Friday, July 22, 2011

Fashion Red hair! How to

I went from this:


to this:


to finally, this:


I always wanted red hair...real Crayola RED hair!! Maybe because red is my favorite color and has been since I was 2, or maybe because I loved the Little Mermaid when I was a little girl, but after going through my 20's being cautious and not really doing certain things I wanted (like piercing my nose which I did at 29) and my red hair (I don't know why I thought I couldn't pull it off)
Now that I have turned 30 I've decided that life is too short to not do the things that make you happy, especially if they are even little things like changing your hair color.
I did a lot of research and watched tons of videos on how to get my hair to the red I wanted, But I didn't want to use a semi-permanent because semi-permanents fade very quickly.I did dye it red with a permanent dye and it didn't come out how I wanted, so I kept watching videos.
I found a video of a girl with super red hair and she shared how she did it, I then decided to ask someone who had the red hair color that I wanted. Luckily enough, Miss Siony was kind enough to tell me what she used and she confirmed what the girl in the video had said!
Anyhow, let's get to how I did it.Now, I had my hair dyed jet black and had been dyeing it black for 6 years, but if your hair isn't dyed, then you can skip this part.But one more thing...My hair is on the thicker side, so it can take a lot of abuse if your hair is fine go lower volume on the developer


WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
*FOR DYED HAIR ONLY- L'OREAL'S HAIR COLOR REMOVER
*40 OR/AND 30 VOLUME CREAM DEVELOPER (YOU NEED 30 FOR THE RED DYE)
*TWO POWDER BLEACH PACKETS TRY L'OREAL'S QUICK BLUE
*L'OREAL'S HICOLOR HIGHLIGHTS IN MAGENTA (2 IF YOU HAVE HAIR LONGER THAN SHOULDER LENGTH OR HAVE A LOT OF HAIR)
*PROTEIN FILLER IN RED RED
*GLOVES
* 2 PLASTIC PROCESSING CAPS OR PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS
*PLASTIC BOWL
* 2 TINT BRUSHES (ONE FOR BLEACH AND ONE FOR DYE)
*OLD TOWELS FOR YOUR HAIR AND TO PROTECT WORK AREA
*VASELINE TO PROTECT SKIN FROM DYE
*MANIC PANIC DYE IN VAMPIRE RED



STEP ONE: stripped my hair with L'OREAL'S HAIR COLOR REMOVER, you can buy it at Walmart and costs about $8 and if your hair is longer than shoulder length, I suggest buying two.follow the instructions carefully.

STEP TWO: I bleached my hair using a powder hair bleach (L'OREAL'S QUICK BLUE is good) and used a 40 vol. developer.Leave it on for 20 minutes and keep checking it to see if its orange.**THE GOAL IS TO GET YOUR HAIR TO AN ORANGE COLOR, THINK OF THE ORANGEY COLOR OF CLAY (EX. PLANT CLAY POTS)**
~~~~TIP: IF YOUR HAVE MEDIUM TO LIGHT BROWN HAIR THAT ISN'T DYED YOU CAN SKIP THE BLEACH AND USE A VERY BLONDE HAIR DYE, JUST USE A 30 VOLUME DEVELOPER.~~~~


STEP THREE: After I washed and dried my hair (your hair will be a bit straw-like) I dyed it with L'Oreal's hicolor highlights in Magenta I added a 30 volume developer and a protein filler in red red into the dye.Left it on for about 40 minutes.Rinsed and conditioned just a tiny bit on the ends,I didn't want to lose any more dye lol! And, I let it air dry because I didn't want to put my hair through another blow drying.

Now, red hair is a pain to maintain, so if you're going to commit, then know that red hair needs extra care. I plan to maintain my hair by using a red hair shampoo and conditioner and Manic panic's Vampire red. when I see that my hair is starting to fade I'll just dye it with the Vampire red and I will also be using the protein filler in the shower.I will also not wash my hair everyday and will be using a dry shampoo.

TO MAINTAIN YOUR HAIR THE WAY I AM YOU'LL NEED:

*RED HAIR SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
*MANIC PANIC'S VAMPIRE RED
*PROTEIN FILLER IN RED RED
*DRY SHAMPOO

TO MAINTAIN ROOTS:
*L'OREAL'S HICOLOR HIGHLIGHTS IN MAGENTA
*30 VOLUME DEVERLOPER
*PROTEIN FILLER IN RED RED

~~~I BOUGHT EVERYTHING I NEEDED AT SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY AND WALMART~~~~

I hope this is clear and helpful for anyone who wants to dye their hair red, like mine.Have fun!! Disclaimer: I AM NOT A HAIR EXPERT, THIS IS SIMPLY WHAT HAS WORKED FOR ME, I DON'T HAVE COARSE HAIR, MY HAIR IS MEDIUM AND A MED-LIGHT BROWN AND LIFTS PRETTY EASILY.PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH ON WHAT MIGHT WORK BEST FOR YOUR HAIR TYPE. THANK YOU.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Eyebrow grooming mistakes and how to fix them


