Category Archives: FOTD

Tutorial Sneak Peak: Bird Of Paradise


FOTD – Late Evening Blush (Tutorial to Come)

Tuesday night, after being very proud of myself for sticking to an eye product no-buy, I was fatally tempted by MAC’s limited edition Coral Crepe paint pot. It arrived today, so I had to do a look with it right away. Here’s the result: evening in paradise, a sunset-ish look featuring Coral Crepe and Motif, Atlantic Blue, and Shadowy Lady eyeshadows.

FOTD – Spring Gig Look and Hair Milestone

Hello, lovies! It’s been a long time; in fact, it seems like an eternity since I last posted.

The last time you saw my hair on the blog was in October’s winter evening makeup tutorial. At that time, I was wearing it kind of curly without any adornment or headband. In November or December, it was finally long enough for a medium width headband, and this evening I tried out my first puff. Yayyy! It’s not pulled back super-far, but it is technically in puff territory. I had forgotten how much I like my face with my hair pulled back!

Here’s the face I did for tonight’s cello gig:

Revlon ColorStay foundation (Combination/Oily) – Toast
MAC Blunt powder blush under and around the apples of the cheeks
MAC Other Worldly powder blush (Moonbathe collection) brushed on the apples

L’Oreal HIP Attentive eye crayon as a base
MAC Goldenrod eyeshadow on the entire lid and blended slightly into the crease
MAC Chrome Yellow eyeshadow on the center of the lid (on top of Goldenrod)
MAC Rule eyeshadow brushed across the crease
MAC Red Brick eyeshadow in the outer corner and outer third of the crease
Rimmel Noir waterproof liner on the upper lashline
L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara – Black
NYX Yellow eyeliner pencil on the lower lashline
Sephora Flash Orange eyeliner pencil on the lower lashline (over Yellow)

MAC Hodgepodge lip pencil to line
MAC Queen Bee lipglass (Naked Honey collection)

OPI Designer Series – Desire (slightly reddish mid-tone brown with small-to-medium holographic sparkles)


Preview: November Birthstone Look

This is the look I’m going to use for my November topaz tutorial on YouTube. I haven’t taped it yet, but I plan to do so within the week. Until then, here’s a glimpse of the prototype, which I wore to my last orchestra concert. (Please disregard the tired eyes and worn-off foundation in this late evening photo; the makeup had been on about twelve hours, and it shows.)



Halloween FOTD

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L’Oreal True Match foundation – Classic Tan N7
L’Oreal True Match powder – Classic Tan N7
MAC Tantone powder blush


Urban Decay Eyeshadow Prime Potion
MAC Mangomix shadestick — lid
NYX Shangri-La e/s trio (orange) — lid
MAC Fab & Flashy e/s — center of lid
MAC Motif e/s — highlight
MAC Carbon e/s — crease
HIP Black eyeliner pencil
Maybelline Very Black XXL Extensions mascara


MAC Mahogany lip pencil
MAC Sci-Fi-Delity lipstick
MAC Grapefruit lipglass


FOTD – Sunset in Paradise

I’m longing for a vacation. If I can’t take my whole body to a tropical paradise, I can at least take my eyes. What do you think?

Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX foundation – M3
MAC Studio Fix foundation – NC43
MAC Tantone powder blush
MAC Star Pearl beauty powder

MAC Penny shadestick – lash to brow
Urban Decay X eyeshadow – inner 1/3 of lid
MAC Paradisco eyeshadow – middle 1/3 of lid
MAC Plum Dressing eyeshadow – outer 1/3 of lid, outer V, crease
MAC Carbon eyeshadow – outer 1/2 of crease
MAC Vex eyeshadow – highlight
HiP Eggplant cream eyeliner – upper lashline
Jordana White eyeliner – lower waterline
Styli-Style Smoky Quartz eyeliner – lower waterline
L’Oreal Blackest Black Telescopic Clean Definition mascara


MAC Caramellow cremestick liner
MAC Cushy cremestick liner
MAC Lamé lipstick
MAC Petit Four lipglass (discontinued Sweetie Cake LE collection)


FOTD – Fourth of July

Today I opted for a fun, easy look to wear to a family cookout.

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FOTD – Summer Face

Today’s look was a very typical summer look for me: warm colors softly applied.

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MAC Studio Mist foundation – Medium Dark
MAC Studio Fix foundation – NC43
MAC Tantone powder blush
MAC Other Worldly powder blush


MAC Rubenesque paint pot (lash to brow)
MAC Patina eyeshadow (lid)
NYX Shangri-La eyeshadow trio – orange (outer crease); gold (highlight)
HiP Brown eyeliner pencil (upper and lower lashlines)
L’Oreal Blackest Black Telescopic Clean Definition mascara


MAC Hodgepodge lip liner
MAC Propagate lipstick (discontinued – Strange Hybrid LE collection)
HiP Splendid liquid lipcolor