Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Simple, yet effective look

Sometimes I get in the mood to rock black liner.  Not black shadow, not smokey eyes, just black liner with simple eyeshadow.  That's the kind of mood I was in today.  My daughter started swimming lessons today and I didn't want to get all decked out with colors and stuff since I'm a younger mom and already get funny looks.  So I grabbed my NYX black liquid liner and here's what I came up with:

My camera did this, this is not how I edited it.  But I thought it looked cool haha

The main color I have on my lids is a loose pigment by a brand called "Tony & Tina" that I bought at Sephora a good 9 years ago haha.  I know you're not supposed to keep makeup that long but I really love this color and it's a loose shadow so I figure it's ok.  I don't use it often enough but I just love it.  Now, since the time I bought this, Tony & Tina have gone out of business so I'm sorry to say that I don't think you'd be able to find this color anymore.  So I'm sorry!  But here's what it looks like just in case anyone cares haha (it's called "Energy Trail")

So pretty, it's like a neutral pink/bronze color.  I love it.  

So I have this, a bronze from my 88 palette, and "Peanut" from the Kat Von D "Tattoo Chronicles" on my lids.  The liner is NYX studio liquid liner in "extreme black" and I used a little bit of Prestige Total Intensity Liner in "Deepest Black" on my lower lashline.  And L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black (it's totally dried out) mascara.

On the cheeks:
ELF blush/bronzer duo
NYX blush "Angel"

MAC "Creme Cup" lipstick
NYX "Pink Frost" Megashine lipgloss

I like this look.  It's simple but I think it still makes me look like I know something about makeup.

And then I just wanted to say how blessed I feel to have all of you amazing followers.  I have gotten to know some of you pretty well and I consider you friends and I just feel so lucky to have you guys in my life.  It means a lot to me to know that you have my back, even though we may have never met in person.  Thank you guys!  I appreciate every single one of you!


  1. I love MAC Creme Cup lipstick! One of my favorites for sure. I'm almost done my tube =)

  2. yes very gorgeous & effective indeed! I love doing my eyes like this. I'm sure you don't get funny looks, they're probably just jealous of your beautifulness! naww that comment at the bottom is so sweet, It's amazing how you can be friends with people that you've never met! Especially in such an awesome community as this one! hehe

  3. this is such a gorgeous look! aww and you are just too sweet about your followers. we're lucky to be able to follow such talent! :)

  4. Wow, you're quite the hot mama!! I can't believe you would tempt me with that beautiful color though, only to reveal it's been discontinued!! So cruel! :P Seriously though, that liner makes your eyes pop like crazy.

  5. You look beautiful and I'm really loving your brows!
    The last paragraph is so sweet...we're just as lucky! You're one cool chic!

  6. @3 Girls Blog: I really like it too, it's a pretty natural looking color on me and I usually like my lips lighter so I don't use it as much as I probably should haha.

    @Ashii: Haha ever since I got pregnant I've felt like people judge me for being young, ya know? Oh well. It is what it is. I've been so glad to have gotten to know so many wonderful people through the makeup communities!

    @Sarah: aw, that was really sweet!

    @Meredith Jessica: haha, sorry! I don't know if maybe someone knows of a similar looking color??? I don't, but if I find one I'll be sure to let you know. That was kinda cruel of me haha.

    @Meme: thanks girl! I'm trying with the brows!

  7. Sooo pretty, I love the simplness yet dramatic look...