I felt like a kid again when I received my new goodies I purchased from MAC with my Christmas gift cards. Oh the joy that fell upon me. It was like reliving childhood memories of receiving a Teddy Ruxpin or a new Barbie and immediately wanting to take it out of the box. Of the several eye shadows I purchased the one I could not wait to try the most was called Electric Eel, it’s a foxy and vibrant blue. I’m learning to try new ways of applying my makeup. I’ve always been told my face is a “canvas” and not to be afraid to use bold colors. Tonight I wanted to get some practice in, so I decided to do a “smokey eye” with my new shadow. I also wanted to exfoliate my face and lips using a new technique I stumbled upon and an old technique I’d love to share with you!
So lets begin with the lips shall we?
To begin you will need pure honey, sugar, lemon juice and an edible oil such as olive, sunflower or almond oil. I chose Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil (found here). I use it for literally everything.
Moving On To The Face!
I don’t exfoliate everyday in fact I usually only do it about 3 times a month. Everyone’s skin is different and my face can’t really handle too much abrasion. But tonight I was in need!
My exfoliator of choice is Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub, Peach & Willowbark.
Unfortunately I used the last of it and have not yet restocked so instead I used my daily face cleanser and simply added sugar.
My daily cleanser I use is also by Burt’s Bees. I love the way it makes my skin feel after washing, it leaves it feeling cool and tingly. Recently I started using CO Bigalow Vitamin Boost Cream Cleanser and I fell in love with that also. These two cleansers I can definitely recommend!
Now Lets BEAT That Face!!
Next I apply Elf Primer to my eyelids followed by my shadows. After the shadow is on, under my eyes I used MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural and Ben Nye Banana Powder to highlight. I coat the rest of my face using my MAC Studio Fix Powder (NC42).
For the lips I dabbed my concealer on them, applied NYC Chiffon Lipstick and glossed with a peach colored gloss.
I wish I could give you a tutorial on applying eye shadow but I’m still learning myself. My best advice to you is YouTube is a girls best friend.
Mean while, after an hour in the bathroom…
And that’s my “Smokey Eye”! I bet when you seen the title of this post you thought I’d be blogging about weed huh? HA! Those days are long gone…
Toodles dude! 😃