Problem Number 2- mascara alone makes me feel like i’m trying too hard for the little improvement. Number 3- attempted the no eye makeup, bold lipstick thing… Total disaster. *Also, the thick single line eye liner look was working when I had bangs, but now it just looks too bold. What can I do for a clean everyday look? I work in a Biophysics lab where no one wears makeup. HELPS!
First of all you should not be so tough on yourself! Be kind, rewind! Everybody goes through moments where they look in the mirror and think “oh my god, what is that”. I do for sure and I know I’m not alone. Now let me give your questions a run for their money.
1. Try nude liner on the waterline, I have massive eyes but I’ve suggested this to tons of people and they’re impressed with the results. Rimmel Khol liner in Nude or Stila’s Kitten works great.
2. Mascara shouldn’t be too taxing, depending on your level of commitment to makeup. Try wiggling the brush deep at the roots (closest to your eyelid) to create a broader, thicker base (or the illusion of this). You’ll certainly get more bang for your buck that way. Are you doing your brows? Mascara + brows equals BAM even for lazy chicks.
3. Perhaps if I share my everyday look/super easy Sunday afternoon look it may help
-BB cream (with some coverage, I’m not a super model)
-Shimmery (NOT GLITTERY) champagne shadow all over the lid
-A thin line of black liquid liner
-grey/nude liner on the waterline
-mascara for days.
-Aquaphor/fresh lip treatment/ Nyx butter gloss
I absolutely adore eyeshadow so it doesn’t take much work for me to get creative with that but those are my bare basics. I’m not much of a lip product girl myself so I’ve never been good at the uber naked eye/bold lip look either. I hope this helps! Be nice to your sweet face, you’re clearly a smarty pants (hello Biophysics) and most likely a looker! Keep the questions coming xox
*Letting Your Freak Flag Fly: Pride 2014 Look Breakdown ft. Amanda Wiley *
In this edition of “let’s do makeup on my naturally hot friends and see what happens” I got to glam up my dear friend/smokin hot life partner in crime Amanda for Pride 2014 in New York. We decided to go for a really bright look complete with face crystals like it’s 1999. Check out the details here..
Colors of The Rainbow Tag: Happy Pride 2014!
For those of you that have been with me since the beginning ( I love you folks!) you know that Pride is a very important time of year for me. Not only do have I have 97% non-straight identified friends (the joys of being a dancer/art person!) but marriage equality/equality in general is VERY important to me. This video is dedicated to those that do great work trying to make everybody feel loved, accepted and respected world wide. Personal feelings aside, I break down my favorite products in rainbow order! No matter your politics, DOESN’T THAT SOUND PRETTY FUN? Like and subscribe to Pretty Vices Youtube xo
PV Does The Caribbean : Get Kind Of Tan or Die Tryin’
For the past two weeks I have had the joy and blessing to go sailing with my family (count ‘em, 8 of us) in the British Virgin Islands. Although this is arguably (actually not up for debate) the prettiest place EVER and I absolutely love anything that involves the ocean/boats God does not give with two hands. The Caribbean is one cruel mistress when it comes to humidity and sailing it is the optimal time to look super hideous. You will redefine the term hot mess in a very literal way. Often times you can see/experience/eat/love cool things in this world and look kind of shiny and ugly or you can sit quietly in your house with the A.C. on like a geisha and look perfect. I always pick choice #1 and you know as usual I have to break it down for you. Humidity salt water mess defense comin’ atcha.
5 Fixers & Dynasty Secrets: Easy Makeup/Skincare Tips Part 1!
For those of you that have a severe product junkie problem like I do, you FEEL how much I love a good beauty hack. My obsession with finding the best ways to look prettier in easy and quick ways is basically what motivated me to start the blog! I decide to make a little series out of this. Let me know if you’re into it! xo Links and products down below:
"My (Colorblind) Boyfriend Does My Makeup!" TAG
My wonderful and hilarious boyfriend Simon was shockingly excited to do the “My Boyfriend Does My Makeup” TAG. He handled it like a pro even though he’s colorblind as hell. The man knows who Rupaul is, so nobody should be surprised. Check it out and give it a thumbs up if you’re into Tags on PV.
NYC Rose Gold Makeover for Amanda: BH Cosmetics & Tarte!
After living in New York City for nearly two years finally FINALLY my amazing friend Amanda and former LA roommate has joined me! You read about her adventuring with me in my Benefit Primp My Brows article. She is starting a new chapter of her life in the big city and fitting in like she was born for it. Basically she is the most beautiful human on earth without makeup, hello, look at those features. Obviously I had to do her makeup. Usually she goes for big lashes (as if she could avoid them) nude lip and nude eye. She’s a little timid with color so I wanted to show her easy ways to use vibrant colors without looking overdone. This year is all about taking chances, being a boss and making changes for Amanda-Let’s start with the makeup, that’s an easy one. I settled on a rose gold lip and eye, because it uses a bump of color but doesn’t overshadow her bright shining natural fabulousness
BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette * Swatches & Mini Review
The BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic palette is my new candy and I could not be more obsessed with it. I snatched it up on a whim after seeing Carli Bybel use some of the warm bronzy colors like “Mars”. I thought some of the colors seemed a bit bright and intimidating, but it turns out they are just so flawlessly usable.