Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Makeup Seminar - Dayton OH Sept 5 2011



This class is open to anyone who wants to learn more about applying makeup.
Also great for beginning aspiring makeup artists!

Location: Dayton Marriott
Date: Sept 5th, 2011
Time: 2pm-4pm (2 hours)
Price: $125
Availability: 15 students

You will learn how to:


  • Select the best foundation for your skin
  • Prepare skin before applying makeup
  • Apply blush, highlight, and contour placement
  • Apply lip products
  • Achieve the perfect red lip
  • Learn many unique eye looks - step by step
  • Makeup brushes - differences and usage instructions
  • Goody bag of full size makeup products! yayyy

Register in 2 steps


  1. Enter your name and phone number in the box below and click PAY NOW
  2. Click "Don't have a PayPal account?" on the following page to complete the transaction if you do not have a PayPal account. Proceed normally if you do have a PayPal account.

You will receive a confirmation and your ticket to enter the class via email within 1 business day of cleared payment.







Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Urban Decay 15 Anniversary Palette EOTD Ideas!


UD Chase on lid, concealer on brow bone used as highlight color

UD Tainted, UD Ace, UD Vanilla as highlight

UD Flow, UD Chase, UD Deeper

UD Chase, UD Ace, UD MIA

UD Vanilla, UD Junkshow, UD MIA

UD Omen, UD Deep End, UD Evidence, UD Blackout, UD Midnight 15

UD Chase, UD Midnight 15, UD MIA

UD Half Truth, UD Blackout, UD Midnight 15

UD Evidence, UD Omen, UD Tainted, UD Deep End (under eye)

UD Tainted, UD Half Truth, UD MIA

Calling all OHIO girls!

Hey guys,

I just got invited to come on Fox News morning show in Dayton to talk about Fall makeup trends...much like what I did with ABC a few weeks back here in Phoenix.

I need at least 2 models. If anyone is near Dayton and wants to be a part of this, please let me know! I'd need to start makeup at 5am, we'd be airing around 8am, and be all finished up by 820am.

This would be for this Monday (Labor Day)

Let me know if you're interested! Serious Inquiries only please

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Kristen Stewart W Magazine Cover fotd and tutorial!




products used:
eyes-
-mac shadows brule and cork
-mac blacktrack fluidline
skin-
-mac studio fix fluid
-mac msfn
-mac taupe blush for contour
-mac blush equilibrium
lips-
-mac gingerroot lip liner
-mac ahoy there lipstick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyCG_DrQu3Q

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Selena Gomez - A Year Without Rain music video FOTD and Tutorial





I have fallen in love with the makeup in this video. Isn't it gorgeous? The song isn't bad either. The makeup consists of a shimmery taupe w/ a silvery sheen on the lid. Very black tightlined liner, and fake lashes. It's actually pretty simple. I did this look and wasn't entirely happy with how it came out and I've realized something. Her eyes are much much smaller than mine. So the black eyeliner and lashes are in a more concentrated area, giving them the appearance of looking darker. Even though I did the same exact thing on my eye, it doesn't look as dramatic because my eyes aren't as small....so next time, bigger lashes, and slightly thicker liner :)






Products used:

eyes
mac moisturecover concealer as a base all over eye
mac dipdown fluidline as a base on lid
mac satin taupe, moons reflection, white frost, forgery, corduroy, blanc type
mac blacktrack fluidline, tightlined
fake lashes
face
mac studio fix fluid
mac mineralize skinfinish natural (msfn)
mac canteloupe blush
bronzer
lips
mac foil lipstick
mac clear gloss

I made a tutorial on this look! yay! Check it out here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfsoSXgXWZE



Sunday, August 14, 2011

UD 15 Anniversary Palette Review




Hi all...I know everyone's excited to see the UD 15 fotds. I'll post a few probably in the next week. For now, I'd like to give my review on it.

I'm split 50/50 on how I feel about this palette :) On one hand, I love it, and on the other hand, I hate it. lol! Let me explain...

