Makeup Magic!



This is what I like love about makeup. I’m not really very girly- always having preferred mud runs to makeup. During my first round of college, though, I was an art major.   In high school, I had a very inspiring art teacher, Sandi K., who had a knack for bringing out the best in everyone. When I “discovered” good quality makeup and tools, I found that I really enjoyed playing around. The artist in me began to resurface. I have since made some fabulous friends in the makeup and skincare world, and have learned a lot. I look forward to learning more from these fab gals and guys every time I see them.

How did I get this look? Check out the steps below:


To get this look, I prepped with Dior HydraLife Pro-Youth Sorbet Crème moisturizer, followed by Dior Capture Totale Dream Skin Perfect Skin Creator.


I applied Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in Shade 7.0, using Urban Decay’s Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush. I then touched up with Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Medium Dark Warm using It Cosmetics for Ulta Airbrush Blurring Concealer brush. I used Too Faced Sweetheart Beads Radiant Glow Face Powder to set, with Too Faced Powder Pouf Brush.

I contoured my face, neck, and nose with Kat Von D Shade Light palette using Too Faced’s Flatbuki brush. I highlighted using the same palette, and It Cosmetics double-ended shadow brush. I chose Benefit’s Rockateur blush, using the brush that came with it, because I dropped the brush I usually use…oops.


I first primed with Lorac’s Behind the Scenes primer.

I used mainly Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette for my eyes.  Champagne Truffle went all over my lids and brow bone; then Amaretto on my lids. I used It Cosmetics for Ulta Velvet Lux All Over Shadow brush for both of these. With It Cosmetics for Ulta Velvet Lux Effortless Crease Brush, I used Black Forest Truffle in my creases. For an added touch, I put a bit of Road Stripe from Urban Decay’s Vice 3 palette at the inner corners of my eyes.

To line my eyes, I used Mac Technakohl in Graphblack on my upper lash lines, and smudged with Smashbox #9 flat liner brush. I used Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar Triple Fudge to line over the black, and on my lower lash line, with Sephora Pro Shadow Brush #9. Finally, I used Mac Technakohl in Graphblack on my lower water line.

For my brows, I used Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Brown, applied with Japonesque angled brush. I used two mascaras- first, Benefit’s They’re Real! in black, with Too Faced Better Than Sex layered over it.


I first lined my lips with Too Faced Perfect Lips in Perfect Spice, then filled in. I used one coat of Urban Decay Revolution lipstick in Rush, then blotted, and reapplied. I finished with Too Faced lip gloss in Flirt.

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    • Thanks, Patsy! I use WordPress, and my husband takes care of all the graphic design work. I will pass on your praise to him!

  2. Great job! I do drag an before I did, I never knew just how powerful make up could be! My D-mom said honey just the contouring alone can change your whole face shape! I’m thinkin about going to make up school though so I can do a look more like the one in your picture. I’m good at the drag looks but that’s not excactly something thatll work for an everyday look. If I could just leanr to do something more like this or then maybe I will actually wear make up out on normal days!

    • Awww… thanks, Vito! You should totally go to makeup school! As far as drag looks go, I’m SO envious of the talent you gals have- keep up the great work!

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