I think a lot of us have seen or have made eyebrow grooming mistakes.Ever since I was in high school and I would see other girls totally botch their eyebrows by trying to completely change the shape,shaving them off and re-drawing them or over plucking where they just shouldn't be plucking, it would bother me because I would see some really pretty girls just ruin their whole face by messing up their eyebrows. I myself made a huge plucking mistake, in high school I was a big No Doubt fan and I just loved Gwen Stefani's eyebrows, so I plucked mine thin, the problem was they never grew back to how they used to be, so now, I am stuck always filling and shaping my eyebrows.
Well to this day, bad eyebrow grooming is something that still bothers me, a lot!!! and whenever I do see it, I just cringe inside...lol! and at the same time I get the intense urge to want to fix those poor mistreated eyebrows! But I bite my tongue cause I just don't want to make anyone feel bad, not every woman knows how to groom their eyebrows correctly and us who do shouldn't go around criticizing them.
So now to the fun part! ha ha!! I've picked 3 of the eyebrow grooming mistakes I see the most and I want to show how to fix them. I've taken some of my pictures and edited them to show the wrong and right way to do your eyebrows.Your eyebrows are very important they really do frame and bring balance to your face.

EYEBROW MISTAKE #1: OVER PLUCKING IN BETWEEN THE EYEBROWS.


Over plucking in between your eyebrows can, not only make your nose look bigger but it just ruins your natural expression. Now let's look at the right way:


Now here we see the difference, I've also marked where your eyebrow should start and end.Your eyebrows should start where the inner corner of your eye starts(it doesn't have to be exact but its better if your eyebrow doesn't start past that line) If you take a thin pencil and align it with your nostril it will also give you a sense of where your eyebrow should begin, but I rather use the inner corner of the eye because its closer to the eyebrow.The angled line shows where your eyebrow should end. Don't pluck past those points.


EYEBROW GROOMING MISTAKE #2: OVER PLUCKING UNDER THE BROW OR CHANGING THE NATURAL SHAPE.


Here we see an eyebrow that's been over-plucked on its underside which really ruins the eyebrow's natural shape. It gives a very harsh look to the face.
And now lets look at the right way:


The line under your eyebrow should be straight as it goes up to your arch.I've highlighted the line in pink to show this line.Everyone has a natural arch some higher than others and its always best just to go with your natural arch rather than trying to create an exaggerated arch which will only make you look, well, mad.


And now to EYEBROW GROOMING MISTAKE #3: OVERDRAWN OR EYEBROWS THAT ARE SHADED TOO DARK AND NOT WELL BLENDED.


Here we see those "cartoon" brows that look like if someone took a marker and drew them on.They are so dark that they look like someone went to town with the tattoo gun!! This also will make your expression look harsh and give you more of a "clown" look than a soft and defined look. Let's take a look at the right way:


Here, even though I have to completely shade in my brows and shape them because my hairs are just so sparse, my eyebrows still have a very natural look, that plays well with my jet black hair.
How do I do it? well, I only use an eyebrow pencil to create the arch line and slightly darken the outer line of my eyebrow. for the rest of my eyebrow, I use an angled eyeliner brush and either a soft black eye shadow or a dark brown matte eyeshadow,sometimes both.Depending on what my make-up look is and what season we're in.The trick is to apply a little at a time using soft strokes,never pressing the brush too hard against the skin.We want blended not painted eyebrows.
For the most part it is suggested that when filling your eyebrows, to use and eyebrow powder or shadow, in a shade or two lighter than your hair color, this is to create a softer look on the face.

So, I hope this has helped! at least in the knowledge part =) If you would like to see me do a video on how I groom my eyebrows, let me know!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Black and Shimmery nude smokey eye, part 1 and 2






My friend Khyla is getting married this summer and she asked if I could create a smokey eye make-up tutorial for her wedding.This is the look I came up with, which in my opinion is elegant, dramatic yet soft and feminine.Khyla I hope you like this look! =)


COLORS:
A SHIMMERY NUDE- E.L.F. MINERAL SHADOW IN "TRENDY"
MATTE BLACK- BH COSMETICS 120 COLORS PALETTE #2
MATTE NUDE- COASTAL SCENTS 88 COLORS SHADOW PALETTE
MATTE WHITE- BH COSMETICS 120 COLORS PALETTE #2
BLACK PENCIL EYELINER- L'OREAL'S HIP
PEN EYELINER- E.L.F. EYELINER PEN
WHITE PENCIL EYELINER- E.L.F. EYE WIDENER IN WHITE

BLUSH- * A ROSY PINK*- COVERGIRL'S INSTANT CHEEKS IN ROSE

LIPS:* A NATURAL LIP TONE*- RIMMEL'S LIP PENCIL IN "NATURAL"
l'OREAL'S GLAM SHINE IN "GODDESS" LIP COLOR

TOOLS:
PENCIL BRUSH
MED EYESHADOW BRUSH
SMALL DETAIL BRUSH
SMALL EYESHADOW BRUSH
FLUFFY BLENDING BRUSH





Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cilla's Picks: Green and Brown make-up look

"Cilla's Picks: Green and Brown"
This is the look I created using the colors my (awesome!) sister in law picked.





