Superbowl Makeup!!

It’s that time of year again! Your friends may or may not be throwing a Superbowl Sunday party and if they are then hopefully you can share your support for your team through your makeup!

Now, neither of these teams are my teams (I was rooting for Atlanta in the NFC championship) buuuut regardless, most of us are rooting for someone. I personally don’t like the Ravens but to each their own!

So I created these looks simultaneously (because let’s face it, I’m trying to save time) one side of my face for each team, which is only fair.

Let’s start with the Ravens. Their team colours are purple, gold and white. Image

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I had already prepped my face before doing these looks (foundation, concealer, blush, brows, etc.)

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First step in eye prepping is using a primer. I used MAC paint pot in Painterly.

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Then apply Maybelleline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold in the centre of the eye. On top of the cream shadow I applied the appropriately named Blitz shadow from the Urban Decay Vice palette. Be careful, there is a lot of fallout from the shadows in this palette that have a lot of glitter.

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Apply a white sparkly shadow in the inner third of the eye. I used Crystal Avalanche by MAC

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Apply a dark purple shadow in the outer third of the eye and then blended up into the crease. I used Vice from the Urban Decay Vice palette. Make sure to blend all the colours so that there are no harsh lines

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Take a small brush and apply the same dark purple shadow on the lower lash line, only go half way in. The other half of the lower lash line apply the gold. Highlight the brow, I used a champagne colour from NYX called My Favorite Color.

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Tightline and line the waterline with a black pencil and use black liquid liner on the top lash line. Curl lashes and apply black mascara.

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Choose a purple lipstick for the lips, I used a MAC lipliner in Just Wonderful (limited edition form last year) and then topped it off with a purple cremesheen gloss from MAC as well in Narcissus.

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Now for the 49ers. Their team colours also have gold and white but instead of purple, we’re using red.

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Repeat the first three steps from the Ravens look (apply primer, Bold Gold cream shadow in the middle third of the eye and then white shimmery shadow on the inner third of the eye)

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With a blending brush, apply a dark red shadow in the outer third of the eye and blend it up into the crease. I used NYX Rust but any cranberry-like colour would work.

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With a small brush apply the red shadow on the outer half of the lower lash line and apply the gold shadow on the inner half. Highlight the brow, I used the same NYX shadow from the Ravens look.

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Tightline and line the waterline with a black pencil and use a black liquid eyeliner for the top lash line. Curl lashes and apply black mascara.

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Line the lips with a red lip pencil and finish with either a lipstick or a gloss. I used Annabelle’s lip pencil in Red Cherry and Revlon Lip butter in Red Velvet.

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Hopefully most of you will choose one look and not wear both like I am in this picture! I hope you all have great Superbowl parties, eat lots of chicken wings and drink lots of beer! I’m pretty sure I’ll be sporting the 49ers look 😉

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January 28, 2013 FOTD

Here’s another FOTD! It’s my mom’s birthday today and we’re having some people over for dinner so I’d figure I would try something new today! I’m usually wearing a lot of neutral colours on a regular basis so I thought that I would step it up a notch and   create this gold look that is still quite tame but with the black liner makes the look a bit more dressed up. 20130128-145513.jpg

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Sorry about the lighting on this picture, I’m currently using my Iphone to take my pictures with flash so it’s not the best quality. I am working on trying to get a better camera to take pictures with! 20130128-145713.jpg

Also, excuse my eyebrows. They are also a work-in-progress. 20130128-145724.jpg

So here’s how I created this look:

I used a variation of shadows, mostly MAC but you can substitute for any shadows that are close in shade and finish. So there are four shadows in the picture below, from left to right and then clockwise, it is Brown Script (matte reddish brown), Rule (matte burnt orange), Amber Lights (frost copper/bronze), and Ricepaper (frost yellow-champagne). I used Brown Script and Rule in the crease as transition colours, then I applied Amber Lights on my lid with a flat shader brush. I used Ricepaper as a highlight underneath my brow and then made sure to blend out any harsh lines between the colours I used in the crease and my highlight. I also used a little bit of Brown Script on my lower lash line. 20130128-151451.jpg

Next I used Sexpresso (matte dark brown) from the Two-Faced Natural Eye palette to my outer V of my eye and a little bit of it smudged into my crease as well in order to create depth. Blending is key! I used the Makeup Forever Aqua eyes eyeliner pencil in black to tightline and then again on my waterline and then smudged the waterline with a small brush. I used the Maybelline Master Precise liquid liner on my top lash line and I set that with a black matte eyeshadow by Annabelle. To finish the eyes I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline’s Mega Plush volume mascara in black to my top lashes only.20130128-151502.jpg

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For my face, I used my Annabelle CC primer and Rimmel’s Wake Me Up foundation and for concealer I used Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser (also new and also testing out!). I set my concealer with my MAC mineralized skin finish in Medium dark. My blush is Love Joy by MAC, it is a mineralized blush, actually it is the only mineralized blush by MAC that I own but I love it! It was highly recommended to me by a former colleague and I have loved it ever since. I’ve seen it described as a “rose-brick” colour, it is definitely unlike any other blush I have in my collection, which is probably why I love it so much! I would highly suggest anyone to go check it out if you are in the process of looking for a new blush to try!

I also contoured my face with a little bit of gold bronzer by Cover FX.

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Finally for lips, I used MAC’s Viva Glam Gaga 2, which is an amplified formula and nude colour. I rarely wear nude lip colours because I feel like my skin tone is a little too dark to pull it off so to bring back a little bit more colour to my lips I used Revlon’s Lip Butter in Creme Brule on top of the lipstick. I’m going to try and give nude lipsticks a chance because this is the only one I have in my collection and I have never worn it out. I’ve seen a lot of people on Instagram and Youtube who look absolutely gorgeous with nude lips but I haven’t found the right one yet. Let me know if you have any suggestions to nude lip colours that you love and you think might work for me! Have a great day!!