Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Smoky Eye with E.L.F Products

Hello all!  Since I've been getting so many new makeup recently, I decided to start playing with eyeshadow.  I used to stay away from them because I never got to experiment and feared I would look like I got punched in the face if I tried.  My only makeup look used to consist of a cat-eye and black liner on the water line; it was pretty basic.

Here is my version of a smoky eye:

The amazing thing is that, not only did I achieve this look with ONE quad, but that quad was also only one dollar!

Products used:

Brows: ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit - Dark ($3)
Eyes: ELF Brightening Eye Color - Drama ($1)
         ELF Liquid Eyeliner - Black ($1)
        ELF Studio Waterproof Eyeliner Crayon - Black ($3)
       ELF Studio 3-in-1 Mascara ($3)
Lips: ELF Super Glossy Lip Shine - Goddess ($1)

I got a bit lazy, so I didn't put on any face makeup.  I would normally use Elf's All Over Cover Stick to conceal my dark circles or blemishes, but overall my whole makeup routine was less than $15.
I mainly only used two colors on my lids, Drama comes with 4 colors (white, charcoal gray, black, silver).  

I dusted the charcoal gray all over my lids and then used a tiny bit of black on the outer V to deepen the color and intensify the look.  Then I just finished with a slight winged liquid liner on the top lash line and black crayon liner on my waterline.

The mascara I used here is the 3-in-1 mascara, which many people seem to love, but I don't particularly like it.  It tends to clump up on me, sticks my lashes together, and weighs them down.  I just bought a few new mascaras so I will have updates on those.

Here is my whole look:

There you go, you finally get to see my face!
Again, excuse my blemishes as I only concentrated on the eyes.  The smoky eye shows up blue on camera because of the flash, but I assure you it actually comes out darker than it seems.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave a comment!  Let me know if you like me posting up makeup looks; thanks guys!

- Jolie ♥

Monday, February 4, 2013

E.L.F Plumping Lip Glaze in Fire Coral

Elf's Plumping Lip Glaze is actually a repurchase, but I tried it SO long ago that I'd forgotten how effective it was.  These also retail for $1 each, so they're a good thing to try out.

I ended up buying the color in Fire Coral because it seemed to be one of the darker colors and may show up on my lips more.  It's a mix of coral and hot pink, but definitely wearable since it's a gloss.

It comes in one clear side (plumper) and the colored side.  There's a minty smell to both sides when you apply and both tingle (clear side more than colored).  

Fire Coral swatch