Category Archives: Beauty Tutorials

Mardi Gras Inspired Tutorial 2016 Edition

This year Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is Tuesday, February 9, 2016. I had fun using the Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2 for this tutorial. 🙂

Mardi Gras Face.jpg

Eyes

Mardi Gras Gold.jpgGold Leaf – lid

Mardi Gras Green.jpgBlack Ivy – outer v

Mardi Gras Purple.jpgPurple – crease

Mardi Gras Sorbet.jpgSorbet – blending color

Mardi Gras Custard.jpgCustard – brow bone

Mardi Gras Green Liner.jpg

Mardi Gras Purple Liner

Mardi Gras Mascara.jpg

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (upper lash line) – Junkie
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (lower lash line) – Empire
  • Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara

Mardi Gras Brows.jpg

  • MAC Brow Pencil – Spiked
  • Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel – Medium Deep

Cheeks and Lips

Mardi Gras Cheeks

Mardi Gras Lips

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  • MAC Blush – Loverush
  • MAC Lipstick – Hang-Up

Face

Panthers Face Makeup

  • NYX Conceal, Correct, Contour Palette – Deep
  • Mary Kay Timewise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation – Bronze 6

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Mardi Gras Inspired Tutorial 2015 Edition

This year Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is Tuesday February 17, 2015. I figured this would be a great way to get some use out of my Vice 3 Palette from Urban Decay.

Mardi Gras Look

Eyes

Mardi Gras GoldApplied Lucky to the inner third of eyelid and inner corner

Mardi Gras GreenApplied Dragon to the center of the lid

Mardi Gras PurpleApplied Vanity to the outer third of the lid

Mardi Gras Blending ColorUsed Downfall as a blending color in the crease

Mardi Gras Outer CreaseApplied Bondage to the outer half of the crease

Mardi Gras BrowboneUsed Undone on the brow bone

Mardi Gras EyelinerApplied Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil to the upper and lower lash line

Mardi Gras MascaraApplied Maybelline Lash Sensational™ Full Fan Effect Mascara to upper and lower lashes

Cheeks

Mardi Gras CheeksBH Cosmetics Floral Blush Duo – Iris

Lips

Mardi Gras LipsNYX Butter Lipstick – Licorice

Rest of Makeup

Face

Mardi Gras Face Makeup

  • MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural – Dark
  • NYX Dark Circle Concealer – Deep
  • NYX Above &Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg

Brows (not pictured)

Wet n Wild ® Megalast® Retractable Eyeliner – Dark Brown

Mardi Gras Look Again

Super Bowl XLIX Inspired Look: New England Patriots

The New England Patriots have made it to Super Bowl XLIX and there is already controversy. An investigation has shown 11 out of the 12 footballs used in the game against the Indianapolis Colts were under inflated. Under inflated footballs are easier for quarterbacks to grip especially in cold weather. People will be keeping a close eye on the Patriots for Super Bowl XLIX February 1, 2015.

Patriots Look

Eyeshadow

Patriots EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 28 Color Palette Smoky Eyes Edition

Patriots Other EyeshadowNYX Loose Pearl Eye Shadow (applied to center of the lid) – Silver Pearl

Rest of Eye Makeup

Patriots Rest of Eye Makeup

  • Maybelline Lash Sensational™ Mascara
  • NYX Slide On Waterproof Eyeliner (upper and lower lash line) – Sunrise Blue
  • Wet n Wild® Megalast® Retractable Eyeliner (brows) – Dark Brown

Cheeks

Patriots CheeksBH Cosmetics Floral Blush Duo – Rose

Lips

Patriots Lips

  • NYX Xtreme Lip Cream – Absolute Red
  • NYX Lipliner Pencil – Deep Red

Face

Patriots Face Makeup

  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Dark
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg

Patriots Look Again

Super Bowl XLIX Inspired Look: Seattle Seahawks

Back for another Super Bowl appearance are the Seattle Seahawks. They had a very impressive win against the Denver Broncos for Super Bowl XLVIII. I’m excited to see the Seahawks play in Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015.

