Monday, October 21, 2013

Dubstep Remix

Armani Fluid Master Primer
Koh Gen Doh Aqua PK-0 mixed with Ardency Inn Americana Fair Pink
BareMinerals Stroke of Light Luminous 1 (under eye)
Nars Light Reflecting Powder Loose
Guerlain Meteorites Perles du Paradis <3

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Highlight 01
Dior Rosy Glow

Wet 'N Wild Fergie eye primer
UD Shellshock
UD Dope
UD Voodoo
UD Coax
UD Lovesick
Tokidoki e/l pencil Mozzarella
Stila Stay All Day black pen liner
UD e/l pencil Psychedelic Sister
MUFE Smoky Extravagant
Blinc Kiss Me Amplified
MUFE Aqua Cream #7 (brows)

Ardency Inn Modster Lip Vinyl Dubstep Remix
Tarte Lip Luster Adored

This was fun.  Seriously.  I'm sorry if I look hot and overly pink.  I was definitely warm when I took the pictures this morning.  Also, my hair is looking shabby!  I've been using my Urban Decay Vice 2 palette quite a bit lately.  I like it!  There are a few colors I still haven't touched yet, but overall I am having a good time with that palette.

This particular base mix did well until about hour nine, then it turned into total chaos on and around my nose.  It probably didn't help that I was on fire super duper hot right about then!  I still love the coverage of the Americana concentrate but I'm not sure I like how finicky it is.  Or maybe I'm expecting too much from my flawless full coverage base to last past eight or nine hours.  I've always had trouble with full coverage foundations.

I have some older looks from last week that I still need to post!  Hopefully I can do that soon.  :)  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Ellis Faas Bright Red

Smashbox More Than Primer
MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW10
Illamasqua Concealer 115 (spots)
BareMinerals Stroke of Light Luminous 1 (under eye)
Nars Light Reflecting Powder Loose

Dior Aurora 01
Tarte AC Flush
Tokidoki Luminosa

Tarte eye primer
Too Faced Natural Eye Palette -
Silk Teddy (lid and inner corner)
Velvet Revolver (through and above crease)
Push-Up (crease and outer corner)
Sexspresso (to darken crease)
Lorac Undercover e/s (brow bone)
UD Rockstar e/l pencil
UD Midnight Cowboy e/l pencil
Stila Stay All Day black pen liner (tight line)
Hourglass Arch Soft Brunette
Dior Iconic Overcurl
Blinc Amplified (lowers)

Ellis Faas Creamy Lips L103 Bright Red

I realize that I've titled this post after the lipstick, but I actually don't have a ton to say about it since I didn't wear it for very long today.  I was really having a hard time decided what color lip I wanted and I ultimately felt that the warm red was somehow too clashy with the other colors on my face (although, I have to say that the pictures turned out better than I expected!).  I switched over to Givenchy Le Rouge in Brun Createur.  However, I can and will tell you that I'm not a huge fan of the odd little sponge tipped applicator.  I don't mind that type of applicator for a gloss or even a sheer color, but with such a pigmented color as this, it proves to be quite tricky and even messy!  The texture of the lipstick is very nice and reminds me of Armani Lip Maestros.  It's light and comfortable and has a slight silicone-y feel to it.  The lipstick has a glossy finish, but I can't be certain if that would have stayed around or not.

Today I used my new MUFE foundation brush and I am really pleased with it!  It's the Large 108 brush.  I've used it with various liquids and powders on clients, but have only used it on myself twice now.  I really love it.  It's fantastic!  I'm very happy to have several brushes from their new line and would highly recommend them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 4, 2013

La Dee Da

Yeah, I know.  I have posted in forever.  I'm sorry about that.  What can I say?  Here are some photos to make up for it (hopefully).  I'll write a little bit about each one, but I'm not going to go on and on because really, I probably can't remember all that much about any of them at this point!  And you probably want to just look at pictures versus read what I'm writing anyway.  :)

The eye above features Urban Decay Zodiac suuuuper sparkly eyeshadow over top of a dark base.  The lime color on the inner crease is an old single from either Tokidoki (Soya) or Tarina Tarantino (Tokyo Hardcore) - I'm thinking the former.  RBR Gracious Arasari to blend out the top of the crease.

In the full face above, I am wearing Stila CC Cream in Fair.  I've decided that it's too yellow and a little too dark for what I like.  Blush is Benefit Rockateur which is UGH so pretty on just about everyone but my sad self!  My lip color is a Susan Thompson Cosmetics Pout Popper in Evelyn's Journey.  It definitely plumped out my lips!

This is a look with Shiseido Into the Woods eyeshadow trio.  I really love the picture above!  I did add a little bit of dark matte brown from the Tarte Aqualillies palette (it's called Hammock) into the outer corner, which I think really made the eye complete for me.  I've used that brown a lot lately and love it!

I'm pretty sure I was wearing Givenchy Le Rouge Magnolia Organza above.  And I'm kicking myself because I'm not going to be able to remember the foundations or blushes in most of these pictures!!  This blush is Tarte Amazonian Clay Tipsy, though.  :)

Okay.  So, this is much too much of a good thing.  I was roughly emulating a Marc Jacob's intense smoky eye look here, but I think it's a tad too much for me!  Woah.  Reverse bandit mask.  Yeah.  Scary bad blending thanks to a black base that set WAY too fast.

