Friday, December 31, 2010

Exotic Sunset Eyes

This look was inspired by the last sunset that I saw. The weather has been quite dreary & gray here the last few days, so I did this look to add a POP of color into my day.....


Products Used:
Eyebrows: MAC Stud Brow Pencil & MAC Sketch Eyeshadow (inner)
Base: Inglot AMC Matte Gel Liner #76
Highlight: MAC Primary Yellow Pigment
Crease: Inglot AMC Pure Pigment #34, MAC Saddle Eye Shadow, Makeup For Ever #92 Eyeshadow, MAC Black Black Pigment
Eyelid: MAC Primary Yellow Pigment, MAC Orange Eyeshadow, MAC  Gesso Eyeshadow
Eyeliner:(top) MAC Boot Black Liner
(bottom) MAC Graphblack Technakohl Liner
MAC False Lash Mascara - Black

Tools: (all brushes are MAC unless stated otherwise)
Eyebrows: #266
Base, Eyelid, Highlight: #252
Crease: #217, #213
Clean #224- to blend colors

To see how to create this look see the tutorial below:


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Green Smoke

The holidays brought on the urge to do a sparkly green smoky eye for a party i was going to:


Products Used:
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Covet
Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Graffiti
MAC Pro Eyeshadow in Bio Green
Inglot Pure AMC Pigment in #88
Inglot Double Sparkle Eyeshadow in #463
Makeup For Ever Liquid Black Waterproof Eyeliner
MAC Haute & Naughty Mascara
Generic Beauty Supply Lashes in #747 L

See how to create this look below:


Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Year's Smoky Eye

Here is a little smoky look that you can play around with for the New Year or any Holiday party. The fun thing about this look is that it is very versatile and you can play it up or down. You will find a tutorial on this look below as well. I apologize that it is only slides as I have not learned how to edit. I have been playing with the application during my free time and I still haven't mastered it yet so please bear with me. Leave and questions or comments below. Thanks!


Products Used:

EYES
Base: NARS Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
Brows: MAC Stud Brow Pencil
Highlight: MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow
Crease: MAC Saddle & MAC Embark Eyeshadows
Inner Eye: MAC Blue Brown Pigment
Eyelid & Lower Liner: NYX Black Bean Jumbo Eye Pencil
MAC Carbon Eyeshadow
Glitter: MAC Black glitter (discontinued, but Make Up For Ever has a nice one)
MAC 3D Silver glitter (Pro Only)
**Please note that glitters are NOT recommended for use in the eye area so use them at your own risk**

Mascara- MAC Haute & Naughty Lash
MAC #3 Lashes

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Going Green

Sooo...I haven't used greens, blue-greens in a while and decided to wear them today. I received a lot of compliments on this look so I wanted to share it with you! Hope you like it!

I took a picture in both artificial and natural light so I am going to place up pictures of it in both:

First the Natural Light:




Then Artificial light...



AND NOW....For the good stuff............

BASE: MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot
Highlight: MAC Naked Pigment
Eyelid: Inglot AMC Pure Pigment #44
Crease/ Outer Eyelid: MAC Prussian Eyeshadow
Crease: MAC Nehru + MAC Black Black Pigment (PRO)
Eyeliner Top: Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Radium
Eyeliner Bottom: Auto-de-blu Technakohl Liner + Inglot pigment #45
Inner Corner Top & Bottom: Inglot AMC Pure Pigment #45
Mascara: MAC Haute & Naughty ( MY FAV!)
Lashes Top: #66 some cheap beauty store brand..(they are long a spiky with an invisible band)

Leave any questions or comments below!



Friday, October 22, 2010

INGLOT Pigment & Gel Liner Swatches

I finally got around to it! Here are some swatches of the Inglot Gel liners that I have as well as the AMC Pure Pigments! I haven't seen many swatches of the pigments online, so I figured I would post my own. Both the Gel Liners and the Pigments have strong color payoff and you only need a small amount. The pigment swatches you see are on top of the Inglot Eyeshadow Base (the medium beige shade- there are 3 a light, a medium, and a dark).

