Friday, March 30, 2012

DIY Facial Masks And Exfoliants

I know there are many people out there looking for miracle makeup products to reduce oil, redness, dryness, under eye puffiness ect. I don't think most people realize or have the desire to spend extra money on a product that will actually treat the problem, they would rather than just cover up with makeup. All this is going to do is make your skin worse, especially if you're caking on layers and layers of makeup that will clog your pores or irritate the skin. You CAN treat your skin without spending more than $10 on a cream or mask. A lot of the ingredients for these masks can be found in your very own kitchen...



Green Tea is excellent for sensitive or red skin. Caffeinated tea works best on under eye puffiness.



Honey is an anti-bacterial, it has moisturizing benefits without making the skin look overly oily, and softens the skin

Vitamin E Capsules or Oil is very nourishing, hydrating, as well as improving the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. 


Sugar makes a great exfoliant and isn't as rough on the skin as some other masks/cleansers/scrubs like St. Ives apricot scrub.

Asprin can be crushed and made into an exfoliant. It contains beta hydroxy acid which is good for clearing blemishes and unclogging pores.


Avocado and Aloe relieves redness and irritation. It feels amazing on the skin especially after sunburn.

Almond Oil relieves irritation, redness, itchiness, dryness, and helps your skin maintain it's moisture.

Sunflower Oil and Castor Oil are excellent antioxidants for the skin (check out theoilcleansingmethod.com as it explains everything in depth).

Banana makes your skin feel clean, soft, and glowy.

Sliced Cucumbers or Grated Raw Potato in a cheese cloth can help reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.

Plain Yogurt will cleanse and tighten your pores.
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The recipes that you can make with these ingredients are unlimited:

For red/sensitive skin- Mash up an Avocado and mix in some green tea leaves. Massage on your skin and leave it sit for 30 minutes.
For dry, red/sensitive skin- Mix vitamin E, honey, and green tea leaves. Massage and leave on for 30 minutes.
For oily, red/sensitive skin- Mix castor oil with green tea leaves, massage and leave on for 30 min.
For dry, rough skin- Mix honey or any oil of your choice with a little sugar and leave it sit on your skin for 30 minutes to soften and moisturize your skin.
For acne-prone, combination skin- Crush up some Asprin and mix it with a little honey. Rub it GENTLY on your face and leave it on for 30 min once a week to help heal blemishes and improve the overall texture of your skin.
For under eye puffiness- Let your tea bag soak in hot water for a few and put the tea bag in the fridge to cool it down. Apply it under your eyes for a few minutes so they can de-puff.
For under eye puffiness and anti-aging- Mix Vitamin E and green tea leaves and apply under your eyes and the rest of your face if you want for 30 minutes.

...and so forth lol

If you do some research, you'll find that there are many foods that nourish the inside of your body AND the surface of your skin.You don't have to go get expensive facial treatments when you can get one inexpensively right from your own kitchen. :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Shimmering Eggplant Look

 This look consists of a matte eggplant eyeshadow on the lid, matte black in the outer corner, a matte burnt orange in the crease, and a shimmery champagne color on the brow bone, on the inner lid, as well as into the crease a little.


 To complete the look, I used a peach blush and I blanked out the lips with concealer and put a pink lipgloss over top, for a peachy nude look. This dramatic look would be so gorgeous on green eyes!


 CC is always welcome!
Vote for this look on MUG if you love it! <3

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Products used:
Inglot #325 Eyeshadow
Inglot #108R Eyeshadow 
MUG Corrupt Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Sin Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Prestige Total Intensity Deepest Black Eyeliner
Costal Scents Black Gel Liner
Maybelline Colossal Waterproof Mascara
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream
Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Eve Pearl Dual Salmon Concealer
NYX Megashine Beige Lipgloss
NYX Peach Blush

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Avon MagiX Face Perfector Review

Avon claims that this product is supposed to mattify oily skin and reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines.

You can buy this here.


I honestly did not like this product right off the bat because of the scent; It's a very strong floraly, lavender scent. Yuck. It also has the appearance and texture of Crisco. I find it funny that Avon doesn't describe this product as a primer, because it has all the qualities of one (well it's SUPPOSED to, anyways). If you use this as an all-over face primer, you will end up using a ton of product and it will go empty very quickly (only 1 oz) because the consistency of it does not go a long way during application. I didn't notice an easier, smoother application when applying it over my fine lines and pores. This product is only good for 1 thing; mattifying oily areas of the skin, but even that only lasts about an hour at most. It takes too long to dry, smells terrible, did not minimize the appearance of pores, didn't balance the texture of my skin and over all I'd say this product is pretty worthless and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, especially not for $10.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Inspired!




