Thursday, January 27, 2011

Traditional Shimmery Smoky Eye Look

Hey Beauty's!

So because Smoky eyes are always in style, here is a post on traditional Brown Smokey Eyes. When creating a Smokey look make sure the colors you use compliment each other. 
Remember the key to perfect smoky eyes is proper blending, combining light base colors with darker ones. 

What You Need:

* Makeup Brushes

*Eye Primer (optional, keeps eyeshadow from melting in creases, helps the look stay in place.)

* Shadows: Light, Medium, Dark



To create this look I used Urban Decays Vegan Pallet! Love these colors very shimmery!  

Steps to create this look:

Prep lid: Apply Urban Decays Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Sin, over whole eyelid.

Apply light base color: Sweep light shimmery eyeshadow Half Baked over the lids to brow bone.

Blend in medium color: Sweep eyeshadow Smog starting from the inner corner of your eye and out (eyelids only)

Blend in Dark color: To create dimension before blending a dark brown, its good to blend a lighter brown first to the creases of your eyes ( I used Espresso from Mac) followed by eyeshadow Twice Baked (outward to inner, blend blend blend!)

Line the eyes: Taking the same brown shadow lining under the eyes for a more intense look. Next line your eyes w/ black liner top and bottom setting it with a brown eyeshadow.

Mascara: Finish w/ coats of  your favorite mascara (you want thick and dark lashes!)

... and Voila!

Have fun creating this exquisite Smokey look! 


Friday, January 21, 2011

Crown Brush Review*

Check out Crown Brush 15 Pc Pro Set w/ Designer Case.

 The brush set includes:

Chisel Powder • Chisel Blush • Angle Blush • Foundation
Angle Blender • Oval Shadow • Blending Fluff • Flat Liner
Concealer • Lash Fan • Brow/Lash Groomer • Angle Liner 
Oval Lip • Mini Smudger • Round Crease • Faux Reptile Case

Hey Every one!

Today I decided to post a review on some professional brushes!

For those starting in the industry there are important essentials we professionals need in our makeup kit. 

I got this entire Crown Brush set  that was highly recommended by Kandee Johnson, one of the best celebrity make up artist known on YouTube. She loves these brushes even more than MAC's! 

Because I trust Kandee's opinion I purchased them using her promo code! I adore promo codes! haha Unfortunantely it expired, but knowing Kandee she will probably surprise us w/ some more in the future. 

Now remember these are my very first set of brushes ever, and for using them for a month I feel  they do the job well!

I love the glossy red handles and soft texture to all the brushes. My favorite ones out of the bunch would have to be the Foundation Angle Blender, Lash Fan, Mini Smudger and Flat eyeliner.

When using my Foundation brush I don't get any wild visible streaks@! Love this brush! After applying my foundation I like to pat it over areas on my face leaving it look flawless!

For the lash fan its  perfect for contouring the nose and highlighting under the eyes! I get the results I want every time!

The Round Crease blends my  eyeshadow very nice! 

and last but not least the flat eyeliner is great for filling in and shaping brows! 

All in all, I am satisfied with the set of brushes and I am so proud to have them as part of my freelance makeup kit! 

I hope you enjoyed this post and please  feel free to share any brands you have enjoyed thus far!


Monday, January 17, 2011

My first Blog!

Hi everyone! 

I'm so excited to get started w/ beauty blogging! 

Here I will be sharing my experiences with beauty cosmetics and  most of all my business in makeup 
(business name.. "EveSelect!")

I fell in love w/ makeup around this time last year and as of today I am finally getting started  in becoming a freelance makeup artist! yay!! 

I am so focused and thrilled to do this I can't wait to apply  
professional makeup on beautiful faces to come! Wish me luck and I promise to keep everyone and myself posted on my latest inspiring works of beauty! 

Thank you!