Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ice Queen & Fire Queen Halloween Glittery Makeup Tutorial

                              BEFORE you scream "HARLEY QUINN, AHHHH YESSS", no, please don't...tear :')! This my love bunnies is a melding of TWO extremes.  One being fire, and the other being ice! While in reality the idea came about when I couldn't decide on which to portray...let's just say it was always part of the plan, besides it fits my personality, mwahaha. A few things to keep in mind while replicating the makeup presented down below is you MUST blend evenly, thus having a ratio between glitter and powder products, and you must realize fall out is inevitable, even with coats of setting sprays and a glitter glue on top! Anything created from scratch yields inspiration, so what was mine you might ask? Well after examining ice, and examining fire portraits I took a few key elements out and transferred both to a glittery delight on my face.  Going a tad more in depth, ice is particularly cold, has a sheen to it and can be sculpted.  My interpretation of this was by adding a glittery highlight along with dramatic aquatic eyeliner! On the other hand, my fire inspiration was a bursting of colors perfectly gradiating into each other, hence vivid coppers, reds, and corals all splashed together. Hope you cuties enjoy! If so, leave a comment below on what you'd like to see next tutorial wise XOXO.

Time to Complete This Tutorial: 1 Hour 34 Minutes

Icy Side
Aim for LIGHTER than your skin tone yet can still fit foundation (1-2 shades lighter)

*Morphe Brushes Eye Shadow Pan,  Breakfast At Tiffaneez 
Applied as the FIRST defining shade
*Mac Cosmetics Eye Shadow Pan(s): Moon's Reflection; Winkle
Applied second as a shimmering blue glow; cut crease definition 
*Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan, Mermaid
Applied in splotches for dimension; across lids

Patted onto highlighting zones in excess; on lips; across lids

*Morphe Brushes Cream Eyeshadow, Dusk 
*Huda Beauty Classic False Eyelashes, Scarlett 


            Rather a HUGE and confusing products list, I shall be explaining each side in parts, beginning with the ICE side! First off, in order to yield an icy complexion you MUST use a foundation 1-2 shades lighter than your natural skin tone.  Being I am the shade "Gobi" in Nars's Sheer Glow Foundation line, which is the third lightest, I opted in for the primary lightest shade, Siberia! Using exactly a pea-sized amount, since it is only meant for one half of my face, I picked up a freshly washed  Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer and began softly disbursing the product between the barrier of my right side, the center of my face, and my hairline.  Once a visibly glowy and clear skinned effect was achieved I popped out my blue custom eye shadow pallet and went to town blending wise! Interestingly the Elf Concealer brush doubles as a regular powder application tool, so as ya' might of guessed, this was used to properly blend each shadow out (talk about multi-purpose). Speaking of shadows, as a base I began by stippling Breakfast At Tiffaneez by Morphe Brushes across the outer third of my forehead blending gently inwards towards the center of my face, then down towards the natural high point of my cheekbone! Switching to a shimmering subtle blue, Moon's Reflection by Mac Cosmetics I faintly pricked this up against my skin to yield a shimmering effect, nothing more nothing less. The last color applied to the outer third of my face would be Mermaid by Makeup Geek! Once again FAINTLY, I softly stippled the product across ANY zones the sun would naturally hit, think of Mermaid as a contour shade, in blue form! Nowwwww for some glitter, yes I work backwards, oops. Dipping my Elf Concealer Brush right into N3 by Make Up For Ever, I firmly patted it across my cheekbones followed by splotches of Silver glitter and Platinum Glitter patted across my forehead, and onto my cheekbones for a strengthened glittery effect-- NO GLITTER GLUE WAS NEEEDED! 


