Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Here’s one last Chill look before we all forget about Chill and move onto Dame Edna next week! ;) I thought I’d do something really simple — it’s basically three eyeshadows and that’s it, which is a huge deal for me, as I’m sure many of you know. :P I wanted to try out some new YSL lip products I got, but unfortunately the combo was just a lil’ too bright for this look, so it was Naked Frost to the rescue to help tone it down (which worked beautifully!).

Happy holidays to those who have had or will have them to celebrate this season! :) I hope everyone has gotten a chance to spend some quality time with their loved ones and friends. My boyfriend, Mellan, and I head up to see my parents and sister in an hour or two (basically… as soon as start and finish getting ready, LOL) for the day. We’ll be back there for Christmas, as well.

Today is Magellan’s 1st birthday — he is exactly one year old today. He doesn’t seem like he’s an “adult”, but most lab owners say lab puppyhood lasts at least two years, sometimes all their lives ;) My mom has lots of treats and goodies baked for him, I’m sure, plus he has several gifts under the tree with his paw on it, so I think he’ll have a good birthday and make out like a bandit! My mom completely adores and utterly *spoils* him everytime he visits! I thought I’d share a little timeline of Magellan over the past year along with the look — I can’t be the only one who loves cute puppies, LOL!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Your Ladyship pigment (neutral base), Wintersky eyeshadow (medium, subdued pink), Mont Black eyeshadow (black), Shroom eyeshadow (highlighter), Graphblack technakohl (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Dior Rose Diamond Skin Shimmer (soft pink)
  • Lips: YSL Romantic Pink Lipstick (medium pink), YSL #4 Gloss Pur (bright pink), Naked Frost lipglass (taupe)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Your Ladyship = Vanilla; Wintersky = Pink Venus; Naked Frost = Chai

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Your Ladyship pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. Apply Wintersky eyeshadow all over the lid with the 239 brush. Darken the outer crease with Mont Black eyeshadow with the 239, gently tugging and blending so it also darkens the outermost portion of the lid to a gray-black. Finish with Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Rose Diamond shimmer using the 129. Apply YSL Romantic Pink lipstick to lips, and then top with YSL #4 Gloss Pur for color and shine, then tone it down with Naked Frost lipglass.

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Saturday, November 15th, 2008

I think I’m sensitive to silicone-based primers, because I’ve tried two now, and I’ve broken out ALL OVER my face in small, tiny little pimples. (It makes me want to cry, they make me feel/look hideous! Actually, I probably have teared up a bit over it!) The first one I tried was Smashbox’s Photofinish Primer (which I’ve sworn I wore once or twice in Hawaii without issue), and I let my face recover… then I tried Lancome’s La Base. And we’re back to pizza face. Ugh, so gross. I wish I had a secret acne solution, but alas, I don’t–other than keeping up with my regular skincare routine and making sure to stay away from the silicone primers!

This look was from last week, pre-breakout! ;) I was trying to do something with color, but not going over the top. I’m also trying to alternate color and basic/neutral/work-safe when I do my makeup, so I don’t just show all bright looks or all neutral looks. I’d do the latter if I had my way, LOL! Today, I’m off to spend/waste my Saturday at a simulation for my Management 101 course. I got up early so I could post this, and now I gotta get my butt into the shower and ready so I can report there on-time (hopefully!).

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Patina eyeshadow (antique gold), Shimmermoss eyeshadow (teal), Electric Eel eyeshadow (bright blue), Shroom eyeshadow (neutral highlighter), Urban Decay Electric Liner (bright blue), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Enough Said blush (soft peach)
  • Lips: Bombshell lipstick (pink-coral), Lychee Luxe lipglass (coral)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Enough Said = bronzer

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 with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Patina eyeshadow using the 239 and bring in just over halfway on the lid. Darken the outer lid using Shimmermoss eyeshadow packed on and drag into crease using the 239. Darken crease with just a touch of Electric Eel eyeshadow using the 239. Sweep Shroom underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Electric 24/7 Liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Enough Said blush using the 129. Apply Bombshell lipstick to lips, and then top with Lychee Luxe lipglass for color and shine.

