Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Taylor Swift "Blank Space" Music Video Look #2

This is the second look from the Blank Space music video kinda the same concept but with a beige and brow smokey cat eye and a darker lip. I also used the scotch tape trick for this look.

Here's the look:

Here's my look:

Here's what I used:

•Primer- Cargo HD Primer
• Lid- Lorac Pro 2 Palette in Beige and Chrome
•Crease- Lt Brown and Cool Gray
•Highlight- Buff
•Liner- on top I used Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Perversion. On the bottom Lorac Pro Palette 2 in Cool Gray and Black

•Primer- Cargo HD Primer
•Concealer- Cargo One Base 01
•Bronzer- Lorac Baked Bronzer
•Blush- Ulta in Chianti

•Colour Pop Lippie Stix in Tutu
•Lorac Creme Gloss in Crown Jewels

Random pictures from this year

In honor of finishing my Makeup course I have some pictures of some of my assignments. 

Bridal Makeup: Before


Winged Liner on a Mature Eye: which was extremely difficult

Theatrical Makeup: The Lion King

Faking a Bruise:
The above picture is completely fake and I used NYX jumbo pencils and a blending sponge.

Other things I did:
Downton Abbey Tea


Best of the Year Recap

Tomorrow is New Years Eve!! I can't believe that another year has come and gone..  I have a strong feeling that 2015 is going to be an amazing year, this year was a year of building new and old relationships and finding my footing in my new career and just learning a lot about myself and soaking up information that further help me in my career pathway. This is just kinda a review of my favorite movies, TV shows, music, beauty products and even red carpet looks.  So sit back, relax and enjoy my review of 2014 in a nutshell :)

 10 Favorite Movies of 2014: For me 2014 was mostly about the sequels and Marvel movies!

The Fault In Our Stars- I can't begin to describe how much I love this movie.. Freaking Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace break my heart.. That amazing chemistry! I actually got the opportunity to read the book and I was very pleased with how the movie was done. Perfection.

Captain America: Winter Soldier -What can I say about Chris Evans as Captain America? It just all worked as a whole and I love the addition of Falcon and Black Widow.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 was Chris Pratt's year that he became a superstar. For a movie that I had no idea who the characters were before going into a movie, it was pretty spectacular. Groot was my favorite and the movie had such a stellar soundtrack, which I bought on Itunes..

Lets Be Cops - You could ask my cousins about how obsessed I am with this movie. I am a HUGE fan of New Girl so when I first heard that Damon Wayans Jr and Jake Johnson were doing a movie together I was first in line to see it haha and it is so funny! Their chemistry is something else and it's just a really good time.

22 Jump St- LOVED IT. Channing and Jonah come back with a vengeance. I love how they always poke fun at their own movie.

Dumb and Dumber To- This movie I have been waiting my whole life for and it's finally here and it was everything that I could have asked for.. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels never miss a beat and makes me forget all about Dumb and Dumberer.

The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies - Great end to an amazing Trilogy, also Legolas is a bad ass!

Horrible Bosses 2- Another really great sequel that was long anticipated.. The gang was back and there's no disappointments, only side splitting laughter.

Divergent- This was also the year of Shailene Woodley. Love this series more than Hunger Games.

X-men Days Of Future Past- YES! This movie was fantastic!

Honorable Mention: Veronica Mars: When this Kick starter campaign came out, I was so excited!! I donated money for it in a heartbeat! Rob Thomas and The cast of Veronica Mars, Brava!

Favorite New TV Shows:

  • How to Get Away With Murder: OMG! How flawless is Viola Davis as Annalise Keating!!??? If you are not watching this you should be.

  • Girl Meets World: I have to admit something to myself that it going to be harsh but here goes... I am too old to be watching the Disney Channel.. but not so fast Girl Meets World came along and even though it's a new show, it's a spin off of Boy Meets World, one of my favorite shows of all time and it's flawless!

  • Gotham:  Gotham is so much fun! Robin Lord  Taylor's portrayal of Penguin.. don't even get me started.. brilliant.

  • Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Another admission from yours truly, I have never missed an episode since Jimmy took over Jay Leno's job as host. that is the truth.. It's just so much fun.

  • Orange is the New Black: I was HOOKED on this show. It's not the type of show I would usually watch but it was interesting to see the stories of each of the girls. It's a very well acted show, and well Crazy Eyes..

