Thursday, December 8, 2011

Work Neutrals

Good morning beauties!!!

Since I work in a salon, I get to wear some crazy makeup. Sometimes, though, I just want to wear something a little more neutral.

Today was one of those days... It started out with my desire to FINALLY wear a winged liner look. (Yea, I made it to 30 without ever being able to successfully create one LOL.)

Normally a look like this would be paired with red lips, but since my lips take up a good portion of my face, and I feel like a clown with red lipstick on, I skipped it and went with a pinky gloss.

(All photos were taken in sunlight outdoors - hence why my brows are a little furrowed LOL)

Products used:
*Benefit Stay Don't Stray
*MAC Matte Creme
*Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combo/Oily Skin in 180, Sand Beige
*bareMinerals Mineral Veil (I normally used MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural, but I've run out. Don't worry, it's on my Christmas wishlist!)
*No-name blush/bronzer and eyebrow powder
*Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Neutralizer
*Inglot 467 DS all over lid, up to brow and in inner corner of eye (this is a beautiful shimmery peachy shade)
*Lorac 3-Debut in crease
*Makeup Forever Kohl Liner
*Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
*NYC Liquid Lip Shine in Cherrywood with a Jordana gloss over the top

That looks like a LOT of product now that I look at the list LOL. This look took me 15 minutes total time to create (and that was with waiting for my primers to dry and settle in). The only reason it took that long was because of my attempt to get the wings just right. What do y'all think?


  1. It always seems like I use a ton of products too. LOL!

    Pretty look! :)

  2. hahaha i just start taking a little bit of this, some of that, and next thing i know, i've got a list a mile long lol. always happens

  3. i like this peachy tone! it makes the eyes really fresh looking... i need something like this!

  4. The Naked palette by Urban Decay (the first edition, not the second one) is your best bet!

  5. Was this taken when you had wild orchid on your hair?

    I used red pravana for about a year, then tried using pink w/magenta & it had a slight difference. Do you think wild orchid would make more of a difference?

    I understand it'll look somewhat red no matter what I do, unless I.cut it off. I just dont want the ends to look as orange.

    Any suggestions?

  6. Hey there! This was taken when I had Manic Panic Hot Hot Pink in my hair. This was a few days before I put the Wild Orchid in.

    Are you looking for hot pink? I would recommend either Paul Mitchell's Ink Works in hot pink or Fudge in Raspberry Beret (it starts out a deep magenta, but within a week brightens to a screaming hot pink and stays that way). You can find Fudge on

    How light are you bleaching your hair? My issue with my ends turning orange right away was that I had leftover black pigment on the ends, so when we bleached it, my ends only got to a light/medium orange, whereas the rest of the hair shaft that DIDN'T have the black pigment was a pretty buttery blonde. Also, when you touch up the pink, if you can get under a dryer, do so, otherwise leave it on overnight. It's a temporary pigment so it won't damage your hair. I would wrap my hair up underneath a disposable plastic cap, lay down towels and sleep with it in. This helped TREMENDOUSLY with the fading, but I still had to redo it every two weeks. I'm also in the sun a LOT, so keep that in mind.

    You can also get a shampoo specially formulated for blondes - a purple shampoo. Drugstore brand is Shimmer Lights, salon brand would be Redken's Silver shampoo. Use that once a week. What happens is the purple will counteract the orange that comes out and will help keep the pink nice and vibrant. I also recommend that to my redheads to keep them from getting brassy. Hope this helps love!