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

On Saturday, we went out to celebrate my Mom’s birthday at a French restaurant, so I dolled myself up with a different take on the traditiona smoky eye. Still staying with grays and blacks, but I went for a light lid. I haven’t decided if I liked it or not, LOL. Happy Veteran’s Day!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (nude base), Femme-fi eyeshadow (beige), Smut eyeshadow (cool brown), Silver Ring eyeshadow (silver), Shroom eyeshadow (beige), Carbon eyeshadow (black), Silverstroke Fluidline (silver gel liner), Feline kohl power (black liner), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: NARS Super Orgasm blush (soft peach-pink)
  • Lips: Strawberry Blonde lipstick (coral-pink), Cult Fave lipglass (pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Femme-fi = Shroom; Feline = Grahpblack; Strawberry Blonde = Skew; Cult Fave = Pinkarat

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 with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Femme-fi eyeshadow using the 239, then blend and cover entire lid. Apply Smut eyeshadow lightly in the outer crease. Darken crease using Carbon eyeshadow lightly tapped into outer most crease. Above crease, lightly apply Silver Ring eyeshadow to diffuse the shades. Sweep Shroom underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Silverstroke fluidline on upper lash line and inner lower lash line, then apply Feline kohl power on outer lower lash line (smudged/smoked with Carbon eyeshadow), and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with NARS Super Orgasm blush using the 129. Apply Strawberry Blonde lipstick to lips, and then top with Cult Fave lipglass for color and shine.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2008

My Election Day look! :) The boyfriend *loved* the pink lips!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Softwashed pigment (silver base), Silver Ring eyeshadow (silver), Knight Divine eyeshadow (silver-black), Deep Truth eyeshadow (dark blue), Shroom eyeshadow (neutral highlighter), Urban Decay Ye-yo 24/7 Liner (white), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Enough Said blush (soft peach)
  • Lips: YSL Lingerie Pink lipstick (cool pastel pink), Cult Fave lipglass (pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Softwashed = Silverstroke; Enough Said = Bronzer; Lingerie Pink = Snob; Cult Fave = Pinkarat

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 with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Silver Ring eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Knight Divine eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Knight Divine packed on and drag into crease using the 239. Darken crease with Deep Truth eyeshadow using the 239. Sweep Shroom underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Ye-yo 24/7 Liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Enough Said blush using the 129. Apply YSL Lingerie Pink lipstick to lips, and then top with Cult Fave lipglass for color and shine.

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Quick look using Naughty Nauticals stuff, but I wasn’t satisfied with how it came out! The cool duochrome nature of Lark About & Stars ‘N Rockets is SO awesome, but it didn’t capture whatsoever in the photos. For some reason, I don’t any cool pink lipsticks (?!), or at least I couldn’t find any, which is what I really wanted to do as a lip base in this look!

I used Lark About pigment on lid, Vex eyeshadow on inner lid, Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow on middle of lid, Submarine eyeshadow (LE) on outer lid and crease, Vex eyeshadow above crease, Shroom eyeshadow on brow, Lark About pigment on lower lash line, Feline kohl power (LE) on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore True Romantic beauty powder blush (LE) with Lovely Lilac beauty powder (PRO) on cheeks. I had Sweetie lipstick 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!
Lark About = Frozen White; Submarine = Blue Storm, Naval, Deep Truth; True Romantic = Breath of Plum; Ms. Fizz = Flashmode (maybe)

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Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Here’s a Naughty Nauticals look for you!

I used Mutiny pigment (LE) on inner half of lid, Bell Bottom Blue pigment (LE) on outer half of lid, Nylon eyeshadow above inner crease, Shimmermoss eyeshadow on inner lid, Juxt eyeshadow on middle of lid, Submarine eyeshadow (LE) on outer lid and crease, Juxt eyeshadow above crease, Shroom eyeshadow above crease and on brow, Mutiny pigment (LE) on lower lash line, Blacktrack fluidline on upper and lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore Sunbasque blush with Dior Ambier Diamond skinshimmer on cheeks. I had Curtsy lipstick (LE) with Baby Sparks 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!
Mutiny = Aquadisiac/Surreal + White Frost; Bell Bottom Blue = Naval Blue pigment; Submarine = Blue Storm, Naval, or Deep Truth; Curtsy = Peachstock; Baby Sparks = Flusterrose, Wonderstruck, or Bountiful.

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