My main inspiration for this look were Easter eggs and Spring flowers. I've always loved Spring Inspired looks because of how soft and blue toned a lot of the colors are--They aren't overly bright and dramatic so colors like this can be worn any time of day. :)



On the inner corners I used shimmery yellow,  a pale cotton candy pink on the inner part of the lid,  a bright bubble gum pink on the outer lid, and finally a shimmery blue purple on the outer corner and up into the crease.



 On the cheeks I have shimmery blush that doesn't lean too cool or too pink. It's right in the middle and perfect for fair gals such as myself :) 

Lastly, I applied a pinky-apricot color lipstick which is perfect and is still wearable for spring as it isn't too bright of an orange.






Constructive Criticism is always welcome. Thanks for reading! :)










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Products used:
NYX Chick Eyeshadow
 NYX Rose Lip Pencil
NYX Indian Pink Lipstick
NYX Blush Angel
Makeup Geek Duchess Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Unicorn Eyeshadow
Inglot #318 Eyeshadow
Inglot #319 Eyeshadow
Inglot #362 Eyeshadow
Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer
Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Eve Pearl Dual Salmon Concealer
ELF Ash Eyebrow Kit
Maybelline Waterproof Mascara
Coastal Scents True Black Gel Liner
Prestige Total Intensity Deepest Black Eyeliner

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Nutritive Therapy Hair Products

Not too long ago, I had some free samples sent to me of this Dove frizz cream along with a coupon. I loved it so much, I decided to go buy a full sized one. A few weeks later, I saw that they had daily treatment conditioner and bought that too, and then I purchased the shampoo shortly after because I was so pleased with the result of my hair.

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These products claim to be weightless, provide shine, and smooth dry, rough, frizzy hair. The shampoo even contains argan oil in it. They smell sooo good.... almost like coconuts and clean linen.



Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-in Damage Therapy Shampoo, 25.4 oz
Price: Around $5 depending on where you go. Extremely good price for the amount of product you get.
Application: Lathers very well, cleans well, and surprisingly doesn't make my hair feel really dry after it's rinsed like most shampoos do.
End Result: Nothing really spectacular, but it pairs up well with the conditioner and the cream. I am slightly hesitant of purchasing this again because my hair is in very bad condition and this product doesn't have much to offer other than a tiny bit of argan oil.



Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-in Damage Therapy Treatment Conditioner, 8 oz



Price: Varies upon location. Amazing value for the price and quality.
Application: This conditioner is so thick and spreads through the hair very easily and evenly. It feels like it's already moisturizing and detangling your hair as you're putting it on.
End Result: One word: PHENOMENAL. Best conditioning treatment I have ever used. It doesn't weigh my thin hair down too much and it smells wonderful. This product does everything that it claims to do. A definite 10/10 for me!


Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-in Damage Therapy Smoothing Cream, 4 oz


Price: Around $5 depending on where you go. Very good price for the quality and amount.
Application: Greasy and messy, but so are all frizz serums and creams. You just have to use a small amount and it works best when your hair is damp, and then blown dry. It makes my hair look greasy if I apply it when it's dry.
End result: My hair doesn't tangle and it's easier to run my fingers through. It is shinier, softer, and tames a good portion of my frizz. I also notice a little more volume in my hair after it's blown dry.

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 Over all, I have to say these products are great. I truly was not expecting this from Dove. The ingredients contain sulfates which are quite harmful to someone experiencing hair loss, dry hair, and dry scalp but it has done nothing but good things for my hair so far. I am most amazed by the conditioning treatment, it is the best drugstore conditioner I have used so far and I will definitely be re-purchasing all of these lovely products.



Thursday, March 15, 2012

St Patricks Day Inspired (Cut Crease w/a Double Wing

Hello every one! This is my St. Patricks Day look for this year. I didn't wear this out as it is very dramatic and drag queen- like. I never really did like the cut-crease look on me, but it might work well for those that don't have extremely hooded eyes. I also think I may have applied too much blush.
Basically, this look consists of nothing but matte shades. White on the inner portion of the lid, yellow-green on the outer portion, a forest green in the crease, and white again on the brow bone.
I foiled a darker forest green and used it as eyeliner, then I double winged it.
 I chose a beautiful peach blush that has a very subtle gold shimmer to it, and a nudey peach lip to complete the entire look.