Friday, March 4, 2011

Analy's Picks: Blue,green,and black smokey eye




~Blue,Green and black smokey eye~

I asked my friends on Facebook if they had any colors they would want to see used on a make-up look. My friend Analy, suggested a blue,green and black smokey eye.With that, I created this look. I put it on a face chart first and then made the video tutorial for it. I have a couple more color suggestion looks to do, but if anyone has any more color picks, let me know!




Thursday, February 24, 2011

midnight blue smokey eye






This is a beautiful, dramatic blue smokey eye with a a golden highlight. It's a great look for night or parties. You can also amp it up with some false lashes, or even add some blue glitter on the center of the eyelid for sparkle!!

Watch my video tutorial:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"COLORFUL SPRING" MAKE-UP LOOK (Using BH cosmetics)





*** COLORFUL SPRING ***
COLORS: FROM THE BH COSMETICS 120COLORS EYESHADOW PALETTE #2-
MATTE LIGHT BLUE
MATTE WHITE
IVORY WITH GOLD SHIMMER
MATTE MAGENTA
MATTE TURQUOISE
LIQUID BLACK EYELINER
BLACK EYE PENCIL


TOOLS:
MEDIUM BLENDING BRUSH
LARGE BLENDING BRUSH
SMALL BLENDING BRUSH
MEDIUM EYESHADOW BRUSH (A FLUFFY BRUSH)
CREASE BRUSH

1. TAKE THE MED. BLENDING BRUSH AND GRAB THE TURQUOISE SHADE. APPLY IT ON YOUR CREASE.

2.WITH THE SAME BRUSH GRAB YOUR LIGHT BLUE SHADE AND APPLY IT ON TOP OF THE TURQUOISE AND BLEND SIDEWAYS.

3.WITH THE SMALL BRUSH, GRAB THE IVORY SHADE AND APPLY IT IN THE INNER PART OF YOUR EYELID.BLEND.

4.WITH THE MED. EYESHADOW BRUSH GRAB THE MAGENTA SHADOW AND DAB IT ON THE OUTER CORNER OF YOUR EYELID, BLEND IT INWARD, BUT KEEP IT ON THE OUTER CORNER.

5.WITH THE LARGE BLENDING BRUSH, GRAB THE MATTE WHITE SHADE AND APPLY IT ON THE BROW BONE, BLEND IT SLIGHTLY WITH THE LIGHT BLUE.

6.WITH THE SMALL BRUSH, GRAB MORE LIGHT BLUE AND APPLY IT ON TOP OF THE TURQUOISE.

7.WITH THE SAME BRUSH,GRAB THE MAGENTA SHADE AND APPLY IT ON THE LOWER OUTER CORNER OF YOUR EYE.

8.CLEAN THE BRUSH, THEN DAB IT ON THE TURQUOISE SHADE AND APPLY IT UNDER YOUR EYE,IN THE MIDDLE.ALSO GRAB THE IVORY SHADE AND APPLY ON THE LOWER INNER CORNER OF YOUR EYE.

9. LINE YOUR EYE WITH LIQUID EYELINER, MAKE THE LINE VERY THIN.THEN LINE YOUR WATER LINE WITH AND EYE PENCIL.APPLY YOUR MASCARA.

10.YOUR EYES ARE DONE! * FINISH WITH A PINKISH BLUSH AND A SOFT ROSY LIP COLOR*

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"♥ EDGY ROMANCE♥" Valentine's Day Make-up look #2




♥♥♥♥ EDGY ROMANCE ♥♥♥♥ (C) 2011 Lynneth Muñoz


Note: This is look number 2 for Valentine's Day; A more colorful,youthful,edgy and fun look! For my fearless Dolls who like to play with their look!! Enjoy!

COLORS:
BLACK EYE PENCIL
WHITE PIGMENT OR SHADOW WITH BLUE IRIDESCENCE
MATTE WHITE
MATTE PURPLE
MEDIUM LIGHT MATTE PURPLE AND PURPLE EYE PENCIL
MATTE BLACK
MATTE HOT PINK
MATTE LIGHT BRIGHT PINK
HOT PINK GLITTER

TOOLS:
MEDIUM BLENDING BRUSH
SMALL SMUDGE BRUSH
SMALL BLENDING BRUSH
SMALL CONCEALER BRUSH OR FLAT ARTIST BRUSH
PENCIL BRUSH
A (DRY) WASH CLOTH OR PAPER TOWEL

INSTRUCTIONS:

*BEFORE YOU BEGIN, PREP YOUR EYE WITH YOUR EYE PRIMER OR LIKE I DO: APPLY FOUNDATION THEN CONCEALER ON THE ENTIRE EYELID.*

1) TAKE YOUR PURPLE EYE PENCIL AND LINE THE EYE CREASE LIKE SHOWN.

