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Tutorial: Zeta Love FOTD

20 Jan

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Tutorial: Mystique FOTD

13 Jan

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FOTD: Mystique

9 Jan

If you’re not familiar with the X-Men comic book series, this look may not make sense to you, but because I enjoy exposing you to awesome things… I’d like to introduce you to Mystique (or Raven Darkhölme), the infamous shape-shifter of the X-Men franchise. Like most of my FOTDs, this was meant to be my interpretation of her overall look. Mystique’s mutation enables her body’s cells to morph at will. She impersonates other people from their hair, to their clothes, to the sound of their voice. They say a pic is worth a thousand words, so this is what she looks like in her natural form. If you haven’t seen them already, I HIGHLY recommend that you check out the X-Men movies. In addition to being entertaining, they’re also socially relevant; dealing with topics such as political unrest, patriotism, discrimination, diversity, terrorism, anti-semitism, loyalty & honor. Enough of that, let’s talk makeup…

 

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

SHADOW: I applied matte navy blue e/s, from the WNW Pride palette, to the inner & outer corners of my lower eyelid. Then I used a frosty, lime green e/s to cover the center of my lower eyelid. I used matte peach e/s (WNW Greed palette) to highlight my brow bone area. For a pop of color, I used my pencil brush to apply NYX Ultra Pearl Mania e/s in Jade under my lower lashes.

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 & waterline using Wet N Wild cream liner in black.

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

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

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Stay tuned for a video tutorial of this look…

A little inspiration…

3 Jan

I didn’t record a tutorial video for my New Year’s Eve FOTD, but I wanted to share w/ you the videos that inspired my look. ENJOY…

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)

Tutorial: Evergreen FOTD

16 Dec

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FOTD: Evergreen

13 Dec

Today’s face was inspired by the beauty of the coniferous forest. This pic is the closest I’ll ever get to experiencing crisp mountain air. It’s beautiful & all, but have you seen the movie The Edge? I don’t do bears, boo boo! I’ll just enjoy the view from my computer screen & sniff my pine-scented candle, thanks! LOL

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 Turquoise Pearl. Then I used my pencil brush to draw a line along the crease of my eyelid in shimmery, dark green e/s (from the Wet N Wild Snow Sprite palette). I used my Coastal Scents crease brush to blend that line & fade the dark green e/s into a matte grassy green (from the Shany 120 palette). Finally 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 & waterline with Wet N Wild cream liner in black.

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: Nada

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SN: I straightened my hair this weekend. Stay tuned for a post on my methodology…

Tutorial: Smoky blue w/ a twist

13 Nov

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FOTD: Smoky blue with a twist…

5 Nov

This look is very similar to the Starry Eyed Girl FOTD. I was really disappointed by Vicky’s Secret e/s I used in that look, so I wanted to try it again using different products. Besides, I needed to use my NEW Wet N Wild Pride palette (from the September Beauty Acquisitions video). I plan to do a few looks with it before I give a formal product review. So far it’s good, but I’m not  surprised; WNW Cosmetics really stepped their game up with the Color Icon collection. I hope y’all are in the mood for some blues & greens… LEGGO!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: Grayish-blue cream shadow (via Claire’s 24 palette) & NYX Jumbo pencil in Yellow on my tearducts

SHADOW: I covered my lower eyelid & crease (excluding my tearducts) in shimmery navy blue e/s from the Wet N Wild Pride palette. I used Canary Yellow mica powder by Coastal Scents to brighten my tearducts &  cerulean blue (satin finish) e/s from the Black Radiance Retro Chic palette to brighten the center of my eyelids. Then I applied matte camel e/s to my brow bone (WNW Vanity palette) & matte black from the WNW Greed palette to darken my outer v.

   

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 & my waterline with Ruby Kisses HD gel liner in teal.

CHEEKS: I used Ulta single e/s in “Sparks” on the hollows of my cheeks &  CoverGirl e/s in Meltdown Mauve on the apples of my cheeks.

LIPS: Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip color in Sand Storm (913C) + Maybelline Shiny-Licious Lip Gloss in Peach Sorbet

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

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FOTD: A brown smoky eye

4 Nov

This FOTD is a recreation of my makeup in the Knot Today product review. Every woman needs a go-to neutral look! They’re so simple. Case in point: this look was created using only shadows from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette. But y’all know how much I LOVE color, so today my POP of color was Green Shimmer HD gel liner by Ruby Kisses; it’s a dark green w/ flecks of gold glitter.

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean (on the outer half of my eyelids)

SHADOW: I covered my entire lower eyelid in shimmery brown e/s. Then I used matte dark brown e/s to darken my outer v & matte camel to highlight brow bone. Finally I used frosty champagne to highlight my tearducts, as well as the arches of my eyebrow. ALL shadows used in this look are from the Wet N Wild Vanity 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 & my waterline with Ruby Kisses HD gel liner in “green shimmer”.

LIPS: Carmex + Maybelline Shiny-Licious Lip Gloss in Peach Sorbet

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 of my cheeks.

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Stay tuned for a video tutorial of this look…