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: Sorta <3 it…

Meh, not a great look this time. I think I needed liner on the bottom or something… It’s just light, and doesn’t do it for me, but hey, maybe it’s more someone else’s style? :-)

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby Lt. Pink (base), Grand Entrance (inner lid), Style Snob (middle lid), Strike a Pose (outer lid & crease), Solar White (highlight), Laura Geller Blueberry baked cake (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: X-Rocks
  • Lips: Chignon l/s + Snowscene l/g

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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!!!

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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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Look & Review: Dior Amber Design Quint

I’m not a huge fan of Dior quints only because their pigmentation is usually too weak for my taste. The quality is great, but most of the time the colors muddy together on my lid.

That being said, I have very mixed feelings about this particular “quint” which I wouldn’t even say is a quint because it only has 4 eyeshadow colors, and one of those is only a “shine” color. In place of the 5th color is a brown gel (I think) liner. To be honest, I felt jipped! I have a ton of brown eyeliners! Ah well, I do see the value in having everything all together in one place I suppose, and to give it credit, the liner was very nice and dark, so it worked well with the palette.

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The shadow colors themselves, are pretty nice. They’re not incredibly unique, but they’re very pretty. I love golds and coral colors and browns. It creates a nice soft look, which is great, but not what I’m all about, you know? The shadows are soft and go on smoothly. And on a side note…I’m really liking this lip combo! :-)

What are your thoughts?

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Dior Amber Design quint (as suggested – including liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Cheek & Cheerful mineralized blush
  • Lips: Bobbi Brown Brown Metalic lip color + Nice Mix Up tri-color lipgloss

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Look: My Cousin’s Wedding

My little cousin Mallory got married in the little town of Abilene, TX. I was in her “House Party” which means pretty much nothing, but I got to walk down the isle with a wrist flower and be special for a night because we’re related, which was really nice. It was a freaking beautiful wedding. Parts of it were simple, and parts of it were exquisite. I was asked to wear a black dress, so this is the makeup I decided to wear with the black dress, evening, 450 people attending wedding. Simple, matte, neutral eyes and dark lips. At first I went with a dark silvery lipstick (Chantecaille’s Luna), but my husband said it looked like it was for a funeral. So I switched to the YSL #41, which I felt was too bright. So thank goodness I brought that black gloss – it was so perfect to darken up the lip color! As my mom said,” Who would’a thunk?!” She even wanted to try some on top of her mauve lipstick! Haha!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Bobbi Brown Nude Palette, Bobbi Brown Black Ink liner, Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Eversun BPB
  • Lips: YSL Rouge Pur #41 l/s + Lancome Pila Black lipgloss

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Look: It’s Picture Day & I Don’t Want to Pick Colors

:-( I had one of those days…the kind where you just don’t want to get ready. Yep, didn’t feel like doing my makeup this particular day. Have you ever had those? I wasn’t sure what to wear and I didn’t want to pick out shadow colors. I’m not sure why this happened to me, and I hope it’s gone from my system soon!! I was wining to my husband, and he said “so don’t get ready.” I laughed. That’s not an option. For me, that would be like going to school naked or something! Seriously, the only downside to doing my makeup in full-looks everyday is that THIS is what I look like to people. Anything would look…well…strange, different. It’s expected that I look like this. *Sigh* It’s ok though – I like what I do…just having a stressful week I suppose :-) So this look is pretty basic and simple. Care to try it yourself?

Ok, and that being said – I LOVE this look, really. My picture came out awesome (as school pictures go you know). Who knew huh? So simple :-)

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Layin’ Low PP (base), Bisque (inner lid), Innuendo (middle lid), Clue (outer lid), Carbon (crease), Fresco (highlight), Smolder Kohl (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Enough Said BPB
  • Lips: Chanel Sirocco lipstick

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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: Bobbi Brown Nude Palette

No one does nudes like Bobbi Brown. No one. All of you know that my heart belongs to MAC for the most part, and I love what they do. They do what they do very well. But nude shades…those belong to Bobbi!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Bobbi Brown Nudes Palette: Navajo (inner lid), Chino (middle lid), Caviar (outer lid & crease), Bobbi Brown Caviar Ink (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: True Romantic BPB
  • Lips: Guerlain Cashmere Velvet Matte #01 Gloss

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Look: 4th of July with Red Lips

It was one of the best 4th of July’s I’ve had in a long time. We went over to our friend’s place around 1pm and stayed until after 1 in the morning! We ate bbq, chips & dip, drank some wine and beer, played poker, hung out at the spa, played Apples to Apples, and watched fireworks. Of course there was also a lot of laughter and good conversation too. Today’s my friend Marie’s birthday, so I gotta give her a shout out – Happy Birthday Marie! Ok now on to what I wore…

It was a toss up between wearing a blue shirt and doing bright blue eyes or wearing a red shirt and doing red lips. I threw both around for a while because I like the red shirt better, but red lips is hard to keep up with all day long! In the end, I decided to go with the shirt that I felt was more flattering, and decided to keep up with the red lips, and it worked! Thank you YSL!

So what did you all do makeup-wise for the 4th??

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Bare Study PP (base), Bobbi Brown Nudes Palette: Pebble (inner lid), Maple Sugar (middle lid), Caviar (outer lid & crease), Beige Linen (highlight), Smolder Kohl (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Flame Shimmer Blush + Bobbi Brown Nude Shimmer Brick
  • Lips: Brick lipliner + YSL Rouge Velupte #18

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Look: Melon

I don’t use Melon pigment much, but I think I should :-) I know it’s one of Temptalia‘s favorite pigment bases, and for good reason! It’s got great shimmer!!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Rubenesque PP (base), Melon Pigment (all over lid), Bronze (outer lid & crease), Illusion (inner lid), Sugarshot (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (liner), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Springsheen blush + Refined MSF
  • Lips: Ravishing Creamsheen l/s + Spice l/l + She’s a Star lipglass

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