Monday, June 1, 2015

Bridal part 2.. Bridal Glam

Greetings e-world!

I am a little late posting this but at least it's still Monday!

So going along with my Bridal looks for all you brides out there, I have created a look that is for those brides who want to make more of a statement. If you're looking for a smokier bridal look, look no further!

How to:

Step 1.
I don't really mention it, but start by covering your lids in concealer. It will create a blank canvas for you to work with. Once this is done, sweep MAC's "Malt" to your creases.

Step 2.
Cover your lid to your crease in "Sidecar" from Urban Decay's Naked Palette.

Step 3.
Add MAC's "Embark" to the outer corners and into the crease. Blend away my friends!

Step 4.
Using NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in "Milk", highlight the inner corners of your eyes. 

Step 5.
Using a small thin brush, apply eyeliner using black eyeshadow. Use this to smoke out your look more. Take your time with this part and keep adding until you're happy.

Step 6.
Using "Embark" softly apply this to your lower lash line making sure it is connected on the outer corners to your eyeshadow above. (Key to a smokey eye)

Step 7.
Mascara and lashes! Normally I would say use lashes if you want but since this look is darker and with a wedding day comes much photography, I suggest using lashes.

Foundation - MAC Face & Body in NC20
Concealer - MAC Pro Long Wear in NC20
Mascara - Too Faced Better Than Sex
Blush - NARS Orgasm


There you go you sassy brides! Hope you enjoy!

Go get 'em killer.

Love & Attitude,

Monday, May 25, 2015

Easy Breezy Bridal!

Hello there Friends,

Hope you have had a wonderful weekend.

I thought since we are now into wedding season I would do an easy Bridal look anyone can do! This bridal look is very natural and glowy. I will do a few other Bridal looks in the weeks to come!

How To:

Step 1.
Apply MAC eyeshadow in "Malt" all over the lid to your brow bone. 

Step 2.
Apply Urban Decay's "Buck" from the Naked Palette to your crease and outer corner.

Step 3.
Apply a small amount of "Hustle" also to the outer corners.

Step 4.
Apply MAC pigment in "Naked" on your lid to your crease. I find using my fingers with the pigment works better.

Step 5.
Apply MAC pigment in "Vanilla" to the inner corners of the eyes.

Step 6.
Using MAC's gel liner in "Blacktrack" line your eyes staying close to your lash line with a thing angled brush. Blend out with a clean brush to soften the line.

Step 7.
Apply mascara and false lashes if you'd like.

Step 8.
Apply "Buck" again to your lower lash line and apply mascara here too.

Lip Colour - MAC Pro Long Wear Lip Liner in "In Anticipation"
Foundation - MAC Face & Body in NC20
Concealer - MAC Pro Long Wear in NC20
Mascara - Urban Decay's "Better Than Sex"

So there you go all you DIY Brides! Remember to use a waterproof mascara for the big day!

Love & Wedding Bells,

Monday, May 18, 2015

Naked Palette 2!

Back on schedule...Happy Makeup Monday!

I hope everyone is enjoying the increasingly nice weather. I write to you from a dew provinces over! I am spending some time in New Brunswick with family before I take a little road trip over to explore PEI. Exciting stuff.

Today's look of the day is the sequel to my Naked Palette tutorials using the sequel to Urban Decay's Naked Palette! Now, I must admit I actually like the first Naked Palette more than the second but to each their own.


How to get this really simple look:

Step 1.
Apply "Snakebite" to the inner and outer corners of your eyes and into your crease and blend out.

Step 2.
Apply "Verve" to the centers of your lids to make them pop!

Step 3.
Using a small angled brush, apply "Blackout" across your lash line to smoke it out and appear to have thicker lashes.

Step 4. 
Apply "Snakebite" across your lower lash line to about your pupil. Blend out using "Verve".

Step 5.

Apply white liner to your water line — or black if you fancy.

Lipstick - MAC See Sheer

There you have it! A quick and fast tutorial using only Urban Decay's Naked Palette 2!

Until next week!

Love & Simplicity,

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

It's a silver Makeup...Tuesday?

Happy Makeup..Tuesday?
Whoops. Due to technical difficulties yesterday I couldn't upload in time for Monday (I may have forgotten to charge my camera).

So this week Makeup Monday is on Tuesday. Change can be scary I know — I'll try not to do that to you again. Anyhoo, compose yourself and let's get to it!

This week's look of the day is a silvery smokey eye!

How to nail this look:

Step 1.
Apply NYX's Eye pencil stick in "Milk" across your lid. This is going to give you stronger saturation. Make sure you get into the corners of your eyes. I like putting some light here to break up the dark makeup.

Step 2.
Apply a medium silver to the outer corners of your eyes and into your crease. Blend. I used a medium silver colour from Sephora's Smokey Palette. It doesn't seem to have a name so I am sorry I cannot tell you more.

Step 3.
Apply black to the outer corners and blend into the crease. Blend outwards.

Step 4.
Apply mascara and your favourite false lashes.

