Saturday, March 30, 2013

SWATCHES & REVIEW: Lime Crime Carousel Gloss Candy Apple, Coquette lipstick & unliners

Lime Crime Cosmetics Review & Swatches:


Lime Crime Carousel Gloss Candy Apple:
Absolutely love it! packaging is really cute & I like the brush applicator. The color is gorgeous & very sparkly. Smells good too.

Lime Crime Lipstick Coquette:
The lipstick is also really beautiful and I love the color. It highly pigmented, smooth & creamy. It's doesn't stay on all day, but does last a few hours without eating/drinking. I'll wear it over another nude lipstick but I won't wear it alone because it's too pale & washes me out. 


Uniliner Quill & Uniliner Lunar Sea:
Awesome products! These liquid liners are very pigmented & have a very fine brush application which is great for fine lines. I really love how precise you can be with these. They are pretty long lasting, about 8+ hours. 

Here are some photos of the products & packaging as well as swatches.

Hope you like them!









Friday, March 29, 2013

Shattered Purple Doll

Shattered Purple Doll 

I really wanted to do a dramatic dolly look with big circle contacts. For this one I wanted to do a sky blue & purple cut crease look. To really make it look like a doll, I used big lashes (stacked)  

Hope you like it!




Here’s a list of products used for this look:

FACE

• Sephora Matifying Compact Foundation R30
• Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation 160 Golden Beige
• Amazing Cosmetics Concealer in Medium Golden (cover acne marks & under the eyes)
• Amazing Cosmetics Anti-aging primer
• Urban Decay 24/7 concealer FBI (under eyes)
• Sephora Instant Moisturizer

EYES

• Ardell lashes #134 (stacked & glued on top of Red Cherry)
• Red Cherry lashes #138
• DUO Brush-On Lash Adhesive
• Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof in Very Black
• Milani Infinite eye liner in Non Stop (black)
• NYX glide on eye liner Purple Blaze (waterline)
• MAC pigment Vanilla (highlight)
• Urban Decay eyeshadow Shattered (top eye lid & tear duct)
• MAC pigment Grape (blend out cut-crease & bottom eye lid)
• Sephora Prisma Chrome Eyeshadow Burgundy Gem 45 (bottom of cut crease & outer part of bottom lid)
• Sally Girl Loose Glitter Lavish Lavender (on top lid)
• MAC water based mixing medium (dipped in brush to apply glitter)
• Urban Decay primer potion tube in Sin (champagne)
• Big Eye color contacts in Jerry 3 Green

EYEBROWS

• Too Faced eyeshadow insurance 
• Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Ebony

CHEEKS

• Too Faced Sweet Dreams Palette: Sweet Pink+Candlelight Glow mixed (above cheekbone)
• Too Faced Ooh La Rouge Blush in Avante Garde (along cheekbone)

LIPS

• Buxom Big & Healthy lip gloss in Sandy
• Wet n Wild lipstick Within these Adobe Walls 372S
• Wet n Wild lipstick Think Pink
• NYX retractable lip liner in Nude (over Natural to blend)
• NYX lip liner in Natural
• Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer Nude

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Funky Love Pout

Funky Love Pout

(late night) I just started outlining shapes on my lips with no real idea of what I wanted to do and this was the result. It needed a little bit of cleaning up, but I liked the overall concept and design so I thought I'd share :)

Hope you like it!

(no flash)

(with flash)

Here is the list of products I used:

LIPS

• Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer Nude
• Prestige liquid eyeliner in Icon (purple)
• Milani Infinite eyeliner in Eternal (Lime Green)
• Lime Crime eyeliner in Lunar Sea (white)
• Sally Girl loose glitter
• MAC water based mixing medium (used to apply glitter)
• Wet n Wild Mega Shimmer Shimmer Dust in White Lotus (used over the lime green)
• Sally Girl Sparkle Effect Loose Glitter in Lavish Lavender (used over the purple)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

SWATCHES & REVIEW: MAC Hue vs. Revlon Soft Nude

MAC Hue vs. Revlon Soft Nude: swatches & review

(Sorry for the terrible lighting)
I've been using MAC Hue lipstick for years now and really like but like many other makeup junkies, I continue my search for the "perfect nude lipstick" :) and am always open to save some money. I saw a few posts on other blogs (which I can't remember) that mentioned Revlon Soft nude & compared it to other nude lipsticks. Since it's a drugstore brand, and those stores have pretty good return policies, I thought I'd give it a shot & am glad I did.

