Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Aromaleigh Ravenstag

When I first saw this color swatched, I knew I must have it.  Ravenstag is a gorgeous and complex deep charcoal with multi-colored shimmer of green, violet, and teal.  Pretty much every color I just adore embedded in a gorgeous smoky base.  This is the type of shade that will lean a certain way depending on what color you pair it with; not unlike eyes that change from blue to green depending on your shirt or shadow that day.   In this look, I paired it with purple so it really complimented the green sparks in this shade.   If paired with a green or teal, it would probably appear more violet.

MAC Pro longwear concealer NW 20 under eyes
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
NYX Taupe Blush to contour cheeks
NYX Beige Gloss on lips
NYX Pinky Blush ( i think) on cheeks

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx primer
NYX White Eyeshadow base, on inner corners only
Ben Nye Toast (matte off white) on brow bone as highlight and to soften and help blend the crease
MAC Beautiful Iris  Buffed into crease with MAC 224 brush, also packed into inner corners atop the white base
Aromaleigh Ravenstag patted onto lid with dampened shader brush, avoiding inner corners- blended at crease into purple
Inglot Gel Liner # 77  on upper lashline, and on waterline
Cover Girl Lashblast volume Mascara

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Obligatory St Paddy's Day Green!

Though I didn't initially intend on the green, it is how it ended up.  I wanted to use Aromaleigh's Yael from the new Ignis Antiquita collection, and once I applied it slightly foiled to my lid- I knew that a matte green in the outer corners would contrast nicely.  The subtle green sparks in this warm gold shadow just cried out for some green, and I made it so.  My newest sample order from Aromaleigh contains some real beauties that I can't wait to use!

Mac Pro Longwear Concealer NW 20 under eyes
MAC Emphasize Sculpting Powder  to set concealer
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
NYX Taupe Blush  to contour
City Color Be Matte Blush  (from Ipsy) in Fresh Melon on cheeks
Maybelline Brow Pencil Dark Blonde and NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder  in blonde on brows
Estee Lauder Illuminating Powder Gelee in Heat Wave as cheek bone highlight

L'oreal Fairest Nude lipstick
NYX Smokey Look gloss

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx primer
Aromaleigh Yael applied with damp brush all over lid, to just above crease, then blended out and up with MAC 224 brush
NYX Taupe eyeshadow to blend out edges a bit more and transition
Sleek Ultra Matte V 2 Palette  matte green, to outer corners blended inward.  Along lower lashline as well.
Ben Nye Toast on brow bone
NYX Barely There  to tear duct area
Physician's Formula Eye Booster Liquid Liner on upper lashline
Rimmel Waterproof Kohl- Black on waterline
Cover Girl LashBlast Mascara 

Darn you Nikon for being so very HD, those stray brow hairs are not nearly that cray-cray in real life!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Long Time No Post Smokey Eye


I have been MIA for a but, life just gets crazy sometimes!  I'm planning my little girl's 3rd birthday- it amazes me how time has flown!  I'm also doing a few projects around the house, including painting my dining room.  My dining room has been a plain white box since buying my house a year ago, and I'm trying to bring it to life a bit.  I repainted the existing chandeliers to modernize them, and added an accent wall of wallpaper.  Maybe I will post some before and afters soon, just working on painting the trim and finishing up some lose ends!  Most of the work happens when the LO goes to sleep at night.

Today's look uses an old favorite of mine from Aromaleigh- Myrtha.  I'm fairly certain I have posted a look using this before, but here it is again anyway :)

MAC ProLongwear Concealer under eyes
Cover Girl Stay Fabulous Foundation
Fyrinnae Sunkissed Finishing Powder  dusted lightly to set foundation
Fyrinnae Nordic Angel Blush on cheeks
NYX Sokey Look Gloss on lips
NYX Taupe Blush to contour

Coastal Scents Shadow Work primer to prime lids
Cover Girl Black Liner smudged out on outer half of lids, in a cat eye shape
Aromaleigh Latte to contour lids, in crease as transition
Makeup Geek Corrupt (matte Black) blended into outer corners and into crease a bit
MUG Frappe to blend out black a bit
Aromaleigh Myrtha patted on lid up to crease
MAC Vanilla Pigment  on inner corners of lids
Ben Nye Toast on brow bone
Inglot Gel Liner  black on upper lashline

I really need to clean up my brows :)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Fyrinnae Sugar Skulls and MAC Mauveless


Today's look features some summery colors- it is 7 degrees outside and windchills make it feel even colder.  I figured something bright and cheery was in order.
Bare Minerals Ready Foundation in Fairly Light
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW20 under eyes
NYX Taupe Blush to contour
MAC Warm Soul Blush on cheeks
Maybelline Pin Up Peach on lips

MAC Painterly PP to prime lids
MAC Mauveless in outer V, blended into crease
MAC Smoke Signals to deepen V, and along lower lashline
Wet n Wild Lust Palette off white shade on inner corners and browbone
Fyrinnae Sugar Skulls patted on center potion of lid, blended into inner and outer corner colors and just up to crease
Inglot AMC Gel Liner #77 on upper lashline and in waterline
Benefit Bad Girl  Mascara