Monday, April 30, 2012

Makeup pictorial- Rusty Gold

So, I thought I'd try something new and do a makeup pictorial for you guys! Its my first time doing anything like this, so bare with me if its a little cray cray (that's crazy for those who dont speak ghetto).

This look is a little dramatic, but in my opinion extremely wearable. The biggest thing to remember is it will look a little off until its complete. The finishing touches (liner and mascara) make a huge difference.

Anyways, lets get this show on the road!

First and foremost, apply primer to your eye lid up to the brow bone.

Apply a rusty, red color all over the lid with a paddle brush. Blend it out softly into the crease.

Use a deep purple in the crease, and blend out into a wing shape with a small paddle brush. Its important to blend this carefully and keep working with it until your happy. You also might want to use a makeup wipe to clean up the lower edge for a crisp line.

Use a small paddle brush to apply a shimmery rose gold color above the purple up to the brow bone. Blend down and around the inner corner of the eye (in a "C" shape) as well.

Apply a shimmery champagne highlight color with a medium paddle brush on the inner corner (near the tear duct) and just at the highest point of the brow arch. (Sorry this picture is so fuzzy!)

Use a gel or powder liner to create a long wing. I used a black eyeshadow on an angled liner brush.

Use a black eye liner in the lower water line, and smudge down onto the lower lashes. Apply the deep purple on top of the black liner and blend.

Curl your lashes and apply several coats of mascara.


I completed the look by applying bronzer as a contour under my cheek bones, along my temples and just under my lower lip.

I used a soft rose blush on my cheek bones and blended it softly into the hair line. I then applied a powder highlighter onto the tops of the cheek bones, my cupids bow and down the bridge of the nose.

On my lips, I kept it soft and neutral with a nude gloss.

List of products used:

Two Faced Shadow Insurance
Pur Beauty by Numbers palette # 9, 10 and 16 (gold, rust and purple)
Wet N Wild Vanity palette (champagne highlight)
Color Theory baked shadow in Black
Generic black eyeliner
Avon Super Shock Max mascara in Black

Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze
Wet N Wild Color Icon blush in Mellow Wine
Physicians Formula Pearl Highlighter

NYX Lipgloss in Sugar Pie

Monday, April 2, 2012

In-between hair styles and update

Its been a little under two months since I started officially locking down and growing out my hair. Ive definitely obtained some good length, but I'm in that "MY HAIR LOOKS DISGUSTING NO MATTER WHAT I DO!" phase. This is the hardest phase to get through, because its so tempting jut to go get a hair cut for instant relief. But, I cant. I must stay strong!
Here is the process I've made in the last 8 weeks.

As you can see, I decided to dye my hair a dark brown. My natural hair color is dirty dish water blonde, and I regularly bleached it to obtain the pearl blonde color I had before. Bleaching was causing breakage, so I decided getting into a darker color range would be much healthier for my hair as I grow it out. The color is a little darker then I had originally planned, but its washed out a lot since it was first dyed.
Some days it feels like my hair has grown a lot, and other days it feels like it hasnt grown a bit. I think a lot of it depends on how I style it. As you can see, I've gained a fair amount of growth, but I have a long way to go.
In order to keep myself going on the grow out path, I find myself looking through chin length pictures a lot. Inspiration can be essential in keeping yourself chugging ahead instead of digressing back into pixie territory. Here are some of my favorites;