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: Kat Von D True Love Palette

It’s about time for a look, eh? I have to say that I really love the Kat Von D palettes. I have them all so far. There’s a new one out that I saw via Scrangie, and I’m super disappointed in it. I won’t be buying that one – 3 creme shadows (the quality of the creme shadows are terrible)?! Ugh. Ah well, I just ordered the new UD Naked palette, so I can’t WAIT to try that one out. I’ve heard so many good things…ok I’m off topic now.

The KVD shadows are of excellent quality in my opinion. They are soft, “buttery”, and have awesome pigmentation. If you haven’t tried them out, you really should. Head on over to Sephora and see which colors suit you best.

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby white & purple PP (base), Kat Von D True Love Palette: Missy (inner lid), Shiba (middle & outer lid), Cholita (crease), Missy (highlight), Penultimate liner, Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit
  • Lips: Guerlain Kiss Kiss Gloss #866

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Look: Something Blue

Wowie, can you believe this look is from way back in November ’09?! Sheesh! Although, to be fair, I haven’t recorded any new looks since January. I’m gonna have to get back into the habit again! And I will very soon because I only have one paper left until I am officially DONE with my MA. Woot!!!!! So excited! Tomorrow is my last class *does happy dance*. Ok time for a look finally!

Something Blue (19)

Something Blue (9)

Hehe, like my math shirt?! I wear it like once per week because it’s comfortable. I designed it myself!

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), SMH Glam (inner lid), SMH Something Blue (middle lid), Contrast (outer lid & crease), Vapour (highlight), Bobbi Brown Cobalt Ink (liner), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit
  • Lips: Guerlain Kiss Kiss Gloss #867

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Look: So Pretty I Forgot Mascara

Like I’ve said before, doing my mascara is my least favorite part of doing my makeup. Sometimes I procrastinate doing it by doing my hair first, getting dressed, or anything else first. This day my mind must have been distracted by something else because I completely forgot to go back and put on mascara. I realized my mistake half way to work :-( Oh well, I guess it was such a bold look that I didn’t notice! :-) What’s your least favorite step in your beauty routine?

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Stars Makeup Haven Powder Room (inner lid), SMH In a Bind (middle lid), SMH 1492 (outer lid), SMH Smoke & Mirrors (crease), Guilty as Sin (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (liner), Feline Kohl Power (waterline), ….
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit mineralized blush
  • Lips: Buoy-o-Buoy lipstick

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Look: New Years Eve Dark Eyes

We went to a friend’s New Years party – it wasn’t wild or anything, but the dress code was “semi-formal,” so we got some nice clothes on and I decided to do a really dark eye look. It’s really a classic smokey, but ultra dark. So naturally, I did lighter on the lips. It was a good look for me because I felt sexy and confident, my lips were easy to reapply with or without a mirror, and I wasn’t self conscious about my lips fading while I drank, ate, talked, etc. The evening was a lot of fun!!

NYE Smokey

NYE Smokey (8)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Yaby PP black (base & smudged under lower lid), Kat Von D Lucifer (whole lid), Typographic (smudged above crease), Knight Devine (smudged above crease), Pincurl (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (liner), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit + NARS Albatross (highlight)
  • Lips: Chanel Mystic l/s + YSL Rouge Pur #1 l/g

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Look: NARS Essential Eyes Palette

This is a great palette if for no other reason than it has Galapagos and Thunderball :-) LOVE those colors!!! When I told the lady at the NARS counter that I wanted Galapagos, she said she didn’t have it and I must have shown visible signs of disappointment because she immediately said “but wait, I have THIS” and pulled out the Essential palette. Since I didn’t have any of the colors in it already and it had the color I wanted so badly, I thought SCORE! Has that ever happened to you?

I must have run out of space on my camera the day I did this look because there aren’t a lot of pictures…sorry about that.

NARS Essential Eyes Palette (2)

NARS Essential Eyes Palette (15)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), NARS Essential  Eye Palette: Nepal (inner lid), Ondine (middle lid), Thunderball + Galapagos (outer lid & crease), Night Star (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (liner), Feline Kohl Power (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit mineralized blush
  • Lips: Shu Uemura BG 956 + Lip Fusion Summer l/g

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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!

Showers of Purple Look (2)

Showers of Purple Look (14)

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: 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: Browns

Man, I’m already running out of clever names to title my posts…it’s sad :-/ LOL Oh, and my shirt says “There’s STRENGTH in numbers!” and has lots of numbers on it. I’m a total math nerd, what can I say?! :-)

Browns Look

Browns Look (5)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby browns, Engaging MES (inner lid), Laura Geller Devil’s Food (middle lid), Buckwheat (outer lid & crease), Creme de Miel (highlight), Laura Geller Dutch Chocolate baked eyeliner, Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Eversun BPB
  • Lips: Garden Bed lipstick + Summer Crop lipglass

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Look: Gold + Teal = Awesome!

I finally got back on MUA after being off of it for a good while. Things at work are too busy for me to play :-) But I needed some ideas, and that’s always a great place to go. There’s a FOTD (Face of the Day) board where people post their looks and get responses. A lot of people ask for CC (Constructive Criticism), but I do not. I’m not posting to be criticized…I’m giving back ideas and taking ideas from others. I do value opinions though, and I love hearing yours (afterall, this site is kinda for YOU, right? lol!) in the comments. Lots of people on other boards feel that FOTD board is just for people fishing for compliments, and that’s just not the case. The exchange of ideas is enormous, the validation is inspiring, and the overall positive ways that women are interacting is uplifting. That’s the way I see it, anyway. Have you been to the boards? What’s your opinion?

Anyway, on to the look…someone posted a FOTD using the UD Baked palette I believe, and I loved the combination of gold and teal, so I gave it my own spin. At first I didn’t like it at all and was like, uh oh…what have you done?! But with a little bit of a darker color right in the outer crease, it came together, and I really liked how it’s bold, edgy, and different from the everyday, you know? Maybe a little overboard on the blush, and the liner still needs to be thicker more toward the outer edge, but still, I like it (and nobody’s perfect right?) :-)

Gold Bronze & Teal Look

Gold Bronze & Teal Look (6)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Metal X Pure Ore (inner lid), Metal X Goldspice (middle lid), Natural Flare MES over those, Teal Pigment (outer lid & crease), Femme Fi (highlight), Kat Von D Proud Peacock (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Flipside (lower lashline), Graphblack Technakohl (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Sunswept mineralize blush
  • Lips: Buoy-o-Buoy l/s + Just a Smudge Suntint balm

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