Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Holiday Series: Shimmering Warm Toned Sunset Inspired Soft Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial

                          First off, you loves do know that holiday makeup doesn't necessarily need to be brown, or shades of gold...right? IF not, let me enlighten you with a shimmering sunset inspired cut crease makeup look that is light enough even beginners could take it on, yet holiday spirited enough your intent will shine through. I hope you love bunnies enjoy, Kisses, XOXO.

                             Do be noted, as a disclaimer, ALL products were purchased with my own money, anything stated below is MY opinion, and all photos are raw, with minor touch ups of a lighting change, sharpness enhancement or a saturation enhancement. These factors DO NOT physically change the construct of each photo, they make it so you loves can see em' clearly! Acts of "blurring" are NEVER done. Skin, is skin. If my makeup is not up to par on the lens, then it is not something I shall introduce to you beauties, though this has never, and will be never the case. Information stated below is both cited, and from my own studies. NOTHING has been copied, everything is my ideas, or shared concepts. To not include imagery of FALSE advertisement my skin type is dry/senstive, and any redness, or scabs happen to be hives from sadly...my nerves. With that being said, product recommendations, and your ability to relate might fluctuation, so feel free to ALWAYS ask me questions, this way you don't end up spending money on the wrong items (for example, I use coconut oil as a base to sooth my hives, but for others this can be too oily, and NOT affective in curing one's acne, in which I don't have. Hives come, and go, and can sometimes last only 3 hours, so again, always ask before actually investing in products). 

Time to complete this tutorial: 26 (professionals/myself)
                                        34 (beginners/ intermediate)

Make Up For Ever - Ultra HD Foundation, 117=Y223
Bobbi Brown - Shimmer Brick, Pink Quartz
Gerard Cosmetics - Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick, Everything Nice

                  The other night I asked myself, "what ingredient is in ALL of my priming products, and moisturization products that yields the most beautiful complexion across my dry skin?" Long behold, it was coconut oil, and coconut extracts. Taking things into my own hands, and truly NOT wanting to spend another penny over $20.00, I invested in a large jar of Shea Moisture's 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil! Not only is this the most versatile product I believe I've ever laid my hands on, but it doesn't break the bank, and creates a relaxing aroma therapy environment with tropical scents through each application. People who've tried primers with synthetic smells, know the importance of this! Anyhow, with just a tiny amount of the coconut oil on the tips of my fingers, I went ahead and gently massaged the silky substance across all zones of my face using circular blends. Keep in mind coconut oil has a tendency to sink in the pores QUICKLY, without clogging them of course, so waiting time is not necessary when moving on to the next step! Speaking of the next step, I pulled out my most coveted foundation, Make Up For Ever's Ulta HD in 117, that sadly hasn't seen the light or day in quite some time due to my ever-changing storage, and with exactly one tiny pump placed onto the back of my hand, I picked up a Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer, and concentrated the pigments onto any scabs, and or redness-- stipples are the most optimal of movements. As far as my glow goes, I VERY cautiously swept on Pink Quartz by Bobbi Brown onto my cheekbones, and down the bridge of my nose with an E.L.F. Concealer Brush! If you have been matched to 4y01, or 3Y02 VIA Sephora, please do not take "CAUTIOUSLY" lightly...no pun intended. This product packs a punch in pigment, and can be a bit too dark for lighter skin tones! To sum up the look I glided on Everything Nice by Gerard Cosmetics, and touched up any imperfections with excess hardened foundation left on the back of my hand (hard foundation that remains creamy CAN act as a heavy concealer).
 Anastasia Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Pomade, Auburn
Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Eyeshadow Pallet: Sherbert (crease transitional color); Hot Chocolate (cut crease definition shade); Blossom (center lid); Butter (inner third); Deep Purple (outer third, and lower lash line); Pink Champagne (inner corners)
Morphe Brushes - Cream Eyeshadow, Wino
Cover Fx - Total Cover Cream Foundation, G20 (cut crease carving)
KISS - Looks So Natural Lash, Pretty

