Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kardashian inspired makeup

-Revlon Colorstay in 180 Sand Beige
-NYX blush in Stone (contour)
-NYX blush in Mocha (cheeks)

-MAC Painterly Paint Pot (base)
-MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow (On lid and up into crease)
-MAC Carbon eyeshadow (in crease and feathered into satin taupe)
-Satin taupe and carbon also on lower lash line
-Kat Von D Beethoven palette (Tequila eyeshadow) for highlight and inner corner
-Loreal HIP cream eyeliner in Black on upper & lower lash line
-Loreal HIP eyeliner in Black tight lined on upper lid
-Eyebrows - NYX jumbo eye pencil in Dark Brown

-NYX black label lipstick in Nude
-MAC Viva Glam GaGa lipstick
-NYX Mega shine lip gloss in Pink frost

Brushes Used:
Sonia Kashuk Highlighter brush
Revlon Blush Brush
Collection angled blush brush
angled liner brush that comes with the Loreal HIP cream eyeliner
MAC 239 (Lid)
MAC 217 (crease and to feather carbon in)
MAC 222 (blend in crease)
Sephora Professional rounded crease brush (To blend everything together), MAC 272 (lower lash line with satin taupe)
MAC 219 (Carbon on lower lash line), MAC 210 (Line top lash line)
MAC 263 (Line waterline and lower lash line)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

NYX blues

Today's look features mainly NYX products. I just got a bunch of the "NYX Triple Shadows for sexy babe's eyes only!" Palettes. I've been trying out a ton of different looks with these palettes and so far i'm pretty satisfied with the quality of them. But that's for a different post.

Onto the look!

Revlon Colorstay Foundation in 180 Sand Beige.
(contour): NYX blush in Stone
(Cheeks): Stila blush from the 1950s barbie loves stila tin palette.
(Highlight top of cheek bones and bridge of nose): Revlon Colorstay MSF in Brighten
Tarte Lifted natural eye primer with firmitol
NYX jumbo pencil in Milk (all over from lid to brow bone)
NYX triple eyeshadow palette in Aquamarine - Lightest blue on inner 1/3rd of the lid, middle blue in middle of lid and darkest blue in last 1/3rd of lid and crease. Then join the lightest blue with the darkest blue in the crease. (Do the same thing on the lower lid)
For brow highlight and inner corner i used the white out of the NYX triple eyeshadow palette in white/Gray/black.
For liner i used Loreal HIP Cream eyeliner in Black and Loreal HIP eyeliner in black on waterline.
For Eyebrows i used NYX jumbo pencil in Dark brown.
Mascara: Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black.
MAC select cover-up in NW20
NYX Black label lipstick in Nude
NYX Mega shine lip gloss in Pink frost

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things!

I love all my makeup, but I've gotta say there are a few things i couldn't live without!!! Here is a list and pictures of a few of my favorite items that i must have at all times!
(In no particular order!)

-Make Up Forever HD foundation #115 Ivory
i absolutely LOVE the coverage of this foundation! its amazing, while its a bit pricey i honestly think its worth it :) I had doubts at first because it left my skin feeling greasy and oily but i changed how much i was putting on and now i love it! So just know that a little goes a long way!
(Price: $40 at any sephora or at makeupforever.com)

-Sonia Kashuk Highlighting brush
I dont think i would love the MUFE foundation if i didnt have this awesome brush to apply it with! It looks and feels almost identical to the MAC 187 but at a MUCH cheaper price!
(Price: $15.00 at Target or Soniakashuk.com)
-MAC 217,222,& 239
I dont know how i ever lived without these brushes! Having handy dandy tools really does make a difference in the way your makeup looks! While they are a bit pricey, they are definitely worth the investment. I love these brushes!
(Price: 217-$22.50, 222-$28.00, 239-$24.50 at maccosmetics.com)

-NYX Jumbo pencils
These are the perfect base for any look your trying to achieve! They create a smooth sticky base to make your eyeshadows POP! and for the price it cant be beat!
(Price: $2.99-$4.99 You can buy these at nyxcosmetics.com , CVS , Ulta , or Bartells (depending on where you live).

