"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others: For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness: and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

Sunday, January 30, 2011

January Favouites

One of my ultimate favourite thing is when other beauty blogs list the products there using alot right know and why they are getting alot of use out of them. So i decided to borrow the idea and do one of my own.

Here are the products that I am currently loving.

MAC Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask - This is an amazing product that came out with the Style Black collection.  When I first picked this up and used it I instantly fell in love.  So much so that I wanted to savor every last bit.  In doing so, I actually forgot about it until I was rummaging through my unorganized drawer of skin care product and stumbled upon it.  I have been using this 2 to 3 times a week and have noticed my skin being smoother, softer and a noticeable amount of reduced redness.  The only bad part about this product is that its limited edition so i wont be able to replenish my supply.

MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 plus Lavender - This has to be my favourite MAC tinted lip conditioner to date.  It leaves my lips with the perfect amount of pinky nude color, almost like my natural lip color but better.  

OCC lip Tar in Hush -  I am totally obsessed with any product that is long wearing and that I dont have to touch up so for me any of OCC lip tars are really a HG product.  The color is the most amazing dusty nude pink that creates the perfect base for literally about 70% of my glosses.  Not only are all of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics products Vegan and Cruelty free, but they are designed to be mixed so you can always create the perfect color.  All of the colors from OCC lip tar collection are definitely on my wish list.

MAC Tete-A-Tint - I love this shadow for using to blend out my crease color or to use on my lower lash line to camouflage my under eye circles.  All MAC's matte2 colors are so smooth, pigmented and easily blended.  This color is being discontinued so I must get a few back ups before it's totally gone. 

MAC Mineralize Blush in The Soft Meow - The perfect shade for contouring on my NC25 skin and is easily blended.  I fell in love with it when again I was trying to find a sculpting colour in my stash with not to much orange or red in it......LOVE!!!

MAC Fluidline in Dark Diverson - In the pot it looks like a burgandy plum, but when on me it really apears more chocolate red brown.  That is just fine with me!  It's not quite as drastic as Blacktrack, but a bit darker the dipdown and this colour really pulls out the green in my eyes.  I even like the consistency better then the other fluidlines.  You do have to build the colour a bit, but it's very smooth and the end result is amazing with my eye color and skintone.

MAC Beauty Powder in Oh So Fair - It's the perfect pale pink for that smokey eye and nude lip I have been rocking all month.  I love how natural this colour can look and how you can build it beautifully for more drama. 

MAC Dazzleglass in Babyspark - Though I am usually not a fan of the dazzleglasses, this one is a no fail.  I love that it can help to create that perfect Kim Kardashian pale pink pout.  The shimmer in it adds just the right amount of glamour.  I've had this product since it was first launched but saw a YouTube video using it paired with a dark smokey eye and decided to add it back into the rotation.  

MAC Strobe Cream - I literally dont think I could exist without this product.  I love that just had a facial look that it gives me when using it on a no make up day.  I also love how it adds that dewy healthy looking finish to even the most matte foundations.    

50's Inspired

I love love love 50's inspired makeup.  That arched eyebrow, flawless skin, loads of mascara and most importantly defined red lip.  Sporting a red lip just instantly makes me feel more glamorous.  Looking back through time every decade had a memorable bombshell that's signature style was a variation  of Marilyn Monroe's perfect pout..... each very different but each equally beautiful. 

Here is my variation of her signature style.  Its hard to compare to her flawless look, but i am happy with how it turned out.


MAC Fix +
MAC Strobe Cream
MAC Prep and Prime Skin
MAC Face and Body "C2"
MAC Select Moisturecover "NW20" to conceal under eye circles
MAC Blot Powder "Medium" to set fondation
MAC "Bite of An Apple" Blush
MAC Minerilize Skinfinish in "By Candlelight"


MAC Shadow in "Corduroy" to define brows
UDPP from lash line to brow bone
MAC "Crystal Avalanche" all over lid and into tear duct
MAC "Ricepaper" and "Vanilla" pigment on brow bone
MAC "Copperplate" to deepen crease
MAC "Tete-A-Tint"  to blend out copperplate and over define crease and on lower lashline
MAC Fluidline in "Blacktrack" dramatically winged out on upper lashline
MAC Opulash Mascara in Bad, Bad Black
Mac #36 lashes

MAC Prep and Prime "Lip" to prevent bleeding
MAC Lip Pencil in "Redd" to define lip line
MAC "Russian Red" matte lipstick
MAC "Russian Red" lipglass just patted on center of lip

I thought I would also just add a couple pics of how i turned this look into something totally different for the birthday party I was attending that night.  I wore that red lip look all day at work and decided I was more feeling the smokey eye and nude lip for night. 

