Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Valentine's Day: Jessica Rabbit Inspired Glittery Red & Purple Makeup Tutorial | Too Faced Sweet Peach Pallet

                       Ahh the makeup of Jessica Rabbit coveted, and loved by many. The characters signature purple shadow, and juicy red lips surly have anyone sold, but what if there was a Valentine's Day twist, adding a bit more of red to the mix!? Intentionally, there was no purpose for rhyming there, OOPS, haha. Anyhow, with a bit of J-Rabbit pizzazz, and V-Day love, here is my inspired glittery makeup tutorial that's sure to dazzle anyone who steps in your way! Enjoy my loves. 

    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/sensitive, 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 Minutes (professionals/myself)
                                             32 Minutes (beginners/ intermediate)


                       Remember how a few days ago I mentioned I like to cover the spectrum when it comes to makeup tastes? Well, view this look as sorta "COVERING" that other side of the spectrum for women who enjoy wearing a bit more of makeup, and take pride in vibrancy. In reality this shouldn't take more than 27 (twenty-seven) minutes for one to complete, but I amped up the finishing time a tad for beginners and intermediate makeup lover, simply because I do know how difficult it can be to apply glitter, and to blend darker colors let alone. That said, and now moving along, to begin I prepped my skin with Shea Moisture's 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, and I evened out my skin tone with a sheer layer of Cover Fx's Total Cover Cream Foundation in G20. Since the coconut oil forms SUCH a slicked base, I really just need a light stippling over imperfections with a dense blender such as Morphe's M439 Deluxe Buffer Brush-- less is more, always remember that! 

Make Up For Ever - Star Lit Liquid, Arctic White
Jeffree Star Cosmetics - Velour Liquid Lipstick: Unicorn Blood, Masochist 

                     For a dazzling highlight as bright as the glitters I chose, I tapped my finger into Arctic White Star Lit Liquid by Make Up For Ever, and I gently patted the product across my cheekbones, and directly on the sides of my nostrils for light reflecting finishes. Lip wise I wanted to keep the lippies a dark raspberry with a bit of bricky undertones, so I mixed Unicorn Blood by Jeffree Star Cosmetics, with a bit of Masochist applied on the center for a fade of raspberry to red. J-Rabbit has a tendency to wear red lips, however be my guest if you'd desire a light nude, or punchy pink. 

Mac Cosmetics - Eye Shadow Pro Pallet Refill Pan(s)
Brun (brows)
Too Faced Cosmetics - Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Pallet
Delectable (crease); Charmed I'm Sure (transitional); Peach Pit (lids, lower lash); Tempting (definition)

                          You probably notice the different layout for this blog post already (hopefully), but fear not this isn't my typical setup! I just felt that with such a dramatic look, overflowing the blogpost with photos would be too overwhelming, and wouldn't teach you loves anything. With all that being said, pop out your Sweet Peach Pallet, and let's get to work! First, swirling into 'Charmed, I'm Sure' with my Morphe E22 Pointed Blender Brush, I dusted the matte brown across my lids, and up into my crease with fluent side to side blending motions. This color will act as a transitional shade, and as a base for the colors to come! Speaking of colors to come, switching brushes to a Morphe M433 Brush, I lightly patted into 'Peach Pit', and transferred the given pigment onto my lids with a few side to side smudges, that inevitably gravitated a bit up into my crease, and on my lower lash lines-- just like 'Charmed, I'm Sure', this color should be treated as an all over color shade, just this time with more conentration. Before packing on ANY glitter, I took the liberty of mixing Delectable, and Tempting together, to only apply the deep duo into the inner v of my eye sockets with firm nestling motions. Nestling should be viewed as very quant blends that are extremely concentrated, and do not disburse out., they hug the eyes rather.

