Monday, April 30, 2012

Review: Lorac multiplex 3D eyeshadow palette

I bought this palette in January and I go to it whenever I'm in the mood for exaggerated shimmer or a metallic finish. Every eye shadow is soft and extremely pigmented. The staying power is also pretty good. It does wear off slightly, but that's after about 5-6 hours of wear. The palette itself is packaged and designed really cute. The big mirror is just a bonus.

Eye Shadows: 
Top row (left to right)

  •  This first eye shadow is white gold highlight color. 
  • The second color in this row is a metallic yellow gold, just gold. Like "BAM" gold. I have never found an eye shadow so amazing.
  • And the last color in this row is a reddish brown with a green duo chrome to it. A dupe for this would be club eye shadow by MAC.
Bottom row (left to right)

  • This is a silver. Just like the gold it comes off with a almost metal like shine.
  • This next color is a sapphire metallic blue. It is a deep shimmery blue.
  • And finally the color is a black with silver glitter. Unlike most black shimmery eye shadows the shimmer actually shows up on the eye.
The overall palette it amazing, all the colors are extremely pigmented and soft. It is definitely worth the money. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

How To: Change your part

So I recently, for the first time in my life, changed my part. It usually parts on the left side of my head and now its on the right. The reason was because I have a giant cowlick or section of hair that grows in the opposite direction of the rest on the back left of my head. I finally got sick of trying to deal with it and so the ordeal of changing my part began. So this is how I did it.

Materials needed:
Hair dryer
snap pins or bobby pins
hair spray or mousse
heat protector

Step One: If you have bangs make sure to accommodate them with the new part. I cut mine myself, but if you need a professional then go for that. Make sure to tell them exactly where you want your new hair parted and tell them to cut your hair accordingly. This step is optional, but sometimes when changing the part it also changes your style (layers, uneven on sides or crown) so keep that in mind.

Step Two: When hair is wet comb it to your new part. Spray with heat protector and add mousse (you can skip the mousse if you only have hairspray). Then blow dry hair so when dry it stays in the position of the new part. Blow dry any opposing hair to the opposite side.

Step Three: If you are leaving your hair down (recommended) spray hair with hair spray, especially where the hairs position is being changed.

Step Four: If you are going to sleep after you have done the previous steps pin the opposing hair down to make it stay in the position you want while you're sleeping.

Basic Concept: If the hair disagrees, spray it down and pin it until it agrees.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Natural eye make up for down turned eyes

So I am going to be writing about down turned eyes and how I balance my own out to where I like them to be. So I love my eye shape and never had problems with makeup because of them, but sometimes I feel like I look tired. This is a way to help lift your eyes while still looking natural.

Products you'll need:
Mascara (brown or black)
Angled eyeliner brush or flat eyeliner brush
Brown eyeliner (Black if you want a more dramatic look)
Brown eye shadow

Step One: First you'll need to line the upper inner rim of your eye (tight line). I used brown gel eyeliner but if your eyes are too sensitive you can use a pencil eyeliner. (I used maybelline eyestudio brown gel eyeliner)

Step Two: Then you'll want to line the outer half of your lid with the brown eye shadow. If you want to make it more defined you can apply a gel eyeliner in place of the eye shadow. (I used the brown eye shadow from the Smashbox Classified palette with the brush that came with it. You can also use the MAC 212 brush.)

Step Three: Apply two coats of mascara. To make your eyes even more lifted apply a third coat to only the outer half of the eye lashes.  (I used Sephora black mascara with Covergirl Lashblast in brown black)

Quick Tips:
  • If wearing eye shadow, make sure to apply it in an almost egg shape, smallest amount in the inner corner while gradually getting thicker as you go to the outer corner to almost create a smoked out winged look.

  • Winged eye liner will also lift your eyes, but in a little more noticeable way 
  • Basically the majority of the makeup will be in the outer corner in order to create a rounded or balanced eye shape.
Products I Recommend:

Forever 21's Love & Beauty Eyeshadow Palette: $3.80
This is a cheap and comparable alternative to the smashbox palette I used for the look.

E.L.F. Cream Eyeliner in Coffee: $3.00
This is a cheap alternative I've used. It does tend to dry out rather quickly, but it's definitely worth the price and more. 

Final look:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Gel Moisturizers: Intro

So I'm thinking about doing a series of reviews on different gel moisturizers. they would be about a month to two months apart just to give time to analyse. So basically my skin, as of now, reacts horribly to anything that is heavier than a gel, but my skin can still get extremely tight and dry. Moisturizer is a must for me, it's just trying to find one that doesn't break me out completely thats the problem. Right now I'm using MAC charged water mineral gel moisturizer, but it's a bit pricey for my budget. I'll do a list of some of the moisturizers I'm planning on reviewing soon. Sorry if this blog makes no sense whatsoever, it's 5:30 in the morning and I'm sick, but I've been sitting here researching moisturizers for the past half hour. Just thought I'd write about this and let people know, even though I'm pretty sure no one really reads these. But if you are reading this and you have the same problem. Let me know about moisturizers you've been looking at and tell me. I might do a review of them. =]
Thanks and hope everyone is doing well!