I simple sprayed Fix+ on to my MAC 187 brush and then buffed it all over my skin to freshen me up, then added a little MAC Seedy Pearl to my lid  and MAC Girlie and Sketch into my crease.  I then defined my water line with Urban Decays eye pencial in Zero.  After retouching my concealer and adding a little MAC Minerilize Skinfinish Natural all over my face I added some of MAC Stero Rose to my cheeks.  To bring the whole look together I lightly tapped MAC "Myth" all over my lips and finished it of with MAC Creemesheen Gloss in "Fashion Whim" 

And Ta-Da....... a whole new face and all in less then 10 minutes. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My MAC Lipstick Stash

So here is my humble lipstick collection.  I tend to use my nudes, peaches and corals the most but love brights for that Wow factor or special occasions.

L to R: "Big Bow" Glaze (LE), "Impassioned" Amplified, "Full Fuchsia" Amplified (PRO), "Show Orchid" Amplified (PRO), "Lickable" Cremesheen

L to R: "Front Lit" Frost (LE), "Myth" Satin, "Close To Real" Lustre (LE), "Creme D'nude" Cremesheen

L To R: "Blanketly" Amplified, "Archtype" Lustre (LE), "Warm Me Up" Amplified (LE), "Touch" Lustre

L to R: "Of Royality" Cremesheen (LE), "Prive" Amplified (LE), "Lazy Day" Lustre (LE), "Creme Cup" Cremesheen. "Angel" Frost, "Phlox" Glaze (LE)

L to R: "Marquise D'" Lustre (LE), "Shy Girl" Cremesheen, "Dressmaker Dressmaker" Lustre (LE), "Ravishing" Cremesheen, "Jazzed" Cremesheen (LE), "Cut A Caper" Lustre (LE), "Made To Order" Lustre (LE)

L to R: "Vegas Volt" Amplified, "Toxic Tale" Satin (LE), "Morange" Amplified

L to R: "Capricious" Lustre, "Heartless" Amplified (LE), "Russian Red" Matte, "Prolong" Pro Longwear Lipcreme

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Purple Smokey Eye With A Pop of Color

So today I was doing a little mental survey of my stash and realized there are soooo many shadows that I've never even touched other then to just swatch.  So I decided this was the perfect opportunity to play around with it on myself.  I've used this gorgeous  purple shadow with gold flecks on plenty of clients but never on myself.  I'm over all happy with the outcome but next time i think i will tone down the pinks on the lid and use something a little warmer.

MAC Strobe Cream
MACc Fix + 
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in "NC25"
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in "NW20"
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in "NC25"
MAC Minerilize Skinfinish Natural in "Medium Dark" to contour
MAC Minerilize Skinfinish Natural in "Light Medium" to set concealer
MAC Cream Color Base in "Hush" to highlight
MAC Minerilize Skinfinish in "Soft & Gentle" to set"Hush"
MAC Beauty Powder in "Oh So Fair" (LE)
MAC Eyeshadow in "Cork" to define brows
MAC Brow Set in "Beguile"
MAC Shadow in "Seedy Pearl" all over lid and into tear duct
MAC Shadow in "Trax" in the crease
MAC Shadow in "Nocturnelle" to deepen crease
MAC Shadow in "Smut" to deepen outer crease
MAC Fluidline in "Macroviolet" on upper lashline
MAC Haute & Naughty Lash 
MAC "NC15/NW20" Chromographic pencil in waterline
MAC Shadow in "Bright Future" (LE) on lower lashline
MAC "#7" Lashes
MAC Lip pencil in "In Sync" (LE) to fill entire lip
OCC Lip Tar in "Cha Cha"
MAC Plushglass in "Ample Pink"

Friday, January 21, 2011

Starting Somewhere......

So...... This is my first official blog post! I have wanted to start a blog for a long time but I have been to self conscious but  I figure that if I don't start somewhere I will never do it! 

This is my basic FOTD.  A look I like to do for date night or a casual night drinking whine with my best girlfriends.

MAC Fix +
MAC Fast Response Eye Cream
MAC Strobe Cream
Nars Sheer Glow "Fiji"
MAC Pro Longwear concealer "NW20"
Mac Pro Longwear concealer "NC25"
MAC Minerilize Skinfinish Natural in "Light Medium" to set concealer
MAC Minerilize Skinfinish in "Medium Dark" to contour
MAC Minerilize Skinfinish in "Soft & Gentle" to hightlight
MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in "Style"

Make Up For Ever Water proof Eyebrow Corrector in "#2"
MAC "Cork" to set brows
MAC "Painterly" Paint Pot as eyeshadow base
MAC "Naked" Pigment as brow highlight
MAC "Nylon" on lid 
MAC "Texture" in crease
MAC "Expensive Pink" in crease
MAC "Folie" to deepen crease
MAC Fluidline in "Dark Diversion" winged out
MAC "Costa Riche" Eye Kohl on lower water line ***Absolute Favorite***
MAC "Expensive Pink" on lower lash line
MAC "Mulch" on outer lower lash line
MAC False Lashes Mascara in "False Black"
MAC "#36" Lashes

MAC Lip Pencil in "Subculture"
OCC Lip Tar in "HUSH"
MAC Creamsheen Lip Gloss in "Fashion Scoop"