Friday, March 11, 2011

Golden Bronzed Summery Makeup

Do you want that perfect healthy summery glow but summers won't be here for another few months- Well That's okay- Let me show you how to create that same summer look even in the fall, winter and springs months : )

Here is a list of everything I used :

1. Loreal True match foundation in Cappuccino
2. Hard Candy-So baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
3. Maybelline Matte Eyeshadow in Earthy Taupe 
4. Maybelline Mascara in Lash Stiletto Voluptuous (Not-waterproof         kind- it flakes) 
5. Mac's Color Cream Base (highlighter) in Pearl
6. Maybelline Lipstick 740 in Sparkling Sand
7. Sonia Kashuk Smudge liner in Blackest
8. Sephora's Nano eyeliner in Nuage
9. Tarte Eyelash curler
10. Urban Decay's Sustainable Shadow Box
11. Mac's Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
12. Mac's Paint Pot in Rubenesque
13. Mac's Paint Pot in Blackground
14. Maybelline Dream Mousse Shadow in Ivory Illusion 

Swatches of The Products being used

*Just in case you have a color shadow, cream base primer or lipstick etc. that's close to the colors I'm using.

1.Loreal True match foundation in Cappuccino
2.Mac's Paint Pot in Soft Ochre 
3. Mac's Paint Pot in Rubenesque
4. Mac's Paint Pot in Blackground
5. Maybelline Dream Mousse Shadow in Ivory Illusion
6. Mac's Color Cream Base (highlighter) in Pearl
7. Maybelline Lipstick 740 in Sparkling Sand

1. Maybelline Matte Eyeshadow in Earthy Taupe
2. Twice Baked- from Urban Decay Sustainable palette
3. Half Baked- from Urban Decay Sustainable palette
4. YDK- from Urban Decay Sustainable palette
5. Hard Candy-So baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
6. Sephora's Nano eyeliner in Nuage
7. Sonia Kashuk Smudge liner in Blackest

Now for the Application: First apply your Primer> foundation>  concealer> Powder (Not that it matters but just in case you were wondering I used Facial primer by Clinique, Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Classic Ivory, Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer in Light, and Revlon's Photo Ready Powder in 020 Light Medium)

After you are done with your Foundation and concealer- It's time for your bronzer- This is what will give you that sun kissed glow  ♥ (You do not have to by a liquid bronzer)- I simply used Loreal's True match foundation in Cappuccino, The reason for this is because It is glitter-less and will blend easily over your foundation- and because it is a darker skin colored foundation it will look more natural. Now keep in mind this is a very dark shade and you will not need to apply much of it- just use about a pea sized amount per half the face (this includes the cheek and forehead)If you need a little more just grab a dab or two- this little bit shall go a long way.

Bronzer Application
Just in Case you do not know where to apply bronzer I have made up a diagram to show you where the correct placement of bronzer should be. The picture below is just to give you an idea on where your bronzer should be placed this heavy application is Not to be taken seriously LOL- but I'm pretty sure you'd figure that out pretty quickly after walking around the store while ppl stared at you an laughed LOL

After you are done applying the bronzer liquid, use your fingertips to blend that foundation upward on the cheeks and in a circular motion around temples and forehead- don't forget to blend into the hairline- you don't want to see a pale line between your bronzer and hair- That would Not be cute haha.  Reminder:(Never lose the original placement of your bronzer- You want to stay in those same areas just blending it in well so you don't see a harsh line of the beginning of your bronzer)

-When you are done applying your bronzer use So Baked Bronzer in Hula hula by Hard Candy to go over those areas again with your bronzer brush. (Picture of brush Shown Above)
Next you'll want to add your primer to eye's, I used Mac's Paint pots in Soft Ochre, Rubenesque and Blackground, Please follow diagram below for correct placement of eye primer for this look.

I first added my Blackground primer to my lash line both upper and lower lash line. Staying very close to lash line and not making it too dark, Remember to lighten as  you go up. While applying Blackground I used my Urban Decay Blending Brush for easier application. but you can use your fingertips if you choose> Just be careful not to apply too much and too thick.

Now apply your Twice baked Shadow from Urban Decay's Sustainable Palette just over your lid area using your fluffy brush

Now apply your Half Baked Shadow from Urban Decay's Sustainable Palette inside your crease area using your crease brush

Then apply YDK Shadow from Urban Decay's Sustainable Palette just over your crease blending Half baked and YDK slightly together 

Next apply your cream shadow in Ivory Illusion from Maybelline Dream Mousse Shadow over your brow bone slightly breaking up the line between Ivory Illusion and YDK

Now it;'s time to add eyeliner, I used Sonia Kashuk's Smudge liner in Blackest, but you can use any smudge liner that's black.

