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St. Patrick’s Day Green Eyeshadow Makeup Tutorial

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, meaning it’s time for the wearing of the green. Green happens to be one of my favorite colors and I always have fun coming up with a makeup look for the event. Today I have a St. Patrick’s Day green eyeshadow makeup tutorial for you, which even includes an […] […]

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 […] […]

New Smoky Gold Eyeshadow Tutorial

By Sheila Arkee Earlier this month I took some time and put together a brand new smoky gold eyeshadow tutorial for the My Highest Self beauty blog. It features one of my favorite products for 2014 so far, Too Faced’s The Chocolate Bar palette. What a wonderful collection of shimmers and mattes. Enjoy the tutorial! […] […]

Breaking Down Beauty: A Turquoise Gradient Eyeshadow Tutorial

By Sheila Arkee One of my favorite ways to make eyeshadow really s.tand out is to layer it with creamy products underneath the shadow. Keeping the creamy products below the crease is the best way to keep the shadow from migrating and the powder helps lock it on to your eyes. Here are a few […] […]

Breaking Down Beauty: Smoky Denim Blue and Mint Green Eyeshadow

By Sheila Arkee It’s been a while since I’ve done a full-out eyeshadow tutorial and I couldn’t think of a better combination than denim blue and mint green. Here are the step-by-step instructions, starting with my semi-naked face. Here I have my foundation and blush on, but no eyeshadow. Step 1: Use an eyeshadow primer […] […]

Breaking Down Beauty: Cat’s Eye Tutorial

By Sheila Arkee There are times I find myself drawn to rich, earthy tones, and that’s what I kept in mind when I created today’s look. Using brown, green, and bright yellow, here’s how to create a fresh look that’s perfect for Spring. Step 1: Using a BB Cream as a base, I place  light […] […]

Breaking Down Beauty: Green & Gold Smoky Eye Tutorial

By Sheila Arkee It has been quite some time since I’ve done a full beauty breakdown, so let’s get to business! Starting from this, I’ll show you exactly how to create a smoky gold and green eye with a bit of a twist. Step 1: Apply your foundation, and blend in concealer where needed. tep […] […]

Breaking Down Beauty: A Soft, Smoky Eye Tutorial

By Sheila Arkee Smoky eyes don’t always have to mean lids saturated with a dark shadow. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but here’s a really fresh, pretty approach to the traditional smoky eye technique. I’m going to show you how easy it is to achieve this subtle look – get ready to blend! […] […]

Breaking Down Beauty: A Cut Crease Shadow Tutorial

By Sheila Arkee Per request, here is the complete breakdown for a dramatic, cut crease shadow application. Yes, you CAN do this! This technique is easier than you’d think and just takes a few steps. To begin, here’s my eye with zero makeup whatsoever. Just a plain old eye. A word of advice – do […] […]