Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holiday Cranberry Glitz!

So I was feeling pretty festive this thanksgiving and wanted to do a fun golden-cranberry look. I took inspiration from MissMischievous from YouTube. It's a nice warm, golden look that really makes those green eyes pop. As well, it's fairly simple to do and takes no time at all. Enjoy!

MAC Soft Ochre paintpot
L'Oreal HIP Duo in Electrified (use the gold one)- all over lid
MAC e/s in Cranberry- blended into crease
Any matte dark brown e/s- blending into outer v and crease.
MAC e/s in Dazzlelight as a highlight
Stila Kajal eyeliner in Onyx- tightlight and waterline
Bourjois Liquid Clubbing eyeliner in Absolute Black- upper lash line
Ardell Demi Lashes
Lancome Defincils mascara in black

MAC lipliner in Soar
MAC lipstick in Gilty Kiss

Sunday, October 10, 2010

MAC Venomous Villains

Finally MAC's Disney Villains collection is out. I have waited for this collection all summer. It comprises of four different Disney Villains: Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians, The Evil Queen from Snow White and Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the Frog. Of course I pretty much had to have the majority of the Maleficent collection since Sleeping Beauty is my favorite Disney movie. Now, if only they had Ursula from The Little Mermaid my life would be complete. Well, not really, but this collection would have gotten even more cool points. The other three collections were quite neutral in color. Maleficent's collection is not only my favorite because of Sleeping Beauty but because of its dark, gothic colors. Last night I finally had the time to play around with my new goodies and this is one of the looks I did. I would have liked to use the eyeshadows wet. However, I'm all out of Fix+ and I do have a water sprayer at hand. Those are the only ways I know of to use pan eyeshadows wet without damaging the entire product. Expect another awesome look from this collection. Also, the Maleficent collection is very reminiscent from MAC's Style Black collection from September 2009. So if anyone has missed out on the mineralized eyeshadows like the black-glitter-purple (Young Punk) or black-glitter-blue (Blue Flame) this is your chance to purchase those dupes.  I myself missed out on Young Punk and I wish I hadn't. At least My Dark Magic is a close enough dupe for it, so not a total loss. The colors are fitting because Maleficent is green and purple and so is my eyeshadow combination :D Enjoy!

She Who Dares e/s (green part) on inner corner
My Dark Magic e/s (purple-pink part) on outer corner
My Dark Magic e/s (purple-blue part) in crease
MAC Dazzlelight e/s as a highlight
MAC eyeliner in Nocturnal on upper eyelid
Stila Kajal eyeliner in Onyx on the lower waterline and upper tightline
Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara

MAC Beauty Powder in Briar Rose

MAC lipliner in Soar
MAC lipstick in Dark Deed
MAC lipglass in Wrong Spell

Monday, September 13, 2010

Playing Around with the Urban Decay Naked Palette

As many of you know the must have make-up product of this Fall is Urban Decay's Naked Palette. With 16 eyeshadows and 2 pencil eyeliner's it is full of never-ending color combination's from night and day to natural and smokey. I'm also in love with its brownish-red eyeliner called "Whiskey" that debuted in this palette, it really makes green eyes pop as you'll see below. I'll probably do more looks with this palette. The one I did below is more of a natural smokey look.

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Toasted- all over the lid
Sin- used on the inner portion of the lid
Hustle- used on the outer portion of the lid and blended into crease
Virgin- used as a highlight
Whiskey eyeliner- used on upper lashline, lower waterline and upper tightline
Cover Girl Eyelights in Black Ruby
Benefit Browzings in light

Fresh's Bronzer Palette
Dior Rose Diamond shimmer brick

MAC lipliner in Soar
MAC Lady Gaga lipstick

Friday, July 23, 2010

Smoke and Diamonds's been awhile. With my Election Law class, having wisdom teeth surgery and recovering from a major sunburn, unfortunately make-up has taken a back seat this summer. However, I'm hoping that will change! I did a look partly inspired by Jane from New Moon/Eclipse. It didn't really turn out as dark as I'd like so I may go back and try again. I also might do a vampire series. Though with this tanned skin I've got going, it's going to be difficult to pale out my skin. Oh well, I'm up for the challenge. Anyways, as always enjoy!

Urban Decay Primer Potion as base
Benefit's pewter eyeshadow from the smokin' palette (used all over lids and blended into crease)
NARS e/s in Night Breed (blended into crease)
MAC e/s in Dazzlelight (as highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero (lower waterline and upper tightline)--> make this really dark and dramatic. Also you can blended it out for added drama :D
Bourjois Clubbing liquid eyeliner in Absolute Black (upper lashline)
Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara

Benefit lipgloss in Raspberry

Monday, May 17, 2010

Red Red Wine

School's out for the summer! Or until May 25th when I start my summer class on Election Law and the Electoral System! Enjoy this wine colored smoky look!

