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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


, 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!

MOTD: smokey eye Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Palette

I created this look with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Palette which is a gorgeous palette! I really like now there are a variety of different colors and just not filled with all neutrals. 

Here are the details of the eye look 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Palette - RTW, Beauty Marked and LBD


white frost eye shadow as a highlight 

Violet Voss glitter in Golden Fairy and Goldie 

House of lashes  Noir Fairy lashes with Heartbreaker  stacked 

Can you believe this picture was taken with an iPhone 5? I try to use my husbands's iPhone when he is home because I love the results. I still have the 4 and the clarity of the photo is not as nice as the 5. 

Do you like the Catwalk palette? If so what are you favorite shadow combinations?     

Spring 2014 Makeup Trends & $150 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

Can you believe Spring is already here? Time to put away the heavy sweaters, wool coats, and snow boots (I hope for those of you on the E.Coast) and bring out the airy, pastel hue dresses, and blouses.  Now that you have your fashion pieces all squared away what about your accessories? A great way to accessories your spring fashion wardrobe is to change up your makeup! This season's makeup trends are all very wearable and will complement all skin tones.  I attended Nordstrom's Spring Trend Show over the weekend so I was inspired  break down some of my favorite looks that I compiled into 1 look. And yes, there is a giveaway at the end of the post!!


Glowing skin was revealed on the spring 2014 runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim and

Christian Siriano S/S 2014 Collection . The look is the sheer coverage foundation - no makeup look but with a touch of luminosity. Your skin just glows just like in front of candlelight. It is fresh and organic looking.

To recreate a glowy look at home is so easy! 1 product is all you really need - MAC Cream Color Base in Pearl.  The product is a multipurpose cream that can be used on it's own, with foundation, as an eye shadow base or simple as an highlighter as I did here.  Pearl can be applied  with your finger (the warmth of your finger helps blend out the product) to the higher plains of the face.  Just a few light touches is all you need. 


Brighten up your eye makeup with soft washes of iridescent whites on the lid paired with pastel eye shadows just like models from Alice + Olivia and Isabel Marant at NYFW.  To keep white from looking stark pair with what you are familiar and comfortable with - neutrals.  If you are still uncertain about white use it as a highlighter towards the inner tearduct  and under the brow bone.  The models above wear the white nicely!

I love using eye shadow to brighten up the eye, even just placed on the lid it really does make a difference.  My favorite white eye shadow is MAC White Frost.  The color is a bright white with icy shimmer ( no sparkles in this one, just a frost finish). If you are having difficulty with the white shadow to stay as vivid like mine in the picture make sure you use an eye shadow base before.  Everyone always wants to know how to make their eyes appear brighter, wider, more awake.  Lining your waterline with a white eyliner such as MAC Fascinating Eye Kohl will do exactly that.  It does get some use to but once you get the hang of it you will notice a big difference.  A little tip - try to keep the liner right in the waterline. Then take your everyday eyeliner right where your lashes begin to grow to make your lashes look fuller.


It seems like everywhere you go you will see someone with a winged out, cat eye liner. It really adds some shape and dimension to your eye looks just like these looks from Tracy Reese and Rodarte from their 2014 Spring collections.  Always a classic look that is timeless but with lots of detail. 

 If you are scared using a liquid liner no worries! MAC Smolder Eye Kohl is a cult favorite.  It is an extreme black eye pencil that is perfect for blending out to create a smokey look or to wing out with an eyeliner brush.  This isn't waterproof so try to keep it out of the waterline or else you will have little raccoon eyes.


While researching for this post this was probably the most popular look found all over the runways especally at John Galliano and Dennis Basso for  Spring 2014 NYFW.  The orange is so striking and makes a bold statement against a perfect flawless face.  Women don't tend to gravitate to an orange lipstick but it complements different skin tones very well.  If you can't do a bright neon organge, look for a pinkish/orange or a reddish/orange that is more on your comfort level.

 Ever since my honeymoon to the Philippines I have been into brighter lips.  But for some reason I didn't even have true bright orange lipstick in my collection! I had to get MAC Morange Lipstick when I was at the


Trend Show  to add to my lipstick collection  If you are not comfortable with a brighter lip, just blot some of the remaining pigment on a tissue.  You can even just apply the color to the center of the lips and press your lips together to move the color around.  I love this color on me and it really complemented the eyes very well!

I hope you guys enjoyed my rundown on some of my favorite spring 2014 makeup trends and how you can achieve it with MAC Makeup!  Now it's time to go shopping to revamp your makeup/beauty Spring Essentials! I love shopping for beauty products at Nordstrom because it's one stop shop for all your department store cosmetics, like MAC.  You can find

Nordstrom coupon codes 

and any sale information on


Also if  you get the chance to go to a Spring Trend Show do it!!

It's Giveaway Time! 

Excited to bring you this awesome giveaway sponsored by Coupons.com!!!  Want to win a $150 Nordstrom Gift Card curtsey of Coupons.com for some new Spring essentials to your wardrobe or some beauty Spring must haves? Giveaway runs from March 25-April 8

Tutorial: Urban Decay Naked 3 Smokey Eye

Want some more Naked 3 looks? You got it! This look is all about a smokey eye using 2  of my favorite colors from the palette- Mugshot and Blackheart.   I also added a touch of glitter for a fun look for the holidays or any special occasion where you want to shine!

Take a peak at the video and all the products are listed below!

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Strange, Nooner, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart

Urban Decay 27/7 Eyeliner Zero

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Ardell Double Up Lashes 204

MAC Day Gleam Pressed Pigment

Violet Voss Cosmetics Glitter Goldie

City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Toasted Coconut Bronzer

Urban Decay Naked Lipstick

Tutorial: Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked 3 Everyday Makeup

Just wanted to post this real quick for all of you.  I knew the new UD Naked 3 Eye Shadow Palette would be popular but I didn't know it would this BIG! I really like this palette because it's still has your neutral tones but with a little more color like the pink hues.  For those of you wanting to get some inspiration for an everyday look (I know some of you might not think this is an everyday look, but you have the choice to make it less dramatic) with the palette watch my tutorial below! I will be posting a smokey look soon so make sure you subscribe to my

YouTube Channel

Urban Decay Naked 2 Eye Shadows:

Strange - Highlight

Burnout - Lid

Limit - Overall crease and above crease

Factory - outer half of eye and crease

Darkside - very corner of eye to darken

Rimmel Scandale Eyes Nude Waterproof Kohl Liner

Urban Decay 24/7 Whisky Eye Liner

Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara - Top

MAC Extended Play Lash - Bottom

Flutter Lashes Abbie

City Color Multi-Color Blush Baby Pink

MAC Mineralze Blush Cheek & Cheerful

Urban Decay 24/7 Lip Liner Naked

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Ellusive

MAC Cremestick Lip Liner Plum Soft for definition