I don't review hair products very often because, to be honest, I don't think my hair is anything to rave about. My hair is at its most basic right now; medium length, natural hair color and absolutely no chemical treatments in it. I picked this up months and months ago, I think at Christmas when my sister was in town, and I just started using it recently. Since I'm trying to grow my hair back out to be mermaid long, I figure I need to take care of it now so that it won't be all breaky and horrible.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Well, now that it's going to start officially getting hot out here in Kansas land, I feel like it's time to start the summer looks! Sunset eyes can be worn at anytime, but they just feel totally appropriate for the summer since the colors are so warm. Keep reading to see how to achieve this look!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Ok, now I can show you the real tutorial for this. I shot this in a slightly different way than normal because I had pretty much given up on doing this tutorial (I was pissed after the screw up) and then decided at like 9 p.m. to do it, so I just did a minimal setup for it. This look really is easy to imitate and keep reading to find out how to do it!
Friday, May 10, 2013
So. Usually when I do a tutorial, it's either something I'm completely comfortable with or a look that I've been testing out on my own. This time, when I saw the picture of Olivia Wilde, I thought "Oh... that looks easy to recreate, I'll just do that". And honestly, it should have been easy to recreate, but I just did everything wrong to recreate it. Therefore, I present to you this tutorial; how to save your makeup once you've really started to (pardon the language) fuck it up. Is this my favorite makeup I've ever done? No. But keep reading if you want to see the "process" behind this.
Since this is going to be a super short post, there will be no jump, so you can just read right through. RiRi Woo arrived a few days ago and I have swatched it for you and put it on my lips so that you can see how it looks! It's sold out for the time being, but it will be coming back in June (you can sign up on the MAC website to be notified of its return). The "bullet" has Rihanna's signature on it, but it's not very deep, so you're not losing very much product.
When I first swatched it, I could definitely see the blue undertones in the lipstick right away. I was a bit concerned that this might not match my skin since I have fairly warm undertones...
Ok, let me explain this shoddy application. 1) This lipstick is a Retro Matte, meaning it's really matte and it's a bit dry and hard to apply... so 2) I had a hell of a time getting this to look pretty without a lip brush/lip liner. It should get easier to apply the more, but this was the first use of the lipstick, so it was really difficult.
And a full face photo so you can see it in relation to my face. Since the lipstick has blue undertones, it makes your teeth look a bit whiter, but it still works with my warm undertones. It's a nice lipstick and since I don't own Ruby Woo (I've heard that these two are almost the exact same thing), it's a welcome addition to my collection. The next time I wear this though, I will have balm underneath, line my lips, and apply with a lip brush.
(all photos copyright Allison Richardson Photography and not available for use without permission)