Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Despite spending most of my day with my head in the beauty realm, I honestly don’t find I wear full makeup as often as I used to. Maybe it’s because I’m busier, or maybe it’s because I’m lazier (I’m going with the latter), but nonetheless, I tend to go for a minimal face. There are even a few days (when my skin is being nice) where I will even go sans makeup altogether!

What exactly does the “I’m Not Really Wearing Makeup” look entail? I have discovered that with the right mix of products you can get that totally natural look and look good in it.

I used Studio Fix Fluid in NC30 applied in dabs using the 194 brush, then buffed in with the 182 brush. Sculpt sculpting powder to contour cheeks using the 168 brush. Select Sheer Loose Powder in NC25 applied using the 187 brush (stippling brush). Dior Skin Shimmer in Amber Diamond with the 150 brush on apples and high planes of cheeks. Espresso and Carbon eyeshadows to fill in brows with a 266 brush. I finished by wearing 3N lipstick with 2N lipglass on lips.

What do you need? Since we are not all the same shade of skintone, nor do we all own the same products, let me give you some more generic ideas as to what you need for that super natural look.

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Sunday, January 27th, 2008

So I finally decided to do a look using Dior’s Pink May Quint from their Spring 2008 collection, which is awfully pretty look at. It really does work well with the spring palette, but considering how rainy it has been, I felt like I needed to darken it somehow. I decided on darker lips, which was a mistake, as they were just too dark and too reddish/burgundy for this look. Next time, I’d opt for pairing it with a medium-dark pink instead. The lip color was cool, just not with this look. I even tried to fix it, but no luck – only way to do it was to take it all off (which I hate to do!).

I used Soft Ochre paint pot all over lid, Dior Pink May Quint light peach on inner lid, Dior Pink May Quint light warm pink-purple on middle of lid, Dior Pink May Quint dark purple on outer lid and crease, Clue eyeshadow on outer crease, Dior Pink May Quint light white-gold above crease and on brow, Feline kohl power on lower lash line, and Dior Pink May Quint light white-gold on lower lash line. I wore Petalpoint blush with Micro Pink beauty powder to highlight and Sculpt sculpting powder to contour. I had Wild ‘Bout You lipstick with Crystal Rose lipglass on my lips in the first set. In the second set, I added Negligee lipglass and Backlit 3D glass.

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

This is a look from several days ago, whereupon I was attempting to go for a sultry neutral kind of look. I think I actually found a color that I might not be so suited for (not to say it’s so bad I should never be caught dead in it), but it’s the first color I’ve found to be at odds with.  I like it on its own, and I’m trying to not be so critical when it’s on me, ha!  I tried to use products solely from The Originals launch, as a way to show you what you can do with some of the shadows and lip products from it.  But can I just say the highlight of the look is the lip combo?  Has to be one of my faves I’ve done lately!

I used Uppity fluidline on lid as a base, Ochre Style eyeshadow all over lid, Clue eyeshadow in outer crease, Ochre Style eyeshadow above crease, Daisychain eyeshadow on brow, and Feline kohl power on lower lash line. I wore Springsheen blush on cheeks with Dancing Light beauty powder to highlight. I had Twig Twig lipstick with Full On Lust lipglass on my lips.

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Thursday, November 8th, 2007

I used Uppity fluidline on lid, Ricepaper eyeshadow on inner lid, Goldmine eyeshadow on middle of lid, Rye eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Ricepaper eyeshadow above crease and on brow, and Feline kohl power on lower lash line. I wore Other Worldly blush on cheeks with Sculpt sculpting powder to contour and Peach Haze beauty powder to highlight. I had Overrich lipstick with Red Romp lipglass on my lips.

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Saturday, September 15th, 2007

Please note that I do not use liquid liner very often as it tends to interact adversely with my upper lash line and cause my eyes to swell shut (I sit here typing this while alternating ice over my eyes now!), but I try, so I can show you a different style.

What do you think? Does upper liner improve my look or does it detract from it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

I used Ricepaper eyeshadow on lid, Cork eyeshadow in crease, Casablanca eyeshadow on brow, black liquid liner on upper lash line, and Feline kohl power on lower lash line. I had Cantaloupe blush on cheeks with Emote blush to contour. I wore Viva Glam I lipstick, and in the last shot, I added Prestigious lipglass.

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Saturday, September 15th, 2007


I used Gold Dusk pigment on lid, Goldmine eyeshadow on inner lid, Rose Blanc eyeshadow on middle of lid, Bronze eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Ricepaper above crease and on brow, Goldmine eyeshadow on lower lash line, and Feline kohl power on lower lash line.
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