Glossy Burgundy Lids with Neon Magenta Lips (NYX Matte Lipstick in Shocking Pink)
One more look I posted on Instagram (makeup_box) a couple of days ago. This is a very simple look to recreate. The only thing about it that is different from a regular look is just the gloss on the lids and a neon pink lip.
- a plum colored metallic pencil from Bourjois (Khol & Contour 07 Praline Inventif - any one you can find would do.)
- a deep cool brown shadow (Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Southern Wood)
- a soft medium-light taupe (Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Goldmine - MAC Patina would be a prettier alternative)
- Any clear gloss and a bit of pale purple micro-glitter (optional)
- soft pink blush (any of your choice; I used my Bourjois Little Round Pot shadow #15)
- Bright magenta-pink lipstick that is deeper than a neon fuchsia (NYX Matte Lipstick in Shocking Pink)—
Step 1: Begin by shading in your lids, then lining both the upper and lower lash line. Then use your finger to gently blend out the edges so there are no hard lines, and then touch up the pencil once more along the lash lines. The color should be more intense there.
Step 2: With the deep smoky brown, lightly run along the lid near the lash line and gently extend your brush past the outer corners into a slight wing. This sets the color around the lash line. If you want to, you can skip this step, but I like a bit more dimension and depth I get by layering the shadows.
Step 3: Apply a soft taupe brown to the upper portions of the lids, leaving just a small margin of skin above the lash line. If you want
Step 4: Go back over your upper lash line with the plum pencil.
IMPORTANT: Curl your lashes now because you’ll be applying clear gloss next. You can’t curl your lashes once you coat your lids as you’ll smear everything off.
Step 5: With a flat brush, mix a little violet glitter (this is optional; it’s only visible when someone is quite close to you and looking directly at your eyes) into a dab of clear gloss, and then gently PAT that onto your lids. If you stroke your brush back and forth, you will end up smearing the shadow beneath.
Step 6: Finish by applying black mascara. IF you are using false lashes instead, then you will need to apply them BEFORE you apply the gloss. Otherwise, the latex will have problem sticking to your skin if there is any gloss there.
Me and my one and only nephew, Calix, in Disneyland last May. I miss this guy to bits. :’c
You are so pretty!
UNDEFINED.: Recap || August 9, 2012
August 9, 2012 (Thursday)
It was mother candida’s feast day so i met up with some friends at Manresa for the mass then did some volunteer work for the flood victims after. We helped packed the goods, then we packed 500+ bags in total. Yay! Afterwards, we headed to McDonald’s for lunch, then Tita…
How could you be both pretty and nice?
She is amazing, so please follow her. ❤
And you ask me why I idolize her? I mean come on guys, try to look for a 12 year old who answers like this. And this is one of the million reasons why I love her and want to be her. I mean come on, everyone who sees her can tell that she’s beautiful but the way she answers questions and how humble she is. And hello? Everyone can see that she’s being sexually harassed in one of the questions, but she still answered it with poise and tried to just joke about it and answer it honestly. So, everyone please just follow her already. @gatheredimperfections gatheredimperfections.tumblr.com ❤
L’oreal 2012 Miss Candy Collection Top Picks - Infallible Shadows in Innocent Turquoise and Sassy Marshmallows
L’oreal’s new Summer collection is out in drugstores and after hemming and hawing over the colors, here are my recommendations.
L’oreal Infallible Shadows in 031 Innocent Turquoise and 032 Sassy Marshmallow. These are the 2 out of 3 shades that I find to be more “worth the dollar”. (P.S. I’m not a huge fan of glosses that aren’t intensely pigmented, so I didn’t pick any of those up.)
The swatches of the 2 shadows are as above; Sassy Marshmallow (left) and Innocent Turquoise (right).
Sassy Marshmallow looks like a straight-silver here but it’s a little more dimensional than that in real life. It’s an icy blue-toned platinum with subtle specks of turquoise and pink. It might not look like it, but this is the most unique shade of the 3, and I recommend you check it out if you can. This shade can be worn translucent (the vari-colored flecks will show up more) or packed on strong.
The second shade, Innocent Turquoise is more of a straight-up bright, shimmery Turquoise. Despite the white and yellow flecks, this just pulls a pure turquoise, unlike Sassy Marshmallow. The beauty is in the fact that this is a true, intense aqua.
Recommended only if you’re on the market for just such a shade and don’t have anything equivalent.