  • Game Of Thrones: Yeah I know I'm late to the GOT party, but it's just a really great show and Khaleesi is my favorite character

Favorite Music of 2014:
  •   Taylor Swift:  DUH. Her album was the best of the year.. My favorite song of hers is I Know Places. 
  • Iggy Azalea: Fancy. Black Widow. Beg For It.. She knocks it out of the park every time and her homage to Clueless only makes me love her more.
  • Magic!: Rude.. what a chill song, it was perfect for the summer.
  • Bruno Mars: Uptown Funk. Shut Up Bruno Mars! This song I play on my way to work to pump me up 
  • Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert: Ohh Something Bad, is a dream duet.. two bad ass women come together and wrote such an anthem.
  • Lorde: Yellow Flicker Beat. Flawless.
  • Maroon 5: Animals.
  • Charlie XCX: Boom Clap, great song for a great movie.
  • Sia: Chandelier. I don't think there needs to be an explanation for this one..
  • Ed Sheeran: Thinking Out Loud. Don't. Sing. Another one that can never go wrong..
  • Shakira: I love Shakira and I thought she was great on The Voice, I'm not a huge fan of her voice but gosh Empire was everything. 
  • AJR:  I'm Ready was MY song of the summer. I dare you to play this song with the windows down, and tell me how fun this song is.. 
  • Echosmith: Cool Kids. I love this song.. 
  • One Direction: Story Of My Life. Steal My Girl. Yep I'm a closet 1D fan.. 
Favorite Beauty Product Discoveries:
  • Cargo Swimmable Liners- These are SO great! Water, Cry, Sweat and Smudge Proof liners that go on so creamy and stay on all day!
  • Cargo One Base- I don't usually like a lot of heavy foundation, and the one base is so easy and light and gives just enough coverage.
  • LORAC 3D Lustres- LOVE! I bought the holiday 4 pack, and you can wear these gorgeous colors as a eye shadow, highlight, on your lips and even in your hair.. and a little dab goes a long way!
  • LORAC Mattifying Face Primer- You only need a tiny bit but when applied it makes your face so smooth and velvety 
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics- LOVE this line!! The Super Shock shadows are stunning and give amazing color payoff, the lippie stix come in amazing colors.
  • LORAC Baked Bronzer- One of the MUA from Lorac called this Beyonce in a pan, and he was right!
  • Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette- Not only did I get this palette for $16 dollars, I just always find myself using this palette lol 
Favorite Red Carpet Looks: 

Blake Lively
Blake is flawless in anything she wears, but these four amazing looks knocked it out of the park. When I ever have a child I hope that I look as perfect as Blake does. 

Gucci Premiere Black and White Ball Gown- Captives Premiere
Gucci Premiere Gown- Met Ball
Michael Kors Lilac and Oleander dress- Gods Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards
Chanel Spring 2014 iridescent, sequin frock- Mr Turner Premiere

Kate Hudson
She really got it right this year, just looked effortless
Gucci Premiere- LACMA Art + Film Gala
Temperley London- IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards
Zuhair Murad Spring/Summer 2014- Vanity Fair Oscars Party
Versace- Oscars

Taylor Swift
Taylor has been stepping up her fashion game within the past year, it was hard enough for me to pick just four looks lol 
J. Mendel- ACMA Awards
Oscar De La Renta- Met Ball
Zuhair Murad- Clive Davis Pre Grammy Party
Carolina Herrera- Golden Globes

Katy Perry
She is always so quirky and fun.. I love these two looks so much, especially her homage to Britney's Jean dress
Versace Couture- MTV VMAs
Valentino- Grammy Awards

Reese Witherspoon 
She is one of my favorite actresses and she always looks classy and feminine.
Calvin Klein- Golden Globes
Giambattista Vali Couture- Independent Spirit Awards
Stella Mcartney- Wild London Premire

Lily Collins
This dress is such a standout. The whole thing is old hollywood glamour with a modern twist

Elie Saab- Love,Rosie Premiere

Vanessa Hudgens 
I love her style and this is so casual, but so chic. Her Boho style is so effortless
Bongo- Young Hollywood Awards

There you have it my faves from 2014, Here's to 2015!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Lorde "Royals" Music Video

Yes I know this is an older look, but is one that I have been wanting to do because I love her eye liner! Royals is one of those timeless songs, I'm beginning to really like Lorde, especially "yellow flicker beat" I used a real techniques liner brush to achieve this look and a black eye liner. 

