Bold Purple Eye Look on My Little Sister

I know colorful eye makeup can be super intimidating – I was terrified to even try it out for a long time! Even though it can take a lot of steps and so much blending, using color on your eyes doesn’t have to be complicated. I did this purple eye look on my little sister to try out some new products, and it was definitely one of the easiest looks ever!

 

The Zulu palette was the first Juvia’s Place product I’ve ever tried, and let me tell you, it’s amazing! There are so many bright colors in this palette and they all blend like a dream! I knew I wanted to try the purple in this palette because it’s absolutely gorgeous! I started the look by setting down my base (Tarte Shape Tape then a translucent powder to lock it in) and used a neutral light brown from the Jaclyn Hill palette as my transition. Then, I started packing the purple eyeshadow from the Zulu palette on the outer corner. I used a clean blending brush to bring it into the crease, then continued to pack the purple on until it was intense as I wanted it. Like always, I repeated these steps on my bottom lash line as well, bringing the shades into the inner corner pretty far. I also wanted to try out one of the new ColourPop Supernova Shadows, so I put the shade From The Valley onto the inner ¾ of her lid. I highlighted her inner corner with a shimmer from the Jaclyn Hill palette, and the look was all done!

This look was one of the easiest ones I’ve ever done with bright colors! It’s easy to think that it takes a ton of work and hours of blending to accomplish a cool eye look, but it doesn’t have to! I’m so happy with how this turned out, and I’m pretty sure my sister liked it too! While I’m talking about my sister, can I just mention how awesome she is for always being my model?!

Please let me know if there are any brands or looks you want me to write about! I’d love to review more products and try out more techniques for all of you!

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Small Update: Beauty Instagram and Special Event Makeup

Hi everyone! It has been a wild week in college, between gameday last weekend and tons of huge assignments due this week! Unfortunately, I don’t have any tutorials or looks to post today, but I do just want to update everyone really quick.

So first thing: I want to start a makeup Instagram. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and I think it would be so fun to post mini-tutorials and looks I’ve done. It would be so much easier to post a little more often using Instagram, so I’m excited to get that started! I definitely want to do some different looks on different people, so if you’re interested at all, please let me know!

My second little thought is that I want to start doing makeup on people for special events. This could include formals, gamedays, or really anything that requires some fun eye makeup! I want to expand my makeup horizons and get to work with some different people to create cool looks. I’ll probably make a little lookbook so people can choose what type of look they want, and then I can get better at specific techniques. I would probably charge $5 for an eye look, maybe including a lip color, and it would be really fun! Once again, let me know what you think and if you would want me to do your makeup for a special occasion.

Those are just a couple of ideas that I have and that I wanted to throw out there for anyone who’s interested! I have a contact page, so if you want to contact me about anything I’ve mentioned here, feel free to reach out to me! And make sure to share this post so I can get a little more input on my ideas! Thank you so much for keeping up with my beauty blog, and I promise to have some really fun looks coming very soon!

Products & Techniques to Use for Glam Eye Looks

It’s no secret that I love to play around and practice with different colors and eyeshadow techniques in my spare time. I watch a lot of makeup tutorials and try to teach myself how to do different types of looks, and I’ve found a lot of things that work for me! I’m definitely still learning and trying to improve my makeup skills, but here are some products and tricks that I really like to use when doing glam eye makeup.

#1. Half Cut Crease

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This has to be my favorite technique by far! I love having a dramatic, smokey outer corner, then a bright color on my lid. When doing a half cut crease, I blend all my colors into my crease and outer corner, then use concealer to get rid of those colors and lay down a base for a super bright one. Some people guess where their cut crease should go, but I have a little trick for this that makes the eye look perfect every time!

 

I use a brush to put a little concealer right above my lash line, look up, and have a reference point to finish off the cut crease. I just make sure to fill in the half-oval shape with concealer, then set it down with a light-colored eyeshadow. This trick makes doing looks like these so simple and takes no time at all!

