Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Month of Chanel

I have photographed and swatched all of my Chanel items, and I plan to do looks featuring them all month. I hope you enjoy this as much as I have :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

More Rock & Republic Blush: Spank and Tease

Can we get some better names please? I am tired of sexual tongue-in-cheek names already!


I took pictures of the case and mirror which you can find here, so I will just focus on the colors and swatches in this post.


I got Spank and Tease from Beautystory.com during their fabulous sale.



Spank is a light matte pink. I would say it is neutral- not too cool or warm. When I wore Spank, it didn't seem to have the lasting power of my other Rock & Republic blushes.





Tease is a soft lavender pink. It is also matte.


Both blushes are smooth and silky to apply. I probably would not pay $40 for these, but I am glad I took advantage of the sales!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Good Morning Saturday

My In Laws are moving today, so my husband has already gone to help. I am sitting around with my second cup of coffee listening to kids play. I will take the older boys to help later this afternoon- they are very excited to help move the toys!

I plan on using a couple new goodies later today- Chanel Khaki Clair Duo and Ruban Rose. Hope you are having a great weekend :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Rainbow Week: Teal FOTD

This the perfect look for a night out, rock concert, or cooking chicken in the oven. I will let you guess which I will be doing tonight.






FACE
MUFE HD Powder as primer, and to set
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
BB Corrector Light Bisque
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
UD Peace on lid
MAC Plumage in crease
UD Zero in outer V
Fyrinnae Shinkirou on inner corners
MAC Blacktrack
UD Deviant + Covet on lower lash line
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
R&R Spank

LIPS
MAC Modesty
NARS Striptease
**odd combo of names huh?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rainbow Week: Red FOTD

I wanted to do a look with a bright reddish berry color, but I didn't have an eyeshadow that fit the bill. That's when I thought to dig through my blush colors. NARS Mounia was perfect! I have no idea if this is an eye-safe color, so use it at your own risk. If your retina spontaneously detaches, don't say I didn't warn you!





FACE
MUFE HD Powder as primer
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
BB Corrector Light Bisque
Revlon Antique Lace shadow to set concealer and around nose
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
NARS Mounia on lid, blended upward
MAC Cocomotion on inner corners, and blended into crease
MAC Underground Greasepaint on lower lashes
NARS Galapagos on lower lash line
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
NARS Sin
NARS Laguna to contour very lightly
TheBlam Mary Lou Manzier

LIPS
BE Buxom Brandi

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Rainbow Week: Blurple FOTD

Blue +Purple = Blurple







FACE
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
NARS Loose Powder Flesh
BB Corrector Light Bisque
Anastasia Brow Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
MAC Top Hat on outer two thirds of lid and crease
UD Ransom on center of lid
MAC Silverthorn on inner corners
UD Zero in outer V
MAC Blacktrack on upper and lower eye
UD Deviant on lower lash line
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
R&R Spank

LIPS
MAC A Rose Romance
NARS Striptease

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rainbow Week: Graffiti FOTD

Looking back at pictures, I wish I had added a deeper color to the outer V area.





FACE
MUFE HD Primer Neutral
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
NARS Loose Powder Flesh
BB Corrector Light Bisque
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
UD Graffiti on lid
MAC Gorgeous Gold on inner corners
MAC Humid in crease
MAC Blacktrack
UD Underground 24/7 liner on lower lash line
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
MUFE HD Blush #6
MAC Spaced Out

LIPS
MAC Blowdry
Chanel Coral Love

Monday, August 23, 2010

Rainbow Week: Violet FOTD

This is a bit more vibrant in real life. I still haven't gotten the hang of taking pictures on an overcast day.





FACE
MUFE HD Primer Neutral
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
NARS Loose Powder Flesh
BB Corrector Light Bisque
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
MAC Violet Pigment on lid
MAC Smut in outer V and crease
Fyrinnae Shinkirou on inner corners
MAC Blacktrack
UD Gunmetal 24/7 liner on lower lash line
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
Chanel Pink Explosion

LIPS
MAC Cherry Blossom

Sunday, August 22, 2010

PlanetMartha Presents: Rainbow Week

I really appreciate all of the suggestions and comments recently. I have decided to start with a week full of color.



Okay, maybe not that awesome, because nothing is quite as awesome as Rainbow Brite.....



But it will be cool, okay?

And in case you wondered where rainbows come from:

Everything on the internet is true. You learn something new every day.

NARS Eyeshadow Week: All About Eve FOTD



All About Eve has a pinkish flesh colored shimmer and a frosty pale cream. A highlight color I always go to!

Please forgive the strange lighting in these pictures, a huge storm rolled in as I was just beginning.






FACE
MUFE HD Primer Neutral
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
NARS Loose Powder Flesh
BB Corrector Light Bisque
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
NARS All About Eve
-left side on lid and brow bone
-right side on inner corners
MAC Haux in crease
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
NARS Douceur to contour
Clinique Iced Lotus on apples and top of cheek bones

LIPS
MAC Subculture
Chanel Cambon

Saturday, August 21, 2010

MUFE HD Microfinish Blush #6: Swatches and Review

I decided to take advantage of the Sephora 100 point sample recently. Unfortunately, I think it is now gone online. There is a shipping promo for VIBs good through the end of August. Use VIBSHIP for free shipping at any amount- this is one time use only.

I received Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush in #6 Quickie, a salmon pink.

Here is a size comparison:


To the best of my knowledge (but don't quote me), this is about one third of the amount of the full sized blush. A tiny pin head dot will cover one cheek well. I found this to last all day on me, though I did top it with a bit of MAC Spaced Out. The finish is not at all sticky or overly creamy.

Here are some color comparisons:


I am considering trying a pink color next. I think these work well on their own, and also make a great base for powder blushes. It applied well with fingers, and was best built up gradually.


Just a group shot of my MUFE sample family :) I will post a full face shot in a few days when I use this again.

What's in Your Car?

Mine seems to be full of kids- boy kids.

NARS Eyeshadow Week: Habanera FOTD



Habanera has a light frosty mint and a deep smoky purple with silver shimmer.





FACE
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
NARS Loose Powder Flesh
BB Corrector Light Bisque
Anastasia Brow Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
NARS Habanera
Fyrinnae Shinkirou on inner corners and lower lash line
MAC Almost Noir Pearlglide
MAC Balcktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
Clinique Cupid
Clinique Bamboo Pink Fresh Bloom

LIPS
UD Naked

Friday, August 20, 2010

Reader Request: Galapagos vs. Twice Baked

As requested, here is a comparison shot of NARS Galapagos compared to Urban Decay Twice Baked:

As you can see, Galapagos is much warmer than Twice baked and has golden sparkles. Twice Baked has a silvery shimmer to it.

Here is a different shot to show the finishes better:



I hope this was helpful!

NARS Eyeshadow Week: Pleasures of Paris part 2 FOTD



This time I used the purple colors in the Pleasures of Paris Palette. The top row has Nepal, a shimmering pink, Violetta, a matte lavender, and Demon Lover, a deep matte purple.





FACE
MUFE HD Primer Neutral
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
NARS Loose Powder Flesh
BB Corrector Light Bisque
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash

EYES
Benefit Skinny Jeans all over
NARS Pleasures of Paris
-Demon Lover in crease
-Violetta to blend out crease
-Abyssinia on inner corners
Lancome Erika F on center of lid
MAC Blacktrack
UD Rockstar on lower lash line
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
Lancome Mauve Coquette
MAC Azalea Blossom

LIPS
MAC Partial To Pink