Sunday, June 26, 2016

Bridesmaid or Wedding Guest Makeup Tips, Look and Tutorial

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It's summer and it's wedding season! We've all been there - we've been tapped to be a bridesmaid, maid of honor or part of the wedding entourage, or we were invited to be wedding guests to a friend or family member's wedding.  Now what?  What do we wear?  How do we accesorize?  How do we apply makeup and do our hair?

This post is all about Wedding Guest/Bridesmaid Makeup.  How do we do our makeup in a way that we look polished and our best, and yet not in a way that we would overshadow the star of the show, the bride?  

The photos above were taken years ago (my eyebrows looked so 5 years ago! Lol!), and yet while I may use different colors or products for my makeup, I will always use the same theme: polished, yet natural and nothing too over-the-top to draw attention to myself).  I know my place - I am a wedding guest, and I know it's the bride's time to shine.  Therefore, for wedding guest/bridesmaid makeup, I always choose classic, neutral colors for the eyes, maybe some lush false lashes, highlighter, contour, blush and lipstick - but always understated elegance.

I used the following products for my wedding guest makeup above:

I used Chanel Mat Lumiere in Beige, now known as Perfection Lumiere.  It's a great base for long wedding hours - it stayed put for 10-13 hours, and had a beautiful soft matte finish.

MAC Mehr lipstick

 I used MAC Mehr lipstick (middle), a beautiful rosey mauve hue that's so romantic and yet neutral.

MAC Kissable Lipcolour

On top of MAC Mehr lipstick, I used MAC Kissable Lipcolour in Flaunt It (fourth from left), a beautiful rosy purple shade.

I used a little bit of shimmery colors to highlight my brow and the center of my lids, but nothing too over-the-top, as shimmer can clash with camera flash and can look garish and cheesy.  I used this discontinued quad from MAC called Caviar Dreams, but the upper right shadow is a permanent color called Retrospeck.  I used it to highlight my browbone.  Brule is the upper left shadow, which is also a permanent color.  I applied Brule on the lid mixed with a little bit of Retrospeck.  I used Caviar Dreams (the lower right shade) just a tad on the crease.

For the rest of my shadows, I used understated, neutral shadows from MAC.  I also used Dark Edge and Twinks to deepen the crease and outer lid, and Daisy Chain to highlight the browbone.

For my cheeks, I used MAC Sur blush (left) and MAC Gana (right) to highlight.

Below is a video tutorial on how to do Wedding Guest/Bridesmaid makeup.  It espouses the same philosophy - be beautiful, and yet never overshadow the bride.

(Video brought to you by Mode Media. Some products used were provided by PR for consideration. All written opinions are mine.)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

IT Cosmetics IT's All About You! Customer Favorites Collection Now Up On QVC as Today's Special Value

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IT Cosmetics IT's All About You! Customer Favorites Collection

IT Cosmetics IT's All About You! Customer Favorites Collection

IT Cosmetics IT's All About You! Customer Favorites Collection

IT Cosmetics IT's All About You Customer Favorites Collection
IT Cosmetics IT's All About You! Customer Favorites Collection

For IT Cosmetics fans, here's your chance to grab customer favorites in a sweet deal.  IT Cosmetics partners with QVC to come up with TODAY'S SPECIAL VALUE (June 25, 2016): Four IT Cosmetics Customer Favorites in one: (1) a SUPER SIZE CC+ Illumination Color Correcting Illuminating Full Coverage Cream SPF 50+ (a whopping 2.53 oz.), (2) Je Ne Se Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Treatment, (3) Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush, and (4) Tightline 3-in-one Black Primer-Eyeliner-Mascara.  This is all for a sweet Today's Special Value Price of $59.94 plus $3.00 S&H!  

What's best is that this set is available RIGHT NOW (06/25/16) for 3 easy pays of only $19.98 each!  That is one amazing value.  Below are the individual items in this set:

(Swatches, Review, Look and Info on how to buy after the Jump)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

MAC Brant Brothers, Softserve Eye Shadows, Brooke Candy Swatches and Video Review

MAC Brant Brothers
MAC Brant Brothers

MAC Softserve Shadow
MAC Softserve Shadow

MAC Brooke Candy Collection

MAC Brooke Candy Collection: MAC Whirl Lipstick 

MAC Vamplify lipgloss in Pamela

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss in Till Death Do Us Part

Wearing MAC Softserve Eye Shadows, MAC Brant Brothers in Tryphaena and Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Creme Duo to contour and highlight, and MAC Brooke Candy lipstick in Whirl and Vamplify lipgloss in Pamela

Hi everyone! Below is my video on my MAC Brant Brothers, Softserve Shadows, Brooke Candy Swatches and Review . Please check out and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you'd like to see more of these kinds of videos.

See review video below:

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