NYX Cosmetics

I just bought a bunch of NYX Cosmetics and they are definitely worth every penny. The Jumbo Eye Pencils and loose pigment shadows are so easy to use and can be worn sheer or be dramatic. They are long lasting and stayed put in the shower. They come off with makeup remover.

The Jumbo Eye Pencils are soft and easily blended with a brush, applicator, wedge, q-tip or even your finger. They can be used as liners, shadows and best of all a base for the pigments.

When wearing the loose shadows as a daytime or sheer look, just apply a small amount on your lid starting at the lash line and working your way up and out.

To get a very bold, dramatic shadow coverage, prime with the white jumbo pencil very lightly. Too much will crease. Then with a shadow brush and a small amount of powder at a time, apply shadows and blend out.

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I used the white pencil to prime. Then I applied the Purple pigment with a small shadow brush over my lid then blending out. I then used the black pencil to smudge into my crease and evened that out with a small shadow brush. I used the black as a primer and to get a deep color with the pigment. I went over the black with the purple again, lined my eyes and finished with mascara. This look is dramatic but can be toned down or up very easily.

These are so fun to play with!!

There is a great selection at http://www.cherryculture.com

Two-Toned, Dramatic and Neutrals

Pictures Left to Right: ArtDeco, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel

Fall 2010 Colors.

We are seeing a lot of neutrals, golds and jewel tones on the runways. This seasons makeup is full of purples, blues,
emeralds, textured golds and minimalist neutrals with dramatic lips. These looks are fun and can be very easy.
Makeup companies are making this trend easier by selling coordinating shadows in sets of 2, 3 and 4 colors.
Companies like Maybelline, Revlon and Cover Girl actually have easy to follow instructions right on the package and even the shadows
themselves. Lorielle’s  HIP collection has a great variety of this seasons brights easily available in drugstores.

If you don’t want to start with bright shadows, start with a liner just to get the feel of a color. You can line your eyes with shadow or
with eyeliner. To line your eyes with an eyeshadow, simply use your eyeliner brush and smudge above lash line. The more you get used to a color you can play with it
going from day to dramatic night looks.

These colors are great on your nails too! These are from M.A.C Cosmetics

Old Hollywood Revisited! by Emily Boyd

The makeup trend on the red carpet seems to be channeling Old Hollywood: dramatic lashes, bold lips and natural cheeks. This look is easy and one of my favorites.

After foundation and brows, sweep a neutral base over entire lid and brow bone. Using a smooth eye pencil start on top lid and line lashline, moving outward slowly thikening line making bolder from center of lid to outer corner. If the line doesn’t come out as straight as you’d like, use a disposable eyeshadow applicator to smudge line softly making it easy. Then line inner bottom lashline. For a bolder liner, use a liquid liner ontop of pencil just on the lashline. Use a light goldish brown just on the crease of lid blending lightly over lid and stopping before liner. Use a shadow brush and lightly line bottom outer lash line for a light smoky look. Curl lashes and apply 2-3 coats of mascara, not letting them dry between each coat. 

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Classic Hollywood Glam

Red lips complete this look. Pick a red shade that looks good against your skin by either red clothing or going to the paint section in a store and use paint sample cards to find what shade looks best with your skin tone. Red is a daring and tricky color to perfect. Start light and go bolder if needed. I love using a stain and topping with lip balm or gloss.
Finish off your look with natural cheeks with either a light blush and or light bronzer.

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