Friday, March 23, 2012

Fave Products for Spring LOTD

Here's the LOTD as promised from yesterday using all of my favorites except the MUFE HD foundation. 

MUFE Face and Body #18
MUFE Invisible HD Powder

Illamasqua Blusher Powder in Morale
MUFE Mat Bronze as contour

Tarina Tarantino Jewel Eyeshadow Palette in Delightful (light gold as highlight, inner lower lash line, peachy color on inner lid, 2/3 of the way across my eyelid, matte dark brown shadow in crease, outer lid, lower lash line)
Cargo Eyeliner Pencil in Black (waterline)
Lorac Liquid Liner Pen in Black (upper lash line)
Covergirl 24hour Mascara

Matte dark brown shadow

NARS Lip Laquer in Hot Wired

Thursday, March 22, 2012

My favorite products for Spring :)

My newest makeup faves for spring!  I'm so excited.  I love all of these products so much!  Perfect for the spring season!


Make Up For Ever's Face and Body

My ultimate favorite foundation for spring and summer.  It feels so light and soft, but gives great coverage without looking like you caked a bunch of foundation on your face.  I also love that it's a water based gel so no breakouts, but is waterproof!!!  It gives a gorgeously natural, satin finish and does not accentuate skin imperfections!  I apply it with my fingers or a foundation brush.  Beautiful, light-weight, perfect!!

Make Up For Ever's HD Foundation

If I'm looking for a bit more coverage than the Face and Body, I use the HD Foundation.  This foundation is oil-free and provides a medium to full coverage.  It gives that soft-focus, "airbrushed", effect to your skin and it looks beautiful in person or on camera.  It's also light-weight and doesn't highlight imperfections.  I apply it with a foundation brush, and, if you're looking for even more coverage, use the Face and Body as a base and then apply the HD over it.  Your skin will still feel light and look natural and be able to breathe!!!


Illamasqua's Powder Blush in Morale

I love Illamasqua's blushes!  They are so bright and pigmented so a little goes a long way!  This color is a shimmering magenta pink and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it!  Had to have!!!  I just love this's so springy/summery to me!


Tarina Tarantino's Jewel Shadow Palette in Delightful

I have a few Tarina Tarantino eyeshadow palette but I love this one cause the colors are neutral.  Great for everyday makeup!  There are 4 shimmery shades in this palette, one matte.  There's a soft gold, a soft pink, a peachy color, a shimmery brown, and a matte dark brown.  I love this palette cause it's great for on the go, great for everyday gorgeous makeup, has all the colors you need to create a few beautiful looks in one case, and all the colors are so pretty and highly pigmented.  For an even more intense pop, use the colors wet!


Nars Lip Laquer in Hot Wired

Oh, I had to have this color the moment I saw it.  It's so gorgeous!  It's this super hot magenta color with a purple sheen to it....I die!  I'm not a big fan of lipstick, so the fact that this is a gloss made me soooo happy!  The only downside to it is it doesn't come with an applicator, so make sure you have a lip brush on hand (or your finger, but I prefer brushes).  It's gives a pretty wash of color to your lips, keeps them glossy and moisturized for hours.  Mine stayed put for a good 6 hours until I ate and wiped it off.  So pretty...I love it!

Here's a look using all my faves (except the HD foundation)...I'll do the LOTD on this tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Newest Publication!!!

Hey all!

Check out my latest work in MeUse Magazine, March/April 2012.  I loved this shoot!  So excited it got published!

Photographer: Dermot Carey
Model: Briana Robertson
Hair: Vanessa Pebbles
Styling: Jennifer O'Bannon
Makeup: Myself :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patty's Day

Whoa, have I been slacking!  Between photoshoots, weddings, trials, baby showers, and doctor's appointments, I've totally dragged on the blog!  Anywho, apologies for that and here's a new FOTD and NOTD for St. Patty's Day....also my husband's birthday :)  Everyone have a fun, safe night!

FOTD Products Used:

MUFE HD Primer
MUFE Face and Body #18
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium Dark

Coastal Scents Plum Blush
Coastal Scents Dark Brown Contour Powder

UD Primer Potion
MUFE Flash Color in White (all over lid up to crease, base)
Buxom Stay There Eyeshadow in Shih Tzu (center of eye, lower lash line inner corner)
Maybelline Expertwear Eyeshadow in Antique Jade (inner and outer corner of eye, blended with center color)
Lime Crime Magic Dust in Princess Caraboo (inner and outer corner of eye, above center color, blend into Jade color but not too far)
Bourjois eyeshadow in Noir Emeraude (outer corner of eye and lower lash line)
Soft gold eyeshadow from Tarina Tarantino Delightful eyeshadow palette (highlight)
Lorac Liquid Liner Pen (upper lash line)
Black eyeshadow (lower lash line)
Covergirl 24 hour mascara

Dark brown matte eyeshadow

Stila lip glaze in Fantasy

NOTD products:

Butter London basecoat
2 coats of Nails Inc polish in Kensington
OPI matte top coat
OPI nail lacquer in Simply Smashing
Green glitter
Butter London Hardware top coat