Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Project 10 Pan Update!

Project 10 Pan has been circulating in the beauty community for a couple years now.
I started recently, and am proud to say I have completely finished four products and have not bought a thing!

What I finished:
-Lancome Teinte Miracle Foundation in Bisque 7
-Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero
-Laura Mercier Universal invisible loose powder
-Cover FV Nourishing Anti-Aging Foundation Primer

What I have left:
-MUFE Mat Velvet Foundation #35
- Laura Mercier Matte Translucent Powder
-Tarte bronzer in Park Ave. Princess
-Nars blush in Orgasm
- Korres anti-aging primer
-Laura Mercier Universal invisible loose powder
-Nivea Rich Regenerating Night Care
-Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner
-Almay blendable eyeliner pencil in Brown
-Estee Lauder More than Mascara
-Revlon GrowLuscious Mascara
- MAC eyeshadow in Carbon
-MAC eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown

6 more to go!!!! Wish me luck! Happy hoarding.

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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Why I Love Sephora

If you have the Beauty Insider card from Sephora, points accumulate with every purchase. Eventually, they give you a free sample of a beauty product. On your birthday, you also get a free gift! My birthday is in march, so when I went in to purchase Jack Black lip balm (unrelated to the actor), I was very happy with what I walked out with! I misplaced my pictures....


I purchased Jack Black Lemon lip balm for under 7$. I had accumulated points, so I got a mini Jack Black Black Tea and Blackberry lip balm. These are BY FAR the absolute best lip conditioner or balm I have ever ever ever ever EVER used.
Hands down.

But that did not stop me from accepting my birthday prezzie!


That's right! Sephora gave me a mini-duo box with these in them. These Sugar lip balms are really nice. They sell sort of lemony-sweet and roll on very smooth. The texture is not as thick and rich as the Jack Black one, but still has some good ingredients in it. One applies clear and one gives a natural pink stain to the lips.

Then Sephora gave me a sample of Chloe perfume.

Now look. I spent 8$, and I walked out with 4 lip balms and a perfume sample. Marvelous!

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Spring Trends! Pop of Colour, Cat eyes, Soft Lips

In spring right now, lots of new trends are emerging...
-Over-the-top smoky eyes
-Baby-like flawless dewy skin
-Soft natural lip colour
-Pop of colour on the eyes
-Strong blush and contouring
-Wispy doll lashes
-Cat eyeliner, maybe in different colours
-Strong eyebrows

My next few looks will embody some of these trends. Doing all of them all at once with one look would be a bit crazy.

So the trends in bold are the ones I used in this look. Hope you enjoy my interpretation!

I have green eyes. On any colour wheel you can find on Google, you will see that the opposite of green is red. I don't know about you but I don't have the time to attempt making red eyeshadow not look like an infection... So I went for pink!

Products Used:

-Maybelline Fit Me foundation #210 mixed with MUFE HD #128
-Cover FX Full Coverage Cream foundation in M40 (under eyes)
-Laura Mercier Matte Translucent Powder
-Tarte bronzer in Park Ave Princess
-NYX Mosaic Powder in Love
-MAC eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown (eyebrows)

-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin (pressed on the main lids)
-Inglot eyeshadow #361 (matte peachy pink blended generously in the crease)
-Inglot eyeshadow #495 (deep bright pink in the crease and lower lashline, blended into lighter pink)
-Inglot eyeshadow #74 (deep red-purple mixed with the hot pink etched in the deep crease)
-Inglot eyeshadow #351 (matte cream on browbone)
-Lise Watier loose shadow in Folie Blanche (shimmery sparkly white on inner corners)
-Rimmel GlamEyes Liquid black eyeliner (cat lines)
-Anabelle white eyeliner pencil (waterline)

-Jack Black Lemon Lip Balm

So have fun and try out some of these trends! But don't spend all your money like I do.

