Thursday, August 21, 2008

Jesse's Girl

Yay! I have my very first Jesse's Girl products!!! They started carrying them in Rite Aid of all places. I picked up two eyeshadows.
Volcanic and Evergreen. Also comes in Earthtone and Aqua

Swatches, beautiful!!
Evergreen. Green with gold veining.
Volcanic. Dark rosy pink with lighter pink veining.
Evergreen on my eye. There's nothing else on my eye. With a base, it would look a lot better. I'm giving my eyes a rest because I was playing with a lot of looks yesterday. I'll put up some pics later.

Monday, August 18, 2008

My Skin Care Routine

Inexpensive Eye Shadows

I did a look on my eyes using (except for the mascara) ONLY wet 'n' wild products. If I had thought about it, I'd have used my Wet 'n' Wild mascara, but my Lash Blast was lying right there!!! This is just to show that, if you use a decent eye primer, cheap eye shadow can look good too!

The products I used:

Cover Girl Lash Blast in Brown Black, Wet 'n' Wild Kohl Kajal Eye Liner in Sky Blue, Wet 'n' Wild Mega Eyes in Island Blues, and Mary Kay Signature Eye Primer

Max Factor Liquid to Powder Makeup in Cool Bronze, E.L.F. Natural Radiance Blusher in Shy, and Maybelline Shiny-Licious lip gloss in Coral Punch.

First, of course, put on your moisturizer, foundation, etc. Dab a bit of the Mary Kay eye primer on your eyelids and blend in gently using your ring or middle finger. Apply the medium blue shade of eye shadow to the inner half of your eyelid. Next, apply the dark blue shade to the outer half. Blend together using the brush you used for the light blue shade. The dark blue shade is matte, so it will make it a little more shimmery. Sweep the lightest shade under the eyebrow to highlight the brow bone. Blend in gently with the other colors.

Next, line your lower lid with the blue liner. (In retrospect, I think Silver Blue would've worked better. Oh well.) Set it with the medium blue eyeshadow. Curl your lashes and apply mascara.

My first tutorial

Okay, well Tiffany says I should do a tutorial. I don't really know how to do one, but here goes anyway.

Here are all the products I used. Some are probably harder to find, but you can use a substitute. Face: Physician's Formula Circle Rx in Soft Yellow, Amuse Foundation Stick in Medium Beige, Avon Translucent Loose Powder in Medium, E.L.F. Natural Radiance Blusher in Glow;
Eyes: Mary Kay Signature Eye Primer, L'Oreal HiP Color Rich Cream Eye Crayon in Attentive, Fresh Minerals Eye Shadow in Copper and Shell, Color Compact Charming Eyes Eyeshadow Trio, NYC Eyeliner Duet in Mockingbird, Covergirl Volume Exact mascara in Very Black;
Lips: Amuse Sweet Heart Lipstick in Orange Red.

So, of course, always begin with a clean face, moisturize your face.
First, I used Physician's Formula Circle Rx under my eyes to cover up any circles. Just dab the product under your eye, then blend in with your ring finger. It puts the least pressure so you won't pull on the skin around your eye so much. Next I used the foundation stick and a concealer brush to cover up any blemishes. Sometimes, I use this all over my face, but today, I just used it as a concealer. Then I swept the translucent powder all over my face with a big face brush.

Next, eyes: Start by putting a primer all over your lid and wherever you will be putting on eyeshadow. So, all the way up to the brow. This will keep your shadow from creasing and it will stay vivid all day. I colored my lid with the HiP cream crayon. It's pictured below so you can pick out something similar. It's a coppery gold sort of color. Second, I took the medium shade from the trio (pictured below) and put it on the inner third of my eye. Next, the darkest shade from the trio on the middle third. Blend as you go. On the outer corner of my eye, I used the Copper mineral shadow. Blend in and soften any harsh edges around your lid. I used the Shell mineral shadow to highlight my brow bone.

Left: The trio, use the bottom two colors
Top Fresh Mineral Shadow in Shell
Right: Fresh Mineral Shadow in Copper
Bottom: HiP Cream Crayon in Attentive

Amuse Sweet Heart Lipstick in Orange Red (what a lame name)

A swatch of the lipstick without flash

E.L.F. Natural Radiance Blusher in Glow

Next, line your lids with a black eye liner. I just used the black half of the eyeliner duet. Line your whole top lip and the outer 3/4s of your lower lid. On the inner corner of your lower lid, line that with white. Now, take a small eyeshadow brush and use the copper again, set the black liner on your lower lid. Using the Shell mineral shadow, set the white liner. Curl your lashes and apply mascara.

