Thursday, December 29, 2016

New Years Eve: Pantone Color of 2017 Greenery Shimmering Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

                             Green is a color symbolizing new beginnings, vitality, and inner strength-- a little something we all need come this new year in 2017, thank God Pantone selected such a vibrant selection of colors (greenery represents everything green in nature, essentially, but it can be referred to or seen as a typical "nature" green)! I hope you loves enjoy, and have the most happiest of New Years. This shall be one of the LAST blog posts of 2016! It has been a ride, but one worth the while. Love you all, and thank you for your support 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: 27.5 Minutes (professionals/myself)
                                                34 Minutes (beginners/ intermediate)

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Stick Foundation, Ivory
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Illuminator, Starlight
Mac Cosmetics - Lipstick, Fleshpot
Mac Cosmetics - Lustre Glass, Lustre White

                       For some reason when I look at my makeup headshot above, it yields such a calmness in my soul. Perhaps this is due to green being a soothing color, or perhaps I just am in love with the shadow! WHO KNOWS?! With all that being said, to kick things off I applied a sheer coat of Shea Moisture's Extra Virgin Coconut Oil onto my skin starting from the center of my face, massaging the sleek oil out towards my hairline. Oil is a good alternative for those who seek hydrated skin, without the downfall of additives such as mineral oil which can clog the pores! Now that our skin is prepped, to form an even skin base I glided Anastasia's Stick Foundation in my shade Ivory onto the four main planes of my face, then by taking my Morphe M439 brush, I buffed all the given product in with a series of circular bends stemming from once again, the center of my face, blending out towards my hairline. Always remember the stemming phrase to ensure your makeup has the best chance of wearing off evenly, and look its's very best :)! Being as this IS a New Years inspired makeup look instead of skipping the glow as I normally do, I smudged on Starlight Illuminator by Anastasia Beverly Hills onto my cheekbones, and down the bridge of my nose with a Mac 132 Brush. Think lit within, but not a disco ball! As far as my lips go, I applied a hardy amount of Fleshpot by Mac Cosmetics onto my lippies, with a bit of Lustre White gloss by the same brand (any sparkling clear gloss shall do) to form an eye catching effect. Glossy lips might be a tad annoying touch up wise so a good alternative is to wear a semi-matte lip color!
Mac Cosmetics - Eye Shadow Pro Pallet Refill Pan(s)
Brun (brows); Kelly (crease); Bottle Green (crease/inner v)
ColourPop Cosmetics - Creme Gel Liner, Maybe (clean up/ lid shade)
ColourPop Cosmerics - Super Shock Eyeshadow, Fizz (lids)
Sugarpill Cosmetics - Loose Eyeshadow, Lumi (inner thirds)
Makeup Geek Cosmetics - Eyeshadow Pan(s): Corrupt
NYX Cosmetics - Jumbo Eye Pencil, Black Bean
Revlon - ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner, Black Out
Ciate London - Wonderland Mascara
Huda Beauty - Classic False Eyelashes, Scarlett 

                      Ahhhh, do I love smokey eyes! Not only are they one of the most classic makeup styles to master, they just have an aesthetically pleasing vibe to em' without overdoing it. Think about cut creases! Not everyone fancies them however, smokey eyes can be both vibrant, and bare and still strike even those not into cosmetics. Aside from my mini pep-talk, to actually begin the eye makeup, I started by filling in both my brows with Mac's eyeshadow in Brun! This color seems to be a rather well match for my natural hair color, so I try to keep the fill-in light enough it's manageable, but dark enough it forms a contrast. From there I put two pieces of tape on the sides of my eyes as a guide for blending, then I immediately swirled into Kelly and swished the color throughout my crease with a M433 bush by Morphe Brushes! Give Kelly a few good blends back and forth, with in-between color buildups to ensure this shade has a thick base to it. To add a bit of dimension I appied  Bottle Green, a few hues down from Kelly closer to the natural creasing of my eye socket with a E22 Pointed Blender brush! Seeing as I used tape, I allowed my blends to be stretched further out, and less rounded then a typical smokey eye. Obviously you can morph this look into anything you want it to be! The last color of dimension, or in this case an additive of drama is Corrupt by Makeup Geek. This heavy black was carefully blended throughout my crease, and towards my lower lash lines with a steady hand, and a careful build-up of product as I back and forth blended the pigment in! Stopping at this point, I pulled out Maybe Creme Liner by ColourPop Cosmetics, and with a Sephora #20 brush, just like a cut crease, I outlined my lids firmly until I had a thick base of vibrant green. From there, I smudged my ring finger into Fizz by ColourPop and FIRMLY streaked the color across my lids starting from the very top of my crease, pulling down towards my upper lash lines to yield the most vibrant, and shimmery of finishes! While I had my fingers to good use, I applied a tad of Lumi onto the inner thirds of my lids-- it added a lovely touch of teal, that in effect contrasted the vibrant acid green color beautifully. Finishing things up, I glided Nyx's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean across my waterlines, followed by a precise lining of Revlon's Black Out ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner on my upper lash lines, and an application of Ciate's Wonderland Mascara, with a ploppin' of Huda Beauty's Scarlett to create a more dramatic finish. I suggest sticking to a heavy black lining, just because it will make the green tones pop 10X more! 
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Matte Vibrant Yellow Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