MAC Hue vs. Revlon Soft Nude review:

MAC Hue: 
I really do love this product; it's a pretty, soft sheer color & I like the creamy texture. It's not very long lasting but I think that's due to the creamy texture. apx. $15
Revlon Soft Nude:
This is also a great product. The color is pretty close to MAC's Hue but it's a little bit more of an orange/peach nude (which I like). It's creamy & goes on smooth, similar texture to MAC but maybe a little thicker & more saturated in color. Like MAC's Hue it's also not that long lasting.The plus is that it's only about $9 so it'll save you a little bit of money. Would definitely reccommend trying it out.

Here are some pictures of the products/packaging:




Swatched on my hand:


Here are the products applied:




Thursday, March 21, 2013

Rotten Cotton Candy

Rotten Cotton Candy

I recently bought some Big Eye contacts and wanted to do a grunge dolly look. I decided to go with a pink and blue, big curly hair & big lashes with a glossy light pink lip.

Once again...sorry for the low quality of the pictures...still using my crap-quality camera phone for these pics :\

Hope you like it :)





Here’s a list of products used for this look:

FACE
• Sephora Matifying Compact Foundation R30
• Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation 160 Golden Beige
• Amazing Cosmetics Anti-Aging Face Primer
• Amazing Cosmetics Concealer in Medium Golden (cover acne marks)
• Too Faced Natural Face palette: Conceal (under eyes) Brighten (under the eyes and on nose)
• Sephora Instant Moisturizer

EYES
• Red Cherry eye lashes in #62
• Red Cherry eye lashes in #104 (bottom)
• DUO Brush-On lash adhesive
• Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof in Very Black
• Milani INFINITE Eyeliner in Endless (Black)
• Too Faced Perfect Eyes eyeliner in Perfect Peacock (waterline)  
• Too Faced eyeshadow duo in  Ooh & Aah : "Ooh" (outer cut crease) 
• MAC pigment in Rose
• Urban Decay eyeshadow in Haight (inner cur crease)
• Urban Decay eyeshadow in X (highlight & tear duct)
• Urban Decay Primer Tube in Original
• Big Eye color cosmetic lenses in Green
• Too Faced Natural Face palette: Conceal, Brighten (under the eyes)

EYEBROWS
• Urban Decay Primer Tube in Original
• Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Ebony

CHEEKS
• The Body Needs blush in Coral Caress (top of cheekbone)
• Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer (below cheekbone)

LIPS
• MAC Cremeshene lip gloss in Partial to Pink
• MAC lipstick in Hue
• NYX retractable lip liner in Nude #10
• NYX lip liner in Natural
• Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer Nude

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sparkling Delphinium (collab)

Sparkling Delphinium (collab) 

I was asked to participate in a makeup collaboration in by Beauty By Me. We had to create a wearable Blue & Purple look and I wanted to use Chaos Cosmetics' gorgeous eyeshadows & the Body Needs' Awesome glitters for a very sparkly look (unfortunately the camera didn't capture all the glitter)

Here's the collage with the looks from all the other artists (mine is the one in the middle) Wearable Blue & Purple Collab


Hope you like it!





