MAC Club and Steamy Smokey Eye Tutorial

Recently I went on a lil shopping spree at MAC and Sephora and bought some lovely shadows, two of which that were nothing like what I already owned, MAC “Club” and “Steamy”. I loved both of them in the store but once I got home I couldn’t really think of ways I could wear them. I got to google-ing and youtube-ing and found a few videos and photos with ideas but nothing really screamed at me until I saw this blog post and had to recreate something like it.

 

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This is what I came up with, using only 3 eyeshadows and 3 pencil liners.

 

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Swatched both shadows over 5 different liners to figure out what I liked the most. “Club” is on the left, “Steamy” on the right over white, green, turquoise, brown, and black pencil liners (starting from the top). I liked the brown and black for “Club” and the turquoise for “Steamy”.

 

First I primed my lids and applied MAC “Shroom” to my browbone to highlight and used a brown pencil eye liner to define my crease. I got pretty messy with the brown but it doesnt matter cause it all gets blended out anyways.

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Blended out the brown with my fingertip just to have a little definition in the crease and slightly past the crease

 

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Next I used a black pencil liner and filled in my lid, doesnt have to be perfect cause it will be blended out
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blend blend blend!

 

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It doesn’t need to be PERFECT, just make sure its darker on your lid then brown in the crease. Next you’ll apply MAC “Club” all over the lid and blend into the crease going just past the brown liner

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Line the outer 3rd of your lid with the black pencil liner and smudge towards the inner corner but don’t go past the inner 3rd

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Apply “Club” over the black liner and add a turquoise liner in the inner 3rd of the lower lashline

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Apply MAC “Steamy” over the turquoise liner and blend

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Line your waterline with a black pencil, my favorite is Urban Decay’s 24/7 Liner in Perversion. I lined by lower and upper waterline. I also applied a small amount of “Shroom” to the inner corner to help blend “Club” and “Steamy” together more evenly.

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Next apply a black winged liner. I like my wings to be ultra precise and dramatic so I use a liquid liner. Here I used ELF Liquid Liner in black (only $1!)

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Once all that’s done I did the rest of my foundation and applied false lashes, these are Sephora Lashes in “Mink”

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Some full face selfie time!

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For anyone who wants to know, the bronzer I used to contour is TooFaced Chocolate Soleil, the blush is MAC “Petal Power” Mineralize blush, the lipstick is a blend of TooFaced “Melted Peony” and L’Oreal “Fairest Nude”, the brows are Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow in “Chocolate”.

 

 

You asked… I answered =)

Valentines Day at Hooters of Princeton!

Alright so earlier today I posted up on FB/Twitter what you guys would like to see on my blog, I didn’t get a ton of comments however I did get quite a few messages so since I’m assuming you want to remain anonymous, I’ll keep it that way =)

One person asked about my modeling and why I didn’t add anything new for a looooong time and if I quit. Well, the short answer to that is that I didn’t do much modeling in California. 1. it is extremely difficult out there, period. Everyone wants you to be something “more” (hair, height, boobs! seriously, they all want something more from you!) unless you are already established in the area. 2. I simply wasn’t “allowed” to, but I’ll touch more on that in my next Q&A. 3. Yes I am getting back into it! It’s not my #1 priority or focus at the moment, but yes, I am getting back into it now that I’m back on the East Coast. I plan on getting into even better shape than I was in before I ran off to CA and I will be doing more shoots, and hopefully more with Hooters! So stay tuned!

NJ Shoot!

