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Dare To Wear Pink
Yeah … the idea of trying the petal soft or wow that’s intense pinks can be … intimidating to say the least.
Want to look more bright, awake, and instantly alert, though? Pink does all this and more with a few simple rules of thumb.
If you’re still not convinced by the end of this post, try the steps listed using pink blushes and lipsticks … you’ll notice an immediate difference that’s surprisingly flattering.
Hot Pink, Petal Pink, or Something Shimmery?!
It’s easy to make your makeup amazing if you choose the right pink. So let’s look at how the different shades will affect different skin tones.
Lightest Skin Tones: Those of us with red hair almost always fall in this category and it’s usually redheads who shy away from pinks! If you have a very light skin tone, petal soft pinks are beautiful - even on us redheads. They brighten in a way that instantly brightens and focuses on the eye. Use your favorite pattern or tutorial using petal pinks mixed with -very- close shades that shimmer and match with a deep black eyeliner and mascara. For a dramatic look, cut the crease with a charcoal and/or grays on the outer upper corners. My current fave? An inexpensive palette called “Spoiled Brat” made by Wet n Wild.
Honey or “Medium” Skin Tones: Look for the peaches baby! Salmons, peaches, pinks with a slight orange tint to brighten it just a bit will be stunning. Pair it up with browns and rusts to cut the creases and create emphases at the brow line, and use a deep brown eyeliner and mascara to really make things pop.
Dark Skin Tones: You’ve got the best of both worlds: go for really light and shimmery pinks for serious drama, or darker shades with apricot and rust overtones will really play on the warmer undertones of your skin. Cut the creases with a similar-shade purple for golden and warm undertones, or beige for cooler tones with olive undertones. For the final pop, go for mahogany or a dark purple eyeshadow on the brow and for the liner and mascara.
Regardless of Tone: Save the lighter shades for the day, and bring out the vivid and glittery, flashy, or shimmery ones for the evening and nights out. Dare To Wear Pink
Yeah … the idea of trying the petal soft or wow that’s intense pinks can be … intimidating to say the least.
Want to look more bright, awake, and instantly alert, though? Pink does all this and more with a few simple rules of thumb.
If you’re still not convinced by the end of this post, try the steps listed using pink blushes and lipsticks … you’ll notice an immediate difference that’s surprisingly flattering.
Hot Pink, Petal Pink, or Something Shimmery?!
It’s easy to make your makeup amazing if you choose the right pink. So let’s look at how the different shades will affect different skin tones.
Lightest Skin Tones: Those of us with red hair almost always fall in this category and it’s usually redheads who shy away from pinks! If you have a very light skin tone, petal soft pinks are beautiful - even on us redheads. They brighten in a way that instantly brightens and focuses on the eye. Use your favorite pattern or tutorial using petal pinks mixed with -very- close shades that shimmer and match with a deep black eyeliner and mascara. For a dramatic look, cut the crease with a charcoal and/or grays on the outer upper corners. My current fave? An inexpensive palette called “Spoiled Brat” made by Wet n Wild.
Honey or “Medium” Skin Tones: Look for the peaches baby! Salmons, peaches, pinks with a slight orange tint to brighten it just a bit will be stunning. Pair it up with browns and rusts to cut the creases and create emphases at the brow line, and use a deep brown eyeliner and mascara to really make things pop.
Dark Skin Tones: You’ve got the best of both worlds: go for really light and shimmery pinks for serious drama, or darker shades with apricot and rust overtones will really play on the warmer undertones of your skin. Cut the creases with a similar-shade purple for golden and warm undertones, or beige for cooler tones with olive undertones. For the final pop, go for mahogany or a dark purple eyeshadow on the brow and for the liner and mascara.
Regardless of Tone: Save the lighter shades for the day, and bring out the vivid and glittery, flashy, or shimmery ones for the evening and nights out.

Dare To Wear Pink

Yeah … the idea of trying the petal soft or wow that’s intense pinks can be … intimidating to say the least.

Want to look more bright, awake, and instantly alert, though? Pink does all this and more with a few simple rules of thumb.

If you’re still not convinced by the end of this post, try the steps listed using pink blushes and lipsticks … you’ll notice an immediate difference that’s surprisingly flattering.

Hot Pink, Petal Pink, or Something Shimmery?!

It’s easy to make your makeup amazing if you choose the right pink. So let’s look at how the different shades will affect different skin tones.

