Archive | February 2015

LOTD: Winter Cut-Crease

Hey Crazies!

Today’s look is really unique, and very eye-opening, because I used a matte white on the entire lid. I was inspired by the blues and whites of Winter for this look. I went for a cut crease, because I haven’t done one in a while, so why not? πŸ˜€ But of course, adjust this look to your liking if you recreate it. You can definitely just do a blended crease, and maybe another color on the lid, as matte solid white is really bold.

Here we go:

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(these pictures were not edited)

Products Used:

Eyes:

  • NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown
  • NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
  • Elf Undereye Concealer in Light
  • Elf Clarifying Pressed Powder in Ivory
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Buck and Naked (mixed)
  • The Color Workshop Eyeshadow (deep blue shade)
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
  • The Color Workshop matte white eyeshadow
  • Essence Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black
  • NYC Big Bold Curl Mascara in Blackest Black
  • The Color Workshop Mascara in black
  • Sephora Medium Shopping Bag Makeup Kit-Matte bright blue eyeshadow

Face:

  • Elf Oil Free Foundation in Sand
  • Elf Highlighter in Light
  • Elf Clarifying Pressed Powder in Ivory
  • Elf Blush in Pink Passion

Lips:

  • MAC Studio Fix Foundation in NC30
  • Elf Moisturizing Lipstick in Flirty and Fabulous
  • L’Oreal Moisturizing Lipstick in Personali-tea
  • Wet n’ Wild Lipgloss in Bubblegum Pink

Hope you all enjoyed today’s look!

Have an amazing, beautiful day!

Xoxo, Ava ❀ πŸ˜€

LOTD: Arabic Eyes + Ombre Lips

Hey Crazies!

Today’s look is an Arabic style dramatic look with dark blue, peach, and glittery bronze on the eyes with a bright red ombre lip. I, of course, went for the uber-dramatic lips, but with the eyes, you can pair anything you’d like. A glossy nude would also look really good for the lips.

So here it is:

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These pictures were in no way edited.

Products Used:

Eyes:

  • NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown
  • NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
  • Elf Undereye concealer in Light
  • Elf Clarifying Pressed Powder in Ivory
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Limit
  • The Color Workshop Eyeshadow palette (bright mango pink/red)
  • The Color Workshop Eyeshadow (deep satin blue)
  • Shany Cosmetics Palette (bronze shimmer eyeshadow)
  • NYX Glitter On The Go in Champagne Bubble
  • Elf Liquid Eyeliner in Black
  • Essence Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black
  • Elf Cream Eyeliner in Black
  • Sephora matte black eyeshadow
  • Essence I ❀ Extreme Mascara in Black
  • Benefit They’re Real! Mascara in Black
  • The Color Workshop Mascara in Black

Face:

  • MAC Studio Fix Foundation in NC30
  • Elf Undereye Concealer in Light
  • Elf HD Undereye Setting Powder in Clear
  • Elf Clarifying Pressed Powder in Ivory
  • Sephora Medium Shopping Bag Makeup Kit (Medium Bronzer)
  • Sephora Medium Shopping Bag Makeup Kit (Matte Cranberry Blush)
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Virgin

Lips:

  • Elf Matte Lip Color in Rich Red
  • Essence Lipstick in Dare To Wear
  • Sephora Medium Shopping Bag Makeup Kit (Matte deep red eyeshadow)

I hope you all enjoyed today’s makeup look!

Have an amazing, beautiful day!

Xoxo, Ava ❀ πŸ˜€

LOTD: The Academy Awards…

Hey Crazies!

Today’s look is a dramatic, smokey, trendy look that I would have worn if I had went to The Academy Awards. I used all Makeup Geek Eye shadows, and for the skin I went for matte foundation, and apricot cream blush, bronzer, and a rose-tinted highlighter all over the high points of the face. As for the lips, because the eyes are neutral (but dramatic) I went for a nude gloss.

Here we go:

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(these pictures were not edited in any way)

Products Used:

Eyes:

  • NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown
  • NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
  • Elf Concealer in Light
  • Elf Pressed Powder in Ivory
  • Essence I ❀ Stage Eye Primer
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Chickadee
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Latte
  • Makeup Geek Eyehsadow in Bada Bing
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Mercury
  • Elf Cream Eyeliner in Black
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Shimma Shimma
  • Essence I ❀ False Mascara in Black
  • Benefit They’re Real! Mascara in Black
  • The Color Workshop Mascara in Black

Face:

  • Elf Oil Free Matte Foundation in Sand
  • Elf Undereye Concealer in Light
  • Elf HD Undereye Setting Powder in Clear
  • Elf Cream Bronzer/Blush duo in St. Lucia
  • Mattify! Cosmetics Blush in Harmony
  • Elf Clarifying Pressed Powder in Ivory
  • La Bella Donna Cream Highlighter in Candlelight
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Shimma Shimma

Lips:

  • Elf Concealer in Light
  • La Bella Donna Lip Gloss Pen in Nude

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s makeup!

