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: Sophisticated Drama

Unfortunately, I did not write down the specifics of this look. It’s matte taupes and grays. It’s sophisticated enough for work or an important meeting, but it has enough drama to still be me.

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Bobbi Brown makes some excellent nudish mattes. I have a set of 6 that has both warm browns and cool grays. Seriously – if you’re into these colors, take a look at Bobbi Brown’s. See more pictures!  Read the rest of this entry »

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!!

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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: Smokey Electra

This is a take on the smokey gray eyes with a MLBB (my lips, but better) color. It’s simple white, gray, and black blended together to make it look smokey. It’s a great look for going out (even though I’m wearing this one to work…in a t-shirt ha!). But that’s just the way I am I guess. :-) Happy New Year to you and your families!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Yaby PP silver (base), Rondelle (inner lid), Electra (middle lid), Typographic (outer lid), Carbon (crease), Unbasic White (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: NARS Super Orgasm + Shell Pearl
  • Lips: YSL Rouge Volupte #3

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Look: Make Pinks Wearable

Pinks can be tough to wear, but you know I work hard to find ways to make them wearable.

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby Pearl Paints pinks (base), Yaby bright pink e/s (lid), Strike a Pose (outer lid), Carbon (crease), Unbasic White (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Plum Wine Shimmer blush
  • Lips: Lancome Downtown Pink

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Look: 3 is Enough

Pretty much, I used just 3 shadows for this look. Simple!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby Pearl Paints in browns & pink, NARS Mekong (whole lid), NARS Galapagos (crease and above), NARS Napal (highlight), Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink (upper lashline), Brownborder Technakohl (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Love Joy mineralized blush
  • Lips: Soft Illusion + Baby Blooms lipglass

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Look: Kat Von D Beethoven Gray & Purple

Well… this turned out more on the gray side than purple. It just goes to show you that the colors come out differently on your skin than they look in the palette. Not one of my favorite looks, but that’s ok. It’s worth a look I think.

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Greenstroke PP (base), Kat Von D Beethoven Palette, Phloof! (highlight), Bobbi Brown Violet Shimmer Ink (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Tippy BPB
  • Lips: Internationalist Dazzleglass

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Look: For Denny’s Birthday!

Happy Birthday Eve, Denny! Tomorrow is Denny (one of my loyal reader/commenter’s) birthday! She sent me a message asking for a special look just for her, and here is what I decided on :-) For you Denny, nothing but the best! Dior on the eyes, MAC on the cheeks, and Bobbi Brown on the lips. She likes darker colors on lips, so that’s what I went with, while still keeping the look simple and sophisticated (because while birthdays are fun, they still mean you’re getting older!).It’s a berry wine color that still somehow manages to look neutral, but made-up, you know? Oh, and I did a little contouring on the cheeks. I kept the majority of the cheek color to the back (near the hair line) and a little below the cheek bone, then highlighted the top of the cheek bonewith a highlighting color to bring it out. I hope you like it Denny! :-)

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Dior Smokey Jazz Club #01 Palette (includes the liner), Graphblack Technakohl (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Fad-Dabulous Mineralized blush + Shell Pearl Irredescent Beauty Powder (higlight)
  • Lips: Bobbi Brown Kir Metalic Lip Color

BTW – when’s everyone else’s birthday? I think we should make a habit of getting to know each other – feel free to make a special request for YOUR birthday too :-)  Ok, now on to more pictures!  Read the rest of this entry »

Look: Smoke in Vegas Casinos

This past weekend we went to Vegas for our end of the season bowling tournament. I got ready for the whole day/night in the morning, and I went for a smokey eyeshadow look. Casinos are usually filled with smoke, so smokey eyes is appropriate right? LOL! I wore a dress out that night – the same one I wore to my students’ graduation. Although I wore just a white t-shirt to bowl in for the morning (which is when I took these pictures). It’s a different look for this dress, and I kinda liked it with my new hair cut. Husband liked it too ;-)

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Blackground PP (base), Carbon (near lashline), Chantecaille Titanium (whole lid), Grand Entrance (highlight), Bobbi Brown Graphite Shimmer Ink (liner), Guerlain Loose Kohl Powder #01 Noir (waterlines), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit Mineralized blush
  • Lips: Guerlain KissKiss Honey Shine lipstick

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