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Dramatically Brash & Bold

18 Jan

My goal was to do a “smoky hot pink” look, but what I got was a super dramatic purple smoky eye look instead.  My mistake?  Thinking that if I started out with a dark base, I could layer hot pink pigment over top to make it “pop” more.  This is the most dramatic look I’ve done, but my fiance and his cousin didn’t think it was “too crazy.”  Those guys might know a little something about overly dramatic make-up, so I’m sticking with their opinion.

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Spring 2010 Trend: Candy-colored Shadow #2

14 Jan

I’m on a vibrant eyeshadow roll!  It’s been many months since I’ve worn blue shadow, so here’s a new look which I normally do with a MAC Fluidline Blacktrak base to make the blues more vibrant.  However, I think I prefer this softer look:

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New Year, New Look! & Spring 2010 Trend: Candy-colored Shadow

13 Jan

I am so excited!  Why?  I got a new haircut yesterday, that’s why!  I absolutely love it and am glad I took the leap because I ended up with a very rockerette/modern shag that has totally transformed my entire mood since then!  This ‘do is a dream to style and I took my hairdresser’s advice and put a bit of a wave in it today for a movie night out with the fiance.  It’s been a while since I’ve done a “vibrant” eyeshadow look, so here’s a look using two shadows I hardly use on a daily basis:  Creme de Violet and Satellite Dreams.

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Smoky Neutrals

8 Jan

Is anyone else loving Diane Kruger’s signature smoky neutral eye look?  Well, I am and have finally tried it out on myself.  I love the versatility of this look because I can either pair it with a nude lip or more striking lip depending on my mood.  Since I wore a colorful sheath dress today, I dressed the look down a bit and showcased my eyes with a nude lip color.

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Pinky Red Lips

7 Jan

Red lipstick has been seen on numerous runways this season and is the color to wear right now.  What’s more right now?  Pinky reds.  Here’s how I tried the trend:

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