Category Archives: Makeup

Tutorial: Lime and Berries

NAILS
Rapid Red, Sally Hansen InstaDry

FACE
Revlon ColorStay combination/oily foundation – Toast
MAC Tantone powder blush

EYES
MAC Soft Ochre paint pot
MAC Pharoah paint pot (LE)
MAC Electro Sky paint pot (LE)
MAC Vex eyeshadow
MAC Atlantic Blue eyeshadow
NYX Summer Green eyeshadow
MAC Nocturnelle eyeshadow
HIP Eggplant cream eyeliner
L’Oreal Infallible eyeliner – Carbon Black

LIPS
MAC Hodgepodge lip pencil
MAC Fresh Brew lipstick
MAC Majestic lipglass (LE)

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Tutorial: Summer Peach – An Everyday Look

NAILS
Vacation Time, Sinful Colors

FACE
Revlon ColorStay (Oily/Combination) – Toast
MAC Tantone powder blush
MAC Other Worldly powder blush (LE)

EYES
MAC Coral Crepe paint pot
Urban Decay Jones eyeshadow
MAC Red Brick eyeshadow
MAC Spring Up eyeshadow (LE)
Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara – Black
Rimmel Exaggerate eyeliner – Sable

LIPS
MAC Stripdown lip pencil
MAC Hodgepodge lip pencil
MAC Queen Bee lipglass (LE)

Tutorial: Red and Purple

FACE
Revlon ColorStay Combination/Oily foundation – Toast
MAC Mocha powder blush

EYES
MAC Artifact paint pot
MAC Nocturnelle eyeshadow
MAC Lavender Sky eyeshadow (LE)
MAC Accent Red pigment (LE)
MAC Hush eyeshadow
MAC Carbon eyeshadow
L’Oreal Infallible retractable liner – Carbon Black
Mascara – Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara – Black

LIPS
MAC Stripdown lip pencil
MAC Plum Soft cremestick liner
MAC Nico lipglass

Tutorial: Late Evening Blush

NAILS
China Glaze L8r G8r

FACE
Revlon ColorStay Oily/Combination Skin foundation – Toast
MAC Sunbasque powder blush

EYES
MAC Coral Crepe paint pot
MAC Shadowy Lady eyeshadow
MAC Atlantic Blue eyeshadow
MAC Motif eyeshadow
MAC Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow
MAC Hush eyeshadow
NYX Yellow eyeliner pencil
Sephora Flashy Orange eyeliner pencil
Maybelline Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner pen – Black
L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara – Blackest Black

LIPS
MAC Hodgepodge lip pencil
MAC Lollipop Loving lipstick
MAC Clear lipglass

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.

Electro Eye – Color Trial

I picked up MAC Electro Sky (McQueen LE collection, 2007) paint pot at the Cosmetics Company Store last weekend. It’s a medium-tone periwinkle cream color: not the type of shade I usually seek out. But it was so lovely — and I am so taken with the non-frost paint pots’ wonderful performance as bases — that I had to snatch it up.

I finally got around to trying it out last night. I used a sheer wash of blue-green duotone powder eyeshadow over the paint pot, which created a fantastic iridescence that — alas! — doesn’t really show up on camera. Even so, I’m pleased with the result; I may wear this look for some fun occasion in the future.

Products

MAC Electro Sky paint pot (base)
Urban Decay Flipside eyeshadow (lid)
MAC Carbon eyeshadow (crease)
Urban Decay Sellout eyeshadow (brow, inner corner)
Maybelline Very Black Lash Stiletto mascara

Side by Side Review — LashBlast & Colossal Volum’ Express

The Products

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Waterproof Mascara
CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Waterproof Mascara in Very Black
Maybelline Colossal Volum Express
Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Mascara in Glam Black

The Claims

CoverGirl says that LashBlast’s “patented volume-boosting formula and patent-pending brush” will “max-out each and every lash, leaving you with the ultimate big lash look.”

Maybelline says that Colossal Volum’ Express’ “patented MegaBrush + Collagen Formula plump lashes one by one,” creating “dramatic volume with no clumps.”

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