Mermaid Look!

Who wants to be a MERMAID for halloween?! There are so many exciting things about this post for me!

1. I just love Halloween makeup, you get to throw all the “rules” out the window and let your creativity take you where it will. Can you tell I had fun?!

2. I got a NEW phone, first time in like….12 years. The camera on this thing is BONKERS!! I can FINALLY get good close up pics!

3. There are some FUN colors in this look that I don’t get to wear often, so getting to play with them was awesome!! This look is 99% LipSense and ShadowSense, The only other product I’m wearing is MakeSense Foundation in Almond, and some cheap lashes.

Ok without further ado, on to all the fabulous colors in this look! I’ll start with the eyes…

This ShadowSense trio is mermaid perfection! Such gorgeous colors.  I started with turquoise as a transition and put it on my inner and outer corner and blended into and up above the crease. Then I blended Seafoam Shimmer onto the center of my lid for that lovely highlight. Lapis Glitter is the dark blue contour on the outer corner and blended into the crease. Next I mixed Seafoam with some Silver shimmer and blended it up almost to my brows, then highlighted under the brow bone with just the silver alone. It created a pretty ombre look!  I mixed Palm Glitter with Silver Shimmer for the color under my lower lashes. For a finishing touch I put some Silver Shimmer right next to my tear ducts. Then I lined the whole look with onyx like I normally do.    

My scaly contour was created using the netting my oranges were packed in, you can use fishnet stockings as well. I used a flat face brush to apply and gently overlap the ShadowSense colors, from the bottom up: Denim (pictured below) Palm Glitter, Seafoam Shimmer, Silver Shimmer.

I used the same blend and overlap method for the forehead scales. ShadowSense colors used, from the bottom up: Violet (from the rainbow collection!) Denim, Seafoam Shimmer, Silver Shimmer. I added a light layer of Silver Shimmer to all the scales.

Blush and highlight:  Yep, more ShadowSense. Violet for blush, Glacier Glitter for highlight.

On to lips! I lined my lips with T.E.A.M. Wicked LipSense, bringing the liner in a bit at the corners. I also did one layer of this color all over. I used two layers of Candy Apple Green LipSense to fill in, slightly overlapping the liner. I wanted a bit more depth so I mixed Midnight Muse and Cappuccino and added it to the center, but It didn’t really come through in the pics, I think it would have been fine without it.

Then I added some Opal Gloss and WOW what a dramatic effect!

This look was so much fun and I can’t wait to do some more Halloween looks for you! SeneGence is so great for facepaint/halloween makeup because it never smears or smudges and never feels heavy or itchy! It’s even great for kids! I’ll show you some fun looks on my kiddos. Get ready!!

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It’s Officially Fall!

I may be a bit of a Summer girl, but fall makeup is my FAVORITE, because what’s the best thing about fall? Those COLORS! I had so much fun playing with these colors, so let’s kick off this amazing season with some gorgeous looks! I’ll start with some fall vibes!

This is the “fall vibes” ShadowSense trio:

  • Transition- Copper Rose Shimmer. Apply color over inner two thirds of lid and blend into and above crease.
  • Highlight- Sandstone pearl shimmer. Apply just onto center of lid and blend slightly toward inner corner, close to the lashline.
  • Contour – Garnet. Apply to outer V (outer third of lid and crease) and blend slightly above crease.
  •  Gold EyeSense pencil liner (optional) really makes it POP!
  • Lips are 1 layer Glam Doll and 2 layers nutmeg. Holy wow. I’ll be wearing this combo A LOT.

Let’s kick it up a notch and do a Fall Smokey eye!

I love that this look is so gorgeous without being complicated or using 8 colors. Just a simple trio:

  • Transition – Pink Posey. Apply all over lid and blend above crease, Also apply under lower lash line and blend slightly.
  • Highlight – Copper Rose Shimmer. Place color in center of lid and blend toward inner corner.
  • Contour – Onyx. place on outer V and blend into and above crease
  • Brow highlight – Sandstone Pearl Shimmer (optional)
  • Lip Color – 1 layer precious topaz and 2 layers Rose all Day LipSense, with Glossy Gloss.

