Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Makeup Tutorial: Holiday Clashing

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful time today.

Did Santa surprise you with anything on your wish list? I definitely got what I’ve always wanted – a huge double sided mirror with lights. Today, I have a very special holiday makeup tutorial for you all. The reason I said special is because I’ve always been against gold and silver clashing, however, I came across this makeup look on Weheartit and I fell in love with the look immediately.

I recreated it today and it’s really much simpler than you think, without further ado, here you go!

I’ve already done my face makeup using Make Up For Ever HD primer and foundation, Milani Luminoso baked blush and a dark mineral foundation from MAC for contour and bronzer.

Step 1 Blend a neutral light brown shadow into the crease area. This helps map out the shape and help make everything later on look more seamless. I used Urban Decay Naked.

Step 2 Blend a smoked bronze color into the outer V area. I used a combination of Dark Horse and Smog from Urban Decay.

Step 3 Apply a generous amount of NYX milk jumbo pencil as a base for the glitter.

Step4 Apply a gold glitter in the area shown. I used Annabelle glitter.

Step 5 Apply silver glitter in the inner corner. I used Marcelle glitter.

Step6 Apply black gel eyeliner in the shape you prefer. I’ve been really into super elongated cat eye lately.

Step7 Apply a thin coat of mascara and false lashes if you like. I also blended a combination of Smog and Dark horse on the lower lash line and the gold glitter in the inner lower corner.

Step8 Use a fluffy blending brush and blend away. Make sure there is no harsh lines between the glitters and shadows.

Voila! It’s really quite simple, isn’t it? I paired this look with a bold red lip from Shiseido. If you think this is too much, a beige nude lipstick would look lovely as well.

I really hoped you enjoy this gold and silver holiday smokey eye! Let me know if you ever try this out!
Stay Chic


Monday, December 23, 2013

A greeting to you all

Hi my lovelies, how are you all doing today? I know it’s been a long time since I last posted anything here on my blog, and I am extremely sorry about that. I had my first finals in university and I wasn’t very satisfied with how I did. I haven’t been doing anything much at all and it’s about time for me to pull myself together and do something during my break. I am not writing anything in particular today, just some rambling about my life and my plan for the break.

First of all, I want to share with you some of my purchases lately. I finally gave in and bought myself a Clarisonic Mia. I know they have come out with Mia 2, Aria etc. but a demo that I worked with once told me he would only buy the original Mia himself. I weighed my options and decided on the Mia. I’ve only used it once so far, the Sephora girl told me it’s better to start using it once every other day. I will definitely keep you guys posted once I get to try it out more.

I also got myself my first ever Crest teeth whitening strip kit. I’ve always wanted to whiten my teeth, it’s not that I hate my teeth color, but who doesn’t like whiter teeth, right? I got this set from Walmart based on a video by Melissa Merk on YouTube.  The entire kit is only $36 and it includes 14 strips of Advanced Vivid, a bottle of Glamorous White mouth wash, an Oral-B tooth brush and a 3D white toothpaste. This deal is way too good to resist. I’ve used 5 strips so far and I can definitely tell a difference. Again, I will do a review once I finish the entire box.

As I said earlier, I don’t have much in mind today so I want to share some food pictures with you all. I’m a total dessert addict and I had to treat myself something sweet after the insane finals period.

I’ve started to practice some more elaborate makeup on myself and I will be posting detailed photos on my Instagram, so make sure to follow me @lavenderfedora.

I also started to do more dance workouts lately and I’m absolutely obsessed with them. I’ve done some Batuka and Julianne Hough’s dance workout. They are so fun and energizing, a great way to stay fit and have fun at the same time!

That’s all I have to share with you guys today. Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate and happy holiday to you all! May you and your family have a wonderful time together!

Stay Chic