Usually when I look at a magazine cover I think, mehh, she looks nice…BUT…these two covers are my all time favorite. I love how these celebrity girls are wearing everyday looks so flawlessly.
On the cover of Cosmopolitan is Mila Kunis wearing beautiful smoked out browns with a sultry cat eye. The rest of the look is a bronzy glow with highlights down her nose and underneath her eyes, and glossy lips. This look is just naturally sexy.
On the cover of Nylon is Elizabeth Olsen (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s sister). Lovely use of the liner-notice how her cat eye starts about a third away from the inner corner; adding a little translucent white in the tear duct makes her eyes look bigger and are at the center of your attention. Full and flirty lashes are always wearable. Barely there nude lip color and again, glowing skin. I’d wear this look to go shopping and then slip on my cocktail dress for a night out with the girls.
FYI: All the products used for Elizabeth’s look were from Covergirl 😉
This was my first e.l.f (eyes lips face) product. I came across the brand at Kmart and I truly couldn’t believe that all the products were well under $10 HUH??? Well, cheap price = cheap product right? I saw this beautiful purple liner and decided to be one of those customers that opens the packaging to try before she buys Sorry Kmart!
lucky them that I loved the color and how smooth it went on, even with the brush it came with but I used my own to apply. Usually the brushes some cosmetics come with are made of cheap material which won’t give you the best application despite how good the product is.
I rubbed it to see how smudge-proof it was and it didn’t budge. PERFECT! Not to mention the beautiful gradience it has AND it’s waterproof!
How much did it cost? $3 yup!… THREE DOLLARS! How awesome is that?!
I wore it to class on a day that I was in a huge rush with just mascara, a natural rose cheek and lipgloss. Purple eye makeup and brown eyes are a gorgeous match, by the way. Definitely want to try some other products by e.l.f. I’ve seen some of the blushes used by Samantha Schuerman on her YouTube channel -> http://www.youtube.com/user/samanthaschuerman (I love her pink hair!)
I saw lip glosses for $1, blushes for $5…if most all the products are this good, an on-a-budget girl can build a great base for her makeup collection.
Quad palettes are the best invention in the cosmetics industry! All the eyeshadows are harmoniously laid out and all you have to do is pop them on in the right order and TA-DAAA, you look like an instant pro.
This is my all-time favorite go-to palette for an evening look. This smokey combo goes with everything!
For about $6.99, this is a super steal!
Whether you’re learning how to do a smokey eye or a master at it, this is perfect for those unexpected evening events and you need to transform your look, quick! The colors in the picture look really vivid because of the lighting but are pretty much what you’re going to get to make a beautiful smokey eye.
This is what I do:
Eye primer is a MUST! It avoids creasing of the shadows and allows the shadows to last much longer.
Apply the lid color (a beautiful taupe-ish gray) with a shadow wand from the palette…
Use a fluffy brush (like a MAC 217) to apply the crease color. Use a windshield-wiping motion to spread the color and give it a smokey effect.
Use a stiff dome-shaped brush (like Smashbox #15) to apply the black shade (this one has little specs of glitter to add some sparkle) into the outer corners of your eye. The goal is to create a sideways ‘V’ shape. You can use this same brush to blend if the black is too harsh or grab the fluffy brush again.
Use the tip of the eyeshadow wand to line your eyes with this black shade too or use an angled brush or use your favorite eyeliner instead!
Last, highlight underneath your brows with this gorgeous shimmery silver using the tip of an eyeshadow wand. Add a little dot of this color in the inner corner of your eye to really bring in focus to your sultry eyes!
I get compliments every time I use this palette. It’s not overly pigmented but gives great color which is great because when I’m in a hurry I don’t have the patience or precision to sit their and overly work the color.