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FOTD: Mean Green

22 Nov

So I’m a little behind on my faces of the day… blame it on intense holiday preparations. Mama had me working like a Hebrew slave this past weekend, LOL! But we are ready for Thanksgiving! How about you?

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo pencil in Rocky Mountain Green

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower lid in teal green e/s (frost finish) from the Shany Cosmetics 120 palette. Then I applied Java Bean (a shimmery brown e/s) by Milani along my crease & blended it upwards. Next I used matte peach e/s from the Wet N Wild Greed palette on my brow bone. I also added a touch of matte dark purple to my outer v for added depth.

OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy eyebrow duo in brunette & CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Then I used Maybelline Falsies mascara in blackest black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline using Wet N Wild cream liner in black. I also applied Wet N Wild eyeliner pencil in turquoise along my lower lashline & applied the same frosty teal & dark purple (from my eyelid) to my under eye. Then I used Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Undereye Concealer (in CA8010 for light to medium complexions).

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:  E.O.S. lip balm + Maybelline Shiny-Licious lip gloss in Peach Sortbet

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

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Weekend shenanigans & FOTD: Sunday’s Best

14 Nov

Hey Glams! How was your weekend? Mine was awesome! (relaxation.com) I caught up on my sleep & my DVR, snagged a few new beauty products, washed & DC’ed my wig & listened to countless hours of Pandora. If you don’t have Pandora in your life, you don’t know what you’re missing. I was bumping the Ryan Leslie channel so hard that my neighbors know all the words to Guardian Angel, LOL! I couldn’t bear to watch my beloved alma mater get massacred by the Bulldogs, so don’t even ask me about that game 😥 Did you see the Michigan State/ UNC Tar Heels game on the USS Carl Vinson? A basketball game on an aircraft carrier! It doesn’t get any cooler than that!

And because I know you’re dying to hear some Ryan Leslie…

 Shout out to Stacy & Terrell, who rescued me from solitary confinement by inviting me to church & Sunday dinner. *TEAR* Onto the makeup…

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered the inner third of my eyelid, including the tearduct area, in frosty, pistachio green e/s from the Wet N Wild Snow Sprite palette. Then I applied frosty, shamrock green (from the Wet N Wild Pride palette) to the center of my lower lid. Next I used cerulean blue e/s in satin finish to define my crease & outer v (from the Black Radiance Retro Chic palette). I also used a bit of the shimmery navy blue (Pride palette) to darken the outer v & matte camel e/s from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette to highlight my brow bone.

Click the pictures below for a closer look at the shadows used:

  

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows & Maybelline Falsies mascara in blackest black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline using Wet N Wild cream liner in black. I also applied Wet N Wild eyeliner pencil in white to my lower lashline & applied the same greens & blues (from my eyelid) to my under eye.

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey

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

FOTD: Sweet Hearts

7 Nov

 This FOTD was inspired by my friend, cosmetologist extraordinaire, Jasmine & the makeup artistry of her brother Gabe. After I finished this look I realized that it looks just like a box of Sweet Hearts. They’re pretty to look at, but not my favorite candy. I always pick & eat the white ones, then throw the rest away. I know that sounds really bougie, but the other colors taste like TUMS. LOL! Moving on… All the eyeshadows mentioned below are matte finish, from the Shany Cosmetics 120 palette, unless otherwise stated. Some of Shany’s pastels are a bit chalky, so I had to really pack them on, but I’m pleased with the overall look.

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered the inner third of my eyelid (including the tearduct area) in pastel yellow. Then I applied light pink to the center of my lower lid & teal green to my outer v. To create the cut crease, I used my pencil brush to draw a thin line of dark purple e/s along the crease. Then I used my Sonia Kashuk large crease brush to fade the dark purple into fuchsia. Finally, I blended the fuchsia into peach along my brow bone ( from the Wet N Wild Greed palette). Click the picture below for a closer look at the shadows used:

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Maybelline Falsies Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Ruby Kisses Never Smudge liquid eyeliner in Royal Purple & my waterline with Wet N Wild eyeliner pencil in turquoise. I set the eyeliner by applying teal green e/s on top (using my pencil brush).

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

CHEEKS: Wet N Wild blush in Heather Silk

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

Tutorial video coming soon…

FOTD: Apple Jacks

4 Oct

Fourscore & seven years ago… I promised my sorority sister that I would do a Face of the Day in honor of her favorite cereal: APPLE JACKS! *luv ya Fabo* I shan’t lie, Apple Jacks are pretty tasty, but they don’t hold a candle to my beloved Froot Loops. Click here to see the Froot Loops FOTD! 

Last Saturday Mom & I attended a holiday/ floral expo. Frazer United Methodist Church hosted “Decorate your Days” to raise money for the Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama. They had vendors who sold food, Christmas decorations, jewelry & other random stuff.  Local florists took the stage to show us how to make floral arrangements. I was waaaaay outta place down in “granny central”, but it’s always great to spend an afternoon with the one who gave you life! I’m sure those old ladies thought I was some kind of Christmas fanatic with my red & green eyeshadow, but Mama loved it & that’s all that matters! She called me “Miss Green” all afternoon… LOL! 

I almost forgot to mention that Auburn beat South Carolina! WAAAR EAGLE... HEY!

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Tutorial: Bedrock FOTD

27 Jun

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Tutorial: Inspired by Crocus

26 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