Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Reverse Smokey Eye

I'm sure you're familiar with the classic smokey eye -- but if you want to try something different, you'll love what I created below.  Give your classic smoky eye a twist with this reverse version focused on the lower lash line.  Here’s how to do it with bright bold shadows, in eight easy steps:
  1. Add a base to prolong the wear of your makeup across the entire lid.
  2. Apply a skin tone eye shadow like MAC Soft Brown to the lid and blend through your crease.
  3. Using E.L.F Studio Cream Eyeliner draw a line along the upper lash line and extend the liner outward to create a wing similar to how you create a cat eye.
  4. Line your inner waterline with MAC Kohl eyeliner.
  5. Using the same eyeliner smudge the liner with a pencil brush across your lower lash line.
  6. Apply MAC Electric Eel eyeshadow on top of the smudged liner and gently blend it with a fluffy brush.
  7. Apply MAC Stars N' Rockets eyeshadow below Electric Eel and blend it more.  Slightly blending it out towards the end of the winged liner.
  8. Finish off the look with mascara and lashes.
Looking for something not as adventurous? Try using neutral colors on the lower lash line for the same stunning effect.

MAC Studio Fix Foundation - NC25
MAC Prolongwear Concealer - NW35
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Dark
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish - Gold Deposit
MAC Blot Powder Pressed - Dark
MAC Frost Blush - Margin

MAC Eye Shadow - Soft Brown
MAC Eye Shadow - Electric Eel
MAC Eye Shadow - Stars N' Rockets
MAC Eye Kohl - Smolder
E.L.F. Studio Cream Eyeliner - Black
Maybelline Volume Express The Falsies Mascara - Very Black
Mink Lashes 

Aboni Cosmetics Color Block Gloss - Unfinished Business

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Monday, January 12, 2015

The Winner of the Sweetheart Makeup Airbrush Kit is...

The giveaway is now closed and the winner is Cece Shogren!! Congratulations! Make sure to contact me at cj @ makeupnotdown dot com so I can get your contact info!

Thanks to everyone who entered. As always make sure to check the site for more giveaways....have a great week! :)

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Enter to Win: A Makeup Airbrush Kit - Courtesy of The Salon Outlet

Happy New Year!  How bout a giveaway to start your new year off right?!?! A big thanks to The Salon Outlet for providing the prize!  A while ago I blogged about all of the essential products makeup artists need.  This time around, I partnered up with The Salon Outlet to giveaway a Sweet Heart Multipurpose Makeup Airbrush Kit.   The giveaway is available to all of my subscribers and readers who live in the US.  YAY!  Now on to the giveaway....

This fabulous Airbrush Kit is valued at $69.99 and below is what you get.

1. Dual-Action Air Brush with three nozzles
  • Multipurpose High Performance Airbrush
  • Durable Stainless Steel
  • Nozzle: 0.2mm,0.3mm,0.5mm
  • Dual-action Trigger Air/Fluid Control
  • 7cc Gravity Feed Fluid Cup
  • Air/Fluid Control Knob
  • Removable Needle and Nozzle Caps
  • Adjusting Screw in the back of the air brush
  • Built-in Teflon O-ring for nozzle cap
  • One 2cc Eye Dropper for dropping ink
  • Come with a small Nozzle Spanner
  • A Portable Storage Case
  • 360 degree circumvolve air brush holder and Air Filter
2. Mini Air Compressor:
  • Low noise and Oil free.
  • Charming heart-shaped design
  • Working pressure adjustable
  • Built-in Hot Protection Device
  • Automatic On/Off function for safe use
  • The Power Light will turn red to green while working.
  • Come with a UL listed AC Transformer.
  • One 6 Ft Air Hose with air proof rubber
3. Dimensions and Numbers to Know: Air Brush:
  • Nozzle:0.3mm
  • Fluid Cup: 7cc
  • Air Brush Size: 5-5/8" L x 1" W x 3-1/4" H
  • Nozzle Wrench: 1-5/8" L x 3/8" W
  • Eye Dropper 3" L
  • Storage Case Size 7-3/8" L x 4-1/4" W x 1-1/2" H
4. Air Compressor:
  • Power: AC100-240V, 50/60Hz (with US standard plug)
  • Working Pressure: 2-15 psi Max. Pressure 25 psi
  • Air Flow: 10.5 liters per minute
  • Compressor Size: 5" L x 4-1/2" W x 2-1/2" W
  • Power Cord: 6 Ft Air Hose:6 Ft (with two 1/8" connectors)
5. Peeking Inside the Box:

  • 1x Air Brush
  • 3x nozzles (0.2mm,0.3mm,0.5mm)
  • 1x Nozzle Wrench
  • 1x 2cc Eye Dropper
  • 1x Air Brush Holder
  • 1x Air Compressor
  • 1x Air Hose
  • 1x Air Filter
  • 1x AC Transformer
  • 1x Storage Case for Air Brush
  • 1x Instruction for Air Brush
  • 1x Instruction for Compressor

This giveaway is being run using Rafflecopter's awesomely cool widget which should be seen below! *whoo hoo*  If you are having trouble viewing the widget, please try the below:
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Sunday, January 11th, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST
This giveaway is only good in the continental US, no Hawaii or Alaska. Winner will be announced Monday, January 12th, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST Good luck! 
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