Another common question/comment that I’ve received over the last few months, not just today, has been about why I left CA, what happened with my husband, people have been concerned about me rushing into a new relationship blah blah blah… well for starters, my relationship really is none of your business. True friends will be happy for me as long as I’m happy amirite? That being said, I won’t go into detail about why my marriage crashed and burned but I will say that no one should ever stay in an abusive relationship, whether it’s physical, verbal, or a combination of the two, NO ONE should stay with someone that does not make them happy. It doesn’t matter where you are, if you’re married, living together, stuck in a foreign place, NOTHING should force you to stay with someone that doesn’t make you a better you. I will say that while I was in California I was absolutely miserable. I rushed into my marriage and realized very VERY quickly that the person I married was NOT the same person I was dating back home. I should have left that first month I was there, but me being the stubborn asshole that I am I wanted to try to stick it out and “make it work”. I’ve never believed in divorce as I’ve always seen it as a failure, well you know what? Shit happens. Sometimes you find out the person you married isn’t the great guy you thought he was, and turned out to be a complete psycho, liar, cheater, piece of shit and you have to get out. As some of you know, I didn’t work much while living in CA, both “normal” job and modeling, and that’s because I wasn’t allowed to. Seriously. Newsflash for you guys, if your significant other doesn’t trust you enough to let you WORK, there’s a problem. I could go on more, but honestly it’s not worth it anymore. I met my current boyfriend while being practically imprisoned in my own home with nothing more than a computer and Xbox 360. We met way back in March/April-ish on Xbox Live playing Battlefield 3. There was no romantic connection there, so don’t start thinking I’m some terrible person who left her husband for someone she met online. THAT IS NOT THE CASE. Hell, my current boyfriend (Matt) and I didn’t even talk much for a few months, it wasn’t until late July/early August that we really started to talk more and realized that there was a connection there. And yes, this was well after I realized my marriage was a sham. I had no intention of coming out to New Jersey, as some of my close friends know my plan was to go back home to NC and start over…. except you kinda need money to do that… and having no job and no savings really didn’t help much in that situation. Honestly I thought I was trapped in CA until Matt’s family was kind enough to take me in, and Matt flew out to get me. Over our week-long drive across the country I really fell for him. I don’t think anyone has ever shown me just how much I mean to them until that trip. Hell I was married to a guy for a year that wouldn’t let me see my own mother, yet just a few days after I officially MET Matt he took us on a 14+ hr detour in our trip just so I could see my mother at the Outer Banks of NC. That honestly means more to me than anything. I don’t know what I’d do without him, I’m head over heels in love with him. I can honestly say that I can see this lasting for a very very long time, never rushing into anything crazy like I did moving to CA again, but I am crazy in love with this man <3

Snow day with Matt <3

Snow day with Matt <3

Something I’ve been asked a LOT in person more so than online, has been what I think about this Hooters compared to the ones I worked in back in Oceanside, CA and Raleigh, NC. Honestly, I love this Hooters. The girls are super fun and friendly, much like back in Raleigh! As some of you may know, I didn’t have the best time at Oceanside and honestly never bonded with any of the girls there, It was a very different experience and not the “Hooters” experience I’m accustomed to. That being said, Hooters of Princeton and Raleigh are both fairly similar work-wise, Princeton is a lil less strict and a bit more fun with the dress up days… but every Hooters has different rules and regulations. That’s just the way the company goes. I have been doing the bikini shows for Hooters of Princeton and I do plan to submit photos for the Calendar and other Hooters-related competitions for as long as I’m with the company =) I’ve also been asked when I work and if you guys can come visit me, of course you can visit me! I usually work weekends and I rarely work day shifts, so if you wanna stop by on a Fri/Sat/Sun night be sure to say hi!

Goofin’ off with the other Hooters Girls at the Hooters of Princeton Holiday Bikini Show!

Someone asked me what I’m currently listening to, so I’m only going to post a few songs that I’ve been obsessed with… let’s stick with 5 ;)

1. Scream and Shout – will.i.am ft Britney Spears

2. Put Your Hands Up – Matchbox Twenty

3. One More Night – Maroon 5

4. Bangarang – Skrillex

5. Beauty and a Beat – Justin Bieber ft Nicki Minaj (I know I’m gonna get hate for this one…)

So that’s it for now! If I get any more questions sent to me before midnight eastern time tonight, I will add them and their answers =)

I seriously need to set a reminder so I won’t forget to post anymore…

Yay its only been like, a year since my last post… well half a year… but still that’s too long ;)

Anyways, for those of you that follow me on Facebook, Twitter (@ClaireBearx3), Instagram (@theClaireBearx3), or wherever else you know already that I’ve moved from San Diego to New Jersey! I’m back to working at Hooters, this time at Hooters of Princeton =) I’m also back into modeling and booking way more gigs than before!  Before anyone asks me no, I am not married anymore. I won’t go into detail on that subject here but just know I am about a billion times happier now than I have been in a very, very long time. Enough with the boring text and on with the pictures!

Jon Josephs Photography

Jon Josephs Photography

Jon Josephs Photography

Hooters of Princeton December Bikini Show 2012

Mirror pic before work ;)

With Boat!

RFR Photography

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Long time no post!

Comic-Con post coming soon!

