Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I always start with a generously moisturized face, then I base with Prime Time by bareMinerals all over. Under my eyes I mix Erase Paste shade No. 1 with Prescriptive Warm Beige. Believe it or not, my bronzer lately has been by Mary-Kate and Ashley for Walmart.

I prime my eyelids with Primer Potion in Sin. Both palettes are from Clinique, the one of the left is just a quad with Buttermilk, Beige Shimmer, Bewitched and Frosted Blossom. The one on the right is Strawberry Fudge (my favorite)

I apply buttermilk from my crease up to my brow first.

I then use the brown from the Strawberry Fudge palette in the outer corner of my eye. I dab it on, not swipe it.

I go about half way in with that color.

To make my eyes appear more awake, I use NYX Loose Pearl Pigment in Nude on the inner corner and a little up by my arch (not so much to look like '94 though ) Using the pink color of the Strawberry Fudge palette, fill in the rest of the lid, no higher than the crease.

For my liner I used Prestige liquid liner from CVS in dark brown along with Revlon ColorStay in brown

I line with the liquid liner on about 3/4th of the way. My tear ducts are really sensitive to liquid liner so I have to stop short. I go in afterward with the pencil liner on the inner corner and on the lower outer edge of my waterline.

I use One by One Volum Express in Black/Brown by Maybelline mascara. I brush my eyebrows with a clear mascara by MAX Factor.

I fill my brows in by using the darkest and second darkest colors of the Teddy Bear palette by Clinique.

For this look I blended Iced Lotus by Clinique with NARS Orgasm blush.
I  usually run my powder brush back under my eyes after I finish with everything to get rid of any fall out, then I'll dab a little extra Erase Paste for a brighter look.  

Monday, September 12, 2011

nice and bright

Tonight I decided to descend back into time and go for a very summery bright look.
When I was getting ready for the day earlier, as in around noon earlier, I primed my eyes using Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Over my lid and a little way up into my crease, I used Mary Kay Eyesicle Eye Color in Island Bronze.

After that all most likely wore off is when I decided to go for this look. I mixed Clinique Touch Tint for Eyes in Lilac Frost with NYX Pearl Mania in Space to create a wet sticking ground for the powder shadow.

After I lined my eyes with the Clinique/NYX mixture in a cat-eye look, I patted over top with Urban Decay in Electric. I used Midnight Cowboy by UD in the inner corner of my eye.

NARS Voyage (sadly broken) was used in the outer corner/crease of my eye.

Without black liner on waterline.

I used the Teddy Bear palette by Clinique to fill my brows.

For extra highlights I used Benefit High Beam near my brow arches, on my cheeks and down the bridge of my nose.
The color on my lips is Cool Watermelon by Maybelline.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lion King Inspired Look

I have a photo shoot tomorrow and I'll be doing my own makeup for it. The theme is Disney villains and I will be Scar from the Lion King. I wasn't sure how to go about doing this look so I looked up a picture and it just came to me.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

basic everday looks

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin. Clinique shadow in Buttermilk all over lid. Clinique Beige Shimmer on inner corner of my eye lid, Clinique Bewitched on outer corner blended inward. I used a VERY small amount of NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in blue in the center of my lid for a little pop of color (that can be worn daily)

UD Primer Potion in Sin. Clinique Buttermilk all over lid, Clinique Bewitched on outer corner. Benefit "Gimme Some" Plum on inner corner through center. Liner is Prestige black/brown. I fill in my brows with the Teddy Bear palette by Clinique

UD Primer Potion in Sin. Clinique Buttermilk all over lid, Clinique Beige Shimmer on inner corner, and Clinique Bewitched on outer corner. Under my eye is Erase Paste by Benefit. I'm only pointing it out here because you can see it's brightening abilities. The liner is Almay liquid in Black.

Blue Liner

I prime with Prime Time by bareMinerals, then go over that with Stila One Step Foundation in fair. My under-eye brightener/concealer is still Erase Paste by Benefit in shade no. 1. I think I might switch to Boi-ing by them soon though. 
My blush is NARS Orgasm although you can't really see with these pictures.
On my eyelid I prime with Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin. I used a basic matte flash tone as a base. The purple in my crease is MAC Trax, the blue liner is NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in blue mixed into a liner with water and applied with a small angled brush. 
I cannot remember what I used on my lips! Sorry :(
I fill my brows in using the Teddy Bear palette by Clinique

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lost my camera last weekend! Probably wont be back until April, sorry followers!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bright Blue and Orange

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Can you tell I'm excited for Spring colors? Well, I am! For this look I started out with color #1 in the Sephora Block Buster Palette (08) it's a very bright aqua creme shadow. I went over that with the blue from HIP High Intensity Flashy. I layered and blended colors 2 and 3 over that to achieve some depth. In my crease is color #4, which is a dark greenish blue. The orange is from NYX Mosaic Powder blush in LOVE mixed with Hip High Intensity Flare. Below my brow bone is NYX Loose Pearl Shadow in Nude, while under my eye is color #1. My cheeks are blushed over with NYX Mosaic Blush in Love again and on my lips is a shimmery nude gloss from Sephora brand that no longer has a label, sorry! The liner is the same brandless/nameless gel pencil from Hot Topic applied with an angled brush. My mascara lately is Maybelline Colossal Mascara in black.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Urban Decay Loose Pigments