            By this point I started building up the eye makeup, hopefully my sketchy mannerisms don't bother you loves too much, hehe! Cut creases do NOT always have to be sleek looking, nor desirable at that, for heavens sake YOU'RE AN ICE QUEEN, ICE IS NOT PERFECT. With that being said using Mac's 217 Blending Brush, I began by blending Moon's Reflection shadow 1 1/2 inches above my natural crease definition line to begin building up a dramatic icy drama filled eye makeup look. Once I had a basis of where I wanted my cut crease line, I firmly smudged Winkle by Mac Cosmetics RIGHT UNDER the shade to define the line just a tad more, then switching to a Mac 219 I molded out the cut crease line with a drastic blending of Mermaid shadow across my entire lid area flicking up towards the cut crease wing! As far as the eyeliner goes, I created several feathery flicks using my Sephora Collection Pro Angled Liner Brush #22 along with Dusk Morphe Brushes Cream Eyeshadow. DO NOT be fooled by the statement, "Cream Eyeshadow", this bad boy is pigmented enough to be a full blown gel! Anyhoo, with upper lash line liner, comes lower lash line liner.  Easily said, I heavily smudged Milk Jumbo Eye Pencil by Nyx Cosmetics straight across from my waterline to lower lash, then applied KoKo Lashes in 503 for a frosted eye widening outcome! Moving back above I dug my finger into mixture of N3 glitter, and Platinum glitter by Bh Cosmetics, then smudged the duo on top of my lids, and brushed excess onto the inner corners of my eye. The finishing touch includes and application of Huda Beauty's Classic False Eyelashes in Scarlett, and a coating of Bahama Gerard Cosmetics Lipgloss onto onto HALF of my lips topped with a light tapping of glitter!

Fire Side

*Makeup Geek Eyeshadows: Mango TangoRazzleberry
Splotches across highlighting zones; transitional shade;
 inner v; lower lash line
Added for depth and gradience; crease

*Huda Beauty Classic False Eyelashes, Scarlett 
*Violet Voss Glitter: Rose GlitterCopperellaElectric Caroline 
Patted on top of shadows; across lids

*Katy Kat Matte LipstickCrimson Cat

                 To your surprise the fire side is MUCH easier to complete, but with all grand colors comes some work ahead! Just like with ice, you must have an even complexion prior to applying glitters or shadows.  Being I used the Nars Sheer Glow previously, I decided it made the most sense of grabbing a shade in my skin tone, Gobi! With exactly a 1/2 sized amount (of a quarter), I picked up my Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer and started smoothly disbursing the yellow toned hue across my skin beginning for the bottom of my jaw line circulating upwards with side to side systematic motions (hairline-half side of face).  Once I had a glowy skin effect I proceeded to cleansing my Elf Concealer brush this way I could easily stipple away the red splotches! Speaking of red splotches, I began by patting Mango Tango across the left side of my forehead moving down towards my cheekbones with excess pigments, then gradually build up the pigment to yield a tangerine like base. For spot pigment to represent a fiery complexion, I swirled into a hefty amount of Razzleberry shadow, then with light pressure pressed the product in random spots across my forehead MAINLY, and gently on my cheekbones. Following this shade is Orange by Mac! Orange was simply taken across the outer third of my forehead to yield a highlighted effect with tads of bright radiance peeping through. Since pigmented glitters CAN be a difficulty to work with I instead started from the lightest shade I had and worked my way up to a pure red color, this also created a fiery effect! With that being said, the first glitter applied from my cheekbones up towards my forehead was Electric Caroline followed by Copperella spread evenly on top, and tiny shining's of Rose glitter by Violet Voss blended evenly with side to side motions onto my forehead this way the glitters would not clump and form a pigmented red glitter area - Glitter glue was NOT needed since all glitters stuck to my skin well. 

