Alice and Cheshire Cat Makeup

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These are photos straight from my instagram it isn’t a tutorial I just wanted to share with you guys πŸ™‚ I saw a youtube video for makeup like this by Lucyxx84 and I think her makeup is so beautiful and it inspired me to create this look. I have been wanting to do more cosplay/costume makeup for a while now and decided to practice with this today.

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I didn’t do the same colors as the Tim Burton Cheshire cat I wanted to stick with the colors of the animated Alice and I am very pleased with how it turned out. I have many different brands and types of makeup on but the main product I use when doing costume makeup is my NYX jumbo pencil in milk. I have very sensitive skin so I don’t want to use face paint so I love that the NYX pencil is so creamy so I can use it on my entire face as I’ve done in the past with my sugar skull makeup or as a base for my eye makeup. It’s also good to put on your lips on top of your lipstick to add dimension and just blend it out. For all of the lines I make I use a thin tipped liquid liner pen and go back over with pencil and black shadow. For my hair I just pin curled it and let it set while I did my makeup.

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Please let me know your thoughts on this look and if you would like to see more cosplay/costume makeup looks with in depth tutorials and if you would what are some characters you would like to see. I am always open to suggestions. πŸ™‚

Kelly

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V-day Makeup With Naked 3

I have not posted in forever! I am so sorry but I promise to post more! With Valentines day coming up this Friday I thought I would do a date night look using my naked 3 palette which is perfect for this occasion because of all of the beautiful blush tones.

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Jumping right into it I used Urban Decay primer potion in Eden all over my lids and a bit under my waterline. Then I used my Nyx jumbo pencil in milk. Not all over my lid but just where I’m going to apply my highlight in my inner corner and on my brow bone later.

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The colors don’t show well on camera but they’re more vibrant in person. I used the shade Limit from Naked 3 all over my lid and then used Nooner in my crease with a fluffy brush and blended out.

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Here right on top of Limit I packed on the shade Mugshot.

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Then I used Darkside on a pencil brush for more precise placement in the outer v of my eye and brought it down on the outer third.

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I picked up more of Darkside on a fluffy brush and put it into my crease and blended it out.

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Here I put Blackheart on top of Darkside just on the outer third and blended out. Then used the same shade under my lower lash line. After that I sprayed my brush with mac fix plus and applied Dust to the center of my lid. I highlighted my brow bone with the shade strange and for the inner corner I used Venus from the Naked Basics palette.

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Then to finish up I just lined my lower waterline a third of the way with a black pencil from Bareminerals and lined my upper lash line with Maybelline line stiletto making a cateye because I can’t be without it and used Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real mascara πŸ™‚

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For my cheeks I used Bareminerals blush in Exhilarate and highlighted with Benefit Cosmetics High Beam. For my lips I first lined them with a pencil from Maybelline in Rose and then used a satin lipstick by Mac Cosmetics in the shade Faux. Right on top of that I used the lightest gloss from Em Cosmetics shade play lip palette in Mix it up Roses.

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines day! Have any of you tried the Naked 3 palette? If so let me know what you think! Also I know I haven’t done a geeky post in awhile but I’ve been meaning to review all the manga I’ve been reading lately so I will hopefully get that on here later this week πŸ™‚ -Kelly

Sweet Fall Makeup

I’ve been meaning to do a fall makeup look and I feel like fall is just zooming past and we’re already almost into winter soon but I think this look could work for both πŸ™‚

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I started out just priming my eyes and then taking the shade faint from my naked basics palette applying heaver on the outer corner then lighter as I go in to gradually fade it out so that I can highlight the inner corner. Then took the shade naked 2 from the same palette and took a fluffy brush and applied it to my crease it doesn’t have to be precise it just contours really nice.

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Then I took my nyx jumbo pencil in milk and applied it to my inner corner blending it into the brown on the inner third of my eye and slightly under my lower lash line then topped it with loreal infallible iced latte. To highlight my brow bone I used a different shade because I didn’t want it to be too shimmery so I used venus from the naked basics.

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Here I took crave from the naked basics and patted it on my outer corner. Packing at first then blending out with a fluffy brush then took a pencil brush and took faint and crave under my lower lash line. Blending the two together and fading them down but not too far you don’t want to look like you have dark circles it just makes your lower lashes look fuller.

