Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Creativity Challenge: 3D Color

This was a fun one! I outlined the stars and bolts with a black gel liner from Makeup Geek, then with a fan brush, picked up black to flick outwards, slowly building color and pigment.
I then moved on to a deep purple, and over that I used a pigment from Makeup Geek called "Vegas Lights" and a gold  pigment from NYX.

On the lips, I used a black eyeliner, Cyber lipstick from MAC, and the same gold pigment from NYX in the center. I love how it turned out. I wish it was acceptable to do this on a daily basis.

Be creative!


Breaking News: Hairspray for the Face

Make Your Makeup Last All Day

It sounds weird... but it works.

What it promises: Serious staying power, temperature control technology, microfine mist, a nonsticky feel. 
Who is it for: all skin types, anyone who wears makeup
Price: $30.00 for 4oz

Setting sprays have been making a rise for a while now. Some artists can't live without them, while others speak of their irrelevance.  I am somewhere in between. After trying them out to form my own opinion, I can say that I love them.
I am not obsessed, and I do not think that they are necessary for everyday, but if you are looking for a product to truly improve the lasting power of your makeup, there are a couple of really good setting sprays on the market that will do just that.
My favorite is the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray (FOUND HERE)

All you do is complete your makeup as desired, close your eyes, spray 3-5 times all over your face, and let the product absorb. It will set the makeup, remove any excess oil or powder look, and leave your skin looking a little less "cakey."
There are three different kinds of Urban Decay Sprays, all promising different things, but the All Nighter is the one I love because it truly lasts all night.  Chill Makeup will help those of you who tend to sweat off your makeup easily, and De-Slick is good for oily skins.

These are pictures of my makeup when freshly applied before work at 9am, and after work (with no touch ups) 10 hours later at 7pm. Forgive the lighting in the later pictures, it was dark outside. However, I think you can tell that the makeup really did stay all day, even though I was on my feet constantly running around, getting product, helping customers, and applying makeup on people. After 10 hours, my makeup does NOT look this good without a setting spray.

Some other options that I have tried and loved!
-Skindinavia Model in a Bottle 
(Skindinavia is the same brand that produces the Urban Decay Spray)
-Loreal Setting Spray (drugstore price!)
-Makeup Forever Mist and Fix
-MAC Fix+ 

Try these out guys! I promise you'll love them<3

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My Favorite Eyeshadows and Pigments!

This is just a list of a few of my favorite eyeshadows!

What makes them my favorite?
-If I run out/ lose one of them, I always repurchase it.
-Unique Color

All of these colors here have these qualities :) Of course there are so many others that I use and love, but I chose these as the standout ones that if I had to redo my makeup collection, I would start by purchasing these!
Love you all!

Shadows and where to buy:
Smashbox Gold - it is the gold in this palette! Im sorry, they dont sell it individually!
Peach Smoothie
Shimma Shimma
Bada Bing
Cocoa Bear
Iridescent Purple
Emerald Green 
Tan Pigment
Naked Palette 
The Life Aquatic
Hot Fuschia
Can't find the Kat Von D ones :/


Monday, December 8, 2014

Creativity Challenge - Flowers

I have decided to take it upon myself, in an attempt to further my creativity and skill, to challenge myself at least once a week to do a makeup look that is fun and different! These are not going to be filmed as tutorials, because I don't really know where I'm going when I start, but I will post them so that those of you out there interested in the more colorful and random side of makeup can get some inspiration. :)

I used my normal skin routine, heavy contouring, and a lot of concealer. I filled in the petals with all Morphe shadows (HELLA pigmented), and used my favorite NYX silver glitter liner to line my lashes. The lip combination is a mixture of the teal and magenta creams from my Makeup Forever Flash Palette :)