Tuesday, August 30, 2011


this is my VEEEEEERY first time doing makeup on someone else. it came out pretty good, i think. the colors are neutral so it can be worn during the day...or you can go with a deeper crease color, add some contouring and deepen the blush color for night time. this look is super easy and the colors work great on every skin tone.


1) fill in the brows and define the arch with Maybelline Define-a-brow pencil in dark brown
2) using a brow brush or spoolie, gently brush the brows to soften any harsh lines
3) taking a small angle brush and concealer, clean up and shape them on the top and bottom

1) prime the eye with your favorite primer...i used Urban Decay Primer Potion
2) apply NYX Iced Mocha as a base. use very little and blend well. you don't want any creasing!
3) place MAC Woodwinked all over the lid
4) sweep MAC Brown Down in the crease
5) place MAC Nylon in inner corner and under the brows as a highlight
6) line upper lashline with a matte black liner. i chose ELF cream liner in black. be sure to wing it out!
7) add the lashes of your choice....you can go more natural or super dramatic
8) toss on some Maybelline Falsies mascara...and the eyes are DONE!

1) conceal any blemishes with MAC Studio Finish Concealer
2) stipple then buff in foundation all over face. i love using my ELF Powder Brush for this...
3) blend Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer under the eyes using a MAC 224 brush
4) set foundation and concealer with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
5) dust a golden bronzer around the perimeter of your face, temples, and the hollows of your cheeks
6) lightly sweep MAC Mineralize blush in Love Thing on cheekbones
7) pop a teeny pit of MAC MSF in Semi Precious Pearl directly above your blush color as a highlight...now on to the pucker...

1) line and fill in the lippies with MAC Cork lipliner pencil
2) use a lip brush to paint your pout with Wet & Wild lipstick in 903C
3) toss on some gloss...for this look i chose NYX lipgloss in Real Nude

and lastly....SMILE! its the best beauty tip on the planet :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Blue Smoke

Second eye look of the day...a blue smokey eye! i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE blues and teals...i could wear them every-other-day
*sorry for the poor lighting. i'm workin on it :)

*Maybelline Define-A-Brow pencil in dark brown
*MAC studio sculpt in NW45

*Urban Decay Primer Potion
*NYX Jumbo pencil in black bean
*MAC Texture e/s (above crease)
*MAC Black Tied e/s (crease)
*MAC Freshwater e/s (lid)
*MAC Nylon e/s (browbone highlight)
*MAC Blacktrack Fluidline (lashline and waterline)
*Red Cherry lashes #73
*Maybelline Falsies Masara in Black Drama

*quick tips*
1) if you are like me and have super oily lids, use as little of the Jumbo Pencil as possible because it WILL crease....even with the Urban Decay Primer Porion

2) if your complexion is lighter than mine, use an e/s that matches your skin tone in place of texture. the purpose of that shadow color is to help the black tied blend out more easily without looking racoonish.

3) when doing a smokey eye, apply a fleshtone color (texture) directly above the crease before your other eyeshadow colors...it will act as a barrier an will prevent you from applying the darker color too far up on your lid.

EOTD: Ruuushmetal!

this is my VERY first blog post/EOTD...I'm a YouTube and blog stalker when it comes to makeup, but I've never shared any looks of my own. i hope this blog will be a tool to teach others what i know and also allow me to learn from you all. please be nice, as i am still learning (both makeup and blogging). CONSTRUCTIVE criticism is always welcome....just please don't bash me. there are no rights or wrongs in makeup....only different aesthetic viewpoints :)

* MAC Eye Brows in Spiked
* MAC Studio Sculpt concealer in NW45

* MAC Rushmetal pigment (lid)
* MAC Shadowy Lady (crease)
* MAC Black Tied (outer "v")
* MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Semi Precious Pearl - outer circle (brow highlight)
* MAC Blacktrack Fluidline (lashline AND waterline)
* Red Cherry lashes (i forget what number)
* Maybeline Falsies Mascara in Black Drama