Saturday, September 29, 2012

Urban Decay 1st Naked Palette Look

Hi guys, meet my best friend Melissa! We celebrated my 18th birthday having a sleepover and did a makeover with my new Urban Decay 'Naked Palette.' I put 'half baked' on her lids, 'smog' in the crease, 'sidecar' in the inner corner, and 'virgin' on her brow bone. Though she is already blessed with beautiful long eyelashes I put on some Lancôme Hypnose Drama mascara and Mac False Lashes mascara. For the winged liner I used Wet N' Wild's black liquid liner. She's wearing Loreal's 'tender pink' lipstick. Thanks for being my model/victim and for being my best friend for over a decade! Love you!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

18th birthday/signature look :)

First off I just want to thank everyone who made my 18th birthday so special with balloons, decorating my locker, texts, calls, Facebook messages, brownies, and gift cards to Sephora. I love all my family and friends and thank you for all your love and support!! :)

For this look I just went with my go to look for a daytime special occasion which is the Naked 2 palette eyeshadows by Urban Decay with 'verve' on the eyelid, 'suspect' in the crease' and 'foxy' on the browbone. For the eyeliner I used Wet N' Wild liquid black liner and for mascara I used Rimmel London Lash Accelerator and Maybelline Falsies Flared.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Classic Vampire

For another Halloween look I went with a classic vampire with the widow's peak, smokey eyes, and blood red lips all with pale skin. For the skin I used a pressed powder in ivory by Cover Girl. Then I used Maybelline studio gel liner for the widow's peak. For the eyes I used Urban Decay Naked 2 palette using pistol, blackout and verve with Mac blacktrack gel liner and Milani crayon eyeliner in black around the eyes. For the lips I used Mac Ruby Woo lipstick with Revlon lip butter in candy apple for the dripping blood effect.

Black Swan

Since Halloween is only a month away I've started doing some looks for the upcoming occasion and started with the famous Black Swan makeup that Natalie Portman wore. I outlined the shape and feathers with a Rimmel London white eyeliner and traced it with black liquid liner. In between I filled in the feathers with a silvery grey eyeshadow and blended the shadow and liner at the ends. For the lips I used Mac Ruby Woo lipstick blended with my Milani black crayon eyeliner and Revlon Midnight Swirl lip gloss. For the skin I used a pale pressed powder in ivory by Cover Girl all over with L'oreal Paris true match blush in warm fusion parfaite for a hollow effect below my cheekbones.

Sunset Scene

In honor of the end of Summer 2012 I created a sunset on my eyes. I used a Profusion palette with an orange shadow for the sun, blue for the ocean, a blend of soft purple and pink for the sky and black liquid liner for the palm tree and birds.

Purple Smokey Eyes

During my labor day weekend adventure to Hawaii I bought some plumeria flower pins and decided to do a look based on my purple one. It's a flattering look for people with brown eyes and make them pop! I used my Wet N' Wild Petal Pusher palatte.

Amy Winehouse Look

In honor of the late and talented artist, Amy Winehouse, I recreated her look on myself. What I lacked in my lame attempt at making a beehive hairdo I made up for in her favorite makeup style with big and exaggerated winged liner and light pink lips. I personally prefer a more defined and pointed wing so I made that slight adjustment. I also used my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette using bootycall on my lid, verve in the crease and foxy on the browbone and added a beauty mark.

Zebra Print Eyeshadow

Another animal inspired look I did was zebra print eyeshadow. I used white eyeshadow all over, white eyeliner in the water line by Rimmel London, and L'oreal's black liquid liner for the stripes.

Leopard Print Eyeshadow

Going with my high school's back to school dance theme, "Welcome to the Jungle" a rather appropriate theme especially for incoming Freshmen, I went with a fierce leopard print eyeshadow look and winged liner that extends beyond the inner and outer corners of the eye. For this I used my Wet N' Wild Comfort Zone palette.

