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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

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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

MAC Purchase from King of Prussia Mall

MAC Purchase

It’s safe to say I’ll be making a trip back to the King of Prussia Mall. I don’t know when though. Finding a MAC store at the mall is enough for me to make a return visit. LOL! This was a pleasant experience for me. Everyone was so helpful and attentive. Needless to say I made a purchase.

MAC Purchase 2

  • MAC Matte Lipstick – Sin
  • MAC Eye Brows – Spiked
  • MAC Lip Pencil – Nightmoth

The matte lip is very popular for Fall. Sin is a great shade for me to wear this season.

MAC Purchase 3

MAC Lip Swatch

I must say the eye brow pencil in Spiked is my all time favorite. I have used other pencils, brow powders, and eyebrow gels. I always seem to find my way back to Spiked. It’s tried and true.

MAC Purchase 4

MAC Brow Pencil Swatch

I purchased the lip pencil in Nightmoth in the past. I decided to become reacquainted with this deep plum shade again.

MAC Purchase5

MAC Lip Pencil Swatch

Survived Another Cold Winter

I live in the Northeast section of the United States. I would have to say this past Winter was one of the coldest on record. At least I was prepared when it came to my beauty routine. The first day of Spring doesn’t matter much in my area either. It’s still get cold. March and April do have a few warm teaser days yet I’m still using my Winter beauty routine. My furnace came on earlier this month too. LOL!

  • Coastal Scents Unrefined Shea Butter
  • Jamaican Mango & Lime Jamaican Black Castor Oil with Rosemary
  • Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner
  • Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational ™ Full Fan Effect Mascara
  • NYX Butter Lip Gloss – Devils Food Cake
  • NYX Butter Lip Gloss – Raspberry Tart
  • Elizabeth Mott You’re so Fine Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – Glitterati
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NC50
  • MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural – Dark

Winter Shea  I am not surprised I used the entire tub of the Coastal Scents Unrefined Shea Butter. This shea butter did a great job of protecting my skin from the bitter cold. I needed that extra layer of protection from the wind too.

Winter Castor Oil  In the past I have used shea oil to seal my ends after washing my hair. This time around I used the Jamaican Mango & Lime Jamaican Black Castor Oil with Rosemary. The JBCO made my ends less prone to breakage and helped maintain the length of my hair. I also used the JBCO as a massage oil for my scalp.

Winter Conditioner  The cold temperatures and the dry heat from the furnace are the main culprits as to why my hair and scalp are so dry. The Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner will be a staple in my haircare routine.

Vice 3 Palette4  I purchased the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette during the Holiday season. I really love this palette. It has a nice mix of neutrals, bold colors, mattes, and shimmers. Most mornings I finish doing my makeup and work. This palette is travel friendly.

Winter Mascara  The Maybelline Lash Sensational™ Full Fan Effect Mascara delivers on making my lashes long and thick. I don’t feel the need to wear false eyelashes whenever I use this mascara.

Winter Gloss  NYX Butter Lip Gloss – Raspberry Tart, NYX Butter Lip Gloss – Devils Food Cake

If you don’t already know the NYX Butter Lip Gloss is fantastic. I am never disappointed when I try a lippie from NYX. The Butter Lip Glosses have great color payoff and leave the lips moisturized.

Winter Eyeliner  I actually received the Elizabeth Mott You’re So Fine Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Glitterati in the November 2014 ipsy bag. I really like the brush on this eyeliner. It was really easy to apply the eyeliner close to the lashline. I was seriously rocking the winged liner.

Winter Face Makeup  MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural – Dark, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NC50

Being pressed for time in the mornings I wanted something that would even out my skin tone quickly. The MAC Pro Longwear Concealer and MAC Mineralize Skin Finish was my go to combination. The Pro Longwear Concealer provides great coverage and a little goes a long way. The Mineralize Skin Finish gave me a nice healthy glow.

Most Recent MAC Purchase from Macy’s

MAC Skin Finish

I had $10 in Macy’s money I really wanted to use. It’s very rare I buy something from the MAC counter I actually need. LOL! Any other time I’m buying something based on impulse. This time around I purchased the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder. I use this as a setting powder. I like the coverage since it looks so natural on me.

MAC Skin Finish2

MAC Skin Finish3

MAC Skin Finish 4 MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Dark

Before Skin Finish Before MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

After Skin Finish After MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

 

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