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Next take any liquid liner and line your upper lash line extending slightly in the inner corner and gradually making the line thicker towards the outer corner. Then with a very light hand take it under your lower lash line two thirds of the way and going past your lid to create the wing and just fill in any gaps. After that I took loreal infallible eyeshadow in the shade amber rush on a pencil brush and applied it under my lower lashes.

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Then I just finished off with some falsies and mascara. These are super cheap ones I think kiss is the brand but you can just use mascara if you like.

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On my lips I used a nude lipstick from jcat andΒ  number 4 from the em shade play palette in mix it up roses and on my cheeks I used an em blush sample I had gotten from an ipsy bag I had received it’s from the natural talent section of the life palette. I hope you found this helpful! Always feel free to ask questions πŸ™‚ -Kelly

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Mermaid Costume Makeup

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Just squeezing in one more halloween makeup tutorial before tomorrow. I’ve already done a mermaid makeup look but I wanted to amp it up a bit and use brighter colors I hope you like it πŸ™‚

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First I started out just doing my regular foundation and contouring routine. Normally with darker eyeshadow shades I do this after but I did it first so that I could make my scales.

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I know this looks crazy but If you put fish net stockings over your head and brush on the eyeshadow shades of your choice it makes a very neat fish (mermaid) scale effect. I used a combination of atlantica, fins, blue lagoon and flotsam from my ariel storylook palette from sephora. Any variations of greens and blues will do. You could switch out those colors with pinks and purples or any that you like. I also added some rhinestones using eyelash glue to apply.

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For my eyebrows I filled them in like I would with any brow pencil but used urban decay 24/7 glide on pencil in flipside and all over my lid I used loreal infallible eyeshadow in the shade endless sea.

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Here I used gel eyeliner and got my brush a little wet to make it more opaque and made the outer v and filled in down to my lid then pressed flotsam right on top.

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After that I took the pencil I used on my eyebrows and smudged it under my lower water line. Then I took foxy from my naked basics palette on my brow bone and used loreal infallible shadow in iced latte on my inner corner.

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Last steps I used my nyx wonder pencil in light on my lower water line to open my eyes and used maybelline line stiletto liquid liner on top. Then used pink maybelline great lash mascara. I didn’t get a picture till afterwards but I added a gold glitter liner from hard candy in dream girl on my inner corner and under the inner third of my lower lash line. I also dotted it around the fish scales. This look was so easy to do after I was done with the makeup I put blue hair color on my hair by splat it easily washes out. I also switched my lipstick between mac saint germaine and maybelline perfectly plum. Thank you so much for taking the time out to look at my post and I hope that you found it helpful πŸ™‚ -Kelly

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Lorde Royals Eye Makeup

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I have been obsessed with Royals by Lorde since I first heard it come on the radio and late one night my boyfriend was flipping through the channels on the tv and the video for the song was on. I hadn’t seen the video before and I was immediately drawn to her eye makeup so I decided to do my own rendition I hope you find this helpful if you are looking for a similar look πŸ™‚

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First I recommend doing all of your face makeup afterwards because it will be difficult to clean up the darker eyeshadow shades. All I’ve done here is primed my eyes with my mac paint pot in painterly and used walk of shame from my naked basics palette all over my lid.

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On top of that I put Loreal infallible in iced latte.

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In the outer corner going in about a third of the way using a stiff brush i patted maybelline color tattoo in pomegranate punk.

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Then using maybelline line stiletto liquid liner make the line as thin as you can extending just slightly past your tear duct (it elongates your eyes).

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Now Ive switched to maybelline gel liner using a thin brush make a flick upward as though you were going to make an extreme cat eye stopping about where the peak of crease is. Then drag the line to the center across.

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Here I’ve just taken a pencil brush and sprayed it with mac fix plus and smudged the gel liner.

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There areΒ  several steps here. On top of pomegranate punk I took South from my urban decay Glinda palette and just patted it on top any taupe shade will do. Then I took Crave from my naked basics palette and went back over where the gel liner was smudged while defining the point while I did this. I also sprayed my brush with the fix plus while using Crave. Then I put it under my lower lash line.