                       Have you ever had that one eyeshadow pallet you kept handy, yet never used, and overtime forgot how amazing it truly is? Well, I sorta' did that to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Eyeshadow Pallet, and treated it as a stepchild unbeknownst to me, it is extremely versatile. Keeping in mind this pallet was a limited edition, a good dupe is the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon's Pallet, and or purchasing the shadows outright since you can buy them in single pans straight from Anastasiabeverlyhills.com! I typically DO NOT begin paragraphs with the shadow, but it is important to me you loves are aware of certain factors that could ultimately effect how you end up replicating the eye makeup pictured above. ANYHOW, to begin I defined my brows with Anastasia's Auburn dipbrow, making sure a perfectly carved, and sculpted brow was yielded by using light handed brush strokes! I then quickly transitioned into applying shadow, by pulling out the so spoken about Self-Made Pallet. Sherbert, a beautiful warm toned peach was dusted throughout my crease with a Morphe E22 Pointed Blender just as a guide, and also a bit as a transitional hue. Since this IS NOT a smokey eye, try flicking your brush up and out towards the natural tail end of your brow, it will make clean up easier! To add a bit of definition, I very carefully dipped into Hot Chocolate with a Sephora #18 brush, and rocked the shade slightly under Sherbert, until a fully blended, and defining appearance was achieved. Don't be afraid to build up pigment as you go, I find with softer tones, this method works the best! Now that the crease is sealed you can either go back to blend this out a bit better with a tapered brush, or you can do as I did and carve out the cut crease line. Personally, I like using Cover Fx's Cream Foundation product, but any concealer works just as well! With that being said, using a standard concealer brush, and an ample amount of product on the bristles, I carefully pulled the foundation from the inner corners of my eyes, out towards my hairline in one straight swoop. Please be noted perfection is NOT needed, because if you mess up, creams can be manipulated in the ways of using shadow to cover up the mistake, and starting over again! Switching back to that #18 brush, I began filling in the empty space with Butter shadow on the inner thirds of my lids, Blossom towards the center of my lids, and Deep Purple VERY LIGHTLY brushed across the outer third of my lids, and on my lower lash lines! Try playing around with hues, and highlights by mixing your concealer with Deep Purple, I achieved a lighter color by doing so, and I found it looked prettier on my lower lash line this way. 

                        Now that the shadow is out of our way, it's time to work on liner, lashes, and all things...fluffy? Perhaps that term would of been better suited for when the falsies came into play. OH WELL! Starting off with eyeliner, I brushed Morphe Brushes Wino Cream Eyeshadow across my upper lash lines, and on my waterlines with an ABH #12 brush. Any vivid purple shall do, and never be fooled by the term cream eyeshadow-- this product packs a punch, it's truly a shame they stopped producing the brighter colors! A good alternative is Violet Ink by Bobbi Brown despite it not being as vivid in tone, and as purple. As far as my lashes go, I coated my natural beauties with L'Oreal's Miss Manga Mascara, then applied Kiss's Looks So Natural Lash style in Pretty. Despite my choices for falsies always being dramatic, a nice tapered style works wonderfully for times you want to yield softer notes for the full look! Especially with this being a holiday look, try toning things accordingly, and don't be extra, just to be extra ;) (I totally do that sometimes, hehe). 
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A short tutorial for you cuties! Song is @starleymusic Call On Me Raffa Remix. (peep my cereal in the background 😂) Skin: Base is Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil!@makeupforeverofficial Ultra Hd Foundation, 117=y225 #mufe #foundation @bobbibrown Pink Quartz glow (used sparingly--forgot how pigmented this bad boy is) #bobbibrown #glow Shadow: @anastasiabeverlyhills Self Made Pallet (Butter, Blossom, Hot Chocolate, Pink Champagne, Sherbert, Deep Purple) #brows Liner/Lashes: @morphebrushes Wino cream shadow (any purple will do, even lipsticks work) #morphe #lipstick @kissproducts "Pretty" Lashes #kiss #lashes Lips: @gerardcosmetics Everything Nice #gerardcosmetics #gclove #sheamoisture #blending #blueeyes #music #paleskin #primer #tutorial #fun #video #1minutemakeup #makeupclips #glam #makeupvideo #fashion #glamvids #mannymua #jeffreestar #fakeupfix #amrezy

