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Tutorial Preview: Bright, Dramatic, Rainbow Eyes

It's been decided! Most votes were for this look so it's my next tutorial! :) Don't worry...I'll still be posting tutorials for the other looks too.

So, it was Black Friday and I wasn't about to leave the house. Instead, I did this look...it felt like forever since I'd done something so matte, bright, and practically neon. Lots of fun and I loved it :)

Vote for My Next Tutorial! **CLOSED**

I have four tutorials that need to be edited, but what I'm wondering is which look you'd all like to see next. Here are the pictures...just vote below!

Thanks everyone! ♥
Look 1

Look 2

Look 3

Look 4

Wet N Wild Holiday Palette Swatches

I'm sure most of you already know of Wet N Wild's new Holiday Palettes...if not, just know that they're AMAZING. Super affordable and great quality. I love them!

You can see where to find Wet N Wild products by visiting their website:

Wearable Color---A Touch of Plum

To me, one of the most wearable colors, without using something in the brown family, is plum. This look takes a soft application of a plum eyeshadow for winged liner and a bit of emphasis on the bottom lashline as well.

What is your wearable color look?

Wearable Color---Matte Neutrals with a Twist.

Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks

While these Wet N Wild Silk Finish lipsticks don't have the same lasting power as the Mega Last ones, they definitely have a silky finish which I actually am loving right now. It's a nice lipstick for when you don't feel like doing a gloss. There are ways to make these lipsticks last longer though...a layer of powder on the lips and some lipliner and you'll be good to go! See my Red Lip Tutorial for some tips :)

Oriental Lily Eyes~

After completing this look, it reminded me of Oriental Lilies :)

e.l.f. Mineral Brushes = ♥

Let me get straight to the point...the new e.l.f. Mineral Brushes are great. amazing quality at only $5 each, it really doesn't get any better.

Plum Blush--Swatches

A few of my ladies on Twitter were wondering what plum blushes I have and have been successful with. So here are my plum blushes...swatched and also blended in to my skin for reference.

Smokey, Sparkling Purple Eyes feat. Glamour Doll Eyeshadows

I don't have very many dark colors from Glamour Doll Eyes, but this look shows how you can take loose eyeshadows and mix them to create your own colors. Using a slightly dark red-toned purple (Victorian), a bright purple (Glam Girl), and a flat black (Urban Trash). I was able to do this smokey eye...added Rave Eyelight (the purple glitter)...and I loved it!

Senna Cosmetics Virtual Vintage for the Lips

After completing the face and eyes, the final steps to the Cosmetics Virtual Vintage face is the lips. Starting with a smooth canvas, courtesy of their Sugar Lip Scrub (FREE GIFT with any $50 purchase!), you are now able to line and fill your lips with Dusty Rose Lipliner, followed by either Sheer Garnet or Valentina Cream lipstick, and finishing, if desired, with Senna top seller, Lush Lip Lacquer.

Senna Cosmetics Virtual Vintage for the Eyes

These two gorgeous shadows and soft black eyeliner are the basis for Senna Cosmetics' Virtual Vintage eyes. Just rim the eyes with black liner, do a wash of Blend eyeshadow, followed by Fixation to contour and enhance the eyes.

Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color Swatches

I love these Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Colors. Long-lasting and non-drying (for me at least, with the exception of 902C for some reason)...which is great for a long-lasting lipstick. They're fabulous!

Left to right:
902C, 901B, 907C, 906D, 916DP, 911D

Wet N Wild Mega Chrome Eyeliner Pencils

Wet N Wild says:
Glides on smoothly to deliver luminous definition with a deep metallic finish. This long-lasting formula provides high-pigmented, chromatic definition all day.




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