At least the rest of my face looks awesome here.  :P  No idea what is what - perhaps some Dior Rosy Glow blush?

I did not tight line here.  Eek!  The inner corner gold is Sugar Pill Goldilux.  I believe most, if not all, of the other shadows are from the Lorac Pro palette.  Given the little sparklies I see peeking through, I'm going to say I probably used Chanel Ebloui as my base here (or might have even been a bronzey GA ETKI shadow!).

Again, face looking relatively awesome here, and no stinking idea what I was wearing!!  If I had to guess, it's probably Smashbox CC Cream in Fair.  I've been using that a lot.

This is another sort of kind of Marc Jacob's dark smoky eye inspired look.  I used Urban Decay 1999 eyeliner pencil as a base for the lid, then UD Last Call eyeshadow over top.  The blue is from the Tokidoki Skate Deck palette.

I'm going to wager that I was wearing Dior Rosy Glow blush in this picture because I've been loving on that one hard lately!

This is a metallic eye featuring Ellis Faas Light in E303 (lid) and Urban Decay eyeliner pencil in Lucky.

I really love the blush and lip combination here, but of course haven't the foggiest idea what blush I was wearing (it's kind of amazing - I'm so mad at myself for not remembering)!  The lipstick was Givenchy Le Rouge in Beige Plume, which I have been mildly obsessed with for some number of months now, and only recently own.

Dark smoky eye using Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Mirifique as a base and Ardency Inn loose eyeshadow in Teddy Boy over top (lid mostly).  Teddy Boy is dark red with turquoise sparkles - not that you can tell here.  I also supplemented with Lorac Pro.  A little sloppy, but mostly good.

This is a really silly, kind of shocked looking picture.  My lipstick is Bite Pastille Violet with some MAC Rebel in the center, over top.  I'm wearing Armani Fluid Sheer(s) as blush and highlight, but I'm not positive which ones.

The glitter here is about the only good thing going.  It's Urban Decay Spandex over Empire eyeliner pencil.  The all over wash is MAC paint pot in Let's Skate, which I do adore.  RBR Gracious Arasari is in the crease.  Top liner is UD Stray Dog pencil.  The mascara on the lower lashes is a lovely purple and blue duochrome from Butter London (Wink in Indigo Punk).

I can't remember anything about the rest of the look.  Sorry!  I mean, really, I could write this down or bother to keep track somehow.  Also, the liner shape, and perhaps lack of shadow depth/shape, made my eyes look down-turned and dopey.  :(  (It's true, honestly.  I picked the least bad picture to put above.)  Proof that I cannot just slap on eyeliner, following the natural shape of my eyes, and look good.

Above is a fab smoky look using just Urban Decay Naked 1 palette!  Niiiiiice.  I do enjoy this.

I'm sorry that my lashes look junky here, but in person I can assure you that they were just fine.  I've been loving Make Up For Ever's Smoky Extravagant very much lately, and while it doesn't always photo well in close ups, it looks freaking awesome on me in person.  It gives me fantastic length, volume, and lift!!  J'Adore!  My new favorite.

The eyeshadows used were from the Urban Decay Vice 2 palette:  Strike, Stash, Dope, and Radar.

The clashy lipstick I wore above was Givenchy Le Rouge in Rose Taffetas!  My foundation was UD Naked Skin in 0.5.

This is another Vice 2 look.  I so much loved this in person.  I'm not sure it translates all that well in photos.  I used Toxic, Damaged, Dope, and Derailed.

I believe that the lipstick above was Shiseido Lacquer Rouge 309.  Two or three of my Lacquer Rouges do look quite *crickets chirping*  The blush was a mix of Hello Kitty Head of the Class palette (the one with the peachy blush!) and a touch of Tarte AC Tipsy.

Another Vice 2 look!  Love!  I used Coax, Madness, and Dope.  Also used, UD eyeliner pencil in Chaos.

I'm wearing Bite Cuvée Coral lipstick, which holy smokes do I ever love this shade and formula so, so, so, so much.  It's crazy pretty.  I can't even believe it.  In person it got just slightly more orange coral throughout the day, but just wonderfully balanced and bright.  It's a stunner and I do highly recommend that you grab it if you can.  It's limited edition, but of course.  Dior Rosy Glow blush, again!  I think my highlight is Tokidoki Luminosa.  

This is a simple smoky look using the Kevyn Aucoin eyeshadow duo in #204 and Urban Decay's eyeliner pencil in Roach.

I'm wearing MUFE Face & Body 38, Tarte's Amazonian Clay blush in Natural Beauty, Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight, and Givenchy Le Rouge Beige Plume lipstick.

Aaand yet another Vice 2 look!  I used mainly Shellshock and Prank, but also some Lovesick, Dope, and Betrayal.

On my face:  Dr. Jart + Renewalist BB Cream (looks dark here, but I find it to be better in person), Illamasqua Katie, Laura Mercier Baked Highlight 01, and Givenchy Le Rouge Croiserie Fuchsia (LE from summer).

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I appreciate you.