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

Monday, October 8, 2012

Totally Radical 80's Makeover

Ahh... the 80s an era of big hair, Bon Jovi, and BOLD makeup. I have a penchant for bright colors, so it's expected that I would be naturally drawn toward this decade. This entry is the first installment of throwback makeup looks. I'm going to duplicate makeup trends from the 80s on down. This series will run up until Halloween.

Makeup in the eighties matched the attitude during that time, whimsical and carefree. Every starlet from Madonna to Cindy Lauper rocked overdone makeup with bold eyes, cheeks, and lips; a makeup faux pas for today's standards.

Fun 80s Trivia!

  • Foundation was typically 1-2 shades lighter than skin tone in order to make blush more vibrant
  • Bushy eyebrows were all the rage
  • Turquoise eyeliner and red lipstick was a popular pairing
  • Heavy blush was applied to accentuate cheekbones
  • The world was introduced to color blocking ( which is making a comeback)!

How To Enlarge Lips

I love pouty lips. Since I wasn't blessed with naturally full lips, I fake it.

Step 1: Erase lip line with concealer

Step 2: Blend with sponge

Step 3: Trace lip line with pencil. Draw Cupid's bow slightly higher than your natural lip line.

***For a natural look shade lips with flesh tone lipliner and add gloss to the middle of bottom lip***

Step 4: Apply lipstick

Step 5: Apply lipgloss to middle of bottom lip and along Cupid's bow