Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Today I'm going to walk you through my everyday face makeup! Here's a picture. Obviously edited, but I love this effect. :)
To start off, I always apply makeup to a clean, washed and moisturized face.
Then I apply my favorite primer: Korres Vitamin E Face Primer.
After that, I conceal any red spots, and dark circles with Benefit's Boi-ing Concealer in 02.
Next I apply BareMinerals Original Foundation in N2 with an Ecotools bronzer brush. I go over any spots I may have missed with the same foundation using the Full Flawless Face Brush.
After foundation, I love to conceal under my eyes with BareMinerals Well-rested Eye Brightener using the Max Coverage Concealer Brush.
Then I dust BareMinerals Mineral Veil all over my skin with the Flawless Face Brush.
Next I use BareMinerals Faux Tan All Over Face Color with the same brush. I apply this in a c-shape starting above my eyebrows in the temple area, and ending underneath my cheek bones.
I use the blush of my choice next. In this photo, I'm wearing MAC's Plum Foolery. I apply blush with a MAC 116.
The highlight that I use is MAC's Nylon Eyeshadow. I use a basic blush brush for this, and I apply it high up on my cheek bones, and right above my eye brows.
not my everyday eye makeup, I switch it up daily, this is just a simple neutral; natural look
As a base, I use MAC's Painterly Paint Pot.
I apply Urban Decay's Naked Eyeshadow all over the lid, and blend it out.
I use Urban Decay's Virgin Eyeshadow as a highlight under my brow bone, and on the inner third of my eyes.
For my crease, I use MAC's Woodwinked Eyeshadow. I blend that up toward the brow bone, and into my eyelid.
The pencil I use to line my waterline is MAC's NC15/NW20 Chromagraphic Pencil, then on the inner tear ducts I use MAC's I Get No Kick Eye Kohl.
I curl my lashes, and apply Dior's Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum on both the upper and lower lashes.
And the I apply one coat of MAC's False Lash mascara on both the upper and lower lashes.
I first apply a moisturizer to my lips, I like Eucerin's Aquaphor since I am allergic to chapstick.
Then I use a clean concealer brush to apply Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic's Hush Lip Tar
Sunday, January 02, 2011
I recently placed an order with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Yay! I became interested in their Lip Tars when I read the ingredient list, and didn't find Propylene Glycol listed. I ordered one Lip Tar in "Hush" and one Loose Colour Concentrate in "Obscure".
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What adorable packaging! The green tissue paper is so fun!
OCC "Hush" Lip Tar, OCC "Obscure" Loose Colour Concentrate
$12.50, & $11.50 @ Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (.com)
The lip tar is a nice nude pink. It's the perfect pair to a smokey eye or simple makeup. The lip tars are so pigmented, you only need less than a pea size amount of product. They have ridiculous lasting power! It's crazy, it's even hard to try to rub them off your lips!
The Loose Colour Concentrate is beautiful. It's a white pigment with bright teal reflects. This shade is absolutely gorgeous on the eyes, and very wearable. I like to pair it with MAC eyeshadow in "Hold My Gaze" with Urban Decay's "Creep" eyeshadow in the crease.
I just wanted to add these quick swatches and product photos. I told you all on YouTube I would be getting more Cham Pale products! :)
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MAC "Chilled On Ice" Paint Pot, MAC "NC15/NW20" Chromagraphic Pencil
$16.50, & $14.50 @ MAC Locations
Friday, December 31, 2010
ANOTHER haul. Does this seem crazy to anyone else? Hahah! But really, I just used a coupon and a could gift cards to place my Ulta order. I received it in the mail yesterday, December 30th.
I bought one skincare product, I have always been in love with deep exfoliates and scrubs. I found one from Korres and I knew I had to get it.
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Korres Pomegranate Cleansing Scrub
$21.00 @ Ulta, Sephora @ Korres
I am in love this with scrub! It's infused with olive branch and pomegranate extract, and it doesn't have any harsh chemicals or ingredients. This scrub is quite harsh on the skin itself. I find it okay to be harsh because the result is fabulous. My skin has never been softer from any other product. It was so smooth and soft. It's great for my dry skin even though it's targeted to more oily complexions. No more flake-y-ness! I highly recommend this scrub to everyone.
When I thought I was done filling up my "shopping cart", I quickly decided to throw in a Korres Lip Butter.
Korres "Pomegranate" Lip Butter
$10.00 @ Ulta, Korres, & Sephora
I already own one Lip Butter in the shade "Wild Rose". This shade goes on as a dark pigmented pink-y red. I like using it better at night time before bed because it is such a good lip treatment for my allergy prone lips! The "Pomegranate" shade is much more wearable for me during the day, it's a medium peach-y pink.
I have been in love with BareMinerals by Bare Escentuals lately. I really wanted to try out the "Faux Tan" All Over Face Color, and the "Well Rested" Eye Brightener.
BareMinerals "Faux Tan" All Over Face Color
$18.00 @ Ulta, Bare Escentuals, & Sephora
I already own the All Over Face Color in "Warmth", but that shade is a little to red for my skin. I love "Faux Tan" because it is a lot more brown-based, and really illuminates the face without looking too fake.