CC is always appreciated. Thanks for reading!

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Products used:
MAC Fix+ Spray
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil Eyeliner in Zero
NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil
Maybelline Colossal Mascara
Inglot #318 Matte Eyeshadow
Inglot #343 Matte Eyeshadow
Inglot #108 Rainbow Eyeshadow
ELF Mineral Glow Blush
Revlon Colorstay Foundation
MAC Fleshpot Pro Lipstick
NYX Megashine Beige Lipgloss
Maybelline Waterproof Colossal Mascara

Monday, March 12, 2012

Birthday/Party Makeup

Hello everyone! :)
My birthday passed recently so I thought I'd take a few quick pics to show you guys what I wore!

Starting to play around with the zoom on my camera :P


When I think of parties I think of shimmery silver and gray eyes. I paired this fun look with a sheer frosty pink lip so the eyes will stand out.


urgghhh dry lips
I applied a white shimmery foiled pigment to the center of the lid and faded it into the gray, and then blended the gray into the black on the outer corners. When the light hits, it draws attention right to the center of the lid which is absolutely stunning, in my opinion. (With a little more black on the corners, it could have really intensified the look but I didn't have too much time to clean up all the black eyeshadow fallout since I had already done my foundation before I started on the eyes.)


I put a white eyeliner on the waterline, and used black liner to wing it out on the ends to make my eyes look a little more awake. I really wish my lashes weren't so curly so I could apply false lashes. They really would have looked gorgeous with this look.



Wearing silver shades always makes me feel glamorous, and you can't have glamor without false eyelashes, lol.

Lastly, I used a light pink matte blush, and light pinky/neutral lipstick to finish off the look. Not too bad of a combo, if I do say so myself lol

CC is always welcome on my blog.
Also, you can add me on Facebook , MakeupBee, and MUG. Feel free to vote if you love my looks :)



Products used:
Revlon Colorstay Ivory Foundation
Benefit Powderflage
Coastal Scents Black Gel Liner 
Maybelline Waterproof Colossal Mascara
NYX Pale Pink Lip Pencil
NYX Sky Pink Round Lipstick
ELF Ash Eyebrow Kit
NYX Natural Powder Blush
NYX White Pearl Loose Pearl Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Creep Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Gun Metal Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

All-Over Smoke Look Tutorial Using Drugstore Products. (Great For Beginners!) AND a Giveaway!

Hello Ladies and Gents!


Today I will be posting a simple look that is perfect for a beginner in makeup, someone with a very small collection of makeup, or for someone who doesn't have a whole lot of time to get ready before work or school.


This look I created has a shimmery rust colored eyeshadow, and a white shimmery brow bone highlight with a tiny pop of the same shimmery white on the inner corners. That's it. Simple, quick, with minimal blending and you only need one fluffy dome shaped brush and 2 eyeshadows of your choice.  Eyeshadow primer is always optional of course if you want to prevent it from creasing or fading throughout the day.

If you are confused as to which parts of the eye are which, Temptalia has a great article and diagram to help you.

It is a good idea to pack the eyeshadow onto the lowest part of your lid first, then blend upwards without dipping your brush in again because you want the intensity of the eyeshadow to fade from dark to light, from bottom to top. A friend asked me if it was ok to put eyeshadow all the way up to the brow. My answer is yes, BUT...

You have to see it more in terms of intensity. You should always want the upper eye area to be lighter than the colors you are using on the lower eye area. If your eyeshadow has the same intensity all over, and isn't blended or faded out and upwards, it will give you that Mimi drag queen look, which isn't attractive if you aren't a dragqueen. LOL.



To get that desired intensity, you'll need a blending brush because a little sponge applicator just isn't gonna cut it. You'd be better off blending with a cotton ball or a Q-Tip to be honest. 


So after packing the eyeshadow on to the lid, you need to blend up the crease/the edges of your eyeshadow in sideways motions with your brush, leaving a little space for your highlight.

Next, you need to wipe your brush off and pick up your highlighter color with it and blend it in with the faded edges of your crease color.

After that, you can pick up more of your highlight color, and put a little more on as close as you can to the bottom of the eyebrow (like I said, you want that spot to be the brightest area of the eye).

