Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gold and plummy pink


Two posts in a row!!!  Yippee!!
I started this look knowing that I wanted to use Milani's Summer Sands on the lid.  I have decided to delve into some of the shadows I love but have been neglecting for a very long time and Summer Sands definitely falls into this category.  It is one of their single shadows, from the Runway collection, that is super glittery.  I would describe it as a beige gold, with tons and tons of gold glitter.  I find the best way to use any of these shadows is to use a damp brush to really get the glitter payoff.  It is beautiful.  After applying the lid color, I just started reaching for color after color after color.... I used many shadows today.

MAC Prep and Prime to prime skin
MAC Face and Body- C2
MAC Studio Fix Powder- C2 dusted on very lightly with fluffy powder brush
NYX Taupe blush-  contour
NYX Peach blush- cheeks
Maybelline Pink Please Lippie
NYX LaLa gloss over top of lippie

Milani Summer Sands applied with damp flat shader brush to lids, blended out at crease (glittery beige gold)
MAC Sunset B  applied with fluffy crease brush to outer edges and blended all the way into crease (satin finish dirty yellow pink)
MAC Passionate applied with denser crease brush to outer edges of lid and into crease (matte hot pink)
MAC Fig 1 with dense crease brush to outer edges of lids (matte midtone warm plummy purple)
Wet N Wild Lust Palette-  Darkest matte purple to deepen outer edges of lid and along lower lashes, light off white with sparkles as highlight

Lastly, this terrible shot that I had to include due to my cat's head poking out in the background :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I'm Back! Greens with MAC pigments.


It has been forever, I know, and my posting has become more and more sporadic.  I have been very boring with makeup lately, and have kinda been on a purchasing hiatus.  I did however, finally purchase MAC Face and Body foundation and am using it today for the first time.  I really like the way it photographs and am quite pleased with the natural/satin finish.... quite nice.  I purchased it in C2 and while at first I thought it might be the slightest bit dark for me, I actually quite like it once applied and set. It is sheer but buildable, and a very thin consistency.  It is my first time using it, and I will need a few days to really decide if I love it or not.

Today's look uses MAC pigments of which I have many, many samples but find myself ignoring them.  Here is a smokey-ish green look with a sharp outer V.

The colors are a bit deeper IRL :)

MAC Face and Body Foundation- C2
MAC MSF Natural to set
NYX Taupe blush- contour
Benefit Coralista- cheeks
NYX gloss in Natural- lips

UDPP  to prime
L'oreal HIP cream shadow pencil- Authentic  as base on lid, blended to just above crease (dark green)
MAC Chartreuse pigment on inner 1/3 of lids (shimmery yellow green)
MAC Emerald Green pigment on outer 2/3 of lids (shimmer true emerald green)
MAC Dark Soul pigment on outer V (soft black with shimmer and glitter)
MAC Soft Brown Sahdow-  crease. to soften edges of color (peachy light brown)
MAC Naked Pigment-  Brow Bone (shimmery nude)
NYX Barely There-  tear duct area, (cream with gold shimmer)
Ben Nye Cake Liner- black  upper lashline
Prestige Waterproof liner- black  waterlines (I really think I like these prestige pencils better than my Urban Decay ones, especially for the price)

Thanks for looking!!!