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Holiday Series: Glamorous Warm Bronze Glittery Cut Crease Makeup Tutorial

                       Happy Monday love bunnies! Yes, Monday's are a drag at times, but when your Lilz comes to town, TURN THOSE FROWNS UPSIDE DOWN...or else I will...uhh...okay, never mind. For today I have in store a super holiday like makeup tutorial featuring not only multi-dimensional glitter (has a base of bronze, but a variety of glitter flecks), but warm toned colors that in my opinion would flatter a wide variety of beauties, skin tone wise! Keeping in mind it's not exactly Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa yet, I made sure all the products used are classic cult favorites, and products many have used, or have in their makeup caddy as of now. I hope you loves enjoy!!

                  Do be noted, as a disclaimer, ALL products were purchased with my own money, anything stated below is MY opinion, and all photos are raw, with minor touch ups of a lighting change, sharpness enhancement or a saturation enhancement. These factors DO NOT physically change the construct of each photo, they make it so you loves can see em' clearly! Acts of "blurring" are NEVER done. Skin, is skin. If my makeup is not up to par on the lens, then it is not something I shall introduce to you beauties, though this has never, and will be never the case. Information stated below is both cited, and from my own studies. NOTHING has been copied, everything is my ideas, or shared concepts. 

Time to complete this tutorial: 25 (professionals/myself)
                                        30 (beginners/ intermediate)

Nars Cosmetics - Sheer Glow Foundation, Gobi 
Laura Mercier - Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact, Highlight 1
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Lipgloss, Warm Bronze 
Nyx Cosmetics - Soft Matte Lip Cream, Rome

               Nars is either a brand you LOVE, or strongly hate. There truly is never an in-between, sadly, but their foundation seems to be a favorite amongst many beauty enthusiasts, and makeup artists (woohoo, happy medium achieved)! With that being said, I ditched my typical ABH Stick Foundation, and went right into the Sheer Glow product by pouring out a quarter sized amount onto the back of my hand, and taking a dense Morphe M439 brush to head on to blending heaven by softly stippling the creamy foundation across my skin starting from areas needing the most coverage, sheering out to areas needing less coverage (hairline, jawline). This foundation does have a tendency to cake up if you don't blend it out correctly, so make sure your skin is supple, and moisturized beforehand either by a primer, or an actual lotion! For a beautiful, and eye catching glow I smudged on Laura Mericer's Matte Radiance Powder in Highlight 1 onto my cheekbones, and down the bridge of my nose with an E.L.F. Concealer Brush-- do work in light layers until you build up a desirable finish, keep in mind the goal is NOT to achieve a disco-ball finish, the goal is to look ethereal, and high glam. As far as my lips go, I first applied Nyx's Rome Lip Cream as a base, then topped it off with Anastasia's Lipgloss in Warm Bronze. I found by adding a cream base, the gloss lasts longer! Just to close up any open doors, for those wondering of course, I personally DID NOT need any setting powder, and I proved this to myself in the 5 hours wear time, but I do know some you beauties have different skin conditions, so please help yourself, and do what works best for you, simply use my works as a guide :).
 Anastasia Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Pomade, Auburn
Tarte Cosmetics - Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Pallet: Force of Nature (crease); Dreamer (definition shade); Multi-Tasker (definition shade); Fashionista (definition shade)
Glitter Injections- Loose Glitter, Cheetah Print (lids)
Cover Fx - Total Cover Cream Foundation, G20 (cut crease outline)
Mac Cosmetics - Eye Kohl, Smolder 
Revlon - ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner, Black Out
Huda Beauty - Classic False Eyelashes, Scarlett  

