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

-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
-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

-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 , 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

-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!