Sunday, September 25, 2011

Quick Post: Subtle Smokey EOTD

Here's another quick eye look I did the other day that I snapped with my iPhone. This whole weekend I've been going out with really simple or neutral eye makeup and this is what I had on yesterday. I ended up really loving this look because of the fact that I played it safe on the "smokey" part. I usually go all out on smokey eyes so I was really pleased by going subtle on it. I'm thinking of doing a tutorial on it. We'll see! Happy Sunday everyone. :)

Products Used:
UDPP in Eden
MAC Brule eyeshadow (entire lid and brow bone)
MAC Saddle (crease)
MAC Smolder eye kohl (applied to the outer "V" & smudged with a pencil brush)
MAC Carbon eyeshadow (outer corner)
Maybelline Eyestudio gel liner
Model 21 lashes #19
Covergirl lashblast mascara

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Classic Red Lips with Simple Eye Makeup

I decided to go with really simple eyes the other day because I wanted to play up my lips. At first I had a really pretty deep fuchsia lip color that I customized myself mixing a purple and red lipstick (gotta remind myself to use this lip color for future looks, it's really pretty!). Then I decided to go with a classic red lip for the night out. Super simple and very easy to do! I don't usually pull off red lips or bold lips for that matter. Hopefully I've pulled it off! :)

□ MAC Painterly Paint Pot
□ MAC Brule eyeshadow (all over the lid up to the brow bone)
□ MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow (crease)
□ MAC Carbon eyeshadow (outer corner applied lightly)
□ Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner
□ Wet N Wild Vanity Palette (dark brown shade applied on the lower lash line)
□ Milani Liquif'eye Eyeliner in black (smudged on outer lower lash line)
□ Model 21 Lashes #19
□ Covergirl Lashblast mascara

□ NYC brow pencil in Taupe
□ NYC Browser brow kit

□ MAC Emote blush
□ MAC Hipness blush
□ MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder in Delicacy

□ MAC Red lip pencil
□ MAC Ruby Woo lipstick

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sultry Eye Makeup Look & Tutorial

I'm cheating right now because I said I wouldn't blog until I get some work done for my Statistics class. I'm down to the last week of this class so it's really stressing me out! I really needed to get my mind off of it so I spent a little bit of time editing this tutorial and working on this post. I did this look not too long ago and I think it turned out really muddy and sloppy! I really tried to like it but it just wasn't working for me so by the time I finished recording the tutorial I ended up taking it off haha. I was really hesitant about posting it because I just don't like it very much but then I thought maybe others might appreciate it. Dark lids and lighter creases still don't come that natural to me. I definitely gotta practice doing looks like these more often.

□ Senna Cosmetics eyeshadow primer
□ Inglot #363 Matte (upper crease)
□ NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in Black Bean
□ Inglot #63 AMC (lid)
□ Inglot #351 Matte (brow bone)
□ Inglot #457 DS (crease)
□ Inglot #08 AMC Shine (inner eye corner)
□ Inglot #423 Pearl (lower lash line)
□ Milani Liquif Eye Metallic Eyeliner in Black
□ Covergirl Lashblast mascara
□ Miss Adoro lashes #82

□ NYC Brow Pencil in Taupe
□ NYC Browser brow kit

□ MAC Emote blush
□ MAC Delicacy Iridescent pressed powder (highlight)

□ MAC 4N lipstick
□ MAC Sinnamon Lusterglass

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Smokey Purple With a Pop of Yellow

I did this look on Friday night before I went out with my mister. I have this really bad habit of doing my makeup before I even know what I'm going to wear. So by the time I'm done with my face, that's when I realize that I don't have anything to match or that goes with what I just did. I do this all the time! I guess doing my makeup is more fun than actually dressing up and that's why it happens to me a lot. But as always, I hardly ever plan my makeup ahead of time. The only time I think about what look I'm going for is the moment I sit down in front of all my makeup. So per usual, this was basically a spur of the moment look and I hope you all like it. Hope everyone is enjoying the rest of their weekend! :)

□ UDPP in Eden
□  Inglot #60 AMC (yellow)
□ Sugarpill Poison Plum (purple)
□ Inglot #494 DS (dark purple)
□ Inglot #483 DS (Dark navy blue)
□ MAC Blanc Type and Brule eyeshadow (highlight)
□ MAC Antiqued and Embark (lower lash line)
□ MAC Blacktrack fluidline
□ Covergirl Lashblast mascara

□ NYC Brow Pencil in Taupe
□ NYC Browser brow kit

□ MAC Gingerly blush
□ MAC Emote blush
□ MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder in Delicacy (highlight)

□ Rimmel lipstick in Pink Blush

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Beauty Social Event Presented by Beautylish!

CLICK HERE or the image above!

I've never been to any kind of social gathering relating to beauty or makeup before so I'm really hoping to attend one next month in Santa Monica. If you're not familiar with Beautylish, it's a website where beauty lovers can share tips, reviews, and tutorials regarding fashion and beauty. It's a really great community to receive great feedback from other people who love the same things you do.

Anyway, there's an event coming up presented by Beautylish and it'll be on October 22-23, 2011. Since I've never been to any kind of event like this before I thought it would be really fun to go and finally meet people I've been in touch with for so long! Invitations are limited but I'm encouraging any or all who is interested to sign up and try to get an invite! I'm not even positive that I have an invite but there's nothing to lose and attending this event would be a really great experience for me. So if you're in the area, or not, you should definitely try to be there!