            This has to be one of my FAVORITE glam tutorials I have done yet simply because I got to use Cheetah Print glitter once more, and it's been calling me for quite some time! Interestingly, the last time I EVER laid eyes on this glitter was back in March with my Sexy Bronze & Black Cheetah Smokey Eye-- the look is VERY similar to this, just more intensive, and more on the verge of club styled makeup. Alright, alright, aside from my little Lilleeism going on, to kick off the eye makeup I began by filling both brows in with the Anastasia Bev. Hills Dipbrow Pomade product! Nothing special was done, however, like most times I aimed for super bold arches to accent the glittery hues best. To begin prepping for glitter application, I sculpted out my crease by blending Force of Nature across with a Morphe M433 brush. Side sweeping motions flicking up towards the hairline would be best suited, especially for this cut crease style! To increase the definition I applied Dreamer closer to my natural crease line, and focused most on concentrated blends with super tiny side to side, even circular motions. Dreamer was followed by Multi-Tasker, and Fashionista, although these colors were blended sparingly-- you CAN amp up the pigment, but again, I wanted this to be glam, and not too POW where it looks like half the eye is black! If you take a peak at the image provided to your left you shall understand what I am talking about. 

                   To yield a clean cut crease, I went ahead and carved out my lids with a combination of Cover Fx's G20 Foundation, and Mac's 239 Eye Shader Brush! Normally, with cut crease's one would flick the brush COMPLETELY upwards, thus leaving that elevating crease style, but I instead inverted the line this way it looked natural, and more of like a neat smokey eye. When you loves can, aim for cream products. Why? Well, Cover Fx's Cream Foundation NEVER dries down, thus it acts as the perfect sticky base for glitter. Ta-da, how fantastic is that?! Loading up my Mac 239 brush in Cheetah Print glitter, I tilted my head back, and patted the beautiful shade across both my lids making sure to keep in the lines, while still adding a ton of pigment. I recommend starting from the inner corners, and dragging the shade outwards, for some reason it makes the glitter fall out better off then with straight non-guided motions! To begin finishing up, I glided on Mac's Eye Kohl in Smolder across my waterlines, then I applied Revlon's ColorStay Liquid Liner in Black Out across my upper lash lines in straight flicks. For my lashes, I applied L'Oreal's Miss Manga Mascara, and topped things off with Huda Beauty Scarlett Falsies! Yay for brand new lashes-- they make ALL the difference. 
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Abstract (Negative Space Cut Crease) Bubblegum Pink Girly Makeup Tutorial

                Hello, hello my cuties! It is quickly closing in to the end of November, soooo be sure to keep a close eye out for more Wintery, and holiday inspired tutorials, the Holiday Series will pursue on until January 1st, 2017. Besides that quick reminder, today I let my imagine flow, and came up with a super girly, abstract (better known as graphic, or editorial type) eye makeup look that paired wonderfully with Dose of Colors Seductive lip color, in which I've been DYING to get my hands on for the longest time ever! I hope you cuties enjoy, and can appreciate this gradient mashup of liner styles, MWAH, XOXO.

        Do be noted, as a disclaimer, ALL products were purchased with my own money, anything stated below is MY opinion, and all photos are raw, with minor touch ups of a lighting change, sharpness enhancement or a saturation enhancement. These factors DO NOT physically change the construct of each photo, they make it so you loves can see em' clearly! Acts of "blurring" are NEVER done. Skin, is skin. If my makeup is not up to par on the lens, then it is not something I shall introduce to you beauties, though this has never, and will be never the case. Information stated below is both cited, and from my own studies. NOTHING has been copied, everything is my ideas, or shared concepts. 

Time to complete this tutorial: 23 (professionals/myself)
                                        30 (beginners/ intermediate)

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Stick Foundation, Ivory
Natasha Deanna - Face Glow Cream Shimmer, 01 Light
Dose of Colors - Creamy Lipstick, Seductive