Nyx Cosmetics - Glitter Primer
Violet Voss Cosmetics - Glitter: Rose, Paige 
Ciate London - Wonderwand Mascara
NYX Cosmetics - Jumbo Eye Pencil, Black Bean
Huda Beauty - Classic False Eyelashes, Sasha 

                 Call me weird, but I work backwards when glitter comes into the picture! Instead of applying the glitter, then struggling to apply lashes, and eyeliner, I prefer doing the tedious steps first, then topping off with glitter. The lashes actually catch a ton of the fall-out, too. Anyhow, right after finishing up the eyeshadow, I whipped out my Black Bean Jumbo Eye Pencil by Nyx Cosmetics, and I happily lined my waterlines, as well as a bit on my upper lash lines with well-blended smudges. From there I coated my natural lashes with Ciate's Wonderwand Mascara, and applied, evidently, Huda Beauty's Sasha False Lashes! Getting to the good part, I squeezed out a pea-sized amount of Nyx's Glitter Primer onto the back of my hand, then with Sephora's #18 brush, I spot applied the sticky base onto my lids to prepare for glitter bombs. Speaking of those glitter bombs, with the glue tacky enough for application, I first patted into Rose Glitter by Violet Voss Cosmetics and FIRMLY patted it across the inner thirds, and outer thirds of my lids with very gentle, yet guided, motions. Dipping next into Paige Glitter, I applied the color scarcely onto the center of my lids, then glazed it over with Rose Glitter to ensure the royal purple glitter wouldn't be too powerful against the other hues used. Feel free to build up pigment to your desired sparkle ;)! 
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Ethereal Light Peach Makeup Tutorial | Too Faced Sweet Peach Pallet

                   Happy Monday love bunnies! I posted this look during the early hours of the morning via Instagram, but I felt it was worthy enough of being a blog post, since the main scheme is light peach, which is a timeless and trendy combination. Enjoy cuties, and stay tuned for my two official websites which are coming reaaaal 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.

   To not include imagery of FALSE advertisement my skin type is dry/sensitive, 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: 25 Minutes (professionals/myself)
                                              29 Minutes (beginners/ intermediate)

Dose Of Colors - Matte Liquid Lipstick, Bare With Me 
Nars Cosmetics - Lipgloss, Striptease

                As you probably could tell, the vibes for this look are very ethereal, and naturally beautiful with a touch of glam! While all of that might sound a tad confusing, just think of tones that melt into the skin, and appear glamorous (lashes, gloss). That said, to kick off this makeup tutorial, I began with a light coating of Shea Moisture's Extra Virgin Coconut Oil onto all the 4 (four) main zones of my face. From there I pulled out my Cover Fx Cream Foundation in G20, stippled into the product twice with Morphe's M439 Deluxe Buffer Brush, and spot applied it onto areas needing coverage such as under my eyes, near my nose, and especially on my forehead. Though many oppose this method of applying foundation, I find it to give the most natural effect-- foundation is meant to cover imperfections, not to form cake. For a complimentary lip shade just before moving onto the eye makeup, I applied Bare With Me Liquid Lipstick by Dose of Colors with a glazing of Striptease by Nars Cosmetics on-top. I recommend adding a gloss of sorts just because a matte lip doesn't quite fit the goddessy/ethereal look!

                     The eye makeup is actually rather easy, you just have to make sure the lashes you choose are fluffy, and not spikey, otherwise unwanted drama will be added! Ooh, also, being I have two images of the eye makeup in one collage, below will be tiny descriptions of what was done XOXO. 

