Saturday, May 25, 2013

My Week in Review

Alright then.  This is going to be a rather long post featuring pictures from the past week.  This first look is from Sunday.  I'm wearing Maybelline Color Tattoo in Seashore Frosts supplemented with colors from the Tarte Aqualillies palette.

For liner, I used a blue-gray Buxom smoky stick and Jordana's brown pen liner.  I'm slightly disappointed in how subtle Seashore Frosts is, however, I hear it is great layered, so I will be game to try that next.

My lip color is Belmacz Glow in Ruby and my blush is Nars Boys Don't Cry.

Not sure why these two photos turned out so "cool" compared to the previous ones, but I rather like them!

I believe I was wearing the Tarte BB primer with BECCA pressed mineral over top here.

Monday's look was a bit odd, I must confess.  I guess I was going for something kind of techno-futuristic.  I debated between this lip color (YSL Glossy Stain 18) and something really neon pink.  Perhaps neon pink would have been nicer as I look pretty washed out in these photos.  Nars Gaeity is my blush.

On my eyes I am wearing Belmacz Silver Swan, which I'm really sad to say is already showing signs of shrinkage and drying up.  I've not had it that long and have only used it once before!  :(  My package seems a bit loose, so maybe that's the reason why.  In any case, for something as expensive, I do expect more.  I lined the upper lashlines with Urban Decay Dime pencil and smudged Nars Barrow Street liner into the lowers.  The pink mascara is from L.A. Splash.

On Tuesday I went for dramatic smoky eyes!  I used Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Mirifique as my base color and Fantasme as the inner corner highlight.  UD Creep eyeshadow went over the lids and around the lowers.  Catrice Vanessa's Paradise was the teal color used.  On the waterline I had Sephora Flashy liner in Flashy Brown.

My blush was Addiction powder in Amazing and my lipstick was Bite Cuvee in Blush.

I really loved the sparklies from Mirifique and Fantasme - they were much better in person!

For Wednesday's look, I used Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Cocoa as my base and on the lowers.  I blended L'Oreal Infallible in Liquid Diamond over top on the lids and into the creases.  This combo was not my idea, but taken from Missy, a.k.a. "dreamonnnnnn," of MUA.  Stellar combo!  I thank you!!  I used the brown Jordana liquid pen liner to line, as well as a dark brown Bare Escentuals liner for my waterlines.

On my cheeks is Guerlain Terracotta Light Blondes 01 Halees.  I'm still not sure if I can pull off bronzer as blush - but heck, some days I just want to and I don't really care.  The glow from it was really nice.

Cocoa is kind of magical with my eyes, I'm starting to think.  LOVE IT.

On my lips I am wearing Shisiedo Lacquer Rouge in Sunstone 312.  The formula on these is just plain awesome.  They are long wearing, light feeling, and do not dry my lips.  I highly recommend them.

Last, but not least, is Friday's look.  This one features Illamasqua's Paranormal palette (green and purple shades).  The palette is really creamy.  I'd say more cream texture than it is powder.  The shadows I used are decently pigmented yet somewhat hard to work with.  I also experienced minor creasing.  Not too happy about that!  The colors are really gorgeous, though, so I'm sure I will try to make them work again in the future.  :)

I used UD Kush lightly over top of the green Illa color, hoping to minimize any creasing.  RBR Gracious Arasari was in the crease with Too Faced Cocoa Star in the outer corner.  On the lowers, I smudged the purple Illa color into a blue-purple Sephora Flashy liner pencil.  UD Uzi was on the very inner corner and Virgin was my brow highlight.  Also, I lined the uppers with UD Mildew pencil.

I actually really like all the colors on my face here and find them to be nicely harmonious.  My blush was Tarte Tipsy powder and my lipstick was a combination of Tarte Buff and Achiote pencils.

I look extra glowy here because I was HOT!  Also, I learned that I do not love Clinique's CC Cream with BECCA Mineral over top.  It was okay, it just didn't wear as flawlessly through the day as I had hoped.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Let me know if you have questions about anything that I used that is not mentioned, or anything at all, really.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Lost Faces

Here is a random post for you.  Lost faces.  Above I used BareMinerals The Next Big Thing eyeshadow quad, Tarte AC Stellar + Angelic, Tarte for True Blood Lip crayon + Nars Mexican Rose.

I think that you are seeing a little SugarPill Royal Sugar in the picture above (and some really old Shiseido cream shadows).  I'm also wearing Tarte AC Magic blush and Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Rubelite.

The lipstick above is Illamasqua Immodest.  It's so bright that it freaked out my camera.  On the eyes:  RBR Mysterious Tinamou and Makeup Geek Sensuous.

Here is some Too Faced Midnight Mist over Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Mirifique along with Tarte AC Tipsy and Dior Addict Lip Glow Crystal Coral.

Above features LM Gilded Moonlight, BareMinerals The Rare Find (rusty auburn color), Nars Taj Mahal, and Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Carnelian.

