Monday, February 4, 2013
A daytime, work appropriate look was requested by one of my readers. I decided to take it a step further and show how to do professional looking makeup that is subtle and wearable for daytime. There are four different components to the eyeshadow: lid shade, transition, crease, and highlight. You can change the colors you use, but just stick to the general guidelines.
I hope that was helpful!
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Sunday, January 20, 2013
I did a VERY neutral look using mostly the Naked2 Palette by Urban Decay with a couple MAC shadows thrown in the mix. I love the Naked2 but it is definitely missing some key elements... like a transition shade!!! Anywho, this look is meant to be a little more effortless, so don't worry about doing exact placement.
Unfortunately I could not get a picture that did this look justice... Partly because my camera isn't up to par, and secondly because shadows with this much shimmer can be difficult to capture. Soon I will be getting a new camera and will be filming videos on YouTube, so keep an eye out for that!!! I hope you like the look and here's the items that I used:
MAC Kid -- transition
UD Verve -- inner third of lid
UD Suspect -- outer 2/3 of lid
UD Snakebit -- outer v and crease, lower lashline
MAC Wedge- blend lower lashline
MAC Vanilla -- highlight
MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
MAC Espresso -- Eyebrows
MAC Omega -- Eyebrows
MAC Fling Eyebrow Pencil
Maybelline Brow Pencil in Blonde
Lorac Brow Pencil in Brunette
Clinique Cream Liner in True Black
MAC Smolder Eye Kohl
Salon Perfect Lashes #110
Revlon Lash Adhesive
MAC 217 (2)
Brow Grooming Brush
By the way my dears, it is not necessary to use 5 brow products like I did, but I am growing them out so they are requiring A LOT more attention these days :)
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Sugar Plum Inspired Daytime Look
|Without Liquid Liner|
This is an easy and wearable purple eye, that is appropriate for work or school. The key to making most looks daytime appropriate is using a light hand and making sure to BLEND, BLEND, BLEND!! My favorite brush to use is the MAC 217. If you don't have the 217 just use any dome shaped blending brush. A less expensive brush version is the Sonia Kashuk blending brush, which can be found at any target.
MAC Satin Taupe (metallic purpley taupe): Inner two-thirds of lid to crease
MAC Nocturnelle (dark purple with shimmer): Outer third of lid to crease, and line bottom lashes
MAC Kid (matte light brown -- two shades darker than yor skintone): Blend crease and transition
MAC Vanilla (matte off white): Highlight
MAC Vex (multi-color shimmer): Inner corner
MAC Carbon (matte black): Line top lashes
You don't have to purchase these shadows necessarily... Just use something you have that is similar in color and finish.
In the first picture I used a matte black eyeshadow (Carbon) on a small angled brush (MAC 208) to line my eye and create a small wing... You can stop there for a more natural look, or you can use the shadow as a guideline when creating your winged eyeliner using liquid or gel liner. I like to put on one light coat of mascara before using liquid or gel liner because it keeps my lashes out of the way.
I hope this was helpful and I will be experimenting with different lighting to take the best pictures possible for future looks.
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