Thursday, October 27, 2011

Glitter Lashes!

Blue hair and silver eye lashes
There is nothing like a pair of glittering false lashes
to complete funky night on the town look or a fun Halloween costume. 

They may look tricky to apply but I will give you a few tricks to get them looking fabulous along with some Amazon Affiliate links to help you find the best products!

How to apply Glitter Lashes

Prime
Add eye shadow primer to your eye lid in preparation for your glittery eye shadow which you will apply after the lashes. My all time fav is Urban Decay Primer Potion.

Liner
Start by applying black pencil liner to your upper lash line to 
help conceal the false lash band. One of my favorite pencils is the Maneater Self Sharpening Eye Liner Pencil.

Get the liner in between your natural lashes for a nice solid line to conceal the skin at the base of the lashes.

Curl & Mascara
Curl your lashes and apply a light coat of black waterproof mascara. Let it dry. Too Faced Better than Sex Waterproof Mascara is the best!!!

Curled lashes make an easy shelf, if you will, to plop the false lashes on top of. 

Waterproof mascara helps the lashes maintain their curl. 

Fit the Strip

Lay the lash strip on top of your lashes to check that the length of the band fits your eye. Trim the lash strip from it's outer edge if it is too long.

Apply the Lashes  
Apply a thin layer of lash glue to the lash strip and let it become tacky for about 2-3  minutes.  Apply the lash strip to the skin close to your upper lashes, press it gently in place, and hold it for a few seconds to set. 

Let the glue dry.  A milky white glue will turn clear.  A black glue will stay black.


Add Glitter Shadow

Add 
little glitter shadow. The best way to apply powdery glitter eye shadow is with your finger. 

Dip your finger in the shadow pot then press the shadow onto your eyelid. This helps to minimize the glitter fall out onto your upper cheek area.


Applying the glittery eye shadow after the lashes are applied conceals the false lash band with a glittery layer.

Don't waste your with those self adhesive lashes. They just not sticky enough to stay in place.  

Most lash adhesives contain latex.  Read the labels and look for non latex glue if you are allergic to latex.

Have fun wearing your lashes. They always make you feel beautiful and sexy!

Let's get Glitzy!

  xo


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Evil Eye

plum and gray smokey eye shadow
Who doesn't love a sultry smoky eye? It's moody. It's sexy. It's perfect!

I created this dark and smokey eye shadow look on my daughter with the  MAC Evil Eye:Eye Shadow x4 years ago but it's a timeless look I love to create. 

This palette is no longer available plus, I no longer recommend MAC products due to the fact that MAC has been placed on the companies that test on animals lists. I do my best to use cruelty free brands.

This look can be recreated easily though with other eyeshadow palettes. I will give you a step by step guide to create this look along with the best eyeshadow palette Amazon Affiliate links with the perfect colors to get the look.

Recommended Eyeshadows to Create the Plumy Smoky Evil Eye

A deep berry, a blackened violet, black and light gray shadows were the colors used for this smoky eye.

There are two palettes I like that provide a nice selection of these colors. Neither one has a light gray but white and black gently blended will make the perfect light gray. 

A little pop of white on the brow bone adds contrast for more drama anyway.

One palette I recommend is the Urban Decay Ultra Violet Palette to get the evil eye look.

Urban Decay Ultra Violet Palette


The Morphe x James Charles Artistry Palette is the other awesome palette I like to create the evil eye.
Morphe x James Charles Artistry palette

How to Create the Plumy Smoky Evil Eye

Prime
Primer your eyelids, crease and brow bone areas with Urban Decay Primer Potion. It's the best Primer around!

Light Gray or White
Apply a light gray or white shade of eyeshadow to under the brow bone.

Deep Berry
Apply a deep berry shade of eyeshadow to the inner half of the eyelids.

Blackened Violet
Apply a blackened violet shade of eyeshadow to the outer half of the eyelids. Blend the violet into the berry at the center of the eyelid.

Black
Add black eyeshadow to the crease. Blend it well up into the light gray or white shadow on the brow bone. Use the black shadow to line the upper and lower lash lines.

Mascara
Curl your lashes and add two coats of black mascara.

Remember to tap off your eyeshadow brush before you apply. These dark smoky colors can fall out onto your upper cheek and create a smoky mess!


I hope my tips help you create the smokiest, sexiest Evil Eye ever!

Get Creative & Have Some Fun with Makeup!

  xo


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