              The eye makeup if you really tear it apart is VERY simple and quite classic as the Arabian eyeliner effect is one many are fond of! Unlike the Ice Queen who has frosted brows, the Fire Queen is a VERY defined and strong women, thus I filled my brows in thoroughly using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in my shade Auburn. Primer truly is NOT a necessity with these shades as each happen to be very pigmented and blend like a dream, however if you feel the need to add a primer, go for it girl :)! With just one blending brush, my Morphe E22 Pointed Blender, I took care of the crease in a straight shoot.  In other words, beginning with Mango Tango, I brushed the shade across my crease with fluent side to side motions, then quickly swirled into Orange by Mac Cosmetics and smudged it into the creasing of my eye socket for a bit of vibrancy, followed by Barcelona Beach stippled towards my inner v with a few pats then a major swoop inwards towards the inner third of my lid to yield depth and dimension. Taking whatever excess was left on my E.L.F. Concealer Brush, I proceeded to patting it across my lids in great amounts! As far as the eyeliner goes, rather a pen style I chose Mac's Creme Eyeliner simply because the product is easy to manipulate and glides over glitter smoothly. Using a Morphe G11 brush, I activated the cake product with a drop of water, then began gently lining my upper lash line with a bold medium thick line extending just about under the tail end of my eyebrow, and inwards towards the sides of my nose in terms of the inner corner triangle effect! For the lower lash line I first heavily lined my waterline, then starting from my the outer corner of my LLL I extended a thin line upwards towards the upper lash line flick to connect both and form a single unit.  Before setting the brush down, I smudged into Flame Thrower by Makeup Geek and accented the smoldering eye makeup by stroking the foiled shadow across the inner to center of my lower lash! Speaking of lashes, I coated my natural follicles using the L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara, then plopped on Huda Beauties Falsies in Scarlett.  The goal here is to USE the same exact lashes as the Ice Queen, this way the face looks as one, but to play up the eye makeup and placement differently! Swirling downwards for an hour of hard work the LAST few things you must do is apply a red lipstick of your choice, mine being the Katy Kat Matte Crimson Kat Lipstick, top it off with a few glitter particles, then spray away with the setting spray catching EVERY SINGLE ANGLE your face encompasses.  Especially party goers-- don't be a fool, set your skin!
              After seeing the positive reaction achieved from my sneak peak photo posted onto Instagram, view the photo to your left, I believe it is safe to say there shall be a few Ice & Fire Queens roaming around on Halloween, mwahahahah! Till' next time my love bunnies, stay safe and always innovate...oh, that rhymed-- XOXOX, your Lilz!
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Feline Noir & Miss Manga Waterproof Mascara Review and Swatches

                            Hellloooo my love bunnies! Happy Tuesday too you!!  In leu of my little sneak peak review typed up on my last blog post, here is the full blown, broken down review with of course my opinion strictly based on current experiences, and prior knowledge on WHAT a consumer should be presented with. Essentially, everything said here is as good as gold and ALL products were purchased with my own cash! Anyhow, as many of you know I have always been one who looks over drugstore mascaras simply because most are gimmicky and truly all yield the same results. After realizing spending $20.00 on a product I keep longer than I should due to the pricing, thus it becomes expired, I indulged in the hype a bit! With that being said, I picked up both the L'Oreal Pairs Voluminous Miss Manga waterproof mascara, and the L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Feline Noir waterproof mascara.  Keep in mind I had extremely high hopes for both items, therefore a clear mindset was taken while trying the formula's on against my natural lashes!

                         Before describing my own thoughts, let me tell ya' a bit about BOTH and why I purchased them out of the other standing brands! First off, being the photo pictured above begins with Miss Manga mascara, we shall begin there. According to L'Orealparisusa.com, this product contains a 360 flexor brush to build bold volume with high intensity from top to bottom with a unique conical shape to catch hard to reach lashes with even application no matter the amount of coats! "The Mega impact Formula instantly builds oversized volume for 15X lash volume in a flash. Top lashes are amplified and bottom lashes maximized for the ultimate wide-eyed Manga Look." Quite the claim you got goin' on there L'Oreal, but does the actual outcome MATCH?! For starters, my lashes did look bolder, longer, and more dramatic, however clumping is something frequently experienced while using this product. While I believe some of you beauties MIGHT prefer the 360 flexor brush, I did not, I found it annoying and extremely difficult in terms of actually GETTING every lash in a non messy manner. Taking a closer look at image two, contrasted against both the Feline Noir and my natural lashes, you will see a slight smudging of the product leaking under my lower lash line, this is due to the in my opinion, un-sturdy brush! Do be noted removal is a pain in the butt since you will find yourself applying numerous layers.

                       Looking past this downfall, the product is quite sleek rocking a magenta & black packaging container, but I'm not quite sure for $8.00 packaging is all I desire. You can purchase the Miss Manga Waterproof line in two shades, black and blackest black and they're ASSURED a waterproof texture! This, is one thing L'Oreal gets five golden stars for, waterproofness. As a test, I took a shower with the mascara on, and long behold, it lasted without any flaking OR smearing off! Despite there being around 4 other versions of Manga mascara, I felt this was my best bet since the color was a deep true carbon and did contain a waterproof formula.  Speaking of formula, gaze your eyes below loves and take a peak at the ingredients list, I made sure to highlight the "MAY CONTAIN" text this way you can truly know what is in your makeup!

