Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Lights in the Snow


Happy Christmas Eve!  Here's a fun, festive look for the evening that twinkles just like Christmas lights.  On my eyes, I used a silvery white and dark gray eyeshadow.  Then I took eyeshadows in the same colors as the jewels I used and drew soft, short, vertical lines in the pattern of the colors across my upper eyelid.  Then I glued on fake lashes and the jewels over the stripes of color.  Then I finished my face and done.  Sparkle time!




Saturday, December 21, 2013

December Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone that entered my giveaway this month!  I hope you all are having a wonderful, not too stressful, Christmas/holiday season!  The winner was drawn from a list of all entries on randompicker.com.  I listed each person name according to the number of entries, for example, if you shared my makeup page, and followed on twitter and instagram, your name was listed four times, if you followed on twitter and instagram only, your name was listed three times, just one or the other, twice, or if you just commented on the post, once.  Congratulations to the winner, Christina Dragan!!



Christina will be notified via email of her prize!  Thank you again to all who entered!  I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy (and safe) New Year!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Crown Brush 20 pc. Deluxe Pro Apron Brush Set


I’ve been in the market for new makeup brushes (like I need more) and I came across this amazing deal for this brush set from Crown Brush on Black Friday.  The deal was so good, I bought a second set to give away to you guys!  The brushes are amazing quality…all super soft and haven’t shed on me yet.    For this set they put together for BF, it looks like they grabbed a few different brushes from a couple of their lines and put them in one kit.  Below is the breakdown of each brush, the series, and how much it retails for.
 
 



1. C442 - DUO FIBER BUFFER DUO FIBER BRUSH RETAILS $24.99

2. C309 - JUMBO CHISEL POWDER STUDIO PRO BRUSH RETAILS $34.88

3. C451 - INFINITY SMALL ROUND BUFFER INFINITY SERIES BRUSH RETAILS $32.38

4. C405 - CONTOUR BLUSH STUDIO BRUSH RETAILS $18.75

5. C404 - SMALL DUO FIBER FACE DUO FIBER BRUSH RETAILS $17.38

6. C437- PRO DOMED BLENDER STUDIO BRUSH RETAILS $17.49

7. SS003 - DELUXE MEDIUM FOUNDATION SYNTHO BRUSH RETAILS $14.73

8. AC011 - DELUXE DOUBLE SIDED BLENDER SYNTHO BRUSH RETAILS $24.98

9. SS011 - DELUXE OVAL SHADOW SYNTHO BRUSH RETAILS $7.23

10. C417 - CHUBBY SHADOW STUDIO PRO BRUSH RETAILS $12.13

11. C441 - DELUXE BLENDING CREASE STUDIO PRO BRUSH RETAILS $9.98

12. C431 - PRECISION PENCIL STUDIO PRO BRUSH RETAILS $9.88

13. C433 - PRO BLENDING FLUFF STUDIO BRUSH RETAILS $13.73

14. C421 - MINI CONCEALER STUDIO PRO BRUSH RETAILS $8.73

15. C421 - MINI CONCEALER STUDIO PRO BRUSH RETAILS $9.98

16. C463 - INFINITY ANGLE LINER INFINITY BRUSH RETAILS $7.39

17. C326 - PRO PRECISION SMUDGER STUDIO BRUSH RETAILS $5.49

18. C205 - RED SABLE OVAL STUDIO BRUSH RETAILS $7.70

19. C210 - SMALL CHISEL FLUFF STUDIO BRUSH RETAILS $5.73

20. A1 - PROFESSIONAL APRON (PROFESSIONAL LEATHERINE BRUSH BELT APRON
EXPANDABLE TO 43”) RETAILS $49.88

This kit is all together worth over $330! It would be an amazing addition to any Professional’s kit or great if you love having the right makeup brush for the job just doing your everyday makeup. The deadline for the giveaway is Friday, so get your entries in! Click on this link for info on how to enter http://www.makeupbyrachelbush.blogspot.com/2013/12/december-giveaway.html. Good luck!





 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Make Up For Ever's Midnight Glow Palette Swatches

This palette is so pretty for the holidays.  I love the frosty blues, whites, and pinks.  The multi-colored, sparkly purple would make a great smokey eye.  Make Up For Ever also makes the blackest, black eyeshadow in 04 too...loves!  I have an LOTD coming with this palette soon.  I had all the pics, but then my phone crapped out and erased all my photos...fun.  This is the palette I'm giving away in my December giveaway, along with a set of Crown Brushes.  Get your entries in!  Deadline to enter is Friday. 


