Monday, May 11, 2015

Stila In the Light Palette Tutorial

Today I am going to share my first tutorial using the Stila in the Light palette. It is another super simple look that is great for everyday wear. 
I also show you what it looks like with a colored liner on the bottom lash line for a pop of color. I love to add a simple pop of color especially during spring and summer, it really changes the whole look. Hope you enjoy!

Product List:

1. Apply primer
2. Apply base, or concealer to correct discoloration
3. With a big fluffy brush, apply Bare all over the lid, inner corner, and brow bone 
4. With the same fluffy brush, apply Bliss into the crease, blend this color up towards the brow bone for a gradient look, and onto the outer corner of the lid to add dimension
5. Apply Kitten with your finger, or a small flat shader brush, to the lid and inner corner
6. (optional) apply a colored liner to your water line and lower lash line for a fun pop of color
7. Apply several coats of your favorite mascara

Monday, May 4, 2015

Long Lasting Graduation Makeup Look

Graduation season is here, and I was really inspired to create a simple, and soft eye look that would last through graduation and the many parties that go along with it. I decided to go with a pale pink eye look that would look great on everyone, and this look will go with any lip color you please!

Urban Decay Primer Potion
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
ELF HD Translucent Powder
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink
Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara
Maybelline Clear Brow Gel

1. Apply Urban Decay Primer Potion all over your lid
2. Cancel out any discoloration on your eyelids and under eye area with NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
3. Apply a thin layer of the ELF HD loose Translucent powder
4. With your finger or a flat concealer brush, apply the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink, all over the lids, inner corner, and blended into the crease
5. Using a clean blending brush, lightly blend the edges of Inked in Pink to diffuse the lines
6. For this step you can either set the color tattoo with a translucent powder, or a light pink eye shadow, depending on what you have
7. Apply your mascara, and of your brows
For a graduation look false lashes would be appropriate, but I would suggest individual lashes instead of a regular full false lash. Individual lashes will stay on better, and if a few happen to fall out you will not look crazy. 
I love to wear this look during spring and summer, and it goes great with a ton of lip colors. If you want something to last all day, Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks are a great option (I love the color Carina!!!). My favorite nude lip to wear with this look is Bound from Colourpop Cosmetics, but really the possibilities are endless!