Look: Showers of Purple

I did this look using shadows from the MAC collection that had Purple Shower in it. Also, I have to add that I love the SMH shadows (Stars Makeup Haven) that I first found on KarlaSugar’s blog. She and I actually did a swap – she gave me her left over shadows from swatching and I gave her a Dior Jazz palette :-) AWESOME trade for me! I put some green into this because I love the way green and purple look mixed together! Happy New Years Eve!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby PP in purples & green (base), Purple Shower (inner lid), Violet Trance (middle lid), Laura Geller Mint (outer lid & crease), SMH Guilty as Sin (highlight), Bobbi Brown Ivy Shimmer Ink, Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Gentle mineralized blush
  • Lips: Front Lit l/s + On Display l/g

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Look: Bright…Like Sunshine!

This was a look I did using NARS Mekong and Galapogos…and it disturbs me that I cannot find my Mekong after the move :-( I’ll keep looking for it though. With all of the overcast spitting of rain we’ve been having, it’s nice to do a post that reminds me of the SoCal sunshine!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Cash Flow PP (base), Yaby Yellow Matte e/s (inner lid), NARS Galapagos (middle & outer lid), NARS Mekong (crease), NARS Night Star (highlight), Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink (liner), Orpheus Kohl Power (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Enough Said BPB
  • Lips: Bobbi Brown Beige Gold + Chanel #118 Glossimer

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Look: Happy Halloween!

I know I know, long time, no post! I actually am home all weekend, and I did a neat little Halloween look to go out to lunch and hang around the house with, and I took the time to take pictures and post it for you! :-) I’m not really into costumes and crazy (crazier?) makeup. MAC actually asked me to work today, but I passed, as I am surely not experienced at doing halloween makeup. So what kind of makeup do you wear on halloween when you don’t wear a costume? Black and Orange of course! It looks really nice IRL…the fade looks fantastic, but I’m not sure how well the camera captured it. But also, this is a neat look for me because it’s the first one I’ve documented in our new house!!! :-D

I hope you all have a fun, safe, and Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Yaby Pearl Paints (white & orange), Crystal Avalanche (inner lid), Orange (rest of lid & lower lid), Smashbox Envy (outer lid & crease), a touch of Chrome Yellow (between the white and orange), Nylon (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (liner), Smolder Kohl (waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Superduper Natural mineralize blush
  • Lips: Nice Mix Up lipglass

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Look: All About Yaby!

I told you about when I first discovered Yaby products right? I was at a salon by LAX, and one of my friends who is also into makeup, told me I HAVE to try these pearl paints by Yaby. Of course I had never heard of the up and coming brand from Toronto, but I trusted her. Normally, I don’t give a second look to brands I haven’t heard of (horrible of me or not)…there are enough brands that I have heard of and haven’t tried. She showed me how wonderful they were, how cool the palette is, and how inexpensive they are.

Anyway, I love this brand. I have nearly every Pearl Paint color and some of the regular shadows too. So this is a look I did with some of those colors.

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby PP in greens, Yaby e/s in chartreuse (inner lid), olive green (middle lid), dark green (outer lid & crease), Smashbox Oyster (highlight), Jealous Kohl Power, Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Fun & Games BPB
  • Lips: MAC Coral Holiday lip palette 2008 + Underage l/g

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Look: Photo Realism Quad: Fresh Approach

I don’t have a lot of time to write, so I’ll make it short and sweet. This is one of my most favorite quads since MAC came out with the Sweetie Cakes quad several (3+) years ago. This is the Fresh Approach look that I wore when I worked for MAC that weekend that Makeup Art Cosmetics launched.

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Moss Scape PP (base), Photo Realism Quad: Grey Range (whole lid), Fresh Approach (crease), Photo Realism (highlight), Graphblack Technakohl (liner), Grey Range (lower lashline), Haunting (lower lashline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Notable blush
  • Lips: Subculture l/p, Lovin It l/s, Young Think l/g

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Look: Purples & Greens

Sorry for the long pauses between posts. I have to get back into the habit. I gotta find my camera so I can take pictures of new looks too :-) I think purple and green go well together.

I did a great look today using the new Style Black shadows. I’ll have to do it again after I find my camera and post it. Really smokey eyes :-) My favorite MUA, Denise, made a killing off of me yesterday! I love her :-) I didn’t get the grease paint stick though, and I’m kinda regretting it. Any thoughts? Do you think it’s a must have?

