I forgot how much I loved wearing bright makeup.
MAC Bronzer in “Bronze”
Wet n Wild’s “I <3 Matte” Eyeshadow Palette
Aussie’s Split-End Protector
Bath & Body Works Bali Mango Body Lotion
Bath & Body Works Wild Citrus Sunflower Fine Fragrance Mist
Victoria’s Secret PINK Splash in “Fresh & Clean”
MAC Fix Plus
Revlon Colorburst Lipglosses in “Papaya” & “Rosegold”
Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain in “Precious”
Urban Decay’s 24/7 Shadow Pencil in “Juju”
Clinique’s Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup in “Fresh Neutral” (03)
bareMinerals Matte Powder Foundation in Fairly Medium
MAC Mineralize Blush in “Warm Soul”
Sally Hansen’s Gem Crush Nail Polish in “Be-Jeweled”
LA Girl Disco Brites Nail Polish in “Turntable”
NYC Nail Polish in “Greenwich Village” (cute color for your toes)
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in “Brown Sugar”
Maybelline’s Colorsensational Lipstick in “Totally Toffee”
I had several things that I really enjoyed using this month and even hit pan on a couple of these items! These are my all around beauty faves and two of these are lifesavers! (Fix+ for keeping my face from melting off in the heat & the Split-End protector that kept my hair soft and moisturized). If any of you would like any full-reviews on these items, please let me know!
50 Day Makeup Challenge- Day 49: Picture of yourself with and without wearing makeup.
Sooo… I totally look younger without my makeup on! However, my webcam didn’t pick up any of my dark circles or my blemishes (thank goodness!)- so you really can’t see that well how dull & tired my skin looks without it. I feel as though whenever I wear makeup, my skin is instantly brightened and my eyes stand out more as opposed to looking sickly or as if I was lacking sleep for the past week or something. So there you go!
Btw here’s yesterday’s FOTD:
Primer: MUFE HD Microperfecting Primer
Concealer: Benefit’s Erase Paste
Foundation: Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation in 2
Powder: Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Loose Powder in Creamy Natural
Bronzer: Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear Bronzer in Light
Blush: ELF’s Tickled Pink
Eyeshadows: (all from Kat von D Palette in Ludwig) Lid: Tequila, Crease: Downtown, Outer-v Corner: Baroque mixed with Leather, Highlight & Inner Corner: Clay.
Eyeliner: MUFE Aqua Eyes in Black w/ Elf Liquid Liner (top liner/wing)
Mascara: MUFE Smoky Lash Mascara in Black
Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Brown Sugar
50 Day Makeup Challenge: Day 48-A picture of your very own halloween makeup look idea.
I was inclined to do an inspired look based on “A Girl with a Dragon Tattoo” (Lisbeth Salander) mixed with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way video- or the NARS Outremer Promo Photos. It’s a very bold, dramatic look- pale faced, super sculpted features (my webcam unfortunately didn’t pick up the intense contouring I did on my face *womp, womp*) & a very dark black- heavy smoked out eye look with washed out brows and nude lips. Beleive it or not, the eyebrows were the most challenging part of this look- it took me about 3 times to get them to fade out right without looking weird.
Face Primer: MAC Mattifiante Creme
Foundation: Maybelline’s Mineral Power Foundation in Porcelain Ivory (1)
Setting Powder: Maybelline’s Mineral Power Pressed Powder in Light (2-3)
Bronzer: MAC Bronzer in Bronze (all over to contour forehead, cheeks & nose)
Eyebrows: Urban Decay Primer Potion, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk mixed with MAC Painterly Paint Pot- set with Revlon Matte Eyeshadow in Peach Sorbet.
Eyes: Santee Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black, NYX Matte Black Eyeshadow in Black
Lips: MAC Studio Fix Concealer in NC 20 & MAC Viva Glam Lady Gaga II Lipstick.
I’ll try do more themed makeup looks in the near future & hopefully I’ll get a better camera to take better pictures to show you different looks!