You generally want to choose a highlight color that is very pale or light so you get the dark to light effect. I have very pale skin, so I've learned that white is a highlight that I will always be safe with, regardless of which other colors are on my lids.

 The finish of your brow bone highlight is entirely optional. It can be shimmery, satiny, or matte. For this look I chose a satiny white.

Now, go back in with that same highlight color and put some in your inner corners to help open your eyes a little more.

For this look, I brought the rust colored eyeshadow along the lower lash line. However, this is an optional step. If you don't have a small detail brush for it, you can probably try using a Q-Tip. :)

Lastly, do the eyeliner and mascara. Wing it out if you choose to do so, this will give your eyes a lift and help you look more awake. If your eyes are large, you can put eyeliner on your lower waterline. If they are very small, you can either use white eyeliner or nothing at all. If you're eyes are medium sized, you can do whatever the heck you want! This is the art of illusion...lol

If you are a beginner, I would suggest sticking with pencil eyeliner, just make sure you keep the tip pointed and sharpen it a couple times if you need to because you want your lines as neat and precise as possible. Of course, a liquid, cream, or gel liner will get you even more definition and precision, but it's best to stick to a pencil for a while until you can get the hang of it.




And finally, for the cheeks I chose a light pink blush and a pink lipgloss. Also, I did not fill in my brows for this look. I used a clear mascara just to set them in place because the hairs are thick and a little unruly at times.



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Thanks for reading, guys! Hope this helped someone. Feel free to ask me any questions about this look and I will respond asap and I'll add it to the tutorial as well.
<3


- Products used -
Revlon Colorstay Ivory Foundation
Prestige Black Eyeliner Pencil
ELF Lash & Brow Clear Mascara
Maybelline Waterproof Colossal Mascara
NYX Natural Powder Blush
NYX Beige Megashine Lipgloss
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Makeup Addict has a Giveaway!! Choose one MAC eyeshadow or lipstick of your choice. Entries must be submitted by March 28th!
:)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Makeup Q&A

Hello everyone! Here I have compiled a list of questions that people have personally asked me about makeup or ones that I have read on forums for the past few years, and I have answered every one of them to the best of my ability. The purpose behind this Q&A is to refer someone to this page when they ask me for help so I don't always have to explain something over and over again. I will continue to add on more answers, as more questions come about...so here it goes!





1- How do you wing your eyeliner? I can never get mine to match.
  • - Practice, practice, practice, and you'll get it. Mine never completely match because my eyes also have different shapes. One lid is flat and the other one is more round.  The only trick I use is to draw the line from the outer corner of the eye and point it out towards end of my eyebrow, and always after my eyebrows are filled in.

2- Is there anything else I can do with a CS Blush/Contour palette? The quality is awful and generic.
  • -If you have no use for the blushes, take them out and re-use the palette. I did this with my 88 Warm Palette. The glue has a strong hold on the plastic setting so it destroyed all the eyeshadows in the process and made a huge mess. I'm not sure if the blush palette is made the same way, but it's worth a shot if you want to customize your own palette.

3-I have combo/oily skin, and I was wondering if there's any foundations out there for sensitive skin. Lately, I've been using Maybelline Super Stay, it hasn't caked up but lately I've been noticing excess oil and breakouts. Then I decided to try Revlon Colorstay. I can honestly say that I dislike this foundation because it makes my face look cakey and the next day I have a new pimple. So I was wondering if there is an inexpensive foundation out there fit for my skin type, that is very sensitive, and won't break me out.
  • -Loose mineral foundations like Bare Minerals work best with oily, sensitive skin. Full coverage foundations like Revlon Colorstay (both oily and dry formulations) are very thick and will clog your pores, causing breakouts for some people. It seems that Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends might be a better option for you if you're looking for a liquid. However, since your skin is oily, this finish will only emphasize that. So I suggest mixing the Neutrogena with the Revlon to thin out the consistency, making it less cakey on your skin but not overly oily either.  This way, you won't waste an entire bottle of foundation. You can mix them in your hand before you apply, or  you can put your mix in a little plastic craft jar. Also, get yourself a good primer and MAC Fix+ Spray, this prevents a lot of the cakey-ness.

