I’ve been having a lot of fun with color lately, but this week I thought I’d scale back and share a more natural look. This is a type of look that I wear a lot because it is more of an everyday look. Brown eyeshadow looks are perfect for those with blue and green eyes. The neutrals accentuate your eyes just enough to allow your natural color to pop, but they blend in with the rest of your features so as not to steal the show.
I created this look using the Urban Decay Naked palette. The colors I used are Buck, Sidecar, Smog, Virgin, and Hustle. I think all the colors in this palette are gorgeous; it’s definitely an oldie but a goodie. I do experience more fall out with these shadows than I do with some of my other palettes, but that’s a small setback. It is a beautiful neutral palette, perfect to have in your everyday collection.
If you’re interested in seeing how I created this look, take a peek at my latest video!
I’ve been getting a lot of use out of my Lorac PRO Metal Palette lately. Even though it only contains eight colors, I’m having fun mixing them up and seeing what kinds of looks I can create. My latest creation is this green and gold smokey eye look. I used five of the eight shades: Granite, Clover, Gilded, Onyx, and Quartz. Overall, I’m really pleased with the outcome. It is a fun twist on the traditional smokey eye as it’s not as dramatic, but still accentuates your eyes just as a traditional smokey eye would.
While I would consider this more of a nighttime look, I have worn this out in the middle of the day and haven’t gotten any crazy looks (it may have helped that it was prom weekend, but that’s beside the point :P). One of my favorite things about this look is the lipstick. I used the NYX Matte Lipstick in Spirit. It is a gorgeous nude shade, and it really helps pull the attention straight to your eyes. Since the eyes aren’t overly dramatic, the nude lip sets your lips back and brings your eyes to the forefront.
I’m very impressed with this palette as I’ve mentioned before. It is the first and only Lorac palette I own, and I’m definitely considering picking up another palette from the line. Lorac is a high end brand (and their prices reflect that), but I definitely think it’s worth the splurge if you’re considering adding another high end palette to your collection. The Pro Metal Palette costs about $28 at Ulta. It says it’s limited edition, but I’ve seen it hanging around for awhile.
The next palette I would get from Lorac is either the PRO Palette or the PRO Palette 2. These are their larger palettes, and each palette includes 16 shades: eight shimmer and eight matte. I also have been eyeing the Unzipped palette, which is a mix of golden colors, but I definitely would get one of the larger palettes first. They retail at $44 at Ulta, so again, kind of pricey but I think they would be worth it! The quality of the Lorac PRO Metal Palette is amazing, so I would expect nothing less of the other palettes. I picked up the PRO Metal Palette because of the fun colors and am definitely far from disappointed!
If you’re interested in seeing how I created this look from start to finish, you can check out my latest video here:
I am a pretty big fan of Too Faced eye shadow palettes. When I saw that they were coming out with the Sweet Peach palette, my heart skipped a beat. One of my favorite palettes ever is the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, which is made up of a bunch of pink shades. The Sweet Peach palette is essentially that, but instead of it being monochromatic like the Naked 3 palette, it has a variety of colors alongside the peach shades such as browns and purples. Some people have mentioned that they would have liked the palette if it had more peach shades instead of browns, but I personally like the variety. I have plenty of monochromatic palettes in my collection, so seeing the beautiful mixture of colors really appealed to me (plus, I can admit that living in the Peach State has made me a little biased toward this palette.)
It definitely smells like peaches. It’s a little strong, but I still think it smells good. The eyeshadows apply beautifully and blend really well together. There is a mixture of matte, sheen, and glittery colors, and I think the palette would compliment every skin tone and eye color nicely.
Getting the palette was an experience all in itself. I knew there was a lot of hype around it, but I wasn’t expecting it to sell out online before I could get to it (I know, silly me). I waited for the Ulta store release, which was April 7. When I arrived at my store (right when it opened may I add), I saw that the place where it was supposed to be was empty. I felt my heart drop a little because I thought they had sold out early. When I asked about it, the employee said they hadn’t received their shipment yet and that it would be there the next day. You bet I was there at the same time the next day. Get this, there was only one left. ONE. Normally I don’t luck out like that, but I grabbed it and didn’t look back. Needless to say, I think the palette was definitely worth the wait (and the slight hassle).
I created some looks to share with you all using the Sweet Peach palette. One is a day time look and one is a night time look. Feel free to check out my YouTube video to see how I created the looks from start to finish!
Spring is in the air, and that means an increase of pretty pastel colors everywhere. I made no exceptions with this eye look that I’m about to share; I’ve decided to retire my normally darker looks for now to shake things up a bit. The fun thing about this look is the warm colors mixed with a pop of cool. I was happy with the way they all complemented one another.
The warm shades came from the Lorac Pro Metal Palette, and the turquoise is the L’oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in “Endless Sea.” You could add some eyeliner to this look if you’d like, but I personally just wanted to keep it light and airy for a daytime look.
I’ve been really getting into filming lately; I think it’s a fun way to capture the process of a makeup look that you just can’t convey on a blog! I’m still hashing out the whole video thing, so bear with me while I get it together :P. So, if you’re interested in seeing how I created this look from start to finish, check out my latest YouTube video!
What are some products and looks that you’re loving for spring?
I don’t know about everyone else, but I am stoked that warmer weather is finally arriving. In fact, I’m so excited that I decided to pick out my favorite spring lipsticks and show them to you!
1. Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick in “Matte Luxe”
This is my favorite out of the bunch. I like this one because of the orange color; it’s nice to wear in place of the typical pinks, reds, and neutrals. If you want to go bolder without stretching too far out of your comfort zone, I think this lipstick is a great pick.
2. L’oreal Colour Riche in “Peach Fuzz” This is a nice, barely there lipstick. If you’re looking for a little shimmer without adding too much color, this one’s for you. It’s light, fresh, and looks great with minimal makeup.
3. NYX High Voltage Lipstick in “Tan-gerine” I picked this one because it’s a fun twist on a nude. It has a peachy tone to it which is perfect for spring. This has the most difficult formula to work with out of all these lipsticks just because it’s so creamy. It takes a bit of work to get it to sit on your lips just right, but I love the color so it’s not a deal-breaker for me.
4. ColourPop Lippie Stix in “Frenchie” This lippie is a great true red for warmer weather. It’s a nice change from the classic deeper red lipstick.
5. NYX Matte Lipstick in “Street Cred” For all my girly girls out there, this lipstick is a good fit for you! This is a fun, bright bubblegum pink that is sure to make a statement. Pair it with bright eyes to make even more of a statement, or let your lips be the star of the show.
6. NYX Matte Lipstick in “Spirit” If you’re in the market for a nude lipstick, this is a great option for spring. Instead of a brown undertone like some nudes have, it has a pink undertone. It’s perfect for a downplayed look or if you want to draw attention away from your lips.
7. ColourPop Lippie Stix in “Boogie” This lippie is great for those who like bolder makeup looks. Even though it’s a bit dark, I think it’s a great spring nighttime option because of the floral purple color. But the best thing about this lipstick? It has glitter in it! It’s subtle but definitely noticeable, and I really love it.
These are my top picks for spring because all of these colors are warm and inviting just like the 70-degree weather! What are your favorite spring lipsticks?