Tuesday, July 29, 2014

EotD: Smokey Red

  *Some products purchased by me, others were a gift or sent for consideration and are marked with an asterisk (*); all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.

Today I have a look which I'm dubbing a "smokey red" look. I used a blackened red/bronze eyeshadow from Darling Girl Cosmetics on the lid, and some matte eyeshadows of various shades to smoke out the color. Scroll down for pics and products!
 This is my totally unedited, half-finished face; the only area with makeup is around my right eye, everything else is totally bare lol. But I don't care, I'm just keepin' it real ;P
Products:
-Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper*
-Milani Shadow Eyez eyeshadow pencil in Almond Cream (all over lid as base)
-Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue on lower lid
Darling Girl Cosmetics eyeshadows in:
-Sex on Fire on lid 
-Hidden Garden to blend out edges
-Adoration on browbone and tearduct as highlight
-Leviathan on waterline
-Urban Decay Naked Basics palette eyeshadows in W.O.S (pale nude) to blend out edges of colors, Faint (medium brown) to define crease, and Naked2 (light beige taupe) to blend out crease shade
- Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Tako (white) to highlight cheekbone area
 -MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
-Milani pressed eyeshadow in Pitch Black (to smudge out lower lashline)
-Prestige 'My Blackest Lashes' mascara
-Urban Decay eyeshadows in Faint and Naked2, and theBalm eyeshadow in Presto on brow
-Wet N' Wild Coverall foundation and powder in lightest shades around eye

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I love the look of a sharply-lined Arabic-style eye, especially on the inner corner, but my eyes each have a different shape and the creasing is different; the right one is kind of hard to do this inner-corner eyeliner but I tried my best. Sadly I need a new black gel liner, this one is getting dried out and hard to work with but I think it turned out okay anyway. There are things I would have done differently but I won't pollute this post with my perfectionism, lol. I'll just be happy that I did makeup and took pictures, which is still difficult with fibromyalgia... I was sore for a while after but it was worth it.
It's hard to see Leviathan on the waterline in the pics but in person you could see the iridescence. I love Sex on Fire, it's such a gorgeous bronzey smokey red. Reminds me of Isis from BFTE, one of my old faves. It was also unexpectedly fun using Faint so heavily on my lid and crease; I normally shy away from layering on heavy dark matte colors but I'm just so in love with my Naked Basics, I can't live without it; the shadows are so buttery and pigmented and so easy to work with. Faint made such a lovely milk chocolate color on my skin. I must try this more often.. :)
Thanks for reading!♥



 *Some products purchased by me, others were a gift or sent for consideration and are marked with an asterisk (*); all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.
 **Some or all images were lightly edited using Aperture and/or Photoshop; for details, please read the photo editing disclosure widget at the bottom of my right-side bar.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Look and VIDEO: Leaping Lizards (DGC)

   *Some products purchased by me, others were a gift or sent for consideration and are marked with an asterisk (*); all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.
 I didn't post last week but there's a reason for that; a good reason, in fact. The reason is...
I made a makeup tutorial video :D

Well, it's more like 'this is how I do my makeup' than a full-blown tutorial, but it does show how I do what I do, in case you were ever curious. I used mostly products from Darling Girl Cosmetics, all of which I will list and link below. :) The video will also be at the bottom of this post so please watch it if you have a minute or 10 to spare!

 And now, on to the look:

The video is available in 1080 HD; I don't know how to make this thumbnail bigger so you can either watch in Fullscreen mode or click the Youtube link to open it in a new window :)


Products I'm wearing:
-Cover Girl 3 in 1 foundation in Ivory
-Wet N Wild Coverall Powder in lightest shade
-Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper*
-Milani Shadow Eyes pencil in Almond Cream
-Darling Girl Glitter Glue
-Other Darling Girl products:
 Leaping Lizards
 Hidden Garden
 Tempting Tryst
 Adoration
 Haze Spectral Shift (I guess this was discontinued)
 Koalification blush (contour)*
 Boy Crazy blush
 Man Candy blush
-brown gel eyeliner*
-Prestige My Blackest Lashes mascara
-theBalm Rockstar palette 'Presto' (brows)
-Urban Decay Naked Basics palette 'Naked2' (on brows)
-NYX Mega Shine lipgloss in Dolly Pink
-Maybelline Color Whisper lipstick in Lust For Blush
Nails:
-ILNP 'Nostalgia'*
-Wet N' Wild 'Disturbia'
-China Glaze 'Make a Spectacle'
-gold studs from Five Below


The whole video is almost 10 minutes long because it shows everything: eyes, brows, cheeks and lips. I wanted to make it one video rather than uploading separate parts for each area. To keep it under 10 minutes and still show everything I wanted to, I had to speed it up x2 so it's a tad fast for my linking but hopefully still shows the basic idea.

So there you have it! If you watch my video, please feel free to leave me your feedback in a comment either on the video or on this post, and subscribe to my channel to make sure you don't miss any future uploads! ;)

 Thanks for reading!♥



 *Some products purchased by me, others were a gift or sent for consideration and are marked with an asterisk (*); all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.
 **Some or all images were lightly edited using Aperture and/or Photoshop; for details, please read the photo editing disclosure widget at the bottom of my right-side bar.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

SugarSkullMinerals 'Young Love' EotD


  *Some products purchased by me, others were a gift or sent for consideration and are marked with an asterisk (*); all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.