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You can cut your crease a bit more if you like as I’ve done or you can leave it in the center. I just put a bit more of iced latte in the center of my lid and put Venus from the naked basics palette on my inner corner and I put Foxy from the same palette on my brow bone. Then just add your favorite mascara I’m using a combination of benefit bad gal lash and maybelline big eyes.

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And you’re done πŸ™‚

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For my lips I used a combination of revlon nude attitude and mac saint germaine with a little bit of gloss. My blush is laura geller in pink buttercream and my highlight is benefit high beam. If anything is confusing don’t hesitate to ask questions. Thank you for reading and if you try out this look I would love to see it or let me know how it worked for you πŸ™‚ -Kelly

 

 

Make-Up Favorites

For today’s post I wanted to put together all of my favorite products. Britney and I usually do eye makeup tutorials but don’t really show what we use on a daily basis. I work full time in an office and I have to look appropriate and I’m not a morning person at all so I like an easy routine for my daily work makeup so everything I’m showing you is work friendly and really great products I highly recommend.

1.L’oreal Magic Beautifier BB Cream in Light

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This is my favorite BB cream and since I have fair skin I use the light. I’ve tried other BB creams like the Stila HD beauty balm and one by smashbox but I wasn’t very impressed and was irritated because they were very expensive. This one goes on white and as you rub it in to your skin it changes to skin tone. I use this everyday I have combination oily/dry skin and on my dry spots this is great for flaky skin it feels as though it’s also exfoliating when you put it on. The only complaint I have is that it comes in such a small tube but it’s very good for the price.

2.Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow in Petal

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I love this foundation! I was using Mac face and body I can’t remember the shade of it but I need something with a little more coverage and this is perfect. It goes on so smooth and stays put all day long. I usually have shine peek through half way through the day had much less after using this foundation. I’m not saying that will happen for everyone but it works very well for me. It is pricy but I feel worth it. Overall very good quality.

3.Mac Creamblend Blush in So Sweet So Easy

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If you’re looking for that perfect dolly pink blush this is it. Most blush that I have tried either has too much of a red tone or it’s too baby pink that it doesn’t show up very well but this is wonderful on my skin.

4.Mac Studio Finish Concealer in NW20

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My go to concealer everyday it has really great coverage.

5.Hard Candy Lite Bright Whipped Brightening Concealer in Medium

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This is perfect for dark circles under eyes and just brightening up your face for a fresh faced look.

6.Benefit High Beam

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Best illuminating highlighter I’ve tried. For a while I didn’t like liquid highlighters because I felt it smudged my makeup underneath when applying it but this doesn’t. It goes on perfectly a creates a beautiful glow.

7.Benefit Hoola Bronzer

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I use this for contouring my face I like that it’s matte so you don’t have added shimmer where you don’t want it. It’s very universal and works well with my fair skin.

8.Elf Brow Kit in Medium

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I use this kit everyday it’s lasted me a long time and is a very good product and is so cheap. It comes with a good little brush I mainly just use the gel when I’m in a hurry but the powder is very nice too.

9.Nyx Wonder Pencil

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If you’ve seen any of my tutorials you know I use this on my lower water line. It looks more natural as opposed to using a white eyeliner. It makes your eyes look wide and bright and you look well rested.

10.Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

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This is so great for work because it looks so natural. I had been looking for good matte eyeshadows and was so happy when Urban Decay came out with this palette. You can create so many looks with it like a bright eyed day look to a night smokey eye.

11.Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in Blackest Black

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My first experience with gel liner. I used to only use liquid but I always have a cat eye and have heard that gel is the best for it. I didn’t care for the brush it came with it’s a little too big to create thin lines but the gel is very good and perfect color black.

12.Maybelline Falsies Mascara

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I love how long and full my lashes look with this mascara and it’s fairly cheap. My only complaint is that it dries out rather quickly.

13.Mac Lipstick in Peach Blossom

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Last is lipstick. This wasn’t the shade I was expecting I had bought it online but I really love it. The feel of it is nice and the color is a pretty nude rose color.

Well those are my favorite products at the moment thank you as always for reading πŸ™‚

 

Kelly