Thursday, May 27, 2010

MAC To The Beach Collection: Marine Life High-Light Powder Photos

I just got this today. I did purchase other items from the collection but this is obviously the biggest hype that's going on in the beauty buzz. I haven't swatched it yet. I'll probably swatch it tomorrow because I already have a full face of makeup on and I don't want my grubby hands all up in it and removing the golden shimmer sheen that's on top of the seahorse. (Not that my hands are grubby).

I went in to one MAC Counter inside a Macy's and they were completely sold out already. So I had drive all the way down to South SD to cop this. They already had it on hold for me but they didn't need to because they had a whole stock of these. So if you're in the SD area and you're out of luck, try Otay Ranch, inside Macy's. (:

Anyway, this is just for your viewing pleasure. I know, kind of lame. Sorry! Did you get anything from this collection?

Marine Life High-Light Powder ($26.00)

Monday, May 24, 2010

MATTE EYES: Smokey Yellow

Blending matte colors together isn't always a piece of cake. It takes a lot of time and patience to really blend them together. If you don't spend enough time and effort blending matte colors, it'll end up looking streaky. Any of you have this same problem?

You can easily slap on two colors and blend them together and be done but to me, the gradient between colors won't be as perfect. There will always be a harsh line if you don't spend time blending. I guess that's the perfectionist side of me!

As easy as it may look, it takes me longer to blend matte colors. With this look I was literally sitting there just blending the black into the yellow (or yellow into black) with different brushes in my hand (MAC 217, 224 and two MAC 239 brushes). You would think so because the two are colors are nearly opposite of each other. I did as best I could to blend them together. I think it turned out okay.

I also used a light hand on the black which is why it appears to be grey.

Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in White applied all over lid up to brow bone
NYX White eyeshadow applied to brow bone and inner corners
MAC Chrome Yellow eyeshadow applied to the middle of the lid
MAC Carbon eyeshadow applied to outer corners and lower lash line
MAC Silver Fog pigment (LE) applied to inner lower lash line
Revlon Colorstay liquid eyeliner on upper lash line
Revlon Colorstay eyeliner on lower waterline

MAC Emote blush
MAC Ambering Rose blush

Rimmel lipstick in Vintage

LOOK: Sun Kissed Eyes

You've heard of sun kissed skin. Why not sun kissed eyes? I decided to bring out my all time favorite MAC Pigment, Off The Radar, and use it to give my eyes a really nice summertime look.

I also chose to lay off the eyeliner on my upper lash line because I really wanted this look to be bright and fresh. I really wanted the orange and green to pop so I just stuck with using mascara and black eyeliner on the lower waterline.

I really love this look for the summertime. Off The Radar pigment is so easy to pull off as a single wash of color even though I did blend some other colors into it. This color would look amazing on its own. I hope you all like this look. Not sure if I'm feeling the lip color though. I love it and hate it at the same time. What do you think? I did replace the lip color with a peachy pink lipglass but I couldn't get any good pictures out of it so these will have to do. Enjoy!

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Flammable paint (discontinued) applied all over lid, avoid going above the crease
MAC Off The Radar pigment (LE) applied all over lid and above crease (wet)
MAC Fab & Flashy eyeshadow (LE) applied above crease
MAC Golden Lemon pigment applied to inner corners and inner lower lash line
MAC Coppering eyeshadow applied to outer corners
MAC Brule eyeshadow applied as highlight
MAC Wondergrass eyeshadow (LE) applied to lower lash line
CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara
Revlon Colorstay eyeliner on lower waterline

NARS Laguna used to contour
MAC Gingerly blush on apples of cheeks

Revlon Nude Attitude lipstick
NYX Cafe Latte round lipglass

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday's Best: Tropic Thunder FOTD

My boyfriend named this look. Lol.

It's another Sunday's Best look. Here's what I wore to church today. Before I get any comments that might say that this is too dramatic for me to wear especially to church, just know that I'm that type of person who doesn't care. Simple as that. (:

Anyway, I mostly wanted to match my top because it's such a pretty teal color. Hope you all like this look. I know I went a little crazy on the close up eye shots. It's because when I take decent pictures, I want to post all of them no matter how repetitive they are. Hope you all don't mind that! Enjoy!

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Paint Pot in Otherwordly (LE)
Glamour Doll Eyes eyeshadow in Shamrock applied to the inner 2/3 of the lid
MAC Prussian eyeshadow applied to outer 1/4 of the lid
MAC Cork eyeshadow applied to the crease
Any dark brown eyeshadow applied to the outer corners. (I used a brown from Coastal Scents)
MAC Beautiful Iris lightly applied to the inner corner and blended upwards
MAC Brule eyeshadow applied as highlight
MAC Golden Lemon pigment applied to lower lashline
MAC Blacktrack fluidline applied to upper lashline
MAC Auto-De-Blu Technakohl Liner applied to lower waterline
Covergirl Lash Blast mascara
Bliss lashes (#?)

NARS Laguna as contour
Estée Lauder blush in Nectar applied to apples of cheeks

Revlon Nude Attitude lipstick
NYX Cafe Latte Round Lipgloss

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pink and Green Cut Crease Look Using MAC LE Eyeshadow

It's been a while since I've done a creative look using bright colors. I noticed I haven't touched my Limited Edition eyeshadows from four years ago so I decided to use them to create this look. Hope you all like it!!

PS: New layout! I added another sidebar column. I never thought I'd upgrade to 3 columns but I feel like my blog has taken off pretty successfully that it deserved another column because it just looks better this way! I am in no way HTML or CSS savvy so I was stuck in a rut trying to fix the layout of my blog. Please let me know if its looks weird when you view it. It looks normal to me but I'm afraid it might not be for others. I'm crossing my fingers that my lack of knowledge in web design has somewhat sufficed.

I hate when I forget to put mascara on my lower lashes!

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Paint Pot in Pharaoh all over lid
MAC Wondergrass eyeshadow (LE) applied 2/3 of the lid
MAC Big T eyeshadow (LE) applied to outer 1/3 of lid
MAC Smolder eye kohl used to cut crease
MAC Carbon eyeshadow applied to crease & blended outwards
MAC Passionate eyeshadow applied above crease & blended with Carbon
MAC Helium pigment applied to inner corners & brow bone
MAC Nylon eyeshadow applied as highlight
Revlon Lineur Intense liquid eyeliner on upper lash line
Revlon Colorstay eyeliner on lower waterline
Bliss Lashes (#?)

NARS Laguna as contour
Estée Lauder blush in Nectar applied to apples of cheeks

MAC Mattene lipstick in Tango (LE)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

LORAC Bronzer in Glow, Review and Swatches

LORAC Bronzer in Glow is a perfect bronze color that's not overly shimmery and not completely matte. Having oily skin, I was afraid to use a bronzer that had shimmer in it because I didn't want to look like a baked disco ball. This bronzer appears to be shimmery in the packaging and swatched, but when it's blended it gives your face a nice sun kissed dewy look.

The pigmentation is amazing! It's very smooth, almost buttery and not like your typical powders that feel dry. This bronzer lasts all day and it doesn't rub off easily, which I love! I also like the fact that it doesn't look streaky when you apply it. The color blends easily and works great for contouring. It works well for all skin tones but if you're very fair, this may be too dark for your taste so you might want to pass on this particular color. (I'm an NC30 in MAC) But if you want that sun kissed warm summer glow, definitely pick this up.



Swatched, Blended

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

FOTD: Sunday's Best #2 Using Coastal Scents 28 Palette

I'm thinking of doing ritual "Sunday's Best" posts. What do you think? Since I do go to church and I usually do my makeup, I might as well keep the tradition going. Haha anyway, here's another look I wore to church today. Still very simple and everyday but you can totally rock the hell out of this look just by darkening up the outer corners with a dark brown or black eyeshadow.

What's really good about my eye makeup is that I used my Coastal Scents 28 Neutral Palette to create the entire look. So it's very easy and inexpensive!


Urban Decay Primer Potion as primary base
MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot all over lid
#22 applied to the entire lid and as highlight
#12 applied above crease
#20 applied to outer crease
#21 applied to darker the outer corners
MAC Blacktrack fluidline applied to upper lashline and lower waterline
Darkness lashes
Covergirl Lash Blast waterproof mascara
LORAC Bronzer in Glow for contour
MAC Hipness blush (LE) applied to apples of cheeks

MAC Her Fancy lipstick
MAC Of Corset lipglass