PRODUCTS I USED & PLACEMENT:

FACE:
• Korres Wild Rose moisturizer (entire face)
• Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer (entire face)
• Amazing Cosmetics Concealer Medium Golden (under eyes)
• Amazing Cosmetics Concealer Medium Golden (cover acne marks: applied before & after liquid foundation)
• Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation 160 Golden Beige mixed with Maybelline Natural Beige (applied with fingers on entire face)
• Maybelline Superstay 24Hr Foundation Natural Beige (mixed with Make Up For Ever)
• Too Faced Natural Face palette: Bronzer (applied to sides of nose, & under cheek bone & cleft chin to contour)
• Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Foundation 128 Neutral Sand (entire face)

EYEBROWS:
• Urban Decay primer potion Original (used to bond the powder for better hold)
• Anastasia Brow Powder Ebony (applied with Sephora brow sculpting brush)

EYES
• Urban Decay primer potion original (all over eyelid)
• Chaos Cosmetics eyeshadow Flirtini (highlight & brow area)
• Chaos Cosmetics eyeshadow Coquette (center top lid & tear duct)
• Chaos Cosmetics eyeshadow Courtesan (inner part of top lid)
 Chaos Cosmetics eyeshadow Violet Femme (inner half of top lid above crease & along middle of bottom lid ex corner along bottom lid)
• Chaos Cosmetics eyeshadow Calypso (outer half of top lid to above crease & outer corner of bottom lid) 
• Milani Liquif'Eye Eyeliner Aqua (inner half of waterline)
• NYX slide on eye liner Purple Blaze (outer half of waterline)
• Milani Infinite eye liner Nonstop (imitation lashes drawn on outer half of bottom lid)
• MAC water based mixing medium (used with ELF concealer blush to apply glitter)
• The Body Needs Glitter Hysteria (glitter liner from middle to outer part of top lid)
 The Body Needs Glitter Blue (glitter liner on inner part of top lid)
• Sally Girl Sparkle Effect Loose Glitter Lavish Lavender (center of top lid & tear duct)
• Eyelash Curler (from 99 cent store)
• Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies mascara, Waterproof, Very Black 
• Eylure Lashfix Adhesive
 Ardell lashes 104 (stacked on top of 134)
 Ardell lashes 134

CHEEKS
• Too Faced Sweet Dreams palette: Cocoa Rose (under cheekbone to hairline)
• Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush Candy Glow (along cheekbone to hairline)

LIPS
• Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer Nude (all over lips & reapply after lipsticks)
• NYX lip liner Natural (outline lips slightly over lip line)
• Wet n Wild Lipstick Think Pink (apply 2 layers all over lips)
• Lime Crime lipstick Coquette (apply 1 layer all over lips inside lip line)
• Buxom Big & Healthy lip gloss April (applied all over lips)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

SWATCHES & REVIEW: Too Faced Sweethearts Blush Candy Glow

SWATCHES & REVIEW:

Too Faced Sweethearts Blush Candy Glow

REVIEW:
I really like this product overall and would recommend it.
As far as the packaging goes; I love how cute & girly it is.
It's not scented & is easy to use. I really love the individual colors as well as the combination of the colors when mixed. It's very pretty & has light shimmer. It doesn't go on very pigmented or heavy with one swipe which I really like because I can use it to add light shimmery hint of color or I can apply additional layers to build up the color.
I usually just use it along the cheekbone to add color or highlight-not under and it looks great! Glad I got it :)

Now, here are some photos of the product packaging and swatches.





Friday, March 15, 2013

Midnight Blueberry (The Body Needs)

Midnight Blueberry (The Body Needs)

Here is a smokey blue & purple look using The Body Needs eyeshadows. I wanted to do something dark, blended out with purple on top & blue on the bottom. Went with a pink cheek, a coral lip and messy crunched hair.

Hope you like it!




Here’s a list of products used for this look:

FACE

• Sephora Matifying Compact Foundation R30
• Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation 160 Golden Beige
• Amazing Cosmetics Concealer in Medium Golden (cover acne marks & under the eyes)
• Amazing Cosmetics Anti-aging primer
• Sephora Instant Moisturizer

