Look: Gold and Black Smokey Hawaiian

For my last day in Kauai, Hawaii, I did this smokey gold and black look. Of course you know that I didn’t bring my entire collection with me…no, not even close. I brought a fraction of it and it was so painful to leave some things behind, but I managed. And the other thing about being here…I don’t want to spend over an hour getting ready, which is difficult for me to do especially when my stuff is all over the place in different bags and containers. My family gets on my case when I take too long, and it’s so much more difficult without my close-up mirror and everything. Anyway, I was wearing my favorite black shirt and kakhi pants for a day of shopping, hanging by the pool-side bar, and just walking around. So this is the look I chose to go with it. Aloha!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Black Tied (outer lid & crease), Goldmine (middle lid), Gorgeous Gold (inner lid), Motif (highlight), Feline Kohl Power (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Honey (lower lashline), Guerlain Loose Kohl Powder #1 Noir (waterlines), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Dior Bronze Couture Palette Bronzer + Chanel gold highlight powder
  • Lips: YSL Rouge Pur #59 + Chanel Gold Shine Glossimer

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Look: A Night in Hawaii

This was from my first “real” night in Kauai. We spent all day at the beach right outside the Marriott where we’re staying. Beautiful day. I did this look just because I felt like doing full makeup :-) I took some pictures of the view right from our balcony. Beautiful huh?! It’s kind of a frosty-smokey look…enjoy!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Bare Study PP (base), Rondelle (inner lid), Danger Zone: black (outer lid), red (middle lid), Sunset B. (middle lid), Phloof! (highlight), Feline Kohl Power (upper lashline), Guerlain Loose Kohl Powder Noir (waterlines), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Dior Bronze Harmonie Couture Palette Bronzer + Petticoat MSF
  • Lips: Marvel lipstick (from cool lips palette)

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Look: Danger Zone

Um…not much to say about this one…self explanatory. My friend Ruth says this is her new favorite look on me :-)  Hope you like it!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Blackground PP (base), Platinum Pigment (inner lid), Danger Zone Mineralized Eyeshadow: Black (outer lid), Red (middle lid), Forgery (highlight), Feline Kohl Power & UD 24/7 Dime liners, Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Dior Bronze de Harmonie Coral Riviera + Perfect Topping MSF
  • Lips: Bubble l/s + Take a Hint Tendertone

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Look: My Attempt at Kim Kardashian’s Look

I found some video tutorials done by Kim Kardashian and her makeup artist, so I decided to try to do it myself. This was my first attempt, so it’s not perfect…but I actually liked the way it came out. I am WELL AWARE that I look NOTHING like Kim Kardashian, and I’m not trying to  – just trying to copy her makeup :-) I got some nice compliments on it too!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Contrast (outer lid & crease), Naked Pigment (inner & middle lid), UD 24/7 Zero pencil liner overlayed with Contrast e/s, Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Love Rock Mineralized Blush Duo
  • Lips: A Touch of Clinique Black Honey l/s + CK Silvery Delicious l/g

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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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Look: Black Ore Solar Bits with Smokey Gold

Here’s another attempt at recreating a look by Christine from Temptalia. This one is using Black Ore Solar Bits from the New Sci-Fi collection last year. I loved both looks she did with this stuff so much!! It’s a pretty smokey look, and it was sooooo difficult – seriously that stuff has fall out like CRAZY! In anticipation of the massive fall out, I saved my foundation for last, but even attempting to wipe it off before foundation didn’t work 100%. I think the lips came out a little *too* nude (I didn’t mean to make them disappear!), and later in the day I only reapplied the gloss on its own and it looked better balanced. Hopefully you like it!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS, Blackground PP, Black Ore Solar Bits, Goldmine (inner lid), Evening Aura (middle lid), Antiqued (outer lid), Carbon (crease), Femme-Fi (highlight), Feline Kohl Power (liner), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Solar Riche Beauty Powder
  • Lips: Myth l/s + Bonus Beat lipglass

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Look: Working for MAC Day 2 – Hello Kitty Stately Black

This is the same look that I posted yesterday, only without the ribbons in my hair, and with #3 lashes. I won’t be posting anything for Day 3 because I did exactly the same thing as this one.

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Blackground PP (base), Stately Black (all over lid to above crease & lower lashline), Yogurt (upper lid & highlight), Phone Number Eyekohl, Smooth Blue Technakohl (waterline), #3 lashes
  • Cheeks: Tippy Beauty Powder Blush
  • Lips: Chanel Pink Praline lipliner, Fashion Mews lipstick, Pretty Plush Plushglass

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Look: Working for MAC – Day 1 Hello Kitty Stately Black

Working for the MAC event was a trip. It was some of the hardest work I’ve ever done…probably because most of it was not intellecutal like I’m used to. I was more walking around and standing around etc. I’ve already posted about my first day there, and the other two days were similar (probably a little worse though). Well when you work there for events, they each do one of the “looks” from MAC that incorporates the new stuff. I modified the look just slightly because *gasp* I didn’t have every single thing. I did the Stately Black look from Wild Kitty. We also had to tie some ribbons in our hair. Gotta love those fake lashes :-)

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Blackground PP (base), Stately Black (all over lid to above crease & lower lashline), Yogurt (upper lid & highlight), Phone Number Eyekohl, Smooth Blue Technakohl (waterline) #4 lashes
  • Cheeks: Tippy Beauty Powder Blush
  • Lips: Chanel Pink Praline lipliner, Fashion Mews lipstick, Pretty Plush Plushglass

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Look: Shades of Gold

I had a client that wanted a look done with golds to match an ivory dress with gold in it. So I did a look that might go well with such a dress, but I paired it with a black shirt. Did you know…that MAC employees wear all black because light doesn’t reflect off of black, so the bright lights in the department store won’t reflect the color of their clothing onto the faces of customers they’re doing makeup for. Makes sense! Plus they can wear any kind of makeup they want with all black!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Cash Flow PP (base), Gold Mode Pigment (inner lid), Rose Gold Pigment (outer lid), Gorgeous Gold (middle lid), Goldmine (middle lid), Black Tied (crease), Dreammaker (highlight), Blacktrack Fluidline (upper lashline), Feline Kohl Power (waterline), UD 24/7 Honey liner (lower lashline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Margin blush
  • Lips: Cream Cerise lipstick + lipgloss I can’t remember…sorry!

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Look: Pink Mauve, Moon’s Reflection, & Knight Devine

A pink, blue, and dark gray look. Enjoy!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Fresco Rose PP (base), Pinked Mauve Pigment (full lid), Moon’s Reflection (inner lid), Knight Devine (outer lid & crease), Grand Entrance + Rite of Spring (highlight), Mystery Kohl Power, Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Posey cream blush
  • Lips: Shu Uemura BG 951 lipstick + Money, Honey Dazzleglass

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