Makeup Inspiration - Electric Green Smokey Eye

This makeup inspirational post was inspired by all of the colors everywhere, that caused me to just wanted color all over my face. I wanted a look that just popped, and stood out. Smokey and electric, this green eye look goes amazingly well with Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche lipstick in the shade Eggplant. I’m digging these colors together. There is something so fun about wearing two different statement colors at one time.

I keep the bright green very low on my lid because I didn’t want it to be overboard with the lip color I knew I would be using. I also used a darker almost blackened green on the outer v of the eyes. The bright green is the Makeup Forever Artist Eyeshadow in the shade Acidic Green, and the darker green is the shade Fir Tree Green.

Just as a bit of a note I will let you guys know that this lip color is not showing up true to color in these pictures, nor did it in my Sephora VIB Haul. No matter what settings I used on my camera nothing showed the color accurately. In my opinion it is much more purple toned that what is showing up here. I’m madly in love with this shade though and the formula is heaven!

Makeup Inspiration - Electric Green Smokey Eye

In this open eye shot you can see that I went a bit dramatic on the lower lash-line. I really wanted to bring some darkness down there. This is a good trick to use when you are using bright colors on the upper lid. You don’t have to make it as dramatic as I have here, do what you are comfortable with. To achieve such darkness I used the Ardency Inn Modster Eyeliner in the Shade Black. This eyeliner is the best eyeliner for the waterline ever! I also smudged Makeup Forever Artist Shadow in the shade Fir Tree Green on the lower lash line as well.

With this eye look I decided to wear House of Lashes lashes in the style Siren.

For my cheeks I bronzed up my skin using the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. For blush I used a MAC blush in the shade Plum Foolery. To highlight I used the new Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Highlight in the shade Aura.

I dare all of you to embrace color and start wearing it while you are out and about! If you decide to recreate this look, or use some fun colors this spring, take some pictures, and tag me in them on Instagram so I can check them out!

Let me know what you think about wearing colors down in the comments, 🙂

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Glowy Face Products

As a dry skinned girl, I prefer my makeup to be very dewy. To get a goddess glow I use a combination of many different products. Creams, primers, highlighters, bronzers, blushes, and setting sprays are all different types of products that can be used in conjunction to create the perfect glow. With summer coming up I figured I would share some of my favorite products that can really make a difference when it comes to adding some light to your face.

Primer

Primer is a must have. There are so many different kinds of primers on the market right now. Radiant or luminous primers happen to be my personal favorite. The Laura Mercier Radiance primer is my go to at the moment. At $36 for 1.7 oz, this primer is a bang for the buck when you compare it to the price of others. The Laura Mercier primer has a golden sheen to it which I prefer much more than pink. The only time I do not use this primer is when I need something that will last even longer than the average daily wear. When I want my makeup to last all day long and into the evening I will use the Shiseido Glow Enhancing Primer.

Setting Spray

Mac’s Fix Plus is my ultimate holy grail setting spray. I don’t go without setting my makeup using Mac’s Fix Plus. Fix Plus can be used for multiple purposes, but when it’s used to set makeup everything will look a lot more natural and youthful. It also hydrates the skin, pretty much anyone with dry skin would ABSOLUTELY adore this; just like I do.

Bronzer

Bronzer can give more glow than what you might think. The Too Faced Little Black Book of Bronzers is a great value for many different bronzers. Some are matte and some are shimmery. The best out of them all is Sun Bunny. Sun Bunny’s luminosity is fan-freakin-tastic and it is also the perfect bronzer for the summer.

Liquid Highlight

I use the Becca liquid Shimmering Skin Protectors in a unique way. They do make great cheek highlighters; I like using them under my eyes, in a triangular shape, before I apply my concealer. I find that this brightens up my under eye area a lot. The shade pictured is Opal. Champagne Gold is my favorite shade however it was limited edition and is no longer available. I’m crossing my fingers that they bring it back in a future holiday collection!

Powder Highlight

Becca makes some of the best highlighting products on the market. Becca’s pressed powder highlights can be worn super subtly or dramatic as can be!

Becca Highlighters

I own three shades. The shades from left to right are Moonstone, Champagne Pop, and Rose Gold. Moonstone, and Champagne Pop are both light enough for me to use as actual highlighters. I actually bought Rose Gold specifically so I can use it as a blush topper. On a regular basis I will use Moonstone lightly on my nose, forehead, and chin. Then I will use Champagne Pop on my cheekbones. I will wear Moonstone on my cheek bones on the days where I am wearing less makeup. Champagne Pop and Moonstone can also be mixed together to create a glow that will turn heads.

