Posts Tagged Reader Request

  • Natural Makeup Look - December 5th, 2011
  • I’ve received some requests for a simple everyday makeup look that would work for those without a crease. This simple everyday makeup is applied the same way, regardless if you have a crease or not. The main eye shadow is applied on the entire lower lid, then blended upward using a windshield wiper motion to fade it into the highlight color. I used brown liquid liner here, but a kohl pencil or eye shadow a few shades darker than your eye lashes gives the most natural look.

  • White, Gold, and Purple EOTD - September 12th, 2011
  • Reader Maria sent me a request for an eye makeup look that she can wear with her formal eggplant purple dress for an Air Force ball. Since she mentioned that she prefers eye shadow that isn’t too smokey, I came up with this look that uses neutral colors with a little pop of purple to tie in the color of her dress. I wanted to keep the overall look light but still dramatic for a nighttime look. I also added gold to this look, since gold really stands out with purple. Here’s how to do this Eye of the Day!

  • How to Create Winged/Cat Eyeliner - August 17th, 2011
  • Cat eyeliner is a simple way to make a bold statement with your makeup. If you haven’t tried it before it can be a little intimidating, but I’m here to show you a really easy way to do it! The nice thing about applying cat eyeliner is that the same technique can be used to create a cat eye that’s as subtle or as dramatic as you want. Since there are many different ways to create a cat eye, I’ll be focusing on the major characteristic of a cat eye — the wing. Check out the step-by-step pictures!

  • Why, Hello Inglot Cosmetics! - November 15th, 2010
  • While on vacation in London, I was eager to explore European makeup brands in between checking out all the beautiful castles and historic landmarks. Inglot Cosmetics was one of the main brands I was most excited about, because they have a unique “Freedom System” that allows you to design a palette from a huge range of colors in magnetic pans of various shapes and sizes. You can even mix and match eye shadows, concealers, blush, etc. in one palette!

  • How to Do a Smokey Eye - August 25th, 2010
  • Smokey eyes can be really dramatic, but they can also be nice for daytime too — it all depends on what colors you choose for your look and how much you pack them on. You can even start with a natural smokey eye during the day and just add a darker color on your outer V to make it more dramatic for nighttime! For this Technique post, I will show you how to do a smokey eye with notes on how you can adjust it based on how natural or dramatic you want yours to be.