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MOTD: Colour Pop So Quiche Shadow


I've been a HUGE fan of the Colourpop Cosmetics Super Shock Shadows (click here COLOURPOP to read/view all the looks I've created with the cream shadows and for swatches/review).  I was recently sent the new fall colors and they are freaken gorgeous!!! Don't worry I'll have swatches for you very soon!

I really love the sparkly goodness in these shadows, the colors they came in, the ease of wear and of course the price point- $5!!

Here is how I created this look:

  • MAC Cosmetics Saddle Eye Shadow (Crease), Carbon (outer corner), Seedy Pearl (highlight) and White Frost  (inner tear duct highlight).
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics So Quiche Super Shock Shadow on the lid and smudged on the lower lashline.  I used my finger to apply the shadow because I find that your fingers will be the best tools for application especially with the cream consistency.  Before you begin make sure your fingers are nice and clean ;). Instead of using a blending the product back and forth use a patting motion with your finger- this will create a more pigmented base resulting in super impact color and shine!
  • NYX cosmetics Gel Liner and Smudger in Betty
  • House of Lashes Siren Lashes
House of Lashes Siren

Before you go I wanted to show you how amazing these lashes are!! One of my ultimate favorite styles.  Remind me of MAC #35 lashes. 




Tutorial: Bright Eyes with Naked 1 Palette

Naked 1 Bright Eyes

It's been a couple of years since the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette has been released and to this very day it's still my favorite. The rich collection of metallic golds, bronzes and neutral browns make it my go-to palette for everyday wear and for an evening out.  This is also the palette of choice by a lot my brides that I have worked with over the years.  

I totally forgot to post this look for the summer time since a bright lip (especially orange) is always on trend for the season.  I didn't want it to go to waste and thought that the neutral eye shadow would be appropriate all year- just change up the lip shade.  The Champagne L.A. Girl Glide Gel Liner with the shadow Sin from the palette really brighten up the eyes. 

URBAN DECAY NAKED PALETTES IN A Z-PALETTE

In the video I show you a glimpse of my depotted Naked Palettes (1-3) and a limited edition Smashbox Soft Box Palette (wish this was available all the time).  I love having all my "neutral" palettes in one place, easy for me to grab and create looks with all of the shades and keep my kit nicely condensed.  The picture of all three palettes that I printed from my computer and taped to the back of the palette is from THE FABZILLA.  Her blog is amazing and very detailed with swatches.  If you would love to see how I did this please leave a comment below! 

Here is the product breakdown of the products that I used to create the look

Face:

Eyes:

Lips:

MOTD: Smokey Gold

Smokey Gold

I wanted to share this smokey gold eye look with all of you since I haven't posted a MOTD lately.  This photo was taken with my husband's Iphone, can you believe that? I am always in awe of the awesome pictures I get with a camera phone.  With the new Iphone 6 coming out- I can't wait to see how good my close-up pictures will turn out. 

I always have a love/hate relationship with my eyebrows.  You can tell when I have a good eyebrow day or a bad ( I usually don't post a MOTD if I feel my brows are not up to par).  I was having a very good eyebrow day in this picture.  I will definitely need to update my brow routine video! In case you are wondering what I use for my brows I define my brows with the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Ebony with a thin slanted angle brush.  Enough with my brows lets get down with the details of the look.

Products used:

  • Motives Cosmetics Mavens Element Eye Shadow Palette
  •  Colour Pop Cosmetics  Super Shock Shadow Get Lucky on the lid
  • House of Lashes Noir Fairy Lashes
  • Violet Voss  glitter in Goldie.

MOTD: L.A. Girl Cosmetics

Colorful makeup with L.A. Girl Cosmetics

I love incorporating brighter colors to my makeup looks especially for summer and I am so happy how this one turned out.  I actually used the L.A. Girl Cosmetic Glide On Gel Liners as an eye shadow.  I basically just scribbled Goldmine all over my lid, let it set and I was good to go.  So easy but the results are long lasting color.   I did have to use a makeup remover (my go-to remover is MAC Cleanse Off Oil) to break down the liner but at least I know that It stays on!

Colorful up-close makeup with L.A. Girl Cosmetics

Colorful up-close makeup with L.A. Girl Cosmetics

Details on this look:

  • L.A.Girl Cosmetics HD Primer White
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Ebony
  • MAC Cosmetics Saddle Eye Shadow - Crease
  • MAC Cosmetics White Frost Eye Shadow - Highlight
  • L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner Goldmine - lid
  • L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner Gypsy Teal - Bottom liner smudged out
  • L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner Very Black eye liner top
  • L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner Champagne inner lower eye
  • House of Lashes Iconic Lashes
  • Eye Kandy Cosmetics Glitter lower lashline
  • L.A. Girl Pro Concealers for Contouring( Beautiful Bronze - contour Medium Beige - highlight)
  • MAC Cosmetics Soft N Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish for added highlighter to the cheekbone
  • L.A. Girl Babydoll applied lightly

Review/Swatches L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liners

L.A. Girl Glide Gel Liners

The L.A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liners creamy, super long-lasting (I mean waterproof and smudgeproof once it is set) and it literally just "glides" on with no tugging. Think of the gel liner that you use in the little pot with the slanted eye liner brush but in pencil form with no brush needed.   If you have been looking for a liner to place in the waterline this is for you! Seriously, I have never been so passionate about a product.  There are very similar to the Urban Decay 24/7 Liners, IMO. Take a look at the video below for instant gratification, you will be impressed, I know it! (UPDATE: For some reason it won't let me upload the video here I took from my Iphone, head over to my instagram to view the video if you are interested to see how true  these liners stay put)

Now another great thing about these bad boy liners is the price point.  $5 for each one, you can find them here at L.A Girl Cosmetics.com.  I love finding fabulous makeup products that don't break the bank, and these liners fit right in this category.

Below are the swatches that I have, and will be purchasing the other liners to complete the collection.  I will also be doing some MOTDS with these liners so keep an eye out. Which colour do you like? My favorites are Champagne (pearly not too white liner for brightening), Very Black (true intense black), Gypsy Teal (blueish-deep aqua teal), and Royal Blue (purple blue - great for brown eyed girls).  Enjoy the swatches and I would love to know which colour is your fav!

L.A. Girl Glide Gel Liner Swatches