Half and Half Eye Shadow: A Month of Makeup

I hope you have enjoyed following along with A Month of Makeup so far! Don’t forget to check out all of the other posts all about makeup. Today I want to introduce you to half and half eye shadow.

Half and Half Eye Shadow Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com #makeup #tutorial

I love the versatility about this style. You can pick any two colors and make it work for your style! It can be soft, bold, funky, elegant, you name it! Here’s what you need to create this look..

*Light cream color shadow

*Dark color shadow

*Light color shadow

*Eyeliner or shadow to use as eyeliner with eyeliner brush

*Shadow brushes

*Mascara

Half and Half shadow

Now for your instructions…

1. Brush the light shadow all over lid.

2. Put the darker color you chose on the outside part of your eyelid. Put it from the edge to the center of the lid.

3. Put the light color you chose on the inside half of your lid and move it to the center.

4. Brush a little more of the light color you put all over, just on the top part of your lid so that it blends your colors in.

5. Line your top lid with a thin line.

6. Finish off with mascara.

Looking good! Try this out with any colors you want! That is the beauty of this. I actually did this style on my wedding day with different colors than I chose above. Here is another idea of colors you can choose…

Half and Half shadow wedding day

Try it out! Let me know what colors you choose!

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…

Bold lips makeup tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com #makeup #tutorial

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!

Face Contouring 101: A Month of Makeup

I’m so glad to see you are back for day two of A Month of Makeup! To see my first makeup post, you can find it here.

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Today, I am going to teach you all about something that I think a lot of women fail to do with their makeup… Face contouring! It gets overlooked a lot because most women look at it as an added thing, not an essential thing. I will tell you this, it is essential! It instantly takes pounds off of your face, makes you look more awake, and even a little more youthful! Who doesn’t want all of that?!

Face Contouring 101

Just take a look at my photos side by side to see what a huge difference a little face contouring can make! Here’s what you need to contour your face…

*blush

*bronzer

*blush brush

*bronzer brush

*highlighter (optional. I don’t use it regularly)

When choosing a blush and bronzer, I recommend going to a specialty store like Sephora to have a professional help you find great colors for your face. If you are doing it on your own, remember… WE ARE NOT IN THE 80’s ANYMORE! You don’t need a bright pink blush to make your cheeks stand out. Mine is a natural pink color and I recommend a similar color for most people. As for bronzers, most of them are similar in colors. You don’t want one with too much orange in it because that could make you look too fake.

To contour your face, start with the blush. Get a decent amount of blush on your brush and brush it onto your cheekbone. Make it come out into your hairline. You want just enough to add some color to your skin. After you have applied it to both cheeks, use the remaining blush on your brush and lightly brush it on the tip of your nose. When I say lightly, I mean just one swipe. It isn’t meant to turn you into Rudolph!

Next, is the bronzer. The first thing you need to know about bronzer, is that it isn’t meant to put all over your face to turn you into a sun worshiping goddess or make you look like another ethnicity, it is meant to give you a little sun kissed glow. Apply the bronzer to your brush and lightly brush it onto your temples and follow your hairline around your forehead. Just think about where the sun usually hits you when you are out swimming all day. Next, put a tiny bit on your nose and chin. Just a little bit. This is just to even out your entire face and make it so you don’t just have a dark forehead. You can put a little bit of bronzer below your blush to help sink in your cheeks a little, but I don’t recommend trying that until you get used to wearing and applying bronzer a little more.

(Optional) Highlighter. I think highlighters are great, but I don’t use them all of the time. I sometimes feel like I am trying to look like a fairy princess when I wear highlighter. All a highlighter will do, is highlight the areas of your face you want to look brighter. I apply it just on the outsides of my eyes. I do that in teeny, tiny amounts. Play around with it and see how much, or little you like for yourself.

Now I want you to start thinking about face contouring as an essential step in doing your makeup! You will look awesome and feel great! Don’t forget to check out all of the Month of Makeup posts happening every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!

