We all have features we don’t love. My question is, why live with it being your eyes? Rather than going under the knife or hiding under a rock, contour an unusual-looking eye area with makeup. Here’s how to do it – for your eyes only!
Contouring wide-set eyes: To make eyes appear closer together, apply a deep-toned shadow to the inner halves of your lids, with a lighter tone on the outside. Balance with subtle pencil liner along the lower lash line.
Happy 2014, my doves! I’m part of this super cool thing called the 2014 Blogger Challenge, where bloggers from lots of different niches are coming together to share hope, joy, encouragement and inspiration for the New Year. Since I just posted my New Year’s Beauty Resolutions, some inspirations beauty-style to go with them are in order!
Nailspiration – I committed to prettier nails in 2014, and I’d love to go for the gusto with a feminine floral design like this one.
Eye makeup is probably the most difficult thing to master in makeup artistry, and though it may feel like the impact comes with the liner and mascara, the truth is, your eyeshadowed lids are the canvas and the basis for the lovely work of art you’re creating. Here are some helpful tips and tricks on how to best apply eyeshadow:
BRUSH UP: When applying eyeshadow, it is best to use a brush rather than the spongy applicator most shadows come with. The sponge pads don’t blend well and can result in a lesser quality look. They can also absorb much more product, which wastes it in the end and when you’re paying $13 per eyeshadow, less is more! >>>We recommend: Bare Escentuals Tapered Eyeshadow Brush
Mineral makeup strikes again! I picked up Revlon’s ColorStay Mineral Eye Shadow in Sunlit Jade, which has shimmery creme, bronze and olive colors. Revlon’s ColorStay 12 Hour shadow is very popular and long-wearing, so I was hopeful about the talc-free version.
Most of the ColorStay eyeshadow shadesare so neutral that they’d work for most any skin tone, but I really wish they’d offered more of the cah-razy colors this Dove loves to wear. But very few ladies are as flamboyant as I am!
This eyeshadow’s texture is fab – it’s ultra smooth and silky feeling. The shadow colors blend really well with each other, and I was able to smooth out most of the harsher olive color without redoing my makeup (yay!).
Sassy Dove reached its Facebook goal and now it’s time for a great product review and a giveaway! This week’s loveliness comes from Haughty Cosmetics, a line of luxury, handcrafted makeup based out of Alexandria, VA that gives 50% of the profits from every single product they sell to fight violence against women. Isn’t that cool? Plus, they have a wealth of vegan products, including the glosses we’re giving away today!