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Monday, December 21, 2009

Contouring





contouring can make your face look slimmer & can draw emphasis to those gorgeous cheekbones.

first off... choose a foundation or powder that is up to two shades darker than your skin tone..


i have two the left one is MAC mineralize skin finish natural in “medium deep”
i use this for my night look

on the right is MAC mineralize skin finish natural in “medium dark” for my day look

the difference is subtle when u look at it.. but they are very pigmented so a little shows up a lot.


they key to contouring is BLENDING ! i use my MAC 168 large angled contour brush.
CHEEKS

first start with a little dash of color on ur brush

then suck in your cheeks

shade in with the widest part of the brush in the hollow part of your cheek toward your hairline

for my nighttime look i add a dot of the darker color closer to my hairline

NOSE

i have an wide asian nose :( that unfortunately doesn’t come to a point so i slim it by shading either side of it starting at the bridge to the nostrils.

I use my MAC 224 brush for this


products
MAC 224 brush $28 @ mac store, MAC 168 brush $32 @ mac store, MAC mineralize skin finish in natural $25 @ mac store.

UD & MAC




as primer
Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion


inner lid
+ Urban Decay “flipside”


mid lid
+Urban Decay “Shattered”

Outer lid
+MAC “freshwater”

Outer V
+Urban Decay “oil slick”

highlight
+MAC “rice paper”

inner lash line
+ Urban Decay “flipside”

outer lower lash line
+ Mac “freshwater”

upper lash line & waterline
MAC “graphblack” eye pencil

brows
MAC “swiss chocolate”

concealer
+ MAC “NW30” studio finish

Sunday, September 27, 2009

this is my CLUB face & hair



face
Laura Mercier foundation primer -oil free
Make up forever HD foundation 127
BareMinerals foundation medium beige
MAC prep+prime transperent finishing powder

eyes & brows & lashes
1.Urban Decay primer potion
inner lid MAC all that glitters
outer lid MAC print & outer V MAC carbon
brown bone MAC CLUB
highlight MAC Vanilla
inner under eye MAC all that glitters outer CLUB
brows embark
lashes Ardell wispies & mascara RIMMEL glam eyes lash flirt

contouring & cheeks & highlighting
contour soft matte bronzer estee lauder
cheeks NARS sin
highlighter theBalm maryloumanizer

lips
lip pencil MAC stripdown
lip stick MAC myth
gloss MAC love nectar

Hair
Big sexy hair volumizing dry shampoo @ roots
Kerastase chroma riche
blow dry w/ round brush
Big sexy hair spray & play

Friday, September 25, 2009

l'oreal hip duo palette




so today i depotted all of my l’oreal hip duos
the colors & pigmentation are great but the packaging is super bulky
the top side contains 2 eyeshadows & the bottom side has a mirror and applicator




so i order an empty 12 pan japonesque palette from www.aveyou.com


i depotted my shadows by using a lighter i warmed up the bottom of the pans
& popped them out with a needle

they all survived the move except for one :(




+ japonesque 12 Pan Professional Shadow Palette Kit - Large $14.00
+ l’oreal hip duos $6.99 - $7.14

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

manly palette <3

my new palette :)




120 manly palette !!!




$29.95 (with shipping included) ebay seller: starriedesign

Sunday, September 20, 2009

gold & blue




MAC goldmine, freshwater, rice paper :)


i've been wearing this look 2days in a rowwwwww !!

Monday, September 14, 2009

rainbow eyes part II






I'm rocking this look @ the next rave.


colors courtesy of the coastal scents 88 palette (matte)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Leishi eyes.




for this look i used
blue
light green
beige





as primer & base
Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion
MAC “rubenesque” paint pot

inner lid to mid lid
+ beige

outerlid
+ green


brow bone/ contour
+ blue

highlight
+MAC “brule”


inner lash line
+ beige

outer lower lash line
+ blue

upper lash line & waterline
Maybelline black “ultraliner” water proof & MAC “graphblack” eye pencil

brows
+ MAC “sketch”

concealer
+ MAC “NW30” studio finish

Leishi !!

i finally got my shipment of Leishi mineral eyeshadows !!

