Monday, November 5, 2012

Special Announcement

I caught the infamous Flu. I will resume Sade's Trunk when I am well.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Killer 60's Makeup

Beauty in the 1960's was all about the bold eyes and pink lip. International model, Twiggy, influenced most of the beauty trends during this era. Her eye makeup resembled a doll with big lashes and a very defined crease. Winged eyeshadow was also very popular among young women. The following are photos of popular beauty trends from the Peace and Love era, along with my 60's inspired look.
Enjoy :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pomegranate Punk Rocks!

Today I decided to test out Maybelline's cream eyeshadow in Pomegranate Punk, a beautiful burgundy color with a splash of shimmer. To achieve this look, I applied PP shadow on the lid. I highlighted the brow bone with MAC's Rice Paper and smoked it out with a matte black shadow.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Face of the Day: My Signature Look

With the hustle and bustle of daily life, my daily look usually consists of a neutral eye and a pop of color on the lips. Today I'm wearing Purty Persimmon by Wet 'n' Wild.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Far Out 70's Beauty Trends

The biggest beauty trend of the 1970's was the nude/neutral look. Black Cinema skyrocketed in popularity which introduced style icons such as Foxy Brown. Pam Grier's character, Foxy Brown exudes 70's beauty for women of color, bronze skin and nude lips. It was difficult for me to emulate this look because my personal makeup style is very 80's, however, it came out well.

How To Achieve the 70's Nude Look

1. Always prep your face with a primer.

2. Apply a dewey foundation such as Makeup Forever's HD Foundation. Skip the powder. During this decade women wanted their skin to look as natural as possible. If you are not into foundation use a BB cream.

3. Use a gold based bronzer such as MAC's Mineralized Skin Finish in Comfort to highlight your forehead, upper cheek bones, and chin.

4. If you have brown skin apply an apricot blush. For fairer skin tones apply a light pink or peachy blusher.

5. Apply a nude cream eyeshadow as a base. Gently pat a nude powder shadow over the base. I used Maybelline's Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze as a base and Urban Decay's Toasted shadow.

6.) Apply black liner to your water line and on your upper lash line. Coat your lashes with mascara. (optional)

7.) Apply nude lipstick. Skip the lip liner. 

Product List : From Left to Right
Maybelline's Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
MAC's Mineralized Skinfinish in Comfort
Fashion Fair's Blusher in Pearly Paprika
Nyx Cosmetics Lipstick in Iced Latte

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Easy Smokey Eye

Always prep eyelids by covering with concealer or primer.

Step 1. Cover 1/3 of your eyelid with a creamy black eyeliner. Apply black shadow over the liner.

Step 2: Apply grey or silver shadow along the bridge of your lid. Use a fluffy brush and blend the line of demarcation.

Step 3: Highlight your brow bone. I always use MAC's Rice-paper eyeshadow as a highlight. It compliments every skin tone.

Step 4: To really smoke out this look, tight-line your eyes. This could be a bit tricky, however, if you line your upper waterline in small strokes it's easy.

Step 5: Line water line

Step 6: Apply Mascara