Tuesday, March 27, 2012

[Tutorial] Eye Kandy Cosmetics - Cotton Candy look

I had totally forgotten that I did the 'Cotton Candy' look with my Eye Kandy Cosmetics. I'm a fan of their Eye Kandy Cosmetics Facebook page and I saw them re-post my picture! It was awesome to get noticed again hehe. So now I have for you a picture tutorial of the 'Cotton Candy' look. Check it out below.

Step One:

First off, you definitely need an eyelid primer. I like to use the ELF Eyelid Primer, works pretty well. Then take your Pink and dab it onto the inner corner of your eyelid. Next take your Purple and dab that onto the mid section of your eyelid. Lastly dab your Blue onto the outer corner of your eyelid. I used my BH Cosmetics Palette for a base foundation before I add the Eye Kandy Glitters.

Don't worry about the "lines" because now you want to BLEND. As you can see in the third picture the eye shadow is all blended and this is what you want.After you're all done blending, use a neutral highlighter under your brows.

Tip: Wet your brush and then dip it into your eye shadow, this helps you pack on more color.

Step Two:

Last final steps. Take your Eye Kandy Glitter in Double Bubble [Pink] and dab it onto the inner corner of your lid. Next take your Eye Kandy Glitter in Tiny Tart [Purple] and dab that onto the mid section of your eyelid. Lastly, take your  Eye Kandy Glitter in Hard Candy [Blue] and dab that onto the outer corner of your eye lid.

Tip: I use my finger to dab on the glitters, it's so much easier to get the 'blended' look with the Eye Kandy Glitters. You also have more control of how much glitter goes on your eyelid when using your finger.

For my eye liner I used my Maybeline Stiletto liquid eye liner in this look. I also took my Eye Kandy Glitters in Black Bart with my brush and dabbed that over the eye liner to give it a softer line. For Mascara I used Cover Girl's  Nature Luxe Mousee Mascara in Very Black. Of course, don't forget to line your upper and lower water lines.

Viola! You're done. I love the Eye Kandy Glitters, and I loved doing this look because its funky and fun. Hope y'all enjoyed it! =)


Friday, March 23, 2012

Makeup Schools

I have been searching for the right makeup school for months now, but it feels like years lol. I was thinking of doing an online course at home with HEX. I know it won't have much hands on experience, but doing school from home works best with my schedule. I can do it on my own time and it's pretty affordable. What are your thoughts on an online makeup school?

Of course I keep searching everyday for a makeup school that's located close to me. I'm in San Diego, CA [north county to be exact]. All of the makeup schools that don't involve Cosmetology that I've seen are located in Los Angeles, CA -  the 2 hour drive is way too far for me. Then a good friend of mine said she was flying into Los Angeles from Boston to take a 5 day makeup course from CAMMUA. I look them up and guess what?? They have a school that's about 20 minutes away from where I live! I am super ecstatic about having an affordable school so close to home! Best of all, they have WEEKEND classes - score! Now the only thing I have to do is come up with about $2700 lol - sounds so easy right? Hopefully I can come up with it soon. I would love to FINALLY go to makeup school and get certified and build my clientele. I'll keep you guys updated about school. Wish me luck!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

[Review] Tarte Cosmetics - Amazonian Clay Foundation

Tarte Cosmetics is the leader in high-performance naturals proving that glamour can be good for you. They offer the largest selection of cruelty-free beauty products infused with pure, healthy ingredients including fruit and plant extracts, vitamins, minerals, essential oils and other naturally-derived ingredients. Tarte Cosmetics truly cares about the environment and helps reduce environmental waste.

Have you guys ever surfed the tv guide to find something to watch and there was absolutely NOTHING to watch? Well, that happened to me the other day and of course my remote landed me on the QVC Channel. I think it was a total coincidence that Tarte Cosmetics was on air talking about their Amazonian Clay Foundation because I was just surfing the web looking for new foundation and powder. Crazy how things work out huh?

What is the Amazonian Clay you ask? Its a revolutionary foundation that helps reduce the appearance of pores, while also minimizing imperfections and discolorations. You can get up to 12 hours of flawless coverage with SPF 15. I know we all need some spf in our lives and what better way to get it then to have it combined in your make up.


I was super excited and ordered Tarte's Amazonian Clay Foundation. I was looking for a foundation that was light, yet had full coverage because I do tend to get the dark circles under my eyes - so not the business. Wishful thinking, I had my fingers crossed that the Amazonian Clay Foundation was everything they said it was on TV. I guess you could say I got "suckered". I've tried tons of different powders, creams, and foundations and have yet to find something that covers really well but doesn't have that cake-y feeling to your face. I mean who wants to feel like they have makeup caked on? Being on the tanner side of the scale, it's really hard for me to match my skin tone, I usually would have to mix two to three different colors - pain in the butt if you ask me.

I was ecstatic when my package arrived 7 days early! YES 7 whole days before it was due at my house. QVC get's lots of brownie points for the fast shipping. I could not wait to try out the foundation. In my package I received 2 of Tarte's Amazonian Clay Full Covered Foundation and a big fluffy foundation brush [picture is shown above]. With a cleansed face and brush in hand, I went work on my face.

I love that this foundation has a super light feel but gives you full coverage [check out my before and after, you can see that it covers my freckles]. No cake-y feel or look at all! This is exactly what I was looking for and let's not forget the fact that it's oil-free. It is also formulated without paraben, phthalates and sodium lauryl sulfate.What I loved most about the Amazonian Clay Foundation is that you don't need to use a lot of it - score! I like that the color "tan" matches fairly close to my skin tone. I kind of wished that I would have ordered a "deep tan" as well so that I can mix the two colors and see if I can get a better outcome. Overall I really like the foundation. It does have full coverage without the cake-y feel. It feels like airbrush without the tools! I love the bamboo soft and fluffy  brush, it's amazing! Would I recommend this to my fellow beauty junkies? Absolutely!

Product: Amazonia Clay Foundation

Price: $38

Purchase: Tarte Cosmetics