tamikasucks asked:

Is it harder for dark skinned people to wear eye shadow because every time I try to wear eyeshadow it just look like a cloudy mess? Could it be the product, the technique, or my skin? Last night I tried with E.L.F's warm palette and I used Urban Decays primer potion.

 It probably is the technique or the tools, but rarely is it the product and it is NEVER the skin. Any eye shadow color can pop on any skintone, trust me. You are on the right track with using a primer, that helps. Try using a concealer lighter than your skin all over the lid or a MAC paint pot( i like ground work).

Use a NYX Shadow Pencil that is similar to the color of the shadow you want to use as a base to help the color pop. Then focus on packing the color onto the lid in a light patting motion, don’t sweep the eyeshadow on. When you blend remember to blend the edges, not really the whole lid, this helps to keep the color imapact there.

Also I believe in good brushes, you may not have the best brushes for the look you want. The 242, 249, or the 252 brushes from MAC are amazing for packing color onto the lid. I love my NARS small & large dome eye shadow brushes for blending the edges. These things are pricier but if you spend big money on anything it should be brushes, they will last for years and truly change how the makeup goes on. Most of the product is essentially the same, it’s all in the brushes and the technique.

Here is a link to a youtube makeup guru I love who shows you the method I talked about. All her videos are great.


Do this and I guarantee the color will pop. If you are still not convinced I will be doing an eye shadow tutorial soon so I can show you myself.

I am so apperciative of all my followers and I know I have been slacking the past few days. I am working on video uploads and I think they will be amazing. I love to reblog, but I want you guys to get fresh new material from me. Trust you will not be disappointed once I master the uploading and editing process, this shit takes more energy than I expected. 

Stay Tuned, I am trying to take the blog to the next level!!!!

theinsidesofclouds-deactivated2 asked:

First off I wanna tell you that I absolutely LOVE your blog and all the beauty tips u blog about. It really gives me so many ideas because I always felt limited with make-up choices because of my darkskin but now I'm starting to embrace all my features. :) so i wanted to ask your advice on making my asiatic eyes pop? Also I wanted to know if u had any blush recommendations besides torrid (love it btw) Thanks in advance!

First off, thanks for the follow and the support, I really appreciate it!!!! I truly believe that dark skin is a gift because we can pull off some looks that so many others can’t. I do understand feeling limited, years ago when i first got into makeup I felt lost and it seemed like nobody could help me pull off all the hot looks I wanted.  Well I am happy to pass some knowledge to a sexy deep colored girl!!!!! 

I believe highlighting is one of the things that helps eyes pop the most. My eyes are a bit smaller then I would like so I understand. I use MAC Pure Pigment in Vanilla right in the inner corner of my eye by the nose, it will work wonders. Lining the top lid with a black eyeliner, but not the bottom and using an amazing mascara works also. MAC’s Haute and Naughty will give you dramatic Kim Kardashian Lashes or you could try some of Maybelline’s mascaras if you are hard up for cash. I also say keep eyebrows filled in and neat, this creates a good structure to the face. 

Blush recommendations:

  • Dolce Vita by NARS
  • Taj Mahal by NARS
  • Palm Beach Multiple by Nars(this stuff is great as a bronzer and highlighter) 
  • G Spot Multiple by NARS
  • Love Joy Mineralize Blush by MAC
  • Raisin Powder Blush by MAC
  • Exhibit A by NARS (very intense so apply lightly, but is so hot when done right)

I like to take a cream bronzer or deep bronze tone and place it on the cheek bones and then take powder blush and place it on top, don’t be too heavy handed though. Trust me, this will look so amazing!!!! 

Palm Beach is the best cream bronze shade, and you can almost place any color on top and it will warm the skin. Just remember that you want the skin to look warm, not rosy, because our cheeks don’t get rosy, it will look unnatural. 

So I hope I gave you some tips you can use. If you need anything else let me know. Feel free to comment on my post and let me know what you like and don’t like. Video tutorials will be coming soon, so stay tuned. Love ya!!!!