                           Welcome back love bunnies! Waking up this morning and seeing the sun shine bright really inspired me to do a look reminiscent of the sun, or rather the colors illuminated by the large star. Not many fancy using yellow eyeshadow, but if used correctly it can make the bluest of eyes REALLY pop, and it can brighten up the features instantly! I hope you cuties enjoy and WOOHOO for a natural lit selfie...finally. 

                     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 Minutes (professionals/myself)
                                                34 Minutes (beginners/ intermediate)

Marc Jacobs Beauty - Genius Gel Foundation, 14 Ivory Medium  
Urban Decay Cosmetics - Vice Lipstick, Uptight

                       You loves know the drill! Primer, or my hydrating base comes first, then the rest rolls out in one fast paced paragraph, because ya' know how much your Lilz loves to talk! No I am not flattering myself here, hehe. With all that being said, to begin I scooped out a tiny chunk of Shea Moisture's Coconut Oil with my fingertips, then I smoothed the product onto my skin until an oily finish was yielded-- I prefer using very gentle massaging motions that cover all grounds, from the center of my face, out towards my hairline! To form an even skin tone with subtle hints of radiance, I directly pumped the Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation in my shade 14 Ivory Medium onto the center of my Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer Bristles, to only buff the foundation onto my skin with static stippling motions. Static in my world at least means stipples that are frantic, and have no rhyme or reason (no beat)! While it would be fine and dandy to continue onnn, and oonnn about the makeup used, really I kept things simple. I always like to let my skin shine through, especially with light and airy looks. So rather packing on a glow powder, I glided on Uptight Lipstick by Urban Decay Cosmetics with two full coatings onto my lips! Try to stick with warm nudes that have subtle yellow undertones, it'll compliment the yellow shadow BEST. 
Mac Cosmetics - Eye Shadow, Brun (EYEBROWS)
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Pallet
Cyprus Umber (inner v), Golden Ochre (crease); Primavera (inner corners, a slight bit on the lids)
Sugarpill Makeup - Burning Heart Pallet
 Buttercupcake (all over color; crease/lower lash/lids)
NYX Cosmetics - Jumbo Eye Pencil, Black Bean
Revlon - ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner, Black Out
Ciate London - Wonderland Mascara
Huda Beauty - Classic False Eyelashes, Scarlett 

                       Since my new edition of eye makeup shots, I figure that my single eye photos could be replaced by the double eyeballs! Don't you agree? It's a better perspective, and sorta' gives ya' a bit of Eyeballqueen pizzazz. So you loves know, my side angles WILL NEVER be removed, as I understand some people like to see texture up close! Now that this has been handled, let's talk makeup. Right after filling in my eyebrows with Mac's Brun Eyeshadow, I moved along to dusting Buttercupcake from Sugarpill Cosmetics across my eyes with a Morphe E22 brush. This is our BASE color, so do swish the shade around as an all over color, and DO try to keep the shade as vivid as possible! To add a bit of definition, or in my case to create a guideline for how far out I wanted Cyprus Umber to blend out to, I blended Golden Ochre, a taupe like yellow into my crease by using a Morphe M433 brush. Please know in advanced this will look WEIRD next to Buttercupcake, but make no mistake, it won't affect the final outcome drastically, use the color to manage the intense pigment our next shade up will yield. Speaking of that "next shade up", with my same M433 brush, I very gently patted into Cyprus Umber, and I dabbed the color FIRST onto the outer thirds of my lids to ensure the bulk of the pigment would be concentrated in that area, then I began softly bringing the color in starting from my beginning point, crashing forward fitting my natural eye socket creasing as a glove to my end point (mid center lid). I personally like a bit of shimmer regardless of anything, so I popped Primavera onto the inner corners of my eyes, and a slight bit on my lids-- this made the yellow appear golden! Finishing things up, I lined my waterlines with Black Bean by Nyx Cosmetics, as well as my upper lash lines with fierce wings by using Revlon's ColorStay Liquid Liner. As far as my lashes go, I coated em' with Ciate's Wonderland Mascara, then applied my typical Huda Lashes in Scarlett! As a side note, I am SO beyond grateful Huda Beauty shouted me out the other day on their shopping page. WE MADE IT GUYS :)!!
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New Years Eve: Red Hot Glittery Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