-NYX Blushes
These blushes are packed full of color and they come in a variety of different shades for every skin tone! And since it is NYX you know the price is going to be awesome!

-Jesse's Girl Eye dusts
These mineral eyeshadows are amazing! They are super pigmented, come in a wide variety of colors whether you like bold or basic, and they are pretty much dirt cheap!
(Price:$3.99-$4.99 Depending on where you live you can find these at any Rite-aid or you can buy them online at Jessesgirlcosmetics.com)

-MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick
This is my favorite lipstick of ALL time! You can wear it over a nude lip or build up the color for a more opaque pink lip! Plus all the proceeds go to the MAC aids fund! Cant get much better then This awesome Lady Gaga inspired lipstick!

-NYX Mega shine lip gloss
This lip gloss is SUPER pigmented so a little bit goes a long way. It smells like starbursts which is a plus in my book! And the price is great :D

Well, for now i think that about covers it! i hope you enjoy and keep comin back to see whats next on my top faves!

Silver Smoke

So this is a look that ive been obsessed with wearing every single day!

The crazy part about this is that the lid color in the pot looks baby blue with a silver duochrome but when you pair it with MAC Carbon it looks straight up silver! I'll list what i used and a pic of the magic pigment!

Makeup Forever HD foundation #115 Ivory
NYX blush in Mocha
Revlon ColorStay mineral finishing powder in Brighten (as highlight)

On lid: MAC Azrael Blue pigment (Limited edition pigment released with the She Shines collection in 2006)
In crease: MAC Carbon eyeshadow
A matte skin toned eyeshadow for highlight and inner corner (from Ulta not sure of the name)
Wet n wild gel eyeliner in black on top lash line and Loreal HIP eyeliner in black on upper and lower waterlines.
Covergirl Lashblast mascara (1 coat) topped with Sephora Lash Plumper mascara

MAC concealer in NW20
Stila lip glaze in Guava

Brushes used:
Sonia Kashuk highlighter brush (AKA a stippling/skunk brush)
MAC 239 (lid)
MAC 222 (crease)
MAC 217 (crease)
MAC 219 (lower lash line)

And heres a picture of the amazing Azrael Blue pigment!

It looks nothing like that on my lid right??? its freaking awesome!


Ok so im going to try and start updating at least every weekend now! We will see how it goes now that i work and go to school.

i dont know why but the other day it was really sunny and i felt like going bright and sort of mermaidy...this is what came of it!

So heres what i used:

Makeup Forever HD foundation #115 Ivory
NYX Blush in Mocha
Revlon Colorstay mineral finishing powder in Brighten (as highlight on top of cheek bones and down middle of nose)

Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX jumbo pencil in cottage cheese (from lid to brow bone)
Jesse's Girl Eye dust in Mardi Gras used Wet on lid then Dry in crease and above
For highlight i used just a matte skin colored eyeshadow from Ulta..not sure of the name if it has one.
Wet n wild gel liner in Black
Covergirl Lashblast mascara (1 coat)
then Loreal carbon black Voluminous mascara on top of that.
Eyebrows: NYX jumbo pencil in Dark brown

NYX Mega shine lip gloss in Pink Frost (You only need a tiny bit of it its super pigmented!)

Brushes Used:
Sonia Kashuk Highlighter brush (aka a stippling or "skunk" brush) for foundation, its just like the MAC 187
Revlon Blush Brush for blush
MAC 239 for lid
MAC 222 for crease
Sephora rounded crease brush #13 to blend out crease
MAC 217 for highlight
Angled liner brush from the loreal hip gel liner for eyebrows.

On nails:
China Glaze - Turned Up Turquoise

I have A LOT more looks to post so stay tuned for more!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

white 'n purple

Sorry its been a little while since i put up a post ive just been SO busy with school. But now ive got a new look that i did last week. i wore this to school and got a lot of compliments.

So here are the pictures.

i was kind of going for a cut crease but a wearable cut crease lol if that makes any sense.
Hope you enjoy and try it at home!

