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Monday, May 24, 2010

Makeup Artist

Here's instructions on how to get a natural day-to-day look:
* Means what I currently use
^ Means I've never tried it

1. Primer:

*~ DIY version: $7 max. Moisturizer, Liquid Foundation. Mix


2. Concealer:
~ Revlon Color Stay Blemish Concealer $8
~ Revlon Color Stay Under Eye Concealer $8
(These two work, but you must blend them in well because they dry out in a lighter shade if not mixed in right)
*~ Essence Forget it! 3 in 1 Concealer $3 Buy at: Ulta (I like this one because it has 3 colors, that explain in the back, very creamy and covers well)
^~ Elf Tone Correcting Concealer $1 Buy At: Target (According to my Source, it does not work for blemishes)

Apply with in package applicator or Concealer Brush

3. Foundation: Liquid for Dry skin, Powder for Oily
~ Cover Girl Clean Pressed Power $4-6 (This one is good because they have it personalized for your skin)
~ Jane SPF $? (Good Liquid but bad applicator)
~ Elf Clarifying Pressed Powder $1 Buy at: Target (Great, use as concealer as well)
*~ Essence Mineral Foundation $3 Buy at: Ulta (Nice, nothing special but a good price)

Apply with Sponge or a Total Face Brush, for smaller areas use an Eyeshadow Brush

4. Blush: For Bigger pores use a matte blush.
^~ NYC blush $3-4
*~ Essence 2 in 1 blush (Good, not too glittery but just a bit so you don't look dry)
~ Relvon Blush and Bronzer $4-6 (Ok, Too Glittery for me)
~ Maybelline 43 Mambo Mauve (Good, still Glittery)
~ Nude Nude Clinique

Apply with brush

5. Lipsticks/Glosses
NYX 127 Pink Frost (Too light for me, great consistencies)
*NYX 15 Neutrogena 0 Juicy Pink (Clear shade)
NYX Tea Rose (Love it, don't buy online because the colors are ALOT different, open it and see the color, don't judge by the little color swatch on the back)
08 Groove (Great texture)
Elf Hypershine Flirt
*Elf Hypershine Blossom (Lip brush that works GREAT!)
*Elf Therapeutic Conditioning Balm Strawberry Creme (Use before sleeping to keep lips from drying)
Clinique natural Gloss

6. Eyeshadow (For Fancier Occasions) Eyeshadows
Elf Brightening Eye Color
Elf Single Eyeshadows (Good Powdery Texture)
720 Moonlit Jewels 06 Revlon (Very Creamy, Pretty Colors though)
Clinique (Good, half and half powder cream)

7. Mascara (For Fancier Occasions)
Revlon Lash Fantasy (Good, not wonderful, but great, takes a while to dry)

8. Finishing Spray
~ MAC Fix Plus
~ DIY, 3 parts water 1 part glycerin (buy at drugstore OR use gel soap/shampoo - check the ingredients)

Stipple with Brush

9. Brushes
From ELF (Target) they are $1
~ Total face brush (blush, foundation, stippling)
~ Foundation Brush (Foundation, Bronzer, Blush)
~ Eye Shadow brush (Dry Concealer, Dry Foundation, Eyeshadow, Dry Blush)
~Concealer Brush (Liquid Concealer, Eye Primer, Eye Shadow, Liquid Eye Liner, Lip Liner,)


So all in all (What are must haves/what I use daily)

~ Essence 3 in 1 concealer $3
~ Essence 2 in 1 blush $3
~ Essence Mineral Foundation $3
~ NYX Clear/Natural Shade Gloss $6
~ Clear Lipstick

You can use alternatives but these work and aren't to expensive, the cheapest brands I've found so far are Essence, ELF, and NYC.

:) Belle


Hey, from now on I will occasionally post sketches: (All ownership -unless otherwise notified- goes to Belle Edlynn) Thank you!
For a Fancy Party, Dress from Charlotte Russe
For a Night Out, Shirt from Marshalls, Cardigan from Gap/Forever 21, Shorts from JCPenney/H&M, Necklace from Claires/Laila Rowe/Temptations
Wedding Dress Inspired by Belle
Make it Shine Inspired by Victoria Justice's Outfit in The Pilot of Victorious

:) Belle

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Art of PRADA (LOLz)

Hey, today I got a Prada Handbag at a local community sale, I was wondering if it was real, and if so what model/season is it and how much is it worth?
~Triangle tan logo with PRADA, Milano, DAL 1913 and the logo of a cross in a shield,
~ Thick lining with Prada and swirlys
~ 4 front pockets, two back , and one inner
Belle :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Art of Friendship

YES IT'S CLICHE. Oh well, it's the big thing going on in my life so I'm gonna talk about it.
Anyways, I think that there doesn't always HAVE to be a reason to be friends with someone, just because it makes you happy to be with them is all that matters. Friends stay on the same page, understand what the others are going through and always accept each other no matter what things may seem like. Also believing a friend when they suddenly change personalities, attitudes, or look.

Stick with your friends and they'll stick with you. It's a lot of work, but like most things, it's worth it.