Blue Smokey Eye Tutorial

Blue Smokey Eyes are fun and unique! Here’s how I do them:

First, start with a blank canvas! Obviously, make sure you have all your base makeup on first, and no left over eye makeup.

Then, apply an eyelid primer. The primer helps the eye shadow to last longer and not smudge or crease after time. It’s a miracle worker. Once you use it, you won’t know how you lived without it.

Then, apply the lightest of 3 blues to the inner corner of the eye.

Use the medium blue in the middle.

Use the darkest blue along the outside and top. I don’t have a dark blue, so I mixed my medium blue with black and applied like that.

Then, apply eyeliner and use a brush to smudge it.

All that’s left is to apply mascara and fill in any spots you missed!

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Winter Lipstick Diaries pt I – RED

Totally listening and dancing to “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse and “Pretty Girls” by Iyaz during these photos. (and maybe singing along)

F – A – V – O – R – I – T – E

(with ELF Celebrity and Glamorous eye shadows)

Almay Vitality #36 (they don’t make it any more!)

YES, the giveaway is still open! Find out how you can win a present from Urban Decay HERE! And YES, there are still spots left to win the Twitter guaranteed prize!

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Eyes

Before we start, everyone go to this website:

http://paronsuren.1x.com/gallery/5569

Now pick your jaw back up off the floor. We can continue.

I’ve always had a fascination with eyes. I saw these photographs and it honestly freaked me out a little at first, because, honestly–did you know our eyes look like different planets and oceans and such!?

And our pupils are just dark holes going in the back of our heads. They’re holes. If there wasn’t the iris (the colored part), we would all have holes for eyes. And also be nocturnal, probably.

It’s creepy in a wonderfully fantastic way.

Let’s talk eye shadow, now that we’ve had our optical lesson:

With green eyes (although, I’m not really sure that’s what color they are), I like to wear three different shades of eye shadow to make them pop–brown, dark purple and green. Blues and light pastel colors are what I wear if I have statement lipstick. Check out the following:

I like this green because it’s a golden-green, which works really well for me since I have gold in my eyes.

And there’s the brown–I think it pulls out the grey-ish color in my eyes.

I don’t know. I don’t know what color they are. According to this color palette generator, my eyes are basically shades of grey tinted with greens and blues. The X’s represent the outsides of my eyes that aren’t included in the iris. The original photo I used was a cropped version of the super close up I posted as the 2nd picture. So these are the colors from the bottom half of my iris.

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E.L.F. Package (!!)

Guess who got her makeup today! Yay!

You can click this photo to see it larger if you want. I don’t normally do that with my photos. Keep scrolling for a delicious photo sampler of the makeup! More to come by the end of the week–I’m hoping to maybe even get a video. I’m in LOVE.

ELF Liquid Eyeliner in Cobalt (4214) and Black (4203). These are only lining the top lash.
ELF Barely Bitten (6705) and Natural Nymph (67151) Lipsticks
ELF Body Shimmer in Golden Glow (86614), Cosmic Coral (86612) and Mystic Moonlight (86611)
ELF Cream Eyeliner in Gunmetal (81157 – lining the bottom lash on bottom left eye) and Black (81160 – lining the bottom lash on top right eye)
ELF Eye Primer in Sheer (7501) and Golden (7504)
ELF Natural Lash Kit in Black (1713). I’m still awful at putting on these. I’ll get better and report back!
ELF Hollywood False Lashes Kit (86001)
ELF Purple Trio Nail Polish (1529)
ELF Dramatic Eyes Kit (35028)

It was so exciting to get this package! I hope you like the photos and remember to come back later this week sometime for a video.

Both my eyes had different makeup on, teehee!

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E.L.F. Order!

A mini-update because I just ordered some make-up on E.L.F. and I CAN’T WAIT to get it! They’re have a 50% off sale for some of their makeup. Let’s just say I got a $50 order half off!!

So excited! Below is a list of what I purchased. I’ve been needing new makeup, but some of this is also for the Halloween costume upon which I’ve already decided. More about that on Monday! Hope the weekend’s going well!

You can search any of these product numbers on the E.L.F. website (http://eyeslipsface.com) and it’ll pull up all the colors and versions of the product.

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Hello, Fall!

By no means am I completely saying goodbye to summer, but I have been thinking a lot about what look I’m going to go with for fall. I can just imagine the hayrides and corn mazes and hot chocolate! I wanted to go a little bit more dramatic and opted for a cherry lip and dark purple eye. It’s just a step lighter than smokey, which I love! I also put my hair in a side pony tail and just barely curled the ends with my straightener.

Is it me or does it seem like you have to work a lot harder in the colder seasons to look good? In summer,  you can just look as natural as can be because the sun does all the work.

Goodnight Summer

Summer is drawing to a close and as such, I wanted to give a kind of tribute to the bronzes and light colors that I’ve used on many a weekend trip.

Here I used my E.L.F. Sassy, Earthy and Chestnut eye shadows and lined the top lid with a pink/brown liquid eyeliner from Almay. The bottom lid is lined with the Sassy eye shadow. Lips are Body Shop & E.L.F. lip balm (with a Burt’s Bees base, of course.)

E.L.F. Makeup Review

Summary: Buy it. Buy it all.

A couple months ago, my friend from work introduced me to E.L.F. makeup. She told me how inexpensive their makeup is, yet how wonderfully it works. Never one to not try things, I bought a couple of the basic things and some of their eye shadows. I can tell you I used to use bareMinerals and I am now converted.

The brushes are soft, the makeup makes my skin feel nice–it stays on all day and I can say that since I bought it in May, I haven’t stopped using this!

They had a sale going for 10 free eye shadows, so I ordered quite a few. I have to say, however, I only use Glamorous on a frequent basis. I don’t really use a lot of eye shadow. I also purchased just a matte pink, black and chestnut from their studio line, which I do use daily to make sure my eyelids don’t look vein-y or oily.
This is how I wear the Glamorous and the Muted Mauve eye shadows (eyeliner is from their studio line)! I would definitely say I love the brand. It’s inexpensive, but performs just as well as the more known brands. I also bought a pair of their tweezers (absolutely amazing, I mean, better than Tweezerman’s $25 tweezers and they’re only $1!) I also bought some of their nail polish (the mint color is in my header photo!), hand lotion, hand sanitizer, nail polish remover pads, foundation wedges, nail filers, brow brush and compact mirror–all with NO complaints whatsoever!! Yay!