Tutorial/MOTD: Black & Gold

Lately, I have been a lot of requests for black and gold eye shadow looks.  With all the Holiday parties coming this weekend along with New Years right around the corner I thought it would be the right time to make a tutorial.

[side note]

I am so into making YouTube tutorials now because of my new video camera and set up with my new lighting.  My goal is to make 1 video a week including reviews and how to segments.  My new Panasonic Lumix camera has been a great addition to my JVC video cam.  When I love something I want to keep playing with it hopefully it doesn't get old. lol

Here are the products that I used to create this look:

NYX White Eye Shadow Primer

MAC Eye Shadows - Ricepaper, Soft Brown, Espresso and Carbon

L'Oreal Infalliable 24hour Eye Shadow - Gold Imperial

Faux Lashes Alexia www.fauxlash.com

Sonia Kasuk Pointed Eye Liner Brush

Revlon Photoready BB Cream Medium (will do a review)

Benefit High Beam Highlighter (will do a review)

Smashbox Gingersnap Blush Rush

Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder (will do a review)

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Trollop/Ophelia

Some tips for this look:

-Try not to blend the black into the gold this will turn the black green.

-If you do not have the colors that I used then use colors that are similar but with a MATTE finish.  If you use something with shimmer or frost it will be too much and you won't get the definition.

-Remember to get the Scotch Tape tacky (first run it on the back of your hand) before you apply it to your eye area.  If you don't do this before, when you take it off it will be painful.  I've done this and it's not a good thing!

-Have a clean extra blending brush handy to use to blend the darker shades so the colors don't look muddy.

I'm already thinking of my next video! If you guys have any requests please let me know ;)

MOTD: Purple Glittery Smokey Eye


I am going to make this quick and edit later, I just wanted to get these pics out before I post MYMOTD on Instagram this evening.

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Time for a glittery purple smokey eye! Eye Shadows - white, purple, light brown and black from the #Wetnwild Color Icon Palette I Love Matte.  This palette is amazing especially for a brand that can be found at a drugstore.  I could only find it at Walgreens.  Swatches and in depth review in a later post.  Lips are Covergirl Lipstick #330 Divine

 To make this look extra special I packed on

Eye Kandy Cosmetics

glitter in Tiny Tart.  P.S. The Liquid Sugar Glitter Glue is AMAZING! Did not irritate my eyes at all.  They have a large selection of glitters, literally colors of the rainbow.  I will be featuring more colors for future MOTD's.

Now to top off my glittery purple smokey eye why not pair it with some Violet Noir lashes from


. Look closely, do you see the purple feathers mixed in with the falsie?? Adds an added dramatic flair to the makeup.

Here's more close up pictures!

MOTD: Golden/Pink Eye with Masquerade Cosmetics

Recently, I found Masquerade Cosmetics on Instagram and was instanly drawn to their bright colored shadows, I knew I had to get my hands on them.  From their pictures the eye shadows were so richly pigmented very similar to Makeup Forever.  I couldn't wait to try some of their products.  Masquerade Cosmetics is an Australian based company but they do ship Internationally.

The colors I used to create this look are the following :

Masquerade Shimmer Powder #67

Warm golden shimmer placed on the lid

Masquerade Eye Shadow #87

Pretty golden pink shade blended in the crease 

I've been looking for a color like this forever.  It's hard to find a shade like this that's not too gold this shadow has just the right amount of pink and gold.  Looks fab with medium to tan skintones. 

Masquerade Shimmer Powder #96

Bright magenta pink with touches of silver sparkle added to the outer corners of the eyes. I adore this color especially when you mix it with the gold shimmer powder, looks lovely!

Masquerade Eye Shadow #495

Muted purple grey to add depth in the outer corner crease.  I can't wait to pair this with a smokey eye!

Lashes are the SASHA Lash from FAUXLASH.COM.  Check out my post about these lashes


Can't wait to create more looks with Masquerade Cosmetics!

Review: Sasha Faux Lashes

I have been eying false eye lashes from


for a very long time.  I follow the Faux ladies on Instagram and I am always loving the pictures of their lashes, have to say I was a little lash jealous.  Yes, I am a false eye lash hoarder, love any style no matter how long, short, full or sparse they may be.  I will rock anything!

The day that I received a few styles of Faux Lashes I was a little girl in Barbie Heaven! Oh my gosh, they styles I received were just WOW. I couldn't wait to create some new MOTD's with these bad boys.   To add some icing on the cake, they even enclosed a little note! Amazing?! WOW! A fan of mine?!? Back atcha Faux Ladies I am a HUGE fan of yours!!!

You guys need to check out the Sasha Lash, wow! Just the right amount of length and fullness. 

Yes I know they look scary but you just wait when you pair it with a great eye look! Check it out!


If you want to know what products I used to create this look click