Voluminous Miss Manga Waterproof Mascara Ingredients List:
ISODODECANE• CERA ALBA / BEESWAX / CIRE DABEILLE• COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / CARNAUBA WAX / CIRE DE CARNAUBA• DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE• AQUA / WATER / EAU• ALCOHOL DENAT.• ALLYL STEARATE/VA COPOLYMER• ORYZA SATIVA CERA / RICE BRAN WAX• PARAFFIN• POLYVINYL LAURATE• VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER• PROPYLENE CARBONATE• TALC• SYNTHETIC BEESWAX• ETHYLENEDIAMINE/STEARYL DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER• PEG-30 GLYCERYL STEARATE• PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE• PROPYLENE GLYCOL• HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL• ETHYLENE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER• PHENOXYETHANOL• SILICA• SOLUBLE COLLAGEN• SODIUM CHONDROITIN SULFATE• ATELOCOLLAGEN• [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE MICA CI 75470 / CARMINE CI 77007 / ULTRAMARINES CI 77510 / FERRIC FERROCYANIDE ]

*Voluminous Miss Manga Black Angel Mascara
*Voluminous Miss Manga ROCK Waterproof Mascara

                               Next up is the Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Mascara, the formula reminded A LOT of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Mascara Top Coat after a few uses are endured! This product unlike the other claims INSTANT volume and full lash density will be achieved within minutes of application. It features intensive black pigments with a Quick-Charge brush capturing each lash to "deliver instant volume and fullness"! Stopping here momentarily, I would like to say this brush is MUCH sturdier and less bendy than the Miss Manga making application much easier and yielding captivating results. Anyhow, the goal of this scara' is to achieve a Feline look with powerful voluminous and extremely BLACK pigmented lashes, for one I will say ALL the claims are true! The photo presented to your right is a screenshot of L'Oreal's Feline Noir up close WITHOUT any product surrounding the bristles-- I would of shown you mine butttttt, it'd be difficult discerning the unique bristled cut. Anyhow, due to the multi flexed bristles intertwining each other you can be ASSURED a non clump finish, and that my friends is something I believe I achieved (scroll up to the comparison photo and view the LAST image). This, just like it's sister Voluminous Manga has a few versions present, which is probably one of the reasons I despise drugstore mascaras, there are WAY too many, and WAY too many different packages! Overall, I do feel this mascara is WORTH the extra $8.99, but it still ranks a 3/5 due to the non lengthy finish-- the main achievement is volume, that's it, so if you prefer the full package Manga would be it, DESPITE the terrible bendy brush.  Below I will be listing ALL versions this product offers along with once again, the ingredients list, pay close attention!

Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Mascara Ingredients List:
SODODECANE, CERA ALBA / BEESWAX / CIRE DABEILLE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / CARNAUBA WAX / CIRE DE CARNAUBA, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, AQUA / WATER / EAU, ALCOHOL DENAT, ALLYL STEARATE/VA COPOLYMER, ORYZA SATIVA CERA / RICE BRAN WAX, PARAFFIN, POLYVINYL LAURATE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, TALC, SYNTHETIC BEESWAX, ETHYLENEDIAMINE/STEARYL, DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER, PEG-30 GLYCERYL STEARATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL, TETRAISOSTEARATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, ETHYLENE/ACRYLIC ACID, COPOLYMER PHENOXYETHANOL, SOLUBLE COLLAGEN, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL, HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM CHONDROITIN SULFATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TRISODIUM EDTA, ATELOCOLLAGEN, POTASSIUM SORBATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, BHT [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE

 *Voluminous Million Lashes Feline Waterproof Mascara
*Voluminous Feline Noir WASHABLE Mascara
*Voluminous Million Lashes Feline WASHABLE Mascara

L'oreal's STANDARD "how to" obtained from lorealparisusa.com:
Place brush at base of lashes and gently sweep up to tip. Does not smudge. Removes easily. Ophthalmologist and allergy tested. Suitable for sensitive eyes. Tested under dermatological control.
To safeguard L'OrĂŠal purity, reserve this product for your personal use. Treat the applicator with the hygienic care you give your eyes. Never apply this product in a moving vehicle. Do not dilute mascara with water, saliva, or any other substance. Cap tightly after use. If change in odor or appearance occurs, discontinue use. Do not use this or any other eye cosmetic if your eye is injured, irritated, or infected. Consult a physician promptly

I truly hope this review can HELP some of you who've been eyeballing the L'Oreal mascara line for quite some time! Personally, after trying the Maybelline Mascara's I felt it was pitiful to even bother typing a review, they all achieve the same clumpy non voluminous effect, for that, L'Oreal scores one for the team. Till' next time love bunnies XOXOX, your Lilz!

