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Tag Archives: purple eyeshadow

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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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…

Birthday Review part 2

31 Oct

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

FOTD: Pewter & Purple Smoke

4 Sep

I love to chillax & watch movies on Sunday afternoon! Today I saw The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock & Ryan Reynolds (for the third time). If you haven’t already, you definitely need to see this movie. It’s super cute & Ryan is hottt!!! He’s also my birthday twin! BTW none of this has anything to do with my FOTD, just wanted to share, LOL! 🙂 Onto the makeup…

PRIMER:  NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I used a metallic pewter colored e/s called “Twilight” by Ulta on the majority of my lower eyelid. Then I used matte purple (Shany 120 palette) on my crease & outer v. Using my Coastal Scents crease brush, I gradually added darker shades of purple to my outer v until I got the desired depth of color (Wet N Wild Lust palette). Finally, I used matte peach e/s to highlight my brow bone & matte off white e/s to highlight my tearducts (both from Wet N Wild Greed palette). Continue reading

Tutorial: Pewter & Purple Smoke FOTD

4 Sep

Click here to read the FOTD

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: Lucky Re-loaded

13 Aug

I liked the “Feelin Lucky” FOTD that I decided to do it again!

Click here to read the remix, entitled “Lucky Re-loaded”.

FOTD: Summer Sunset

5 Aug

I toldja that the “Glam files” were backlogged… I’m sorry y’all! I will try to do better next week 🙂 This FOTD was about 3 weeks ago… I’ve already posted a YouTube video tutorial, so be sure to check that out! ENJOY…

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PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my lower eyelid in Forever Fig by CoverGirl. That shade of purple wasn’t vivid enough for me, so I added NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in purple to intensify the color. I applied matte orange to my crease using my Coastal Scents crease brush. 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.

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

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Nada

These pics were taken the 2nd week of July… apparently I was having the BEST natural hair week EVER!!! I’m a bit nostalgic about my curly fro… which is presently in a roller set 😦 FREE GIOVANNI!!!

FOTD: “Lucky” Re-loaded

3 Aug

I liked the Feelin’ Lucky FOTD soooo much that I decided to give it another go. But this time I used turquoise on my lower lid (instead of green) & purple on my crease (instead of fuchsia). ENJOY!

PRIMER:  NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green

SHADOW: I used matte turquoise on my outer lower lid (Shany 120 palette). I faded that color into a frosty teal e/s (also Shany) & used matte off-white to highlight my tearducts (Wet N Wild Greed palette). I used matte lavender to accent my crease & dark purple to deepen the outer v (also Shany). 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. I used Wet N Wild pencil in turquoise on my waterline & set it by applying turquoise e/s with my pencil brush.

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

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep

Video tutorial coming soon!