Pink Bronzed Makeup

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While getting youtube inspiration for the Kim Kardashian look, I remembered to check out The Makeup Republic because she has such awesome makeup tutorials.  On her front page, she had a BEAUTIFUL smoky pink look that I just HAD to try.

I’m very happy with the results!  It was ultra simple to do and received lots of compliments.  I think that it is a pretty way to amp up a neutral look, don’t you?  It could be worn to work, a weekend lunch, a date, anywhere!  Very feminine and girly.  What is great about it is if a darker burgundy is added to the crease and some black liner added, it can transition to a more nighttime, intense look!  Very versatile.

This is the video that gave the tutorial:

Here are the products that I used for it:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Revlon PhotoReady foundation in 011 Cappucino

-Revlon Colorstay Brow Enhancer in Blackened Brown/Taupe

-Smashbox Eyeshadow in Champagne

-MAC Expensive Pink, Mulch

-MAC Viva Glam V Lipglass

-Lancome Definicils Mascara in Black – I won this in a giveaway that the lovely Mischo Beauty hosted on her blog.  This mascara makes lashes pretty and inky shiny black, which I can really appreciate.  It separates nicely and gives some hold without making them too stiff.  The small brush ensures that you can get every lash!  I’d say that this is a good mascara for use during the day and something heavier should be used for nighttime looks.

I was going to work and it was early morning, so I didn’t make it as smoky as she did nor use as much heavy liner.


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Shockingly Good Drugstore Finds

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What product have you found for cheap in the drugstore that you are just shocked about how great it works? A long wear lipstick, amazing foundation, perfect shampoo….What low cost item just BLOWS your mind?

I have to say that I am in LOVE with V05 conditioner, that would be my holy grail drugstore purchase. Will you believe that it is only $.79??? 79 CENT ya’ll!! And NO other conditioner makes my curls as defined or so easily able to be detangled.  Another drugstore find that I adore is Covergirl Lash Blast. Good price and makes the lashes pop in girly beauty!  My last ultimate find is the Sally Hansen No Chip Acrylic Top Coat.  For around $5, it makes my nails dry in about a minute and provides pretty shine!  Can’t beat that.

Cover Girl 805 Lash Blast .44 OzProduct Image

We all have our designer makeup obsessions, spa grade skincare loves, and expensive organic haircare buys, but right now it’s time to give a little nod to the drugstore faves….LET’S HEAR IT! Dish dish dish, share your low cost secrets 😀

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“Makeup” for lost time

Bonjour, bonjour!  Today I wanted to post some makeup looks that I’ve done the past couple of days.  Mainly a visual post and I’ll tell what makeup was used 🙂

This look called for Make Up For Ever foundation in Cognac, L’oreal H.I.P. compact duo in Riotous which is the bright lime on the inner corners of the eye and the dark green over the whole lid.  Next, L’oreal compact duo in Showy is the bright teal in the middle of the lid.  Just a clear gloss on the lips 🙂

This was a fun bright look that I did to welcome in the warm weather 😀  NYX in Chick (a lemony type yellow) was used on the whole lid, L’oreal compact Showy is the teal blue on the lid, the purple is Mac Nocturnelle, and Smashbox in Green Room is on the outer corner.  The blush is Revlon Berry Daring from the Golden Affair line, and the lipgloss is Bling Diva by Big Girl Cosmetics.

Revlon Colorstay Brow Enhancer in Blackened Brown/Taupe was used on the brows to make them filled in and crisp, the eyeshadow is all Nars.  I had it done at sephora by a lovely sales associate, so I’m not sure what colors they used because I said have fun with it and surprise me.  I should have written it all down because I really enjoy the eye look that they created.  I’m sorry that I’m useless with the product names 😦

Face is bumpy because I realized that the Make Up For Ever foundation was too thick for me apparently or something, because it clogs my pores and makes me bumpy.  Which is sad, because it gives me a flawless complexion in photos colorwise, but that’s a moot point if it makes me an acne ridden mess!  So I’ve replaced it with foundation from Big Girl Cosmetics and so far it works well and provides me with a good complexion.  Will post makeup looks with it when I do some.  As for the eyes, Smashbox in Champagne was put all over the lids, Urban Decay in Heat is the red color, and the black from the L’oreal dual compact Dashing was used in the outer corners.  Stila eye kajal liner in black was put in the waterline and across upper lashes and the look was finished with a coating of Diorshow mascara.  The blush is Victoria’s Secret blush in Love Life which is a peachy pink natural flush.

Overall I would recommend Make Up For Ever foundation if your skin isn’t too sensitive and acne prone, it provides great coverage and is amazing if you plan on being photographed lots 🙂  Diorshow mascara is now a staple, Big Girl Cosmetics lip gloss is a definite favorite because it has vitamins A and E and is not sticky (i hate those gloopy lines that some glosses give when you open your mouth, YUCK! this doesn’t do that, so i love it and suggest), L’oreal H.I.P. duos are a staple as well because they are richly pigmented and CHEAP 😀  Usually buy one get one free or half off, so look for those deals at CVS or Walgreens.

