Monday, November 30, 2009

Request: Carrie Underwood Play On look

Here is the look I am trying to duplicate today (you can click and make it bigger):

Here are the products I used:

- Mac Studio Fix powder in NC25
- Mac Select Moisturecover concealer in NW20 (pretty much all over face)
- NYC Smooth Skin face powder in Translucent (all over, she has really light skin)
- Rimmel blush in Pink Rose

- Mac e/s in Lucky Tom (upper crease, very heavily blended)
- Urdan Decay e/s in Smog (inner crease, again heavily blended)
- Revlon e/s in Vintage Lace (brow and inner corner highlight)
- Rimmel smokey noir quad, the black color (all over eyelid and lower lash line)
- Wet 'n Wild Island Blues trio, the dark blue (under smudged black liner on lower lash line)
- Sephora waterproof liner in Deep Black (smudged on top and bottom)
- L'Oreal Voluminous mascara in Brown Black

- Merle Norman gloss in Sweetness

- You should use a matte taupe/brown for the inner lid color, I didn't have a matte one so the sparkle comes through and I didn't want it to. I did everything I could to matte it out but as you can see, it's still sparkly! Mac has a few colors that would work great.
- Don't use the gloss I used... it tastes awful! Luckily it's just a sample.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

HAUL and purple/pink look

I got new stuffs! Well, mostly today, but also in general over the last few days.

Here's the haul:
- Finger Paints nail polish in Candy Cane Shimmer (gorgeous!)
- China Glaze nail polish in Harmony
- L'Oreal Voluminous mascara in Brown Black
- L'Oreal Lineur Intense liquid liner in Carbon Black
- NYX round lipstick in "Chaos"
- Rimmel minerals nail polish in Black Satin (I think these are discontinued... whatever, it was $1.79!)
- Rimmel blush in Pink Rose
- NYX eyeshadow in White (just a matte white)
- Ulta's shower smoothie (mini bottle!) in Berrylicious. Dear god, it smells amazing!

I think I bought more nail polish a while ago but I don't feel like pulling them out and naming them, lol!

So here is my look for today:

- Usual routine! I am boring... Mac studio fix powder in NC25, Select Moisturecover in NW20, and just a little translucent powder

- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Mac e/s in Folie (brows)
- Mac e/s in Sushi Flower (upper crease and as a bit of blush)
- Mac e/s in Cranberry (lower crease)
- Maybelline e/s in Amethyst (on lid and outer lower lash line)
- Rimmel e/s from the smokey noir quad, using the black only (outer V)
- Barry M dazzledust in #85, it's a neon hot pink (inner lower lashline)
- Mac e/s in White Frost (inner corner)
- Revlon e/s in Vintage Lace
- Sephora waterproof eyeliner in Deep Black
- Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara in Jet Black (I think)
- 2True glitter mascara color #1 (just cheap stuff... you can use glitter liner)

- I whited out my lips with translucent powder first
- CoverGirl Trushine lipstick in Plum Shine
- Mac dazzleglass in Extra Amps

Hope you enjoy! I totally messed my lipstick up before the photos...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Eyeliner Experiment For Rob :)

This actually grew on me. I didn't like it at first and I will admit that I now need an even smaller brush to get the eyeliner right but I do like it. I think I may rock this out sometime.

- usual routine, Mac Studio Fix in NC25/Mac select moisturecover concealer in NW20
- Mac e/s in Sushi Flower as blush

- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Mac e/s in Folie (brows)
- Mac e/s in White Frost (inner corner and brow)
- Mac e/s in Juxt (inner eyelid and up into brow)
- Mac e/s in Swimming (upper crease)
- Beauty from the Earth minerals in Green Apple (outer crease into Swimming)
- Mac e/s in Humid (lower outer crease into outer eyelid)
- Mac fluidline in Blacktrack
- Mac eyeliner in Minted
- CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara in Emerald whateverthefuck (stuff is absolute crap)

- Merle Norman lipgloss in Hot Stuff (love this color but the tube is awful!)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

LOTD: Thanksgiving!

Again, stole a few basic ideas from MissChievous on YouTube but used completely different colors. I love this one! It's so smokey and sultry. Anddd I forgot to put on mascara before the photos, lol.

- Mac Studio Fix powder in NC25
- Mac mineralize skin finish in Gold Deposit (high on cheeks)
- Mac blush in Prism

- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Mac e/s in Folie (brows)
- Mac e/s in Coppering (all over eyelid)
- L'oreal HIP e/s duo in Flamboyant (using the gold above the coppering)
- Revlon e/s in Vintage Lace (brow highlight)
- Wet 'n Wild Belgian Chocolates e/s (using the darkest brown in the crease/outer v and down on lower lash line)
- Mac e/s in Amber Lights (lower lash line, inside)
- Sephora e/s Pearl #8 (inner corner)
- Sephora waterproof eyeliner in Deep Black (smudged on top and bottom waterline)
- Maybelline Colossal mascara in Classic Brown

- Mac marbelized lipglass in Nice Mix Up
- Mac lustreglass in Springbean (center of lips)
- Mac e/s in White Frost (on cupid's bow)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

LOTD: Sephora's Holiday Makeup

I stole the base idea from MakeupGeek (Marlena) and just used different products.

