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Tutorial: Lorac Mega Pro Sharp Edge

Lorac Mega Pro Tutorial

Here's a quick tutorial on my eye makeup featured in the ColourPop Lippie Review/Swatch video using the Lorac Mega Pro Palette.  The look is super easy to create with different colors- just follow the steps and use a straight edge. 

Don't forget to check out the rest of my tutorials and check every week for something new! I'm really getting the hang of posting new videos and building my channel.  Lots of new and exciting things are coming your way!

Here are the products I used to create this look:

  • Lorac Mega Pro Palette Cream, Sepia, Camel, Espresso, Black and Fawn
  • MAC Cosmetics Vanilla Pigment
  • LA Girl Cosmetics Gel Eye Liner Very Black
  • NYX Cosmetics Stacked Mascara
  • KOKO Lashes Misha
  • Lips featured ColourPop Scandy and LBB Lippes

Tutorial: Lorac Mega Pro Palette Soft Smokey Eyes

Lorac Mega Pro Palette Soft Smokey

As soon as I saw a post on Instagram about the LORAC Mega PRO Palette I knew I had to get my hands on this super palette along with a lot of other people.  

I haven't really tried LORAC products and I always wanted to try the LORAC PRO Palettes 1 and 2 but never had a chance.  I see a lot of makeup artists stock their kits with the palettes.  I was about to purchase the originals until I found out this motherload was hitting for the fall season.  It actually launched for their 2014 Royal Holiday Collection but looks like it won't even reach the holidays. 

Because I am a typical makeup addict I stalked the LORAC website, Facebook and Instagram feeds to make sure I didn't miss out. Marked the date Tuesday Oct. 7th in  my Filofax (thank goodness for my planner to remind me of all these makeup launches).  Woke up at 6am PST to purchase the palette.  Told my husband I forgot to send out a work email .. lied but whatever I needed the palette.   So happy I did and got my hands on it. 

The shadows overall are super pigmented! I felt every time I dipped my brush into the shadow I needed to tap my brush.  Also I learned very early that you only need to tap your brush into shadow very lightly and it will pick up a lot of shadow.  I wish there was a variety of colors though.  There are a lot of light and mid tone shades all around the same color (check out the first half of the palette).  With that said it's a good palette to create neutral natural looks and classic colored smokey eyes.  If you are into color/brighter colors you may want to pass this up.  

Lorac Mega Pro Palette Tutorial

I knew I wanted to create a couple of tutorials featuring colors from this palette because it can get overwhelming with all the colors provided.  First up is a soft smokey eye, hope you enjoy! 

 

Here are the details of the look:

Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance Primer
Lorac Mega Pro Palette Dirty Plum with MAC #224, Cashmere with MAC #239, Granite with MAC #224, Espresso with MAC #226, Sand with MAC #252

LA Girl Gel Eyeliner

Tarte Lights, Camera Lashes Mascara

Elegant Lashes #605 www.elegantlashes.com
Sleek Cosmetics Face Form Contour and Blush Kit Medium
MAC Cosmetics Warm Glow Mineralize Blush
MAC Cosmetics Global Glow Mineralize Skin Finish
NYX Cosmetics Mauve Lip Liner
MAC Cosmetics MEHR Lipstick

Let me know what type of look you want to see from this palette! Don't forget to subscribe to my channel here and like the video! xoxo

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:

Tutorial: Smokey Eye With Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Palette

I cannot get enough of this palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills.  All the colors are up my alley, it literally is my go-to palette at the moment.  I've created everyday looks to dark smokey makeups such as this tutorial that I am sharing with all of you today.

I was looking through all of my tutorials and it seems like I haven't done a dark smokey one in awhile plus I haven't done a YouTube tutorial FOREVER! I do apologize for the lack of videos, but remember you can always follow me on Instagram.  I guess the reason why I hate making videos is because I always get stuck on what to show you guys! BLAH! Plus I hate editing, it's more of a love/hate relationship.

Anyways, lets get back to to the look.

This is how the palette looks, the colors are pretty right?

Here is a close-up of my face with all the products that I used to create the look.

If you don't have a frosted white eye shadow in your makeup collection you need one! White instantly opens up the eyes.  Take a look at my

Spring/Summer Trend look here

where I use white eye shadow on my lid.

If you would like a list of the products I used here ya go!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Palette

MAC White Frost Eye Shadow (inner highlighter)

MAC Studio Sculpt Lash

Em Cosmetics Waterliner

House of Lashes Pixie Luxe

NYX Butter Lipstick Snow Cap

NYX Butter Gloss Fortune Cookie

MAC Cosmetics Style Blush

MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish Soft n Gentle

Did you see the cute VILLABEAUTIFFUL customized compact by Case Envy? I am so in love and I handle it with care when I use it.  Ev, really took care of me and wanted to make sure I was happy with my compact.  She went above and beyond to make sure it was exactly what I wanted.  So pleased to have done business with her.  She's amazing. To order yours please contact caseenvy@yahoo.com

I love anything Rose Gold so when I was sent these beautiful beautiful brushes from

LuxieLush

, I was in heaven!!! These are the brushes that I used to create this look in my video.  You get 12 brushes for eyes and lips with the brush cylinder case - a full set to complete a full makeup look.  The brushes are super soft and made very well. I always feel guilty using these brushes because they are just too pretty to use!