Look: Neutral-ish Grays

The day I did this look I had to go to a Principal’s Conference at a hotel as an instructional support provider. It was interesting…just sitting in some meetings pretty much. I like being on that side of the educational world though. I wanted to use more matte colors and slightly neutral, but a little smokey and gray all at the same time. This is what I came up with!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Clue (inner lid) Innuendo (middle lid), Typographic (crease), Carbon (outer crease), Bisque (highlight), Black Russian Pearlglide (upper lashline), Chanel Graphite (lower lashline), Feline Kohl Power (waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Hot Planet Mineralized Blush Duo
  • Lips: NARS Bahama Velvet Matte Lip Pencil + Chanel Aqualumier #66 lipgloss

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Collection: Other Eye Products

I’ve posted all of my MAC shadows, so here is the rest of my eye products. Paintpots, eyeliners, and shadows/eye products from other brands. Oh man…now this means I have to move on to lip products…which will be a very difficult and work intensive endevor because my lip products are spread out in bags and purses etc. :-) Ah well, in the mean time, enjoy my other eye products

If you’d like to know names – please ask! Thanks!

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Look: The Best Friend Colors

My friend Alexa reminded me of these in a recent email she sent. I used what we call the “best friend” colors. Bisque, Kid, Cork, etc. They’re the best friend colors because they work on anyone and they’re your best friend when it comes to blending or that barely-there color. Definitely work-safe and professional looking colors (all matte or satin).

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Bisque (inner lid), Kid (middle lid), Cork (outer lid), Bark (crease), Daisychain (highlight), Brownborder Technakohl (liner), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Earth to Earth Mineralized Blush Duo
  • Lips: Creme in Your Coffee l/s

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Look: Dark Blue Fyrinnae Colors

I was in a hurry…my palette shadows were in the living room…so I grabbed my Fyrinnae colors and went to work. I did a dark blue eye. I liked it – smokey, sultry, a little dark. Nothing to it really – seriously only 3 colors total and I was done. Quick and easy…ok not really that easy because Fyrinnae colors are pigments so I have fall-out problems with them.

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Delft PP (base), Fyrinnae Hypercool (middle & outer lid), Fyrinnae Bali Mynah (inner lid), Femme-Fi (highlight), Mystery Kohl Power (liner), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Intenso Mineralized Blush Duo
  • Lips: Lollipop Loving l/s + Major Minor lipglass

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Look: Silver Smokey with Some Color

This is the look I used for my first tutorial. What I discovered is that it’s difficult to do a tutorial without deciding exactly what colors I wanted to use and without having a close-up mirror. It ended up being 25 minutes! So needless to say, I will have to do some major editing and cutting down. I talk too much lol! Also, I’ve never used any video editing software before, so we’ll see…it might not be posted for a while, but at least I’m getting started on it and I’m learning!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Rondelle (inner lid), Silver Ring (middle lid), Typographic (outer lid & crease), Humid (upper crease), Deep Truth (crease), Vellum (highlight), UD 24/7 Dime (inner lashline), Feline Kohl Power (outer lashline & waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Coral Shimmer Blush
  • Lips: Arbonne Echo

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Look: Holiday ’08 Classic Eyes Palette

Funny story. So my DH (dear husband) and I were cooking dinner last night (using the microwave and the toaster oven lol) when all of a sudden the electricity in only the kitchen went out. No problem – I went to the circuit breaker and flipped some switches… well something went wrong and none of the lights that were connected to switches in the whole apartment worked! All of the plugs worked still though. So while getting ready with this look, the ONLY light I had was the little light around the mirror…so if this comes out not as good as some of my other looks, I apologize, but it was really hard to see lol :-)

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Soft Ochre PP (base), MAC Holiday 2008 Classic Eyes Palette, YSL dark liquid liner (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Baked (waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Tippy Beauty Powder Blush
  • Lips: Arbonne Prep & Plump Echo lipgloss

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Nails: China Glaze For Audrey Pedi

By reading up on my wonderful favorite nail blogs (see links section), I heard about this absolutely to-die-for color called For Audrey by China Glaze. Audrey Hepburn who was in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the inspiration obviously. Turns out that Tiffany’s has a pattent on their signature blueish-greenish color, but this color does come quite close. I still have a Tiffany’s box and felt jewelry holder from when my now husband got me a bracelet and necklace back when we were dating :-) Anyway, I took this color to my nail salon and got a pedicure with it. The guy did a fantastic design that I will surely miss once it starts chipping and I have to take it off. It happens to be  Christine from Temptalia’s favorite nail polish color, so I had to get it! She says she has it on her toes almost all the time.

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Tutorial: Depotting UDPP

If you have UDPP (Urban Decay Primer Potion) in original or Sin, and you haven’t “depotted” it, then you must follow these steps! You’re missing out on at least, AT LEAST half of the product inside if you chuck it after nothing else comes off the wand. The whole process takes about 10 minutes. Good luck!

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Look: Quick Browns with a Touch of Pink Using Pigments

With this look I successfully used only Pigments. I wanted something bronzy and brown with a little bit of pink, but something quick and easy because I had to be at work early. This is what I came up with!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Indian Wood PP (base), Revved Up Pigment (inner lid), Museum Bronze Pigment (middle & outer lid), Chocolate Brown Pigment (crease), Naked Pigment (highlight), Brownborder Technakohl liner, Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Earth to Earth Mineralized Blush Duo + Bobbi Brown Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick
  • Lips: Chanel Aqualumier lipgloss in Pink Diamond #67

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Look: Reader Requested Purples

This is a darker look – requested by Lynn :-) I didn’t particularly care for it, but that’s because I couldn’t get much depth out of it. Creme de Violet muddied together with Vibrant Grape so they looked like the same color. My Librarian friend Leslie loved it, and my fellow math teacher Lucy didn’t like it at all (and told me so). Ah well, can’t win ‘em all right? hehe

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Blackground PP (base), Creme de Violet (inner lid), Vibrant Grape (middle lid), Graphology (outer lid & crease), Vellum (highlight & lower lashline), Feline Kohl Power (liner), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Plum Wine Shimmer Blush
  • Lips: Arbonne Va Va Voom Sheer Shine l/g

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