Saturday, June 10, 2017

300th Post: Special Dedication to Annetta (@netterhead) 90's Full On Drama Look 9/11/16

Hi everyone!  This post is a very special one.  It is my 300th blog post! Yay!!!  I have been blogging since April 2013 and for those of you who have been following me since the very beginning, I am so very grateful.  Thank you for sharing this journey with me and celebrating the love of makeup and beauty.  I have so many exciting things planned for the future so make sure you are following me so you don't miss out on any of the hot products and new looks to come.

I am a strong believer that there are reasons people come into your life.  Some will shine their own light on you so brightly that you can feel the heat.  That heat will, in turn, warm your heart and strengthen your spirit.  With this post, I am going to introduce you to a very special woman that has done this for me.  Her name is Annetta, and you can find her on Instagram with the handle @netterhead.  She is the sweetest, most genuine lady.  She has a sincere love of makeup (especially Anastasia Beverly Hills, which is one of my absolute favorite brands) and a passion for life.  Her smile lights up every picture and her striking blue eyes pierce my soul.  I absolutely adore her!  She is incredible: smart, passionate, and beautiful inside and out.  She has a gift with words and a shining spirit.  One chat with her and you will fall in love with her just as I have.  I am honored to call her my friend and very excited to dedicate 90's themed look to her.  Please go check out her Instagram page, give her a follow and show her love.

I am proud to present these photos to celebrate the theme.  The 90's was a time for a lot of brown shades, lots of tone on tone color.  Shades that would not only add shape to your face, but that would draw you in were very common during this time.  If you would like to know what I used to create this mostly matte look, keep reading.

NARS Cosmetics Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base - eye brows
Anastasia Beverly Hills Medium Brown DipBrow Pomade topped with same brand Ebony Brow Powder Duo (lighter shade) - eye brows
Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb topped with same brand GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer - face
Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Eye Cream - eyes
Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion topped with Laura Mercier Flax Eye Basics - eyes
Make Up For Ever M510 Artist Shadow - under brows
Make Up For Ever M650 Artist Shadow - crease, brow bone
Make Up For Ever M664 Artist Shadow - crease brow bone
Make Up For Ever M626 Artist Shadow - eye lid
Make Up For Ever M620 Artist Shadow - eyelid, focused near lash line and blended upward
Make Up For Ever M656 Artist Shadow - crease
Lower lash line - above shadows from darkest to lightest applied in reverse order, adding dark and light shades to achieve the desired smokiness
Hourglass Film Noir Onyx Full Spectrum Mascara - lashes (really like this mascara, it does a good job of elongating the lashes with a decent amount of volume)

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Marc Jacobs Invisible Undercover Perfecting Coconut Face Primer - face
Marc Jacobs 46 Golden Deep Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate - face
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer - under eyes, nose crease
Damp Beauty Blender to go over entire face
NARS Cosmetics Altai Matte Multiple - hollows of cheeks, forehead and jawline
Guerlain Les Voilettes Translucent Loose Powder Mattifying Veil in 3 Medium - face applied with damp Beauty Blender
Anastasia Beverly Hills Java - forehead, hollows of cheeks
Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn - jawline
Tarte Cosmetics Feisty Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush - cheeks
Make Up For Ever M530 - tear duct area for highlight
MAC Cosmetics Riri Woo Pro Longwear Lip Pencil - natural lip line
Bite Beauty VIB Rouge Matte Creme Lipstick - lips
Guerlain Météorites Perles D'Etoile Light Revealing Pearls of Powder - high points of cheeks
Velour Lashes in Got It From My Momma applied using Duo Brush-On Adhesive With Vitamins - upper lash line
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel - eye brows
Make Up For Ever M620 Artist Shadow - over lash band
Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray - spritzed all over face

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Not Quite A Unicorn Look 6/2/16

Hi everyone! I'm back with a bang. It has been so long since I've posted. I have really missed writing my thoughts on here. I do hope you are following my Instagram page, @justblenditout, because I am super active there. In truth, I receive so much more interaction there over other platforms. I feel very encouraged and inspired. There is so much talent. It's humbling to be reminded that there is so much I have to learn and skills that need to be improved upon.