2)WITH YOUR MED. BLENDING BRUSH, GRAB THE MATTE PURPLE SHADE AND APPLY IT ON TOP OF THE EYE PENCIL.PAT IT ON.

3)WITH THE PENCIL BRUSH, BLEND THE COLOR SLIGHTLY, SIDEWAYS JUST TO SOFTEN IT.

4)CLEAN YOUR PENCIL BRUSH (USE THE DRY WASH CLOTH/PAPER TOWEL TO SWIPE THE BRUSH ON) THEN TAKE YOUR WHITE SHADE WITH BLUE IRIDESCENCE AND APPLY IT ON YOUR BROW BONE, BLEND IT SLIGHTLY WITH THE PURPLE.

5)WITH YOUR BLACK EYE PENCIL, LINE YOUR CREASE AND YOUR EYE TOP AND BOTTOM.

6)TAKE THE SMALL BLENDING BRUSH, AND GRAB THE HOT PINK SHADE, PAT IT JUST ON THE INNER PART OF YOUR LID, STOPPING MID-WAY.
THEN,CLEAN THE BRUSH AND GRAB THE LIGHT PINK AND APPLY IT TO THE OUTER PART OF YOUR LID. NOW GRAB YOUR MED. BLENDING BRUSH AND GRAB YOUR BLACK SHADOW AND APPLY IT ON TOP OF THE PURPLE SHADE LIKE SHOWN.

7)WITH YOUR SMALL SMUDGE BRUSH, GRAB THE MED. LIGHT PURPLE SHADE AND APPLY IT ON THE INNER CORNER OF YOUR EYE, JUST ON TOP OF THE HOT PINK.

8)CLEAN THE SMUDGE BRUSH, GRAB SOME OF THE MATTE PURPLE AND APPLY IT JUST ON TOP OF THE BLACK SHADOW, BLEND SIDEWAYS.

9)WITH THE SAME BRUSH, GRAB THE MATTE WHITE SHADE AND APPLY ON THE BROW BONE BLENDING IT WITH THE PURPLE.BLEND SIDEWAYS.

10)USING YOUR CONCEALER BRUSH, APPLY SOME CONCEALER ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE EYE LIKE SHOWN TO CREATE A CLEAN,STRAIGHT LINE.

11)WITH YOUR SMALL SMUDGE BRUSH,APPLY THE MED. LIGHT PURPLE SHADE UNDER YOUR EYE BLENDING IT WITH THE BLACK EYELINER.LIKE SHOWN. //♥YOU CAN STOP HERE IF YOU'D LIKE,APPLY YOUR MASCARA AND YOUR LOOK CAN BE DONE♥// OR...AMP IT UP!!--->

12)WITH YOUR CONCEALER BRUSH, YOU CAN APPLY HOT PINK GLITTER ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR EYE AS SHOWN, YOU CAN ALSO USE GLITTER EYELINER.APPLY YOUR MASCARA AND/OR FALSE LASHES AND YOUR EYES ARE SET!!

♥♥ FINISH THE LOOK WITH DEFINED CHEEK BONES (USE A NATURAL TONED BLUSH, NOT TOO PINK) AND GLOSSY NUDE,NATURAL OR LIGHT PINK LIPS!♥♥ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Romantic Smokey Eye- Valentine's Day make-up look #1



Note: click on the picture to make view it bigger! =)

♥Romantic Smokey Eye♥


This is a very wearable look,easy to do and that will suit almost anyone. I hope you give it a try!

COLORS YOU WILL NEED:
A BLACK EYELINER PENCIL (I USED A BLACK EYELINER BY E.L.F.)
A MEDIUM MAUVE SHADE WITH A SLIGHT SHIMMER (I USED "TRAX" BY MAC)
A LIGHT PINK ROSY SHADE (I USED "TWINKLE DUO" BY AVON)
AND A LIGHT MATTE NEUTRAL SHADE ( I USED CLASSIC NEUTRAL LIGHT DUO ("VANILLA") BY AVON) YOU CAN PICK A COLOR THAT IS JUST TWO SHADES LIGHTER THAN YOUR SKIN TONE.


