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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

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

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

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: Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have won three Super Bowl Championships. They have some really passionate fans. Fans of the Oakland Raiders go all out representing the team colors of silver and black.

Raiders Look

Eyes

Raiders EyeshadowCoastal Scents Original 88 Eye Shadow Colors Palette

Raiders Silver Eye

  • Maybelline Eye Studio® Color Tattoo® Metal (used as a base on the eye lid) – Silver Strike
  • NYX Loose Pearl Eye Shadow (applied to the center of eye lid) – Silver

Raiders Eye Liner

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner (applied to upper lash line)
  • Starlooks Kohl Eye Pencil (used to cut the crease) – Obsidian
  • Starlooks Gem Pencil (applied to water line) – Amethyst
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (applied to lower lash line) – Zero

Rest of Eye Makeup

Raiders Rest of Eye Makeup

  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Raider LashesArdell Accent Lashes – #315

Cheeks

Raiders Cheeks

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

Lips

Raiders LipsBuxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish – Sugar

Face

Raiders Face Makeup

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

Raiders Look 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