Look: My #1 Favorite

No kidding, I think I’ve worn this exact look like 10 times already! I love it so much. It’s sparkly, duochrome, shiny, bold, and very ME! I have so much makeup, that it is rare for me to do the same look even twice with the same shadows. Sure, I do the same types of gradients or color combos, but rarely with the exact same products. This is my exception. The shadow part is seemingly easy, because it’s basically 2 colors with a highlight. However, foiling loose shadows is challenging for me – especially at the top where I need it to blend out and not have a harsh line. This time, I got it right!

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Primer, MUFE Star Powder #955 (applied wet to lid), Meow Sardonic (applied wet to crease & above crease), Sugarpill Lumi (highlight), MUFE Aqualine 0L (upper lashline), MAC Undercurrent Pearlglide liner (upper lashline over black), Guerlain Loose Eye Kohl #3 Blue (waterline), MAC Haute & Naughty mascara
  • Cheeks: MAC Sun & Moon Mineralize blush
  • Lips: Chanel Glossimer #122

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Look: Irredescent Pigments

I ♥ iridescent pigments. Duochrome stuff steals my heart every time. Although MAC pigments are not my favorite type of pigment, I have to admit that they make some amazing, incredible duochromes. I need more!!!! :-)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Eyeshadow Primer, MAC Blue-Brown pigment (inner & middle lid), MAC Teal pigment (crease & above crease), MAC Dark Blue Green pigment (crease), MAC White Gold pigment (highlight), MAC Mystery Kohl Power, MAC Opulash
  • Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmer Brick + MAC Marine Life highlight powder
  • Lips: NARS Luster lipgloss

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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: Some New Corals

I had all of these new strange coral eyeshadow colors so I decided to combine them all. I say “strange” because corals are a difficult color to use on the eyes, at least for me. I find the same thing for really light or true pinks. Of all of the new eyeshadows I’ve bought lately, I think I’ve only gotten like 1 pink that doesn’t lean purple. :-)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP Eden (primer), MAC Coral Crepe PP (base), MAC Tissueweight (inner lid), MAC Hot Hot Hot (middle lid), MAC Cut to Fit (outer lid), NARS Mekong (crease), MAC Teddy Kohl liner, Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: MAC Ripe Peach two-toned blush
  • Lips: MAC Pret-A-Papier 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 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: Easy Browns for Stress

I did this look the week I started my masters program last semester, so needless to say, I was super stressed. I didn’t want to take that much time on my makeup, so I decided to do some easy browns. For me, it seems like browns are the easiest to work with, and they take me the least amount of time. And of course, like Denny would say, brown is always a winner!

Easy Browns for Stress Look (7)

Easy Browns for Stress Look (15)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Yaby PP browns (base), SMH shadows, NARS Mekong (crease), NARS Night Star (highlight), Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink (liner), UD 24/7 Underground (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: NARS Love Joy + NARS Albatross (highlight)
  • Lips: Partial Nude l/l + Young Think l/g

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Look: Notoriety w/ Some Glitz

For this look I used the MAC Notoriety Quad. I added some NARS Mediteranee and some Reflects Copper Glitter to make it more shimmery. Unfortunately I don’t think the camera picked up on the glitter much because it’s so fine. Oh well. I rarely use the reflects glitters and I thought it would be fun. I did this look on a Sunday when we were going to Roy’s for my sister-in-law’s birthday. It was very ME because it’s bright, colorful, and dramatic! :-)

Notoriety with some Glitz Look (2)

Notoriety with some Glitz Look (16)

For this look I used

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Notoriety Quad: Skintone 2 (inner lid), Rich & Earthly (middle lid), Notoriety (outer lid & crease), Skintone 1 (highlight), NARS Mediteranee (inner & middle lid), Reflects Copper Glitter (middle lid), NARS Mekong (crease), Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Notable
  • Lips: Buzz lipglass

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