INGREDIENTS: AQUA / WATER / EAU, PARAFFIN, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, COPERNICIA, CERIFERA CERA / CARNAUBA WAX, / CIRE DE CARNAUBA, ETHYLENE/ACRYLIC ACID, COPOLYMER, STYRENE/ACRYLATES/AMMONIUM, ETHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, CERA ALBA / BEESWAX / CIRE DABEILLE, SYNTHETIC BEESWAX, BIS-DIGLYCERYL, POLYACYLADIPATE-2, POLYBUTENE, CETYL ALCOHOL, DIVINYLDIMETHICONE/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, STEARETH-20, GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE, STEARETH-2, PHENOXYETHANOL, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, TRIBEHENIN, ETHYLENEDIAMINE/STEARYL, DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, GLYCERYL BEHENATE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, HYDROGENATED PALM OIL, DISODIUM EDTA, BUTYLENE GLY
Place brush at base of lashes and gently sweep up to tip. Removes easily with waterproof eye makeup remover.
ISODODECANE• CERA ALBA / BEESWAX / CIRE DABEILLE• COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / CARNAUBA WAX / CIRE DE CARNAUBA• DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE• AQUA / WATER / EAU• ALCOHOL DENAT.• ALLYL STEARATE/VA COPOLYMER• ORYZA SATIVA CERA / RICE BRAN WAX• PARAFFIN• POLYVINYL LAURATE• VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER• PROPYLENE CARBONATE• TALC• SYNTHETIC BEESWAX• ETHYLENEDIAMINE/STEARYL DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER• PEG-30 GLYCERYL STEARATE• PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE• PROPYLENE GLYCOL• HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL• ETHYLENE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER• PHENOXYETHANOL• SILICA• SOLUBLE COLLAGEN• SODIUM CHONDROITIN S

Transition Into Autumn: Rusted Mahogany Metallic Makeup Tutorial

                       Metallic trends are EXTREMELY hot and trending right now, so I decided to dip into the metallapool and express a dimensional makeup look through the ideals of Autumn inspired colors and textured minerals! Interestingly, I have NEVER done a rustic tutorial with bronze and extreme copper hues contrasting together, I know, odd for thaeyeballqueen, isn't it?! Anyhow, I feel majority of beauty lovers can replicate this makeup look quite easily since all that you must do is BLEND and pat colors on.  Keep in mind I do realize blending is not every one's strong point, however for as long as you start out with light pigment then build up as you go with disbursing motions, I am more than 100% confident in the factor the final outcome will be beautiful. Oranges, corals, and coppers tend to look best on blue eyes, however with a pop of metallic bronze this tutorial is COMPLETELY universal as it'll stun on any one's face! Let's get into the details, hope you all enjoy XOXO.

Time to Complete This Tutorial: 23 Minutes
Notes: Metallic, Natural Color Scheme, High Glowing Finish

 Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer; 1 Pump of Primer

                   As per just waking up and in the previous hours recording an eye makeup removal video for Instagram, thus cleansing my skin deeply, I simply splashed a few drops of water against my skin, pat dried my face using a towel, then softly smoothed the BodhiTreeNaturals Coconut Dry Face Cream across all zones of my face to provide a focused hydration that would absorb in a whip without over stressing the epidermis layer! Give or take, four minutes later I plopped a pump of my Marc Jacobs Under Cover Perfecting Coconut Face Primer center of my palm, then taking tiny amounts by tapping my ring finger into the product I began transferring it onto my skin starting from my cheeks moving outwards towards the hairline, then once inwards towards the center of my face. Once I had a prepped base supple enough to handle the Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation, I started smudging the stick onto the main highlighting zones of my face this way when it comes time to blend the product would disburse sheerly out. In case you're unaware, these highlighting zones include the under eye area, the jawline, and the center of one's forehead/chin-- I left the nose out of this because I stipple excess product onto this zone to prevent dry patches from becoming visible! Anyhow, picking up my Morphe M439, I gently buffed the foundation in with wide circular motions followed by firm stipples on areas of concern containing dry patches, scabs, or redness.  Keeping your foundation moist in my opinion is MUCH better than allowing it too settle in, especially for dry skinned beauties! It keeps the skin youthful looking and refreshed, that means no cakeiness nor visible lines due to over dried product. 

