Purple Passion

A Passion for Purple

A Passion for Purple


In honor of my dearest TCU Horned Frogs playing in the College World Series, I thought a good ‘ole monochromatic Purple look was in order. Purple is one of my favorite colors and one of the few that lend itself to a full face monochrome look. I mean, my actual favorite color is green but I don’t see the green blush trend catching on anytime soon! This look was also very easy to achieve using the L’Oreal Infallible Shadow in Burst into Bloom for a one color look. The Infallible shadows have so much dimension and sparkle that a lot of the time, all you need is one shade. Here is the finished look and the products used to achieve it…and GO FROGS!
Burst Into Bloom

Burst Into Bloom


Eyes:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
L’Oreal Infallible Shadow in Burst Into Bloom
Maybelline Master Drama Liner in Vibrant Violet
NYX Push Up Bra for Eyebrows
Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara
Face:
ELF Flawless Finish Foundation
ELF Flawless Finish Pressed Powder
Collection Creamy Concealer
Hourglass Dim Light Ambient Lighting Powder
Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Outspoken
Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer
The Balm Mary LouManizer
Lips:
Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer in Truth or Dare

Do you ever just feel like being Monochromatic? With what color?

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Shades of Grey

Grey n' Pink

Grey n’ Pink


It’s technically Fall but is still sitting around 90 degrees here in the Metroplex. It makes it very hard to get into the Fall colors with that kind of weather going on. Grey is a big color for eyes this season, so I found a way to incorporate a Fall trend that didn’t seem SO Fall in the 90 degree heat. I used 3 Inglot Shadows to get this look and I wish I could tell you their numbers but I can’t get those suckers out of the palette! *Inglot shadows are AWESOME, BTW! Same or better quality than MAC, same awesome color selection and only $6 a piece.*
Grey Eyes

Grey Eyes


Eyes:
Inglot Shadows: Matte Light Grey, Dark Grey Shimmer, Pale Pink Shimmer
Pupa Silver Eyeliner
Nyx Retractable Eyeliner in Grey
Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara

Face:
L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (to set concealer)
ELF Golden Bronzer
Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick in Pink Bronze
Sleek Blusher in Dolly Mix

Lips:
Starlooks Lip Pencil in Tickle Me Pink
ELF Mineral Lipstick in Party Pink
ELF Glossy Gloss in Pink Candy

Meow!

Kitten Face

Kitten Face


The Government is shut down….let’s talk about makeup. With the dark mood going on across the country, I’d thought I’d share a bright, clean look featuring Stila’s famous eyeshadow in Kitten. It really doesn’t get any better for a shimmery shade than Kitten. I highly suggest you try it out if you haven’t before. Here’s a happy look to brighten up your dark day! Meow!
Easy Eyes

Easy Eyes


Eyes:
Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadows in Foxy and Naked 2
Essence Liquid Liner Pen
ELF Black Eyeliner Pencil
Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara

Face:
Too Faced Primed and Poreless
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Stick
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder
ELF Golden Bronzer
Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Blush in Pink

Lips:
Revlon Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon

Now everyone go out and think of Kittens!

K.I.S.S.

Simple is Pretty

Simple is Pretty


Have you ever heard of the term K.I.S.S.? It stands for Keep It Simple, Stupid. I like to try to think of things as simple as possible. But sometimes, when I do my makeup, I’m trying to put so much stuff on my face that I forget that a simple look can look just as put together as one where you use 6 different eyeshadows on your eyes. I re-discovered this recently and have been going back to some old favorites and trying to keep it simple.
Eyes:
Benefit Creaseless Creme Eyeshadow in Birthday Suit
ELF Retractable Black Eyeliner
Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara
Face:
Flower Tinted Moisturizer
ELF Mineral Foundation and Concealer
Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circles in Fair
Benefit Sugarbomb Blush
ELF Golden Bronzer
ELF Tinted Brow Gel
Wet n’ Wild Reserve My Cabana Highlighter
Lips:
ELF Matte Lip Color in Natural

It feels good to tone it down a bit!

Ethereal Face of the Day

White Eyeliner is In!

White Eyeliner is In!


Sometimes, you just need to do something a little bit different. This look was inspired by a tutorial by ShaaanXO on YouTube. She did an almost Fairy-like look with white eyeliner and I thought: Humm…that looks fun! So here is my take!
Ethereal Eyes

Ethereal Eyes


Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Too Cool
MAC Stars & Rockets Eyeshadow
MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Opalesse
ELF Mineral Eyeshadow in Girly
NYX Retractable Eyeliner in White
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Uzi
Revlon Lash Potion Mascara
Face:
Benefit 15 Hour Primer
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
Rimmel Wake Me UP Concealer
Laura Geller Balance n’ Brighten
ELF Color Stick in Persimmion
ELF Color Stick in Pink Lemonade
MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder in Belightful
Lips:
ELF Tinted Lip Balm in Pink
ELF Lip Gloss in ?? (The sticker fell off!)

I love all the iridescent and glowy elements and how they all come together for a really ethereal look!

Check out ShaaanXO! She’s super cute from New Zealand and does fierce makeup tutorials!

On Cloud 9

Blue Eyes

Blue Eyes


Am I the only one who actually loves wearing blue eyeshadow? A lot of people say it’s dated and 80’s but when done right, I think it can be lovely. I’ve used the On Cloud 9 Wet n’ Wild trio in pieces but never done a look using all three colors together. Here’s the look:
On Cloud Nine

On Cloud Nine


Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded
Wet n’ Wild On Cloud 9 Trio
Cover Girl Sapphire Eyeliner
Cover Girl Clump Crusher in Brown
Face:
Flower Tinted Moisturizer
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
L’Oreal Lumi Concealer
Wet n’ Wild Coverall Concealer
ELF Golden Bronzer
theBalm Down Bow Blush
Lips:
Rimmel Show Off in Nude Eclipse

Don’t let anyone tell you what colors to wear. You wanna wear blue? WEAR BLUE!

Bronze Overload

This is me trying to 'smize' a la Tyra

This is me trying to ‘smize’ a la Tyra


Something happens when I put bronze on my eyes. I always feel the need to incorporate bronze into everything else that goes on my face resulting in a kind of monochrome looks. I suppose there are worse things. I mean, you can’t really do a monochrome look with green….unless, I guess, you’re Kermit. But seriously, with my (most of the time) green eyes, I think that bronze really makes them pop. Here’s the look:
Bronzed

Bronzed


Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
MAC Eyeshadow in Honesty
NYX Roll on Glitter in Nude
Tarte SmolderEyes in Sunstone Bronze
Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara
Face:
Makeup For Ever Face and Body Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Collection Concealer
NYX Mosaic Powder in Dare
ELF Golden Bronzer
MAC Omega Eyshadow (for brows)
Lips:
Rimmel Show-Off Lip Lacquer in Stargazer