                       Kick the New Year off with a sizzling smokey eye, paired with vibrant orange/red lippies! I hope you cuties enjoy as this is DIFFERENT in the terms of many choose darker colors to work around during the holiday season, however trying new things isn't always a bad thing, eh? Do be noted in advanced I used liquid lipstick for the eyeshadow, but in contrary no staining was left behind, and the wear time was unbelievable 😁. All products mentioned below are meant to LAST, and are Lillee approved love bunnies, but you can add on a setting powder/setting spray if you wear more face makeup than I do!

    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: 28 Minutes (professionals/myself)
                                                34 Minutes (beginners/ intermediate)

Marc Jacobs Beauty - Genius Gel Foundation, 14 Ivory Medium  
ColourPop Cosmetics - Highlighter, Stole the Show

               Takin' red lips to a whole other level does require some previous prepping, so do listen closely, and apply EVERYTHING the way I do to ensure nothing will slick off. Oil is a tricky product to handle, but if done correctly, it can become your new bestie! With that being said, to begin I dipped my finger into Shea Moisture's Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, and with that ample amount slathered around the circumference of my finger, I smeared it onto my left cheek in full, then began massaging the oil in using a series of circular blends ensuring to hit every zone of my face, including under my chin, and neck. From there, I worked to even out my skin tone by pouring out one pump of my Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation center of my Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer Brush, to only transfer the foundation onto my skin with a variety of stippling motions, and firm blends on areas of concern (scabs, blemishes ect.). Do try to work the foundation in with THIN coats, just like nail polish, this will ensure the product will remain put all night long! For a dewy glow I popped Stole the Show by ColourPop Cosmetics (no pun intended) onto my cheekbones, and down the bridge of my nose using my ring finger and index finger stuck together. Two layers were applied to really get an eye catching glow! Lip wise I applied Checkmate by Jeffree Star Cosmetics since it is the only color I haven't used yet out of my Christmas gift a few days ago. In all honesty it is SO beyond stunning, and has a delectable formula!
Mac Cosmetics - Eye Shadow, Brun (EYEBROWS)
Jeffree Star Cosmetics - Velour Liquid Lipstick: Checkmate (lids); Designer Blood (crease, lower lash lines); Unicorn Blood (crease)
Glitterally Cosmetics - Pressed Glitter, Chili Pepper
(USE 'thaeyeballqueen' for percentage off your next glitter)
NYX Cosmetics - Jumbo Eye Pencil, Black Bean
Ciate London - Wonderland Mascara
Huda Beauty - Classic False Eyelashes, Scarlett 

                  Before you exit stage right after viewing the liquid lipsticks as eye makeup concept, PLEASE read on. Why? Well, liquid lipsticks in my findings blend just as well, if not better than eyeshadows, and have stellar staying power-- I always incorporate at least one liquid lippie for events lasting more than 5 hours. ANYHOW, now that I have your attention lets dive in! First off, I began by defining my brows with a light coating of Brun eyeshadow by Mac Cosmetics. I try to keep the fill-in's light yet visible to create a natural sense of drama! Pigment scares people, I understand this, so rather doing the eye makeup my typical way, I broke it apart in a less intimidating mannerism. For example, instead of digging into Checkmate, the most vibrant color, I worked on my crease first by smearing Unicorn Blood onto the outer third of my lids straight from the applicator stick, and by taking a Morphe E22 Pointed Blender to softly buff the shade in starting from the outer thirds, moving in hugging the natural creasing of my eye socket. Liquid lipsticks dry down quickly which is both a blessing, and a curse, so do work quickly, and try to blend with concentration (if you blend too far up, it'll be difficult to clean up without messing up the crease). Moving down a shade to a brown based red, I took Designer Blood and directly patted the color onto my Morphe M433 Brush, then I began blending the color from my crease, towards my lower lash lines with fluent side to side, and circular blends hugging my entire eye shape. By this point your fear of color should be gone as your eyeballs will be red fire breathers, so it tis' now time to adddddd Checkmate! Straight from the applicator once again, I patted the shade onto the inner thirds of my lids for intensive pigment, and then with my ring finger I softly blended the color in to ensure a smooth vivid red appeared, rather a random red in the middle of nowhere. 

