Tag Archives: NYX jumbo eye pencil

Product Breakdown: Smoky Lemon Lime FOTD

23 Jan

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FOTD: Classic Makeup

30 Dec

 Sometimes you just wanna wear makeup without looking extremely made up. This is one of those looks…

SAM_03922The key to pulling off your own classic makeup look is to find neutral eyeshadows that complement your skin tone. Whether you’re ivory, caramel or mahogany complected, look for shadows that are within 2 shades of YOUR foundation or pressed powder. Use a combination of lighter & darker colors to create depth on your eyelid. Hey! If you prefer, you can even use your pressed powder as an eyeshadow. And finish does matter! While there’s nothing wrong with using frosty and/or shimmery shadows to re-create this FOTD, I believe that eyeshadows with matte finish will produce the most natural-looking results.  They tend to give you that airbrushed, flawless look that will make people question whether or not you’re wearing makeup. *cues Beyoncé* Here’s what I did to create my classic FOTD…

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FOTD: Berry Burst

7 Jun

In case you’re wondering, I am trying my best to post my backlogged FOTDs in the order they were taken (hence the retroactive dates). I apologize for any confusion this may cause. 😉 Enjoy…

PRIMER: Mary Kay Eye Primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cherry

SHADOW: I applied a matte pastel pink e/s (from the Wet N Wild Lust palette) to my tearduct area.  I blended the light pink into Neon Red (a matte pinkish red e/s) from my Coastal Scents Hot Pots palette. Then I used my Sonia Kashuk large crease brush to apply Maroon Berry (a matte burgundy e/s, also by CS) to the outer portion of my lid.  Finally I used Puce (a matte pinkish tan e/s, also by CS) to highlight my browbone & blend out the reds.

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 & lower lashline using L’Oreal H.I.P. cream liner in Teal.

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

LIPS: Lancome Le Rouge Absolu lipstick in Pink Diamond + CO Bigelow lip gloss in Pink Mint

FOTD: Inspired by Halloween

31 Oct

Muah-haha haaa! *in my diabolical LAUGH*

My coworkers decided that we would dress up for Halloween, so I actually wore this to work. I think my clients were at least mildly amused by our shenanigans, LOL. I rarely celebrate Halloween, but it was fun getting dressed up this year. I even bought candy for a whopping six Trick-Or-Treaters! *whomp whomp* ONTO THE MAKEUP…

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SHADOW:I covered my entire lower eyelid in a shimmery orange e/s from the Shany Cosmetics 120 palette. To create the cut crease, I drew a line along the crease of my eyelid using a black eyeliner pencil. Continue reading

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

FB Flashback: FOTD Coppertone

15 Oct

April 11, 2011

PRIMER: Coastal Scents Shadow Worx matte e/s primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I used NYX pearl mania loose e/s in “Orange pearl” over the majority of my lower lid. Then I used the matte dark brown from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette to shade & contour my outer v. Finally I used matte camel to highlight my browbone.

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows & L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes.

CHEEKS: Wet N Wild blush in Heather Silk

LIPS: Carmex + Estee Lauder in Rose

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

FB Flashback: FOTD Lemon-Lime

14 Oct

I’m especially proud of this FOTD because it was my first attempt at the elusive cut crease. I’m not sure if the dark green is sharp enough to qualify as a “cut crease”, but maybe the makeup police will let it slide. 😉 S/O to my work boo, Amanda, for suggesting that I use these colors! Oh & pardon the blur, these pics were taken with my cell phone… ENJOY!

March 30, 2011

PRIMER: Coastal Scents Shadow Worx matte e/s primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (lower lid) & Black Bean (on the crease)

SHADOW: I used Coastal Scents mica powder in Canary Yellow on my inner lid (tear duct area). To create the gradation effect, I blended the yellow mica powder into a matte greenish-yellow e/s (from my Shany 120 palette). Then I blended the yellowish-green into matte lime green (also Shany). To create the cut crease, I drew a line along the crease of my eyelid using the NYX pencil in Black Bean. I applied matte teal green e/s (also Shany) on top of that line, blending it up & out. Finally I used matte camel (from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette) to highlight my browbone.

March 30, 2011

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 waterline with Wet n Wild eyeliner in white (inner eye) & turquoise (outer eye).

CHEEKS: Ulta single e/s in “Sparks” on the hollows of my cheeks & CoverGirl bronzer to highlight my cheekbones

LIPS: (from BBW) COBigelow lip gloss in Pink Mint

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

FB Flashback: FOTD Mint Chocolate Chip

13 Oct

Before SIAG, my facebook page served as a platform for my hair experiments, product reviews & faces of the day. I stumbled upon a few looks that I wanted to share with you, so take a trip with me down memory lane…

April 12, 2011

PRIMER: Coastal Scents Shadow Worx matte e/s primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I used NYX pearl mania loose e/s in “Turquoise pearl” (which is actually more of a mint green) over the majority of my lower lid. Then I used the shimmery brown & matte dark brown from the Vanity palette to shade contour my crease. Finally I used matte off white to highlight my tear duct area & matte camel to highlight my browbone.

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows & L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes.

CHEEKS: Wet N Wild blush in Heather Silk

LIPS: Carmex + Estee Lauder in Rose

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

FOTD: My Funny Valentine

6 Oct

This is the perfect look for Valentine’s Day… too bad it’s October! I don’t think I’ve ever worn pink & peach this way, but I like it 🙂 Oddly enough, my mother didn’t like this Face of the Day. She said the dark pink & blackened purple on my outer v made my eyelids appear bruised. LOL, A MESS!!!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower lid in matte peach e/s from the Wet N Wild Greed palette. To create the cut crease, I drew a line along the crease of my eyelid using my Coastal Scents Italian badger crease brush *LOVES* & matte, pinkish-burgundy e/s from the Shany Cosmetics 120 palette. I applied matte, blackened purple e/s (from the Wet N Wild Lust palette) to the corner of my outer v using my pencil brush & matte peach (same as before) to my brow bone using my Avon ergonomic large e/s brush. Finally I used my Sonia Kashuk large crease brush to blend the pink into the peach along my brow bone. Continue reading

Weekend shenanigans & FOTD: All kinds of devilment

19 Sep

Hey Glams! I hope y’all had as good a weekend as I did! I kicked it with my sorors from Alabama State University. The university hosted a block party Friday night to kickoff construction on the new Hornet Stadium & on Saturday we tailgated w/ my frat brothers for ASU’s first home game… GREAT FUN!!!

…one of my friends gave birth to this beautiful baby 🙂

…and on a somber note, Auburn lost to Clemson *sniff sniff* But I still love my Tigers! WDE BABY!!!

CONFESSION: I did this FOTD about 2 and a half months ago, but reality television programming & general laziness prevented me from showing it to you. Continue reading