Archive for the ‘eyeshadow’ Category

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Make Up Shorts ; Create This Look

August 24, 2008

  • Eyeshadow Base: Ulta Eye Primer
  • Lid: Smashbox eyeshadow in Bronze
  • Inner crease: Smashbox eyeshadow in Bronze
  • Outer crease: Artistry eyeshadow in Espresso
  • Browbone: Artistry eyeshadow in Spun Silk
  • Inner lower lashline: Smashbox eyeshadow in Bronze
  • Outer lower lashline: Artistry eyeshadow in Espresso
  • Upper lashline: Artistry eyeshadow in Black Tie as eyeliner
  • Eyelashes: Ardell false eyelashes in Babies (black)
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Wear Color With C o n f i d e n c e

June 8, 2008

wearing colorful make up

Everyone needs a little color in their life especially when it comes make up. Here’s some tips to pull off a colorful look (even on a work day):

  • Pair a colorful eyeshadow with a neutral eyeshadow : Try wearing a colorful eyeshadow with a neutral eyeshadow like a light beige/tan for a pop of color without your look being overwhelming with color.
  • Colorful eyeliners : These are my favorites when I do neutral looks. I like to use a metallic green liquid eyeliner paired up with my favorite neutrals to kick up the look. I also like to use colorful eyeshadows as eyeliners as well. All you need is a thin liner brush that’s dampened and a colorful eyeshadow you’d like to use as an eyeliner. When using eyeshadows as eyeliner, it gives a much softer look than using regular pencil or liquid liners.
  • Use colorful mascaras : Who says your too old to wear colored mascara? Try using one to spice up your look. Sometimes, I like to use metallic/glitter liquid eyeliners on my lashes for a dash of color.
  • Cheek power : Colorful looks aren’t just for your eyes. Try using a bright blush for a kick of color on your face. Remember NOT to over do it with the blush and keep eyes/lips neutral.
  • Colorful Pout : Try using a colorful lip color like pinks/reds/etc. Just like when it comes to blush, try to keep the rest of your make up neutral to have more of the focus on one thing (like your lips).
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My How To’s – Green Look Tutorial

June 2, 2008

I’ve been stuck on greens all last week (as you can tell from my current Create This Look). Here’s my tutorial for my favorite green look:

green eyeshadow tutorial

1) Apply an eyeshadow base (I used NAO’s concealer/eyeshadow base) on the entire lid, passed the crease, and up to the browbone.

2) Apply a light beige green eyeshadow (I used MAC’s Equibeige eyeshadow) to the inner lid. Apply a bright green eyeshadow (I used NAO’s Arrant/Fled eyeshadow duo; I used the green side) on the outer lid.

4) Apply a olive green eyeshadow (I used Milani Antique Gold eyeshadow) to the crease and blend up to the browbone. Apply a matte black eyeshadow (I used Artistry Black Tie eyeshadow) on just the outer crease.

5) Use a brown eyeliner as a base and apply it to the lower lashline 1/3 of the way. Apply a dark brown eyeshadow (I used Artistry’s Espresso eyeshadow) on top of the eyeliner. Apply an eyeshadow base to the inner lash line and then, apply a light beige eyeshadow on top. Use a light shimmery beige as a highlighter on the browbone. Finish off with a few coats of black mascara on both the top & bottom lashes. You can also use a white pencil eyeliner on the bottom waterline like I did. That’s completely optional.

The finished look

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Make Up Shorts ; Create This Look

June 2, 2008

green eye look

  • Eyeshadow Base : Ulta Eye Primer
  • Lid : NYX Lime Green eyeshadow & NAO Arrant/Fled (the green eyeshadow; on top of NYX Lime Green)
  • Outer crease : Artistry Black Tie eyeshadow
  • Very outer lid : Artistry Black Tie eyeshadow
  • Browbone : Artistry Spun Silk eyeshadow & MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow
  • Upper lashline : Artistry Black Tie eyeshadow applied with a damp thin liner brush
  • Lower waterline : MAC Blacktrack fluidline
  • Eyelashes : Artistry Essentials Black mascara & Artistry Waterproof Black mascara
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Make Up Shorts ; Create This Look

May 26, 2008

  • Eyeshadow Base : Ulta Eye Primer
  • Lid & inner crease : MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow
  • Outer crease up to the browbone : Artistry Espresso eyeshadow
  • Very outer lid : Artistry Espresso eyeshadow
  • Browbone : Artistry Spun Silk eyeshadow & MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow
  • Upper lashline : Wet n Wild Megaliner Turquoise liquid eyeliner
  • Lower lashline : Beautique Brown eyeliner as a base, Artistry Espresso eyeshadow on outer lashline, and Artistry Spun Silk eyeshadow on the inner lashline .
  • Lower waterline : NYC White eyeliner pencil
  • Eyelashes : Artistry Essentials Black mascara & Artistry Waterproof Black mascara
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Smile For the Camera: Photo Friendly Make Up

May 21, 2008

photo-friendly make up

Who doesn’t want to look great in pictures? Here’s some of my tips for photo friendly make up.

  • Use a primer. The last thing you want to worry about is runny/melted off make up during a ‘photoshoot’, so using a foundation & eye primer is a must.
  • Avoid wearing foundations with SPF. The flash from the camera reflects the SPF in the foundation making you look pale/ashy in pictures.
  • Don’t forget to powder! Avoid looking oily in your pictures by applying a loose powder after your foundation.
  • Don’t OVER do your make up. You always want to wear a little more make up than you usually would to make sure it shows up on film. Don’t over do it to the point you look too made up and artificial.
  • Matte finish eyeshadows look best in pictures. If you do wear shimmery eyeshadows and want to cut the shimmery-ness of the look, apply a matte eyeshadow to the crease.
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Make Up Shorts ; Create This Look

May 17, 2008

pink & purple eye look

  • Eyeshadow Base : Ulta Eye Primer
  • Lid & inner crease : NYX Prune eyeshadow
  • Outer crease up to the browbone : NYX Deep Purple eyeshadow & Artistry Royalty eyeshadow
  • Outer crease & outer lid : Artistry Black Tie eyeshadow
  • Browbone : Artistry On The Move eyeshadow
  • Upper lashline : Artistry Black Tie eyeshadow & Wet n Wild Mega Line Black liquid liner
  • Lower lashline : Milani Color Brilliance Purple eye pencil as a base, MAC Violet pigment on outer lashline, and NYX Prune eyeshadow on inner lashline.
  • Lower waterline : NYC White eyeliner pencil
  • Eyelashes : Artistry Essentials Black mascara & Artistry Waterproof Black mascara