Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How to: Bright Wide Awake Eyes

Everyone has those days of extreme exhaustion where all you want to do is go back to sleep. For some of us ladies that may be every day! It definitely takes its toll and shows on your face especially in the eye area. Here is a makeup look that will help you achieve that wide awake look like you got that 10 hours of sleep!

 The main key to making your eyes look brighter is a white eyeliner pencil and lighter more natural eye shadow colors. 

How to achieve this look!..

First put any eye shadow primer all over your lid!

Step 1
Line entire inner eye with a white eye liner pencil including upper and lower water line. Blend the white liner into your lower lash line to soften it a bit.

Step 2 
Take the same white eye liner pencil and line your inner tear duct area
Over that white base you created add a light pink or white shimmery eye shadow (I used Urban Decay's Sin)

Step 3
Apply  a shadow that is a shade or two lighter than your skin tone to your entire lid. A shadow with a bit of shimmer will add an extra sparkle to your eye. :) (I used Urban Decay's Sidecar)

Step 4
Add a brown color that is a couple shades darker than your skin tone to your crease area to define your crease and add dimension to your eyes. (I used Mac's Embark)

Step 5
Put a matte white eye shadow under your brow

Curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara to your top and bottom lashes. Apply a salmon colored concealer to your under eye circles to conceal any blue areas and bags. One of my current favorite concealers for under the eyes is Amazing Cosmetic's Amazing Concealer! 

Hope this helps. :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Upcoming Beauty Events on Hautelook

As some of you might not know, Hautelook is an website that offers BIG (50-75% off) savings on fashion, beauty, kids, and home name brands. Each day they offer different events of these brands. It is members only but it is free to sign up! To check it out click here

For all my beauty product lovers out there I thought I'd let you know about some upcoming events that I am really excited about. 

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Monday 9/26 at 8:00 a.m pacific time starts the Tweezerman event! Tweezerman is a brand that sells different beauty tools. Their best sellers include their eyebrow tweezers, eyelash curlers, and nail tools. I have never tried this brand but I always hear about them and they usually get very good reviews on Makeupalley. I am very excited to see what products will be offered and what kind of deal I can get. :)

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Tuesday 9/27 at 8:00 a.m pacific time starts the NYX cosmetics event! I do own NYX products and love them! I'm hoping to pick up on some more eye shadows and blushes. 

And for those of you who catch this post in time there is a Crown Brush event that ends tomorrow at 8:00 a.m pacific time!

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Friday, September 23, 2011

A Perfect Combination : Fuchsia Lips

I was looking for a bright lip color to wear this Friday night for my girl's night out. While looking through my lipsticks I noticed that my Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Intense # 36 lipstick (that's a mouthful) and my NYX Dolly Pink lip gloss were exactly the same! Dolly Pink is the perfect lipgloss to pair with my R.A.I # 36 to achieve that high shine Fuchsia color that is perfect for a night out. These two colors are also very similar to MAC's Show Orchid lipstick. 

 And here is my FOTN!

Bare Minerals Prime Time Oil Control Primer
Make Up Forever Matte Velvet Foundation in 45
Amazing Cosmetics Concealer under eyes
Color Science Pro Mineral Powder in Medium
Too Faced Chocolate Soliel Bronzer all over and as contour
MAC blush in Raizin
NARS Albatross as highlight
Urban Decay All Nighter 

Urban Decay e/s in Naked and Buck

Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay e/s in Darkhorse all over lid and up into crease
MAC e/s in cork above crease
Urban Decay e/s in Half Baked on lower lash line
NYX matte white e/s (don't know name!)  under brow
Loreal Lineur Intense on upper lash line
Random white eyeliner pencil to line water line
NARS Albatross highlighter on inner corner of eye
E.L.F. Eyelash Curler
Shiseido Perfecting Mascara
E.L.F.  Dramatic Lash Kit

Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Intense 36
NYX Dolly Pink Lipgloss

I hope that everyone has a fun Friday night!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Blogger Award!

My girl from CottonCandyInk awarded me the Kreativ Blogger Award. Thank you so much! Be sure to check out her awesome blog!

Rules: Link back to the person who passed you the award, Complete the form below, Award 10 blogs, drop them a line about it. Share 7 random things about yourself.

Make Up Organizers

I thought I would do a quick post on some makeup organizers that I found at a local garage sale over the weekend. It is amazing what you will find at garage sales if you look hard enough! 

I found this brush organizer for only 25 cents! Can't beat that! It only fits 6 brushes so I put my most used brushes in it for easier access. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

September Birchbox!

Oh how excited I get when I get my Birchbox in the mail! :)  The theam of this months Birchbox is "Thanks to You!". This is my favorite Birchbox so far. Here is what I recieved for the month of September!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kardashian Inspired FOTD

Kim Kardashian is one of my biggest celebrity style inspirations ever! I love the variety of looks that are created from her makeup. One of the more common makeup looks that she and her sisters wear is heavy black liner paired with nude lips. Here is a FOTD inspired  by this look. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Clothing Haul!

So apparently I have been doing a lot of shopping lately haha! Here are some things that I picked up for the fall!

Feather Earrings $8.00 at Claire's 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Satin Taupe FOTD

Satin Taupe is an eye shadow color by MAC that is described as a frosted taupe with silver shimmer. Taupe is a neutral color that can be worn everyday and looks good on all skin tones. Here is a look using this best selling eye shadow color J