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Naked Lunch e/s all over lid
MAC Deep Damson smoked out into creased
MAC Grand Entrance as highlight
Bourjois liquid eyeliner in Absolute Black on upper lashline
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil eyeliner in Zero on waterline
Maybelline Stiletto Mascara

MAC MSF in Perfect Topping
Benefit High Beam

MAC Viva Glam Lady Gaga lipstick

Thursday, February 25, 2010

IMATS Vancouver

Ok, I gave in and did the make up look that is on the main page for IMATS Vancouver here. I just did the face part, I wasn't so inclined to do the entire neck and shoulder part. Also, I'm pretty sure they used an airbrushing machine for that part, else it would have taken awhile to do. Anyways, here is my interpretation of it! I really enjoyed doing this look and being more creative than usual. I might have to do this again for a theme party sometime.

Lime Crime e/s in Duchess (used wet)
NARS Night Breed
Revlon pencil eyeliner in Black
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara

Any dark purple color and I mixed it with a bit of black shadow

MAC Honey Light Powder

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New York Fashion Week

Last week was the yearly anticipated NYC Fashion Week. As I was browsing through one of my online make up site: Temptalia, I came across this runway look from Gwen Stefan's LAMB collection. So, I decided to do my own spin on it. I went a little more dramatic for the eyebrows and did a more smaller pout with my lips. Overall I really liked it. It kind of turned out looking more Geisha-esq, but it was a fun look to play with. Remember, be creative as you'd like! Don't like it, wash it off later :D

Revlon pencil eyeliner in Black
MAC Shadestick in Sharkskin
Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara

any red lip liner (make sure to color in your lips after lining)
MAC Russian Red lipstick
any clear gloss (just dabbed in the middle of the lips)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

D&G Inspired

I was reading a magazine the other day and this look I had to do. I love the make up ofold Hollywood and I love Scarlett Johansson, so it was a no brainer to try this look. It's pretty simple, although doing perfect red lips can be tricky. Just follow my lip tricks and doing a red lip won't be as scary as you thought. I also debated putting this look up because I wasn't as happy I thought I would be with the look. However, it is a good look for simple eyes and bold lips. A tribute to the 1940s Hollywood :)

Two Faced Eye Shadow Insurance
MAC paintpot in Bare Study
MAC Jest e/s all over lids, up to brow
Urban Decay Scratch e/s blended with Jest
MAC Satin Taupe e/s blended into the crease
MAC Dazzlelight e/s as highlight
MAC Goldmine e/s blended into lid
Bourjois liquid clubbing eyeliner in Absolute Black on upper lashline, winged out
Any white eyeliner on the lower waterline
Benefit's Browzings in Light

Benefit HighBeam
MAC MSF in Petticoat

1) concealer to mute out all lipcolor
2) Any red lipliner, fill in after you line the lips (this will make the color last longer) and make sure to excentuate the cupid's bow for that perfect pout!
3) MAC Russian Red lipstick or you can use any blue tone red lipstick (blue tones make your teeth look whiter, whereas the orange/yellow tones make your teeth look more
4) clear lipgloss-- you can skip this step if you want a more matte look.
5) Finally, go around your lips with your concealer (use a small angled brush with hard bristles) to add precision to your lips and make it look more clean.

Green Smokes

I have absolutely fallen in love with my MAC Greensmoke eyeshadow. There is something about the combination of greens/golds that really bring out the green in hazel eyes. Enjoy!

Two Faced Eye Shadow Insurance
MAC Shadestick in Butternutty- all over lid
MAC Greensmoke e/s- all over lid
NARS Night Porter e/s- in crease and blended upward/lower lashline
NARS Night Breed e/s- in crease (to add depth to the Night Porter)/outer lower lashline
MAC Goldmine e/s- inner lid and crease/inner lower lashline
MAC Dazzlelight e/s- highlight
Bourjois liquid Clubbing eyeliner in Absolute Black- upper lashline
Revlon pencil eyeliner in Black on waterline and tightline
Estee Lauder Lash Primer
Covergirl Eyelights Mascara in Ruby
Benefit Browzings in Light

Benefit High Beam
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

any light concealer
Fresh's Lip Conditioner
Lancome Vue e/s (or any pinky-gold color)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dramatic Purples

I love dramatic, smoky purple eyes. So enjoy! Also look forward to my Alice in Wonderland series of know since the long-awaited movie is only a month away :D

Two Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
Loreal HIP creme base in Eggplant- apply all over lids
Dior e/s in Diorstar (the darker shade)- applied over the Eggplant and blended into crease/lower lashline
NARS e/s in Night Breed- blended into crease and upward/outer lower lashline
MAC e/s in Dazzlelight- highlight color
Dior e/s in Night Butterfly (the light violet shade)- blended into inner corner/inner lower lashline
Bourjois liquid clubbing eyeliner in Absolute Black- upper lashline
Revlon eyeliner pencil in Black- lower waterline and upper tightline
Estee Lauder eyelash Primer
Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara
Benefit Browzings in Light

Benefit High Beam
MAC Petticoat MSF

Any concealer (my lips are currently way chapped so they are a dark red color right now, so this helped mute out my lip color)
Any clear lip gloss- I used Fresh's Lip conditioner
Two Faced e/s in Boy Toy- dabbed over lips to add a pop of color