Fresh Sugar Passion lip treatment above!  RBR Unforgettable Oriole, Makeup Geek Pretentious, Makeup Geek Bling, UD Smog e/l pencil, and Illamasqua Tremble blush.  Also, I'm wearing the Smashbox CC Cream in Fair.

Majorly 80's look using the Stila Dream Catcher palette and Nars Sin.  I don't even...and yes, side-pony.

Mini Izak for Sephora face and eye palette (love!) + Strawberry Blonde Infallible + LM Caviar Stick in Cocoa.  Cheeks were Tarte AC Dollface and lips CK One Street LE Shine lipstick in Painted.  I'm wearing Clinique CC Cream in Very Light.

This one is GA ETKI #25, Illamasqua Tremble, Nars Copacabana Multiple, and Beaute Trace lip creme.

Above is Revlon Juicy Papaya lip butter, Nars Boys Don't Cry, loads of black liner, and a sparkly gold GA ETKI that you can barely even see (#18).  I'm wearing GA Face Fabric in 0.5.

Lastly, this one features Sephora Outrageous Prisma Chrome Lilac, RBR Electrifying Storm-Petrel, and Tom Ford Smoke Red lipstick.  <3  And yeah, I was tanned, just post-vacation in this last picture.

I hope you've enjoyed the randomness and variety!  Let me know what you think.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

True Coral

Smashbox PhotoFinish More Than Primer
GA Maestro Fusion 3
BareMinerals Stroke of Light Luminous 1
Nars Light Reflecting Loose Powder

Nars Boys Don't Cry

Nars eye primer
Fyrinnae Rapunzel Had Extensions (wash)
RBR Veiled Lyrebird (crease)
RBR Resplendent Quetzal (smudged into liner on lowers)
Nars Mekong (outer corner)
Lorac Baked Matte Satin e/s Chic (brow bone)
UD liner pencil Freak (lowers)
UD liner pencil Eldorado (waterline)
Stila black liner pen (tight line)
Stila sparkle liner Rock Candy
Hourglass Arch Soft Brunette
Guerlain Maxi Lash
CoverGirl Clump Crusher water resistant (lowers)

UD Ozone lip liner
Tom Ford True Coral

Yes, people, I am tanned.  Take it in.  Embrace the glory, if you in fact find it to be glorious.  I'm enjoying it at the moment.  I did wear proper sun protection on my recent vacation, so I can only guess that I either did not reapply frequently enough or that just certain amounts of beastly Florida sun will inevitably cause light tanning, even with the best of protection, after prolonged exposure!  All that to say that while I experienced zero burning (YAY), I did take home some color.  :)  And I really kind of like kayaking!!

As always, let me know what you think - of the makeup, my face, my tan...or anything really.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Moulin Rouge

Smashbox Dark Spot Correcting Primer
Make Up For Ever HD 110
Illamasqua concealer 115
BareMinerals Stroke of Light Luminous 1
Nars Light Reflecting Loose Powder

Dior Aurora 01
Illamasqua Naked Rose
Too Faced Smurf Illuminating Powder

Nars eye primer
Too Faced Romantic Palette -
Soulmates (highlights)
Cut the Cake (lid)
I Do (crease and smudged into liner on lowers)
Un-Veil (outer corner and "v")
MUFE Aqua Eyes 11L (smudged into uppers)
MUFE Aqua Eyes 19L (lowers)
Jordana brown pen liner (close to lashes on uppers)
Stila black pen liner (tight line)
Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base
Laura Mercier Faux Lash
CG Clump Crusher water resistant (lowers)
Hourglass Arch brow pencil Soft Brunette

UD Ozone pencil
MUFE Moulin Rouge Rouge Artist Intense

I sloppily applied my lipstick straight from the bullet.  I really need to learn to just do the right thing and use a brush!  I adore this lipstick.  It wore quite nicely and only dried my lips very minimally by the end of the day.  I touched up the center of my lips every few hours and after eating, of course.

The HD foundation surprised me because I didn't hate it.  I have not worn it in a long time and the last times I had tried it, I was really displeased with how it wore, especially in my t-zone.  It always got so shiny so quickly!  This time around, I did get a little shiny midday, so I used a blotting paper on my nose.  Near the end of the day I was shiny in my t-zone, so I used another blotting paper.  Otherwise, it was comfortable and looked really great.  I might keep playing around with it to see if I can come up with an even better combination of primer and powder.  And blotting twice a day isn't necessarily a huge annoyance for me.  My neck looks super white and even yellow compared to my face, in these pictures.  I can assure you that it was a really good looking match in person.  (I swear!)  Also, in my defense, pasty neck never looks its best when up against the stark black work shirt.

I want to try and wear more red lips.  I don't think I wear enough.  It's tough, though, since I love so many different lip colors and finishes!

Thanks for stopping by!