4-I'm having difficulty with my undertone. I have tried the vein trick on the arms, but blue nor green jump out at me. I have mostly 'cool' attributes- pale, blue/grey eyes, dark blonde hair and silver looks better than gold on me.
  • - I'm pretty sure you have cool undertones. I struggled for the longest time figuring out mine! The vein test never worked for me. Mine look green on the palms of my hands and wrists but they're blue in my arms. IMO, the best way to determine your skin tone is by your hair and eye color. Cool tones are typically blue and ash. Ash can be blonde hair or ash brown hair which lack gold tones when it hits the light. If your eyes have any trace of blue as well, then you're most likely cool. Also, the next time you're at a makeup counter or the drug store, swatch a yellow toned foundation, and a pink toned one. If the yellow one makes you look like you have jaundice, than you're definitely cool.  If neither of them look right, they're either too light or dark, or you could be neutral. To test if you're neutral, mix together a yellow toned foundation and a pink toned one in your hand, then swatch it. Also consider your ethnic heritage. If you're African American, Native American, Middle Eastern, Asian, or Hispanic, you most likely have warmer undertones. I am mostly German, French, Greek, Scottish, and I am cool.

5- How can I brighten up/highlight my under eye area?
  • - Benefit's Powderflage does a pretty good job, it also sets concealer.

6- My primer dried up! Is there anyway I can revive it?
  • - When my gel liner dies up, I run my hair dryer over it for about 5 minutes and it's good as new, try that maybe?

7- What do you recommend with regards to putting the primer over the foundation, once it's on your eyelid or do you think not to use the foundation there? I noticed that Marlena's eyelids always look great with regards to coverage and I wondered if she puts foundation down first then primer or vice versa...
  • - My eyelids are a little veiny and discolored, so I always put the primer on over top of the foundation. I don't really see anything wrong with it, if you need the extra coverage.

8- I'm looking for a recommendation for a good primer, blush and bronzer for pale, dry, skin. A lady recommended Smashbox's PF Primer, but I've heard Benefit's Porefessional works well too?
  • - Ha! I am also in the dry, pale, skin club. I recommend NYX Powder Blushes. You will love Natural and Peach. Maybe Angel, if your skin is warmer. I have swatches of them on my blog. If you're looking for something more long lasting, try Tarte's 12 Hr Blush in Dollface, it looks great on pretty much everyone, IMO. NYX's Taupe is a good matte bronzer and Smash Photofinish is also great for dry skin. Only use Porefessional if you have a problem with large pores.

9- I use concealer under my eyes and set it with powder but by the end of the day, I have really dark circles under my eyes. How would I get rid of this problem?
  • - You should try a setting spray. ;)  http://modelinabottle.com/

10- I keep all my makeup in my bathroom, and my bathroom is tiny. The drawers that I have for my makeup and other toiletries are smaller than standard drawers.  My room and my bathroom doesn't really have enough free wall space for that... plus my parents don't really like me sticking nails or tacks in the wall as much as possible. Do any of you have any storage suggestions?
  • -If you can't put up any shelves, scotch tape and cardboard makeup packing is your friend. You just have to keep all the boxes your makeup comes in. It looks silly, but it's convenient. I have one taped to the side of my 3 drawer Sterilite container with an ELF matifying powder in it. Soon I'm going to tape a couple to the wall or my mirror. You can also buy small plastic baskets with suction cups on the back that are used for the shower and stick those to your mirror. They sell them super cheap at places like dollar stores or Big Lots.

11- I was looking at NYX Matte Lip Creams...I like how they sort of "stain" but they seem like they might dry out my lips. Do you like them or not?
  • - I have one and I like it. My lips are always dry so it's hard for me to say...BUT you can always top it with a lip balm or clear lipgloss and it shouldn't dry them out.

12- I was thinking about purchasing a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil and I was wondering what you thought of them.
  • PROS- It really does make an excellent base. Eyeshadows stick well to it, and the colors are more vibrant.
  • CONS- I find it really difficult to apply evenly. If you use too much, it can crease or cake up. IMO, I think it's pretty good for the price.

13- I use MAC's Prolong Wear foundation but by the time I get to school my nose gets really shiny and I have to keep reapplying powder. How do I get rid of this?
  • -I have the same problem! It's the only oily spot on my face. Before I apply my foundation, I use blotting papers and I use a clay mask on it once a week, it helps a little. It's definitely good to stick with a matte foundation if you have oily skin, but I know of a lot of people breaking out from MAC's Pro Longwear. I'm not an expert on skin or anything, but it might be clogging your pores and making the shine worse? Also, you should try a different powder or change up your facial cleanser and see how that works out for you. Cetaphil has worked wonders for my skin.

