Friday, October 7, 2011

Guest Post: Amanda does Make-up!

A make up post from Amanda!! Show her some love, her tropical look is perfect! Thanks girl!!
Hi y'all! This is Amanda. While Kristin is away sunning herself on a beautiful beach in Hawaii, I'm here to show you a pretty tropical look. This almost didn't happen as I had attempted a sunset style shadow look earlier in the day, but my eyes didn't want to deal with pink shadow :( so off it came and I spent another hour babying my eye, hoping it would quit watering! 

I started out with a base of MAC Surf USA from the Surf Baby collection. This color really pops when applied over NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk. After applying a nice base of teal I blended the green from the Milani Paint Eyeshadow Palette in the corner of my eye and the blue from the same palette in the crease to darken it up and create a nice shape. I applied these three shadows under the eye as well, blending them together to create a smooth transition. 

I used Maybelline's Eyestudio in Blackest Black for the liner. I really like this gel liner because it doesn't dry out, it allows for a nice clean line, and the brush that came with it is pretty handy, i like that it keeps its shape even after washing it many many times. Urban Decay Zero was used on the waterline. I also couldn't pass up the chance to show off my new favorite mascara! The new Maybelline great lash Lots of Lashes mascara is awesome! I love the heart shapes brush and the wider bristles. It really gets into the corners and separates my lashes. 

I finished off the look with NARS Bolero Velvet Matte lip pencil. Make sure your lips are well exfoliated and not dried out when applying this pencil as it is a bit drying. I use a sugar scrub on my lips then a nice chapstick before applying this lip pencil to get my lips looking as smooth as possible. 

I really enjoyed doing this blog post! This is the first time I've done any kind of makeup/beauty blog and it really has inspired me to do more! Or at least document my makeup shenanigans for others to ooh and ahh at :D

Later Y'all!  

Products used: 

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 115
Maybelline Fit Me Powder in 115
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends Natural Radiance Bronzer
CARGO Coral Beach Blush
Hard Candy Undercover Agent Medium Concealer
Urban Decay Primer Potion 
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
MAC Surf USA Eyeshadow
Milani Paint Palette Eyeshadow
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Blackest Black
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero
Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara in Blackest Black
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bolero


  1. Wow, you have such beautiful eyes, Amanda! I love your colour choices and your fearless creativity.

  2. beautiful look , im a new follower i hope u can stop by


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