               Yes, normally your love bunny begins with a priming base, but honestly my new baby oil discovery has kept my skin so supple, it's unnecessary (the baby oil ALSO creates a barrier between the skin, and makeup level, just as a primer would). I did however start off my routine with a bit of foundation coating over any blemishes, and red spots. The Anastasia Stick Foundation in Ivory seems to be agreeing with my skin SUPER well, which is a godsend since many foundations have a negative effect on my sensitive skin! For those who're trying out this look at home, aim for a porcelain complexion, but be sure to NOT hinder your natural beauty. Freckles, moles, and all that cute stuff makes YOU, you! Hence, why lately I've been going for a spot concealing method. It has truly improved my skin, and as far as I'm concerned has made me look more unique due to my freckles being seen, plus the fact the whole shebang looks human, and not doll like, which I personally prefer. Anyhow, back to MAKEUP! For just a slight glow that wouldn't overpower the rest of my makeup, yet would be noticeable, I glided on Natasha Denona's Face Glow Cream Shimmer product onto the high points of my face, with a main emphasis on my cheekbones, and on the tip/bridge of my nose. I haven't used ND in quite some time, so purchasing this bad boy a few days ago was refreshing, might I say ;)! To top things off I coated my lips in Seductive lipstick by Dose of Colors-- any magenta with bright hot pink notes will work cuties, just stick within a bright range, it'll accent the eye work well.
 Anastasia Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Pomade, Auburn
ColourPop Cosmetics - Creme Gel Liner, Boots (outline, eyeliner)
NYX Cosmetics - Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk (negative space details)
Mac Cosmetics - Zoom Lash, Beets Me
Huda Beauty - Classic False Eyelashes, Scarlett  

            The cosmetic list seem simple enough? GOOD, because a whole lot of blending, and color transferring will be done, so be sure to add a clean paper towel to that list! Let's begin with the easy stuff, shall we? First comes the brows, and for some reason my fleek on these babies has been amazing, thank tha' lord for em' growing out so lush after my massive shaving massacre. Anyhow, I filled them in with my typical Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade, and made sure to keep the edges free, and not so harsh since I intended the eye makeup to be flawless. Speaking of the actual eye makeup, pulling out Boots liner by ColourPop (any lipstick that is magenta, or hot pink shall do), I began by creating a simple cut crease line stemming from the beginning of the inner corners of my eye, out towards a parallel base to my brow tail. Just before setting the beauty down I went ahead and lined my waterlines, as well as my upper lash line with one full wing -- by this point you should have TWO lines made! Nowwww here comes the mixing part. Rubbing my Anastasia #12 brush against Milk Jumbo Eye Pencil by Nyx Cosmetics, I underlined the OUTER-PART of my cut crease line, then took excess product under my lower lash line in one straight flick edging out towards my hairline. Think of this as a reverse fish eyeliner style, just with a white turning into a pink, hehe! One thing I recommend is you loves going back over the cut crease negative space line to ensure it's a pigmented pink line, and to go back in for blending purposes (tiny side strokes will work), a harsh white will take away from the beauty experienced in the different pink tones seen here.

                Seem difficult? It actually isn't when you think about it since there is just a total of 4 lines made, but understanding not everyone can do something like this, it is rather complex. Just before applying mascara, I took the liberty of applying a setting powder across my eyes, that includes even on my waterline to make sure nothing would smudge, nor budge during the full wear time (pinks have tendency to bleed). I actually found this to create a pretty lid color, which was amazing because it did look rather bare without the hint of baby pink! Going back on the track of mascara, I coated both my upper, and lower lashes with Beets Me Mascara by Mac Cosmetics, then applied Huda Beauty's Scarlett Falsies. Why the burgundy, and black mix? Let's just say a faint color on the lower lashes accents a darker lash color up above quite well when we're talkin' feminine makeup. 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Baby Oil Benefits (makeup remover, moisturizer, and hair mask) | Winter Beauty TIPS

                  Baby oil, which is either reccommened, or overlooked can actually become your new pal this Winter! If stand alone moisturizer isn't cutting' it, then perhaps it's time to switch things up, I know I did. From being able to not only moisturize the skin DEEPER than lotions, and being able to act as a cosmetic makeup remover, this cheap gem is an absolute miracle worker! Just like I had a transition into autumn series, today I shall begin the transition into Winter series, which really involves beauty tips given by yours truly, and perhaps a few "Winter" inspired looks, though the Holiday series I have running as of a few weeks ago covers up that concept well. I hope you cuties enjoy, and for those dry skinned beauties, hopefully this can be your new found love!

