I had some new products that I wanted to try out to see what kind of look I could create. Here is what I used:
Face - Live Love Dew Sheer Dew Face Cream, Rimmel Fix & Perfect Primer - 001, Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles - Brightener, Maybelline Instant Eraser Dark Circles - Neutralizer, NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator -Gleam, NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face - Sunny, NYX Powder Blush - PB29 Amber, Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Pencil - 018 Addiction, NYX Matte Lipstick - MLS11 Tea Rose
Eyes - E.L.F. Eyelid Primer, Urban Decay Stardust Shadow - Moon Spoon, E.L.F Baked Shadow - Dusk, Rimmel Glam Eyes HD -005 English Rose, Urban Decay 24/7 Slide On Pencil- 1999, Maybelline The Rocket Mascara - Black, Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof - Very Black, Maybelline Define-A-Brow Pencil - Medium Brown, Maybelline Great Lash Clear.
When using a glittery shade, as I did on the lid, I recommend doing your eye makeup first. This will avoid fall out on your foundation. First, start with a primer. I only paid $1 for this E.L.F. primer, and it does a great job. So, take a flat eye shadow brush or applicator and pat the glittery color onto your lid. If you swipe it, it will become a mess. For the crease shade I used the E.LF. baked shadow. I applied it dry, and you can see how pigmented it is. I used a crease brush and applied this on the crease, focusing on the outer third. The key here is blending. If you end up blending too much, you can always go back and add a little more. Especially with dark colors, if you don't blend, you will look like you painted on raccoon eyes. Next, I took the lightest shade from my Rimmel glam eyes palette. I applied it on my brow bone, and inner corners. Again, blend out the lines. This shade had a satin finish, but no shimmer. Then, I applied my liner, on top and bottom lash line. I followed with 3 coats of mascara. One coat of the Cover Girl, and two of the Maybelline. You do not have to use these exact colors. Choose from a color palette that you own, and try your own look. Just remember, use the medium shade on the lid, dark shade in the crease, and light shade on brow bone and inner corner.
Doing a look like this, obviously takes more than a few minutes. It is fun for an evening out or special event. So, next time you want to do something a little special, give yourself some extra time, get a refreshing drink, turn on your music, and make some time for yourself. As long as I'm not rushed, I really enjoy the getting ready process. It relaxes me, and makes me feel better. When you are confident about the way you look, you will automatically have a better day!!