                     Prior to adding glitter, I lined my eyes with Nyx's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean with a soft focus blend towards my crease, and waterline seeping onto the lower lash line! This formula is AMAZING, and for some reason blends better then my Mac Eye Kohl...WEIRD. Now for the glitter, I smudged Chili Pepper by Glitterally Cosmetics across my lower lash lines with my pinky finger, and made sure to apply the glitter twice to lock things in! Glitter does get messy during the day, so here is where I suppose a setting powder/spray would be beneficial- I just do cleanup. Make sure to use my code 'thaeyballqueen' on your next order for percent off cuties! For my lashes I kept things dramatic with a fe coats of Wonderland Mascara by Ciate London, and an application of Scarlett by Huda Beauty. It is New Years Eve makeup after all, so you can be as glittery, and as dramatic as you'd like! Here's to an amazing 2017 ;).

Monday, December 26, 2016

Soft Apricot and Shimmery Light Peach Makeup Tutorial

                        AHH, the day after Christmas! What did you love bunnies get? It seems to me this Christmas has been VERY evenetful for most as my live feed shows the whole page is full of people searching up my reviews...uh oh, HAHA. Besides this, today I have in store for you cuties an extremely dewy, and girly makeup tutorial that can even work for those not a fan of pink hues, since I incorporated apricots, and peach colors! Enjoy my fluffies 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 Minutes (professionals/myself)
                                                 29.5 Minutes (beginners/ intermediate)

Marc Jacobs Beauty - Genius Gel Foundation, 14 Ivory Medium  
Milani Cosmetics - Color Statement Lipstick, 26 Nude Creme


                    So it appears you guys enjoyed the "flash" photography style I've been utilizing these past two days, be that as it may, anytime the weather is hideous I shall pose with flash now! Never realized how much the lighting effect could bring out my features, and how it could eliminate my issue of shadowing. Go figure! Anyhow to kick of today's makeup I began with a fresh, and light coating of Shea Moisture's Extra Virgin Coconut Oil spread across all four main zones of my face. I fancy using my finger to blend the product in, but of course you can use a sponge, or a brush! To give my skin a youthful glow without making it appear too oily, and too mask like, I squeezed out one pump of Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation in my shade 14 Ivory Medium onto the fat side of my pre-dampened Beauty Blender Pro, to only firmly bounce the product across my skin beginning from areas needing the most coverage, and sheering out to areas that just need a sheer veil of foundation. To emphasize my glow, I dabbed into the coconut oil with that same Beauty Blender Pro as used in the previous step, and disbursed the oil onto the high points of my face with EXTREME caution-- oil can make the skin look tired if not done correctly, and can also make the makeup glide off, so do take serious care in HOW you apply ANY facial oil when it comes to layering. As far as my lips go, I glided on Milani's Nude Creme Lipstick, not only because it is my FAVORITE nude, because it implements the simple classics of chic, modern beauty, without being too harsh of a color. 
Mac Cosmetics - Eye Shadow, Brun 
   Morphe Brushes - Single Eyeshadow Pans: 
Wink For Pink (lids, lower lash lines); Brick (lower lash, inner v); Barbie Girl (crease)
Makeup Geek Cosmetics - Eyeshadow Pan, Poppy (crease)
Revlon - PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash, Peach Prism (inner corners)
Revlon - ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner, Black Out
Mac Cosmetics - Eye Kohl, Smolder 
Ciate London - Wonderland Mascara
Huda Beauty - Classic False Lashes, Sasha 

