com/BeautyBySoriam1

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Pop of Blue: Makeup Tutorial

A Pop of Blue: Using the Sigma Smoke Screen Palette

Hey guys!

For today's video, I wanted to do something a little fun. So using the new Sigma Smoke Screen Palette I came up with a very neutral eye makeup, similar to my Monday video, but with a little something extra. 

I used the bright blue eyeshadow in the palette on my lower lash line for a pop of color, without going back to the 80's. 

I hope you guys enjoy this video!

Check out the video here: A Pop of Blue: Makeup Tutorial

All the products used in the video are listed below:

For more beauty videos check out my channel: YouTube.com/BeautyBySoriam1


Monday, February 24, 2014

Neutral Eye Makeup Look Using Sigma Smoke Screen Palette

Everyday Neutral Eye Makeup Tutorial
Using Sigma Smoke Screen Palette

What's up guys!
In this video I'll be doing a simple everyday sort of look using neutral eye shadows from the new Sigma Smoke Screen Palette. This look is great for work, or school, it looks good and it's easy to do.


For more of my videos go to my channel: Youtube.com/BeautyBySoriam1

The products I used in this video are listed below:
Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
Sigma Smoke Screen Eyeshadow Palette
  Haze Eyeshadow
  Veiled Eyeshadow
  Rave Eyeshadow
Mac Eyeshadow - Brule
Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Liner - Black
L'Oreal True Match Foundation - N3
Kat Von D - Lock It Tattoo Concealer - Medium 24
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer - Brightner
Mac Eyeshadow - Mystery
Mac Eyeshadow - Cork
Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder
Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder
Nyx Mosaic Powder - Bronzer
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara
Revlon Eyelash Curler
L'Oreal Power Volume 24hr Mascara
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black
Maybelline Color Whisper - A Plum Prospect


Thanks for watching!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Classic Smokey Eye Tutorial

How to get the Classic Smokey Eye look

Hey guys, 

In this video I'll be showing you how easy it is to get that classic smokey eye makeup look. I love this look for special occasions or for fun nights out. You can keep it simple with a nude or pink lip color, or make it super classic and add a red lip. Either way it will look amazing!

To watch the video click here: Classic Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

Check out the video on my YouTube channel: Youtube.com/Beautybysoriam1 

Products used in this video:
Too Faces Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay Naked Palette - Naked Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette - Foxy Eyeshadow
Naked Palette - Buck Eyeshadow
Mac Eyeshadow - Mystery
Mac Eyeshadow - Carbon
Mac Eyeshadow - Cork
Benefit They're Real Mascara 
L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil - Perversion
NYX Blush - Dusty Rose
Mac Lipstick - Pink N
Nars Lipgloss - Turkish Delight

Thanks for watching the video and checking out my blog! 

:)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

How I Highlight & Contour My Face

Highlighting & Contouring Tutorial

Hey guys,

One of my favorite things to do is to highlight and contour my face with makeup. I love it. It is an easy way to change your face shape. I have a pretty round face so I like to make my cheeks and jaw line more sculpted by contouring, and this is all possible with the magic of makeup.

Highlighting is when you use a product a few shades lighter than your skin tone to lighten certain parts of your face. Highlighting is to make things lighter, which brings more attention to those places.

Contouring is when you use a product a few shades darker than your skin tone to help recede the parts you don't want to bring attention to. You darken certain parts of your face giving the illusion of depth or shadows. 

In this video I'll show you how I personally like to highlight and contour my face shape to make it less round. I hope this video is helpful!

Check out the video here: How I Highlight & Contour My Face

The products used in this video are listed below:
Check out my YouTube channel for more videos: Youtube.com/BeautyBySoriam1

Monday, February 17, 2014

My "No-Makeup" Makeup Look

My Version of the No-Makeup Makeup Look
Hey guys!

In this video I'll be showing you how I get the no-makeup makeup look. Now this is my version of this look, and to be honest I like wearing makeup so this look might end up being the little makeup makeup look. You can tailor this look to best suit you. It is perfect for those mornings when you're running a little late, or when you don't want to do too much but you still want to look put together. 

Either way, I hope you enjoy this video!
Check it out here: My No-Makeup Makeup Look

Products used in this video:

Check out my channel for more videos: Youtube.com/BeautyBySoriam1

Saturday, February 15, 2014

My Full Coverage Foundation Routine

Full Coverage Foundation Routine

Hey guys,

In this video I'll be showing you my full coverage foundation routine. I love a full coverage foundation when I'm doing a super glam makeup look. It's perfect for weddings, proms and any other special occasion. I don't recommend this foundation routine as an everyday thing, because you will go through your makeup really fast. Hope you enjoy the video!

