New Years Eve!

Happy New Year!


Step 1: Apply a sparkly cream eye shadow all over the lid

Step 2: Apply a dark brown matte eye shadow to the crease

Step 3: Apply a silver glitter to the entire lid
You have not applied concealer or foundation yet so you can wipe any glitter fallout with makeup remover!

Step 4: Create a black line along the upper lash line and wing it out
Using a gel eyeliner and a thin brush will make this easier

Step 5: Line the lower water line with a nude colored pencil

Step 6: Take the gel eyeliner you used on top and create a line along the lower lash line

Step 7: Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes and then apply a set of dramatic false lashes

Step 8: Apply your foundation, concealer and blush!

Step 9: Line your lips with a red lip liner
Fill your entire lip in with this liner to make your lipstick last all night :-)

Step 10: Apply a red lipstick!
You're done!

The outfit: Urban Outfitters top and blazer, J Brand jeans, Juicy Couture via DSW heels

Nails: OPI Bling it On

Thanks for stopping by, have a great New Year!

Products used:
-MAC Catch My Eye paint pot
-Mix of brown and black eye shadows from the Louise Young Essential Eyeshadow Palette
-Jesse's girl Eye Dust in Starshine
-Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner in Black Ink
-Tarte EmphasEYES inner rim brightener
- Maybelline Illegal Length mascara
-Ardell false lashes
-Revlon Colorstay lip liner in Red
-Maybelline SuperStay 14hr Lipstick in Ravishing Rouge
-Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation in  22 Beige Rose 
-Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch concealer in Radiant
-Maybelline Dream Matte Powder 

Brushes used:
-MAC 217 
-Real Techniques Fine Liner Brush
-Real Techniques Detailer brush
-Real Techniques Blush Brush






Holiday Head to Toe: Black and Gold

Check out Eldy's Pocket for the perfect outfit to go with this black and gold makeup (3rd outfit)!

 
Step 1: Cover your lid and below your eyebrow with a light cream eye shadow- NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

Step 2: Take a black eye shadow and sweep it through the crease right up to the inner corner of the eye and blend the edges thoroughly to create a soft look- Urban Decay eye shadow in Black Market 

Step 3: Line the lower water-line with a black eyeliner and sweep the black eye shadow along the lower lash line, concentrating it in the outer 3rd- Urban Decay eye shadow in Black Market

Step 4: Take a gold pigment and pack it all over the lid then place a small amount in the tear duct area and along the lower lash line-MAC pigment in Copper

Step 5: Apply mascara to the upper and lower lash line, then apply a pair of dramatic false eye lashes- Maybelline Illegal Lash mascara + Ardell lashes

Step 6: First remove all dark fall out from the dark eye shadow. Then apply your concealer, foundation and blush- Rimmel London Match Perfect Foundation in Nude, NARS blush in Torrid, Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer in Radiant

Step 7: Apply pink lip stick and gloss- NARS lipstick in Roman Holiday, NARS lip gloss in Turkish Delight





MAC and NARS sale!


Urban Decay Vice Palette: Pics and Review

This is one of the newest palettes from Urban Decay, a company known for their high quality eye shadows. I had a coupon to Sephora and decided this palette would be a great thing to use it on!

Pros:
-20 different shades
-Bright colors as well as neutrals
-Very pigmented
-Excellent packaging (press the button on the front and the cover opens for you!)
-Comes with a high quality, dual-ended brush that you will actually use
-Great for travel
-Great value ($60 for 20 eyeshadows, a roughly $350 value)
-Perfect gift idea for the makeup lover

Cons:
-Very few matte colors (3)
-Price- still quite expensive

As you can see, there are very few cons to this product! Urban Decay is a fantastic brand to go to when you want a collection of eyeshadows- they have so many to offer and you will very rarely be dissapointed with any of them! I am very happy with this purchase so far! Has anyone picked this one up for the holiday season?








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Holiday Head to Toe: Green & Gold!

Remember the look I created before for an outfit put together by Eldy's Pocket? Here is another one to go with a gorgeous green and gold holiday party ensemble!


