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! 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

April Ipsy Bag

It's that time again! This months Ipsy bag seems to revolve around the summer months that are getting closer, simple colors, and products to keep our skin from drying from the heat. 

This months Ipsy bag is a nicely sized woven cosmetics bag. 

Products Time!

Lather: Ultra Light Face Lotion

With the hotter months getting closer, it's good to have lots of choices to keep your skin moisturized. This moisturizer claims to be light enough for everyday, and non-greasy. Which is great, because when it gets hot and we start to sweat, it's an added discomfort with having a thick moisturizer on your face. I'm not a big fan of the scent, I prefer facial products to have a very subtle scent. It sets fast, soaks into your skin quickly, perfect when you're in a hurry.

Mullein & Sparrow: Lip and Cheek Tint


I love berry colors like this! And it's the perfect product for the fast pace person. It's both a lip tint and a cheek tint. So for day trips where you only pack lightly, this is the perfect combo to keep space in your bag. I'm not a big fan of the scent, often times lip products (if they have a scent) usually has a sweet smell, it's a unique chocolatey/berry scent. But I see myself using this product a lot! 

Mica Beauty Cosmetics: Eye Primer

This is the perfect eye primer for every day makeup. Since it's matte, you can easily use it with both shadows with shimmer, and shadows without, without compromising the actual color of the shadow. It's a very sticky base, perfect for those stubborn shadows that are loose, and hard to keep on the eyelids all day. 

Hikari: Blush- Tango

I love getting blushes in my Ipsy bag, I've found trouble with having allergies to most blushes, and I'm always looking for a good one to try. This color appears very vibrant and bright, but applied, it is very light. It's perfect if you're wanting a build-able color, that way you can control the amount of blush goes on. 

The Balm: Flirty


I fell in love with this color the minute I saw it! It's perfect for everyday, just applied all over the lid. It is pact with shimmer, and great color pay-off. I really like the packaging as well, it's very small, mainly because it's not a full shadow, just a mini. Perfect for keeping in your makeup bag in your purse. 

I was very happy with all the items I got in my Ipsy bag, all these products are perfect for Spring! 

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