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Color and Texture

Paint Strokes: Makeup Forever Flash Palette

Highlight: Makeup Forever Star Powder 940

Gold Glitter: Star Crushed Minerals Gold Spice and Golden Rule

Lashes: Top- Star Crushed Minerals Cythera and Elevation Euphoria 02, Bottom- Star Crushed Minerals Venus

Gold chord, chunky glitter, and mini sequins were all Michael’s finds, I’m sure most craft stores would have comparable items 😉

Model: Kelly

Hair: Laura Buenrostro

Makeup: Brittany Moody

Hair Accessories: Hair Comes The Bride Ruby and Brittany

Photo: Arif Pierce

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Powder to Liquid

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This was my first time experimenting with mixing matte pigments with Makeup Forever’s Aqua Seal and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! I love all the color eyeliners I’ve been seeing, I just wanted to use what I had instead of buying more. I have lots of loose shadows so it seemed like the right time.

I sprinkled a little bit of a loose pigment onto a mixing palette with ONE DROP of Aqua Seal. Aqua Seal is no joke! It makes what you mix it with waterproof… and it’s essspensive so don’t waste it.

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Side note about Aqua Seal- I assisted a class at The Makeup Show with Orlando Santiago and the man put Aqua Seal on errrythang! He added it to his under eye concealer so it would dry waterproof and resist creasing *gasp* He applied it to powder eye shadows so when they dry, they were water proof *deeper gasp*… the entire class I kept saying to myself in disbelief, “no?” My mind opened and the possibilities are endless!

Pictured above:

Paw Palette- Purr Baby Paw Palette Ring

Star Crushed Minerals- Anarchy Loose Shadow

Makeup Forever- Aqua Seal

Royal and Langnickel- Soft Grip Gold Taklon Script L Size 20/0  This is actually an art brush

Side Side note about brushes- I love Royal and Langnickel brushes! They have great art and beauty tools. I use their Aqualon brushes for body painting or other water activated paint applications. The 20/0 brush I used for this was a little old so I trimmed any stray hairs so I had a nice clean point 😉

After applying the liner, it dried nice and matte! I was worried it would mix with the purple eye shadow underneath, or that the red liner would be too sheer. It turned out opaque and really fluid. Here’s to more experimenting and new colors!

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Star Crushed Minerals

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This goes out to the kind souls of Star Crushed Minerals. Shadows, highlights, glitters. Shimmer, sparkle, color, all the things I like in one spot. It makes me feel less alone in this galaxy 😀 I really like what they have to offer and the packaging is adorable. Every time I get a confetti filled box I immediately get happy!  SCM was also so generous as to give loose Starbright Highlighters and Halo Glitters to everyone who joined my HighlightXContour demos last month. Unreal support. They are beyond good to me and I appreciate it ❤

To top it all off, they have lashes NOW! Each pair is $10 and they are currently running a 50% OFF promocode FULLMETALLASHES. Click images below for style names 😉 LOOK AT CYTHERA *heavy breathing*

To share a little bit about their loose Starbright Highlighters, here are a couple of my faves on some skin: Bare My Soul on the left, it’s a really pretty natural shade, I just layered it wet til she had moon beams coming out of her face. Ice Queen on the right. This highlight has a frosty blue hue. Layered over black really shows how blue the pigment is.

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A few more Starbright Highlighters I use a lot! Top row are what I like to think of as the fantasy, statement highlights. These have a stronger hue to them. The “I want my face to pop like a new box of crayons” attitude. Overall makes me feel the right amount of weird/other worldly so I can step into public.

Left to right: Fairy Wings– Green shimmer, Ice Queen– Blue Highlight, Sheer Joy– Purple/Pink Shimmer

These are the natural, “I’m human, but still want this glow to blind you from Mars” highlights. Left to right: Bare My Soul– Very light gold with a faint pink/orange warmth, Birthday Suit– Warm pink/peach shimmer, In The Buff– Golden Nude

Enough makeup gush. Have a good day folks! ❤ B