Saturday, October 23, 2010

Where Have I Been?

I have been busy and not really into makeup lately- shocking! I have no idea what I am going to be posting on in the next few weeks, and I may just take a break for awhile.

In the meantime, here is a terrible color match from MAC:







I wanted a sample of the new Pro Longwear Foundation. This is the shade I was given next to my current foundation match- NARS Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc. Fail. I think I will match myself next time I go in. And maybe I will pick up a couple of those Tartan Eyeshadow palettes as well!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Confession Time....

Crocs. I ordered some.


I know, it feels so wrong. Let me just explain myself better though. I am a casual dressing kind of mom in search of comfy and practical shoes that won't destruct easily. I also need the price tag to not make me cry.

After some searching online I found these:I then abandoned all of my morals and judgment, and ordered Crocs. I think they are pretty darn cute though. I hope..... At least my sister will tell me if I look stupid :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

How To Depot Your Urban Decay Book of Shadows

So I finally bit the bullet and decided to depot my Book of Shadows. Come along with me on my journey.....

What will you need for this project?

An X-Acto Knife (FYI don't google that, disturbing images) and Your Fingers:


Your giant Book of Shadows of choice, here I have chosen #2:


A Palette, Magnetic Backing, and a Pen:


I chose a Unii Palette which comes with a sticky magnetic sheet that can be cut and labeled easily.

Take out the drawer of shadows:


Flip over the drawer, look for a corner, and start peeling:


Peeling is also steps 3, 4, 5, and 6:


You will eventually get to the inner cardboard:


Also peel off the front layers that surround the metal pans:


See how the pans are just glued to a single piece of cardboard:


You want it to be a thin layer underneath:


Now use your X-Acto knife to free the pans. BE CAREFUL:


Now shed some tears over the many trees killed to make your Book of Shadows:


The remaining paper should peel off easily:


You could swab the pans with alcohol to remove the glue, but if you are like me, you will slap some magnets on the back already:


Label and put into your palette of choice. Leave out Midnight Cowboy Rides Again as punishment for being a glittery mess:


Yay!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Suspect FOTD






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 BOS III
-Suspect on lid
-Smog in crease
-Perversion in outer V
-Kush on lower lash line
UD Graffiti 24/7 liner on lower lash line (under Kush)
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out WP black

CHEEKS
Chanel In Love
Lancome Miel Glace

LIPS
MAC Dressmaker, Dressmaker
MAC Way to Love

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bordello FOTD

I was excited about trying out the sweet purples in Book of Shadows III! Sorry about the hair, it was going rogue.





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

EYES
UDPP
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
UD BOS III
-Bordello on lid, blended into crease
-Last Call on outer half of lid
-Rockstar in crease
-Perversion to deepen outer V
MAC Blacktrack
MAC Almost Noir Pearlglide on lower lash line
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
Lancome Shimmer Pink Pool

LIPS
MAC Long Stem Rose Slimshine

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. III: Swatches and Review

Who can resist a palette full of colorful goodness from Urban Decay? Obviously I can't....

This little jerk had me as soon as it appeared on Sephora.com.


It is worth mentioning that this Book of Shadows is even thicker than it's predecessor, Book of Shadows Vol. II (swatches here). Yes, I am shocked. I had no idea it was possible to make an Urban Decay palette even bulkier.

Here is the inside pop up crap. This is obviously not why I bought this palette. I am always conflicted as to whether or not I should depot these beasts.


Now on to the good stuff....





I love the selection of new colors and some old favorites.


Perversion is always a great matte black I can use to deepen the crease. Uzi is a glittery frosty white. I hate glitter fallout, but now that I have my Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy I might change my mind about glitter. Loaded is a deep shimmering greenish black. It almost looks blue in some lights. Kush is a vibrant grass green with shimmer. It reminds me of a more pigmented Graffiti. Midnight Cowboy Rides Again is a beige with loads of glitter. Last Call is a frosty cranberry. Rockstar is a deep shimmery purple, just like the 24/7 liner. Money is a light blue/green color. It is very glowy and complex.


Haight is a vibrant teal blue. Maui Wowie is an antique gold with glitter. I find that if I tap my brush, most of the glitter falls off nicely. I love to use it with Smog, a rich shimmery bronze. Bordello is a pinkish mauve color with subtle champagne colored flecks. Radium is an intense blue. Snatch is a peachy pink with lots of golden shimmer. Suspect is a beige taupe with a subdued finish. Psychedelic Sister is a frosty bright purple.

Overall I am pleased with the lack of glitter bombs. I can see some nice combination possibilities.


You also get a mini sized Urban Decay Primer Potion, which I use on a daily basis to keep my eyeshadow from creasing. The pencils included are Ransom, a purple with bluish sheen, and Zero, a deep black.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Chanel Winter FOTD


I love the promo picture for Chanel Winter this year! Smoky copper brown and pink. I have not bought anything from the collection, but I thought I could do a look inspired by the picture with things I already own. I think a deep base would have intensified the brown even more- maybe I can try it over a MAC Greasepaint next time.






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
Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Kung Pao
Chanel Enigma Quad- light pink shade
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
MAC Dollymix
NARS Nico

LIPS
UD Naked
Chanel Pink Teaser

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Envy FOTD

Green and taupey




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

EYES
UDPP
R&R Snakeskin all over
R&R Envy in outer V and lower lash line
R&R Skintight on inner corners
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
R&R Tease

LIPS
NARS Cruising

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rock & Republic Eyeshadow Swatches and Review

I jumped on the Rock & Republic eyeshadow bandwagon shortly after getting Snakeskin from my sister. It was so gorgeous and smooth I decided I must need a few more, right?


I got these from the Rock & Republic website when they had the 50% off code.



The eyeshadow has the same pretty logo and sturdy packaging as the blush.


There is a nice sized mirror inside. Oooh, shiny.


Here it is next to a NARS eyeshadow duo.




All of the colors are smooth and have medium pigmentation. They aren't overly packed with color, but they are not lacking either. They are very buildable and would be great for the eyeshadow novice.



Snakeskin is an olive taupe with a satin finish. It has a very subtle golden shimmer which was impossible to capture.



Skintight is a pearly cream colored highlighter. It isn't overly frosty.



Wicked is a deep shimmery green. It is deeper than MAC Humid.



Wicked is a matte deep purple with slight brownish tones.


I am again pleased with Rock & Republic makeup. I would highly recommend this brand especially with the huge discounts going around.