Friday, May 31, 2013

FOTD 5/30/2013

I haven't really posted much FOTD content, and I feel that I should start doing so. I have witnessed so many others posting these and I truly get inspired by them! It's always neat to see what others are doing, fashion-wise, style-wise and creative-wise. Sometimes when I'm trying to come up with an idea for my face or someone else' face for a photo session, I browse sites like Pinterest, Tumblr, other beauty blogs and youtube to help me get a creative thought process moving along. Seeing other FOTD posts can help me break through a mental block...which is awesome because let's face it--mental/creative blockage SUCKS! I personally dislike not having any ideas. Especially when I have a deadline and I need to come up with something rather quickly! So thanks to all of the ladies and gents out there who gave me inspiration! FOTD Products: Urban Decay's Naked Palette 2, Elf's Eyelid Primer, Elf's Baked Bronzer in St. Lucia, Elf's Hypershine Gloss in Berry, Elf's Studio Kohl Eyeliner, Elf's Lip Primer & Plumper, Elf's Volume Plumping Mascara, Loreal's Infallible Eyeliner in Blackest Black, Almay's Smart Shade Blush in Pink/Rose

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Emerald Summer Look

I'm not one for wearing tons of makeup during this hot and humid season. When it comes to cosmetics, I keep it REALLY simple. I'm talking SUPER simple...tinted moisturizer on top of a silicon based face primer and a smidge of eyeshadow and mascara. Most of the time, I prefer to skip on the eyeliner, blush and lipstick altogether! There's nothing like having the feeling that your face is melting off--like something from an extremely bad/cheesy 80's horror flick. And when it comes to eyeshadow, I prefer something lightweight and somewhat shimmery to attract light particles and make my eyes pop. My favorite eyeshadow for this season has to be Elf's mineral eyeshadow. My only complaint is that they don't have many matte shades, but the ones that they do have are simply stunning...and the shimmery shades are absolutely beautiful! I do recommend using an eyeshadow primer with these for creaseless and staying power. Here is a look that says, "Yeah I'm dolled up." However, I'm not wearing much on my eyes at all, and it honestly took me about 4 minutes to do. The colors left to right are: Natural, Earthy and Outdoorsy. They are super easy to blend and have a beautiful sparkle when catching the light. I topped this eye look off with a forest green eyeliner, a black eyeliner, and mascara. To achieve this look: Step 1: Cover your entire eyelid with a primer. Step 2: Apply the shade Natural over entire eyelid. Step 3: Apply the light green shade Earthy on the outer edge of the eyelid. Step 4: Apply the shade Outdoorsy on the crease of your eyelid and blend slightly into the Earthy shade. Step 5: Take the shade Natural, and apply it as a highlight to your brow bone. Step 6: Apply a dark green eyeliner (Or you could use Outdoorsy wet along your lash line)to your upper lash line and along the lower lash line. Step 7: Run along your water line with a black eyeliner. Step 8: Coat your lashes with a black mascara, and there you have it! I will be posting more looks with many color combinations using the Mineral Eyeshadow. This product is light as a feather, clump-free and organic. (Not to mention very pretty!) If you have any questions or would like to see a certain color combination, feel free to post a comment! have you tried any of these eyeshadow shades before? What did you think of them?

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Seductive Silver Tutorial Featuring Elf Cosmetics (Elf Baked Eyeshadow Palette NYC)

I love this look so much! Silver eyeshadow has been flooding runways left and right, so I HAD to do play around with what silver eyeshadow I had! I hope that you guys enjoy this look as much as I do...I'll be wearing this often. PRODUCTS: Elf Baked Eyeshadow Palette in NYC Elf Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Celebration Elf Precision Liquid Eyeliner Elf Eyelid Primer in Champagne Elf Mineral Infused Mascara Elf Mascara Primer Elf Studio Kohl Eyeliner Elf Mineral Lipstick in Rosy Tan Elf Mineral Lip Liner in Peachy Elf Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia Step 1: Prime your eyelids to make sure that your eyeshadow will have badass staying power as well as awesome color pigmentation. Step 2: Take Elf's Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Celebration and apply over the entire eyelid. Step 3: Using Elf's Baked Eyeshadow Palette in NYC, apply the light silver shade directly over the Long lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow. Step 4: Using the Baked Eyeshadow Palette, apply the dark silver to the outer edge of your eyelid as well as the crease. blend well. Step 5: Using the Baked Palette, apply the golden white shade onto your brow bone for the highlight. (I actually applied this step after a few other steps when taking the pictures due to the fact that I couldn't decide which shade I wanted for the brow bone! So sorry if seeing the eyeliner messes up the continuity.) Step 6: Using Elf's Cream Eyeliner in Black, line the upper lash line. Use a small brush to get in between the lashes, to make them look a bit fuller. Step 7: Use Elf's Precision Liquid Eyeliner and apply over the cream eyeliner. I find that this product helps my "wings" look fantabulous. (I'm honestly no good at liquid eyeliner, but the brush is very thin and easy to control. I like that so much!) Step 8: Line your water line using Elf's Kohl Eyeliner. Step 9: Using Elf's Mascara Primer, Coat those bad boys once or twice...depending on how much "Oomph" you want to achieve! Step 10: Now to top off those sexy "come hither" eyes! Apply one to two coats of Elf's Mineral Infused Mascara working from the root of your lashes in an upward zig-zag motion to seperate the lashes and give them added lift and volume! Step 11: Pucker up, Buttercup! Line your lips using Elf's Mineral Lip Liner in Peachy. If you want extra volume for a fuller pout, color in your lips using the lip liner before applying the lipstick. Step 12: Apply Elf's Mineral Lipstick in Rosy Tan,(Beautiful shade!!!)and blot on a piece of tissue if needed. Step 13: Using Elf's Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia, apply a very small amount of bronzer to your cheekbones, jawline, hairline, and anywhere else you normally contour. I say to use a small amount because this stuff is VERY pigmented. A little really does go a long way! Step 14: Using the blush shade from the compact, apply a small amount on the apples of your cheeks and blend backwards and upwards towards your hairline. FINISHED LOOK: Tadaaa! I hope that you guys enjoyed this tutorial! What do you guys think? Have any of you tried these products? If so, what are your opinions on the products? I'd love to hear what you think!
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