YOUR TOOLS:
A MEDIUM BLENDING BRUSH
A PENCIL BRUSH OR CREASE BRUSH
AND A SMALL BLENDING BRUSH

INTRUCTIONS:

1) TAKE A BLACK EYE PENCIL WITH A SOFT CONSISTENCY AND APPLY IT TO THE BOTTOM HALF OF YOUR EYELID.
2) TAKE A MEDIUM BLENDING BRUSH AND BLEND THE EYELINER UPWARDS TO COVER YOUR EYELID.
3) LINE YOUR EYE WITH THE SAME BLACK PENCIL.
4)TAKE YOUR MED. MAUVE SHADE AND PACK IT ON YOUR LID.
5) WITH A PENCIL BRUSH, BLEND THE COLOR UPWARDS AND SIDEWAYS TO SMOOTH OUT THE HARSH LINES.
6)CLEAN YOUR PENCIL BRUSH (I USE A WASH CLOTH TO SWIPE THE COLOR OFF THE BRUSH) THEN TAKE YOUR LIGHT (VANILLA) SHADE AND APPLY IT ON YOUR BROW BONE, FOLLOWING YOUR WHOLE EYEBROW LINE.
7)LINE THE BOTTOM OF YOUR EYES WITH YOUR BLACK EYE PENCIL AND APPLY THE MAUVE SHADE ON IT, BLEND IT SIDEWAYS.
8)WITH A SMALL BLENDING BRUSH, GRAB SOME OF THE LIGHT PINK ROSY SHADE AND APPLY IT JUST ON TOP OF THE MED. MAUVE COLOR AND BLEND SIDEWAYS.
9) THIS IS YOUR RESULT.
10) APPLY MASCARA AND YOUR EYES ARE DONE!
FINISH THE LOOK WITH A NATURAL PINK LIP SHADE AND A ROSY BLUSH APPLIED JUST ON THE APPLES OF YOUR CHEEKS FOR A SWEET, ROMANTIC LOOK!!

♥♥♥ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!♥♥♥

(C)2011 Lynneth Muñoz

Saturday, February 5, 2011

"STARS ON YOUR EYES" Make-up Tutorial





(c) 2010 Lynneth Munoz" Stars On Your Eyes"-
INTRUCTIONS:
!! BEFORE BEGINNING BE SURE TO APPLY POWDER UNDER YOUR EYES AND ON TOP OF YOUR CHEEKS, THIS WILL MAKE IT EASY TO CLEAN OFF ANY GLITTER THAT MAY FALL!!
1-WITH A BLACK EYE PENCIL,LINE THE OUTER CORNER OF YOUR EYE (FOLLOW YOUR NATURAL SHAPE) AS SHOWN.
2- WITH A MED. BRUSH,APPLY MATTE BLACK EYE SHADOW ON YOUR EYELID AND BLEND THE LINES YOU MADE WITHOUT GOING OUTSIDE OF THEM.APPLY ON YOUR LOWER OUTER CORNER AS WELL.
3-WITH A MED. BRUSH,APPLY SOME MATTE NUDE EYE SHADOW ALONG THE TOP OF YOUR CREASE, STARTING FROM THE INSIDE GOING OUTWARDS.
4-WITH A BIG BLENDING BRUSH, TAKE A SHIMMERY WHITE EYESHADOW AND APPLY IT ON YOUR BROW BONE FOLLOWING YOUR EYEBROW, BLEND IT DOWNWARDS, GENTLY, JUST TOUCHING THE NUDE SHADE.
5-WITH A BLACK EYE PENCIL RE-LINE YOUR OUTER CREASE.
6-WITH A VERY SMALL DETAIL OR SMUDGE BRUSH, TAKE YOUR BLACK SHADE AND APPLY ALONG THE RE-DRAWN LINE, PULL THE COLOR OUTWARDS TO CREATE A WING OR POINT.
7- RE-APPLY SOME NUDE SHADOW TO BLEND THE BLACK LINE A LITTLE.
8-LINE YOUR TOP LID WITH LIQUID OR GEL EYELINER (THIS LINE IS JUST TO DARKEN AND DEFINE;DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT) AND LINE YOUR WATER LINE (TOP AND BOTTOM) WITH A BLACK EYE PENCIL.
9-TAKE A WET WIPE ( UNSCENTED) AND A MED. FLUFFY BRUSH. PRESS THE WIPE UNTO THE BRUSH LIKE SHOWN.NEXT TAKE THE SAME WIPE AND LIGHTLY DAB YOUR EYELID TO WET IT, BUT NOT TO REMOVE THE EYE SHADOW.
10- DAB YOUR WET BRUSH UNTO THE GLITTER, AND PRESS IT ON YOUR EYELID FIRMLY, YOU WANT IT TO STICK, COVER YOUR ENTIRE LID. WET THE BRUSH AGAIN AND APPLY A SECOND LAYER OF GLITTER FOR FULL COVERAGE. TO CLEAN UP ANY FALLEN GLITTER,USE A BIG POWDER BRUSH AND SWEEP IT UPWARDS .
11- TAKE YOUR EYE PENCIL AND RE-LINE YOUR OUTER CREASE.
12-TAKE A VERY SMALL DETAIL OR SMUDGE BRUSH AND DAB IT ON YOUR BLACK SHADOW, APPLY IT ON THE LINE YOU MADE TO INTENSIFY IT AND TO SWEEP OFF ANY GLITTER THAT MIGHT STRAY.YOU WANT TO DEFINE THE LINE HERE.
13- WITH A SMALL BLENDING BRUSH, APPLY MORE NUDE SHADE ALONG THE TOP OF YOUR CREASE AS SHOWN.
14- LINE THE TOP OF YOUR EYE GENTLY WITH LIQUID OR GEL EYELINER (I USED LIQUID) MAKE THIS LINE JUST A LITTLE THICKER THAN THE PREVIOUS.
15- WITH A SMALL SMUDGE BRUSH, APPLY MORE BLACK ON THE OUTER CORNER TO DEFINE IT AND MEET IT WITH YOU LIQUID LINER. APPLY IT ON YOUR LOWER OUTER CORNER AS WELL.
16- WITH A SMALL SMUDGE BRUSH APPLY NUDE SHADOW ON YOUR LOWER INNER CORNER. BLEND IT OUTWARDS TO MEET THE BLACK EYE SHADOW. APPLY MASCARA ON YOUR TOP AND LOWER LASHES AND YOUR EYES ARE DONE!!!
!!! FINISH THIS LOOK WITH A SOFT MATTE NATURAL TONED LIP COLOR FOR A GREAT BALANCED,GLAMOROUS LOOK!!!
*** TAKE PICTURES***

