Thursday, March 22, 2018


A stan of the monochromatic trend, I thought it would be fun to take it to a whole new level by matching my makeup to my outfit!

This is a tried and true makeup trend that can be seen all over runways, print campaigns, even the Kardashians. 
Green is a color of virtue, beauty, and love, for it has been linked to many greek goddesses of the past. The beautiful emerald color of this dress not only inspired me, but pulled me away from my traditional night out glam!

The technique to achieving this smokey eye is super simple, and can be used with any combination of shadows/ colors.
I started with a neutral transition shade. Transition shades help to give definition, while acting as a guide for other shadows. I next blended the lid shade into my crease. This acts as a placement guide, allowing colors to flow seamlessly in a gradient.
 Brining that same shade onto the lid, to finish off the look.
I wanted the green on my lids to be a little more metallic, so I took a light gold shade and applied it to the middle of my eyes with my ring finger for that added pop!

I opted for a darker nude lip, to compliment the darker eyes without lips looking washed out or too muted.

M A K E U P  D E E T S:

e y e s;

ANASTASIA BH: Rustic (crease/ transition)
Anaconda (crease & lid)
Cyprus Umber (outer v/ smoke out lash line)
Fairy (center of lid)
ULTA BEAUTY: Gel Liner Pencil- Black
LANCOME: Monsieur Big Mascara
ANASTASIA BH: Brow Wiz- Ebony

*repeat shadows on lower lash line

f a c e;

ELF: Beauty Shield Makeup Mist
L'OREAL: Pro Glow Foundation
RCMA: Color Correcting Concealer
LA GIRL: HD Concealer- Porcelain
RCMA: Translucent Powder
BENEFIT COSMETICS: Hoola Quickie Contour Stick
KAT VON D BEAUTY: Shade & Light Palette
ANASTASIA BH: Amrezy Highlight
NARS: Unlawful Blush

l i p s;

BITE BEAUTY: Custom Lipstick
BITE BEAUTY: Rambutan Gloss

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Smokey Night Out Glam

Everytime Anastasia Beverly Hills comes out with a new palette, I'm never disappointed!
Soft Glam is my current love affair; with fourteen shadows ranging from bronze metallics, neutral mattes, and every iridescent shade in between, it's the perfect palette to get ready for a night out!

After purchasing this dress for my club hosting debut (I have a different kind of booking info now), I knew I had to bring back my smokey eye and bun!
I also knew I wanted to do more of a dimensional smokey eye, versus the transitional dark to light.

Starting with a neutral matte shade in the crease helps to blur and transition the other shadows. Applying and blending darker matte shades in the outer crease, slowly starts to define and begin the smokey process!

I wanted to add dimension to the lid, so I began by packing on a deeper metallic chocolate brown shade to my lid. Topping it off with a lighter, iridescent gold shadow. Using your finger to apply this lighter shade allows the two colors to melt into one another without adjusting the previous placement. The pink reflects in the gold shadow also compliment the metallics in the darker brown.

The final step is to smoke out the lash line. I wanted this part to be super dark, and super sultry!
I started by tight-lining both upper and lower lash lines, proceeding to smudge and smoke the liner out with black shadow. I prefer a gel pencil to do this, for it's not only creamy enough to smudge without tugging the eye lids, but water resistant so it stays in place all night!

Of course I had to balance the eyes out with my favorite nude, glossy lip!

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*M A K E U P  D E E T S;

E Y E S:

Tempera (brow bone)
Burnt Orange (transition shade)
Rustic (outer crease)
Sultry (base lid shade)
Glistening (lid topper)
Cyprus Umber & Noir (to smokey out liner and lash lines)

BENEFIT: Bad Gal Bang Mascara
ULTA BEAUTY: Gel Pencil Liner- Black
ANASTASIA BH: Amrezy Highlight (inner corner)
ANASTASIA BH: Brow Wiz- Ebony

*repeat shades on lower lash line

F A C E:

ELF: Beauty Shield Makeup Mist
TOO FACED: Born this Way Foundation
LA GIRL: HD Concealer
RCMA: Cream Contour Palette
BEN NYE: Cameo Powder
KAT VON D BEAUTY: Shade & Light Palette
ANASTASIA BH: Amrezy Highlight
NARS: Unlawful Blush

L I P S:

ULTA BEAUTY: Lipliner- Flush
NYX COSMETICS: Soft Matte Lip Cream- Cairo
BUXOM: Lip Polish- Allison