Lightest Skin Tones: Those of us with red hair almost always fall in this category and it’s usually redheads who shy away from pinks! If you have a very light skin tone, petal soft pinks are beautiful - even on us redheads. They brighten in a way that instantly brightens and focuses on the eye. Use your favorite pattern or tutorial using petal pinks mixed with -very- close shades that shimmer and match with a deep black eyeliner and mascara. For a dramatic look, cut the crease with a charcoal and/or grays on the outer upper corners. My current fave? An inexpensive palette called “Spoiled Brat” made by Wet n Wild.

Honey or “Medium” Skin Tones: Look for the peaches baby! Salmons, peaches, pinks with a slight orange tint to brighten it just a bit will be stunning. Pair it up with browns and rusts to cut the creases and create emphases at the brow line, and use a deep brown eyeliner and mascara to really make things pop.

Dark Skin Tones: You’ve got the best of both worlds: go for really light and shimmery pinks for serious drama, or darker shades with apricot and rust overtones will really play on the warmer undertones of your skin. Cut the creases with a similar-shade purple for golden and warm undertones, or beige for cooler tones with olive undertones. For the final pop, go for mahogany or a dark purple eyeshadow on the brow and for the liner and mascara.

Regardless of Tone: Save the lighter shades for the day, and bring out the vivid and glittery, flashy, or shimmery ones for the evening and nights out.

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July 21st
"Your Eyes Are The Sweetest Stars I’ve Ever Seen."

"Your Eyes Are The Sweetest Stars I’ve Ever Seen."

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July 21st
Mineral Makeup Eye Shadows, Vegan
Seriously awesome stuff. Total props to kmms! As explained in the description, “All of our MINERALS have a higher percentage of pure mineral pigments and NO FILLERS, so a small amount on your eye lids provides the same color depth as a heavy application of traditional pressed powder eye make up. A 5G jar of Overall Beauty MINERALS will last about twice as long as the same amount of cake eyeshadow. We do NOT use talc or bismuth oxychloride, carmine or ferric ferrocyanide in our makeup.”
Beautiful, responsible, and no chemicals …. could it get better?! Yup:
"3 gram jar with sifter, sealed! All our samples do! We hate baggies samples so we won’t do that to you!!"
Count me a huge fan.

Mineral Makeup Eye Shadows, Vegan

Seriously awesome stuff. Total props to kmms! As explained in the description, “All of our MINERALS have a higher percentage of pure mineral pigments and NO FILLERS, so a small amount on your eye lids provides the same color depth as a heavy application of traditional pressed powder eye make up. A 5G jar of Overall Beauty MINERALS will last about twice as long as the same amount of cake eyeshadow. We do NOT use talc or bismuth oxychloride, carmine or ferric ferrocyanide in our makeup.”

Beautiful, responsible, and no chemicals …. could it get better?! Yup:

"3 gram jar with sifter, sealed! All our samples do! We hate baggies samples so we won’t do that to you!!"

Count me a huge fan.

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July 21st
makeupbox:

[Requested] The Black-and-White: Soft gray-scale smoke with graphic Black and White Liquid Liner
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This is a simple white-and-black smoky eye with a more dramatic graphic liner twist. The eyeshadow isn’t hard to do, and is something that you can easily wear out, but the liquid liner is slightly trickier and it’s also not always hard to locate a very strongly pigmented white liquid liner, so it’s optional whether you want to follow the look exactly or just keep it simple and either skip the liquid liner, or only do the black.
For a basic liner application guide, look here.
The same rules apply when you are applying liquid and gels/creams. 
Products used:
88 Warm palette (3 shades used; matte white, black, and a deep metallic grey)
Lime Crime Uniliners in Quill (black) and Lunar Sea (matte white)
Black mascara (L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black)
White eye pencil (Revlon Khol pencil in White)
If you’re looking for budget white liquid liners, Prestige used to have one, but I am not sure if it is still available. Unfortunately, most of the good matte whites I know are from more expensive brands like Illamasqua, Stila and Lime Crime. 
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makeupbox:

