Grey Smoke featuring NYC Individualeyes Palette Dark Shadows

Remember that NYC palette I showed you in the video for the Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox?

Here is a look that I wore recently using that palette.

I really liked this look.  A bit of drama, a bit of glam, and alot of smoke!

I did not use the primer in the palette for this look.  I tried that primer a few days ago and it did not work for me at all.  Bummer.  But I have really oily eyelids, so it may work better for others.  The cream highlighter is nice, it blends well and lasts all day, especially with the white shadow layered on top.

For this look I used:

Lauren Brooke Cream Foundation in N3

Lauren Brooke Cream Concealer in Warm Light – under eyes

Lauren Brooke Loose Powder foundation in Natural – lightly applied to set creams

Everyday Minerals Blush in Salon Fun (Discontinued 😦 )

Real Purity Eyeshadow Duo in Vanilla/Mocha – Mocha color – to fill brows

NYC Individualeyes Palette in Dark Shadows for eyes

essence liquid liner in Black  from my swap with lifeofbun – LOVE!

NYC Big Bold Ultra Volume Mascara in Black

Catrice Ultimate Color Lipstick in Frozen Rose  another product I love from lifeofbun

I got about 6 hours of wear before I noticed that the shadows were creasing.  I did  a quick touch-up.  About 3 hours later, I noticed that there was quite a bit of creasing but I was washing my face by that point anyway.

This was a fun palette to try.  The shadows have decent pigmentation and blend nicely.  They are pretty shimmery, but alot of that blends away to leave a nice sheen.

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Have a great day!

 

Fun & Colorful Eyeshadow Look

Some days a girl just needs some color.

This was one of those days!

This was done with mineral eyeshadows.  I love how easily they blend!  And look at how vibrant the colors are!

I used these eyeshadow samples that I purchased from the All Natural Face:

Then I used the pressed eyeshadow duo in Vanilla/Mocha from Real Purity as a brow bone highlight and to fill in my brows.

I used the Onyx gel eyeliner from Pixi.

And threw on a couple of coats of L’Oreal False Fiber Mascara.

So was my color craving satisfied?

Nope.  Next came my nails.

Stay tuned for that!

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The Importance of Sun Protection

The weather is warming up and that means more time outside!

But before you venture out, make sure to take a moment to do something good for your skin!

Sun damage is the leading cause of premature aging and wrinkles – not to mention skin cancer!  Yikes!

For more information on skin cancer, check out this article.

It only takes a moment to protect yourself by applying a good sunscreen to your face, neck and décolleté.

There are two types of sunscreen:  physical and chemical

Physical sunscreens create a physical barrier between your skin and the sun that block and/or deflect the harmful UV rays.

Chemical sunscreens absorb the harmful UV rays to keep them from penetrating the skin surface.

Check out this chart for a side by side comparison of physical and chemical sunscreens.

Here are the two sunscreens that I reach for most:

Badger Damascus Rose SPF 16 Sunscreen

This is a physical sunscreen that also contains antioxidants that will help nourish the skin!  It goes on a little sticky, but absorbs nicely into the skin after a few moments.

Kiss My Face Oat Protein SPF 30 Sunscreen

This product contains both physical and chemical sunscreens, and has added oat protein for extra protection!  It absorbs quickly, it’s water resistant and paraben free!

Take a moment to protect your skin before heading outside this summer, your skin will thank you!

WINNER ANNOUNCED! – Blissoma Refine Clay Treatment Mask Giveaway

Thank you so much to everyone who entered!  I really appreciate each and every comment!  There were some great ideas for upcoming posts that I am excited to share with you!

And now, without further ado…….

The winner is………….(insert drumroll)……….

#35 – Brooke  A

Congratulations, Brooke!  Check your email for a message from me!  You have 48 hours to respond.  If I don’t hear back from you by then, a different winner will be chosen.

Thanks again, everyone!  I can’t wait to offer another giveaway!

Prom 2012!

Prom 2012

Getting Ready!

I had the opportunity to do makeup for a sweet young lady for her Prom this year.  She had chosen a beautiful hot pink dress to wear, so we decided to go with a silver and grey smokey eye to compliment it.

Products Used:

For the eyes:

Prom 2012

Finished Look!

Just look at this girl, isn’t she gorgeous??!!  It was so fun to work with her!

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