Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Adele Inspired Makeup on My Auntie

My aunt had a wedding to go to, and entrusted her face unto me!!! I had so much fun creating this Adele inspired look.

The key to an Adele-inspired look is a dark cut-crease blending up to a matte browbone highlight. The lid colour should also be light, with a shimmer inner corner and winged eyeliner. I toned down the eyeliner and added some lash inserts here. I went for a nude-pink lip colour that would not overpower the eyes, and I went for a strong cheek contour like Adele has. The whole look is very 60's mod inspired with a modern edge.

Products Used:

-L'Oreal face primer
-MAC Face and Body Foundation C5
-Laura Mercier Matte Translucent Powder
-Tarte bronzer in Parke Ave. Princess (heavy contour in the hollows of the cheeks, jaw and temples)
-Nars blush in Orgasm
-MAC eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown

-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-MAC eyeshadow in All That Glitters (shimmery nude colour on the main lid area)
-MAC eyeshadow in Carbon (matte black etched in the crease, outer corners and lower lashline)
-Too Faced eyeshadow in Like a Virgin (fluffed into the black in the crease and lower lashline)
-MAC eyeshadow in Red Violet (used to blend out the crease)
-Inglot eyeshadow #351 (matte cream shade on the browbone)
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin (inner corners)
-Bobbi Brown Gel eyeliner in Caviar Ink
-Quo Lash Inserts
-Duo Lash Adhesive

-MAC lipstick in Captive (plummy pink)
-MAC lipstick in Creme d'Nude (creamy beige)

Hope you enjoy!

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Friday, 25 May 2012

MAC Face and Body Foundation

Hello! I have something to talk to you about!

MAC Face and Body foundation
 MAC Face and Body foundation offers sheer coverage that is buildable. It sets on its own to a satin finish, but I find it requires powder on oily or combination skin. It contains cucumber and smells and feels fresh and lovely on the skin.They are fairly long-wearing, and blend nicely especially with a silicone-based primer.
But that is not why I am writing about them. I will be discussing the MAC colour system for their foundations.

Not all MAC foundations are numbered on the same scale, but for the most part, they are either NC (yellow undertones) or NW (peachy pink undertones). MAC Face and Body, however, are either C (yellow undertones) and N (peachy pink undertones).

They are then numbered based on how fair or dark they are. For example, C1 is a light beige with yellow undertones, and N7 is a warm russet colour.

Here are the 6 I bought! The swatch photos were taken in daylight. Click to enlarge.



N3 swatched heavy on left, blended on right


N7 swatched heavy on left, blended on right  


N9 swatched heavy on left, blended on right


C3 swatched heavy on left, blended on right


C5 swatched heavy on left, blended on right


C7 swatched heavy on left, blended on right
I made the swatches as accurate as possible in terms of colour. Hope this helps!

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

So I went to MAC...

...Because Project 10 Pan is finished!!! Yayyy!

I bought Duo Lash Adhesive, MAC Lipstick in Captive, MAC Cremesheen Glass in Double Dare, and some foundations which I will make a separate post for.

Here is the lash glue!!

Duo Adhesive, clear drying

This stuff is like false-lash cement. Trust me, they aren't going anywhere. And you can remove it from your skin with a cotton swab and some makeup remover.

Here is the lipgloss!
Double Dare, awesome

Double Dare is a creamy berry red-pink shade, which will suit absolutely anyone. I am actually so excited about this because it has a warmer pink undertone but a plummy shine too. GAH!

Here is the lipstick!

Captive, yummy

This colour perplexes me. it is a beautiful, warm plummy pink on the lips, but looks a lot more red and not as dark on the stick itself. When I tested it at MAC, it felt much creamier, whereas the one I have feels more matte (though it is a "satin" finish). It is also darker and more opaque than I thought, but that could have been the fluorescent lighting at MAC. I like to sheer it out over lip balm, but it looks fabulous full-force, especially on darker skin tones! The colour is also extremely long lasting for a lipstick, possibly because it isn't so greasy. LOVE THIS!

Glue: 9.50$
Gloss: 22.50$
Stick: 17.50$

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Monday, 21 May 2012

I'm A Little Monster! Lady Gaga Inspired Makeup

Pull on your shades 'cause I'll be dancing in the flames tonight.
I was listening to Gaga a few days ago and decided, despite the fact that I was off to work, that I HAD to go a little crazy with makeup.

Lady Gaga often has a cut crease in cool neutral tones with some black at the outer and inner crease of the eye. The eyeshadow should be lifted and pointed but still blended. Double cat eyeliner is a must, as well as strong contouring and highlighting, and a flawless complexion. Full red lips complete the Gaga look. She uses MAC's "MAC Red" but I do not own it, so...

Of course, Gaga always has awesome lashes, but like the Derpina I am I forgot to take care of that before I took these photos. I am sorry! I hope you enjoy anyhow :)

It would be so much more awesome with lashes!

