Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

May 5th is Cinco De Mayo people, so write it down on your calendars!!!  You don't want to miss it!

History Alert:  Cinco De Mayo celebrates Mexico's unlikely victory over the French forces on May 5, 1862.

But even if your not Mexican, I think its ok to get in on the celebration (kinda like how everyone becomes Irish on St Patricks day).  And for those of you who know me well, you know I never pass up on a chance to celebrate. :)

So I thought I'd share a makeup look inspired by Mexico, featuring the colours red, white and green, taken from the Mexican flag.

And here is my Cinco De Mayo inspired look:

Products used:
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Ben Nye eyeshadow in Ice
La Femme Blush - red
GOSH pigment in red
Bobbi Brown black eyeshadow
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Zero
MAC Undercurrent eye pencil
Make Up For Ever - green eyeshadow
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
MAC lashes
Covergirl Lash Blast mascara

Products used on the face:
MAC Sincere blush
La Femme Blush
Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Plus Foundation
MAC Shroom
MAC Russian Red lipstick

I hope you all rock out your red, green and white makeup on May 5th.  Or at the very least join me in a margarita and toast to Mexico!  Ole!


  1. Thanks Jane. I always feel lame posting pictures of myself. I need to start recruiting friends to model for me :) !

  2. love the cinco de mayo look michelle..love the colors..Angele

  3. Thanks Angele! I just scrolled through the post and that margarita picture is looking really appealing to me right now!

  4. Actually did this for cinco de mayo. It wasn't as awesome, since I am not a professional make-up artist, but it still came out pretty great.

  5. Oh I'm so glad you tried it! I'm sure it looked great ;)