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FOTD: Low Key

18 Mar

I’m slowly making my way to using the rest of my CS Hot Pots palette…

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Yellow

SHADOW: First I applied in Oatmeal Tan (camel) to my lower eyelid. I used my Sonia Kashuk large crease brush to accent my crease w/ Neon Red (pinkish-red) & Maroon Berry (burgundy) on my outer v.

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows & L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline using Wet N Wild cream liner in black. For a pop of color, I used a pencil brush to apply Milani e/s in Blue My Mind along my waterline.

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

LIPS: Carmex + Estee Lauder lip gloss in Rose

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Tutorial: Zeta Love FOTD

20 Jan

Click here to read the FOTD…

FOTD: Zeta Love

18 Jan

“I looked out over the ocean. I looked out over the sea. I saw some blue & white, it was shining so bright, I heard it call out to me…”

To commemorate 92 years of service, scholarship, sisterly love & finer womanhood, I decided to to a royal blue & pure white FOTD. S/O to my sorors! I hope you had a Zetalicious Founder’s Day!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (inner two-thirds of my lower eyelid) & Black Bean (outer v)

SHADOW: I applied matte white e/s (from the Wet N Wild Pride palette) to the innermost portion of my lower lid, stopping right before the outer v. Next I applied Milani Baked e/s in “Blue My Mind” to the outer v & blended that into the crease. After that, I used both aqua & cerulean shades of blue from the Black Radiance Retro Chic palette to blend the royal blue into the white, creating the gradation effect. Then I used matte peach e/s (WNW Greed palette) to highlight my brow bone area.

 

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows & L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Wet N Wild cream liner in black & my waterline with Sephora waterproof cream liner in The Deep End. I also used Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Undereye Concealer (in CA8010 for light to medium complexions).

CHEEKS: Ulta single e/s in “Sparks” on the hollows of my cheeks

LIPS: Carmex + Lancome Color Design lipstick in Trendy Mauve

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Stay tuned for a video tutorial of this look…

FOTD: Winter Fairy

18 Dec

In light of the fast-approaching winter solstice, I decided to do another winter themed FOTD. This time I used royal purple & icy blue to convey the crisp, cool feeling of this season. Special thanks to my FB friends who helped me brainstorm names for this look. YOU ROCK!!! 😉

Whilst performing “winter fairy” research, I stumbled upon this amazing photography print of hydrangea leaves. It was too beautiful not to share…

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I applied a matte pastel blue e/s (from the Shany 120 palette) to my tearduct area. Then I covered the remainder of my lower eyelid in Frigid by Urban Decay. I used a clean brush to blend the purple into my crease area, then I used matte peach e/s (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette) to highlight my brow bone.

 

OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy brow wax & CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows & L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Wet N Wild cream liner in black & my waterline with Sephora waterproof cream liner in electric blue.

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey

LIPS: Lancome Color Design lipstick in Trendy Mauve + Powetic Treasures lip gloss in Pink Passion

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

FOTD: 80s Baby!!!

12 Dec

It’s flashback time! What did you love about the 80s? My favorite 80s phenomena (in no particular order) are:

  • NEON COLORS (obviously)
  • Molly Ringwald movies
  • Pre-surgical Michael
  • Pre-crack Whitney
  • Slouch socks!!!
  • Stirrup leggings
  • Ghostbusters
  • Fast Times @ Ridgemont High
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Prince
  • Fat Luther

Ahhh… as fun as that was, I know you didn’t come here to reminisce, so let’s talk about makeup! 🙂 For this look I used NYX Cosmetics Ultra Pearl Mania in Orange Zest Pearl… NOT to be confused with Orange Pearl (see Thanksgiving FOTD). They appear similar but Orange Pearl (left) is a coppery, metallic orange, whereas Orange Zest is (right) a peachy orange speckled w/ gold glitter. Orange Zest is very sparkly w/ TONS of glitter fallout. The fallout doesn’t bother me enough not to wear it, but if you’re wearing a full face that day (concealer, foundation, etc.), you might wanna do your eyes first. NOTE: Milk was used as a base for these swatches, but they are extremely pigmented, so any flesh-colored base would work just as well.

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower eyelid in NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Orange Zest Pearl. I used my crease brush to apply matte fuchsia e/s to the crease & blended that upwards into matte peach e/s (Wet N Wild Greed palette). Finally I used matte plum purple e/s (from the Wet N Wild Lust palette) to deepen my outer v.

   

OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy brow wax & CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows & Maybelline Volume Express “Falsies” Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline with”The Deep End” waterproof cream liner by Sephora. I also used Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Undereye Concealer (in CA8010for light to medium complexions).

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

CHEEKS: I used Ulta single e/s in “Sparks” on the hollows of my cheeks & Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey on the apples.

LIPS: Carmex + L’Oreal H.I.P. lip gloss in Inviting

What are your favorite 80s moments/ trends/ music/ phenomena?

Birthday Review part 2

31 Oct

FOTD: 27 & loving it!

24 Oct

This weekend my bestie took me to Sephora & bought me some awesome goodies! Of course I had to debut at least one of them in my birthday FOTD… Sephora cream liner in Electric Teal!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: Copper colored cream shadow from Claire’s 24 palette

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower eyelid in a shimmery orange e/s from the Shany Cosmetics 120 palette. Then I used matte brown e/s from the Coffee Shop e/s quad by CoverGirl to darken my crease & outer v. Finally I used matte peach e/s, from the Wet N Wild Greed palette, to highlight my brow bone & tearducts. Continue reading

FOTD: Purple Pop

22 Aug

I finally got around to using my new e/s from Tarjay: Purple Pop, by CoverGirl. Although it doesn’t have the best color payoff, I like it. But because I always use an e/s primer & a base, showed up well enough to satisfy me. It’s a mid-toned, grape-y shade of purple, neither pale, nor dark. It has a subtle sheen (not frosty, but not matte either). I was hoping for something darker than this, but I love purple e/s so I’ll take it! I plan to try it on top of a black base to see how that influences the depth of color… I’ll keep you posted. NOW onto the FOTD!

PRIMER:  NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I used CoverGirl single e/s in Purple Pop over the majority of my lower eyelid & a frost finish, lime green e/s to highlight my tearducts (Shany 120 palette). Then I used matte aqua blue e/s (Shany) & a little bit of matte black e/s (Wet N Wild Greed palette) to shade my outer v. Finally, I used matte peach e/s to highlight my brow bone (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette).

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black. I used Wet N Wild pencil in cool green on my waterline & set it by applying lime green & aqua blue e/s with my pencil brush.

LIPS:  Carmex + Estee Lauder lip gloss in Rose

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Nada

Video tutorial coming soon…

Celebrity Looks: Electric Blue

11 Aug

Y’all know how much I love brights!!! *YAY*

Check out these celebs in this stunning shade of blue…

Beyoncé

Eve

Jennifer Hudson

Estelle

Kelly Rowland

And who could forget… Mimi!!! LMBO 🙂

Stay tuned for my Electric Blue FOTD & video tutorial…

FOTD: Blue me down!

11 Jul

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my lower eyelid in royal blue (Shany 120 palette), then I used canary yellow mica powder (Coastal Scents) just above my crease & into the tearduct area. I used matte black (Wet N Wild Greed palette) on my outer v & matte camel (Wet N Wild Vanity palette) to highlight my brow bone & to fade out the yellow.

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline I used Wet n Wild eyeliner pencil in silver blue & followed it up with more royal blue e/s (Shany 120 palette).

LIPS: Carmex + Estee Lauder lip gloss in Rose

CHEEKS: Wet N Wild Blush in “Heather Silk”

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)