Makeover With My Mom!!

Soo, today was a good day. I had my first day of high school, AND I got to give my mom a makeover!

My mom is totally clueless about makeup. She usually only wears a couple products, all of which do nothing for her…so she let me step in!

Gahhhd I love giving makeovers.

She’s 54. The last makeover I did was on my best friend (click here), so this was a change for certain. :} I brought out some products, both from mine and her makeup bags, and tried to find the perfect natural lighting.

Compared to my twelve-year-old friend, my mom has a lot more to conceal and cover. Her main problem is redness and impurities, along  with the sparseness of her lashes and brows. However, she’s got beautiful green/hazel eyes that I want to be her main feature!

So here’s before the makeup!

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And AFTER!!

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A BB Cream and concealer covered most blemishes and age spots, including redness under the nose. I blended out with a sponge to get a more smooth, airbrushed look, and topped it with powder.

I really wanted to bring out that olive glow in her skin, so I put a warm-toned highlighter on the high points of her face to really brighten it up. Blush didn’t seem needed, I was aiming for a more warm, soft appeal, not pinched, sparkly cheeks.

EYES ARE MY FAVORITE PART!! I love eyes. For my mom, I filled in her brows (not too much, just to give them a little more shape and definition), then started to layer colors on her lids. First a gold, a champagne in the center, a soft taupe in the crease. Black mascara seemed to harsh for this look, so I used a brown instead.

For lips, I picked a natural, peach color with a gloss finish.

The resulting look was natural enough to not look overdone, but just enough to make a difference. You can see older women who cake themselves with makeup to cover themselves, but my mom is not one of them. This look lets herself shine through! ^_^

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Afterwards, she wore her makeup all day long! I’m going to have to give her a lesson on how to apply it herself someday.

But let’s be real. My mom doesn’t really care what other people think about her OR how she looks.

She told me that “As you get older, you care less.” 

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Have a great night, my Curly-Fries!<3

MWAH.

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Starting a Diet, & New Fave Gloss

So I’m starting a diet…weighing about 126-127 pounds. I just thought that making little blogs to document my progress would help somewhat! I want to be healthy, ya know? Not a 90 pound model who vomits up every meal and is constantly poppin’ diet pills. 

I used to weigh 117, but then the holidays happened.  I really want to get back down to where I was! 

BUT ENOUGH ABOUT THAT. Let’s talk lip gloss. 

You guys know I love my lippies. I recently bought NYC’s Liquid Lip Shine in “Brighton Beach Peach”. It’s, like, the perf nude. 

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It has a straight, thin, flexible applicator that applies on the gloss smoothly. I swear these are a dupe for MAC lipglosses!! They smell like vanilla cupcakes, and stay on a decent amount of time..so they may become my yearlong favorite. 

Anyway, if you’re looking for a sweet burst of peachy color that smells like dessert, check out Brighton Beach Peach! 

And wish me luck on my diet, guys. I really want to get healthy by bikini season! ;} 

Mwah. Peace! 

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How-To: PERFECT Red Lips

Red lips are a truly timeless, amazingly sexy trend. But now, according to Vogue: “Fuchsia is the new red.” Apparently it’s fresher, younger and more modern. But say WHAAT?

In my opinion, nothing can beat a kick-ass red lipstick.

So here’s what you’ll need to achieve that perfect red pout:

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  • A lip conditioner of your choice (Chapstick, salve, ect.)
  • One red lipliner
  • A red lipstick that you adore
  • Optional: A gloss

Okay, so the first step is easy. Just soften up those lips! If you have any dead skin or icky stuff like that, exfoliate first with a wet cloth, toothbrush, or lip scrub.

The next part is a bit trickier. Lining your pucker and filling it in. Gahhhd, this is my least favorite part. I always end up making one edge too thin, the other too thick, or drawing outside my actual lip line. But it’s possible to achieve. Just take your time! I like to soften out the edges of my lips when I draw them, to make my lips look fuller, softer, and more youthful and plump.

So now, fill in your lips with the lipstick of your choice! You can use a brush, or apply it straight from the tube. In my opinion, lip brushes are a bit too fussy.

NOW. You’re sort of done, unless you want to apply gloss. I LOVE gloss on a red lip. It makes your lips look so juicy and seductive! If it comes in a squeezy-tube thingy, you can put a little on your finger and gently spread it on top of the lipstick. You don’t want to disturb any product underneath the gloss!

And you’re done. Congrats :}

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PRODUCTS USED: 

  • Ganache For Lips Lip Balm in “Lemon Mousse” 
  • Beautique Lipliner in “Real Red”
  • MAC Lipstick in “MAC Red” (Satin)
  • Femme Couture Lip Luster in “Cherry Frost”

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Anyway, guys. I luv ya! Peace out! Image

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DIY Lip Color

I’m SO SO SO excited to show you guys this.

It’s a super-easy, super-fun way to create your own, personalized lip color with little to no cost. Me and my friends used to do this at slumber-parties, so we would have all these little lip-goodies to take home with us.

Let’s go!!

Supplies: 

A saucer or plate

A mixing tool (fork, spoon, chopstick, ect.)

An empty tub, contact case, or any other little container 

Vaseline or petroleum jelly 

Vanilla extract 

A blush or eyeshadow (Or both!) 

Directions: 

Get out your little mixing-plate and squeeze out a bit of Vaseline. Taking your eyeshadow or blush,   scratch off a generous amount of pigment onto the plate, add your yummy vanilla, and mix it all up.

If you think it’s missing something, you can always mix more colors! You’re not restricted, in fact, the more pigments, the better.

As soon as you’re happy with it, scrape it into the container.

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Aaaaaaand you are done!!

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Enjoy the endless possibilities! You can paint this stuff on with a lip brush or your finger, and it’s uniquely YOURS. Plus, it’s a great way to recycle old eyeshadows and blushes!

JUST A TIP: Write down what pigments you used in case you want to ever make more!

Have funnn!

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