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How to do an EASY SMOKY Eye...(Video HOW TO)

Hi all!! Sooooo sorry this took so long to get up on the blog! :)  Back now from a girl's weekend out of town!!  :)  Yay for girl's weekend, but now it's time to catch up!
 
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SUPER EASY Smoky Eye - a How To
Most requested look...SMOKY EYE!! I get asked everyday how to do this! Really really...every day! :) My version of a Super quick smoky eye using only a few products and ONE eyeshadow palette - NYX On...
By far, the MOST requested look I get asked for is a smoky eye!  The attached video is a tutorial for my favorite quick smoky eye!  This palette is perfect if for doing this look with matte finishes and colors that look good on nearly everyone!!  If you're new to doing a smoky eye...look for colors that are somewhere between browns and greys/blacks.  Using colors that are in between like that (between a warm an a cool tone) will make them more versatile and make it easier for you to achieve the smoky look without it appearing harsh or severe!! 
 
I'll put swatches of the colors in this palette up soon...I know it's still available to purchase in stores and online. 
NYX  One Night in Morocco Matte Smoky Look  (I talked about this palette in my February Favorites video...:))
Click here to find this palette...
(BUT...I found mine on EBAY!! Woot woot!)
 
Other products used in this tutorial -
 
  • Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara in Extreme Black
  • Estee Lauder Softsmudge Black Eyeliner
  • Elf Liquid Liner in black
 
Enjoy!!  Let me know what other looks you'd like to see!

Prom Fashion Trends!

The snow is almost gone and Spring is coming FAST!  Thank GOODNESS!  I am just DYING to hear those birdies every morning and see the beautiful colorful grass start to grow!!  YAY!
 
It may seem early, but the buzz about Prom Fashion has already begun!!  Prom fashions are not how I remember them, that's for sure!  (and that's probably a good thing...haha)  Gone are the days of a single-color ball gown and princess up-do!  What will be the big trends this year?  Long dress?  Short dress?  Patterns and textures?  Hair up or hair down? Shew!  I'm exhausted!!  Haha!  Hmmmm... I have a feeling there will be a mixture!! 

So now I wonder...which of my young clients will go classic with their Prom makeup?  And which ones will be trend-setters at their prom by spicing up their simple dress with a leopard-print eye (yep!)...or a trendy hot-pink  or bright coral lip and simple eye makeup!! 
 
So exciting to plan!!!  I want to hear from my younger clients!!  What kinds of fashions are you and your friends looking at??  Prom Makeup???  Talk to me! :)
 
Jessica