Posts Tagged ‘smoky’

WHICH BRUSH DOES WHAT: EYES

post + photos by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

Now that we’ve covered brushes for the whole face (foundation, powder + concealer) we can move on to eye brushes. There are so many of them out there that even I get overwhelmed a little at the make-up specialty store. Which is why I have narrowed it down to these seven must-haves that you can print out and take with you next time you’re in the market for new brushes. (more…)

TWO MINUTE EYE

photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

We get a lot of emails asking for makeup looks that are quick + easy and we hope you’ll love this sweet little four stepper! It’s lovely for summer and very simple to do… here’s how:

  1. Dampen a shadow brush with water {for more intensity} and dip it into a purple mineral shadow. We used this pigment in Violet. Then sweep it across the lid.
  2. Trace a cream shadow across your bottom lash line with a liner brush.
  3. Dip a dry, rounded crease brush into a rose gold mineral shadow {we used this pigment in Pink Bronze} and sweep it along your crease from the inner corner  to the outer corner then along your lower lashline just below the purple cream shadow.
  4. Finish the look with a couple coats of your favorite mascara.

It’s easy and fast because it’s basically a color wash with a “sunset” above it. But be prepared to receive tons of compliments throughout the day because of the happy colors! Pair it with a peach cheek + lip to stay sweet or with a red lip for a fun, hipster look.

QUICK TIP: MATTE CONTOUR

photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

Did you know you can use your eyeliner to contour your crease? I prefer it to shadow when I want a really strong + matte look. Here’s how: (more…)

COLOR CRAZE

photos: terry richardson, anna combaz/post design: eunice chun

Brown, green, hazel + blue eyes all look gorgeous framed with a smoky taupe lid! This is because it’s a hybrid shade that is both cool (smoky grey) while being warm (muddy taupe). Who knew something muddy could look so pretty on your face?!  (more…)