Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Too Faced Tuesday

                                                (Oh hello my other idol, Katy Perry. 'Sup?)

Well it seems I'm doing rhyming weekday posts as of late so I might as well stick with it. Too Faced is a cosmetics line carried in most beauty stores. Their products sort of combine and old-Hollywood vibe and a modern-model look. Needless to say, I love it. (I have a fantasy of time travelling back to the 50's because I love the style soooo much!) Anyways, the Too Faced section on Sephora.com is great, and even gives little tutorials on how to get the looks of some of the models shown. I loooove it!!!

Also, I love having a cute vintage-y makeup set up on my vanity, so the packing for their products just makes me all happy and bubbly every time I see it!!! <3

So let's put aside my love for Too Faced for one teeny second and get down to business, tutorial style!

(Ok soooo... it's still gonna be all about Too Faced but I promise not to use as many exclamation marks and <3's, ok?)

Vintage Inspired Look:
I am not ashamed to admit I LOVE DITA VON TEESE. She is gorgeous and classy and pulls off the vintage look so well!
This look I love especially! Red lips, cat eyes, and beautiful pale skin! As a skim-milk-pale girl myself, I really appreciate a woman who flaunts her pasty-ness instead of covering it up with a spray tan! For this look I recommend using the following products---

-Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing under-eye concealer
-Too Faced Primed & Poreless Powder (this is a pretty matte look)
-Any liquid foundation (whatever works for you, but I like Covergirl Clean Foundation)
-Too Faced Borderline Smoothing Anti-Feathering Pencil (red lipstick is very pretty, but not when it gets outside the lines...)
-Too Faced Lip of Luxury in Drop Dead Red (if you have a cool skin tone) or Runway Red (if you have a warm skin tone)
-Your favorite black pencil liner (mine is Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero)
-Any matte black eyeshadow you like

1. Apply your concealer to all the areas you need it. Usually the sides of the nose, under the eyes, and red spots, etc. Remember this look is all about perfect, matte looking skin. Also apply all over lids.

2. Apply your liquid foundation with your fingers. The warmth from your hand makes it apply more smoothly and cover more equally.

3. Swipe the Too Faced Primed & Poreless Powder all over T-Zone (forehead, nose, chin) and cheeks. Moisturize any dry areas beforehand so you don't end up flakey by the end of the day.

4. Line the outer edge of lips with the non-feathering pencil. Also rim the outside of lips just in case your lipstick breaks through the first barrier. Don't apply your lipstick just yet though.

5. Line your eyes just on top, and wedge your liner into your lashes as much as possible. Don't worry about smudges.

6. Using a wet makeup sponge, apply the black eyeshadow on lid and sweep out into a subdued cat-eye. Blend thoroughly up to crease.

7. Appli your lipstick with a lipstick brush--never straight from the tube. Make sure edges are straight and not out of line.

8. Enjoy your beautiful vintage look!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mundane Monday (Not So Much!)

Helloooooo world! Today is MONDAY! But don't let that get you down! Whether you are going to work, or school, or nowhere at all, make your day a GREAT DAY! Take your Monday blues and make something out of it! Turn a boring day into a fabulous one! Wear bright colors, sing a little song! Today is Monday and you should enjoy it as much as any of the other days of the week!

Monday Blues!
Kick it up a notch at the office today! Wear false eyelashes, or try a new lipstick! Or try this look and kick the Monday blues out with some blue eyeshadow:

1. Rim eyes with creamy black liner (try Stila Smudge Pot in Black, or if you are feeling extra daring, try it in Black Cat, a shimmering black).

2. Take an aqua colored eyeshadow (I like SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Duo Eyeshadow in Tropical Blue, and you can even mix the two colors for a pretty green/blue) and rim eyes again. Cover entire lid up to the crease and sweep down under eyes right on lash line)

3. Using a shimmery light blue, sweep lightly across brow bone and blend with lid color to crease. LORAC Starry-Eyed Baked Eyeshadow Trio looks great in Rockstar for this look.

For the rest of this look, go with neutrals because the eyes are the focus. A nude/shimmery light pink lipstick or gloss would go great, and a nude/bronzy sheen on cheekbones will complete this Monday blues look!

Perfect Lashes:

1. Start with clean eyes. Any leftover oily makeup remover is going to cause your mascara to slide right off. I loooooove my makeup remover, Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser. It's a makeup remover and a facial cleanser all in one! I love how fresh and clean my skin feels afterward, and it gets rid of my waterproof liner and mascara!

2. Use false lashes! They are easy to apply, last all day, and give volume and length. I love ARDELL LASHES 110 Demi Black.

3. Use the blackest of black mascara that you can find! Dior DiorShow Mascara is perfect for your new dramatic lashes!

4. Liner always makes lashes look thicker, so choose your favorite liner, and line away!

5. Make a perfect transition from day to night by adding smoky eyeshadow to your dramatic lashes!

However you spend your Monday, remember that you can make every day a great day, and just enjoy it!