For the video check it out here: My Full Coverage Foundation Routine

Check out all my other videos on my YouTube channel: youtube.com/beautybysoriam1

Products used in this video:

Hope in a Jar - moisturizer

Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer

MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation

Covergirl Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 foundation

Kat Von D Lock it Tattoo concealer

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Highlighting concealer

Revlon ColorStay pressed powder

Revlon Nearly Naked pressed powder


Thanks for watching my video! 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Romantic Valentines Day Hair Style

Romantic Valentines Day Hair Style


Hey guys,

In this video I'll be showing you a super romantic hair style for Valentines Day. This is super simple to follow and you will look great. You could always change a few things around and make it perfect for you. I hope you enjoy this video!

Check out how I get this hair style here: Romantic Valentines Day Hair Style

Check out all my other videos on my channel: Youtube.com/BeautyBySoriam1

The products I used in this video are listed below:
Chi 44 Iron Guard heat protector
Conair Paddle Brush
Revlon 1 inch Curling Iron
Alligator clips
Bobby pins
Hair Spray - optional

Thanks for watching!

:)


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Balm Review

My thoughts on the Color Riche Balm
Hey guys!

I hope you are having an awesome week! For today's blog I wanted to write a quick review on the L'Oreal Color Riche Lip Balm. 

I have the color 518 Tender Mauve. I purchased mine from CVS, but you can also find it here: Loreal Color Riche Balm

Let me start by saying that I love this color. It is one of those "my lips but better" kind of color. It is a very sheer dusty rose, pink color and it has a tiny bit of rainbow shimmer in it. Nothing too crazy, it just gives a nice shine.
I initially thought this was a lipstick, because all the L'Oreal lip products look the same. But it is a balm.On the L'Oreal Paris website it claims that this lip product will "provide a hint of luscious, kissable color, smoothing lips instantly and for a fill 8 hours of continuous hydration. Lips are softer and more supple all day long, and keeps conditioning even after it's been removed."

Okay, so now this is supposed to be super hydrating. It's not. This I have to say is one of the worst lip balm products I have ever tried. 

This product made my lips extremely dry, like, drier than they were before I applied it. My lips are the driest they have been this whole winter. My lips are so chapped that the skin is coming off, yeah I know, gross.

The product also comes off super fast. After about 15-20 minutes of wearing it, it's gone. I don't know where it goes, but it's gone. 

This review makes me sad, because I really love the color. 
I would give this product a 1.5 out of 5 based on the claims of hydration.

Now, based on the color alone it's about a 4 out of 5.

If you guys have tried these lip products out or have tried super amazing drugstore lip balms let me know!

Thanks for reading this quick little blog post.

Make sure to check back in every Monday. Wednesday and Friday for new blog posts and videos on my YouTube channel: YouTube.com/BeautyBySoriam1





Monday, February 10, 2014

Romantic Valentines Day Makeup Look

Makeup Tutorial: Romantic Valentines Day Look

Hey guys,

In this video I'll be showing you how to get this romantic Valentines Day makeup look. This look is really glam and you can do it for any occasion. I really hope you guys enjoy this video!

Check out the video for this look here: Romantic Valentines Day Makeup Tutorial

Check out my other videos on my channel: Youtube.com/BeautyBySoriam1 

The products I used in this video are listed below:

Mac Soft Ochre Paint Pot

Mac Cork eye shadow
Mac Wedge eye shadow

Mac Mystery eye shadow
Mac Sketch eye shadow


UD Naked Basics Foxy eye shadow
UD Naked Basics W.O.S. eye shadow

UD Naked 2 Half Baked eye shadow

UD Naked 2 Suspect eye shadow

Mac Fix Plus

UD Naked 2 Bootycall eye shadow

Wet N Wild H2O Proof Liquid eye liner
UD 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion

UD Naked Basics Crave eye shadow

Benefit They're Real mascara

L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara


Vaseline Lip Therapy

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart


I hope you guys enjoy this video & thanks for watching!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Get Ready With Me: Simple Makeup Look

GRWM: Simple Makeup Look

Hey guys!
This video is a Get Ready with Me video. I just go through doing my makeup. I hope you guys like it.

Check out the video here: Get Ready With Me: Simple Makeup Look

For more beauty videos check out my channel: Youtube.com/BeautyBySoriam1

Products used in the video:

Hope In a Jar

Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation

Kat Von D Lock it Tattoo concealer

Maybelline Age Rewind Highlighting concealer

Revlon ColorStay pressed powder

Revlon Nearly Naked pressed powder

Benefit Hoola bronzer

Nars Orgasm blush

Urban Decay Naked Basics - Foxy eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked Basics - Naked 2 eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked Basics - Venus eyeshadow

Anastasia Brow Wiz - Brunette

Benefit They're Real mascara

Loreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes mascara

Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliner - Nude

Vaseline Lip thearapy

Avon Lip liner in Rose

Urban Decay Naked lipgloss


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation Review

My review on the Hello Flawless Foundation
Hey guys,

So I was recently at my local Sephora, and I picked up a new foundation. It is the Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation.
This foundation is on the pricey side, it was $36. It has 1 fluid ounce.
This foundation claims to be "an oil-free brightening liquid foundation" it also claims to have a light to medium coverage, and it's supposed to be luminous and healthy looking.


