Miss Selena’s Blue Smokey Eyes

I’m back with another celebrity makeup look! This time I picked the ever sweet Selena Gomez. I love her doll-quality skin and how fresh-faced she always looks! I picked the smoky blue look below because it looks fantastic on everyone, especially those with brown eyes. The great thing about having brown eyes is that we can wear any color eye shadow and it will look good. But blue eyeshadow works particularly well on us brown-eyed beauties. 
CLICK BELOW TO WATCH THE TUTORIAL
My Version…

PRODUCTS USED: 
FACE
Youngblood Cosmetics Luminous Creme Blush in Taffeta
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (any shimmer shade will work)
EYES
Urban Decay Eye Primer in Eden
MAC Eyeshadows in Vanilla, Crystal Avalanche, Contrast, Bamboo and Deep Truth
MAC Eye Liner in Auto De Bleu
MAC Pigment in Blue Storm
Brushes by Crown Brush
LIPS
NYX Natural lip liner
Makeup For Ever N40 Pastel Coral Rouge Artist Natural
MAC Plushglass in Angel

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Keeping Up With Kim’s Smoky Eyes

Oh, the obligatory Kim K “Smoky Eye” tutorial. People kept asking for it, so it was inevitable: I had to do one. Here’s a photo of her typical smoky eye. You will notice that her makeup artist always layers the purple, instead of smacking one dark plum over the whole eye he will use lilacs, purples and plum. This is what makes smoky eyes look flattering on us. Kim also has a lot of long, lush eyelashes, top and bottom. When trying to achieve her amazing look, it’s important do the following.  
1) Layer your colors
2) Apply mascara on bottom lashes 
3) Tightline
 (I talk about tightling in my video below, check it out)
My Version

STEP BY STEP
More Pix

PRODUCTS USED:

Eyes
Macroviolet and Blacktrack Fluidlines from MAC
MAC eye shadows in Expensive Pink, Soft Brown, Shadowy Lady and Carbon
MAC Pink Bronze Pigment
Lips
Natural liner, NYX
Cosmopop, Lime Crime
Pink Hope, Youngblood Cosmetics
Face
Tarte Amazonian Clay in Glisten
MAC Big Bounce Eye Shadow cream in Trophy

J.Lo at the Oscars

If you watched the Oscars this year, then you know that Jennifer Lopez looked FIERCE in her low-cut sequin gown, classic bun piled high on her head and glow-y makeup. 
Here’s my version
Click below to watch this quick and easy J.Lo tutorial
Just me and my forever sidekick, having a moment

PRODUCTS USED

Face
MAC Refined Golden Bronzer
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (any shimmery shade will work)
MAC True Red blush
MAC Pearl Cream Color Base
Eyes
Urban Decay Priming Potion in Eden
MAC Fascinating and Teddy eye kohls
MAC Charcoal Brown, Scene and Vanilla eyeshadows
MAC Vanilla Pigment
Wet N Wild black liquid liner
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara
Lips
MAC Stripdown lip liner
MAC Viva Glam 5 lipstick
Stila 24k Gold gloss

Blue Hair, Don’t Care- KATY PERRY MAKEUP

No, you are not looking at photos of a Smurfette. You are looking at shots from my Katy Perry Grammys Makeup Tutorial. This year Katy showed up to the Grammys with a blue-dyed coif and bubble gum pink lips. I love her quirky and fun style, so when I saw her come out on the carpet I already knew I wanted to replicate this glamorous yet daring look. 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH TUTORIAL
Since I don’t have blue-dyed hair, I threw on this California Girls wig I had and went to town.
For the eyes, Katy had a natural champagne shimmery look with thick, winged eyeliner and humongous lashes. I also traded in my normal brown brow filler for bright blue, as Katy has also done.
The lips were a cool, cotton candy pink.
PRODUCTS USED
*some of these are replacements for the limited items I’ve used in the photos.
Eyes
Urban Decay Priming Potion in Eden
Shimmertime pigment by MAC
Blacktrack Fluidline by MAC
Naked shadow from the Urban Decay NAKED palette
Makeup For Ever lashes
Reflects Pearl Glitter by MAC
Fix+ spray by MAC
MAC False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara
Electric Eel MAC eyeshadow (for the eye brows)
Face
Peaches blush by MAC
Trophy Big Bounce eye shadow (Shell Cream Color Base is a great substitute for this limited MAC item)
MAC Skinfinish Mineralize Powder in Gentle 
Lips
Hot Pink NYX lip liner
Tease (baby pink) lip liner from MAC
St. Germain lipstick by MAC
Enchantee Kissable Lipcolour by MAC

