Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Art of Concealing

Hi Beautifuls!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend! 
I got to hangout with one of my best girlfriends and sneak some much needed relaxation in. As always, the weekend went by too fast and Monday is here again and I'm ready to start a fresh new week. 

Today's post idea came to me while I while I was talking to my Aunt last weekend as we were preparing for my beautiful cousin's bridal shower. Dark circles somehow came up in our conversation...probably because we all had lovely matching ones - keep in mind we also all have fair skin so our friendly circles show up like raccoon eyes in the night! Anyways, I brought up that she needed to get a yellow/peachy concealer for under her eyes because the yellow/peachy color would counter act the blue-ish/purple tones under the eyes. I told her to think of it just like the color wheel - a lesson on color I learned in my painting class. 

Green Concealer/Primer:

Ever wondered what that tube of green concealer was doing at the drugstore?
If you look across the color wheel you will see that Red's compliment is green - so in order to help cover up red you want to put green on top. If you want to cover up your redder than rudolph's nose on christmas blemish (which I often do) just dab some green concealer on it, blend it out and then layer it with foundation or concealer that matches your skin! 

*Maybelline and NYX both have affordable green colored concealers.
 It doesn't need to be expensive, you just want that green color to cover up the red! 

Yellow/Peachy Concealer:

Like you read above, the yellow/peachy toned concealers are to cover up the blues and purples in your under eye circles. Blues compliment is orange and Purple's is yellow so settling somewhere in between with peach or just yellow works perfectly! 

*Bobbi Brown calls these concealer colors in her collection 'correctors' and they are nice and creamy. NYX has great, affordable concealers in lavender, yellow, orange, and green. 

Purple Concealer/Primer: 

Lavender concealers or primers are usually used to brighten up sallow or dull looking skin. So if your complexion is looking just a bit 'blah' and needing to be brightened up a bit lavender colors are for you. 

*Almay and Stila make really neat primers that have these swirls of correcting colors in them so that it's an all in one product! Smashbox also makes the biggest variety of primers i've ever seen and has one for each of these correcting issues. I actually just purchased their new blemish healing primer and am really enjoying it so far. 

Hope this answered any questions you may have had about concealing, my painting class just reminded me once again why it's called makeup artistry. It's an art!

Have a fabulous Monday :) 
hugs and 'coon' eyes, 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Em Michelle Phan Cosmetics Review: Lipstick, Eyeliner, Eye Shadow

Hey Peeps!

Today's review is about a few products from Michelle Phan's new makeup line Em.
If you don't know who Michelle is, she is an wonderful You-Tuber who does makeup tutorials then started working for Lancome and now recently just released her own makeup line. Here is the link to her YouTube Channel if you would like to take a look! She is very inspiring and positive woman to look up to as a kick ass working women in the beauty industry! Which I dream of being one day - Here goes the review! 

I made my purchase while she was doing a special that you got any color eyeliner and lipstick plus a deluxe sample of one of her eyeshadow palettes for $27.50. I thought it was a pretty good deal and I wanted to try the line anyways. 

I chose: 

Waterliner intense color eyeliner in Bronze Kiss 
Lip Gallery creamy color classic lipstick in Misty Mauve 
Trial Size version of the Life Palette (3 eyeshadows, 1 lip color) 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Z Palette: How to Depot on Your Eyeshadows

Hi Beautifuls! 

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Today's post is to introduce you to my new space saving, organizing super hero of a makeup junkies best friend...and her name is the ZPalette . This is the absolute perfect way to customize your own palette whether you're traveling, on the go, or just wanting to organize your makeup. I don't know about you but I always seem to have trouble finding some of my favorite single eyeshadows when they are all jumbled up in my makeup bag - especially my MAC ones because the packaging looks the same!

So this past Saturday night I put on my cowgirl chaps, (jumped up and down just to put em' on) dug out my lasso and set forth on the mission  to wrangle the mess of eyeshadows lost in my collection. Okay, Okay so I don't really have chaps or a lasso but I DID have a pack of Angry Orchard cider and 'There's No Business Like Show Business' Marilyn movie to help me out during the process. 

Here's a little peek into my night :) 

Anyways, I gathered my MAC eyeshadows and some Urban Decay and theBalm cardboard palettes that I had wanted to depot and got started. 

You Will Need: 

Knife (I used pointed tweezers) 
Hair Straightener 
ZPalette (or a similar magnetic palette)
Magnetic Circles/Strips for the bottom of eyeshadows (ZPalette's come with a pack)
Eyeshadows that you want to Depot :)