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:
If you’ve never picked up a brush in your life, or if you’re just interested in learning new things when it comes to makeup I highly suggest this book. Written by Kevyn Aucoin (rest in peace), he not only shares his secrets from throughout his years as an artist but he also gives the basics of makeup application. He gives step by step directions and there are instructional sketches as well. Plus tons of celebrities he’s worked on; Janet Jackson, Julia Roberts and Lisa Marie Presley just to name a few. I still go through this book for tips and ideas.
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I guess I should tell you a little bit about me. The name is Leslie but in the internet world I go by Leslievette. 21 years old and a graduate from FIDM (The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising).
I started messing around with makeup around 7th-8th grade. At the time I wasn’t allowed to touch the stuff, but my Mom always had a drawer full of MAC makeup. She would leave for work before I left for school, so I’d take some with me and in the bathroom before the bell rang I’d smudge it all over my lids. And I do mean smudge because I had absolutely NO idea what I was doing at the time so I’m sure I looked like a clown. When I got home from school, I’d wash my face before my parents got home and no one would notice. By the time I was finally allowed to wear it, I had already gotten years of practice. So basically throughout high school I just began to perfect it. I’d get compliments constantly and people asking me “How’d you do that?”. Honestly I thought every girl knew how to do it, which is why I was surprised when I found out that not everyone could.
Now it’s grown to be a passion of mine and one thing I’m really proud of. I’ve done weddings, proms, photoshoots, parties, and of course my mom requires me to fix her up every time she goes out : ) I’ve thought about taking it up professionally but I’m just not quite sure yet, I like where I’m at. Doing it on my own time, and being asked to, not because I have to. So until then, hopefully you get a kick out of this blog and maybe even learn a few things! I appreciate all who do follow <3
Btw if you’re interested, my ‘regular’ blog is leslievette.com