That Lip color though…

I love that you can create so many beautiful new shades of LipSense by mixing and layering just a few colors! I do this on an almost daily basis, with so many fun new possibilities, why use just one color?! This creation was especially stunning, so I gave it a name. Say hello to Spiced Apple! Fall perfection! I Used one layer of Crimson and 2 layers of Mirage, both of these colors are limited edition, but if they are unavailable there are enough similar colors that you could still recreate this gorgeous color. Try Fly Girl and Precious Topaz or Blu-Red and Dawn Rising. If layering doesn’t look quite right, you can mix and then apply!

There are more Fall looks coming, and Halloween looks too! Stay tuned!

Want to learn more about this magical makeup? Email me all your questions at lovelylipsbysheena@gmail.com Or you can join my Facebook group, Lovely Lips by Sheena https://www.facebook.com/groups/769096689919483/ for all kinds of tips, tricks, product info, giveaways and more!

Pirate Look!

International Talk Like a Pirate day is here ye salty wenches! It’s always on September 19th  and it will always have a special place in my heart because it also happens to be my husband’s birthday! So every year we fly the Jolly Roger, Don our best pirate garb and get up to some outrageous shenanigans! I’ve spent the last few years perfecting my pirate makeup, and of course discovering SeneGence was an absolute game changer.  Before I dive into this awesome look, I want to emphasize that there are SO many ways to do a killer pirate look, I’ll give you some more ideas at the end of this post!

Let’s start with the eyes shall we? AYE!!

For the dark red color, I mixed Bandana Shimmer and Onyx ShadowSense with Cherry BlushSense. (the new Red ShadowSense I think would work fine in place of the Cherry blush) I put that mix all over my lid and blended it up above the crease, and also put some under my lower lashline, on the outer two-thirds of my eye. Then I added a bit more Onyx to my outer V to give it more of a smokey look. Then yet more Onyx for liner. I Used Rustic Brown ShadowSense for my brows, and Sandstone Pearl Shimmer just underneath for some highlight.

Those lips though….

In years past I have done a bright red or wine colored lip, but LipSense is just perfect for an ombre because you can wear it all day without the colors blending together and ruining the effect. I mixed Crimson and Blackberry and applied it like a thick liner. Then I filled in the rest with Crimson, overlapping the liner slightly to create a smooth transition.

The rest of my Face is Advanced anti-aging MakeSense Foundation in Almond, with some pearlizer on my cheeks and nose for highlight.

So many options!

There are so many ways you can change this up and make it your own. You could do a basic smokey eye and red lip, or go dark with your lip color. A black and sparkly gold eye look would look amazing as well!  Even just some heavy smudged eyeliner would do the trick if you’re in a hurry (Onyx ShadowSense is perfect for this!)  You can also save time just doing makeup on one eye, and put a patch on the other! Just make sure you’re using SeneGence so your look lasts through all the pirate festivities! Farewell mateys! Share your pirate shenanigans in the comments!

Want to learn more about this magical makeup? Email me all your questions at lovelylipsbysheena@gmail.com

 Or you can join my Facebook group, Lovely Lips by Sheena https://www.facebook.com/groups/769096689919483/ for all kinds of tips, tricks, product info, giveaways and more!

10 Things Nobody Told You about SeneGence

  1. They make soooo much more than LipSense!

It’s true that LipSense was the premier product of SeneGence, but they have expanded into making all kinds of high quality cosmetics, everything from eyeshadow to concealer! All of it is designed to be long lasting and smudge-proof! PLUS they make top quality skin care, but more on that later!

2. SeneGence has been around for 20 YEARS!

That’s right, SeneGence was founded in 1999, by Joni Rogers. She wanted to create quality products that work and a career that works for women!  

3. What’s in the name SeneGence?

There are three words that are combined to make “SeneGence” The first word is senescence, the name for the process of deterioration due to aging. The second word is intelligence, last is synergy. Synergy is multiple things working together for the creation of a whole greater than the sum of its parts.

4. Two words: Skin. Care.

Most people have no idea there is more makeup from SeneGence than just their famous lip color, let alone skin care, but it’s true! This company makes top notch skin care that is high quality, patented, and still affordable! Their patented formula called SenePlex Complex has been tested in an independent lab and proven to increase the rate of cell turnover by 23%. That’s right, plump gorgeous new skin cells, brought to the surface 23% faster. It also increases collagen synthesis and elastin while reducing sagging, fine lines and wrinkles. There is a basic maintenance line (includes a cleanser, and two moisturizers, one daytime and one evening) for four skin types. They also make eye cream, a stabilized vitamin C serum, and climate control, the most effective hydrator I’ve ever seen. Plus solutions like wrinkle cream, dark circle treatment, a brand new firming neck cream, and MUCH MORE.