What are some of your favorite go to glowy products? I know I love buying products for this purpose, so if there is anything out there that you guys want to recommend I try, let me know! 🙂
Keep on glowing all you Lovebirds!

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Happy Easter!

Hiya! I know Easter is still a few days away but I wanted to get this post up beforehand. 🙂

This is a look I did today that really reminded me of Easter, and all of the wonderful springy colors that I love. Pops of color on holidays are something that I think makes a fun change. Plus, even if you are going to a fancy place for Easter you will most likely be with family, why not use a bit of color? I would just suggest not to go too over the top.

If your family isn’t crazy about makeup or color…well you could always use this time to REBEL…or just sneak a bit of color on your lower lash line ;P  I’m just kidding. Do what makes you comfortable, and what makes you feel beautiful, and special. I’m very fortunate to have a family, boyfriend, and friends that all understand and accept my addiction to makeup. Yet, we live in a world that not everyone is as accepting. 🙁

My Easter Plans

Before I show my look, I figured I would talk a bit about my plans for Easter first. I’m actually pretty excited this year. When I was younger I was totally all about the baskets, and the candy. This year I’m excited to see some of my siblings, hangout, and eat lots of amazing food!

I have a large family, and there are some huge age gaps between some of my siblings and I. For this reason I won’t be spending the holiday with all of my siblings; some of them have their own children to spend Easter with. Though I will be going to a really nice brunch with a lot of fantastic people. My boyfriend, mom, nephew, and two of my sisters will be attending a brunch at a fancy shmancy local restaurant.

My family usually does holidays at home, but for some reason we didn’t feel like cooking and cleaning up afterwards. By going to a brunch this wont be an issue. Another positive about this brunch is that the restaurant we will be going to only uses local ingredients. Being a girl who really recognizes our impacts on the environment, this means a lot to me, and I really do wish there were even more restaurants like this.

Easter Look

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Please ignore the bit of skin texture I’ve got going on. I’m a bit dehydrated and my skin is really showing it off today. I need to start pounding the water bad!

I really wanted to use lot of Easter/spring colors for this look. I was so inspired when I did my makeup this morning, and I was super happy with how the look turned out. My boyfriend and mother were also really big fans.

Quick Eye Steps:

 

  1.  Using a fluffy round crease brush blend Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie into the crease and upper crease. Blend out really well.
  2.  Blend Makeup Geek Cupcake into the crease staying a bit lower. Build up the color a little bit, still blending out really well to get rid of any harsh edges.
  3. Blend out a little bit of MAC Jest on top of the two Makeup Geek shades to give a bit of shimmer and to brighten the look up.
  4. Use Make Up For Ever S908 Mauve and blend this out on the outer corner of your eyes in a triangle type motion. It took a bit to build up the color to what I wanted.
  5. Now switch brushes to a flat shading brush. Apply Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green on the eyelid. Pack the color on nice and good.
  6. Now switch back to whatever fluffy crease brush you like and blend out the Mauve shade using the shade Make Up For Ever I918 Lavender. You can also use Makeup Geek Cupcake as well if you feel you need it. I went back and forth between the two to blend out the colors till I got the desired look I wanted.
  7. Next, switch to a flat definer brush and smoke out your lower lashline with Makeup Geek Preppy and Cupcake.
  8. Use eyeliner to line your eyes however you wish, along with mascara or falsies, then go about the rest of your makeup! 🙂

Other Products I used:

Lips: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Mother. I did end up changing my lip color to a MAC lipstick in the shade Faux later on though…because it is my favorite. 🙂

Lashes: KOKO lashes in the style Foxy.

Highlight: Becca x Jaclyn Hill in the shade Champagne Pop.

Blush: Tarte in the shade Beaming.

Contour: Mac Sculpting Powder in the shade Sculpt.

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in the Shade Soft Brown.

I hope everyone has a great Easter! If you don’t celebrate Easter, I hope you have a great weekend and that this post inspired you to try out some spring colors, because we don’t get too much time to enjoy them. It feels like spring and summer go by so quickly!

Always stay inspired Lovebirds,
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I’ve been feeling very inspired to do dramatic looks with color. I did do a really awesome tangerine smokey eye that I wanted to post but the pictures came out awful! I’ll probably recreate that look in the future and try to get decent pictures of it.

This was the second color inspired look I created. I think this look is truly enthralling. It would be perfect for so many occasions and it really brings out brown eyes!

Wear It Any Day, Anywhere, Anytime…I Mean You Are A Fairy Princess!

If you’re like me and you really don’t care how glam you go on a daily basis then wear this on a random Wednesday! I wore this exact look to Pizza Hut with my boyfriend, when we had to go pick up our pizza. Which…was made incorrectly might I add and given to us burnt. Anyway, back on topic.