Sexy Sofia

Who doesn’t love Sofia Vergara? She’s pushing 40 and oozes sex out of every bone in her gorgeous body. The best thing about her is that her “sexiness” comes effortlessly. She always has beautiful editorial makeup that is great for every day wear, so I decided to replicate this look she wore to the Golden Globes last month. She has winged out bronzey-plum eyes with a mauve mouth and straight hair parted in the middle. 
CHECK OUT THE STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL BELOW
Close-Up of the Eyes
Kissable Lips

PRODUCTS USED:

Eyes
Yogurt, Coppering, Mythology, Trax and Brun eye shadows from MAC
Rose and Pink Bronze Pigments from MAC Pro
Rich Ground (as a base) Blacktrack (as a liner) Fluidlines from MAC
Molten Sun Liquidlast Liner from MAC
Urban Decay black 24/7 eye liner in Perversion
Revlon Growlucious Macara
Lashes from Naimie’s
Cheeks
Plum Foolery Shimmer Sheertone Blush from MAC
Lips
Mauve and Hot Pink liners from NYX
Up the Amp and Plum Dandy lipsticks from MAC 

Grammys 2012: Makeup Review

Adele
Judging from my Twitter and Facebook feeds and every beauty blog from here to the moon, Adele wins best makeup at the Grammys by a landslide. The flawlessly matte foundation, the slight contouring, the perfect red lips and nude eye with lots of lashes and bold black liner! ❤
Carrie Underwood
Carrie’s makeup is always on point. Although this is a pretty typical “Carrie” makeup, I think it’s a great look for her. She even added some gold glitter on the lids (you can’t really tell in this photo). Those lashes are pretty bold for her too. Way to go, stepping out of your comfort zone, girl!
Fergie
Yes, I know Fergie looks a little rough sometimes, but I really liked her choice of tangerine eye shadow and peach lips. It compliments her eyes and skin tone. Gorgeous!


Jessie J
Why this pretty girl insists on covering her face with harsh bangs is beyond me. Underneath that curtain of black, you can see that she has beautiful milky skin, perfect nude lips and a plummy-purple smoky eye with flatters her blue peepers. 


Katy Perry
I love Katy for bringing colorful hair to the red carpets. She is so stunning and truly rocks the crap out of this on-trend blue hair that was seen on every runway for spring. She complimented her Smurf ‘do with cool-tone pink lips and thick, black cat eye liner. Precious!


Kelly Osbourne
I really wanted to hate Kelly Osbourne’s choice of hair color, but I don’t. Those lilac strands just look so darn pretty on her! I adore that she matched her lips to her hair and did her eyes up in a yellow-gold. Yellow is the complimentary color to purple, which is why this look works so well.


Rihanna
The only way to describe Rih-Rih these days is: sex-pot-dot-com. Could she get any hotter? It’s really just unfair. The jury’s still out on her newly-dyed blonde tresses but her makeup is, as always, lovely. Her hazel eyes stand out thanks to the smoky black soot in the under-eye, and she kept it simple on the top lids. The pinky-nude lips work well with this subtle and sultry makeup look. SIZZLE 
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Which celebrity’s makeup was your fave of the evening? Would you like to see me do a tutorial on any of these looks? Let me know in a comment below!

Beyonce- A Red Carpet Look

Today I’m excited to show you a makeup look that Beyonce rocked last year at the Grammys. There isn’t a lot of bold color in this look, it’s mostly golds and black. However, it’s definitely a “Sasha” look- the top of the eyelids are a fierce cat eye completely smoked out, and the bottom is lined with angelic-like gold shimmer. Beyonce’s artist kept the cheeks and lips neutral to balance out the strong eye, and I think this is one of the best looks Beyonce has done. I LOVE the gold hoop earrings too!

CLICK TO WATCH THE TUTORIAL:
PRODUCTS USED:
Contouring
MAC Bronzing Stick: This was a limited item, but you can substitute this with a concealer or foundation stick                  that is about 3-5 shades darker than your skin.
Matte bronzer: any type of pressed matte bronzer will work. 
Angled blush brush: Crown Brush and MAC carry great ones, follow the links to see!
Blending sponge: Beauty Blender
Eyes
Shadows: Creep (black) and Gunmetal (grey) from the Naked 1 Palette, and MAC’s Soft Brown and Crystal Avalanche (peach and white) shadows
Lower lid: Urban Decay’s El Dorado gold eye liner and Makeup For Ever’s Honey Gold 3 metal powder
Lips
Natural lip liner by NYX
Sunmetal lipstick by MAC: this was a limited item, but any bronze frost textured lipstick will work
Stila’s 24K Gold lip gloss