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How I Edit My Instagram Photos | Kristen Evans

I had a few questions about how I edit my Instagram pictures and I thought that I would just go ahead and share that with everyone!

So, like most people, I use the app VSCO. I personally enjoy it because it’s free and I can make all of my pictures look seamlessly put-together.


Insta Pic: ONE

I took this picture with my iPhone 8, I edited the appearance with the VSCO app.

  • Preset: P5
  • Lowered the exposure
  • Increased the contrast
  • Added a blue tint
  • Added the “grain” effect

And viola!

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Insta Pic: TWO

  • Preset: P5
  • Increased the blue tint
  • Decreased the exposure
  • Added the grain effect
  • Increased shadows

Processed with VSCO with p5 preset


Insta Pic: THREE

  • Preset P5
  • Increased Clarity
  • Decreased Exposure
  • Increased highlights
  • Increased saturation
  • Added Grain Effect
  • Added blue tint

Processed with VSCO with p5 preset


Insta Pic: FOUR

  • Preset: P5
  • Increased Shadows
  • Decreased Exposure
  • Decreased saturation
  • Added Grain effect

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What’s your favorite app to edit your Instagram pics?

My Lip Gloss Collection | Kristen Evans

For someone who never wears lip gloss, I have way to many collected. I was looking through my lipgloss stash and decided that I would show you guys! Also, I’m ranking them from most to least favorite!


1. Tarte Glossy Lip Paint. Shade: “Hella”

This is my favorite lipgloss that I own but honestly it’s almost not lipgloss. It has a shiny appearance, but it’s a lot thicker than a gloss normally is. So, it’s kind of cheating, but I’m gonna stick it on the lipgloss list anyways.

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2. Ulta Beauty Color Rush Lip Gloss. Top shade “Elizabeth”, Bottom Shade “Brigette”

I actually really like the consistency of these two shades. The formula is a lot thicker than I expected and I really like that. IMG_3971

 

3. Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain: Shade 13

I know this isn’t a lipgloss, but the appearance looks so much like a gloss that it makes my “Lip gloss” list. I really like this product, I just think the color is more of a spring/summer shade, so I haven’t worn it very much!IMG_3974

4. Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-in-Oil: Shade 19.

This is definitely one of my top favorites. It makes my lips look so pretty and naturally shiny.

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5. Smashbox Be Legendary Lip-Lacquer. Shade: Calypso

The quality itself if okay, I really like the color; However, the formula is very sticky, which is something that I don’t love.

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6. Gerard Cosmetics Lighted Lip Gloss. Top Shade “Rose Hill”, Bottom Shade “Butter Cream”.

I’m pretty sure the only reason these lip glosses were popular was because they came with a light. I don’t love these products, they’re average and they don’t stay long at all.

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7. NARS Velvet LipGlide. Shades From Left to Right: Rapture and Night Together.

These are my least favorite lip glosses. I originally expected them to more of a lipstick because of the name. However, they’re just not what I expected and it was a big disappointment. As for the quality, they are great lip glosses, they just don’t advertise them as lip glosses, which is annoying.

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What’s your favorite lip gloss?

February Favorites | Kristen Evans

I forgot to do my December and January favorites and I apologize but I’ll do my best to keep my favorites page updated! I know a lot of you have told me that you really enjoy seeing my monthly favorites, so I do plan to continue doing them!

Anyways, like I always do with my monthly favorites posts, I’ve included a few of my favorites and you can check them all out on my Monthly Favorites Page.

LINK RIGHT HERE. 


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This Nars bronzer (Laguna) is AMAZING. I apply it lightly over my entire face to give myself a natural tan, without looking orange.
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Kylie Cosmetics has never disappointed me and this Penelope lipstick is so perfect! I can already tell that I’m going to love this for Spring/Summer 2018 makeup looks.
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I love this palette. It’s a perfect dupe for the Huda beauty sandstorm palette (I think?) but i’m obsessed with the color range and quality!
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I usually don’t wear lipgloss because I hate how sticky it feels but this YSL Gloss (shade 19) is gorgeous and doesn’t make my lips feel sticky at all!

Drugstore Dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills “Prism” Eyeshadow Palette | Kristen Evans

If you watched my last Youtube video, you probably knew that this post was going to happen. After noticing how great of a dupe that the Aura palette was from Shop Hush, I just couldn’t let it go.

So today I was just going to show you guys how AMAZING this dupe palette is.

Let’s start with the details for both palettes:

The Anastasia Beverly Hills palette will cost you $32.00. While the Aura palette only costs $12.00. Both palettes feature 14 gorgeous shades, however the ABH palette does come with a little brush (the Aura palette from Bad Habit, does not). So, if you’re just a huge fan of the little crappy brushes that makeup companies include in their palettes for the heck of it and if you believe that the brush is worth the $20 difference, then this post isn’t for you!

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The swatches:

The swatches for both of the palettes are INSANE. I took the corresponding shades for each palette and swatched them next to each other. 21As you can probably already see, the swatches are nearly identical for EVERY shade. I’m obsessed with this dupe!

Both palettes are amazing. As with any cheap dupe, you’re gonna lose some certain qualities. However, I really couldn’t tell a huge difference with the quality of the pigments. The ABH palette shades were a tad bit easier to blend, but it wasn’t a huge deal.