                    Now as great as flash is, I would like to say some colors are a bit...distorted. For example, my crease is actually a vibrant poppy orange, while it appears more as a soft red! So please know ZERO edits were done, it's just a matter of lighting. Now that that's out of the way, let's get into the makeup! To begin I spruced up my eyebrows with a bit of Brun eyeshadow by Mac Cosmetics-- I prefer a light fill-in that is dramatic enough it's visible, but for today I kept things more on the natural side to create that soft and feminine feel. Being as I coat over my eyelids with foundation during the facial makeup stage, there never is a need to apply an extra coating of primer-- with that being the case, the first shade applied to my eyes was Barbie Girl by Morphe Brushes! This beautiful pink with raspberry notes was drifted throughout my crease with a Morphe E22 Pointed Blender Brush. Be sure to REALLY work this baby in as it's probably the only color truly blended in, the other shades were patted on, rather. Switching gears to my eyelids, I smudged into Wink For Pink by the same brand, and with my ring finger firmly smeared it from the inner corners of my eyes, out towards the center of my lids. This step was repeated TWICE until an uber metallic finish was yielded! Picking up a Morphe M433 brush, I patted into Poppy eyeshadow by Makeup Geek Cosmetics, tapped excess off on the side of the pan, then very gently blended the color into the inner v of my eye with slight, and concentrated motions. The goal here is to create an extremely vibrant orange/coral, so do make sure you continue packing up pigment until the orange pops out!  To enhance this color a tad more I swirled Brick eyeshadow from my lower lash line up into the natural creasing of my eye socket with once again concentrated tiny blends. I personally like to drag excess product down towards my lower lash lines, but this is totally up to you :)! Now that the bulk of our eye makeup is completed, let's add a bit of shimma shimma. Whipping out the cream portion of Revlon's Peach Prism Eye Art Duo, I applied a generous amount onto my lids, and with my cleaned pinky finger I blended the product in making sure to drag everything towards my lower lash for a dazzling effect. Finishing up, I lined my upper lash lines with Revlon's Black Out Skinny Liquid Liner, as well as my waterlines with Smolder by Mac Cosmetics, then I moved along to glam up my eyelashes with several coats of Ciate's Wonderland Mascara, and a plopping of Huda Beauty's Sasha Falsies onto my upper lash lines. Feminine doesn't mean you must use sparse falsies, it simply means GIRLY. Glam can be girly, too!
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Saturday, December 24, 2016

New Years Eve: Romantic Shimmering Rose Golden Smokey Eye Drugstore Makeup Tutorial

                        While half of doing a good makeup job is having ample products, the other part is just being a well rounded artist inhibiting the ideals of color matching, and blending capabilities. With that being said, knowing many women out there cannot afford $50+ worth of makeup, or are waiting on that Christmas gift, I put together an ALL drugstore tutorial that is perfect for this holiday season! It can work for New Years Eve, perhaps a dining event, or down the road for Valentines Day as a soft, and elegant "come hither" me look. I hope you cuties enjoy, and are having an amazing Christmas/Chanukkah. 

    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: 23 Minutes (professionals/myself)
                                                 27 (beginners/ intermediate)

Maybelline New York - Fit Me! Dewy + Smooth Foundation, 110 Porcelain 
Maybelline New York - Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick, Rum Riche 

                        Shall we begin? A rhetorical question, of course ;). I kicked things off with a chunk of Shea Mositure's 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil slathered across all four main zones of my face! This product is notorious for hardening come the colder months, so I did have to warm it up between my fingertips prior to application, though this was no biggy for me. IF you're like me however, and fancy that "less is more" look, I highly suggest using a moisturizing base, because the radiance yielded will in effect eliminate the need of a glow powder, and will decrease the desire to glob foundation on to change the skin texture! Speaking of foundation, one of my drugstore favorites is Maybelline's Dewy + Smooth foundation. Not only does this line of product have an amazing color match for me, it contains build-able coverage, and TRULY has a natural glow to it! With that being said, pouring out a tiny amount center of my Beauty Blender Pro, I began bouncing the foundation across my face with fluent patting motions until I achieved my desire finish. Just before putting my Beauty Blender Pro down, I glided on Revlon's Cream Highlighter Stick in Pink Light onto the high points of my face, and with the thin side of my B.B.P. I softly patted the product in! I enjoy a soft glow, don't you? These two products tend to be VERY long-wearing for me, so I moved straight along to the lips, and glided on Rum Riche by Maybelline Cosmetics. This shade is UBER creamy, so you might have to reapply during the night, but there is a quick fix by simply patting setting power on-top to yield a matte finish!
Mac Cosmetics - Eye Shadow, Brun 
E.L.F. Cosmetics - Prism Eyeshadow Pallet, Sunset: 
shade 3 (lids); shade 1 (inner corners); shade 5 (crease)
NYX Cosmetics - Jumbo Eye Pencil, Black Bean (eyeliner, inner v, all over smoke)
Ardell Lashes - Wispies Black