(in advance sorry i dont know the names of any of the products from ulta they all came in a huge set and the packaging was really awful so the names ended up in the garbage lol)
Products Used:
Face-Revlon colorstay foundation mixed with MAC care essential oils in orange+lavendar.
i set it with translucent foundation by NYC
for blush i used a real light baby pink color from ulta
contoured just a little with a bronzer from ulta
for highlight on cheeks i used revlon colorstay MSF in Brighten
NYC white eyeliner as base on lid
MAC Gesso (matte white) on lid/brow bone/inner corner
MAC Parfait Amour in crease
Colossal lash mascara
i took a concealer and covered my lips
then i took Loreal HIP Jelly balm in Savory and put it on top of the concealer.

[Please note:this blog contains my own thoughts and opinions. They are not influenced by anyone or any company.]

Sunday, February 7, 2010

a little update.

its been a few days since i put up a new blog and thats cuz i finally started school! im officially a student at pima medical institute. im really loving the anatomy and physiology part of it but the math suuucks. ive never been real good at math anyways.

so anyways yesterday i went to the northwest youtube makeup guru meet n greet i met itsjudytime,lannetkrystle,and luckypiper just to name a few. it was SO fun and everyone was so kind and friendly. hopefully i can get some pictures from some of the people that were there. for now ill put the 4 pictures that i took up.

me with Lannetkrystle :

Me with Itsjudytime :

The group on the left i like to call it Lannets side lol :

Judys side :

As i get more pictures from people that were there i will add them here.

[Please note:this blog contains my own thoughts and opinions. They are not influenced by anyone or any company.]

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Exciting news and an every Day Neutral/School Look

The last 2 days have been pretty amazing, i found out my grandparents are taking me and my 15 yr old cousin to las vegas for my 21st birthday (which ive been planning since i was like 12.) the last couple of years have been really hard and i knew i would never be able to go to vegas for my 21st birthday and they knew it was what id been dreaming about for forever so i guess they decided they would take me :D. Then today i had my appointment to sign all the paperwork and get enrolled in dental assistant courses thru PIMA medical institute! AND i start school on monday! ive been trying to get into school for years now but could never really decide what i wanted to do...enrolling in pima just felt natural and it all happened so fast and smoothly that i figured i better not second guess myself this is probably what im meant to be doing. so im extremely happy and feel like maybe this is the start of 2010 for me and things are going to get better.

Yesterday and today was the first time i decided to try and do neutral makeup so i could have some easy ways of doing my makeup for school. Ive been so used to doing big bright bold looks that i almost forgot how pretty neutral is plus i love how easy and fast it is to slap on some foundation,mascara, and eyeliner.



What i did for this look is used my revlon colorstay foundation in sand beige with 1 drop of the MAC care blends essential oils in Sweet Orange&Lavender. i love the effect that the oil makes when mixed with any liquid foundation or concealer and blended in well with a stippling brush.

This is what the MAC Care blends essential oils looks like:

The oil came out with the warm & cozy collection for a limited time.

Then i took a pinky plummy blush from ulta im not sure of the name unfortunately. contoured my cheeks and bronzed a bit.

For the eyes all i did was prime with UDPP and sweep a skin tone shadow all over lid to brow and with a brownish reddish eyeshadow from Sallys i defined the crease just a bit. I used my colossal lash mascara 2-3 coats to create big thick lashes. Lined the bottom and top waterline with loreal HIP eyeliner and filled in my eyebrows.

Super easy to do and only takes a good 5-10 mins.

This can work for anyone for school,work,or just every day. hope it was helpful!

[Please note:this blog contains my own thoughts and opinions. They are not influenced by anyone or any company.]

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Makeup Brushes

The main thing you need to create an effortless and flawless look is brushes. This is just a list of some of the most known brush brands and where you can find them but there is sooo many more companies that make brushes of different qualities,prices, and selection.

The top brushes that everyone recommends are MAC brushes. The quality of MAC brushes along with their cosmetics is perfection but with a price of between $17.50-$52.00 there are so many other companies that make products just as good at a price that wont empty your bank account.
You can buy MAC brushes and other MAC products at http://www.maccosmetics.com/

while MAC brushes are great there is also plenty of duplicate brushes with just as good quality but at a much better price.

