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NARS Look: Mangrove & Daphne

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NARS Look: Mangrove & Daphne

NARS Look: Mangrove & Daphne

I liked this in close-ups, but I don't like it so much with my skin tone overall.  I think someone paler than me could really rock this, though! :)

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NARS Look: Rajasthan Eyeshadow Duo

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NARS Look: Rajasthan Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Look:  Rajasthan Eyeshadow Duo

I actually really LOVED how everything came together.  I loved how the eyeshadows looked layered over the bright teal base.  I also loved the way the glitter flecks in Palladium came through in a very subtle way.  Everything was fabulous until about fifteen...

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Smoky Eyes: Groove with Alice + Olivia

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Smoky Eyes: Groove with Alice + Olivia

Smoky Eyes:  Groove with Alice + Olivia

Oh, man, that name is cheesy.  I gotta tell you:  coming up with "names" for looks can be a challenge.  If only "Blue and Violet" were creative, because I can do that no problem. :)

Happy Friday!!

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Just Playing: MAC In the Groove & Togetherness

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Just Playing: MAC In the Groove & Togetherness

Just Playing:  MAC In the Groove & Togetherness

I wanted to do something quick using the new In the Groove products for something for lip swatches (which I didn't end up using, LOL), and this is what I ended up with.

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Smoky Eyes: Kat Von D Memento Mori Look

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Smoky Eyes: Kat Von D Memento Mori Look

Smoky Eyes:  Kat Von D Memento Mori Look

Is it really Thursday?  Already?  I can't believe it's July 1st!  I only have about a month left of summer (aka no school) -- time flies so fast sometimes.

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Fun Makeup: Clear Sky Blue

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Fun Makeup: Clear Sky Blue

Fun Makeup:  Clear Sky Blue

I really, really wanted to play around with Clear Sky Blue pigment.  What better way than to use it as a base?  It's actually one of the nicer matte pigments to use--some of them can be finicky, but this one's a champ when used wet.

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Pseudo-Look: Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3

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Pseudo-Look: Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3

Sometimes it can be fun just to experiment with your makeup, and you know when is a really good time to do it? Before you're going to go to bed! After I finished photographing Urban Decay's Naked Palette, I really wanted to do something using Gunmetal, but I wanted it to...

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Video Makeup Tutorial: Stream of Consciousness

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Video Makeup Tutorial: Stream of Consciousness

Video Makeup Tutorial: Stream of Consciousness

This is a tutorial, but it's also more about me going through the process of using just two eyeshadows, not loving the result, and trying to work it into something I did like.  Not everything always turns out according to what we envision, and...

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