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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: Election Fever

6 Nov

Not much to say about this one. I was feeling extremely patriotic this morning. That sentiment gave birth to a red, white & blue FOTD. Enjoy 😉

Notice something new? This is my “new” 28 pan of Coastal Scents Hot Pots. I will discuss it in greater detail in the near future.

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I applied Powder Pink Hot Pot (a matte white color with slight pink undertone) e/s to my entire lower eyelid. I used a mixture of Blue My Mind (a pearly royal blue) by Milani & Indigo Hot Pot (a matte royal blue) to define my crease. I used Electric Blue Hot Pot (matte true blue) to blend the outer edges of the blue crease. On my brow area I used Oatmeal Tan Hot Pot.

OTHER DETAILS… I used Palladio eyeliner pencil in Dark Brown (EL193) to fill in my eyebrows & L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black on my lashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline using Sephora waterproof smoky cream liner in Must Have (matte black). I traced a thin line under my eye using the Milk pencil. I used a pencil brush to apply Vibrant Red Hot Pot (true red, matte finish) directly on top of Milk.

FACE: For spot correction I used, Ruby Kisses 3D face creator in Level 11. Then I dusted a light layer of Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05). I skipped blush.

LIPS: Carmex + Wet N Wild Mega Last lip color in Red Velvet

Just in case you were wondering…

FOTD: Pin-up Girl

15 May

I endeavored to do a neutral eye with a bold lip… and somehow I ended up on the pin-up girl, retro vibe. I’m really pleased with how the look came out, especially because know nothing about wearing lipstick. Somehow I always feel like a child playing in mommy’s makeup whenever I put some on, so I just avoid it. Ya know? Oh and today was also my 1st time using WetNWild Color Icon palette in Greed… so far I’m lovin’ it!

PRIMER:Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte e/s primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: On lower lid & browbone I used matte peach from WetNWild Greed palette. I used shimmery brown from the WNW Vanity palette to create depth in my crease & matte black from WNW Greed to deepen the outer v. Oh & of course I’m still using matte camel (also WNW Vanity) on 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. I applied WetnWild cream eyeliner in black to my upper lashline using my brand new Ardell Duo Brow Brush… *LOVES IT* I used a pencil brush to apply the shimmery chocolate e/s (WNW Vanity) to my waterline, for subtle definition.

LIPS: WetNWild Mega Last Lip color in Red Velvet (910D)

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey (8305B)

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Moral of the story: don’t be afraid to try something new. You might like it & even if you don’t, it’s just makeup… WASH IT OFF!