EYES

• Ardell lashes #134
• DUO Brush-On Lash Adhesive
• Milani Infinite eye liner in Infinite (Blue) (double eyeliner)
• Lime Crime eyeliner in Quill (black)
• Urban Decay 24/7 eye liner in Zero (waterline)
 Milani Liquif 'eye eyeliner in Blue (waterline over Zero)
• Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof in Very Black
 The Body Needs eyeshadow Pandora (highlight)
• The Body Needs eyeshadow Fairy Wings (highlight)
• The Body Needs eyeshadow Midnight Aura (top eyelid & bottom eye line)
• The Body Needs eyeshadow Blackened Violet (top crease)
• The Body Needs eyeshadow Grape Soda (blend out top crease)
• The Body Needs eyeshadow Blueberry (bottom eye line)
• Urban Decay primer potion tube in Sin
• Freshlook colorblends in Sterling Grey

EYEBROWS

• Too Faced eyeshadow insurance 
• Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Ebony

CHEEKS

• The Body Needs blush Vixen (above cheekbone)
• The Body Needs blush Babette (along cheekbone)

LIPS

• Buxom Big & Healthy lip gloss in Clair
• Wet n Wild lipstick Within These Adobe Walls
• Wet n Wild lipstick Bare it All
• NYX retracable lip liner in Nude
• Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer Nude

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Featured Makeup: my cousin

FEATURED: 

Did my cousins makeup for an event. 
She wanted me to recreate this look by Crisspy


Hope you like it!





PRODUCTS I USED & PLACEMENT:


FACE:

• Sephora Instant Moisturizer (entire face)
• Urban Decay 24/7 concealer FBI (under eyes)
• Amazing Cosmetics Concealer Medium Golden (cover acne/red marks: applied before & after liquid foundation
• Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse 180 Nude Beige (applied down center of nose, & above cheekbones & top pf chin)
• Too Faced Natural Face palette: Bronzer (applied to sides of nose, & under cheek bone & cleft chin to contour)
• Sephora Matifying Compact Foundation R30 (entire face)

EYEBROWS:
(no work done on brows)

EYES:
• Urban Decay Primer Potion Eden (all over eyelid)
• BH Cosmetics 120 color palette 3rd Edition:
   - Cream (inner part of top lid)
   - Coral/Peach (center of top eyelid)
   - Purple (outer corner of top eyelid)
   - Shimmery greyish brown (along bottom lid excluding tear duct)
• Make Up For Ever eyeshadow Purple 92 (outer corner of top eyelid)
• Urban Decay 24/7 eye liner Perversion (waterline)
• Milani Eyetech extreme blackest black (eyeliner + wing)
• Eyelash Curler (from 99 cent store)
• Maybelline Lash stiletto mascara; Waterproof, Very Black (3-4 coats on top lashes & 2 coats on bottom)
• Duo Brush on lash adhesive
 Khroma lashes Scintillate

CHEEKS:

• Too Faced Natural Face palette: Blush (under cheekbone to hairline)
• Too Faced Sweet Dreams Palette: Candlelight Glow (along cheekbone to hairline)

LIPS:

• MAC lipstick Honey Love (entire lips)
• MAC lipstick Pink Plaid (entire lips over Honey Love)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

SWATCHES & REVIEW: NYX Liquid Crystal Liners

SWATCHES & REVIEW:

NYX Liquid Crystal Liners: 

- Crystal Silk
- Crystal Pink
- Crystal Pewter
- Crystal Jade
- Crystal Onyx

Review:
Great product! The colors are all really beautiful, very sparkly & pretty. They have a thin brush applicator which helps to make thin lines. I generally have to double or triple layer it though because one layer usually isn't full enough for me. It does take a few minutes for it to dry, but once it's dry; it's on for the rest of the day (12+ hours)!
When it's time to remove, I can usually pull the edge & peel the rest off which is pretty convenient, but I do still have to remove the leftovers with makeup remover.
Overall; very happy with this product & love using it!

Here are some pictures of the products & swatches:



Friday, March 8, 2013

Hue Mash-Up

Hue Mash-Up

I wanted to do a very colorful, shimmery look using the  NYX Liquid Crystal eye liner I bought recently. Here is a look using a bunch of beautiful colors, and a double liner of Gold glitter. Rosy, pink cheeks & a nude pink shimmery lip. I twisted the hair around and dropped it off, messy, to the side.


