Look: UD Naked Look #1

There’s so much Urban Decay Naked Palette talk lately that I thought I’d post two looks I did using only the colors in the palette. Here is the first one!

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Primer, Urban Decay Naked Palette: Half Baked (inner lid), Smog (middle lid), Dark Horse (outer lid & crease), Virgin (highlight), Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink (upper lashline), Urban Decay Whiskey (waterline), MAC Opulash mascara
  • Cheeks: MAC Gold Deposit Mineralized Skin Finish
  • Lips: MAC 4N lipglass

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Look: A High Voltage Look

This is a look done using mostly High Voltage Cosmetics loose eyeshadows. Jasmine is the owner and creator of this magnificent indie makeup company, and she is amazingly talented! I actually found out about her through Twitter, and I could not have met a sweeter, more beautiful lady! So to say that customer service is outstanding is an understatement. I’ve purchased many of her shadows (which I will post more swatches of soon), and a few of her lip whips (opaque lip glosses that are like silky lipsticks…amazing!). If she can pause creating all of these fabulous shimmery colors, I’ll try some of her matte shadows too, which I have heard are well above par. Her products are up in my top 4 (because I can’t pick a 5th yet) favorites from indie makeup companies (in no particular order): High Voltage, Fyrinnae, Sugarpill, Meow Cosmetics.

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Eyeshadow Primer, High Voltage Kiss of True Love (inner lid), High Voltage Fairy Blood (middle lid), High Voltage Heart Throb (wet – outer lid), MAC Green Brown pigment (crease), wash of MAC Old Gold pigment (whole lid), MAC Femme-Fi (highlight), Bobbie Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink (liner), MAC Orpheus (waterline), MAC Haute & Naughty mascara
  • Cheeks: Lancome Mandarin Blush, MAC Truth and Light Magically Cool Liquid Powder
  • Lips: NARS Luster lipgloss

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Look: Eye Popping Green

Can you believe this look is from back in January?! And now it’s almost January again! Wow a year flies by so fast.  This is a great gold and green look (my favorite combo).

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Yaby greens (base), MAC Eye Popping (inner lid), MAC Lucky Green (middle lid), MAC One Off (outer lid), MAC Bottle Green (crease), Smashbox Oyster (highlight), Bobbi Brown Ivy Shimmer Ink (liner), MAC Jealous Kohl Power (waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Lancome Mandarin
  • Lips: NARS Sunset Strip l/g

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Look: Red Eye

Have you ever tried wearing red eyeshadow? I’m sure your answer is probably no, unless you’re a makeup junkie like me. Red eyeshadow is just not a color that is out on the market really…I think it’s something about the red dye that is typically used not being safe for the delicate eye area. Thank goodness Sugarpill fixed that nonsense!!! This is a red that does not turn pink or orange, nor does it fade. And what to pair better with a bold red eye than black-based maroon pigments that end up looking…black :-)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Eyeshadow Primer (primer), Sugarpill Love + (whole lid), Fyrinnae Fyre & Ice (outer & upper lid), MAC Bloodline pigment (crease), Sugarpill Dollipop (above crease), Sugarpill Tako (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (upper lashline), MAC Smoulder Kohl (waterline), MAC Haute & Naughty mascara
  • Cheeks: MAC Merrily mineralized blush
  • Lips: NARS Scandal lipgloss (lightly), NARS Tripple X lipgloss

I felt so bold and daring, yet confident wearing this look on a random Wednesday at school. You have to be confident when you wear something bold, and then you can pull off anything. No one said anything about it…which either means it did look ok, and typical “Heather”, or they didn’t want to say anything negative, ha! What are your thoughts? See more pictures!!  Read the rest of this entry »

Look: Venomous Villains Shadows

Here is a look using some of the products I got from the MAC Venomous Villains collection. It’s very fall looking, which I love. I wish the weather would understand that it’s supposed to be fall here in Southern Cali.

The shadows are sorta chalky and dry, but I did my best.