                      As far as the blush goes, I went for Mac's Mineralized Blush in Uplifting! This IS a limited edition, so try to aim for orange toned corals with slight silver pearls, the pearly effect is a MUST as it emphasizes the upcoming glow much better as compared to a matte cheek color. The blush was swirled from the apples of my cheeks up towards my hairline using a Sephora Collection #74 brush! Speaking of glows, I lightly dusted Becca's Champagne Pop across the high points of my face using a Mac Duo-Fibre 159 Brush, then before setting the dazzling powder down coated my lips using Sephora's Rouge Cream Lipstick in Magnetism, annnddd once further brushed Champagne Pop across, this time however the center of my lips to yield a metallic finish. To set my skin I brushed Nars's Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder across all highlighting zones of my face with that same #74 as used prior, and finished up with a few spritzes of Mac's Fix+! IF you desire a more reflective glow, be sure to spray Fix+ DIRECTLY onto your cheekbones this way when you reapply your glow will MAJORLY pop. 
*Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Eyeshadow Pallet: Salazen Gum (lower lash, outer third of lid); Reflection (above crease); Royal Flush (inner corners)
*Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow, Raw Powder (lid)
*Lime Crime Venus Pallet, Muse (crease, lower lash line)
*Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip, 18C (waterline)
*KoKo Lashes, Marilyn 
              Why do I find using a brow definer half empty much easier than a full packed product. Why, just why?! Be that as it may, tomorrow I will be receiving my Dipbrow as I find the product much sleeker looking, and in my recent studies less prone to clogging my pores, yes your eyebrow pores CAN get clogged.  Ever since I began using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer, despite my brows looking sharper, it's caused a major issue of red bumps above my brows, I can only attribute to this product, oh well! Moving along, in leu of my new makeup set up I fell in love once again with Urban Decay's Through The Looking Glass Eyeshadow Pallet, each shade is absolutely beautiful and packs a major punch in pigment.  With that being the case, the first color applied to my lids, or blended rather is Salazen Gum! With my Morphe E22 Pointed Blender I softly disbursed this deep plummish copper across my lids and gradually blended upwards towards the creasing of my natural eye socket definition line. Pulling out the brush this pallet comes with and flipping specifically to the long bristled blending side, I swirled into Reflection shadow and dusted it above my crease this way Salazen Gum could be toned down a tad as well as blended in more! Before setting the pallet to my side I smudged into Royal Flush and using my pinky finger applied it to the inner corners of my eyes, as well as the high point of my brow bone. Noooww it's gettin' serious! Wetting my Mac 239 Eye Shader Brush with Mac's Fix+, I softly stroked Kat Von D's Metal Crush Shadow in Raw Powder then began applying it to my entire lid followed by on my lower lash line in full with smudging motions. Switching BACK to Salazen Gum, I applied this color closer to the inner corners of my eyes for a fresh pop of color!

                     As far as crease definition goes, I blended Muse from Lime Crime's Venus Pallet directly into the inner v of my eye socket using a fluffy M433 Morphe Brush, then picking up my E22 once more dusted through my crease to brush away harsh lines! For eye liner I coated my waterline with the Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip pencil in 18C, and lined my upper lash line using Kat Von D's Ink Liner in Trooper.  Although I use a BIRGHT coral on my waterline, a vibrant orange or rustic brown will look just as eye catching ;)! Mini review timmmmee, expect the full blown review in a few days. So, yesterday while parazoozing on L'Oreal's website I came across their Miss Manga Mascara collection, it seemed rather promising honestly.  Volume, depth, pure black color, and a waterproof effect! Well let me tell ya', WOW! This is the first drugstore mascara I have ever purchased that I can honestly say is worth 100 million bucks, truly a hidden gem. As much as I love my natural lashes falsies are ALWAYS fun! I applied my KoKo lashes in Marilyn using Revlon's Precision Lash Glue, reminds me I must restock on the bad boy, hehe. Till' next time my loves, kisses, Thaeyeballqueen, Lillee Jean Trueman!
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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Disney's Princess Ariel Inspired Glittery Halloween Makeup Tutorial

