With that said, there are some other things I have been up to as well. I love make up, a little too much I think sometimes, but I don't really feel as comfortable with a paint brush as Velazquez or with a pencil or chalk like Leonardo. So makeup is my medium.
First things first, I'm learning how to style my eye brows and do contour. Also I just got a lovely new haircut thanks to Ali at Beck Salon! And I just purchased some Anastasia DipBrow in "Auburn" which I am wearing in both of those photos. The brows aren't perfect, but I'm on my way! The next thing I plan on trying are brow stencils which help to guide your hand as you shape your brows. They give you the guidelines to create a more definite arch. I also have been experimenting with bronzer along the bottom half of my cheekbones to make them look a little more defined.
There are some really exciting new drugstore make up products out this summer that are worth your time! I finally got a hold of these CoverGirl Colorlicious glosses in Fruitilicious (top), Pinkalicious (mid), and Succulent Citrus (bot). I've been playing around with these, creating different looks by layering over lipsticks and lip stains and they are really wonderful!
The Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains are also really fun, and in my opinion waaay better than the Maybelline Lip Elixirs that came out earlier this year. These are much glosssier and opaque than the YSL lip stains that are currently out at Sephora. They also do not have the staying power of the YSL stains, nor as yet the range of colors. Hopefully Revlon continues these and keeps making new shades. The color I am wearing above is "Rio Rush" and I also highly recommend "Miami Fever" as I love a good tangerine lip.
Next week I will be posting some new lip looks and some fun experiments with new eye shadow palettes from Too Faced and LORAC!