Sunday, July 29, 2012

Make-up Look - Greek Goddess

This year's testimonial dinner was Greek-inspired. The entire set-up incorporated pillars, drapes, clay pots and stone statues. The event was attended by prosecutors, faculty, students and the new lawyers of Xavier University all dressed up in their Grecian best. Being on the organizing committee, I did my best to impress. This was my take on the theme.

The entire look was inspired by Blake Lively's get up on one episode of Gossip Girl.

The hair was a challenge. I didn't know how to pile the curls. I eventually found a few hair tutorials on Youtube that helped (Click here and here). The photo below is of the trial I did several hours before the party. I ended up taking it down and redoing it.

My make-up is a look I picked up from Youtube guru Eman Aziz's channel. This is my version of her Victoria Secret look.

Products used:

X-out Shine Control
MAC Prep and Prime
Revlon Photoready Foundation in Shell
Maybelline Angelfit Concealer in 01 Light Beige
E.L.F. Bronzing Powder in Bronzed (From the E.L.F. Contour Kit)
BT Minerals Mineral Blush in Pink

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Benefit Moonbeam
NYX Loose Pearl Eyeshadow in Nude
NYX Loose Pearl Eyeshadow in Pearl
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Chopper (from the Naked 2 palette)
NYX Single Eyeshadow in Black
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Maybelline the Falsies Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara in Black
Beauty Cottage Beautiful Eyelash in BC-002
DUO Lash Glue in Clear

MAC Lip Pencil in Subculture
MAC Lipstick in Plink!
NYX Megashine Lipgloss in Sugar Pie

I was pretty happy with the final look.

I'll probably be more active in August than I have been for July. There are a lot of local holidays to look forward to. Also, after Midterm week the professors tend to call a ceasefire on most of the heavy stuff. I'm looking forward to doing more writing for this blog.

'til next time,

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Make-over - Maan

I am so sorry that I haven't put up anything new in forever! I've been swamped with schoolwork ever since school started. I'm also on the committee for two testimonial dinners. I barely have time to close my eyes at night. I'll work my schedule out so I can keep this blog alive.

This post is actually long overdue. I got this gig last month but, like I said, have been to busy to do a post on it. My friend Maan, who you might have seen in one of my earlier posts (I gave her and a few of her friends makeovers for a night out), asked me if I would do her make-up for a wedding she was attending. Never one to disappoint, I said yes.

I struggled with making her eyes appear bigger.

What do you guys think? How'd I do?

'til next time,