January 31, 2011

FOTD: As Good as Bronze


L'Oreal True Match liquid foundation in Soft Ivory (N1)

Bobbi Brown Color Corrector in Light Bisque

MAC Studio Fix+ powder in N4

Laura Mercier loose setting powder in Transluscent


NYX blusher in Peaches

Nars blusher in Orgasm (highlight top of cheek bones)

MAC Bone Beige contour powder


Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Candlelight (This stuff is A-Mazing!)

MAC Patina (lid)

MAC Cork (crease blended up)

MAC Espresso (outer v to define)

MAC Teddy eye kohl (lashline, blended)

Sephora liner in Flashy Brown (lower lash line)

Ultraflesh Panthera Mascara in Black


MAC lipstick in Cosmo

NYX gloss in Beige (which is actually a pink color)

January 19, 2011

Sometimes two products and 30 seconds is all it takes.

Phew! Life has been racing down the track like a horse outta control lately. Good things have come, better things on the horizon, but I can hardly catch up!

As a result of my cray-ZAYschedule, my beauty routine has been suffering. My general morning looks something like this:

1. While stuck in traffic, pull out your MAC Studio Fix Foundation and smear it all over your face with the included round sponge. No mirror, all faith.

2. Take whichever pink lipgloss you've found in the bottom of your purse (Really how long HAS that been there?) and attempt to give yourself some color by applying to lips.

3. Find your nearest pair of glasses, and slap 'em on. Hey, at least they'll cover up the dark circles under your eyes!

If I'm lucky, and I'm having a good skin day, the end result looks like this:

MAC Studio Fix Powder N4, Sephora lipgloss in Pin Up Pink

Not too bad for a normal day in the office, that is, until you have a SUPER important meeting (that.you.totally.forgot.about).

I searched the depths of my makeup bag and found MAC Beet lipliner, and as a godsend it was actually sharpened, and MAC pearlglide eye pencil in Industrial. What to do, what to do.

Ever the optimist, I snuck into the bathroom to make it work. I applied Beet to the edges and colored in, layed the Pin Up Pink on top. Took the blue eyeliner to my waterline and lashline, smearing with my finger. THEN I got all fancy-creative and took some of the pink lip gloss and added it to my cheap bones for a dewy pink blush. And VOILA...

Not half bad eh?

January 10, 2011

Before and Afters are SO fun!

These are pictures from a bridal shower I did this weekend. I love seeing the transformation!

January 8, 2011

Similar but different - A tail of two neutrals

I have a personal goal: To not get into a makeup funk. Every day I try to use different products from the ones I used the day before; no two eyeshadows, lip combos, even mascaras are duplicates from one day to the next. But, le sigh, regardless of how I strive to vary my routine, my FOTD's sometimes kick me right in the face.

Consider the images below, a tale of two neutrals. While the eyeshadow combinations in each photo are COMPLETELY different, somehow I'm feeling a case of deja vu.

Eyes: Patina, Espresso, Tete-a-tint, Vanilla

Eyes: Creme Royal, Dream Maker, Cork, Brule