Thursday, June 13, 2013


Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Givenchy Photo'Perfexion Perfect Ivory
Nars Light Reflecting Loose Powder
BareMinerals Stroke of Light Luminous 1

Dior Aurora 01
Illamasqua Naked Rose
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Highlight 01

Nars eye primer
Urban Decay Perversion e/l pencil
Makeup Geek Corrupt e/s (smudged into Perversion, tops and bottoms, and waterline over pencil)
RBR Bejewelled Skylark e/s (lid into crease)
Makeup Geek Bling e/s (inner corner)
Lorac Posh e/s (brow bone area)
GA waterproof black e/l pencil (waterline)
PTR Lashes to Die For Mascara (as primer)
Dior Iconic Overcurl
CG Clump Crusher water resistant (lowers)

Lipstick Queen Saint Pink

Do note that the last picture has been "auto-enhanced" by Picasa.  I won't lie - I kind of enjoy the blurry and bright, soft yet smoov look of it.  :)

This was a "don't mess with me" look.  I didn't get it as severe as I originally intended, but it served its purpose.  It also matched my brooding migraine induced mood.

And what the heck Bejewelled Skylark trying to crease on me with freakin' Nars primer under it?  I could swear it did that to me the last time I wore it, too.  It's not major creasing - it's faint, in fact.  But it annoys me so much!  I might try a similar look using Laura Mercier Terracotta just to see if I like it the same.  I don't want to believe B.S. is flawed on me, though.  It's a hard pill to swallow.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Seriously?  So many vacuum cleaners in the background of my pictures?!  I am a dork.  This is like the vacuum cleaner(s) FOTD.

What you are seeing on my eye here is the orange from the Illamasqua Paranormal palette, topped with Tarte Charmer (True Blood), Tarte The Light (TB) on the inner corner, UD Deep End in the crease, Stila Smudge Stick Lionfish e/l pencil, Nars Barrow Street e/l pencil (waterline) and some dark brown e/s I absolutely cannot remember on the outer corner!

On my face, I'm wearing Dr. Jart + Renewalist BB Cream, Tarte AC Blushing Bride, and Stila After Glow Vivid Violet lip color.

This eye is with Tarina Tarantino's eyeshadow duo Elektron/Amber, UD Lucky e/l pencil, and Stila Kitten glitter liner (I can't remember what is under that - might just be Lucky again).

For the rest, I'm wearing Koh Gen Do Aqua PK-0, Nars Boys Don't Cry, Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City, and Tarte's AC lipstick in Timeless (summer LE).

Say "hello" to Stila Terracotta!  Haaaaaay.  I was in the mood for red eyeshadow last Friday.

I used Stila Terrocotta, of course, Sephora Moonshadow in White Gold (from the "In the Night" palette) on the inner corner and also patted over the center of the lid, and UD Woodstock pencil on the lowers with Terracotta smudged in.  My eyeshadow creased all not good and funny-like that day, which started the process of my breaking up with the CK One eye base.  Boo!  Hiss!  So sad!  I really liked the brightening it provided.

For the rest of my face, I wore Guerlain Lingerie de Peau cream compact in Beige Pale 01, Tarte AC Peaceful + Too Faced Smurf Illuminating Powder, and Inglot Sleeks lip gloss in 65 (blotted).

What's wrong with creepy gray lip gloss, you ask?  "Why, nothing," I say!  I like it!

Truth be told, I liked it even more over top of Hourglass' Flush lip stain, which sadly I do not have any pictures of.  This is Armani Flash Lacquer 701 all by its creepy gray-green-blue self.

And for the eyes:  I used UD Perversion e/l pencil with Blackout e/s smudged over top, then UD Evidence e/s on the lid, Deep End into the crease, Vanilla for the inner corner, Stila Smudge Stick in Lionfish on the lowers with UD Deeper smudged in, Sephora Flashy e/l Flashy Brown for the waterline, and the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Highlight 01 on my brow bone as well as for my cheek highlight!  So, the shadows were pretty much all from the UD 15th Anniversary palette.

On my face, I'm wearing Dr. Brandt Matte BB Cream in Light-Medium (which looked too dark on its own) topped with Dolce & Gabanna The Foundation Perfect Finish Powder Foundation Ivory 50.  I used Dior Aurora 01 bronzer as a light contour and Nars Boys Don't Cry for my blush.

I like this last one a lot.  Go me!  Let me know what you think of all this nonsense.  :)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Another Mongo Post

Here's another mega post.  I hope you enjoy it!  In the above pictures, I was wearing Hourglass Immaculate (Vanilla, I believe), Tarte AC Tipsy blush, Too Faced Natural at Night palette on the eyes (the three top row colors), aaaand Belmacz Infrared Lip Glow.  Infrared surprised me by being peenk because in the pot it looks almost neon orange.

Pardon my under eye area looking too bright/light in the above photo, but I was playing with a new eye primer and used some under my eyes there as well as on my lids.  It's the CK One Eyeshadow Base in Clean.  So far I really like it!  It does brighten very nicely and I haven't had any creasing yet (other than from Illamasqua cream shadows, but that's another story).  I'm not sure how I feel about this eye look in general because I worry that it makes my eyes look too small or narrow.  Thoughts?

I am, however, mildly obsessed with this easy winged out pencil liner technique!  I just take my BareMinerals Soft Focus eyeliner brush and pull out the ends of my pencil liner before it sets.  It's so stinking easy and I love the result.  I may forsake harsh liquid wings altogether now!

In the above look, I was wearing Clinique CC Cream Very Light, Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #5 on the eyes and cheeks, RBR Gracious Arasari in the crease, Stila Lionfish liner, a little bit of Tarte AC Fearless over the #5 cream on cheeks, and Korres Greek Yoghurt Lip Cooler in Peach.

Above, I was wearing Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer Fair 1, Stila Custom Color Blush in Coral, Sephora + Pantone Precious Metals eyeshadows from the huge palette (eek - I messed up the outer corner of the eye you see above by not extending/darkening the color enough), and Guerlain Shine Automatique in Pamplelune.

Above, I was wearing the Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Light, Illamasqua Tweak blusher, Guerlain Turandot eyeshadows, Sephora Flashy liner in Flashy brown, and Hourglass Liquid Rouge in Canvas.

For this one, I wore Stila Tinted Moisturizer in Fair, Illamasqua Morale blusher, Armani Eyes to Kill Intense #1 (my special pot is way more gold/taupe than most), UD Bordello and Last Call, UD liners in Mainline, Delinquent, and Cuff.  The fabulous lipstick that looks even more amazing in person is Armani Lip Maestro in #504 Ecstasy.

Lastly, a more "simple" look for me.  I wasn't feeling great that day, so I tried to keep things easy.  I was wearing Missha Perfect Cover BB #13, Tarte AC Achiote (a bit heavy handed, I suspect!), Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Ebloui, and Tarte Lipsurgence in Lust.

Please keep in mind that my breakdowns here have been very lazy and of course do not list every item that I used.  If you have questions about anything specific that was not mentioned, feel free to ask and I will do my best to remember!  Many things I don't list are pretty routine - for example, bronzers, concealers, brows, tight line, eye primer, mascara, etc.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  <3