Colors L to R: Snow White, Gun Metal, Icy Blue, Icy Pink, Black (04), Gold Pink, Midnight Purple, Metallic Taupe (127)

 
Colors L to R: Snow White, Gun Metal, Icy Blue, Icy Pink, Black (04), Gold Pink, Midnight Purple, Metallic Taupe (127)

Friday, December 6, 2013

December Crown Brush and MUFE Giveaway!

It's the final month of the year!  December!  Christmastime!!!!  My favorite holiday!  Cold weather, hot cocoa, twinkling lights, sparkly things, presents, cookies, snow (not here in Phoenix but two hours away in Flagstaff), cuddling...those are just a few of the things I love about this time of year.  And because it's Christmas, I'm giving away one final present for the year.  I'm really excited about this one!  I'm giving away a 20 pc. Pro Deluxe Brush Set with an apron from Crown Brushes (which is no longer available online) and Make Up For Ever's Limited Edition Midnight Glow Eyeshadow Palette which features 8 eyeshadow...6 of which are limited edition diamond finish shades.  It's sold out on Sephora.com.  The palette also comes with two brushes.  So in total you're getting 22 high quality brushes, a makeup apron, and 8 eyeshadows...for free if you win!




How to Qualify and Win!

1.  Click the "Join this Site" button to the side and follow my blog
2.  Click on this link https://www.facebook.com/makeupbyrachelbush and like my makeup page "Makeup by Rachel Bush"
3.  After you like my makeup page, leave a comment on this blog entry.  What's your favorite holiday?  What do you love about it? 
4  Want an extra entry into the drawing?  Follow me on Twitter for one extra entry https://twitter.com/GlamourArtist, and on Instagram for two, http://instagram.com/raychb83.  For three extra entries, share this giveaway on Facebook and tag my makeup page so I know you shared.  Make sure you leave in your comment that you followed one or both, and/or shared as well.

A winner will be drawn at random and announced on December 21st.  Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.  The Prize will be mailed to the winner's physical address. 

Good luck beauties! 

Friday, November 29, 2013

And the Winner Is...

Thank you to all the beauties that entered last month's giveaway!  I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving yesterday!  The winner was drawn from a list of all entries on randompicker.com.  I listed each person name according to the number of entries, for example, if you followed on twitter and instagram, your name was listed three times, just one or the other, twice, or if you just commented on the post, once.  Congratulations to the winner, Stefany Fany!!


 
Stefany will be contacted via email to claim her prize.  If you didn't win this month, don't fret!  I have another giveaway in the works for December, and this one's a biggie!  Details for the giveaway will come out on the blog and Facebook the week of December 2nd so stay tuned!  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November Too Faced Giveaway

It's November already!  I can't believe it, the year is flying by way too fast, but Christmas is next month so yay!  I love November cause it finally starts to feel like fall here in Phoenix, it's the month of Thanksgiving and I love to cook, and it's my birthday month!  It's also the month I love to start wearing deeper lip shades, like OCC's Lip Tar in Black Dahlia, Julie Hewitt's Sin Noir, or MAC's Heroin.  This month, I'm giving away Too Faced Be Merry & Bright Palettes.  These two individual palettes feature a total of 12 festive shadows (6 in each), 2 blushes, 1 bronzer, 1 highlighter and a volumizing, full size Lash Injection mascara - to create a gorgeous face for every Christmas party.  The two palettes are all in a purse-friendly kit  which was inspired by celebrity decorator and TV personality Mary McDonald.  A $290 value, yours for free if you win!



How to Qualify and Win!

1.  Click the "Join this Site" button to the side and follow my blog
2.  Click on this link https://www.facebook.com/makeupbyrachelbush and like my makeup page "Makeup by Rachel Bush"
3.  After you like my makeup page, leave a comment on this blog entry.  What's your favorite makeup look of the season?
4  Want an extra entry into the drawing?  Follow me on Twitter for one extra entry https://twitter.com/GlamourArtist, and on Instagram for two, http://instagram.com/raychb83.  Make sure you leave in your comment that you followed one or both as well.

A winner will be drawn at random and announced on November 29th.  Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery (just in time for Christmas).  The Prize will be mailed to the winner's physical address. 

Good luck beauties! 