                   Do be noted, as a disclaimer, ALL products were purchased with my own money, anything stated below is MY opinion, and all photos are raw, with minor touch ups of a lighting change, sharpness enhancement or a saturation enhancement. These factors DO NOT physically change the construct of each photo, they make it so you loves can see em' clearly! Acts of "blurring" are NEVER done. Skin, is skin. If my makeup is not up to par on the lens, then it is not something I shall introduce to you beauties, though this has never, and will be never the case. Information stated below is both cited, and from my own studies. NOTHING has been copied, everything is my ideas, or shared concepts. 

                 First off, what exactly IS baby oil? Since I use the Johnson & Johnson brand, I will say mineral oil is the main ingredient second to parfum, though the fragrance is VERY faint. Before health junkies go on mini rants on how "BAD" mineral oil is for the skin, let me start by saying, as being EXTREMLY sensitive to not only lotions, but actual medications, i'd beg to differ. Literally, on the hunt for years to find the perfect moisturizer I've gone through a period of pure painful breakouts, a period of itchy skin with hives from allergic reaction TO fragrance, and an alternative to mineral oil (seaberry) breakout from just the lightest coating. It's truly been a trip, until my mom the other day thought trying out the baby oil would be a beneficial idea to me, and boy was she correct...as always (I can hear her chuckling)! 

                     My first trial run was using the baby oil on my skin after a HIDEOUS breakout occurred due to my nerves.  I figured, "what do I have to lose?" Within a day's worth of time, I noticed the mineral oil soothed the breakouts, and even acted as an anecdote of sorts to de-clog any pores stuffed with hormonal gook. The second time I tried out the product, I took things a step further! Before going into the shower, I coated my hair generously in the oil, let it sit for 20 minutes, then hopped into the shower to only moisturize my skin with the oil minutes later, and be surprisingly pleased with the results. If you take a peak to the photo provided to your left, you shall see the difference in shine my hair had before the oil was applied, during the application, and after. The best part is, not much had to be applied, and my hair DID NOT feel weighed down after.  BUT WAIT, I shall not stop there! Today, I decided to use the baby oil as a MAKEUP REMOVER. Getting the makeup is one thing, but removing it is a whole other ball game! In fact, I think most women spend more time on HOW TO remove, then actually HOW TO apply makeup. I kid you not, within one saturation of a cotton ball, the glittery eyeliner I had on from my Winter Citrus Wreath & Mistletoe detail makeup tutorial came off without ONE SWIPE-- this was the first time I've experienced makeup removal WITHOUT glitter going in my eyes, and all over my face!

                        Let's see, above in my trial runs I not only described how baby oil works as a moisturizer but as a hair mask, and makeup remover IN ONE! I just want to bring focus to two certain points the brand makes about their product, "pure mineral oil forms a silky barrier to help prevent excess moisture loss; locks in up to 10 time more moisture...than...ordinary lotion..." One thing you loves WANT when it comes to a moisturizer for the Winter is a protective barrier. It'll help less of a pore clog occur, and it will prevent more dryness from occurring due to wind lash, and chilling conditions. In my opinion, at least, there is no better product than baby oil when it comes to the Fall to Winter transition. The best part is you can get a bottle that at most costs $2.00, thus it's the least inexpensive, and most higher chanced positive outcome product out there for dry skin. Listen, baby products are MEANT to be mild, and soothing. The worst that can occur, is nothing happens and it doesn't work for you! Agree? Agree! Feel free to check out my Instagram live demo below, it'll clarify how I remove my makeup, and PROVE the effectiveness of this product.

Annnnnd what I have been using lately to remove my makeup, and hydrate my skin -- also, baby oil! I have SUPER sensitive skin, paired with dryness, so as you mighta' guessed it's a struggle finding "just right" products. Literally, I can't even rinse my face regularly because of it becoming irritated from mild cleansers, as a reference point for others who might be desperate! (Yes, I've also tried home remedies, and well...let's just say those didn't work well either) Song: The Weeknd, Can't Feel My Face #winter #beautytip #tip #unique #curlyhair #blogger #makeup #baby #nomakeup #howto #tutorial #sensitiveskin #red #mua #color #howto #live #babyoil #skincare #skin #natural #beauty #care #mask #video #lashes #eyebrows #pampering

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Holiday Series: Glittery Winter Citrus Wreath With Mistletoe Detail Makeup Tutorial

                          Bonjour love bunnies! I hope all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a wonderful night, and a fanciful feast. Since I have been EXTREMELY inspired these past few days, I decided what better makeup look to do than one that screams the HOLIDAYS the most? Despite wreaths, and mistletoes being correlated directly to Christmas, they can interchange with other holidays to be a festivity shared with the American culture. Please know tiny detailing work is NOT a walk in the park, and will take some time, so always be prepped to have a messy workspace towards the end! Ooh, last thing you cuties should know is I am working on the YouTube upload, so expect the live tutorial soon. 

