Thank you everyone who entered the giveaway for Sheswai Nail Lacquer! We had over 15o entries and The winner of this Pantone Color of the Year green shade (called DIG IT!) is…..
Youtube user MistyFuji !
Congrats! I hope to do another giveaway for your guys soon! What would you like to win? Nail polish, makeup, skin care? Let me know in the comments below.
Hello my beauties, today we are going to talk about smoky eyes. Everyone wants them, and everyone is equally afraid to try them. Many people fall victim to smearing black eyeshadow all over their eyes and ending up with a “raccoon eyes” result.
Here’s the solution: smoky eyes don’t always mean black eye shadow. Every skin tone has a shade of shadow that gives the effect of a smoky eye, and that’s not always black. If you’re an expert, then by all means, go ahead with the blackest shadows money can buy. For the rest of us, here’s a cheat sheet to help pick the right shade of smoky for your skin tone.
MY GOLDEN RULE FOR ALL SKIN TONES:
The darker the shadow, the more MATTE it should be. Stay away from frosty blacks to avoid shadow fallout and muddiness.
If you are super pale, (including many Asian skin tones) then you have to be especially careful with dark eye shadows. I suggest sticking to varying shades of grey. Feline or Incubus shadows by Illamasqua are perfect for you.
Sweep a light grey all over the lid, buff in a dark grey into the crease. Line your water line with a dark grey pencil. Dot the inner corners of your eyes with a pale, shimmering silver.
If you are medium-skinned, swap out your black shadow for dark plums. Makeup For Ever Eye Shadow in #160 is a winner. Pat a lavender or silver shadow on the lid, and buff in a dark, MATTE plum color in the crease. Line your waterline with a black pencil.
Olive and Medium-Dark skin tones usually have golden undertones. What goes with golden? Deep, dark teal. Plumage by MAC is a gorgeous matte blackened-teal that will give you a soft, smoky eye. Pat a frosty dark grey on the lid. Buff the dark matte teal in your crease. Use a black pencil in your waterline and you’re set.
If you have dark skin, you can totally get away with using a matte black eye shadow like Crave by Urban Decay. If you aren’t feeling confident you can always substitute the black for a rich brown or even a velvety maroon like Inglot’s Matte #326. Pat a shimmery brown all over your lid then buff the dark matte brown (or maroon) into your crease. Fill the waterline with a black pencil and you’re set.
Deep dark skin tones like Alek Wek almost always need a rich black eye shadow to intensify even an every-day look. To off-set the black in the crease, I suggest patting a metallic eyeshadow all over your eye lid. The bright metal pigment will push your eyelids forward while the black eyeshadow will deepen your crease, giving you a beautiful 3-dimensional look. You can’t go wrong with MAC’s Woodwinked eye shadow and Urban Decay’s matte black shadow in Crave.
Hello again, winter beauties!
I came across this unique website called Borrowed Closet. Basically, you rent designer clothing, accessories and handbags for anything from weekend trips, girls’ night out or just for everyday wear. They carry a decent variety from top designers like BCBG, Alice + Olivia, Free People etc. This is the perfect site for the “Fashionista on a budget.”
While perusing what I wanted to rent, my mind, as usual, went right to makeup, and I started day dreaming about what makeup looks to do with each outfit. Scroll down to see what I came up with….
I’ve been obsessed with these black and nude mesh “illusion” dresses that literally give you an hourglass figure without a single workout or juice cleanse. This dress goes perfect with bold, black smoky eyes and nude lips, like Ms. Olsen’s below. The makeup is dramatic, however it incorporates the same colors as the dress, so it really works together.
This winter/spring sheer shirts and leather pants are everywhere. Keep the leather pants the main attraction by going with simple, glowy makeup like Megan Fox’s look below. The shimmer on the eyes, cheeks and lips keep the same theme as your shiny black leather pants while the natural eye shadows and gloss subdue the entire look.
Another trend that makes me smile these days are black and white stripes. They look good on everyone and pay homage to Beetlejuice, what’s not to love?! This striped jail break top goes great with bold red lips, like Camilla Belle’s below. It just makes such a COOL combination with the black and white. Notice that Camilla kept her eyes bare, just a touch of mascara and liner. She also kept her face makeup clean, no blush. This really draws people to her bright cherry red mouth. Okay, that’s it. I’m buying this top.
Last month I attended MAC’s Paint By Number event with my PR pal Jennifer Castaneda at their Robertson location in Beverly Hills. This event highlighted MAC Pro’s line of products used to body paint, many of which I use for my maternity painting photo shoots. However, I was more curious with their ah-mazing holiday collection!
How cute is this little makeup bag from the Holiday Collection? I die.
Thanks Jenn for coming with!
Okay, now for the break-down…
Divine Desire Exclusive Face Kits: $70
Both of these cute kits come in adorable plush snap clutches and offer a Powder Blush, Cremesheen Lipstick, Lipglass, Technakohl liner and a #129 Blush Brush. While the #129 isn’t the same quality as the full sized one MAC sells separately, it’s ideal to take on your travels with you, especially with the shorter handle.
Hang Up the Glamour Hanging Travel Bag: $40
This little leopard and lace number will keep all your makeup (and I’m thinking jewelry too) organized and glam for all your jet-setting journeys.
Fabulousness Holiday Eye Sets: $39.50
These eye shadow compacts come in three varieties and are a great gift for makeup fiends and beginners-alike.
All For Glamour Holiday Face Kits: $39.50-49.50
These Face Kits come with a bronzer or a blush, three eye shadows and two lipsticks. Amaze-balls.
Primped Out Holiday Eye, Lip and Brush Sets: $39.50-49.50