Until then, I recently started an Amazon.com wishlist! If you’d like to show your support you can buy anything on the list and it’ll be sent directly to me (kinda cool right??). Most items are perfect for modeling (costumes, swimwear, makeup) and prices range from $1-1,000 so there’s always something in your budget ;) lol!

If you’d like to check it out, click here or copy and paste this link:

http://amzn.com/w/3QCCVKKAJFC5R

 

 

xoxo <3

Modeling Tips!

So a lot, and I mean a LOT, of (mostly) girls ask me for advice/tips for getting into modeling… SOOOO I figured I’d make it nice and simple and put my “best” tips and tricks here =)

Hair and Makeup:

Okay so you’re gorgeous, all your friends tell you how pretty you are, everyone says you should be a model blah blah blah… just because you’re beautiful doesn’t mean you can go in front of a camera and look fabulous. Everyone, and yes, I mean EVERYONE, needs a little help from the hair and makeup department. Just look at celebrities? Sure they’re gorgeous on the red carpet or in your favorite magazines and you can say it’s all about photoshop, but most of it is HAIR and MAKEUP. You’ve all seen pictures of celebs before/after they’re all done up, and the same goes for you.

Know what kind of look you’re going for, whether it’s the “natural Abercrombie model” look or the “ultimate sex kitten” look, you need to have an idea of what to do with your hair and makeup. And yes, even if you’re going for a “natural” look, you’re still going to have makeup on believe it or not. Camera flashes drown out most of your makeup, and photos (should be) SUPER HD, so every single flaw is going to pop up. For a natural look you’re going to need concealer, foundation, powder, blush, possibly a little bronzer, some light skin-toned eye shadow to define your crease and highlight the inner corner and brow bone, along with a darker smudged eyeliner close to the lashline to define your eyes, and obviously mascara or even very natural length individual false lashes. Clearly for a “sexier” bolder look you’re going to need more, and it’ll probably have to be a little darker when you look at it in a mirror than you would “think” would work. You also don’t want to go over the top with your eyeliner either, you don’t want to look like a raccoon ;) if you’re comfortable with doing your own makeup you’ll probably want to bring your makeup bag with you (which you should do even if using a makeup artist for touch-ups!) and look at the photos on the camera when you get a chance. It’ll help you add anything where you need it. If you aren’t comfortable with your own makeup, see if you can find a makeup artist to help you out.

As for hair? You probably know what looks good on you as far as curly/straight, and you’re probably going to want to do multiple photoshoots with different hairstyles, but don’t forget that you’re probably going to want to add a little volume to your hair. A little “oomph” can go a long way. Look at any catalog or magazine, no one has flat straight hair. Even with straight hair, teasing the crown a bit and even drying your hair upside down to add volume can go a long way. Also, do NOT be afraid of hair extensions! You can get some pretty affordable clip-in extensions like “hair-do” for around $50-60 depending on length and the quality BUT you can NOT style them. You’ll have to style YOUR hair to match them. As for human hair extensions I bought a pretty cheap set from Sally Beauty Supply, they were about $95-100 at the time which is significantly more expensive BUT I can curl them, straighten them, wash them, even dye them if I want. They’re not all in one piece, it’s actually 8 separate pieces that I have to put in individually (but it’s really not difficult at all) so they are a little bit more time consuming but much more natural looking. I had mine cut so it looks like I have long layers and when they’re in no one knows it’s not my hair. Can you tell from my pictures? Well you probably can now that I said something but BEFORE THAT you probably thought I had just been nomming some amazing hair miracle grow LOL!

Even though my hair was straight, a little teasing, a little hairspray, and a few clip in extensions gave my hair that little something extra that didn't make it look like I had flat boring hair. A little body goes a long way!

Photographers/Escorts:

Well, you can find photographers all over the place… Facebook, Model Mayhem, even Craigslist, but no matter where you find them they may or may not be legitimate. ALWAYS ask to see their portfolio, check references, look at their website, even by talking to them you can find out if they’re a professional photographer or if they’re just a guy with a camera. If you look at a photographers work and the photos don’t fit your style, DON’T SHOOT WITH THEM. If you look at a photographers work and it looks like it was taken with a disposable camera, DON’T SHOOT WITH THEM. I figured they would be no-brainers but you’d be surprised how many girls work with these  “photographers” and then complain about how creepy they were or how unprofessional they were. If you can talk to other models they’ve worked with, even better. Trust your gut, if you think this person seems shady don’t work with them. Some photographers allow escorts while others do not, the best way you can bring an escort to ANY shoot whether a photographer allows escorts or not is to have a friend, not a boyfriend, not a husband, not a family member, but a FRIEND that can be your “makeup artist” or  your “wardrobe consultant”, anything professional. During the shoot their job isn’t to distract either model or photographer, but to HELP. Most photographers won’t have a problem with that. Also be sure to tell your photographer if you’re bringing someone along, make sure you tell them what their “job” is going to be and that they’ll be there for the duration of the shoot to help out. Also sounds like they’d be no-brainers but again, you’d be surprised how many girls show up with their jealous boyfriends and the shoot ends in hell for everyone involved.

