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How To Wear Colorful Eyeliner

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When it comes to the matter of eyeliner, do you have a few colorful shades in your collection that might not see the light of day so often? It happens. Liners that aren’t black, brown, or grey can seem a bit intimidating! With that in mind, I came up with an easy guide showing you how to wear colorful eyeliner.

3 Ways To Wear Colorful Eyeliner

For this tutorial I’m using two kohls by BlackUp Cosmetics in KS03 (sky blue) and KS05 (iridescent purple) that I reviewed a few months ago.

BlackUp Cosmetics Eyeliners

I have to say these eyeliners are right on the mark and besides being creamy and smooth, the color payoff is excellent. When it comes to colored liners, I like this gel kind of texture that offers flexibility with application.

How To Wear Colorful Eyeliner Swatches

1. In The Waterline

How To Wear Colorful Eyeliner Waterline

My favorite and easiest way to change up an eyeshadow look, a bit of colorful liner on the waterline, or lower lashes, adds a nice bit of vibrancy.

2. Contrasted With Black Liner

How To Wear Colorful Eyeliner Contrast

I’ll often use a colorful liner on it’s own on my upper lash line, but for some added flair I’ll layer colorful liner on top of my standard black liner. To do this, I use an angled brush that I’ve passed over the tip of the eyeliner and carefully apply it to my eyelid.

3. Eyeshadow Base

How To Wear Colorful Eyeliner  Eyeshadow Base

This trick might change your eyeshadow life! To boost your eyeshadow, I’ll smudge some colorful liner on my lid and then pat a coordinating powder shadow on top. It really works and will add shimmer and color payoff to your eyeshadow looks.

How To Wear Colorful Eyeliner  Tutorial

Now, go forth and be colorful!

What are some of your favorite colorful eyeliners?

My Instagram Life, 5/31/15

A look back at the week in review, as seen on my Instagram account.

The Disney Side app is entirely creepy and cool. How does it ever manage to make your eyes blink?

Disney Side App

This week I posted a video tutorial showing you how to use this MAC concealer palette.

MAC Makeup Tutorial

While my plans to trick my picky eater with colorful veggies didn’t work, they
sure were delish!

Roasted Veggies

This past Memorial Day I was more artsy and craftsy than usual.

Iced Coffee

Nillionaire! A look at this sparkling gem from ColourPop.

ColourPop Nillionaire

In the process of video editing!

ColourPop Nillionaire

A quick brush tutorial and the difference between blending brushes.

Eyeshadow Brush Tutorial

The Shine Out Loud collection from Butter London made my week! One lucky
reader will win a set.

Butter London Shine Out Loud

A throwback tutorial and a handy guide to wearing red lips.

Red Lip Tutorial

Wasn’t this flashback photo just taken last week? More like almost 6 years ago!

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Borghese Skincare was reviewed last week!

Borghese Skincare

11 best beauty buys that are (mostly) less expensive than a fancy cup of coffee.

Best Beauty Under $5

ColourPop Coconut = life!

ColourPop Coconut

Here’s to a blessed week ahead!

Butter London, Rimmel, and Kat Von D On The Beauty Blog Coalition

Here’s a look at what members of The Beauty Blog Coalition blogged about this week!

 

Makeup Of The Day 117 With ColourPop Super Shock Shadow In Coconut

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Coconut

is going to be a central player in my Summer 2015 makeup. Here’s the details on the look I created for my review of this lovely peacock teal!

Makeup Inspiration Featuring the Lorac Pro Palette and ColourPop Super Shock Shadow In Coconut

Keep reading for more photos and to find out what products I used for this look!

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadow In Coconut Makes Summer Happen

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadow In Coconut just might be THE definitive eyeshadow color for Summer 2015.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow In Coconut

Need proof? It’s so good it’s temporarily sold out on the ColourPop website.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow In Coconut Swatch

Which is why I kind of don’t mean to tempt you, but I can’t help it. This peacock teal shadow needs to be shared with the entire universe! Hello, peacock teal awesomeness. Where have you been all my life?

Eyeshadow Design With Lorac Pro Palette and ColourPop Super Shock Shadow In Coconut

It was just a few months ago I was observing some peacocks strolling about at a nearby nature center and so wished I could find that perfect peacock blue. Coconut comes pretty darned close. There’s a bit of green iridescence that is missing, but on the whole, I cannot complain about this shadow whatsoever.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow In Coconut Review

As with all ColourPop Super Shock Shadows, Coconut is best applied on your eyelid with the pad of your ring finger. If I need help in the corners of my lid, I’ll use a pencil brush to apply the shadow.

My Final Thoughts: ColourPop Coconut is such a pretty peacock teal blue eyeshadow that is perfect for Summer 2015 eyeshadow designs. Keep checking ColourPop to see when Coconut is back in stock – it’s that good!

