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: Red Eye

Have you ever tried wearing red eyeshadow? I’m sure your answer is probably no, unless you’re a makeup junkie like me. Red eyeshadow is just not a color that is out on the market really…I think it’s something about the red dye that is typically used not being safe for the delicate eye area. Thank goodness Sugarpill fixed that nonsense!!! This is a red that does not turn pink or orange, nor does it fade. And what to pair better with a bold red eye than black-based maroon pigments that end up looking…black :-)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Eyeshadow Primer (primer), Sugarpill Love + (whole lid), Fyrinnae Fyre & Ice (outer & upper lid), MAC Bloodline pigment (crease), Sugarpill Dollipop (above crease), Sugarpill Tako (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (upper lashline), MAC Smoulder Kohl (waterline), MAC Haute & Naughty mascara
  • Cheeks: MAC Merrily mineralized blush
  • Lips: NARS Scandal lipgloss (lightly), NARS Tripple X lipgloss

I felt so bold and daring, yet confident wearing this look on a random Wednesday at school. You have to be confident when you wear something bold, and then you can pull off anything. No one said anything about it…which either means it did look ok, and typical “Heather”, or they didn’t want to say anything negative, ha! What are your thoughts? See more pictures!!  Read the rest of this entry »

Look: Goldilux Glory

Wowie! This Sugarpill Goldilux is like the best gold ever! This gold and black smokey eye was like whoa! How did I forget to take a picture of a closed eye?! Seriously?! Ugh. Oh well. You can pretty much see it in the full face shots. This look was truly stunning in real life. The gold GLOWS. The High Voltage shadows are dark with some gold sparkle, so they matched perfectly. And look how well they blended together! *sigh* I am in love :-)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Eyeshadow Primer (primer), Sugarpill Goldilux (inner & middle lid), High Voltage Stargazer (outer lid), High Voltage Dark Romance (crease), MAC Femme-Fi & Sugarpill Tako (highlights), High Voltage Dark Romance (wet)(liner), High Voltage Stargazer (wet)(lower lashline), MAC Orpheus (waterline), MAC Haute & Naughty mascara
  • Cheeks: MAC Refined Golden bronzer
  • Lips: Guerlain Rouge G #14 lipstick, MAC Bling Black glimmer gloss

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Look: Black Base Yields Green

I love wearing greens. This time, I switched it up a little. As a base, I used black, then layered green pigments over it. The color on the inner lid is actually a pretty sheer white pigment with green undertones. Look how it pops over the black! The middle color is more gold than green, but it fits the category. I was really happy with the way this look turned out. And the lipgloss kicks butt – I love it! There’s just no better combo than green with gold and coral! :-)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Primer, MAC Blackground PP, MAC Painterly PP, Makeup Store Soft Grass pigment (inner lid & brow bone), Fyrinnae Aztec Gold pigment (middle lid), Fyrinnae Boytoy (outer lid), MAC She Who Dares mineralized duo (green side) (outer lid), MAC Femme Fi (highlight), MAC Jealous Kohl Power (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Mildew (waterline & lower lashline), MAC Opulash mascara
  • Cheeks: MAC Bite of an Apple blush, MAC Truth & Light Magically Cool Liquid Powder (highlight)
  • Lips: MAC Strange Potion lipglass

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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: Kat Von D Metal Palette

Well, for this look, all I know for the shadows is that I used the ones from the Kat Von D Metal Palette. I never wrote down which ones, but luckily there is a limited amount in there. It’s very blue. Not sure if I like it that much, but here it is…

KVD Metal Orchestra Palette Look (2)

KVD Metal Orchestra Palette Look (14)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby PP silver & blue, KVD Metal Palette, Mystery Kohl Power (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Chanel Tweed Pink
  • Lips: YSL Rouge Volupte #1

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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?

Forgot Mascara (3)

Forgot Mascara (15)

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!!

NYE Smokey

NYE Smokey (8)

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: NARS Essential Eyes Palette

This is a great palette if for no other reason than it has Galapagos and Thunderball :-) LOVE those colors!!! When I told the lady at the NARS counter that I wanted Galapagos, she said she didn’t have it and I must have shown visible signs of disappointment because she immediately said “but wait, I have THIS” and pulled out the Essential palette. Since I didn’t have any of the colors in it already and it had the color I wanted so badly, I thought SCORE! Has that ever happened to you?

I must have run out of space on my camera the day I did this look because there aren’t a lot of pictures…sorry about that.

NARS Essential Eyes Palette (2)

NARS Essential Eyes Palette (15)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), NARS Essential  Eye Palette: Nepal (inner lid), Ondine (middle lid), Thunderball + Galapagos (outer lid & crease), Night Star (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (liner), Feline Kohl Power (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit mineralized blush
  • Lips: Shu Uemura BG 956 + Lip Fusion Summer 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!

Smokey Electra (2)

Smokey Electra (13)

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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