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Tag Archives: green eyeliner

FOTD: A brown smoky eye

4 Nov

This FOTD is a recreation of my makeup in the Knot Today product review. Every woman needs a go-to neutral look! They’re so simple. Case in point: this look was created using only shadows from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette. But y’all know how much I LOVE color, so today my POP of color was Green Shimmer HD gel liner by Ruby Kisses; it’s a dark green w/ flecks of gold glitter.

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean (on the outer half of my eyelids)

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower eyelid in shimmery brown e/s. Then I used matte dark brown e/s to darken my outer v & matte camel to highlight brow bone. Finally I used frosty champagne to highlight my tearducts, as well as the arches of my eyebrow. ALL shadows used in this look are from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette.

 

OTHER DETAILS… I used 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 with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black & my waterline with Ruby Kisses HD gel liner in “green shimmer”.

LIPS: Carmex + Maybelline Shiny-Licious Lip Gloss in Peach Sorbet

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 of my cheeks.

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Stay tuned for a video tutorial of this look…

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FOTD: QueenB’s African Sahara

17 Oct

This FOTD was inspired by the late, great QueenB, who passed away earlier this year. Her looks were impeccable & she will be missed! Click here to watch her African Sahara tutorial video.

PRIMER: NYX High Def e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Yellow

SHADOW: I covered my lower lid in Coastal Scents’ Canary Yellow mica powder. Using my Sonia Kashuk large crease brush, I applied orange e/s (Shany Cosmetics 120 palette) from my crease to just below my brow bone. Then I went back in with a smaller brush (Coastal Scents Italian badger crease brush) & applied matte dark brown e/s (Wet N Wild Vanity palette) to the inner crease, to create a distinct boundary between the yellow & orange eyeshadows. Then I used matte camel to fade the orange e/s into my brow bone & frosty champagne e/s to highlight the arches of my eyebrows (also from WNW Vanity). I lined my lower lashline with Wet N Wild eyeliner pencil in cool green, then I used a pencil brush to apply matte, grassy green e/s & set the liner. 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…

Tutorial: Feelin’ Lucky FOTD

27 Jul

FOTD: Feelin’ Lucky

27 Jul

I feel lucky whenever I wear green! 🙂

This FOTD was inspired by fellow blogger & makeup enthusiast, the lovely Tina Marie! A couple of weeks ago she did a green & purple amethyst makeup tutorial for her blog TinaMarieOnline… Click here to check it out!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green

SHADOW: I used matte grassy green over the majority of my lower lid. I faded that color inward; from darker grassy green, to apple green (both from the Shany 120 palette). I used matte off-white to highlight my tearducts (Wet N Wild Greed palette). I used matte fuchsia to accent my crease & dark purple to deepen the outer v (also from Shany 120 palette). 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. Maybelline Volume Express “Falsies” 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 pencil in turquoise, then I used a pencil brush to apply green & purple e/s.

LIPS:  Carmex + “Stop Violence in the Home” lip gloss by The Body Shop

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Nada

Stay tuned for tutorial video… 

Something new…

12 Jul

 I can only stay outta the store for so long…

During yesterday’s trip to my local BSS I stumbled upon Ruby Kisses HD Gel Liner ($3.99 each). It comes in black, brown, dark purple, teal & a shimmery dark green; I obviously purchased the latter 2 colors. This is what they look like:

And these are the swatches:

No lie, I was a little disappointed by the similarities between the 2 colors. I was looking for a bit more contrast, although the green one does have little flecks of gold in it. What is remarkable is that the liner DID NOT BUDGE. I applied the swatches, took the pics & used a baby wipe, thinking I could easily take it off… NO MA’AM! Only 3 minutes after application, I had to use eye-makeup remover to erase the lines from the back of my hand. This is a great feature, considering how most eyeliners bleed & smear.

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These are just my preliminary findings… I’ll have to do an actual field test to give my full analysis of this product, so stay tuned 🙂

Tutorial: Froot Loops

22 Jun

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FOTD: Froot Loops

21 Jun

  

It wasn’t until after I finished my face that I realized it looked like the Froot Loops cereal box… (LOL) Oh well! ENJOY 🙂

Stay tuned for a video tutorial of this look…

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cherry (lower lid) & Purple (along the crease)

SHADOW: I covered my lower eyelid (except for my tearducts) in coral-red (Shany 120 palette) & used bright orange to highlight my tearducts.  I used my NYX e/s pencil to draw a purple line around my crease, then I blended that line with my crease brush. On top of the purple cream shadow I applied purple e/s from the Estee Lauder Black Moon e/s quad & royal blue from Shany 120 palette. I used matte camel (WNW 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 with Wet N Wild eyeliner pencil in cool green & applied spring green e/s from the Shany 120 palette using my pencil brush.

LIPS: Carmex + L’Oreal HIP lip gloss in Inviting

CHEEKS: Nada

FACE: Nada

FOTD: Smoky green

8 Jun

PRIMER: Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte e/s primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean

SHADOW: I covered my lower eyelid (except for my tearducts) in Verdigris (by Ulta). On my tearducts I used a matte off white (WNW Vanity) & I blended that into the dark green. I used matte camel (WNW Vanity) to highlight 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, Milani eyeliner pencil in antique green.

LIPS: Carmex & L’Oreal HIP lip gloss in Inviting

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey (8305B) on the apples of my cheeks

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Tutorial: Blending blues & greens

22 May

This video gives step-by-step instructions on how to re-create this look… For a detailed list of the products used, click here

YES! I had to upload 2 videos AGAIN… the combined parts were too long for a continuous stream on YouTube *hangs head in shame*

Part 2…