FOTD Friday: Another Day with Make Up For Ever

This past weekend was a pretty busy one for me. In addition to some volunteer activities, I hosted an event for about 15 ladies here in Orlando and I helped where needed at a Bridal Expo.

I had to look *pops tongue* cute for most of the weekend and used my handy dandy…MAKE UP FOR EVER palette!

And by George, the look I cranked out wasn’t half bad. If I do say so myself.

FOTD Friday: Holiday glitter lips

Happy Friday, lovelies!! This look comes from a reader email.

Hey B,

So check this out: I’m invited to a holiday party and I want to go all out. I just got into make-up this year and I want to shock everyone with a banging lip. and don’t judge me but I want to use glitter. I don’t feel like going over the top with eye shadow and all of that but if you could give me some ideas on how to make an super bright lip, I’d love you for ever.

XOXO,

Ray

Ray, darling. I would never judge you. In fact, I think we should be BFFs. A bangin’ lip AND glitter? You know I’m all over that. Here’s what I’m thinking you can do…

FOTD Friday: Winged shadow is so hot right now

Hey giiirl! Lemme tell y’all something about South Beach…it’s not really a big deal to us Floridians. Even though I was born in Miami, I didn’t go to South Beach for the first time until last year. Crazy, uh? But now that I’m out here for the Blogalicious Conference and having a ball with my girls, it ain’t so bad. I cranked out this look a few days before I went to Miami. I was so inspired by the winged eye liner look that Mark did. I wanted to do the same thing except with eye shadow. And I wanted it to be work appropriate.

Hit the jump to see if I achieved it. And don’t you dare say a thing about that smudged eye liner. I promise on rice krispie treats…it did NOT look like that when I took the picture. You believe me, don’t you?

FOTD Friday: Black Opal’s Caribbean Blue

Happy Friday, beautiful people!! Today’s FOTD is of me sporting a look from another Black Opal palette. KP, our guy editor, is on his way on a week long tropical vacation. I’m somewhat a little insanely jealous so I decided to dip into a palette that could bring the Caribbean to me.

Well, it ain’t exactly the beaches of Negril, Jamaica, but it’ll do!
A closer look of this palette…

If you are slowly trying to build your collection and want some affordable blues, this palette is it!!

The colors are highly pigmented and blend-able. Like the Gold Galaxy palette I featured, they are a bit frosty. To bring that frost-level down a bit, use a nice and creamy base. I used NYX’s Milk but I think a blue base would have really made this look pop a little more.

What I love about these palettes is that very color has a purpose! I ended up using every single one somewhere on my lid. And that itty bitty blue/black color in the middle is a dynamic crease color. I can see myself using that on regular.

For my lips, I used a bangin’ neutral combination!

Iman Cosmetics’ Strip Tease + Napoleon Perdis Nude Awakening + Stila’s Peach Cobbler=love.

For my cheeks, I used Lancôme Ageless Minerale Blush in Brilliant Berry.

Stay tuned for a review of that. It’s such a luscious mineral blush. The final look:

I love taking pictures in the car because it has the best lighting but there were WAY too many people around so I have to sneak down in my seat a bit. HA!!

I’m very impressed with these palettes, Black Opal. Oh! And I’m still oh so in love with Sally Hansen’s Hidden Treasure. I’ve got it layered over Diamond Cosmetics’ Matte Burgundy.

If you still can’t find that Hidden Treasure, Nubar has one JUST like it!! I’ll be reviewing that soon too. There is always something to look forward to on Clumps. Weeee!!

Anybody got any Memorial Day plans? I’m headed to West Palm, Hollywood and Miami for the weekend. Let’s see how many BBQs I can crash. ;)

Love you guys! Have a safe and wonderful weekend,




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FOTD Friday: Hot Pink/Orange look

Leave it to a palette of 88 eyeshadows to finally inspire me to do something funky with my lids. I dabbled in my Coastal Scents 88 piece make-up palette all week. I found the neutrals to be beautifully long lasting. The darker mattes blended so nicely on my crease. I spent most of the week oh so desperately wanting to play in the brighter colors. I finally had the opportunity.

FACE:
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW45

EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NARS Albatross highlighter
Bright pink–I named it Sweet Tart
Bright orange–I named it Cubanita en Miami
Red–I named it Hot Like..
CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Lust
NYC eyeliner in White
Revlon Fantasy Lengths lashes in Flirty

LIPS:
NYC lipstick in Garnet
Sally Hansen gloss in Brilliant



Don’t yall say a word. You know I’m extra.
That’s Zoya’s Harley on the nails by the way.
And….could it be? Me wearing lashes? Trying to get them to stay on was quite the clumps of mascara. I ended up taking them off immediately following the photoshoot.


And my oh my….it wasn’t until THIS photo when I realized what a crazy difference a good pair of lashes can do to a look.

One day I’ll get it right. One day.

So yes….the brighter colors from that Coastal Scents 88 piece make-up palette work just as well as the neutrals. I am impressed!

What do you think? Right on? A hot mess? Be honest….

Have a wonderful weekend, family.

This Day in Black History:

In 1820-The first organized emigration back to
Africa begins when 86 free African Americans leave New York Harbor
aboard the Mayflower of Liberia.

FOTD Friday: Holiday Look


Fa la la laaaa…it’s Friday! And 6 days before Christmas. I have yet to do any Christmas shopping. Not because I’m not in the mood but I am finding it so difficult to buy gifts for people who seem to have….enough. Am I the only one who feels like this?

The good news is I am still in the Christmas spirit! I wish I could have worn this look last week to a Toy Drive that my office sponsored. It’s a very simple look done with some of my favorite products in my little collection:


That Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick (1 of 3 BB items that I own) in Bronze is seriously one my of favorite beauty products EVER! I didn’t want to do anything too overpowering with red and green like I did last year:

This year’s look is a little more subtle and definitely wearable to the office holiday party.

Here’s what I used….

FACE:
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW45
Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick in Bronze (cheeks)

EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NARS Emmanuel eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick in Bronze
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Covet
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Prescriptives False Eyelashes mascara

LIPS:
Clinique Red-y to Wear High Impact lipstick


That Clinique lippie is wonderful! It’s red but soft enough for you “I can’t wear red lipstick yet” ladies.

Not sure how festive my nails are though.


But if you are in the market for a black nail polish with beautiful silver glitter….Sally Hansen’s Raven Ring is hotness!

Is this work place appropriate or what? Does anyone have any upcoming holiday/family parties? Tell me about your looks!

I hope yall have a wonderful weekend! Don’t hesitate to drop me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com telling me about all of your holiday finds.

Stay beautiful!