Look: UD Naked Look #2

Here is my second look using only the UD Naked Palette. It’s a little softer that the previous one, and a little on the pinker side. If you’re into nudes at all and don’t have the colors in this palette already, I highly recommend it! These shadows are really great!!

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Primer, Urban Decay Naked Palette: Sin (inner lid), Toasted (middle lid), Hustle (outer lid), Creep (crease), Virgin (highlight), UD Zero (liner), MAC Opulash mascara
  • Cheeks: Chanel Rose Temptation JC + MAC Smooth Merge MSF
  • Lips: NARS Oasis lipgloss

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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: 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: 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: Minx & Teal

I’ve recently gotten into some Smashbox shadows, and I absolutely love them! The texture is buttery soft and smooth, the pigmentation is fantastic, and best of all, they are the same size as MAC so I can depot them! Genius! I’ve only picked up a few colors to start: two oranges (Flamingo & Torch), a yellow-tinted white highlight (Oyster), and this one: a taupe/purple-ish color called Minx. It’s a fantastic and fascinating color! Really, I have nothing like it…which as we know is hard to find. I thought I’d mix it up a little and add some teal to this look to match my shirt. :-)

Minx & Teal (2)

Minx & Teal (15)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Yaby Pearl Paints in beige and teal, Smashbox Minx (all over lid), Strike a Pose (outer lid & crease), Carbon (crease), Unbasic White (highlight), Kat Von D Proud Peacock (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Flipside (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: NARS Madly + a little NARS Orgasm
  • Lips: Mellow Mood l/s + Viva Glam V l/g

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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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Look: Kat Von D Ludwig Bronzes

Here’s a look using the Kat Von D Ludwig Palette. It’s not perfect, and it didn’t wow me, but it was alright. I like the look of the Peacock eyeliner, but it was too thin on the outer corner. I should have made it thicker – but of course I didn’t see that before taking the pictures. I swear, pictures are totally unforgiving! :-) So do we like the bronzes? If you like more browns and earthy tones, I definitely recommend this palette!!!

Kat Von D Ludwig Bronzes Look (4)

Kat Von D Ludwig Bronzes Look (14)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Bare Study PP (base), Kat Von D Ludwig Palette: Downtown (inner), Baroque (middle), Leather (outer & crease), Clay (highlight), Kat Von D Proud Peacock liquid liner (upper lashline), Jealous Kohl Power (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Earth to Earth Mineralized blush duo
  • Lips: Bobbi Brown Beige Gold metalic lip color + Oh Baby lipglass

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