Inglot AMC Gel Liners retail for: $ 12.00 US
Inglot AMC Pure Pigments retail for: $ 14.00 US

Now for the good stuff!

**Click on the images to enlarge them**



These are the liners inside the cute little container!





Last but NOT least....the pigment swatches!

Purples

Blues/Greens

Greens 

Pinks/Corals 

Yellows/Golds/Oranges 

Neutrals 

With the exception of 87 (intense matte black) all the shades above range in finish from shimmer, to pearl, to glitter like.

If you would like to know how some of these colors compare to similar colors of a different brand, let me know & I will do a side by side for you! ( IF I have the color you are inquiring about  :o))

ENJOY!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Simple Cool Brown Eye

I have been quite busy the last few days BUT I thought I would throw this quick little eye look in until I can get my Make Up For Ever eyeshadow swatches up. (My goal is to have that posted by this evening!) In the mean time here is a quick and simple look using cool brown tones. This look can be made more dramatic by adding more of the darkest crease color, or more natural by omitting the darkest crease color all together. Enjoy!


(I LOVE how I can see my hand and my camera in my eye! LOL- Sorry!)
Moving on...
Brows: MAC Spiked Brow Pencil
Highlight: MAC Prolongwear Concealer NW20, w/ MAC 242 Brush
Eyelid Base: MAC Bamboom Paint, w/ MAC 242 Brush
Eyelid: MAC Gold Stroke Pigment*, w/ MAC 242 Brush
(Fabulous Felines Collection, Limited Edition)*
Crease: MAC Saddle Eyeshadow, w/ MAC 224 Brush
Outer Crease: MAC Bloodline Pigment*, w/ MAC 224 Brush
(Fabulous Felines Collection, Limited Edition)*
Lower Lash line color: Bamboom Paint w/ MAC 242 Brush
Mascara: MAC Haute & Naughty Lash*
* I use the natural effect mascara (pink top) for my base, then I applied the dramatic effect mascara (purple top)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tarina Tarantino Magic Hour Cream Shadow - Nebula

Soooo....I have been looking at this cream eyeshadow for a few weeks and finally broke down and bought it today (thank goodness as there were only 2 left @ my local Sephora!). The Magic Hour Cream Shadow is a lightweight, water resistant/ no crease cream formula that can be used as an eyeshadow or an eyeliner ($19.00 @ Sephora & Sephora.com). There are other colors available in this formula but I did not purchase them as I have similar cream shadows in other lines. This one was unique. It is a white color with a blue/ violet duochrome. (Think MAC Vellum eyeshadow (discontinued) in a water resistant, cream form.

The color payoff is better than expected if you layer it, OR you do a single application for a more sheer wash of color. Below I put together a series of quick looks, using the product as a base color. Please excuse the lack of mascara/ liner on the first 2 softer looks.....i did these in a bit of a hurry...(sorry). These colors are limited edition so I am unsure of how long they will be available. To see the other colors, and get more information please click on this link:
http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P266810&categoryId=C22000

And here we go.....



The packaging is so pretty!...


Left to Right, then Top to Bottom:
**All Looks used MAC Spiked Brow Pencil & Tarina Tarantino as the all over base color**

Look 1:
Outer Lid: Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow #09, w/ MAC #242 Brush
Crease: Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow #58, w/ MAC #224 Brush

Look 2:
Crease: MAC Wedge Eyeshadow, w/ MAC #224 Brush

Look 3:
Outer Lid: Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow #160, w/ MAC #242 Brush
Crease: Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow #92, w/ MAC #217 Brush
Outer Crease: Black shade from NARS Pandora Eyeshadow Duo, w/ MAC #272 Brush



Monday, September 13, 2010

Hello!

Now that I have the basic setup out of the way, please be patient with me while I get things started. Check back on Wednesday for the first set of swatches! I know there are TONS of MAC swatches out there, so I am going to start my swatch collection off with something different! If there is something that you have been looking for a swatch of but cannot find please let me know as I MAY have it! Stay Tuned! See you soon!
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