Sunday, October 28th, 2012

From Edgy to Creepy to Transformative, Get Ready for Halloween!

In case you’re still not sure what you’re doing for Halloween, here are a few videos to give you some inspiration! Or, if you’re like me, just some masterful videos to enjoy. I love seeing the techniques people employ in such time-intensive looks like these.  This post is in the spirit of Sunday’s Link Love, so I invite you to share the love and share a link to your favorite Halloween tutorials (that are not your own).

P.S. — Stay safe if you’re being affected by the storm! <3

Edgar Allen Poe’s Raven


GoldieStarling takes inspiration from The Raven

The Crow


MissChievous creates a dramatic look inspired by a crow

Unzipped


Petrilude unzipped–a Halloween classic!

Edward Scissorhands


KandeeJohnson transforms into this iconic character

Glamorous (but Bloody) Vampire


Pink and red eyeshadow come together in a vampire-inspired look by MissChievous

A New Take on a Witch


DustyOHunter creates a spin on witches that leads to an incredible transformatoin

La Llorona (The Weeping Woman)


DulceCandy87 has a fascinating take on La Llarona

Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland


KandeeJohnson uses Tim Burton’s Queen of Hearts interpretation for this look

Vincent Van Vogh


GoldieStarling transforms into Vincent Van Gogh

Pop Art/Comic Book Character


Vintage or Tacky pops from the pages of a comic book!

Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland


KandeeJohnson creates a look inspired by Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the Mad Hatter

Pirate Davy Jones


GoldieStarling turns into Davy Jones!

Edgy & Gold


Kristianathe with an edgy take on an Illamasqua promo

Mother Earth


Petrilude transforms into Mother Earth

Frankenstein


Pixiwoo takes on Frankenstein!

Dramatic Black & White Eyes


Queen of Blending recreates a dramatic black and white look

Nightmare Before Christmas Nails


JulieGBeauty has a how-to for Nightmare Before Christmas nails

Last Minute Halloween – Bleeding Eyes


xSparkage helps with a last-minute Halloween idea

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

10 Must-Have Inglot Eyeshadows – Brights/Colors

If you’re not so keen on neutrals, here is my top ten for a good mix of brights by Inglot!

  1. Inglot #450 Eyeshadow — shimmering burgundy
  2. Inglot #388 Eyeshadow — bold violet-tinted blue
  3. Inglot #415 Eyeshadow
  4. Inglot #331 Eyeshadow — grass green
  5. Inglot # Eyeshadow — shimmering navy blue
  6. Inglot #372 Eyeshadow — teal
  7. Inglot #439 Eyeshadow — shimmering violet
  8. Inglot #382 Eyeshadow — rich red
  9. Inglot #430 Eyeshadow — shimmering honey gold
  10. Inglot #338 Eyeshadow — blue-teal

What bright Inglot eyeshadows would you recommend?

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

10 Must-Have Inglot Eyeshadows – Neutrals

I think one of the more frequently asked questions I get is about what eyeshadows to start off with from Inglot–this is a pretty impossible task! Put simply, Inglot has a ton of eyeshadows that perform well. And then, there’s the very fact that it really depends on what kind of palette you’re looking at. Neutrals? Brights? A mix? Cool-toned? Warm-toned? How large of a palette?

What neutral Inglot eyeshadows would you recommend?

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

9 of My Must-Have Illamasqua Nail Varnishes

I love, love, LOVE!! Illamasqua’s Nail Varnish formula. For me, it’s one of the best (possibly, the best) formulas; long-wearing, great range of colors, nice consistency, and innovative. You can check out the shades I’ve reviewed in gallery format here. My all-time favorite shade is Raindrops, which was discontinued (go figure!).

What’s your favorite Illamasqua Nail Varnish? Or what shade would you love to try first?

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

10 MAC Products I Love

While some of MAC’s recent limited edition collections may have been disappointing, there are a great deal of fabulous products available year-round.  Here are just 10 (seriously, I could have easily given you a list of 50!) MAC products that I’ve loved for years and continue to love.

What’s in your top 10?

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

5 Rose Gold-Inspired Beauties

My favorite metal is rose gold.  There’s something about it that’s elegant, warm, and eye-catching to me.  It’s actually a color that doesn’t quite seem to be readily produced into makeup, actually–I think it’s the metallic finish.

Do you have anything rose-gold in your makeup stash?