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!

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!

So Nice I Wore It Twice

I had quite a fun and adventurous weekend that included movies, wax museums, wine, beer, fried pickles and a Savy Seminar! Naturally, I didn’t want to waste good fun-having time on an elaborate makeup look. It’s getting hot already in Texas and I was going to be all over the place so I kept it simple yet still fab. (Duh!) I liked what I came up with on Saturday so much that I wore the same look again on Sunday…and maybe Monday…It’s so rare that I wear the same products consecutive days, let alone the same look so, of course, I had to share. Super quick, a little icy, a little glowy, but effortlessly fab!

Weekender

Weekender


Face:
Flower Beauty Tinted Moisturizer in TM2
ELF Mineral Concealer and Foundation in Light
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer in Ultra Light
ELF All Over Color Stick in Pink Lemonade
ELF All Over Color Stick in Persimmon (PS: These things are $1…SCORE!)
ELF Golden Bronzer

Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Too Cool
MAC Zoom Waterfast Lash Mascara
NYX Waterproof Eyeliner in White

Lips:
I wore different lips all 3 days. This day it’s Maybelline Color Whisper in Berry Ready

As a bonus: Here is a photo of me trying to figure out what MJ did to his face!

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Naked Week: Day 4

Day 4

Day 4


Today’s look is proof that naked is ALWAYS fun! I decided to add in a teal green liner to pop with the colors from the UD Naked Basics Palette.
Naked Thursday

Naked Thursday


Here’s the breakdown of today’s fun eye:
I used the same mixture of Too Faced Shadow Insurance and MAC Select Sheer Cover-Up to prep my eyelids. Foxy was then swept all over the lid to the crease. I used a blend of Faint and Crave on the outer half of the eye and blended it up into the outer crease. I used Venus in the tear duct area and as a brow bone highlight. For the fun teal pop of liner I used NYX Retractable Eye Liner in Aqua Green. Lashes were finished with Maybelline Lots of Lashes Mascara on Top and Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara on Bottom.

On the Rest of My Face:
Flower Beauty Face The World Tinted Moisturizer in TM2
Wet N’ Wild Cover-All Stick in 801
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles in Fair
Physicians Formula Mineral Correcting Powder in Translucent
ELF Golden Bronzer
Benefit Coralista Blush
Benefit Instant Brow Pencil in Light
ELF Brow Clear Mascara
Maybelline Vivids Lipstick in Fuchsia Flash

Too Much? Not for me!!!

Too Much? Not for me!!!

I thought today’s look was extra fun with the teal on the eyes and bright lips. Like I said, Naked is never boring!

On the Coral Trend

#trendycoral

#trendycoral


So Orange is my least favorite color. And it’s all the rage right now. It just does not compliment my skin tone at ALL and always seems to remind me of cossing guards and construction workers. Not cute. But SINCE it’s all the trend… and rage…and everywhere, I’ve tried to open my mind a bit. And it seems, I like coral. There, I said it. I like coral, and it’s a shade of orange…which is odd for me to say It started when I got this cute little number from Ruche to wear on the Honeymoon.
#jamaicanmecrazy

#jamaicanmecrazy


Then I found my old Coralista box blush by Benefit. THEN I remembered this coral-y lipstick that my Mother had given me because it was too ‘pink’ for her. (My Mom looks GREAT in orange, on the other hand) Thus, a makeup look was born…and trendy at that. For this look I wanted the focus to be on my cheeks and lips so I made my skin flawless with my most full coverage foundation (Wet n’ Wild Cover-All) and kept my eyes neutral and matte with my new Flower Beauty eyeshadow quad in Smoke and Mirrors.
#seriousaboutcoral

#seriousaboutcoral


#matteeyes

#matteeyes


Products Used:
Eyes:
Two Faced Shadow Insurance
Flower Beauty Eyeshadow Quad in Smoke and Mirrors
Tarte Skinny Smoldereyes in Sunstone Bronze
Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara in Glam Black
Face:
Wet n’ Wild Cover-All Foundation in Fair/Light
Wet n’ Wild Cover-All Pressed Powder in Fair/Light
Wet n’ Wild Cover-All Stick Concealer in Light
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Correcting Powder in Translucent
Coralista Box Blush by Benefit
ELF Golden Bronzer
Lips:
Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick in Portofino Coral

How do you feel about orange? Coral maybe? What ‘trendy’ colors are you digging lately?

Go Rangers!

So yesterday was the home season opener for the Texas Rangers. I think that nothing says Spring like a day at the Ballpark! Even though I wasn’t able to attend the game, I was for sure celebrating the start of the season with my Rangers jersey and makeup look. Bonus: WE WON! Take that Josh Hamilton!!

#gorangers

#gorangers


#rangereyes

#rangereyes

Products Used:
Face-
ELF Mineral Blemish Powder
Flower Beauty Tinted Moisturizer in TM2
ELF Mineral Concealer in Light
ELF Mineral Foundation in Light
Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circles in Fair
NARS Laguna Bronzer
Benefit Benetint
Benefit High Beam
Mary Kay Brow Definer in Blonde
Mary Kay Brow Gel
Eyes-
MAC Select Cover-Up in NW20 (as base)
MAC Shadows in Shroom, Moon’s Reflection and Knight Divine
Benefit Eyeshadow in BLINGO!
NYC Waterproof eyeliner pencil in Moody Blue
Maybelline Colossal Volum Express Mascara in Glam Black
MAC Waterfast Zoom Lash in Black (on bottom lashes)
Lips-
Wet n’ Wild Juicy Lip Balm in Cherry