I wanted to post mine before the 1st day of 2012 was over! So that’s my first resolution! haha. Let’s hope that I keep the rest! ;)
I can’t think of any more, but if I do, I’ll add them to this list :)
Primer: Bare Minerals’ Prime Time Oil-Free Primer
Concealer: Benefit’s Erase Paste in no.2
Foundation: MAC Studio Fix in NC 25
Pressed Powder: Maybelline’s Dream Matte Pressed Powder in Medium 2.5
Loose Mineral Powder: Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Loose Powder in Buff Beige
Bronzer: Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear Pressed Bronzer in Light
Blush: ELF’s Studio Line Blush in Tickled Pink
Highlight: Terra Bronzer in Light (some unknown Italian Brand, well to me at least)
Eye Primer: Urban Decay’s Primer Potion (original)
Base/Cream Shadow: MAC’s Paint Pot in Painterly
Eyeshadow Brand: Urban Decay
Favorite Single Eyeshadow: Revlon’s Matte Eyeshadow in Peach Sorbet
Favorite Eye Palette: Urban Decay’s NAKED Palette
Eyeliner: Bare Mineral’s Big & Bright Eyeliner in Intense Black
Mascara: MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Smoky Lash Mascara in 01 Black
Chapstick: Lip Smacker’s Dr. Pepper Chapstick
Lip Gloss: Too Faced’s Mood Swing Lip Gloss in Pink
Lipstick: MAC Viva Glam Cyndi
Lip Liner/Pencil: Milani’s Lip Flash in Hot Flash
Makeup Remover: Clinique’s Take The Day Off Makeup Remover
Face Wash: Biore’s Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser
Toner: Clinique’s Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion
Moisturizer: Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Acne: Patricia Wexler’s Acnostat Overnight Repair Lotion & Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Stress Control 3 in 1 Hydrating Acne Treatment.
Fragrance: Givenchy’s Ange Ou Demon & Victoria’s Secret SLT Noir Tease.
Shampoo: Pantene Pro-V Shampoo (Curly Hair) Dry to Moisturized
Conditioner: Herbal Essences Hydralicious Self-Targeting Conditioner
Hair Treatment: Proclaim Olive Oil Glossing Polish
Hair Spray: Herbal Essences Toussle Me Softly Spray Gel (?)
Shower Gel: Bath & Body Work’s Paris Amour Shower Gel
Lotion: Johnson & Johnson Stress Relief Lavender Lotion & Bath Body Works Country Chic.
Well, I guess this sums up some of my favorite makeup and beauty products of this year! Feel free to do repost and do your own version. I’m curious to see your favorites for this year as well! :) <3
Holiday FOTD/ Christmas Eve Look
Primer: MAC Mattifiante Creme, Foundation: MAC Matchmaster in 1.5, Concealer: Benefit’s Erase Paste (no.2), Powder: MAC Studio Fix in NC 25, Bronzer: Physician’s Formula Healthy Glow Bronzer in Light; Blush: ELF’s Pink Passion.
Primer: Urban Decay’s Primer Potion, Eyeshadow (all from Naked Palette)- Lid: Half-Baked, Crease: Toasted, Outer-v Corner: Smog, Highlight: Virgin. Brows: Buck. Eyeliner- Waterline: UD Whiskey, Top Liner/Wing: UD Zero. Mascara: MUFE’s Smoky Lash in Black.
Chapstick (moisturize/prep): Lip Smackers in Strawberry; Lip Liner: Italia’s Ultra Lip Liner in Cabaret; Lipstick: Revlon’s Color Sensational Lipstick in Ruby.
Different variations of a neutral eye. It’s my go-to, favorite everyday look :)
Here’s a semi-old picture of me with my typical neutral eye (with a hint of shimmer). Excuse the messy bangs & cheesy smile.
YES. It’s one of my personal hobbies and enjoy trying new looks on people. On numerous occasions I’ve done makeup on people, whether it was just for fun or for a special occasion. However, one night will always stand out to me- Halloween 2008. I did about 10 people’s makeup (including mine) in about 2.5-3 hours- that’s pretty impressive by ameteur standards.
I was at UCSB & living in the dorms at the time, and everyone decided that Cyn should do their makeup for the big night because I had the biggest makeup stash and was overly prepared for the occasion. Don’t get me wrong, I was thrilled, but caught off guard & in a mad rush. Especially since I ended up being the last one to do my own face. From my own recollection- I remember doing my suitemates makeup (there were 6 of us- granted on 2 of them I just helped them on their eyeshadow look & winged liner)- 2 guys (one was batman & needed extra shading under his mask to create hollows under his eyes and the other dude, was well, a tranny maid); & 2 of my other friends who originally asked me to do their makeup the night before.
I’m not going to lie, I thought that it was pretty awesome that people came to me for help and wanted me to do their makeup for Halloween- but it was a bit overwhelming, since I had plans and was set back 2 hours on getting ready myself. However, I felt extremely accomplished and satisfied after seeing all of the progress and the thankful look on my friend’s faces when I transformed them into their desired Halloween look. It was a good night, indeed.
Sorry for the bad quality/ low-res lighting… but here are some pictures from that night (I’m the ‘Vikingnette’):
Me & some of my Suitemates :)