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fall Look using Urban Decay's Vice 2

Gorgeous fall colors using Urban Decay's Vice 2 palette



Products Used:

Skin
MUFE HD Primer
Urban Decay's Naked Skin Foundation
Urban Decay's Naked Skin Ultra Definition Finishing Powder
MUFE HD Concealer

Cheeks
MUFE Bronzer
Benefit Bella Bamba Blush
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Highlight

Eyes
MUFE Eye Prime
Strike eyeshadow from Urban Decay's Vice 2 Palette (inner corner of eye, lower inner corner)
Toxic eyeshadow from Urban Decay's Vice 2 Palette (middle of eye)
Stash eyeshadow from Urban Decay's Vice 2 Palette (outer corner of eye, crease, lower lash line)
Derailed eyeshadow from Urban Decay's Vice 2 Palette (crease)
Dope eyeshadow from Urban Decay's Vice 2 Palette (highlight)
Lorac Front of the Line Pro Eyeliner in Black (upper lash line)
Too Faced Perfect Liner in Black (waterline)
MAC Falselashes Mascara

Brows
MAC Spiked Brow Pencil

Lips
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Dynamo
Strike eyeshadow from Urban Decay's Vice 2 Palette (patted in center of lips)









Monday, October 21, 2013

Giveaway update

Morning beauties!  The Marc Jacobs giveaway deadline for entries was this past Saturday and since I only received one entry, I've had to cancel the giveaway.  Thanks so much to Aiessa for her participation, your look was beautiful and you're so talented!  Hopefully, there will be more participation for next month's giveaway, so I don't have to cancel December's giveaway.  Next month's prize will be Too Faced's Be Merry and Bright Palettes!  Lots of gorgeous colors for the holidays!  Next month's giveaway info comes out on the blog October 31st. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Smokey Eye



Smokey eye with a pop of color using Urban Decay's Vice 2 palette!

Products used:

Face
MUFE HD Primer
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation 7.0 and 8.0 mixed
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder in Medium Dark

Cheeks
Benefit Bella Bamba Blush
MUFE Bronzer for contour
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Highlight

Eyes
MUFE Eye Primer
Poison eyeshadow from Urban Decay's Vice 2 palette (all over eye, blended above crease)
Betrayal eyeshadow from Urban Decay's Vice 2 palette (inner corner of eye top and bottom)
Dope eyeshadow from Urban Decay's Vice 2 palette (highlight)
MAC Fluidline (waterline, tightline, upper eye liner)
Ardell #117 lashes
MAC Flash Lashes Mascara

Brows
MAC Spiked Brow Pencil

Nude Lips
MAC Lipstick in Pillow Talk

Purple Lips
MAC Lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous and Heroine
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Betrayal
MAC Dazzleglass in Pleasure Principal

 


Friday, October 11, 2013

Halloween Look - The Mask


Or masquerade, or Mardi Gras, or Fantasy Ball...any fun event that requires a mask...this one is for you.  You can use any color for the eye color, mask color, d├ęcor lines and dots, and jewels.  Have fun with it...play with lines, shapes, and color.  You could use a stencil, but I just free handed it.  It was a fun look to create and it only took about an hour.

First, apply your moisturizer, foundation, and setting powder.  The foundation I use is Urban Decay's Naked Skin and I use their Naked Powder to set.  Make sure your foundation looks really flawless and don't worry too much about around the eyes, they get filled with color later.

Next, using a liquid liner or cream liner or wet shadow (I used MAC's Fluidline in Blitz and Glitz) draw an outline of the mask you want.  Could be half your face, could be a traditional mask shape, could have some curves to it like mine.  However you want.  Don't fill in the shape yet though.

Next, grab whatever color you want around your eyes (I used Lime Crime's Magic Dust in Siren, wet for a really metallic look) and draw a circle, oval, heart...whatever shape you want...around your eyes, fill in with color.  Line your upper eyelid (I used MAC's fluidline in Blacktrack), waterline, and tightline your upper waterline for that really dark look.

Once, your eye makeup is done to your liking, fill in your mask (I used MAC's fluidline in Blitz and Glitz).  Use care around your eye makeup.

Now that your mask is filled in, start adding lines, shapes, designs, and jewels.  Let your imagination go wild.  I used Lime Crime's Magic Dusts in Siren and Treasure Chest, and glued on jewels and hologram glitter hearts with my Duo lash glue.

Glue on your lashes.  Mascara.

Do your lips.  I used OCC Lip Tar in Black Metal Dahlia.

Done!

 




 
My daughter loved this look!  She kept giving me kisses...sweet baby :)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Halloween Look - Comic Book Pop Art

 
This look was really fun and easy to do.  If you wanted to get more detailed, you could add more shadowing on the lips and around the nose...maybe draw in cheek curvature and add some emotion lines.  I kept it basic, my 15 month old was napping and I only had so long before she woke up lol.  For the dots, I bought a small dabber from Michaels, but anything small and round will work.  Here's what I used.

