4
Aug
2012
Birthday Makeup Tutorial
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


Today is August 4th, 2012 and it is my 25th birthday.

Yeah! Leo swag all day!

Since I’m working tonight (thumbs down) and can’t be with my family and friends this year to celebrate I thought it would be fun to do a makeup look to celebrate. When all else fails, PAINT! This look is sultry, sexy, and epitomizes the way I like to look on my special day.

This was a look using more of my new LA Splash Cosmetics which I can’t get enough of, I may have to do some swatches of my small collection for you guys but I’d like to wait until I order more stuff from them

 

 
YAY for birthday makeup looks! :D
 
Products used
Shadow Shields
MAC Oil Control Lotion
L’OREAL Magic Perfecting Base
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
MAC Brow Crayon in Spiked
Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo in Edgy Emerald
LA Splash Cosmetics Diamond Dust in Enchanted Forest and Premium
Sugarpill Cosmetics eyeshadow in Bulletproof
LA Splash Cosmetics Glitter in Pineapple Coral
MAC Eyeshadow in Orange
Maybelline Ultra Liner
Maybelline Lash Stiletto
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Deep Dark
Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer in Q120
MAC LipLiner in Cork
OCC LipTar in Cha Cha
MAC Lipglass in Revealing

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ve enjoyed my birthday look :)
Happy birthday to all my fellow leos!

with love,
-Jackie O






14
Jul
2012
Gradient Lip Tutorial
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


 The ever so popular gradient/ombre lip has taken everyone by storm, it’s fun, funky and photographs amazingly well for photoshoots.

Whether you’re just looking to try something new, a way to spice up your portfolio or just color obsessed like me, stay tuned and I’ll show you the technique I used so that you can follow suit using whatever products you prefer!

There’s many different types and color arrangements for this look, today I went for something summer inspired and I used a combination of lip pencils and OCC Lip Tars.

1. Moisturize. Begin with clean, well moisturized lips. If need-be use a lip exfoliator to get rid of deadskin. I used the Bubble Babez Lip Dujoir in Cotton Candy, which smells and tastes amazing! http://www.bubblebabez.com/

2. Conceal. This step may vary from person to person but I have darker lips and wanted an even palette to work with to get maximum color payoff so I dabbed a bit of concealer over my lips first.

3. Lipline. This step is also optional, you can go right in with color or line your lips first. I wanted to add some pink so I lined my lips with Magenta Lipliner by MAC. Use a lip brush to blend out the lipline so you don’t have any harsh lines, and this will also begin the gradient/fading effect to the look.

4. Color. Apply Hoochie Lip Tar by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Start on the outside of the lips and leave enough room in the center of the lips for 2 additional colors, or whatever design you are going to do. Apply with a lip brush. I HIGHLY suggest starting off with minimal product as Lip Tars can be a bit tricky to work with. A small amount goes a long way. Build your way up for more color payoff. Dab the lip color on versus sliding around as you would any other lip color as dabbing it will give you a bit more control since color placement is key.

5. Apply Banjee Lip Tar on the center/middle of the top and bottom lips. You still want to leave a bit of space in the inner-most center of the lips for that yellow we’ll be apply later. Again, apply with lip brush. Go back and forth between the purple and the orange on your lips to make it appear as if the two colors are blended into one another.

6. Time for the yellow! I used Traffic Lip Tar and began dabbing a bit of this into the inner most center of the lip.

7. Conceal. Got carried away? Made a few mistakes around the lip lines? Take an angled brush and dab it into the concealer we used earlier and use it to clean up any mistakes around the mouth and to trace out a smooth, perfected line for a flawless look.

And Viola! Whatever you do, DON’T rub your lips together!

This is obviously just for looks and not for someone looking for a long-term commitment. 

Here’s another combo I did using MAC Minted Eyeliner around the outer rim of my lips, OCC RX liptar, and Hoochie Lip Tar in the center. This isn’t exactly an ombre look, more like tyedye-ish but it’s still pretty neat right?

