Kimberly Goldson’s models also had contoured cheeks and a black lip, except with a twist; she opted for green and gold metallic flakes on the center of the top and bottom lips of her models.
Modahnik’s models featured a neutral palette, smoky eyes with tree-like detailing around the eyes.
I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect grassy green, which MAC describes Hajar Karim of being, and a good orange eyeshadow to replace my MAC Orange, which I wasn’t happy with.
Hajar Karim is a veluxe eyeshadow, which I didn’t even realize until I looked at the packaging, especially since it comes off more as a matte. It’s a nice shade of green, I’d say forest green. It’s easily become one of my favorites to use this summer.
I’ve had no issues with the application of Hajar Karim. I’ve used it over the UDPP, a white base (NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ‘Milk’, and with my Stila Prime Pot. It blended easily over all three, and improved the color pay-off; however, to improve color saturation (pay-off), remember to pat on the eyeshadow instead of applying it in a sweeping motion. You can also dampen your brush with Fix+ or another spray like Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rose Water (read review) to obtain a better color pay-off when applying the eyeshadow.
Farasha is a bright, medium-dark orange with a matte finish; I love matte finishes. When compared with my MAC Orange eyeshadow, the color pay-off is much better; however, it is not as red or as dark. I did use it with the same three bases as mentioned above, and I’m happy with it.
Eventually, I de-potted both eyeshadows, and placed them in my z-palette.
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“Kerry represents classic beauty with an edge and the Vera Wang dress she chose is classic with a punk twist. The stunning violets and blacks in the dress inspired me to create Kerry’s bold, smoky eye.”-Carola Gonzalez, The Magnet Agency for tarte
• To begin, Carola prepped Kerry Washington’s skin with tarte’s clean slate™ poreless 12-hr perfecting primer
• For the perfect pop of rosy color, Carola dusted tarte’s Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in natural beauty on the apples of her cheeks
• To create a dramatic smoky eye, Carola used the purple and silver shadows from tarte’s beauty & the box Amazonian clay eyeshadow quad in envoke the smoke
• Then she lined Kerry’s top and bottom lashlines with Aqualillies for tarte Amazonian clay waterproof liner in black to give her a punk edge
• She finished by lining the lower inner rims with tarte’s lights, camera, lashes™ waterproof inner rim liner (out in July)
• For extra definition she applied five coats of tarte’s lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara
• To complete her look, she swiped tarte’s glamazon™ pure performance 12-hour lipstick in pure over her lips
Spring is here, but, you really can’t tell with this weather. That doesn’t mean I can’t bring in some spring brights, which would help brighten up the gloomy days we’ve been having in NYC. I created a simple, fun green eye for spring using Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics ‘Bitmap’ loose pigment. I remember when OCC released ‘bitmap‘, it used to be my joint! I love this green! Plus, green is pantone’s color of the year, so I killed two birds with one stone with this look. Also, I believe either on instagram or twitter someone asked me to start doing spring makeup tutorials, so here’s one of many to come.
Last week I posted about using SnapGuide for my Tutorial Tuesday posts, so I’m going to continue to use it until I have time to actually shoot and edit a video. Please be patient.
If you’re wondering what I’m wearing on my lip, it’s an Ellis Faas Milky Lips color in a burnt orange shade (L204). It’s neutral enough to pair with a fun green eye for spring, don’t you think? Plus, orange lippies are the business right now.