#2. Stila Magnificent Metals

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I’m a huge fan of glitter, and these liquid-based eyeshadows are the most glittery shadows I have ever seen! The applicator makes them easy to throw on, and when they dry down they don’t move! I use these a lot when I do my half cut crease looks, but they’re easy to use for any look. I throw them on all over the lid with a light transition color or pop them on the inner corner, and they look amazing! If you’re looking for a color that’s super glittery and vibrant, these are the way to go!

#3. NYX Glitters

 

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These are so fun to use, but a little more complicated than the Magnificent Metals. The NYX Glitters are loose pigments that you have to use glitter glue with, but WOW do they make your eye makeup stand out! I typically use these when I’m going to big events, like concerts or formals, where I want my makeup to stand out and look amazing in photos. These take a little more effort to use and can be a little messy, but the result is beautiful!

I have a lot of products and techniques that I use when I want my eye makeup to stand out, but these are my three favorites right now! I’m a really big fan of dark, smokey eyeshadows with a bright pop of color on the lid. These are perfect to incorporate into any eye look to make it bold and bring attention to your makeup!

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What are some tricks that you use to make your eyeshadow stand out? I’d love to hear them and continue to learn how to do different looks! Also, shout out to my little sister for being so willing to be my model in this post!

Products used: Morphe 35O2 Palette, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, Stila Magnificent Metals in “Rose Gold Retro,” & NYX Glitter in “Bronze”

Top Picks for August

I’ve been really loving a lot of drugstore products this month, which is awesome because all of my favorites are super affordable! Since I am the definition of a broke college student, I try to stay away from using a ton of high-end products and I only buy pricey makeup when it’s something I love. I think drugstore makeup has improved so much over time and I’m so happy that so many different products work for me!

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Starting off with skincare, I’ve been loving the Cetaphil Facial Cleanser when I wash my face lately. I typically break out a lot when I’m back at school because of the stress and very little sleep, but this stuff has kept my skin so clear! I’ve only been using it for a little over a month, but I’ve noticed that my skin looks a million times better than it did last year. It’s very light on my skin and I can feel that it’s cleansing my face. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who needs a new cleanser!

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Next is base makeup. I don’t usually switch up my base too often, but I’ve been trying out a few new products in the last month or so. My ultimate favorite foundation right now is the Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage Foundation. They weren’t lying when they said full coverage, let me tell you! It covers everything, including my super red-toned skin, and makes full-coverage look natural. Not only does it look beautiful when you first apply it, but it also lasts all day. I used to work long hours at a restaurant, where I would be running around for hours at a time, and I would still get compliments on my complexion at the end of my shift. This stuff is magic in a bottle!

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Finally, I have the eye makeup. Obviously, this is my favorite part of doing my makeup, so I’ve tried out a ton of new products to find my favorites. Starting with some eyeshadow, I’ve been so obsessed with the 35O2 palette by Morphe. This is a warm-toned palette with mostly neutral colors, but it also has a few pops of red and orange. I’ve been loving warmer looks lately, and this has been my go-to all month! I did a short review of this palette a while ago, which you can read here. It’s an absolutely beautiful palette and you can create so many different looks with it!

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I’ve also been using a Maybelline mascara and it’s my new favorite. The Colossal Mascara is amazing and I get a ton of compliments on my eyelashes every time I use it! The brush is easy to use, it makes my lashes look so long, and it’s ridiculously affordable! I use this mascara in the shade “glam brown” because I like it to look a little softer to compliment my fair skin and hair. I could rave about this mascara all day, but I’m sure you’ve already heard about how awesome Maybelline mascaras are!

These are all my favorite beauty products for the month of August! I love so many different products, so picking a few favorites was really hard for me. These are just the ones that I’ve been reaching for every single day and that I know others will love too. If you’ve tried any of these products, let me know what you think of them!

Before I end this post, I just wanted to update everyone really quick. It’s been a crazy first few weeks of the semester, so I haven’t had as much time to work on blog posts as I would like. I’m still working on a lot of different posts, though, and I’m excited to be able to share them with all of you. I have some more eyeshadow tutorials that I’m really excited for you to see, some more palette reviews, and a few more colorful eye looks that you’ll love! Everything’s coming soon and I’m working as hard as I can to make them absolutely perfect! Thanks again for continuing to read my blog and supporting me!