Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Behind the Makeup: Photoshoot with Alex and Luccia

I awhile back I posted a few behind the scenes photos of a shoot I did with Alex Bussa and Luccia Cafiero.  We did two different themes for the day, the first was up close beauty shots and the second was water shots.  6 looks in total.  I got the finished product back and love these pictures!  Alex is a great photographer and Luccia is always amazing.  Here's a few of a favorites from the day and the makeup I used to create the look.

Base Used for Every Picture:

Olay PROX Moisturizer
Make Up For Ever Camouflage Cream # 13, 14, and 17 mixed from palette #1
Temptu Airbrush Foundation #3 (foundation)
Temptu Airbrush Foundation #5 (contour)
Temptu Airbrush Blush #45 and #46 mixed
Too Faced Candlelight (highlighter)
Luccia has dark, full brows so not much was needed to fill them in.

Eyes:
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
MAC Eyeshadow in Dazzlelight
MAC Eyeshadow in Woodwinked
MAC Eyeshadow in Mystery
Bourjois Paris Kohl and Contour Liner in Noir Expert
Duo Lash Adhesive in Dark
Red Cherry Lashes #68
MAC X Mascara

Lips:
Foundation shade
Clinque Lipstick in Watermelon

Eyes:
MAC X Mascara
Rosebud Salve

Lips:
MAC Subculture lip pencil
Make Up For Ever Lip color #50



Eyes:
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
Lime Green Eyeshadow from Cargo Tahiti Quad
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Alice from Alice in Wonderland Palette
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Rosebud Salve
Duo Lash Adhesive in Dark
Red Cherry Lashes #68
MAC X Mascara

Lips:
MAC lip pencil in Subculture
Covergirl lip color in Kiss


Eyes:
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
MAC Eyeshadow in Shroom
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in Diamond Lagoon Green
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Psychedelic Sister
Cargo Swimmables Liner in Purple
Duo Lash Adhesive in Dark
Red Cherry Lashes #68
MAC X Mascara

Lips:
NYX lip pencil in Bloom
NARS lip color in Funny Face 
 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

6 Hot Nail Trends for Summer

1. Shatter or Crackle Polish -  Who didn't go out and buy the Katy Perry Black Shatter when it first came out?  Since then these polishes come in loads of colors, from white to teal to hot pink, and every brand is racing to come out with their own line of shatter polishes.  For a wicked summer mani top a pastel polish with a silver shatter or a bright orange polish with a white shatter. 

2. Neon and Bright Polish- For those of you who love to get crazy, the louder, more obnoxious, most obscenely bright polish you can find, the better.  I love wearing polish that makes my eyes hurt to look at it.  I'm in love with Sally Hansen HD Nail Color Line.  My fav colors are Byte, Hi-Res, and Resolution. On a side note though...they're a little difficult to get off, so make sure you have time to soak :)

3. Metallic Polish -  Silver is HUGE this summer and is gorgeous with most every color.  OPI  has a silver shatter that came out with their Pirates of the Caribbean line that looks wonderful over pastels (another hot trend).  Sally Hansen also has beautiful metallics in the HD Line. 

4.  Chunky Glitter Polish-  Remember when you were a kid and loved painting your nails with sparkly, fun, chunky glitter polishes.  Welp, those days are back!  Every line makes them and they come in every color imaginable.  Wear them alone, or over your favorite nail color!  Milani has a gorgeous line of glitter polishes.

5.  Reds - What's sexier than a glossy, red lip?  Red nails to match of course!  And, lucky duckies, they're all over this summer.  Whether it's a metallic red, glittery red, shatter red...all are shades and finishes are gorgeous.  I especially love dark metallic and bright glittery reds.

6. Pastels - For the covertly sexy among us, pastels are beautiful, simple, and elegant.  Everything from Robin's Egg Blue to Lilac.  MAC has a few sweet colors for the summer, Ice Cream Cake, Mischievous Mint, and Little Girl Type...all super cute!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Trend - Bright Shadows!

Bright eyeshadows are huge for summer, the brighter the better.  For this LOTD I picked orange, just cause it's the color I painted my nails the night before....I'm in an orangy kindof mood :)



Products Used (in order of use):

Foundation
MAC Studio Fix Powder NC43

Cheeks
MUFE #17 (contour)
Coral blush from Coastal Scents

Eyes
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer original
Urban Decay Eye Pencil in Yeyo (base, all over lid up to crease, waterline)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Muchness from Alice in Wonderland Palette (center of upper lid)
MUFE Eyeshadow #18 (all over lid blending into edges of Muchness, blended above crease)
Too Faced Eyeshadow in Silk Teddy (highlight)
MUFE Eyeshadow #04 (lower lash line)
Lorac Liquid Liner Pen in Black (upper lash line)
MAC Zoomlash Mascara

Brows
MUFE #17

Lips
MUFE #406 from 5 color lipstick palette #34101
Hard Candy Clear Gloss

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Make Up For Ever’s Tres Vichy Lashes

I loved from Make Up For Ever’s Tres Vichy collection and I wanted to replicate the eye makeup for their Tres Vichy ad. It’s a really simple eye, and the lashes add a super cute detail. I used MUFE’s blush in 75(matte hot pink) on the inner corner of my eye, Cargo’s soft pink in the 4 shadow quad Baja in the center of my eye, and then MUFE’s eyeshadow in 91 (matte lime green) on the outer corner of my eye. I used Lime Crime’s Pink Poodle over 75 and Lime Crime’s Lime Criminal over 91. Then I used Cargo’s light lime green in the 4 shadow quad Tahiti as a highlight. I lined with my Lorac liquid liner pen on my upper lash line, and then used 75 and 91 on my lower lash line. Then I glued on the lashes. The glueing was a bit of work cause the little bows make the lashes a bit ackward, but they are super cute. For my lip color I used Korres Forest Pink lipstick mixed with Clinique’s Watermelon lipstick.


