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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!

DIY Lipstick Palette

I am always looking for ways to improve my Pro Kit especially when it comes to organization.  I will definitely give you a tour of my kit so you can see what's all in it along with some of my favorite products that I take with me when I am on location.

I've always wanted to make a lipstick palette with magnetizable pans to condense my lipsticks since it's so hard to carry 30+ lipsticks with you.  I had some extra empty eye shadow pans that I use to press loose pigments so I decided to melt all my popular bridal lipsticks down into the pans and then placing them in  see-thru palettes (very similar to the Z-palettes) that I have been making (more about this later in a later post). 

Materials you will need

  • lipsticks - any brand, texture or finish will work
  • empty aluminum or tin pans - Personally I like to use tin because you don't need a magnet if you are using a magnetized palette.  I get all my pans at TKB TRADING you can get the traditional 26mm circle pan or other sizes and shapes they offer. 
  • palette knife 
  • labels - you can cut labels to fit the bottom of your pan or purchase pre sized labels
  • hair straightener - I purchased a cheap hair straightener just to use for projects such as eye shadow depotting and for melting. 
  • empty eye shadow palettes - many brands carry empty palettes from ELF to MAC which has dividers or Z-Palette.  I make my own, it's so fun to make! 

First take your lipstick and cut about 1/4 -1/2 of the stick to melt.   A palette knife or even a regular butter knife would work as well. The color that is shown is Wet N Wild Matte Lipstick 901B.  Swatches of my Wet N Wild Matte Lipsticks coming soon!

 Now smash the lipstick until you fill up the whole pan.  The palette knife helps smash and spread the product nicely.

 Place your pan on your hair straightener and watch it melt to a liquid constancy.  I keep the heat level on the lowest setting.  If you straightener does not give you option to change the heat levels just watch it carefully so it does not burn.  The pan will not harm your hair straightener just wipe it down before you use it on your hair. 

Naturally, you will see bubbles appearing, do not worry this is easy to solve.  Just take something sharp and pop them. Or move the bubbles to side and scoop them away. 

Once you feel the lipstick has melted, carefully remove the pan from the straightener.  The lipsticks is in liquid form, try to have a steady hand when doing this.  It is also very hot! Pretend the lipstick is a pizza and you are taking it out of the brick oven! A steady hand will do the trick.  You see there's a air bubble that I couldn't remove, once I took the pan away from the heat source it went away.  I spilled a little too. lol

 While you are waiting for your lipstick pan to dry, prepare your label.  Just found these labels at Office Depot.  You can even use a label maker such as a P-Touch, whatever you can find around the house will do. 

Once the  pan solidifies just add your label to the bottom.  Yay! You just created your own lipstick pan.  Be creative and create your own custom colors.  No more loose lipstick cases everywhere.  

 It's an addicting process, you literally want to melt down all your lipsticks you have into pans.  I have a ton of lipsticks but I really just wanted to have a set with all my bridal colors that I use regularly.

The completed project.  I know a lot of you are going to ask how I made the knock off Zpalette.. I will save this for a later post. :)

Have fun melting away!!!

MOTD: Shimmer soft and pretty

Last night was the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and I found the makeup to be different than the rest of the years. This year was focused more on a soft angelic look than a sexy smokey eye. The makeup was pretty and it worked well with the theme of the show. The show inspired me to showcase a soft pretty look for my MOTD.

Eyes - MAC eye shadows Shroom, Cork and Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder

Blush - MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish  and Wet n Wild Heather Silk Blush

Lips - Sweet Tart Revlon Colorburst Lipbutter

Natural but yet so pretty!

Nude Lips Are Always A Favorite

 My all time favorite look is a smokey eye with a nude lip which you can always find celebrities wearing.  There is just something about a nude lip that always grabs my attention. I always get asked about how to achieve the perfect nude lip.  If not done right a nude lip will may you look like your dead.  Here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for a nude color that will fit you.

  • find a shade that is about 2 shades of your natural lip color or 1 shade lighter.  If you go too light it will make you look washed out.  If you go darker than it's really not a nude lip anymore 
  • Before applying your lipstick apply a lip balm for the lipstick to glide on your lips better.  Also exfoliate by using a little bit of sugar to scrub off some of the dry skin. 
  • A lip liner is a must when wearing a nude lip color.  You want your lips to be defined and not to blend in with the rest of your face.  When choosing the right lip liner find a shade that is close to your natural lip line.  Line your lips to create shape and definition and softly fill it in.  When your lipstick begins to fade it will fade evenly and at the same time prevent feathering.
  • Blush

Here are some of my favorite nude (either beige or pinky) lipsticks that work for me. (NC40-42 MAC Foundations med/dark skintone)

  • MAC Nude Beige Lipsticks use with MAC Oak Lip Liner
    •  Siss (MAC stores only), Viva Glam Gaga 2, Creme d' Nude, Myth, Frenzy 
    • MAC Nude Pink Lipsticks use with Subculture Lip Liner 
      • Creme Cup, Angel, Shy Girl, Modesty, Blankety, Cherish, Hue, Viva Glam Gaga, Hug Me 
  • MAC Lipglosses/Lustreglass/Creme Sheen
    • C-Thru, Underage, Florabundance, Viva Glam Gaga2, Prrr
    • Instant Gold, Luminary, Sinnamon
    • Fashion Scoop, Partial to Pink, Boy Bait, Fashion Whim
  • Smashbox  use with Light Nude Pencil 
    • Charming, Splendid Lipsticks
    • Pixel, Aura Lip Enhancing Gloss 
    • Enduring, Infinite and Limitless Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss
  •  Revlon - Soft Nude (more nude than pink but deff not totally nude) with Peach Petal Lip Gloss.  I really love this combination for a drug store brand nude lip. 
  • Wet n Wild - 901B and  903C)