Happy hump day! OK, here’s my second look for week #1 of the #mbbinstachallenge using the same idea of a bold, colorful element on super clean skin. Lots of you are participating, and I love what you’re coming up with!
In the look I did on Monday, it felt super weird to see myself in bright eye makeup with absolutely no color on my cheeks, but it feels TEN TIMES weirder to wear bright lips today without color anywhere else on my face.
Maybe that’s because when I normally do wear a bold lip, I’m usually also glammed up?
But I do know that when I look at these pics, the lips REALLY STAND OUT. All I see are lips, lips, lips! ???
The model in the pic above looks like she’s wearing a bright pink lipstick outlined with a slightly darker liner. I wanted a similar vibe, so I went with MAC Candy Yum Yum and NARS Costa Smeralda Velvet Lip Liner, and I kept the liner purposefully un-blended to help it show up brighter in pics.
Also, it looks like this model isn’t wearing any foundation or concealer or mascara, or really anything at all, but your girl doesn’t roll like that, LOL! Oh, hell no. I had to put on a little something, so I used Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer, and then a little bit of Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum before setting everything with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural.
I’m getting so many ideas from your looks so far!
I love how precise @jewelia13’s bright lip are…
Taking part in the #mbbinstachallenge, issued by the lovely and talented Karen of "Makeup and Beauty Blog"! This week's challenge is "a look with a single bold, colorful element", which I accomplished by using Lip Ink's "Energy Red" on my top lip (lwith Urban Decay's "Mrs. Mia Wallace" lip liner) and Tattoo Junkee's "Riot" on my lower lip (with Urban Decay's "Big Bang" lip liner) for a look inspired by Mila Kunis' makeup in "Jupiter Ascending"! #mondaymotivation #selfie #boldlip #tattoojunkee #urbandecay #lipink #energyred #bigbang #greeneyes #charlottetilbury #shorthair #pixiecut #jupiterascending #instagramchallenge
And the glossy finish on this purple eye by @cosmetopiadigest is GORGEOUS.
Look 1 of the #mbbinstachallenge, hosted by @karenmbb, is a "bold, colourful element". I stepped out of my neutral comfort zone and used the @katvondbeauty Metal Matte #eyeshadowpalette – shades Nebula, Velour, and Glitz. As a rule, I'm iffy about bold shades, but I have sinusitis and can't go out, so I figured that this challenge was the right motivation, and the bright shades have cheered me up no end, despite the watery eyes. Do you have this palette? It has sold out online, but launched in Sephora Dubai recently and my Mum treated me to it before Christmas. Review coming soon.
This hot pink hotness by @niteowlchef makes me smile. 🙂 (Seriously, I have got to wear hot pink shadow more often.)
And Efrain’s double-stacked liner here is making me long for summer parties!!!
Estoy haciendo el desafío de Karen de Makeup and Beauty Blog, esta semana se trataba de hacer un look con un elemento vibrante y la piel natural / I'm doing @karenmbb #mbbinstachallenge this week was a bold element on clean skin. I used for skin @lorealmakeup Pro matte foundation in 107 as spot concealer, for my under eye I mixed it with @maccosmetics Lustre drops in Sun rush, my foundation was @natura.mexico tinted moisturizer and my powder was @citycolorcosmetics HD powder. For eyes I started with a nude pencil from Oriflame and use a green eyeshadow as first liner and @sleekmakeup Lantern blush from the Pumpkin trio as second liner; for brows I used L'Oréal Brow artist in Medium dark. Last for lips I used Sierra bees Lip shimmer in Pink. It takes a village to look this natural #nofilter #guyswithmakeup #cateye #brightcolors #makeup #slay #guymakeup
I’m feeling inspired!
#mbbinstachallenge I'm so excited for this! The first challenge is bold color on clean skin. I did dark green eyeliner: @urbandecaycosmetics 24/7 Eye Liner in Mars topped with the emerald shade from the Viseart Bijoux Royal palette. Lips are @smithandcult Kissing Tiny Flowers, cheeks @narsissist Orgasm blush and @colourpopcosmetics Highly Waisted highlighter. @karenmbb
Originally wanted to go all out with @karenmbb 's #mbbinstachallenge but unfortunately this @maccosmetics Madly Sunny Pro longwear colorstick made my eyes a bit uncomfortable so I've to tone it down for going out (it's the overall dryness on my lids). I kinda like both though, for different occasions. Wearing @kjaerweis Liptint in Sensuous Plum on the lips and @hourglasscosmetics Ambient Lighting Palette for just the face glow. #madlysunny #sensuousplum #ambientlightingpalette #twindly
I'm doing @karenmbb's #mbbinstachallenge. It's a lot of fun and will hopefully break me out of some ruts. This week's challenge was for a single bold element on clean skin. I'm wearing ? #tomford Cream and Powder Eye Color in Golden Peach—I just wish it was a tad more bold. Also: ? #ysl Vinyl Cream in Rouge Remix as a stain (blotted heavily), topped with #glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom ? #becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector. I usually wear this with Nars RCC, but felt the concealer would be too heavy for this look. ? #tarte blush in Celebrated ? A very light hand with #nars contour in Talia ? #glossier highlighter in Quartz ? #glossier Boy Brow in Blond #motd #makeupoftheday #instamakeup #instabeauty #makeupchallenge
Keep those pictures coming! — and please use hashtag #mbbinstachallenge and tag @karenmbb so I can find and follow you. 🙂
Savory oatmeal — it’s a thing
After I made it and posted this video on Instagram last weekend, I was really surprised that more people hadn’t tried it before. It’s great pre-workout food because it has complex carbs and protein.
You just take regular oatmeal, but instead of adding sweet things to it, like honey, fruit, milk and sugar, you add savory things to it, like veggies, cheddar cheese, eggs and spices.
Please tell me you’ve had savory oatmeal before! It’s the best, especially when you don’t want toast or something frozen.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,