December 28, 2014

Basic Kylie Jenner Inspired Makeup Look

I wanted to create a quick and basic way to recreate Kylie Jenner's makeup look and this look mainly consists of 3 main things... full medium/dark brows, a full nude-mauve pout, and dolly looking lashes. This was a very successful first date makeup look for myself and I kind of felt it had a natural "dark angel" feel to it.

For the brows I used Prestige brow shaping studio in Light to Medium (Medium Shade) on a small thin angle brush.

For the lashes I curled them at the base with the Revlon eyelash curler and used Rimmel London ScandalEyes lycra flex mascara in black (2-3 coats on the top lashes and 1 light coat on the bottom). If you want to have fuller lashes more like Kylie's I'd recommend adding on Red Cherry false lashes in #16, black.

For the lips I used Revlon ColorStay liner in Natural and topped my lips off with Rimmel lasting finish by Kate Moss lipstick in 101, but if you want something a bit darker I'd recommend 104.

As for any other makeup items used here... 
Aveeno clear complexion bb cream spf 30 in medium, Revlon colorstay liquid foundation in Buff, Maybelline instant age rewind eraser dark spot concealer + treatment in Fair, Rimmel stay matte pressed powder in creamy natural, Physicians Formula shimmer strips custom all-in-1 nude palette for face and eyes in natural (my face and eye highlight shade), Sonia Kashuk blush in Flamingo, Innisfree green tea mineral mist, and Loreal True Match super blendable powder in Honey Beige/N6 (my contour and eye shadow shade).

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.

Rimmel - ScandalEyes Lycra Flex Mascara
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
Benefit - They're Real Beyond Mascara
CoverGirl - LashBlast 24hrs