Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The 411: Eyeshadow Bases

So What Is An Eyeshadow Base anyway? An eyeshadow base is a cream substance or shadow that is put on under your eyeshadow. The eyeshadow base is meant to make the colors more vibrant and noticeable. There are many different eye shadow base colors to choose from. My favorite is a neutral or skin tone color. A good eyeshadow base is a good idea to invest in. If at the time you are not ready to invest in a good eyeshadow base, here's a recipe to create your own. Below: Youtube-missglamorazzi

Other Good Eyeshadow Bases

Urban Decay Primer Potion- 18.00$
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly- 16.50$
NYX Eyeshadow Base- 6.00$

Monday, April 25, 2011

Review:e.l.f. The Beauty Encyclopedia Neutral Eye Edition Palette

If you are un-aware with the e.l.f. palettes, they come with one eye liner and twelve eye shadow shades. I actually got this product for Christmas. I cannot explain how much I really like this palette. If you like neutral shadows, you need to buy this palette. These eyeshadows are not very pigmented however. A More Vivid Description: You open your "book", on the left is a step-by-step instructions guide. On the right you have a small mirror followed by twelve eye shadows. Below that you have a tiny brown eyeliner and a dual ended eyeshadow applicator. I also suggest this for people who are just starting off with makeup.

Price:
Palette- 5.00$

Sunday, April 24, 2011

My Foundation Routine

Recently, I have been obsessed with finding the right face products for myself. I have finally found the perfect mix of products that suit my skin type. Please note: All of these products are good for people with a Normal/Dry skin type like mine. Some products may not work for people with other skin types. Please feel free to try different products aside or instead of my routine.

1.) Wash my face and remove any makeup. I use St. Ives Apricot Face Wash and Clinique "Take the Day Off" makeup remover for lashes,lids, and lips.

2.) Prime my face with MAC Prep and Prime Skin.

3.) Apply MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer. ( I'm shade NW15)

4.) Apply MAC Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 in the color light.

5.) Set makeup with Almay Clear Complexion Powder in light.


Prices of all products mentioned:
St. Ives Apricot Face Wash- 3.29$
Clinique Makeup Remover- 18.00$
MAC Prep and Prime Skin- 26.50$
MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer- 16.50$
MAC Studio Moisture Tint- 29.50$
Almay Clear Complexion Powder-  10.79$

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Currently In Love With: OPI Nail Polishes

As Spring rolls around the corner, nail polish shades have become a very important component of my daily beauty routine. OPI happens to be one of my favorite nail polish brands. Their vibrant colors really suit any person with any personality. Here are just a few of my favorite spring shades:

Cajun Shrimp (Bright Red)
Feelin' Hot Hot Hot (Baby Pink)
Austin-Tatious Turquoise ( Blue with Purple Reflects)
Houston We Have A Purple ( Deep Purple)

I would definitely recommend picking up some of these shades for spring.