Jewel Tone Eye Tutorial

“My philosophy is: If you can’t have fun, there’s no sense in doing it”

-Paul Walker

 

Hello my lovelies!

If you didn’t notice, I was gone for a week. My grandpa was hospitalized and was in fairly critical condition, but I’m happy to say that he is recovering slowly. Thanks to those of you who offered me well wishes, I appreciate you so much!

I do have my awards post going up on Wednesday, so stay tuned for that. It’s taken me FOREVER to get to, and I feel bad for not getting it done sooner, but I wanted to really put effort into the post, not only giving genuine answers to the questions I’m asked, but also coming up with great questions to ask those who I will be nominating. I appreciate those who nominated me, as I’ve always felt like a bit of an oddball, and having people recognize that I do exist is quite validating.

 

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I know that this isn’t a revolutionary look, but I am really feeling it. I have been so obsessed with blues (you already know it), and Turquoise/Teal was my next step in the blue hue. I think this is such a gorgeous color that is complimentary to virtually any skin and eye color, and it’s so easy to incorporate into a wearable look. Pairing it with gold shimmer really tones down the intensity of the blue, but the blue is still different enough. You’ll get plenty of comments on how great your makeup skills are too!

 

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I’ve also been trying to incorporate more winged eyeliner into my eye looks, as it’s something that I want to practice. Since I have deep set eyes, winged eyeliner can easily swallow whatever visible eyelid space I have left, so while I’m not an expert yet, I feel like I genuinely am improving my game. Still not fantastic about getting the wings even, but we’re working on it.

 

Let’s get started:


 

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Photo via Temptalia

 

The Eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the eyelids with a powder or shadow that best matches your skin tone. This would be the first shadow in my case.
  2. Warm the crease with the second shadow. Do not extend much further than the actual crease and beginning of the brow bone. Our goal is to keep this look less hazy and more rounded.
  3. Layer the third shadow into the crease for added intensity, keeping this round as well.
  4. Pack the fourth shadow onto the outer corner, blending in toward the lid.
  5. Place concealer on the inner half of the lid, extending past the crease to create a well defined, rounded shape.
  6. While the concealer is still wet, pack the fifth shadow on top, carefully mimicking the same path as the concealer.
  7. With any blending brush, lightly blend out the harsh edge between the fourth and fifth shadows in the middle of the lid.

Lower Lashline:

I 100% forgot to mark the Turquoise shadow in this palette, so note that it is the furthest right shadow in the third row. I’ll be referring to it as the seventh shadow.

  1. Pack and blend the seventh shadow from the outer corner, blending about halfway inward.
  2. From the middle of the lower lashline, blend the fifth shadow inward toward the tear duct.

Other:

  1. Create a wing on the eyelid using a Teal or Turquoise eyeliner of your choice. I used a pencil in this case.
  2. Line the waterline with the same pencil used in the previous step.
  3. Highlight the tear duct with the sixth shadow.
  4. Curl and coat the lashes with mascara. Apply falsies if you’d like.

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a Marvelous Monday!

 

Stay beautiful!

 

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation “705”

Concealer – Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer “Very Fair”, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer “Chantilly”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

All Over Setting Powder – L’oreal Infallible Pro Glow Powder “21 Classic Ivory”

Contour – Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer “Murumuru”

Bronzer – Urban Decay Beached Bronzer “Sun Kissed”

Highlight – Wet N’ Wild Mega Glo Makeup Stick “When the Nude Strikes”, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Champagne Pop”

Brows – Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil “Medium Brown”

Eyeshadow – Marc Jacobs Beauty “The Wild One” 

Eyeliner – Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil “Mainline”

Mascara -Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara

Lips – Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel Lipstick “Eat Cake”

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

 

 

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Ocean Sunrise Eye Tutorial

“I love that this morning’s sunrise does not define itself by last night’s sunset”

-Steve Maraboli

 

Hello my lovelies!

 

Today’s post is very similar to Monday’s post in terms of color scheme, but I dare say I might like how this look came out better.

