Monday, January 6, 2014

Lips makeup tutorial#

1) Bright and Flirty

Bright and flirty products


  1. Line your lips with the lip liner to provide a base for the lipstick.
  2. Apply the Rimmel London lipstick on the top lip only.
  3. Apply the Maybelline lipstick onto the bottom lip only.
  4. Press your lips together to blend the two colors.
That’s it! I’m tell you it’s so much easier than you thought it would be, right? No lip brushes or weird tools necessary, and you don’t even need multiple lipsticks of the same color.

Bright and flirty tutorial 

2) Nude Attitude

Nude attidue products

This is a great way to amp up your usual nude lip with a subtle hint of mauve. This combination actually makes your lips look bigger and adds some sass to a neutral lip color.

Nude attidue tutorial 


3) Vintage Nude Delight

Vintage nude delight products 

        This combination is a little darker than the previous nude lip and is perfect for those with darker complexions who want to rock the nude lip look. (Substitute a darker brown color for the bottom, depending on how dark your skin is! You want the shade to be slightly darker than your skin tone.) This combination can also be paired with a smokey eye for a cool nighttime look. I love to wear a darker nude lip for a night out because it has a moody, slightly edgy vibe.  


 Vintage nude delight tutorial


4) Lilac Passion

Lilac passion products

This pairing is so subtle, but looks absolutely beautiful once it hits the light. The pastel purple is so beautiful for the springtime – especially when paired with neutral eye makeup. This stunning combination is a little daring, with a girly twist.

Lilac passion tutorial


5) Dashing Red

 Dashing red products

Red and bordeaux are two of my favorite colors to wear on my lips, so when I paired the two together to create an ombré effect, I seriously fell in love. This deep and dramatic pairing would be a stylish choice for nighttime.    

Dashing red tutorial   


smoky eyes#

smoky eye tutorial 

               One thing I LOVE about the smoky look is how versatile it is. You can use pretty much any color and you can go from a soft smoky to a really dramatic one. My favorite colors to use on my brown eyes are purples, blues, greens, bronzes and charcoals. In my tutorial below, I used golds and browns but feel free to substitute them with other colors.

Step 1. Prep the eyelid with a primer to ensure longer-lasting color.
What I Used: NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base  
Step 2. Apply a pale gold or light beige cream eyeshadow all over the eyelid.

What I Used: MAC Chilled On Ice Paint Pot
Step 3. Using a flat eyeshadow brush like MAC #239 Eye Shader, pat a medium brown eyeshadow on the eyelid.

What I Used: NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Cordura
Step 4. Using a small brush like MAC #219 Pencil Brush, darken the crease and outer corner of the eye with a dark brown eyeshadow. Blend off harsh edges with a fluffy brush like MAC #217 Blending Brush.

What I Used: NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Cordura

Step 5. Apply the dark brown eyeshadow on the lower eye.

What I Used: NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Cordura
Applying NARS Cordura on lower eye
Step 6. Draw a line along the upper lashline with a black liquid or gel eyeliner. To create the illusion of longer, bigger eyes, drag the line a few mm past the outer corner. Line the waterline as well to make sure there are no “whites” peeping through.

What I Used: MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Step 7. Brush a highlighting color on the inner corner of the eye and under the brow bone.

What I Used: MAC Eyeshadow in Pollen

Step 8. Apply mascara and fake lashes on upper lashes.

What I Used: Rimmel London Lash Accelerator in Extreme Black; Makeup For Life Lashes in #Hugs ‘n Kisses

Step 9. Apply a few coats of mascara on lower lashes.

What I Used: Rimmel London Lash Accelerator in Extreme Black

Extra Beauty Tips

* Do your eye makeup first if you are going to be using dark colors. This will minimize any effort to clean up your foundation and concealer afterwards.

* Always pair dark eye makeup with a clean face and nude lips for a fool-proof look.