Neutral Series: Naked Palette Day to Night Tutorial

Another tutorial! And another Blog post!! It’s only been a month since the last one…that’s an improvement in my opinion!

Another neutral tutorial! (surprise, surprise). But this one is fun, it’s 2 tutorials in 1! This is a typical day time look I often wear to work, and then I show you guys how I darken up the look for a nice night-time look. The products I used are all listed below – separately for Day and Night time looks. 🙂

Day Look:

Brushes:
MAC 227 – Large Shader Brush (All over/brow bone highlight)
MAC 239 – Shader Brush (Lid)
MAC 217 – Tapered Blending Brush (Crease)
MAC 224 – Blending Brush (Blending & Transition)
Japonesque – Medium Detailer (lower lashline)
Essence of Beauty – Blush Brush (blush)

Face:
Bare Minerals Foundation & Bare Minerals Matte Foundation – Light
Bare Minerals Concealer – Summer Bisque
MAC Peaches Blush
MAC Cream Colour Base – Pearl

Eyes:
Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
All over: MAC Eye Shadow – Brule
Lid: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Half Baked
Crease: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Naked & Buck
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Buck
Inner Corner: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Virgin
Transition: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Naked
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Brows:
Wet N Wild Brow Liner – Taupe
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara – Clear

Lips:
EOS Strawberry Sorbet Lip Balm
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick – Ultra Darling

Night Look:

Brushes:
MAC 227 – Large Shader Brush (All over/brow bone highlight)
MAC 239 – Shader Brush (Lid)
MAC 217 – Tapered Blending Brush (Crease)
MAC 224 – Blending Brush (Blending & Transition)
Japonesque – Medium Detailer (lower lashline)
Essence of Beauty – Blush Brush (blush)

Face:
Bare Minerals Foundation & Bare Minerals Matte Foundation – Light
Bare Minerals Concealer – Summer Bisque
MAC Peaches Blush
MAC Cream Colour Base – Pearl

Eyes:
Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
All over: MAC Eye Shadow – Brule
Lid: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Half Baked
Crease: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Buck & Smog
Outer V: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Darkhorse & Hustle
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Smog
Inner Corner: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Virgin
Transition: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Naked
Eye Liner: MAC Fluid Line – Black Track
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Tweezerman Eyelash Comb

Brows:
Wet N Wild Brow Liner – Taupe
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara – Clear

Lips:
EOS Strawberry Sorbet Lip Balm
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick – Ultra Darling

To see how I put this look together:

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Neutral Series: Naked Palette Neutral Pink Tutorial

As you all know, I’m a big fan of neutral makeup. With my clients (mainly the models doing fashion shoots) I’m a lot more willing to experiment with brighter/edgier looks, but on myself, I always lean toward the neutral looks.

This look is soft, and great to wear for any occasion. You can keep it simple with only 1 or 2 colors, or you can darken it up with a little bit of black, gray, or dark brown shadows. No pictures this time since I was in a rush to get out the door, but the products I used are listed below.

Brushes:
MAC 227 – Large Shader Brush (All over/brow bone highlight)
MAC 239 – Shader Brush (Lid)
MAC 217 – Tapered Blending Brush (Crease)
MAC 219 – Pencil Brush (Outer V)
MAC 224 – Blending Brush (Blending & Transition)
Japonesque – Medium Detailer (lower lashline/liner brush)
EcoTools – Blush Brush (blush)

Face:
MAC Pro Longwear foundation in NW20 mixed with The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Moisturizer
Garnier Nutritioniste Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller
MAC Peaches Blush
Benefit HighBeam

Eyes:
All over: MAC Eye Shadow – Brule
Lid/Inner Corner: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Sin
Crease/Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Toasted
Outer V: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Hustle
Transition: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Naked
Highlight: Urban Decay Naked Palette – Virgin
Eye Liner: Urban Decay 24/7 Liner – Whiskey
Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curler
Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Brows:
Wet N Wild Brow Liner – Taupe
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara – Clear

Lips:
EOS Sweet Mint Lip Balm
MAC Lipstick – Fabby
Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss – Peony

To see how I put this look together:

Neutral with a Pop of Turquoise

Another look using a NYX Palette! I seriously LOVE these things! The two main products I used for this look is the NYX Runway Collection Palette in Champagne & Caviar and the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Flipside.

So this tutorial is a GREAT way to add a bright pop of color to your look without looking absolutely crazy! If you’re like me and prefer neutral looks, this is a way to incorporate some color into your makeup. I typically don’t stray too far from neutrals, and when I do, I aim for purples or greens. Never blues. So this was a FUN way to get some color to my look!

