Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Look {giveaway}


I would describe myself as the average mom when it comes to makeup and beauty. Sure, I love having makeup on and like to spruce up but I don't always have the time. My day-to-day makeup routine takes about 2 minutes, start to finish, and I never really change it up. If Jon and I are going out on a date, I may put on some top eyeliner to feel sassy but nothing special. I stick to earth tone eye shadows, black eyeliner, and nothing on my lips. I was anxious and really excited to team up with Mary Kay® to recreate two Project Runway looks. Mary Kay® is the Official Beauty Sponsor of Project Runway® Season 13 and because beauty is something I never indulge in, this was such a treat!
 
Luckily,  I had Project Runway makeup expert, Luis Casco, walking me through the two looks I recreated during naptime! Even though I wasn't dressed to the nines (cotton shirt and workout shorts), it was so much fun to feel glamorous and to experiment with makeup. Every girl's dream, right?
 
The first look I tried was the Emerald Smoke Look that used one of the hottest shades for fall, green. My eyes are a very light shade of green and I loved how this look really brightened my eye color and made my eyes the focal point of my face. 
 
BEFORE


 
AFTER

 
I think I'm ready to strut the runway! Oh wait, I am barely 5 feet tall, hehe! Jon came out of his office after a work call and had to do a double take on me. The wife, whose uniform is mascara and workout clothes, all dolled up with lipstick! I told my sister that the Emerald Smoke Look would have looked amazing at her wedding 5 years ago where we wore olive green dresses and carried cream flowers. I made a short picture video of the steps and products I used to create this Emerald Smoke Look. 


Products used in the Emerald Smoke Look: Mary Kay® Cream Eye Color – Meadow Grass, Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color – Emerald, Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color – Lime, Mary Kay® Eye Smudger Brush, Mary Kay® Eyeliner – Black, Mary Kay® Lash Love® Lengthening™ Mascara - I ♥ _Black, Mary Kay® Liquid Foundation Brush, Mary Kay® Cream Blush – Cranberry, Mary Kay® Lip Liner – Cappuccino, Mary Kay® True Dimensions® Lipstick – Mystic Plum, Mary Kay® Translucent Loose Powder, Mary Kay® Eye Color Brush, Mary Kay® Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush
The second look I attempted to recreate was the Graphic Eye Look. Cat eyes are very in right now and as nervous as I was to use a bright blue eye liner, I felt very chic and almost rockstar like. I haven't used gel eyeliner in years and after using Mary Kay's version, I don't know why I ever stopped. This look was a lot of fun and I kept it for dinner with my family that night. Since I normally keep a modest makeup look, my family immediately noticed I was dolled up. 
 
BEFORE
 

 
AFTER
 

 
I can see myself using this look on a normal basis. The lips were light enough for me (loved the lipstick topped with the gloss!) and the eye shadows were earth tones which I am used to. I was surprised that this look didn't include any blush which is my favorite piece of makeup. Instead of rouge for the cheeks, Luis Casco taught the art of contouring with a darker and lighter shade bronzing powders. I wasn't the greatest at contouring but I know practice makes perfect. Here is a short picture video of the steps I took to create this look.


Products used in the Graphic Eye Look: Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color – Moonstone, Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color – Driftwood, Mary Kay® Eye Crease Brush, Mary Kay At Play™ Bold Fluid Eyeliner – Blue My Mind, Mary Kay® Gel Eyeliner With Expandable Brush Applicator, Mary Kay® Bronzing Powder – Light-Medium, Mary Kay® Bronzing Powder – Medium-Dark, Mary Kay® Ultimate Mascara™ - Black, Mary Kay® True Dimensions® Lipstick - Pink Chérie, Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss - Au Naturel, Mary Kay® Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinävia, Mary Kay® Powder Brush, Mary Kay® Cheek Brush
 
I absolutely loved using these Mary Kay® products to create these looks. No wonder Mary Kay® makeup is what my mom got me when I first started wearing makeup as a teenager. I know my makeup is going to be long lasting and beautiful! You can visit Mary Kay® on FacebookYoutube, and of course, their website  to find look inspirations, videos, and more.
 
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118 comments:

Carla Shiver said...

I want to try the graphic eye look the most .

Carla Shiver said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/buddlakebirds/status/507497796455264256

Karla Czerwinski said...

I like the graphic eye look!

shelleystursma said...

I would try the graphic eye look.

Elizabeth Peterson said...

I would try the graphic eye look. The other look seemed too much. :)

Mrs. Kee said...

Love the looks on you! The first one is great for a night out and the second one seems very versatile!

