Now I know I said I would be blogging about my Disney E.L.F haul, but I am beyond proud of yesterday's accomplishments. I "came out." And no, not from the closet, weirdos! I finally announced my "beauty Instagram." The only reason for this is because I finally felt confident enough to.
So as you know, I've been practicing and practicing and still sucking at doing my eyes. I mean, come on, I'm a perfectionist. I still suck, but I'm better. Some of the posts I've seen.... Lord no. :(
Yesterday though....yesterday I was determined! I don't even know what it was about it. But after my semi success with my St. Patrick's day look, I had to try again. So I did.
I really really loved my lips yesterday. I used NYX Mauve all over the lips as a base. I've really come to love using a base. Before I was like "blah blah blah, lip liners suck, you just want my money, lipstick only." You know the tune. And who could blame me? SOME LIP LINER SELLS FOR $26! This may be the "beauty on a budget" in me, but all my lipsticks range from $5.99 to $24. One day I'll branch off to the more expensive ones, but I like having a variety for now.
Anyway! Back to my face. That first look? It was ok, right? That's what I thought at least. So my lips have NYX Mauve as the base with Anastasia Beverly Hills in Pure Hollywood liquid lipstick all over the lips. Here's where I decided to get "adventurous," I added just the most minimal amount of Anastasia Beverly Hills Vamp to highlight the edges of my lips. Vamp is a warm red. And by warm I mean it is a very brown color. I was kinda bummed, if you recall from my previous post a while back, that it wasn't more of a vamp color. You know, blood red or something vampy. I haven't used it much but yesterday it was PERFECT for what I was going for.
I sent the above photo to my VQ aka eye shadow guru. She has the eyeshadow thing DOWN. I envy her. But she had some amazing advice for me.
BLESS. HER. SOUL.
I took the advice to heart. She was right. I looked at my before photo and though, I can do better. And I did. At least to my own standards. See below.
I used my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. Champagne Truffle on the brow bone, Candied Velvet on the crease, and Creme brûlée on the eyelid.
Eyeline is Kat Von D tattoo liner in Trooper over E.L.F Jasmine golden shimmer liner.
Mascara was Too Faced Better Than Sex.
Well? What do you think!? Not bad right? I'm pretty proud of it. I know I'll get better. I feel like eyeshadow is something I go through in phases. Like some years in amazing, while others I completely blow. I'm trying to find a happy middle.
Closeup of the lips.
To be completely honest, I love my lips. They came out just as I hoped.
Now the eyes. Don't be cruel! If I'm airing all my weaknesses out, please understand that my eyebrows need attention. Haha. Big time. I just forget about them. Not that I can't do them, it's just that I forget to get my eyebrow pen or brush or powder. But that'll change.
I was very proud of how my eyeliner came out. I'm not bad at wings so I don't mean that, but the gold over line. I'm not used to going two tone eyeliner. And it could have ended bad, but in all honesty it really didn't.