Grunge Makeup Tutorial

grunge makeup 2011Grunge is back, and I’m loving it! That tough girl that doesn’t give a f*** about looking pretty for boys can finally break out of her cage for this fall’s hottest trend. To create a grunge look, use matte or demi-matte finish products. Think of shimmer and glitter to be the anti-grunge makeup. The only “dew” on your skin should be sweat from partying too hard! In my Grunge Makeup Tutorial video, I’ll show you how to create scary beautiful eye makeup featuring some of my favorite dark colors.

List of products:

EYES:
MAC Paint Pot – Soft Ochre MAC Eye shadow quad – Evil Eye
MAC Eye Khol – Smolder
MAC Opulash mascara – Optimum Black

FACE: Lancome Tent Idol Freshwear foundation
Benefit Erase Paste concealer
MAC Studio Careblend Powder
Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder – Black Honey
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural – Give Me Sun
LIPS:
Lancome lip liner – Lilac
MAC Mattene lipstick – Potent Fig
Brushes:
Lancome 16
MAC 187
Sonia Kashuk “Small Multi-Purpose Powder Brush”

Pick of the Week – Fairy Drops Mascara!

 Fairy Drops Mascara Review


It’s magical and whimsical and marketed right. I have to admit, if Sephora didn’t have this mascara in every email blast for a month, I would have never heard of it. As I read more about it, I wanted to give it a try. The ingredients were interesting and the applicator was original. After one layer of Fairy Drops Scandal Queen Mascara ($24) I fell in love. I love the dolly/doe eyed effect it gave my eyes.

How does it work? The fibers lengthen while collagen adds a supple plump your to your lashes. Their “curl-keep” polymer keeps lashes curled all day without the need for a lash curler and jojoba oil and squalane keep your lashes strong and moisturized. The unusual applicator looks like 3 spheres on a curved brush. This helps to lift and curl the inner, center, and outer corner lashes for a maximum eye opening effect.
Fairy Drops is a Japanese cosmetics company that has an entire line of makeup available to Asia only. Hopefully, the success of their Drama Queen mascara will bring more of their products to the States.

See Fairy Drops Mascara in action. Watch my video review!

Super Kawaii Cake Tutorials!

I love the Cut Out + Keep website. It’s full of handmade projects and tutorials. Here are some of my favorite decorative cakes and cupcakes submitted to the site. Some of them even have step by step cake tutorials! Unfortunately, these entries were not compatible to the widget, so you will have to click on the link to the page to get the recipe and how-to. Here are my favorites:

Super Kawaii cake! (Sorry no tutorial, but I just couldn’t leave this one out.)

See Kawaii Birthday Cake and 1000’s of others – or share your own on Cut Out + Keep

Domo-kun cake tutorial!

See Domo Cake!! ^ ^ and 1000’s of others – or share your own on Cut Out + Keep

Sushi cake tutorial! (I know not kawaii, but still awesome!)

See Ikura Sushi Birthday Cake and 1000’s of others – or share your own on Cut Out + Keep

Rainbow Cupcake Tutorial!

See Rainbow Cupcakes and 1000’s of others – or share your own on Cut Out + Keep

Super Mario Mushroom Cupcake Tutorial!

See Mario Mushroom Cupcakes! and 1000’s of others – or share your own on Cut Out + Keep

Hello Kitty Cupcake mini tutorial! (of course I had to add these!)

See Home Made Hello Kitty Cupcakes and 1000’s of others – or share your own on Cut Out + Keep

Cherry Blossom Mini Cake Tutorial!

See Cherry Blossom Bites and 1000’s of others – or share your own on Cut Out + Keep

Tokidoki Soda Shop Collection Review & Tutorial

I got more Tokidoki makeup! I purchased the Soda Shop palette along with a Kabuki Brush and Pittura angled blush brush. As you will find from my review, I liked everything except for the eyeliner. I hope you enjoy my review and natural bronze tutorial using the Tokidoki Soda Shop palette!

Pick of the Week…Makeup Remover Facial Towelettes

It’s late. You’re tired. You’re too lazy to take off your makeup. All you want to do is flop face down on your cold fluffy pillow and clock out. There’s only one problem. That voice in your head nagging at you about the breakout you’ll probably wake up with because you slept with your makeup on. The solution? Makeup remover facial towelettes. It’s a fast, convenient way to remove all your makeup and sleep stress free. It’s ideal to remove makeup and thoroughly cleanse your face and moisturize every night, but let’s be honest…it doesn’t happen that way.



Here I review my top 3 picks for facial towelettes. The first is MAC Cosmetics Wipes (maccosmetics.com, $19.50). These remove makeup very well, have natural botanicals to help sooth and brighten skin, and have glycerin to attract moisture. The second is the Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes (Drug Stores, $7). I love these wipes because they have Dead Sea salt which help to tone, brighten and clarify skin for a radiance boost. The third pick is The Body Shop Tea Tree Wipes (www.thebodyshop-usa.com, $12). In the summer, my skin tends to get a little oily and I break out occasionally. Tea Tree helps to keep skin clean and clear of acne without stripping any natural moisture.

Enjoy my video review of my top 3 makeup remover facial towelettes!

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