Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tutorial: Purple and Green Urban Decay Electric Palette

Purple and Green Look with Urban Decay Electric Palette


Here's the look we'll be creating.

Prime your eyes! I am using Lorac Behind the Scenes primer. Also add a base shadow (matte shadow close to your skin tone) from the crease to brow bone. I used MAC Blanc Type. So sorry for how black my eyes are, I tried another look right before this and apparently didn't do a good job getting my liner off.

Apply a white base to just over half your lid. I used Rimmel Kohl Liner in White.

Blend Mac Wedge (matte, light neutral brown) from the crease to half way up the brow. I used a Sigma E40 for this.

 Take Makeup Forever 17 (matte, chocolate brown) on a Sigma E45. Run it through the crease and blend it up slightly.

Run some black into the outer v, I am using SauceBox Black Widow (matte, black).


Blend it out!
Pat Thrash (slight shimmer, lime green) over the white base.


Blend a bit more Makeup Forever 17.

I then packed on even more Thrash, since I wanted it to be really green.

Clean up any fall out at this point.

Take Urban (slight shimmer, royal purple) and run it along the lash line. Using the smaller end of the brush that comes with the Electric Palette works well for this.

Blend Urban out.

Add a bit of Jilted (matte, bright pink) just under Urban.

Blend those colors together.

Add some winged liner, highlight the inner corner and brow bone and add mascara.

Here's the finished look, I also added Pixi Luxe lashes.


Products: Face: Smashbox Primer - original Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer MUFE HD foundation - 118 Illamasqua Skin base - white Ben Nye Powder - Cameo RCMA - No Color Powder Nars creamy concealer - Chantilly Sephora concealer- fair ELF Mist & Set MAC - Sculpt MAC - Emphasize Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - Diffused Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - Ethereal Mac - Peaches Eyes: Mac - Mylar MUFE - 17
SauceBox - Black Widow Mac - Blanc Type Mac - Wedge Urban Decay Electric Palette - Jilted, Urban,and Thrash
(Julted and Urban are not FDA approved for the intimidate eye area, please use with disscression and spot test if you have sensitive eyes.) Kat Von D Tattoo Liner pen NARS Larger Than Life Liner - Via Veneto
NARS Larger Than Life Liner - Rue Bonaparte L'Oreal Voluminous mascara- Carbon Black Maybelline Great Lash - clear Anastasia Dip Brow in Dark Brown & Blonde
Lips: OCC Rollergirl Urban Decay - Urban and Jilted

Lashes: House of Lashes - Pixi Luxe



Friday, April 4, 2014

Brows for Redheads

Hey guys! So this week I did two video tutorials with my littler sister Rachel. We did two looks: a bold brow and a natural brow. Next week I should have my normal styled posts. I just got new lighting, so I am rearranging my set up & I wasn't able to make a text and picture tutorial. Also, let me know what tutorials and content you'd like to see in the comments. Pretty please!



Natural Brows



Bold Brows


Monday, March 24, 2014

Review: Born Pretty Store Lashes in #400 and #1107

I was sent two pairs of lashes, style #1107 and style #400 from Born Pretty Store to review. This is still my honest review. I was not paid for the review, just sent the product.

The packaging for both sets of lashes is very simple.


#1107 in the package, 10 pairs for $2.99


#400 in the package, 10 pairs for $6.99


#400 up close



#1107 up close

Wearing #1107, these lashes are quite pretty on. They looked a little lacking on the package, but add nice volume. They are more dramatic than the #400.

As you can see, they have a nice curl to them & are a reasonable length. I think this style is quite pretty on your eye.





Price: 9/10 
 $2.99 for 10 pairs is pretty cheap, so I'd say these are a good price. 

Style: 8.5/10
I really like the look of these lashes, they are full and give a nice fluttery look.

Comfort: 5/10
These lashes were not very comfortable for me. Someone with a flatter eye shape may find these working better for them, since I have a more rounded shape they were hard to apply and keep the inner corner down. This lash is still a light lash, so I don't see why there couldn't be a thinner band.

Packaging: 2/10
Nothing special, but I would prefer the packaging to hold the lash shape better.

Overall Quality: 4/10 
The lashes are quite pretty on, however, with my eye shape they were so hard to get on and keep on that I don't see myself wearing them often. For the price, they are the quality I would expect.

Repurchase: No
I love the look of the lashes, but the bands are too flat and not flexible enough for me to wear. 



This lash #400 is a natural looking lash. It would be a good day-to-day lash or for times where you want a slightly fuller look to your lashes.


These have a nice curl and length as well.





Price: 9/10 
 $6.99 for 10 pairs is quite cheap, so I'd say these are also a good price. 

Style: 9/10
The style is quite nice. They look natural, but still add a touch of length and volume.

Comfort: 6/10
These lashes were also not very comfortable for me, but fit better than the #1107 style. Flatter eye shapes would like these. 

Packaging: 2/10
Nothing special, but I would prefer the packaging to hold the lash shape better.

Overall Quality: 6/10 
These lashes are quite pretty, however, with my eye shape they were so hard to get on and keep on I don't see myself wearing them often. These are nicer quality than the #1107 and they have a clear band so they also are easier to blend in. They quality is in line with the price.

Repurchase: Maybe
Again, comfort is a big thing for me when it comes to lashes, so unless the lash style is amazing lashes that are hard to wear and uncomfortable aren't my cup of tea. I wear lashes 6-7 days of the week, so I need them to stay on and feel nice. I do like the look of these, however, and they would be a good everyday lash.


If you are interested in purchasing these or something else from bornprettystore.com (they have lots of nail accessories) you can use this coupon code RSH10 


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Tutorial: Blown Out Copper Eyes


Here's a fun very copper look for spring!





Start off priming your eyes. 

Use a base shadow so blending will be easy. I use MAC Blanc Type (light cream, matte). For a base shadow chose a matte shade close to your skin tone. I use a Sigma E60 to apply.

Apply the darker shade from the NARS Isolde duo (medium copper, shimmer) to the inner and outer third of the lid. I use a MAC 242 for this step.

Apply the lighter shade from the NARS Isolde duo (light copper, shimmer) to the center of the lid with a MAC 242.

Apply the lighter copper in the Isode duo from the crease and about a third to half of the way up. I use a Sigma E45 for this.

Blend it out! We want a very blown out look here. I use a MAC 217.

Using a Sigma E45, blend a bit of MAC Embark to give more definition to the eye.


Using a pencil brush, run the darker copper halfway across the lower lash line.

Then run the lighter copper along the rest of the lash line.

Blend the colors together and out.

Highlight the inner corner with MAC Shroom (off white, frost) and also add a thin line of black liner.

Go over the black liner with a black shadow. I used MAC Carbon (black, matte) and an angled brush.

Curl your lashes, add some mascara (and falsies if desired).



Products: Face: Smashbox Primer - original Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer MUFE HD foundation - 118 Illamasqua Skin base - white Ben Nye Powder - Cameo RCMA -No Color Powder Nars creamy concealer - Chantilly Pixie Corrector - Peach ELF Mist & Set MAC - sculpt OCC - John Doe Makeup Forever - 126 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - Diffused Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - Ethereal MAC - Warm Soul Eyes: Mac - Blanc Type Nars - Isolde Duo
MAC - Embark
MAC - Shroom UD 24/7 liner - Perversion MAC Chromaline - NC20/NW15 Benefit - Bad Gal Lash Blast Lorac- Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eye Liner Maybelline Great Lash - clear Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow - Blonde & Dark Brown Lips: Bite Beauty - Corvina Lashes: House of Lashes - Siren