September 17, 2014

Top 5 Best Eye Shadow Shades for Everyone

Here you'll find what I feel are the 5 best eye shadow shades for practically everyone. I know you're probably thinking that whites and blacks work for everyone because they're neutral, but honestly I find both of those eye shades to be overpowering and ultimately not that flattering on everyone so I generally prefer to use those shades as either liner, mascara, or shadows to be blended into other shades to add lightness or darkness.
NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadows
Off-White: this is a cream or skin-tone shade for some and honestly everyone needs a highlight or natural eye shadow shade at some point in time. This shade will help you avoid an overly dramatic fake eye makeup look because lets face it... your skin is generally not pure white in color.

Purple: this is a combination of two shades.. blue and red. Oddly enough people have either more blue tone or red tone in their skin-tone so, the combination of these two shades makes purple the perfect color for practically anyone.

Gold: the base colors to gold can often be thought of as orange or yellow.. although those two colors seem far fetched to wear for some, but these shades do become more wearable when transformed into gold which also makes this color contrasting to our other favorite shade on here.. purple.

Olive: this shade is generally made up of yellow and green. Now you can't make green without yellow and blue so you're mixing a warm shade with a cool shade which in turn makes olive a neutral shade that works for almost anyone.

Taupe: this is a shade that is a combination of gray and brown. Now grays may be an unflattering shade on their own but when mixed with a natural brown shade it automatically creates the perfect neutral shade for anyone as it's both warm and cool in color.

September 02, 2014

Comparing Mascara

I wanted to take the time to start comparing mascaras, and in these photos you will see how my blonde natural upper lashes look with each one. There is no additional lash combing, eyeliner, fake lashes, extensions, curling, etc. done to my lashes in these photos, this is just each mascara on its own using the mascara wand it originally came with. I will be applying several coats of mascara (as I see fit) so that you can see the full potential of each product. These images are not enhanced, nor am I being paid to review them, etc. I will probably be adding more mascaras to this post in the future.

Too Faced - Better Than Sex Mascara
NYC - Big Bold Curl Mascara
Loreal - Manga Mascara
NYC - Big Bold Volume Mascara
Tarte - Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara

July 21, 2014

Top 3 Bronzers

I wanted to take the time today to list my top 3 bronzers (in no particular order) which I mainly use to contour my face with and sometimes use as eyeshadow. All these bronzers are fairly different from one another but these work best for my needs and fair complexion.

CoverGirl Trublend Bronzer in Golden Sunrise
($8.29 for 0.63oz)
A little of this loose powder bronzer (on a brush) goes a long way (this has lasted me forever), it's build-able and great if you want to do some seriously dark contouring as well.

NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna
($38 for 0.25oz)
This bronzer goes on looking less intense than it seems and it looks the most natural since it blends out well (maybe a little too well at times) and ultimately gives a subtle natural contoured bronze look (great for subtle nose contouring). You can also get this as a duo with the ever-so popular 'Orgasm' blush.

Flower in Gloriously Golden
($9.98 for 0.28oz)
For a bronzer that lasts all day long this is the one to get (love!) as it's build-able with a smidge of blendability (apply with a light hand). This also comes paired with a sweet baby pink blush.