Skin
Shiseido Bio-Performance Super corrective eye cream
Origins Plantscription Anti Aging SPF 25 moisturizer
Make Up For Ever HD Primer
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation 7.0 and 8.0 (I have to mix to get my color)
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Powder in Medium Dark
RCMA Sampler Foundation Palette in Shinto (used as concealer color SH-7)
For this look you want your skin to look as flawless as possible

Eyes
MAC Art of Eye LE Shadow in Gameela
MAC Fluidline Line in Blacktrack
MAC False Lashes Waterproof Mascara

Brows
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

Lips
Red color (017) from Make Up For Ever's Flash color palette
Any red lipstick, I don't remember the color
White color (010) from Make Up For Ever's Flash color palette (white spot)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (lines around white spot)

Lines on nose, lips, around face, neck, upper lip
Mac Fluidline in Blacktrack

Red dots on face
Red color (017) from Make Up For Ever's Flash color palette
Try to space the dots evenly

This is a super cute and popular look for Halloween this year!  And speaking of Halloween looks, get your looks in for the Marc Jacobs Giveaway I'm hosting!  Send your pics to my email, Rachel@rachelbush.com, and I will upload them to a folder on my makeup page, https://www.facebook.com/makeupbyrachelbush.  There, they will be voted on by the people of Facebookland and the makeup with the most likes wins the Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 Plush Shadow Palette in The Tease!!  Also, make sure you follow my blog and makeup page on fb to be qualified to enter.  Add a comment to my fb page, https://www.facebook.com/makeupbyrachelbush, so I know you've followed.  The deadline to send in pics is October 19th, however, voting will be open thru October 30th for late entries.  The winner will be announced October 31st!  I can't wait to see how creative everyone will be!   Good luck!



Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Marc Jacobs Giveaway - Halloween Contest!!!

Hey Everyone!

I'm doing a giveaway each month for October, November, and December!!!  This month's prize, Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 Plush Shadow Palette in The Tease!  7 gorgeous shadows in one sleek little palette that will look beautiful on every complexion. 

 

How do I win this beautiful prize, you ask?  I want to see your most amazing, spookiest, most glamorous, most awesome Halloween makeup!!  Send your pics to my email, Rachel@rachelbush.com, and I will upload them to a folder on my makeup page, https://www.facebook.com/makeupbyrachelbush.  There, they will be voted on by the people of Facebookland and the makeup with the most likes wins the prize!  Also, make sure you follow my blog and makeup page on fb to be qualified to enter.  Add a comment to my fb page, https://www.facebook.com/makeupbyrachelbush, so I know you've followed.  The deadline to send in pics is October 19th, however, voting will be open thru October 30th for late entries.  The winner will be announced October 31st!  I can't wait to see how creative everyone will be!   Good luck!


Prize will be mailed to the winner's physical address.  Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Marc Jacobs or Sephora.  Participants entering disclose information to Rachel, not Sephora or Marc Jacobs.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Urban Decay Vice 2 swatches

I got this palette awhile ago, but I've been lazy about swatching lately lol.  I love this palette; the colors are all beautiful, there isn't one I do not like.  All 20 shades are new and exclusive to this palette.  There's Smokeout (dark taupey-black satin), Lovesick (black matte w/iridescent micro-glitter), Shellshock (bright metallic silver), Coax (medium metallic pink w/golden iridescent micro-sparkle), X-Rated (baby pink satin), Prank (deep navy matte w/turquoise floating pearl), Madness (bright metallic blue shimmer w/blue micro-glitter), Strike (antique gold shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Stash (deep olive green shimmer w/iridescent micro-sparkle), Poison (charcoal satin w/iridescent micro-sparkle), Radar (metallic brown shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter), Damaged (bright metallic emerald shimmer), Voodoo (metallic purple shimmer w/iridescent purple micro-glitter), Betrayal (bright purple satin w/blue shift), Derailed (medium metallic taupey-brown shimmer), Dope (warm champagne satin), Toxic (metallic copper-pink shimmer w/tonal micro-glitter), Habit (light nude matte), Ambush (metallic brown satin) and Rewind (medium brown matte).*  All apply easily, but some are really soft (like Radar and Shellshock) so be prepared for fallout when applying.  Most have really good color payoff, but some take a little more effort to build color (Habit, X-Rated).  The color is great once you build it though.  The palette comes with a double ended brush as well...not great for applying, but works well for blending and crease color.  All in all, it's a beautiful palette, well worth the $59 to me, I'll use all of the colors eventually, and I love it!  Here's the swatches!  What's your favorite color from this palette or color you're dying to play with?


Pretty, pretty palette

Shadows and brush
 
Top two rows indoor lighting with flash

Top two rows outdoor lighting

 
Bottom two rows indoor lighting with flash
 
Bottom two rows outdoor lighting
 
 *color descriptions taken from urbandecay.com