Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Neutral Thin Cut Crease Cat-Eye Makeup Look

Today's post will be about how to create neutral thin cut crease cat eye look. This look can be worn anywhere, whether it is special occasion or just a daily life event. This look is also a perfect elegant bridal look for any bride on her special day. Let's get started!

1. Start off by priming your eyes using eye shadow primer. 
2. Using a black eyeliner pencil draw line by defining your crease and creating cat-eye shaped edge on the outer corner of the lid. 
3. Apply light beige colored eyeshadow on your lid, within the limits of the drawn cut crease line. 
4. Draw several strokes using pencil eyeliner by darkening outer corner of your lid. 
5. Using matte black eyeshadow start gently blending the eyeliner towards the center of the lid until you reach smooth and gradient effect. 
6. Using a black eyeliner pencil draw a line on the lower lid, right below the lashline/lashes.
7. Using matte black shadow blend the eyeliner by extending it towards outer corner of the eye and creating lower wing. 
8. Apply liquid/gel eyeliner by defining the cat-eye wings, both upper and lower. Make sure to draw very thin line, as close to the lashline as possible. 
9. Highlight the browbone, apply white eyeliner on your waterline and finish by applying mascara and/or false lashes. 

That's it! Subtle, elegant, classic and modern at the same time, neutral and beautiful look is complete. Hope you find this tutorial helpful. Enjoy!

Products used: 
1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
2. Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil in Zero
3. NYC Sparkle Eye Dust in color 893 - Champagne
4. Black matte shadow from H&M Color Palette
5. NYC High Definition Liquid Eyeliner
6. Diorshow Mascara in black
7. Rimmel soft kohl kajal eyeliner pencil in white
8. Random lashes from the drugstore

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Easy Baked Vegetables Recipe

Today I'd like to share with you very easy recipe of a meal that I love to make. Baked vegetables! It is perfect as a side or main entree, and most importantly super healthy and delicious. All you need is any vegetables of your choice, salt and spices, couple of spoons of olive oil and some mayonnaise (optional). Let's begin!

Choose any vegetables that you love, cut and slice them up. I picked onions, carrots, peppers, potatoes, mushrooms, zucchini and green beans. You'll need couple of each vegetable, or some more of your favorite! If you choose to add potato, try to slice it thinner, since it takes relatively longer to cook than other veggies. Now, put all cut and sliced veggies in the bowl and mix them up. In a separate small dish take 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil and add some salt and spices of your choice. Mix the spices with oil and drizzle over the vegetables. Mix the vegetables once again with the spices mixture, in order to spread spices to all veggies. 

Now put the vegetables in a baking glass/pan. The following step is optional, but I really like it this way. It adds some yummy flavor to the meal. Spread 1-2 tablespoons of mayonnaise over the vegetables. Preheat oven to 400 F and bake the vegetables for 50-60 minutes (If you choose to add potatoes, it takes up to an hour, once potatoes are ready, the vegetables are done).

That's it! Now serve the veggies as a main entree or as a side dish and enjoy!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Everyday Purple Eye Makeup Tutorial

I love purple! Especially, I love wearing purple eyeshadows on my eyes. Purple has so many different shades that could look great on any eye color. In today's blog post I want to show you an easy tutorial of how to create pretty purple eye makeup for everyday life. Let's begin!

For this look you'll need 3 different shades of purple. But if you don't have 3 shades of purple, you can always replace lightest shade with soft pink color. Or, you can create darkest shade of purple by mixing the purple shadow with darker gray or black shades.
So, here are the steps:
1. Apply eyeshadow primer all over the lid. You know how I always emphasize the importance of this step...
2. Using eyeshadow brush, pack lightest purple shade all over the lid.
3. Using bit darker purple and pencil brush, define your crease and blend out the color nicely with blending brush.
4. Take the darkest purple and apply it on the outer "V" of the eye by bringing it down to the entire lower lid. Blend the harsh edges. 
5. Highlight the brow bone area and apply the eyeliner of your choice (liquid/pencil/gel)
6. Apply your favorite mascara and false lashes if desired. 

That's it! The look is complete! This look is very soft, subtle and perfect for daily life! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and good luck in recreating the look!

Products used:
1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
2. BH Cosmetics 120 color palette
3. NYC High Definition Liquid Eyeliner - Extra Black
4. Diorshow Mascara in Black
5. H&M False Lashes in Medium

Monday, May 6, 2013

Artistic Heart Makeup Look

Makeup is an art. Just like painter draws on canvas, makeup artist creates image on the face. Today's look that I want to present is not going to be something that you could wear everyday. It is more of an artistic makeup that I like to create sometimes.
I recently joined instagram, it is a community/social network that allows people share various pictures. I came across many makeup artists' work that inspired me and I also started sharing some of my makeup looks there (my username is: beautifyandcreatify, for those who have instagram and would like to check out my photos). As well as sharing photos, there are different contests on instagram that you could join by uploading certain types of images. So this particular look was my submission for one of the contests which asked to create something that has a shape of heart using something that you love. Well, as you already have guessed, I love makeup and creating heart shaped image using makeup sounded just right to me. So this is what I came up with. Hope you enjoy the result of my creativity.

Although I was little late with the photo submission, many people left a nice feedback on it. So I decided to present steps on how I created this look for those of you who would like to see. Or maybe some of you would be willing to recreate it for Halloween or other costume ideas? Anyways, enjoy and have fun!

1. Prime your eyes and draw a shape of heart on the eye using an eyeliner pencil.
2. Now apply pink eyeshadow along the line that just has been drawn.
3. Blend the pink shadow.
4. Using black matte eyeshadow apply it to the inner heart shape.
5. Blend the black shadow with the pink.
6. Apply shimmery highlight around the heart shape.
7. Now take white shimmery eyeshadow and fill in the drawn heart shape.
8. Using lash glue, glue pink rhinestones in the corners of the heart shape. Use a pink shadow to fill in the brows.
9. Apply your favorite mascara on top lashes. That's it! You're done!

For the lips you can use just a pink mascara. I created heart shape on my lips as well, just for fun!