Bold and Colorful Cut Crease

This week's makeup look is a dramatic one.  I realize that there are those of us that prefer wearable, day to day makeup.  Others like really colorful and dramatic makeup looks.  This is definitely the latter!
I couldn't resist getting playful after having a really rough week!
I needed the creative exercise :-)

I hope you like it!

         For the eyes, I used a combination of makeup from my Coastal Scents 252 Palette and Sugarpill Cosmetics.   You really can use any brand of makeup you prefer, but I will explain how I created the look using what I had on hand.


♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk to lid up to crease
♥ Ulta shadow in Naked from brow to crease
♥ A bright orange shadow from the 252 palette to lid
♥ A deep purple shadow applied to outer corner and to cut crease
(Take your time on this step. Delicate strokes are critical!)
♥ A deep red from the 252 palette gently placed above the crease
♥  A softer red used above the darker red to blend the crease up and out 
towards brow bone
♥ Sugarpill black shadow in Bulletproof to lower lash line
♥ Apply black mascara to lashes, and black eyeliner to lash and water line
♥ Red Cherry Lashes in 47's to upper lashes
♥ To the lower lashes, I applied a pair of really weird lashes that I got at Forever 21 
a million years ago... I trimmed them, inverted them, and glued them in place.
♥ For added drama, I popped in a pair of circle lenses. 
I am wearing these. Kimchi Bambi Grey.


♥ Nyx Dusty Rose applied to apples of cheeks
♥ Coastal Scents contour palette: 
Dark brown shade used to contour cheek bones, temples, nose, and jaw.
White shade used to highlight center of forehead, under eyes, tip of nose, and chin.


♥ Nyx Round Lipstick in Paparazzi
♥ Nyx Round Gloss in Doll Pink

There it is, and I'm exhausted!!  Ha ha!!  Although this was really involved, it was a blast to create. :-)

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I truly appreciate it :-)

Colleen Watkins

Subtle Sugarpill

When I think of Sugarpill Cosmetics, "subtle" is not usually the first thing that comes to
mind :-)

Sugarpill is renowned for their incredibly pigmented and bold colors, so creating a "delicate" look using Sugarpill is a blast.  I wanted to do something shimmery and fresh for Spring.  This is an adorable and easy look for the season... and Easter is right around the corner! ;-)

Hope you like it!


♥ Nyx Jumbo pencil in Yogurt to lid
♥ Ulta shadow in Naked from brow bone down to crease
♥ Sugarpill loose shadow in Lumi to inner corner 
 ♥ Sugarpill loose shadow in Paperdoll to lid
 ♥ Sugarpill loose shadow in Magpie to outer corner and crease

                                                   Lumi              Paperdoll             Magpie

♥ Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics loose shadow in Saturate to lower lash line
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk to water line, set with a white shadow
♥ Black eyeliner, mascara
♥ Lashes in Red Cherry 523's


♥ Ulta Blush in Afterglow


♥ Nyx Round Lipstick in Muse
♥ NYC Lip Shine in Sun Gold pink

Happy Spring, everyone!  I'm so glad it's finally here!  (You may have heard, it recently snowed where I live in Arizona!! I KNOW!! I could barely figure out that weird frozen water!! Ha ha!)  ;-)
Best wishes, everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Eyeshadow photo swatches are courtesy of Sugarpill and OCC Makeup :-) 

Colleen Watkins

St. Patrick's Day Makeup

With an Irish first name and a mop of red hair, it would've been a crime to NOT present a St. Patrick's day makeup look! (Believe it or not, I'm not Irish at all- my family is of Scottish descent, but that doesn't prevent me from enjoying the holiday, the culture, the food, and the green adult beverages...)

I've been in a really colorful, well blended, gradient eyeshadow mood lately... so this is suiting me perfectly.  And with these shadows, this was a snap to do.  They blended together effortlessly.
I hope you like it!

Colors for this look come from Rose Marie Shadows :-)
This brand is turning out to be one of my new faves!
(I'm not being compensated in any way to say that! ♥)


♥ Urban Decay Primer Potion
♥ Ulta Shadow in Naked from brow bone down to crease
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt to lid and gently blended out
♥ Rose Marie Shadow in Buddha to inner corner
♥ Rose Marie Shadow in Millionaire to lid
♥ Rose Marie Shadow in The Huntress to outer V and crease
♥ Rose Marie Shadow in Winter Green to crease and blended up and out towards brow bone
♥ Rose Marie Shadow in New Moon to lower lash line
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk to waterline, set with a white eyeshadow
♥ Black eyeliner and mascara
♥ Red Cherry Lashes in 47's


♥ E.L.F Tickled Pink


♥ E.L.F. Lipstick in Fantasy
I love the packaging on this gloss!!

There you go!! I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's day and an awesome March!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Truly love it when you do :-)

Colleen Watkins