Thursday, June 9, 2011

Contest Entry and FOTD: Summer Sunflower Tutorial

Good afternoon everyone! Today's tutorial is a bit different from my normal tutorials.  DSK's Steph is holding a contest where you create a detailed FOTD.  I thought it'd be pretty neat to enter so here is my entry for the contest.

For my look, I was inspired by the song Angels by Hope (if you have ever played Sims 2 Castaways they play the song there in Simish language) as well as the beauty of sunflowers.  I really wanted to keep the look soft and feminine but still show the beautiful radiance of a sunflower in my makeup.

Products Used in this Tutorial:
Clinique concealer in 05 Medium Beige
bare Minerals foundation powder in Summer Bisque
bare Minerals Mineral Veil
Smashbox Brow Tech & Cream Eye Liner Palette
Ulta eyeshadow kit (gold and matte brown)
Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush eyeshadow in Money Baby
Smashbox Lash DNA mascara
Ulta bronzer in Afterglow
Sephora's lipgloss in Aztec Gold

Starting off with a clean and moisturized face, apply a yellow toned concealer to hide dark spots and shadows around the eyes, nose, and mouth.  Use foundation to blend the concealer and to set your face ready for makeup. Be sure to fill in your brows with an eyebrow pencil or powder since they will be framing your face.

Take a matte brown eyeshadow and apply to the inner corners of your eyes.  Next, take a gold eyeshadow and apply to the middle of your eyes and gently blend it in with the brown eyeshadow.  Now with a bright green eyeshadow, apply to the outer corners of your eyes by tracing the outer V.  This will make your eyes look like they are surronded by leaves.  Very lightly blend the green eyeshadow a bit to mesh well with the rest of your eyes.

Now with an eyeliner brush loaded with brown gel eyeliner, line the upper lash lines.  Curl your lashes and apply on mascara.  I didn't have any brown mascara so I opted for black instead.  I wanted to go for a glowy complexion, so with your favorite bronzer apply to the apples of your cheeks and gradually build up the color to your desire.  Finally take a lipgloss with a golden tone to it and apply to your lips.  Now you're finished. :)
Here is the final look:

These feathers came from my masquerade mask and I couldn't bear to throw them away since they were such a pretty green color so I decided to be creative and stick them in my hair. :)

Questions for the Contest:
1.) I originally found your jewelry blog through one of Bubzbeauty's videos a year or two ago.  Your beauty blog on the other hand I saw on your jewelry blog :)
2.) I currently do not own any Sigma brushes
3.) I absolutely love my Smashbox Lash DNA mascara.  It really gives my eyes more volume for a more dramatic look. :)

For those who still want to enter, the deadline is June 10th Seattle time but I encourage you all to be creative and unique :) I hope you all enjoy wearing this look throughout the summer.

Good luck! <3 Sammy


  1. This is such a pretty and wearable look :)
    I've been wanting to try Bare Minerals's Summer Bisque for a while!

  2. i love that green thing in your hair.

  3. omgosh you look STUNNING girl!! i love thie FOTD great everyday look! this look it's so fresh faced and it looks so gorgeous!

  4. Beautiful FOTD! =) Great blog. New follower. It'd be great if you could check out my blog.


  5. So cute! Good luck to you!

  6. Great post! you have a great blog! please check out my blog and follow if you like, I promise to do the same! xx

  7. This is a really wearable look :) Good luck with the contest! I hope you win :D

    Offtopic but I love the Sims too haha :P

  8. Hey hun. I gave you an award on my blog. Please check it out :)

  9. great looks~~~so pretty~~~i luv the colour on you~~~the hair accessory its awesome



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