Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Way up high....

Juuuuust kidding. So, I did a few rainbow looks a while back, and now that I am starting a youtube channel, I thought it'd be a great look to show you all how to do. Especially since pride is LESS than a month away!! Woo Hoo! Enjoy =)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sigma Affiliate Program!!

Hi all! Did you know Sigma has an affiliate program?! Me either, until today! All YOU have to do is purchase anything from Sigma through the link provided above in this post, in the left side bar, on my facebook, or my twitter. It's so easy and you don't get charged even a single penny more, but I make a little bit of moolah off your purchase! How cool is that. A win win if you ask me!

I'll be back soon with more makeup looks after this week, I'm crazy busy moving out and cleaning up. I just graduated and am now moving back to the Bay. Exciting AND scary! We shall see what the world has in store for me.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

make it last girl!

Watch this and be amazed! These are things we never think about, but are so simple!

I'm going to check my makeup now!

all 'bout da face!

I was chattin' with my roomie about contouring and blush, but we disagreed slightly. She said blush should never go up to the temples, I say it can. So, I went to work and did some research. Of course, despite anything you see in these videos, you have to do what you personally think is most flattering, but it is also my experience that a lot of girls learn makeup by watching others whether knowing what they are really doing or not. (In no way am I saying this is my roommate, she is actually quite talented in this department as well.) The videos below are by two PROFESSIONAL makeup artist who have been in the biz for many, many years.

Goal of face makeup: cover imperfections (blemishes, scars, etc) and accentuate your best features.

The biggest tip I have found in all my research is BLEND BLEND BLEND. No matter what you put on your face or where it is, BLEND IT OUT! The goal, especially with face makeup, is to make it look natural. No one wants lines of color on their face. UGH YUCK! I have also found it very helpful and useful to blend your contour, highlight, and blush slightly up into your temples, and between each of the three sections, to create an even more natural effect by eliminating the possibility for a streaky appearance.

I hope these videos and my blabbing is informative and helpful. =)





Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lash Primer.

One by One Mascara
Grow Luscious Mascara

Hard Candy Lash Primer
One by One Mascara
Grow Luscious Mascara

The only difference I really see is in the length. I did find that the primer clumped my lashes, but I was able to work it out a little. I don't know, what do you all think? I am interested in trying out other primers.

Monday, May 16, 2011

chomp chomp!

Do these colors look familiar? If you have seen some of my recent posts they might because it's the same as "smokey blue" with a different shape. This just goes to show that the same products can look so different.

Third round baby! Let's do this sharkies!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

purple haze.

I love me some purple. I haven't found a single eye or skin color that isn't flattered by purple. It makes your eyes practically glow, especially MUFE #92! yum!

Over my primer I applied NYX jumbo eye pencils (cottage cheese, strawberry milk, purple velvet) all over the lid from inner corner to crease. On top of each I applied a similar color shadow and blended the lines for a smooth gradient. To line my eyes I used a soft black pencils and smudge it out with a dark gray then made a very, very thin line of liquid liner.

This look is so simple but produces such a glamorous, fun look.