Tuesday, December 16, 2014

QUICK TIP-- Innovative Blush

  I definitely did not come up with this idea, but I have always thought about how creative it was. If you are low on blush, or just need some because you don't have any, like me, then here is another way to find some. USE EYE SHADOW! I don't usually have blush because my cheeks are pink by nature, but the other day, I wanted to wear some to a little party, get together I was going to. I used my Almay Intense I-Color(for blues). It is a very pretty shimmery peach color. I just dabbed my finger in the product and lightly tapped the apples of my cheeks and up to my hair line. I thought it turned out nicely. So if you are in need of a quick fix blush, try your eye shadow, works perfectly!


  Try it out and let me know how it works! Especially with Christmas parties coming up. Blush is always a nice touch!

Not Your Typical Smokey Eye

  Hey guys, so I thought it was about time to do another makeup look! This time taking the smokey eye to a more work appropriate version. Having the heavy black and grey eyeshadow and packed on eyeliner is not exactly something you can wear in some work environments, but I have found another super simple version of this eye make up that is fast, easy and something I can wear to work all the time! What's also fun about this look is that you can change subtly change the base color and still rock a smokey eye!

  First, I used a fluffy eye shadow brush and applied Almay's Intense Smokey I-color(for greens) Medium color on the lid.
  Second, I mixed the Base color in the same Almay palate with the Medium color in Almay's Intense I-color(for blues) on the crease of my eye to add depth.
  Third, I used a little more of the first color on my lid to darken the color up just a bit.
  Fourth, I used a highlighter color. Either a highlighter used in contouring, or a lighter shade of eye shadow(usually a pearl, or cream) along my brow bone. This gives the illusion of an eye lift!
  Fifth, instead of using a liquid eyeliner I used NYX's Matte Black Liner halfway along my lower lash line(from the outside in), along my upper lash line, and to tighten my water line along my upper lid. After applying, I went back and smudged it up a bit. This is what makes me feel like I've accomplished a smokey eye without doing too much.
  Finally, I used my Revlon eyelash curler and applied Maybelline's Colossal Volume Express(Cat Eyes) Mascara on my upper and lower lashes. (If your eyes are prone to watering or smudging through out the day, I suggest a waterproof mascara along the lower lashes. This helps from making it look like you gained a black eye during the day, or night!)


Thanks guys! Sorry for the chapped lips. It's just that time of year. Yikes!