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Au Natural.

I get some requests for a more natural, everyday look that you gals can wear to the office, school, grocery store…something quick and easy- yet natural.

Estimated “get-ready” time: 10 minutes

Well for this look, I used:

– MAC Paints in “Chiaroscuro”
– MAC’s eyeshadow in “Bisque”
– MAC’s eyeshadow in “Mulch”
– Milani eyeshadown in “Antique Gold” (you don’t really need to put this one)
– Carbon Black Mascara
– Everyday Minerals in “Winged Butter” (Intensive)
– Revlon’s Blush in “Blushed”

For lips:
– Laura Geller’s Lip Primer
– Sephora Lip Liner
– A cream/beige shiny lipgloss from when Forever 21 made makeup…

Put your highlighting base all over your lid, and put the “bisque” ONLY slightly above your crease, not the entire lid, then take an angled brush and apply the “mulch” starting from the outer part of your lid towards the center and outline the TOP of your lid only, use a blending brush to get rid of any harsh lines.

*If you don’t have any MAC Paints, you can use a shimmery cream eyeshadow in place, I like Laura Geller’s Cream Eyeshadow Duo Wand:

Apply lots of coats of mascara, don’t use eyeliner!

Apply your foundation and blush. Then shade in your eyebrows.

For the lips, I primed it first with Laura Geller’s Lip Primer, you can use a cream foundation or concealer as a primer, it’s important to use a primer for your lips to bring out the true color of lipsticks or lipglosses as well as giving it something to hold onto. After the primer, I used a nude lipliner and topped it off with a sheer lipgloss.

Primed lip:


I also bought “Model in a Bottle”, so I will try it and let you know the result. :)

My overnight bag and my MAC Refills ARRIVED!

My MAC eyeshadow refills and my MAC Paint in “Chiaroscuro” arrived today as well as my cute tote. I LOVE the chiaroscuro MAC paint, it’s seriously my new fave! It’s a nice muted beige/neutral color with a hint of shimmer, PERFECT as a highlighting base. My MAC eyeshadow refills are awesome too, I love “Bisque” and “Mulch”.

Here is my overnight bag that arrived, it’s super tiny and yet fits just enough for a weekend getaway:

Right when you open it:

Even has a BRUSH HOLDER and zippered pockets:

And when you expand the inside two-tier trays:

I also bought Essence of Beauty’s “Airbrush Primer”, I never knew they had a face primer until I walked into CVS today to get some VO5 and it was right there so I had to buy it and try it out. It was $10, I put a little on my hand to test the consistency and it is super soft! So i’ll let you know how it works out, but by packaging alone, I get the feeling im going to love it!

I got my MAC PRO Palette today!

I was so excited to finally get my MAC Pro palette today, I ripped that baby open and started to depot all my other eyeshadows. Now I gotta buy more eyeshadow refills for ’em. As you can see I still have a lot of empty wells to fill.

This is a close up of all the colors by name:

This is BEFORE depotting:

Thought id be unconventional today and try a bright eyeliner on my lower lashes and I loved the way it came out, I love teal! :)

My new “brush bin” for easy access to SOME of my brushes…


C-Shock is the newest collection by MAC, consisting of a lot of BRIGHT summer colors (which of course fits my personality), so you can guess that I love this collection and will be making a few purchases!

I LOVE this look on EVE, it is Electric EEL and Bang on Blue:

I also bought some stack containers for my NYX Loose Powder Eyeshadow, since they are super tiny and have a very narrow neck, it can get messy during application, so I’ll be placing each color in its container and then stack em up for travel!

*Also, they are awesome wet! I tried a wet application of these powder eyeshadows and they come out so bright and creamy, and lasts long!

My New “TOYS”

I recently bought MAC’s “Chrome Yellow”, “Parfait”, and Makeup Forever (MUFE)’s eyeshadow #26 (fushia).

I have yet to try them all out, and when I do, I will take pics and post em, so far I LOVE the YELLOW and PINK because they are highly pigmented so they come on nice and bright the way I want them to. Why yellow and pink? Well I love yellow, it’s my favorite color, and I actually have tons of yellow shirts that would go with it, and pink too. So we’ll see how good they come out.

The pink one I fell in love with because it’s the EXACT pink I have been looking for and couldn’t find. I tried MAC’s “Sushi Flower” and didn’t like it because it had red tones in it. I wanted PURE PINK, and this was it!

The total for everything was about $50, which is a lot if you ask me…simply because anything over $10 for an eyeshadow is a little steep, especially considering how often I will actually wear yellow and/or pink. But hey, those were the colors I was looking for, so I guess it’s worth it. Let’s hope it looks okay!

Eyeshadow Lesson (Visual)

Here are some step-by-step pictures of some creative ways you can play with applying eyeshadow, as well as some before/after pics:

Me WITHOUT A DROP OF MAKEUP (I know scary huh!?? Thank God for makeup! haha)

Me AFTER putting Laura Geller’s Spackle Face Primer and Revlon’s Skinlights in Buff/Chamoise.

Apply light eyeshadow base. I chose Revlon’s “White Whisper” and blended it with limelight.

Starting from the middle of your lid, sweep your brush to the outer corner of the lid, and blend.

To achieve this:

If you feel like getting more creative, make your eyes stand out by adding some bold bright colors, in this example I used MAC’s “Creme de Violet” and L’oreal’s Teal.

Start by making ‘swatches’ of each color side by side, blending it with each other little by little.

Line your lashline with black liquid eyeliner (I used Revlon’s “Blackest Black”).

See the BIG difference makeup makes? My eye with makeup looks so much more wider and brighter!

Line bottom lashes with the same colors using a smudge brush.

Almost finished!

Lastly, for eyebrows, shade in your eyebrows with an eyeshadow or eyebrow powder one shade lighter than your natural hair color, using a SMALL BRUSH and follow the natural arch of your eyebrows. DRAWN IN eyebrows are tacky and make you look like a clown. Spray a little hairspray on your eyebrow brush to keep those little flyaway hairs tame! Comb in one direction towards your ear.

Finally, the finished product!

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