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Monday, 19 March 2012

Makeup on Darker Skin Tones

So this lovely lady, Pooja, has a very important event coming up! It's a surprise though, so I'm sorry I can't tell you...
Her skin tone is a few shades darker than mine, and has a golden olive undertone. Luckily for her, she does not have a pimple on her face or oily skin at all. It was a pleasure to do makeup on such a gorgeous face!

She loved the smokiness!
Products Used:

-Makeup Forever HD foundation #128 and #153 mixed together
-Laura Mercier Matte Translucent Powder (all over the face)
-Tarte bronzer in Park Ave Princess (just under cheekbones and at the temples)
-Nars blush in Orgasm (apples of the cheeks)
-MAC eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown (eyebrows)

-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Half Baked (shimmery gold all over the eyelid)
-Inglot eyeshadow #409 (shimmery dark bronze in the crease and lower lashline)
-Inglot eyeshadow #406 (warm bronze in the outer half of the eyelid)
-Urban Decay eyeshadows Buck and Naked (medium brown blended in the crease)
-Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Espresso (in the deep crease)
-MAC eyeshadow Carbon (upper lashine)
-Inglot eyeshadow #351 (matte cream colour on the browbone)
-Laura Mercier loose eyeshadow in Folie Blanche (inner corner)
-Revlon Colorstay black eyeliner (waterline)
-Bourjois mascara

-Maybelline ColorSensation lipstick in Tinted Taupe
-Makeup Forever lipstick #310 Pearly
-Dior lip gloss in Flash

Lots o' products, I know. Hope you enjoy!
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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Happy St-Patrick's Day

Now because I hardly ever do anything normal, I decided NOT to do a green smoky eye and a clover on my cheek for St-Paddy's day.
Granted, I didn't leave the house looking like this, but that's beside the point.

So Illamasqua, an extremely expensive (sniffle sniffle) UK makeup company, recently launched a new collection called Human Fundamentalism. Now upon closer inspection of their website, you will find crazy makeup; the kind of thing that makes an obsessed little girl like me drool.

Anyway, here is their promo pic...

 I know!!! Awesome, right?!
Well here is my attempt at re-creating this look, minus the blue wig and falsies. Instead, I mixed a whole bunch of different blue and green creamy products I had and brushed through my lashes with them using a clean spoolie.
Pardon the sloppy photos, my house was very dark. CLICK TO ENLARGE!

And how, you ask, did I make my eyebrows WHITE?! 
The glue-stick method, my friend. I glopped on as much glue as I could, smoothed it out, and applied a ton of concealer over it. Then I powdered it. THEN I applied white eyeliner and eyeshadow in this here eyebrow shape.

As for the turquoise lips, I mixed a very intense teal pigment with a chunk of white eyeliner and a blob of clear lip gloss to make an intense blue lip colour.

In the photo, the model has some very heavy contouring going on. I just took some bronzer and etched it around my nose, following the bone that goes to my (natural) eyebrow. Then I blended it down toward the sides of my nose. I also added a bit under my nose for some more shape. I applied it generously to my cheeks close to my nose and brought it up into my temples. I dabbed some light gold shimmer down the center of my nose and on top of my cheekbones.

For the white eyeliner, I used a white pencil and dabbed white eyeshadow over it in a strong cat-eye shape. I did the same for the white mole.

The eyeshadow is fairly basic. Just a cream colour on the lid and inner corner, and medium taupe grey in the crease and a teensy bit of black and dark grey etched in the deep crease. I used dark grey under my lower lashes and flicked it out at the ends.

Products Used

-A glue stick layered over my eyebrows
-Cover FX full-coverage cream foundation, all over my face
-Tarte bronzer in Park Ave Princess, down the sides of my nose and on my cheeks

Eyeliner, eyebrows and mole:
-NYX jumbo pencil in Milk
-Inglot eyeshadow #496, white

-Inglot eyeshadow #351, matte cream
-Too Faced Naked Eye palette: Pillow Talk blended in the crease in a round shape, a mix of Like  Virgin and Unmentionables more detailed in the crease, and a tiny bit of Stiletto also.