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"LOVE ME RED" Make-up Tutorial










(c) 2010 Lynneth Munoz"LOVE ME RED" MAKEUP INSTRUCTIONS:
First 2 photos show what I used to create this look.
(1) Line your crease with a red soft pencil and fill the space in.
(2) With a med brush,grab some Matte red shadow and apply it on top of the red pencil,gently dab the color in.
(3)With a soft,very black eye pencil,gently draw a line on your crease right on top of the red color.
(4) with a small smudge brush, pull the black color upwards slightly and create a slight wing on the outer corner.
(5) with the same small smudge brush,apply matte gray over the black and blend gently.
(6) take a Q-tip and lightly blend the gray to soften the line.
(7) with a med. brush apply a matte light nude color on top of the gray shadow to blend the line.Cover the whole top of your lid except the brow bone.
(8) with a crease blending brush, blend the colors sideways.
(9) Take the red pencil, and line the outer lower corner like shown.
(10) take the small smudge brush and apply matte red over the line you just drew, gently pat it on.
(11)With an angled eyeliner brush, grab some matte black shadow and line your crease.
(12)with the same brush line the outer corner of your eye upwards as shown.
(13)with a med. brush, grab some of the nude shade
(14) apply it on top of your crease and blend.
(15) Also apply it to the gap between the black line and the red line as shown.
(16) apply the nude shade under your eye like eyeliner.
(17) Darken your entire water line with a very black eye pencil.
(18) apply the nude shade under the red line.
(19)with a dry angled eyeliner brush, grab dark black shadow and line the top of the red line.
(20)With a big blending brush grab some shimmery white shadow and apply it on your brow bone. with a small brush also apply it on you inner eye corner.
Apply mascara, a nude or natural lip shade, and a peach toned blush and your look is complete!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"PURPLE SPECTRUM" Make-up Tutorial