BareMinerals "Well Rested" Eye Brightener
$18.00 @ Ulta, Bare Escentuals, & Sephora
I can't get enough of this product. It does exactly what I think it should do for me - cover dark circles, and brighten underneath the eye. This is a very very yellow based product, which heals to cancel out redness. I love it because it doesn't become cake-y or settle into the lines underneath my eyes. It sort of melts into the skin without disappearing. Love it!
BareMinerals "Faux Tan" All Over Face Color, BareMinerals "Well Rested" Eye Brightener
One last thing! My new love - Benefit's Boxed Powder in "Bella Bamba"!
Benefit "Bella Bamba" Boxed Powder
$28.00 @ Benefit, Ulta, & Sephora
This golden watermelon pink is to die for! It;s so pigmented and soft, and very illuminating. I also actually like the brush it comes with, it's not your typical oh-we'll-just-throw-that-useless-brush-in-as-a-bonus-so-the-consumer-thinks-they are-getting-more applicator. It;s actually soft and great when it comes to picking up product.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Hey again! I picked up a few things at Sephora yesterday; the Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Palette; Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum; Korres Cherry Lip Gloss, and a Korres Showergel Duo.
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Tarina Tarantino "Sparklicity Palette"
$39.00 @ Sephora
This palette is perfect for anyone who loves shimmer. It features 5 smooth, soft, easy to work with sparkly eye shadows. These shadows are all very pigmented, with the exception of "Rosette" and "Fril". These shades are sheerer when it comes to pigmentation, but they have more sparkle than the other shades.
Korres "11 Light Pink" Cherry Full Colour Gloss
$17.00 @ Sephora
I love this lipgloss because I'm not allergic to it, hahah! But really, this gloss is semi-pigmented and very rich. It feels sticky to the touch when using your fingers, but on the lips it feels almost like a thick lip butter. It's very soft and glossy, and not too shiny.
Tarina Tarantino "Sparklicity Palette", Korres "11 Light Pink" Cherry Full Colour Gloss
Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
$28.00 @ Sephora
I can't believe what this does for my lashes. It goes on white before you apply mascara, and dries quickly. One coat on both top and bottom lashes is enough to get the full effect. After applying your favorite mascara you will see the results. It amplifies your favorite mascara to the extreme. I used MAC False Lashes mascara in these pictures below on top of the maximizer. Amazing? YES.
Without Diorshow Maximizer
With Diorshow Maximizer
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I was extremely excited for the new collections at MAC, as a lot of you were too I'm sure! I only picked up two things from Cham Pale, but I am planning on getting more. I also picked up the new False Lashed mascara, and a new brush. Enjoy!
MAC "I Get No Kick" Eye Kohl
$14.50 @ MAC Locations
I really love this pencil. This is my first MAC eye liner, and I have to say that I am pretty impressed! This shade offers a lots of shine and sparkle, it's great for brightening in the water line and on the inner corners of the eyes. I can't wait to keep using it!
MAC "Let Me Pop" Paint Pot
$16.50 @ MAC Locations
The paint pots released with the Cham Pale collection are fantastic. They are super sparkly and have a ton of shine. "Let Me Pop" is the warmer, more coppery antique gold color of the four paint pots. It's absolutely gorgeous. My only complaint about the glittery paint pots is that they feel gritty when it comes to blending other eye shadows on top of them. I guess it's something I will just have to work out!
MAC "Let Me Pop" Paint Pot, MAC "I Get No Kick" Eye Kohl
MAC 219 Pencil Brush
$24.50 @ MAC Locations
I really really really needed this brush. Hahah! It's my perfect way of creating an outer v...which is one of the things that is so hard for me to figure out! I love how dense and stiff the bristles are. This brush applies color so well, and is good for slight blending.
MAC False Lashes Mascara
MAC False Lashes Mascara
$18.00 @ MAC Locations
To me, this mascara does exactly what it's name suggests. It creates the illusion of longer and fuller lashes, without paying for false lashes! It reminds me a little of the mascara by Revlon that has the double ends and makes little black tubes at the ends of your lashes! The picture below is the best I could get, it doesn't do any justice for the product though. This mascara really is amazing.
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Saturday, December 25, 2010
Mom and I
hat from Mom
Dad, Mom, and brother Robert
Sharpie markers I asked for!
pink iPod Nano 6g from my parents
50GB hard drive from Dad
diamond "promise ring" from my boyfriend Nick
energy gemstone bracelet from Nick's Grandma (aw!)
I also received a $50 Ulta gift card from my Aunt Cathy and Uncle Dave; another $50 Ulta gift card from my Aunt Patti;, a set of gloves and a scarf from Mom; a full length mirror from my parents; another Wii Remote from my brother Robert; a memory foam pillow and pillowcase from Mom and hair clips and rhinestone bobby pins from my sister Sam. What did you guys get?? :)
Sunday, December 19, 2010
I have never really been into blue eye shadows before, but I fell in love with Contrast; a deep navy blue with a velvet finish. I love to use it in my crease with other simple, neutral shades, or with black to create and intense smokey eye.
I also picked up Honour, which is a frosty blush. It's more of a skin tone color with a heavy golden shimmer. I love to use this on my cheekbones and as a highlight. Beautiful!