Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Yummy411: Blue and Tan!

This one's for Kim!

Kim wanted to see a look or color recommendations to amp up her neutral look; put a little pizazz in her look!

For this look I chose a tan/gold with blue. Kim there's nothing wrong with neutrals (as I use them all the time!) but I add a color here and there to spice it up.

I think you all are getting more familiar with this face-- yes it's my sister again! I used her as she seems closer to Kim's complexion.

1. I based her lid with L'Oreal Decrease and covered it with MAC's Woodwinked eye shadow to the crease using a shader brush.
2. [ETA: I added Saddle to her crease after the first step with a #224 blending brush.] I applied the dark blue side of L'Oreal HiP's duo eyeshadow in Showy inher outer V and into the crease with a pencil brush (MAC's #219) (I also filled in her brows with Girl Boy brows set and a bit of Milani's Rich Chocolate in sparse areas with an angle brush.. no concealer!)
3. I applied a bit of Milani's Rich Chocolate in the inner V with the pencil brush for a bit more depth on the lid color.
4. I added Pure Luxe's Moon Glow as her highlight (MAC's #217), blended out the colors on her lid with blending brushes #224 and #222, we curled her lashes, added mascara- L'Oreal Voluminous on top and bottom lashes, lined her lids- top, MAC's Mystery Kohl Power; bottom (water line) Fascinating eye kohl smudged to soften the bright color.

To finish up her look (she won't take pics without foundation!):

1. I applied Studio Fix fluid in NC44 with a slightly damp sponge.
2. I applied Iman's blot powder in Light Medium all over with my flat top badger brush.
(Mini RAVE: I love Iman Cosmetics for women of color. She knows just the right tones and hues to just get it right in her powders and foundations. No fixing with bronzer etc! Love the blot powder for soaking up oil and being a sheer layer of color!)
3. Blush- I applied MAC's Format and Trace Gold with my Sinful Colors small blush brush.
4. For lips, I lightly lined her lips with MAC's Chestnut lip liner (which stands out more in pics than it did in real life) and used a nude lip lacquer by MAC (sorry, the name escapes me) and a goldish gloss on top.

Kim I hope you like it! She's supposed to do a look on me for you... But there's more to come =)


Sass said...

i love the look. its one that goes from day to night effortlessly. thumbs up!

(g)ezebel said...

i love your work! beautiful as always. i'm gonna copycat it for work. :0)

Seymone said...

Love the look.. Must try this

Amina said...

loooove the look especially the step-by step!!
I can't wait to replicate it:)

Product Junkie Diva said...

Can I fly you to my house to get you to do a look for me?? LOL
This looks wonderful really beautiful and the touch of blue is great.
Wonderfully done.
Product Junkie Diva

slvrlips said...

Great Tutorial!!! This looks very pretty.
Thanks for sharing!!

Vanessa said...

Wow stunning! Miss you dollface!

Toya said...

Girl, good job!

nilla cookie said...

Great article, Kia and I love your liner recs! I want to go get UD's Lucky now :)

nilla cookie said...

Whoops, I meant to post this comment under the Beauty Ideal post - but you get me, ya?? ;)

yummy411 said...

@ sass: thanks so much! yeh a night look i would throw a more blue or a black in the crease and a bit above to make it more dramatic and amp up that lip color!

@ (g): thanks (g)! can you do the night time look for us?!

@ sey: thanks! i'd love to see your version. i know it'll be hot!

@ amina: thanks! you will share your version right? oh i hope so as i'd love to see it!

@ pjd: aww that would be awesome if i could! thanks!

@ slvrlips: thanks nikkia!

@ vanessa: thanks! aww i miss you too... but you are better at updating everyday so i get to keep up with you! but depending on where i am, i can't always leave my thoughts and comments ;)

@ toya: thanks!

@ nilla cookie: thank you! yes i got you ;)

Anonymous said...

I really love this look! I like how detailed you got so that even the most cosmetically challenged could follow it! Also, I'm glad to know that you love Iman Cosmetics. I've been wanting to try it for a while! :)

Kim (Blog Writer, A Life of Style) said...

OMG!!!!! I love it! I'm adding those shades to my shopping list and I'll practice over the weekend. This is a perfect look. Thanks again for your help. Can't wait to see what else you come up with :)

Erin said...

You did a wonderful job, Yummy!! Your sister looks beautiful!!

mandilicious said...

beauty definitely runs in your family..your both very pretty!..i love the subtleness of this look..btw, i am so addicted to Rock Band, after i learn MAPS on expert drums, i think i'll lay off of it..but then again, the new disk (?) is coming out this week i think..we're all excited about that!..Woo-hoo!..i hope they are more "singable" songs for girls..hehe..ok now it's official, i'm a dork!..haha

Anonymous said...

you did a great job!

B said...

She has a beauuuutiful eye shape. Loves it!

Marsadie said...

I am LOVING this new look! So organized but still very YUMMY :)

Anonymous said...

Ha! This is one of your looks I am sure of it. She look great, I love the blue and she has gorgeous eyes.

Oh and about Warm Chill (from Cool Heat if anyone is wondering) I need to correct that. I used Warming Trend which is the gold color. Warm Chill is green and I love it. Warming Trend would probably look like Woodwinked on you.

MakeupByRenRen said...

WOW! she looks amazingggggg great job girlfriend! i think i have that format blush...how come i never use it!

Grayburn said...

Race gold is gorgeous on you!

xo Grayburn

Emilee @ GMM said...

Gorgeous look and I love her eyebrows!

Anonymous said...

I love Iman and I love her makeup (though I have trouble finding it anywhere).

PS: Is that an ELF curler I spy with my little eye?

Anonymous said...

Your face looks flawless girl!!!

yummy411 said...

@ anjela: hey girl. thanks! i do like iman, but i haven't gone farther than a few of her foundations and powders. my sister loves some of her skin care stuff though.

@ kim: i'm so happy that you like it. hopefully we can crank out some more stuff soon.

@ erin: thanks! i think she's beautiful too ;)

@ mandi: thanks! girl you are not a dork! i wish they would come out with 20 more!

@ tokyostargilr: thanks!! thanks for stopping by my blog!

@ b: thanks!!

@ marsadie: thanks lady!

@ juvenescent: ha what can i say? i love blue or purple in the crease. thanks for the feedback on warm chill.. event though 3 more collections have come out since! gah!

@ makeupbyrenren: thanks!! format seems really dark, but especially with a skunk brush, it's applies a rosey bronze color to cheeks =)

@ grayburn: thanks!

@ emilee: thanks! she recently grew back her 'tails'. they disappeared from waxing etc. but they are back and here to stay LOL

@ mandypandy: hey! luckily iman is sold at target, but they are a bit shady about stocking it.

the lash curler is a lancome one (love fgwp!)

@ evasitoe: thanks!

Anonymous said...

Great look! I have been reading about iman's start as a modle and her nakeup company, what an amamzing woman. Beatuiful work!

yummy411 said...

thanks aleca! hope to see you around more on the blog ;)

Connie said...

Excellent look! Very clean and fresh. I've missed your blog, Kia! So sorry I haven't been around. The blogroll on my sidebar hasn't been doing quite a good job in updating me. I never knew I've missed so much!