Look: Anti V-Day?

To make myself clear, I will never be anti V-day (Valentine’s Day). How could I?! It’s my birthday!!! I understand why some people are, but I definitely consider myself lucky…even if I didn’t have a Valentine growing up, I still felt special because it was my birthday. My dad would get me, my sister, and my mom corsages to wear for the day, we’d go out to dinner (my choice), and I would always be my parents’ special Valentine :-) My mom likes to tell the story that I didn’t understand that the class wasn’t having a party on Valentine’s Day for me/my birthday until I was like 6 (whoops! hahaha). Well now that I’m married, I have a Valentine for life, and couldn’t be happier about that.

So now the reason for this title…GlamourDollsEyes is having a contest on Facebook for the best “Anti V-Day” Look. So this is going to be my entry. When I saw this contest, I knew this was the look I needed to enter…it’s really kinda anti-me. Sorta like my alter ego…bright eyes, bold lip, tossed hair, a little sad…a bad-girl kind of look for me. ;-) I do not yet have any Glamourdolleyes eyeshadows, but I am dying to try some!!

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Primer, MAC Painterly PP (base), Sugarpill Buttercupcake (bottom middle of lid), Sugarpill Flamepoint (crease), Sugarpill Love+ (above crease), Sugarpill Poison Plum (outer lid & lower lashline), Sugarpill Dollipop (brow bone & lower lashline), Sugarpill Tako (highlight), MUFE Aqua Eyes 0L liner (upper lashline & waterline), MUFE Smokeylash mascara
  • Cheeks: MAC Briar Rose Beauty Powder Blush
  • Lips: Fyrinnae Meerkat (loose shadow mixed with MAC clear 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: Rainbow Eyes for Halloween

Last night Jason and I went to a small gathering with some friends, and we were not going to dress up. We just really don’t like dressing up for Halloween. However, I’ve always wanted to do rainbow eyeshadow just for fun, and since it was Halloween, what better time to get away with wearing it out of the house?! I did this look using nearly all Sugarpill shadows. The lashes were like feathers on my eyes. This look reminds me of those colorful clown wigs or something :-) I enjoyed wearing it for halloween…what better excuse?! What was even more awesome was that several of the girls at the party loved it and complimented me! Awwww :-)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Eyeshadow Primer (primer), (from inner corner to outer corner) Red: Sugarpill Love+, Orange: Sugarpill Flamepoint, Yellow: Sugarpill Buttercupcake, Green: Sugarpill Midori & MAC Sassy Grass, Blue: Sugarpill Afterparty & Sugarpill Royal Sugar, Purple: Sugarpill Poison Plum, Sugarpill Dollipop and Tako (highlights), UD 24/7 Zero liner, MAC #42 Lashes, MAC Haute & Naughty mascara
  • Cheeks: MAC Love Joy Mineralized BPB
  • Lips: MAC Heartless Lipstick, MAC Redd lip pencil

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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: Gorgeous Fire Colors

It may be hard to tell from the pictures, but this is one of my edgy(er) looks. The darkest color in there is some red, so maybe it seems more edgy to me because the colors are so bright. This look is really straight up gold/yellow, orange, and red with black liner. The black liner really pulls it together too. I love wearing this look with a yellow shirt. Everything pops. A guy in my credential program even said something to me, like, whoa…your eyes look cool! It was a nice compliment :-) This look gives me a lot of confidence, but it’s not exactly “professional” so I have to be careful when I wear something this exotic :-) But isn’t it just perfect for summer?!

Gorgeous Fire Colors

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I did not write down the exact colors on this look either. I know…I suck. I’m getting back into it I promise. I know I could recreate it again if I wanted though. I am pretty sure I used an SMH gold/yellow color, and for sure SMH has that killer red. MAC doesn’t make a kick ass red like that unfortunately. Something about the red dye causing irritation. Whatever. On my lips I’m gonna say a golden gloss, or at least just a gloss with gold in it. For the upper lash liner, you don’t want to use a pencil – I either used Penultimate liner or Bobbi Brown’s Black Ink liner because both dry and don’t budge. They won’t come off on your upper lid. I have to be very careful with that when I wear lighter lid colors. Oooh I love this look!!! You gotta see some more (many more) pictures below. I have to wear this again soon, and when I do, I’ll document the exact colors if you’d like to know :-)

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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! :-)

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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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Look: Matching with Orange

Orange can be a difficult color to match with. Since I got the NARS Mediteranee e/s duo, I wanted to wear it. So I chose a nice outfit with brown and decided to pair it with some brown shadows with gold highlights. I really like the end results. I know that orange eyeshadow can be a very bright color for some people to pull off, but if you can do it, I think you should!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Yaby Pearl Paints in orange (base), NARS Mediteranee (whole lid), NARS Mekong (outer lid & crease), Smashbox Oyster (highlight), Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink (liner), Plushlas mascara
  • Cheeks: NARS Love Joy + NARS Albatross highlight
  • Lips: Pink Grapefruit lipglass

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Look: Happy Halloween!

I know I know, long time, no post! I actually am home all weekend, and I did a neat little Halloween look to go out to lunch and hang around the house with, and I took the time to take pictures and post it for you! :-) I’m not really into costumes and crazy (crazier?) makeup. MAC actually asked me to work today, but I passed, as I am surely not experienced at doing halloween makeup. So what kind of makeup do you wear on halloween when you don’t wear a costume? Black and Orange of course! It looks really nice IRL…the fade looks fantastic, but I’m not sure how well the camera captured it. But also, this is a neat look for me because it’s the first one I’ve documented in our new house!!! :-D

I hope you all have a fun, safe, and Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Yaby Pearl Paints (white & orange), Crystal Avalanche (inner lid), Orange (rest of lid & lower lid), Smashbox Envy (outer lid & crease), a touch of Chrome Yellow (between the white and orange), Nylon (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (liner), Smolder Kohl (waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Superduper Natural mineralize blush
  • Lips: Nice Mix Up lipglass

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Look: Pigments Barely Used (great for fall)

This is a great fall look – a type of burnt orangish color, and I love the way it looks. It’s pretty bold. Fall is coming…it’s in the air…can you feel it…? (I can’t yet…it’s too hot lol!)

Pigments Barely Used Look (2)

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Off the Radar Pigment (inner lid), Copperbeam pigment (middle lid), Heritage Rouge (outer lid & crease), Shimmertime Pigment (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Merrily mineralized blush
  • Lips: YSL Rouge Pur #41 l/s + Honey Bare Tendertone

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