Monday, January 7, 2013

Naked Palette Tutorial

Happy Monday y'all!

With my new goal being to upload a tutorial every week, here is a look using Urban Decay's Naked Palette. The everyday smokey!

Proceed to scroll down under the image for the instructions that go along with the numbers. Hope you like it!

Step 1: Cover your eyelid from lash line to just past your crease with "Virgin".

Step 2: Using your favourite crease brush sweep "Buck" back and forth in your crease as well as the outer corner. Make sure you blend your work out after each application for a more professional look.

Step 3: Go over your outer corners and your inner most crease with "Darkhorse". Use the area where you put "buck" as a perimeter to stay inside. Definitely blend. Also, feel free to take your time with this step. It's easier to put more on than to take it off.

Step 4: Using your preferred liner (I used liquid in this case), line your eyes and include a small flick at the end—like a small wing. A good tip is to start your flick three lashes in from the end of your lash line. Especially important if your eyelids tend to go down on the outer corners.

Step 5: Line your water line with black eyeliner and then using "Darkhorse" again, sweep it onto your bottom lid to create a smokey effect. The liner and shadow should blend together to become even more smokey.

Step 6: Throw on some mascara and you're donezo! False lashes also work with this look if you want an even more smokey eye.

If you're wondering I used a bright sheer lipstick to polish off my look. Wish I could tell you what shade it is but if you want to wear a lip colour with this look go for a sheer, or soft colour. You don't want your eyes and lips competing! Add some blushy blush too!

Hope you love this look as much as I do! (It's my go-to).

Keep sending me messages that you've tried it , and of course feel free to ask any questions.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Holiday Makeup

Hey beauty lovers!

This Christmas I got a fancy new camera (Canon Rebel T4I, in case you were wondering), which means I am able to take killer photos of makeup and stuff for the potential of some awesome beauty and design posts.

Here is my newest makeup tutorial. And I say "tutorial" loosely, since there isn't really steps to follow (I'll do that next time), but hopefully you can get a sense of colour and placement from it to help.

I used my Too Faced Sweet Indulgence palette. The colours I used were called:

  • "Copper Peony"—as a base colour that I brought up just past my crease.
  • "Cherry Cola"— as the darker crease and outer corner colour
  • "Marshmallow"—as the light colour I used on my inner corners.
  • "Black Sugar"—was used over top of my liner to smoke it out
The mascara I used is by Buxom called Buxom Lash and I really like it—I would totally suggest it! I found my eyelashes started getting dry and itchy which is super annoying, especially when I have contacts. The Buxom mascara doesn't dry out my lashes, probably has something to do with Buxom being a part of Bare Minerals.

I got a sample size of Urban Decay's 24/7 eyeliner and fell in love so much I just bought two more full size pencils today.

And if you're really curious about my foundation it's Urban Decay's Naked Skin foundation in 1.0.

There you have it—the breakdown. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
You can find it on Pinterest here

Hope you beautiful people like this look as much as I do!

xo love,