S.I.A.G. in HIGH DEFINITION!
My family is relieved that I’ve found an outlet for my PJism! I know my brother was tired of listening to my makeup reviews & hair babble *crickets chirping* LOL! So my final birthday present was an HD camcorder! I’m grateful to have such an awesome support system & I look forward to bringing you higher quality reviews & tutorials! 😉
ONTO THE MAKEUP! Click here to read my Halloween FOTD…
I used the Black Radiance Retro Chic eyeshadow palette to create this look. I bought it for about $5 at my local CVS. My thoughts?! This palette has a great combination of blues, but the color payoff leaves something to be desired. To counteract this problem, be sure to use a blue or white opaque base underneath these shadows. Overall I am pleased with the performance of this palette. Although I don’t use it often (blame that on Shany Cosmetics) I would buy it again & recommend it to anyone looking for bright blue eyeshadow.
PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base
BASE: NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk
SHADOW: I covered the inner two-thirds of my lower eyelid in shimmery aqua blue e/s (Retro Chic palette), then I used a slightly darker blue (also Retro Chic) on the outer third of my eyelid & matte black e/s (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette) to darken my outer v. I used matte pastel blue to highlight my tearducts & matte camel (from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette) on my brow bone.
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 & waterline with Wet N Wild cream eyeliner in black.
CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey (8305B)
LIPS: Carmex + L’Oreal H.I.P. lip gloss in Inviting
Video tutorial coming soon…
Dontcha just LOVE cherries? They’re a great summertime snack!
In addition to being delicious, they’re good for you! Per choosecherries.com… a recent study revealed that a cherry-enriched diet may help lower body fat, total weight, inflammation and cholesterol – all major risk factors for heart disease. It is also believed that, anthocyanins (the antioxidant found in cherries) may be beneficial for a range of inflammatory-related conditions, including arthritis.
In case you hadn’t figured it out yet, I debuted my new NYX jumbo eye pencil in “Cherry” for this FOTD. I was pleased with both the color & the coverage. I have found some of the other NYX e/s pencils lacking in these departments, so I was pleasantly surprised. In my book it gets a perfect score! I highly recommend this pencil for you if you wanna do looks using red, orange or pink eyeshadows.
Click here to see tutorial video
PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base
BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cherry (lower lids) & Milk (tearducts)
SHADOW: I covered my lower eyelid (except for my tearducts) in bright red (Shany 120 palette). I used a blend of yellow gold & matte off white on my tearducts & matte camel to highlight my brow bone (WNW Vanity). NOTE: I used a softer, coral-red to blend the bolder red into the gold on my tearducts & the tan/camel on my brow bone.
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 WetnWild cream eyeliner in black. On my waterline I used WetNWild eyeliner pencil in black.
LIPS: Carmex + Estee Lauder lip gloss in Rose
CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey
FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)