Don’t let anyone tell you what is too much or too little to wear…Well unless it’s clothing and you’re out in public. You may want to listen to people in that sort of situation.

Flashy Lashy

The lashes I am wearing are very dramatic. I tried out the KOKO Lashes in the style Foxy. The band on these lashes were a bit more stiff than the House of Lashes premium line of lashes. Which is saying something because those bands are stiffer than most. I still really enjoyed these lashes and found that I was able to blend them in nicely. I could only notice the band in certain lighting.

 

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I Apologize, Again

The lipstick I am wearing with this look happens to be yet again… MAC lipstick in the shade Faux. I cannot get enough of this color. I just want to wear it all day, everyday. If I could,  I would get a bathtub filled with these lipsticks, and just smear them all over my body! Too far? Okay..sorry.

 

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Define & Shine

I contoured my cheekbones with MAC Sculpt and highlighted with Becca’s Moonstone. I did my lip using the same method mentioned in my last post.

 

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Hush, Hush, Blush, Blush

The blushes I’m wearing on my cheeks are no longer available for sale because they were limited edition :(. However, some of you out there may have them. I used the most current Tarte holiday blush palette. I mixed the two shades Prim and Smashing.

 

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New Goodies!

Recently, I purchased nine MUFE Artist Eye Shadows. I used all three of these shades to create this look. In my crease I also used MAC Kid, Omega, and Wedge. I used Fir Tree Green on my outer corners of my eyes. Periwinkle was used slightly in my crease to blend out the shade Blueberry. I also used MAC Espresso and Wedge to buff out the lower lash line.

I really only bought the shade Blueberry because it has the same name as my bird. When I swatched it I was disappointed at first. I always test products out even if the swatches disappoint because products can end up performing better for their intended purpose.

I’m now completely impressed with these shadows and plan to buy even more at some point.

I aim for these makeup inspiration posts to open the creative minds of others and give a vast array of pictures to draw ideas from. Also, I noticed that I am getting views from all over the world and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that stops by and reads what I post.

Have a great weekend!

Cya, Lovebirds
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I wasn’t gifted with a perfect set of lips, that’s for sure. My upper lip is pretty small, especially in comparison to my bottom lip. Thankfully, I have found a painless method to achieve fuller looking lips while also making my lips look more even. It doesn’t take too many products, which is great! In fact you could substitute the products I used for whatever you already own. I hope you find yourself captivated by my little trick!

Shiz That You Will Need

This method only requires three products. You will need a lipstick (you could use a lip gloss or liquid lipstick instead) a cream highlighter, and a contour powder (a cool toned brown eyeshadow would work just fine). upload

The products in the above image are what I use for this method on a regular basis. I feel kinda bad that all of these products are from MAC… But I have really been on a MAC kick lately. I should ground myself from MAC, that way I can try out the new stuff other brands are coming out with! The products in the above picture are: MAC lipstick in the shade Faux, which is my current ride or die! Cream colour bases in the shades Pearl (yellowish white shade) and Shell (pinky shade). MAC sculpting powder in the shade Sculpt. & the last product is a MAC shaping powder in the shade Emphasize, this product was not used. Pearl was not used in these pictures either but it is gorgeous for this trick.

Step One

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Apply your lipstick in a thinner layer than you normally would. You want a thin layer because you will be going back in with your lipstick in the next step.

Step Two

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Apply your cream highlight onto your cupids bow, and more than you typically would. Than bring it down the sides of your upper lip. Don’t take it any further than where the rounded portion of your lip ends on each side. Think of it as kinda mimicking drawing the top portion of a heart. This will outline your upper lip, highlighting it, and making it appear larger than what it is. Now apply another layer of your lipstick bringing it up closer to the highlight. This is to blend in whatever highlight may have gotten on top of your lipstick. Now you could stop here, but if you want your lips to look even FULLER, continue onto the next step.

Step Three

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The last step is to contour your bottom lip slightly. To do this simply take a small eye shadow brush and brush a small amount of your contour powder directly where your bottom lip ends. You want to focus the contour powder under the center portion of your bottom lip. You don’t want to go too far to either side because then the shadowing won’t look natural. I usually stop at step two because my bottom lip is already big enough and if I do step three my lips start too look unbalanced again.

Let me know, by either commenting on this post or tweeting me, if you tried this trick. I wanna know how it worked for you! This has been a major part of my makeup routine for a while now. I used to just highlight the center portion of my cupids bow with a powder highlight, but boy what a difference this method makes! 🙂

I hope everyone out there is doing well!
Cya, Lovebirds!

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