Saturday, July 2, 2011

Shopping My Eye Shadow Stash EOTD #1: Wet N' Wild 6 Pan Palette in Pride

I was feeling the need to use COLOR on my lids, so what is better then the Pride palette by Wet N' Wild? It has lovely blues and sea-foam green colors, it reminds of a mermaid. I used the right side of the palette, the shimmer aide, putting the top shade in my inner corner and as a highlight; the middle shade all over my lid; and the bottom shade on the outer third of my eye and into my crease. Just a simple look, but I LOVE the colors. 
Hope you enjoy the look as well :)



Thursday, June 30, 2011

Shopping My Eye Shadow Stash Tutorial #1: Lancome Color Design Quad in Enchanted Evening

So I decided to kick off my "Shopping my Stash" series of tutorials with my Gold Palette, featuring some great shadows,but in this case I used the Lancome Color Design Quad in Enchanted Evening (the four top shadows shown below)
Is this a picture tutorial?


 Using a flat eye shadow brush, or in my case a sponge tip applicator, take the pale pink color from the quad. Put that color in the corner of your eye and around your tear duct, feathering the color onto your lid. 


Flip your flat shadow brush, or sponge tip applicator, over and take the pale gold color. Use patting motions to pack color all over the lid, stopping at the crease. 


Take a crease brush and dip it into milk chocolate brown color and put the color in your outer v and work it into your crease, sweeping from outward to inward so as you get closer to the inner part of your eye the color is light.


This part can be skipped if you're wearing this look during the day, or just don't want a darker look. Personally I wanted a darker look, so take another crease brush, or the same one as before, and dip it into a darker brown color, I used Darkhorse from the UD Naked Palette. Use the darker color to deepen your outer v and crease, only going 1/3 of the way into your crease. 


Take a fluffy brush and dip into the lightest beige/ skin colored color. Use that as your highlight, so place it underneath your brows, I also brought it down to the corner of my eye/side of my nose because I have a shadow there.


Using the same fluffy brush, BLEND!


Using a flat eyeliner brush take the milk chocolate brown shade from the quad and put it on your lower lash line, going only 3/4 of the way in. 


Curl your lashes.


Put on mascara. I'm using Maybelline Pulse Perfection Waterproof Mascara.

Next just put on the rest of your face and take pictures! :)

Hope you enjoyed the look.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Shopping My Eyeshadow Stash

This isn't going to be the typical "Shopping my Stash" project. I know most people use this term when they are on a project 10 pan or something like that, or just on a no buy in general, and while I am on a makeup ban/project 21 pan, I am using the term "shopping my stash" to find shadows to do tutorials or FOTD's. I think it would be interesting to have YOU, my blog readers to give me input, to help pick out what I use.
So here is the list of options, some palettes are home made so I will list what I put in them:

Urban Decay Naked Palette

Too Faced Nautral Eye Palette

Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette

E.L.F. Beauty Book in Neutral Eyes & Bright Eyes

E.L.F. Little Black Beauty Book in Warm Collection

E.L.F. 32 E/S Palette in Everyday Basics

Maybelline Eye Studio E/S Duo in Bronze Blowout

Maybelline Eye Studio E/S Quads in Taupe Temptress, Mad for Mauve, Give me Gold (not pictured) & Green With Envy (not pictured)

Stila Blushing Beauty Set 1 E/S Duo in Karat & Bronze; Blushing Beauty Set 2 E/S Duo in Seashell & Burgundy

Milani Runway Eyes Palette in Haute Couture

Revlon CustomEyes Palette in Party Pops

Physicians Formula Eye Enhancing Shadow and Liner in Pop Green Eyes

E.L.F. Day and Night Palette

Owl Palette: Essence E/S in Disco Diva, Big Bang, Jazzed up & Get Ready; Paula Dorf E/S in Gold Digger; Femme Couture E/S in Gold Digger

Whale Palette: Almay E/S Trio for Green eyes; Maybelline E/S quad in Designer Chocolates & Enchanted Forrest; Wet N' Wild E/S Trio in I Dream Of Greenie; Sally Girl E/S in Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cranberry, Coral, Rose, Brick, Emerald, Champagne & Taupe. 

Chick Palette: Wet N' Wild 8 Pan Palette in Blue Had Me at Hello; Wet N' Wild E/S Trios in I've Got Good Jeans & I'm Feeling Retro

Piggy Palette: Maybelline 8 Pan Palettes in Sunbaked Neutral & Hushed Tints

Turtle Palette: Wet N' Wild Color Icon Single E/S in Envy, Nutty & Brulee; CoverGirl Eye Enhancing 1 Kit E/S in Mink, Tapestry Taupe & Swiss Chocolate; Hard Candy Baked E/S Duo in High Maintenance; The Color Workshop 13 unknown E/S  

Purple Palette: Wet N' Wild 8 Pan Palette in Petal Pusher & Comfort Zone; Sally Girl Baked E/S in Light Pink, Sage, Bronze & Gold

Jeweled Palette: Wet N' Wild Megalast Unknown E/S; Maybelline Expertwear E/S duos in unknown; E.L.F. Brightening Eye Color Quads in Luxe, Nouveau Neutrals & Ivy

Black Bow Palette: Wet N' Wild 6 Pan Palettes in Pride, Lust & Greed; Covergirl E/S Quad in Country Woods; Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Liner and Shadow for Hazel Eyes

2 Black Bows Palette: L'Oreal HIP E/S Duo in Charged, Cheeky & Dynamic; Neutrogena Nourishing E/S Duo in Sweet Dusk; Sephora Colorful E/S Duo in Golden Khaki

Black and Bow Palette: Wet N' Wild E/S Trios in ilent Treatment, Cool as a Cucumber, Walking on Eggshells, Sweet as Candy, Knock on Wood & I'm Getting Sunburned

Black and Pearl Palette: Wet N' Wild 6 Pan Palettes in Golden Goddess, Vanity, Sugar Plum Fairy, Night Elf & Snow Sprite

Gold Palette: E.L.F. E/S Trio in Sultrey N' Smokey; Lancome Color Design E/S Quad in Enchanted Evening; Almay Trio for Hazel Eyes in #033 & #003; CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Golden Sunset; CoverGirl Exact Eyelights for Hazel Eyes   


So there it is, I would LOVE your help to pick out the shadows I use for my tutorials and FOTD. 
Leave me a comment
And I'll get started