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Purple Smokey Eye Prom Makeup Look

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted something and I apologize! I have been super busy with assignments. You might have also noticed that I did not put up a July Favorites post and that is because I will be combining my July and August favorites in one post. Today’s post will be a prom inspired makeup look, which for those of you who are past the prom stage can use it for a fancy outing or special event.  I love this look, because it is simple to do and it works very well with brown eyes.  Be sure to check out my previous post as well on my tips for Prom here  As always the first part will consist of the face makeup and the second part will cover the eye makeup.

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  1. So I started off by priming my face with the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser.
  2. I then applied my concealer, I find that applying it before the foundation works better to cover up my blemishes and I used the Essence Stay Natural Concealer in the shade Soft Beige. I just apply this under my eyes, on the bridge of my nose, on my forehead and on any blemishes I have.
  3. I then applied my foundation and used the L’Oréal True Match Foundation in the shade Sand. I love this foundation, because it is very lightweight.  You also want to make sure not to use a foundation that has a SPF in it, because it usually creates flashback in photos.
  4. To set my foundation I used the Yardley Absolute Translucent Loose Powder.
  5. I then did my contour with the Absolute New York Pro Contour Palette and used the same palette to highlight my face.
  6. To finish off the look, I went in with the Jordana Blush Powder in the shade Rose Silk.

 

The Eye Makeup

To create this look, I used the SMOKY Palette, the ELF Little Black Book (Warm Edition) Palette and the Essence Quattro (Denim 4.0) Eye shadow Palette.

  • I started off by filling in my eyebrows with the Smudge Brow Pencil in the shade Light Brown.
  • I used this brown color from the ELF Palette as a base color and placed it all over my eyelid.
  • I then used this purple shade from the Essence Palette and placed this on the outer corner of my eyelids.

In the inner corner of my eyelid I used this shimmery silver color from the SMOKY Palette and focused it towards the center of my eyelid.

I then used the purple color from the Essence Palette and placed it under my lower lash line and the silver color from the SMOKY Palette towards the inner corner of my eye.

For mascara I used the Essence Lash Princess Mascara. I did not apply any false lashes, but that is totally optional, I think it would look great with this look as well.

 

For lips I used NYC Lipstick in the shade Petal and topped it off with the Essence XXXL Lip Gloss in the shade True Love and I  did not want to go too dark with the lips, since the eyes are already dramatic, but this is totally optional as well.

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And this is the finished look:

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But that is it for this post, if you do decide to try out this look feel free to tag me in your pictures on Instagram here

Until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

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June Favorites

I simply cannot believe that June is already over, what the heck, where is time flying to?? It seriously feels like yesterday when I shared my May favorites with you guys, but anyhoo these are the things that I have been loving for June:

Beauty:

Essence Lipstick in the shade Barely There

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This has been my go – to lipstick since I purchased it.  I love everything about it: the packaging (a matte black finish tube with the Essence logo molded on the top of the cap), the color (a warm, nude – pinkish color),the texture (super soft and creamy, which allows it to glide on easily) and the fact that it is long lasting.

Elf Little Black Beauty Book Warm Edition Palette

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The colors in this palette are perfect for creating wintery makeup looks and have been my go – to palette for creating my eye looks.  It has 48 colors, so you have a variety to choose from.  I also love the size of it, because it is super easy to carry around, you can literally just pop this in your handbag, without it taking up too much space.

RK by Kiss nail polish in the shade “Shades of Grey”

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With winter here, I have been loving this color, I just feel that it goes with most of my winter outfits.  I love the consistency of this nail polish, it is not runny, not too thick, just a perfect in – between that allows it to apply very smoothly.  I have had this nail polish for such a long time now and it hasn’t dried up yet, which is super amazing!

Series:

The Bachelorette

It might come as a surprise, but I’m addicted to this show – I mean come on – lots of hunks featured (BONUS!!) and I’m so happy that this season’s Bachelorette is Rachel.  She has such a fun personality and she knows what she wants, plus she has gap teeth (I love this, because I have gap teeth as well) I’m team Peter all the way, he’s such a gentleman, so good looking (drool), they both have gap teeth and they would make such cute babies.