I started this blog to motivate myself to go outside the box, to vary my combinations, and to grow as an artist. Today's look is one that does that. I used mostly matte products and really focused on blending. Matte shades need more finess, more attention, than shimmers. So basically, apply, blend, apply, blend, until you reach the desired effect/opacity. Today's colorful look features two limited edition Kat Von D eye shadow palettes: Pastel Goth and Mi Vida Loca 2. (Please ignore my hair, as I had just gotten out of work and didn't do anything to it.) Check out what else was used to create the complete look.

First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy A.M. Gel Cream - eyes
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer mixed with Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil - face
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in shade Dark Brown - eye brows
Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eye Shadow Primer Potion topped with Kat Von D High Voltage Primer in shade Skin - eyes
Kat Von D Gloom eye shadow - inner eye lid and lower lash line
Kat Von D Doom eye shadow - middle eye lid and lower lash line
Kat Von D Dark Wave eye shadow - outer eye lid and lower lash line
Kat Von D Black Metal eye shadow- outer eye lid
Kat Von D Noble and Strutter eye shadows - brow bone
Kat Von D Moulder eye shadow - under brow
Kat Von D Meow and Dope eye shadows - inner eye, above crease, lower lash line outer eye area blended into deepest shade of blue
Kat Von D Thunderstruck eye shadow - tear duct area
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lucky Clover from the Moonchild Glow Kit - tear duct area
Urban Decay Deep End 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - waterline
Tarte Paintist Mascara - lashes

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Make Up For Ever Mattifying Primer - patted on face
Marc Jacobs 46 Golden Deep Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation - face
Guerlain 03 Medium Warm Multi-Perfecting Concealer - under eyes
Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation in shade Medium Warm - face
Guerlain Terracotta Terra India Shimmering Bronzing Powder - above hollows of cheeks, just below cheek bones, jawline
MAC Cosmetics Ripe for Love (satin) Powder Blush - just a bit behind the apples of cheeks
NARS Waimea Velvet Lip Liner - natural lip line
Buxom Centerfold Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick - lips
Kat Von D Lock It Makeup Setting Mist - spritzed all over face

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Day to Night Fall-Inspired Look 9/4/16

Hi guys!  Fall is almost here and I have been really rocking warm tones prematurely (before the end of summer).  Sometimes, I cling to summer and bold and bright colors like a bird clings to a tree branch on a windy day.  Today just wasn't one of those days.  That doesn't mean I will stop posting bright and bold until next year, let's not get crazy.  However, I do really enjoy warm, earth tones and spicy, vampy lip shades. I was asked to create a simple day look and then add to it to turn it into a night look.  This is what I came up with.  I've never posted anything like this before and I hope you guys enjoy the post.

To create the ultra-simple day look:
NARS Cosmetics Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base - eye brows
Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Power Eye Cream - eyes
Dermalogica UltraCalming Serum Concentrate - face
Clinique Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer - face
Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion - eyes
Anastasia Beverly Hills Medium Brown DipBrow Pomade - eye brows
Laura Mercier Flax Eye Basics - eyes
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows:
M534 - under brows
M650 - brow bone, crease area for blending
I702 - inner 1/2 eyelid
M704 - outer corner
M656 - outer corner, lower lash line
M626 - outer 1/2 lower lash line
D712 - inner 1/2 eyelid (for added sparkle)
Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Tinted Primer - lashes
Guerlain L'or Radiance Concentrate With Pure Gold - face
Dior Diorskin Nude Air Nude Healthy Glow Ultra-Fluid Serum Foundation With Sunscreen in shade 021 - face
MAC Cosmetics Whirl Lip Pencil - natural lip line
NARS Cosmetics Coup De Coeur lip gloss - lips

