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.