Just enter your e-mail and you'll automatically receive updates about the event and hopefully if everyone's invited, I'll see you there!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Quick Post: Inspired EOTD

I did this look merely for fun because I wanted to step out of my comfort zone because it's been a while since I pulled off a bright color like this. I was really inspired by Fashionista804 on YouTube. I'm not sure what she used exactly but I just decided to use whatever shadows I had on hand. This was taken on my iPhone through the Instagram app (Follow me! Username: damnyoufine). The blue came out really bright and I almost didn't want to walk out my house with it on because it's just been so long since I've done something like this. But I thought that if other people were brave enough to do it then I should too. What better way to express my love for my makeup than to go bold, right? Anyway, I just thought I would share it here as well since I really like how it came out. :) Sorry I don't have any real pictures to show off this look. I really didn't plan on blogging about it.

Products Used:
Blanc Type on the entire lid
MAC Off the Radar pigment [LE] applied to the crease (any burnt orange color will work)
MAC Coppering eyeshadow applied right over the orange to give it more warmth
Urban Decay Electric eyeliner applied to the lower lash line and lower waterline
Inglot #371 matte eyeshadow applied on top of the liner to set it
Wet N Wild Creme Liner
False eyelashes from Style #004

Monday, September 12, 2011

EcoTools Brushes Review

This set of EcoTools brushes is from The Everyday Collection that comes with five brushes and a case. EcoTools are not only great quality brushes at an affordable price, but also they are made of natural and recycled materials that are Earth-friendly and 100% cruelty-free. So by purchasing these brushes you’re not only getting more for what you pay for because of the multifunctional use of them, you’re also doing your part by helping the planet!

These brushes are made of really soft synthetic taklon bristles, bamboo handles, and recycled aluminum ferrules. The case itself is made of natural cotton and hemp that makes on-the-go organization for your brushes really simple and easy to use.

I bought this particular brush set because I thought every brush in it would give me more uses than what they are intended for. I'm all about versatility and I hardly ever use my brushes JUST for what their intended purpose is, which is why I thought this set would be perfect for me. For example, blending brushes aren't just great for blending out eyeshadow. I love using them as actual concealer brushes because it blends in nicely without looking cakey!

This set is particularly great for traveling or for on-the-go purposes because of the lightweight brushes and compact size (just about the length of my hand) but I do reach for them quite often when I'm doing my daily makeup routine. This brush set is retailed for about $10 and can be purchased at drugstores such as Walmart, Walgreens, and Riteaid.

This kit includes:
□ Concealer Brush - Great for applying concealer or packing on eyeshadow and pigments to the eyelid.

□ Eye Shading Brush - Great for applying a single color eyeshadow quickly across your eyelids. Blends out harsh lines easily and works great for applying color to your crease or highlight.

□ Detailer Brush - Can be used as a lip, eyeliner, or for a precision concealer brush. Can also be used for applying color to the inner corner of your eyes or for smudging eyeliner.

□ Angled Eyeliner Brush - Can be used for applying gel or cream liners, filling in eyebrows, or for applying precise concealer.

□ Angled Blush Brush - Great for applying brush and bronzer and can easily blend out any harsh lines.
□ On-the-Go Brush Case - Brushes fit perfectly into the case and makes it great for traveling while keeping your brushes all intact and clean.

DISCLAIMER: The products reviewed on this blog are based on the opinions and experiences of the author. This product was purchased by the author and in no way was this review influenced by the company of the product.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Warm Eyes For Fall

I haven't done a tutorial in a while and I knew I wanted this next one to be fall inspired so this is the look I came up with the other day. I would consider it a subtle smokey eye since it's not fully smothered in black eyeshadow but you can definitely smoke it out a lot more for more drama. I'm really looking forward to this fall season. As much as I love Summer, there's no better feeling than getting cozy and warm than feeling hot and sweaty. Haha! Anyway, more fall/smokey looks should be coming up soon so stay tuned! :)

UDPP in Eden
MAC Off the Radar pigment
Inglot #450 Pearl eyeshadow
MUFE #92 eyeshadow
Inglot #403 Pearl eyeshadow
MAC Carbon eyeshadow
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
AK Brand false eyelashes style #601


NYC Brow Pencil in Taupe
NYC Browser brow kit

NARS Laguna blush
MAC Marine Life highlight powder

Revlon Nude Attitude lipstick
MAC Mimmy lipglass

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Summer to Fall Transitional Look

For some of you who are still in school, Summer may be over for you now. I'm more of a literal person so Summer isn't technically over for me until September 23rd, but I am looking forward to this Fall season. I'm over this San Diego heat and I'm ready to wear my boots, cardigans, and scarves again. I like doing looks based on what season it is but I don't usually abide by this rule all the time. However, I tend to do more colorful looks in the Spring and Summer and more smokey looks in the Fall and Winter.

I did this look not knowing whether to do a Summer look or a Fall look so I decided to do an "inbetweenie". So I went for something a little bit smokey but still had a playful color to it. This look was completely done unintentionally. I didn't plan any colors ahead of time so I used a variety of colors from different brands of makeup I have. Hope you all enjoy it. Thanks! :)

UDPP in Eden
MAC Painterly paint pot
MAC Expensive Pink eyeshadow applied above the crease
Inglot 51 AMC eyesahdow applied above the crease
Sugarpill Love+ eyeshadow applied to the outer corner
MAC Fig 1. eyeshadow applied to the outer corner
MAC Carbon eyeshadow applied to the outer corner
MAC Brule eyeshadow applied to the lid
Inglot 08 AMC Shine eyeshadow applied to the center eyelid
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
MAC Smokder eye kohl applied to the lower lash line
Covergirl Lashblast mascara
Miss Adoro lashes #82

NYC Brow Pencil in Taupe
NYC Browser brow kit

NARS Laguna blush
NYX Mocha blush

NYX Tea Rose lipstick
MAC Nice Kitty lipglass (Hello Kitty collection, discontinued)