Well those were some makeup looks 🙂  Hope that you enjoyed and try out some fun creations yourself!  Summer is the time for bright fun, get out there and experiment.

Peacock Imitation

Going out to dinner with my mom and decided to have a bit of fun with my makeup.  Why not, right?  I have it all here anyway, may as well play around just a tad 🙂

The arsenal today consisted of Diorshow mascara, Bourjois shadow in Marron Glace all over lids,  L’oreal HIP duo in Rioutous and in Showy with Stila Kajal Liner in onyx.   As you can tell by the colors and the title, I wanted a peacock vibe!  With no further ado, here are the photos of the look for today:

Ice Cold Blue

Today was one of those days where I didn’t like my hair.  All day I’d planned on washing it with my new tingle tree shampoo by trader joes, deep conditioning with aubrey organics honeysuckle rose, then just twisting it up and not thinking about it.  Of course, I procrastinated and that led to it being 6:30 and a friend asking did I want to go out to a basketball game and then drinks.  OH NOES, not with this head of dry hair that I am not feeling today.  Commence bargaining and pleas and now I find myself having to go out with less than stellar hair…So, what is a girl to do?  MAKE-UP!

Honestly, if the hair isn’t how I want it to be, why not just have fun with the makeup, throw on a headband, and chuck up the deuces?  That is precisely what I decided to do, after moisturizing with a bit of Qhemet Amla/Olive heavy cream so that I don’t completely resemble a tumbleweed.  So now I find myself with iPod on full volume (and I take it as a sign that even though the music is on random, one of the first songs to come blaring out was P.Y.T. by Michael Jackson, my ultimate good mood jam.  So really, who am I to ignore the signs?)

Makeup look for the evening:  Make Up For Ever HD foundation in Cognac #177, Love Life blush by Victoria’s Secret, Diorshow Mascara in Black, and the L’Oreal HIP duo in Showy along with a purple lipgloss that the name has rubbed off of, but I believe is by L’Oreal as well. I didn’t bother with eyeshadow primer potion or anything, because I’m just going to the game and don’t need it to last all day because it’s already 8pm.  Voila, pick-me-upper of the day 😀

Don’t Believe the Hype

This post is inspired by Afrobella’s post concerning the hype around Carol’s Daughter products. We all have favorite products, often times purchased because we heard our favorite celebrity has it or know bloggers who rave about it, or the company just has a strong following *cough* MAC *cough*.

Then, once purchased, even if it doesn’t live up to what it should, we often overlook it because we have it so ingrained that it works! Some products that I used to buy, just because I convinced myself that they worked fabulously, are MAC lipglosses…They can be quite sticky and annoying, but just because they were my first introduction to something other than drugstore makeup, I stuck to them for years without even trying other brands. Then, there’s the Great Lash by Maybelline that always wins as consumer choice and makeup artists rave about it, etc etc. That stuff is WHACK. I mean, it’s nothing special, nothing to win accolades. I like the pink and green packaging, but that product is #1 in my book as having completely benefitted from WAY too much hype.

What are some of the products that you think have succeeded from too much hype? What are some that you brainwashed yourself into thinking was awesome, even with all signs pointing to “Oh hell no!”?

Graduation; from thug to prep makeover; Too-faced Review

Bonjour good people 🙂  So yeah, can’t believe i GRADUATED….granted, it was last thursday so I should have posted then, lol, but it’s so wild to me….cool beans….still looking for a job in the magazine world in Chicago or online, so if you know of anything, let me know por favor!

 Went shopping with the family while we were in Miami and I am getting the immense pleasure of helping my brother in his makeover!  We’re taking him from average to stylish…no more sloppy baggy clothes, big tee shirts, lame gear 🙂  he has a great figure, I’m glad he’s not hiding it anymore under horrid clothes.  Here’s some of the things we bought:

Logo Script Thermal Crew Logo shirt from A/X (http://www.armaniexchange.com)
Denim Lab M11 Boot Cut<br><i>Plutonium</i>Multitype Graphic TeeJeans and tee from express (http://www.expressfashion.com) .  I’ll probably be getting him some more tees at least for xmas 🙂  Glad that he’s maturing!  Nice new start for college.

Also while shopping, I stopped at MAC to check out getting some new blush.  I tested out “breath of plum” by MAC, since I’m always trying weird colors.  It’s a rather lovely purple, I’m considering getting it.  (http://www.maccosmetics.com)  Then I made my way over to Sephora and of course you guys know i was in heaven!!!  Had to get some things, here’s my goods (http://www.sephora.com):

Pure Skin SupplementsMurad skin supplements to help clear out my complexion…I think it’s working!

Lash InjectionVERY good mascara…plumps them up, great volume, dark, lovely lovely lashes…Kind of a pain to get off though….oh well, at least they are worth the effort! 

Professionnel Unique Cream Makeup Removerpretty good makeup remover with the texture of vaseline.  cheap too, only like $2 (maybe $4)

Blush Me! Mono after testing out the mac blush, i bought a rose blush to appease myself, but I still want to go back and get the purple, it’s more unique.

well that was my foray into shopping 🙂  I’ll have more things coming my way soooooooon

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