Thursday, November 14, 2013

November Glam Bag Makeup Tutorial

Hey everyone!  Yesterday I received my November Glam Bag in the mail and thought I would create a look using some of the products I received!  If you haven't heard of Glam Bag, click here to read my post on it from last month, where I go over all the details!  But basically, it is a beauty box subscription service and for only $10.00 a month, you receive a makeup bag full of sample and full size products!

I have to say, this month was EXCELLENT.  I thought the product selection was great, and the fact that we were also given a full size Em by Michelle Phan product to try made me so happy!  (We also received a 30% off coupon code for Em by Michelle Phan products, so of course I picked up a few of her fan favorites- expect a review to come soon!!)



 In this months bag, I received a Bombshell lip crayon in the color "shameless," a Pixi bronzer in the color "subtly suntouched," a Nailtini polish in the color "caviar cocktail," an Em by Michelle Phan lipstick in the color "cupcake pink," a Starlooks eye pencil in the color "amethyst," and a sample of HSI Professionals argan oil hair treatment.  Below, I have swatched the lipsticks and eye pencil if you are interested in purchasing them!



For this tutorial, I will be using the Starlooks eye pencil and the em lipstick to create a perfect makeup look for day or night!  To begin, start by priming your eyes with an eyeshadow primer.  This will ensure your eyeshadows do not budge throughout the day and also keep them crease-free.  Because we will be using a creamy eye pencil, we will need a good base for the pencil to adhere to, making eye primer extra important for this look.  I am using Urban Decays Shadow Potion, and it works great!  If you are interested in it, you can check it out here.




 Next, take the Starlooks eye pencil and apply it all over your lid. This eye pencil was super creamy ( I was surprised!), so it was very easy to apply it directly onto the lid.  Blend out the color with your finger or a blending brush to make sure there are no sharp edges.

To set the cream pencil, I applied a MAC pressed pigment in the color "black grape" to the lid, as well as swept some across my lower lash line.  I concentrated the pigment on the outer corners of my eyes, to create a gradual smokey eye.  

Pressed Pigments are my absolute favorite- they are so easy to use, you can apply them with your fingers, they come in tons of great colors, and they aren't as messy as loose pigments!  Have I sold you on them yet!?  


 Next, line your upper and lower lash line in a black liner of your choice, and apply a few coats of mascara to your upper and lower lashes.  I also took some white eyeliner and applied it along the inner half of my lower lash line.  By doing this, it opens up the eye and makes it look larger!  You can also use a nude liner for a similar effect.



 Now, since my lashes are pretty much non-existent, I am going to apply some falsies!  My favorites are the demi lashes by Ardell!  If you are just starting out with false eyelashes, or have never used them before, I recommend trying demi lashes.  Since they only go on the outer half of your lash line, they are easier to blend into your natural lash line.  Our natural lashes tend to get thinner and shorter toward our inner eye, so sometimes it can be hard to blend in false lashes that go all the way across.


After I applied the falsies, I added some white eyeshadow to the inner corners of my eyes.  This brightens up your eyes, as well as making them look larger!  




Lastly, for lips I applied Em by Michelle Phans sheer lipstick in "cupcake pink" and topped it off with some pink lipgloss by MAC!  



 I really hope you guys enjoyed this makeup look!  It was pretty easy to do, and I think it would be perfect for holiday parties!

Thanks for reading!

xoxo
linds&bells


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16 comments:

  1. Damn that's a good glam bag. I have to say I'm iffy about Em cosmetics though, I've read a lot of honest reveiws mentioning that the quality just isn't worth the price. Aside from that, I really like the look you created. Purple is one of my favorite colors!

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    1. I thought so too! Lots of full size products in this months bag! And yes, her products are pretty pricey! I just bought a few to try out because I had the 30% off code haha! I will write a review on them as soon as I test them out.
      Thanks for reading!
      xx
      Lindsey

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  2. Amazing products!! Love the look on you too, very gorgeous x

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    1. Thank you so much!! I was pretty happy with the products this month! and only $10.00! Thanks for reading!!
      xx
      Lindsey

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  3. Great look! I'm loving your lashes and that black grape MAC pressed pigment...i use a lot of MAC products, I will have to check that colour out. I'm not familiar with glam bags but it seems like you got some great product this month.

    xo, jackie
    www.stylemydreams.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you Jackie! You should definitely check out glam bags! The products are consistently good, and more times than not, they give full size products! And yes! You will love the black grape pigment! Thanks for reading
      xx
      Lindsey

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  4. You look amazing!!! That make up is super glamorous and easy to do, will try it :D

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    1. Thank you so much! I had fun doing it! Glad you enjoyed
      xx
      Lindsey

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  5. i loveeee the glaam bag u goot the products seem nicee too bad they dont ship these things to our country

    xxx houseoffstyle

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    1. Oh no! Hopefully soon they will ship to your country! Such a great deal :) thanks so much for reading
      xx
      Lindsey

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  6. Loooooveeed it!! Looks so beautiful!! I'm going to try this one!

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    1. Thank you!! Let me know how it works out for you!! I am glad you enjoyed the look
      xx
      Lindsey

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  7. Wow- impressive- now you need to come and teach me how to do it. I suck at putting make up on-

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  8. That Black Grape color is gorgeous! As is the makeup look!

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  9. You have beautiful eyes. You are very good with makeup.

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