 

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The eye look was inspired once again by the lovely Paola.11 on Instagram. You can check out the original post right here. I absolutely loved the aqua on the lower lashline, and couldn’t help but recreate this amazing look!

 

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I have talked about this a few times in previous posts already, but I’d really like to make a case for using liquid lipsticks as eyeliner. Not only does it actually work, but you have a wider variety of colors to choose from to begin with, instead of have to go and buy a bunch of separate liners to create a look. My favorite part is that you can easily tie a look together by using the lipstick on your eyes and lips, creating a cohesive appearance. It looks like you tried really hard and used a lot of product, but it’s truthfully a simple concept that makes a huge difference. Please please please, always make sure that the product you are going to use is eye safe though!

 

Let’s get started:


 

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Photo via Beautylish

 

The eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the eyes with a powder or shadow that best matches your skin tone.
  2. Warm up the crease with “Raw Sienna”, blending this toward the brow bone, as well as into the inner corner.
  3. Layer “Burnt Orange” on top of the previous shadow but slightly lower. Pack this onto the outer and inner corners to prep for the third shadow as well.
  4. Pack “Realgar” across the entire eyelid from inner to outer corner, blending into the crease.

Lower lashline:

  1. Line the waterline and lashline with a rich aqua liner. Blend out any harsh edges by itself or with an accompanying shadow if you own one.

Other:

  1. Create a wing liner with a warm brown eyeliner or eye safe liquid lipstick.
  2. Highlight the tear duct with “Tempra”.
  3. Curl and coat the lashes with mascara. Apply false lashes if that’s your thing.

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful Wednesday!

 

Stay beautiful!

 

 

Products Used:

Foundation – NYX Total Control Drop Foundation “Porcelain”, Wet N’ Wild Photo Focus Foundation “Porcelain”

Concealer – Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer “Very Fair”, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer “Chantilly”

Under Eye Setting Powder –  Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

All Over Setting Powder – M.A.C Studiofix Powder Plus Foundation “NC15”

Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”

Bronzer – Urban Decay Beached Bronzer “Sun-Kissed”

Blush – Milani Baked Blush “Luminoso”

Highlight – Wet N’ Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder “Precious Petals”

Brows – Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil “Medium Brown”

Eyeshadow – Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Eyeliner – MUFE Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner “I-24”, JSC Velour Liquid Lipstick “Leo”

Mascara – Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Lips – JSC Velour Liquid Lipstick “Leo”

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

Firecracker Eye Tutorial

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary”

-Jim Rohn

 

Hello my lovelies!

 

In case you guys missed it and don’t follow me on my other social media (you should though), I recently got a new desk and revamped the entire area. This may not seem like much to the ordinary healthy person, but when you fight depression like me, cleaning your room and maintaining it is a big deal. I really love the way it turned out, and its really inspired me to get creative once again.

 

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Peep the $40 in cash I discovered in my old desk

Even if you don’t struggle with a mental illness, pat yourself on the back when you clean up a room or certain area of a room. Humans are naturally messier creatures, and it takes a lot of skill and discipline for us to keep things tidy. You deserve a cookie and some validation, because you did that.

 

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I would consider this look a followup of my Color Contrast post, given that it’s the inverted edition of that look. I love orange for my blue eyes as a contrast, so it would make sense that combining the two colors in a look would really bring something interesting to the table. If you have blue eyes, give orange a try! I understand that it can be a fairly daunting color, but it will come out amazing, I promise. If you noticed that I don’t have a full face picture included, it’s because the picture was actually incredibly blurry, which I did not realize until I began to edit, hours after I removed my makeup. Oopsies.

 

Let’s get started:


 

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Photo via Amazon

 

The eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the eyes with a shadow or powder that best matches your skin tone. I used the first shadow in this case.
  2. Lay down the second shadow in the crease and beginning of the brow bone to create a transition.
  3. Layer the third shadow on top of the transition shade in the same pattern. I’ve mentioned in previous posts to treat blending like a rainbow, starting with this shadow as the first layer of the rainbow.
  4. Blend out the fourth shade just below the third, creating a deeper contrast in the crease and more dimension for the eye look.
  5. Pack and blend the fifth shadow into the deepest part of the crease, as well as the outer corner. Don’t worry about any messiness, we can clean that up later.
  6. Wet a flat shader brush and pack the sixth shadow across the entire eyelid, bringing it up into the crease as well.