Seattle Look

Eyeshadow

Seattle EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 28 Colors Palette Smoky Eyes Edition

Rest of Eye Makeup

Seattle Rest of Eye Makeup

  • Maybelline Lash Sensational™ Mascara (upper and lower lashes)
  • Chella Eyeliner Pen (upper lash line) – Indigo Blue
  • Wet n Wild® Megalast® Retractable Eyeliner (eyebrows) – Dark Brown
  • Sumita Ziba Contrast Eye Pencil (upper lash line) – Lime Green
  • ULTA Automatic Eyeliner (lower lash line and waterline) – Cobalt

Cheeks

Seattle Cheeks

  • NYX Blush – Mocha
  • NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa

Lips

Seattlen LipsRevlon Colorstay™ Mineral Lipglaze – Perpetual Plum

Face

Seattle Face Makeup

  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NC50
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Dark
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg

Seattle Look Again

NFL Teams Makeup Look: New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints will be the last team I’m featuring for the series NFL Teams Makeup Look. They have won a Super Bowl Championship. The team colors for the Saints are old gold, black and white.

Saints Look

Eyes

Saints other EyeshadowMAC Eyeshadow (applied to the center of the lid) – Woodwinked

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Saints Eyeshadow

  • Crave – applied to the inner and outer third of the lid
  • Faint – used as a crease color
  • Naked 2 – used as a brow bone highlight

Rest of Eye Makeup

Saints Rest of Eye Makeup

  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on the lid and crease) – Black Bean
  • Stila Smudgestick Waterproof Eye Liner (applied to the upper and lower lash line and lower water line) – Stingray
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara (applied to upper and lower lashes)

Cheeks

Saints Cheeks

  • Iman Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder – Afterglow
  • NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa

Lips

Saints LipsMAC Lipstick – Fetish

Face

Saints Face Makeup

  • Iman Second to None Luminous Foundation – Earth 5
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Concealer – Spice

Saints Look Again

 

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won a Super Bowl Championship. It was a little challenging trying to figure out their team colors. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers introduced new uniforms for the 2014 NFL season. This look focused on red and pewter.

Tampa Look

Eyeshadow

Tampa Eye ShadowBH Cosmetics 28 Color Smoky Eye Palette

Rest of Eye Makeup

Tampa Rest of Eye Makeup

  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Model Co Volum Eyes Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (lower lash line and water line) – Gunmetal
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil (upper lash line) – Black Velvet
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on the lid) – Black Bean

Lips

Tampa LipsNYX Butter Lipstick – Big Cherry

Cheeks

Tampa CheeksBH Cosmetics Floral Blush Duo – Rose

Face

Tampa Face Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Cocoa
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg

Tampa Look Again

Affordable Holiday Look: Featuring The Nudes Palette from Maybelline

The Nudes Palette from Maybelline is not only affordable but very versatile. I used the eyeshadows from the first quad and one eyeshadow from the last quad to create an affordable Holiday look.

Affordable Holiday

Affordable Holiday BaseUsed the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha as a base on the lid

Affordable Holiday inner thirdApplied the shimmery eggshell shade to the inner 1/3 of the lid

Affordable Holiday Outer two thirdApplied the shimmer brown shade to the outer 2/3 of the lid

Affordable Holiday CreaseApplied the medium brown matte shade to the crease

Affordable Holiday BrowboneApplied the taupe shade to the brow bone

Affordable Holiday outer VApplied the dark brown shade to the outer V

Affordable Holiday High BrowApplied the shimmery eggshell shade to the highest point of the arch

Affordable Holiday Black LinerUsed the NYX Slide On Waterproof Eye Pencil in Jet Black on the upper lash line

Affordable Holiday WaterlineApplied the Sephora Collection Nano Eyeliner in Iced Brown to the lower waterline

Affordable Holiday MascaraApplied Maybelline Great Lash® Real Impact™ Mascara to the upper and lower lashes

