smokey eyes

Makeup Mystery Theatre Episode 2: Concert Makeup!

I love these MMT videos because you’re in for the surprise along with me. When you’ve been doing makeup as long as I have or get to the point of owning as much makeup as I do, it almost makes it harder to plan out looks because there are so many choices! It’s like trying to order something at the Cheesecake factory.

Once I turn my camera on, all bets are off. I like the way this look turned out, I got tons of compliments that day and it was great seeing some old friends that night, I felt like a rockstar.
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Products used:

Eyes:
Trish McEvoy 24HR Shadow Pen: Cream
Smashbox Trio Shadow: Lithos
Sugarpill Shadow: Bulletproof
MAC Shadow: Greensmoke
MAC Pro Longwear Shadow: Uninterrupted
Dior Artpen
Chanel Le Volume Mascara

Face:
YSL Concealer
Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift
Temptu Concealer Wheel
Make Up For Ever Face and Body Foundation
Dior Airflash Foundation
Chanel Les Beiges 40 Powder
MAC Peaches Blush
MAC Margin Blush
MAC Golden Bronze Loose Bronzer

Brows:
Anastasia Pro Brow Palette

Lips:
MAC Soar Liner
Rouge Dior 123 Lipstick
Chanel Gloss 121 Beige Guitar
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Olivia Pope (Scandal) Makeup Tutorial

I love the makeup Olivia (Kerry Washington) wears in Scandal! It’s always a bit smokey yet conservative. Here’s how to achieve the subtle, matte smokey eye that is sure to turn heads, maybe even a president’s!

Products:
Stila One Step Corrector: http://amzn.to/1iCzPbN
Smashbox Undereye Primer: http://amzn.to/1iCzTrR

Trish Eye Base: http://amzn.to/1gkRWUM
Trish Intense Gel Liner: http://amzn.to/1ffhLB0
Smashbox Trio in Filter: http://amzn.to/1mw5grT
Mac Eyeshadow Saddle: http://amzn.to/1hcwmkq
Trish Lash Curling Mascara: http://amzn.to/1gaUF26

Trish Instant Eye Lift: http://amzn.to/1ewK1Sb
Bobbi Brown Concealer: http://amzn.to/1lnMfI3
Armani Fluid Sheer 10: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/giorgio-armani-fluid-sheer/3008292
Dior Capture Totale Foundation
YSL Creme de Blush 3: http://amzn.to/1dtZhB2
NARS Laguna Bronzer: http://amzn.to/1mw5m2U
Chantecaille Natural Pencil: http://amzn.to/OWEmLX
NARS Chelsea Girls Lip Laquer: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nars-lip-lacquer/2893789

Ridiculously Easy Smokey Eye Tutorial

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via MDMAmakeup on Instagram

I am pretty good with being able to understand problems people have with makeup. I’m very blessed that I just have always seemed to get how to hold my skin to apply eyeliner, what faces to make when doing my brows.. it just comes natural. I realize about 75% of people who use makeup don’t have those built in makeup superpowers. That’s okay! You should still be able to give yourself a sultry eye without a visit to the makeup counter. Here’s how!

Products used:

Laura Mercier Eye Base: Wheat
http://amzn.to/1oj7k5U

Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow: Burnt (I think I said brown) Sugar
http://amzn.to/1gsCnGT

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre: Mirifique
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/chanel-illusion-dombre-long-wear-luminous-eyeshadow/3196939?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=1046&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_2_C

MAC Pigment: Naked, Reflects Gold (MAC Store Only)
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/mac-pigment/3080074?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=60140410&fashionColor=&resultback=176&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_1_C

Dior Art Pen Liner
http://amzn.to/1eT5STE

NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner: Rue Saint Honore
http://amzn.to/1dGZhqO

YSL Faux Cils Mascara: #5 (Best EVER)
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/yves-saint-laurent-volume-effet-faux-cils-mascara/2810921?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=&resultback=227&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_1_A

MAC Brow Gel Pot: Dirty Blonde
Was limited edition, can be replaced with Color of your choice in Anastasia Dipbrow

Golden Globes 2013 Red Carpet Makeup

I love any excuse to get dressed up so red carpet events are a personal drug to me. I love seeing people we are entertained by in film go characterless and come together in some serious jewels and designer duds. While E! may be nitpicking about who wore the best gown- I can’t help but critique the makeup!

