Just a couple of weeks ago I posted a smokey metallic makeup look that I wore to my husband’s work Christmas party. By the time my work party rolled around, I was ready to mix it up. I wanted to play with some colour and ended up with a very intense, bold and festive makeup look.
What I used to get this look:
- Super Rollers to turn my bone straight hair into soft curly hair
- Fame Lip Enhancing Gloss by Smashbox
- MUFE HD Foundation in shade 118
- Erase Paste concealer/brightener by benefit
- Pink Powder Blush from Too Faced’s Natural Face Palette
- The red eyeshadow portion is made up of one shade: Basic Red Pigment by MAC Cosmetics
- The green eyeshadow portion consists of Kelly, Bio Green and Bottle Green eyeshadows all by MAC Cosmetics
- Brule eyeshadow by MAC as my brow bone highlight
- To finish off my eyeshadow, I used Avon’s silver liquid eye liner all over my eye shadow to glam up the look and make it nice and sparkly for the party
- For eye liner I am using Kat Von D’s tattoo liner in Trooper on the top and for my waterline I used tarte’s skinny smoldereyes pencil in Onyx
- They’re Real! mascara by benefit
- And for my lashes, I knew with a big bright look, I needed big bold lashes – so I went for the biggest ones I own, my “Lacies” by Ardell
How about you, are you being adventurous with your makeup this holiday season?
I really hope you all like this fun makeup look for Christmas! After all there is really only one time of year that this makes any sort of sense at all and that is right now, during the holidays! I’m sure some people would argue that there is no time of year that this look makes any sense haha…but I had a lot of fun with it regardless and I do believe that is the point!! So make sure you remember to have a little fun too. 😉
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As we were getting ready to head out last night, I sat down at my vanity and just did not feel like doing green makeup. So, inspired by Marlena’s (from Makeup Geek) Colourful Smoky Eye from earlier this week, I thought I would put my spin on it. As you can see she used bright, yet soft colours in her look.
I wanted to create something similar, but I felt like using brighter and bolder colours.
So here is what I ended up coming up with:
For this look I used the following eyeshadows:
Yellow – Bright Sunshine by MAC
Light Green – Bio Green by MAC
Darker Green- Kelly by MAC
Teal – Teal from the MAC Duo Palettes
Purple – Indian Ink by MAC
Highlight – Forgery by MAC
For the remainder of the look I used:
Eyeliner – Blacktrack Fluidline by MAC
Mascara – Clinique’s High Impact Mascara
Lashes – Ardell Demi Wispie False Lashes
Brows – Filled them in with Mystery Eyeshadow by MAC
Lips – Clinique’s Watermelon Long Last Lipstick (swatched here)
Face – For foundation I used Makeup Forever HD Foundation in shade 118, for powder MAC’s Studio Careblend Pressed Powder in Shade “Light Plus”. I also used the Powder Blush and Bronzer from Too Faced’s Natural Face palette (still need to post about this!)
I hope you all like this bright fun look. Get out there and have some fun with your colours now that Spring is here!
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So, it’s Saturday night and a couple of friends came over. We had an urge to play with some bright makeup but my friend was suffering from an eye allergy so we improvised. I did the eye makeup and she did the lip makeup. We hope you enjoy our Watermelon Makeup and Adventures in Candyland!
For Her Lips
She used Make Up Forever Pure Pigment in No 12. (Extremely hot pink) Using a clear gloss and lip brush she mixed the pigment into the gloss and applied all over the bottom lip and half way up the top lip. Using Sephora’s Crayon Jumbo 12H lip pencil in green she filled in the top portion of her lip (you can see what I am referring to here). Then with a black liquid eyeliner she created seeds along her bottom lip to complete the Watermelon Lips Look.
For Shannon’s Eyes
Starting out with Mary Kay Eye Primer all over the lids, I quickly started covering the entire lid in the Make Up Forever Pure Pigment No 12 (the same one that was used in the lips above). I used Lime Eyeshadow from the Pro line of MAC to create a thick heavy line under my eye. I then used the same green jumbo Sephora crayon that were used on the lips to create the dual toned textured look for the watermelon rind. The Lime eyeshadow seemed a little too light, so I then took Kelly Eyeshadow from the Pro line of MAC to blend into the jumbo crayon and make the lines look a little less harsh. Topping off the look with black eyeliner, mascara and false lashes – the Watermelon eye makeup was complete.
We wanted to incorporate some fruit into our pictures, but all we had here around the house were bananas…and well, that just wasn’t going to happen. So we scrounged up some Runts to add a “splash” of colour and had ourselves some fun.
I am not sure you could’ve had a better Saturday night then we did. We highly recommend giving yourself a Candy Shower at the next possible convenience.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
I never thought that the man in my life would tell me something about makeup that I didn’t already know. But that day came and went, over a month ago. When my then fiance went to Vegas for his stag, being the sweet man that he is, he went shopping for me. He walked into a large MAC store and asked what they had there that I wouldn’t be able to get in Ottawa. He proclaimed that I had a lot of their products and he wanted something for me that I couldn’t already have.
He discovered their “Pro” line of cosmetics. They have a great deal of eyeshadow shades, lipstick shades, different eyeliners altogether and a great deal of product that you can’t get unless you are at a MAC Pro store. You can check out the website here: http://www.maccosmetics.com/macpro/index.tmpl. But don’t get too excited, you can’t purchase anything online unless you have an actual pro membership. But if you are instore, you can purchase anything you like. For a store location near you follow this link: http://www.maccosmetics.com/macpro/locator/index.tmpl. (They only have three locations in Canada – Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal). That would make the closest MAC Pro store to me about 2.5 hours away in the heart of Montreal. I will certainly be stopping there on our next Montreal visit. I should probably start saving now….
One of my bridesmaids and her mother held a Bridal Shower for me yesterday. This meant a lot to me. Seeing as I am not from here originally, none of my family lives here in Ottawa and my Maid of Honour lives in Alberta as well. So they were sweet enough to make sure I still got a shower – they deserve a big huge thank you!! It really was a special day – thanks to all who were able to come!
Keeping with the theme of an Emerald Green wedding dress I gave myself some dramatic green eyes.