Step 5.
Line your waterline with black eyeliner — I used Urban Decay's 24/7 liner in "Perversion". 

Step 6.
On the outer corner of your bottom line, sweep black towards the middle. Continue blending with the medium silver colour. Blend!

Step 7.
Apply mascara to your bottom lashes.

Good. To. Go.

Next week I promise Makeup Monday will once again be on Monday. 

Don't forget to requests looks! It's my favourite.

Love & Oopsies,

Monday, May 4, 2015

Pin Up

May the fourth be with you!

Let's get right to it! This look is by request!

This style of pin ups were really popular in the 50's. So we are talking time period makeup. I didn't stick too hard to the style but I obeyed as much as I could.

To pull off this look:

Step 1. 
Step one is your eyebrows. They need to be full with a natural arch. 

Step 2.
Eyeliner. Here is where I didn't follow TOO closely. The wing is absolutely necessary.  Normally I would have a solid liquid line going from my inner corners to the wing and the line be a little more curved — not so straight across.  You can use tape to get that sharp edge if you like.

Step 3.
So we have eyebrows and liner. My eyeshadow it very minimal so that's why it's not really being mentioned. This looks is actually pretty simple to achieve! But if you're curious it's a pale cream shadow and a slightly darker than my skin tone crease shadow. Shimmer need not apply!

Step 4.
Mascara and lashes!

Step 5.
Red.Lips. No question about it. I used a MAC pro long wear lipliner in "Kiss Me Quick" and MAC lipstick in "Ruby Woo".

Optional: Beauty mark!

Foundation is Armani Designer Lift.
Lashes are from Quo

I really hope you try this look out! 

I cannot wait to have a full-blown pin-up shoot with Faye Ross from Faye Ross Photography (check her stuff out here). Until then sailor...

Love & Bedroom Eyes,

Monday, April 27, 2015

Back to the 80's

Hello Prettiful!

I am not going to lie, sometimes it can be hard to think of a makeup look every week. Not because I can't come up with anything but because there are so many looks I wanna show you!

So as I hmmmm'd and hawww'd, I thought I would mix things up. Let's pay some homage to that glorious stylized decade that was the 80's. The time of bright blue frosted eyeshadow and bacon strip blushed cheeks. Thankfully I left those unfortunate details in the 80's but put a new spin on them!

Chyea! Totally check it out.

To get this look and not this look


Step 1.
If you have read my posts before this step won't come as a shock. Taking an eyeshadow that is slightly darker than your skin tone, I use "M5" from the Smashbox Full Exposure palette, sweep this into your crease to help blending.

Step 2.
Apply a light colour into the inner corners of your eyes. I use NYX's Jumbo Pencil in "Milk". Blend the edges.

Step 3.
Apply a darker colour to smoke out the outer corners. I used "M7" from the same Smashbox palette. Blend away into your crease

Step 4.
Help these colour blend harmoniously with a colour like "Glama" from Salty Cosmetics. Pat on your lid.

Step 5.
Taking an angled brush and a black/grey/brown colour shadow (your choice of the three), lightly line the tops and bottoms of your eyes. The key to this look is creating a thicker liner on the bottoms lashes as opposed to the usual top.

Step 6.
Take a bright blue, I used M.A.C.'s Electric Eel eyeshadow and brush that along your lower lash line. Add a little shimmer with a liquid eyeliner like Nicka K New York's Shimmer Eyeliner in "Blue". Add this on top of the blue eyeshadow.

Step 7.
Add your favourite mascara and tada!

Today I used Urban Decay's Naked Weightless Ultra Definition Foundation in 1.0
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer
NARS blush in "Orgasm"
Lancome Lipstick from the Rouge in Love line. Not sure what shade but it's bright pink!

Hope you enjoy this totally radical look!

Love & Lisa Frank forever,

Monday, April 20, 2015

Grey is the new black

Happy Monday Gorgeous!

It seems like winter is behind us finally and April showers have arrived to bring us May flowers... or more importantly wash away all of March's bullsh*t.

In the theme of April Showers and the fact that grey (gray for my American amigos) has become very trendy, here is a simple grey look.

Grab your umbrella & galoshes and enjoy.

This look is deceivingly easy! 

Step 1.
Apply a grey shadow all over your lid to your crease, I used "Grey Wash" from MAC.

Step 2.
Taking a darker grey, I used "Nice Ash" from Too Faced's Indulgences palette and apply this to your crease and outer corners.

Step 3.
No surprise here, to keep this look lighter I applied NYX's shadow pencil in "Milk" to the inner corners of my eyes.

Step 4.
Using black eyeshadow, apply this close to your lash line and tightline your eyes.

Step 5.
Sweep the lighter grey you used across your bottom lashes and make sure to join the eyeshadow on the top of your lids at the outer corner.

Step 6.
Apply mascara!

Step 7.
Choose a lighter/brighter lipstick. This one is by MAC and is called "Sea Sheer".

Bam. Done.

Can I tell you a secret? I even used my fingers to apply everything. Finger painting for grown ups!

Love & April Showers,