My Special Occasion Look: Red Lips

My Special Occasion Look: Red Lips

I don’t know why, but one of my go-to looks for a special occasion is red lips paired with a gold eyeshadow look. I didn’t have much time, so I only snapped a couple of photos of this look. I’m also still mad that Ore photographs so blah relative to how TA-DA it is in person.  Hope you’re having a beautiful Tuesday!

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Ore pure pigment on the entire lower lid to cover.  Then, apply Darkhorse eyeshadow into the crease and blend outwards and on outer third of the lid with the 226.  Diffuse the crease color by applying Virgin eyeshadow above to highlight the brow bone with the 217.  Apply #10L liner on the lower lash line and finish lashes with Inimitable Intense mascara.

For cheeks, apply #15 blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Dragon Rouge Allure Laque first, and then layer Exces Extrait de Gloss for a complementing lip.

Check out more photos!

Continue Reading

What would you pair with Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow?

If you were using Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow?, what look would you create with it?

What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!

Did you come up with a look you’d like to share featuring today’s product? You can link to your images, embed your images using HTML, or you can submit your images via e-mail to share them with readers to help give them inspiration on how to use the product!

Illamasqua Alluvium Pure Pigment

Illamasqua Alluvium Pure Pigment

I actually did a look with Ore on the lid and Alluvium in the crease, and it was such a lovely combo, but the photos make it look like garbage. I’ll have to see what I can do about the lighting situation and find a way to capture the brilliance of both of these shades in a photo. Hopefully it stays sunny for the rest of the week!

If these were a better value, I’d try making a nail polish with Alluvium–seems like it be a gorgeous shade for nails. (You can read my quantity/price ratio and packaging griping here.)

Continue Reading

Win MAC Goes and Goes Pro Longwear Lipcreme!

Win MAC Goes and Goes Pro Longwear Lipcreme!

One (1) lucky winner will receive MAC Goes and Goes Pro Longwear Lipcreme from MAC’s new lipstick line! (Retail value $16.50!)

Congratulations to Regina C.!

RULES: All entries must be submitted by October 2nd, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

Congratulations to Marissa B.!

Jo Malone for Holiday 2010

Jo Malone for Holiday 2010

The door opens and you’re greeted by flickering candlelight and uplifting aromas…essences of warm amber, sweet orange, verdant pine and embracing eucalyptus. Pristine cream boxes, tied with crisp, black grosgrain ribbon, nestle beneath the tree. The holiday season has begun.

Customized Fragrance Combining Collection ($325.00 U.S. / $380.00 CDN) (November)

This beautifully presented, elegant collection of iconic Jo Malone fragrances celebrates the ar tistr y of scent. Choose two of your favourite Colognes from the complete Jo Malone por t folio of scents to become your ever yday essentials. Be inspired to mix, match and blend colognes and really enjoy tr ying many dif ferent fragrance combinations on the skin. Cologne 100 ml (x2) of customer’s choice, Cologne 9ml (x6) in Grapefruit, Lime Basil & Mandarin, Orange Blossom, Pomegranate Noir, Red Roses and Vanilla & Anise.

Deluxe Tea Box ($425.00 U.S. / $485.00 CDN) (November)

Elegantly understated, the Tea Box Deluxe Candle Collection brings a sense of refinement to the home. A suite of three Deluxe Candles are nestled in a beautifully textured cream-coloured box accompanied with a silver-plated wick trimmer and candle snuf fer. The Collection features Eau De Cologne, Parma Violets and Sweet Almond Macaroon.

Bath Oil Collection ($85.00 U.S. / $95.00 CDN) (October)

The Bath Oil Collection is an invitation to unwind. Beautifully presented in glass decanters, six distinct scents may be used singly or combined to capture the senses. The collection includes Grapefruit, Lime Basil & Mandarin, Orange Blossom, Pomegranate Noir, Red Roses and Vanilla & Anise.

Coloured Travel Candle Collection with Farrow & Ball ($95.00 U.S. / $138.00 CDN) (November)

This holiday season Jo Malone continues its par tnership with Farrow & Ball, colour exper t and supplier of elegant decorative paints. The limited edition collection combines three refreshingly scented coloured travel candles in Pomegranate Noir in Eating Room Red (No. 43), Wild Fig & Cassis in Pelt ( No.254) and Pine & Eucalyptus in Green Smoke (No. 47).

See more holiday items and photos!

Continue Reading

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.