Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Playing with Purple- and Pup!

Hello! The face you're looking at isn't me, it's my beautiful sister Kelly a.k.a. Pup! Though we're about 15 years apart, we have a great relationship- and when we get together (like we did this past weekend) we always have a great time! I love Pup so much and I just wish we could be together more often! She's been there for me during pretty much every major moment of my life, but what's also really cool-- Pup and I can have the most fun & memorable times just goofing off! One of those times came over the weekend when Pup told me to "go nuts" and do some fun & different eye makeup! I took those words to heart, giving Pup a bold purple eye look with some of the most pigmented shades I have access to. Though it's a variation from Pup's natural beauty, I think it's bold and fun-- and she carried it off beautifully!

As you can see from the little image I created above-- I used my Creative Me palette from Coastal Scents. This is similar to the Fierce Pink & Purple look I recently did on myself, only that was heavier on pink and this is more purple. I actually shot this look with Pup as a video tutorial- but due to the way I was positioned in relation to the camera- my voice didn't pick up that well the entire way through. So enjoy the bullet points! :D
  • Prime the lid with a shadow primer (I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance)
  • Pack a bold matte purple shadow onto the lid, blending into the crease as well
  • Deepen the crease & outer V with a rich black shadow
  • Brighten the look- with a light touch, use a matte fuscia shade to blend over the outer border of your shadow look (leaving space between the shadow and the eyebrow)
  • Highlight under the brow and the tear duct area with any shimmery white shade
  • Line the upper lashline with a black liquid liner, and define the bottom lash line using a black shadow and an angled liner brush.
  • Complete the look with mascara... or false lashes for extra drama! Pup is wearing Andrea Mod Lash #53

We had fun doing a little post-makeover photo shoot. Pup makes a gorgeous model! Here's Pup with her precious cat Bunny! (Bun has no tail).

Fun Facts about Pup!

  • Pup is an incredible artist, and also teaches high school art
  • The seasonal Reese's Peanut Butter products (PB eggs, pumpkins, etc.)... Pup loves them
  • Pup is a fan of the band U2 and has created a number of U2 cartoon images
  • Pup is a nickname that I've used for her ever since I was a small child!
  • She's a wonderful cook. She's always preparing a wide range of gourmet meals!
  • Pup has a loving husband named Jeff!
  • My sister is incredibly smart, loves to read, and will always win at Trivial Pursuit!
  • Today someone at work said, "she does art, AND she cooks too?" I responded, "She's pretty much a Renaissance woman."


Want more Pup? She talks about her artwork, cooking, and more at her blog: http://www.alizarine.typepad.com/

Thanks for stopping by!

Emily

10 comments:

  1. Your sister and you look so much alike!

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  2. I LOVE YOU POOF!!

    Thanks as always for coming over. Another unforgettable weekend. I miss you already!

    Everybody, this kid is fabulous and I admire her so much.

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  3. I've been following her blog since the first time you linked her one here, and I LOVE it. It is one of my favorite blogs ever.

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  4. Well at least you don't have to guess what you'll look like at 40...still beautiful just like your sister!

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  5. you guys look so much alike!! crazy!! my sister & i are also 15 years apart which always seemed rare among my friends. =)

    i also love the seasonal reese's. hahaha

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  6. yay for Pup! Love the purple-ness!

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  7. You look just like your sister and your sister is gorgeous for her age!! Love the look you created on her and she certainly is very talented in the fields I suck so terribly at...art and cooking..T.T

    Follow me?
    www.xmaterialgirlsx.blogspot.com

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  8. Thanks, I'll check Kelly's blog out.

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  9. Hey Emily!

    My sister and I are going to have a make-up day on Wednesday. I'm pretty pumped for it! We're 6 years apart and we are the best of friends!!

    Your sister seems like an AWESOME person!! She reads and does art <3 I like.


    ML

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  10. Purple definitely agrees with her! Looks lovely :)
    -Becky xoxo

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