Saturday, October 29, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake

Today I decided to do my last Halloween tutorial with a strawberry shortcake look. I had two ways of doing it, one more dramatic than the other. They were both pretty easy to do. I just used my BH Cosmetics 88 Shimmer Palette, a white liner for underneath the shadows, a black liner for the dots (or seeds of the strawberry), and NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green. Don't forget your primer and mascara! The reason why I say this is because I made the mistake of forgetting mascara, so bear with me on the lashes. Here are the two of them. Hope you enjoy!

Forgot mascara! Oops!
I hope all of you have a happy Halloween!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Nails

As most of you may know, October has been declared Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today, I thought I would go along with the theme and do a little bit of nail art to represent support. You can see the pink ribbon on my ring finger which is the official symbol of breast cancer awareness. These nails were super easy and fun! I just used a pointed pencil dipped in pink nail polish for the ribbon.

Have a happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Purple Hair Using Splat!

Over the weekend, I decided to do something fun and crazy to my hair. To some of you, a purple streak in my hair is not that drastic, but this was the first time I have ever permanently colored my hair.  I love how it turned out! The dye I used was Splat in the lavender color from CVS. We bleached it first since my hair is a darker color and I wanted a brighter purple. All the product we used was from the same package. I think kinda goes along with the Halloween season.

Have a happy Monday!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dia De Los Muertos Look (Day of the Dead)

Day of the Dead is a Mexican Holiday that takes place on November 1st and 2nd. I don't know too much about the holiday other than people go all out with costumes, go through parades and also make offerings to their dead loved ones. When I was in 8th grade, I learned all about it and we got to color in our own Dia de los Muertos skulls which have a more colorful and fun outtake on a skeleton. I used that coloring as inspiration for this. If you were planning on going on Halloween as just a plain skeleton, you could skip all the colorful steps in this look and add a couple more stitch lines. Hope you like it!

Plain skeleton (before the colorful goes on).

The face paint I used was one from CVS called Professional Cream Makeup. I didn't really like it too much. As you can see in the pictures, it wouldn't go on completely smooth, but oh well, it's supposed to be dead anyway, I guess I used two coats of it, so if you want that smooth look, I would look around for a better face paint. Otherwise, I really liked this look and hope you guys can take something out of it! The colors I used were all just from random palettes and liners, so as long as you have something similar, you'd be good to go!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Vintage Halloween Look

Sepia and pearls are the two main things I think of when I think vintage. I've always loved that combo, which led me to a vintage makeup look, perfect for Halloween. You could even wear this outside of Halloween and look fabulous! Another thing to think of is bright and bold red lips! Here is my interpretation of what a vintage makeup look would be like.

I tried making the picture of the lips look a little more antique-y, but it just didn't show off the pow of red. When doing this type of look, you want to make your lines as flawless as possible (I tried) and very matte. With the lips, you can go a little glossy and it'll look perfect. A stain would do well too for the lips. And lastly, on brows, go with a tight line and arch.
This Forever 21 necklace would be the cherry on top for you vintage look. Remember, you can rock this anytime, not just Halloween.

Products Used:
-Sleek Oh So Special Palette
-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-MAC False Lashes Mascara
-Maybeline Very Cherry lipstick
-white liner for waterline


Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Fairy

Here is a fairy look for Halloween that is easy to do and fun to play around with. You can pair it with a high bun and ribbon or long loose curls and a cute frock.

What I used.....
-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-BH Cosmetics 88 Standard Shimmer Palette
- Sleek Oh So Special Palette
-Lit Cosmetics Glitter in Pink Flamingo and Purple Rain (with the adhesive)
-MAC False Lashes Mascara
-white eye liner
-NYX Jumbo Pencil in Purple

Step 1: Prime your lids.

Step 2: Apply the bright peach color from the Sleek palette. (Not sure on the name.)
Step 3: Apply the NYX pencil all around the crease and under the lash line.

Step 4: I used a true purple color from my BH palette over the pencil.
Step 5: In the deep crease, I used a darker purple for some more dimension.

Step 6: Blend the outsides and soften it out with a hot pink shadow.
Step 7: Apply Pink Flamingo glitter from Lit with their adhesive all over the lid and Purple Rain on the inner corner.

Step 8: Use a white eyeliner in the waterline.

Step 9: Add mascara or even false lashes if you want.
And there you have your fairy makeup laden with fun glitter! I loved playing with these glitters and can see myself using them in more tutorials! Keep a look out for some more Halloween fun.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Spider Eyes

Here is a cute creepy crawly look I created for Halloween using just a tad bit of my new Lit Cosmetics Glitter! This look is good if you are going to a Halloween party and don't have a set costume, but need to dress up a little. Here's what I used.....

-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-Lit Cosmetics Glitter in Roxy Rolla and glitter base
-Wet n' Wild Coloricon Pencil in Black Black
-Sleek Noir shadow
-Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Zero
-Bad Gal Lash Mascara

Step 1: Apply the Wet n' Wild pencil on the lid.

Step 2: Go over that in Noir from Sleek or any other matte black shadow.

Step 3: Using the Wet n' Wild pencil again, draw four legs on each eye.
Step 4: Then draw on the web, then go over that and the legs with Noir.
Step 5: Add two dots of the glitter on the inner corners for the eyes.

Step 6: Apply the Urban Decay pencil in the waterline and tightline. Add mascara.
Wah-lah! You're now ready for your Halloween party or Trick-or-Treating! I hope this helped. Remember, you can use any products similar to those used that you may have. No need for going out and buying them just for this if you already have something that will do the job.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Lit Cosmetics Glitters!

Today my lit package arrived and I was bursting with excitement! I couldn't wait to try out these glitters. I've heard so many fabulous things about them and thought I would get some for myself. I ordered three glitters and some of their glitter base. In addition, they threw in a few extra things including two brushes, a full sized glitter, and a sample of their water resistant base. The packaging was adorable and I LOVED the free stuff!
I bought the bottom three and the one on top (Pink Flamingo) was thrown into the order.
From top to bottom; Pink Flamingo, Cowgirl, Purple Rain, and Roxy Rolla.
Glitter Base
From left to right; Pink Flamingo, Cowgirl, Purple Rain, Roxy Rolla.
All of these glitters are size 2, except for Roxy Rolla which is a 3. As you can see, Roxy Rolla is a bit chunkier than the others. I'm not sure which one I like better yet, as I just got them today, but I have heard 2 is the most popular.

These glitters are so fun and I can't wait to play around with them a little more. You guys may be sensing a bit of foreshadowing here for Halloween tutorials. *Wink, wink.*