Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Color Me Bluetiful: "Blue Magic"

Hey Lovelies!

It's Kenya of VB, and as stated a few posts back, I'm taking a break and back in my hometown of Los Angeles for awhile. And just as sure as the sky is blue (no pun), I've managed to find a way to get bored. And I know the saying is"an idle mind is the devil's workshop", but in my case "an idle mind is make up's workshop". In my boredom, I've been playing dress up, just like I did when I was a little girl growing up as an only child. All I needed was a mirror and my imagination, and I had all the fun in the world. Well these days, those same things still do the trick, along with a train case full of make up goodies :-)

This is a segment that we at VB like to call "Color Me Bluetiful". It will consist of various make up looks that we have come up with. Some like to call it "FOTD", but you know how we always like to put a blue spin on things *wink*.

Speaking of "blue", that's the color that inspired my latest look, entitled "Blue Magic". It's pretty much a replica of the look that I'm wearing in the blog profile pic, but a bit more dramatic. I've already posted a slide show of it on our youtube channel, but I thought it would be more beneficial to go into detail on the blog. Here's a few pics...

Products Used

Milani Smooth Finish Oil Free Liquid Foundation in Honey Amber
Joya Blush in Peachy Pink - applied to the apples of the cheeks
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk - acts as a base for entire lid
MAC e/s in Freshwater - entire lid
L'oreal HIP e/s in Showy - light blue in the inner corners of upper & lower lid and dark blue on the outer corners of upper lid
Urban Decay e/s in Zero - in the crease and outer corners of lower lid
Wet & Wild Sand Eyeshadow Palette in Sand Castle - pearl shade used on the brow bone as a highlight
Wet & Wild Liquid Eyeliner in black - line the upper lid
NYX eye liner in black - applied to lower waterline
L'oreal Original Voluminous Mascara in Black

Sephora Lip Pencil in 731B - used to line the lips
ColorWorks lipstick in light pink
CoverGirl Wetslicks Crystals in Chocofix

More of this look can be seen here...

As you can see, I own a plethora of make up brands, and somehow I manage to find a way to use just about all of them lol. As we like to say at VB, "beauty is why limit yourself?" Feel free to diversify your own make up collection, and don't be afraid to step out of the box. And if you ever find yourself bored, why not just "Color Yourself Bluetiful"?


Divine Blackness said...

Awww, you're in LA. How I miss the intersection of Slauson and Vermont. *sigh* I need to make another visit soon. I'm lovin' the blue on you! A lot of sistas think that we can't pull off this color but I think you are proven us wrong. Bluetiful!!

PBW said...

I love that look on you. I'm in awe of how you made that blue work!

enc said...

You used your time wisely! That beautiful blue shines a light all they down here, in San Diego County!

Product Junkie Diva said...

Blue loves your face, that is a great eye.
Product Junkie Diva

BudgetDiva said...

Damn, I thought I was the only one as an adult who played dress up when bored. Lord knows I'm quick to create outfits and make-up looks when I've got absolutely nothing to do. The best part about it is you learn to laugh at yourself.

yummy411 said...

really? why don't i have freshwater? i've been stuck in MAC Limited Edition land and have not really had the opportunity to get the permanent stuff... okay, so where did you get your joya blush LOL. i have one that works fab on everyone. don't know the name of it though.

can you please do a review of the milani foundation? sorry if i missed it! and man i wish i knew you were in LA when i was there!

Askmewhats said...

awww you look lovely!!!! thanks for sharing and you're right, use as any colors you can and use whatever you have in your make up collection :)

FashionDevotee/FierceBlackness said...

Love the look!