Makeup Minute


I got this new BB foundation and fell in love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The product is flawless on my skin, matches my tone to the perfection and dries in a smooth clay like finish.

the only downside.. the price is a little steep and they were very cheap with the amount of foundation. 

Now.. if someone wants to get me the Bobby Brown University palette for 250$, I would be forever grateful!

 Yes?? No??

No

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One of my biggest makeup pet peeves is probably a bad eyeliner line.  And how to properly apply eyeliner is probably one of the questions i get asked the most. 

 

Lining the eyes with liner, really makes them stand out.  

If necessary, curl your lashes for an eye-opening look, before you apply any makeup. 

– Prep the lids with a primer if you are going to used eyeshadow.

-Always use freshly sharpen pencil. 

-If you are going to used liquid eyeliner, only used it for the top lid and a pencil for the bottom one.

– For the top lid, always go from inner corner to out.

– For the bottom lid, always go from outer corner to in.

– Liner should start where the lashes begin and stop.

 

 

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 Here are 4 simple steps…

1. Gently pull the corner of the eye to smooth any ripples and to keep the skin extended.

2. At the inner most point of your eye, start drawing a straight line.

3. Stay as close as possible to the lash line and keep pulling on the skin gently, this makes the process much easier.

4. For a simple day look, keep the line thin and elegant. 

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5. For an evening or more dramatic look.  Use a thick eyeliner, apply a generous amount following the steps mentioned above and smug it a little for a sexy look like the one in the picture below.

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Connect the dots…

Another way to do it is by doting.  To get the eyeliner straight, put some small dots along the lid and simply joint them. 

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Easy enough!  Right…

 

** Eyeliner picture found on Google, but props to the owner who let me know it was originally from her site:

http://www.mywomenstuff.com/2008/03/12/tip-how-to-use-gel-eyeliner/

Thanks!!

Ok.. ya’ll already know I am obsessed with lips!!  And not to sound ungrateful, but Body Shop who????

I am  now faithfully dedicated to Victoria Secret’ Beauty Rush lip gloss..  Great color, scent and texture… Some even have some light glitters in it…  Lovely…

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I am sure ‘Vicky’ can use of all the good publicity possible after last week’s drama!!  So thumbs up for their Beauty Rush lip gloss..

 

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One of the request I get the most ( And remember, you can always email me for personal requests and questions at: prettybychoice@gmail.com)…  is probably the smokey eye.. black girls, white girls, asian girl.. a melting pot of culture who all want to join together for one common cause.. the smokey eye!! lol!!

I already did a post on a very simple way to get it done.. today.. lets tackle a version full of attitude.

 

 

The smokey eye usually is made with different shades of the same color palette.. Here we are going a little crazy with the color on the upper lid and a very thick eyeliner… 

Here we go:

– Follow the usual steps we always talk about..we want to work with cleaned moisturized skin!

– Use a flesh color to underline the area just under the eyebrow

– On the brow bone apply the color of your choice.. in this picture it is a dark grey-blue color

– Now, blend a dark, matte black on the lid just under the brow bone ( where we put the grey-blue)

– BLEND WELL at the crease

– Line the entire eye (upper and lower) with a nice thick line of eyeliner

-Finish with a coat of black mascara!!

 

there you go!!  Top all this with a sexy red lip and not one person will be able to resist you!!!

     Now, by my tone you would think I’m not for it.. right… Actually the idea is ingenious and innovative and it is not every day that there are groundbreaking changes in the makeup world.  The patterns and colors are interesting… HOWEVER, I have quite a few issues…

 

CONS

  1. They DO NOT fit every size eye…    
  2. Even the step by-step instructions are basic, there is some cleaning up & blending to do..
  3. Some of the patterns are quite… Corny to say the least…
  4. Quite expensive, about 20$ for a set of 5… For 20$ get a great Pupa eye shadow that will last you forever!!
  5. Does not work well with small, close set eyes or Asian eyes or basically.. any kind of eye shape that is not ‘typical’
  6. Sometime ends up looking thick and ‘cacky’
  7. No alternative of colors, you get what you get!

 

 

 

  

PROS

 

1.         Original and interesting patterns and colors

2.         Easy to use

3.         Mostly mineral cream based and hypo-allergic, therefore, good for the skin

4.         Most brands contain a setting powder for application

5.         Practical for those who are not very skillful in the ‘art’ of eye shadowing

 

 

 

Now… is this the end of ‘normal’ eye shadow???  I think not!  I personally love playing around with colors and textures, and this takes out half of the fun in makeup!   However it does provide a quick alternative to woman who do not have the time, patience or skills to actually create a look of their own… 
 
 

 

This inventive product is available with Avon and  ColorOn is available at  Sephora

 

 

I can’t lie, there are day where i truly feel like ihave watermelons growing under my eyeballs…  You feel tired, heavy and just not cute!

Worry no more!!! Benifit has this great little gel, the Action Eye Gel and it actually really works.  

Well I tried in on my bags, once,  and not only did it feel cool and fresh, it smelled good.  

The product truly seemed to firm, or  tighten the skin around my eyes!

Al you do to apply is tap on the desired area!  

                                                                                            

 

Between 26$-30$ it is a nice investment.

Don’t be scarred this great, practical little tool from Sephora lets you correct these mishaps!  It removes eyeliner,eyeshadow  or even mascara without destroying the rest of your hard work!!

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