"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."

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What's Your Super Power???

Last Thursday marked the launch of MAC's much anticipated Wonder Women collection.  And just as expected it was a huge hit. 

Is it because of the packaging, over sized products or all the hype surrounding this pop art collection? 

Though probably a bit of each, I think it has a lot to do with every girls secret urge to not only be a sexy, powerful and strong woman, but every girls urge to secretly possess a super human power. 

This got me to thinking, of all the the super powers I could possess which would I choose.  To be invisible, be able to fly like a bird, walk through walls, read minds, teleportation...... so many options! 

After weighing the pros and cons of each I came to the conclusion that I don't think I would want to have any of these super human powers (could you imagine reading minds, does anyone really want to know what people are thinking all the time).  I guess for now I'll have to settle for just being me!

Here is a FOTD inspired by one of the Wonder Women face charts using Defiance shadow quad.  Although the colours are not entirely different from anything MAC has launched in previous limited collections or part of the permanent line it is a very versatile combination.  All the colors work really well together and it will make a good travel companion.

MAC Fix +
MAC Complete Comfort Creme
MAC Prep + Prime Skin
MAC Mineralize Foundation SPF 15 in NC25
MAC Select Moisturecover in "NW20" for under eye area
MAC Select Cover-Up in NC20
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium to set foundation
MAC Powder Blush in Strada to contour
MAC Pigment in Vanilla to highlight
MAC Beauty Powder in Briar Rose very lightly as cheek colour

MAC Shadow in Cork to define eyebrows
MAC Select Cover-Up in NC20 on brow bone
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly as shadow base
MAC Shadow in Paradise Island on lid
MAC Shadow in Star Studded in crease and blended up toward brow bone as well as on lower lash line
MAC Shadow in Real Drama to deepen crease and on outer part of lower lash line
MAC Shadow in Defiance to highlight tearduct area
MAC fluidline in Blacktrack on upper lash line
MAC Technekohl liner in Graphblack on lower lashline
MAC Zoom Lash Mascara in Zoomblack

MAC Lip Erase in Dim
MAC Pink Poodle lipglass
MAC Revenge Is Sweet lipglass


Hope you all are having a great week and channeling your inner super hero!!!

What super human power would you take on if you could?


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Rediscovering Forgotten Things

Hi there dolls, 

So, Last night I was just relaxing and spending some much needed downtime on the couch.  I really love to cruise around artistic and high fasion web sites such as Nylon and Vogue.  They are such great tools for inspiration and expanding my creativity whether it be on myself or clients. 

This got me to thinking that there are so many items in my makeup collection that I have barely ever used but still really love.  After going up to my Vanity and poking through my stash I decided that the next morning when I got up to get ready for work I was GOING To use some of these products.  I always tend to go for the same neutral or purple smokey eye, peach or pale pink cheeks and nude lip. 

You see over the last while I have really found tones and techniques that work for me and that I find flattering with my coloring.  I also work about sixty hours a week so I have really stuck to certain products, textures and techniques that will look polished, show of my ability and be VERY VERY long lasting.  Long lasting is pretty much my number one criteria in really being a holly grail product. Other then lipstick and lip gloss I am really not a touch up kind of girl..... No time!!!!

So in these below FOTD's I decided to get some use of MAC's superslick liners.  They are great products but there are a coulpe thing about them that haven't kept them in my daily rotation.  First of all thy are very thin in consistency, and you really have to layer them.  Some shades more then others but the more you build the product the more they get a little chunky and flaky on your lid.  I just find that they don't look as clean and crisp as a gel liner (as you will see in the below pictures).  They are also really difficult to not get in you lases, even just the tiniest bit really messes with your mascara application.  I do however love the applicator.  It is a little easier to apply a precise line providing you aren't building the product very much.  I also love that they are water proof as my eyes tend to go through stages when they can be extremely watery.  I also really love the range of unique and rich colors offered and that the finish when dried has almost a wet look to it.
(Please excuse my hilarious t-shirt.  Its my boyfriends old Calgary Flames gym shirt.  I sometimes ware it to bed... So comfy)

The other products I choose for my look, which I rarely use are are MAC's Dazzleglass in "Rags to Riches" and MAC Shadow in Humid.  I think the Dazzleglasses are a beautiful product but this particular one is just so sparkly I find that the sparkles in it can really migrate and tend to get all over my face after just a couple hours of ware.  Just doesn't look clean or tidy on me when I'm not wanting to do touch ups every hour.  I really have nothing bad to say about Humid.  I actually really love it.  I find it very pigmented and very easily blended.  It just isn't a color I have recently reached for often. 

In tune with wanting to switch things up a bit I decided to not use any color on the cheek but instead a contouring and highlight.   Also instead of using Humid to darken my crease or my out V I used it on my lower lashline. 

Have you ever feel like you want to switch things up?
What is your number one criteria in finding a HG product?

Thanks to anyone that stops by to read.... you have no idea how much it means to me.  I just hope that you will keep checking back for all my make up babble.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Febuary is one of my favourite months of the year.  Not only because of Valentines Day but because it's me and my boyfriends anniversary.  Its a month full of romantic inspiration and I love it.

Every where you look there are beutiful shades of pinks, reds and purples.  Not only does it inspire me to create makeup looks using these colors but it reminds me that spring is right around the corner.  I have had enough of this freezing weather.

Here is a FOTD using almost all Reds..... brick reds yes, but reds all the same.  Red or orange toned colors are my favorite to wear because the really bring out the green in my eyes. 

Are you all feeling inspired by this romantic month?
What kind of look are you creating?

MAC Fix +
MAC Brightening Serum
MAC Strobe Cream
MAC Face and Body Foundation in C2
MAC Select Moisturecover in NW20 for under eye area
MAC Select Cover-Up in NC20 
Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder to set foundation
MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Style
MAC Pigment in Vanilla to highlight

MAC Shadow in Cork to define eyebrows
MAC Paintpot in Painterly as base 
MAC Cranbery all over lid and on lower lash line
MAC Mythology blended into crease
MAC Brown Down to deepen crease
MAC Motif in tear duct
MAC Fluidline in Blitz & Glitz winged out on upper lash line
MAC Eye Kohl in Costa Riche on water line
MAC Zoomlash Mascara in Zoomblack

MAC Lip Pencil in In Sync
MAC Viva Glam II lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Gaga lipglass

I hope you are all having an amazing Valentines month.  And stay tuned because I have loads of fun  post coming.