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To morph this from day to night:
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows:
M626 mixed with M620 - outer eyelid corner
M620 - outer 1/2 lower lash line
D716 - tear duct area to highlight
Sephora High Precision Eyeliner in Black - upper lash line, wing shape
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Super-Curling & Lifting Mascara - lashes
Chanel Vitalumiere Moisture Rich Radiance Sunscreen Fluid Makeup 50 Naturel - hollows of cheeks, forehead and jawline
Marc Jacobs 4 Glow Re(marc)able Full Cover Concealer - under eyes, nose crease
Laura Geller Medium Balance -N- Brighten Foundation - face
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit: Banana - under eyes, Havana - hollows of cheeks and forehead, Fawn - jawline to contour
Becca Cosmetics Wild Honey Mineral Blush - cheeks
Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator - tops of cheek bones
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel - eye brows
MAC Cosmetics Whirl Lip Pencil - natural lip line
Marc Jacobs 146 Cabaret Lovemarc Lip Gel - lips
Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray - spritzed on face

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Crisis Averted Look 8/10/16

Happy hump day guys! This look... Oh you know, just a simple everyday look... I tried out a bunch of products with this look. One is a holiday palette that I may have used once since I bought it. I did use the palette for the majority of the color in this look. I had a bit of trouble with one of the shades I used. When I say a bit, I mean fading and creasing, which is just not going to work for me. When I thought I was done, I started taking pictures and that's when I saw the color I had initially chosen, Ooh la Orchid, (which was problematic upon application so it didn't surprise me that it just didn't work on it's own) had not performed the way it should. So instinctively, I reached for my trusty MAC eye shadow, but that didn't do the trick, not even a little. Then I opted for my tried and true, the highly-pigmented, one-of-a-kind Make Up For Ever No. 92. The heavens opened up and the dark cloud disappeared. This sealed the deal and really completed the look, making it one of my favorite combinations to date. The Coquet shade is actually really beautiful on it's own, but when I foiled it, whoa it was on a whole other level. For a moment, I was really worried that all my work had gone to the dogs, but Make Up For Ever saved the day. I so wish they would bring back this shade-- totally not over it.

Also, this was my first time trying out a liquid lipstick. This one didn't set and stayed soft throughout wear. I wasn't 100% crazy about the shade on its own, but with that little touch of purple, it really absorbed the color and turned into a really beautiful shade. I did see some settling in my lip lines and it did make me self-conscious enough to have to keep pressing my lips together to ensure the product stayed smooth. Eventually, I did get tired of doing that and I wiped it off.


NARS Cosmetics Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base - eye brows
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dark Brown Brow Wiz - eye brows
Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Eye Cream - eyes
Urban Decay Cosmetics Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion - eyes
Lancome Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Lifting and Firming Moisturizer - face
Too Faced Cosmetics A Few of my Favorite Things:
Cream Colored Ponies eye shadow - under the brow
Chocolate Milk eye shadow - crease for blending
Ooh la Orchid - on the inner and outer eyelid
Coquet eye shadow applied using MAC Cosmetics Fix + to foil the shade - on the middle eyelid
Honey Honey eye shadow - lower lash line
Dark Chocolate eye shadow - the tiniest bit directly on the lower lash line, blended out
MAC Cosmetics Purple Haze eye shadow - inner and outer eye lid
Make Up For Ever No. 92 Powder Blush - inner and outer eye lid
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes 11L - waterline
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara - lashes (mine is already low and didn't perform as it typically does, but still works)

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MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Skin - face
Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB in 3 Natural - face
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Dual-Use Powder Compact in shade 5.5 - face
Too Faced Cosmetics Chocolate Soleil bronzer - cheeks, forehead
Too Faced Cosmetics Melt into Spring - cheeks
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sweets Glow Kit shade Sassy Grape - tops of cheek bones, very blended out
Anastasia Beverly Hills Moon Child Glow Kit shade Purple Horseshoe topped with Pink Heart - tear duct for highlight
Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn - to contour nose, very blended out
Guerlain Météorites Light Revealing Pearls of Powder Perles D'Étoile - finishing powder
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel - eye brows
MAC Cosmetics Whirl Lip Pencil - natural lip line
BareMinerals Swag Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor topped with just a smidgen of Anastasia Beverly Hills Grape Jelly Lip Gloss - lips

