Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Season Mini Series: Winter

Next in the season mini series is winter. When I think of winter I think of icy blues, white, and of course rosy cheeks! Also with winter there's a sort of harshness, so I did something things a little bit differently.

Seeing how there is a harshness in winter, I did a double wing liner.  To start off use a primer I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance then I used NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk all over the lid and blended it out. The reason for this is because I'm using mostly white and light blues, so I needed a good base so it would show up a little better. Then on the inner half of the lid I used an icy blue from the E.L.F 100 palette
After that I used Maybelline Blink of Blue eyeshadow trio
And first I used the top light blue on the outer half of the lid. and then with a very light hand I took the bottom blue and blended it into the crease to add some dimesion. For the highlight and near the tear duct I used the white. Now for the liner...I used L'Oreal Lineur Intense liquid liner in Black on both top and bottom, but I also used the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk right in the corner and extended it quite high. The bottom and top liner follows that to create the double wing. Then I took Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Liner (in white) on the bottom lashline. For mascara I used Maybelline Volum' Express Falsie in Very Black (with the Maybelline Volum' Express One by One wand) For blush I used Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Rose. For lips I used Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Raisin and E.L.F 2 in 1 Conditioning Gloss in Va Va Voom. And there you have it Winter!

If there are any comments or questions feel free to post below!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Season Mini Series: Autumn

So I have started a mini series (seeing how there's only four seasons) and I'm starting with Autumn. When I think of Autumn I think of golds, dark greens, and browns...

After putting a primer on I used Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Gel CreamLiner Glam Brown Eyes in gold for a base. After I had that all over the lid I placed Urban Decay Half Baked on top. Next I mixed Urban Decay Homegrown and Misdemeanor (from the Book of Shadows Vol. II) on the crease with Homegrown towards the inner crease. Then I took Urban Decay Twice Baked into the socket bone to create a little bit more dimension. After that I took the Physician's Formula CreamLiner in Black on the upper lashline and the brown on the lower lashline, then added Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies on the lashes, and your eyes are done, and for blush I used Benefit Dallas and that all for the look!

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April Favorites!!

So this month I didn't buy as much "makeup" as I usually do, but I still found some products that I LOVE!

The first thing that I use everyday, and feel that I will continue using on a daily basis is Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Sun-Damage Daily Moisture Lotion with SPF 28 UVA/UVB sunscreen. I have noticed a major difference in my skin. I'm sure I have quite a bit of sun damage, because I usually forget sunscreen! But this not only protects from sun, but also helps with prior sun damage!

Next is Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller this baby has gotten a lot of love, and finally broke down and bought it, and I'm so glad that I did! It is great for not only helping puffy eyes in the morning, but it also is a great concealer! This product just feels so amazing going on too!

Now I've gotten quite a few nail varnishes that I think will be a staple on my finger nails and toe nails this Spring and Summer. First is essie Ballet Slippers. I have been wanting a great pale pink color, and although I do like this color, I still don't think it's the one I've been looking for, so I'm still searching! But this is a great color!

Two China Glaze colors I couldn't wait to put on were For Audrey (a perfect version of Tiffany Co. Blue) and Flip Flop Fantasy, which is a beautiful neon pink! Flip Flop Fantasy will probably stay on my toes most of the Summer, and possibly my fingers, because it makes me look more tan haha! And I love For Audrey and I love the way it looks on my nails!

The last nail varnish I was super excited about is Sally Hansen HARD as NAILS Xtreme Wear in Green With Envy. It is such a creamy neon green, which doesn't even seem like it goes together, but it is beautiful!

Another concealer that seems to work perfectly with the Garnier Roller is bareMinerals Summer Bisque. This was originally released as an eyeshadow, but now is a concealer, and if you pair this on top of ANY concealer it will make your concealer so much better!

Lasty is a product that was sent to me, and I use it now on a daily basis! It's Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Gel CreamLiner. This a great liner for everyday, because the black isn't so black that it becomes harsh. The black also has brown shimmer in it (must be because it's for brown eyes) but you get three different shades of CreamLiner; a gold, brown, and black.

That is all for this month! If there are any questions or comments please post below!