Step 1: Prime the eyelid for eyeshadow using a white or skin colored cream eye shadow: MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
This will help the color of the eye shadow you put on afterwards stand out more and it will prevent creasing.

 
Step 2: Put a gold colored eye shadow in the tear duct area, the inner 3rd of the eyelid and the inner 3rd of the lower lash line: Urban Decay Blitz

Step 3: Take a piece of tape and place it at the corner of your eye so that there is straight line between the corner and the end of your eyebrow. Use a sparkly deep green colored eye shadow and put it next to the gold eye shadow to the end of the eyelid almost up to the tape: Urban Decay Junkie

Step 4: Take a black eye shadow and put it at the corner of your eye right against the tape, overlapping the green: Urban Decay Black Market

Step 5: Blend all of the eye shadows together with a clean brush.

Step 6: Remove the tape and clean up any fall out with make up remover. Take the green eye shadow you used before and run it along the lower lash line, not overlapping the gold.

Step 7: Line the water-line with a black eyeliner. Coat your lashes with mascara and then apply dramatic false lashes: Josie Maran Eyeliner in Black Raven, Ardell false lashses + L'Oreal Telescopic mascara

 
Step 8: Apply foundation, concealer and blush- also powder to set your makeup: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in 20, Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch concealer in Radiant, NARS blush in Torrid.
Apply your foundation and concealer last so that you can clean up any eye shadow that falls onto your face before hand.

Step 9: Apply a nude lipstick and a nude gloss to create an understated lip:
With such dramatic eyes and outfit, downplaying the lips will keep everything balanced: Revlon Lip Butter in Creamsicle and BUXOM lip gloss in Samantha

You're done!

Eyes:
Urban Decay Blitz + Black Market

Urban Decay  Junkie

Ardell lashes, L'Oreal Telescopic mascara, Josie Maran eyeliner, MAC paint pot in Painterly
Real Techniques Fine Liner brush + Shader brush
MAC 219 (pencil brush) + 217 (blending brush)

Face:
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation , Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer,
NARS blush
Sigma F86 foundation brush, Essence of Beauty blush brush

Lips:
Revlon Lip Butter in Creamsicle, BUXOM lip gloss in Samantha





Christmas Chrazy Nails!

It's ok to go a little crazy with your festiveness this time of year! I know this is over the top but I love it! 
Candy Cane: Simply use a nail dotting tool to create red dots, spaced apart. Once the red has dried a bit fill in the spaces with white dots. You can get a set of 4-5 double ended nail dotting tools for less than $3 on Amazon.

Snow: Use the nail dotting tool to create a bunch of white dots at the tip of your nail, space them out more as you go down your nail.

Santa Hat: I used the nail dotting took to dot along the tip of my nail with a red nail polish. I then used a sweeping motion to pull some of the polish down into a curve. Use the dotting tool to create the white parts of the hat.

Christmas Ornament: I used a hole puncher to punch a hole in a piece of tape. I think placed the tape over my nail and painted over the circle. Use a silver or gold color to make the hook part. Mine didn't turn out as a hook but close enough :-). Use a tiny bit of white nail polish to create the look of shine.

See how to do the Christmas tree design HERE!




Christmas colors! On your face?

I got a green eyeliner in my Birchbox {I'll be doing a post on everything I got in my most recent Birchbox in the next day or two} and I was wondering how green eyeliner could possibly look good! But if there is ever a time to wear green eyeliner its during the holidays! So I did a little tutorial about how to subtly sport Christmas colors without looking totally crazy! Enjoy!

Take a gold eyeliner or eye shadow and make a thick line along your upper lashline, create a flick on the outer corner


 Use the green eyeliner to trace a thin line over the gold, follow the line of the flick.


Curl your lashes and apply mascara

Apply a red lip stick. This is an under-stated orangey color because I was going somewhere casual but you could easily pull off a full on red lip because the eyes are very subtle!


1: Revlon Lip Butter in Tuti Fruiti
2: Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Koi
3: Eyeko liquid liner in Olive
4: Tarte eyelash curler
5: L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes