Eyeshadow Close Up Instructions Colorful Tutorial

My makeup only has two settings: Rainbow Brite or nothing. Yesterday I practiced blending out my eyeshadow and chose two unlikely color combinations: pink and green. This look took a while to blend and layer together, but it was worth the effort. I ended up loving how this eyeshadow look turned out. 

Eyeshadow Close Up Black Colorful Tutorial

I used a pink Morphe’s eyeshadow and a green Urban Decay eyeshadow for this look. I started out by applying the ELF Cosmetics Smudge Pot in Pearls of Wisdom as a base first, as always. I never skip this step when applying eyeshadow because I find it’s the best way to make the colors really pop! 

After applying the base, I patted the pink Morphe eyeshadow (named Mysterious) in my inner corner and about halfway to the middle of my lid. I then applied the green eyeshadow to my outer corners and added a brown eyeshadow from the Morphe 350 palette in my crease to blend everything out. I repeated these three steps a couple of times to build up the intensity of the eyeshadows. 

Eyeshadow How To Blend and Apply Colorful Tutorial

This is definitely a look that I plan to recreate in the future with different colors – perhaps with a yellow and blue?!

#EOTD Eyeshadow Instagram Eye of the Day Colorful Tutorial

If you have any questions leave them down below and I will be happy to answer them! 

x

Sam

TravelMakeupBagPackingList

I’m currently on a family vacation in London (and soon Paris) with family, and one of the surprisingly least stressful things I’ve had to worry about is what to pack in my makeup bag while travelling for 10 days.

I approached this task with the attitude that less is more and variety is cumbersome. I didn’t plan to photograph any makeup tutorials or do anything too creative, so I only packed the basics. In all, I have 26 makeup items in my small travel bag. This may sound like a lot, but I know I’ll use each product more than once, which makes it worth it in my opinion. 

The hardest thing to whittle down were the lipsticks. I am a lipstick hoarder but decided to bring the top 3 that I’ve been reaching for the most lately. 

So here are the 26 (!) things that I fit in a travel makeup bag:

  • 2 BS Mall foundation brushes (check out my review of BS Mall brushes here)
  • 2 Estee Lauder Double Wear foundations (1 had only a few drops left, so I brought a backup)
  • 1 Sephora powder brush
  • BS Mall blush brush
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills #12 brush
  • ELF “C” brush
  • ELF Defining Eye Brush
  • Morphe B81 brush
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless loose face powder
  • ELF Pressed Mineral blush in Wanderlust
  • Tarte Fearless blush
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Dark Brown
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown
  • ELF Smudge Pot in Brownie Points
  • Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette
  • Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay eyeliner in brown
  • Rimmel Exaggerate eyeliner in nude
  • Maybelline The Falsies waterproof mascara
  • Estee Lauder Sumptuous mascara
  • Maybelline Eyestudio gel eyeliner
  • Maybelline Touch of Spice lipstick
  • NYX Suede Matte Lip Cream in Soft Spoken
  • Rimmel lipstick #104

ColorfulSpringEyeshadowBrownSkin

I was feeling especially colorful over the weekend and pulled together this bright, fresh spring look.

I’ve always loved wearing bright eyeshadow colors, and I think the combination of colors in the look come together really well. The nude lip also doesn’t distract from the colorful eyeshadow.

Products used: ELF Pearls of Wisdom eyeshadow base, Revlon Brazen eyeshadow palette, Rue 21 Electric Eye Palette, Estee Lauder Double Wear Mascara, ELF Matte Lip Color in Praline.

I also have some great news to announce…I decided to start a new Instagram account that will be completely dedicated to makeup, beauty, and hair! Follow along here.

BS Mall Brushes Review

When I first spotted these $10 BS-Mall brushes on Amazon a few months ago, I thought I was being punk’d. $10 for 10 makeup brushes?! Was that price adjusted for inflation?

Sure, these brushes have a 5-star review and (I learned later) are apparently one of the best-selling makeup items on Amazon, but $10 for a pack of makeup brushes couldn’t be that great. I bought them fully expecting to perhaps throw them in the trash within the week. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I was so, so wrong. 

These brushes are very soft and look much more expensive than they are. They have a nice weight and a wooden, not plastic-y feel. I’ve been using these brushes for a few months now and have experienced zero shedding or noticeable wear. Some reviews claim that the brushes have a chemical smell when you first open them, but I didn’t experience that at all. These are the best synthetic brushes on the market for the price, and you can’t live without them.

So, your priority this week is to buy BS-Mall brushes. And check out my previous post on the 5 Makeup Brushes Every Beauty Beginner Needs while you’re at it! 

The BH Cosmetics Shaaanxo Palette was one of those rare makeup items I bought the same day I heard about it. Impulse purchases have always been my Achilles’ heel, but this impulse buy worked out because I really like this palette!

I’ve never seen a palette like this before – but let me know if you have. One side of the palette contains nine eyeshadows and the back side has nine lipsticks. Crazy, right! But oh so genius! Now you know why I had to buy it as soon as I saw it 🙂

Check out my video below to see my first impression and full swatches of this palette. And let me know in the comments section what you think of the colors and swatches.