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Max Factor is Back! -- Double Wing Look 8/7/16

Hello again! I am excited to announce that Max Factor has returned to the United States for a limited time. Working with legendary Pat McGrath, they have created a new limited edition collection. I am extremely pleased and honored to have to been selected to present the collection to you all. Max Factor was one of my favorite brands when I was first starting with makeup. (They had this product called the 3000 Calorie Mascara and it was my favorite. Once I couldn't buy it anymore, I was truly bummed.) As part of this collection, I was sent the Masterpiecemax High Volume & Intensity Mascara, Masterpiece High Precision Liquid Eyeliner, and Simply Nude and Maroon Dust Colour Elixir Lipticks. This collection is available at Amazon, drugstore.com, Walgreens online and in-store, Target, Wal-Mart and CVS Pharmacy. For today's look, I incorporated all the products, along with items I already had in my collection. Plus, I tried out new things, as well. Below you will find photos of the all new items and pictures of the look, too. I hope you guys like the look I created. I did create an entirely different eye look that I have never tried before.

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NARS Cosmetics Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base - eye brows
Dermalogica UltraCalming Serum Concentrate - face
Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Eye Cream - eyes
Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion - eyes
Laura Mercier Tawny Eye Basics - eyes
Anastasia Beverly Hills Medium Brown DipBrow Pomade topped with Anastasia Beverly Hills Ebony Brow Powder Duo (lighter shade) - eye brows
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette:
Tempera eye shadow - under brow
Burnt Orange eye shadow topped with Raw Sienna eye shadow - crease
Red Ochre eye shadow - eye lid
Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Mark eye shadow - outer corner, lower lash line
Urban Decay Solstice eyeshadow applied using Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Water - middle eye lid
MAC Cosmetics Parrot eye shadow (frost) - lower lash line
Urban Decay Lounge eyeshadow applied using Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Water - lower lash line
NARS Cosmetics Via Veneto Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner - waterline
Max Factor X Masterpiece High Precision Liquid Eyeliner in 01 Velvet Black - upper lash line in wing shape, with added wing for double wing effect (The applicator for this liner is not the type I have mastered. I ended up applying it to a brush to create the design. It has a shiny rich black finish.)
Max Factor X MasterpieceMax High Volume + Definition Mascara - lashes (Love this mascara: it does exactly what I remember the 3000 Calorie one doing, has the versatility to create very natural looking lashes and layered, like today's look, creates fuller more intense lashes.)

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Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer - face
Dior Diorskin Nude Air Nude Healthy Glow Ulta-Fluid Serum Foundation with Sunscreen in shade 021 - face
Marc Jacobs 4 Glow Re(marc)able Full Cover Concealer - under eyes, nose crease
NARS Cosmetics Altai Matte Multiple - hollows of cheeks, forehead and jawline
NARS Cosmetics Eden Soft Velvet Loose Powder - face
Marc Jacobs 102 Tantric O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan Bronzer - hollows of cheeks, forehead, jawline
Becca Cosmetics Flowerchild Mineral Blush - cheeks
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit in shade Summer - tops of cheek bones; Bronzed - lightly on forehead
Anastasia Beverly Hills Moon Child Glow Kit shade Lucky Clover - tearduct area for highlight
MAC Cosmetics Whirl Lip Pencil - natural lip line
Max Factor Maroon Dust lipstick - lips
Max Factor Simply Nude lipstick - middle of the lips for subtle ombré effect (I did notice some settling in the middle of my bottom lip, but I'm completely in love with the colors. They're both gorgeous!)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel - eye brows
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray - face

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