Friday, June 17, 2011

LOTD6 ~ Sunny and Bright

Products Used (in order of use):

Foundation
MAC Studio Fix Powder NC43

Cheeks
MUFE #17 (contour)
MUFE #112 (blush)

Eyes
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
MUFE eyeshadow #02 (all over lid to a little above crease)
MUFE eyeshaodw #18 (outer corner, crease, upper lash line)
MAC pigment (forgot name, it's a golden yellow color, over MUFE #02)
Light gold shimmer (highlight)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer in Greed (highlight right under brow)
Lorac Liquid Liner Pen in Black (upper lash line)
MUFE #04 (lower lash line)
Hard Candy Take Me Out Liner (waterline)
MAC Zoomlash Mascara

Brows
MUFE #17

Lips
Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in Brillant Bordeaux
Covergirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Anemone

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

LOTD5 - Woodwinked ;)

Check out my kick ass earrings too...love them!

Products Used (in order of use):


Foundation
MAC Studio Fix Powder NC43

Cheeks
MUFE #17 (contour)
MUFE #112 (blush)

Eyes
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
MAC eyeshadow in Nylon (inner corner of eye)
MAC eyeshadow in Woodwinked (upper lid blended with Nylon up to crease)
Too Faced eyeshadow in Cocoa Puff (crease)
Too Faced eyeshadow in Sexpresso (lower lash line)
MAC eyeshadow in Dazzle Light (highlight)
Hard Candy Take Me Out Liner in Soy (waterline)
Lorac Liquid Liner Pen in Black
MAC Zoomlash Mascara

Brows
MUFE #17

Lips
MUFE Aqua Liner in 3C
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Fifth Ave. Fuchsia
Milani 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss in Fashion Diva

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Painting Came In!

My hubs and I recently bought a house and are now having fun with decorating...well, I'm having fun with decorating.  Anyway, I had been looking forever, hit every store and boutique, for a painting that fit our style to go on the wall over the couch.  We're going with a contemporary/minimalist/asian flair sort of thing...neutral colors, black, white, and brown with red accents.  I wanted the painting to have an asian vibe too it with red accents to tie in the room, so I was being very particular.  I finally found it on Amazon.com.  It was love at first sight!  Took a bit to get here cause it was handpainted and shipped from China, but I love it!  My room now looks complete : )


Sunday, June 12, 2011

LOTD4 - Coral and Blue

This was inspired from a piece of jewelry I saw at a store.  I love the summery, beachy feel of the colors.



Products Used (in order of use):



Prep
Olay Filling and Sealing Treatment (under eyes)

Foundation
MUFE Face and Body #618
MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural in Medium Dark

Cheeks
MUFE # 17 (contour)
Peach blush from my Coastal Scents palette

Eyes
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
MAC Pigment in Follow Your Fancy (upper lid to just before outer corner, up to crease)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in YDK (outer corner of upper lid, lower lash line)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Narcotic (inner corner blended into MAC pigment)
Light Gold Shimmer (highlight)
Lorac Liquid Liner Pen (upper lash line)
MAC Zoomlash Mascara

Brows
MUFE #17

Lips
Stila Silk Shimmer Gloss in Sunlight


Friday, June 10, 2011

LOTD3- Pink Poison


Products Used (in order of use):


Foundation
MAC Studio Fix powder in NC43

Cheeks
MUFE #17 (contour)
Elf Cosmetics blush in Pink Passion

Eyes
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
Bright Pink eyeshadow from Milani Haute Couture palatte (wet, all over lid up to a little above crease, lower lash line)
White eyeshadow from Milani Haute Couture palatte (highlight)
Lorac Liquid Liner Pen (gradual thin to thick line upper lash line, lower lash line thicker at corners, connect at corners of eye)
Hard Candy Take Me Out liner in Soy (waterline)
MAC Zoomlash Mascara

Brows
MUFE #17

Lips
MAC Tinted Lipglass in Nymphette

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Earth Tones

Love this combo!  Deep green with a brown shadow that has a green sheen to it.  I love using deep green eyeshadow on my eyes. Green looks great with brown eyes.  Really makes them pop!

Products Used (in order of use):



Foundation
MAC Studio Fix Powder NC43

Cheeks
MUFE #17 (contour)
ELF Cosmetics Blush in Candid Coral (blush)

Eyes
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
Maybelline Eyeshadow in Antique Jade (inner corner to mid point of eyelid a little above crease)
Too Faced Eyeshadow in Label Whore (outer corner blended with Jade color, a little above crease, lower lash line)
Light Gold Shimmer Eyeshadow (highlight)
Lorac Liquid Liner in Black (upper lash line)
MUFE Aqua Eyes Pencil in 0L (waterline)
MAC Zoomlash Mascara

Brows
MUFE #17

Lips
Covergirl Naturelux Gloss Balm in Marble