Saturday, August 31, 2013

Nomadic Soul

I don't usually feel so strongly about any given look, but the one featured above, I just absolutely love.  I copied the eyes from a picture of a model found on the internet - not sure where the picture came from exactly or what designer, show, or makeup artist.  In any case, I'm most pleased because it turned out so well and was done in such a way that I don't think I would have ever thought to do, left to my own devices!  This particular combination of colors is not something I would ever think of.

Key items used:  Vincent Longo Water Canvas Porcelain, Tarte AC blush Peaceful, Dior Aurora 01 bronzer, BECCA Moonstone pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector, Dior Iconic Overcurl mascara, Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold/Mr. Silver eyeshadow duo, dark brown eyeshadow from Tarte Aqualillies palette, Stila Silk eyeshadow, and Tarte Lip Luster in Buff.

I love it all so much that I'd be content to recreate it any day and wear it over and over.  Many thanks to ella343 of MUA MUB for providing much needed inspiration.  <3

For the above look, I used Shiseido Ghost eyeshadow, Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows Lilac Reef Curassow and Alabaster Starling, Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Twilight, UD Stray Dog eyeliner pencil, Rimmel Pop Turquoise mascara, Illamasqua Katie blush, and YSL Glossy Stain #1 (a patchy, finicky, awful, yet beautiful thing).  Observe my lack of brows here.

The above pictures feature the Shiseido Lido eyeshadow trio, UD Freak, LSD, and Deep End eyeliners, Givenchy Bucolic Poppy Blush, BECCA pressed SSP Moonstone, and Givenchy Le Rouge Beige Plume lipstick (which I heart so hard).

The above really simple face (simple looking, yet still took much too much time, somehow!) featured a bunch of Benefit products including:  Posie Tint (lips), Bella Bamba blush, Dandelion, High Beam, Watts Up, The Bronze of Champions kit, Bad Gal black waterproof eyeliner pencil, They're Real, 15 hour primer stick, and Hello Flawless powder in Ivory.

For this one, I used Armani Eyes To Kill Intense eyeshadow #30 (love, love, love), RBR Lilac Reef Curassow, LM Caviar Stick Orchid, Nars Barrow Street eyeliner, and Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb Bigger Berry.

Here I had used the Karl for Shu Uemura Smoky Velvet palette (for blush, too - and even used the ridiculously tiny included brush to apply it) and Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Deep Coral.  The white sparklies on the lid were much nicer and sparklier in person.

This is just an eye look using the Lorac Pro palette!  You don't get to see the face pictures because I am not keen on them at all.  I was sick, and it really showed.  :(

I'm having a hard time remember exactly what was used here, but I know for sure that the stars are Armani Eyes to Kill Intense eyeshadow in Blue Beetle (over top of a dark gray cream stick) and Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor lipstick.  I believe that I used Tarte AC Stellar blush as well as BECCA blush in Gypsy (lightly, sort of as a highlight).

And last, but not least, an eye look using Stila's In the Moment palette and UD Psychedelic Sister eyeliner pencil...I think.

My apologies for not posting in a long time.  It seems like every day I delete I don't know how many super annoying spam comments from both my blogs (most coming in to my nail blog), but rarely ever see a comment from a real, live, caring person!  It's not even the lack of comments that bothers me - it's more the spam.  SPAMMERS BE GONE!  Ugh.  Okay, glad I got that off my chest.  Otherwise, and more importantly, life has been extra challenging, emotional, and sad for me as of late.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll forgive my absence.  I think that within a few weeks I'll likely be in a better headspace.

As always, I hope you enjoyed the makeup!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Eyes and Whatnot

Chanel Illusoire, Urban Decay Bordello, and Urban Decay 1999 eyeliner.

Tom Ford Cognac Sable!  The sparkles in person are so SO good!  Didn't translate into pictures, sadly.

Kat Von D Devotion, Nars Galapagos, Fyrinnae Shenanigans, and fail eyeliner.

Georgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense 20, 21, and 23 with Urban Decay LSD eyeliner.

Chanel Moon River and Black Stream supplemented lightly with the Too Faced Smoky Palette.

The blue glitter and dark brown are kinda sheer.  The middle two are gorgeous but the emerald stains like CRAZY.

Also, the stoppers on two of them are stuck into the lids.  :(  The soft lilac has a green-pink duochrome, OH YEAH!

Georgia and I thank you for looking!

(Bite Blush lipstick above.)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Tornado

Kat Von D face primer
Wet 'n Wild Coverall 815
Maybelline Fit Me concealer Fair
Nars Light Reflecting Powder Loose

Lorac Flaunt blush
Tokidoki Luminosa highlighter

Wet 'n Wild Fergie eye primer
Belmacz Midnight (base color used on lid and lowers)
UD Tornado (lid into crease)
UD Magic (to blend out edges mainly above outer crease and on lowers)
UD Aura (blue looking side on very inner corner area and peach side to blend out inner crease area)
UD Oz (gold side patted over inner half or so of lid and a tiny bit on lowers to mirror)
Stila black pen liner to tightline
Stila Smudge Stick Purple Tang (uppers)
UD Rockstar pencil liner (waterline - topped with Tornado e/s)
YSL Babydoll mascara
Dior Iconic Overcurl (lowers only)
Tokidoki Luminosa (brow bone)
Hourglass Arch Soft Brunette brow pencil

Cuvée Blanc

Now for some random thoughts about new things used here!  The WnW Coverall foundation is pretty darn good, yeah.  Four dollar foundation?!  Are you kidding me?  It's better than decent.  I did get a little shiny through the day, but I can thank hot working conditions for that and just my skin's normal behavior this time of the year.  I've only worn it the one time so far, but my initial thought is YAY and go get you some.

The YSL Babydoll mascara is good, but not blowing me out of the water.  The brush provides excellent separation, definition, and a really pretty look.  Not much extra length or volume to be had, though, I fear.

Also, the next time I use Oz eyeshadow I really need to use a sticky base!  The glitter all fell down onto my face, making quite a mess.  None is visible on the eyes even.

I'm trying to work on my blush placement.  It's more in a contour position that what I normally do.  I think I like it!  

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by!