Neutral Eye Pop of Color Corners: A Month of Makeup

I can’t even tell you how excited I am to be starting the Month of Makeup series officially! There has been a lot of behind the scenes work done and I can’t wait to show you all of it! The reason I wanted to do this series, is because I have a lot of friends and clients who tell me that they don’t know how to do their makeup. This happens ALL. THE. TIME. Whenever I am at a conference, or just a weekend with friends, I usually can be found doing other peoples’ makeup! Not that I don’t love it, but I can’t follow them around everywhere. That is why I wanted to find a way to teach my friends and readers how to do your makeup in real life! If you are looking for the hottest Avant-garde makeup trends, you are looking in the wrong place. These makeup tutorials will be for real women. I will be the first to admit that I am the queen of putting makeup on in the passenger seat of the car while my husband drives us to our destination! These makeup tutorials are for girls just like me! I hope you enjoy them all and dare to step out of your comfort zone a little and try new makeup styles! I am planning on writing a post later in the month with answers to any of your makeup questions, so if you have ANY questions about any of the tutorials or about makeup in general, please leave a comment and ask!

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Now for the fun part. The first tutorial!

Neutral Eye Pop of Color Corners

Neutral Pop of Color Makeup Tutorial

Because this is a tutorial for regular women, I kept my “pop” of color relatively low key. Keep in mind that if you are more brave, you can always make your color pop more. The pop of color goes right into the inside corner of your eye. I chose a blue as my pop of color. To create this look you need…

*Light tan colored eyeshadow

*Dark neutral colored eyeshadow

*Light highlight eyeshadow (cream or white)

*Pop of color eyeshadow

*Eyeliner or dark eyeshadow to use as liner

*Mascara

*Eyeshadow brushes for each color

1. Put your light tan color all over your eyelid all the way to your brows.

2. Put your dark neutral color all over the bottom half of your eyelid.

3. Brush your highlight color under eyebrows. If your dark color needs blending in more, take the highlight color down a little further and brush into the dark to make it blend.

4. Put the pop of color right in the inside corner of your eyelids. Depending on how much of a pop you want, you can do multiple layers of this, or make it come out further.

5. Line top lid with eyeliner or use eyeliner brush and dark shadow to line your top lid.

6. Finish off with mascara.

See? That wasn’t so bad at all! I hope you stick around for this entire series with me because at the end, there is something HUGE! And I mean HUGE! If you ever need help with your makeup, you will want to stick around to see what it is! Now go grab your makeup and get experimenting!

A Month of Makeup!

I am SO excited to tell you about something that I have been working on for quite some time now! Starting on Friday, I will have a post all about makeup every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday… ALL month long! I am a cosmetologist and I love playing around with different makeup techniques on myself and my clients. I am going to share some of my favorite techniques and products with all of you. At the end of the month, I have a HUGE announcement too. I can’t even wait to show/tell you all about it.

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I have put a lot of work into this month long series and I hope you all enjoy it! There will be extra posts some days and I may have a post or two that come on Tuesdays and Thursdays that aren’t makeup related, but know that you can come every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and find a post dedicated to makeup all month long! Please take the time to share this series with your friends! I would love to be able to share this with everyone who would enjoy it!

Who’s excited for Friday?!

Rimmel Makeup Natural Look for the Summer

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Rimmel Nude Colored Makeup "make under" for the summer

During the summer months, I like to give myself a little “make under” when it comes to makeup. Luckily, natural looks for the summer are totally trendy right now. I got to try some Rimmel makeup to create the new nude makeup trend that is so very popular. The best part about it? All of the Rimmel makeup I used was only $3.97 each at Walmart! You can see my entire shopping experience here.

Affordable makeup from Rimmel at Walmart

Isn’t that crazy?! Who knew that there was affordable makeup that is high quality and trendy at the same time? Not me! I have to say, I thought that Walmart makeup would be low quality, but I was really pleasantly surprised with this Rimmel makeup. The eye shadow stayed on really well all day! The Stay Glossy lip gloss gave my lips just the right amount of shine, and the Kate lipstick stayed on for much longer than a lot of my lipsticks that are from pricey department stores. Here’s what I used to create my perfect natural summer look…

Clean Finish Foundation

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Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate

Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner

Rimmel Natural Bronzer

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Rimmel Stay Glossy Lip Gloss

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Glam’ Eyes Quad Eyeshadow

And for real, they were only $3.97 each! You can’t beat that at all. Do you plan on trying the natural look this summer? What summer trends do you plan on trying? There is a great digital magazine that is totally dedicated to summer trends called Live SoFab Summer Digital Magazine that is perfect for all of the summer trends!

 Are you ready to bring on the heat this summer? Have you tried any of these Rimmel products?

All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.