I wanted to change things up and go back to what I love...super fun bright looks! I'm featuring some products from Face Front Cosmetics...a brand that specializes in super vibrant, pigmented colors.
My Face Front Products are actually from www.ffcloset.com. You can get discontinued and overstocked Face Front products from this site at a discount! If you're interested in trying this brand, why not try it out and save a few bucks at the same time.
***Update: I also just heard news that Face Front's Closet will soon be called Lucy Lauren Concepts. The switch over will be on July 27th. Lucy Lauren Concepts will sell Face Front Cosmetics as usual, and also a new Lucy Lauren Cosmetics Line.
In the video, I also test out my new sigma makeup brushes for the first time. So far so good! I'm going to continue to use them over the next week or two and will then give you all a detailed review. Check them out at http://www.sigmabrushes.com
Check out the video tutorial! The look is an electric blue/green look. I show you how to mix primary shadows to achieve different colors. I also show you a really cool way of making a custom lipgloss. Sorry the lighting gets weird in some shots...I'm trying to save up for and HD camcorder but that might have to wait till Christmas!
Here's What I Used:
-Steelo Cosmetics medium eyeshadow base
-Face Front Swiss Franc e/s
-Face Front It's Kosher, Man e/s
-Face Front Nifty 'N Neon e/s
-Yaby Cosmetics highlight/champagne e/s
-Yaby Cosmetics brown e/s to fill in brows
-Eve Pearl Black Pearl liquid liner
-MAC Feline kohl power pencil
-MAC Mineralized Satinfinish foundation in NC42
-MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark
-MAC Mineralized blush in Daft Pink
-Graftobian Medium Cocoa eyeshadow as contour color
-NYX opal lipstick
-Facefront lip conditioner
Onto the product photos!
Swiss Franc is called a "Lite Finish" eyeshadow. I noticed that it applies more frosty. It takes a little bit of work to blend out so I would suggest putting down a base shadow first to help blend. This shimmery white color really goes well with any look.
Nifty 'N Neon looks super bright on the pan, but like many yellow shadows, it doesn't show up as well on my skin. I have the same problem with MAC's Chrome Yellow. To get it to show up, I applied a white eyeshadow base and packed on the color using a flat shader brush like the MAC 239. To save myself some work, I used it instead as a sheer wash of color on my crease. Later, I blending blue on top to turn it green. I liked how it turned out, like art class!
It's Kosher, Man is my favorite of the three eyeshadows. It is indeed as bright as it looks. This shadow as well as Nifty 'N Neon are actually matte with reflective glitter. I was happy that this shadow did not stain my lid like another super pigmented eyeshadow I have (MUFE No. 92). After blending, make sure to repack on the color to get the same vibrancy.
These shadows look like you can depot them the same way as MAC. I plan on doing this myself...if I get any free time that is!
Here are the swatches. The shadows are applied dry without base. You can see how the yellow blends into my skin...you definitely need a base for this one. You can see the glitter more so in It's Kosher, Man. Be aware of glitter fall out. For this reason, I applied my foundation last.
Onto the pics!
I loved the way the lips came out. I first applied Face Front lip conditioner...a non-sticky minty gloss. Then on top, I applied NYX's opal lipstick...it's a sheer irridescent color that reflects pink/purple. I ended up with a beautiful irridescent lip shade.
Stay tuned for another huge contest! I plan on giving away one full size Face Front Voom Voom Vault Pigment, one full size Face Front Ultimate Lip Conditioner as well as a full set of Sigma Makeup Brushes, and more!
Till next time, Ciao Bellas!
Atlanta Makeup Artist