Category Archives: Makeup

Halloween 2013

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This is a beautiful, artistic look has become one of the most sought after design in the tattoo industry as well as for Halloween, the name? Sugarskulls.

Where do Sugarskulls come from? They are part of the Mexican holiday, the traditional “Dia de los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead”, the detailed skulls are decorated magnificently and are beautiful.

What is the most distinctive detail? The spiderweb on the forehead is their trademark. If you’re on a budget, or you simply don’t want to dress up, Sugarskulls are a perfect Halloween idea.

Follow your imagination, add as much color, detail you wish for. Maybe you want glitter, sparkles, or rhinestones all over? Go for it, but don’t forget the spiderweb!

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Best Eyeliner and Eye-shadow

“The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.”
~ Calvin Klein

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! But isn’t true  beauty also natural? Of course it is! We may cover up blemishes and tired skin with make-up, but we can still look natural and refreshed, right? The answer is always a big  YES!!!

I love make-up. It’s fun and makes me feel pretty. Finding the right products was a little challenging, considering I have allergies and my skin is hypersensitive. My make-up has to stay put for the entire day, or until when I decide to wash it off. Constant touch-up, running eyeliners, smudging shadows, are amongst my biggest pet peeves, and will not stand for them. Does anyone want to look like a losing boxer? What do I mean by that? Hmmmm, walking around with two black eyes? No, not pretty! How about eyeliners that burn your eyes so much, causing them to tear the entire day?  Thanks but no thanks! There are brands which I stick by because they totally work for me, today I’m going to share them with you.  Please CLICK on images for product details and ordering.

1. CHANEL Quadra Eye Shadow – Spices

One essential compact offers unlimited eye looks, with shade combinations that range from matte to satin to shimmer. Versatile smudge-proof formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour, all with long-wearing results — in even extreme climates. Dermatologist tested.

  • Use one color only for a soft, natural look, two colors for contrast.
  • For a more sophisticated contrast effect, use three or four colors.
  • Moisten color with a clean cotton wool bud dipped in Toning Lotion, to enhance the hold of your makeup.
  • Can be used as an eyeliner, emphasizing the eye in a toning shade.

2. CHANEL Quadra Eye Shadow – Reflets

One essential compact offers unlimited eye looks, with shade combinations that range from matte to satin to shimmer. Versatile smudge-proof formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour, all with long-wearing results — in even extreme climates. Dermatologist tested.

  • Use one color only for a soft, natural look, two colors for contrast.
  • For a more sophisticated contrast effect, use three or four colors.
  • Moisten color with a clean cotton wool bud dipped in Toning Lotion, to enhance the hold of your makeup.
  • Can be used as an eyeliner, emphasizing the eye in a toning shade.

3. Christian Dior Eyeliner Waterproof – 594 Intense Brown – 1.2g-0.04oz

Finally, a long wearing eyeliner that’s not afraid of water. Each classic shade glides on with precise, mistake-proof ease.

  • This easy-glide eyeliner formula allows for maximum comfort and outstanding staying power, while its integrated sharpener makes it a practical beauty essential.
  • Darker shades add intensity to the eyes, while lighter shades add luminosity.

4. Stila Smudge Pots Liner, Black Cat, .14 oz

One of Stila’s most popular products just added a new shade – Black Cat with champagne shimmer!  Use this limited life shade to create that perfectly defined, sultry eye look that lasts throughout the day.

The Smudge Pot formula is a long-wearing, highly pigmented gel eye liner/shadow formula that allows the precision of a liquid liner or wet shadow, with a soft, modern finish.  The comfortable light-weight formula is perfect for lining, blending, and creating a lash-thickening effect without smudging and smearing.

  • Transfer and smudge-resistant
  • All-day wear
  • No clumping or flaking
  • Easy to apply for lining, blending and lash-thickening
  • Contains a blend of golden, champagne shimmer

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The 10 Best Eye Products Ever

“The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,

because that is the doorway to her heart,

the place where love resides.”

~ Audrey Hepburn

Clothes, accessories, and material thing are not enough, what stands out about a woman is the true beauty of her eyes. The make-up industry is overly saturated with products, colors, and myths; as a consumer (on a budget), finding the right line can be difficult and at times frustrating.

Secrets, secrets, and more secrets … ssshhhh!!! I’m sharing  my favorite top 10 eye products, have fun reading and experimenting!  Today’s trend …  The luscious cat eye look of course!  Bring out your inner Vixen, this SEXY look can be yours as well, follow the few easy steps listed below, and as always choose your products wisely =)

Step 1:

Apply a lighter shade of eyeshadow  all over the eyelid using a large eyeshadow brush. Blending it to perfection is key. Use a  longwearing crease resistant formula as NARS single Eyeshadow, in a series of uniquely paired color combinations.  Worn together or alone, all duo eye-shadow can be applied sheer or built up for a more dramatic effect.   Why should you use N.A.R.S.? Simple, it applies smoothly, blends easily, crease resistant, awesome color, and mostly is long-lasting.

$38.00
For products information, ordering, and shipping  CLICK on the images.

Step 2:

Apply a highlight color. Begin directly below your inner brow sweep outwards, following the natural arch of the brow. This truly versatile highlighting product may be worn on its own or layered over other color products for added highlight and dimension.  The soft shimmering color will add instant radiance to any complexion, and may be used on the face and body. The benefits of this products are easy application, lightweight and long-lasting.

$28.00
For products information, ordering, and shipping  CLICK on the images.

Step 3:

Apply a darker color into the outer crease of your eyelid. This should go all the way to the outermost portion of the crease. Ultra-pigmented, high-impact signature shades with tone-on-tone sparkling pearl that create beautiful dimension for the eye. Long-wearing, crease-resistant colors can be worn for both subtly shimmering and seriously smoky effects. Color glides on smoothly and evenly and blends effortlessly.

$55.00
For products information, ordering, and shipping  CLICK on the images.

Step 4:

Blend, blend, blend gently  the crease color, make sure under the brow is still highlighted, make it look like a gradual process without any lines from shadow colors used.

Step 5:

Using a liquid eyeliner, begin painting a straight line,  slightly slanting upwards when getting closer to the middle of your eye and extend it past the corner of your eye. Once the outline is filled, start  filling  it in. Add a wing (upwards) to the upper lash line. Draw an even line along the bottom of the eye, always building up slowly, don’t forget to connect the upper and lower lash lines. Remove any excess with a clean Q-tip dipped in warm water, (reduces errors and unwanted smudges).

$27.00
For products information, ordering, and shipping  CLICK on the images.

Step 6:

Apply a mascara by adding dramatic length and separation to your beautiful lashes all  in one high-performance formula.

$25.00
For products information, ordering, and shipping  CLICK on the images.

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© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010- 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.