                         Before typing out this blog post, I want to PERSONALLY thank each and every one of you who has come forth on your skin issues and left comments on the various ways you'd like me to help.  Besides the glorious praise and sweet doll like comments, the very fact you love bunnies feel comfortable enough to converse in fluent conversations with me is the cherry on my cake! Once again, THANK YOU, and guess what?! We've made it too 5K, woohoo!! Anyhow, if you recall a few months back I began a princess series that featured Princess Adora, and Rapunzel, tangled style. Since Ariel is certainly the most colorful princess around as her scheme contrasts vividly, I felt it was a good break from all the sultry pinks and metallic bronzes I had been experimenting with this week in particular! Now, when it comes to replicating a Disney character there are a few things you MUST keep in mind.  The first laying high as DO NOT strive to look exactly like these characters! Sure, a cosplay or replication through makeup is wonderful, but I am specifically aiming towards plastic surgery, its not natural.  The second being you MUST have a certain mind set in order too exude off certain tones! For example, while taking photos I made sure to think happy thoughts this way my eyes would appear larger, and the smile would be organic.  On the flip side, I also endured a mischievous appearance by furrowing my brows greatly and tilting my head to the side, thus forth mimicking Ariel's personality! Lastly, when replicating a Disney character, have fun with it. Just because Ariel wears natural makeup, doesn't mean you must as well, that's the beauty of interpretation. I hope you loves enjoy just as much as I did creating this tutorial!

Time to Complete This Tutorial: 26 Minutes
Notes: Long-Wearing, GLITTERY & High Glowing Finish, Vibrant, Inspired, *Fall Out*

 Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer; 1 1/2 Pumps of Primer, 1 Pump of Foundation
*Mac Cosmetics Blush, Well Dressed
*Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Highlight, Pink Light
*Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid LipstickAmerican Doll
*Violet Voss Glitter, Rose 
                    Mermaids have always been a fascination of mine, it only was a matter of time before I took action! Prior to any makeup application I gently applied a sheer coating of my BodhiTreeNaturals Coconut Dry Face Cream to all zones of my face this way I was certain a clear, and smooth canvas awaited. Especially if you're planning on going out to a party for more than two hours (2 hours), WASH beforehand, you'll be surprised on what a difference it makes! Once I visibly saw the dry face cream sink into my pores I started forming an even ratio between my Marc Jacobs Under Cover Perfecting Coconut Face Primer and the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation this way in one even swoop I would yield a perfect complexion (1 1/2 pumps of primer, 1 pump of foundation-- I prefer a watered down sheer base). Mixing is unnecessary because if you use a dense bristled brush such as I did (Morphe M439) the product gradually melds together! With that being said, grabbing the product gradually from the back of my hand transferred onto the bristles of my brush, I began by stippling it from the center of my face blending out towards my hairline.  IF for any reason you need extra coverage ALWAYS work in light layers, or wait 1-2 minutes (one to two minutes) for the product to thicken, then apply just like a concealer, works eevvvverytime! For a light flush of color, I swirled into Well Dressed blush by Mac Cosmetics using a Sephora Collection #74 Brush WHILE my foundation was settling down and STIPPLED it from the apples of my cheeks up towards my hairline.  If you have dry skin, using this method turns the powder into a cream, be sure to check out my recent in depth skin care video for more details, click me!

