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: 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: Green Theme (new fav!)

This is one of my new favorite looks! I’m gonna end up posting it twice, but to tell the truth, I’ve worn it 3 times since I did this one. *giggle* It’s surprisingly simple actually (well, the shadow part anyway). I wasn’t sold on the lip color, so I when I did it the second time, I went more nude and orangy-coral. Plus, this one was with glasses, so that hides it a little. Since I wear daily-disposable contacts, I didn’t want to waste a whole pair on only a dinner/evening out (husband’s friend’s birthday dinner). So…anyway, there you go. I <3 GREEN SHADOWS!!!



For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Chartruse Pigment (inner lid), Kelly Green Pigment (middle lid), Kat Von D Gunner (outer lid & crease), Kat Von D Hawkwind (highlight), Tarnish Kohl (upper lashline & waterline), Bankroll Pearlglide liner (lower lashline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Lancome Mandarin Shimmer blush
  • Lips: Chanel Fiesta l/s + Lancome Piha Black l/g

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Look: Shades of Purple

Well, it was one of those glasses kind-o-days. :-)



For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Metal X Plum Electric (base), Crystal (inner lid), Outspoken MES (middle lid), Earthly Riches (outer lid), Phloof! (highlight), Night Sky Glitter liner (upper lashline), Rave Pearlglide liner (lower lashline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Tippy BPB
  • Lips: Lancome Downtown Pink lipgloss

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Look: Bold RED Lips with Black Gloss

In my opinion, wearing red (and I mean RED) lipstick all day long is incredibly difficult. After only an hour, I’m pressing my lips together hoping that it’s not clumping or fading or bleeding, etc. Even with how hard it is, I still attempt to pull it off from time to time. This is quite a bold look for me, and instead of wearing a red gloss, I opted for a black (yes, black) gloss! Newly launched by Lancome is it’s Piha Black Lipgloss – it’s black with silver sparkles in it, and it’s pretty sheer. No, it’s not just for Halloween. It really deepened up the lipstick color. I thought the eyes turned out a little too dark and smokey, but it was ok because after lunch, I switched so just some neutral lipgloss haha! Ah well, I tried!


For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Cash Flow Paint Pot (base), Flip (inner lid), Museum Bronze Pigment (middle and outer lid), Typographic (crease), Motif (highlight), Black Karat Kohl Power eyepencil, Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Lancome Shimmer Mandarin Sky blush
  • Lips: BE Lip Rever-Upper (primer), Brick lip pencil, Viva Glam I lipstick, Lancome Piha Black lipgloss

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Look: Gold, Orange, & Pink

A slightly colorful look I did last week. I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out! The colors blended together really nicely and I’m totally in love with the lip color: Lancome’s new Downtown Pink plumping lipgloss. I had to include a few full face shots because the colors just came out so nicely. Enjoy!  :-)



For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Rubenesque Paint Pot (base), Gorgeous Gold (inner lid), Fab N’ Flashy (middle lid), Warm Suede (outer and upper middle lid), Grand Entrance (crease), Sweet Joy (highlight), Post Haste (wash of color all over lid), YSL dark liquid liner (upper lashline), Black Karat Kohl Power pencil (waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Lancome Mandarine Sky Shimmer Blush + Bobbi Brown Apricot Shimmer Brick
  • Lips: Lancome Downtown Pink Plumping Lipgloss

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