February 16, 2012

Pinch Me Peach Tutorial

I've been pushing my boundaries lately, and the boundaries of my collection, by trying out the multi-purpose options that products provide.  For example, did you know that a blush can be used as a blusher, eye shadow and lip color?  One product, 100s of uses. 

For today's tutorial, I use two Illamasqua blushers to create a peach sunset inspired look.  Check out more photos after the jump!

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To create this look I used the following products:

Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer
L'Oreal Visible Lift in Classic Ivory
NARS Albatross highlighter
MAC Trimmed in Pink Lipliner
Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait

Illamasqua Blusher in Hussy
Illamasqua Blusher in Lover
MAC Shroom
MAC All That Glitters
Stila Smudgestick in Stingray
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Waterproof black

February 8, 2012

Purple Smoke for Valentines Day: FOTD and Tutorial

Another year, another Valentine's Day.

In years past whether I've been in a relationship or not, I've always taken extra strides to make Valentine's Day a big deal.  It all started with getting baskets from my mom on the "Day of Love" when I was a kid.  It was like Easter, only better.  The baskets were always filled with bath salts, lip glosses, and all that Bonne Bell girly goodness.

As an adult, I hold on to the feeling that Valentine's Day is important and deserves special mention.  This year I have prepared my look early.  Featuring the Laura Mercier Lingerie palette (fitting name for V-Day no?) I created this Smoked Out Purple eye.

See a step by step tutorial below and a full list of products after the jump!

Starting with the Face:

Make Up Forever Contour Powder in #2
Lush Color Supplement in Jackie Oats
MAC Studio Fix Plus Powder in N3

 To Finish the Look:

Stila Smudge Stick in Stingray
Laura Mercier Lingerie Palette
L'Oreal Infallible Rouge Lipcolor in #130, Enduring Berry
Sephora Lipgloss in Cute Pink
Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara in Black

Photos taken using natural daylight:

February 7, 2012

My favorite part of having "girl time" is being able to play with, talk about, and test out makeup.  My friends are endlessly patient with my love of trying new things and often end up being my "test subjects" for new looks.

This weekend I was able to try out an Amber Look on my friend Christine; full list of products after the jump!



MUFE HD Foundation in #118
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Light Medium and Medium Dark
MUFE Bronzer/Highlight duo in #2

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Vanilla Pigment (inner corner)
MAC Brule (browbone)
MAC Amber Lights (lid)
MAC Cork (outer corner, crease)
MAC Espresso (Outer V)
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Demolition
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Black

MAC True Romantic
Eve Pearl Highlighter Trio

MAC Cosmo
MAC Lovelorn (center bottom lip)