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FOTD: Hello Kitty

21 Feb

Hey Glams!

    My friend Nisha suggested this color palette a few months ago. It’s been awhile since I did a cartoon-themed look, so I figured February was the perfect time to try a Hello Kitty look. The little girl in me wanted to don Fuchsia Fever lipstick that day, but the adult in me decided to play it safe & go with Trendy Mauve, so that way cut crease can get the attention it deserves, LOL! Enjoy…

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I applied matte white e/s (from the Wet N Wild Pride palette) over the inner two-thirds of my lower eyelid. Then I applied matte hot pink (from the Shany 120 palette) to my outer v area. Then I went back in with a lighter shade of pink to help blend the hot pink into the white e/s.  To create the cut crease, I used my pencil brush to draw a line of matte black e/s along my crease (WNW Greed palette). I used my Sonia Kashuk large crease brush to blend the black into matte peach e/s on my brow bone (also WNW Greed).

 

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 the inner rim of my waterline with Wet N Wild eyeliner in white & used Wet N Wild cream liner in black on my upper lashline & outer waterline.

CHEEKS: Ulta single e/s in “Sparks” on the hollows of my cheeks & Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey on the apples.

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

LIPS: Lancome Color Design lipstick in Trendy Mauve + CO Bigelow lip gloss in Pink Mint

Stay tuned for the tutorial video

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Tutorial: Sweet Hearts FOTD

31 Dec

Click here to read the FOTD…

FOTD: Tis the season…

21 Dec

This is me practicing my surprised face for Christmas morning…

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered the inner third of my lower eyelid in matte white e/s from the Wet N Wild Pride palette that I’m finally getting around to using. I blended the white e/s into a red mica powder that I made myself (using ingredients from CoastalScents.com). I call it “Red Hot”!!! Next I used my crease brush to apply matte grassy green e/s (Shany 120 palette) to the crease area. This wasn’t dramatic enough for me, so I used my pencil brush to apply my favorite shimmery, dark green e/s (Wet N Wild Snow Sprite palette) along the border between the red & green, to cut the crease a little harder. I used a clean brush to blend the green into my brow bone area & then applied matte peach e/s (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette) to my brow bone.

  

OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy brow wax & 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 liner in black & Wet N Wild pencil in white on my waterline. I used a pencil brush to smudge green mica powder just below the waterline. I also made this e/s using products from Coastal Scents. I call it “Envy Me.”

CHEEKS: Ulta single e/s in “Sparks” on the hollows of my cheeks

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

FACE: Nada

Stay tuned for a video tutorial of this look…

You thought I was gonna post “Deck the Halls” didntcha? PSYCHE! This song is waaay better. It gets you in the Christmas mood, even if it’s 70° & pouring rain outside! SN: Have I ever told y’all how in love I am with Brian McKnight? He’s my old man crush! 😉 ENJOY…

I almost forgot… Shout out to my FB friends, who also helped me name this FOTD.  Thanks for all the input, feedback & support! *SMOOCHES*

FOTD: Winter Fairy

18 Dec

In light of the fast-approaching winter solstice, I decided to do another winter themed FOTD. This time I used royal purple & icy blue to convey the crisp, cool feeling of this season. Special thanks to my FB friends who helped me brainstorm names for this look. YOU ROCK!!! 😉

Whilst performing “winter fairy” research, I stumbled upon this amazing photography print of hydrangea leaves. It was too beautiful not to share…

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I applied a matte pastel blue e/s (from the Shany 120 palette) to my tearduct area. Then I covered the remainder of my lower eyelid in Frigid by Urban Decay. I used a clean brush to blend the purple into my crease area, then I used matte peach e/s (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette) to highlight my brow bone.

 

OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy brow wax & 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 liner in black & my waterline with Sephora waterproof cream liner in electric blue.

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey

LIPS: Lancome Color Design lipstick in Trendy Mauve + Powetic Treasures lip gloss in Pink Passion

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

FOTD: 80s Baby!!!

12 Dec

It’s flashback time! What did you love about the 80s? My favorite 80s phenomena (in no particular order) are:

  • NEON COLORS (obviously)
  • Molly Ringwald movies
  • Pre-surgical Michael
  • Pre-crack Whitney
  • Slouch socks!!!
  • Stirrup leggings
  • Ghostbusters
  • Fast Times @ Ridgemont High
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Prince
  • Fat Luther

Ahhh… as fun as that was, I know you didn’t come here to reminisce, so let’s talk about makeup! 🙂 For this look I used NYX Cosmetics Ultra Pearl Mania in Orange Zest Pearl… NOT to be confused with Orange Pearl (see Thanksgiving FOTD). They appear similar but Orange Pearl (left) is a coppery, metallic orange, whereas Orange Zest is (right) a peachy orange speckled w/ gold glitter. Orange Zest is very sparkly w/ TONS of glitter fallout. The fallout doesn’t bother me enough not to wear it, but if you’re wearing a full face that day (concealer, foundation, etc.), you might wanna do your eyes first. NOTE: Milk was used as a base for these swatches, but they are extremely pigmented, so any flesh-colored base would work just as well.

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower eyelid in NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Orange Zest Pearl. I used my crease brush to apply matte fuchsia e/s to the crease & blended that upwards into matte peach e/s (Wet N Wild Greed palette). Finally I used matte plum purple e/s (from the Wet N Wild Lust palette) to deepen my outer v.

   

OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy brow wax & 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 & waterline with”The Deep End” waterproof cream liner by Sephora. I also used Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Undereye Concealer (in CA8010for light to medium complexions).

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

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

What are your favorite 80s moments/ trends/ music/ phenomena?

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…

Random awesomeness…

27 Oct

RainbowGirly18 created this Beyoncé inspired look using (drum roll please…) her Shany Palette!!! Just wanted to share 😉 ENJOY!

How do Iove thee, Shany? Let me count the ways…

27 Oct

This product review is long overdue. I bought the Shany Cosmetics 120 eyeshadow palette last year as a birthday present to myself. Little did I know that it would turn out to be one of the GREATEST makeup investments of all time! *SHEDS TEAR*

Shany Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette

  • Price: 5 out of 5
  • Packaging: 4 out of 5
  • Efficacy: 5 out of 5
  • Overall rating: 50,847 stars

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FOTD: 27 & loving it!

24 Oct

This weekend my bestie took me to Sephora & bought me some awesome goodies! Of course I had to debut at least one of them in my birthday FOTD… Sephora cream liner in Electric Teal!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: Copper colored cream shadow from Claire’s 24 palette

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower eyelid in a shimmery orange e/s from the Shany Cosmetics 120 palette. Then I used matte brown e/s from the Coffee Shop e/s quad by CoverGirl to darken my crease & outer v. Finally I used matte peach e/s, from the Wet N Wild Greed palette, to highlight my brow bone & tearducts. 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