Mac Cosmetics - Eye Shadow Pro Pallet Refill Pan(s)
Brun (brows)
Too Faced Cosmetics - Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Pallet
Luscious (inner corners); Caramelized (lids, crease); Peaches 'N Cream (brow bones); Charmed, I'm Sure (crease, lower lash line); Bellini (lids)

                    To begin, I dusted into 'Caramelized' eyeshadow with Morphe's M433 brush, and I swirled the shadow across my lids with tiny circular blends, as well as side to side blends until my lids had all over color. Excess was taken up into my crease. From there I dampened my finger with a cleaned bottle of water, and very lightly mixed the water into 'Bellini' Eyeshadow, to only apply it across my lids in full with a main focus on creating uber metallic, and pigmented shadow effects! The same process was completed with 'Luscious' shadow, with the only difference of Luscious being applied towards my inner corners, and tear ducts. Finishing up, I picked up my M433 Brush once more, patted into 'Charmed, I'm Sure' shadow, and softly blended the color into my inner c with slight, and concentrated side to side motions! This shade should be dragged across the lower lash lines for definition, too. Peaches 'N Cream was added as a transitional blender to soften up the crease, and bring the colors up towards my brow bones :)!

Ciate London - Wonderwand Mascara
Urban Decay Cosmetics - 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, Goldmine
Kiss Products - Ever EZ Trio Lash Collection, 2 'Medium' on the center, 1 'Short' inner corners per eye
Ardell Lashes - Wispies Black

                              This portion might be a bit confusing, buttttt bare with me! Right after lining my waterlines with Goldmine Eye Pencil by Urban Decay Cosmetics, I went ahead and smudged on Ciate's Wonderwand Mascara onto my upper lashes, and lower lashes. It's best to NOT wiggle the brush, and to apply the product in smooth downward motions to avoid clumps! From there I pulled out my Kiss Ever EZ Trio Lash Collection, along with my beloved Ardell Wipsies in Black. Before adding on any individual falsies, I took the liberty of FIRST applying Ardell's Wispies close to my upper lash lines--  you need a base before you can do anything! Once I had my base set, and dried, I began applying the EZ lashes starting with 'Medium' sized lashes first. 2 pairs were applied per eyeball, with 2 on the center (gives an even, and Bambi-eyed effect), and 1 'Short' sized on the inner corners (brings the eyes together, and makes it look more natural, then dramatic). I HIGHLY recommend sticking with the individual lashes, because it gives you as the user more leverage on how dolled up you want your final look!
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Valentine's Day: Matte Neutral Toned Smokey Eye With Pinkish Red Lips | Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Pallet

                 From this point on you love bunnies can expect Valentine's Day related tutorials! Obviously in between will be a few reviews as there is every month, but in particular I'm turnin' the love up, and giving all my lovies out there more options to look their very best for V-day. Keep in mind options will range from UBER dramatic, to completely fresh faced and simple, that said there truly is something for everyone...;)! Enjoy, and THANK YOU all for such kindness on my last tutorial. It was a shock to me, but you guys are so supportive, I should've known.

     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/sensitive, 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: 20 Minutes (professionals/myself)
                                              24 Minutes (beginners/ intermediate)

L'Oreal Paris - Colour Riche La Pallet Lipstick, Red 04 (shade 1, 3)

                        Perhaps this makeup look won't appeal to many as I let my skin go free, but do know with any of my tutorials you cuties are free to add as much makeup as you desire! In all honesty, I was going to apply my typical Anastasia Foundation, but the product is almost done, and until I can refill it, I suppose my skin shall go commando. It is a bit of a bizarre experience, but nothing an Eyeballqueen can't handle ;)! To still accent my features, and to still create a fresh faced appearance, I took a little bit of Shea Moisture's Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, warmed the hard chunk between my fingertips, then I applied the nourishing hydrant under my eyes, around my t-zone, and a bit on my chin. View this as a work of strobing, just with natural ingredients! Lip wise I chose something that would divert away from any redness my skin had, that being shade 3 from L'Oreal's La Pallet Red 04, with a mixture of shade 1 popped right onto the center for a fruity, yet darker touch. This pallet comes with a handy brush, soooooo I was set! If you're interested in a darker, more pure red, please know it'll drag the cream shadow down another path, and make this look less fresh faced, and upbeat, though that might be your intent. 
Mac Cosmetics - Eye Shadow Pro Pallet Refill Pan, Brun (brows)
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Pallet
Tempera (lids), Raw Sienna (transitional shade), Red Ochre (crease), Cyprus Umber (outer v)
Ciate London - Wonderwand Mascara
NYX Cosmetics - Jumbo Eye Pencil, Black Bean
Huda Beauty - Classic False Eyelashes, Sasha 