Favorite movie:

Wonder woman

I freaking loved this movie!!  Gal Gadot is such a badass, I don’t think anyone else would have done this role justice and to think she was 5 months pregnant while filming this movie, just makes her that much more of a badass!

Songs:

Lecrae ft Tori Kelly – I’ll find you (This girl’s voice is like butter and for this song she teamed up with Gospel rapper Lecrae to produce a song that tells you to hold on.  I love these types of inspirational songs and both of them are amazing artists, so it makes for a great collaboration.  More collabs in the future please)

La’Porsha Renae – Breathe ( I’ve been following this girl since her debut on American Idol and like the rest of her fans, I was devastated when she didn’t get the American Idol title.  I am however glad to see that she is putting out some of her own music.

DJ Khaled ft Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts (RiRi is back with a bang! This is such a fun summer song and is basically a remake of  Carlos Santana’s classic Maria Maria)

Sigala & Ella Eyre – Came here for love (I’m so obsessed with this girl’s voice and this is also a fun summery song!)

Favorite Instagram Accounts:

Mihlali N

Mihlali Ndamase is a South African Beauty YouTuber and certified makeup artist, but I love her Instagram account because she shares her insanely amazing fashion style on her account as well.  She is such a beauty with a golden heart (she is the co – founder of the Siyasizana Foundation) and her outfits and makeup are always on point!

Favorite YouTube Accounts:

Clothesencounters

My favorite YouTube account this month is Clothesencounters, which was created by Jenn Im, a Korean –American fashion and beauty vlogger.  She shares tutorials, lifestyle advice, as well as outfit ideas, which I definitely find useful.  I love her outfit videos the most, as it definitely gives you ideas and ways on how to wear items that you would not normally think of pairing together.

Favorite Quote:

“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.” – Sophia Bush

 

But that is all for this post…until next time.

xoxo Lilanie

 

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Winter Makeup Look 1

I thought I would share a winter makeup look with you guys.  Please note that I am no professional makeup artist at all, I am still learning as well, but I thought I would share this makeup look that I have been loving for winter.

  1. So I start off by priming my face with the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser.
  2. I then apply my foundation and for this look I used the L’Oreal True Match foundation in the shade Sand.
  3. For concealer I use the Essence Stay Natural Concealer in the shade Soft Beige and I basically just apply this under my eyes, on the bridge of my nose, on my forehead and on any blemishes I may have.
  4. To set my foundation, I use the Yardley Absolute Translucent Loose Powder.
  5. For bronzer, I use the Absolute New York Pro Contour Palette and I apply this underneath my cheekbones, the top of my forehead and underneath my jawline. I also use this to contour my nose.
  6. I also use the Absolute New York Pro Contour Palette for highlighting my face and I simply apply this on the top of my cheekbones, the top of my nose and my cupid’s bow.
  7. For blush I use the Jordana Blush Powder in the shade Rose Silk and I place this on the apples of my cheeks.

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The Eye Makeup:

I will be using the HD Nude(03) Eyeshadow Palette to create my eye look.

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So I start off by applying the gold shimmery color all over my lid.

 

I then apply the pink shimmery color over that, focusing it more on to the crease.

 

I then apply a brown color in my crease, as a transition color and to add more depth to the look.

 

Next up I use the dark brown color in the palette and place this on the outer corner of my eyelids.

 

I then blend everything together.

As a highlight and to finish off the look, I use the gold shimmery color in the center of my eyelid and also add this to the brow bone.

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For eyeliner I use the Essence Lash Princess Eyeliner.  Just look at the difference this eyeliner makes.  This is definitely one of my favorite eyeliners.

 

I then fill in my brows by using the Smudge Brow Pencil in the shade Light Brown.

To finish off my eye makeup, I use the brown color that I used in my crease and place it under my lower lash line and then go in with the gold shimmery color in the inner corner of my eyes. I then apply mascara to my bottom lashes.

For my lips I used the NK Lipstick in the shade Burgundy Tint and I set my makeup with the NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray and voila…

 

That is it for my winter makeup look…until next time

xoxo Lilanie