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MAKEUPBOX 200,000 Follower Giveaway!
Thank you for all the support! To mark the occasion and spread a little cheer, I’ve got not 1; not 2 - but 3 prizes to give away!
These include two of the most popular lip shades ever featured on my blog.
1. Saint Germain: Pale blue-pink pastel creme
2. Smoked Purple: Deep-dark eggplant matte (Prince Noir is no longer available so I got the closest alternative)
3. Rimmel Precious Crown palette + Essie Dive Bar polish (Blackened navy with metallic blue swirls)
Please read carefully in order to qualify.
1. To enter, you must be a follower of MAKEUPBOX.
2. Simply reply to or reblog this post listing the items in order of your preference.
(E.g. “1. MAC Smoked Purple, 2. Rimmel + Essie, 3. MAC Saint Germain”)
3. Tell me what your favorite MAKEUPBOX makeup post or look is and why!
I will pick 3 winners when MAKEUPBOX crosses the 200,000 mark and contact you with a message via Tumblr. Do make sure your blog or template allows messages or I will pick an alternate winner if I cannot contact you!
For more fairness, I will pick top 3 winners regardless of your choice of items.
This means, if you picked Saint Germain as your #1, but it’s already been won by someone else, I’ll automatically assign you your next-preferred choice.
To see tutorials for the looks featured above, click below!
Weekend Face: Chanel Illusion D’Ombre 86 Ebloui and Lime Crime Great Pink Planet Opaque Lipstick
I posted this on Facebook some time ago and was asked what products I used for this weekend look.
Was feeling a little luxe, but you can definitely substitute the products I used with others.
Chanel Illusion D’Ombre 86 Ebloui: Deep rich reddened brown with green, gold, pink sparks that look a lot prettier in real life than they show up on camera.
Very beautiful. Also very expensive. I got it with a gift voucher and I’m not suggesting that you do the same unless you badly want a one-step product that goes on very smooth and even (compared to most other similar products on the market), is chock-full of multidimensional sparkles, and won’t need to be set with a powder shadow.
It does set completely and doesn’t feel tacky or greasy to the touch.
(Alternatives: Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour in Burnished Copper or MAC Constructivist Paint Pot are not sparkly, but give a similar look overall.)
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Blonde (limited edition - use any soft pink shimmery blush)
Lime Crime Great Pink Planet lipstick (Alternative: Barry M Dolly Pink)
Makeup for Girls with Glasses: Strong Pastels (Lime Crime Chinadoll Palette)
Most times, girls with glasses think they should just skip eye makeup altogether. Well actually, you can get away with a heck of a lot more eye makeup in the daytime than girls without glasses.
I’m doing a demo with the “worst” type of glasses. Big, black, plastic frames that mask a lot of your face. And just for fun, I’m choosing strong colors that most people do not choose to wear in the day. Note that this is not the only way to do your eyes for glasses; it’s just ONE of the ways.
Before you begin, there are a few things you need to note when doing your eyes for glasses:
Step 1: Pack a strong matte aquamarine green (Jade-o-Lade) on the outer half of the lids, and a pastel sky blue (Parasol) on the inner half. You may need to gently blend where the colors meet, as these shadows go on intense, and you want them to fade into each other.
[If you have Mono-lids, make sure the shadows go up above the fold, until they reach the hollows of your eye socket. Otherwise, you won’t see any color.]
Step 2: Apply black pencil along the upper lash line and waterline, and then use a flat angled brush to push a matte black shadow (Lotus Noir) over the black. This will make the line much more intense, and also set the liner and keep it in place for longer.
Step 3: Just for a bit more color, I ran the pastel blue and teal along the lower lash line, UNDER the black.
Step 4: Finish with black mascara. Wiggle in well at the base of the lashes, and then pull straight out instead of wiggling all the way to the top. This gives you more volume, without building up too much length, which is useful when you are wearing glasses.
Step 5: On the cheeks, I applied a soft pastel pink blush (MAC Sunday Afternoon Pearlmatte Powder - this is limited edition so if you can’t get it, Well Dressed is real pretty too), and then applied a very clean, blue-based pastel pink on the lips (Lime Crime Great Pink Planet or MAC Saint Germain).
For darker skin tones, try MAC Pink Nouveau.
For those a little less brave with colors, use softer nude-pinks/peaches such as MAC’s Please Me (shown here) or Kinda Sexy Matte Lipstick.