          A fish flopping out of water OBVIOUSLY is glowing due to the wet effect reflecting off of the sun...quite envious. A quick trick on achieving such a glow is by pairing a cream highlighter with a VERY pigmented creamy powder! I went with the Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick in Pink Light, applied it to the high points of my face (cheekbones, bridge of nose, center of chin/forehead), then dusted on my Gerard Cosmetics Star Powder in Grace using a Mac Duo-Fibre 159 Brush in two firmly stoked layers. Though the lips MIGHT seem complicated, they really aren't! I first applied the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in American Doll, then applied a sheer layer of my Too Faced Glitter Glue, and from that point using a cleaned ring finger patted Rose Glitter by Violet Voss across my upper and lower lip. By the time the glitter glue dries you should be able to smile, talk, eat, and practically enjoy life ;)! As far as setting goes, I dusted Nars's Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder across all highlighting zones of my face, those mainly being the under eye area and between one's cheekbone and natural jawline, then splashed on Mac's Fix+ to ensure a hydrated and luminous complexion would remain still throughout the day.
*Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan(s): Mermaid (lid, lower lash line); Carnival (crease, outer third of lower lash line); Curfew (inner v)
*Mac Cosmetics Eye Shadow Pro Pallet Refill Pan(s): Kelly (center of lid, center of lower lash line); Pink Venus (inner corners)
*Violet Voss Cosmetics Glitter: Gabriella (ON TOP OF KELLY), Teresa (ON TOP OF MERMAID)
 *Mac Kohl Liner, Smolder
*KoKo Lashes, Marilyn
          Without the striking eye makeup, this look would be half mermaid, no pun intended! Just as always you can begin by defining your brows, or you can follow my lead and actually fill em' in later...worked better in my findings. Though primer is something EVERY beauty should incorporate in their makeup looks, miss thang ovah' here forgot, in this case branch off on your own, or once again, follow through with my direction! The first bunch of colors I began working with include Mermaid, Curfew, and Kelly by Makeup Geek, and Mac Cosmetics. As you might of guessed, each shade was brushed across my lower lash line following the order of blue>green>purple! Don't be shy on creating different finishes. I in fact sprayed my Mac 239 brush with Fix+ to dampen Mermaid eye shadow and form a more metallic foiled finish-- from that point I proceeded to patting it across the inner third of my lid with firm dragging and light up and down motions. Stopping midway, I smudged into Kelly eyeshadow and streaked it from the top of the center of my lid straight down to my upper lash line, by this point the lids and lower lash lines were set, on became a new challenge, the crease! Interestingly the crease includes TWO shades, nothing dramatic here as per usual. With that being the case, taking my Morphe E22 Pointed Blender, I swirled into Carnival by Makeup Geek and swished it throughout my crease using side to side blending motions. For a bit of extra depth since ALL eye makeup looks require a sense of dimension, I switched brushes to a Morphe M433 as well as shadows to Curfew, and began smudging the deeper plumish hue into the inner V of my eye socket with slight small circular blends! Please NEVER feel embarrassed about going back in and building up pigment, it's always best to start out small and work your way up. Going along with that concept, once Carnival and Curfew were blended beautifully, I brushed my Mac 224 across my upper crease to make sure an evenly disbursed blend was achieved.

             Juuuuust before you get carried away with glitter, be sure to apply a pink toned inner corner highlight such as Pink Venus by Mac Cosmetics! This happens to contain silver pearly pigments, thus making it HIGHLY reflective and extra stunning :). I actually also took care of my eyeliner BEFORE applying glitter by simply smudging Mac's Kohl Liner in Smolder across my waterline, and by applying Stila's Waterproof Stay All Day Liner in Black across my upper lash line HEAVILY to achieve "larger" eye socket frames! Do be noted a TON of glitter fall out occurred for me, even with a paper towel under my eyes to catch fall out, you might wanna' reconsider and do the eye makeup first, or be rebel such as I was and GO FOR IT, GIRL. Using a pea-sized amount of the Too Faced Glitter Glue poured onto my ring finger, exactly centered, I patted the product across BOTH my lids, and both my lower lash lines then quickly wiping that finger off and picking up my Mac 212 Flat Definer Brush, I started packing on Gabriella glitter onto any green areas, specifically those containing Kelly eyeshadow, and Teresa glitter onto any areas that happen to be blue, Mermaid eyeshadow by Makeup Geek! Once I had a desirable pigment build up goin' on, I SLOWLY removed the under eye guard, wiped away excess as best as I could and began dolling up my lashes using Tarte's Tartiest Lash Paint Mascara annnnnnddd *drum roll*, by applying my BRAND NEW KoKo Lashes in Marilyn.  Yup, my Lady Moss Beauty order finally pulled through, you may all commence clapping as you won't see Amore lashes 50 times over!

Hey loves, here is an update foooor you! The cosplay version, is of course, meant to directly resemble Ariel, as opposed to my Inspired look above. Hope you enjoy.

                        As always if you have further requests, or questions, you may private message me on Instagram, private email me at Thaeyeballqueen@gmail.com, or comment below. Have a lovely week ahead cuties XOXOX, Thaeyeballqueen, Lillee Jean Trueman!
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