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How I Survived This Past Fall

It was a typical Fall in the City of Pittsburgh. In the beginning there were still some nice mild days. Pittsburgh Fall weather can get pretty cold too. I found myself having to adjust my beauty routine for colder weather. At least I had a preview of what my Winter beauty routine might look like. Here are the items I reached for on a regular basis.

  • Coastal Scents Brush Shampoo Cleanser
  • Nature’s Shea Butter Organic Argan Oil
  • Scarves
  • MAC Polished UP Lipstick
  • Ion Repair Solutions Effective Care Treatment
  • MAC Sable Eyeshadow
  • MAC Handwritten Eyeshadow
  • MAC Wedge Eyeshadow
  • Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
  • Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner

Brush Cleaner        I’ve gotten a lot of use out of the Coastal Scents Brush Shampoo Cleanser. I had to clean my brushes more often since I’ve been doing the NFL Teams Makeup series. It’s nicer to work with fresh clean brushes. This cleanser cleans my thoroughly without drying them out.

Argan Oil                    I use the Nature’s Shea Butter Organic Argan Oil underneath my regular moisturizer. It absorbs into my skin without feeling greasy. The argan oil gives my skin an extra layer of protection against the cold weather.

ScarvesNot only are these scarves fashionable, I wear them to protect my hair from the cold and windy weather. These are the scarves I mainly wore throughout the Fall.

Polished Up LipstickThe Polished Up Lipstick from MAC was easily an everyday lip color for me. It looks very natural.

Ion Deep Conditioner            The Ion Repair Solutions Effective Care Treatment is actually a back-up deep conditioner for me. I used this deep conditioner when I’m now on my Ion Repair Solutions Reconstructor.

MAC EyeshadowMAC eyeshadows in Sable, Handwritten, and Wedge have been my go-to combination for the Fall. This combination comes in handy when I don’t have a lot of time to apply makeup. This combination is not only great for work, but for an evening looks as well. All I need to do is change up the eyeliner and lip color.

Shea Moisture Shampoo ConditionerShea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and Shea Moisture Raw Shea butter Restorative Conditioner have been a haircare staple for me. My hair has a tendency to on the dry side.

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

MAC Holiday Purchase from Macy’s

I had $10 worth of Macy’s money I needed to use before it expired. I knew I wanted to get a Holiday set from MAC. I’ve had my eye on the Objects of Affection Gold & Beige Pigments and Glitter. I picked this set because there is a matte brown pigment. The majority of the pigments I own are shimmer. It’s so nice to add a matte shade to my collection.

MAC Purchase

MAC Purchase 2

MAC Purchase 3

  • Lithe – peachy nude
  • English Gilt – bright champagne
  • Pretty It Up – olive with pearlized pigments
  • Gold – sparkly chunky gold
  • Deep Brown – dark chocolate brown

MAC purchase Swatches (left-right) Lithe, English Gilt, Pretty It Up, Gold, Deep Brown

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

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: Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins have won two Super Bowl Championships. Dan Marino, a Pittsburgh native spent 17 seasons as the quarterback from 1983 to 1999. The team colors for the Miami Dolphins are aqua, orange, white, and blue.

Dolphins Look

Eyes & Cheeks

Dolphins eye and cheekBH Cosmetics Malibu Eyeshadow & Blush Palette

Eyeshadow

Dolphins Orange Eye shadowNYX Loose Pearl Eyeshadow (inner third of lid and inner corner) – Orange

Rest of Eye Makeup

Dolphins Rest of eye

  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on the lid) – Milk
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (upper and lower lash line) – Deviant
  • NYX Water Proof Retractable Eye Liner (lower water line) – Silky Cashmere
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Lips

Dolphins LipBe a Bombshell Lip Gloss – Summer Lovin

Face

Dolphins Face Makeup

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

Dolphins Look 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