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: