Hello readers - I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I did a quick video to share a look that I've been wearing recently on weekends. In this vid I am using a Stila smokey eye palette that was just $14 from Hautelook (thanks Christine for your coupon : D) and my fave new falsies gifted by DSK Steph. I loved the makeup in Jen of Frmheadtotoe's bra-fitting video, and felt inspired to do a version for myself.
Before and After:
After watching this vid I didn't even want to share it on here, lol. I need lots more practice (uneven shadow, liner, lash glue smeared all over lids...awesome) but thankfully YouTubers provide a wealth of tutorials. My other favorites to watch are Stephielaclac and MszJackieChu - more beautiful girls who have very helpful tutorials.
I encourage anyone who is venturing into eyeshadow to try out taupe, brown, and gray tones. I always thought eyeshadow was "too much" for work, but these shades are subtle and wearable (as seen in my last lookbook post).
Products used, in order of application:
1. Mac select cover-up in NC 40
3. Rock & Republic Blush in Kinky
5. Stila Smokey Eye Palette (from Hautelook)
6. Shisem falsies gifted by the lovely DSK Steph
7. e.l.f. Essentials Lipstick in Classy
I picked up three of these $1 e.l.f. Essentials Lipsticks and actually liked them. They glide on smoothly (almost waxy, but moisturizing) and are very pigmented. They smell nice and fruity too. My only complaint is the packaging...they don't twist all the way down so you have to be extra careful when putting on the lid.
Swatches: 1. Seductive, 2. Gipsy (berry pink), 3. Classy (medium pink with bluish undertones)