Rating: A

Price: $5

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11 Best Beauty Buys $5 And Under

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The beauty industry has changed so very much in recent times in very positive ways. In my formative makeup loving days, I would never have imagined I’d love cheap makeup so much. Back then, by and large, drugstore makeup just wasn’t very good! We’ve come a long way thanks to advanced technology and I can count many bargain beauty products as some of my must haves. Here’s a list of my 11 best beauty buys $5 and under.

11 Best Beauty Buys $5 And Under

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow ($5)

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are the beauty product that inspired this post. I’m in the middle of a love affair with these fun, pigmented eyeshadows and love the color options that are available. Nillionaire is one of their latest and greatest and a glittery bronze Summer must have.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow In Nillionaire Review

Stilazzi Eyeshadow ($3 – $3.50)

I am so glad I found out about these bargain shadows a couple of months ago. They are fantastic! There are both matte and shimmery options available, and both offer incredible pigmentation at equally incredible low prices.

Stilazzi Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

ColourPop Lippie Stix ($5)

One of my favorite qualities about ColourPop Lippie Stix is their high color payoff along with top notch quality. Plus, there are lots of color options available.  I Heart This is the first Lippie Stix I ever tried and it remains a favorite.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in I Heart This and J. Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint in Mad Splatter

Milani Color Statement Lip Liner ($3.19)

Milani All Natural Lip Liner is the neutral pinky brown EVERYONE needs to have. These liners are smooth, pigmented, and are a great base for a variety of lip colors.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohls ($4.49)

These gel liners are so smooth, so pigmented, so smudge-free that I can hardly believe they are under $5. Sparkling Black is  the best glittery black liner I’ve ever used!

rimmel-scandaleyes-waterproof-eyeliner-sparkling-black

ELF Studio Mist Setting Spray ($3)

A must have for all makeup users, this simple bottle of setting spray offers long-wearing makeup coverage and generally keeps things looking fresh.

NYC Grand Central Station Quick Dry Top Coat ($1.99)

The top coat to end all top coats, Grand Central Station keeps my nails looking fresh for days. I also love the fact that it truly dries quickly!

Wet n Wild Mega Last Matte Lipstick ($1.99)

Next to ColourPop Lippe Stix, these bargain lipsticks are some of the best lip color deals. There are a lot of colors to pick from, and at their low (and often further discounted) price, you’ll want to own them all.

Wet n Wild Megalast Matte Lipstick in Bare It All

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trios ($2.99)

The pigmentation on these shadows is just as good as higher end eyeshadow options. I also like the singles and 8-pan ColorIcon eyeshadows, but you’re not always guaranteed the same quality with the limited edition eyeshadow palettes.

Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette in Angels In Aubergine MOTD 2

Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick ($2.99)

Matte lipsticks are no longer the dry and flaky options we remember from the past. Jordana did a fabulous job with the formula of these cheap, smooth, andpigmented treats.

Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick Matte Caliente Review

LA Girl Pro Conceal ($2.99)

From makeup pros to the everyday makeup lover, these concealers are essential. I never imagined I’d find a concealer with a pink undertone I’d like so much, but LA Girl’s concealer does everything I want to knock out under eye darkness and more!

LA Girl Pro Conceal Medium Bisque Warm Sand Medium Beige 2

What are your favorite bargain beauty buys $5 and under?

Take Your Skincare To The Luxe Level With Borghese Fango Active Mineral Micellear Water and Radiance Facial Oil

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Borghese Fango Active Mineral Micellear Water and Radiance Facial Oil are two new luxury skincare additions to my nightly beauty routine.

Borghese Fango Active Mineral Micellear Water and Borghese Fango Active Facial Oil

Now, I’m a huge fan of micellar water and have to say Borghese Fango Active Mineral Micellear Water ($30) is pretty great.

Borghese Fango Active Mineral Micellear Water Review

My only concern is that you absolutely need to be careful around your eye area. It’s great at gently removing eye makeup but if you apply it haphazardly your eyes will sting to no end. Be careful!

Review of Borghese Fango Active Mineral Micellear Water

The push top dispenser is a huge plus and makes it so easy to get the right amount. This is a great feature!

Borghese Fango Active Mineral Micellear Water Packaging

Micellar waters are by far one of my favorite beauty discoveries of 2015 and have the benefit of feeling lightweight and leaving no greasy residue behind whatsoever.Micellar waters contain gentle micro-cleansers and Borghese’s take also has skin nourishing ingredients that include Sweet Almond, Avocado and Grapeseed Oils, as well as Phospholipids and Hyaluronic Acid to soothe and moisturize. After using, your skin will feel refreshed, and not stripped of oils.

