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Tutorial: Colour Pop Eyes For Fall


Hair and Makeup Addiction Brushes

I have been getting a lot of questions about the brushes that I use for some of my looks- here it is! This complete set is from Hair and Makeup Addiction- the brushes are synthetic hair with bamboo wood handles plus Vegan friendly!   Visit the site for other sets if you feel you don't need a complete one like this- there's sets for eyes, face and individual.  So many uses for each one that you really don't need any other brushes.  I know, at times,  a big set like this can get confusing or overwhelming but don't you worry! You will find the name of the brush labeled on the handle- the names relate to the the purpose of the brush.  Of course, you don't have to use it for the particular purpose/feature but hey at least you won't be left in a dark.  I will do a more in-depth review of these brushes and how I like to use them.  

Close of up Colour Pop Cricket Super Shock Shadow

Close of up Colour Pop Cricket Super Shock Shadow

I wanted to show you how Cricket looks like up close.  It's gorgeous right? It's a smoky mid-tone plum with highlights of soft warm and cool glitter particles. 

Now for the details of the look:

EYES

  • Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance Primer
  • MAC Ricepaper (highlight w/ The Shader Brush ), Uninterrupted Pro Longwear Shadow (transition color w/ The Blender Brush), Foile Shadow (in crease w/ the Highlighter Brush) and Sketch (outer corner wrapped around to lower lashline w/ The Detailer and blended out with The Crease Blender)
  • Colour Pop Cricket Super Shock Shadow (lid)
  • L.A. Girl Gel Glide Eyeliner in Champagne (inner half) and Gypsy Teal (outer half smudged out with The Liner Brush)
  • Ardell Wispie Lashes
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara

LIPS

  • MAC Nightmoth Lip Liner
  • MAC Fashion Revival Matte Lipstick blended out with a clean Shader Brush

FACE

  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Global Glow w/ the Blusher Brush
  • Stila Liquid Highlighter with The Queen Brush
  • MAC Desert Rose Blush w/ The Blusher Brush

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:

Review/Swatches: L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints

L-R ->  Bombshell, Pin-Up, Coy, Hot Mess, Blushing, Babydoll

L-R ->  Bombshell, Pin-Up, Coy, Hot Mess, Blushing, Babydoll

The L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints are the ultimate liquid lipsticks that provide high impact color and shine.  The shades are more  on the brighter side,  creamy when applied and finishes with pure color and a light shine.  I love the minty sensation to the lip product and the opaque coverage all the colors provided.  I must say a little goes a long way, seriously.  A small tiny amount on the slanted applicator will give you enough to coat your lips for a full coverage look.  Take a look at the swatches below to find your favorite.

Lagirl glazed lip paints

Thoughts:

  • For the price you can't go wrong especially since they are under $4 for each one you can easily grab a few of these
  • Shop on Drugstore.com to grab your fav.
  • My favs? I can't really pick one, I love all of them.  Natural? Go for blushing.  Summer fun? Hot Mess is a trendy shade.  Smokey eye? Babydoll will complement your look to the fullest! I love pin-up too for something different than a true red.
  • The Glazed Lip Paints did not feel stick at all, super creamy and my lips didn't feel dry at all. 

Which one do you think you are going to try?

MOTD: Colorful look for summer

motdpinkpurplecolor

Quick MOTD post for you today using L.A. Girl Cosmetics. I am head over heals with the Gel Glide Eyeliner Pencils.  They are soft, creamy, come in a variety of colours but most importantly stays on once set (give it about 15 seconds). I am serious, this liner does not move!  I even used makeup remover to remove the Royal Blue color and it was still on until I washed my face.  If you are looking for an eyeliner that will stay in the water line and will not budge this is for you.  I've tried so many eyeliners but I really have to say this eyeliner is the best! Did I mention the eyeliner is only $5?!?! YAHOOOOO now you can collect all the colors. =)  You can thank me later. P.S. I will have swatches of the liners that I have so you can start your shopping.

Back to the look..

  • Shadows: MAC Swish (lid), Quarry (overall crease), Shadowy Lady (outside corner), Blanc Type (highlight), White Frost (inner tear duct for highlight).  To create the sharp clean edge use masking tape before eye shadow application.
  • Brow: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Ebony
  • Liner: L.A.Girl Gel Glide Eyeliner Very Black (top) and Royal Blue (bottom)
  • Lashes: Elegant Lashes Mystic
  • Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC40
  • Blush: MAC Harmony and Margin Powder Blush
  • Lips: L.A. Girl Semi-Permanent Auto Lip Liner Pink Parfait and L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint Bombshell. **Swatches of these Lip Paints will be up soon!

Have a great day!

Tutorial: Get Ready With Me Soft Smokey Purple Cat Eye

I recently changed my hair color and I am so happy I did!  I grew out my hair for my wedding and 2 days after I cut it back to my short hair.  I love short hair, but I do wish at times I had long hair to curl it like those celebrities. :D  Do you bored with your hair and always want change? I do! I get bored easily.  Instead of changing the cut I just change the color, thanks to my good friend/stylist Thuy from 44th Street Salon.  She has been my stylist now for over a year and has been a very good friend.  She even did my hair for my wedding, I wouldn't want anyone else to do it but her. I'm thinking about doing some hair tutorials for short hair.  Just some ways that I do my hair for the short Bob sporting ladies. :D It's hard to know what to do with your hair! 

Thuy gave me some magenta highlights right in the front and I wanted to do something that will really compliment the hair.  At first I wanted to do all purple but then that's way too much purple going around.  I decided on MAC Sable Eyeshadow has a lid color and then added some additional colors to define and darken.  

This is my favorite look! It just blends so nicely together!

I think the lashes really give the eye makeup more detail.  

I thought they would be too long when I first saw them but 

look how great they turned out!

Eyemimo NTR27 false eyelashes

I always get asked to get a clean edge when doing a cat eye/arabic eye. 

Use scotch tape! Yes Genius!

Take a peek at the video to learn how to achieve this look

Can't forget about the products!

Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Luminizing Primer

Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance Eye Primer

Eyes

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow Sable - lid

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow Saddle - all over crease

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow Sketch -half of lid

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow Beauty Marked - end of eye

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow Ricepaper mixed with Crystal Avalanche - highlight

MAC Cosmetics Pressed Pigment Black Plum - lid

Eyemimo NTR27 false eyelashes

Face (I am a NC40/NC42 MAC Foundation)

NYX Cosmetics Stay Matte But Not Flat Foundation 07 Warm Beige LA Girl Pro Conceal Cool Tan - under eyes

LA Girl Pro Conceal Medium Beige - highlight

LA Girl Pro Conceal Beautiful Bronze - Contour

MAC Cosmetics Melba Blush

Lips

MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Concealer Etcetera all over liner

MAC Cosmetics Cremestick Liner Cremola - Definition

MAC Cosmetics SISS Lipstick (the best nude lipstick for NC40/NC42 skintone)

Do you change your eye makeup when you change your hair style or hair color?