Monday, February 10, 2014

Trend: Deep Purple Lips

I love a purple lip and I've found a really beautiful, wearable shade that feels chic and glam.

Pro Tip
Always line your lips when wearing a bold lip colour to stop feathering and create a clean, crisp outline. For a dimensional look, line your lips with a slightly darker colour concentrated on the outer corners of the mouth.

MAC Lipliner in 'Current'
Dior Rouge Couture Lipstick in '786 Mauve Mystere'

Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in 'Perversion'
Make Up For Ever Smokey Extravagant Mascara
Marc Jacobs Mascara

 I wore make up very similar to this on New Years Eve with a fitted leather dress and geometric earrings for an edgier evening look!

We're big party animals...

Haha, goodnight!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine's Day Smokey Eye

Feeling pretty in purple and pink! Perfect for Valentine's Day or a fun night out.

Pro Tip
Add glitter all over the lid by painting it on using a liquid glitter liner. The adhesive is already built in, there won't be any fall-out, and you'll have precise control of application!

Eyes and Lips
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow #09
Tarina Tarrantino Blush in 'Feather'
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in 'Rockstar'
Urban Decay Glitter Liner in 'Junkshow'
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in 'Vice'
Buxom Amplified Mascara
Marc Jacobs Beauty Mascara
Laura Mercier Illuminator #1
MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipgloss

Kat Von D Tattoo Lock-it Foundation
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Nars Bronzer in 'Laguna'
Tarina Tarrantino Blush in 'Feather'
Laura Mercier Illuminator #1
Tarte Smooth Operator Setting Powder

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Smokey Flick

Navy, smokey, lashes, and a cat eye!

Pro Tip
Use lightweight half lashes or individual false lashes for a "your-lashes-but-better" look and no one will be able to tell they're not real! The lashes will really open up your eyes stay comfortable all day!

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #60
Laura Mercier Corner Faux Lashes
Buxom Amplified Mascara (upper lashes)
Marc Jacobs Mascara (lower lashes)
Laura Mercier Dune Bronze Bronzer
Urban Decay Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy

Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Bare Minerals Original Foundation Powder
Laura Mercier Dune Bronze Bronzer
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Amused
Urban Decay Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy as highlight

The Best Black Liners

I love winged liner! The cat eye, the flick - it can be thin, thick, sexy, smokey, edgy, chic, timeless, classic, and everything in between.

That gorgeous elongated shape it creates is flattering on everyone. Here are some of my favourite deep black liners to use when rocking one of my favourite looks!

Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner in Noir
Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner in True Black

Physicians Formula Eye Booster Pen in Ultra Black
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Pen in Trooper
NYX Liquid Black Liner

Nars Larger Than Life Eyeliner Pencil in Via Venito
Stila Smudgestick Pencil in Stingray

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sneak Peak - NARS Spring 2014

I'm so sorry it's been a month since my last posting but on top of the business of the holiday season... I just bought my first home! I've never moved or lived on my own before so needless to say this has been an overwhelming and rather long process.
Now that I'm feeling slightly more settled... I'm happy to get back into the swing of things with blogging :).

Now on to the real reason we're all here... I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak of the new Nars Spring 2014 Collection this week. I was only able to snap pictures quickly so here they are!

Check out la piece de resistance... the NARSissist palette. Fifteen beautiful neutral eyeshadows straight from the core collection of Nars single and duo shadows in matte, satin, and shimmer finishes!

Also in this collection - two new eyeshadow duo's. My favourite is "Kauai" which is pictured below.

There is a bright orange Satin Lip Pencil and a lovely lilac coloured Larger Than Life Lipgloss called "Annees Folle".

A metallic teal Larger Than Life Eyeliner (these babies are insanely waterproof).

And there is even a few more new goodies including a coppery rose toned Multiple!

I'm dying over the palette and I'm sure you guys are too. Nars has never launched a palette of this size so I know it's going to fly off the shelves when it arrives!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Classic Take On Emerald

Before the year runs out...

A light colour on the lid, mid tone through the crease, and natural defining eyeliner is a classic go-to shape when paired with neutrals. For a trendy take on a classic, I used the same flattering shapes with a fun pop of colour!

Pro Tip
To make the eye appear more open, keep the inner corner light with an irridescent shadow and bracket your eyeliner on the outer corners of the eye only!

Shu Uemura Hard 9 'Seal Brown' Pencil

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow #10, #91, and #04
Stila Smudgestick Waterproof Eyeliner in "Bluefin"
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in 'Light' - under brow
Buxom Mascara

Monday, December 2, 2013

MJ Inspired Cut Crease

You guys know I'm a sucker for a mod 60's look so naturally I had to put my own spin on this Marc Jacobs Beauty promo image.

Pro Tip
Lightly filling in your brows with a pencil or powder will keep a dramatic makeup like this looking grounded and polished. Without the brow grooming the makeup is noticeably incomplete and can start to look messy.

Eyes and Brows
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Brow Pencil in 'Seal Brown'
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Bare Minerals Eyeshadow in 'One Hit Wonder'
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow #60
Laura Mercier Creme Liner in 'Noir'
Illamasqua Liquid Metal in 'Phenomena'
Buxom Amplified Mascara
Marc Jacobs Mascara

Kat Von Dee Tatto Lock-It Foundation
Tarte Smooth Operator Concealer
Tarte Smooth Operator Setting Powder
Laura Mercier Dune Bronze
MAC Beauty Powder in 'Oh, So Fair!'