Monday, April 21, 2014

Easy Spring Makeup Look ft. Rimmel London.

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Golden eyes and bright lips are a must for me once the weather starts getting warmer. This look would also work lovely as prom makeup.  It's something easy and screams "Hot!". 

For my face, I used Rimmel's Stay Matte Foundation in "True Beige" and added a little highlight/contour action which, of course, does wonders. I then applied a bronze and peach blush to my cheeks and locked it all in with a setting spray. 
Oh, and let's not forget the gorgeous pop of color(Rimmel's "Back To Fuchsia") on my lips! Apply, blot, and repeat.

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How to get the eye look:

First, apply an eyeshadow primer.

 photo DSC063412copy_zpsc67fb6be.png1. Using the Rimmel Glam Eyes "Sun Safari" quad, pat the golden shade(#1) onto your lid with a damp brush.







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 2. Sweep a matte brown eyeshadow into the crease.






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 3. Place a light matte neutral eyeshadow under your brow.
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4. Apply an almost white, matte eyeshadow in the tear duct. Then take the lightest shade(#3) from the "Sun Safari" quad and place it over that.









5. Add shadows #3 and #4 to lower lash line. Apply your eyeliner and Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara and you're all done!




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Check out my instagram for a mini tutorial.
Hope this look gives you a little #BeautyInspiration !

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NOTD: Springtime Pastels.

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Hi Cupcakez! Here's a nice and easy design to try using pastel colored polishes and tape.


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  •  NK Base Coat
  • Sinful Colors "Beautiful Girl"
  • e.l.f. "Mint Cream"
  • LA Colors Art Deco "White"
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Topcoat
  • tape

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Use your tape as a stencil like shown in the photos above.

Make sure your nails are completely dry. Stick the tape on your hand 2-3 times before sticking it to your nail so that it won't be strong enough to peel off your base color. Paint and remove the tape while polish is still wet.

Then take a nail art brush and paint on the white stripes by following the edges of your design. 
If you feel that this step is too hard, use glitter instead. I find it a lot easier to work with.


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Just a little warning.. don't bother buying this e.l.f. polish in "Mint Cream". It was extremely streaky and annoying to work with.


Tag me on Instagram or email me a photo if you recreate this design!

 
 

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

FOTD: Feeling Peachy.

Here's a makeup look that would be perfect for your Easter Sunday. It gives off just the right amount of color to keep you looking fun and fresh yet appropriate for your days festivities.

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Face: 

Neutrogena Primer
Graftobian Hi-Def Creme foundation in "Buttermilk" (as a concealer)
 
NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in "Light" (under eyes & to highlight)
Ben Nye Banana powder (to set concealer) 
NYX eyeshadow "Dark Brown" (contour)
Cover Girl Clean oil control pressed powder in "Soft Honey"
Milani Baked blush in "Bellissimo Bronze"
MAC blush in "Fleur Power"
Model in a Bottle



Lips: 

EOS lip balm in "Sweet Mint"
NYX lip liner in "Natural"
MAC lipstick in "Freckletone"


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How To Get The Look:

First, apply an eyeshadow primer. - I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance

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2. Blend a medium brown from crease to brow bone. - I combined NYX "Brown"(matte) and Ulta "Mystical"(Shimmer)

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 3. Sweep a dark brown into the crease. - NYX "Dark Brown"


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4. Place a light matte neutral eyeshadow under your brow. - NYX Nude Matte Shadow "Lap Dance"
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5. Apply a light matte eyeshadow in the tear duct. I used a random white shadow. Then take a light shimmery shadow and place it over that. - Ulta "Stardust"







6. Add your light shimmery eyeshadow and the brown you just used to your lower lash line. Apply eyeliner and mascara and you're all done! - L'Oreal Infallible Gel Eyeliner "Blackest Black", Milani Runway Lashes Instant Volume Mascara




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If you have any suggestions of what makeup looks you would like to see next just leave me a comment below. ♥

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