Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Makeup Myth Tested: Does RED LIPSTICK hide Dark Circles?

I recently saw this thing on social media claiming that red lipstick was the magic secret to concealing dark circles. I thought, "no way!".. red lipstick is so bright !! How could that even be possible? I mean how in the heck does that work? How do you go about blending that??!! I was full of questions and full of curiosity, and I had to try it for myself.

I intentionally did not watch or view the initial post as I did not want to be influenced. I wanted to do things my own way & find out if this thing really works not just for me, but for you, and for the average Joe Shmo. I went into this experiment totally blind, having not even the slightest clue as to what I was supposed to do.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Creating Versatility with Bold Pieces

Normally when I look in my closet and "have nothing to wear" (please, we all have PLENTY in there), I will do some online shopping or run down to the mall to get my fix. But, since my boyfriend and I are trying to save money for a house, sacrifices must be made-- those sacrifices being my shopping habits. So, being on a budget really forces me to be creative with my wardrobe.

I love bold pieces because they challenge me artistically. Those pieces that make me say to myself, "I don't really have anything to go with that," are always the first ones in my shopping cart. Daring, I know. Which, that may sound strange to you guys because y'all know I am all about simplicity and versatility. Well, yes, that is still true, but there are 4 basic rules I adhere to when working with bold pieces to make them... simple & versatile.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ariana Grande | Makeup Tutorial

Okay so I wanted to do a makeup look inspired by Ariana Grande, because lets admit it-- she's flippin adorable! Normally, it seems like she keeps it pretty simple, but there was something about that black lace dress, the red lips, and the bronze eyes that made me go, "Yep!! That's it!!! That's the look!" So need I say more? 

1. After priming, apply a transition shade to the crease--  Peach Smoothie// Makeup Geek
2. Darken the crease with a complimentary shade, and add a bronze shadow or pigment to the lid -- Creme Brûlée// Makeup Geek & Walnut Noix Loose Pearl Pigment// NYX
3. Further darken the crease to add more dimension-- Cinnabar// Mary Kay
** Note: All shades complement the bronze shade, having orange/brassy undertones
4. Add brown eyeliner and create a wing. I also applied more pigment (lightly) and dabbed upward into the crease and blended all together.
5. (Not Shown//See Below)) Smoke out lower lash line using a shimmer shade and take a dark brown into the outer corner of lower lash line-- Brown Sugar// Makeup Geek & Mocha// Makeup Geek. Then, add your highlight in inner corner and brow bone. Shade I used has a soft yellow hue, which complements the bronze shades better than a "white" -- Nylon// MAC