Look: Blurple

I believe most of these colors are from the MAC Liberty of London collection, which was a while ago. I’m totally loving this blue and purple blending together :-)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP Eden (primer), Mac Suave Intentions (inner lid), MAC Satellite Dreams (middle lid), MAC Contrast (outer lid & crease), MAC Almond Icing (highlight), MAC Mystery Kohl Power (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Binge (lower lashline), Chanel Inimitable mascara
  • Cheeks: MAC Azalea Blossom
  • Lips: MAC English Accents lipglass

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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: 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: Fyrinnae Pinks & Purples

I’m soooo into these indie brands lately! I am really loving pigments more than anything else right now. I’m sure it’s a phase, but it’s a phase that I’m really enjoying! Fyrinnae is ONE of the best brands out there (only available online), and I have lots of pigments from this company. Everything is vegan, and they have their very own chemist making the cosmetics. What is so great about this company is that you can order samples of the pigments for less than $2 each! And a sample from Fyrinnae is bigger than a little baggie – it’s a small jar that would take you LOTS of looks to finish.  I love this brand and am currently plotting my next order. However, everyone else out there seems to love them too, so sometimes they take down their site to control the number of orders, and shipping does take time. They’re a small company, but WELL worth the wait!

  • Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eye Primer (primer), MAC Painterly PP (base), Fyrinnae Healing Touch (inner lid), Fyrinnae Kitten in Heels (middle lid), Fyrinnae Faerie Glamour (outer lid), Fyrinnae Fyre & Ice (crease), Makeup Store Angel (highlight), MAC Point Black (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Ransom (waterline), MAC Opulash mascara
  • Cheeks: MAC Briar Rose Beauty Powder
  • Lips: MAC Wrong Spell lipglass (thin layer), MAC Resort Life lipgelee

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Look: Venomous Villains in Purples

Here is another look using more of the items from the MAC Venomous Villains collection. I used at least one thing from the eyes, to the cheeks, to the lips – all from that collection!

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eye Primer (primer), MAC Painterly Paint Pot (base), MAC Her Alter Image (inner lid), MAC Vile Violet (middle lid), MAC My Dark Magic (outer lid & crease), MAC Vellum (highlight), YSL dark green liquid liner (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Ransom (waterline), MAC Opulash mascara
  • Cheeks: MAC Briar Rose Beauty Powder
  • Lips: MAC Wrong Spell lipglass, MAC Resort Life lipgelee

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Look: Chanel SoHo Collection

I’m not completely sure how I feel about the eyeshadow quad, but one thing is for sure: I LOVE the lips!! The quad is nice, but kinda weird. The silvery color is way more pigmented than I expected, so it’s kinda bright. I honestly didn’t expect it to show up at all. The middle color is sheer, and it gives my lids that slick/oily look, which I absolutely cannot stand in makeup pictures. Finally, the dark color really wasn’t that pigmented either. I decided to keep it as-is so I could just use the colors in the palette. Not darkening up the crease isn’t a very “me” look, but the way the lips wrapped it all up…totally saved the look IMO.

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, Chanel Stupendous Eyeshadow Quad, Bobbi Brown Violet Shimmer Ink (upper lashline), MAC Smolder Eyekohl (waterline), MAC Opulash Mascara
  • Cheeks: Chanel Rose Pink JC
  • Lips: Chanel Stunt Rouge Allure Laque

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Look: Kat Von D True Love Palette

It’s about time for a look, eh? I have to say that I really love the Kat Von D palettes. I have them all so far. There’s a new one out that I saw via Scrangie, and I’m super disappointed in it. I won’t be buying that one – 3 creme shadows (the quality of the creme shadows are terrible)?! Ugh. Ah well, I just ordered the new UD Naked palette, so I can’t WAIT to try that one out. I’ve heard so many good things…ok I’m off topic now.

The KVD shadows are of excellent quality in my opinion. They are soft, “buttery”, and have awesome pigmentation. If you haven’t tried them out, you really should. Head on over to Sephora and see which colors suit you best.

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby white & purple PP (base), Kat Von D True Love Palette: Missy (inner lid), Shiba (middle & outer lid), Cholita (crease), Missy (highlight), Penultimate liner, Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit
  • Lips: Guerlain Kiss Kiss Gloss #866

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Look: Ode to Scrangie

I follow a LOT of nail polish blogs, and I love all of them, but my favorite one has to be Scrangie. Her nails are so perfect (all really btw) that I think my jaw hit the floor when I saw her nails for the first time. She creates hard core lemmings for EVEYRONE and can make ANY color look good! She is seriously one amaaaaaaazing nail blogger!!! Her honesty and commentary are genuine and often makes me lol!

Scrangie paired up with Rescue Beauty Lounge (RBL) to create her own nail polish shade (called Scrangie), and it is so so so so stunning (click on the link to see one of her swatches). The color has been sold out for a little while, and was the first of the polish blogger colors to do so. Hers is a purple with loads of teal shimmer. One of my all-time favorite nail polish colors! Sooooo…..

I decided to do a look using eyeshadow inspired by that nail polish color. I have a great dark purple and teal color in my set of SMH shadows, and I basically just blended those together. What exactly the breakdown is, I’ll never remember because I didn’t write it down.

Scrangie Look (2)

Scrangie Look

See the purple AND teal shimmer? It’s certainly not as pretty as the polish, but I think it came out darn cool! In real life it looked more purple, but you know how cameras don’t like to pick up purple colors :-) I have a few more pics to show you if you want to see… Read the rest of this entry »

Look: In the Gallery Quad

I wasn’t sure about this quad when I first got it, but it created a really nice matte look. It’s soft and chic. The shadows looked pink and purple, but it comes out more brown on my lid. It’s so interesting to see how different colors turn out differently on various skin tones. I did a girl’s makeup when I was working at MAC – she was going to be in a beauty pageant – and I started using Satin Taupe. It looked totally purple-ish on her! It was such a cool color, so I had to warm it up with more yellow toned browns. Ok, I digress, but it was interesting!

In the Gallery Quad Look (2)

In the Gallery Quad Look (12)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), In the Gallery Quad: Lightfall (inner lid), In the Gallery (middle & outer lid), Private Viewing (crease), Look at the Eyes (highlight), Bobbi Brown Violet Shimmer Ink (liner), Feline Kohl Power (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: The Perfect Cheek
  • Lips: Hold the Pose l/s + Personal Taste l/g

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Look: Purples & Greens

Sorry for the long pauses between posts. I have to get back into the habit. I gotta find my camera so I can take pictures of new looks too :-) I think purple and green go well together.

I did a great look today using the new Style Black shadows. I’ll have to do it again after I find my camera and post it. Really smokey eyes :-) My favorite MUA, Denise, made a killing off of me yesterday! I love her :-) I didn’t get the grease paint stick though, and I’m kinda regretting it. Any thoughts? Do you think it’s a must have?

Purples & Greens (2)

Purples & Greens (13)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby PP in purples & greens (base), Yaby e/s (purples & greens), Bottle Green (crease), Unbasic White (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Grafitti (lower lashline), Feline Kohl Power (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit
  • Lips: NARS Senorita l/s

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