i got 6 different shades
light green
burgundy
white
beige
blue
lilac


they are soo NICE !! esp for the price i got 24 for less than $15
the colors that i got are super shimmery & pigmented they were really
easy to apply and blend. Only issue i had is that they can be kinda messy
but i guess that's how mineral make up is in general. I LOVE THEM !!

you can find them on ebay :)

frugalista

so i used to be a slave to MAC bulk wipes
it’s a make up remover w/ moisturizer
but @ $ 26 per pack of 100.
i was really struggling with the idea if it was worth it

so i hit up tar-jay i started realllly low end with some
target brand ones comparable to the neutrogena brand (under $4 !!)
and they did the job just as good as the MAC ones.

then i found another target brand one made comparable to “Ponds clean sweep”
and i think these are the BEST they have little ridges so i feel like it gets more
make up off with one sweep & they’re very soft against the skin
they come infused with chamomile & vitamin E ! (also under $4 !!)



ohh & forget buying blotting paper wipes.
just use kleenex or any napkin will do :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

MK satin lips.

video




ahhh my 1st videoo :)

rainbow eyes.






so my friend audrey bought this CUTE jacket the other day...
& it got me thinking of the fun rainbow colors it had






i used yellows, pinks, & oranges from the 88 color eye palette & the 88 ultra shimmer palette











"Pink Yellow Blue Checkered Fur-Trimmed Bomber Jacket” from Torrid ($68)
Palette’s from Coastal Scents ( $18.95)

Bastille my <3 !!

i so desperately want it to be FALL !!





Bastille My Heart
OPI nail polish from “La Collection De France”






according to OPI it’s a "glimmer of rich burgundy"


it retails for like $8+

LUMINIZER !!




Again i’m a sucker for CUTE packaging !

check out my this highlighter from The Balm “Mary-Lou Manizer”
it LOOKS amazing & its a lot of product for the price only $22 @ sephora
it comes w/ a mirror its a pressed powder that has tons of shimmerr !!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

foundation in HD

i’m a believer

So ppl have been rating & raving about make up forever’s “high definition foundation”

its been really hard for me to find a foundation that will give me the coverage i need without making me look cakey. So i just kinda settled for clinique’s “even better” foundation it feels wonderful on my skin but i don’t think the color matches my skin as well as other MAC foundations & the coverage is ok but u can still see my freckles :(

kinda on a whim i decided to try the new HD foundation..



Kat @ sephora color matched me in less that 5 seconds she was like ur “127.. now lets not take off ur pretty make up & trust” she said its for medium to full coverage ... i barely put anything on and it had already covered up all the freckles & red spots !! i think it has a really smooth finish (not sticky to the touch like some MAC foundations) but almost silky. I didn’t try the HD primer because i’m really happy with my Laura Mercier primer.

i so love it !!! it survived a night of sushi, clubs, & after parties
no reapplication !! no shiny oily skin !!

Friday, September 4, 2009

CARGO "barcelona"

i just got the CARGO palette in “barcelona”
(i’m obsessed with finding the perfect purple!!)



clockwise the colors are royal blue, sea foam green, violet, maiuve





as primer & base
Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion
MAC “rubenesque” paint pot

inner lid to mid lid
+ sea foam green


outerlid
+ royal blue

brow bone/ contour
+ violet

highlight
+MAC “brule”




inner lash line
+ sea foam green

outer lower lash line
+ mauve

upper lash line & waterline
MAC “graphblack” eye pencil

brows
MAC “sketch”

concealer
+ MAC “NW30” studio finish

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

blue eyes




as primer & base
Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion
MAC “painterly” paint pot

inner lid to mid lid
+ MAC “vanilla”
+ MAC “restrospeck” on top.

outerlid to up to brow bone
+ Urban Decay “kiddie pool”

crease
+ MAC “freshwater”

highlight
+MAC “brule”

inner lash line
+ MAC “vanilla”

outer lower lash line
+ MAC “freshwater

upper lash line
+ MAC “carbon” & “sketch”

waterline
+ “graphblack” eye pencil MAC

brows
+ MAC “sketch”

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Love your brushes.

so as i was cleaning my brushes...
i noticed that the little numbers were rubbing off :( eep.


i am SO kicking myself for not doing this b4.
because @ work we tell ppl to do this all the time !!!


