"Naked 2"

Tutorial/MOTD - Silver Glitter Eyes

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!

I have been on a glitter kick for a couple of my MOTD's on Instagram.  If you have Instagram make sure you find me and follow because I do posts looks that I do not blog about.  I should blog about all my looks but for some reason I can't get into the habit of blogging on a regular basis.  Any suggestions?

Ok anyways.. I'm heading in the wrong direction.

I finally made a new YouTube tutorial with my new video camera thanks to the mister.  Oh and I have a new DSLR too thanks to the mister.  :)  So I am all set to make amazing videos and nice pictures to post for all of you. 

 To achieve this silvery Holiday look watch the video! I promise you it is very simple and easy!

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Virgin (highlight), Tease (crease), Verve (lid), Blackout (outer corner)

Eye Kandy Cosmetics Glitter

- Confetti and Licorice Stick

House of Lashes

- Temptress

NYX Sandy Pink Lip Liner

NYC Peach Parfait Lip Plumper 

I wish you all a great Holidays Season!!! I hope all of you don't mind that I will be blogging about my upcoming wedding!! Can't wait!

Tutorial/MOTD: Naked2 Palette & LIT Cosmetics - Party Glam Eyes

I have been getting a lot of requests for some eye shadow combinations using the colors from the new Naked2 Palette.  This has been my go-to palette since I purchased this a couple of months ago. You can create so many different looks from an everyday going to the office look to a night out with the girls.  The more I use this palette that more I favor it over the original Naked Palette because of the cooler toned shadows.

I needed a look that I could wear out for NYE, something not too bright and not too over the top.  I knew the Naked2 Palette would be the right choice for a mix of neutrals and dramatics. 

I received a pot of LIT Cosmetics glitter called Rich Famous that I have been dying to use.  OMG I am in love!! Serioulsy, when I tried this type of glitter I knew I had to start collecting.  This company has various sizes of glitter but the popular one is #2 which is fine enough to use around the eye area.  If you are into glitter you need to check out this company.  So many different colors that you will go crazy! I literally want to collect all of them, but then I would be covered in glitter.  GORGEOUS! I did not want to take my makeup off because of the glitz that made my eye makeup come alive. So many people complimented me saying my eyes caught their attention.  I can't wait to order more

and create different looks for my Makeup Of The Days on Instagram.

Lit Cosmetics.com

- Urban Decay Primer Potion

-Eye Shadow Naked2 Palette 

Booty Call, YDK, Snakebite, and Blackout

-Elf Smoke Cream Shadow

-LIT Cosmetics Rich and Famous Glitter 

-MAC Beet Lip Liner

-MAC NY Apple

-MAC Ms. Fizz Dazzleglass

Tutorial/MOTD: Naked2 Palette - Cool Toned Smokey Eye

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I cannot get enough of my Naked2 Palette, it has now replaced my original Naked Palette.  I have been getting a lot of questions about which palette is better and what is the difference.  Personally, I like the cooler toned colors better as they are colors I would tend to gravitate more for my skin coloring.  If you like more warm/golden hues then the original Naked Palette would be better for you.  Think of the two Naked Palettes as gold and silver jewelry.  You wear one for particular looks that match your outfits, the season, or even your mood.  It’s really up to you. 

I wanted to create a MOTD (makeup of the day) that would showcase some of the cooler toned/taupe colors from the palette.  Many of my beauty followers have been asking me for NYE looks and I thought this would be perfect to add a touch of glitzy glam. 

A tip I always share with my clients is that you really need to make sure to blend blend blend!! As a makeup artist, the technique to blending is important to make the colors fade into each other.  A blending brush will be your own personal makeup artist.  MAC #224 brush is my personal favorite, but if you can’t afford this brush and want affordable brushes try

SIGMA TAPERED BLENDING BRUSH

Cool Toned Smokey Eye using shadows from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette.  Add a hint of glitter to turn this look into a festive look for the holidays and for New Years.

Eye Shadow – Booty Call, Tease, Pistol, Blackout and Verve

Lips – Revlon Colorburst Color Icon in Cupcake

False Lashes – Model21 3T 

My Favorite False Lashes

Blush and Bronzer – E.L.F. Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder

Tutorial/MOTD: Naked2 Palette - Booty Call, Suspect, Busted and Verve

I have been slacking big time with the tutorials, but FINALLY I have uploaded one.  I dislike doing videos because it takes forever to edit but I found some shortcuts which will help me get these up and going again.  I decided to do a tutorial on a basic look with the new Naked2 palette.  Which I am LOVING!!!

Makeup Of The Day featuring neutral toned eye shadows from the NAKED2 Palette

-Eye Shadows - Booty Call, Suspect, Busted and Verve.

- Lips Naked Lip Gloss included with the Naked2 Palette

-Eye Lashes 40T http://www.villabeautifful.com/2011/11/my-favorite-false-eye-lashes.html

Review / MOTD: Naked2 Palette - Cool Toned Shadows

 I received my Urban Decay Naked2 Palette in the mail today, I am very impressed on the fast turnaround! I ordered my palette last Thursday, the day it was first launched.  I was the one of the fortunate people who were able to snag one of the 5000 palettes that were available at urbandecay.com.  Being a makeup artist I have tons of makeup, did I need more neutral/brown/nude shades? No! But I just had to get my hands on one of the most successful palettes out there.  It took me forever to get the original Naked, but I saw how convenient it was especially for on location work and when I travel.  I literally didn't need to bring anything else with me.

On to Naked2.... I have to say these colors are different, I feel they are more cooler toned  than the original which is more golds/and bronzes.  I really like the colors, but I wish there were more matte shades added to this collection.  The only 2 colors that are matte are Tease (taupe grey) and Foxy (yellowish beige).  A nice blending crease color would be best for this palette.  The rest of the shades have the signature Urban Decay frost/shimmer, which is what draws me to the brand.  My favorite colors are: Verve, Pistol, and Suspect. 

 With this being said I had to focus on these colors for my Makeup Of The Day.

Eye shadow - suspect, pistol, verve and busted. Gold Eyeliner is UD Eldorado (gift with purchase) Lips UD gloss in Naked