Sunday, December 30, 2012

"Severine" from Skyfall Inspired Makeup Look

Inspiration Photo
 It's no surprise that one of the first things I notice when watching a film is the makeup. I love getting ideas from movies and other makeup artists. I actually did this look awhile ago and I have finally have the time to post it! I saw the Skyfall trailer and I fell in love with Severine's makeup. (Side note, I have never seen any James Bond movie. Yes, life fail, I know.) She had daring bold eyes paired with a dark lip. Anyone that knows me, knows I love  dark, smokey eyes and vampy lips. I will add that the lip gloss used for this look was not my favorite. It feathered a bit and was not as opaque as I would have liked. When re-creating this look, I suggest using a dark plum lipstick instead of a gloss. Or if you use a gloss put a lip liner under the gloss so that the gloss is less likely to feather.

This look is perfect for a date, night on the town or the approaching New Years Eve. Despite the look being rather bold, it is quite simple and uses very little products. I will have the products listing below along with the technique I used on the eyes. As always, enjoy!

Lancome Tient Ultra 24 Hour Foundation in 110 Ivoire
Benefit Boi-ing Concealor in 001
Benefit Hello Flawless powder in Petal
MAC MSF in Petticoat
BareMinerals Bronzer in Skinny Dip

Urban Decay Primer Potion
The Balm Meet Matt(e) Palette in Matt Batali eyeshadow (on the lid and winged out in the outer corner and lined on the lower lashline and smoked out)
Anastasia She Wears it Well Palette in Almond eyeshadow (blended out into crease)
Too Faced Pencil eyeliner in Black (lined close to the upper lashline and smoked out/ also line this along the waterline)
Too Faced Better than False Lashes Mascara
Benefit Browzings in Light mixed with Matt Batali eyeshadow

BareMinerals Moxie lipgloss in Daredevil

Friday, December 28, 2012

My 'Everyday go to Makeup'

"What is your go to makeup routine?" is one of the most common questions I get asked. After years of trying this and that, I have finally found (for me) the perfect routine and colors for an every day, any event look. This makeup look is easy, quick and perfect for work, after work events, parties, etc. You can play up the neutral eyeshadows with a grey or dark purple for a more night time look. However, with the eyeliner, I think it works well for night too. I have pretty much found my holy grail of products with this look. Whenever I'm in doubt or if I'm running behind, this is the look I always do.

My current favorite eyeshadow is MAC's Jest. It's such a lovely pink champagne color with a hint of light purple in it. It's gorgeous and I use it in so many looks. As always, enjoy!

Laura Mercier Spackle Primer in Champagne
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation in 150 Buff
Benefit Boi-ing concealer in 001
Benefit Hello Flawless Powder in Petal
NARS Blush in Sin
MAC MSF in Perfect Topping

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Jest (all over lid and inner corner on lower lashline)
MAC Quarry (in crease)
Urban Decay Busted (lightly in outer-V and the outer part of the lower lashline)
Urban Decay Foxy (highlight)
Lancome Artliner in Noir (upper lashline)
Too Faced Pencil Liner in Black (waterline)
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
Benefit Browzings in Light

Tarte Lip Luster in Adored