The texture of these powders are buttery smooth...which at first sounds like a good thing. But (to me) this is good & bad. Good because it means they apply very smooth and rich, but bad because it makes more not-so-good blendability, fall out, and poor longevity. When I was doing the swatches, the UD shadows went on seamlessly in one swipe while my mac ones needed 1-3 swatches to see the color...However, overall I'd still stick with my mac shadows because in the end, they last a lot longer on the lid, and give a much more flawless blend.

Another thing I loved about this palette were the actual colors. Very pretty, and many of them were very unique. (My favorite two shadows are Midnight Rodeo and Midnight 15)

The fall out was bad. I never get that kind of fall out with my mac or nars. That's one of the prices you pay for buttery smooth texture.

Lastly, as I briefly mentioned earlier, they don't blend flawlessly. If you're using several different shades on the lid & crease, they kind of just blend together. Not completely, but enough to make me not love this product.

I'll be posting a few fotds and eotds with this palette in the days to come :)

UD 15 Anniversary Palette Swatches, & Comparisons


UD Midnight Rode, Mac Satin Taupe, and Mac Mineralize Eyeshadow

Mac Behold, UD Midnight 15, Mac Mineralize, Mac Innuendo

UD Vanilla, Mac Vanilla Pigment, Mac Ricepaper, Mac Retrospeck, Mac Nylon, Mac Cloudbound eyeshadow

UD Flow, Mac Hey (from fafi collection), Mac Hush eyeshadow
UD Chase , Mac Woodwinked eyeshadow

UD Tainted , Mac Mancatcher

Mac Stars n Rockets , UD Junkshow , Mac Romping eyeshadow

UD Omen , Mac Parfait Amour , Mac Violet Pigment

Mac Contrast , UD Evidence , Mac Blue Storm , WnW Crease color from the blue 8-pan palette

UD Deep End , Mac Parrot , Mac Steamy , Mac Big T

UD Deeper , Mac Woodwinked , Mac Tempting

Mac Hard to Please, UD M.I.A. , Mac Satin Taupe , Mac Prepped for Glamour

Mac Knight Divine , UD Ace , Mac Silvering

UD Blackout , Mac Carbon , Mac Nehru , Mac Typographic


UD Half Truth , Mac Thunder , Mac Contrast




and tainted being used as a blush. excuse my bareface. unfortunately this photo doesn't do justice the pretty lavender/pink color with gold flecks in it



Friday, August 12, 2011

neutral fotd with nars torrid blush





products used:

eyes:
-mac shadows: naked pigment, tempting, and brun
-mac eye kohl in teddy
-mac zoom lash

skin:
-clarins instant light complexion perfector (so obsessed with this stuff now)
-nars torrid blush
-mac naked pigment as highlight

lips:
-mac sublime culture cremestick liner
-mac strange potion lipglass

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector Review


I'm in loooove with this stuff!!!

Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector is a moisturizing highlighter that you can either wear alone, or mix with foundation. It's meant to reflect light in all directions which gives a more even-toned appearance to your skin. As of right now, they offer three colors: Rose Shimmer #00, Champagne Shimmer #02, and Bronze Shimmer #03.

I've been using the #00 shade (rose shimmer) for years now. It's very similar to mac's strobe cream but it's texture is a little thicker. I always thought that the rose shimmer and strobe cream were pretty interchangeable and therefore, rose shimmer was nothing special.

HOWEVER...I recently purchased the #02 Champagne Shimmer from Apothica. I wore it today by itself (see previous post for fotd) and my skin looked FLAWLESS. You can grab this little gem for around $30 at your local department store that sells Clarins, or just go to Apothica.com because they frequently offer it discounted and have promo codes!

simple fotd



Products used:
eyes
-mac ricepaper all over
-inglot #82 gel liner
-mac shock-a-holic shadow over the liner
-mac studio fix lash

skin
-clarins instant light complexion perfector in #02

lips
-mac subculture lip pencil
-mac splashing l/g

Monday, August 1, 2011

Thank You So Much...

I just hit my 400 follower mark, and I'm so flattered that so many people would be interested in the looks that I post. Thanks so much for showing your support. I truly appreciate it :)

xoLC