Lower lashline:

  1. Line the waterline and lower lashline with a cobalt or royal blue eyeliner.
  2. Smudge out the blue liner with the fifth shadow, dragging it slightly downward to smoke the lashline.

Other:

  1. Highlight the tear duct with the seventh and final shadow. You can always highlight your brow bone as well!
  2. Line the eyelid with a black liner. Create a wing to your preference.
  3. Sharpen the liner and shadow by cleaning up with a wipe or concealer if you already have foundation on.
  4. Curl and coat the lashes with mascara. Apply falsies if you wish.

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a magnificent Monday!

 

Stay beautiful!

 

 

Products Used:

 

Eyeshadow – Morphe 350 Palette

Eyeliner – Milani Liquid Eye Pencili “08 Blue”, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick “Witches”

Brows – Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil “Medium Brown”

Mascara – Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

 

 

 

Trying New Shit Vol. 3: The Eyes

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today”

-H. Jackson Brown Jr.

 

Hello my lovelies!

 

This is the eye look that I came up with in my previous First Impressions post, and I figured I would share it with you guys since I think it turned out well!

 

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As mentioned in the previous post, I did run into a few issues with the white eyeliner, but I do think I managed to save it nonetheless. I did start to attempt a cut crease, but ended up chickening out about 3/4 of the way through (whoops). Now that I’ve figured out the process though, and how to get shimmers and glitters to actually stay on, look out for some cut crease looks in the future!

 

Let’s get started:


 

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Photo via Pinterest

The eyelids:

  1. Prime and set the eyelids with a shadow or powder that best matches your skin tone.
  2. Begin to lightly carve out the crease and brow bone area with the first shadow, focusing mostly on warming the crease up for a transitional purpose.
  3. Begin to trace the crease with the second shadow, using the natural curvature of your eyelids as a guide.
  4. Carve out the lid with some concealer, tidying up the second shadow that was placed into the crease. Do not allow to dry down before moving to the next step.
  5. Using the concealer as an adhesive, pack the third shadow all across the lid, right up to the edge of the second shadow.
  6. On the very center, place the fourth shadow on the lid to add a more 3D touch.
  7. Lightly trace over the crease with any black shadow. Ideally, yours will look a little more tidy than mine, but this is also where my white eyeliner idea went awry and I had to do some quick fixing.
  8. Be sure to blend the black shadow upward ONLY if you are trying to maintain the sharp edges of the cut crease.

Lower lashline:

  1. Blend out the third shadow from inner to outer corner, blending downward to create a smokey effect.

Other:

  1. Highlight the tear duct with the fifth shadow.
  2. Line the waterline with any purple liner that you own.
  3. Create a wing of your choice with a white eyeliner or eye safe liquid lipstick. Don’t worry about the opacity as we will be going over this with glitter.
  4. Using any liquid silver glitter, trace directly over the white eyeliner.
  5. Curl and coat your lashes with mascara. Apply falsies if you’d like.

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful Wednesday!

 

Stay beautiful!

 

Products Used:

Foundation – Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Filter Foundation “Ivory”

Concealer – Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Full Coverage Concealer “Fair Warm”

Under Eye Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

All Over Setting Powder – M.A.C Studiofix Powder Plus Foundation “NC15”

Contour – NARS Blush Duo “Olympia”

Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Bronzer “Golden Lights”

Blush – Milani Rose Powder Blush “Tea Rose”

Highlight – Wet N’ Wild Mega Glo Makeup Stick “When the Nude Strikes”, NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder “Twilight Tint”

Brows – Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil “Medium Brown”

Eyeshadow – Marc Jacobs Beauty “The Wild One” Eyeshadow Palette

Eyeliner – MUFE Aqua XL Ink Eye Liner “m-14”, MUFE Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner “I-90”, Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner “Glamrock”

Mascara – Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara

Lips – Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquefied Lipstick “Cava”

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

Trying New Shit Vol. 3: Grungerific

“As for the future, it remains unwritten. Anything can happen, and often we are wrong. The best we can do with the future is prepare and savor the possibilities of what can be done in the present”

-Todd Kashdan

 

Hello my lovelies!