You'll want to add this as close to your lash line as possible and onto your waterline both top and bottom and smudge it in with the back of the pencil just to get it as close into your lashes as possible.

Now grab Sephora's Nano eyeliner in Nuage and just go over the top of your black liner with that- this will give the illusion of a Smokey wet eye- very sexy 

Then take your YDK shadow again and go over the top of Nuage liner using your crease brush just to soften that harsh line up a bit. Now Curl your lashes with your Tarte Eye lash curler- or whatever eyelash curler you own. Remember: To count 5 Mississippi's for each eye while you squeeze your eyelash curler for maximum hold and curl : D

Then apply your Mascara using Maybelline's Mascara in Lash Stiletto Voluptuous (Not the waterproof kind because it flakes) Yuck! 

And your eye makeup is a wrap 
It's time for your highlighter in Pearl by Mac- Using your fingertip apply a small amount of highlighter to the bridge of your nose, around the outer corners of your eyes and Add a touch of highlighter to cheek bones, chin and temples

For your lips- Use your lipstick from Maybelline in Sparkling Sand apply that over your lips for a soft frosty color making that bronzed color really pop- and give your cheeks another quick brush with your bronzer powder and you are done! Ready to go out and flaunt your beautifulness : D This look is Lush, Semi natural looking and just plain Sexy! I love it Tell me what you think Ladies, i'd love to hear your feedback <3

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sunset Inspired Eye Makeup using cheapee shadows : D

Here are some of the products I used to create this look

Here are the swatches of MAC's paint pot in Rubenesque and wetnwild's Idol Eye's in Techno

and for the shadows I used a cheapee eye palette I got at Ross for 6.99 they sell them there all the time, you've probably seen them before they have some funky case like pretend alligator skin  or reflective pink etc.

Similar colors to these would be NYX Eyeshadows in:

Luxor: Purple

Hot Pink: Bold/Bright Pink

Golden Orange: Bright Orange
Yellow Funk: Bold Yellow

Blondie: Pale Yellow/Gold

And here are some of the brushes I used by Tokidoki (35.00 for all three at Sephora)

Okie Dokie let's get started : )

First I used my finger to distribute Rubenesque paint pot primer  over the entire eye lid all the way from the lash line to the brow bone, then I took my wetnwild techno liner and used that to line my eye, both the upper and lower lash line.

Then take #1 purple or Luxor by NYX and brush that over Techno liner using your crease brush
Next clean off your crease brush with a dry paper towel and take color #2 Hot pink and brush that just up to your crease (not over OR in your crease)

then clean your brush off again and using the same crease brush use #3 bright Orange or Golden Orange by NYX and blend that into your crease focusing most on your corner V area- location shown below

Next take your #4 Bright Yellow or Yellow Funk by NYX and blend that over the top of your orange stopping just slightly on your brow bone

Then take your fluffy brush and # 5 light yellow/gold or Blondie by NYX and dust that over your brow bone- blending that into your yellow eyeshadow slightly

>Now add your eye liner, I used a black smudge liner and winged it out and upward just at the ends-

Then take your eye liner brush and some black eye shadow and just go over the liner with it: this will seal in the color, making it stay on all day and making the colors much bolder. Now don't forget to curl your eye lashes.

When I was done curling my lashes I added some Mermaid teal Mascara by Hard Candy for an added pop of color- this to me was the mountains just below my sunset hehe : ) 

Now if you choose to apply Falsies Do it now : D

Remember: If you feel like you've lost any colors, Pinks, Purples, Oranges etc. during the blending process- Don't hesitate to take your crease brush and that lost color shadow and just go over that area again you want all your colors to pop especially the purple pink and orange.

For the lips I used Maybelline's Forever Metallics in Ginger Sheen and filled in the lips using Covergirls hot pink lipstick in Enchantress (which is rapidly becoming my favorite bright pink lipcolor) 
Then for blush I swept Hard Candy's Fox in a Box blush in Hot Flash-  Just over the apples of my cheeks : )

And- Voila your done! This look is Bright, Stunning and Fun! Please try it out and tell me what you think- If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave me a comment in the box below and Thank You Ladies for checking out my blog- Much Love Glamiees ♥ ♥ 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Maybelline Eye Studio Palette in Sapphire Siren Review

This Sapphire Siren Palette by Maybelline comes with 4 beautiful bold and nicely pigmented colors, ranging from silverish white, sea foam/medium blue, royal blue and sparkley black with tiny silver glitter for 6.98 at Walmart

Here are the swatches for this palette, as you can see they go on the color they appear which is always a plus