Thanks for reading, let me know what you think.

 

Shop Hush Product Review / First Impressions | Kristen Evans

Good Morning America,

I’ve collaborated with the amazing cosmetics company, Hush, to bring you all some honest reviews for a few of their products! Prior to receiving these products, I have never tried or heard of Hush Cosmetics; However, their website was adorable and looked very interesting! So I was super excited to try out the makeup!

Watch My Review/First Impression on My Youtube Channel


Sugar Palette x Face Candy

IMG_3507IMG_3534IMG_0768This palette is a great dupe for anyone that wanted the Peaches and Cream Eyeshadow Palette from Too Faced. The colors are very creamy. While the shades aren’t extremely pigmented, most of them are blendable. The only shade that I didn’t like was Blueberry Pie. It just came off very splotchy and looked funny on my skin. Other than that, the palette was a BIG thumbs-up for me! You can find the eyeshadow palette at this link.

Retro Love x Bad Habit

IMG_3502IMG_3522IMG_0764For anyone out there that has been wanting to get the ABH Subculture palette, this is the best dupe for you. I love this palette so much. The shades are seriously gorgeous. I will say that they aren’t as pigmented as I had hoped but, like the Sugar palette, they can be layered and blended out quite nicely. If you want this palette, click the link here.

Inferno x Bad Habit

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This is my absolute FAVORITE palette. You guys would not believe how great these shades are and for ONLY $12.00, it’s an exact dupe for the Urban Decay “Heat” Palette and TRUST ME, it’s amazing. The metallic shades are SO gorgeous and the matte shades blend out like a dream. I can’t say enough good things about this palette. You can find it at this link.

 

Aphrodite x Bad Habit 

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This palette shocked me, I really didn’t expect to love the pigments as much as I do! They are crazy gorgeous and blend nicely. I love the variety of shades as well. The palette is so versatile and I can think of tons of looks to do with it! It reminds me of Huda Beauty! You can find this palette at this link.

 

Unicorn Glow Highlight x Face Candy 

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The highlighters were crazy. They really did illuminate on my skin without looking chalky or streaky. The palette is a good dupe for ABH Moon Child. I love these highlighters. If you’re looking for a good highlight palette, this is the one for you! Check it out here.

 

Aura x Bad Habit 

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This is an exact dupe of ABH Prism Palette. And honestly the shades were crazy pigmented. If you’ve been wanting the Prism Palette, I HIGHLY suggest that you try this one first. I watched a few of the shades from both palettes and the Aura palette looked a lot better, in my opinion. Which is crazy considering the palette is only $12.00, if you want to check this palette out, click this link.

 

MidSummer Night x Bad Habit

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I originally gave this palette a thumbs-down. The shade range really didn’t appeal to me, However, the pigments themselves are pretty good quality. It’s very similar to Lorac’s “Mega Pro” Palette. And I just don’t love the shades, that’s really it! They looked gorgeous on swatches, it’s just not what I would typically go for when doing an eyeshadow look. So I mean, I would recommend this product because it is good quality, I just don’t personally like the shades. You can find the product here.


Let me know what you guys think of my latest review!

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$10 Makeup Brush Set Review | Kristen Evans

So, if anyone knows me, they know I HATE following trends. I literally wait until something goes “out-of-style” to test it out. Lol, I don’t know why, I’ve always been like this and I literally can’t help it.

I say all of this to let you all know that I AM AWARE OF HOW OLD THIS BRUSH TREND IS.  I recently picked up this oval-shaped brush set from Ross for $10, cause you know I’m all about Ross and cheap stuff. Anyways, I’ve actually fallen in love with these brushes. I can’t speak for the higher-priced oval brushes, but this knock-off set does WONDERS. I kid you not.

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These brushes have been the biggest surprise ever. I really didn’t expect to love them as much as I do. The brand name literally smeared off of half of them after I washed them, however, the brush itself works like a dream. (ESPECIALLY FOR TEN BUCKS)

I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a new brush set, go out to Ross and pick up one of these. My makeup looks so smooth and flawless. Also, it’s so much easier to glide on my foundation, concealer, blush, etc. with these, as opposed to, the beauty blender; Don’t get me wrong, I swear by the beauty blender sponges just as much as the next girl. However, when talking about the time and effort it takes to actually apply your makeup, this brush shape has saved me SO MUCH TIME. It’s so much easier in the mornings when I’m applying my makeup.

So below I’ve featured a few of my favorite makeup brushes from the set, instead of talking about all of them.

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This little concealer brush has been my favorite brush I’ve ever used. Instead of soaking up all of my concealer, it glides all of the product across my skin, leaving my eyes bright and well-blended. I could see a difference in my appearance immediately after using this brush.

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This foundation brush has SO many different uses. I use it to apply foundation, blush, bronzer, contour, powder.. Literally everything you can think of, this brush can do it. It applies everything seamlessly and without the annoying texture that a sponge leaves on my face.

I don’t mean to totally hate on beauty sponges because I really do love them. I’ve just found that this brush trend was actually worth the hype. My overall review of these brushes is that they are TOTALLY AMAZING. I’m definitely going to splurge on the high-end versions of these soon.

Thanks for reading, please let me know what you think.