Have you ever been on the site Hautelook.com? Well, needless to say.. I love makeup and this site seems to always have my wanna-own makeup every other day, seriously. I've read that a lot of people have a problem with this site, such as not receiving their items or being charged too much or whatever.  I had no problem with the site when I ordered FIVE Urban Decay Loose Pigments for... drum roll please... $15 TOTAL! They're $20 each on UrbanDecay.com, for crying out loud. They took about 2 and a half weeks to get here, which granted that is a long time, but goodness. That price, how could you not?
I bought Protest which is a green color full of glitter (they're all seemingly full of glitter actually.) The texture of it was coarse on my skin, unlike the others which went on smooth like any other shadow. It's a really pretty hunter green and the glitter appears to be mostly silver, and I think I spot a little amber color in there too. Rockstar is a purple, it gets pretty dark if you layer it on enough and the glitter is all sorts of small shimmery colors. Goddess is black, although it comes out with a lot of night blue glitter, the glitter doesn't last long and it's just black. Gunmetal is my favorite one so far. It's a gray with I want to say, mostly green and amber glitter. Baked is the one color I've been lusting after forever. It's a really pretty orange gold especially when applied wet. It is literally gold on top of gold. I can't wait for Summer! My overall opinion on these can be described as the expression"meh" They're okay. They're not awesome and I'm really glad I didn't give in and spend the $20 each. The applicator is the dumbest thing I've ever seen and it just causes the BIGGEST mess. So much fall out, so much glitter and heavy colors.. ANYWAY here's a look I did using 4 of them and an extra color from a Bare Minerals palette my sister bought me for Christmas. 
First I applied my primer, then I went over my lid with Gunmetal, 1st dry and that didn't come on dark enough, so then wet.

Apply Baked in and above the crease and blend blend blend.

Apply Goddess to the out "V" of your eye and about 3/4 of you crease going inward.

I can't express how important BLENDING is when doing make up. Sure anyone can toss some colors on their eyes, but the magic comes with blending and mixing the colors either on or off your face. Blend. Blend. Blend.

Stupid, annoying, messy, etc.

I added a Candy Glitter Liner from NYX in Disco Queen.

Brush and fill in your browns, apply mascara and you're good to go.. that is until you see the rest of your face and realize you haven't done anything else for the past 30 minutes!

I love glitter. This look came out a lot prettier than anticipated, huh?

I contoured my cheeks with Bronze Goddess 01 by Estee Lauder, then pinked up a bit with Pink Kiss which is also Estee Lauder. On my lips is just a nude gloss with Pink Kiss lipgloss by Estee Lauder mixed in for shimmer.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Estée Lauder Holiday 2010

So, this Christmas my boyfriend's sister, also named Ashley, surprised me with a gift! It was this awesome make up case full of nothing other than MAKE UP! 4 lipsticks, 3 liners, 4 brushes (much needed) duo tip lip gloss, 4 shades of blush, 18 eye shadows, and a hefty bottle of make up remover. The case itself is massive, I feel like such a girl carrying it around, but I love it. The brushes came in their own case which zips closed and is a nice size to carry your daily make up supply around in. It also came with a fun little book explaining two different looks which are able to be created using all of this deliciousness.

I attempted one of the Cool and Classic looks from the booklet, but to my dismay the labels on the back of the shadow compact are backwards! I stopped the look once I noticed, but then continued onward with my own idea. 

Before applying my eyeshadow I primed my eye with Lemonaid by Benefit to reduce redness. I then took a fluffy brush and passed the color "Polished Platinum" all over my lid and up to my eyebrow.  After highlighting the brow bone, go over lid with "Ivory Slipper," but keep it below your crease line.

Up next is your outer corner/1st crease color, "Berry Burst" It's a really pretty purple color, this image does it 0 justice.

Blend the Berry Burst back and forth across the crease, but being sure to keep the Ivory Slipper a noticeable gray.

Half way through my looks I usually remember that scotch tape is such a beneficial cosmetic tool. So, if you decide to use tape, just take a small piece and line it up following the curve of your lower lash line. Don't place it straight out toward your ear unless, of course, you want to. I like to keep mine slanted upward for when I get to lining my eye.  At this point I noticed that the crease of my eye wasn't looking quite dark enough so I went back over with the smallest brush that came included in this kit with "Amethyst Spark" It looks a little blue in the palette but it comes out purple, don't worry. 

I lined my eye with my trusty nameless gel stick from Hot Topic and an angled brush. If you go right over the tape and follow the line of your upper lashes, going from thicker at the outer corner to thinnest at the inner, the tape should come off leaving your liner looking perfect.

Whenever you take the tape off your skin will probably get a little red or have shadow residue around where the edge of the tape was, so just wait a minute for your skin to calm down, then go over it with make up remover.

Curl lashes and apply 2 coats of mascara. Under your eyes take a concealer, Erase Paste by Benefit, and dot small dots in a semi-circle. Using your ring finger rather than your index to blend and pat the concealer up and out will keep your skin from getting lose and causing wrinkles now and in the future. Very important tip to remember!

Next just brush and fill in your eye brows, maybe go over your under eye concealer with a light powder to keep it in place and voila! Your eyes are done.

On my lips is "Plum Divine" the darker gloss included in this set.

On my face I used "pure makeup" by Maybelline in Classic Ivory #2 with Bare Minerals Mineral Veil lightly brushed over. On my cheeks I used 3 of the blushes in this package, "Pink Kiss" "Bronze Goddess 01" and "Nude Rose"