Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wet N Wild On Cloud Nine Palette

I've heard about the Wet N Wild eye shadow palettes being really great and not just because they're cheap, but I've never picked any up. Mostly because the Target I go to doesn't carry Wet N Wild. I was out at CVS though and finally picked two up, and they really do live up to all the talk. If you're looking for a drugstore eye shadow palette, get the Wet N Wild ones! This one is On Cloud Nine, which has two blue shades and a brown. They tell you where to apply the shadows, but I find those kind of things tiresome, so I thought I'd try something a little different. That way, when you pick this up, you can follow their directions and mine and have two looks ready to go. =)

1. Apply a light wash of the dark blue on your top lid.
2. Pat the brown onto the outer half of the top lid and a little into the crease as well. Just keep patting it into place until you get the desired brown color you want.
3. Apply the light blue on your inner corner and extend a little ways into the crease and down around the inner third of your bottom lash line. I also brightened up the dark blue in this step.
4. Apply liner to the top lashes and bottom waterline, and just add mascara. Simple!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Lorac Pro Palette

A little bit of a crazy, out of the normal, look for me today. Actually, I kind of enjoyed doing this one. I don't think I'd ever wear it anywhere, but I'm sure some people would. I'm just not the type to wear a ton of eye makeup. This look is using my absolute favorite Lorac Pro palette. If you're looking for a new palette and don't have this one. Buy. it. now. Seriously. I really really love it. In fact, I think you'll probably be sick of me using it. =) Anyways, let's just jump into the crazy...

Step 1: Apply Champagne all over your lid. Add a touch of Lt. Bronze over the top.
Step 2: Apply Mauve in your crease and extend it up a little further than you would normally go. Don't blend with the color on you lid.
Step 3: Apply Pewter in your crease and on the outer third of your lid. Don't blend this either. To make sure it didn't have any weird lines, I just used my brush (E55) to pat the shadow on and the lines where the colors meet.
Step 4: This is where we get a little crazy (and crazy looking - seriously). Apply Black on your bottom lash line getting thicker after you hit the half way point. You'll want to make sure the line isn't too harsh, but you don't want it soft either. I used an E30 brush to kind of help me with this. It's precise, but not too much. The other thing you'll want to make sure you do is apply the color right next to your waterline (so that when we line the waterline, there won't be any gaps in the color). I took a flat angled brush (E65) and basically pressed the color down on my lashes, right next to the waterline.
Step 5: Apply black on your top lash. This one gets hard to explain because where you apply it is going to depend on the shape of your eye. For me, I created a line from the center of my eye just below my crease to the outer corner of my eye. (Most people should just make this line in their crease though.) Then I started adding color and blending out, keeping that line in place and blending/fading the color more as I went outwards.
Step 6: Apply liner to the top lash line and waterline. I used Maybelline's Unstoppable on my waterline and started the top line with Maybelline's Master Precise, but quickly found out that it wasn't applying easily since I have so much shadow on. I switched to Tarte's gel liner which worked way better.
Step 7: To highlight my inner corner, I used a combination of Champagne and White. I didn't want to it to be a flat matte color, so I started with Champagne which is super shimmery. Then I applied the White shadow on top. I also applied the inner corner highlight a little further out than I normally would to give it a real pop. And of course, lastly, apply mascara. This would be a great look for false lashes if you have them, but if you're anti-false lashes like me, I suggest using L'Oreal Carbon Black mascara. It's the blackest mascara I've ever had and gives me the thickest lashes too. You do have to really work with the mascara, but I personally think it's way worth it for looks like this where you need a lot of mascara.

I finished this look with Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Plum underneath Benefit's Rockateur. On my lips I have Maybelline Pearly Pink over Victoria's Secret Glossy Tint in Boudoir Pink. Apparently it was a layering kind of day. =)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fall Cranberry Look

I was looking for a drugstore palette with a cranberry color like this one and it was surprisingly hard to find, in fact this was my only option at Target. Overall it's okay. The cranberry color is good, but I couldn't seem to build the brown enough. Since the palette seemed a little boring to me once I got done with the shadows, I decided to add a pop of blue to put a twist on a traditional fall look. I wish the blue was a little darker on my waterline, but I still think this is a pretty look.

Step 1: Apply the cranberry color over the whole lid.
Step 2: Apply the dark brown in the crease and the outer quarter of your top lid.
Step 3: Take the same brown and apply it on the outer third of the bottom lid and bring it up into the color on the top lid.
Step 4: Highlight the inner corner with the cream color. Then apply the beige color under the eye, filling in the rest of the lower lash line.
Step 5: Apply a black eye liner on the top half of your lid. I used Maybelline Master Precise. Then apply a blue liner on the waterline. I used Rimmel Special Eyes in Navy Blue, which didn't come out as a navy blue at all, so if you're looking for something darker, I wouldn't recommend this one.
Step 6: Curl your lashes and apply mascara!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Too Faced Pretty Rebel Blue?

