Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Eye Makeup of the Day #1

This is the look I wore today. Its very fresh and green, and great for spring! ^.^

I first used Miliani's eyeshadow primer. This is a great drugstore primer that preps the eye perfectly and I find that this primer is tacky enough for eyeshadows to stick and not become a powdery mess.

Next, I applied a thin layer of Covergirl's Bombshell Shineshadow in Color Me Money.  This is a very metallic cream eyeshadow that helped the green eyeshadows from the palette stand out more. Its not a necessary step as the shadows are fairly pigmented to begin with, but I think it adds just an extra metallic shine to the eyelids.

I then used the Physicians Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow and Liner palette for green eyes. Okay, so I don't have green eyes, but I love green eyeshadow, especially for spring, and so I first used the 5th color from the top, which is a medium hunter green and I applied this all over the lid. All these shadows are shimmery, but I find that they are not overly glittery. After applying that shade, I applied the light lime green into the inner corners of my eyes. I then applied the last shade pictured, which is a very dark olive green and I applied that in a v-shape on the outer corner, blending a bit of it into the crease. To help blend everything, I took a bit of the peach shade and applied it right over everything. This shade is not that pigmented, which allows for a nice, warmer shade to apply right below the eyebrow. These shadows are gorgeous and very easy to blend, resulting in little to no fallout. I have used this palette many times, creating light looks using the purples and also darker, smokey looks using the dark greens and dark brown (not pictured).

Next, I used the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and created a clean wing. Personally, I like a bold wing because I wear glasses and wearing eyeshadow on its own doesn't work for me. But those who don't wear glasses, just wearing the eyeshadow and some mascara would look very nice. : )

Lastly, I used Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara. This creates great lashes with no clumps and is smudge proof. I find this mascara dries fast and lasts all day.

The Final Look:

This was my eye makeup today, I hope this was helpful. Thank you for reading. : )

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Top 5 Favorite Eyeliners

I love eyeliners; I own quite a lot, though these 5 are my all time favorite! : )

To start, I used to always wear gel eyeliner, and the one I love but is not pictured is the Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Gel Eyeliner. Its amazing, but it does take a bit longer to apply, so I haven't used it as much this semester, but I do very much enjoy it.

Now onto my top 5, the first one was the very first eyeliner pen I ever tried thanks to Birchbox, and that is Eyeko's Skinny Liquid Eye Liner in Purple. The applicator is the biggest one I've tried, so it can be harder to work with, but I found it easy once I got the hang of it. Its amazingly pigmented, the purple really makes my brown eyes pop from behind my glasses and its just the perfect eyeliner for the pop of color I need in my life.
The next two eyeliners are Stila's Smudge stick waterproof eyeliner in Stingray (Black) and Aubergine (Taupe-Purple-Mauve). These are amazing for a more grunge-look and are very easy to smudge. The one downside is that the tip is rounded, not sharp at all, so it can be difficult to get in the inner corner of the eye and to create a sharp wing on the outer corner. Other than that I love these eyeliners. They are great as liners, as eyeshadow bases, or just smoked out on the eye. : )

Lastly, I love the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper (right picture). (Full Review here)
Its amazing and the blackest liquid eyeliner ever, its easy to apply and to get into the inner corner, but it is trickier to apply a sharp wing, so what I do is I outline the wing using my next favorite which is Jordana's Fabu-Liner (left) and this eyeliner can create the best, sharp wing ever and so after I outline my wing, I would go and fill in with the Kat Von D liner.

Those are my top 5 eyeliners, I hope you found this helpful! : )

Thank you for reading!