There’s nothing like a lightweight but powerful facial oil, and Borghese Fango Active Radiance Facial Oil ($60) fits the bill.

Borghese Fango Active Facial Oil

This oil contains nourishing, antioxidant-rich ingredients that include Sweet Almond, Avocado and Grape Seed Oils with derivatives of Vitamins C, E and A and polyphenols.

Borghese Fango Active Facial Oil Review

The dropper dispenses the perfect amount of oil – a little bit will take you a long way!

Borghese Fango Active Facial Oil Dropper

I like to use this at night as a final step in my skin care routine, and wake up to nourished skin.

My Final Thoughts: I’m really enjoying Borghese Fango Active Mineral Micellear Water and Radiance Facial Oil. My only knocks against these products? Price wise they’re a bit out of range and while these products are nice, I can’t see myself paying $30 and $60 respectively to replenish my supply.

Rating: B

Price: $30 – $60

Availability: www.borghese.com

Cruelty-free? Yes

Makeup Of The Day 116 With The Butter London Shine Out Loud Collection

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ColourPop Nillionaire is a perfect shimmery bronze to go with products from the Butter London Shine Out Loud collection.

Butter London Shine Out Loud Collection MOTD

Keep reading for more photos and to find out what products I used for this look!

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Be Bold And Glossy With The Butter London Shine Out Loud Collection & Giveaway

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To shine, to gloss, and to be all around fabulous. That really could be the tagline of the Butter London Shine Out Loud collection.

Butter London Shine Out Loud

From sleek packaging to pigmented products, this is a gorgeous collection!

Butter London Shine Out Loud Makeup Review

The pieces in this collection include:

Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara ($20)

Butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara

I’m really intrigued by the plastic spoolie. It took a bit of work to maximize my  mascara experience, but I was really impressed with the resulting separated, long lashes. The bulb at the tip of the spoolie is great for getting to the tiny lashes at the corner of the lid.

EOTD Butter London Shine Out Loud Collection

Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon in Ladybird ($20)

Butter London Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon in Ladybird

How smart that this glossy lip crayon has a sharpener in the lid? This is an intense tomato red lip color with a glossy texture and minty feel. Be careful that you put the crayon back into the correct part of the lid, or you’ll end up with a bit of smooshed mess, which may or may not have happened to me.

Trend Nail Lacquer in Ladybird ($15)

Butter London Trend Nail Lacquer in Ladybird

Who doesn’t love a classic red nail color, especially a tomato red? Butter London’s nail lacquers are long wearing and super shiny and have earned their stellar reputation. This is a great Summer color for both tips and toes.

Butter London Trend Nail Lacquer in Ladybird Swatch

Wink Eye Pencil in Union Jack Black ($18)

Butter London Wink Eye Pencil in Union Jack Black

I love a smooth, gel liner and this one surely fits the bill. Plus, it doesn’t smudge all over the place, which is a huge win.

Butter London Shine Out Loud Swatches

Worn together, the Butter London Shine Out Loud collection is a hit. I’m going to have a lot of fun incorporating these high quality products in my upcoming makeup looks.

Butter London Shine Out Loud Collection MOTD

One lucky Painted Ladies reader will win the Butter London Shine Out Loud. You must live in the USA. To enter fill out the Gleam widget below. Giveaway ends Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST.

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Good luck!

Butter London Shine Out Loud

My Final Thoughts: Offering high-end, high quality products, Butter London is an all around lovely brand to work with. Although I found the mascara a bit time consuming to apply, I’ll be using all the products in the Shine Out Loud collection, and the Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon in Ladybird is a new favorite red.

Rating: Overall, A

Price: $20

Availability: Ulta

Cruelty-free? Yes

4 Ways To Use The MAC Pro Conceal & Correct Palette

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As a makeup artist, former MAC employee, and general makeup lover, I have to say that the MAC Cosmetics Pro Conceal & Correct Palette is one of the best products MAC has ever released. I like it so much I came up with a tutorial showing you 4 Ways To Use The MAC Pro Conceal & Correct Palette in Light.

MAC Cosmetics Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in Light

This is a collection of the MAC Studio Concealers in colors that can be mixed, matched, and blended for various effects. The variety of colors is so useful and I think this is something that is useful to the average makeup user, besides professional makeup artists.

MAC Cosmetics Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in Light Review and Tutorial

As you can probably tell, the Light palette is a tad bit too light for me, but there are still ways I can incorporate the palette into my makeup.

MAC Cosmetics Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in Light Swatches

The shades in this palette include: NC15, W10, NC20, NW20, Pale Yellow, and Pale Pink.

MAC Cosmetics Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in Light Review

Read on to see my full video tutorial with 4 tips for using this concealer palette!

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