Fall Eye Makeup with Younique and Giveaway | Dearest Lou

Fall Eye Makeup with Younique and Giveaway

Hey friends! So today I have a fun and easy fall eye makeup tutorial that I want to share with you guys. For this eye makeup tutorial I only used Younique Moodstruck Mineral Pigments, one coat of my regular mascara, and 3D Fiber Mascara and am so happy with how it turned out. There's also a fun giveaway from Lashes by Erika B and a little bit about her at the page break so don't forget to read on and enter the giveaway (;

I want to apologize in advance for the iPhone photos. I did this tutorial while my husband was at work and Zaden was napping so I didn't have anyone to take my picture. I was also rushed at the half way point since Zaden woke up so I didn't get as many pictures as I originally planned #momlife. However, the procedure is still the same (;

For this tutorial you will need Moodstruck Mineral Pigments in the following colors: Sexy, Gorgeous, Daring, and Devious AND 3D Fiberlash Mascara. Throughout the tutorial I'm only doing the eye makeup on one eye so you guys can see the difference between no eye makeup and a few favorite Younique products on my other eye.

Steps 1-4 Pictured Above

Step 1: Take Sexy Moodstruck Mineral Pigment and highlight underneath your entire brow.
Step 2: Take Gorgeous Moodstruck Mineral Pigment and color your lid.
Step 3: Take Daring Moodstruck Mineral Pigment and fill in the corners of your eye lid. Remember to properly blend both Gorgeous and Daring to get that pretty faded effect.
Step 4: Use a very tiny brush (I'm using MAC's 209 liner brush) and get it slightly wet. While your brush is wet, dip it in your Devious Moodstruck Mineral Pigment and line your eyelid like you would normally do with liner.

Steps 1-4 Complete Pictured Above

Step 5: Curl your eye lashes (or if you are blessed with curly eye lashes skip this step).
Step 6: Take your favorite mascara and apply as your regularly do. Let dry.
Step 7: Take your transplanting gel and coat your eye lashes.
Step 8: Immediately after apply your natural fibers starting at the half way mark of your natural lashes. I do this because I don't want to chance any natural fibers getting in my eyes.
Step 9: Take your transplanting gel and coat your eyelashes one more time to set fibers in place.

At first I thought that there wasn't much of a difference between my favorite mascara and the 3D mascara until I looked at my before and after picture (photo before the one above). Seriously such a big difference. I personally didn't apply the 3D mascara to my bottom lashes but you totally could if you feel that your bottom lashes aren't long enough. Also if you aren't satisfied with one coat you could always try doing steps 7-9 again (: I personally LOVE the 3D mascara and think it's a great option when I don't feel like wearing fake lashes. I highly recommend it and for $29 it's only $1.50 more than my favorite REGULAR mascara. Also don't get me started with the Moodstruck Minerals Pigments.. I love those too! I was shocked with how well they held up throughout the day and they are so fun to try new looks with. I'm usually more of a matte eye shadow type of girl but I just may need to order these in a few different colors to change my look every now and again (;

Now before we move on with the giveaway, I want you guys to get to know Erika. I have had the pleasure of emailing, face-timing, and getting to know her throughout the last couple of weeks and she is seriously such a sweetheart. Now without further adieu here's Erika.

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Hi! I'm Erika Brinley and I am a stay-at-home mom! I have a little boy and another little boy on the way! We recently moved out to Charlotte, NC for my husband's job and LOVE it here. I grew up moving a lot--I claim Tokyo, Japan as home (because it is the coolest place--and I lived there the longest!). I am a lover of many things, and sometimes can't decide on ONE hobby. I love makeup, sewing, blogging, crafts, shopping, eating, cooking, FOOD, music, and most importantly my FAMILY!

I became a Younique Presenter in September, when I was feeling a little empty. Don't get me wrong, being a mom is a VERY rewarding job, but sometimes, you feel like maybe you have lost yourself or at least time... time to shower, relax, eat, get ready... you know? I wouldn't trade being a stay-at-home mom for anything, but I needed an outlet that made me feel like I was still developing my OTHER talents. Younique was the most financially safe option as far as direct sales companies went--so I signed up! What a FUN hobby! I have met so many other moms like me and make a little money. Who doesn't love a hobby that puts a little cash in your pocket?

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I can completely relate and know how hard the transition is after becoming a mom. Sometimes it's really hard to make time for yourself and just be you. My blog is my creative outlet to do something for myself and share my photos and tidbits with those of you interested in reading (; If you feel that you are in the same boat as Erika and are interested in learning more about being a Younique presenter, feel free to email her [Lashesbyerikab@gmail.com]. She's seriously such a doll and would love to hear from those who may be interested.

Now on to the giveaway:

Erika is giving away one lip gloss and eye pigment to one lucky Dearest Lou reader. Giveaway is open to all Dearest Lou readers now through November 6, 2014 @ 11:59PM EST. Winner will be announced on November 7 and contacted via email November 10. Winner will have 48 hours from the time I send the email to claim prize before another winner is selected at random and notified. Thanks friends and good luck.
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  1. I used to say eyeliner, but now it is a brow pencil!

  2. Lip gloss!)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. When it comes to makeup I can't live without foundation. And I don't want to live without the rest either. Thank you for this opportunity.

  4. I don't want to live without mascara and foundation.

    1. Christy- if you're a mascara girl you will LOVE Younique's 3D mascara!!

  5. I can't live without a good lipstick. Lately I'm loving a maroon.

  6. Mascara, mascara and more mascara please :)

  7. I cannot live without bronzer and blush. I am very fair skinned and without some color on my cheeks I look awful. I love the all in one sticks so I can add a dash of color to my eyes and lips at the same time-they're perfect! (Raine on RC buzzyngabe(at)yahoo.com)

  8. can't live without mascara!!! totally love it!!

  9. Lipgloss or lipstick! I wear it everyda,,even if it's the only thong I wear!

  10. First of all you look stunning! its kajal in my eyes cant go without it

  11. Foundation for suree! I neeeed it to live!

  12. I can't live without a BB cream.