For starters there are Sigma Brushes


Sigma brushes are exact dupes of MAC. The creator of these brushes wanted to create brushes that were of exact or maybe even better quality of MAC but at a price that virtually anyone can afford. And among some beauty gurus they have admitted that sigma brushes may even be better quality then MAC. These amazing brushes even have the same numbers as MAC but with an SS before the number for example:

the SS239 by sigma would be the equivalent of a MAC 239 and so on and so forth.
You can buy Sigma Brushes and other sigma products at http://www.sigmamakeup.com/

Another great brand of brushes are sephora brand brushes


These brushes are very soft and easy to use. while they are a bit pricey they have a huge selection of all different types,shapes,and sizes. You can find pretty much any brush your looking for if you step into a sephora and they always have some sort of brush set you can find for a pretty good deal.

You can buy Sephora brand brushes (along with many other brands of brushes) at http://www.sephora.com/

Next we have Sonia Kashuk brushes which you can buy at any Target. i have to say these are one of my favorite lower end brushes. they are so soft and theres a wide variety to choose from plus during holidays you can buy awesome little sets that come with some cute travel bags. The quality of these brushes is fantastic for such a small price i definitely reccomend them to anyone that is just starting out and needs to build their collection.


You can find Sonia Kashuk brushes and products at http://www.target.com/

Another great set of brushes are by NYX.


the set above costs about $90.00

You can find NYX brushes and products at http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/ You can also find NYX products at http://www.cherryculture.com/ or check your local CCO.

I hope this was helpful to anyone thats just starting their collection and want to find good quality brushes and just didnt know where to start. :) Theres alot more brushes out there but for now these are just a few of my favorites. if you have any questions, feel free to ask ;) i dont bite.

[Please note:this blog contains my own thoughts and opinions. They are not influenced by anyone or any company.]

Friday, January 22, 2010

Matte Blue and brown

Today was sunny and not too cold and not too warm..i felt like wearing something bright and fun and this is what i came up with. i love doing all matte looks and its great that sallys sells some decent matte colors for only .89 cents. (with sally club card, .99 c. without)




Products used were:
Revlon colorstay foundation in 180 Sand Beige
MAC select cover up in NW20
Blush and contour color are some random colors from the ULTA 69 pc blockbuster set.
NYC white pencil liner (as the base for the blue)
(Lid)Sally girl eyeshadow in Aqua
(Crease) Kat Von D Beethoven palette - Leather (Matte brown)
(define crease) Kat Von D Beethoven palette - Lucifer (Matte Black)
a matte skin tone color for highlight. (ULTA)
Colossal lash mascara by maybelline
Loreal HIP shine struck liquid lipcolor in Euphoric

Brushes Used:
Sonia Kashuk stippling brush aka Highlighting brush
(Lid)Loew Cornell Maxines mop in 1/4th in.
(crease)Sonia Kashuk blending brush
(highlight)an image essentials angled eyeshadow brush from kmart

[Please note:this blog contains my own thoughts and opinions. They are not influenced by anyone or any company.]

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Smokin hot pink

Well with exactly 2 months until my 21st birthday im getting pretty creative and trying to figure out what exactly im going to wear and do with my makeup on my birthday! Honestly im gonna get so messed up that night that i probably wont remember what i wore on my face or body lol. Here's a look i did the other night for a challenge on Makeupgeek.com.





Products Used:
Revlon colorstay foundation in 180 Sand Beige
MAC select cover up in NW20
Blush and contour color are some random colors from the ULTA 69 pc blockbuster set.
(Lid)Jesse's girl eye dust in Pink Glitz (Foiled it on)
(crease)Jesse's girl eye dust in sparkle red
(define crease) with a matte dark pink from a loreal hip duo eyeshadow
(Liner)Loreal HIP color truth cream eyeliner in 905 Black
(Mascara)Maybelline the Colossal volum' express in classic black
LIPS:Maybelline A05 Pink Cloud (the red tube)
Loreal HIP shine struck liquid lipcolor in Euphoric