Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Whirly Pop

Hello everyone today we will be working on a fun bright and colorful look. This can be a party night look or if you are just looking to incorporate more color into your looks .

To achieve this look:

We will be using the 120 Pro Palette 2nd Edition.

We will begin by using a white primer to help make these colors pop a little more. 

We will then use this gorgeous blue all over the entire lid

We will next cut the crease with this purple shade and blend out into and slightly above the crease area.

Next we will go slightly above the purple we applied and use a soft pink to add some contrast and a more gradient effect.

We will then line the lower water line with a white liner and the lower lash line with the blue and purple.

Complete your look with a great full set of lashes to make the eyes a little more dramatic.

A warm mauve blush for the cheeks and a peachy colored lip and your are all set to go out with your best face forward!

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Beautiful Bright Blues

Hello lovelies!! Today's look is using the 120 palette second edition to create a fun, bright, blingy blue look.   This look is for people who feel they can't wear blue eyeshadows.  The real trick is to find a blue that is complementary to your skin tone, and then own it! This palette is perfect for finding the colors that suit your skintone and comfort level.  This look only uses 3 colors, but packs a really fun punch.

To begin, I took a dark blue gel liner and placed it all over the lid with the EB11 brush. 

Then, using the #305, I took the bright, shimmery blue and packed it all over the lid. 

With the EB09, using windshield wiper motions, took a very light blue and blended out the crease. 
 For my highlight I took my absolute favorite color from this palette and blended down into the lighter blue using the #941.

To finish off this look I used the #772 and a black gel liner and rimmed the entire inside of my eyes and then added two coats of mascara.

I really love this look, it's fun and feisty. It's very different from my everyday look using the 28 neutral palette. I hope you liked this look, too.  If you have any questions you can email me: beauty@stylefordummies.com, tweet me: @sedonalace_Leah, or you can find more information on this look and others on my personal blog: www.stylefordummies.com.

Until next time!!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pumpkin Spice

Hello everyone today's look is inspired my these gorgeous oranges and browns similar to those found around Thanksgiving. Now although this holiday has passed, it is sometimes good to go to a time where you think of warmth and coziness with all of this bitter cold we have been having this winter.

To achieve this look:

 We will be using the following colors from the 88 Matte Palette

We will begin by priming the entire eye lid with a nude eyeshadow base.

Next we will take this beige shade into the crease

Next we will use this shimmery orange shade over the entire lid.

Do add a little more dimension we will cut the crease with a dark brown shade.

To complete the Eye Curl your Lashes and add a coat of your favorite mascara. We will line the lower lash line with a brown liner.

We hope you are all having a wonderful New Year so far! Have you checked of the New Babe Collection at our store?  Head on over and Check out the great new colors and goodies and let us know what you think!



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

NV'ious Bronze Smokey Eye

Want these gorgeous bronzed eyes? Grab your Sedona Lace 88 Warm Palette and follow me!

Here's the brushes I used:

You'll need your Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo as a base to get started:

Use your EB11 Flat Shader Brush to pack this cream shadow onto your lids. It's ok if it's not perfect, because we are going to blend it out on the edges in just a minute!

Now use your EB13 Synthetic Blender (with no product on it!) to soften the crease:

Now, go to a light, matte brown in the 88 palette to put into the crease to soft the edges even more and give a nice transition to the highlight:

Use the same EB13 to apply the color in a windshield wiper motion until it's blended seamlessly in the crease! This should be very subtle.

Now grab the 863 Tapered Blending brush to add a bit of highlight under the brow bone. You can use a shimmer or a matte color:

I went for a more cream colored shadow, but use what flatters your skin tone best.

Now you can leave it like this for a more simple look, or you can keep going for something a bit more dramatic! Time to deepen up that outer-v! Grab a dark matte brown shadow with your 904 Pencil Brush:

Remember! Just pick up a bit, because these are really pigmented and a little goes a long way! You can always add more!

I start by touching the brush to the very corner of my eye and start moving in small circular motions until I get the V I'm looking for. This step will be different for everyone, as we all have different eye shapes.   Once you get the color where you want it, grab that 863 Tapered Blending brush again and work it until you've got the perfect blended outer-v!

Then you add a pop of color if you like on the bottom lashes! Grab that 904 Pencil Brush again! I chose those gorgeous berry color:

Just add a hint of this to your bottom lashes, be careful not to get it in your inner corner though!

Then add your favorite black liner to top lashes, black mascara, and black in the waterline to complete the look! False lashes with really amp up this look as well!

I hope you like this look and found this picture tutorial to be helpful! Please stop by my youtube channel for more tutorials, reviews, tags, and other beauty related topics! I'd love to hear from you on Twitter also!

Stay NV'ious!