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: 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!!!

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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: Kat Von D Gypsy

Here’s another look using the Kat Von D eyeshadow palettes: the Gypsy one this time! You know how I love my greens!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Greenstroke PP (base), Kat Von D Gypsy Palette: Brass Knuckles (inner corner), Birdcage (inner lid), Ego Sum (middle lid), Gunner (outer lid & crease), Femme Fi (highlight), Blooz Kohl (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Coral blush
  • Lips: Lollipop Lovin’ l/s + Queen Bee lipglass

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Look: My Turquoise Best Look

I adore wearing teals and turquoise. My absolute favorite look I’ve ever done on myself is my Icy Blue Clouds Look. I decided to do something similar for my look for a nice dinner out for my husband’s 27th birthday (Happy Birthday Jason!) I swear, this has to be one of my favorite lip combos too. What do you think? I put this look up on MUA, and mostly got raving comments, but some thought it was over done, too much, or just not their style with so much bold bright color. To each their own, right? :-)

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Yaby light and dark teal (base), Crystal Avalanche (inner lid), Warm Chill + Parrot (middle lid), Gulf Stream (outer lid), Stormwatch (crease), a touch of Bobbi Brown Caviar shadow in the crease, Sugarshot (highlight) UD 24/7 Electirc (lower lashline), Smolder (upper lashline & waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Hot Planet mineralized blush duo
  • Lips: Lollipop Loving l/s + Mimmy lipglass

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200th Post! Look: Stila Pastel with Navy Blue

Yay! This is Coloruza’s 200th Post!!! Woohoo! Can’t believe it’s been that many huh?! I have some new people visiting and some of my long-time loyal visitors – all of whom I’m incredibly greatful for! Thank you to everyone who has perused and/or commented. I hope the next 200 are even better :-D

Now on to the look…I dug out my Stila Shimmering Pastel Palette for this one.

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Bare Study PP (base), Stila Pastel Palette – white on inner lid, gold on middle lid, blue on outer lid & crease, Creme de Miel (highlight), Bobbi Brown Cobalt Ink (liner), Fly-by-Blu Pearlglide liner (lower lashline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Honey Light + NARS Orgasm blush
  • Lips: Brave New Bronze l/s + Stripped Down l/l + Chanel Sunset Gold Glossimer

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Look: Navy & Lighter Shades

I dug into my mineral shadows for this look. I really liked the way it came together. Reminds me of the Kim Kard. look I did a little while back. Oh, lovin the BB Shimmer Ink too!

OH – and stay tuned…there’s a picture tutorial for this look to follow tomorrow!! My very first one!!! Whoo!!!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Painterly PP (base), Bright Side (inner & middle lid), marbled side of Polar Opposite (outer lid & crease), navy blue side of Inter-View (outer crease), light pink side of Word-of-Mouth (highlight), Bobbi Brown Sapphire Shimmer Ink (upper & lower lashline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara.
  • Cheeks: Enough Said BPB
  • Lips: YSL Rouge Pur #132

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Look: Icy Blue Clouds

** This is my 100th post on Coloruza! Wooooo!!! **

Ruth described this one as an icy blue cloud! :-) I was in LOVE with this look – I really think it’s one of my favorites, so it’s the perfect post for #100! And the pictures came out so perfectly…I wish my hair and face could look like this everyday haha! Enjoy!!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Greenstroke PP (base), Bobbi Brown Sea Glass (inner lid), Parrot + Warm Chill (middle lid), Gulf Stream (outer lid), Pompous Blue + Stormwatch (crease), Sugarshot (highlight), UD 24/7 Electric (lower lashline), Feline Kohl Power (upper lashline & waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Hot Planet Mineralized Blush Duo
  • Lips: Lollipop Loving l/s + Mimmy lipglass

I’m still working on my watermark. I need one that has more personality…more original. I need a logo or something. Any ideas? Anyone good with Photoshop? Please see more glorious pictures! Read the rest of this entry »

Look: Hello Kitty Stylin’

This is one of the looks from Hello Kitty called Stylin’. I used a few different colors than they have, but it turned out alright I think. It’s definitely different, and that’s good. I rarely venture from my standard looks, so it’s fun to work outside the box once in a while – keeps things interesting!

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Painterly PP (base), Creme Royal + Blanc Type (middle lid), Stylin’ (outer & inner lid), Rite of Spring (highlight), Feline Kohl Power (upper lashline & waterline), UD 24/7 Ransom (lower lashline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Tippy Beauty Powder Blush
  • Lips: Chanel Mica lipstick + Touchpoint 3D lipgloss

On a side note…I must vent a little. While I was working the Hello Kitty event, one of the other MA’s had this look on. A customer sits down in my chair and tells me she wants “eyes like hers” but with hot pink instead of purple. Ummmm…ok, so have you ever been driving with a friend and they tell you to turn left even though you’re SURE it’s to the right, but for some reason you turn left anyway?! So I did what she asked for, and like I knew it would, it looked sorta horrible. It’s not her fault – I knew it wasn’t going to look right, but I did it anyway since she asked for it. I should have told her, um no honey, that’s gonna look like a swollen eye! Ah well. We wiped it off, and started over. Live and learn…I learned my lesson well!

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Look: Smokey Silver Look for Ruth

Last weekend, we went over to my friend Ruth’s house for a steak dinner. This is the look I wore to her house. It was one of those looks (or just one of those days maybe) that I never felt like I could get right. I kept working on it to make it come out like I envisioned in my head, but I just couldn’t get it right. Ah well, here’s what came out of it all.

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Bare Study PP (base), Yaby Silver Pearl Paint, Pincurl + Rondelle (inner lid), Knight (outer lid), Deep Shade + Carbon (crease), Crystal Avalanche (highlight), Penultimate liner (upper lashline), Feline Kohl Power (waterline), UD 24/7 liner in Dime (lower lashline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: NARS Super Orgasm Blush + Petticoat MSF
  • Lips: Chanel Pink Praline lipliner, BE Buxom Lips in Trixie

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Look: Stila Pastel Pearl Palette

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This is one of the few times I didn’t fill in my eyebrows. The look is very soft, and as you would guess, pastel! I wasn’t a huge fan…but maybe I went a little light on the colors. It’s hard to say definitively whether this palette is a wash or not after only one look. I will try again, but maybe when it gets closer to spring.

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For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP Sin (primer), Bare Study Paint Pot (base), Stila Pastel Pearl Palette (all but the golden color), Bobbi Brown Violet Shimmer Ink (upper lid liner), Purple Haze Technakohl liner (waterline), BE Buxom Lash mascara
  • Cheeks: NARS Super Orgasm + Dior Pink Diamond Shimmer
  • Lips: Chanel Rose Rebelle lipstick + Frozen Dream lipglass

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