Saturday, December 31, 2011

Penelope Cruz Inspired

Again using creme, reddish brown and a slightly orange sepia tone colors from both the BH Cosmetics 88 and 120 1st edition palettes.

Friday, December 30, 2011

1960s Twiggy Inspired

Products used:

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Foundation
Smashbox powder
BH Cosmetics Blush + Contour Palette
Maybelline Eyestudio Creme Shadow in 25 Natural Liasons (as a primer)
BH Cosmetics 88 Matte Palette (vanilla, dark reddish brown and dark charcoal)
Makeup Forever in Black No 4 (along upper lash line)
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Bobbi Brown liner in Wheat (eyebrows)
ELF bronzer on cheeks
Pixi lipgloss in neutral shades

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Orange|Charcoal Grunge Look

Used the orange/sepia mixed with a brown/yellow eyeshadow from the BH Cosmetics 120 palette
Maybelline Eye Studio gel liner in black all over lid and blended
Essence black eyeliner on waterline
Essence Black Mania mascara

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Day makeup

Inspired by the amazing Pixiwoo girls as always!

Here's the link to their tutorial on Mary-Kate Olsen's makeup:

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve!

My husband and I are going out for a drink so I thought I'd reflect the traditional colors of green (although I really did think about red!).

BH Cosmetics 120 Palette 1st Edition (the dark emerald green and dark charcoal)
NYX Exotic Green
NARS Eye duo (the light peach color) Tzarine
Essence Black Mania eyeliner

Rimmel Autumn Catwalk blush

NYX Megashine lip gloss in Golden Pink

Have a lovely Christmas eve everyone!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Basic with a touch of sparkle!

I seem to be getting a bit quicker in applying my makeup... at least some days!

Today's look is quite simple.

I used the very light bisque color and one of the dark browns from the BH Cosmetics palette, Maybelline Eye Studio gel liner in Blackest Black and MAC Powersurge eyeliner and NYX lipgloss in Sweetheart.

I begin my Christmas holiday halfway through the day today and am off for almost 2 weeks. I plan to experiment on some looks. Yay!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Aqua and blue

All blues come from the 88 matte palette by BH Cosmetics. Love the colors I've used so far and they are highly pigmented!

Happy Friday!

Monday, December 12, 2011

BH Cosmetics 120 shadow eye palette - 1st edition

Just received this last week and opened it (when I was not exhausted from working so much) and it's so pretty! Can't wait to use it!

Green Sparkley

I am not sure how very different this is from some of my other green explorations but oh well!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ottlite Makeup Mirror

I purchased this yesterday at Target and I absolutely love it! And I got it for $49.99!

The light is the perfect temperature color for applying makeup and I definitely recommend it.

Blues with a little drama

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Green Combo

Tried a couple of greens together here. A mixture of soft moss green, olive green and a bright lime eyeliner.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Quick snap of my version of Raquel Reed's makeup

My husband took fantastic photos (added the blue wig as well). These are to come but I just had to post my iphone photo because I am so excited!


Days have been so hectic at work lately, I've not been able to write what I used., so here is a quick overview on this look. Pretty simple.

L.A. Splash Copper glow
NYX Gypsy and Golden Amber eyeshadow
MAybelline Falsies Mascara

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Smokey blue eyes

NYX white shadow base
NYX black
NYX white
NYX hydro smoke
Essence black mania eyeliner & mascara

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Inaz Cosmetics

For any of you that have not seen or used this product, you must!

The color ranges are brilliant and vast not to mention amazing!

Here's their link to Facbook:

Smokey Eyes

Today is a pretty simple combination if a white base with silver and charcoal overlays. Just under the eyes I added a silver blue to complement.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

1920s Inspired

Took my Sunday afternoon to experiment and am really happy with the result! Practice will make perfect!

Here are the products I used:

Bobbi Brown foundation stick
Benefit Stay don't Stray primer on lids
NYX white eyeshadow base on lids
Makeup Forever HD powder
NARS Hungry Heart for soft shimmer highlights all over my face

I started by covering lids all the way up to my brows with Revlon Matte eyeshadow in Vintage Lace (off white color).

Next I used Essence gel eyeliner in Berlin rocks with a small flat angled brush and softly drew a line just above the natural crease of my lid then gradually began blending upwards and outwards until a very soft purple overall feel was achieved.

Then I began adding in the red/purple from Maybelline's Amethyst Ablaze along the crease then upwards towards the brow giving it more depth gradually , then added LA Splash's Passionate Plum in the outer crease to increase the intensity/darkness (it's a deep burgundy). To add a bit of punch, I went back with the bright pink also from Amethyst Ablaze and blended just above my crease a little upwards towards the brow.

On to the under eyes!

I took the gel eyeliner again with the flat angled brush and drew a soft line a little below my lash line and again blended until a soft smudged feel was achieved. I went back in with the bright pink and layered over/below the dark purple to give a more expanded dramatic feel.

Then I took a bit of a Covergirl pearl off-white shadow (the color name's come off!) and brushed it in the corners of my eyes to give some sparkle! I also brushed a bit over the lid to give a highlight there as well.

To bump it up even more, I used NYX jumbo pencil on Milk on my waterline.

Lastly, I took Maybelline's Falsies mascara (I think about 3 times!) and applied to upper and lower lashes.

I used Rimmel's Lasting Finish in Autumn and applied to my cheeks, around the sides of my eyes and above my brows either side slightly.

I lined my lips with NYX's liner in Espresso and filled filled in with Wet n Wild's Mega Color lipstick (super creamy by the way!) in 907B.

Whew! I'm