Rolling into Spring Shimmery & Shiny

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I am officially OBSESSED with Stila’s new liquid eye shadows!  Whether it is the ‘Glow’ set, the ‘Shimmer’ set or the ‘Glitter’ set – I LOVE IT.  I haven’t been able to stop playing with it.  I have been using it on all my girls and it looks absolutely wonderful on each and every one of them! Seriously, if you haven’t tested this product out yet… GO GET SOME!  I promise you won’t regret it. The colors are so rich and pigmented with glitter, and shine, whichever way you turn you’ll shimmer in all the right ways.

These new shadows are a MUST HAVE for Spring and Summer.  What better way to get that summer glow??  The best part is – it’s build-able! You can wear a light layer during the day and then add a thicker layer before heading out for the night with your girls, or maybe dinner with your man!

I was hesitant to try this product at first because liquid shadows make me nervous.  Some brands can be chunky upon application and feel wet on your eyelids.  It would end up leaving my eyelids and the shadow creased after an hour.  These products, however, do not feel like that AT ALL.  They’re super light and they dry very quickly.  Take a look at some of the girls I did using them:

Cydney (left) I topped her look off with ‘Gypsy’… She totally rocked this purple glitter shimmer! Her eyes looked amazing and this color went so well with the eye shadow palette I used.

Gillian (right) I used ‘Carefree’ on her in the inner corners.  The pink shimmer gave her eyes a nice pop.  It was date night for her and her hubby and this look nailed it for her!

Me (below), I wanted to give you guys a look of how you can rock this shadow on a daily basis with a more natural look- whether at the office, running errands, or just hanging around. I used Enchantress.

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Needless to say, I’m obsessed.  I bought a handful of colors and I can’t wait to try more.  If you haven’t tried this product yet GO OUT AND GET IT.  Tell them I sent you! Below are the colors I have in my collection – drop a note and tell me your favorite Stila Liquid Eye Shadow color…maybe it will be my next purchase!

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Palettes on Palettes

I love buying and testing out new eyeshadows. There’s always the staple shadows I love but after I while I get bored and need to try something new! That’s why I love buying palettes; they offer so many options so you don’t get use to just one shadow and tire of it!

Some of my favorite palettes are Naked 2 by Urban Decay, Full Exposure by Smashbox, In The Know Palette by Stila (discontinued), & Boudoir Eyes by Too Faced.

Half & Half!

A little makeup can make your eyes brighter and and give your face more definition! The right side of my face I put on foundation, bronzer, and a little bit of blush. My right eye has a nude eyeshadow and a light line of eyeliner on my top lid and on my waterline, topped off with some mascara! And lastly, I have lip liner and lipstick on the right side of my mouth.

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Cream Eye Shadow

I love finding new brands to test and try out – it’s usually when I find a new favorite product! A friend of mine suggested Younique Splurge Cream Shadow and I figured why not try it out. I got the black and gold glitter shadows and they are amazing! They are so vibrant and pigmented, especially the gold one called Bronze.

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You only need a to put a small amount on your brush and it goes a long way! I use a flat brush so it’s easy to control and spread the creamy shadow. It’s so easy to move and blend, I love the way it comes out!

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Smoky Eyes and a Bold Lip!

One of my favorite looks is a matte smoky eye and a deep red lip. Pairing this with an AMAZING black and nude dress and a killer smile just makes it absolutely perfect!

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On this lovely lady I used Smashbox’s Full Exposure Palette, Too Faced’s Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Palette, Smashbox Black Jet Set Waterproof Liner and Ardell Lashes. And on her lips is Maybelline’s Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color (Divine Wine).

How gorgeous does she look!?

 

Bride Knows Best

The makings of a beautiful bride:
Hair
Makeup
Radiating happiness!

This beautiful bride knew exactly what she wanted when it came to her makeup. She wanted something a little more dramatic than natural, but not quite smoky on her eyes. And what the bride wants, the bride gets!

To accomplish her dream eye make-up, we used a matte warm chocolate brown on her upper lid with a darker matte brown and and a matte violet in her crease. On her lid we applied a warm beige  and blended the entire eyelid for a flawless transition. And as the bride requested, a slight wing completed the eyelid makeup!

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Make Your Eyes Pop!

Sometimes you see people and they’re eyes stand out more than usual. It could be because of the colors they’re wearing, the way they’re makeup is done, or the surrounding environment. Whatever the cause, it most likely has to do with specific colors influencing their eyes.

Specific colors make other colors more pronounced. These color pairings are known as “complimentary colors”. For example, red is the complementary color of green, and orange is the complementary color of blue. This is why you see a lot of redheaded bombshells wear a lot of beautiful green dresses – the dress compliments they’re amazing hair color.

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The color theory also applies to eye color. A way to make your eyes pop is to paint your lid with your eye’s complimentary color. For blue eyes, that means using a lot browns that incorporate orange undertones.

On Erin, I used a light brown on the inner lid and a darker brown on the crease in outer lid. Both browns had orange undertones that contrast well with her blue eyes and really make them pop!

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If you have green eyes, using browns with red undertones will help bring out your natural color, just like if you have brown eyes using violet and bluish tones will help accomplish the same look!

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