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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Go To Look

Hello again! My look of the day is one I do often. I'm not saying I wear this everyday or anything, but when I want to look nice but am not feeling creative this is one of my go to looks. Honestly, my everyday look is not that exciting as its usually just my foundation routine, blush, mascara, and a nude lipstick or gloss. So yeah, this look would make for a better post!






Don't mind the awkward half smile lol!

Products used:


  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Painterly Paint Pot
  • MAC Melon pigment on lid
  • Milani Rich Java eyeshadow in crease and under lower lash line
  • MAC Ricepaper on brow bone
  • Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero
  • Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara
  • Anastasia brow pencil in Soft Brown
  • Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Buff
  • Palladio Rice Powder in Natural
  • Nars Deep Throat blush (one of my favorite ever blushes!)
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Porcelain Pink
  • Benefit Boi-ing concealer (lightest shade)
  • Lorac Nude Beach lipstick (if I only had one lipstick this would be it!)

It's a pretty easy look to achieve overall. I also wanted to post a pic of my nails I did the other day. I'm terrible with polish so it was stickers again! These ones are Sally Hanson. I can't remember the the name but I love how cheerful and summery these look!








Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tardis Inspired Makeup

Let geekery and makeup unite! Doctor Who is one of my favorite shows and waiting for the new season this fall is agonizing! I was inspired to do this look after reading some articles on the BBC website. I have to admit I love the "new" Doctor Who best (meaning the the 2005 reboot) but I still enjoy some of the classic Tom Baker episodes as well. Thanks to my dad for having me watch 'The Ark in Space' and 'The Androids of Tara'!






Eyes:

  • Palladio Herbal Eye Primer
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk
  • MAC Platinum Pigment, inner third of eye
  • Urban Decay Polyester Bride, tear duct area
  • Urban Decay Ransom mixed with MAC Deep Truth, outer third and crease
  • MAC Contrast, outer V blended into crease
  • Unknown white matte shadow mixed with Mac Blanc Type on browbone and to blend
  • MAC Freshwater under lashline and to blend the middle of the lid
  • Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero
  • Cargo Better than Waterproof mascara
  • Ardell Accent Lashes
  • Urban Decay Buck to fill brows 








I even went a bit timelordy with the outfit! I wore blue and white and wore my pocket watch necklace.










For the rest of my face I did the usual foundation routine and wore a mix of Benefit Coralista and MAC Peaches for blush. For the lips I applied NYX Pumpkin Pie Lipstick and one of my Stila Lip Glazes (I forget which one).







Ahh Eleven... I love him but I miss Ten sometimes






Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Water Sign-Pisces Inspired Look

Hola again! Inspiration hit me so I guess it's two posts this week! I was playing around with eyeshadows the other day and realized I hadn't done a look with blues in awhile. I really wanted to use my MUG Shimmermint shadow as well because it's such a gorgeous color but I haven't really experimented with it much. So this is the look I came up with:







The ocean colors reminded me of my astrological sign, Pisces. I realize this is not the most wearable look but I wanted to get creative. I think it might be fun to do another astrological look but we'll see! I'll play around and see what I come up with!


Products:

  • MUG Shimmermint
  • MAC Freshwater
  • MAC Deep Truth
  • MAC Contrast
  • MAC Moon's Reflection
  • MAC Blanc Type
  • MAC Vanilla
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Sabbath
  • Cargo Better Than Waterproof mascara
  • Anastasia Brow Pencil in Soft Brown
  • MAC Lipstick in Blankety



Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sweet Target Finds

I think I may be a little behind on discovering the ELF Elements Custom Compact but I am definitely glad I did! I was looking around my local Target and I spotted this bargain priced beauty!  They are only a few bucks and you can find them at most drugstores.






This is a sleek and sturdy customizable plastic palette that is magnetic and holds 4 shadows.  They are meant to be used to hold ELF eyeshadow pans, but will work for any eyeshadow pan that is the same size and shape.







I used mine to hold a few of my MAC shadows. I should mention, MUG eyeshadows will fit in this as well, but you will need to glue magnetic strips or dots to them. Same goes for de-potted MAC shadows. However, the shadows I placed in there were the MAC Pro-Palette refill pans , so they already had magnets on the bottom of the pan and popped right in! Colors shown: Mulch, Vanilla, Samoa Silk, and Contrast. This palette also came with a little applicator, but I knew it was something I wouldn't use so I threw it out. It just seemed too small to be able to use to apply eyeshadow.







I found this in the office supply aisle! It's meant for pens and junk, but as soon as I saw this I thought it would great for organizing and storing eyeliners and such. I used it for lip liners, eyebrow stuff, mascara, and my NYX Jumbo Pencils as well. I really like looking around Target to find cool makeup storage options. They have a lot of cute colorful stuff that's pretty reasonably priced. It's really so much much easier to utilize your collection when it's organized.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Summer Sun Inspired Makeup

Anyone that knows me will know that summer is not my favorite season. I loved it as a kid because I loved going swimming and having family barbecues. But now it's just a little to hot and muggy for my taste. There are some good things about summer though, like brighter makeup looks! Well, and the 4th of July is fun, but anywho...back on topic. This isn't really an overly bright look,  but I think it would add a little sunshine to daytime or work makeup.




I used Palladio Herbal Eye Primer and NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk allover my lid to prime and create a blank canvas. I applied MAC Ricepaper from lid to brow bone. I then applied a mixture of MAC Amber Lights and Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear in my crease and swept it down under my lower lash line. I put a little more Ricepaper  in the tear duct area. Next I added mascara, liner, filled in the brows, and put on my Ardell 107 lashes.













The full face. Forgot the foundation, but the blush is Glow by MUD. (my favorite blush right now! I like it better than my NARS ones and it's a lot cheaper!) On my lips I am wearing Lorac lipstick in Vanity and Stila Lip Glaze in Kaleidoscope. Oh, and my highlighter is NARS Albatross.





This is before I added highlighter, a second coat of mascara, and false lashes. So you can definitely tone down this look even more if you want. Another thing I might add: this look would be perfect for blue-eyed gals. Browns, yellows, and oranges are opposite on the color wheel and so they will really make your eyes pop!



Monday, May 14, 2012

Prom Hair and Makeup

One of my other passions besides makeup is hair. I started cosmetology school in 2008 and have been working in a salon for 2 years. I love the creative aspect of hair and the endless possibilities it presents. So it should come as no surprise that I absolutely love prom season! The sky is the limit when it comes to prom styles. And this year I got to apply makeup to a few lovely ladies as well!





This is the hair and makeup I did for our receptionist's junior prom. It took over 45 minutes to curl all of her hair because it is so long and thick! I also wanted to make sure the curls were tight because her hair doesn't hold curl well.










I did her her hair for homecoming last year as well. I also helped her with her eyeshadow. I love working on her; she's such a sweet and pretty girl!







Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Using the Too Faced Natural Palette

This is a look I did recently using my Too Faced Natural Palette. I've had this palette for awhile, but haven't created any looks with it for a few months.





I used my UDPP (Urban Decay primer potion) all  over my lid. I then applied the color Honey Pot to the lid, blended a little bit of Erotica in the crease and lower lash line, and put Heaven on the brow bone. So a pretty simple look overall. All i did then for the eyes was apply liner, mascara, and filled in my brows. Well, okay, I did apply false eyelashes but that's optional, if you are going for a daytime or natural look.








This palette is great because it's so versatile and you create a lot of different looks. It's also wonderful for beginners because the colors all complement  each other and there's even little idea cards included if you having trouble figuring out where to apply what.