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eye Primer (primer), MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot (base), MAC Sweet Joy (inner lid), MAC De-vil (middle lid), MAC Vainglorious (outer lid), NARS Night Fever (crease), MAC Femme-Fi (highlight), Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink (upper lashline), MAC Teddy Kohl (waterline), MAC Opulash mascara
  • Cheeks: MAC Bite of an Apple blush
  • Lips: Guerlain Gabby (07) Rouge G lipstick

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Look: Watermelon Candies

After I did this look and took pictures of it, it reminded me of watermelon candies :-) I guess the blue color doesn’t really fit in, but the pink and green together did. It was a nice spring/summer look. I will post some more recent FOTD looks soon. I have some good autumn ones and some new looks from the Venomous Villains collection.

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), MAC Girl Friendly PP (base), MAC Free to Be (inner lid), MAC Newly Minted (middle lid), MAC Winkle (outer lid), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (upper lashline), MAC Feline Kohl Power (waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: MAC Daft Pink mineralized blush
  • Lips: Guerlain Grace Rouge G lipstick, Chanel Aqualumiere Pink Diamond lipgloss

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Look: Gold w/ Blue Shady Lady Look

Here’s another wonderful look from the Shady Lady palette. Ignore the messy hair and the sweatshirt. Ah well, at least the makeup came out alright that day :-) I like the fade, and I really like the lips for this look.

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Shady Lady Palette: jet-setting-jennifer (inner lid), easy-wheezie (middle lid), risque-renee (outer lid & crease), MAC Solar White (highlight), Bobbi Brown Cobalt Ink (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Baked (waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit
  • Lips: Le Metier de Beaute Papaya Creme l/g + NARS Moon Fleet l/g

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Look: Shady Lady w/ Guerlain Gems!

Didn’t I tell ya I love this Shady Lady palette?! The colors blend beautifully. The little pop of green helped the eyes come together and not be too dark. But the real star of this look is the lipstick. Guerlain Rouge G lipstick are some of the most glorious and luxurious ones on the market. Gems was limited edition – a beautiful coral pink. So perfect, it doesn’t need any gloss on top. :-)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Shady Lady palette: Jet-setting-jennifer (inner lid), easy wheezie (middle lid), all about alex (outer lid), jealous jordana (crease), MAC Solar White (highlight), Bobbi Brown Forest Shimmer Ink (upper lash line), UD Grafitti (waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Cheeky Bronze MSF
  • Lips: Guerlain Gems Rouge G l/s

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Look: Shady Lady Amazing!

The last time I did a haul at Sephora, I came across this small square palette. It’s called the Shady Lady palette. Now, if you know me, you know that I’m somewhat of a makeup snob. I stick to brands I know and rarely branch out. Something compelled me to swatch these beauties, and they are so buttery soft, so well pigmented, *sigh* I just had to buy them. It was a palette, and around $30, so I felt it was a score. I’ve used every color and never looked back :-)

Shady Lady Amazing (19)

Shady Lady Amazing (17)

I’ve used this palette so many times, and I love the color variety! This is the original palette, but it looks like Volume 2 is out now at Sephora. If you’re looking for an awesome quick-look-and-go palette, this does NOT disappoint. And this is coming from me, and I’m verrrrrry particular about my shadows :-)

Now on to the look. This is one of a few I’ve made with this lovely palette. It was back in January, so I’m still dressed for cold weather :-)

Shady Lady Amazing (15)

Shady Lady Amazing (2)

Hehe…that’s my big fuzzy sweater!

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Shady Lady Palette: jet-setting jennifer (inner & middle lid), shameless-shana (middle & outer lid), caught-in-the-act-courtney (crease), Femme Fi (highlight), Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink, Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Cheeky Bronze MSF
  • Lips: Lancome Neutral Current lipgloss

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Look: Sophisticated Drama

Unfortunately, I did not write down the specifics of this look. It’s matte taupes and grays. It’s sophisticated enough for work or an important meeting, but it has enough drama to still be me.

Sophisticated Drama

Sophisticated Drama (4)

Bobbi Brown makes some excellent nudish mattes. I have a set of 6 that has both warm browns and cool grays. Seriously – if you’re into these colors, take a look at Bobbi Brown’s. See more pictures!  Read the rest of this entry »