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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

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.

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

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

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

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

Affordable Smoky Eye: Featuring The Nudes Palette from Maybelline

I plan on getting plenty of use out of The Nudes Palette from Maybelline. A nude eyeshadow palette wouldn’t be complete without the colors to do a smoky eye. Here is a smoky eye look to try. I used the third quad in The Nudes Palette.

Smoky Eye

Eyes

Smoky Jumbo PencilUsed NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean as a base to the lid and crease

Smoky BrownApplied the dark brown eyeshadow to the crease

Smoky BlackApplied the black shadow to the lid

Smoky TanUsed the light brown shadow as a blending color and also applied it to the brow bone

Smoky BeigeUsed the shimmering beige shadow under the highest point of the eyebrow arch

Smoky LinerApplied NYX Slide On Eye Pencil in Jet Black to the upper and lower lash line as well as the water line

Smudged the black eyeshadow to the lower lash line

Smoky MascaraApplied Real Impact! Mascara from Maybelline to the upper and lower lashes

Smoky BlushApplied Maybelline Master Glaze™ Blush in Plums Up to the cheeks

Smoky LipsApplied Maybelline Color Sensational® The Buffs lipstick in Touchable Taupe

Rest of Makeup

Smoky EyebrowNYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Smoky Face Makeup

  • Covergirl Queen Collection 3 in 1 All Day Flawless Foundation – Spicy Brown
  • Maybelline Fit Me™ Concealer – Cafe

Smoky Eye Again

Fish Mooney Inspired Tutorial: Featuring Maybelline The Nudes Palette

I am a huge fan of the TV series Gotham. One of the reasons is Jada Pinkett Smith. She plays a brand new character created just for this series, Fish Mooney. What is cool about this show is that it gives the origin stories of the characters. We grew up reading about Batman in the comic book series from DC Comics. We saw the characters play out in the Batman TV show from the 1960s. There have also been various Batman movies. Let’s not forget about the TV cartoons.

I will admit the Fish Mooney character stands out for me because of her makeup. I used the Maybelline the Nudes Palette to create this Fish Mooney inspired look. Enjoy!

Fish Mooney Look

Fish Mooney BaseApplied the lightest shade from the second quad to the entire lid up to the brow bone

Fish Mooney GoldApplied the gold shade to the first half of the lid and also the inner corner

Fish Mooney BronzeApplied the bronze shade to the outer half of the lid

Fish Mooney BrownApplied the shimmery brown shade to the crease

Fish Mooney Dark BrownApplied the dark brown shade from the third quad to the outer V

Fish Mooney LashesArdell #102 Demi False Lashes

Fish Mooney DeviantUrban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Deviant applied to the water line

Fish Mooney Black VelvetUrban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet applied to the lower lash line

Fish Mooney MascaraMaybelline Great Lash® Rea Impact™ Mascara to upper and lower lashes

Fish Mooney CheeksMaybelline Face Studio Master Glaze ™ – Plums Up

Fish Mooney LipsMaybelline Color Sensational Lipstick – Burgundy Beauty

Rest of the Face

Fish Mooney BrowsNYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Fish Mooney upper lash lineBH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner (applied to upper lash line)

Fish Mooney Face MakeupCovergirl Queen Collection 3 in 1 Flawless Foundation – Spicy Brown

Maybelline Fit Me™ Concealer – Café

Fish Mooney Look Again