 Today I present a look I created using some samples I was sent from the new Young Love collection by Sugar Skull Minerals; this is just a taste, but the whole collection is both pretty and versatile and will be released in the Etsy shop TOMORROW! (July 11)

Keep scrolling to see more:
 Here I made a little pictorial of the colors I used:
Products:
Eyes:
-Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper*
-Milani Shadow Eyez eyeshadow pencil in Almond Cream (all over lids as base)
-Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue on lower lid and lower lashline
Sugar Skull Minerals eyeshadows in:
-XOXO* (pink with gold sheen) on lid
-Hickey* (coppery brown) on outer corner of lid and blended lightly into crease
-Sugar Bear* (sparkly golden neutral) on inner corner and blended lightly into crease
-Spin the Bottle* (purpley-brown base with deep teal-green shimmer) on lower lashline
-Darling Girl Cosmetics eyeshadow in Adoration on browbone
-Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Tako (white) as brow highlight
-Urban Decay Naked Basics palette eyeshadows in W.O.S (to blend out edges of colors), and Naked2 (in crease)
-Milani pressed eyeshadow in Pitch Black (smudged along lower lashline/waterline)
-MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
-Prestige 'My Blackest Lashes' mascara
-Urban Decay eyeshadows in Faint and Naked2 and theBalm eyeshadow in Presto on brow
-BFTE Cosmetics mineral foundation in Light Beige


The pics don't do these gorgeous colors justice but I had fun doing this look. These are some of the brighter/more dramatic shades in the collection but there are several more muted, every day type colors as well, not to mention the blushes. I recommend checking out the Young Love collection when it's released TOMORROW!
Thanks for reading♥



 *Some products purchased by me, others were a gift or sent for consideration and are marked with an asterisk (*); all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.
 **Some or all images were lightly edited using Aperture and/or Photoshop; for details, please read the photo editing disclosure widget at the bottom of my right-side bar.

Monday, July 7, 2014

SugarSkullMinerals: 'Young Love' Collection Preview


 *Samples were sent for my consideration; all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.
Hey guys, today's post is for a new collection from Sugar Skull Minerals, a company I've been mildly obsessed with lately; this is the Young Love collection which consists of 11 eyeshadows and 4 blushes. The colors are muted and wearable for every day. I adore each color in this collection!
Please keep scrolling for all the details :)


Eyeshadows swatched with my fingers over Darling Girl Glitter Glue:
Top row: Faithful, I Heart You, Hickey, Prude, Promise Ring. Middle row: Picnic in the Park, Sugar Bear, Smooches, Under the Bleachers. Bottom row: Spin the Bottle, XOXO.
This slightly blurry pic is mainly to show the awesome gold-green sheen in XOXO; I LOVE THIS COLOR and have nothing similar in my collection!
With flash.
Blushes on bare skin: Like a Virgin, Heart Throb, Sweet Cheeks, Make Me Blush.
With flash.


Like I said, I love everything! Personal faves would have to be Sugar Bear, Prude, Hickey, Smooches, XOXO, and Like a Virgin.
Sadly my swatches do not do these beauties justice, but luckily several other bloggers have done swatches too! Some also have color descriptions which I'm terrible at so I didn't even try lol. Please check out their posts in the links below!


This collection goes live on July 11 (this Friday!) and will be permanent colors. I definitely recommend checking them out! Keep your eyes peeled for some looks on my blog soon too :)
Thanks for reading!♥



 *Samples were sent for my consideration; all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Darling Girl FotD: Chickster Snuggles


 *Some products purchased by me, others were a gift or sent for consideration and are marked with an asterisk (*); all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.
 Here is another vacation look using Darling Girl Cosmetics; the featured color Chickster is from the limited Darling Chicks collection so I don't think it's available anymore. I realized too late what an awesome eyeshadow this one is, a warm brown base with shimmer that shifts from silvery blue to green to gold... it looked so amazing on my eyes in person!

Please keep scrolling for more pics and product details, and don't forget you can click the images for full size:


Products:
 
Eyes:
-Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper*
-Milani Shadow Eyez eyeshadow pencil in Almond Cream (all over lids as base)
Darling Girl Cosmetics eyeshadows in:
-Chickster* (on lids and lower lashline)
-Snuggle (inner corner highlight)
-Adoration (browbone)
-Urban Decay Naked Basics palette eyeshadows in W.O.S to blend out edges, Venus as highlight
-theBalm eyeshadows in Allegro (warm yellow-brown matte) on outer corner/crease, Matt Gallagher (light pink-toned brown) in crease, and Moderato (deep plum matte) as liner
-brown gel liner (tightline)
-Prestige 'My Blackest Lashes' mascara
Face/Cheeks:
 -Belleme BB Cream in Ivory and Nude Beige mixed
-Wet N' Wild Coverall powder in lightest shade
Urban Decay Faint and Naked2 eyeshadows as contour, and Venus as highlight
-BFTE Light Bronzer
-BFTE blush in Winter Mauve
-Darling Girl Cosmetics blush in Neon Trees
Lips:
-Maybelline Color Whisper in Lust For Blush 
 
 
I got my hair cut by an old friend that day, it's shorter and more layered now. It had grown out for almost a whole year from my last cut and was in pretty bad shape so it's a relief to have it cut again, lol.
As I said, I love Chickster! I wish it was still on the site because I'd tell you all to go buy it right now. But Susan has tons of other gorgeous shifty eyeshadows to make up for it soooo yeah ;)
 
 Thanks for reading!♥
 
 
 
 
*Some products purchased by me, others were a gift or sent for consideration and are marked with an asterisk (*); all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.
 **Some or all images were lightly edited using Aperture and/or Photoshop; for details, please read the photo editing disclosure widget at the bottom of my right-side bar.
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