Thursday, June 4, 2015

Bronzy Blue Eyes

Lately I feel like my makeup looks have been lacking something... Color. So today I decided to work on a look with some blue, or I guess a lot of blue. Don't ever be afraid of mixing up your makeup looks, makeup is suppose to give you a chance to be creative, so don't be afraid to work outside of the box.

Starting off you want to prime the lids, since my base shadows will be bronze colors, I chose to use Urban Decay: Primer Potion in Sin. Apply it all over the lid, keeping it just below the crease. 

Next a sticky base to help the colors apply as best as they can. I used my NYX Cosmetics: Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha.

Time for Shadows! 

*Side note: I did use a lot of palettes to create this look, playing with looks can take a lot of makeup. But if you have a palette that has all/most colors, feel free to use it! 

Using my Urban Decay: Naked Palette (first one), I applied Sidecar all over my lid, slightly blending it into my crease using a flat shader brush. Take a clean dome shaped blending brush, and blend Sidecar out, making sure there's no harsh lines.


To add some depth to the eyes, I applied smog into the crease, using a very fluffy dome shaped brush, this way not too much color applies. 

To finish up with the bronze in this look, take a small pencil brush, apply Darkhorse into the outer-v, and slightly blend it out, keeping most of the color in the outer-v. 

Time to brighten up the look a little before adding some color. Using NYX Cosmetics: Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, apply it to the inner corner of your eyes. 

To keep the jumbo pencil in place, and add an extra brightness to the inner corner I used the shimmery white in the BH Cosmetics: Wild Child Palette

Adding an inner corner highlight can get a little repetitive for some makeup looks, so I decided to add an extra boost of bright color to the inner corner. Taking Urban Decay: 24/7 Eyeliner in Flipside smudge it along the lower part of the inner corner. Apply over top of it Peace from Urban Decay: Deluxe Shadow Box Palette


Using NYX Cosmetics: Eye Pencil in Sapphire (913), I smudged it all along my lower lash-line, blending it out slightly. 

To set the dark blue liner along the lower lash-line, take a small thin shader brush and apply a shadow similar in color. For this I used Blueberry Swirl from the Too Faced: Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette

Taking the same liner we used before; NYX Cosmetics: Eye Pencil in Sapphire, I lined my lid, winging it out just slightly. 


 Now it's time to finish up the look! 

Taking any mascara you prefer, apply two coats to the top lashes and one coat to the bottom. For this I used CoverGirl: LashBlast Volume Mascara in Very Black

Your Bronzy Blue Eye look is now complete! 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Kat Von D: Lock-It Tattoo Foundation Review

     Lately I've been getting bored of my everyday foundation; Maybelline: Fit Me Foundation. I wanted a foundation with a little more coverage, and that lasted longer than normal. When I got a Sephora order in the mail, I got a sample of Kat Von D: Lock-It Foundation in Light 48. I fell in love with it the minute I put it on! 

As you can see, the packaging is pretty great, simple, pretty, and I love that it has a pump! So much easier to control the amount of product you get out.

What is says:

  • Full Coverage
  • 24- Hour Wear
  • Transfer Resistant
  • Matte Finish
  • Fragrance Free
  • Oil-Free
  • For All Skin Types

What I think about the statements:

I definitely believe this foundation is full coverage, any redness you have will surely be covered without any extra concealing.

 I don't believe this foundation is full 24-hour wear. I noticed throughout the day my foundation looked faint, not as much coverage like when its first applied. 

Most times when I have foundation on, and I go to wipe my mouth from eating, the foundation around my mouth transfers to the towel/napkin, this foundation doesn't transfer in those moments. This is great! 

All your shine will be removed with this foundation; I’m an oily/combination skin type, matte foundations typically can’t handle controlling my oil; this foundation does a great job at controlling it. 

Often times when makeup has a fragrant it’s either very sweet smelling, or a unique chemical smell. Since this foundation doesn’t have a fragrance you have a better chance of not having any skin problems; breakouts, redness, allergic reactions. I can be very sensitive to most facial products, this foundation hasn't caused any issues.

 This foundation has a huge range of choices, 18 colors, ranging from Light, Medium, and Deep. 

The price isn't too bad either; $35.00. You can purchase this foundation from Sephora or Ulta

Left Side: As you can see I have some redness on my cheeks, I have it on both cheeks and sometimes my nose. I'm not a big fan of the redness, all the foundations I've used before weren't very good at fully covering my redness. 

Right Side: You can see a significant amount of change from the picture on the left side. My blood vessels on my cheeks and almost all the redness is covered. 

For the application I used Real Techniques: Stippling Brush, this type of brush allows you to have more control for the amount of foundation you apply to your skin. 

I hope you enjoyed!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dramatic Winged Eyes!

Lately I've been inspired to continue doing more makeup looks on my blog! And this week I chose something a little more dramatic, something I wouldn't usually wear on a regular basis. 

Priming with my go-to eyelid primer; Too Faced: Shadow Insurance. Apply it all over the lid, up to the brow-bone, and along the lower lash-line (we will be adding eye shadow there later). 

Next apply a sticky base to the lid, that will help intensify the eye shadows. For this I used NYX: Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. Make sure to blend it slightly, that way the application is even, and not blotchy. 