                Aside from Valentine's Day, I have a feeling for many of you seeking regular soft glam tutorials, the look featured above will be a WINNER! It's simple to do, and will ALWAYS look amazing on any skin tone, that includes the fairest of all, and the darkest of beauties. Alright, let's get into the details, shall we? Right after giving my brows a gentle fill in with Brun Eyeshadow by Mac Cosmetics (I kept it lighter than usual to keep focus on my eyes, and lips, rather any imperfections on my skin), I opened up Anastasia's Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Pallet and got to work. It's best to start with the crease, especially when you desire the lids to be vibrant, or noticeable to some extent! That being said, I swirled into Raw Sienna with the brush provided from the pallet, and blended the beautiful warm toned brown across my crease with side to side swishing motions. This is merely a transitional color that will guide future blending. From there, I switched to a Morphe M433 Brush, and I applied Red Ochre into a more concentrated section of my crease, aimed from the outer thirds, blended inwards following my natural eyeball socket outline. Others call this "hugging the eyes"! Stopping for moment, I pulled out Nyx's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean, and I defined my waterlines, as well as a bit of my upper lash lines (the outer portions), with a few harsh smudges, and ample blends. I used this pencil to create a bit of drama onto the outer v, and to of course make my eyes pop! Moving back to the Modern Renaissance Pallet, and my Morphe M433 Brush, I very gently tapped into Cyprus Umber, and nudged the deep brown exactly onto any areas Black Bean was applied, besides on my waterlines, with guided soft circular blends. The way to do this without making the final outcome look too much like a blown out smokey eye, is by stretching the shades directly from where your upper lash line ends, and begins on the lower lash lines. A good thing is that ABH produced a pallet full of EXTREMELY pigmented shades, so instead of needing a cream for cleanup, I smudged my finger into Tempera shadow, and firmly patted, and downward tugged the beautiful creamy color onto the inner thirds-mid lid areas of my eyes! Finishing up, I coated my lashes with Ciate's Wonderwand Mascara, and I applied Huda Beauty's Sasha False Eyelashes. The eyelashes are optional, I just feel they give a beautiful touch to the overall makeup look :)! 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Valentine's Day: Super Girly & Natural Looking Makeup Tutorial | Urban Decay Naked 3 Pallet

                      You might not be a fan of heavy makeup, that includes heavy eye makeup, too! With Valentine's Day coming up, perhaps your options are running low, because many beauty bloggers out there just aren't doing "everyday" around the block girl looks. WELP, fear not your eyeballqueen is here! Using only popular products on the market that many own, or can dupe, and by using the least amount of makeup possible here is MY Valentine's Day makeup look to you. This actually was requested by one of you love bunnies, sooooo ENJOY 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/sensitive, 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: 13 Minutes (professionals/myself)
                                              15 Minutes (beginners/ intermediate)

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Stick Foundation, Ivory
Nivea - Fruity Lip Care, A Kiss of Cherry


Mac Cosmetics - Eye Shadow Pro Pallet Refill Pan, Brun (brows)
Urban Decay Cosmetics - Naked 3 Eyeshadow Pallet
Dust (lids); Limit (crease, all over color); Strange (brow bones, inner corners)
Urban Decay Cosmetics - 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, Demolition
Mac Cosmetics -  Zoom Lash, Beets Me

            Ooo! I'm so happy to see a positive reaction for this tutorial already, you loves are the best. Be sure to check out the short tutorial linked below for step by step deets on how to recreate this look! All products are linked above, with tiny written details such as where an eyeshadow goes, just to gloss over what was done in the Instagram tutorial :).

