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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

Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2

Lorac.jpgEach Holiday Season I make it a point to treat myself. For the past few years I have splurged on an eyeshadow palette. Initially I really wanted to purchase the Vice 4 Palette from Urban Decay. I got my money’s worth out of the Vice 2 and Vice 3 Palettes. I didn’t see myself being able to pull off many of the colors from the Vice 4 Palette. Maybe if I was a little younger. It’s still a beautiful palette though. When you spend more than $50 on a palette that splurge is also an investment. I really wanted to use the 20% off coupon from ULTA especially since it could be used on prestige makeup.

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Lorac3

I saw the Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2. All I can say is WOW! This palette is 32 shades of eyeshadow goodness! The Mega Pro Palette 2 consists of 16 matte eyeshadows and 16 shimmer eyeshadows. The eyeshadows are very pigmented and go on smoothly. Now this is an investment. I can’t wait to play. 🙂

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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

Holiday Look #1: Featuring Blue Brown Pigment from MAC

This year the Office of Multicultural Affairs at my oldest daughter’s college is hosting a Holiday Social. Rae had expressed interest in going to this event. I came up with this look if she decides to attend. I used the Blue Brown Pigment from MAC as a part of her eye look. I also wanted a look she could do on her own if she decides to attend other Holiday parties.

Holiday Before Picture Before

Holiday Blue BrownI applied Blue Brown Pigment from MAC with a damp eyeshadow brush to the lid.

Holiday SketchIn the past I have paired Blue Brown with Handwritten as a crease color on myself. I used Sketch as a crease color on Rae.

Holiday CraveI used Crave from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette on the outer V.

Holiday Naked2I used Naked2 from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette on the brow bone.

Holiday ZeroYou can use any black eyeliner you choose. I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero to the upper and lower lash line. You can apply the mascara of your choosing and apply false eyelashes for extra glam.

Holiday LoverushI applied the MAC blush in Loverush to the apples of Rae’s cheeks.

Rest of the Face

Holiday Rest of Makeup

  • Lorac Cococin Cream Compace Foundation – CR8
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5
  • MAC Lipstick – Rebel

Holiday Eyes Closed

Holiday Final Look

NFL Teams Makeup Look: St. Louis Rams

The St. Louis Rams have won a Super Bowl Championship. Their most recent win during the 2014 NFL regular season was against the Oakland Raiders. The score was 52-0. The St. Louis Rams team colors are millenium blue and new century gold.

Rams Face

Eyeshadow

Rams Eye ShadowBH Cosmetics 120 Colors Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition

Eye Makeup

Rams Eye Makeup

  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara
  • NYX Slide On Waterproof Eye Pencil (used on the inner third of upper and lower lash line) – Glitzy Gold
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (used on the outer 2/3 of the upper and lower lash line) – Navy

Lips

Rams Lips

  • NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss – Gold
  • NYX Slim Lip Pencil – Espresso

Cheeks

Rams Cheeks

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

Face

Rams Face Makeup

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

Rams Face Again

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

Rae’s Birthday Style

My oldest daughter Rae recently turned twenty-one years old. YAYYYY!!!!! Writing that sentence was the easy part. The hard part was helping her pick out a birthday outfit. Mid October can be a little tricky in Pittsburgh. Fall weather has started to make an appearance. There can still be some mild days too. The weather was definitely going to dictate the outfit Rae was going to wear. She decided to see what was already in her closet.

Rae Birthday Outfit

Rae bought this dress a couple of years ago from Charlotte Russe. She bought the shoes from Journeys back in 2011. She borrow the purse I bought from Charming Charlie.

Rae Birthday Before makeup

Rae Birthday after makeup

Here is the makeup I used for her birthday look.

Face

  • Lorac Cococin Cream Compact Cream Foundation – CR8
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5

Eyes

  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder – Brunette
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette
  • Habit – applied to the lid and browbone
  • Betrayal – applied to the lid
  • Voodoo – applied to the outer third of the lid
  • Rewind – applied to the crease
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (applied to the upper lash line) – Zero
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (applied to waterline and lower lash line) Binge
  • Andrea False Lashes – #53

Cheeks

  • BH Cosmetics Floral Blush Duo – Iris

Lips

  • NYX Lip Liner Pencil – Currant
  • NYX Butter Gloss – Raspberry Tart

Rae Birthday Outfit2

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #10

Here is my tenth look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink.

Pink Look 10

Lips and Cheeks

Pink Look 10 lips and cheeks

  • Sephora Lip Gloss – Pin-Up Pink
  • BH Cosmetics Blush Duo – Iris

Eyeshadow

theBalm Nude’tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Rest of Eye shadow Pink Look 10 Colors used

  • Sleek – used on outer half of the crease
  • Sultry – used as a blending color for crease and brow bone

BH Cosmetics 120 Colors Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition

Pink Look 10 Eyeshadow

Rest of Eye Makeup

Pink Look 10 Eye Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Gel Eye Liner (applied to upper lash line) – Onyx
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (upper and lower lashes)
  • NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on the lid) – Milk
  • NYX Cosmetics Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner (used on waterline) – Silky Cashmere

Face Makeup

Pink Look 10 Face Makeup

  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Tan
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5

Pink Look 10 Again