It’s been a while since I’ve done any makeup post…and I found this to be the perfect opportunity! As you all are well aware…I usually stick to my pinup/winged liner looks. What’s awesome is I didn’t realize that’s what my friends knew me as. A cheeky pinup tart. Who knew. Though that is nice…it’s also a good idea to step outside the box and try new/different stuff. You never know what you might like. I had some extra time before work and hadn’t done anything with this Kat Von D palette…so i figured why the hell not.
I actually really like how it all turned out and got a huge amount of complements- which is always nice. Kind of reminded me of the first time I wore red lipstick out in public. I was really unsure until I got some awesome feedback…now it’s borderline normal for me to wear red lips. So this was a good exercise for me. Some things I like to keep in mind when doing stronger looks is that your base/ foundation have to look as flawless as possible. I also tend to go heavier with blush and bronzer to warm the face back up. On smoky eyes I almost always used false lashes too. My real ones are really long but they can still get swallowed up but all the darkness. A good eyeshadow base is also necessary…creasing on darker colors is just not a good look.
As far as the Kat Von D palette…this one is the metal orchestra one. Unfortunately I got it n sale and it’s no longer available. But I wanted to still show it in case you either have it or have similar colors. Also wanted to mention that even though KVD is a celebrities brand and sometimes those don’t go too well…this ones freaking awesome. Very unique with her shade shifter eyeshadows (they change colors when wet) and just really awesome pigmentation. I really like her palettes because all the colors are cohesive as well. Only part I don’t like is that the brushes added are pretty much dumb and useless…small price to pay right?
All in all I think I’m going to push myself to try new types of looks more often (when I have time) to kind of round myself out and change things up!
Hope you beauts are having an awesome week and I’ll catch up with you later!
Products kind of in order of use: – Benefit POREfessional – Urban Decay naked foundation -Laura Mercier radiance primer – Urban Decay anti-aging eyeshadow primer potion – KVD metal orchastra palette techno, thrasher,dagger, razor gray, glock – KVD tattoo liner pen in trooper – Benefit they’re real mascara – Ardell 120 wispies – MAC pinch o peach blush – Tarte park avenue princess bronzer – Tarte champagne highlight – MAC fanfare lipstick
Look at me trying to do stuff…I’ll admit to you all I’m a love of tags. It’s like that awkward icebreaker at summer camp over and over again…with different questions for different needs. And I’ll answer this while I’m at it- no, I have never liked ice breakers. They make my palms sweat. But over the internet I call full the masses into thinking I’m witty and clever and you’ll be none the wiser. Well- I guess now you know but whatever you’re still here so I’m not too concerned (maybe? dang it). Either way the lovely Melissa over at Pink Lady Beauty tagged me…so I figured “What the mess, lets DO this”.
Rule 1: Post the rules
Rule 2: Answer the questions the tagger asked you, then make 11 new ones.
Rule 3: Tag 11 people [ or how many you feel like ] and link them to your post
Rule 4: Let them know you’ve tagged them
1.What is your favorite book? Harry Potter nerd all the way.
2. What fashion trend do you wish would come back? Hmm…would come back? Fanny pack? Really they’re just crossbody bags with a really short strap
3. What is your signature scent? I’m kind of in love with Jo Malone everything
4. What is your ultimate essential beauty product that you would have a hard time being without? Moisturizer. I’m bone dry.
5. What is your most wanted beauty item right now? Most wanted…I’m really loving the hourglass eyebrow pencils I just can’t justify a 32 dollar pencil.
6. What ways do you try to build self-confidence? I think the best way to do that is to be happy with who you are and being comfortable in your own skin. Once you stop caring about everyone else…it’ll all fall into place. Do I believe that it’s fully possible-no. But it’s the act if being aware of it that really sets it apart. I think that makes sense.
7. What style of jewelry do you wear? Super simple and nothing really chunky. Studs and a simple necklace. Maybe a leather wrap bracelet
8. Do you have any embarrassing beauty habits? I pick my cuticles. Pull, bite, pick. I think it’s gross. And I pick my face- eesh.
9. What is your idea of the perfect date night? Hmm…I like motorcycle rides on back roads in the summer. The trees look like they have twinkle lights but really they’re fireflies
10. What motivates you to be your best? Knowing that there’s the possibility of more. You can’t achieve more if you’re doing less.
11. What trends are you into right now? Bright lips and neon accessories
My questions to you:
1. What’s you’re favorite era?
2. What’s trend do you hope doesn’t return?
3. How do you make time for your blogging?
4. What would you change if you had the opportunity and resources?
5. How many make up brushes do you have?
6. What’s your favorite lip products?
7. What overseas brand/product do you wish you had on your home turf?
8. What kind of base coat do you use for your nails?
9. Do you have a favorite hair product? If so…what is it?
10. If you could travel anywhere where would you go and why?
11. What beauty habit do you just not understand.
Oh heeeeeey. Lets revive this joker. So along with liner, I think one of the most difficult things to do that is super effective are false lashes. There are a TON of different ways to do it…just like my liner, I can’t always stick to one. Kind of ends up being a matter of what kind of lashes they are, how much time I have, how many times they’ve been use…the circumstances go on. So I thought I’d show you one of the ways I do it.
