MOTD: 4th of July


Today's Makeup of the Day is a 4th of July inspired look.  Thought I would play around with the patriotic colors to come up with something festive and fun for the holiday.

Here's the list of products that I used:

  • NYX Cosmetics Hot Single Eye Shadows Asphyxiation, Matte White and Electric Blue. 
  • Eye Kandy Cosmetics Marshmallow Glitter.
  • Elegant Lashes 148 Lashes.
  • NYX Cosmetics Bloody Mary Matte Lipstick, NYX Buttergloss in Cherry Pie. 
  • MAC Harmony Blush

Have fun and stay safe!

MOTD: Prom Makeup Mint Green Dress

 I love Stephanie's prom dress color, it is a light mint green.  I didn't want to do a heavy makeup style for this dress but instead I opted for something more light and spring like.  I wish the camera captured the pretty golden shimmery shadow around the eye and the glitter.  It looks so pretty in person.  MAC Creme Cup Lipstick is my favorite all around light pink lipstick as it looks great on everyone.

MAC Vanilla Pigment - Lid

MAC Reflects Glitter Reflects Gold

MAC Mylar Eye Shadow - Highlight

MAC Guacamole - Crease

MAC Swimming - defined crease

MAC Fascinating Eye Pencil - Waterline

MAC Creme Cup Lipstick

Lashes In a Box  #2 lashes www.lashesinabox.com

MOTD: Pink, Tan, White Prom Look 1

I've been getting a lot of requests for Prom looks since a lot of teenagers are anticipating their proms in a couple of weeks.  I remember my Prom so many years ago and this look would perfectly match the dress that I wore that night.  It was a pink 2 piece with silver rhinestones. Man, I miss those days getting all glammed up and going out with friends to enjoy the night.  My date was a childhood friend whom I've known since 3rd grade.  It was such a fun night! 

Anyways back to the makeup. 

For the look I used all MAC makeup since you can find counters and stores all over the place. 

-You may use any highlighter shade you prefer, for this look I used Brule. 

- MAC Passionate Eye Shadow (Crease). Best when applied with a blending brush such as the MAC #224 for a soft diffused crease. 

-MAC Ricepaper/MAC Bamboo Eye Shadows (inner and outer lid).  Take a flat brush and pat a mixture of this color just to the inside and outside of the lid, keep the center open for the next color. Blend the color with the pink that you previously blended in the crease.

-MAC Crystal Avalanche Eye Shadow with MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder  (center of lid and lower eye)  By placing a lighter color in the center of the lid will make your eyes pop!  Also smudge this color on the bottom lash line to open up the eyes.

-Don't forget your lashes, any style would work well.  If you like you can also add a little bit of the shimmer powder in the inside corner of your eye like what I did for the picture.

Please let me know if you guys have any questions! You can message me on facebook!


MOTD: Smashbox Dark Room Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio

Last year Smashbox launched their new eye shadow trios called Photo Op.  These eye shadows are a new formula with new colors added and some favorites from their past trio eye shadows.  In the beginning there were 11 trio shades to select from now there are 16 with 4 from the original collection. The colors range from neutral nude, soft subtle colors to the favorite celebrity inspired smokey eye. 

 I love how each pot has 3 coordinated shades that all work together, no more guessing work!  You get a highlighter, crease and base/lid shade all in one compact.  The colors also work great on their own and you can pair them with existing colors that you already have in your makeup collection. The shadows go on velvety smooth and the pigment is very strong.  To make the shadows last longer I would suggest using an eye shadow primer of your choice. 

For this MOTD I used Dark Room  - Opal (opalescent pale pink), Granite (shimmery silver grey), Blackout (matte jet black).  The swatches on the top row are with a primer (Smashbox Photo Finish Eye Primer).  I even tried rubbing the shadows with the primer and they did not move! This is a great collection of shadows for a classic smokey eye and the colors are so versatile that they will work with any skin tone.

Products used:

Smashbox Dark Room

Opal - Highlight and Lid Color (for the lid use wet)

Granite - Crease (use a fluffy blending brush and really buff this color all over the crease and little bit above.  Blend in a circular motion back and forth.

Blackout - Detailed crease (this is best applied with a detailer definer brush or a slanted eye liner brush does the trick also.  Really emphasize this area by "carving" out the crease, do not blend.

Lip: Smashbox Pixel Lip Enhancing Lip Gloss.  This is one of my favorite nude lip glosses. 

I will be doing more looks with the Smashbox Photo Op Trios, since I have the whole palette that I received for Christmas.  The Photo Op Mega Palette is exclusive to QVC and it contains 16 of the trios plus 2 limited edition 4 eye shadow palette,  cream eye liners, blushes/highlighters and lip glosses.  Your whole complete set, you really don't need anything else.  You can still find it at QVC. Click the link

Photo Op 78 Shade Mega Palette

I am so behind in my blogging, there's so much I want to share with all of you! Hopefully I can get in the routine to post every day!!! :)

Tutorial: Soft Aqua/Lime Eye with Viva Glam Nicki!

Since I was a teenager I have been a loyal MAC ADDICT not because of the great selection of products and colors but because this company gives back to others.  In 1994 the MAC Aids Fund was established  to create awareness and educate people on HIV/AIDS around the world.  Every cent of a Viva Glam Lipstick or Lipglass purchased will help people living with affected and by AIDS/HIV.  Every couple of years the company picks a new Viva Glam Spokesperson to represent the company on a whole new campaign to spread awareness with a powerful lipstick color that they choose.  This year MAC chose Ricky Martin (lip conditioner) and Nicki Minaj (flamingo pink lipstick) - two very influential people in the music industry today. 

I love the Viva Glam Niki lipstick, it is a gorgeous pink that compliments my skin tone very well.  This is my favorite pink of all time.  I decided to make a tutorial on how to wear this lipstick with brighter eye colors.  I didn't notice until I was finished with the video that Nicki's makeup in the campaign advertisements were identical to the colors that I used except switched.  :)

Enjoy watching!

Primer - NYX Milk Jumbo Eye Pencil
Eye Shadows - MAC Eye Shadows
Mylar (highlight) Kid (crease and above transition color) Nylon (lid) Aquadisiac (crease) Plumage (outer corner V) Lucky Green (smudged shadow lower lash line)
Lips-  MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil In Anticipation with MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick
Foundation - Revlon Photoready Airbrush Foundation Golden Beige