If you went to the Oscars, what would you have done for your makeup? Comment!

Have an amazing, beautiful day!

Xoxo, Ava ❀ πŸ˜€

LOTD: Wings and Orange

Hey Crazies!

Today’s look is a trendy, modernized version of an old Hollywood glam look. Instead of going for shimmery lids, I went matte, and instead of true, matte red lips, I went for a trendy glossy reddish orange color, And I kept the winged liner black, thick, and statement. I also did a very slight ombre with the brows to share the updating love. πŸ˜‰ I love how this turned out, I hope you do too!

Here we go:

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Products Used:

Eyes:

  • NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown
  • NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
  • Elf Concealer in Light
  • Elf HD Setting Powder in Clear
  • Elf Cream Eyeliner in Black
  • Sephora matte black eye shadow
  • Essence Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Black
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Naked

Face:

  • Elf Undereye Concealer in Light
  • Elf Clarifying Pressed Powder in Ivory
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Naked
  • La Bella Donna Matte blush in Brick

Lips:

  • Sephora Palette lip color (bright orange-red)

I hope you enjoyed today’s look!

Have an amazing, beautiful day!

Xoxo Ava ❀ πŸ˜€

LOTD: Dramatic Winter Smokey Eyes

Hey Crazies!

Today’s look is probably one of my all-time favorite makeup looks ever! I did a smokey eye, but kept the eyes looking open by adding a white shade on the inner lid. And to add a modern twist I went for a shimmer berry-colored lip.

Hope you like:

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Products Used:

Eyes:

  • Elf Eyebrow Kit in Dark
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
  • Sephora Color Daze Blockbuster Makeup Palette (Matte Light Tan)
  • Sephora Palette (Gray brown, light brown, and warm brown, mixed)
  • Aziza Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette in Tennessee (Glistening White)
  • Sephora Eyeshadow (Matte Black)
  • Elf Cream Eyeliner in Black
  • Essence False Lash Reloaded Mascara in Black
  • NYC Big Bold Curl Mascara in Blackest Black
  • The Color Workshop Mascara in Black

Face:

  • Elf Highlighting Under Eye Concealer in Light
  • Elf High Definition Undereye Setting Powder in Clear
  • Elf Oil Free Foundation in Sand
  • Elf Clarifying Pressed Powder in Ivory
  • Clinique Natural Bronzer in Medium
  • Sephora Blush (Dusty Pink)
  • La Bella Donna Cream Highlighter in Candlelight

Lips:

  • Sephora Palette Lip Color (sparkle berry color)

I hope you enjoyed today’s makeup look!

If you have any makeup look or post requests, make sure to comment! πŸ˜€

Have an amazing, beautiful day!

Xoxo Ava ❀

LOTD: Natural Brightness

Hey Crazies!

Today’s looks is an everyday look that’s natural and very wearable, but still has a polished look, and natural brightness. I really like this look, because it works with all skin and eye colors. It’s also a great look to wear on those mornings where you’re not feeling or looking your brightest. It will definitely lighten up your eyes and face, and make you look awake and glowing.

So here we go:

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Products Used:

Eyes:

  • NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown
  • NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
  • Essence I ❀ Stage Eye Primer
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Strange
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Naked
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Limit
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Nooner
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Buck
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Virgin
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin
  • Essense I ❀ Punk Jumbo Eyeliner Pen in Ultra Black
  • Essence False Lash Reloaded Mascara in Black

Face:

  • Elf Undereye Concealer in Light
  • Elf High Definition Undereye Setting Powder in Clear
  • Elf Clarifying Pressed Powder in Ivory
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Virgin
  • Elf Blush in Pink Passion
  • Elf Baked Bronzer in Bora Bora

Lips:

  • Maybelline Lip Liner in Nude
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Virgin
  • Mentha Tinted Lip Gloss in Plum Mint

I hope you enjoyed today’s look!

Have an amazing, beautiful day!