         Do be noted, as a disclaimer, ALL products were purchased with my own money, anything stated below is MY opinion, and all photos are raw, with minor touch ups of a lighting change, sharpness enhancement or a saturation enhancement. These factors DO NOT physically change the construct of each photo, they make it so you loves can see em' clearly! Acts of "blurring" are NEVER done. Skin, is skin. If my makeup is not up to par on the lens, then it is not something I shall introduce to you beauties, though this has never, and will be never the case. Information stated below is both cited, and from my own studies. NOTHING has been copied, everything is my ideas, or shared concepts. 

Time to complete this tutorial: 25 (Eyes = 18 Minutes ) (professionals/myself)
                                        20 (beginners/ intermediate)

L'Oreal Paris - True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation, W2 Light Ivory
Nars Cosmetics - Liquid Illuminator, Copacabana 
ColourPop Cosmetics - Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick, Dohee

                 Having uber sensitive skin is always a struggle. Breakouts? Girl, DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE, unless you'd like it to burn. Irritated skin? Try skin that feels as if it was dipped in lava. Sadly this is what I experience on a daily basis, and for some reason today my skin was HIGHLY irritable, so I chose a mixture of face products that would yield the MOST hydrating effects, without tugging my skin too much! With that being said, for a primer I chose the Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, and with just a pump center of my palm, I went ahead and gradually plopped a tiny amount onto each main plane of my face, then proceeded to blending the creamy substance in with soothing massaging motions. A big mistake many beauties make is choosing low coverage foundations, when they have tiny blemishes that either scabbed over, or are fresh! This will only cause you, as the artist to form layers, which irritates the skin more. To avoid this, I chose the L'Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation in the shade W2. Despite popular belief, this product has amazing medium to full coveraged benefits, AND hydrates the skin beautifully. Taking a Morphe M439 Brush, which has dense, yet soft bristles, I carefully bounced the brush bristles into the spongy foundation compartment, then I went ahead and transferred whatever clinged to my M439 onto my skin with a series of VERY light pressurized stippling motions. While I normally use powder glow wise, I felt using a liquid would be best today since liquid's have more forgiving coverage, and tend to be lighter on the skin! Squeezing out just a pea-sized amount of my Nars Liquid Illuminator in Copacabana onto the back of my hand, I carefully dipped E.L.F.'s Concealer Brush right into the product, then began disbursing it across the high points of my face with an emphasis on my cheekbones, and down the bridge of my nose! Just as a "Lillee tip" try blending the product onto the SIDES of the tip of your nose, precisely where the light hits. It'll look grand on camera, and in person, trust me! As far as the lipstick goes, I applied Dohee by ColourPop Cosmetics. I felt the vibrant, yet merry orange would fit the citrus wreath concept well!
 Anastasia Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Pomade, Auburn
ColourPop Cosmetics - Creme Gel Liners: Teaspoon (all over color); Maybe (highlight shade)
Stila Cosmetics - Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner, Jade (definition, lower lash line)
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Liquid LipstickAmerican Doll (red berries)
ColourPop Cosmetics - Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick, Dohee (oranges)
Violet Voss - Glitter, Rose ; CopperellaGabriella
Revlon - PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash, Black Brilliance 
KoKo Lashes, Goddess

