Monthly Archives: June 2014

Simplicity Series: Daytime Bronze

This is a very simple look utilizing only a cream eyeshadow + eyeliner to smudge. MAC Indianwood Paint Pot is one of my favorite eyeshadows. It’s very easy to use and works with just about any skintone. I applied it using a fluffy MAC 217 brush. The trick is to concentrate the color on the lid while fading it upward into the crease. I then applied a brown eyeliner on the lid near the upper lashline and smudged with a pencil brush, MAC 219. I smudged the brown eyeliner on the lower lashline as well. I then applied a white eye pencil to the waterline and topped off the look with black mascara. Simple!

P.S. – I am deeply tanned at the moment due to all of the regular swimming I’ve been doing lately, so please excuse my splotchy tan, lol.

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FACE:
Lancome Tient Idole Ultra 24H Foundation in 450(N)
Bobbi Brown Corrector in Dark Peach (undereye)
Ben Nye Banana Powder (to set)
NARS Casino Bronzer
MAC Gold Deposit (cheeks)

EYES:
MAC Indianwood Paint Pot (lid, crease, and lashline)
L’Oreal Extra-Intense Pencil Eyeliner in Brown (smudged on upper and lower lashline)
Rimmel Eye Kohl in White (waterline)
Covergirl Flamed out Mascara

BROWS:
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW30 (to clean up brows)

LIPS:
MAC Bronzilla Lipstick (Limited Edition)
MAC Soar Lip Liner
Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Move


New Blog Series: “Simplicity” – Because Makeup Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

Hey y’all! So I know it’s been a minute since I’ve last posted a look. Forgive me! I have quite a few makeup look ideas stored in my head, and I can’t wait to share them with you!

Starting off, I’d like to begin a new “Simplicity” series in my blog. My point of this is that I don’t want for anyone to move away from the fact that makeup really doesn’t have to be that complicated. Everyone at every level should be able to master something, even if it’s a clean, simple look. Nowadays it may seem that to have your makeup done correctly, it has to be “Beat to the Gods.” That may come off intimidating to those who only prefer simple, basic looks. I feel that it’s important to remember that simple, basic makeup is still makeup too! As far as eyeshadow looks in this series, I won’t use more than 2 (ok, maybe 3! Lol, but ONLY if necessary to blend something out) eyeshadows for one look. I would also like to include more looks that involve simple color – for instance, a wash of purple on the lid – nothing too complicated. This would be a challenge for me as well given that I am no stranger to using AT LEAST 4-5 eyeshadows for one look.

I’ve always typically kept my highlighting/contouring regimen pretty simple given that I primarily use powder for those due to ease of use and I can quickly get it done. There are highlighting/contouring techniques out there that involve more time and strategy (I’m sure most of you have seen it where the concealer/foundation are placed on the face in a geometrical fashion prior to blending), but you won’t have to worry about me making this complicated for you! Simplicity will be key! I’m really looking forward to this!

If there are any particular looks that you would like to see, leave a comment below!