Monday, September 22, 2014

Complementing Your Eye Color

Choosing an eye shadow that suits your eye color can be difficult, because all eye colors are so different. You can wear what ever eye shadow you want, whenever you want, but I am going to give you some tips for making your eyes pop. There are a lot of universal shades of eye shadow, such as black, white, and neutral colors, which will look good on virtually anyone. All eyes are different tones and shades of brown, blue, green, and hazel, so what looks good on your green eyes, may not suit another green eyed beauty.  
First, lets talk about blue eyes, I have blue eyes that can look green depending on what I wear and my eye makeup. Naturally, most of the looks I do are specific to blue eyes, but I do play around with colors that may not be best for my eyes, but look great with a different color of eyes.  To make those baby blues stand out and really pop, warm toned eye shadows look phenomenal. Copper, bronze, gold, red, pink and any shade of brown are awesome colors to pair with blue eyes. 
Next up, is green eyes, my eyes can tend to look more green on some days, and my mom has green eyes, so I get to practice makeup that compliments green eyes all the time. When you really want a look to make your green eyes stand out try using copper, bronze, gold, red, pink, taupe, silver, grey, and purple. You may have noticed that blue and green eyes compliment from a lot of the same colors, but it all depends on eyes. 
Now its time for the brown eyes girls. Brown is a very universal eye color and you can wear basically every color under the sun, or to match your outfit and it will look great. To add a pop of color, orange, purple, and blue eye shadow really compliments brown eyes, different shades of brown, bronze, copper, and gold, also look great with brown eyes. 
Lastly, hazel eyes. Hazel eyes can get away with a look of different colors as well. Because they can tend to be more green/ blue or brown, you can use any of the colors complimentary to whatever your eye color leans towards. If you have more brown hazel eyes, try using the colors that compliment brown, and so on. If you are looking for a different look for hazel eyes, but still want something neutral, try using taupe and silver toned colors. The contrast of cool colors will compliment hazel eyes perfectly. 
You may not like the way some colors look with your skin tone, and eye color together, but to each their own. We are all different, these are simply suggestions, not a rule book to follow. 
What eye color do you have, and what colors do you use to make them stand out, I would love to know :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Adding a Pop of Color

Do you ever want to add a bright or bold color into your makeup routine, and feel like a bright emerald eye shadow look is not the answer? Instead of wearing a bold eye shadow look, try a colored mascara! When wearing a colored mascara you do not have to wear any other eye products, you can simply let the mascara do the talking. Or you could also take it a step further by adding a colorful mascara to any eye look. You could also use a colored mascara under false lashes, letting the color be visible when you look straight ahead, but when you look down, you will only see the false lashes. This will add a lot of dimension to your look. 

There are tons of colored mascaras out there, you just have to decide what you like. The only colored mascaras I have tried are by Maybelline, but if you do not like any of those colors, plenty of other companies make colored mascara.  I have blue eyes, and personally on myself I love the way purple and burgundy mascara look. Each eye color will bring out the colored mascaras differently. 

I See Blue

Teal Appeal

Pop of Purple

So Very Berry

Monday, September 8, 2014

ELF Studio Blush Review

ELF Studio Blush Review

(top) Fushia Fusion, is a darker blue toned pink with tons of silver glitter
(middle) Twinkle Pink, is a beautiful peachy pink with a lot of gold and silver glitter. It is supposed to be a dupe for Nars Orgasm, but I do not own Orgasm to tell you that for sure
(bottom)Pink Passion, is a bold matte electric pink that is somehow wearable  

(top) Giddy Gold, is complete gold shimmer
(middle) Peachy Keen, is a tan, terracotta, bronze color, with a glow sheen
(bottom) Tickled Pink, has a satin-matte finish, and is a sheer mauve pink color (this is my favorite one!!!)

(top) Blushing Rose, is a terracotta red with a gold sheen
(middle) Candid Coral, is a peachy-coral color with a gold sheen
(bottom) Berry Merry, is a berry-wine color, with a rose gold sheen (this is another one of my favorites!)
These blushes are amazing! They apply and blend smoothly, and not patchy, and have great color pay off.  The packaging of these is similar to the Nars packaging, but these blush have a little cut out covered with plastic so you can see the color from the outside, making it very easy to know which color you are getting. The packaging is sturdy, and if it gets dirty, you can simply wipe it off with a dry towel, or a makeup wipe. 
I love these blushes, and whenever I wear blush, it is usually and ELF studio blush. I recommend these to everyone that is looking for an inexpensive, good quality blush. For only $3 from the ELF websiteTarget, and K-Mart, these are great quality. There are sales ALL the time on the ELF website, so be sure to check there before buying from a different store or website. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

MAC Soft and Gentle Review

MAC Soft and Gentle

If you are familiar with the online beauty community then I am sure you know and love this product as much as I do. On the MAC website it is available for $32, and is described as a 'gilded peach bronze,' and it is exactly that. On my very fair skin this shows up exactly as it looks in the pan, a light bronze color. I do not have to blend it or work with it for it to look good, which I love. I usually use my finger with this product to dab it on the tops of my cheekbones and cupids bow, I feel like a brush just gets too much product all over. Because this highlight is a light bronze color it is not too deep for light skin, and not too light for darker skin, perfect for all skin tones! 
Another thing I love about face products is that they can be used on the eyes as well. If I am running out of time and just want to throw on an eye look, I use a highlighter on the lid and a bronzer in the crease, and then you have a beautiful and simple eye look. 
If you are looking for a universal highlighter, this one is definitely worth the price!!!