Monday, July 28, 2014

Bridal Trial

Hey ladies!  I had the opportunity to do a bridal makeup and hair trial for this lovely lady yesterday.
Too bad I forgot to do a before picture so you're just stuck with the with and without her veil pictures.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer to start off as a base
I mixed the shades Buttermilk, Desert Sand and Golden Sunset from the Graftobian Creme Foundation Warm Palette #2 to come up with the right foundation shade for her
shade Temptress from the Graftobian Creme Foundation Warm Palette #1 for highlight
shade Burnt Amber from the Graftobian Creme Foundation Warm Palette #3 for contour
Makeup Forever HD Powder to set her undereye concealer/highlight
Ben Nye Powder Rouge in Contour No. 2 to set the Burnt Amber shade and lock the contour
For the cheeks, I used Hourglass Ambient Lightning Blush in Diffused Heat first then went over it with Benefit's Rockateur blush
\I used Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone for highlight

I used Too Faced's Chocolate Bar for her eyes.  Milk Chocolate, the matte taupe shade, was the transition shade, Marzipan, the light shimmery taupe bronze shade was used for the inner 1/3 of her eye, Haute Chocolate, the shimmery medium brown shade, was used on the outer V, Triple Fudge, the darkest matte shade, was used to define the outer V more and give it a slight smokey look, and then Champagne Ruffle to highlight the inner corners.
A mix of Haute Chocolate and Triple Fudge for the lower lash line.
Urban Decay Perversion Gel Liner to give her a slight winged look
Maybeline's Falsies mascara for just the top lashes
(no faslies for the trial so we'll see if she wants it for her wedding day)

Mac Brave lipstick
Nars lip gloss in Turkish Delight

I had a great time working with this lovely girl, even if it was just her trial run.  She definitely will be a beauty on her wedding day since she kept on saying she looked good and she didn't look like herself that no one would recognize her on her wedding day.  LOL she's so funny.  All I did was enhance her already beautiful features.  That's what bridal makeup should be about.

Have a great Monday everyone!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Start of Hairstyles by Me

Hey ladies!  Just wanted to share 2 different hairstyles I did on my sister, Kelly, and my friend, Amy, from last Friday.  Still have more styles to share so stay tuned!

Half updo on Kelly:

Low bun hairtsyle on Amy:

A look at her makeup I did for her to match her whole bridal theme look.

Have a great night everyone!!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

First Impressions: L'Oreal 12HR infallible Never Fail Liquid Liner

Hey ladies.  So this is my first First Impressions review on my blog.  I wanted to start off with L'Oreal's 12HR infallible liquid liner.  I am in need of a new liner so I thought I'd go towards a drug store brand...something affordable and had good reviews.

This is what it reads on the back of the package:

For flawlessly clean lines as precise as 0.4 mm, L'Oreal Paris introduces The Super Slim by Infallible eyeliner.  The ultra-fine felt tip gives you total control, delivering the perfect amount of liner.  The intense quick dry 12HR formula glides on smoothly with continuous and even flow.  In one stroke create sleek & sophisticated eye designs.

Before application:

Right after application:

The felt tip is kinda stiff when you first use it.  It goes on pretty smooth and is very black.  Only down fall during application is that it gets a little bumpy looking when you drag it across your lids so you'll have to go back to smooth out the line.  After applying the liner, you do have to let it dry a bit first so it doesn't catch on your lids.  (mostly speaking to my monolid girls)

 After cleaning my contacts (sorry for the blurry pictures from my phone):

Another downfall is that when you are a contact wearer like me and need to clean your contacts or use drops, the liner smudges in certain areas.  For me, it was the inner corners.  Not a cute look!

Overall, it was a good liner and didn't smudge as much.  But I will say, I will not be purchasing this again and will keep to my either my Lorac Pro liner or a gel liner sine I feel like it glides on smoother than this L'Oreal one.

 Pictures before doing my hair

FYI: I tried this liner for the first time on Saturday, the 12th, and have been using it since then to just use it up and see if my opinions have changed on it.  Still smudges a bit on the lids for me but I did notice that when I did clean my contacts and/or used eye drops, I didn't get that smudge in my inner corners or anywhere else.  So over a little time, it has become a better product than the first use.

Hope this first impressions/review was a helpful read.

Have a great night!