Today I'm going to talk about neutral looks and how you can bring a little something extra to them with a pop of color. Whether that be on the lid it self or with your lip color. So I have three. Two of them I've linked videos to that I done for Instagram.
This look above, I actually seen @wickedbeautification on Instagram do with similar colors. I modified it somewhat to my own vision and used different products. Her's is gorgeous so you should check it out for sure, she's so talented. It had more plum/berry shades in it without the inner corner teal part. Mine is a bit more red brown, oranges and a lighter teal somewhat.
Here's what I used to do mine:
This is a more cool toned brown eye (halo again) which when you add pink over it it tends to look a little purple. I try to keep the brown tone as much as possible so I add in warmer tones to cancel out any purple it's trying to bring out. It has some orange on the lower lash line. I have a video for it here which will take you through the whole "halo" technique I use for all halo looks pretty much. Now you could actually add in much more brown to make this even more neutral. I went in hard with the pink so you may want to do less. The Star Powder pigment brings iridescence, it's not necessarily vital to the look though. You could use the pink shades and just go with a darker pink halo eye which is still beautiful.
Here's what I used:
My lipstick is ABH Lovely liquid lipstick.
This look I really love because it's a warm neutral smokey eye with an ombre lip that has a bright red center. I have a video on how I done my ombre lip here. The eyes can be modified to what ever you want as well as the lips, I just wanted to include a pop of color that wasn't necessarily on the eye.
Here's what I used:
Lips are Feminist lip liner from Colour Pop and Atlantic City liquid lipstick from Ofra Cosmetics.
So those are my latest, and best three examples of easy ways to add in color to your makeup. Whether it be daily, or for a special occasion they all would be suitable. My birthday is Friday so I'm thinking the first one with the teal is going to be my birthday look. If I don't find something I like better. Right now though it's my favorite. Also check out my Instagram (@lovemascara) for small tutorial videos every few days. I'm still working through the lighting and angles though so bear with me, I'm trying to better the quality of them.
I'll sign off now and I hope this was helpful, remember to be kind to each other. Spread love not hate. I appreciate you and take care!
I had two new primers that I was going to review separately. Then when it got down to it, I decided to put all my primers up against each other. Or at least the ones I use the most against each other.
So here's the ones we'll be discussing:
So first lets talk about the Face To Face Super Matte AntiShine.
This is used on stage for theater makeup. A lot of times its used by itself with a powder over top. It's also used to dab over makeup in any areas that may get shiny. Including bald areas. So therefore, I thought this would be a high potent primer. It's definitely potent. It dries completely matte. COMPLETELY MATTE. I do find however that this works best on its own with something added to it for more coverage. Using it under foundation doesn't seem to work amazingly well. My foundation actually broke apart through the day and there for I wasn't too impressed. Not to mention this is listed for nearly $28 on Frends Beauty for 0.6 oz. Which is not a lot of product. It's a chunky thicker gel formula with slight color to it (it comes in three tints). Very slight color. This is something I would use to reduce shine or spot treat but I wouldn't go for this as a primer. I can't find if this is water or silicone based. There are not a lot of reviews out for this particular product. It has very few ingredients, which I like.
Next up Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm.
Everyone and their mother has been talking this. EVERYONE. I feel like this originated from Nikki Tutorials. It went off like a rocket and dang it she was right! I got this, the scent is strong, and it's not that this primer works with longevity alone but it actually keeps your bronzer, blush and other products were you placed them without getting patchy. My makeup looked more airbrushed, smoother, and close to how I first applied it without shifting or moving through out the day. I apply it with just a brush, which is how I apply most of my primers because I tend to rub the skin with my hands and it balls up and rolls off. Isn't that a lovely picture, right? This is 3.3 oz for $5-$7 depending on where you buy. Now, keep in mind I got the "sensitive" one cause that's what I seen people using. I'm not sure if the others work as well as this formula. The bottle is nice and glass and the consistency is a thin milky gel/liquid. This is silicone based but it doesn't have Dimethicone which give you that "slip" feel in a primer.
