Sunday, April 26, 2015

Smoky Blue Eye Look Tutorial using "DMQ DREAM BIG" Palette

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Here is the eye makeup tutorial I created using the Diva Makeup Queen Dream Big Palette. I was in the mood for something smoky and dramatic, so I did a smoky blue eyes. I'm really loving this palette. The eye shadows are very pigmented and easy to blend. Make sure you check out my review of the palette HERE

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  • Apply a white eye base all over the lids up to brow bone. I used NYX eye base in White.
  • Apply the blue eye shadow called Strength all over the eye lids with an eye shader brush.
  • Apply the matte soft brown called Perseverance above the crease using a blending brush. This get rid of the harsh line of the blue eye shadow.
  • Apply the matte brown eye shadow called Believe on the crease using a crease brush. 
  • Apply a little bit of the black eye shadow on the outer v with a pencil brush, then blend lightly with a blending brush. This will add a lot of definition to the eyes.
  • Apply the matte vanilla eye shadow called Vision on the brow bone and inner corner for highlight.
  • Apply the blue eye shadow, Perseverance on the lower lash line. 
  • Apply black eye liner on the upper and lower lash line. I used Sonia Kashuk gel liner in Ebony using an angled liner brush. 
  • Curl the lashes and apply mascara. I used Too Faced "Better Than Sex" mascara.
  • Apply false a pair of dramatic false lashes. It's optional. 

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Diva Makeup Queen "Dream Big Palette"

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My friend on Youtube, Wing of DivaMakeupQueen released her very own makeup palette. I was excited when she made the announcement in one of her videos. I've known her for over 5 years and she is the most talented, beautiful and hard working Youtube makeup gurus in my book. She also has a kind and loving heart. She inspires people with her music, makeup looks and tutorials and inspirational videos. Her motto in life, "Dream Big" inspired her to create this makeup palette with her subscribers in mind.

Dream Big makeup palette is a magnetic palette with 13 eye shadows. The One I got is called "Dream Big Palette + Mystery Collection. In comes with 1 magnetic palette, 13 eye shadows and 6 makeup in a pan. I received 5 eye shadows and 1 high lighter.

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Let's look at the packaging. It has cuteness all over it ^_^. I love the animated Wing in the front holding a lipstick with New York city in the background. One of her subscribers created the design. When you open it, you can find an inspirational quote from Wing encouraging you to "Dream Big". I love the big mirror. Every palette should have a big mirror like this one. The palette is magnetic and has a good weight to it. The eye shadows are secure inside. I also like that you're not stuck with the same eye shadows. I can remove and change the eye shadows as I please.

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The palette comes with 13 eye shadows. 8 neutrals and 4 colorful eye shadows. I love the variety of colors and finishes to choose from. It has a combination of matte, shimmery and glittery/frosty finishes. This is important to create a well balanced look. The texture and pigmentation are also great. They are smooth and soft and can honestly stand against other high end brand eye shadows.

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You can see the variety of finishes from the swatches

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These are the neutral eye shadows. I absolutely love every single one of them. They are all pigmented, smooth and easy to blend. I love that it comes with a true brown, soft brown and taupe.

The names are top: Gratitude (glittery white), Vision (matte vanilla), Passion (matte taupe) and Purpose (shimmery light peach)
bottom: Courage (shimmery bronze), Perseverance (matte soft brown), Faith (matte medium brown) and Believe (matte true brown)

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These are the dark and colorful eye shadows in the palette. Just like the neutral eye shadows, these are also soft, smooth, pigmented and easy to blend. They compliment the neutral eye shadows well.

The names are top: The shimmery/glittery black doesn't have a name on the bottom, Strength (shimmery midnight blue ) and Inspiration (medium pink)
bottom: Power (shimmery soft green with gold under tone) and Imagination (shimmery lavender)

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These are the makeup pans that comes with the Mystery Collection. You don't get to choose. I guess that's why it's called mystery, right? I received a highlighter and 5 eye shadows. They are all pigmented and gorgeous, but my favorite is the purple eye shadow. It's so rich and vibrant. I love it's metallic finish.

This is the only downfall for me in this collection. I wish I was able to pick what I want. I would rather have a blush than highlighter because I can use the lighter eye shadows as highlighters, and  shimmery green eye shadows is very similar to the one that is already in the palette. And these doesn't have any names. It's not a big deal, but it would be cool if they have names too like the ones in the palette.

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*size comparison with Urban Decay Naked 3 palette*

Here is Wing's Youtube video on the "Dream Big" palette.

Overall, it's a great eye shadow palette to own. you're getting great quality eye shadows in a cute, portable magnetic palette for an affordable price.

You can order it on

The Dream Big palette is $29.99 + $10.00 for Mystery Collection.

There is a $10 off code you can use in your order. Just enter DMQFAN at check out.