Lauren said...

I like that graphic eye look!!

Tracy W said...

I would love to try the graphic eye look.

Jessica said...

I would also go for the graphic eye look I think.

Brooke Hamilton said...

I love the graphic eye look on you! Very pretty Ruthie. It's more of subtle look which I wouldn't mind tryin :)

Kristin said...

SO gorgeous! I love both looks! Mary Kay has some awesome products! Their under-eye-roller is one of my faves.

LolaFL said...

Graphic Eye for sure! I love the smokier looks!

~Erin said...

You look great with or with out makeup. If I had to choose I would go with the Graphic Eye look as well. Very neutral and everyday wear. :)

Tamara said...

I'd want to try the graphic eye look - definitely more my style! I love MK products!

Lisa Brown said...

I would try a vibrant green look; my favorite color :)

Lisa Brown said...

https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/507558763398582272

steve weber said...

well since Im a guy I would say no look.. but for my girlfriend the smokey look.

Elena said...

I would try the Emerald Smoke Look

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/507559844463656960

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thisisliferemix said...

Would love to try the Graphic Eye Look

thisisliferemix said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/AdorableSweetp1/status/507567453291823104 my email is thisisliferemix@gmail.com

Debra said...

I would like to try the emerald smoke look. I used to eat green mascara back in college.

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I liked the Graphic Eye Look.

Erika P. said...

I would try the graphic eye look.

lil_lady_dz said...

I would love to try the Emerald Smoke Look cause the colors stand out the best to me and I love how it all blends.

Nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

lil_lady_dz said...

Tweeted-- https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/507657283401035776

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Mami2jcn said...

I'd like to try the emerald smoke look.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/507669100504436736

kellyr78 said...

I would like to try the Emerald Smoke look because I think it would bring out the green in my eyes.
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kellyr78 said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/kellysaver/status/507686982416224256

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Maria said...

The graphic eye look is the one for me I think. My goal during the school year is a little eye liner and mascara. My little firsties would be SHOCKED if I came in all dolled up, but if you think it's doable, I'm in! :)
Maria

Natalie said...

My favorite look is the emerald smoke look because I have green eyes and the green eyeshadow would really make them sparkle!

Natalie said...

I tweeted under twitter username @yarbr012 : https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/507699349007380480.

clc408 said...

The Emerald Smoke Look would be good with my coloring and the color palette of my wardrobe.

clc408 said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/clc408/status/507871345497997312

The Curry Family said...

You are so pretty! I'd love to try the graphic eye look.

Robin Misenheimer said...

I would like to try the graphic eye look.

ash & diz said...

You look amazing with the bright red lips! very va-va-voom! ;) I would like to try the graphic eye look. love the earth tone shadows. :)

Kirsten Lee said...

You look so pretty!
I'd love the Emerald Smoke, I have green eyes, I think it'd look great.

stefanie gladden said...

I love the Emerald Smoke eye! it looks absolutely amazing!

stefanie gladden said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/stephcouponsxx/status/508078717923360768

bb said...

I would love to try the Emerald smoke look.

emchelly77 said...

the graphic eye! im not much of a blush person! but i have been wanting to do soemthing to make my eyes pop!

latanya t said...

the graphic eye look for a pop of color

dlatany at gmail dot com

latanya t said...

https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/508418441380765696

dlatany at gmail dot com

Thalia Ramirez said...

I would love to try the Emerald smoked look, I want to jump put of my comfort zone and be bold!

Elle said...

I definitely prefer the Graphic eye look.
prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

Elle said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/509361341006495744

chedeb5353 said...

Would love to try emerald smoke because I think it would work with my coloring. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

FawnGeorge said...

I want to try the Graphic Eye look. I think that looks the best on you.

FawnGeorge said...

I tweeted this https://twitter.com/FawnMGeorge/status/509668611175112705

JC said...

I would like to try the Graphic Eye Look, it looks great for date night out.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/509910448171655168

Rebecca W. said...

I like the graphic eye look.

Courtney B said...

i like the graphic eye. So much prettier and more natural. You look awesome!!!

thank you! xoxo

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

Courtney B said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/510888151817392128

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

Amy said...

That blue eyeliner looks fantastic! I love the graphic eye!

Tj and Amy said...

I love the graphic eye look. I love the more subtle look. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/511015605479034880

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stOOpidgErL said...

I would love to try out the Emerald Smoke look. You look beautiful!

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susan1215 said...