                       In a nutshell, the eye makeup consist of a series of eyeliner pencils, and liquid lipstick hues. Albeit, in my opinion being easier to complete by liquid, this STILL will come out amazing via powder, just ensure you dampened the shadows beforehand to create a vivid outcome! Alrighty, before adding that pretty little mistletoe detail, I actually worked on the winter citrus wreath first. Doing it this way will be EASIER, and much more effective in the long run! With all that being said, to begin I defined both my brows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade product, then smudged Teaspoon Gel Liner by ColourPop straight across both upper lash lines, without any need to be neat, this was done to just get color on. From there, I began adding tiny details, starting with the leaves! This truly is a simple step, all one needs to do is grab a shade lighter than the base, I went with Maybe by the same brand, and then with a pointed eyeliner brush such as Tarte's Etch & Sketch draw tiny lines stemming up above the upper lash line, and draw the largest stem of all branching out towards the brows (for the smudge I avoided creating winged eyeliner, hence why I created it NOW). To add a bit of definition, I stooped down to the darkest green I had handy, Jade by Stila Cosmetics! Jade was not only taken across the leaf details, it was also HEAVILY smudged across my lower lash line, and waterlines. 

                 A Citrus Wreath has both berries, and oranges, so be sure to not neglect either! Being I already had Dohee out from applying it to my lips steps ago, I found it easier to just go along with the flow of things, rather find a true orange shade. Picking up a supple amount of product from the applicator stick, I carefully mapped out tiny circles across the wreath eyeliner design, until I felt changing colors was necessary! The changing colors should only come part when you're ready to add berry details. Here, I went with a true blue red, and popped American Doll Liquid Lipstick by Anastasia Beverly Hills onto empty spots with very slight pricking motions that formed clusters of 3 (these berries are notorious for forming in packs, not alone). Be sure to keep American Doll out, because here is where things get a bit weird! At first, I thought creating citrus wreath eyeballs would be enough, but for me it simply wasn't, so I went the extra step of forming a mistletoe detail on the outer corners of my eyes. I actually already had a guide since the winged eyeliner gave me an idea of how far out, and how big I wanted my leaves. Taking Teaspoon out once again, I curved the winged eyeliner inwards, connected it to the EXACT outer corner of my eye, then drew another hump leaning towards the outer third of my lower lash line, and connected it to the near center of my lower lash line. Be sure when filling in you take into account there will be a usage for highlighting. Especially with Maybe being SO CLOSE to Teaspoon in color, try leaving the center stem bare. Speaking of the center stem, I went ahead, and detailed the leaves slightly, without taking too much time on this, because I intended on glittering up the entire thing! Just a few seconds before adding texture, I whipped out Revlon's PhotoReady Eye Art Duo in Black Brilliance, and first lined my upper lash line with the cream shadow, then with the glitter side dipped into each glitter (Rose, Copperella, and Gabriella by Violet Voss), and applied it to the accompanying color scheme it fit! Remember, the eyes shouldn't be piled in glitter, they should be ENHANCED by the glitter! To finish up I coated my natural lashes with L'Oreal's Miss Manga Mascara, then plopped on KoKo's Goddess Lashes. I haven't used these bad boys in a while, WHEW!

Gimmmee gimmee moooaahhh. Contrary, please don't😂. Here is a sneak peak tutorial to my mistletoeish wreathey makeup look! I thought it would be best doing a tuto, just because a few of you asked for recordings of other holiday looks I've done in the past. Hope you cuties enjoy, the full video will be up tonight on YouTube! Song: Britney Spears, Gimme More Skin: @marcbeauty Coconut Primer @lorealmakeup Lumi Cushion Foundation, W2 @narsissist Copacabana Liquid Illuminator Lips: @colourpopcosmetics Dohee Eyes: @colourpopcosmetics Maybe, and Teaspoon liners @stilacosmetics Jade Smudge Stick @shopvioletvoss Rose, Copperella, and Gabriella glitter @revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Duo, Black Brilliance Lashes: @lorealmakeup Miss Manga Mascara @kokolashes Goddess Tap on the link provided in my bio for full deets cuties😋 #eye #colourpop #christmas #mistletoe #blendthatshit #blogger #makeup #mootd #glam #revlon #shimmer #glitter #violetvoss #artist #holidaymakeup #eyebrows #abh #lashes #toofaced #katvond #makeupshoutouts #pretty #norvina #morphegirl #makeupartistsworldwide #tutorial #makeupvideo

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