Tag Archives: eyeshadow

Makeup Tips: Skip Eye Shadow Primer

applying-eyeshadowWith the current state of the economy, it seems like everyone’s scrambling to make ends meet. If you’re on a budget these days and can’t spare the extra dough to buy some snazzy eyeshadow primer, here’s an easy alternative that works just fine.

Apply a little liquid foundation to eyelids with your fingertips before putting on eye shadow. I tried this with MAC Studio Fix Foundation (which I can’t use for my face anymore anyway) and my shadow stayed perfect until I washed my face. No fading, no creasing – just flawless eye shadow all day long. Give it a try!

Applying Eyeshadow to Balance Eyes

How-To-Apply-Eyeshadow Tips and TricksWe 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.

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#2014BloggerChallenge New Year’s Beauty Inspirations

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.

Nailspiration Beautiful Floral Nails
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Makeup Reviews: MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot

MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot ReviewOne of the most iconic makeup products is also one of my favorite components to my daily beauty routine: the MAC Paint Pot. The product can be used either for pigment, or for priming the eyelids before application of eyeshadow; I use it most often for the second instance, and it works wonders. I have mine in Painterly, a creamy nude beige color, but they are also available in a wide variety of other colors, both pearly and matte.

The paint pot intensifies the color of your shadows, making them vibrant and true. Green is really green; blue is really blue.

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Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smokey Eye Palette Giveaway!


studio-gear-smoky-eye-holiday-paletteIt’s the season for giving – and have I got a great gift for you! Today we are hosting a special holiday-friendly giveaway for Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smokey Eye Palette (retail $40), a super fab eyeshadow palette with convenient instructions right inside the lid on how to create a beautiful smoky eye look yourself.

Founded by makeup industry vets with the concept that every woman deserves high-quality cosmetics at a reasonable price, Studio Gear features a full line of professional makeup brushes (I love their brushes), revolutionary complexion formulas, and a wide selection of color products for eyes, cheeks, and lips. Since 1996, Studio Gear has been used on set at hundreds of photoshoots, in the beauty departments of Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and ULTA, and in MY makeup bag!
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