Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Urban Decay Vice Palette

Today I went to Ikea to do some shopping for curtains and kitchen supplies.  I had a leisurely morning and had plenty of time to play around with makeup, and I should have taken the opportunity to really play around with camera settings and I didn't.  Next time! So to Ikea I went, with a full face of makeup and bright orangey red lips!

I used:
Revlon Colorstay Whipped in Buff and Sand Beige mixed
NYX Taupe Blush to contour
MAC Warm Soul Blush on cheeks
MAC ProLongwear Concealer under eyes (NW20)
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder to set
Lips Rimmel Kate Lipstick in #12 atop MAC Kiss me Quick lip pencil

MAC Painterly PP to prime lids
Urban Decay Echo Beach and Armor mixed, patted on inner 2/3 of lid
UD Desperation blended onto outer 1/3 of lid and into crease a tad
UD Black Market to deepen outer corners, and along lower lashline
UD Anonymous on browbone
Rimmel Waterproof Kohl pencil- black on waterline
MAC Cream Cake Liner  on upper lashline
Cover Girl LashBlast Volume mascara

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Teal and Taupe

Hello All,

I was inspired today by  Claire Ashley on YouTube.  I recently discovered her videos and totally fell for this look.  It allows for a bright pop of color, while still remaining predominantly neutral.  For me, this look is completely work appropriate but might not be for some.  I love the color choices and that the look plays a bit with shadow texture- matte vs. shimmer.  I did not have most of the shadows she used, but I made it work with what I had.  The Maybelline Stylish Smokes Quad in Natural Smokes contains almost all the colors needed with the exception of the light bright teal and the transition crease color.  This quad contains a satin taupe dupe, a perfect matte highlight shade, a Mac Tempting dupe and a Mac Smut dupe!  The satin taupe shade is a bit tricky to work with- has lots of fall out so I would recommend applying this before foundation.  It also helps to mist the brush with some sort of setting spray to help the product adhere.

Face (no full face pics today)
MAC Matchmaster foundation in 1.5
MAC pro-longwear concealer in NW 20 under eyes
NYX Taupe blush to contour
Inglot blush #29 (matte peach)
MAC soft and gentle MSF as highlight
Lips Maybelline color whisper in lust for blush

Coastal Scents shadow worx primer
NYX JEP in milk on inner corners of eyes
Maybelline Stylish Smokes Quad Natural Smokes- Satin Taupe dupe on lid up to crease
MAC Wedge to buff out crease/transition color
Maybelline Natural Smokes - dark matte brown to deepen outer corner, and on lower lashline.  Matte off-white on brow bone and bronzey brown to smoke out lower lashline
ELF huge colorful shadow palette- light natte teal, applied atop the milk on inner corners
MAC Prunella liner on water line
MAC Cream cake liner (pro product) applied with liner brush and some fix plus on upper lash line
Cover girl lashblast volume- very black

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

MUG Cosmopolitan


I recently purchased Makeup Geek Cosmopolitan eyeshadow, along with a few other of the newer shades.  It is a lovely peachy golden pink, comparable to MAC's expensive pink.  Like many of MUG's shadows, it is richly pigmented and lovely to work with.  I feel that Cosmopolitan is a bit brighter and more pink than it's MAC counterpart, so I do not regret having both in my collection.  I am using a brand new camera, the first DSLR I have ever owned and am still in the learning process.  This look uses Makeup Geek and Wet n' Wild shadows.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation in Buff and Sand Beige mixed (mostly Buff with a tiny dab of sand beige to warm it up)
NYX Taupe Powder Blush to contour cheekbones
Benefit Coralista Blush on cheekbones
Lips sadly nothing in these pics, but ended up adding some Maybelline Color Whisper in Pin Up Peach

MAC Painterly PP to prime lids
MUG Nearly Naked in crease as transition color
WnW Lust Palette Vanilla shade on inner corners of lids and brow bone
MUG Cosmoplitan patted all over lid to crease
Rimmel Waterproof Kohl liner- black , on waterline and smudged onto lower lashline
WnW Lust Palette midtone matte purple on outer V and blended into crease a bit, also smudged atop kohl liner on lower lashline
WnW Lust Palette darker matte pruple to deepen outer V
Physician's Formula Lash Boosting Serum Liquid Liner on upper lashline
Cover Girl LashBlast Volume- black

I Need something on those lipssss!!!