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby PP in purples & greens (base), Yaby e/s (purples & greens), Bottle Green (crease), Unbasic White (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Grafitti (lower lashline), Feline Kohl Power (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit
  • Lips: NARS Senorita l/s

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Look: Pigments Barely Used (great for fall)

This is a great fall look – a type of burnt orangish color, and I love the way it looks. It’s pretty bold. Fall is coming…it’s in the air…can you feel it…? (I can’t yet…it’s too hot lol!)

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Off the Radar Pigment (inner lid), Copperbeam pigment (middle lid), Heritage Rouge (outer lid & crease), Shimmertime Pigment (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Merrily mineralized blush
  • Lips: YSL Rouge Pur #41 l/s + Honey Bare Tendertone

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Look: Fashion Forward Navy…I’m back!

I don’t officially know if I have that many followers. I know of the few who are sweeties and leave comments, and those totally brighten my day :-)  I’ve definitely been neglecting my blog and my makeup lately. I feel bad for doing so, but I just haven’t had the motivation to put in the time or energy to post, and I’m not sure why. Though, I have been so busy…it’s almost depressing. Not that I’m complaining or anything. My day job is seriously a 12+ hour day, and I used to bring the excess work home, no worries. But I also started my Masters in Educational Administration plus a credential that’s all going to be completed in one year. So I have class after work, two days per week until 10pm and copious amounts of reading and homework. Now juggling work and school is stressfull, but doable. Lots of people do it!

BUT, the greatest news is that my husband and I just bought our first house (ok, it’s a condo)!! 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1800 sq. ft. piece of realestate in southern California, and it’s all ours! :-) We’re extatic and love our new place, but moving is sooooooo hard and time consuming! Geez! So I’ve been so tired lately…oy. Anyway, I’m hoping to get back to my blog and hopefully start even doing some new tutorials. One of the spare bedrooms is my “office” where I’m converting my old desk into a makeup vanity :-) So exciting!!! In a few weeks, you’ll be seeing different backgrounds in my pictures! Anyway, if you’re still around, thanks for sticking with me…it means a lot!

Now on to the look…this one is back from mid August. It’s so easy, it’s almost laughable. But I usually bring the color up a lot higher than my crease because my eyes are naturally so hooded. For this look, I kept the color really tight around just my eyelid and around the lashline. It feels very fashion forward, and I know I’ve seen it in magazines before. I liked it a lot and enjoyed that it was different…refreshing :-)

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), NARS Thunderball (whole lid & lower lashline), Blanc Type (above crease), Blooz Kohl (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: NARS Madly
  • Lips: Brave New Bronze l/s + Naked Space l/g

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Look: Minx & Teal

I’ve recently gotten into some Smashbox shadows, and I absolutely love them! The texture is buttery soft and smooth, the pigmentation is fantastic, and best of all, they are the same size as MAC so I can depot them! Genius! I’ve only picked up a few colors to start: two oranges (Flamingo & Torch), a yellow-tinted white highlight (Oyster), and this one: a taupe/purple-ish color called Minx. It’s a fantastic and fascinating color! Really, I have nothing like it…which as we know is hard to find. I thought I’d mix it up a little and add some teal to this look to match my shirt. :-)

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Yaby Pearl Paints in beige and teal, Smashbox Minx (all over lid), Strike a Pose (outer lid & crease), Carbon (crease), Unbasic White (highlight), Kat Von D Proud Peacock (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Flipside (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: NARS Madly + a little NARS Orgasm
  • Lips: Mellow Mood l/s + Viva Glam V l/g

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Look: Love These Blues

Blues may be the “forbidden fruit” of eyeshadow colors, but I love them none-the-less :-) Can’t help myself! When I walked into a classroom wearing this look, I could hear the girls in the class whispering to each other, “I love the way she paints her eyes…it’s so pretty…” Awwwww :-)

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Yaby Pearl Paints in blues, Sea & Sky mineralized duo, Unbasic White (highlight), UD 24/7 Deviant (lower lashline), Blooz Kohl (upper lahsline), Blushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: NARS Madly
  • Lips: Bobbi Brown Sunset Shimmer l/s

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