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Makeup Of The Day 161 With Makeup Geek Phantom Duochrome Eyeshadow

For today’s look I was in the mood for some COLOR, in all caps. The Urban Decay Electric Palette paired with Makeup Geek Phantom Duochrome eyeshadow was the perfect remedy! You’ll notice in the individual shots I’m not wearing falsies, because I was totally playing it safe for those close up shots! Ha ha! For […] […]

Makeup Of The Day 126 With The Urban Decay Electric Palette

I’ll be having a lot of fun with the newest addition to  Urban Decay Electric Palette. The brightness of it all! Fab! I find the colors to be vivid, bright, and easy to blend – a great combination! To get the sharp outer corner, I used a piece of tape on the outer corner of […] […]

Hello, Brightness! A Look At The Urban Decay Electric Palette

The Urban Decay Electric Palette recently came into my life, and it’s a glorious collection of bright eyeshadow, indeed! A set of 10 brightly pigmented eyeshadows, this palette is some seriously colorful business. While the package includes a warning not to use 4 of the colors around your eye area, it’s a warning I am not heeding. It’s […] […]

4 Step Eyeshadow Tutorial

By Sheila Arkee It’s round about near that festive time of the year. You know, when pumpkins, spices, and all things sugary and sweet emerge and everyone’s makeup game goes up another level. We’re in funky Halloween and Holiday smoky eyeshadow territory, y’all! In honor of this impending season, I thought I’d create an easy […] […]

My Instagram Life, 8-24-2014

By Sheila Arkee A visual diary and a look back at the week on Painted Ladies and in my life, as seen on my Instagram account. One of the coolest pictures I’ve ever taken on my phone. Edited with the PicTapGo app. A farewell to the $10 no-name generic sneakers I bought at Ross last […] […]

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Eyeshadow Tutorial

By Sheila Arkee There’s something to be said about an awesome neutral eyeshadow palette, and so I knew I had to create an Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Eyeshadow Tutorial.   This look is one of my favorites for the sole reason that it is so entirely versatile. You can build up the basic colors, […] […]

Makeup Of The Day 6

By Sheila Arkee Face Lumene Vitamin C+ BB Cream in Medium NYX HD Concealer in Glow NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Glow Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light to set foundation Milani Baked Blush in Delizioso Pink MAC Harmony Blush Eyes Base: Milani Eyeshadow Primer Inner Lid: Verve from the Urban […] […]

The Top 12 Products I’ll Always Repurchase (aka, Holy Grails)

By Sheila Arkee Beauty products come and go, but a holy grail is forever. As long as it’s not discontinued out from under your feet! As a beauty blogger, I am constantly coming across new makeup, skin, and hair discoveries to the point where I can sometimes barely form attachments to particular types of products. […] […]

Thanks For The Flawless Finish Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush

By Sheila Arkee If it’s possible to call a makeup brush a miracle worker, I think that would be an incredibly apt way to describe Urban Decay’s Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush. Lately my skin has been less than ideal, suffering from a myriad of dermatological conditions that include hyperpigmentation (aka, melasma), a touch of […] […]

My Holiday Makeup Wish List

By Sheila Arkee On the occasion of this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend of deals, steals, and bargains galore, there are a few items on my makeup wish list that might be getting checked off. There are several products and tools I’d love in my beauty arsenal, including the following. A Zuca Bag ($305) I have […] […]