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Spring Makeup - Pinks, Lilacs and Aqua

Hi all!!  So Spring is supposed to be SPRINGING...ugh. :)  And all it has been doing here is RAINING!  So...rather than belly-ache about the rain, I am working on a video for you using bright SPRINGY colors!! YAY!! 
Here's a preview!!...
Spring Makeup using Pinks, Purples and Aquas!
A video is coming soon...but here is a quick peek at what I did - focus on the eyes...:)
  • Aqua on the lids
  • Aqua under the lower lashes
  • Lilac under the brow
  • A darker/medium purple/lilac in crease
  • PINKS on the cheeks and lips!!
YouTube video is coming soon!!!  A complete list of the products and colors, etc. that I used will be here for you to see, but I wanted to get the BRIGHT fun SPRINGY colors out there now...:) I'm excited to do a few more of these Spring/warm weather inspired looks for you!!
Please go away rain...please...and thank you!
xoxo, Jessica

New Video - Spring Makeup Look using PINKS, PURPLES and AQUA

As promised last week, I have added a new YouTube video today using some fun Spring eyeshadow colors - purples, aquas and PINKS!! :)  I love LOVE love using these bright colors right now!! 

Watch the video here and see the list below of the products I used for this one!!
Foundation - Estee Lauder Double Wear Light in Medium 03
Eyeshadow Primer - Nyx (nude color)
Eyeshadows -
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in Aqua Pool (sorry...this is one that's discontinued)
  • NYX Every Color Imaginable Palette (for the 2 purple/lilac colors) - let me know if you want to see/ hear more about this palette!
Eyeliner - Smashbox Waterproof Eyeliner in Onyx
Mascara - Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme in Extreme Black
Cheeks - Tarte Cheek Stain in True Love, E.L. Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer
Lips - NYX Lipstick in Narcissus, e.l.f. Super Glossy Lipshine in Los Angeles
Lashes - e.l.f. Lashes (Natural) and DUO Lash Adhesive
Brushes - Tarte Eyeliner/Smudge brush, Estee Lauder Blending brush

This is a SUPER easy look to use whatever bright fun eyeshadow colors you already have!!  So don't worry if you don't have exactly the same colors I used here!  There are tons of fun aquas and purples out there!!  Using an eyeshadow primer and the NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk as your base before the bright colors will make ALLLL the difference.  A good base and the pure white will keep the bright pigments popping!! 

Here are all the links to the products I used -
Estee Lauder
http://www.nyxcosmetics.com or http://www.ulta.com
Tarte Cosmetics http://tartecosmetics.com/ or http://www.ulta.com
Smashbox http://www.smashbox.com or http://www.ulta.com
e.l.f. http://www.eyeslipsface.com/ 
Duo Lash Adhesive
Find it at Walgreens

GOOD Luck!!!  Happy Spring everyone! :)
xoxo Jessica

Red Lips!! How to pull off this trendy makeup look! (video attached)

Hi all!!

I've uploaded my newest YouTube video tutorial tonight! This one is super fun with a couple of REALLY handy and necessary tricks to applying a Red LIP flawlessly! :)  Red lips and FUN BOLD LIPS are trendy TRENDY right now, but be sure to use these tips so that your lips look as polished as possible!

Products used in this video:
  • Lip Conditioner or Lip Balm
  • Double Wear Concealer in Medium
  • Estee Lauder Apple Cordial Lip Liner,
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Lipstick in Stay Raspberry
  • Lip Brush
  • Flat angle Brush
Let me know what other trends or makeup looks you'd like to see me do or talk about!!!
Posted by Jessica Curtis, Profes

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!

Favorite February Makeup FINDS!! Video Attached!

Fun products I got to try in February!!  See the attached video where I talk about my favorites!  :) 

Included in the video are NYX Cosmetics, Estee Lauder, Tarte and Urban Decay...some makeup brushes...lips...eyes!! 

Take a look! Let me know what you'd like to hear about next!!  Thanks for watching...and SUBSCRIBE to support! 
:) Jessica
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Favorite Makeup Finds for February
My Favorite new products for February 2011!! Including NYX, Estee Lauder and Tarte Cosmetics! Visit http://www.polishedandpretty.com/ for more info! Thanks for watching!!! :)