Apply the blush to the apples of your cheek and sweep upward toward the top of your ear.

I feel like lipstick is self explanitory.

If you'll notice the color of my eyebrow in this pic? Yeah, I wanted to see what it looked like, my natural brows with my pink hair, so I blacked it with mascara. Does not look good....

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Playing with eye makeup

While I'm here, I'll put up a couple pics of some eye looks I've done recently.

I used the L.A. Colors palette in Serenade to do this, but I don't remember what I did! I just wanted to show it because it looks so awesome.

This was another L.A. Colors palette: Soiree. This picture is also modified with Picasa. You'll notice that around the edges are not colored, all the color is on the eye. Also, I upped the saturation.
I followed xteeener's tutorial to get this look.
Excuse the funky eyebrows. Facewash is not color safe. I have to redye them soon.
Another xteeener tutorial. While looking at these pics, you may notice I'm not that great with eyeliner. So, excuse that, plz.

ANOTHER haul!!!

So, this is another haul. I'll put up some looks soon. I'm still working. I'm not the best. I don't want people to think I'm doing tutorials because you should NOT come to me for tutorials!!! Lol, not yet at least!


Don't you absolutely love clearance? I do. OMG, do I ever. Well, I went to Target looking for some mini string lights to hang in my dorm room (like X-mas lights, only I don't want x-mas light colors. I want a string of purple and a string of pink). Well, I failed in that attempt. They are out of stock right now, but they'll have more in soon. So, naturally, I perused the beauty aisles. Jackpot! Tons of stuff on clearance!

Target haul:
This is my Target haul, all together it was about $50. I'm totally a bargain shopper, so when I see makeup on clearance, I snatch it up.
This was my best buy of the day. These are two Maybelline Shiny-licious lip glosses in Coral Punch and Chocolate Cherry. As you can see, they're marked at $2.48 a pop. However, they both had manufacture coupons attached for $2.00 off!!! So they were $0.48 each! What a deal!

I have never used this before. It's Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Cloud Wine. I've never used any kind of cream blush before so, it'll be fun to experiment with.

I had been looking for some eye crayons or jumbo eye pencils and I stumbled across these in a bin full of other clearance stuff. I LOVE HiP products, so I had to get every color they had on clearance.

These are some NYC pencils. The blue one (In The Navy) is an Eye Liner Pencil and the others ( Endless Love and Mockingbird) are Eyeliner Duets with black at the other end.

I am out of toner, so I picked this up and, went ahead and grabbed the exfoliater, too.

I LOVE lip plumpers. I don't know how many of them actually work, but I love how they feel, too. This one seemed to work. I don't know if it would work all day, you'd probably have to keep applying it, but it made my lips flush and they seemed a little plumper. I don't know.

I have NO eye cream, so I picked this up, too. Not much to say because I have nothing to compare it to. The box says it will "help reduce the appearance of dark circles and under eye puffiness, while instantly boosting skin's radiance."

This is my Walgreens mini-haul. Covergirl was buy one get one free and Physician's Formula was 40% off.

This is Physican's Formula Circle Rx to cover up AND help reduce under eye circles. I got it in Soft Yellow because I think yellow helps hide the circles better.
Two Covergirl Outlast Smoothwear All-Day Eyeliners in Onyx and Smoke

Finally! I got the famous Lash Blast(in Brown Black)!!! Since everything was buy one get one, I also got Volume Exact in Very Black. I'm super excited to try these.
I've never used mascara with these kind of brushes! They're really soft and, well, pretty funky looking!

I saw this and HAD TO HAVE IT. I love fun colored mascara and I had never seen pink before! The way this works is you put on the blue and then swipe the pink across the tips so your eyelashes are pink AND blue!!!


Nail polish in a stick! These are OK. The nail polish is pretty thin (so it can get through the brush) and it took several coats before my nails looked black, but it's easy and convenient. I think you're better off sticking with the sheer colors though.
Two other nail polishes. As always, love Sally Hansen. But I was drawn to this sparkly blue color. Unfortunately, it's very thin. It would be good as a kind of top coat to enhance another color.