5.There’s skin care in the MAKEUP TOO!

Remember that stuff I just talked about, SenePlex Complex? SeneGence puts that stuff in almost every cosmetic product they make. MakeSense foundation, tinted moisturizer, blush, concealer, eyeshadow, ALL OF IT will help your skin stay healthy!!  

6. You can mix EVERYTHING

All SeneGence cosmetics (except one) are a cream or liquid formula, and they are designed to be mixed and blended together to create custom shades that work for you. Mix ShadowSense colors together, or even with BlushSense to get the perfect color. Mix concealer with your foundation to adjust the shade. Mix pearlizer with LipSense to create new and fun blush colors! And of course you can mix LipSense shades together to make new colors, as well as layering!  

7. SeneGence has a RIDICULOUS return policy

100%, bottom of the bottle, satisfaction guarantee, within a YEAR of purchase. Yes, you read that right. Your new LipSense pulled a weird color or looks different than the picture online? Exchange it, for FREE.  Not a fan of the way your moisturizer smells? Return it. Used the ENTIRE bottle of dark circle treatment, but didn’t get the results you wanted? Return it. I doubt you’ll find that kind of a return policy, uh…anywhere.

8. They have a non profit foundation!

The Make Sense Foundation is a non-profit organization created in 2002
by Joni Rogers-Kante, founder and CEO of SeneGence International. The foundation thrives on donating to deserving non-profit organizations throughout the country that are also committed to making a real difference in the lives of women and children.

The foundation donates to agencies that:

  • Fight hunger and poverty
  • Support victims of domestic violence and abuse
  • Serve the homeless
  • Provide training and educational opportunities
  • Invest in at-risk youth
  • Promote health, wellness, and healing
  • Rescue victims of sex trafficking
  • Help victims of natural disasters

9. All SeneGence products are vegan, with no animal testing!

SeneGence all-day cosmetics and anti-aging skincare products are made from plant-based, natural ingredients and the best cosmetic technology on the market.

10. Concentrated products = more bang for your buck!

Highly-concentrated formulas with no fillers mean a little product goes a long way! The 3-in-1 Cleanser will last you at least 5 months!

Super fun eye look for Tip Tuesday!

I just love playing with makeup, and this color combo is simply stunning. In my Summer Looks post I showed you two looks with Seafoam Shimmer, and promised you more. Well here it is! I call it Poolside!

Be. Still. My. Heart. Seafoam Shimmer makes such a GORGEOUS highlight. I also added a little under my eyes. It’s a limited edition shade, but still in stock for now! (as of 8-20-19)

Here are the other colors I used to complete this look.

Denim is my transition for this look. I have to pause here, because I never thought I’d say that. Using DARK BLUE as a transition shade terrified me because I thought I would always end up looking like that scary lady from the Drew Carey Show. Yikes. I’m so glad I faced my fear! Progress!!

This look could be a duo, but because I’m a bit extra, I added some Lapis Glitter on my outer V for a bit more pizzazz! Also a limited edition, but you can still snag it! Seriously SO pretty!

To complete the eye look I added a little Snow to the inner corners. As usual I also did my liner with Onyx, and used Sandstone Pearl Shimmer to highlight my brow bone.

On my lips I’m wearing Praline Rose LipSense with Sand Gloss, my brows are Rustic Brown ShadowSense. The rest of my face is Advanced Anti-Aging MakeSense Foundation in Almond, Toasted Rose BlushSense, And Pearlizer for highlight.

And Voila! The finished look. I love that there are so many ways you could tweak and personalize this look! You could put Onyx on the outer V for an amazing smokey eye, you could use Seafoam as the transition, with Denim as the contour and add Snow as your highlight, or even a glitter! So many glorious possibilities! What would you change to make this look perfect for you?

Want to learn more about this magical makeup? Email me all your questions at lovelylipsbysheena@gmail.com

Or you can join my Facebook group, Lovely Lips by Sheena https://www.facebook.com/groups/769096689919483/ for all kinds of tips, tricks, product info and more! Now is an especially good time to join! I’m doing a HUGE giveaway at the end of the month (8-31-19) with lots of fun ways to get entered! I’ll even give you a free entry just for joining! Have a lovely Tuesday everyone!

