Thursday, October 9, 2014

Recreating Maleficent - Halloween 2014

This is my spin on Maleficent, the evil queen from Sleeping Beauty.  I combined a little of the newly released movie this year and the older, animated movie (that is also being rereleased this year).  I loved this look and it's very popular for Halloween this year! 

Products Used:

Moisturizer Origins Make A Difference +

Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation #240

Setting Powder: Maybelline Fit Me Powder #240

Contour: Dark Gray/Brown from Senna Brow Palette

Brows & Black Portion on forehead: Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Blackest Black

Cheeks: Illamaqua Cream Blusher in Brazen

Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion

Eyeshadow: MAC Lucky Green inner corner, followed by MAC Indian Ink, then MAC Satellite Dreams, pop of MAC Crystal in center, then MAC Satellite Dreams, MAC Indian Ink, and MAC Shadowy Lady thru crease.  Shadowy Lady on lower lash line, as well as Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in Blackest Black.  Top Liner is Lorac Front of the Line Pro in Black.

Lashes: Make Up For Ever #133 Eva

Lip Liner: Julie Hewitt Sin Noir Pencil

Lipstick: Julie Hewitt Sin Noir and Urban Decay Gash

Haven't posted a pic of my baby girl in a while, so here's my little beauty with mommy :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Patriotic Makeup for July 4th

4th of July is fast approaching; red, white, and blue baby!  Here's a fun, patriotic look for the day.  If you want to make it more dramatic, you can always add some false lashes.  If you think wearing red, white, and blue together for eyeshadow is a bit too dramatic, try it as just a liner, or do a white and blue eye with red lips.  Wearing red, white, and blue as eye makeup can be a little intense, but I say 'MERICA!!

Products Used:

Prep- Urban Decay Primer Potion
Blue shadow & liner - shimmery blue shadow from Cargo Tahiti Palette, used dry for shadow, wet for liner
White shadow & highlight - White Lie shadow from Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette
Red Shadow - #158 Matte Red shadow from Make Up For Ever
MAC False Lashes Waterproof Mascara
Star gem glued on with lash adhesive

Prep - Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser from Maybelline
Foundation - MUFE HD Foundation #128 & #173 mixed (ran out of my shade so I had to mix colors lol)
Concealer - MUFE HD Concealer #153
Finishing Powder for skin - MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in Medium Dark
Finishing Powder for under eyes - Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder
Highlight Powder - Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder
Contour Powder - Senna Cosmetics Brow Powder in Brunette
Blush - Make Up For Ever Shadow in #158 Matte Red

Up In Smoke shadow from Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette

Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Theodora

Have a fun 4th of July!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

In Honor of Fat Tuesday...Mardi Gras Mask

Had a little fun this morning creating this mask for Mardi Gras.  I loved the way it turned out!  Just throw on some beads and you're good to go :)

For the mask I used
MAC's Fluidline in Blacktrack (outline, shadow, and eyeliner)
NYX's Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk (white inside mask)
Lime Crime's Magic Dust in Empress and Treasure Chest (purple and gold)
Maybelline's Expertwear Eye Shadow in Antique Jade (green)
Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Greed (eye primer)
Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Honey (gold lines)
Ardell Lash in #120 Demi
Purple and Green jewels (set with duo glue)
Gold glitter (set with duo glue)

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation #153 with a few drop of Urban Decay Naked Skin in 8.0
Urban Decay Naked Skin Finishing Powder in Medium Dark

MAC Heroin Lipstick
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (to deepen the color)
Lime Crime Magic Dust in Treasure Chest (gold pop)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

This has to be one of my favorite of all time palettes!  I've seriously packed away all my other palettes and have used this one every single day since I bought it...which was about two weeks ago.   It contains 16 beautiful eyeshadows, and I love that the palette contains mainly neutrals, and even the ones that are considered "color" aren't super crazy, can't wear everyday colors.  I love that there is a nice mix of matte and shimmery eyeshadows, only 2 glitters and the glitter is fine not super chunky.  This palette is great for any type of makeup application...bridal, going grocery shopping, hanging with friends, hitting the clubs, date'll cover any occasion/event.  From now on (until something better comes along), this will probably be the only palette I take with me when I travel.  That being said, I understand the cuteness of "chocolate bar" and making the palette look like a chocolate bar, but it is a little bulky.  But really, who cares.  And the eyeshadows do smell like chocolate because they are formulated with cocoa powder, which I find a little strange and at first didn't want to purchase this palette because I didn't want my eyes smelling like chocolate...but again, I got over it because the shadows are just so gorgeous.  Who doesn't like chocolate anyway? I can't rave enough about this palette!  Like always, the pigmentation is amazing, especially with the satin eyeshadows.  The lighter mattes and glitters need a few layers to show up really well, but that's true of most lighter mattes and glitters.  Application is smooth and the shadows themselves aren't too soft either, which I've had a lot of issue with other palettes.  They're soft enough to pick up color easily, but not so soft you get a ton of fallout and excess shadow all over your palette.  And, whoever came up with the names of the individual shadows is very clever cause they all sound delish.  Anywho, here's the swatches.  This palette deserves an A+++++++ in my book!