[Requested] The Black-and-White: Soft gray-scale smoke with graphic Black and White Liquid Liner
—
This is a simple white-and-black smoky eye with a more dramatic graphic liner twist. The eyeshadow isn’t hard to do, and is something that you can easily wear out, but the liquid liner is slightly trickier and it’s also not always hard to locate a very strongly pigmented white liquid liner, so it’s optional whether you want to follow the look exactly or just keep it simple and either skip the liquid liner, or only do the black.
For a basic liner application guide, look here.
The same rules apply when you are applying liquid and gels/creams. 
Products used:
88 Warm palette (3 shades used; matte white, black, and a deep metallic grey)
Lime Crime Uniliners in Quill (black) and Lunar Sea (matte white)
Black mascara (L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black)
White eye pencil (Revlon Khol pencil in White)
If you’re looking for budget white liquid liners, Prestige used to have one, but I am not sure if it is still available. Unfortunately, most of the good matte whites I know are from more expensive brands like Illamasqua, Stila and Lime Crime. 
Read More
makeupbox:

[Requested] The Black-and-White: Soft gray-scale smoke with graphic Black and White Liquid Liner
—
This is a simple white-and-black smoky eye with a more dramatic graphic liner twist. The eyeshadow isn’t hard to do, and is something that you can easily wear out, but the liquid liner is slightly trickier and it’s also not always hard to locate a very strongly pigmented white liquid liner, so it’s optional whether you want to follow the look exactly or just keep it simple and either skip the liquid liner, or only do the black.
For a basic liner application guide, look here.
The same rules apply when you are applying liquid and gels/creams. 
Products used:
88 Warm palette (3 shades used; matte white, black, and a deep metallic grey)
Lime Crime Uniliners in Quill (black) and Lunar Sea (matte white)
Black mascara (L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black)
White eye pencil (Revlon Khol pencil in White)
If you’re looking for budget white liquid liners, Prestige used to have one, but I am not sure if it is still available. Unfortunately, most of the good matte whites I know are from more expensive brands like Illamasqua, Stila and Lime Crime. 
Read More

makeupbox:

[Requested] The Black-and-White: Soft gray-scale smoke with graphic Black and White Liquid Liner

This is a simple white-and-black smoky eye with a more dramatic graphic liner twist. The eyeshadow isn’t hard to do, and is something that you can easily wear out, but the liquid liner is slightly trickier and it’s also not always hard to locate a very strongly pigmented white liquid liner, so it’s optional whether you want to follow the look exactly or just keep it simple and either skip the liquid liner, or only do the black.

For a basic liner application guide, look here.

The same rules apply when you are applying liquid and gels/creams. 

Products used:

  • 88 Warm palette (3 shades used; matte white, black, and a deep metallic grey)
  • Lime Crime Uniliners in Quill (black) and Lunar Sea (matte white)
  • Black mascara (L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black)
  • White eye pencil (Revlon Khol pencil in White)

If you’re looking for budget white liquid liners, Prestige used to have one, but I am not sure if it is still available. Unfortunately, most of the good matte whites I know are from more expensive brands like Illamasqua, Stila and Lime Crime. 

Read More

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July 21st
Mint Eyeshadow Tutorial
An absolutely stunning - and easy! - eyeshadow tutorial offered up for free by Indian Vanity Case. Stated best by the author:
"I wanted to do something bright, and decided on MINT- the hottest color of the season. Really, I can’t get enough of the color! I keep dreaming about a mint tea set….and mint handbag…..and mint cotton candy (just to look at, not eat)…..”
If you’re looking for something bright and summer-fresh, give this a shot - great colors that you could try instead of mint would include peacock blues, deep moody pinks, and sunset colors from brown to orange.

Mint Eyeshadow Tutorial

An absolutely stunning - and easy! - eyeshadow tutorial offered up for free by Indian Vanity Case. Stated best by the author:

"I wanted to do something bright, and decided on MINT- the hottest color of the season. Really, I can’t get enough of the color! I keep dreaming about a mint tea set….and mint handbag…..and mint cotton candy (just to look at, not eat)…..

If you’re looking for something bright and summer-fresh, give this a shot - great colors that you could try instead of mint would include peacock blues, deep moody pinks, and sunset colors from brown to orange.

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July 21st

Whether you are going for a ‘classic’ smokey eye look, or something more complex, learning how to blend eyeshadow colors as different as purple and white is becoming a must-know. You MUST know it, have it in your makeup arsenal, to get to some of the hottest styles being imagined.

This video guide by BREONNAQUEEN will get you there … enjoyably.

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July 21st
Just love how cute eyes can be?
Check out the Kawaii Laughter Duffel Bag! With tight canvas and bras clips and fasteners, it’s an adorable and quality fashion accessory.

Just love how cute eyes can be?

Check out the Kawaii Laughter Duffel Bag! With tight canvas and bras clips and fasteners, it’s an adorable and quality fashion accessory.

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July 21st