Hope you like it!





Here’s a list of products used for this look:


FACE
• Sephora Matifying Compact Foundation R30
• Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation 160 Golden Beige
• Amazing Cosmetics Anti-Aging Face Primer
• Amazing Cosmetics Concealer in Medium Golden (cover acne marks)
• Sephora Instant Moisturizer

EYES
• Red Cherry eye lashes in #62
• Red Cherry eye lashes in #104 (bottom)
• DUO Brush-On lash adhesive
• Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof in Very Black
• Milani INFINITE Eyeliner in Endless (Black)
• NYX Liquid Crystal eye liner in Crystal Gold#101 (double liner- glitter)
• Too Faced Perfect Eyes eyeliner in Perfect Peacock (waterline)  
• NYX slide on pencil in Esmeralda #02 (waterline, inner part)
• Too Faced eyeshadow duo in Party Girl: "Girl" (highlight) 
• Too Faced Sweet Dreams Palette: Party Girl, Honeymoon, Nice Stems, Cop a Teal
• Tarina Tarantino Emerald Pretty eyeshadow palette: Ozma
• Urban Decay Primer Tube in Original
• Black and White contact lenses in T-Gray
• Too Faced Natural Face palette: Conceal, Brighten (under the eyes)

EYEBROWS
• Urban Decay Primer Tube in Original
• Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Ebony

CHEEKS
• The Body Needs blush in Babette
• The Body Needs blush in Vixen
• Urban Decay Sparkling Lickable body powder in Honey

LIPS
• Buxom Big & Healthy lip polish in Clair
• MAC lipstick in Hue
• NYX retractable lip liner in Nude #10
• NYX lip liner in Natural
• Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer Nude

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Teal Liliacs (with Photo Tutorial)

Teal Liliacs (with Photo Tutorial)

I was asked by one of my makeup friends to re-create this look with a photo tutorial for this really pretty look. 

I don't know who's work this is or where its from so I didn't know what products were used to achieve it but I did my best...It didn't really turn out as pigmented but overall I think it turned out alright.

This ones for you Kievi; hope it's what you expected!

Hope you all like it! I would LOVE some feedback about the tutorial if you have a minute to leave a comment :)




















PRODUCTS I USED/WHERE:

FACE
• Sephora Instant Moisturizer (entire face)
• Shiseido Refining makeup primer (entire face)
• Too Faced Natural Face Palette: Brighten (under eyes)
• Amazing Cosmetics Concealer Medium Golden (cover acne marks: applied before & after liquid foundation)
• Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Medium Beige 2.5 (entire face)
• Sephora Matifying Compact Foundation R30 (entire face)

EYES
• Urban Decay Primer Tube in Sin (all over eyelid)
• BH Cosmetics 120 color palette 2nd Edition:
  - White (highlight)
  - Teal colors (inner part of top lid to the blue center & below tear duct)
  - Blue (center of eyelid)
  - Violet/purple colors (from blue color to outer half of eyelid)
• Milani Liquif'eye eye liner Aqua (tear tuct part of waterline)
• L'Oreal HIP Color Chrome eyeliner Violet Volt 965 (3/4 of waterline)
• Lime Crime uni liner Quill 
• Eyelash Curler (from 99 cent store)
• Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof Very Black
• DUO Brush-On lash adhesive
 Ardell lashes Scanties
• Ardell lashes Demi Pixies (stacked on top on Scanties)

EYEBROWS
• Urban Decay primer potion tube Original (used to bond the powder for better hold)
• Anastasia Brow Powder Strawburn

CHEEKS
• Too Faced Ooh La Rouge Blush in Avante Garde (on & under cheekbone)
• Urban Decay Sparkling Lickable Body Powder Honey (above cheekbone to temples)

LIPS
• Too Faced Lip Insurance Nude (all over lips)
• NYX lip liner Natural (line the lips)
• Wet n Wild Think Pink (all over lips overlapping lip liner a litte)
• Lime Crime lipstick Coquette
• MAC Cremesheen lip gloss Partial to Pink (all over)