Monday, July 23, 2012

Amber Sands - Mary Kay Pictorial

Yet another pictorial.... sick of me yet? lol

I have a good friend who sells Mary Kay and I told her I would do a couple pictorials for her, as well. Unfortunately, I own a lot of retired colors and no new ones. lol But this is one I put together with the colors I have that aren't discontinued! It wasn't too bright, but still had a pop of color. I think Azure is one of my favorite colors ever! This has her website URL on it, because I made it for her facebook page.

So... I applied a primer (not pictured) b/c I always do, then I applied Moonstone to the brow bone, blended down toward the crease, and inner corner/tear duct with a fluffy angled brush.
Then applied Amber Blaze to the entire lid and blended it up into Moonstone with a small rounded brush.
With the same small rounded brush, I then applied Chocolate Kiss in the outer V and into the crease, blending up softly.
Using a flat angled brush, I applied Azure under lower lash line and blended softly into Moonstone in the tear duct.
Add liquid liner to the top lash line, curl lashes, and add mascara. Voila

As always, constructive criticism is welcomed. I'm no professional, but this is something I love and enjoy. Let me know what you think! And stop by my facebook page to say hi!

~ Painted Nymph

My Lucky Black Cat - VIE Pictorial

So, like I mentioned in my last post, I hate the sound of my own voice and don't want to make video tutorials, so I decided to give a whirl at pictorials! This one is set up different, I'm trying to figure out the best way to set it up. Anywho... Did this one with all Virus Insanity again!

So, first I applied the Crazy Primer with a concealer brush to entire lid, including inner corner/tear duct and lower lash line.
I used a fluffy angled brush to apply Simple Highlight to my brow bone, blended down toward my crease, and my inner corner/tear duct.
Using a small rounded brush, I applied Bad Luck to the inner 2/3 of my upper lid, and inner 1/3 of my lower lash line, blending it lightly into the simple highlight.
Using the same rounded brush, I applied Black Cat to the outer 1/3 of my upper lid, dragging it across the top toward the nose, then drug it down under the lower lash line, blending it into Bad Luck on the top and bottom.
Apply a small amount of 13 where Black Cat and Simple Highlight meet, and under Black Cat on the outer corner of the lower lash line. Blend.
Apply liquid liner to top lash line, curl lashes and apply black mascara. Voila!

As always, constructive criticism is greatly appreciated! Let me know what you think of this set up for a pictorial or what you look for in one. And don't forget to stop by my facebook page!

~ Painted Nymph

Lemon-Lime VIE pictorial

So... I decided I wanted to give pictorials a whirl. I hate the sound of my own voice (lol) so I knew I'd never be good at making video tutorials (unless I stayed completely silent and dubbed in music behind it), and they sound like a lot of work! Sooo.... pictorials, it is! I don't have fancy brushes, and I'm not super skilled, but I'm learning and growing, and wanted to share some fun looks I love :) So here's a lemon-lime look I did using all Virus Insanity products!

So, I used Virus Insanity Crazy Primer, applied with a concealer brush (works better than my finger, and I feel like I'm less likely to waste it) to the entire lid, including tear duct and lower lash line.
Then I applied a sheer layer of Simple Highlight to my brow bone, blended down toward my crease, and to the corner of my eye, where my tear duct is with a fluffy angled brush (forget what it's really called).
Using a small rounded brush and the "tap" method, I applied Speed Up to the inner half of my lid.
Using the same brush and method, I applied Becca-ecca to the outer half of my lid.
I then blended Speed Up and Becca-ecca together and blended them up into Simple Highlight. I applied a small amount of lash glue to my lower lash line (b/c it holds glitters best) and used an angled brush to dab the Mystic Glitter onto the glue carefully.
I applied black liquid liner to my top lash line, black kohl pencil liner to my water line (you may not want to, as this makes the eye appear smaller, but I felt like it). Then carefully curl lashes and apply black mascara. Voila!
VIE is slowly adding ALL their products to their website (there are a TON) but you can browse what they have at -- and be on the lookout for regular sales!

It was my very first pictorial, what do you think? Any and all constructive criticism welcomed (how else will I grow?)

- Painted Nymph