Before adding any eye shadows, you want to apply some tape, this will help control where the eye shadows stays on the lid, and the outer-corners. I used it mainly to help create a strong winged effect with my eye shadow. 

Now we can start applying our eye shadows. From the Tartelette palette take Super Mom. Apply it all over the lid, and up to the brow-bone. The color is very close to my skin-tone, so taking a picture and getting full color pay-off was difficult. 

Next you want to start adding dimension and more color to the eyes. Using a fluffy crease brush, gradually apply Best Friend to the crease, and blend it outward, toward the tape. 

With the same fluffy crease brush, take Bombshell and very lightly apply it to the crease, just as you did with Best Friend. This will help darken the look enough to slowly introduce the darkest color of this eye look. 

It's time to start adding the winged effect to this look. Taking a small flat shading brush, and apply Fashionista to the very inner crease, and right along the tape, connected slightly along the upper lash-line. And then you can remove the tape gently.

Taking that same small flat shading brush, apply Fashionista along the lower lash-line. 

To add a little brightness to the look, apply NYX: Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk to the inner corner of your eyes. 

Make sure to blend it out a little! 

To enhance the inner corner even more, take a small pencil brush and apply a shimmery white eye shadow (I used the lightest beige color in the BH Cosmetics: Wild & Free palette)

Now we're gonna start finishing up the look. Liquid liner is my go to, apply the liner all the way along the shadow, winging it out. 

To continue with eyeliner, apply Urban Decay: 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero to your water-line, and you can tight-line if it's comfortable (that is the upper water-line) 

Now for the more tricky part of this look, Lashes! If you aren't comfortable applying them, you can just apply extra mascara. There's also tones of YouTube videos on how to apply lashes properly if you're interested in adding them. For my lashes I used Ardell Lashes # 110

Choosing the right lash glue is key for application, if you're allergic to latex, make sure to found a lash-glue that's safe for you. For me I used Duo: Lash Glue. Make sure to apply a thin line of glue to the band of the lashes, let the glue dry enough to get tacky, 40 seconds will probably work. Apply the lashes, first to the middle of your lash-line, and pull gently each corner down, squeeze your lashes to the false lashes to help them conjoin. 

Let the glue dry completely before continuing working on your eyes. After the lash glue has dried, apply another coat of liquid liner, this will help mask the band of the lashes. and bind the lashes together using a lash curler. 

Finish up the eyes by applying mascara to the lower lash-line. For this I used CoverGirl: Lash Blast Volume in Very Black. This mascara works perfectly for lower lash-lines because the bristles are very small. 

Your eyes are now complete! 

To glam up this look, you can add a perfect glossy red lip! 

Taking Starlooks: Lip Pencil in Tickle Me Pink and line your lips, and fill in your lips as well. 

Next apply over that: Urban Decay: Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Theodora

You can leave it like this, or add some gloss. I chose to add a lip gloss to the top. I used Mac: Lusterglasss in  Wonderstruck

And now your whole winged look is complete! 

Hope you enjoyed!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Too Faced Sugar Pop: Candy Coated

I think it's about time for a makeup look! The Too Faced: Color Pop Palette comes with a look guide, featuring three eye looks using the palette. The eye look I chose to do today is Candy Coated. 

First we need to prime the lids, for this I used Too Face: Shadow Insurance. I applied it all over my lid, up to my brow-bone, and along my lower lash-line. 

To keep eye shadows sticking better onto your lids, a cream shadow base will work wonders. Especially if you use a color that will bring out the shadow color more. For this I used NYX: Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha

Apply the eye pencil all over your lid, just below the crease. 

Time for shadows! 

Taking a large flat shadow brush, apply Peach Fuzz all over the lid, up to the brow-bone. This color is a little shear, so pack on as much as you can! 

Time to give the look some color! Using a smaller flat shadow brush, apply Blue Raspberry just onto the lid. 

No one likes harsh lines, so make sure to blend out Blue Raspberry, slightly above the crease. 

Time to lighten up the crease. Taking a fluffy dome blending brush, apply Bubblegum into the crease. Make sure to pack it into the crease, you want as much color payoff as you can get. And make sure to blend! 

Now to continue the colors onto the lower lash-line. Using Urban Decay's 24/4 Eyeliner in Flipside smudge it along your lower lash-line, this will help emphasize your shadows. 

Smudge Blue Raspberry over the top of Flipside using a small shadow brush. 

Time to darken the look, by lining the top lash line with black liquid liner, and slightly winging it out. For the liner I used Elizabeth Mott: Waterproof liquid liner in Glitterati.

Time to start finishing up the look, first line your water-line with Urban Decay: 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero

Next you want to coats your lashes with some mascara! I used my favorite mascara for this; Too Faced: Better Than Sex Mascara.

And now your look is complete! 

You can add to this look if you want to glam up your lips a bit! 

Using Starlooks: Lip Liner in Tickle Me pink I lined my lips.

And then I filled in the entire lip with the same lip liner. 

To finish the lips, add some gloss! I used NYX: Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee.

And now your lips are complete! 

And here's the look complete with the lips made up!