Avatar Kyoshi Warrior

This look is inspired by the animated cartoon series 'Avatar, the Last Airbender' on Nickelodeon. The character Suki is known as a Kyoshi warrior and their uniform is a green armor with makeup similar to that of a geisha woman and use fans as their weapons. I loved this show and Suki was a favorite of mine so I recreated her makeup to show my love for the show!

Galaxy Eyes

This look is much like a classic smokey eye only with and added light shimmer effect to appear similar to stars. I used the Naked 2 palette by Urban Decay in Pistol and Blackout eyeshadows along with shimmer by NYX.

Dory Makeup!

In honor of the 3D release of Finding Nemo I created a look that makes my eyes look like Dory! Dory was my favorite character in the movie and I had found a challenge online to make a look inspired by a fish and the first thought that came to mind was her!

Day of the Dead Sugar Skull! Dia de los Muertos

This is a traditional look for the Mexican holiday 'Dia de los Muertos' or Day of the Dead to honor those who have passed. It is celebrated at the beginning of every November and part of the tradition is using face paint to appear like an artistic skull that is beautifully decorated. All looks vary ad our unique and this was my first attempt at it myself!


Inspired by one of my favorite movies Cleopatra with one of my favorite actresses, Elizabeth Taylor as the historical queen. Like the Eye of Horus look, this one was fairly simple having only used one blue eyeshadow all over and Black liquid liner. A fun fact I learned was Elizabeth Taylor was her own makeup artist for the the film!

Eye of Horus

A while back I went to see the Cleopatra exhibit at the California Science Center and found this beautiful eye of Horus necklace and the gift shop and loved it! I Loved it so much I recreated it in an eye look all in blue!

Feeling the Blues

This is another look from the Wet N' Wild Blue Had Me at Hello palette. This particular really made my medium brown eyes look lighter, almost hazel with a great pop effect! Blue is my favorite color so this was a particularly fun look!

Modern Pin Up Look

This look is an all time classic that's flattering and fun! For this I only used Almay black liquid liner for the wings and Mac Russian Red Lipstick with Revlon's Midnight Swirl Lip Gloss on top for a more modern effect. For a more authentic look I recommend keeping your red lips matte and using a flesh tone colored eyeshadow with light brown eyeshadow in the crease to contour the eyes and give them more depth.

Brown & Bronze Eyes

This look is a more natural and wearable look on a daily basis with the earth tone brown colors. For this one I used Wet N' Wild's Comfort Zone palette, this time without black liquid or gel liner.

Color Block Eyeshadow & Winged Liner

Inspired by the colors of a sunset I used a Profusion palette and Mac's blacktrack fluid line gel liner for the winged liner effect.

60's Twiggy Look

This look is inspired by the notorious 60's model Twiggy who's style was to have black liquid liner on the top lash line and contour the eyelid with heavy mascara on both top and bottom lashes and white eye liner on the waterline and white eyeshadow on the eyelid. I used Almay liquid eyeliner in black, a white pencil liner by Rimmel London, and a light grey eyeshadow from a Sephora palette.

Blue Smokey Eyes

This is a blue version of the smokey eye inspired by the hair clip I bought at the LA County Fair! For this used Wet N Wild's Blue Had Me At Hello palette.

Light Green Smokey Eyes

I'm a big fan of smokey eyes so often times I use different colors for the same style. I used Wet N' Wild's 738 Comfort Zone Palette. This was inspired by my nail art which was kiwis which is shown in the top right photo.

Glittery Blue Winged Eyeliner

For this look I used a glitter liquid liner from Claire's in a bright electric blue that was a birthday present from a friend about two years ago and finally used it! I wanted my brown eyes to pop so blue liner and eyeshadow on the bottom was used to achieve this.

Creative Eyeliner Looks!

This collage has quite a few examples of fun looks with eyeliner. I used Wet N' Wild's black liquid liner to do Fish Eyes, Winged/Retro, Double Wings, Arabian, Eqyptian, Drop Eye, and Edgy Double Lines.

Rainbow Eyes!

This look is one I did a while back for a colorful and fun rainbow effect! I didn't want to go overboard so I made it into an eyeliner look all around the eyes using a palette by Profusion with an angled brush and little black eyeliner below the eyeshadow.