Heyy lovies😃! Here is another Valentine's Day inspired tutorial. Tinted lips, and soft eye makeup! Silkie wanted to say hi by the way😂. She kept jumping up like a circus kitty! Face: @sheamoisture4u Coconut Oil @anastasiabeverlyhills Ivory Stick Foundation #abhfoundation #coconutoil #primer #foundation Eyes: @maccosmetics Brun (brows) @urbandecaycosmetics Naked 3 Pallet (Dust, Limit, Strange) #eyeshadow @urbandecaycosmetics Demolition 24/7 Eye Pencil (the eye twitch was to transfer the product😂) #everydaymakeup #wearablemakeup #urbandecay #naked3 @maccosmetics Beets Me Mascara #myartistcommunity #mascara #fairskin #red #blueeyes #1minutemakeup Lips: @nivea_ru A Kiss of Cherry Fruity Lip Care #nivea #lipbalm #cherry #morphegirl #makeupvideo Song: Sweet Nothing- Calvin Harris (Florence Welch) #calvinharris #blackcat
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Valentine's Day: Soft Raspberry Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial | Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Pallet

                  Ahhhh, love is in the air! While I've already began my options for Valentine's Day makeup (arrggg Pheepy, always so secretive; he won't tell me what jewelry he got for me, so I've been tryina' find the perfect "BAM", but "workable" makeup look all month), none seemed to really wow me, or be workable for ME. This tutorial however, seems like an ultimate keeper. The perfect balance between soft, and sensual! Hope you loves enjoy, and OH MY GOSH, we hit 50K...even more-so above that 50K mark overnight. You guys are so loyal, and amazing to me...#grateful, love you all XOXO!

Rosier, cooler, and less red version of this look ➪ Soft Rose Golden Smokey Eyes
(you guys seemed to enjoy the redirected links to certain versions of makeup looks, 
so I shall continue this, even on my official sites coming 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.

                   To not include imagery of FALSE advertisement my skin type is dry/sensitive, 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: 23.5 Minutes (professionals/myself)
                                              26 Minutes (beginners/ intermediate)

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Stick Foundation, Ivory
Marc Jacobs Beauty - Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick, Je T'Aime 

                        Okay, so remember how last week I was going ON, and ON about my hormonal breakout? Well it turns out, yes it was due to womanly occurrences, but also the breakout was due to my new favorite tinted moisturizer that I've become VERY fond of. Jouer's Luminzing Moisture Tint. Yes, you can expect the review to have an update, but NO I won't be putting that on my skin again. It not only in the long-term caused my pores to be extremely clogged, it also made my sensitive skin breakout- it just didn't make sense to me until I removed the product from the equation last night, and noticed my skin clearing up this morning.  With that said, I reverted back to my typical Anastasia Stick Foundation as it seems to be the ONLY product, besides the Marc Jacobs Genius Gel product, substantial enough for my skin type! Anyhow, after prepping my skin with a gentle lathering of Shea Moisture's Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, I glided the stick onto any areas of concern (any cured blemishes with dry patches are the main areas), then with my Morphe M439 Brush, I went ahead and buffed the product in with a series of stippling, and gentle patting motions. This foundation has a nice glow to it from the start, so you really don't need an additive of blush, highlighter, and what not, BUT if you want to add those luxuries, go for it! As for a lip color, I chose Je T'aime by Marc Jacobs Beauty. Lucious as always, you can expect one swipe of MEGA pigment from this lip creme without any effort-- the only downside is you might need to pat some setting powder onto your lips to prevent fading, and bleeding throughout the day (this isn't a kiss-proof lipstick...BUT WHO CARES, hehe). 
Mac Cosmetics - Eye Shadow Pro Pallet Refill Pan(s)
Brun (brows)

                    Don't you just LOVE makeup looks that take all of 10 minutes to do? The obvious answer to that is YES. Being the eye makeup is truly a breeze, I felt compressing this portion into tiny sentences would be of the most benefit to you love bunnies out there! Who wants to spend Valentine's Day reading a bunch of BLAH, I know I don't.  I'd rather get to the meat of the tutorial and know what's up! That said, to kick things off I began by defining my brows with Brun eyeshadow by Mac Cosmetics. A light brush over, with slight definition is my favorite brow shape!