Last is kinda a surprising choice. Its the Bare Minerals Blemish Remedy Mattifying Prep Gel.
I was sent some of this to try. It's actually really good. It's very light weight and works great at mattifying the skin. It also uses Aspen Bark and Tea Tree Oil to promote clearer skin. Which is very interesting I think. I don't know for sure how well it works with problematic skin but as far as a primer, it's really good. Great actually. It's $24 for 1 oz. It's dermatologist tested and noncomedogenic therefore it's not going to cause you black heads. So if you have acne or are prone to break outs, I'd give this a go. This is silicone based and also has Dimethicone which makes it feel very silky. Which I typically don't like but this one isn't bad.
To be considered a "silicone based" product most of the forms of silicone will be listed near the top of the ingredient list. You can google the different ingredients to look for cause there are quite a few. If they are closer to the bottom then it's probably not silicone based. Most all primers include some water, because water is what thins product out or makes them liquid people so just because it has water in it doesn't always mean it's "water based". I recommend reading the details of the product in description sections online because usually a company will put "water based" or "silicone based" in the description of their product. Especially for foundations.
I went to go visit my best friend Faith and talked her into being my model for my Bridal Series. She's the quintessential "blonde bombshell" so we did a very glamourous look.
I hadn't done a Bridal look in a while and it's now in the prime of bridal season. So I got my friend Jamie to let me do some fun makeup on her for a bridal look.
We did some hair as well. Easy updos and messy hair.
Top left: Pull Through Braid. Low style up do.
Top Right: Side Bun with Two Braids.
Bottom Left: Messy Updo
Bottom Right: Cascading Twisted Side Ponytail
For her makeup we done
Makeup Geek: Pixie Dust, Mango Tango, Razzleberry, Corrupt
MUG Immortal Gel Liner
Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof Mascara
NARS Sheer Glow
Becca Songbird blush
Stila Kitten Highlighter
Kat Von D Shade Light contour kit
LA Splash Smitten Liptint in Enchanted mixed with
Stila Bellisima liquid lipstick
And Buxon Jennifer gloss over top
Greetings everyone! Since we're getting into warmer months, it's the season for proms and weddings. Now, my wedding was a fall wedding in October but my best friend's was in June that same year and most weddings are typically in the warmer months. As a matter of fact I have once coming up at the end of this month actually. So I wanted to go over some things that I've found were necessary and helpful for special things. So lets get into it:
This is my dear friend Megan. Gorgeous isn't she? She will be getting married at the end of next month so she's s good candidate for my bridal series. We did a super glamourous timeless look on her today. Also she has beautiful green eyes so they really popped with the makeup and smokey eye as well as the shimmer.
ABH Red Earth, Smoke, Fresh Peach, Noir and a touch of Dusty Rose
MAC Whisper Pink pigment applied wet
Red Cherry Lashes in 213
ABH dip brow
Laura Mercier oil free foundation and RCMA VK 11 palette for concealing and contouring
Becca Opal highlighter and Song Bird blush
MAC Emphasize under the eyes
RCMA no color powder to set
Ben Nye final seal setting spray
ABH Vamp and Lovely mixed.
The pre makeup tools I used were Murad skin perfection moisturizer. Benefit 15 Hour Primer. Dr. Jart+ black label detox beauty balm. Toofaced Shadow Insurance.
So this is my first installment of the Bridal Series. This is a perfect bridal look in my opinion. It's smokey with lots of lashes that aren't too long and dramatic but very thick. It has a touch of shimmer in the center of the lid. It's neutral but smokey and sexy.
ABH Red Earth, Dusty Rose (both in the crease) Smoke and Noir. Smoke is on the inner and outer corners of the lid. Without much product touching the center of the lid.
MUG After Glow pigment in the corner of the eye and center of the eye.
Lena Lashes style Bianca
ABH Dip Brow in Medium Brown
Nars All Day Luminous Foundation
Cream contoured and highlighted (see seperate post about contouring)
MAC Warm Soul Blush
ABH Contour Kit (to set)
MAC Lightscape for highlight
ABH Pure Hollywood
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to start blogging and do these things I love because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity. Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me!