I would love to try out the Emerald Smoke look

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susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/511304799951011840

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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I like the graphic eye because its a lovely shade of blue and more my style

mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...
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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

tweeted for a second entry
https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/511321506459045888

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Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I would really like to try the Emerald Smoke look!

honingharmony at gmail dot com

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dandidaffyhill/status/511608038713610240

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Tina said...

i want to try the Emerald Smoke Look.. i think it'd look better on me.
tina19820115@gmail.com

Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/512028012015919104
tina19820115@gmail.com

rachel said...

Emerald Smoke is so adventurous!

Kristen said...

I'd like to try the Emerald Smoke look because it seems flattering.

Kristen said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/512672661369942017

Randi said...

I would LOVE to try the graphic eye look...so fun!!

Ashley said...

I like the Emerald Smoke look.

Angel Jacklyn said...

https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/513376694087221248 afjackly@oakland.edu

Angel Jacklyn said...

I'D HAVE TO TRY OUT BOTH LOOKS FOR MYSELF TO FIND OUT WHICH ONE WOULD LOOK BEST ON ME :)

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erika said...

The emerald smoke is cute!

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Anna Pry said...

I really like the Emerald Smoke look! pryfamily5@gmail.com

Anna Pry said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/thepryfamily5/status/513734806908043266 pryfamily5@gmail.com

Bonnie C. said...

My favorite look is the Graphic Eye look; that pop of blue liner is gorgeous, and I love the neutral shadows (also great mascara) and pink lip too! :-)

Thanks so much for having this giveaway!

missbonniebelle (at) gmail (dot) com

Bonnie C. said...

I tweeted here (yay for an extra entry!) :-) -
https://twitter.com/missbonniebelle/status/515384635287941120

Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love to try the graphic eye look!


Thanks for the chance to win!
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Gina Wildorchid said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/516325618687164417

wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Barbara Montag said...

I'd like the Emerald Smoke look.
It would be fantastic with my facial feaatures!
thank you

Barbara Montag said...

Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/516453105899433984

MCantu1019 said...

I'd like to try the graphic eye look.
MCantu1019 at aol dot com

Deb Anderson said...

The Emerald Smoke would work for me. I have green eyes and they are my best feature, so I try to play them up dramatically whenever I can - and whenever it's appropriate. :)

wizardewu said...

like to try the Graphic Eye look!

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DeniseL said...

I'd like to try the Graphic Eye look, because I think it would look better on my dark eyes!
dmarie824 at aol dot com

DeniseL said...

tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/517737889719779328

Neiddy Ruiz said...

Green shades are my favorite right now so I would like to try the Emerald Smoke Look
neiddyruiz@gmail.com

Neiddy Ruiz said...

tweeted -https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/517748395482828800
neiddyruiz@gmail.com

Rebecca Graham said...

The emerald smoke because it would look better with my fair skin coloring.

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Kerry said...

I like the Emerald Smoke Look!
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Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/518377658233540608
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ms-texas said...

i like the emerald smoke look!

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samdaleo said...

I think I like the Graphic Eye look the most.

Samantha (samdaleo)
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LAMusing said...

I really like the Graphic Eye look with the bold eye and softer lip.
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sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

I really love the Emerald Smoke look even both looks are great on you! sonyadmorris@gmail.com

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

Link to tweet:
https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/518274482029359104
Thank you!
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Howell said...

I would go for the Emerald eye color look.

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ms-texas said...

i posted a tweet:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/518630550312337408

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

Erica Best said...

I love the emerald Smoke

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/518827067958251520

ewhatley said...

I prefer the emerald smoke - don't like the blue eyeliner

angie lilly said...

I don't wear makeup, so I would not try either. I will say that I think the Graphic Eye Look was the prettiest on you though! It just really went well with the structure of your face, etc. I hope this is Angie
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angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/519147601183391745
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

Amanda Sakovitz said...

I love the emerald smoke look because emerald is hot right now!
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Amanda Sakovitz said...

https://twitter.com/aes529/status/519501280516247553

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Thomas Murphy said...

I like the Graphic Eye Look because it looks great!

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Thomas Murphy said...

https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/519585542346768384

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Rose-Marie said...

I love the Graphic Eye Look! I think it is cool, esp if the line isn't drawn out too far, it is pretty when you look down, your eyes will still be something to notice!

Tabathia B said...

I like the emerald smoke look because it's more sultry

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Tabathia B said...

tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/519622732439244800

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Whitney said...

I would try the emerald smoke look!

Whitney said...

I sent a tweet: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/519672317727625216

Janice said...

I like the emerald smoke look
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Janice said...

https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/519680237076885504
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