Monday, April 30, 2012

Eyeshadow 101: Bases/Primers

Whenever you're using eyeshadow're gonna need a primer/base. They also help with regular pressed eyeshadows as well.

Here are some of my favs...and some others I have heard about...

Ruby Kisses (Beauty Supply stores & some Walmarts $5)

LA Splash (Ulta $7)

LA Splash (Ulta $7)

Smashbox Photo Finish Lid primer ($20 Ulta)

Urban decay eyeshadow primer potion ($20 Ulta)

elf eyeshadow primer ($3 Target, KMart, or elf

I also use cream eyeshadow as a perfect mineral pigments base, just apply a thin coat before applying your are some choices...

Revlon cream eyeshadow (Drug Stores $5)

Ruby Kisses cream shadow sticks (local beauty supplies & some Walmarts $5)

elf cream eyeshadow ($3 Target, Kmart, or elf

Maybelline color tattoo cream eyeshadow (Drug Stores $7)

L'oreal cream shadow stick ($1 Dollar Tree)

NYX jumbo pencils ($3-5 Ulta)

The other item that works well to help eyeshadow pigments stick is makeup setting spray, (you can also make your mineral eyeshadow pigments work as eyeliner when you apply it wet with a small eyeliner brush) are a few choices...

MAC Fix Plus

Urban Decay All Nighter (Ulta $28)

elf makeup setting spray (Target, Kmart, of elf$3)

I only have the elf and it works perfectly for applying my mineral pigments. First I dip my brush into my I spray the brush with the makeup on it...then I apply to the area. The mineral makeup goes on smoothly and stays put all day/night until I wash it off. 

Here's my recipe for homemade "Fix Plus"...

8 parts purified or distilled water (Walmart $1)

1 part isopropyl alcohol (Walmart $1)

1 part Humco glycerine (Walmart $3)

1 spray bottle (Walmart $2)

My homemade "Fix Plus" works wonders. (Plain water works too)
It's really afordable and you can make some for your friends.
I hope you guys find this post useful.
Until next post...
Smooches :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

LOTD: African Safari

Products used:

Femme Couture smooth eyeline gel in espresso (Sally Beauty)
Profusion 36 color eyeshadow palette (Ross $5)
L.A. Colors mineral eyeshadow single in black (Dollar General $1)
Ulta automatic eyeliner in black
Rimmel London Extra WOW Lash mascara in extreme black
Covergirl TRUblend Whipped foundation in soft honey
Milani minerals compact makeup in honey biege
Milani lipstick in Mandarina
Milani mineral blush in sunset beach

I had fun doing this shoot.
I wanted to post some pictures outside...
not from my bathroom for a change.
Let me know what you guys think.
Ciao ;)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

LOTD: Hawaiin Splendor


Products used:

L.A. Colors Flower Trios in (Iris, Water Lily, and Peony)
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pinted Purple (as a shadow base)
Rimmel London Extra WOW Lash mascara in extreme black
Starry eyeliner gel in Chocolate (on brows)
Femme Couture smooth gel liner in black (Sally Beauty)
Covergirl Clean liquid foundation in Classic Tan
Milani Minerals compact makeup in Honey Biege
Ulta Baked bronzer in Radiance (for cheek contour)
Neon Eyes eyeshadow single in pink (used as blush)
Milani lipstick in Rose Hip

Marigold, Peony, Iris, and Water Lily

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

LOTD: Iris and Sunflower


Products used:

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Painted Purple (as an eyeshadow base on outer v)
L.A. Colors eyeshadow trios in Iris and Sunflower
Rimmel London Extra WOW Lash Mascara in Extreme Black
Femme Couture smooth gel liner in espresso (Sally Beauty)
Covergirl TRUblend whipped foundation in Soft Honey
Miilani minerals compact makeup in Honey Beige
Wet nWild SPF 15 bronzer in Ticket to Brazil
Nicka K lipstick with vitamin E in Beach Fushia #800

I love L.A. Colors eyeshadow trios.
These are pretty and pigmented with a metallic overspray.
For $1 each you can't beat the price. This was a very affordable look.
I hope you guys like this look and comment and subscribe to my facebook page.
Until next post. Smooches :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

LOTD: Lavender Skies

Products used:

LASplash creamy shadow base in enlightened
Maybelline Color Tattoo in painted purple
L.A. Girl 10 color eye palette in afterhours (Rite Aid)
Covergirl TRUblend whipped foundation in soft honey
Milani minerals compact makeup in honey biege
Nicka K Sheer and Glow bronzer in dk chocolate/cafe
NYC Ultra Moist lip wear in violet shine #319
Rimmel London Extra WOW Lash mascara in black
Femme Couture ulta smooth gel liner in black

Vivacious, Afterhours, and Exhilarate

I think this may be my favorite look so far.
Please comment and let me know what you guys think.
Until next post. Smooches