Easy Brown Smokey Eye Featuring Maybelline’s 24-Hour Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe

It’s Friday!  In honour of the weekend I thought I would do an easy tutorial using Maybelline’s new 24-hour Color Tattoo in the colour Tough as Taupe.  The only colours you need for this look is Tough as Taupe and Darkhorse and Virgin from the Urban Decay Naked Palette.

Let’s get started. Starting off with a fresh face apply the colour Tough as Taupe from Maybelline all over the lids.  I didn’t use a primer for this look because I feel that the Color Tattoos are primer enough, so therefore an additional product isn’t really needed.

Next, using the colour Darkhorse from the Urban Decay Naked palette, apply the colour to your crease and blend the two shades together.

Using a small brush, apply Darkhorse along your lower lash line.

Taking the colour Virgin, also from the Naked palette, apply this to the inside corners of your eyes, as well as on your brow bone.

Using a liquid or gel eyeliner (I used Sephora’s Waterproof Smoky Creme Liner in the colour Must Have), line your upper lash line.  Wing out the line if you like.

Curl your lashes, apply some mascara (I used DiorShow) and you are done!  If you want you can choose to apply some false lashes to take this look from day to night!

Eyelashes: Lash In City by Velour lashes

I absolutely love this look and I have worn for both day and night.  The beauty of this is that not a lot of products were used but you get a gorgeous outcome.

Let me know if you tried out this look!

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  • My Makeup Must Haves!

    So a couple of weeks ago on Temptalia one of the questions from her “Temptalia Asks You” series was “If you could only bring seven makeup items on vacation, what would you choose?” And that got me thinking…. what seven products would I choose?

    I have to start off by saying that this is not an easy question to answer!  There are a number of products that I use everyday religiously.  I did manage to narrow it down to seven but then as soon as I took the photos I realized that I totally forgot a lip product.  I am obsessed with lipsticks, but in the morning when I get ready I never put on a lipstick or gloss.  Why?  Well, I get dressed then eat then when I get to work I have a coffee, so I don’t actually put something on my lips until around after lunch.  I will often use a lip balm, which in my opinion is a necessity so I don’t think that would count as part of this challenge.

    Here are the products I chose and why:

    YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara

    I am obsessed with this mascara and I actually had to dig this out of my garbage for this photo (gross I know.. the things I do for this blog) because the tube is older than four months and running low.  I love this mascara, you get curl, length, and the appearance of fuller, longer lashes.

    Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

    This foundation is pricey but oh so worth it.  It leaves your skin flawless because of it’s full coverage quality and feels so nice when worn.  I am currently using MAC’s Pro Longwear, which is also good, but it’s no Laura Mercier.  My face looks so perfect when I wear this stuff.

    Urban Decay Naked Palette

    Technically I’m not cheating by choosing one product that contains 12 eyeshadows.  This palette is basically the only eyeshadow palette anyone will ever need.  It contains a whack of wearable shades to create virtually any look (well okay, maybe not crazy electric blue looks).  It has a highlighter, some matte colours, shimmery shades, you name it.

    Urban Decay Primer Potion

    I was hesitant to choose this product because I only had seven products to choose here, but when it comes down to it, because I chose an eyeshadow palette I had to choose a primer too.  UDPP is my favourite eye primer because it leaves your eyeshadow looking fresh and radiant and doesn’t budge for the entire day.

    NARS Danmari Cheek Palette

    Like the Naked palette, this NARS cheek palette contains six colours – four blushes, a bronzer and highlighter.  Basically everything you need and then some to create a perfectly sculpted face and radiant cheek bones.

    MAC Liquid Eye Liner

    This is my eyeliner of perfection and I guess I could have nixed it by using Creep from the Naked palette as a liner, but I love the look of a good liquid liner.  It creates such good definition on the eye area that I think it’s a must have for sure.

    Benefit That Gal Primer

    I chose Benefit’s That Gal primer because it’s the only one I have at the moment, but really any face primer works.  This one though does smell divine and makes my foundation glide on smoothly.  Once I started using primers I can’t go back. If you are going to invest in makeup I think you have to invest in a primer to get the full effects of the product.

    As you see I didn’t mention a concealer. Why?  Well, Laura Mercier’s foundation is so full coverage that I don’t really need a concealer, everything is concealed after I apply it.  Of course, it’s probably different for everyone which leads me to what would be your seven products?  Leave me a comment below!

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    NOTD: OPI Fly

    Happy Monday! I may have the January blues but this blue shade is a nice pick-me-up. This fantastic shade is Fly by OPI, which is part of their Nicki Minaj collection.   I have to say that I am absolutely obsessed with this colour.  This was the last colour I tried from the collection but it’s definitely my favourite.  It’s the most perfect blue/teal/turquoise-y shade I have seen.

    I used two coats to achieve a solid application with this polish.  I’ve had it on my nails since Thursday and has been holding up very well compared to other nail polishes I have tried from OPI.  There is some minimal chipping but nothing too major.

    Ring: Erica Anenberg. Sweater: Forever 21

    I have tried all the polishes from the Nicki Minaj collection for OPI and I have to say that this is my favourite.  If you have to choose just one, this is it!

    Have you tried Fly by OPI?  What are your thoughts?  Leave me a comment below.

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