Products used for this look:

Face:
~ MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW20 (MAC 194 brush)
~ MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus (Japonesque Kabuki brush)
~ Benefit Coralista Blush (EcoTools Blush Brush)
~ Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder in Rose Gold (Essence of Beauty Finishing Brush)

Eyebrows:
~ Clinique Eyebrow Pencil with brush in 02 dark brown
~ Trucco Eye Shadow in Rootbeer (Sonia Kashuk Brow Brush)
~ Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in clear

Eyes:
~ Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
~ MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study
~ NYX Champagne & Caviar in pink (MAC 239 brush)
~ NYX Champagne & Caviar in medium brown (MAC 217 & MAC 219 brush)
~ NYX Champagne & Caviar in darkest brown (Sonia Kashuk Crease Shadow brush)
~ MAC 224 Blending Brush
~ MAC Eyesahdow in Brule (Essence of Beauty Eye Shadow brush)
~ Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Zero
~ Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Flipside (MAC 210 Brush)
~ Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (before mascara application)
~ Korres Abyssinia Oil Mascara in Black

Eyelashes:
~ Ardell Falsh Lashes
~ Duo Eyelash Glue

Lips:
~ LUSH Lip Balm in Honey Trap
~ MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam VI
~ Sephora Lipgloss in Bronzed Beauty

Some pictures for this look:



Also, check out my video to see how I got this look!

Sorry this post is so quick. Late night and I need to work in the AM. Goodnight beauties! 🙂

Vacation Haul Part 1: Makeup!

Hey everyone!!

For a much needed mini vacation I headed out to Phoenix, AZ to visit my best friend! This is what I came back with. Because my video was a little too long, I filmed it in 2 parts, makeup and LUSH!

There are a LOT of new products that I’m excited to try out and share my thoughts with you all!! For those that may have missed it, here are the makeup items that I “hauled” this weekend!

Ulta:


Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara

Sephora:


Korres “Midnight Eyes” giftset
* Abyssinia Mascara in Black
* Full size eyeshadow in Plum (77S)
* Full size eyeshadow in Metallic Gray (55S)
* Full size eyeshadow in Sky Blue (84S)
* Full size eyeshadow in White (10S)
* Eyeliner Pencil in Black
* Cherry Oil Lipgloss in Beigh Pink (32)


Smashbox LashDNA Mascara

MAC Cosmetics:

* Palette refill shadow in Shadowy Lady
* Palette refill shadow in Print
* MAC 219 Brush
* MAC Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone

I definitely have plans to review all of these items! Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for part 2: LUSH haul! The video and blogpost will be posted in the next couple of days! Have a great night!!

What’s in my Makeup Bag? Travel Edition!

I know I’m not alone when I’m packing my bags for a trip and have ABSOLUTELY no idea what to bring in my makeup bag. Sometimes I’ll go overboard and bring multiple bags of makeup, but this usually depends on circumstances. For example, when I’m going away with some girl friends for a weekend, if we plan on going out for a night on the town I end up doing everyone’s makeup. This usually results in needing lots of variety in what kind of makeup to bring. Since I had no idea what we would be doing in Arizona, I did just that – brought too much makeup BUT it all fit into 1 bag!

So a list of the products that I showed in my video:

Tools:
~ Tweezerman tweezers
~ MAC 194 Concealer brush
~ Japonesque small detail brush
~ Japonesque medium detail brush
~ EcoTools blush brush
~ Essence of Beauty shadow brush
~ MAC 224 blending brush
~ Sonia Kashuk bent eyeliner brush
~ MAC 217 crease/blending brush
~ MAC 239 flat shader brush
~ Sonia Kashuk angled brush
~ Sonia Kashuk crease brush
~ Japonesque kabuki brush
~ EcoTools retractible kabuki brush
~ Japonesque pencil sharpener
~ Japonesque heated eyelash curler
~ Shu Uemura eyelash curler
~ Pocket mirror (from Old Navy)
~ Tweezerman blotting paper roll

Eyes:
~ NYX Runway Collection – Jazz Night palette
~ MAC “neutrals” quad – All that Glitters, Era, Brule, Woodwinked
~ Clinique Brow Keeper
~ Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear (for brows)
~ Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Zero
~ Urban Decay Primer Potion
~ MAC Painterly Paint Pot
~ MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
~ Trucco Eyeshadow in Rootbeer (used for brows)
~ Korres Abyssinia Oil Mascara

Face:
~ Benefit Coralista blush
~ MAC Blot Powder
~ MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
~ MAC Fast Response Eye Cream
~ MAC StudioFinish Concealer (NW20)
~ Clinique Bronzer in Sunblushed

Lips:
~ Burt’s Bees lip balm
~ MAC Lipstick in Baroque Boudoir (Special Edition)
~ MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam II
~ MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam V
~ MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam VI
~ Sephora lipgloss in Bronzed Beauty
~ C.O. Bigelow lipgloss in Magentamint (found at Bath & Body Works)

These items were NOT shown in this order. I categorized the list by application (face, eyes, lips, etc) so it’d be easier to find!

As soon as the video is done uploading to YouTube, I will make sure to embed it in this post. So check back or click on the link on th sidebar to head over to my channel and take a look at that and a few other videos I’ve posted. 🙂

Now I’m off to bed! Good night, beautiful people!