Date night makeup look | Smokey Eyes

Hello Beauties!!

Did you miss me!? I know, I know… it’s been a hot minute since I’ve been on here. I took some time off and now I’m super excited to get back into the blogging game.

So this year has been a little crazy. Wouldn’t you agree? Amidst all the chaos of 2020, my husband and I celebrated our 12 year wedding Anniversary. If you ask me, it came at the perfect time! It fell on the weekend that our city opened back up from the Covid lockdown. Hallelujah!! Our most favorite restaurant (Larsen’s Grill) was open for business and taking reservations. So, of course it was necessary to have a much-needed dinner date night!

I love doing a full face of glam when we go out on a date. So I thought I would share the look I created. If you make it to the end you’ll also see all of the mouth watering yumminess that we ate!

Check out the video below on how-to and the products I used are listed under that.

Here are the products I used in this look:

MK Primer: https://bit.ly/2YkG536
Matte 3D Foundation Beige W100: https://bit.ly/3dRDnsu
MK blending sponge: https://bit.ly/3f7r7Ed
MK Undereye Corrector: https://bit.ly/30oVgL4
For my contour I used the MK CC Cream in Deep: https://bit.ly/37eP8Xr
Blended with the MK Blending Brush: https://bit.ly/2YiQxYH
Highlight with MK Perfecting Concealer in Deep Ivory: https://bit.ly/2XON9Wo
Set with MK Translucent loose powder: https://bit.ly/2MGZNkb
Contoured with MK Chromafusion Contour in Latte: https://bit.ly/2MNfNko
Using the MK All over powder brush: https://bit.ly/2AcIUv8
MK Blush in Wineberry: https://bit.ly/3f90oHA
Highlight with MK highlighter in Glazed: https://bit.ly/30ofIMg
Brows using Brow Definer Pencil in Soft Black (discontinued)
Highlight Brow with MK Perfecting Concealer in Deep Ivory: https://bit.ly/2XON9Wo
MK Eye shadows used (some are discontinued colors)
              Biscotti: https://bit.ly/3hcdOEt
              Hazelnut: https://bit.ly/2MLJhzm
              Stone (discontinued)
              Onyx: https://bit.ly/2zjg1gh
MK Liquid Eye Shadow on lid in Light Beam: https://bit.ly/3f9h6qk
Applied with MK Cream color brush: https://bit.ly/2XMvvTb
MK Gel Eyeliner: https://bit.ly/3hg0zTo
 Mascara Limited edition Lash Love Fanorama Mascara: https://bit.ly/30r2cHR
MK Eyeliner in Black in waterline: https://bit.ly/3dODxAx
MK Lip Liner in light nude: https://bit.ly/3cOpQ3s
MK Gel Semi-Shine Lipstick in Raspberry Ice: https://bit.ly/3dPKeT0
MK Lip gloss in Silver Moon: https://bit.ly/3hawvs4

Needless to say, we had an incredible night and the food was AMAZING!!!! We ate like we hadn’t eaten at a restaurant in 3 months (hee hee).

Which restaurant did you go to first after being stuck at home for so long? Let me know 😊

Till the next one, friends!
Cristina

1 Corinthians 16:14 (NKJV) Let all that you do be done with love

A Very Special Thanks to my friend Alin and his band ‘Made of Stone’ for the music in my video! Check them out at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPiQbdNfPdXedqusVj3yUkA

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Turquoise Reverse Smokey Eye & Brow Tutorial

Hello Beauties!

I had one of my friends request a brow tutorial, so I thought I’d share it with you all as well. Follow these steps below to achieve this type of brow. I know everyone does it differently, but this is how I do mine. 🙂

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1. Prime the eyebrow with an eye primer (optional)
2. Using an angled brush draw the bottom line of your brow with a brown eyeshadow
3. Draw a second line from the top of the arch down to where you’d like your brow to end
4. Connect the lines and fill in the tail of your brow
5. Draw a line on top of your brow connecting to the arch
6. Fill in the center and blend the color evenly
7. With the left over product on the brush start to fill in the front of the brow very lightly and blend the harsh lines out
8. Take a light concealer and with a flat synthetic brush draw a line directly under the brow to make it sharp and clean
9. With the same brush blend the concealer down so there is no harsh line
10. Do the same process to the top of the brow except use a concealer color that’s close to your skin tone
-voila- shaply brows!

Next up is the makeup I did with these brows. I went with a more dramatic look.

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Follow these steps to create this look

1. Apply MAC ‘Whitefrost’ on brow bone
2. Blend a taupe brown just above the crease
3. Using a synthetic brush apply NYX jumbo eye pencil in milk to the lid
4. Pat on MAC ‘Electric Eel’ to the lid
5. On top of electric eel add a shimmery blue. I used Mary Kay Azure
6. Add MAC Carbon to outer V and blend into crease
7. Highlight inner corner with MAC ‘Phloof!’
8. Line upper lash line with gel liner
9. Tightline & waterline using NYX jumbo pencil in ‘Black bean’.
10. Using MAC ‘Electric Eel’  & ‘Carbon’ blend colors on lower lash line.
11. Apply fake lashes and/or mascara

Hope you like these two pictorials 🙂 Till the next one, Laugh Often and Love Always!

xoxo,
Cristina

 

 

 

 

Gold & Black Arabic inspired makeup Collaboration with Makeup by Cristina & LOOKAMILLION

Hello Beauties!

I am so excited because today I’m bringing to you a look that I’ve been working on with the beautiful Sanna (@LookAMillion) from the UK! She’s a freelance (self-taught) makeup artist and a full-time student. We’re so much alike… juggling several things on our plates and loving it! She is such a sweetheart and an inspiring Makeup Artist with a lot of heart. Her passion for this industry shows in her work and I had a ton of fun creating this look with her! So here it is… Arabic nights with a dash of Gold

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Sanna’s a full-time student all while juggling her studies, freelance work, beauty blogging and business ventures. Here’s a little more on the lovely Ms. LookAMillion: “I have always had a strong passion for makeup as I have suffered from very low self-esteem from a young age- makeup is how I express myself. I love love love Illamasqua makeup and when I’m not using that I’m using Sleek makeup. I enjoy interacting with other makeup artists to get to know each other and work on different looks together. ‘Makeup gives confidence and I love that’.”

To find out what she used in her look click on her Blog link below and Follow Sanna on all her social networking sites!
Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Instagram | Instagram Fan Page YouTube

Some of the products I used for my look include:
* NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk
*NYX Loose Glitter in Gold
*Gel Eyeliner by Mary Kay Cosmetics which is by far the best gel liner I’ve ever used!
*Eyeshadows are from my Shany Cosmetics palette which I absolutely LOVE!!!
*Red Cherry Lashes #747M

Hope you loved the looks and stay tuned because my next post is going to be a quick review for the Shany Cosmetics 7 layers All-in-One set that I have. You won’t want to miss it! Till then Laugh often & Love always!

xoxo,
Cristina