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Pallet
Love Letter (crease), Venetian Red (lids, crease), Red Ochre (crease), Primavera (inner corners), Cyprus Umber (outer v)

                     I truly see the hype of why SO MANY women, and men out there are going gaga for the Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Pallet! It does have it's flaws, don't get me wrong, however I feel in this instance the pros outweigh the cons. I chose this pallet not only because I love it (so much love, AHH), because I thought many of you would encompass it thus making this look easier to replicate! Beginning with the brush that comes handy with the pallet, I swirled into Love Letter, and brushed it across my lids, and up into my crease with side to side blending motions. For a bit of definition I applied Red Ochre into my crease with Morphe's M433 Brush-- this shade should be more concentrated than Love Letter, and should be be kept DIRECTLY near the eye socket creasing! Speaking of the eye socket creasing, Cyprus Umber was lightly nestled onto the outer v's of my eye sockets, as well as across my lower lash lines for an eye widening, and smoldering effect. Switching to a denser brush, Morphe's E22, I swirled into Venetian Red, and brushed the shade across my lids, and a bit into my crease (side to side blends that hit just below my outer v) for an all over reddish undertone, then finally I went into Primavera for an inner corner highlight. 

Ciate London - Wonderwand Mascara
NYX Cosmetics - Jumbo Eye Pencil, Black Bean
Huda Beauty - Classic False Eyelashes, Sasha 

                            You cuties know the drill by now-- liner, lashes, and boom you're set! I personally went with Nyx's Black Bean Jumbo Eye Pencil liner wise, and softly glided it across my upper lash lines, and towards my waterlines for a soft smokey effect. If you're daring enough, try popping the intensive black into your crease-- it'll give Cyprus Umber a deeper impact, while forming sensual tones to the overall eye makeup look. The last two steps include mascara and falsies! Flasies are optional, but I feel since it is a day of love, adding a bit of flare wouldn't hurt one's fantasies, eh? I chose Ciate's Wonderwand Mascara, with Huda Beauty's Sasha Falsies, not too dramatic, but still noticeable. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Valentine's Day: Sweet Shimmery Blue Reflects Silver Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial | Morphe Brushes 35S

                Happy Tuesday love bunnies! Instead of another basic makeup look, I decided to switch things up with a color combination I haven't done in quite some time, blue, with a reflect of silver. This blog post will be a quicky, but make no mistake, everything done is explained below in the most concise mannerism possible. I figure that some of you cuties MIGHT do this look for special occasions, and would hate to read through an essay essentially-- the meat, has been cut down to sentences. Enjoy XOXO :)!

Similar tutorial, but MORE dramatic ➪ Shimmery Powdered Blue Halo Eye Tutorial 

               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/sensitive, 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: 22 Minutes (professionals/myself)
                                              25 Minutes (beginners/ intermediate)

 Jouer Cosmetics - Luminizing Moisture Tint, Pearl

                    Blue shadow can be quite overpowering on some complexions, so it's best to even things out beforehand, this way you don't have to deal with redness peeping out and raining on your parade during photo time! With that said, pick your favorite primer and foundation, but make sure your skin looks natural, and supple-- this look might be dramatic, but it still has a cutesy aspect to it. I personally chose my typical Shea Moisture Extra Virgin Coconut Oil as a priming base, and Jouer's Luminizing Moisture Tint in the shade Pearl as a skin tone evener. Mind you, this has reflective pearls in it, so an addtional highlighter was NOT needed! By the same token, if you chose a matte finish, add a bit of dew to your skin with either an oil, or cream highlighter to ensure that fresh faced vibe is kept alive.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics - Shimmer Gloss, Bellini

                     Be sure to keep the lips simple, and glossy! I know...a term we barley hear anymore, "GLOSSY". Glossy lips are your best option, or a satin lip color with this sorta' look, anything else will drag the soft and girly shadow down! I chose Bellini Shimmer Gloss by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics since it has a nice sheen to it, and is complimentary to the eye makeup above.

Mac Cosmetics - Eye Shadow Pro Pallet Refill Pan(s)
Brun (brows)

                          Adding vintage hats always lifts my spirits! Anyhow, I began the eye makeup with a gentle fill-in across my brows with Brun by Mac Cosmetics! I happened to have a little hormonal breakout goin' on, so do excuse the un-even fill in. I didn't realize at first that one eyebrow was harsher than the other!

Morphe Brushes - 35 Color Smokey Eye
 Shade 27 (all over lids); Shade 26 (crease, lower lash line);
 Shade 35 (definition); Shade 20 (inner corners)

                      Smokey eyes are simply AMAZING, because you can use only three shadows and achieve a look that appears so complex even pro's get confuzzled! Keeping this simple, I started off by dusting Shade 26 across my lids, up into my crease, and below my lower lash line with a Morphe M433 Brush, then I delved into Shade 35 and nestled it right onto the outer thirds of my lids going right into the outer v with concentrated side to side blends. I gave everything a dusting with my cleaned Morphe E22 Pointed Blender Brush! Lid wise I dampened my ring finger in some water, then I smudged into Shade 27 to only firmly pat the daring blue across my lids, followed by Shade 20 place onto the inner corners of my eyes for an eye opening effect. 

ColourPop Cosmetics - Creme Gel Liner, Prance
Ciate London - Wonderland Mascara
Huda Beauty - Classic False Eyelashes, Sasha 

                     Finishing things up, I glided Prance liner by ColourPop across my waterlines, coated my natural lashes with Ciate's Wonderland Mascara, and to sum things up I applied my favorite falsies by Huda Beauty in Sasha! Dramatic lashes are perfectly FINE, just make sure they're fluffy, and spread out, rather dense and close together (the follicles) 
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Monday, January 23, 2017

Neon Yellow & Glittery Coral Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

                           Yellow is the BEST eyeshadow color, especially when paired with peachy and coral like hues! Call me crazy, but I find this combination to be the equivalent of wearing a warm toned smokey with a pinch of glitter. The only difference is this look features neon shades, which by the way can easily be worked around IF you happen to like the overall makeup look. For instance, I applied the neon hydra color as a base first, which formed a toned down greenish yellow. By this point many of you could STOP, and apply typical black liner! Catch my drift? Ooh, as an update to my Color Seasons' Summer is finished, only three more analysis's to go. Essentially the posts will feature a few celebrities along with colors to stick with, and steer clear of. Very concise, but informative! 

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/sensitive, 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: 30 Minutes (professionals/myself)
                                              37 Minutes (beginners/ intermediate)

 Jouer Cosmetics - Luminizing Moisture Tint, Pearl
Make Up For Ever - Star Lit Liquid, Arctic White
Gerard Cosmetics - Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick, Serenity 