(c) 2010 Lynneth Munoz"PURPLE SPECTRUM"- This look is for all the purple lovers! its a fun and feminine makeup look! The colors I used:SHIMMERY WHITE,MATTE WHITE,MATTE PURPLE,DARK MATTE BLUE-VIOLET,MED LIGHT MATTE VIOLET,LIGHT MATTE VIOLET AND DARK PLUM EYE PENCIL
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. WITH A PLUM OR DARK PURPLE EYE PENCIL,LINE THE OUTER CORNER OF YOUR EYE GOING UP.ALSO LINE THE OUTER PART OF YOUR CREASE.
2. WITH A SMALL SMUDGE BRUSH,BLEND THE LINE TO SOFTEN IT AND TO DARKEN YOUR CREASE. NEXT PHOTO SHOWS YOUR RESULT.
3.WITH A SMALL BLENDING BRUSH,APPLY THE BLUE-VIOLET ON THE LINE YOU DREW WITH THE EYE PENCIL.NEXT PHOTO: YOUR RESULT.
4.WITH A MED. BRUSH, APPLY THE MED. LIGHT VIOLET IN THE MIDDLE TOWARDS YOUR INNER LID.
5.WITH A MED. BRUSH APPLY THE MATTE PURPLE.BLEND IT WITH THE LIGHTER SHADE.
6.THIS IS THE RESULT.
7. WITH A SMALL SMUDGE BRUSH, APPLY THE SHIMMERY WHITE ON YOUR INNER EYE CORNER.NEXT PHOTO: SHOWS RESULT.
8.TAKE A Q-TIP AND LIGHTLY SOFTEN THE HARSH LINES.
9.WITH A BIG FLUFFY,BLENDING BRUSH, BLEND THE OUTER LINE SLIGHTLY UPWARD.
10.WITH A SMALL BRUSH, APPLY THE MATTE PURPLE CLOSE TO THE OUTER CORNER, TO CONNECT THE DARK AND LIGHT COLORS.
11. ALSO APPLY A LITTLE BIT ON THE OUTER CORNER OF THE CREASE.
12. WITH A DRY EYELINER BRUSH, APPLY THE DARKEST PURPLE SHADE ON THE CREASE.
13.AGAIN, APPLY THE SHIMMERY WHITE SHADE ON THE INNER CORNER OF YOUR EYE AND ON THE INNER PART OF YOUR CREASE AND BLEND.
14.TAKE YOUR BIG FLUFFY BLENDING BRUSH AND BLEND THE OUTER LINE OF THE COLORS.
15.WITH A BIG BRUSH, APPLY THE SHIMMERY WHITE ON YOUR BROW BONE AND BLEND IT DOWNWARD.
16.TAKE YOUR EYE PENCIL, AND DOT THE INNER CORNER OF YOUR EYE.WITH THE SMALL SMUDGE BRUSH,APPLY THE MED.LIGHT VIOLET SHADE ON THE DOT AND BLEND IT OUTWARD.APPLY IT ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR INNER CORNER AS WELL.NEXT PHOTO SHOWS THE RESULT.
17.WITH THE SMALL SMUDGE BRUSH APPLY MATTE WHITE ON YOUR LID, TOWARDS THE INNER CORNER.
18. APPLY MORE MED. LIGHT VIOLET ON THE CREASE RIGHT ON TOP OF THE DARKEST COLOR.BLEND.
19. TAKE THE EYELINER BRUSH AND LIGHTLY WET IT, GRAB SOME MATTE BLACK SHADOW AND LINE YOUR EYE.MAKE A TINY WING ON THE OUTER CORNER.NEXT PHOTO SHOWS THE RESULT.
LAST PHOTO SHOWS THE COLORS I USED.
APPLY SEVERAL COATS OF MASCARA, A SOFT PINK BLUSH AND A NATURAL TONED LIP COLOR AND LIP GLOSS.
YOUR LOOK IS DONE! =)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"WINGSTROKE" MAKE-UP TUTORIAL!





"WINGSTROKE" IS A LOOK CREATED BY MARIA, ALL THESE STEPS ARE HER OWN RE-CREATED BY ME.
COLORS USED:
*BLACK EYE PENCIL
*PINKISH WHITE SHIMMERY SHADOW/WHITE SHADOW WITH PINK IRIDESCENCE
*WHITE SHIMMERY SHADOW
*LIGHT PINK SHIMMERY SHADOW
*DARK MATTE BLUE PURPLE

TOOLS:
*BIG BLENDING BRUSH
*VERY SMALL SMUDGE BRUSH
*MEDIUM BLENDING BRUSH
*SMALL SMUDGE BRUSH

INSTRUCTIONS:
1-FIRST APPLY A CONCEALER THAT IS ONE OR TWO SHADES LIGHTER THAN YOUR SKIN ON YOUR EYELID.
2-WITH A MED.BLENDING BRUSH, TAKE A PINKISH WHITE SHADOW OR A WHITE SHADOW WITH PINK IRIDESCENCE IN IT AND APPLY IT ON YOUR BROW BONE.
3-WITH A SOFT, BLACK EYE PENCIL DRAW A VERY SMALL LINE ON YOUR OUTER CREASE AS SHOWN. WITH A SMALL SMUDGE BRUSH, THEN BLEND IT SLIGHTLY UPWARDS.RESULT SHOWN.
4-APPLY MORE BLACK PENCIL ON THE SAME SPOT TO DARKEN IT AGAIN AND BLEND IT OUTWARDS ENDING ON THE CORNER OF YOUR EYE AS SHOWN
5-TAKE YOUR BLACK EYE PENCIL AND DRAW A LINE UPWARDS ON YOUR LOWER OUTER CORNER THEN BLEND IT UP.RESULT SHOWN.
6- TAKE SOME OF THE PINKISH EYE SHADOW SHADE AND APPLY IT UNDER YOUR EYE AS SHOWN.
7-WITH YOUR BLACK EYE PENCIL, LINE THE TOP OUTER CORNER OF YOUR EYE AS SHOWN THEN BLEND IT UPWARDS WITH YOUR SMALL SMUDGE BRUSH TO CONNECT THE BOTTOM LINE WITH CREASE AND CREATE A POINT. YOUR RESULT SHOWN.
8-APPLY MORE BLACK EYE PENCIL ON YOUR OUTER TOP CORNER,BLEND IT OUTWARD WITH YOUR SAME SMALL SMUDGE BRUSH,TO CREATE THE WING.RESULT SHOWN.
9-TAKE YOUR BLACK EYE PENCIL AND APPLY IT ON YOUR CREASE, THEN BLEND IT INWARD TO LINE YOUR ENTIRE EYE CREASE.RESULT SHOWN.
10-WITH A MED. BLENDING BRUSH, TAKE A LIGHT PINK SHIMMERY SHADE AND APPLY IT ON YOUR EYELID .APPLY 3 COATS.ALSO APPLY IT ON THE TOP OUTER CORNER LIKE SHOWN.
11-WITH A VERY SMALL SMUDGE BRUSH, TAKE A DARK MATTE BLUE-PURPLE SHADE AND APPLY IT ON YOUR CREASE, COVERING ALL OF THE EYE PENCIL YOU APPLIED.ALSO APPLY IT UNDER YOUR EYE.
(SORRY I SKIPPED NUMBER 12! LOL)
13-WITH A BIG BLENDING BRUSH, TAKE A WHITE SHIMMERY SHADOW AND PRESS IT JUST ON THE BROW BONE.
14-APPLY YOUR LIQUID EYELINER AND MASCARA AND YOUR EYES ARE DONE!! RESULT SHOWN.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lemons and Sugar:" Lemonade" that is good for your skin!