but anywho... today i applied clear nail polish
over the Mac logo & brush #.
just one coat is enough

it gives the logo more of a shinier look

Sunday, August 30, 2009

purple eyes.




so yesterdayyy was my daddies 50th bday so i decided to have fancy eyes.


as primers i used..
Urban Decay “eyeshadow primer potion”
Mac paint pot “painterly”

as far as eyeshadows.
i used Vanilla on the inner corner of my eye
3 diff purples from the Coastal Scents palette
rice paper for highlight
eyebrows sketch

Friday, August 28, 2009

my birthdy present !!!

i’ve had my eye on the coastal scents palettes for a while now...

sooo i ordered them from the coastal scents online store




88 piece make up palette (matte) $18.95






10 piece professional blush palette $15.95





ultra shimmer 88 eye shadow palette $19.95

fed ex free shipping (ordered on August 19 arrived August 26)


after much debating i am SO glad i got them !!
i was seriously skeptical because of the price that's the cheapest
make up that i have ever purchased. I am so satisfied with the
overwhelming assortment of colors. They are also highly
pigmented i wore a purple look last night (in the scorching heat)
and the color stayed thru dinner & clubbing !!



voila !

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

pink leopard cheeks



isn’t it just the cutest?!?


i’m seriously a sucker for cute packaging !!

it’s called “Pink Leopard Bronzer” by Too Faced

soo, i’ve been stalking this baby @ sephora
for like a month & it’s been out of stock

its sad every time i’d walk past it i’d swatch it
and get all sad cuz it’s not mine :(


so i found it online @ www.ulta.com

it was $28

so of course today when i went to sephora it was in stock :(

it loooks gorgeous except i guess i’m too dark so it doesn’t really
show up on my skin as a bronzer but more like a pretty blush.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

how to clean your make up brushes

make up brushes need to be properly cared for to ensure their longevity
esp since they are an investment.

i usually spot clean my brushes about once a week
and every 3-4 i give them a good deep shampooing.



for spot cleaning grab a bounty towel
fold it into fours and dab some mac brush cleanser
swipe brush side to side against the towel until
the brush is clean mold the bristles back into shape
& lay flat to dry




for a deep cleanse
take the sponge from inside ur cleansing jar
an moisten with water place sponge back in jar with the blue part down
and add about a nickel sized dab of johnson & johnson baby shampoo
swipe brush side to side against the white bristles of the sponge
use this method for small eye brushes










for face brushes
hold the wooden end of the brush and run only the bristles under water to moisten make sure u do not get the metal part wet !!
add baby shampoo to the palm of ur hand and swoosh the brush back in forth
until it lathers ur palm will be brown at this point rinse the brush & repeat until
the lather is almost white rinse & lay flat to dry





materials needed
- mac brush cleanser 235ml $11 @ mac pro stores
- johnson & johnson baby shampoo $4 @ target
- brush cleansing jar $5.49 @ michaels (found in the brushes section)
- replacement sponges x2 for jar $3.99 @ michaels 
you can also visit the online store for the jar loewcornellproducts
(i put the link... because michaels can be a pain to navigate thru)

must have

i’m a HUGE fan of nyx jumbo eye pencils

i use them under my eyeshadows to serve as a base & to make my shadows POP!
and @ $3.50 a piece they’re most def a good investment






total must have color is MILK



they’re usually $3.50 @ ulta or nyx.com but i found them for $3.00 @ www.cherryculture.com
andddddd on top of that they have this back to school sale of 20% off

new home for my brushes

my new ‘sephora’ inspired brush holder







materials & where to buy
glass vase 4 1/2” square $9.99 @ michaels
colorfill plastic bead .1lbs $5.99 @ michaels
brushes from mac.

mac palettes

so i labeled my mac palettes cuz when i’m playing around
with my shadows i like to remember which color combos
looked the best !

so here goes....










mac palettes are a great way of keeping your eyeshadow collection
neat & organized esp. when u label them just use any chart program on
ur computadoraaa... i used numbers off my mac.



where to buy & price details
- can be found @ mac pro stores or mac online store
- mac pro palettes 15x retail for $12 & the pro palette refill pans (shadows) are $11