14- Is wearing eyeliner on the waterline safe for wearing contact lenses?
  • - I've been wearing contacts for 7 years and haven't had any problems with it. The only disadvantage of wearing eyeliner with contacts is the cloudiness which means that the eyeliner is smudging off and on to your lenses. Any eyeliner that is safe on the waterline will still be safe on your conact lenses just make sure you clean them daily. To prevent it from getting in your eye and on the lense, pull the lower lid down a little after applying your eyeliner and hold it like that for about 15 seconds so it has time to dry. Gel liner will definitely stay on longer but if you don't let it dry, it can be messy and kind of difficult to clean off your lenses.

15- My cheeks are naturally red, it always shows through my foundation and it doesn't mix right with my blush.  Any suggestions?
  • - If you are happy with your natural flush, put the concealer only under the cheek bone and down to the jaw or just conceal the parts that you don't want flushed. You could also try the SB Photofinish Primer in green, this neutralizes the red. http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P9889&categoryId=C10905

16-What are some makeup ideas for me? I have blond hair, blue/grey eyes, an oval face, and beige skin.
  • -If you want to enhance your eye color- use a navy blue, grayish blue, copper, rust, or even gold as it is flattering with every eye color. If you have an oval face, you can pretty much wear anything! Contouring under the cheek bones, and highlighting the top of them will add more definition to the face. Since you're blonde, you will look amazing with a hot bombshell kind of look, like a light pink lip and a silvery/black smokey eye.


(to be continued...)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Experimenting with lip color! A Harley Quinn Inspired Look *Super Hero Series* (Metallic Red and Black)

Hey Guys!
Continuing on with the Super Hero Series I thought I'd switch things up and do a villain!



Harley Quinn is my favorite "villain" of all time. For those who don't know, she is bat shit crazy in love with the Joker. Aren't they cute together?
I guess what draws me to her the most is the fact she is a lot like me (obsessive, lol) and her relationship with the joker is similar to mine in many ways.

 First, I chose the most obvious colors of Harley Quinn's jester costume; red, black, and white. This is my very first time creating this blended effect with the lightest color on the lid, and a very dark color on both the inner and outer corners. It took quite a long time to perfect but I think I finally got it down.

I'm not going to lie...I struggled a lot creating this look, and even more trying to get a good picture. First I tried a bright red lip. I used the most orange toned one that I had.



Then, I wiped that color off completely and tried the deepest blue toned red I had, and after viewing pictures, I saw how awful it looked on me. The combination of dark hair, pale skin, light eyes, red eyeshadow AND red lips is just a little overwhelming on me. The extreme red on the lips kind of washes out the red on the eyes. It looked really creepy, as you can see in the photo above. :P


So I thought, ok, there has to be a color that will look right with this besides a plain nude lip! So then I put a shimmery salmon colored lipstick over the deep red and I thought it looked pretty decent.



I then lightly blotted the deep red and orange lipstick and put coraly pink lipstick over top as well as a coraly pink shimmery lipgloss. I then realized this was a mistake because Harley Quinn isn't really known for pink. lol


I realize that I would have been safe with a nude  lip...but where is the fun in that?? :P I used all the reds I had but ended up not being happy with any of them. If I had to choose, I would have just went with the first orange toned red that I used which is what I am wearing in the photo above. What would have made this look complete is 3 little red diamond shaped jewels on the outer corner of the eyes, just like the symbol on her costume. I spent quite a while searching and still couldn't find the right size, shape, or color for this look at Michaels :P I did pick up a wheel with assorted sizes and colors of other jewels though. I cannot wait to experiment with them for my new looks!! :) Until next time....ta-ta! <3

CC is always appreciated :)
 and vote for my looks on MUG and MakeupBee if you love them!:)
Products used:
Revlon Colorstay Ivory Foundation
Benefit Powderflage
Coastal Scents Black Gel Liner 
NYX White Pearl Loose Peal Eyeshadow
MUG Corrupt Eyeshadow
Inglot#382 Matte Eyeshadow
Inglot #318 Matte Eyeshadow
Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer
Maybelline Waterproof Colossal Mascara
MAC Refined Golden Bronzer
NYX Plush Red Lip Liner
NYX Indian Pink Round Lipstick
NYX Pink Rose Megashine Lipgloss
NYX Deep Red Lip Pencil
NYX Fig Round Lipstick


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