ShadowSense…for all the things!

My Fav colors that pull double duty

ShadowSense is just incredible. I’ll tell you a secret: Of all the SeneGence cosmetics, ShadowSense is my FAVORITE. Why? It’s a cream formula that is gorgeously blendable, mixable *smudge proof* doesn’t crease, and lasts for DAYS. I love that it comes in single color tubes (that last forever) so that I only pay for the colors I actually WANT. Can I just say I hate palettes? For one, they’re powder, and holy FALLOUT Batman! You shouldn’t have to clean your cheeks after you do your eye makeup. Two, palettes give you a bunch of colors you probably don’t want or need, then you run out of your favorite color, and you have to buy the whole stupid thing again! Make sure you don’t drop your palette or it’s RUINED. ShadowSense leaves powder palettes in the dust where they belong!

Oh, and the best part? You can use ShadowSense for all the things!!  Below I’ll share my favorite colors that pull double or even triple duty. You can use these lovely shades for liner, blush, brows, concealer, highlight, and contour. Basically your whole face minus foundation and lips. Seriously.  

Onyx- This gorgeous black shadow can give you an awesome smokey eye, or you can use it as liner, like I do almost every day. It even works as mascara in a pinch. This color is great to use if you want to make another color darker, add a little or a lot to get that perfect shade!

Snow- Gorgeous highlight, also a great liner. Lining your waterline with white makes your eyes appear more open and awake. Try it on your tired eyes in the morning, you can thank me later. Just like Onyx makes colors darker, you can use Snow to lighten them up! Or mix Onyx and Snow in varying amounts to make any shade of gray you could want.

Garnet – A beautiful red-brown, makes a wonderful eye contour or a more natural appearing liner. Can be used for contouring on darker skin tones and filling brows as well.  

Rustic Brown- this is just the perfect brown. I used to mix garnet and onyx to get my perfect brow color, but now I can just use 1 color since Rustic Brown came on the scene! It of course makes a great contour for shadow, but darker skin tones can use it for face contouring as well. Also a great liner!

Candlelight – I use this as a base/primer whenever I do my eye makeup!  For those with a light complexion, this makes a great under eye concealer! This color is also a lovely matte and neutral highlight, for eyes or face.

Moca Java – lovely everyday shadow transition shade. Lighter skin tones can use this for face contour, or brows, or both. You decide.  

Mulberry – One of my favorite every day shadow transitions, also makes a gorgeous light blush.

Pink Posey – A slightly darker pink, lovely shadow and lovely blush!

Sandstone Pearl Shimmer – This color is a stunning highlight, on the eyes and face! It’s also great to mix with matte colors when you want them to have a little sparkle.

Smoked Topaz – I love to use this color for a nice daytime smokey eye, and it also works as a brow color!

Here is a pic of these Shadows doin’ their thang! I did almost my whole face with JUST ShadowSense. Eye trio with primer and liner, brows, blush, highlight & contour. ALL ShadowSense.

I’m absolutely obsessed with this stuff. Here’s some more pictures of this look, because why not?! Also my lip color for this look is one layer of Precious topaz, and two layers of Pink Champagne. Makes a lovely neutral with some pizzazz!

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My 4th of July look

Gorgeous Colors!!!

I used the lovely Bandana Shimmer as my red transition, this color is SO much fun to play with! Snow is my highlight, but it’s also a great color to have around because you can mix it with any color to lighten it up, a little or a lot. I used Denim as my contour and as my liner, love that versatility! To complete this fun patriotic look, I added a little Silver Shimmer on the inner corners of my eyes.  Blu-red is a great red for the 4th!

Serious Staying Power!

Below is the progression of my 4th of July makeup from application to end of the day, 12 hours. I touched up my waterline on my LipSense ONCE at about 3:00, and I didn’t touch my eye makeup at all.

By 9pm it isn’t perfect, you can definitely see some wear. Considering I went swimming (and yes I went under the water!!) and went to 2 barbecues (so much eating!!) doing one small lip touch up and having my face look this good is NUTS. SeneGence isn’t messing around with their makeup. If you want makeup that won’t quit until you do, you found it. *mic drop*

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