As I’ve said before…I’m blind as a bat. I’ve gotten the hang of getting awkwardly close to a mirror in order to do my liner and eyeshadow…as well as the checks in-between each blend pulling the glasses down, checking, rechecking…etc. But sometimes my eyes and hands just don’t want to cooperate.
Those are the days I use…
Method 2- Scotch tape liner
Scotch tape can be used for many different eye make up things. You can make sure you don’t go too over zealous with the eyeshadow and end up blending it to your cheeks (works exceptionally well with smoky eyes), use it to have a very defined outer “v”/shadow line, or to guide your gel liner to the perfect winged liner. I also suggest you just try this with either eyeshadow, cake liner, or gel liner. Liquid liner gets a bit…messy. Is it doable? of course…you just may need to clean up more. Even still this a tool I suggest you try at some time in your life.
Ages ago I said I’d show you lovelies some ways I use to do my winged liner. There are, seriously, so many ways to do it. I think it all depends on what you’re comfortable with, how long you’ve done it, and what just works for you/your eye shape…blahblahblah.
I think it would be a true statement for me to say that I never know how I’m going to do my liner until I get to that point in my face. Sometimes I use 2 different methods on each eye just to make things even. It’s always a surprise.
As I set up to do this…a lot of thoughts crossed my mind:
– how easy do I want to make it?
– how can I break this down in steps?
– what product did I want to use (liquid, gel, pencil, marker)?
– what have I gotten myself into??!
Then I thought might as well make it a series that includes 2 different types of liner application and false lashes. If there’s any more you’d like me to add to it, definitely let me know!
I’m sitting in DC for a library conference (go ahead…laugh..I’ll wait) with an awesome free cup of water (because let’s be real how often do you get free stuff in DC…maybe a foot fungus from a rough night out and you decide to way without shoes on…ok I’m rambling) and decided to work on some bloggie things between sessions.
So in that time…
Go ahead and give me a follow aaaand let me know if you did in the comments! Also if you have any tips or tricks with it leave that too!
Also- there will most likely be a people watching post coming up. Not sure if photos will be involved I’m not sure what kind of stealth I possess just yet. But it’s off the chain here with the people watching…
In other news- I tried a Bliss eye cream last night and have hivey bumps all around my eyes. Thank goodness my glasses pretty much cover it and don’t intensify the situation…my special eyes…
Am I the only person that reads or watches a video on a 5 minute face and thinks bs? Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I just feel like I need a certain amount of thingies on my face for it to be “ok”. I mean…do they factor in letting moisturizer, eye cream, and primer to sink in? That’s at least 6 minutes right there! Whenever I’ve tried to rush the process I end up looking a hot mess a couple hours later. And I’m not a fan of touch ups or hauling my whole arsenal with me.
Truth be told, I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis. My full time job is just really, well, grubby and there have been days when I use a cleaning wipe or wash my face midday. It is a dusty library…you’re going to get dirty. But sometimes I have to go to my part time job straight from there or head out with friends and I just want to be…presentable.
So this here is my quick/lazy/run out the door/ missed my 4th snooze face.
I guess playing with green last weekend had its benefits! I found out last week that we had to go all out green for st.paddys day. The thing that sucked was I had to be in to open at 9am…and if I’m being real with you I’m not particularly good at being a morning person. Creative juices don’t really flow that early…but I planned it out a bit the night before and I think it turned out well!
My mornings on the weekend have been going like this:
💓Figure out how much longer I can hits snooze and still pull off a full face of make up
💓Wake and curse
💓Throw myself together
💓Admire how I managed x,y,and z in 30-45mins
Hey there you patient, kind, sweet, readers (have I sucked up enough yet?) well my inconsistency shouldn’t come as a surprise but I’m a bit pissed at myself… I did have a lot of thingies planned/set up for your viewing pleasures…but I’m special. And I put in the wrong year for the scheduling…and it was waiting until 2014. I don’t know how I’m allowed outside of the house. So those will be popping up but I thought I’d go ahead with this one which is most recent. Good? Good.
So I first thought I’d entertain you with some sassy pageant low glitz. The reason there is only a “rollers” before photo and not a completed look is because apparently monsoon season has come to Maryland. I mean really. It was a little cloudy when I got ready and then…frizz ball. But I wanted to talk to you guys about some of my favorite lashes and threw in a pretty lip tar talk while I was here. Continue reading →