Bronzed & Peachy: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

 Hello loves!
I am in love with the Chocolate Bar palettes from Too Faced! They each have a perfect combination of shimmery and matte shadows! I wanted to create a cat eye paired with lots of peach tones {my favorite}. I went for a peach cut-crease and glimmer lid using this fabulous palette and a few other new products I am enjoying! I am wearing the Lily Lashes for this look in the style “Tehran”. These are a new style of lashes for me, they are wispy and long, and the band is super comfortable and not too thick! See full products below…

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Products used: {Click link below to purchase}

Shadows: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette: “Marzipan” on eyelid {shimmer pearl} | “Salted Carmel” in cut-crease {tan shimmer} | “Champagne Truffle” on the inner tear duct for shimmer |
Liner: Motives liquid liner luxe precision – thick cat wing liner applied to top lash line for ultimate chic style.
Lashes: Lily Lashes in “Tehran” – a thick pieced out false lash made with real human hair

Primer: theBalm Time Balm – This product is really amazing for priming the skin, gives the skin a powerless effect.
Foundation: Elcie Cosmetics  “Warm Ivory”– Applied with a damp beauty blender all over skin for a flawless smooth finish
Concealer: Amazing Cosmetics “Fair” – applied with beauty blender under the eyes to brighten and conceal
Powder: Frankie Rose “Olive” – Pressed into the skin all over face to set foundation {Code: FrankieJadey15}
Contour: NYX Contour Kit – See full post on this HERE
Highlight: MAC Soft & Gentle – shimmery perfection added to cheekbones 
Blush: theBalm Instain “Swiss Dot”  – an orange/peach blush
Lips: Gerard Lipgloss: “Salmon”


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Glitter Cut Crease Eyeshadow: Samer Khouzami Inspired

Hello from California!
I just touched down last night in San Diego and I couldn’t be more excited to be here for the next two weeks for makeup appointments, teaching private MU lessons,  and offering skincare! If you are interested in booking I have more openings, just email me in the “Contact” section above! On to todays tutorial, I have been a huge fan of Samer Khouzami for years. He is one of the most talented artists out there and I have always admired the way he contours and does eyeshadow! Today I have a sexy pink-glitter cut crease look that was inspired by one of his looks. This look is definitely more “Glamorous” and would be best for a large party or special event. Hope you all enjoy it!


What is a cut-crease?

This is an eyeshadow technique that focuses on keeping the entire eye lid onc color {preferably lighter} and defining the crease of the eye with any darker color, which creates a much more defined crease and makes eyelids appear larger! 

Products used:

  • Eye lid shadow: MAC Pigments in “Naked” – Spray your brush with Fix+ so the shadow gets picked up wet – this will also allow the color to really POP when applied to the eyelid! Just press the shadow all over the lid and up to the brows.
  • Eyelid white color: for a brighter effect, go over the same colors on the eyelid with Milani “Lily White” shadow
  • Eyelid glitter: Girlactik Beauty glitter in “Champagne” – Add a little bit of sparkle to the eyelid ! Wa-la! Sparkle and shine!
  • Black Eyeliner: LA Colors liquid liner- apply a thin to thick line and wing it straight out for a sharp extended eye shape!
  • Cut-Crease color: Makeup Forever in “Deep Plum” – Any dark plum color should work or you can do any color!
  • Cut-Crease brush (important): Sigma E40 {tapered blending brush} – in soft circular motions start blending in the dark color after!
  • White eyeliner: Palladio in “White” applied to inner water line!
  • Lashes: NEW – Flutter lashes in the style  “Judy” – these are thicker and give a nice curled lash look to the eye! I love these Flutter lashes, it is my first time trying the brand but super happy with the high quality of the actual lash itself! I will do more reviews on this soon!


Skin/ Face tutorials coming soon XOX

Party Eyes: Cut Crease

If you’re looking for a newer, hotter, bolder shadow, and you’re tired of the usual smokey eye, then the “cut crease” is what you want to try. You may have seen this look before but not sure what it was called. The “cut crease” is when you line the entire crease of your eye with a dark shadow to dramatize your eye makeup. This is the look I decided to do for this beautiful girl, Brinley, for her homecoming dance. Get these fun party eyes below!
1. Apply the Urban Decay Primer-Sin to the entire lid. This primer has a slight shimmer to it so it will add  a bit of shine to the gold when applied. 
2. Apply MAC ‘Blanc Type‘ under the brow bone, inner tear ducts, and under the lower lid to highlight these areas.
3. With a flat shadow brush, pack on this shimmer gold shadow {e.l.f. Golden Goddess Pigment} to the entire lid, do not go up on the brow bone though. To make the color really pop and shine, spray your brush with water before applying the gold to the lid. 
4. With a small tapered pencil brush, apply a shimmer gray { Urban Decay ‘Snare‘} to the crease with a wind shield wiper motion into the crease. Follow your crease from the outer crease corner all the way to the inner crease.  This is a softly blended cut-crease effect, what this means is we are carving out the crease with a darker color so it looks very defined. With a blending brush {Sigma}, blend out the shadow on each ends towards the temples. 
5. Apply a gel liner {Inglot 77} with a thin eyeliner brush {Sigma} to the top lid. Start from the inner corner and winging it outwards, really extend the end of the wing outside of the eye. 
6. I applied some thick lashes to the top lid to really enhance her eye shape. If you already have long lashes, you can just apply mascara. House Of Lashes -Temptress
* No eyeliner was used on the bottom so that the top was really accentuated, this also helps open the eyes.

 Foundation: Airbrush Kett 

Concealer: Graftobian HD Super Palette Warm Apply a concealer two shades lighter than your skin color under the eyes and down the center of the nose with your finger or a concealer brush.
 Blend in with a damp beauty blender

***Contour: Kryolan TV paint stick-3W For the contour, I love these creamy paint sticks, they are so great because you just draw it onto the areas you want to chisel. Draw lines on the face with this stick by turning the stick to the side as if it were a pen. Apply under the cheekbones, sides of nose, forehead, and under jaw. Blend the lines into the skin with the same damp beauty blender in pressing motions. For her nose, I drew two close lines close in to each other to shape her nose more for photos.

Highlight: MAC cream color highlighter I usually don’t use cream highlighter because they can be a bit dramatic for an everyday look, but for a special event like a dance, I love the way it looks. Apply with your ring finger and tap down the center of the nose, upper lip, inner tear ducts, and with two fingers tap onto the cheekbones.
Setting: MAC Mineralize medium deep Tap onto the skin lightly to set the skin.

Bronzer: **Smashbox bronze lights- sun kissed matte {new favorite} Apply this silky bronzer the desired areas: Cheekbones {darken contour}, forehead, sides of nose. This bronzer is ah-mazing, I just recently got it and I love how smooth the texture of it is.
Lips: Revlon- Champagne On Ice