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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

Mardi Gras Lips and Cheeks.jpg

  • 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

Mardi Gras Face2.jpg

Super Bowl 50 Inspired Look: Carolina Panthers

I remember when the Carolina Panthers first joined the NFL as an expansion team. The Panthers are making their second Super Bowl appearance this time around. Their first was Super Bowl XXXVIII. The team colors for the Carolina Panthers are blue, black, and Silver.

Panthers FaceEyes

Panthers Eyeshadow.jpgLorac Mega Pro Palette 2

  • Gunmetal – first half of the lid
  • Blue Quartz – second half of the lid
  • Black – outer v
  • Saddle – crease
  • Prosecco – brow bone

Panthers Eyes.jpg

  • Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (upper and lower lash line and lower waterline) – Zero
  • MAC Brow Pencil – Spiked
  • Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel – Medium Deep

Face

Panthers Face Makeup.jpg

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

Cheeks and Lips

Panthers Cheeks and Lips

  • NYX Blush – Cocoa
  • NYX Blush – Mocha
  • Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs – Touchable Taupe

Panthers Face2

Super Bowl 50 Inspired Look: Denver Broncos

Today February 7, 2016 is Super Bowl Sunday. I must say this has been a very interesting NFL season. The Denver Broncos suffered an embarrassing defeat in Super Bowl XLVIII. This should be an interesting game against the Carolina Panthers. The Denver Broncos team colors are navy blue and orange.

Broncos FaceEyes

Broncos Eyeshadow.jpgLorac Mega Pro Palette 2

  • Tangerine – lid
  • Saddle – crease
  • Melon – brow bone

Broncos Eyes.jpg

  • Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (as a base on the lid) – Milk
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (upper and lower lash line) – Navy
  • MAC Eyebrow Pencil – Spiked
  • Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel – Medium Deep

Face

Broncos Face Makeup.jpg

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

Cheeks and Lips

Broncos Cheeks and Lips.jpg

  • NARS Blush – Taj Mahal
  • Be a Bombshell Lip Gloss – Summer Lovin’

Bronocs Face2

March 2015 Birchbox

March Birchbox

March Birchbox2

March Birchbox3

The contents of my March Birchbox are:

  • Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up
  • Roloxin Lift Revitalizing Facial Masque Treatment
  • Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Powder Spray
  • derma e Evenly Radiant Brightening Day Creme
  • Macadamia Natural Oil Nourishing Moisture Masque

March Birchbox4

March Birchbox Swatch Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up

Pumpkin Spice Anyone?

I’ve been seeing a lot of pumpkin spice since Fall began. Things are going way beyond the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. You have pumpkin spice cookies, cakes, muffins, candles, almonds etc. You get the picture. Look at the title of this makeup tutorial. LOL!

I used the BH Cosmetics 26 Colors Neutral Eyeshadow/Blush Combo Palette for this look. 🙂

Pumpkin Spice Face

Eyes

Pumpkin Spice BaseUsed the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Bronze as a base to the lid

Pumpkin Spice Shimmer OrangeApplied the shimmery orange shade to the first half of the lid

Pumpkin Spice Burnt OrangeApplied the burnt orange shade to the outer half of the lid

Pumpkin Spice Warm BrownApplied the warm brown shade to the crease

Pumpkin Spice Dark BrownApplied the dark brown shade to the outer V

Pumpkin Spice Light OrangeUsed the light orange shade as a brow bone highlight

Pumpkin Spice Upper LashApplied Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray to the upper lash line

Pumpkin Spice Lower LashApplied Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Lionfish to the lower lash line

Pumpkin Spice WaterlineApplied NYX Retractable Waterproof Eye Liner in Silky Cashmere to the water line

Pumpkin Spice MascaraApplied Benefit they’re real! Mascara to the upper and lower lashes

Pumpkin Spice CheeksUsed the shimmery rose blush on the cheekbones

Pumpkin Spice ContourUsed the NYX Blush in Cocoa as a contour

Pumpkin Spice LipsApplied Maybelline Color Sensational the Buffs Lipstick in Untainted Spice

Rest of Face

Pumpkin Spice Face Makeup

  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5
  • Dermablend™ Smooth Indulgence® Concealer – Spice
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer – NW45
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Cocoa

NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso (not pictured)

Pumpkin Spice Face Again

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens are the Pittsburgh Steelers biggest rival in the NFL. Whenever these two teams get together it is a slugfest. The Baltimore Ravens have won two Super Bowl Championships. Their team colors are black, purple, gold, and white.

