Thursday, September 17, 2015

NYX The Skinny Mascara Review

I had recently purchased a bunch of NYX products during one of their Ulta 40% off sales. I have found some good items that I will add to my professional makeup artist kit! I will try not to make every single upcoming post about NYX products so you aren't bored but there are a lot of products to review so I will try to combine some of them. 

Since I've been on a mascara hunt as of late, I will talk about NYX the skinny mascara

First, what the f$ck is this?????

Is this even a brush? Now you all know that I love a small brush because it gets in every nook and cranny of your eye but this is hands down the smallest brush I have ever seen. 

Although I do appreciate the very black formulation, this adds absolutely no length or fullness to my lashes. This wand does not grab any lashes, it's like painting the formula on with a stick. I have been using this with the Roller Lash, which I like a lot more since using this mascara but I will not purchase the skinny again. 

On to the next mascara!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Eye Makeup Tutorial Using Greens and Blues

blue eyeshadow for brown eyes

You can ignore my eyebrows in this picture. Thank you.

I am always looking for different ways to wear my eye makeup. I have already spoken about my love for eyeliner but sometimes black can be a bit heavy and also aging. I know that blue eyeshadow is generally reserved for Vegas showgirls and my Brooklyn grandma but something about the blues and greens of the ocean makes me happy and think of mermaids.

 I love ocean colors in everything, clothing, paint, makeup. LOVE IT. These colors can be used boldly to make a statement or subtly to create a fresh look. I wanted to show a look that can be worn every day and is not the same old boring neutral. You can add a youthful pop of color to your daily routine, plus these colors look great on brown eyes! 

Jessica Savino Makeup

For this look I used Taupe from the Lorac Pro Palette in the crease and Nude from the same palette on the inner corner and along the outer lower lashline. I used NYX loose pigment in Turquoise on the mobile lid blended into the crease. Makeup Forever No. 11 pencil along the upper lashine (this is my favorite pencil and I use it on most ladies I work on), Maybelline gel liner in Blackest Black for the outer wing, NYX Baby Blue pencil on the waterline with MUFE No 11 over it. Benefit Roller Lash mascara and Ardell 101 Demi lashes which I cut in 1/2 and only used on the outer part of my lashes. I honestly dislike wearing false eyelashes but there is no denying how much better they make your eyes look in photographs.

I hope this inspires you to try something new!