Happy painting! <3
-Jackie O






4
Jun
2012
Aqua Eyes – Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


I haven’t been this excited about color in a LONG time!

Sugarpill recently launched a new four-color eyeshadow palette and I am digging it for the spring/summer. They’ve done it again!

Expect to see more from me using this bad boy! :D

I seriously LIVE for this palette, this line, and everything they stand for.

The palette comes with 4 HUGE shadows

Not that I’m super big on product packaging and stuff of that nature, not how can you not love the way these products are put together? So girly and feminine. This stuff inspires me and makes me want to be creative all the time. Whenever I’m at a shoot and I really need to impress, I bring out the Sugarpill!

I hope to see them branch to see them branch out and bring more to this line. Don’t you think they’d make a KILLER lipstick collection?? I sure do! But for now I will just continue to enjoy their eyeshadows, pigments, and lashes!


Here’s what I used in the video tutorial:

Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette
Sugarpill Lashes (no name or #)
Maybelinne Lash Stiletto Mascara
Maybellina Ultra Liner
MAC Eye Kohl in Feline
Sugarpill Lumi Pigment

Here’s what I’m wearing on the rest of my mug:
Makeup Forever HD Foundation in 177
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Deep Dark
La Femme Blush in Terracotta
MAC Cork lipliner
OCC Liptar in Tone
Clear Lipgloss

I hope you guys like the look :)






1
Jun
2012
Bright Eyes/Pink Lips for Summer
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


It’s official: I am slowly but surely falling in love with my Urban Decay Naked Palette!

This is one of my favorite takes on a bronzey smokey look, with a pop of color on the bottom. And loud pink lips to match :)

Enjoy!

 

Here’s the video tutorial

-Products Used-

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Makeup Forever HD Foundation #177
MAC Brow Crayon in Spiked
Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Deep Dark
Yves Saint Laurent Faux Cils Mascara
Maybelinne Ultra Liner
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner in Baked
OCC Pigment in Chlorophyll
MAC Cork Lipliner
MAC Impassioned Lipstick
OCC Liptar in Cha Cha

Hope you guys like the look :)






24
Mar
2012
Brandy/Monica It all Belongs to Me featuring JeanFrancoisCD on YouTube!
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


Collaboration time! The fun part about making is being able to creatively bring heads together with other artists. JeanFrancoisCD on YouTube contacted me about doing this look for the new Brandy and Monica Video, It all Belongs to Me and thought it would be awesome to do our own versions of the looks. I can’t remember the last time I did a video collaboration but I had so much fun with this one! Simply because he not only is fabulous as an artist but also as a person. I had fun and it was fun to be someone else for a change; the makeup looks in this video are off THE chain. Here, let me show you! (Watch full screen and in high quality if available, it does it MUCH better justice!)

Here is my version of the look Jean did the lime look that Monica wore in the video and I recreated the purple look Monica wore with nude lips.

JeanFrancoisCD channel on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/user/jeanfrancoiscd

JeanFrancoisCD video featuring the look from the video

Here’s my look!



Products I used in my video
Cetaphil Oil Control Moisturizer
Makeup Forever High Def Foundation in 177
Beauty Blender Sponge
Fix +
MAC Brow Pencil in Spiked
Makeup Forever Lift Concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
Coastal Scents Camouflage Concealer Palette
E.L.F. Cream Shadow Base in Purple
MAC Bisque Eyeshadow
MAC Saddle Eyeshadow
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Pigment in Oberon
OCC Pigment in Smote
MAC Eye Kohl in Feline
MAC Shadowy Lady eyeshadow
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in NC15
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Baked
MAC Nocturnelle Eyeshadow
Red Cherry #415 lashes (used as half lashes on the ends)
Maybelline Lash Stiletto
MAC Mineralized SkinFinish in Deep Dark
MAC Shadowy Contour Powder
NARS Dolce Vita Blush
Eye M Glam by Mario Dedivanovic (cheekbone highlight)
MAC Cork lipliner
MAC Honeylove Lipstick
OCC Lip Tar in Tone
Clear lipgloss

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