                    Neon's are definitely hard to work with since on some complexions they can completely wash ones skin out, however, when done up right with a balance between warm and cool, I can assure you love bunnies there should be NO issues that strike ya'! With that being said, to kick things off I prepped my skin with Shea Moisture's 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil by spreading the product across all the four main zones of my face in a light lathering. I actually took a shower hours before this tutorial, so my skin was rather supple, thus me not needing too much of a priming base! For evening purposes, I squeezed out a pea-sized amount of Jouer's Luminzing Moisture Tint in Pearl onto the back of my hand, then with my E.L.F. Concealer Brush, I dipped into the product, then transferred it onto my skin beginning from areas needing the most coverage, sheering out to areas needing just a light veil. I haven't used a highlighting mechanism in quite some time, but I did feel that adding a bit of glitz to my cheekbones would REALLY pop off the neon hues, and form a gorgeous finish-- that said, I dotted Make Up For Ever's Star Lit Liquid in Arctic White onto my cheekbones (two dots will do), and gently spread the product out with my ring finger smudging it from my hairline, down to the apples of my cheeks. This is PURE glitter with glow, so pants will NOT be effective in blending! Lip wise I kept the texture matte this way all the focus would be on my eyes, and highlight. Serenity by Gerard Cosmetics is the perfect up-beat neutral pink for this look! Not too vibrant, but not too bland. 
Mac Cosmetics - Eye Shadow Pro Pallet Refill Pan(s)
Brun (brows)
Too Faced Cosmetics - Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Pallet
Summer Yum (all over color), Delectable (crease)
Mac Cosmetics - Mac X Chris Chang Eye Shadow, Mu Mu Bloom (transitional)
Suva Beauty - UV/Florescent Hydra Liner, Dance Party (eyeliner, lid clean up)
Violet Voss Cosmetics -  Glitter, Electric Coraline
Mac Cosmetics - Zoom Lash, Beets Me
Kiss Products - Lash Couture Faux Mink Collection, Boudoir

                          For some reason the eye makeup reminds me of a fruity citrus smoothie! I think this has to do with the vibrant yellows melding with the pops of coral, and peach. Nethertheless, today I kept a strict focus on my eyes rather the brows, and lashes! Of course, you can dress up your mustaches as you please, but I really wasn't feelin' like a thick overcoat was necessary. With that said, I trudged right into the look by swirling Mu Mu Bloom (any light vibrant yellow will do) by Mac Cosmetics across my lids, and up into my crease with a Morphe E22 Pointed Blender Brush! Don't be afraid to build up pigment on Mu Mu Bloom, the more vibrant, the better. From there, I switched to my Sweet Peach Pallet, and heavily saturated my new Morphe M433 brush in the shade Summer Yum, to only disbruse the beautiful warm toned brown into my crease starting from the outer thirds of my lids, dragging inwards towards the natural definition lines my lids make, I call this "hugging" the lids. Since I had the pallet handy, I tapped gently into Delectable, and firmly tugged it into my crease with concentrated side to side blends, aiming only towards the very outermost parts of my crease. By this point, the shadow should be completed, if not dust over things once more, because it's time to get MESSY! First off, Suva Beauty's Hydra Liners are ALL activated by water, so I gathered a clean bottle of water from my downstairs, gently tapped my Sephora #18 brush into Dance Party, swirled into the jar a few times until I got an opaque finish, then I began sculpting out my lids just as I would with a cut crease, this time however the goal is to go light with the pigment at FIRST, to allow the color to dry, then to go in once more to line the upper lash lines, and lower lash lines for a brighter contrast of color. Sealing things up, I did just that and lined my upper lash lines with a heavier contrast of Dance Party, then I went ahead and applied Kiss's Faux Lashes in Boudoir for a natural lash finish. Beets Me mascara by Mac Cosmetics was applied as a less harsh version to a pure back, trust me, the off burgundy will be your best bet, as opposed to even a brown! As far as the glitter goes, I approcahed this as my last step, since falsies tend to catch glitter fall out, and make the whole process a breeze. I began by first dipping my finger into that sterilized bottle of water from before, then I tapped into Electric Coraline glitter by Violet Voss Cosmetics, and I applied it directly onto the outer thirds of my lids, slightly toppling over onto the cetner of my lids. Make sure the glitter does NOT reach the inner thirds! By the way, YES, water makes for an excellent glitter bonding base, perhaps not sticky, but effective.