-Anabelle Studio Pigment eyeshadow in Dragonette
-NYX jumbo pencil in Milk
-Random clear lip gloss

Whoo! There ya go!

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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Project 10 Pan

If I added up the value of my kit, I think I would choke.
Clearly, I spend a lot of money on makeup.

For those of you who don't know, Project 10 Pan is a movement in the beauty community. Addicts such as myself vow to buy nary a product until 10 products we already have are empty, or "hit pan".

I have decided to partake because I need to learn to discipline myself.

So here are 16 products I am running low on...

16 products

First Row: Laura Mercier Matte Translucent Powder; Tarte bronzer in Park Ave. Princess; Nars blush in Orgasm
Second Row: Lancome Teinte Miracle Foundation; Makeup Forever Mat Velvet+ Foundation; Cover FX Skin Prep Nourishing Foundation Primer; Korres anti-aging primer; Laura Mercier Universal invisible loose powder; Nivea Rich Regenerating Night Care

First Row: Urban Decay 24/7 glide on pencil in Zero; Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner; Almay blendable  eyeliner pencil in brown; Estee Lauder More than Mascara; Revlon GrowLuscious Mascara
Second Row: MAC eyeshadow in Carbon; MAC eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown.

I included 16 products in this Project because it's hard to say which I'm going to run out of. I'm seeing the foundations, eyeliners and mascaras running out quickly.

Wish me luck! My wallet will be proud :) In the meantime, I will post product reviews of things I have already photographed.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

In the Mood for Summer Brights

I don't expect to see anyone wearing this to the grocery store, but if you suffer from overactive makeup disorder like me, sometimes this kind of thing may happen to your face.
Now don't get scared!
I think I might just start going all out with drag makeup
Eyes closed... obviously
I used yellow and orange because they are analogous on the colour wheel. The look nice together and blend in together easily too. Try this with blue and green!

Products Used

-Foundation, Concealer, Powder
-Nars blush in Orgasm
-Tarte bronzer for contouring

-NYX jumbo pencil in Milk (blended creamy white pencil all over the eyelid to make the matte eyeshadows pop, and in waterline)
-Inglot eyeshadow #474 (light creamy yellow packed onto the main eyelid area)
-Inglot eyeshadow #60 (bright yellow blended in the crease and outer corner)
-Inglot eyeshadow #51 (bright orange etched in the crease)
-Nars eyeshadow duo in Scorching Sun (matte light orange used to blend orange into yellow)
-Inglot eyeshadow #496 (sparkly white on inner corners)
-Inglot eyeshadow #351 (matte cream shade on the browbone)


So try playing with colour! Apparently, it's "in" this summer. That's what my co-workers at  Forever 21 tell me, anyway.

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Open For Business!

Hello lovelies!
Are you in the Montreal area? Do you need awesome makeup done for an event? Do you not want to empty your wallet in doing so?

Ok, so here's the deal. I can do makeup, and here are my rates, as of all NEW appointments.
  • Anniversary, prom, or other event with some photography:
30$ plus a free trial beforehand.
20$ per person if there are several per event, plus a 5$ trial.
  • Weddings, photo-shoots, or other events with a lot of photography:
45$ plus a free trial beforehand.
35$ per person if there are several per event, plus a 5$ trial per person.
  • Men, for photography or film:
15$ per person. Men are beautiful too!

Group discounts! If there are 2 or more people who need makeup done for one event, each person will pay less.

So follow me on Facebook and write on my wall to book an appointment! If you have my number or email, try me there.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens

Why hello there, lovely!
Now I don't know about you, but I am far too cheap to pay for manicures.
Far too cheap.
However, you may notice that I have a certain, errm, shall we say "enthusiasm" for bright, fun things. Like makeup. And nail polish.

SOOOOO, I present to you the Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen!

Hot Pink

They come in a whole bunch on fun colours, and the pen design makes it really easy to write or draw pretty much anything on a nail. The creative possibilities score huge points for me. Bear in mind that the product has a sort of milky consistency so whichever colour you use (except white) will dry a bit lighter.

