So I’ve got a thing for brows. In my opinion if your brows aren’t cleaned up then don’t bother putting on any shadow because it ends up looking messy. I’m not saying they have to be super arched, but at least give them a few good tweezes and plucks to keep them looking nice. To take it a step further, I use Benefit's Brow-zings. It comes in light, medium and dark. It’s basically your own mini brow-shaping kit that comes with an angle brush, a blending brush, tweezers, wax, and setting powder. The greatest thing that will ever happen to your brows. It even won Allure’s 2008 Best of Beauty Awards - “Best brow product”. I get my brows waxed, and use this kit to enhance them that much further. Very simple to apply and it even comes with a little booklet which gives you a quick lesson in how to apply it correctly. I use this along with MAC’s Dipdown Fluidline to draw them exactly how I like them. The transformation is mind blowing, trust me.
You can find Benefit products at Ulta, Sephora, and of course any Benefit counter. It’s definitely worth the $30 and it lasts ridiculously long. I’ve been using this product since ‘09 and have only bought 2 this entire time…and I use this every single day…yea…lasts a while lol
One of the products that I pretty much use on a daily basis is MAC’s “Groundwork" Paint Pot. A paint pot is pigmented eye color that gives your shadow a vibrant finish. It’s a cream base, very light and also prevents creasing which used to be a big problem for me. I use this one specifically as a base because it’s close to my skin tone and some people use it as shadow as well. When i’m doing my "every day look" I throw this on completely covering my lid, add a dark brown in the crease, a highlight and I’m good to go.
Just so you can see exactly how it works:
These are exactly the same color. MAC’s “Sushi Flower” shadow. The one on the top is dry, applied directly with no base. The one underneath is the same color on top of the Groundwork Paint Pot. And you can always add more or less to get the color you desire. I love this stuff. They cost $16.50 a pot and last an extremely long time, this coming from someone who uses it almost every day. I suggest getting one closest to your skin tone to start off with and then go from there as you experiment with other colors.
Decided to take a stab at this look today.
Not my best work, was in a rush but I’m ok with how it came out.
I used three shadows, one of them was a very pale pink from the Treasure Chest palette (which again, wish I had an exact name) as well as,
A look I did yesterday, pretty simple color combo. On my eyes I used,
And on my lips I used,
Sounds like a lot for such a simple look, but it’s really not that much. Pretty soon I’ll start breaking down and doing reviews on the individual products that are part of my everyday routine. My face wouldn’t be the same without them lol
You guys like my crazy impressive editing skills? Lol! It was bugging me that I didn’t have exact names for the colors I used in the last post, so I just circled them! This the Treasure Chest palette. If you can find it on ebay then don’t pass it up, trust me
A look I did about a month ago. Inspired by the scarf I had just bought at the time.
Unfortunately I’m unable to give exact names for the colors used in this look because they’re from a large palette. The palette is from Sephora and it’s called ‘Treasure Chest' but unfortunately it was limited edition and is no longer available. But if you were able to snag it while it lasted, you're one of the lucky ones. It came with 32 shadows, 5 blushes and bronzer, and 16 lips colors. All for a really great deal.
Although I can tell you that I used: