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~Modern Day Egyptian Makeup Tutorial~

 

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 I really like the cat eyeliner look and use it almost every time I put on makeup. It reminds me a lot of how the Egyptians thousands of years ago would wear their eyeliner. Here’s a tutorial I made using some (not all) budget friendly beauty products. I hope you enjoy.

 

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Products I Used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion

NYX Loose Pearl Eyeshadow in Yellow Gold

NYX Loose Pearl Eyeshadow in Walnut

NYX Loose Pearl Eyeshadow Black Pearl

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero

Elf Liquid Eyeliner in Black

The Color Workshop (cheap makeup brand at Walmart) Eyeliner in Gold

Wet n’ Wild Mega Liner in Indigo Blue 

Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara in Very Black

Elf Eyelash Curler 

 

First step is to prime your eyes. This helps your eyeshadow to stay on longer, prevents your eyelid oils from smudging your eyeshadow, and helps your makeup look more vibrant.

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Next I put the gold eyeshadow onto just the middle of my lid. I did this so I can have a multi-dimensional look, almost like 3D.

 

After that I put a small amount of the gold liner on top of the yellow old eyeshadow to add a little glitz.

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Then what I did was I took the brownish eyeshadow and applied it on the right side and left side of my eyelid without putting it directly on top of the yellow eyeshadow. I blended the two colors slightly so there wasn’t any harsh contrast. Remember you want to make this look multi-dimensional.

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I blended the brown more and a little towards my brow bone. 

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I added the black eyeshadow to my crease building up the color slightly.

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Next I took the black eyeshadow and with a brush I lined my lower lash line.

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Then you’ll want to bring that eyeshadow up past your lid for that classic cat eye. It can be tricky to do but follow your lash line out and you should get it just right.

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Next you take your eyeliner pencil and line the inside of your eyes both top and bottom. 

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I used just a little bit of black liquid eyeliner to the top lash line.

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 Next (and this was just for fun) I wanted some more color so I used the blue liquid liner on my bottom lash line. 

 

 

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Add mascara and you’re done! 

 

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Make Your Lipsticks More Portable (DIY)

I don’t own many lipsticks because I don’t like to wear them but I know lots of people who have tons of them laying around in a drawer, their purse, or car. Lipsticks are already portable but imagine having five or more shades in one easy place without having to fumble through them. I’ll show you how easy it can be!

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What you’ll need:

Candle

Small knife 

Metal spoon

Lipsticks or chapsticks

Rubbing alcohol (to sanitize)

Small eyeshadow tins (to place metled product in)

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First it’s a good idea to sanitize your metal tin, spoon and knife to cut down on bacteria.

 

Next you’ll need to light your candle.

 

Lay your lipstick down on the counter and cut off the amount you’d like. It’s better to start off by cutting a little because you can always melt more later. 

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Place the cut piece of lipstick on the spoon.

 

Put the spoon over the candle flame. Sway the spoon back and forth above the flame so the product won’t burn. You only need to slowly melt the lipstick.

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Make sure the product is entirely melted and slowly pour it into the metal tin. Melt more if you need to so you have a sufficient amount of product. 

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Wipe off the spoon carefully with a paper towel. The spoon is VERY hot. I repeat it’s HOT!

 

And you’re done! I did a lipstick and a chapstick. 

 

 

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Here are some videos if you need extra help!

 

 

 

 


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~New Years Makeup Look~

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New Years is around the corner which means a fun makeup look to start the new year right. I used high end makeup brands and drugstore brands. For the high end brands I will try my best to give you an example of a cheaper duplicate you can buy to recreate this look. Enjoy!

 

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Products Used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion in color Original

tokidoki Collectible Robbery Makeup Palette

-Bullets, Ninja Dog, Candy Cane

Wet n’ Wild Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner in color Indigo Blue

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencils in color Zero

Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express Waterproof in color Very Black

Wet n’ Wild Lipstick in color Cherry Frost

 

High End Duplicates:

Elf Eyelid Primer – $1 at Target

Bullets – Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in palette  Blue Blowout 20 – $7.50 Walmart

Ninja Dog – Cover Girl Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Shadows in Tropical Fusion – $5 at Target

Candy Cane  – Cover Girl Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadows in Snow Blossom – $4 Walgreens

Milani Liquif’eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil – $6 at Walmart

 

Let’s get started!

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Cut a piece of tape and place it slanted near your eye and figure out where you want your eyeshadow to go. This technique helps create a sharp line for eyeshadow or eyeliner.

 

 

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I took Bullets by tokidoki and placed it across my lid.

 

 

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I then took that eyeshadow up and over to my outer corner.

 

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Next I took Ninja Dog by tokidoki and placed it in my crease lightly and helped shadow a winged effect on the outer corner.

 

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With tape still on.

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With the tape off. A sharp line!

 

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I took Ninja Dog again and placed it on my lower lash line.

 

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I used Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Liner to line my waterline and tight lined. (I put the eye liner on my upper water line.)

 

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Next I applied Wet n’ Wilds liquid eyeliner to my top lid and flicked it out to match my previous eyeshadow wing.

 

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I applied Maybelline The Falsies mascara to my upper and lower lashes. To finish the look I popped on Wet n’ Wilds lipstick.

 

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Happy New Years!

 


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Affordable Christmas Makeup Look

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What I used for this look:

Urban Decay Primer Potion (Elf eye primer will work for the inexpensive primers [$1] but I don’t own any other primer at the moment.)

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Eyeshadow in color Charcoal ($3)

NYX  Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Eyeshadow in color Light Purple ($3)

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Eyeshadow in color Yellow Gold ($3)

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Eyeshadow in color Pale Gold ($3)

Elf Shimmering Facial Whip in color Spotlight ($1)

Elf Liquid Eyeliner in color Black ($1)

Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara in color Black ($6)

-Side note: Maybelline The Falsies is an awesome mascara. If you’re into youtube makeup tutorials you’ll see a lot of makeup artists raving about it!

Elf Eyelash Curler ($1)

Mary Kay Signiture Lip Liner in color Dark Red ($12)

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Prime your eyes all the way to your brow bone. Next, Apply the NYX Yellow Gold all over your lids.

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What’s great about the NYX Loose Eyeshadows is that when you wet them, it’s like they turn into a different color. Take a tiny bit of pigment and a damp brush, mix together, and put the NYX Yellow Gold onto the center of your eyelid. This will add shine and bring more light to your eyes.

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Take the NYX Light Purple and apply it on your crease and a little above your crease. I put the purple in my inner corners too, but you can skip that if you’d like.

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Blend it out and make the colors smooth.

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Next I put NYX Charcoal on my botton lash line and blended it into the purple that was in my inner corner.

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I used Elf Liquid Liner to line my eyes and flick it out.

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(Before mascara.)

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Have fun and have a happy holiday!

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I like using lip liner as my “lipstick” because I feel it stays on longer and isn’t quite so messy. Dark Red by Mary Kay Signature Collection.


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Inexpensive And Luxurious Gifts To Make This Holiday!

Heavenly Hand Cream
I don’t know about you but my hands seem to suffer from the winter’s drying air. Why not make a batch of hand lotion, put it in a pretty jar, and give it to a friend? Homemade gifts are awesome because they are made personally by you! Try out this recipe in the link below.
Cupcake Soap
It’ll be tempting but don’t eat this one! Smell like a bakery without all the hard work.
Candy Cane Body Scrub
Perfect for winter and a great gift for anyone!
Luxurious Lip Balm
Lips also suffer the horrendous dry air in winter. Try out this homemade lip balm and reap the natural benefits!


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5 Gifts For Under $5!

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We all love cheap products especially when they’re really good. Here are some 5 gift ideas for under $5 that I’ve tried, currently own, and still use!

1. Wet n’ Wild Megalast Wet Cement –  Walmart – $2 (Gorgeous mute brown/grey color)

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2. NYX Ulta Pearl Mania Loose Eyeshadow Pigment in color LP12 Purple – Ulta – $3 (I’ve had this eyeshadow over a year and it’s not even halfway gone.)

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3. Elf Shimmering Facial Whip in color Spotlight – Dollar Tree – $1 (I use as a highlighter and it looks great! Warning: The only problem with this product is that the liquid separates. Make sure you shake well and apply to fingers first.)

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4. L.A Colors Loose Eyeshadow w/Brush in color Lollipop – Dollar Tree – $1 (Really nice shimmery pink color. Watch out for fallout!)

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5. 3 Makeup Brushes – Bronzing Brush, Eye Shadow Brush, Defining Eye Brush – Target, Dollar Tree, Dollar General – $1 Each (I can’t rave enough about elf brushes. The bristles don’t shed even after I clean them with soap and water. They apply makeup great and they’re so affordable!)

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All of these would make great stocking stuffers or regular holiday gifts! I hope this helped and have a happy holiday!

 


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How To “Press” Loose Eyeshadow Pigments

How To “Press” Your Loose Eyeshadow Pigments Conveniently and Cheaply!

 

Has this ever happened to you? You’re getting ready to go out and decide to use a loose eyeshadow pigment and then when you open it everything spills out! I am going to show you how to solve this problem by also saving you money and stop wasting product!

 

 

What you will need:

                1. Empty eyeshadow pans (any shape you like)

                2. Loose eyeshadow pigment

                3. Rubbing alcohol

                4. Glycerin

                5. Needle or small tool for mixing

                6. Paper towels

                7. Heavy book

                8. Time/Patience 🙂

You cannot press GLITTER or fully MATTE colors because they won’t bind together.

If you have NYX Loose Pearl Mania pigments then you will need the glycerin AND rubbing alcohol. If you are using regular eyeshadow pigments you will only need rubbing alcohol.

 

First you need to squirt a little bit of rubbing alcohol into your eyeshadow pan, then start filling it with your loose pigment.

 

Start to mix the pigment and rubbing alcohol together with your small tool, adding more pigment and more alcohol until it gets wet.

 

When you feel the pan is full enough add 3-4 drops of glycerin to the mixture. Mix well until it all seems to be consistent. (The glycerin is needed for NYX loose eyeshadow pigments! You can skip this step if you are pressing a different pigment!)

 

Lift the pan and tap it against your countertop to assure there are no air bubbles remaining in the pan. (It also helps make sure the pigment stays compact in the pan).

 

Let your pigment try 4-5 hours before you press them! I suggest pressing them when the eyeshadow in the pan is moist and no longer extremely shiny.

Now you will want to “press” your eyeshadow ensuring the loose pigment stays in the pan and not flake out!

 

 

Find something small that will push the eyeshadow down into the pan. I’m using Styrofoam pieces.

Place a paper towel onto the eyeshadow pan, then put your pressing object on top of the paper towel. Now place your heavy object over all of that making sure it stays put. Wait over-night or 7-8 hours to look at your eyeshadow.

 

 

Doing this does not change the color of your eyeshadow. It ensures portability and saves you money by not spilling anymore loose eyeshadows! Also, the rubbing alcohol evaporates completely and will NOT hurt your eyes!

Pop these bad boys into your “CD Palette”! 🙂 Enjoy!


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How To Fix Your Broken Eyeshadows!

How to fix broken eyeshadows or blushes easily!

Have you ever dropped an eyeshadow and watched it crumble onto the floor? Well you’re not the only one. Not only have I dropped more than a few eyeshadows, I used to throw them away thinking they were ruined forever. Not anymore! I can show you how to FIX your crumbled eyeshadow or blush! It won’t look perfect but this will save you money and time from having to go to the store to re-buy your broken makeup!

What you’ll need:

Rubbing Alcohol (The higher the alcohol content the better this will work, this helps bind the makeup together WITHOUT “sealing” your makeup. Pouring just water on your eyeshadow will ruin it forever and you will have to scrape at your eyeshadow to get anything out each time. Big pain.)

Small metal tool like a needle or small spatula (Helps mix the eyeshadow when it’s liquidy)

Paper Towels/Tissues/Small towel (To press down the eyeshadow and soak up some of the alcohol)

Coin or a small flat metal/plastic object (You can also just use your finger if you want, this also helps push down the eyeshadow to keep it in place)

 

Okay so your eyeshadow is broken and you’re very sad. If you can manage to get all or most of it back into the metal pan then you already did the hardest part. It’s crucial to get most or all of the pigment back inside the pan or this technique will be difficult because you might end up bending the metal pan.

First, you want to pour the rubbing alcohol into the broken eyeshadow and mix it up with a small tool until it looks mildly soup-like and wet. (Don’t pour too much in, just enough to make it easy to mix)

 

When it’s all mixed up (making sure the pigment is inside the pan) put your paper towel onto the mixture and press down gently at first. After a few seconds place the coin or metal piece on top of the paper towel and press down HARD. The reason you want a coin or flat metal/plastic piece is because it helps the eyeshadow to mold back into the pan and keep it all in place.


(See my finger? I’m pressing down hard!)

Leave the eyeshadow alone and let it dry for a good hour.

After an hour pull off the towel and see how it looks.

(Blue Flame- MAC)

If it looks uneven or messy then you can re-try the steps. It won’t look 100% but the eyeshadow stays put and works!

Use this technique on blushes too!

(Pour in alcohol, mix it up a bit)

(Press down, let it dry for an hour)

(Like I said, not perfect but the color still works really well)

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How To “Depot” Your Eyeshadows

Depot Your Favorite Eyeshadows!

(My Alice in Wonderland Urban Decay Palette,do you notice anything?) 🙂

I have traveled quite a bit while bringing my makeup along with me. It’s so frustrating trying to fit bulky makeup products like Urban Decay Palettes in my suitcase along with everything else. I have decided to “depot” my eyeshadow to save space. What is depotting? Removing your eyeshadow or any type of pigment from a makeup palette or case and storing it somewhere more convenient! It’s very easy to do!

 

I’m going to demonstrate how to depot your palette with my Urban Decay Book of Shadows Palette. It’s such a pretty palette but it takes up so much space with its packaging!

 

First what you will need to do is grab any kind of sharp tool to help remove the eyeshadow. You can use tweezers, or a knife. I am using an X-acto knife. (If you’re using something THAT sharp please please be careful!)

 

Position your tool so it fits between the cardboard (or plastic if you have a different palette) and the metal makeup pan.

 

Push the tool in gently and start to push up under the metal pan.

 

Keep pushing up and wiggling the tool so the pan starts to come up.

Sometimes you will hear a “snap” signaling that the pan is up from the glue. Take your time with this because if you don’t then you will end up with cracked eyeshadow everywhere which is a pain to fix.

 

 

You’re done! Put your loose eyeshadows in your own makeup palette! 🙂

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Cheap Easy DIY Makeup Palette

I’ve noticed that my makeup (especially my eyeshadow) take up A LOT of space. Single eye shadows and Urban Decay Palettes can be a hassle to travel with or store. I’ll show you a way to solve this problem (or at least make things more tidy). You can use just about any kind of case like DVD, CD, or maybe even a little box for this project (The options are endless just as long as you have super glue!). I used a CD case because I wanted to see how it looked and I must say it looks pretty awesome! This is a fun project to do on a rainy day if you’re trying to organize your makeup. Cheap, easy, and takes up less space!

Take out the CD papers and plastic CD holder (if there are any).

What we’re going to do is melt the plastic parts that hold the CD paper in place. You need a lighter and some sort of metal piece to mold the plastic when it’s melting. (Always be careful around an open flame and HOT plastic.) You don’t have to do this part, but I find that the plastic part was scratching my eyeshadow when I closed the case.

Use the lighter and lightly run the flame back and forth aiming at the plastic nob. When it’s melting slightly, take your metal piece and push up to flatten the nob. Take your time and don’t press too hard or you will ruin the case and it won’t close right!

 

You want the plastic to be flat. You can close the case and see if it hits

Arrange your eyeshadow how you want it to look BEFORE you use your super glue.

 

You’re DONE! So easy and cheap!

 

This post was not to copy anyones ideas and make them my own. I understand this technique was not created by myself. Below are some Youtube Videos to give you more ideas!

(DVD CASE)

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