My mom acted as my stylist and MUA, and photographers loved her cause she stayed out of the way and only jumped in when she was needed.

It’s usually a great idea to work with photographers that friends or other models you network with have worked with before. Talk to them about their experience with them and see how it went. It’ll help a lot if you can talk to multiple models that have worked with the same photographer so you can get a general idea of how the photographer works… or if he’s a total creepjob.

Scams:

Okay, general rule of thumb: if someone messages you with a deal that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Someone offers you $10,000 in advance for your personal info so you can work together next month in California when you live in Texas… yeah that’s a scam. An “agency” wants to sign you but you have to pay $5,000 for modeling classes… also a scam. Yes agencies will probably have you “train”, but in order to pay for that they will deduct it from your paychecks for the PAID gigs you’ll be getting. Basically, be smart. If it sounds shady, it probably is.

Know Your Flaws:

We all have flaws, it could be tiny, it could be huge. But we all have them. You have to know where they are, and know how to work them. So you have a little extra baby fat on your belly… use your poses to conceal it. So you have a larger forehead… style your hair to “fix” it. Every “flaw” has a solution.

Also, almost everyone nowadays has a camera or at least a camera phone or even a webcam… you can all take pictures of yourself in front of a mirror. Practice taking pictures with different facial expressions, poses in front of a full length mirror, even hair styles and different makeup to find out what works best for you.

Your clothes, hair, and makeup can change significant little issues. Throwing on a pair of heels makes you look taller and leaner and improves your posture, so always bring a pair with you. (However you’re ALWAYS going to want a pair of flats/flip-flops to walk around in while going from location to location!) Know your body type and wear what’s flattering for you. Trust me, taking pictures in possible outfits for photoshoot in a mirror or having someone take quick snap-shots of you can REALLY help you decide if that outfit is gorgeous or if it makes you look like you had a few too many cupcakes LOL!

Practice your poses and facial expressions so you'll be confident enough in front of a camera to take really good photos

Clothing:

Wear clothing that best  suits your body type! Another no brainer that LOTS of people tend to screw up. Just because something looks amazing on your friend, doesn’t mean it’s going to look amazing on you. It doesn’t have to do with your weight, it’s just your shape. Some women are lucky and have an hourglass shape so they can almost wear anything, while some women are more boxy, or more pear shaped… chances are you aren’t the same shape as your friends. If you have to, try on all of your outfits before a shoot and take a snapshot or two of you in them, you’ll see what it’s going to look like on camera and if it’s still flattering on film as it is in your mirror or in your head ;)

You should also take pictures with the FLASH on with the underwear you plan on wearing, sometimes the flash makes it show through. It’ll also help with hiding panty-lines, which you never want. If you’re doing a swimwear shoot or anything that’s going to show a decent amount of skin do NOT wear tight underwear (this includes bras!!) because it’ll leave marks on your skin that will NOT look good through a camera! So obviously, make sure you’re wearing clothes that make you look good from head to toe ;)

Photoshop:

Sure, no one wants to “admit it”, but as a model you’re going to have to have your photos edited, even if it’s just a simple crop or fixing that crazy stray hair that happened to fly across your face in what would have been the most amazing headshot you’ve ever taken. Not saying you have to learn how to make yourself look thinner, or make yourself look taller (you can do all of that just by wardrobe!) but fixing little “problems” is a great skill to have. Sure most photographers will edit photos for you, but some photographers WON’T edit your pictures or they’ll give you all 300 of your raw unedited photos from the shoot on a CD, times like this you’ll love knowing how to do simple little edits.

Even if it's just making your photos appropriate for FB ;)

I’m sure I didn’t cover everyone’s questions, so I’ll probably end up updating this later. So if your question wasn’t answered, feel free to leave a comment =) Hope this can help some of you!