                       GAH, I WOULD of picked an eyebrow color via drugstore brands, but sadly Brun by Mac Cosmetics is just the only match I can find as it encompasses the perfect balance between a taupeish brown, and golden/red sheen. Moving aside from this, do have handy a few blending brushes, or even some cosmetic q-tips handy because A LOT of blending was done! To begin, I pulled out my E.L.F. Cosmetics Prism Eyeshadow Pallet, in Sunset, and straight off the bat blended shade 3, a beautiful rose gold across my lids with a Mac 242 Brush-- the first time applied it was more of a sheen of color, and the second time I dipped my brush in sanitary water to activate the shimmer particles, and heavily applied the shimmer directly to the inner thirds of my lids blended out towards the outer thirds. Taking a q-tip, I blended the shimmer up into my crease using very soft circular blends, this way I could accurately, and throughly blend all products in without making regrettable mistakes. From there I took shade 5, and with a Mac 231 brush I harshly smudged the shade across my lower lash lines, as well as into my crease with side to side, and form fitting blends. For those unaware, form fitting simply menas I followed the natural creasing of my eye socket for a tight contrast! Here is where things get a bit..."funky". Taking Nyx's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean, I began by first smudging it across my waterlines, then I took the color up towards my upper lash lines with extreme pressure, and lined accordingly-- don't fret at the harsh line created, just continue building up pigment, this way we have enough to distribute around the eye. Once I had my desired pigment I flipped over my previously used q-tip, and smudged the harsh black firstly across my upper lash lines to soften the black, then up into my crease with form fitting c shaped maneuvers, and lastly I dragged everything down towards my lower lash lines for extreme definition. Feel free to build up MORE pigment as you blend! To finish up the eye makeup I coated my lashes generously with L'Oreal's Miss Manga Mascara, then I applied Ardell's Wispies in BLACK-- try to choose romantic like lashes that aren't too dramatic, just natural with a bit of flare. The last thing I did was pop shade 1 from E.L.F.'s Prismatic Eyeshadow Pallet towards my inner corners to bring light inwards, and to shimmer things up jusssst a bit more :).
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Holiday Series: Dramatic Chocolate & Taupe Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

                      Who said holiday makeup had to only encompass warm tones? IF the common trend of red lips with golden eye shadow just doesn't faze you, try out this bad boy of a makeup look which features smoldering smokey eyes, with a touch of dark cherry lips ;). I truly hope you cuties enjoy, because I must say this was beyond fun to create for myself, as a ton of blending was done, but the overall style is very freeform, thus things got a bit funky, and creative (you can apply as much as you want is my point). Do be noted most of the products listed below were chosen going of the concept of one wants their makeup to LAST throughout the night, so each item mentioned contains long wearing properties, or is Lillee approved! 

    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: 28 (professionals/myself)
                                        34 (beginners/ intermediate)

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Stick Foundation, Ivory
Dose Of Colors - Matte Liquid Lipstick, Chocolate Wasted
Jeffree Star Cosmetics - Velour Liquid Lipstick, Unicorn Blood

                          First things first, you cannot sport dramatic makeup WITHOUT an ample priming base! Whether you choose a simple hydrating moisturizer, or a legitimate targeted primer, YA' NEED ONE GIRLY! Why? Even if you wear the bare minimal such as myself, a primer will keep your skin supple, and it will form a well off barrier between your makeup, and skin, thus causing less damage in the long run. I chose my favorite Shea Mosiutre 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil simply because I find the coconut to soothe my dry skin, and I also find the oily texture to yield a beautiful radiance all around town! With all that being said, scooping out a tiny amount of the coconut oil onto my finger tips, I began by rubbing my fingers together to create an oily substance, since coconut oil under cold conditions turns to a hard brick, and from there I softened the product onto my skin starting from the center of my face, massaging out towards my hairline. Personally I prefer a naturally dewy skin effect, so I allowed no time in between primer drying time, and foundation application time, in fact I quickly moved right along! Speaking of foundation, being I had some SPOT redness, I went with Anastasia's Stick Foundation in Ivory, and smudged the stick onto any areas of concern. From there, I pulled out my Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer, and with ease stippled the foundation in with bursts of lightly pressurized up and down pats-- by the way, the oil slicked base is a dream to work with, especially for keeping foundation coverage light, and not caked up! Just before moving along to the eye makeup, I glided on Chocolate Wasted by Dose of Colors, with a bit of Unicorn Blood by Jeffree Star Cosmetics center of my lips (you can thank my mommy for this combination suggestion). Try sticking with dark reds, or deep chocolates to keep up the dramatic yet sensaul vibe the eye makeup yields, trust your Lilz!
Mac Cosmetics - Eye Shadow, Brun (EYEBROWS)
Makeup Geek Cosmetics -Eyeshadow Pan(s): Corrupt (inner v, lower lash line); Peach Smoothie (crease)
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Single Eyeshadow Pan, Birkin (lids)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Eyeshadow Pallet, Hot Chocolate (inner v)
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Pallet, Cyprus Umber (inner v)
M433 Morphe BrushMac 219 Pencil Brush
Mac Cosmetics - Eye Kohl, Smolder 
Revlon - ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner, Black Out
Ciate London - Wonderland Mascara
Huda Beauty - Classic False Eyelashes, Scarlett 

