Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Out-the-Door Makeup

Being a college student, I have those push-the-snooze-button-til-the-last-possible-minute mornings all too often. I usually just throw on some moisturizer and go, but sometimes ya just need to look like you put in a little effort. Maybe you're running late for a meeting or for work, or maybe you just need to even out your skintone. Here are a few simple tricks that make a huge difference!

If you're really running late, just massage on some foundation with your fingertips. I pretty much only use my fingers on a regular basis (unless I'm working on others!); I just think it gives a nicer, well-blended finish. Just make sure your hands are clean! And if you need it, some under eye concealer.

Another quick trick to give your face some more definition is to highlight. You can use a light shadow or concealer. I just did my inner corners and under the brow for simplicity's sake, but it makes a huge difference.

Now if you have just a few more seconds to spare, add some mascara and lipgloss!

Three simple steps that make a world of difference!

Before: As you can tell by my hair, this must have been one of those days! haha :)


So simple... Very little effort, less than five minutes!

Hope this was helpful!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

I need your help!

Hey guys! I entered a makeup contest on Youtube.  Please help me out by watching, commenting, and subscribing! :)

Even if I don't win, it has inspired me to start making my own videos. So, let me know what you guys think!

Thanks so much for your help. You guys are the best! :)


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Saturday, February 12, 2011

More Valentine's Makeup!

This look is much more dramatic than the last. Perfect if you're going on a nice date with your honey!

I did a plum-colored smokey eye, and for the first option, a glossy nude lip.

Normally I would add some strip lashes to add to the drama, but I ran out, so I added just a few individual lashes. If you have somewhat long lashes naturally, the individual ones won't really add any length, but they do make your lashes look fuller, which is always a good thing!

Another option to make the look even more glamorous is add a bright lip. This one is my favorite! :)

This is a trick I learned from Kandee that makes your lips look super sultry. I lined my lips with a red liner ( I really like the Revlon Colorstay one) and filled them in a bit, then went over that with a hot pink lipstick. Super glamorous! :)

I hope you try out at least some version of this look. Even if you don't normally wear bright or bold colors, it's always nice to get dolled up every once in a while! ;)

I don't think I'll have time to upload another look before Monday, so I hope you all have a wonderful, love-filled Valentine's Day!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Day

This is my first Valentine's Day inspired look. I will post at least one more this weekend. This is a very natural and practical look, which is great if you don't usually wear bright colors. This year, Valentine's falls on a Monday (blegh!), so this is perfect to wear to work.

Before... Yikes! :)


I used a very light grey shadow on the lid and a light brown in the crease. I smudged brown liner on top and bottom and added some mascara. So simple! And what is Valentine's Day without bright pink lips?? :)