Friday, September 7, 2012

Guest Post From Beauty By Krystal!

Happy Friday everyone~!  I am so excited to share this guest post with you today by Krystal of Beauty By Krystal.  She has a fantastic name (hehe :-) cheesy, I know).  You must go check out her amazing blog though, as she has reviews of all types of makeup, nail polish, and she also lists promotions and sales!  Her blog is so helpful with getting up to date information on all aspects of beauty!  Plus she's a sweetheart and I am so glad she agreed to show us this look today! Enjoy!
Hi Everyone!
I'm so excited to be guest blogging for Crystal's Crazy Combos, I've been reading her blog for a few months, and I've even lurked her entire blog to read her old posts - she is absolutely amazing and I LOVE her polish reviews and swatches! I feel very honored to be sharing a bit of my own work on her website, although it is not nail polish related, I'm sure we all enjoy a bit of makeup in our lives.
Today I will be sharing one of my main go-to makeup looks, a day to night transformation using one little palette and some travel-friendly items that fit perfectly in my small cosmetic bag, easy to throw in my purse and get on the road.

The quad I used is called TANtalEYES from Lorac Cosmetics, it was released last year at $36, but you can now get it through their VIP discount for only $16! This quad is my go-to palette for a quick look, these shadows are baked so you can apply them dry or wet, which means you can even multi-use these shades as liners.

My day look consists of the bronze shadow from the TANtalEYES palette applied wet all over the lid and lightly lining my lower lash line, I used the white gold shade as in inner corner highlight and I gently layered it on top of a white kohl liner on my water line to widen my eyes and help my look more awake. I also used the MAC eyeshadow in Brule, which is a matte bone shade, as my brow bone highlight and to diffuse the edges of the bronze shadow to make everything softer. I lightly filled in my brows with It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil to give them more shape and to hide some thinner areas.


I paired my daytime eyes with a nudey-pink lip, using Josie Maran's lipstick in Dyani topped with Lorac's Lips With Benefits in Nick.

Transitioning this day look into a night look, I added a bit more of the bronze shadow from the TANtalEYES palette to the crease area, bringing the color up higher to the brow. I added a bit more of the white gold shade to my inner corner to attract more light. I used the Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Midnight to line my upper lash line and create a slightly dramatic wing, I smudged it with a pencil brush and then layered the burgundy shadow from the TANtalEYES palette on top of the liner. I also used a little of the burgundy on the outer corner of my lower lash line just to smoke it out a bit and add that sultry effect. I added a MAC eyeshadow in Retro Speck to my brow bone highlight, this is a light shimmer champagne shade. I also added a MAC eyeshadow in Cross Cultural to my brows to darken and further define them. I added the Mally Midnight liner to my water line and some of the Yves Rocher gold Glitter Mascara to my lower lashes just for something fun.

I paired my night time eyes with a rich berry lip, using NYX's Haute Coutour topped with Shu Uemura's Gloss Unlimited in Wine 283s.


Complete list of products used:
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
Essence Lash & Brow Gel Mascara
It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil
Josie Maran lipstick in Dyani
Lorac Lips With Benefits in Nick
Lorac TANtalEYES palette
MAC eye kohl in Fascinating
MAC eyeshadows in Brule, Retro Speck, Cross Cultural
Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Midnight
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara Waterproof in Very Black
NYX Round Lipstick in Haute Coutour
Revlon Grow Luscious Masraca in Blackest Black
Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited in Wine 283s
Yves Rocher Glitter Mascara

Again, I hope you enjoyed today's guest post!  Be sure to check out her amazing blog, Beauty By Krystal!  Isn't this look gorgeous?!  It makes me want to go buy that eye shadow palette now! :-)  Also, I am honored to be featured on her blog today with my Fall polish picks!! A big thank you to Krystal for switching blogs for the day! 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Much Love,


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