Friday, September 21, 2012

Aquatic Gold

Aquatic Gold

I've been doing a lot of natural smokey eye this last couple weeks so I wanted to liven things up and use glitter. I recently purchased the NYX Liquid Crystal Liner a new lipstick in Iced Honey and wanted to use them. Here is a gold & blue look with a pale, shimmery pink lip. I LOVE the new Ardell Double Up lashes in 206 and used them again for this look. I've been using these a lot lately because these lashes are big, long and full, but are spaced in a way that they showcase the eyeshadow nicely and don't cover it, as you can notice in the straight head shot photo.

Slightly heavy on the bronze cheeks and paired with some off-white feather earrings. Hair is swept and pinned to one side and pulled back into a low ponytail.

Hope you like it!



Here’s a list of products used for this look:

FACE
• Sephora Matifying Foundation R30
• Make Up For Ever HD Foundation 160 Golden Beige
• Amazing Cosmetics Anti Aging Face Primer
• Sephora Instant Moisturizer

EYES
• Ardell Double Up eyelashes 206
• DUO Eyelash Glue Brown
• Maybelline Lash Stiletto Waterproof Very Black
• Milani Eyeliner Blue #08 (waterline)
• Milani Eyeliner Everlast (Black)
• NYX Liquid Crystal Liner Crystal Jade (double liner on top)
• BH Cosmetics 120 color palette 2nd Edition
• Too Faced Smokey Eye palette: Smoking Jacket
• Too Faced Sweet Dreams palette: Satin Sheets, Honeymoon
• Urban Decay Primer Tube Greed

EYEBROWS
• Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Ebony

CHEEKS
• Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer
• Too Faced Ooh La Rouge Blush Avante Garde

LIPS
• Buxom Big Healthy lip polish Leslie
• NYX lipstick Iced Honey #556
• NYX lip liner Beige #849
• Sephora Nano lip liner Queen Quartz #03
• Too Faced Lip Insurance

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Blueberry Bomb (The Body Needs)


Blueberry Bomb (The Body Needs cosmetics)


I wanted to use a bright blue/purple look. I highlighted the inner portions on the eye with TBN Muse & then darkened the corners (to smoke it out a little). I went for a bright pink cheek & highlighted top with one of my favorite blushes (TBN Vixen); shimmery, nude pink lip. Left the hair down straight & teased the top then paried with a purple top & earrings.


Sorry for the blurry full face photos, my hands were shaky again :(


Hope you like it :)





Here’s a list of products used for this look:

FACE
• Sephora Matifying Foundation R30

• Too Faced Natural Face palette: Conceal
• Make Up For Ever HD Foundation 160 Golden Beige
• Amazing Cosmetics Anti-aging primer
• Sephora Instant Moisturizer

EYEBROWS
• Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Ebony

EYES
• Red Cherry eye lashes #62

• Red Cherry eye lashes #104 (bottom) 
• DUO Brush-On Lash Adhesive
• Maybelline Lash Stiletto Waterproof Very Black
• Milani Eyeliner Endless (Black)

• Milani mechanical eyeliner Blue (waterline)
• MAC pigment Vanilla
 The Body Needs eyeshadow Blueberry
 The Body Needs eyeshadow Muse
 The Body Needs eyeshadow D'Blue Bomb
 The Body Needs eyeshadow Blackened Violet
• Urban Decay primer potion tube Greed (gold)

CHEEKS

• The Body Needs blush Babette

• The Body Needs blush Vixen

LIPS

• Buxom Big & Healthy lip polish Clair
• MAC lipstick Hue
• NYX lip liner Natural
• Too Faced Lip insurance

Friday, September 7, 2012

Candy Kisses

Candy Kisses

I wanted to do a dolly look using matte white and pink colors. I used white on the waterline to make the eyes look bigger and used eyeshadow on the bottom focused on the center to give it a rounded shape, I also added some blue in the corners of the top lid for shape as well. Used Ardell Double Up lashes, bronzed the cheeks then added some pink over the top. Did a medium pink shimmer lip, with pearly white dangle earrings and a pink top. 

Hope you like it!



Here's a list of products used:

FACE
• Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
• Sephora  Matifying Compact Foundation R30
• Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation 160 Golden Beige
• Clearprep FX Matte Foundation Primer and Anti-Acne Treatment
• Sephora Instant Moisturizer

EYES
• Ardell Double Up lashes 206
• DUO Eyelash Glue Brown
• Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof Very Black
• BH Cosmetics 88 color Matte palette
• Milani INFINITE Eyeliner Everlast (Black)
• NYX Jumbo pencil Milk
• Urban Decay primer potion Eden

EYEBROWS
• Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Ebony

CHEEKS
• Too Faced Bronzer Sun Bunny
• Too Faced Ooh La Rouge Blush Avante Garde

LIPS
• Buxom Big & Healthy lip polish Leslie
• Sephora Lip Stain 08 Cute Pink




Monday, September 3, 2012

Sassy Leo (Makeupbee contest entry)

Sassy Leo

Makeupbee.com is having a competition inspired by the zodiac signs & I decided to do a look & enter the contest, why not? My sign is a leo so I wanted to have the symbol nice and big on the face, then somehow mimic the features of a lion, like the whiskers & shape of the mouth area, yet still make it glamorous & pretty (that's where the lashes & rhinestone came into play)


I sketched out the design but changed it a little after I started. Took me about 3 hours since I don't usually do looks like these too often, and I'm not crazy about it, but it turned out ok...


Hope you like it!


Here is the sketch I did....

And here is the finished look



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Here’s a list of products used for this look:


FACE
• Sephora Instant Moisturizer
• Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation 2.0
• Maybelline Ultra Liner, Waterproof black (for all lining & shapes)
• Urban Decay eyeliner Perversion (to patch Leo sign shape)
• Physicians Formula powder palette
• Whiskers: made by pulling bristles from ELF Total Face Brush, grouping them & gluing the ends so they stay together
• Duo Brush-on lash adhesive (to glue whiskers)
 Rhinestones: Michaels Arts & Crafts store
• Urban Decay Primer potion Original (nose, mouth & forehead)

EYES
• Urban Decay Primer Potion Greed (around the eyes & brows)
• Lime Crime uniliner Lunar Sea (for white parts)
• NYX Jumbo eyeliner Milk (waterline & around under eyes)
• Maybelline Ultra Liner, Waterproof black (for all lining & shapes)
• Inglot eyelashes 26F (right eye)
• Red Cherry lashes #33 (bottom)
• Duo Brush-on lash adhesive (for lashes & rhinestones)

EYEBROWS

• Cinema Secrets Face & Body Wax (to cover the brows)
• Maybelline Ultra Liner, Waterproof  black (for all lining & shapes)

CHEEKS
• Too Faced The Bronzed & Beautiful Chocolate Soleil (all over face)
• Too Faced The Bronzed & Beautiful Powdered Sun (along nose & forehead)

LIPS
• Urban Decay Naked palette: Half Baked (bottom lip)
• Maybelline Ultra Liner, Waterproof black (for all lining & shapes)