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Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Thanks for coming!

Chat’s over for tonight, but I appreciate everyone who stopped by. We will definitely do it again, and we’ll set something up in advance :)

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Choose or Lose

Do you keep up with makeup trends?

  • Sometimes (58%, 528 Votes)
  • Yes (24%, 220 Votes)
  • No (18%, 163 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 914

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Reader Leslie went for a bright green eye inspired by Katy Perry’s look from Hot and Cold. She used…

  • MAC Girl Friendly Painpot Browbone
  • MAC Paintpot In Phoroah Lid
  • NYX Lime Eyeshadow Lid
  • MAC Fresh Green Mix Mineralize Eyeshadow Crease
  • MAC 239 Brush
  • MAC 224 Brush
  • MAC 227 Brush
  • MAC Nylon Eyeshadow Brow bone
  • MAC Forgery Eyeshadow Brow bone
  • MAC Claire De Lune Eyeshadow Brow bone
  • MAC 219 Brush
  • MAC Black Funk Eyeliner Duel Edge Water Line
  • MAC Lashes In #3
  • MAC Espresso Eyeshadow For Eyebrows
  • MAC Zoom Lash Mascara
  • Benefit Foundation Brush
  • MAC Female Richmetal Highlighter
  • MAC Spaced Out Blush From The Neo Sci-Fi Collection Blush
  • MAC 129 Brush
  • MAC Lustre Frivously Liptick
  • MAC Sock Hop Lipglass From The Heatherette Collection
  • MAC 134 Brush
  • MAC Studio Fix Nc35

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Sunday, March 29th, 2009


Ischia, Lipari, Monte Carlo, Panarea, Porto Rotondo, Salina

Last week, I shared lip swatches from Chanel’s Cote d’Azur Collection designed for the summer season. Here are photos and skin swatches of the new lipsticks and glosses featured in this launch. :) Continue reading →

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

This look is from yesterday :) It’s pretty simple, and I had originally intended to wear one of Colour Ready’s bright lipsticks with it, but it definitely did *not* look good with a super bright lip. I can’t figure out why the cheeks stand out so much in pictures, because they SO didn’t in real life. I liked the way the eyes turned out, but I definitely could have paired it with different cheeks/lips to really bring it all together. Maybe next time :)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Ricepaper eyeshadow (soft beige-neutral), Deep Truth eyeshadow (dark navy blue), Freshwater eyeshadow (medium bright blue), Eve Pearl Liquid Liner Pen (black), Givenchy Navy kohl (navy blue), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Dior Coral Riviera blush (soft coral)
  • Lips: Sweetie lipstick (pink), Cult Fave lipglass (pastel pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Cult Fave = Cultured

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base. On the lid, apply Ricepaper eyeshadow using the 239. Darken crease with Deep Truth eyeshadow using the 226, then overlay with Freshwater eyeshadow. Sweep Ricepaper eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Givenchy Navy kohl on lower lash line, Eve Pearl Liquid Liner Pen on upper lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Dior Coral Riviera blush with the 188. Apply Sweetie lipstick to lips, and then top with Cult Fave lipglass for color and shine.

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Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Laura Mercier’s Gilded Garden Collection debuted for the spring season with several fun, perfect-for-spring products. The collection included eyeshadows in Lilac, Marigold, Orchid, and Pink Tulip ($22.00 each); Stickgloss in Azalea and Tiger Lily ($20.00 each); and Lip Stains in English Rose and Hibiscus ($20.00 each); and the Gilded Garden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc ($38.00).

The Gilded Garden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc features a pretty flowery pattern in it, which just screams “SPRING!” to me.  The two large flowers in a coral-pink and fuchsia-pink are slightly raised. They’re raised enough that I wasn’t able to swatch through to see if they go all the way through the powder. (But I’m hoping they do.)

This Shimmer Bloc is much like Bobbi Brown’s Shimmerbricks in the texture and finish–smooth, but still quite frosty. If you’re not a fan of noticeable shimmer/frost, then I’d definitely stay clear of this. If, however, you love Shimmerbricks, you’ll want to check out Laura Mercier’s Shimmer Blocs.

The overall color you get when swirling the entire Shimmer Bloc together is a almost neutral-but-slightly-cool, frosty pink. It can be used as a blusher or to highlight your favorite pink blushes.

Anyone else have this?

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