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but this makeup looks purple right? Not blue? Or am I going blind? I'm not really sure how that happened because the Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette doesn't have any purple in it. Awesome picture taking abilities on my part I guess. =) Just ignore the purple and *imagine* blue.

Step 1: Apply Badass as a base. This isn't very pigmented so just pile it on. =)
Step 2: Apply Charming in the crease. This will kind of muddy up the blue shade, but we'll add a little more later to up the intensity again.
Step 3: Take a pencil brush and apply Jailbird on the center of the lid and on the inner eye extending up into the crease. Blend slightly. Now go back and up the intensity with Badass.
Step 4: Apply Badass to the lower lash line, using it lightly on the outer and inner third, skipping the middle.
Step 5: Apply eyeliner to the top lash line. I used Maybelline Master Precise.
Step 6: Just curl your lashes and add mascara!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Green Fall Eye using Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigment in Forest Fatale

Oh hey look. Remember when I said I was on a fall kick? Oh hey, remember when I said I've been into green? Yep. And, my nails are green, and my dress for my cousin's wedding this weekend is green. The funny part is that green isn't usually a color I'd pick. Hmm.. This look is quite different and I'm really liking it. Normally I shy away from so much of the same color in an effort to not look like I'm from the wrong decade, but this worked out really well. As far as the Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments? I loved this one. Really great stuff. I've only used this one, but you can bet that I'll be buying others. Highly recommended! On to the look.

Step 1: Apply Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigment Forest Fatale all over the lid.
Step 2: Apply a black shadow (I'm using Crave from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette) into your crease and outer third of your lid. I applied it in a "V" shape on my lid.
Step 3: Apply Forest Fatale to your inner corner and around all the way across your bottom lid. I used Sigma's E05 eyeliner brush to get a really thin line.
Step 4: Apply the same black shade from step 2 just below the green on the outer third of your bottom lid, making sure it's blended into the color from step 2. Then smudge the green and black together just a little bit.
Step 5: Eye liner. I used 3 different ones. (Ridiculous much?) I applied Urban Decay's 24/7 Liner in Oil Slick on my top water line, and then applied the black shadow (UD Crave) as my normal liner. Lastly, I used Urban Decay's 24/7 Liner in Graffiti on my bottom waterline, instead of a typical black liner to really brighten this look.
Step 6: Finally curl your lashes and apply mascara. I used YSL Babydoll, which I'm running out of - any suggestions for my next mascara?

What do you think? Is this a look you'd wear? I think I might be able to rock this look at the appropriate event. I don't usually wear such heavy or bold makeup, but I really like this. Did I say that yet? =)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fall Colors Eye using Revlon ColorStay Quad in Harmonious

I've been on such a fall kick recently. If you can't tell, you're about to with the next couple tutorials. This one is using the Revlon ColorStay Quad in Harmonious. I purchased this palette to do a fall look and mainly for the green color. (Apparently I was in a green mood because that's all I seemed to be looking for.) Anyways, I thought I'd do a mini review of this palette during the tutorial as well, so that you can actually see this palette in action. So here we go.

Step 1: Apply the coral color on the inner 3/4 of your lid. This is a pretty decently pigmented shade with a good amount of shimmer to it. Not much to say about this one though, just your average shadow.
Step 2: Apply the green color on the outer third and blend into the crease about 2/3 of the way. I have to say, I was pretty disappointed in this shadow. It turned out a lot brighter and more green than it looks in the palette and it wasn't very pigmented. I was hoping for a deeper green here.
Step 3: Apply the green color to the outer part of the bottom lid, taking it almost half way. (You can really see in this step just how bright this color is.)
Step 4: Apply the dark brown color on the outer corner and blend up a little past the crease. This one had the same pigment issue. I applied quite a lot here and it never really got as dark as I was expecting.
Step 5: Apply the khaki (lighter brown) color as your inner corner highlight and bring that down around the bottom about 1/3 of the way. I also brightened up the green on my top lid in this step, since it faded as I blended the dark brown. The khaki color is actually a really pretty shade. It's got a great shimmer to it and is fairly pigmented as well. I'd say this and the coral color are very similar.
Step 6: Line your top lid with Maybelline Master Precise Eye Liner and your bottom waterline with Maybelline Unstoppable. And of course curl your lashes and apply mascara. (I used YSL Babydoll.)

Overall, I'm not a fan of this palette. The khaki and coral are good shadows, but the green and dark brown just don't do it for me. And since I purchased this palette for the fall-ish green color, it just didn't work for me. As you can see though, it's still workable, just maybe not what you're expecting.