                  It's amazing to me how the eye makeup starts off so soft, simple, and delicate, then very quickly packs up to a blackened panda. PLEASE do watch how you blend, and apply each color with cation! I know how annoying it can be to do a whole eye look, then have to start over again due to one mistake. Plus the fact, the annoyance of having to start over is ten times worst due to holiday stress, EEK. Anyhow, to kick things off, I began by filling both my eyebrows in with Brun Eyeshadow by Mac Cosmetics-- just a light fill-in works for me ;)! From there I picked up my Morphe M433 Brush, and swirled straight into Peach Smoothie Eyeshadow by Makeup Geek Cosmetics. Think of this color more as a transitional hue, then anything else! Peach Smoothie was dusted across my crease, and under lower lash lines with fluent side to side buffing motions until the shade fully "disappeared". Beginning that dramatic smokey effect, I tapped into Hot Chocolate from Anastasia's Self-Made Eyeshadow Pallet, and with that same M433 brush, I took the dark brown into my inner v starting from outer thirds of my lids swishing inwards towards the innermost corners of my lids. Continuing this same pattern of blending, I went down a shade, and applied Cyprus Umber closer to the outer third of my lids, but this time around I dusted the shade across my lower lash lines, and dusted the pigment further out towards the tail end of my brows. Before moving any further, I whipped out Revlon's ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner in Black Out, and lined my upper lash lines THICKLY, to only switch to my Mac 219 brush for smudging purposes. Once the liquid liner was applied, I jumped on the wet effect it had, and I smudged the product UPWARDS at a 30 degree angle hitting just below my natural crease line. I then picked up Corrupt Shadow by Makeup Geek to create a super smokey, and dark effect. I highly suggest working in layers, and keeping your fluffy blender in tact this way you can soften the color as you go. The last shadow I added was Birkin by Anastasia-- this color was merely blended onto the free space my lids had to clean up any harsh lines left from Corrupt! Finishing things up, I glided Mac's Eye Kohl in Smolder across my waterlines to form a contrast, then I moved forth in dolling up my lashes with Ciate's Wonderland Mascara, and Huda Beauty's Scarlett Falsies. Thanks for reading love bunnies, MWAH :)!

Welll would ya' look at them apples🤡. Everyone does the before and after photos, SO i thought why not do a before and after video that slowly morphs into the makeup! Skin: @anastasiabeverlyhills Ivory Foundation @sheamoisture4u Coconut Oil Eyes: @anastasiabeverlyhills Self-Made Pallet and Modern Renaissance #abhfoundation #earrings #dramaticmakeup @makeupgeekcosmetics Peach Smoothie, Corrupt #makeupgeek #cosmetics #eyeshadow #pose @maccosmetics Smolder Eye Kohl #mac #myartistcommunity @revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner #revlon #liner #smoldering @ciatelondon Wonderland Mascara #ciate #mascara @shophudabeauty Scarlett Falsies #falsies #lashes Lips: @doseofcolors Chocolate Wasted #doseofcolors #paleskin #blonde @jeffreestarcosmetics Unicorn Blood (center) #jeffreestar #unicornblood #glowyskin #glowing #1minutemakeup #makeupclips #powerofmakeup @powerofmakeup @makeuptutorialsx0x @brian_champagne @undiscovered_muas @laurag_143 @maryhadalittleglam @hudabeauty

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