Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Graphic in Green!

Here's a look I came up with while having some fun with products this weekend! Greens my favourite colour and I don't think I've ever done a green look before! So here we are... hope you guys enjoy it!

1 Apply foundation all over and concealer in areas of concern. Set with a translucent powder
2 Buff bronzer through the backs of cheeks, temples and hairline and apply a pink pop of blush high on the backs of the cheekbones.
3 Use a cream eyeshadow all over the lid from lash line to just above the crease and leave the edges sharp. This creamy base will not only help our shadow stay in place, it will increase the bold pigment we place on top!
4 Press a green eyeshadow directly on top of the creamy base for strong saturated colour.
5 Use a cream eyeliner to line your upper lash line and trace through the crease around the shape you created with your shadow. Take the time to perfect your lines.
6 Use your cream eyeliner to draw a straight line under the lower lashes winged it out on both ends and keeping the gaps open on both the inner and outer corners.
7 Blend the bottom edges of your black eyeliner down and out with a black eyeshadow. Blend your original green shadow along the edge of the lower liner as well.
8 Use a glitter adhesive to apply a light green glitter to the centre of the eye, and a darker green glitter on the outer and inner thirds of the eye.
9 Blend a white cream shadow under the brow, on the inner corners of the eye, and to sharpen the edges of your flicks on the outer corners. Apply this to the waterline to further open the eyes.
10 Apply a light coat of mascara and long wispy lashes.
11 Lightly coat the lips with a neutral lip gloss!

Products Used:
Laura Mercier Moisturizing Foundation
Clarins Instant Light Concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Nars Bronzer 'Laguna'
MAC Beauty Powder 'Oh, so fair'
Makeup Forever Flash Palette (green, brown, white, and black)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Kush' (green)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Perversion' (black)
Burberry Volumizing Mascara
Ardell Lashes 'London'
Lit Clearly Liquid Glitter Base
Michaels Glitters
Buxom Lipgloss 'Samantha'

xo candice
Click here to 'Like' my Facebook Page!

Monday, January 2, 2012

My New Years Eve Look!

Now, I'm no stranger to glitter and bold looks but this New Years Eve I decided to go for a more understated glamour with my makeup so that I would compliment (not overwhelm!) my very detailed beaded dress! It's fun to really go for it with your makeup but sometimes it's the subtle simplicity that flatters the most!

1 After smoothing on a foundation primer, buff on your foundation, add concealer in area's of concern, and set with a translucent powder!
2 Buff a shimmering bronzer through the backs of the cheeks, temples, and hairline. Touch it to the nose and chin as well. 
Pop a light peachy pink natural looking blush to the apples of your cheeks and lightly blend back through the cheekbones.
4 Pat an eyeshadow primer all over the lid and then pack a warm brown eyeshadow all over from the lash line to the crease. Connect this shadow on the outer corners of the eyes and bring it lightly along the outer half of the lower lashes.
5 Blend your brown shadow through your crease very well for super soft and smokey edges. Highlight the brow bone and inner corners of your eyes with a light pink champaign shadow.
6 Press a reflective glitter onto the inner half of the lid and bring it all the way up to the brow on that inner corner/half.
7 Gently line the top lash line with a black liquid or cream liner and add lots of mascara to your lashes!
8 Apply a neutral and natural looking lip colour with a glossy finish!

Products Used:
Cover FX Nourishing Foundation Primer
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Nars Bronzer 'Laguna'
Tarina Tarantino Blush Palette 'Feather'
Sephora Collection Eyebrow Pencil 'Midnight Brown'
Two Faced Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Hustle'
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Darkhorse'
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Sin'
Lorac 3D Liquid Luster Drops
Physicians Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner 'Ultra Black'
Burberry Mascara
Tarina Tarantino Lipstick 'Cameo'
B.E. Buxom Lipgloss 'Samantha'

xo candice