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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


My How To’s – Light Yellow & Red Tutorial

May 12, 2008

I’ve been in such a colorful mood lately that I’ve been doing this yellow & red eyeshadow look for the past few days now. It’s now my current favorite look. I finally got my hands on some NYX eyeshadows this past week and they are the eyeshadow I used in this look.

Here’s how I achieved this look :

yellow and red eyeshadow look

1) First, apply an eyeshadow base to the lid, passed the crease, and on the browbone. I used this time Ulta Eye Primer (review coming soon). Apply a shimmery light yellow/light gold eyeshadow to the lid and just the inner crease. I used NYX’s Blondie eyeshadow for the light yellow.

2) Apply a shimmery red eyeshadow on the outer crease and just on the outer corner of the lid. I used NYX’s Rust eyeshadow for the red eyeshadow.

3) Apply a shimmery light beige on the browbone for the highlighter color. Use an eyeshadow primer on the lower lashline and apply the yellow on the inner lashline/red on the outer lashline.

4) Apply black eyeliner on the top lashline. I used Wet n Wild Megaliner Liquid eyeliner in Black. Lastly, I apply a few coats of Artistry Essentials mascara in Black & Artistry Waterproof mascara in Black for a false eyelash look.

Up close final look


My How To’s – Simple Smokey Neutrals Look Part 2

April 30, 2008

I decided to do two tutorials featuring the Rimmel eyeshadow palette from this post. This smokey neutral look is spiced up just a tad bit, enjoy!

1) After applying an eyeshadow base to the eyelid, passed the crease, and up to the browbone, apply a light bronze eyeshadow on the lid and passed the inner crease.

2) Use a deep reddish bronze eyeshadow and apply it to the outer crease up to the browbone. I also applied Artistry Eyeshadow in Espresso to darken up the deep reddish bronze eyeshadow.

3) Because I love black eyeshadow for depth + an even smokey look, I apply Artistry eyeshadow in Black Tie on just the outer crease. For a highlight color, I used a light beige eyeshadow on the browbone.

4) For a pop of color, I use Milani liquid eyeliner in Gold on the upper lashline.

5) Apply a brown eyeliner on the lower lashline 1/3 of the way. Set the liner with the deep reddish bronze eyeshadow on top. For the inner side, apply the an eyeshadow base and then, a light beige eyeshadow on top. Lastly, apply a few coats of black mascara on both the lower and upper lashes.

Voila, a kicked up BUT simple smokey neutral look!


My How To’s – Purple Eyeshadow Tutorial

April 8, 2008

I always get so excited when Artistry comes out with new collections for the seasons. All tailor made for what’s hot during the seasons. Artistry Rare Beauty Trend Collection has to be by far my favorite collection that they came out with. I guess the only reason why I say that is because they have a purple eyeshadow palette and if you know me, I love purple eyeshadows! I do a lot of make up looks with a lot of different colors, but purple looks always remain my favorites. I decided to do a tutorial for the Indulge (purple eyeshadows) palette that I’ve been wearing a lot lately.


1 ) I always start out by doing my foundation and brows first. Before I even attempt to do my eyes, I like to apply NAO’s Highlighter in Dark underneath my eyes and gently pat it into my skin to blend in. This highlighter really helps my eyes look more awake and just freshens up my whole appearance.

2 ) Next, I apply an eyeshadow base to my eyelids up to my browbone. I like to use NAO’s concealer/eyeshadow base (discontinued).

3 ) Apply a lilac/light purple eyeshadow on just the lid up to the crease with a small/medium eyeshadow brush.

4 ) Use a dark purple eyeshadow and apply it to the crease up to the browbone. For this step, I like to use a larger eyeshadow brush. Make sure to blend well.

5 ) You can omit the following steps involving the black eyeshadow on just the outer crease. Since, I love smokey eyes, I like to use a smudge brush to apply Artistry’s Black Tie eyeshadow on the outer inner crease.

6 ) I added a little more black to outer crease and I also added a little black eyeshadow on just the outer lid. I used a pale shimmery eyeshadow on my browbrow to highlight.

7 ) Line the top lashline with a black eyeliner or apply black eyeshadow with either a smudge brush or a dampen thin eyeliner brush.

8 ) Line the bottom of your lower lashline with a regular pencil eyeliner 1/3 of the way. I used a dark blue.

9 ) Apply a dark purple eyeshadow on top of the liner to set the pencil liner.

10 ) Use a smudge brush to apply an eyeshadow base to the inner lashline.

11 ) Apply a pale shimmery eyeshadow on top of the eyeshadow base.

12 ) Lastly, apply black mascara to the top and bottom lashes. I used Artistry Essentials’ mascara.


My How To’s – Eyebrow Tutorial

April 1, 2008

People always ask me (on good eyebrow days) how on earth do I do my eyebrows and if they are drawn in. Yes, they are mostly drawn in and took a lot of trial and error trying to get my eyebrows the way they are now for years. I decided to do a tutorial to show you how I do my eyebrows and the products I use on my brows.

1) I do my foundation before doing my eyebrows. Yes, I’m an admitted OVER TWEEZER! To comb my brows in place, I like to use a disposable mascara wand. I always have bags of them laying around, they come in handy for brow grooming.

2) I like to fill in my brows with a brown pencil in light soft strokes. I use Beautique eyeliner on my brows. You can find Beautique at your local Sally Beauty Supply store for only $1.99. Inexpensive and works great for an eyebrow pencil.

3) To set my brows (to prevent smudging), I use a smudge brush (or you can use an angled brush) and dip it in a brown matte powder eyeshadow. I just fill in the thicker part of my brows with the smudge brush. I use Espresso in the Artistry Essentials Colour Quad in Medium. Such a versatile quad that I can’t stop talking about!

4) For the tail end of my brows, I like to use a dampened thin eyeliner brush dipped in the Espresso eyeshadow.


Voila! That’s how I do my eyebrows. Short, sweet, and simple!