Here's the look:

Here's my look:

Here's what I used:

•Primer-Cargo HD Primer
•Lid- Lorac Pro 2 Palette in Buff and Black
•Liner- Urban Decay 24/7 in Perversion on top and bottom. 
•Mascara- Shiseido 

•Primer- Lorac Mattyfing Primer
•Concealer- Cargo One Base in 01
•Blush- Flirt! in Urge

•NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brûlée 

Taylor Swift-"Blank Space" Music Video Look

Blank Space has become one of my favorite music videos from this year not only because I am a huge Taylor Swift fan but it's so much fun and she's just so crazy!! Seriously you do not want to piss this girl off!! So I wore this look yesterday to work and even more than usual I kept getting that I look like Taylor Swift! This look is based off the navy smokey eye look at the bridge of the song, where's she holding the apple.

I finally got to break into my Lorac Pro 2 Palette which is what I mainly used in creating this look. Another really cool trick to use when wanting crisp lines or even if you don't want your shadow all over the place when doing a smokey eye, use some scotch tape! It's so easy to do! Just take your scotch tape and lineup up with the shape that you want, do your smokey eye and pull off the tape... Voila! Instant amazing smokey eye look

Here's the look:

 Here's my look:

Here's what I used:

•Base- Cargo HD Primer
•Lid- Lorac Pro 2 Palette in Snow
•Crease- Lorac Pro 2 Palette in Cool Gray and then Navy more intensely in the outer corner
•Highlight- Lorac Pro 2 Palette in Bugg and Snow, with Snow in inner corner
•Liner- On the top I used Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Perversion, also on the bottom with Navy and Black from Pro 2 Pallette. I used Cargo Swimmables liner in Secret Beach in the water line

•Primer-Lorac Mattyfing Primer
•Concealer- Cargo One Base in 01
•Blush- Flirt! In Urge
•Bronzer- Lorac Baked Bronzer

•Colour Pop Lippie Stix in Bichette
•Lorac Creme Gloss in Crown Jewels

Juicy Couture Inspired: Viva La Juicy

Last Saturday we had a beauty spotlight challenge for the House of Juicy and I really wanted to do a look inspired by their number 1 fragrance and Glammy Award winner two years in a row, Viva La Juicy!
The bottle is adorned with gold and a bright pink bow hugs the cap.  I wanted to do a gold eye with bright and bold pink lips. I got to play with Scandy, one of my new Colour Pop Lippie Stix and Lorac 3d Lustre. 

Here's my look: (lighting was not working today for me lol)

Here's what I used:

•Base- Cargo HD primer
•Lid-Urban Decay Vice Limited Edition Palette in Last Sin
•Crease-Last Sin 
•Highlight- Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow in Girly and then Lorac 3D Lustre in 24K
•Liner-Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Perversion, with Last Sin on the lower lash line. 
•Mascara-Shisheido black

•Primer-Lorac Mattifying Primer
•Concealer-Cargo One Base in 01
•Blush- Hard Candy Baked Blush in Living Doll
•Bronzer- Lorac Baked Bronzer

•Colour Pop Lippie Stix in Scandy

Friday, December 26, 2014

Katy Perry: Wide Awake Video Look #1

This was a look I've been wanting to do for quite sometime and there's quite a few old looks that I've been dying to do so you will see them in the near future. Wide Awake is a really cool music video and Katy just looks flawless. She has a purple/burgundy lid with a red lip.

Here's the look:

Here's my look:

Here's what I used:
•Primer- Cargo HD Primer
•Lid- I used NYX Jumbo Pencil in Rust, then I used Sigma Creme De Couture palette  in Passion Fruit and then on top I used Urban Decay Vice Palette in Desperation 
•Crease- I used both colors on the lid in the crease
•Liner- Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Perversion on the top liner. Then I used on the lower lash line with a mix on the two lid colors. 

•Primer- Lorac Mattifying Primer
•Concealer- Cargo One Base in 01
•Blush- Creme De Couture by Sigma in Cherry Apple
•Bronzer- Lorac Baked Bronzer

•Colour Pop Lippie Stix in Cheers
•Lorac Creme Gloss in Crown Jewels