Ravens Face

Eyeshadow

Ravens EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 28 Color Smoky Eyes Edition Palette

Eye Makeup

Ravens Eye Makeup

  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on the lid) – Purple Velvet
  • NYX Slide On Waterproof Eye Liner (lower lash line) – Pretty Violet
  • NYX Slide On Waterproof Eye Liner (water line) – Glitzy Gold
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil (upper lash line) – Black Velvet

Rest of Eye Makeup

Ravens Rest of Eye Makeup

  • Benefit they’re real! Mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Cheeks

Ravens CheeksBH Cosmetics Floral Blush Duo – Iris

Lips

Ravens Lips

  • MAC Lip Pencil – Currant
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar – Black Dahlia

Face

Ravens face makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Cocoa
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer – NW45
  • Dermablend™ Smooth Indulgence® Concealer – Spice

Ravens Face Again

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts have won two Super Bowl Championships. They won Super Bowl XLI when Tony Dungy was the head coach. The team colors for the Indianapolis Colts are speed blue and white.

Colts Face

Eyeshadow

Colts EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 28 Color Smoky Eyes Edition Palette

Eye Makeup

Colts Eye Makeup

  • NYX Loose Glitter (applied to the lid) – Crystal
  • MAC Eye Kohl (used on the waterline) – Fascinating
  • MAC eye Kohl (used to cut the crease and applied to upper and lower lash line) – Blooz

Rest of Eye Makeup

Colts Rest of Eye Makeup

  • Benefit they’re real! Mascara (applied to upper and lower lashes)
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Lips

Colts LipsNYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss – Cosmo

Cheeks

Colts Cheeks

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

Face

Colts Face Makeup

  • BH Liquid Foundation – Deep Cocoa
  • Dermablend™ Professional Smooth Indulgence® Concealer – Spice
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer – NW45

Colts Face Again

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Washington Redskins

There has been some controversy as of recent regarding the Washington Redskins name. There has also been a push to change the name of this team. Many say the name is offensive to Native Americans. As of today, this NFL team is still known as the Washington Redskins. They have won three Super Bowl Championships. Their team colors are burgundy and gold.

Redskins Face

Eyes

Redskins EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 88 Colors Col Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Redskins Eye BaseMAC Paint Pot (used as a base on the lid) – Rubenesque

Rest of Eye Makeup

Redskins Rest of eye makeup

  • Benefit they’re real! Mascara (applied to upper and lower lashes)
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (applied to lower lash line) – Lionfish
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (applied to upper and lower waterline)– Stingray

Lips

Redskins Lip  NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil – Maroon

Cheeks

Redskins Cheeks

  • Iman Cosmetics Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder (applied to cheekbones and used as a highlight) – Afterglow
  • NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa

Face

Redskins Face Makeup

  • BH Liquid Foundation – Deep Cocoa
  • Clinique All About Eyes Concealer – Deep Honey
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer – NW45

Redskins Face Again

NFL Teams Makeup Look: New York Giants

The New York Giants have won four Super Bowl Championships. Eli Manning, the Giants quarterback was the MVP for Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. The team colors for the New York Giants are royal blue, red, gray, and white.

NY Giants Face

Eyes

NY Giants EyeshadowCoastal Scents 88 Colors Prism Eye Shadow Palette

Rest of Eye Makeup

NY Giants Rest of Eye Makeup

  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Benefit they’re real! Mascara
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on eyelid) – Milk
  • ULTA Automatic Eye Liner (applied to upper and lower lash line and lower waterline) – Cobalt

Lips

NY Giants Lip color

  • Mirenesse Lip Bomb – #2
  • NYX Slim Lip Pencil – Cabaret

Cheeks

NY Giants CheeksBH Floral Blush Duo – Rose

Face

NY Giants Face Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • Clinique All About Eyes Concealer – Deep Honey
  • Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer – Deep
  • Black Radiance Pressed Powder – Mocha Caramel

NY Giants Face Again

Summer Makeup Tutorial: Featuring the BH Malibu Eyeshadow & Blush Palette

When I first received my Malibu Eyeshadow & Blush Palette from BH Cosmetics, I immediately thought this is a great summertime palette.

BH Malibu Palette

Here is the look I created using this palette

Malibu Face

Malibu MilkApplied the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk as a base to the lids

Malibu YellowApplied the yellow shade to the inner third of the lid

Malibu GreenApplied the lime green shade to the center of the lid

Malibu TealApplied the matte teal shade to the outer third of the lid

Malibu Blending ColorUsed the tan shade as a blending color for the crease and brow bone

Malibu CreaseApplied the dark brown shade to the outer half of the crease

Malibu Brow BoneUsed the beige shade as a brow bone highlight

Malibu Blue LinerApplied the Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Navy to the upper lash line

Malibu Brown LinerApplied the Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Lionfish to the lower lash line

Malibu MascaraApplied Benefit they’re real! Mascara to the upper lashes

Malibu blushApplied the coral blush to the cheekbones

Malibu HighlightApplied the bronzer to highlight my cheekbones

Malibu Lip GlazeFinished the look with Stila Lip Glaze in Orchard

Malibu Face MakeupFace Makeup

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

Malibu Face Again