Strong cheek contour and highlight...

Ridiculously red lips!

So 80's <3

Products Used:

-Bare Escentuals Mineral Foundation (This stuff covers like a dream!)
-Cover FX Full Coverage Cream Foundation (under eyes)
-Tarte bronzer in Park Ave Princess (etched along the hollows of the cheek)
-MAC eyeshadow in All That Glitters (top of cheekbones)
-Nars blush in Orgasm
-Inglot Loose Powder

-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-MAC eyeshadow in All That Glitters (shimmery nude, main eyelid area)
-Lise Watier loose shadow in Folie Blanche (center of eyelids)
-Too Faced Naked Eye Palette:
1. Pillow Talk (light taupe blended in the crease)
2. Like a Virgin (taupe swept along the crease, lifted up into a point at the outer corners)
3. Unmentionables & Lap Dance (dark greyish plum with a small brush traced along the deep crease all the way in towards the orbital bone)
4. Stiletto (matte black etched in the deep crease, outer corner, to intensify lifted/pointed outer corner, lower lashline flicked out)
-Rimmel Glam'Eyes black liquid liner (exaggerated cat eyeliner, all the way into tear duct)
-NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (waterline, outer corner between top and bottom liner)
-Inglot eyeshadow #496 (stark white with sparkle, in the space between the top liner and bottom liner at the outer corners, on top of white pencil)
-Inglot eyeshadow #351 (matte cream colour, browbone)
-Eventually I remembered mascara

-Maybelline Color Sensation Lipstick in Red Revolution (bright fuschia red, full lip area)
-Revlon lipstick in Va Va Violet (a bit traced along the lip line to make them look fuller)

Unleash your inner monster. I sure did!!!

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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Shimmery Pastels

This reminds me of the shine you see on seashells. Purty :)

Products Used

-Bare Escentuals Mineral Foudation
-Nars blush in Orgasm

-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Makeup Forever Aqua cream shadow #
-Lancome eyeshadow in Kitten Heel (all over lid)
-Lise Watier loose pigment in Folie Blanche (inner corners)
-Too Faced eyeshadow in Silk Teddy (browbone)
-Too Faced eyeshadow in Push-Up (crease)
-Annabelle white eyeliner (waterline)
-Inglot eyeshadows #478 and #23 (light turquoise, lower lashline)
-Revlon GrowLuscious Mascara

-Revlon lip gloss in Lilac Pastelle
-Maybelline Color Sensation lipstick in Mauve Me
-Santee lip gloss #3 (sparkly lilac, center of lip)

Corals are awesome and shimmer is pretty. Have fun!

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Saturday, 12 May 2012

Soft Eyes and Orange Lips

Orange toned brown lips are so 90's, especially when paired with an orange-toned brown eyeshadow. Warm tones are great for spring and summer, so play around until you find a combo you like.
Here ya go!

Products Used:

-L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base (under foundation)
-MAC Face and Body Foundation C3, C5 (2 layers all over the face)
-Cover FX Full Coverage Cream Foundation #M40 (a tiny bit blended under the eyes with a fluffy brush)
-Inglot Loose Powder
-Tarte Bronzer in Park Ave Princess (a little bit as a contour)
-Nars blush in Orgasm (lots of it on the apples and cheekbones for high shine)

-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Buck (very warm brown all over the eyelid and blended in the crease, lower lashline)
-Too Faced eyeshadow in Silk Teddy (shimmery light color on the browbone and inner corner)
-Rimmel Glam'Eyes black liquid liner (winged out)
-Revlon GrowLuscious Mascara

-NYX Lip pencil in Pecan (mainly around the lips)
- Annabelle Glossy Crayon in Fauvish (creamy orange, center of the lips)

Enjoy, experiment, have fun!

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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Plummy Coral Smoky Eyes

Did ya miss me??
I missed you! This semester is coming to a close, so I can blog again! YAY!

This is a war plum and peach smoky eye, perfect for seducing your spring hotty with a sultry gaze.... unfortunately I have no such hotty, or gaze. Hehe.

Anyway here is the makeup.

Products Used

-MAC Face and Body C3
-Cover FX Full Coverage Cream Foundation M40 (under eyes)
-Tarte bronzer in Parke Ave Princess (contour)
-MAC mineralize blush in Fresh Honey
-Inglot eyeshadow #07 (peachy gold, as a highlight)
-Inglot loose powder

-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Nars eyeshadow in Night Fever (dark blackened red blended in the outer corner, lower lashes)
-Inglot eyeshadows #460 and #66 (to make a warm plummy purple, blended around the dark colour and in the crease)
-Inglot eyeshadow #361 (peachy pink to blend out purple)
-Inglot eyeshadow #407 (shimmery coral on the inner half of the eyelid)
-Too Faced Eyeshadow in Satin Sheets (shimmery champagne colour, inner corners)


Have fun! Happy Summer :)

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