Monday, March 26, 2012

Triadic Tangerine Tango!

At a training conference I recently attended we talked a lot about the colour wheel and different colour schemes. 
Here's a Pantone Universe colour of the year 'Tangerine Tango' inspired shadow look using a triadic colour scheme!

1 Apply foundation all over and concealer in areas of the concern and set with a translucent powder.
2 Buff bronzer through the backs of cheeks, temples and hairline, and apply a pinky blush further back on the cheeks.
3 Pat an eyeshadow primer all over the lid before smoothing on a purple cream base from lash line to crease. The purple cream will help our shadows come out more vibrantly!
4 Blend a bright purple shadow high through the crease and onto the entire lid concentrating the colour on both the outer and inner corners. 
5 Press a bright tangerine pigment onto the centre of the lid directly above the iris and gently blend the edges.
6 Gently blend a green eyeshadow alone the lower lash line and lightly blend the colour up and out to meet the purple shadow on the outside corner of the eye. This will help to lift the eye and give the shadow a slight cat like shape!
7 Rim the upper and lower waterlines (inside of the eye). Remember to wrap around the inner corners of the eyes and smudge a little into the lower lashes/lash line on the outer corners of the eyes. Apply lots of mascara!
8 Finish the look with a complimentary light nude pink gloss or tinted lip balm!

Products Used:
Origins Vitazing Moisturizer (tinted)
Lancome Tient Idole Ultra Foundation
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage SC-01
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural
Dior Universal Brow Styler
Two Faced Shadow Insurance
Loreal Colour Tattoo '20 Painted Purple'
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Omen' (purple)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Kush' (green)
Inglot Pigment Eyeshadow '81' (reddish, golden orange)
Clinique Cream Eyeliner
Two Faced Better Than False Lashes Mascara
Nars Bronzer 'Laguna'
MAC Beauty Powder 'Oh, So Fair'
Revlon Lip Butter 'Sugar Frosting'

xo candice

Friday, March 23, 2012

Bronze Smokey Eye ala Kim K

I've sucked at posting lately... yikes! This past month and a half have been pretty busy for me so I've been taking advantage of my spare time by laying in bed and watching movies, ha ha.
But I've crawled out long enough recently to create a few looks that I have coming up for the next few weeks so stay tuned!

Here's a really simple and pretty golden smokey eye that works great on all skin tones, eye shapes, and eye colours... enjoy!

1 Apply foundation all over and concealer in areas of concern. Set with a translucent powder.
2 Buff bronzer through the backs of the cheeks, onto the temples and around the hair and jaw line for a natural sun kissed look. Apply a peachy blush to the cheeks.
3 Pat and eyeshadow primer all over the lid to enhance colours and wear.
4 Blend a light gold shadow onto the inner three fourths of the lid from the lash line, fading out into the crease. 
5 Apply a black eyeshadow onto the outer third of the lid and then blend it out slightly past the crease for a smokey effect. Bring this black shadow down along the outer half of the lower lash line.
6 Lightly blend a matte skin toned shade around all of your edges with a fluffy brush to help further defuse your edges for a perfectly blended, smoked out finish!
7 Line the upper and lower waterline (inside of the eye) with a black pencil, making sure to wrap around the inner corners and to get into any gaps between the lashes.
8 Apply a few generous coats of mascara to both the top and bottom lashes.
9 Finish by applying a peach-pink gloss to keep with the bronzy, sun kissed theme!

Products Used:
Makeup Forever HD Foundation 120
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage SC-01
Sephora Collection Brow Pencil 'Nutmeg Brown'
Nars Bronzer 'Laguna'
Nars Blush 'Luster'
Two Faced Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 Eyeshadow 'Suspect' (gold)
Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 Eyeshadow 'Blackout' (black)
Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 Eyeshadow 'Foxy' (matte nude)
YSL Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil 'Zero' (black)
Laura Mercier Lip Glace 'Bare Pink'

xo candice