Cheeks

Affordable Holiday CheeksMaybelline Master Glaze™ Blush in Plums Up

Lips

Affordable Holiday LipsMaybelline Color Sensational® Lip Color in Burgundy Beauty

Rest of the Makeup

Affordable Holiday BrowsNYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Face

Affordable Holiday Face Makeup

  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • Covergirl Queen Collection All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation – Spicy Brown
  • NYX Dark Circle Concealer – Deep

Affordable Holiday Again

Holiday Look #2: Featuring Blue Brown Pigment from MAC

I find myself using the Blue Brown Pigment from MAC more during the Holiday Season. This pigment looks so festive to me. This look fits right in with the Holiday party atmosphere

Blue Brown Eyes Close Up

Eyes

Blue Brown BaseApplied MAC Paint Pot in Constructivist to the lid

Blue Brown CreaseUsed the MAC Blue Brown Pigment as a crease color

Blue Brown Brow BoneApplied MAC eyeshadow in Wedge to the brow bone

Blue Brown Black LinerApplied Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray to the upper lash line

Blue Brown Green LinerApplied Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Emerald to the waterline and lower lash line

Blue Brown SmudgeSmudged the Blue Brown Pigment on top of the Emerald eye liner

Blue Brown MascaraApplied Urban Decay Perversion Mascara to the upper and lower lashes

Cheeks

Blue Brown CheeksApplied Sweet as Cocoa Blush

Lips

Blue Brown LipsApplied MAC Riri Woo Lipstick

Rest of makeup

Smoky EyebrowNYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Face

Blue Brown Face Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Cocoa
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • Clinique All About Eyes Concealer – Deep Honey

Blue Brown Look

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have won a Super Bowl Championship. They won the most recent Super Bowl (XLVII) against the Denver Broncos. The Seattle Seahawks team colors are navy, bright green, and silver

Seahawks Look

Eyeshadow

Seahawks Eyeshadow

  • Indigo – applied to the crease
  • Appletini – applied to the lid
  • Artic Breeze – used as a brow bone highlight

Naked Basics Palette

Seahawks Eyeshadow Again

  • Naked 2 – used as a blending color
  • Crave – used to darken the outer V

Rest of Eye Makeup

Seahawks Rest of Eye

  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Liner Brow & Eye Pencil – Mink Brown
  • Stila Smudge Waterproof Eye Liner (upper and lower lash line) – Navy
  • Sumita Ziba Contrast Eye Pencil (water line) – Lime Green
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base) – Milk

Cheeks

Seahawks Cheek

  • NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa
  • NYX Blush – Mocha

Lips

Seahawks LipMAC Viva Glam Lipstick – V

Face

Seahawks Face Makeup

  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Cocoa
  • Clinique All About Eyes Concealer – Deep Honey

Seahawks Look Again

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears have won a Super Bowl Championship. The team recorded a rap song back in 1985 called the Super Bowl Shuffle. A music video followed soon after. Needless to say the Chicago Bears won Super Bowl XX. Their team colors are navy, burnt orange, and white.

Bears Look

Eyes

Bears Pigment

Black Radiance Loose Shimmer Eye Shadow (applied to the lid) – Orange

Eyeshadow

Bears Eyeshadow

  • Rainstorm – smudged on top of navy blue eyeliner
  • Cocoa Diamond – applied to outer third of crease
  • Bronze Peach – crease color
  • Reef Coral – applied to the brow bone

Rest of Eye Makeup

Bears Rest of Eye

  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (upper and lower lash line as well as lower water line) – Navy
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Maybelline Great Lash® Real Impact™ Mascara

Cheeks

Bears Cheeks

  • NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa
  • NYX Blush – Cinnamon

Lips

Bears LipsSephora Ultra Shine Lip Gloss – Sassy Soiree

Face

Bears Face Makeup

  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • NYX Dark Circle Concealer – Deep

Bears Look Again