Xoxo Ava ❀ πŸ˜€

LOTD: Purple Ombre

Hey Crazies!

Today’s look is definitely a statement look. Not a lot of people would wear a dark purple and pink ombre lip, and I did do the purple really dark, so if you want to wear this look but are uncomfortable with the darkness of the lips, just use lighter shades. And maybe add a gloss too. It will make it more wearable. As for the eyes,I kept them neutral and cool toned.

So here we go:

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Here’s a tip for this look: If you do want to recreate this, and you don’t have a dark purple lipstick, you don’t have to go out and buy one. One of my most important rules of makeup is to never just use eyeliner as eyeliner. Lipstick as lipstick. Get my point? So instead of spending money on a purple lipstick, use a dark purple eyeliner and some eyeshadow. Easy peasy. πŸ˜‰

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s look!

Have an amazing, beautiful day!

Xoxo Ava πŸ˜€ ❀

LOTD: Modern Arabic-Style Makeup

Hey Crazies!

Today’s look is inspired by Arabic style makeup, with side-to-side winged eyeliner. To make the look more modern, I smoked out the usually very sharp eyeliner, and I also used neutral gold and light brown shades for the rest of the eye makeup to keep the look wearable.

And because the eyes are neutral, you can go for any lip color from nude to red. I went with a glossy nude lip, and natural skin.

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I again, did this look a while ago, so I don’t really remember what I used…But all you need to get this look is a matte brown eye shadow, gold eye shadow, and black eye shadow.

I hope you enjoyed this look, I really like how it turned out. πŸ™‚

Have and amazing, beautiful day!

Xoxo Ava πŸ˜€ ❀

LOTD: Blue Waterline

Hey Crazies!

Today’s look is a neutral one with a pop of blue in my waterline, one of my favorite things to do! And if you didn’t know, pops of color in a neutral look is a big trend for 2015. πŸ™‚

So here it is:

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I did this look a while ago, so I don’t exactly remember what I used product wise. oops hehe πŸ˜›

Hope you enjoyed today’s look!

Have an amazing, beautiful day! ❀

xoxo Ava πŸ˜€

LOTD: If I Went To The Grammy’s…

Hey!!! I finally have a computer set up, and I’m ready to start blogging again.

So,I watched the Grammy’s a couple nights ago, and I loved a lot of the makeup, hair and fashion I saw.

My favorite makeup and hair goes to Katy Perry:

I thought she looked super flawless, her makeup was on point, and I LOVED her hair color and style!

As for the dress, Rihanna was my favorite. I know a lot of people didnt like her dress, but i thought it was new, fun and girly.

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Anyway, if I had gone to the Grammy’s, I would have worn this makeup look I created today:

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(to see what products I used, keep scrolling).

I love this look, because its not too over the top, but it still has a modern twist with the foiled pigment on the lid. I was inspired by Jaclyn Hill’s makeup style. If you haven’t heard of Jaclyn, go look her up on YouTube, her makeup tutorials are amazing!

And because I had to share the love, I went for a red and soft orange ombre lip:

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And for the face, I did matte foundation and concealer, bronzer, two kinds of blush, and a shimmer highlighter.

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Products used:

Eyes:

  • NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
  • Elf Eyebrow Kit in Dark
  • Elf Concealer in Light
  • Essence I Love Stage Eye Primer
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shadow in Latte
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shadow in Cocoa Bear
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shadow in Bitten
  • Makeup Geek Eye Pigment in Insomnia
  • Elf Cream Eyeliner in Black
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shadow in Shimma Shimma
  • Essence False Lash Reloaded Mascara in Black

Face:

  • Elf Undereye Concealer in Light
  • Elf High Definition Undereye Setting Powder in Clear
  • Elf Oil Free Flawless Foundation in Sand
  • Elf Clarifying Pressed Powder in Ivory
  • Elf Baked Bronzer in Bora Bora
  • Mattify! Cosmetics Loose Blush in Harmony
  • Elf Matte Blush in Pink
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shadow in Shimma Shimma

Lips:

  • L’Oreal Paris Lip Liner in Red/Wine
  • Sephora Limited Edition Makeup Palette: Deep red and bright orange lip colors.

 

And that’s it! It feels nice to put up another post, I have a lot of looks to put up, and I hope you enjoyed this first one back!

And I apologize, the pictures aren’t in the best lighting πŸ˜›

Anyway, I hope you are all doing well!

Have an amazing, beautiful day!

Ava xoxo πŸ˜€ ❀