Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"Dark Chocolate" makeup

This was not the original intention that I had in mind when I started this makeup look...but we all know that I am a major fan of the smokey eye. It's just so beautiful!

Of course, most of the products I used are limited edition eyeshadows that I have forever...but I will list the products that are current!

Obviously, before mascara is added...
All of the eyeshadows are l.e. Lancome shadows except the crease. It's a fairly new product to Lancome. Its texture is like a creamy-powder. It's called Color Design Infinite 24H in 602 Forever Noir. I applied with my finger to make the blending easier, then I took a blending brush to blend out the color even more!
The bottom eyeliner is Lancome's Le Stylo WP in Noir. The top eyeliner is Lancome's Liner Design in 601 Black Fishnets. (My typical daily go-to liner combo). 
As you can tell, my contacts were really bothering me that night!

Mascara is my favorite thing ever! All Lancome. 3 part series. I will write a blog on my mascara routine in detail one day...but for now: it's Oscillation Powerbooster, Oscillation mascara, and then Hypnose Drama to seal the deal!
The lips before I added the metallic brown eyeshadow in the center. This beautiful black shade is Lime Crime's Styletto.

The whole look before it was turned officially into "Dark Chocolate."
The shade that I used is obviously a medium-brown metallic shade. I put it on with my ring finger and blended it slightly. I really like the way it turned out, personally. 
Dark Chocolate completed!

In this lighting I think that you can tell what the brown looks like better overall than you can in the previous pictures. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sunset-inspired lips

These ombre lips are inspired by a sunset.

This ombre look is pretty simple. It required only 4 products...which are:
See, how easy is that? 
step 1 is to apply the Nyx jumbo eye pencil in Milk all over the whole lips. It really makes colors pop. Then I added Killer to the center of the lips and Tropic on either side of the Killer. Next, I took a clean brush and blended the edges where Killer and Tropic met. Sorry these pictures are so blurry!
I added Golden Rod to the sides and then blended it all! :) Super easy! 

Without flash 

Leopard makeup

Here's another look that I was toying around with for a model-- Leopard-inspired! She wants Leopard eyes with a dark lip...but I wanted to do the lips too...just for fun!
For the base of the eyeshadow I used Nyx's French Fries as the eyeshadow base on the lid. Then I used Lancome eyeshadows in a limited edition muted gold shade and Guest List in lightly in the crease. The spots were created using Lancome's artliner in Noir and Brown. Then to make some of the spots "pop" I added a little bit of Lime Crime's unliner in Rhyme to them. I also lined the upper lid with Lime Crime's Quill. 

The lips were created almost exactly the same way except the base of the leopard is Lime Crime's Carousel gloss in Golden Ticket. 

 Now: a billion lip pics! Haha! Once again, sorry for the image quality...these pictures were taken one of the nights that my camera wouldn't start so these were taken with my Macbook Pro!

Before I extended the leopard spots out to the edge of the eyebrow. 

As you can tell, I was too lazy to add any foundation or powder...oh, well. 

Sugar Skull makeup

A model that I know is thinking of doing a sugar skull shoot. Nothing has been finalized and I plan to do a few more different types of sugar skull looks for her to pick her favorite aspects of all of these looks and hopefully the photographer, she, and I can create some magic!!!! 

Sorry that these close-ups are so blurry; they're the only pictures that I have that show that the lashes are spider webs (Also, sorry for the run-on sentence...Oops). 

To create the "white face," I used a generic white powder that I had from Halloween one year mixed with a light weight moisturizer applied with a foundation brush. The spider web and all of the black designs/lines is Lime Crime 's unliner in Quill. The purple eyeshadow used for the whole eye socket is Lime Crime's Love Potion #9 from the Alchemy palette. The blue eyeshadow used on the "chin flower" is also from the Alchemy palette, it's Divination. The light blue liner used as accents on the flower is Lime Crime's unliner in Blue Milk. The dots around the eye sockets are both M.A.C. liquid eyeliners, the purple is Inkspill and the teal shade is Peacock-y. The lipstick is a limited edition shade from Lancome from Fall '08 (I think '08) there's no use of even mentioning its name...but I will anyway (Femme Mystere). The black for the nose was some random black face paint I had from last doesn't photograph well so I will be using something else for the "real thing."

These were the only fake flowers I had...I will be buying more of those before the actual photo shoot too. 

I received a phone call as I was finishing this my hair fell out...obviously not enough bobby pins. 

Also, I slightly tinted the bottom lashes with Blue Milk and rimmed the inside of my eyes with Nyx 's Milk! 

Rainbow lips

Just an easy Rainbow lip using all Lime Crime glosses...sorry the image quality and lighting is terrible. My camera wouldn't charge for whatever reason so these were taken using Photo Booth on my Macbook Pro.

You may or may not be aware that Lime Crime often releases colors that are limited edition...which drives me crazy and causes me to immediately buy them. may not be able to purchase all of these colors anymore. Their color payoff is so amazing that I can't resist incessantly buy their products! 

Even though this look is sure does make my teeth look white! 

This look was created using all of Lime Crime's Carousel Glosses except Present and Snowsicle (which  I also own because I have makeup issues). 

You can't tell but these glosses have such dimension! I am so obsessed with Lime Crime and recommend all of their products! 
An adorable, little gay boy pointed out to me that this look is perfect for a pride parade...when I finally attend one this is the lip look I will be wearing for sure!
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