Category Archives: Looks

Smokey Look for About $20

In the last of the drugstore makeup posts I have a purple smokey/night time look with a sheer shimmery lip color. See below the photos for directions and products.
To get a better look at the photo of the products, click on the thumbnail to enlarge.

  1. I applied shade #3 of the purple eyeshadow from the lash line up to the crease and a little bit past the crease. In order to give the eye look more continuity, I also applied it to the lower lash line.
  2. Shade #2 (a deeper purple) should be applied to the crease to give it definition and depth and blended to eliminate harsh lines.
  3. The lightest eyeshadow #4, should be used as a highlight along the brow bone, just under the eyebrow. Also when applying the lightest shade you should spend a few extra moments blending it into the color below it to soften it.
  4. Eyeshadow #1 is the darkest purple and I applied it with a small brush along the top lash line and the outer half of the lower lash line and forming a bit of a point past the outer corner.
  5. I applied the CG black eyeliner along the top lash line, the outer corner of the lower lash line and in the water line.
  6. Then I applied the NYX blush and two coats of the L’Oreal mascara.
  7. When it comes to the lip color for this look I chose a light shimmery gloss to wear alone since the eyes are already darker, smokey and colorful. I like to keep a balance with emphasis on the lips and flattering, subtle eye colors or vice versa. But if you want more color simply layer the gloss over a light shade of lipstick. It would even work well with the Pink Chocolate Ulta lipstick from the previous look.

Daytime Look for about $20

Without further ado, here’s the look! Peek below the photos for the products and directions. The last photo only has a different lip color. Since I saved so much money I was able to get two colors for this look. I really like the look of red lips with a neutral eye but not everyone goes for it. So why not have both?
To get a better look at the photo of the products, click on the thumbnail to enlarge.

  1. For the eyes I applied the NYX eye pencil in Yogurt all over my eyelid, up to the brows and into the inner corners.
  2. Then the lightest L’Oreal eyeshadow shade is applied from the lash line up to the crease and a little bit past the crease and along the lower lash line.
  3. The darkest shadow should be applied lightly with a fluffy brush to the crease and blended softly to avoid any harsh lines. I also applied the darker shade along the very outer corner of the lower lash line for some depth and continuity (Only applying products to the top lid and absolutely nothing to the bottom tends to look unbalanced and incomplete.)
  4. I used the brown eyeliner very close to the lash line and a little on the lower lash line but just in the outer corner and applied mascara.
  5. Finish with blush and lipstick color of choice.

Bachelorette Party Look – Smokey Black/Silver

My girl wanted a classic smokey eye with a little shimmer for a bachelorette party she was attending. I applied thick false lashes and brushed a little bit of glitter onto the lash tips for some sparkle.

Bluebird – Halloween Look

Another costume idea, enjoy!

Bad Fairy – Halloween Look

What fun is a good fairy? I prefer a bad one ;o) The only thing missing were wings but locating black and red ones didn’t happen in time for the shots.

Autumn Leaves

Inspired by the beautiful colors that the trees turn in the Fall, I wanted to do a more wearable look in between some of the more intense Halloween looks. Although I love this shade of lipstick I feel like it would look good with a deep shade of red too.

Glam Kitty – Halloween Beauty

This ain’t your little girls cat costume, this kittys all grown and glam. Complete with Swarovski crystals and glitter whiskers of course.

This is Halloween! Sugar Skull – Guy Version

Ahh my favorite time of year is here! Get ready for all my Halloween posts! Ok be kind to me, this is the first time I painted a sugar skull on a face and not an inanimate object :o) I definitely have some practicing to do.
I’m calling this the “guy version” because I plan on doing a “girly” sugar skull soon. The guys I wanted to keep dark and devious and simple but strong in color contrast. And many thanks to my patient model!