MAC Winter Cool Fabulously Festive Face Kit

MAC Cool Fabulously Festive Face Kit ($59.50) includes a palette with four eyeshadows and blush, along with a metallic, silver bag that also holds a lipstick, lipglass, and three miniature-sized brushes. MAC describes the shades, officially, as: Phloof! (frosted off white), Brun (muted blackish-brown), Quarry (soft muted plum-brown), Dance in the Dark (black-brown), Mocha (soft plum pink), Hot Gossip (mid-tone pinky plum), and Emancipation (light pink). The brushes included are the 129SE, 266SE, and 275SE. The eyeshadows weigh 0.22 oz. while the blush weighs 0.18 oz. (basically, everything is full-sized).

Read Full Review

Looks – Super Black Smoky Hot Contrast Eye

I did this two days ago, because I really just wanted to see how black I could get Hot Contrast to be. I wasn’t disappointed per se, but it definitely didn’t get as black as I envisioned (even when used wet). I tried my super black smoky eye I do from time to time, so the look follows that (so it’s nothing new!). I figured that would be the best way to test! I think I may end up exchanging Hot Contrast for another duo, only because Carbon works well enough for me as a black, IMO. Anyone want to try to talk me out of it?

Is everybody gearing up for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale? I haven’t decided if I’m going to brave the 7AM crowd tomorrow – it’s a bit more of a hike (9 miles) from my new apartment, compared to last year when it was a skip away (1 mile). It was a MADHOUSE! last year, though, even at 7AM. Anyone excited over Colour Forms? That comes out tomorrow, too. I have to pick up my preorder (only two items), and then see if I can resist the pigments (not likely). What about you? What’d you pre-order?

Let’s talk Nordstrom lemmings and Colour Form hauls (or potential hauls) to keep Thursday from dragging its feet.

P.S. – Since several of you asked about a tutorial for this look, have you seen my black smokey eye tutorial?

I used Blacktrack fluidline on lid, Hot Contrast mineralize eyeshadow (solid side) (LE) all over lid, Hot Contrast mineralize eyeshadow (marble side) (LE) in crease, Vex eyeshadow above crease and on brow, Phloof! eyeshadow on brow to highlight, Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, Pearl cream colour base on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore Pleasantry mineralize blush (LE) on cheeks. I had Sweetie lipstick with Crystal Rose lipglass (LE) on my lips.

** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available — may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!

Hot Contrast (solid side) = Carbon; Hot Contrast (marble side) = Shale; Pleasantry = Pink Swoon; Crystal Rose = Pink Pearl Gloss

Continue reading “Looks – Super Black Smoky Hot Contrast Eye”

Looks – All About Blue with Mutiny and Nylon

This is a look from Friday, but I finally got a chance to share it now :) Now, back to studying! By the way, I am totally in love with “Johnny and June” by Heidi Newfield. So good.

I used Mutiny pigment (LE) all over lid, Nylon eyeshadow on inner and middle lid, Newly Minted eyeshadow on outer lid, Freshwater eyeshadow on outer crease, Juxt eyeshadow above crease, Phloof! eyeshadow on brow and lower lash line, Pop Blue dual edge pencil (LE) on lower lash line, Graphblack technakohl on lower waterline, Blacktrack fluidline on upper lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I had Don’tBe Shy blush (LE) on cheeks with Guerlain Pressed Meteorites in Mythic to highlight. I wore Fun Fun lipstick (LE) with Baby Sparks dazzleglass (LE) on lips.

** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available – may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!

Mutiny = Clear Sky Blue pigment + a bit of any frosty blue or white color; Pop Blue = Minted; Don’t Be Shy = Well Dressed; Fun Fun = Snob or Politely Pink; Baby Sparks = Pretty Plush

Continue reading “Looks – All About Blue with Mutiny and Nylon”

Looks – Naughty Nauticals Pink and Purple

I used Lovely Lily pigment on lid (LE), Illegal Cargo eyeshadow on inner lid (LE), Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow on middle of lid, Parfait Amour eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Pandamonium eyeshadow (LE) on outer crease, Illegal Cargo eyeshadow (LE) above crease, Hush eyeshadow on brow, Parfait Amour eyeshadow on lower lash line with Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow over it, Phloof! eyeshadow on inner lash line, Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore Don’t Be Shy blush (LE) on cheeks . I had Pomposity lipstick (LE) with Funtabulous dazzleglass (LE) on lips.

** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available — may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!

Lovely Lily = Pink Opal + Violet; Illegal Cargo = perm, try Shale; LE try Thunder, Pearl of the Earth; Pandamonium = Knight Divine; Don’t Be Shy = Well Dressed; Pomposity = New York Apple + Girl About Town; Funtabulous = Flashmode lustreglass

Continue reading “Looks – Naughty Nauticals Pink and Purple”

Looks – Naughty Nauticals Bright with Soft Pink Lips!

More Naughty Nauticals! I am LOVING the lips for this look, hands down, totally loving them.

I used Bell Bottom Blue pigment (LE) all over lid, Phloof! eyeshadow on inner lid, Illegal Cargo eyeshadow (LE) on middle of lid, Parfait Amour eyeshadow on middle of lid, Freshwater eyeshadow on outer lid, Pandamonium eyeshadow (LE) on outer crease, Phloof! eyeshadow on brow, Hush eyeshadow above crease, Phloof! eyeshadow on inner lower lash line, Parfait Amour eyeshadow on outer lower lash line, Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, Royal Wink fluidline on upper lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore Don’t Be Shy blush (LE) with Guerlain Pressed Meteorite in Mythic on cheeks. I had Fun Fun lipstick (LE) with Ms. Fizz dazzleglass (LE) on my lips.

** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available — may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!

Bell Bottom Blue = Naval; Illegal Cargo = (can’t think of a permanent dupe); Pandamonium = Knight Divine; Don’t Be Shy = Well Dressed; Fun Fun = Pervette; Ms. Fizz = Flashmode (maybe)

Continue reading “Looks – Naughty Nauticals Bright with Soft Pink Lips!”