The only bad thing I have to say about this is that it really needs a generous top coat, or else it will fade within a couple of days.

If you think you can handle applying topcoat, then maybe try one out! You will have fun, trust me. Here is the nail polish I am wearing: http://lizzielovesmakeup.blogspot.com/2012/02/glittery-lilac-and-taupe-nails.html

These retail for around 7$.

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Friday, 9 March 2012

Deep Plum Smokiness

Hello hello!!! One way to do a smoky eye is with a medium shade on the lid and a darker colour blended in the crease... But today I felt like doing a more gradient smoky eye. You shall see what I mean!

It's shimmery. It's pink. It's purple. It's awesome.

I guess it's because I am a forgetful person, but I left my lips bare... again.


 Looking down, you can see the blend from dark to light plum...
You can see the gradient from dark purple at the lashline to light plummy pink in the crease
Products Used

-Foundation, concealer, powder
-Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer (contour)
-Nars blush in Orgasm

-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Flash (red-toned shimmery plum all over eyelid, lower lashline)
-Inglot Eyeshadow #48 (shimmery dusty rose blended in the crease and into Flash)
-Anabelle Black eyeliner pencil (traced along the upper lashline, smudged out)
-Nars eyeshadow in Night Fever (black with red sparkles, pressed on top of the black pencil and blended up into flash, and lower lashline)

-Lise Watier loose eyeshadow in Folie Blanche (sparkly white, inner corners)
-Revlon Colorstay black eyeliner (in waterline)

-Nothing :(

Hope you enjoyed this different way to do a smokey eye!

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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Everyday Makeup

Hello, viewer! Sorry I've been away. I'm back now, stop complaining.

Now normally, I would never say that I have an "everyday" look, because my makeup is different every day. But I should probably post something that is wearable and easy to do, so here ya go!

I know these are not the best pictures, I'm working on that.

I look pale

Da eyez
Products Used

-Foundation, concealer, powder
-Nars blush in Orgasm
-Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Parke Avenue Princess

-Urban Decay Primer Potion (all over eye area)
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin (all over eyelid)
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Naked (blended in crease)
-Inglot eyeshadow # 460 (plummy taupe colour etched in the crease and blended, lower lashline)
-NYX jumbo pencil in Milk (inner corners, browbone, blended well)
-MAC crushed metallic pigment in Pearl (inner corners)
-Inglot #352 (matte cream colour on browbone)
-MAC eyeshadow in Carbon (pressed into upper lashline and flicked up at the outer corners)

-Nothing, I forgot! Add your favourite gloss

Have a nice March break!

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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Vibrant Pink and Blue

Because I can.
So this is a basic blue cut-crease fading up to the brow, with a bright pink on the lids. I decided to keep the lower lashline clear because a) the eyes are already insane, and b) I was short on time.

Bear i mind that I had some trouble getting the lighting just right.

I also forgot lips gloss, but I will be posting soon about deciding what lip colour or product to wear along with different eye makeup.

Are you READY?!

Ahh, okay, not so crazy...


 Products Used

- Lancome Teinte Miracle in Bisque 7
-Makeup Forever Mat Velvet+ # 35 (the 2 mixed together)
-Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener in Bisque
-Cover FX Full Coverage Cream Foundation M40
-Laura Mercier Matte Translucent Powder
-Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer (as a contour)
-Nars Blush in Orgasm

-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Alice (shimmery clear blue, blended in the crease)
-Sugarpill Chromalust in Royal Sugar (awesome deep true blue, etched in the crease and blended into Alice)
-Inglot eyeshadow #28 (an icy blue to blend the other ones into browbone)
-Inglot eyeshadow #351 (matte cream on the browbone)
-Sugarpill Chromalust in Birthday Girl (applied wet all over the exposed eyelid area)
-Rimmel black liquid eyeliner
-Revlon GrowLuscious Mascara


More craziness coming soon!

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