Are Eyeshadow Palettes Worth it? Eyeshadow Palette 101 VIDEO

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What do you think? Are eyeshadow palettes worth it? Have you ever owned an eyeshadow palette before?

I am asked pretty often what my thoughts are on eyeshadow palettes and which one that individual should buy. The problem is that there isn’t an eyeshadow palette out there that is absolutely perfect for everyone. That’s why I created this video… Eyeshadow Palette 101!

Eyeshadow Palette 101 Video. Really informative video about choosing the right eyeshadow palette on www.girllovesglam.com

It educates viewers all about my favorite eye shadow palettes, what to look for in a palette, how to create your own palette, and how to choose the palette that is right for you! Go check it out and look for links to each of the palettes I featured below. [Read more…]

Zoey Deschanel Inspired Makeup Look

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Who’s that girl? Who’s that girl? It’s Kenz! I am obsessed with New Girl. I think every girl who watches that show somehow feels a connection to Zoey Deschanel’s character, Jessica Day. Inside we are all a little quirky and awkward just like Jess. Although Zoey Deschanel plays such an awkward character, there is nothing awkward about how absolutely gorgeous she is. She has the greatest style in and out of character in every show she is on. I always love her makeup, so I created a tutorial for a makeup look inspired by her.

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I always love the makeup that Zoey wears. I like that it isn’t totally polished and that it looks a little messy sometimes. That makes it more realistic. The two things that always stand out to me with Zoey Deschanel is her flawless, porcelain like skin and her gorgeous eyelashes that frame her blue eyes. I knew that teaming up with Rimmel for this look would be perfect because of their Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara and Stay Matte Foundation. Drugstore mascara usually gets a bad reputation, but I absolutely love the Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara! It makes lashes fan out perfectly, while giving them plenty of volume too. Drugstore foundation has an even worse reputation. I can honestly say that the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation was the first drugstore foundation that I have really loved! It totally perfected the flaws on my face, while still letting my face feel like it could breathe.

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Now for the fun part. How YOU can create a Zoey Deschanel inspired makeup look of your own. You need…

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 *Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation

*Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara

*Blush

*Cream colored eye shadow

*Plum colored eye shadow

*Rose shimmer eye shadow

*Dark brown colored eye shadow

*Eyebrow makeup

*Bright colored lipstick

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1. Apply foundation on your face with a sponge.

2. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks.

3. Brush rose shimmer eye shadow to your eyelid, from crease to lash line.

4. Brush dark brown colored eye shadow in crease and edge of eyelid.

5. Brush cream colored eyelid from eyebrow down to crease, blending the other colors together.

6. Smudge rose shimmer eye shadow into the bottom lash line.

7. Line upper lash line with plum colored eye shadow. Use an angled eyeliner brush and smudge it into the lash line.

8. Fill in eyebrows using the eyebrow makeup of your choice.

9. Apply bright colored lipstick.

Bam! You have officially created a Zoey Deschanel inspired makeup look!

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Ombre Eye Tutorial: A Month of Makeup

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Can you believe that the A Month of Makeup series is coming to an end? Today is the last day! Don’t forget to check out the next post coming in about an hour with a HUGE announcement about this series too! I will be updating my tutorials page soon with all of the tutorials from this month in it too. I wanted to end the series with a bang! I came up with a REALLY fun way to do your eye shadow that I am basically obsessed with. Ombre eye shadow!

Ombre Eye Makeup Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com #tutorial #howto #eyeshadow

The best part about this look, is that it can be done with fun, crazy colors, or just neutrals too. To achieve this look you need…

*2-3 shades of a similar color of eye shadow

*White or cream eye shadow

*Eye shadow brushes

*Eyeliner

*Mascara

*Eyebrow pencil

Now to create this look! Here is how to you it…

1. Choose a color pallet

2. Put the darkest color of eye shadow on the lash line and go up to the crease if you have 2 colors you are working with. If you have 3, go only about halfway up to the crease.

3. If you are using 3 colors, take the next darkest color and go from the bottom color to the crease. Overlap over the last color just a little bit so that it blends really well.

4. If you are using 2 colors, take the next color and go from the crease up just a little bit. Overlap the darkest color just enough to make it blend. Don’t go all of the way up to the eyebrow, but go up enough that you can see the new color.

5. Take your white/cream eye shadow and overlap that top color just a little and brush it to the eyebrow.

5. Use eyeliner and line the insides of your top and bottom lids.

6. Pencil in your eyebrows.

7. Use mascara on the top and bottom lashes.

This is totally my new favorite! I would love to hear if you try this look out! Thank you so much for tuning into the A Month of Makeup series! It has been so fun!

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Soft Classic Smokey Eye: A Month of Makeup

I love a good smokey eye. What I love most about the look of a smokey eye, is that there can be SO many variations of smokey eye makeup! Depending on how daring you want to be, you can go bold, deep, or soft! I decided to create a really soft, smokey eye that could easily be worn during the day or for night occasions too!