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A while back, I learned a great skin care tip from another make-up artist, Kandee Johnson (who is an amazing woman by the way!): Lemons and sugar are good for your skin...Yes!!
Here's why lemons are good for your skin:They are an excellent source of vitamin B6, iron and potassium, and a very good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C. They also contain calcium, copper, folic acid, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc.They also are a source of bioflavonoids which protect against damage caused by free radicals!! yay!
Another major plus is that if you have problems with acne,you can rub a slice of lemon onto your skin and then rinse with tepid water to help clear pimples. However,they are acidic,so if you have sensitive skin try diluting it with water. Lemons are also a natural exfoliant and will help to remove dead skin cells to reveal brighter skin.
So, by pairing this wonderful fruit with sugar (which is another great natural skin exfoliant) we create a super sweet skin treat! A lemon juice and sugar face scrub! sounds like Lemonade, doesn't it?


- - -Lemon and sugar face Scrub- - -
You'll need:

1/2 a lemon or lemon juice (you can use the concentrate kind)
a round cotton pad
some sugar!


Now what to do with that:

Pour some lemon juice on your cotton pad
Dip it on the sugar
and in circular motions, scrub away for about 2 minutes!
then rinse!

How often??
if you have oily or combination skin: 2-3 times a week
If you have normal,sensitive or dry: 1-2 times a week and separate the days.

AND REMEMBER! ALWAYS USE SUNSCREEN ESPECIALLY AFTER DOING THIS!

Want to do it my way? Okay!
Here's how I do it:
I keep a small plastic container filled with sugar (I like to have it handy!)
I also use 1/2 a lemon and a cotton ball
I squeeze a little juice on the cotton ball and apply the juice to my face, then I dip the cotton ball in the sugar and scrub away! sometimes I like to just use my fingers to scrub my face.

Note: right now during winter I scrub my face 3-4 times a week (I know that's a lot!). I don't always use the lemon though. I just mix the sugar with my current face wash and scrub away.I do this only because I know my skin's tolerance and I have seen significant difference in my skin from doing this.

How often do I do it?
2-3 times a week and I have combination skin, but its dry during winter time.

I have been doing this for a couple of months now and I have seen some wonderful results on my skin. I have past acne scarring around my chin and sun damage for not being sun conscious in my early 20's, which caused my skin's texture to look rough and brought on some fine lines! eww!
Every time I do this my skin feels smooth,clean and refreshed! and now, my skin looks brighter,is smoother and feels super soft! it also receives my moisturizer so much better, it doesn't feel like it just sits on top.
I also have noticed a great reduction in my fine lines (the curse of having fair to light skin and from being exposed to too much sun without protection!) and my skin is firmer than it was before!!
Of course I wouldn't recommend anything I haven't tried on myself first! And I definitely recommend that you try this as well!! Let me just add one more thing! It has also kept my breakouts at bay!! yay!! I don't suffer from acne like I used to, but I did break out sometimes and now, I don't!!
I hope you give this skin care tip a try and that it works marvelously for you too! I would love to hear if any of you do try and know your results!!
So drink your lemon water and use your lemonade scrub!!! lol!

My YouTube Make-up contest entry




I've often seen make-up contests being held on YouTube, but it never crossed my mind to enter, probably because I didn't see a current contest going on.Anyhow, I stumbled upon a recent video announcing a current make-up contest. So, I decided that for the sake of having fun,I'd enter this contest. The theme for the make-up had to be a winter, New years look, that could either be simple or dramatic.Of course I went with dramatic, which allows me to break some rules and be more creative!
And here is the video of me talking a little about myself and my look: