Friday, May 14, 2010

Kendra Inspired Makeup Tutorial for Blue/Gray Eyes

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Celebrity Inspired tutorial.  Today's look was inspired by Kendra, the E Television reality star.  I received some new grayish blush contacts to test out and thought that Kendra's look would work great with them.  This is actually a really wearable look for a night out.  It's a neutral smokey eye that actually works with a lot of skin tones.  It's great for a date night or girls night out.
***Picture credit http://www.wenn.com

To see my tutorial click here!
This is actually my first video using my new Camcorder and Software.  I was really nervous because my laptop is about 3 years old...which basically means, too old to handle HD video and advanced editing software, lol.  It was really hard to edit this video because it played really choppy on my laptop, and on top of that this editing software was intense!  I'm still experimenting with lighting, editing, and colors so please be patient with me.  I had to correct the color of the video because it filmed kind of dark...that's why the video color might look a little off.  However, I like how the clarity is super clear.  I don't have to worry about light balance issues and my video turning out all dark anytime I went anywhere close to the digital camera...that used to drive me crazy before!  Also the editing software is definitely a lot better...hopefully I'll be able to master it over time.

For those wondering, I purchased the camcorder and software myself, definitely not free!  It took me a while to research what I wanted to get, but after reading a lot of reviews I finally decided.  I purchased both at Best Buy just in case I needed to easily return it.  It's the Canon Vixia Hf200 and the Vegas Movie Studio 9 Platinum Pro Pack.  In the past I was using the Kodak M1033 Digital Camera and Windows Movie Maker.  I listened to a lot of my viewers' feedback about bad video quality and decided to upgrade (thank goodness for my tax refund).  I'm actually looking into getting a new laptop this weekend so that I can better edit my videos...gulp more money, lol!  But it's definitely worth it.

Back to the video...Check out my Celebrity Inspired Tutorial for Kendra's Smokey Look for Blue/Gray eyes!

 

In this video, I also show you the Sigma Premium Brush set I recently had a chance to test out.  I still have to give myself a little more time to use them but a thorough review will come out soon!  Meanwhile, check out how they perform in the video.


Here's What I Used (All MAC unless otherwise mentioned)

FACE

Prep & Prime
Ben Nye neutralizer cream color pencil in Medium
Jemma Kidd Concealer duo
Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW35
Graftobian Face Powder in Light
Jemma Kidd Bronze Perfection Bronzer as contour
Shy Beauty Beauty Powder Blush
Senna Glisten Rose Powder as highlight

EYES
Steelo Eyeshadow Base in Medium
Vanilla e/s
All That Glitters e/s
Antiqued e/s
Glamour Check e/s
Shroom e/s
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Zero
Carbon e/s
Brow Pencil in Lingering
Ardell Wispies
Tarte EmphasEyes Mascara

LIPS
Subculture lip pencil
Senna Zest Lip Lacquer

The final look!
Contact lenses available at http://mukuchu.blogspot.com/.

Sigma Premium Brush Set available at www.SigmaMakeup.com.

Till next time, have a great weekend...Ciao Bellas!

FTC Disclosure: Contact Lenses and Sigma Premium Brush Set provided for review.  The brushes will be formally reviewed in an upcoming video.  The other products were purchased by me or reviewed in a past video.  I am not affiliated with these companies and not paid to make this video/post.  These are my honest thoughts and opinions.

Atlanta Makeup Artist

9 comments:

Miss♥Nikka said...

Gorgeous as always! Great job Ren! :]

XOXO
Miss Nikka
http://nerdork.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

I love this! I didn't get to watch the video yet, but this is one I'm going to try to do! Thanks Ren! Love your blog! =)

Chibu74 said...

so so gorg

Leah ♥ said...

This would have to be one of my favorite looks on you!!! Love it!

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AnNeTtEe said...

amazing as always!! you are so good at what u do!!!

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Nicole said...

Just watched the video--you always make it look so easy! Love it!

Astrid Brisson said...

that look really suits you! very pretty
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Mommy D 27 said...

Thank you sooo much for the tips, I have been a mother for the last 5 years and have kinda lost myself, so Im starting to re-invent myself, thanks to the help of you!!!Financially I am unable to purchase all the wonderful make-up and accesories you have. I have been recently diagnosed w/ rhumatoid arthritis and have been unable to work, so my husband is the sole supporter. Do you have any tips for me on how to get your looks for less?? the make-up I own now is at least 6-7 YEARS old, I know that is horrible. PLEASE!!!!!! Get back to me. harodeanna@yahoo, or my phone is 480-243-9307, I know you are busy, but if you get a chance I would appreciate it, THANK YOU!! You are sooo BEAUTIFUL REN!! Deanna Velasquezlumba