Soft Classic Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com #makeup #tutorial #eyeshadow

To achieve this look, you need…

*Charcoal eye shadow

*Medium brown eye shadow

*Light brown or gold eye shadow

*Highlight color (white or cream) eye shadow

*Eyeliner or liner brush

*Mascara

*Eyebrow pencil

Now for the fun part! This look is really easy to do. Just follow these steps…

1. Brush charcoal shadow along outside edge of lids, up to the crease. Do it at a slight angle.

2. Brush medium brown shadow in the center of your lids, up to the crease. Brush into the charcoal color so it blends.

3. Brush light brown or gold eye shadow in the inside corner of lids and brush into the medium brown color.

4. Use highlight color to brush on the top of your eyelid from the crease to the brow.

5. Line top lid with either the same charcoal shadow that you used, or a dark eyeliner. If you want an even more bold look, line the inside of the top and bottom lid too.

6. Put mascara on the top and bottom lashes.

7. Pencil in eyebrows.

Enjoy your new look! Be sure to catch up on all of the A Month of Makeup posts that have been published all month long!

What Eye Shadow Colors Go Well with Eye Colors: A Month of Makeup

I had a special request for a post about what eye shadow colors go well with eye colors as part of A Month of Makeup series. I realized that most people don’t know what eye shadow colors to wear! I made an infographic to help you remember too. You can even print it off and keep it in your makeup bag. Just save the image to your computer and print it off!

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Remember that with each of these colors mentioned, you can play around with several tones of these colors as well. You can have the color be lighter or darker too depending on how bold you want your look to be.

Blue: You can wear earth tones, browns, metallics, purple based colors, taupe, rose, and slate.

Brown: You can basically wear every color! Lucky you! The colors that really make brown eyes pop are peach, green, coral, pink, gold, and plum. If you have different colored specks in your eyes, you can choose those colors to accent too.

Green/Hazel: Colors that look great with green/hazel eyes are copper, taupe, gold, warm brown, purple, and warm colors with orange undertones.

Gray: Gray eyes are pretty rare. If you have gray eyes, you should treat them like a pale glue or green. Just figure out what color is the base color is to the gray and go with that.

I hope this helps! It is amazing to see how much better your eyes look when you use specific colors to really make them pop!

Neutral Night Eye Makeup Tutorial: A Month of Makeup

I love creating makeup looks to wear at night. I love the drama of it! Sometimes night looks can be a little too dramatic though. If you are going out to a nice dinner with your husband or just want to look extra special for a wedding reception, you don’t want anything overly dramatic. That is when it is time for a nice, neutral night eye.

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It is such an easy look to achieve and the eyeliner makes such a big impact! It makes your eyes look bigger and adds just the right amount of drama to a nighttime look. Here is what you need to achieve this look…

*Cream colored eye shadow

*Light brown eye shadow

*Dark brown eye shadow

*Charcoal/Black eye shadow

*Black liquid eyeliner

*Mascara

Now for your instructions…

1. Brush cream eye shadow all over lids.

2. Brush light brown eye shadow on bottom half of top eyelid.

3. Put dark brown eye shadow on the outside corner of eyelid.

4. Using the liquid liner, line the top lash line. Go back over the top of it and brush up and out a little to make the outside edge thicker. Do this over and over again until the outside edge is pretty thick and dramatic.

5. Use a smudge brush to brush charcoal or black eye shadow into the bottom lash line.

6. Finish off with a good coat of mascara.

Now go out and have the night of your life! Be sure to check out all of the makeup posts that are part of A Month of Makeup!

A Month of Makeup on www.girllovesglam.com

Nude Eye Bold Lip: A Month of Makeup

There is nothing I love more than a bold lip when it comes to makeup trends. I enjoy trying out new colors to wear depending on the current trends. That is why doing a nude eye with a bold lip is always in trend! Here is today’s makeup tutorial!

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To create this look you need…

*Eye shadow primer

*Light cream shadow

*Light brown shadow

*Highlight shadow

*Black eyeliner or black shadow to use as liner

*Mascara

*Lip Liner

*Lipstick

First, the eyes…

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1.Put shadow primer all over lids.

2. Put light colored shadow all over lids.

3. Brush light brown shadow in the crease of your lids.

4. Brush highlight color just under the brows.

5. Line top lid with a thin line.

6. Put mascara on top and bottom lashes.

Be sure to fill in your brows, wear foundation, and contour face. For lips…

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Find the perfect color for your skin tone. I suggest going to a makeup counter or specialty makeup store to find a great shade for you. For bold colored lips, it usually looks best if you line your lips first to ensure a polished look. Fill in lips with lipstick to finish off the look. Try this one out today!