Sunday, October 21, 2012

FOTD behind the scenes, just for fun :P

Here's a pic of me pre-red lipstick (from the Marilyn Monroe-inspired FOTD I just posted).
  It's interesting how a simple change in lip color can change up your whole look!

 

This is the same makeup, but with plain 'ol nude/concealer lips.
I think it makes me look kinda Jersey Shore-ish and very tan XD

FOTD: Curls & Marilyn Monroe Inspired Makeup



Hey everyone! I haven't posted a FOTD in awhile so just though I'd share this one :) I was bored last night and decided to play around with my hair and makeup. 

First I think I should note that I am completely inept when it comes to anything hair-related. The only thing I can safely do is thin my hair out with a razor and flat iron it :( I cannot, for the life of me; curl, braid, up-do, hair bow, etc. I try to watch tutorials but never can get it right -_- Anywho last night I decided to give curling my hair another shot. I watched Kandee Johnson's tutorial for curling hair with a flat iron. I don't have a curling iron (yet) so I wanted to try this method out! Her video was easy to follow even for a hair novice like me :)

After much trial and error, I got this far! Which I think was pretty good considering I've only tried to curl my hair maybe 2 other times in my life, which were completely failures XD



I did it in small sections, and after I had done majority of my hair, I bunched some of the small sections into bigger sections and re-curled them all at the same time.

Then lots of hair spray!

 

I also played around with a Marilyn Monroe-inspired look just for the fun of it :) -- Red lips & a classic cat-eye, and I added her beauty spot too ;P I don't wear red lipstick ever (I actually borrowed my mom's for this!) But I think sometimes it can be fun!

Here's a list of the products I used for this look:

Face:
- Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
- Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation in Nude

- Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Concealer in Almond
- ELF Blush in Gotta Glow to highlight & ELF Bronzer in Sunkissed to contour

Eyes:
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Perversion
- Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen in Black
- Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeshadow in Trashed all over lid
- Stila Eye for Color Eyeshadow palette - Burgundy in outer-v
- Stila Eye for Color Eyeshadow palette - Porcelain to highlight below brow
- NYX false lashes

Lips:
- Lancome Color Design Lipstick in Sugared Maple
- Colortrend Lip juice in Cherry Truffle

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Some highlights about the makeup I've been loving lately:
  • I really like the Revlon whipped foundation because it covers imperfections and photographs really well, but it is also heavy and can be cakey. I also don't use it very often because when I did, I feel it was the cause of some breakouts because it is so heavy and doesn't let my skin breathe. Other than that though, it is a great foundation for photos and does last allll day :)
  • The Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeshadow in Trashed is my favvvv black eyeshadow right now! It is black with silver sparkles :) It is nicely pigmented and you can easily build the intensity for a very dark black, or use just a little for subtle touch of darkness. Plus it's only like $2!!!
  • If you have a choice between Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Zero and Perversion, GET PERVERSION! If you like the blackest black eyeliner, go with Perversion. It is wayyy deeper & darker than my old fav, Zero. I also feel like the formulation is better & lasts much longer without smudging. Love it! Also (not used in this FOTD) I'm in love with Smashbox's Limitless eyeliner in Onyx. Also very black and long-lasting. Goodstuff!
  • Dermablend concealer is pretty much my new best friend. I thought I'd never find a product to cover up my horrid dark circles, but THIS IS THE PRODUCT!!! It is very pricy for a tiny tube ($22 for 0.3 oz) but it does the job perfectly. Completely covers up dark circles, pimples, and redness, AND wears all day! 
Hope everyone's having a great October!