Friday, August 10, 2012

Champagne & Eggplant Tutorial








Hey all! This is a shimmery champagne and eggplant look I did using only 3 shades of eyeshadow. It's almost a toned down version of an older look I did. So if that look was a little too vibrant for you, you might opt for this look instead!







1. Use an eyeshadow primer all over the lid.
2. Use a fluffy crease brush to apply the eggplant color in a half moon shape. Sweep the brush back and forth in a sideways motion for the desired affect.











3. Wet your brush with water, a mixing medium, or Fix+ and dip your brush into a champagne colored pigment and pat on the lid. I find that using a flat shader brush works best to pat on the pigment. Go directly beneath the crease color.
























 4. Be sure to sweep the champagne eyeshadow underneath the crease at the outer corner in a wing shape.




5. Use the eggplant shade and use a pencil brush to line underneath the outer third of the  eyes. Wing it outwards, beneath the champagne color.





6. Use a blending brush and an eyeshadow a shade or two darker than your skin color to soften the edges of the crease color.



 



7. Time to highlight! You want to pick something similar to your skin tone for this. Highlight below the arch of the brow and in the inner corners.





8. Eyeliner and mascara! Your eyeliner shape is completely up to you but I find that when it wings out it works beautifully with this look and makes the eyes look really long and sexy.







9.  Finish the rest of the face! I used a bronzer in the hollows of my cheeks, a white shimmery eyeshadow to highlight the tops of my cheeks bones, and nudey pink lipgloss.






------Products used-------
Tarte Jewelery Box Palette (crease, highlighters, and bronzer)
Sephora Kat Von D True Romace Pigment Starcrossed (lid)
NYX Megashine Lip Gloss Nude Pink
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer Fair/Light
DermaGem Moonstone Mineral Makeup Light-Medium
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Too Faced Size Queen Mascara
ELF Eyebrow Kit
Wet N Wild Cream Liner







Friday, August 3, 2012

Revlon ColorStay Aqua Mineral Makeup






The finish of this foundation is very similar to Revlon Photoready foundation with the little pieces of shimmer in it and offers light coverage. Why does it look like powder and then feel wet when it comes in contact with the skin? Revlon should have just formulated it as a liquid! The problem I have with this is that when you are working with powder, you should use it a little bit at a time because if you don't it flys off your brush during application and gets EVERYWHERE. So if you do use a small amount at once, it only covers a tiny area of the face with each brush stroke as it comes in contact with your skin because it gets wet. Sadly, you cannot build up layers for more coverage without the cakeyness. This can also be quite time consuming, and not my ideal method of foundation application. I guess this foundation would be good for someone with dry skin looking for something that won't cake up. It wore off my skin after 3 hours!! The bristles of the brush actually aren't too bad, but it's difficult to clean inside the plastic case making it a little unhygenic, and it can't function properly without sliding back into it's case while in use. Not particularly a fan of this product but I will make use of it some way or another! It's really up to you and whether or not you want to pay for a foundation for $12 that barely provides any coverage, just sparkles, and is extremely difficult and time consuming to blend. I can't wait for Revlon to discontinue this one and create a new mineral foundation for their fantastic ColorStay line. Lets hope they will!! You can find this here. (Wow, what a poor color selection...lol) 












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