 

It’s another “Trying New Shit” post!

I know that I posted my Sephora sale haul long ago, but I’m finally here to do a first impressions post. While I added and subtracted a few items from my original haul post, I wanted to finally sample the wares and let you know how I felt about each product.

 

Let’s get started:


 

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Foundation: Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Filter Foundation – I was actually shocked to find that this foundation is almost pale enough for me, given that Revlon does not have a good track record of making foundations pale enough for me. It also wore like a dream on my oily skin and actually made my skin look flawless. Revlon has managed to win me over again after that Youth Rx foundation fiasco.

 

Concealer: Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Full-Coverage Concealer – I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think this concealer is going to give Shape Tape a run for its money. I initially was scared when I went in to blend it out, as the consistency is a little drier compared to any other liquid concealer I’ve used. I felt much better once it was blended out and looked beautiful under my eyes. The lasting power was also killer and genuinely highlighted my face.

 

Highlighter: Wet N’ Wild Mega Glo Makeup Stick “When the Nude Strikes” – I’ll have to try this again in the future, because I technically used it incorrectly and I feel that might cloud my true opinion. I actually forgot to put this highlighting stick on BEFORE my foundation, and tried to use it after I powdered my face. Patting it with the fingers didn’t give much payoff, and drawing it on totally lifted my foundation. For now, my opinion is right down the middle; I think it has potential, but I need to play with it a little more (and correctly), in order to gauge my actual opinion.

 

Brows: Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil – I’ve used this a couple of times already so I’m kind of cheating, but I still wanted to include it in this post. I like the color of this brow pencil and I find it easy to use, but I’m not completely wowed by it either. I think it’s just a standard brow pencil that works, and I can’t say there’s much more to it than that.

 

Eyeshadow: Marc Jacobs Beauty The Wild One Eyeshadow Palette – I know that this is outrageously expensive and is discontinued at most stores and sites, but this is truly an amazing palette. The shadows were so blendable and creamy, as well as incredibly pigmented. I even decided to attempt some baby cut crease action since this palette made me feel so confident.

 

Eyeliner: Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Ink Eye Liner “M-14” – I was really disappointed in this eyeliner, and I’m actually shocked by my disappointment. The first swipe of product was incredibly pigmented, but it immediately lost its luster after I dipped in for more. Instead of being a white liner, this looked like a muddy gray that mixed in with my eyeshadow. I should be able to use this product over darker shadows, and the fact that I can’t is incredibly disappointing.

 

Eyeliner: Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner  “Glamrock” – This product ended up saving my white eyeliner debacle. I layered this over the white/gray liner to create a glitter liner effect, and for such a tiny applicator, I found myself very impressed. It’s not at all the same intensity as a loose glitter pigment, but I didn’t expect that anyway. I really appreciate that this didn’t chunk up and fall all over my face or into my eyes, and it just really saved my eye look overall.

 

Eyeliner: Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner “I-90” – Now this is an MUFE liner I can get behind. I own another aqua one that you’ve probably seen in other posts, and this one is just as good as that one. It really stays on my waterline and is so vibrant. I only wish the liquid version could be this good.

 

Mascara: Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara – I’ve also used this product a few times, and while I can’t say it’s the best mascara ever, I think it’s the one that I’ve received the most compliments on. Definitely a good contender for best drugstore mascara, and does make my eyelashes look amazing.

 

Lips: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquefied Lipstick “Cava” – While I really enjoy the quality of Bite Beauty and their lipsticks, this liquefied lipstick is literally just the same stuff in liquid form. That’s not to say that I don’t like it, because I do, but I don’t agree that this is an innovative product when I can buy the bullet version all the same. I would also consider this more creamy like their bullet lipsticks before I would call the formula a satin finish. I’m not disappointed, I’m just underwhelmed.

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have an amazing start to your week!

 

Stay beautiful!

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own