I wanted to give this a try as an everyday type of foundation for me. I work in an office for 8 hours a day, so I want something that evens my skin tone without giving me cake face, that's not cute. 

The first thing I'll say about this foundation is that I got the wrong color, which makes me sad. I even had the girl working at Sephora color match me. But its still too dark, so when I wear the foundation I have an orange face and a pale neck, which is also not cute.


My next issue with this foundation is that it made me super oily in my T-zone after about 4 hours of wearing it. And I did set it with a powder when I applied it. That was very disappointing because this claims to be an oil free foundation. 
I have a dry to combination skin type, and when I wear other foundations I get a little bit of oil down the center of my face after about 5-6 hours of  wear. Even then it isn't a lot of oil and I just use a blotting sheet to get rid of the shine.
With this foundation I had to blot my face twice and when I did the foundation seemed to come off my face.
I like to wear foundation that has a medium amount of coverage because I have discoloration and darker acne marks on my face. This foundation was just a bit too light for my liking. Although I didn't add a second layer of the foundation. 
I don't really like to layer on the foundation because that is a sure way to get a cake face, which we have established as not cute.

Another thing I noticed that I didn't like at all about this foundation was that it did not last the entire day. I even used a primer before applying the foundation. I noticed about lunch time I had little to no foundation left on the lower parts of my face. By the night I didn't have much foundation left at all. 

For now I give this foundation a 2 out of 5. I didn't like that it made me oily, I didn't like the color, I didn't like the lack of staying power and I didn't like the amount of coverage that it gave me. 

Also note that this is just my experience with this foundation. I would say if you have dry skin you might like this product, also if you don't have a lot to cover this might be right up your alley. This foundation would work great on people that have good skin.


I will try it again when I get a little darker in the summer months and I'll do another review on the foundation to see if I changed my mind about it or if it still doesn't work for me. 

Let me know if you have tried this foundation out and if you like or dislike it.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

How to: Winged liner using Liquid, Gel and Pencil Eyeliners

Winged liner using Liquid, Gel and Pencil Eyeliners



Hey guys!

In this video I'll be talking about how I get the winged liner look using 3 different products, Pencil, Gel and Liquid liner.

My favorite way to apply eyeliner is using the gel liner. But I'll be showing how you can the same look with the 3 different products.

To see the video click here: How to: Winged Liner Using Liquid, Pencil & Gel Eyeliner


To see all my other videos check out my channel: YouTube.com/BeautyBySoriam1

Products used in this video:
Loreal Voluminous Smoldering Pencil Liner in the color black

Maybelline EyeStudio Gel eyeliner in the color black

Wet N Wild H2O Proof liquid eyeliner in the color black

I purchased all these products at CVS, you can find these products at any drugstore.

I hope you enjoy this video!
Thanks for watching!

:)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Launching My YouTube Channel!

Beauty By Soriam on YouTube


After a few years of battling with myself I have finally decided to start my own YouTube channel. This is something that I have been wanting to do for a very long time, and I am finally getting it done.

I started off with this blog, where I write about reviews I do on products and also things I like to use every month. Now I want to expand my blog to making videos on YouTube. I really am very excited about moving forward with what I am passionate about. I want to be able to help and inspire other girls that maybe are just getting started with the whole beauty thing, or people that are just as passionate as I am with makeup.

I have so much respect for all the beauty gurus that are popular on YouTube, it isn't easy but they make amazing videos. I want to be able to reach out to people all over the world with my videos as well.

My videos will be beauty & fashion related, of course, and I will be coordinating blog posts with the videos. You will see more things from reviews to makeup tutorials.
I have been working really hard and learning all I can about editing and making videos, because I want to make something that will be beneficial to my readers and future viewers.

I really appreciate you for checking out my blog and I hope that you join me in this new stage.

Check out my YouTube channel: YouTube.com/BeautyBySoriam1


Monday, February 3, 2014

How I fill in my Eyebrows using the Anastasia Brow Wiz

How I like to fill in my Eyebrows Video


Hey everyone, In this video I will be showing you how I like to fill in my eyebrows. I do this pretty much every time I wear makeup. It is a super simple way to fill in your eyebrows but still keeping it looking natural.


Products used in this video:
Anastasia Brow Wiz in the color Brunette


Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara


I love the Anastasia Brow Wiz, I wrote a complete blog post on this product,  if you want to read more of my opinion on this product check it out HERE

I hope you guys enjoyed this video!

Thanks for watching!