- Mac Studio Fix powder in NC25
- Mac e/s in Sushi Flower (used as blush)
- Mac mineralize skinfinish in Gold Deposit (above the blush)

- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- NYX e/s in Lanikai (lid)
- Mac e/s in Hepcat (inner crease)
- Mac e/s in Shimmermoss (outer crease and lower lashline)
- Mac e/s in White Frost (tear duct)
- Revlon e/s in Vintage Lace (brow highlight and blending)
- Merle Norman eyeliner pencil in Night Navy
- Palladio dark blue eyeshadow, unnamed (outer bottom lashline)
- Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara in Very Black

I ended up changing it after I took the pics and just went with Mac's dazzleglass in Funtabulous. The hot pink was good for photos but just wasn't wearable. I just used a cheapie 99 cent Wet 'n Wild lipstick.

Monday, November 23, 2009

LOTD: Smokey Teal

Okay... okay... I lied. This isn't my look of TODAY. But it was a look of mine that I'm posting here instead of just on Facebook. I loved this one :)

I did a muted version of this during the day. Just use a clear gloss with some gold shimmer and don't use the dark brown in the crease, instead just use the lighter.

- NARS makeup primer (it's a sample, seems to work pretty well but man is it expensive)
- Mac Select Moisturecover concealer in NW20
- Mac Studio Fix powder foundation in NC25
- Bit of translucent powder

- Clinique All About Eyes cream (under eyes)
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Sephora Eye Brightener pencil
- Mac e/s in Shimmermoss (all over lid and in the bottom inner corner)
- Mac e/s in Amber Lights (crease and into inner corner, also under eye in center)
- Mac e/s in Folie (on brows, mixed with Lucky Tom in crease)
- Mac e/s in Lucky Tom (from Hello Kitty palette... same as above)
- Sephora e/s in Pearl #8 (I really wish they'd name these... brow highlight and inner corner highlight)
- Sephora mini eyeliner in Glitter Brown (top and bottom in waterline)
- Ulta eyeliner in Golden Eyes (bottom waterline)
- Maybelline Colossal mascara in Classic Brown

- Mac blush in Prism
- Mac mineralize s/f in Gold Deposit (only just above the blush)

- The Body Shop lipstick #11/Plum (I would more recommend a lipstick like Twig from Mac or any nude pinky brown... I need to get one)
- Mac dazzleglass in Get Rich Quick (GORGEOUS)
Quick tips:
- Don't use 2 coats of the mascara I used. I knew about this and had forgotten, man does it flake horribly.
- For the darkening of the crease, use a small shader brush (example: sephora's small shader #23) and mix the two colors together, then create a V in your outer crease, blend, but don't blend too heavy. It may take a few layers to get it dark enough. Bring the color down into your lower lashline as well.
- Pairing this with a teal nail polish = hot

Perfume Review: Stella by Stella McCartney

Brand: Stella McCartney
Item Name: Stella
Price: Roll-On (.33 oz) - $17, 1 oz - $48, 1.6 oz - $70, 3.3 oz - $89
Where to buy: Pretty much any perfume counter, I got my roll on at Sephora

First off, let me say that I wish the internet had smell-o-vision. This perfume is seriously amazing. There are barely words to describe how awesome this scent is and I'm going to try to blog about it. I will start by saying that I know little about perfume. I don't really keep up with it as I'm very picky about what I wear in terms of scent. I'm a Bath and Body Works $12 body spray sort of girl. My dad bought me a bottle of Dior's Addict when I was 17 and all my girl friends were ooh'ing and aah'ing and I was like... it smells nice. Really, I was.

I was in Sephora with my friend Amanda and she suggested this perfume (it was at the little endcap aisles in front of the registers... damn you Sephora). I normally don't agree with her on scents so I tried it half expecting to hate it, and I loved it. It is a perfect blend between feminine (which I equate to floralish old lady scents) and sexy (Sensual Amber... omg). I love the way it smells on me. Bear in mind that perfumes smell different on everyone so you may want to give this a shot in the store, and then walk around for an hour or so with it on. I've had scents that have literally changed on me a few hours in and smelled awful (can anyone say Moonlight Path).

According to Sephora, Stella has notes of rose, peony, mandarin, rose absolute and amber. I think it's the amber that does it for me personally. It also lists Dior J'Adore (which I hate) Ralph by Ralph Lauren as similar scents. I can't say that I agree, but anyway.

Overall, for $17, the roll on was definately worth it. I think the only downside I can find is that the scent doesn't last as long as I'd want it to. I think it may be that it's a roll on, but I like to still know I have perfume on 5-6 hours after I apply it, and this one I would notice completely disappeared after 3 or 4.

As a final note before pictures, Sephora is running a special on this with purchase of the 3.3 oz bottle, you will get a stella charm bracelet at checkout. I dunno if this is any good, but if you're interested... lol.