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Feeling Festive? A Christmas Makeup Look

Red and Greek Makeup Look - Festive Makeup - Christmas Makeup

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.

Christmas Makeup - Red and Green Eye Makeup Look

Red and Green eye makeup look

What I used to get this look:

Colorful Christmas Makeup

Holiday Makeup/Christmas Makeup

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. 😉

Thanks for reading!

xox,

Shannon


Colourful Smokey Eye

Colourful Smoky Eye/Rainbow Eye

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:

Colourful Smoky Eye Makeup

Colourful Smoky Eye/Rainbow Eye

Rainbow Eye

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

Colourful Smoky Eye

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!)

Purple and Green Smoky Eye

I hope you all like this bright fun look.  Get out there and have some fun with your colours now that Spring is here!

Thanks for reading,

Shannon


A Special Green Showcase for St. Patrick’s Day

Bender, Cobra and Nice Stems Eyeshadow Swatches

With St. Patty’s Day just around the corner I felt it necessary to pull out everything green and showcase these products for you.  Some of the products you’ll have seen on here already, but now you can see them alongside all of their green counterparts.

Green eyeshadows, green eyeliners and green nail polishes

Given my huge range of green eyeshadows, I have very little in the way of green pigments.  The only ones I could even throw in here are from MAC’s Butterfly Party set.  Moss Garden and Rain Drop certainly have greenish blue tints so I decided to include them even if it was a bit of stretch.

Moss Garden and Rain Drop Pigment Swatches

For eyeliners I only have a few pencils that fall under the category of “greenish”:

  • Sephora’s 12HR Crayon Jumbo (waterproof) in green
  • Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner by MAC in Undercurrent
  • Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner by MAC in Black Line (because this is the first time I’ve shown this one, I wanted to show it both smudged and not smudged.  You can see when you blend it out a little bit, the gold and green flecks really start to show.  I love this one because it has a sort of khaki green tint to it.
Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner swatches

I also want to feature a palette I picked up back when the Wonder Woman collection hit the shelves a few months back in MAC stores.

You can create really beautiful soft and sultry smokey eyes with this palette between the soft minty green and harsh forest green shades.  This palette features 4 x full size MAC eyeshadows: Manila Paper, Valiant, Diana Undercover and Spinning Transformation.

Manila Paper, Valiant, Diana Undercover, Spinning Transformation Eyeshadow Swatches

I also have a Kat Von D True Romance Palette: Truth that fits half way into this theme.

I swatched the basic highlight shade from the palette (Sugar Skull), two apple greens (Long Distance and Snake Eyes) as well as the token cream shadow from the palette (Finland).

True Romance Palette - Truth Swatches

My Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV Palette has a couple of green shades worth posting about and my Too Faced Sweet Dreams Palette features one gorgeous green that had to be included as well.

Bender, Cobra and Nice Stems Eyeshadow Swatches

From the remainder of my collection, I have a number of “greenish” MAC shades as well as a couple of shades from Makeup Geek with quite the range of greens to choose from.

What green eyeshadow should I pick?

So after all of this, if you happen to be one of those people wondering what green eyeshadow to get, this post might be overwhelming with so many choices.  If green makeup is something new for you, I would suggest getting a nice vibrant shade and a nice dark rich shade to start out with.  This will allow you to create a green smokey eye, or to use them individually with more neutral shades that you are more comfortable with.

For the darker green, I would probably go with Humid by MAC or if you happen to have the Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV, consider yourself lucky because Bender is gorgeous!   For your vibrant shade Swimming eyeshadow by MAC is beautiful and goes gorgeous with browns if you want to just incorporate a little bit of colour into your makeup routine.  If you are feeling more adventurous Bio Green and Kelly are also wonderful, but they are from the MAC PRO collection and not available at all MAC stores.  Swimming was actually my first MAC eyeshadow purchase that wasn’t a neutral or a highlight.  You can see it here paired with Mulch (dark glittery brown) and Honeylust (medium golden brown) for a subtle pop of colour.

Swimming MAC eyeshadow look

And veering away from subtle, here is a dramatic and bold green eyeshadow look for St. Patty’s Day for the more adventurous.  This look is showcasing Kelly, Humid and Black Tied eyeshadows by MAC.

St. Patty's Day Eyemakeup Makeup

So tell me, will you be wearing green makeup this St. Patty’s Day?  What are your favourite green makeup products?

Thanks for reading!

Shannon

A Look at Green eyeshadows


Adventures in Candyland

Watermelon Makeup

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

Candy Makeup

Watermelon Makeup

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

Watermelon MakeupWatermelon MakeupPink and Green MakeupWatermelon Makeup

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.

Candy Makeup LookWatermelon Eye Makeup

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!

xox,

Shannon

Watermelon Makeup


MAC Pro Eyeshadows

MAC Pro Colours

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.

Kelly, Lime, Sour Lemon, Bright Sunshine, Golden Rod, Aqua, Sky Blue, Winkle, Cobalt, Indian Ink, Deep Damson, Passionate, Orange, Coral and Ground Brown Eyeshadows

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….

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

Green and Black Eye Makeup

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.

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