I used 4 different brushes for this look an Eye liner brush, fluffy brush and crease brush made by Tokidoki (35.00 for the set) these are my favs 

And a Blending brush made by Urban Decay 16.00 I love this one also 

Mac Paint pots in Soft Ochre and Blackground

Step by Step guide for application:

The above photo is a guide to show you wear you will be applying your primers, In case some of you don't use or know what a primer is for basically: You apply eye primer as a base before you put anything else on, like eyeshadow, liner, etc. because it helps to keep your eyeshadow and liner from running and smudging, and also helps to avoid eye shadows from caking in at your crease. I also use mine to add depth or bolder colors to my shadow, this is why I use blackground by MAC

Okay so you will first be applying a skin colored primer to your entire eye, from lash line to brow bone (I use Mac's paint pot in Soft Ochre 16.50) then I apply Blackground by MAC paint pot to my outer crease (the V) and partially my upper lash line an stopping at your mid eye (don't go all the way to the inner corner eye) using my Urban Decay blending brush

Now add the white eye shadow from Sapphire Siren palette using your fluffy brush shown above on all areas of eye lid and brow bone avoiding black area.

Now take your darkest color blue in palette and wash over the black areas of eye with crease brush.

Clean crease brush by rubbing it over a dry paper towel to get off any excess color then Take your lightest blue color with that same crease brush and in a windshield wiper motion blend blend blend lightest blue color between the dark blue and white colors breaking up any harsh lines (remember the more you blend the better it will look, but the higher up you go the more you will be bringing the dark colors upward, and you wanna keep that upper eye area, like the brow bone and inner eye area the lightest.

 After you are done with that, take your same crease brush, clean it off with the paper towel again and grab the black eye shadow and work that color into the corner V of your eye as shown above. don't go out of that corner V area

Now you'll want to add your eye liner (black) and just smudge that around the eye, you don't want it to be too thick because your shadows are already dark and you don't want it to look like over kill- same with your blush and lipstick >Keep them sheer and 
pinkish for best results.

 When you are done with your liner, take your black eye shadow, dip your eye liner brush in it and go over the tops of your eye liner with it, this will seal in the color, making it stay on all day and making the colors much bolder. Now don't forget to curl your eye lashes, this is a must- I don't care if you have long ass Giraffe eye lashes or if your working with tiny shrubs over there you must curl your lashes to get the best eye look you possibly can! I added false lashes to mine but you can keep yours natural if that's what you wish, either way this look is very fierce and will look great on almost anyone!

And this is your ending result- a lovely array of bold blue colors- So pretty and Wow-ish!!

I'm going to have to rate this palette a full 5 hearts and a ribbon= Because at 6.98 for 4 fabulous colors, with great pigmentation you can't really go wrong, Hey everyone loves a bargain but even more everyone loves to feel beautiful, I def think you'll enjoy this one 

Please leave a comment and tell me what you think of my post and detail, I'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Benetint trio Review

I bought this trio from Sephora about a week ago, So far I have tried all three products and liked the highbeam first, benetint second and Posietint third, this is because the high beam to me is a beautiful luminescent pale pink/whitish/silver color, and is perfect to highlight cheekbones, brow bones and bridge of nose, It is very very sheer so you are not suppose to see it completely because a highlight is basically to give your face a dewy look, somewhat of a candle lit glow- Very sexy and healthy looking 
The benetint is my next fav of the trio because it gives a very light tint to lips and cheeks, somewhat of a flushed face color, kinda like-when you go running or work out and your cheeks get a little flushed red, like that, it's very subtle and cute- and has an sweet pleasant smell because it smells just like fresh roses, however I didn't find this product stayed on very long and found it to wear off even faster than my Color Sensational lip stain by Maybelline (5.50 at Walmart) so that was def a duzzie in my book : (
but it's still a good product for someone who likes to go with the natural look, whether it be on a regular or just when you work out or run errands : )
Now the Posie tint was my least fav because I could barely see it on, I found myself adding more and more just to get a pink hue, which is not something I care to do every hour or so, however the color pink is lovely but maybe for someone a little more fair skinned, I am a medium olive skin tone and could not really see this on my cheeks and barely on my lips also : /
Okay so a run through:

Only 15.00 dollars (reg 28.00 for full size)
Nice rose smell to bene tint
Gives you a nice natural looking flush
Beautiful luminescent look to high beam

Small portions
Posie tint is very light and faint
Didn't last too long- I reapplied about twice

I'm gonna rate this one
4 1/2 hearts It's a great product an I would def buy Highbeam an bene tint again, but not posie tint because it was just too light for my liking : /