Thursday, April 28, 2011

glowing bronze.

I haven't been doing my makeup this week, but had time to throw together a little somethin something for ya'll.

I started by using my ELF bronzer to trace a line just above my crease all the way to the bridge of my nose. (Nikkie tutorials on youtube does this a lot.) On the lid I used NYX JEP (jumbo eye pencil) in Milk, a shimmery medium-light pink from MAC and finally a more iridescent shimmery pink from the Wet 'n Wild Petal Pusher palette. I was hoping for a stronger pink. Maybe next time. I then put Ricepaper from MAC on my inner corner and a matte light beige to high light below my eye brow. Next I smudged a copper bronze pencil liner all the way around my eye. Smudged it more with a small fluffy angled brush and a similar shadow color. Finally I very closely lined my eyes with a liquid liner, added a gold shadow below my bottom lashes, and tight lined upper and lower lashes with a black liner.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

cute. comfy. casual.

You can never go wrong with simple, warm neutrals and smoked out, smudged out eyeliner. I added a little girly fun with a matte light pink lipstick by Revlon.

I have had this men's dress shirt since high school when I performed a dance in it. It's been sitting in my closet, waiting for me to figure out how to wear it. I must have been trying to over dress it, because I am in love with the casual simplicity of this outfit. So simple and perfect. What more can I say!? =)

Friday, April 22, 2011

light bright.

Do I need to say much about these two looks? Teal. Purple. Bright. Done.

I am loving this new bright shadow trend. I am still trying to figure out how to successfully do a single color look. Stay tuned. =)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Look of the Day 4/11/11 *BONUS HAIR*

I have come to realize that I'm not good at doing a cut crease because I just don't think my eye is well suited for it. So, this is my version of a cut crease. I choose two different colors, but use a deeper color, usually black, as a transition. I could have done a more intense blue, but I like the glowy effect this light blue gives. For the inner corner highlight, I just used the pink ELF eye transformer, than the blue one on the inner third of the crease. It lent for a nice transition. For the eyeliner I used a navy gel liner from ELF and set it with the same navy shadow I used in my crease. You can't really tell in these photos, but I tight lined my upper lid with a lot of black pencil liner. I love how thick it makes my lashes look, more so in person than in these photos.

This style is a lot more complicated looking than it really is. I had just curled my hair, but didn't want to wear it down until the following day. I took various sized sections, twisted them back and pinned them down. I chose to pin everything more toward the right, but you can pin your hair at any location on your head. Then I just pinned down the fake flowers to add color.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Grad Photos

I need your help choosing my grad photo for my announcement.
You can comment below with the number of the one you like.



ELF makeup remover cleansing cloths

eyes lips face

Target Stores

- $3
- larger than most cloths I've used
- thin
- leaves skin feeling moisturized
- plastic close so cloths don't dry

- 20 to a pack
- thin

Look of the Day 4/10/11 *GRAD PHOTOS*

Today my fabulously talented roommate took my grad photos. It took me a while to figure out how I wanted to do my makeup, and I wasn't even sure until it was all on my face. I know I wanted my eyes to look bright, so I started with a NYX jumbo eye pencil in milk in my tear duct and below my brow, then blended it out with a very light, creamy tan. From there, I let my brushes take me forward. (Yes, I'm just THAT cheesy.) I then added Vex from MAC to my lid. In my crease and just above I used a taupy gray, then blended a very small amount of MUFE #92 into the outer corner of my crease.

I love how subtle and glowy this look is.

Stay tuned for photos from the shoot!