Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NOT FAIR #4: Instagram's New Filters UPDATE

This is a Special Edition of NOT FAIR!

 If you love doing your makeup, you probably love showing off your hard work on Instagram with selfies too. Today, instead of telling you how to get the same look as a fair skinned celebrity I'll be reviewing Instagram's new filters. So often brown skin is forgotten when new products are launched, lets see if Instagram remembered all us black unicorns!

See my original review of Instagram's Filters HERE


 Here is the original photo. I chose a photo that was well lit and similar to the majority of my posts - a picture I took with my DSLR Camera then uploaded to Instagram.

#Selfie Grade: A+ 
I always vote no filter!


#Selfie Grade: C
It's so yellow, why is it so yellow?!


#Selfie Grade: D
This is the opposite of what I want in a filter for selfies. I'm completely washed out and you can't see my makeup anymore.


#Selfie Grade: B
This is the only one that looks even remotely similar to my actual skin tone. I don't expect I'll be using it though. These filters are all so yellow.

What do you think of Instagram's new filters. 
What's your favorite selfie filter?

Let me know in the comments below!

Love, Light & Glitter Always!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A 1920's Look For No Reason At All

It's been too long lovely Unicorns! 
I'm so excited to report the reason I've been gone is because I was away getting married. That's right, beauties, I'm officially a Mrs. 

I promise promise never to leave you again!

Now let's get to business. I had the pleasure of attending a 1920's themed birthday party and decided to go in full flapper realness! I based my look on the prolific Josephine Baker. A groundbreaking black beauty and historic UNICORN.

Here she is in all her glory...

And here is my take on her look.


As always, begin with a clean moisturized and primed face. I used Lancome La Base Pro primer and my favorite tinted moisturizer, Maybelline Dream Fresh BB in Deep.


I used  Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer in Tan and Bronze to focus the light at the center of my face. I applied Tan in a triangle under my eyes, in a straight line down the center of my nose, and on my cupids bow. Next I applied Bronze on the top of my cheek bones and on the sides of my nose. As you can see on the right side of my face, I blended everything out using my Sephora Collection Multitasker Brush #45.


Instead of using an eye shadow primer, using a stiff concealer brush, I spread Lancome Liner Design Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in 601 Black Fishnets over my lids, focusing on the inner corner and extending it by my tear duct.


For this look I used Blackout and Asphalt from my Urban Decay Smoked Palette. Unfortunately this palette is discontinued. Blackout is sold as a single and while Asphalt isn't available, Oil Slick is an excellent replacement. Buy them both here.

Using the fluffy side of my BareMinerals Double Ended Precision Brush, I applied Blackout from lash line to crease and applied Asphalt from crease to above my eyebrow. I then used the liner shadow end to blend the to shades together.


With Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Noir I lined all the way around my eyes. I then went over it with the blend tool on the other side of the pencil.


Using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Ebony, I drew in the skinniest roundest brow I've ever worn. For a guide, just follow the line you made with your eye shadow.


Add long luxurious lashes! I used my  favorite lashes for night, Christina #WSP. These are exactly the same as Red Cherry #WSP and are available in bulk here.


Now for the best part. LIPS!

I knew I'd have to completely change the shape of my lips for this look so I applied Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer in Bronze to remove all pink shades in my natural lips and blend them in with the rest of my face.
 Next, with a dark lip liner, I used Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Tarred,  I outlined a doll like mouth with an exaggerated cupid's bow. I then filled in the corners of my mouth with the same liner.


I filled the center of my lips with my favorite lipstick, Kat VonD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita. Then using a lipstick brush, I blended the black and rose shades together with Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Intense in 50 - Satin Black.


Do you have a favorite decade of beauty?

Let me know in the comments section below!

Love, Light & Glitter Always,

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