Watching this years GG’s on a 50″ LCD TV gave me a whole new reason to keep my eyes glued! Everyone was HD ready and it showed!

It was evident that the makeup trend last night was BOLD eyes and natural lips (not really nude, but a true lippy color). Here are some of my favorites:

Kristen Wiig

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My favorite look of the night by far! She had such a perfect smokey eye that I emulated it today (see below). The red carpet pictures don’t show the perfection as much as when she was on stage but it was dark, sultry but not over the top. Lot’s of women I work with in their mid/late 30’s wouldn’t dare to wear a bold eye like this but Kristen rocked it and looked stunning. Dating Strokes rocker Fabrizzio Moretti┬ámust be bringing out her inner badass.

To recreate this look use a full coverage foundation that will make your skin appear smooth as butter such as Make Up For Ever HD Foundation. For added perfection a concealer like Cle de Peau will cover even the darkest of circles and brighten your overall look. Dust a peachy blush like NARS Deep Throat on the apples of your cheeks and then run through the center of your face with whatever is left on your brush. I used the new MAC Brow Collection “Dirty Blonde” Fluidline Brow Gel to shape my brows then added more drama with the Veluxe Pencil in Deep Brunette. On the lips, a subtle shine lipstick such as Chanel “Boy” does the trick because this focus is all about eyes (I used NARS Sex Machine).

To get Kristen’s perfect smokey eye you’re going to need to break out your brushes. To prep my eye I used MAC Painterly Paint Pot smudged from my lash line to my brow. I then grabbed my NARS Kalahari duo and blended with the MAC 217 brush nearly all the way up to the brow. I used the more lavender (right) side all over the eye and the topazy gold side (left) dusted on the lid and into the crease. While I liked the look and thought it looked like Kristen’s I made mine a little bit more dramatic by adding NARS Mekong Shadow at my lashline and blending up very softly. I used NARS Mambo liner on the bottom smudged with MAC Brown Script and tightlined my eyes with Trish McEvoy Intense Gel Liner in Black. I topped the look off with Chanel Le Volume Mascara.

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Jessica Chastain

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A classic, beautiful look matched perfectly with her hair and wardrobe. Jessica is newly famous but has made a huge impact in the movie biz with her role in Zero Dark Thirty. She won best actress and her makeup artist made an appropriate decision with her makeup. She didn’t need to look like anyone else or too sultry because she isn’t that recognizable *yet*. Her MUA gave her a very “Old Hollywood” look with subtle contouring, a nice berry lip and a natural, eye that was simply tightlined and made bolder with long and separated lashes.

To recreate this look try Trish McEvoy BB Cream, NARS Orgasm Blush, YSL Glossy Stain in #3, Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials in Bare and Trish McEvoy Intense Gel Liner in Black smudged into your lash line. Top with a lengthening Mascara such as Cle de Peau “The Mascara.”

The “Can you believe I just gave birth?!” Look… Claire Danes!!!

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Good Lord!!! Claire Danes has literally never looked so good! Representing her role as Carrie on the Showtime Drama, Homeland, Claire had her makeup artist create magic by stripping the delusional, sometimes bi-polar and never really dressed up character into a total seductress! With the red dress, tousled blonde waves, flawless skin and that intense smokey eye, this is the reason I watch these Award shows. She’s a new mom and she makes it look easy for the rest of us.

To create this look use a foundation that will give you an instant photoshopped appearance such as (my well known favorite) Diorshow Airflash. When using Airflash I like to correct and conceal first (for this look I would choose a Bobbi Corrector and Illamasqua concealer) because I’ll be buffing the foundation over the top and don’t want any streaks or fingerprints. After taking care of the skin dust a Golden Bronzer such as DiorNude “002 Sunlight” over the contour areas. Top with a Peachy blush like YSL Creme de Blush 02. Claire has hooded eyes which are my favorite to smoke out. Try a Kohl Pencil around the entire eye such as MAC Smoulder and blend the line so that it’s smudged with a MAC 219 pencil brush. Use a MAC 217 blending brush in a greyish sultry shadow (try Patina from MAC) and blend just over the crease. Top with Dramatic Mascara like Chanel Le Volume and add a neutral pink lipstick and you’re set. Lashes are always a great option as well!!

I hope this inspired you to try some of these great Golden Globe looks! As always feel free to comment with any questions!