Thursday, April 29, 2010

Smokey With a Pop of Purple Goodness

Here is a simple FOTD I did this morning before uni. A simple smokey eye with a pop of purple on the lower lashline.

•Covergirl trublend concealor
•Australis Ready Set Go translucent powder
•Bourjois Blush- #16 Rose
•NYX jumbo pencils in Milk and Black Bean
•NYX eyeshadow- Black, White
•Heavenly Naturals eyeshadow- diva
•Rimmel kohl liner- black
•NYX Black liquid liner
•Bourjois Liner Effect mascara
•Naked pigment #IV-03 (shimmery purple-ish with tiny flecks of multicoloured glitter)

I'm quite disappointed you can't see the tiny glitter sparkles over the black on the lid. Its super pretty in real life! Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MAC Upcoming Collections Excitement!

I've been searching around Specktra alot lately and I'm definately excited about the upcoming collections to be released by MAC. All information sourced from Spectra:

MAC Cosmetics Alice + Olivia collection
8 July 2010 [US/Canada]
August 2010 [Japan and Korea]

Dazzleglass Creme ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)
•Sparklicious - Creamy pale pinky white with soft multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
•If it’s Pink… - Hot pink with soft multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
•I.Want.Candy. - Hot yellow with soft multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)

Pigment ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)
•Later. - Black with transforming purple pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
•If It Sparkles… -White with transforming pink pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
•Partylicious -Turquoise with silver pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.50 CDN)
•Morning.After. - Creamy turquoise (Cream) (Limited Edition)
•So Rich So Pretty - Bright purple with pearlized pigments (Frost) (Limited Edition)
•Military -Black matte with silver suede pearl (Matte with Pearl) (Limited Edition)

"Later" pigment is the first thing on my wish list. I love black and I love purple, so combining them is the ultimate pigment for me! I'm also very curious to see "So Rich So Pretty" and "Military" nail polishes. I imagine they will be quite gorgeous.

For swatches of the Dazzleglasses and pigments:

MAC Cosmetics In The Groove collection
8 July 2010[US/Canada]
August 2010[international]

Lipstick $14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN
•Call My Bluff - Mid-tone creamy coffee (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
•Jazzed - Bright coral pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
•Creme de Nude - Pale muted peach beige (Cremesheen) (Permanent)
•I Like It Like That - Deep Blue pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
•All Styled Up - Bright yellow pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
•Go For It - Mid-tone blue purple (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)

Cremesheen Glass ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)
•On the Scene - Light Coral beige (Limited Edition)
•You’ve Got It - Mid-tone silver grey (Limited Edition)
•Going Casual - Sheer lilac (Limited Edition)
•Fashion Whim - Light Beige (Limited Edition)
•Right Image - Mid-tone blue pink (Limited Edition)
•Chillin’ - Light white blue (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Eye Shadow (Trio) ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)
•Love to Love - Satin beige/Pearly Bronze/Satin Brown (Limited Edition)
•In the Groove - Satin green/Pearly burgundy/Satin coral (Limited Edition)
•Making It Easy - Satin red brown/Pearly beige rose/Satin dark beige (Limited Edition)
•Togetherness - Satin lavender/Pearly purple/Satin grey (Limited Edition)
•Style Influencer - Satin silver/Pearly deep blue/Satin deep mauve brown (Limited Edition)
•Soften the Mood - Satin light brown/Pearly rose/Satin light blue (Limited Edition)
•Fresh & Easy - Satin pink/Pearly burgundy/Satin grey (Limited Edition)
•Calm, Cool, & Collected - Satin deep green/Pearly green/Satin beige (Limited Edition)
•Blue My Mind - Satin light blue/Pearly deep teal/Satin black (Limited Edition)

Mineralized Skinfinish ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)
•By Candlelight - Golden pink (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
•Stereo Rose - Coral with golden/bronze shimmering nuances (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
•Comfort - Golden bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
•Petticoat - Pale rose with gold and amber veining (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Mineralize Blush (Duo) ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)
•Happy Together - Satin caramel/Pearly beige (Limited Edition)
•A Little Bit of Sunshine - Satin light brown/Pearly beige (Limited Edition)
•Hang Loose - Satin bright pink/Pearly lavender (Limited Edition)
•Band of Roses - Satin blue pink/Pearly light plum (Limited Edition)
•New Vibe - Satin deep rose/Pearly bronze (Limited Edition)
Powerpoint Eye Pencil ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
•Stubborn Brown - Deep Rich Brown (Permanent)
•Permaplum - Deep plum with pink shimmer (Permanent)
•Navy Stain - Royal blue with shimmer (Permanent)

Zoomlash ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)
•Zoomblack - Rich Black (Permanent)

Brush ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN)
•187 Brush

I seriously cannot wait to see the Mineralize Eyeshadow Trios. They sound amazing! I think the biggest thing from the "in The Groove" collection will the Stereo Rose MSF. It was released a couple of years ago and apparently people go crazy for it. I may have to try and get my hands on one!

What are you wanting from these upcoming collections??

Ahhh such excitement!! =]

Simply Smokey

Hey all. This weekend I'm doing makeup for a friend and her mum for her brothers wedding. She told me she wants a smokey eye, something i haven't done properly for some time so i thought i'd do a bit of a trial run.

I recently hauled some NYX products from Cherry Culture, so I busted them out today =]

I used:
•Covergirl trublend concealor
•Australis Ready Set Go translucent powder
•Bourjois Blush- #16 Rose
•NYX jumbo pencils in Milk and Black Bean
•NYX eyeshadow- Black
•120 Palette- Matte white and light shimmery grey/silver
•Covergirl Trublend Fair powder for blending
•NYX Black liquid liner
•Bourjois Liner Effect mascara
•NYX Lipstick in Vitamin

Looooving how long my lashes look :D

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Punk Goes Classic Rock!

This was my entry to Sigma's Punk goes classic rock makeup contest on youtube. Had lots of fun with this one :)

Here's what I used:

Face- Olay complete moisturiser
- Covergirl Trublend Foundation
- Covergirl Trublend Concealer
- Australis Ready Set Go translucent powder
- Revlon Golden Affair Blush in Rose Rapture
- MAC Mineralize Blush in Moon River (highlight)

Eyes- 120 Palette (red, black, gold)
- NXY white eyeshadow
- Rimmel soft kohl in jet black
- Bourjois Liner Effect mascara
- 1000 hour false lashes "black vogue"

Lips- Savvy Lipliner in Ruby Red
- Rimmel Magnif'eyes- Red
- Rimmel soft kohl eyeliner- Black
- OCC clear lip tar

Super Iridescence

So my favourite colour is purple :) This is a look I did a few months ago. I'm not 100% sure about the products I used, but I tried my best to remember.

-Kryolan Aquacolour
-Inglot #46
-MAC Push The Edge pigment
-Bourjois loose powder eyeshadow #08
-Rimmel kohl eyeliner in black
-Bourjois liner effect mascara
-False lashes I got from IMATS 09
-Covergirl trublend concealor and translucent powder
-clear gloss of some sort

And if you're wondering about the contacts the ones I'm wearing are Tutti Premium Violet lenses. Unfortunately they only last three months, but they are really cool. I bought them here:

The Beginning of Something Exciting

About me... An aspiring makeup artist. A lover of all things beauty. Beauty is everywhere around us- whether it be a natural landscape, a man-made attraction, a girl walking down the street, a pair of heels, or a lipgloss.

I want to bring out the beauty in people. To me, makeup isn't about slapping a few products on your face because you're female, or because you can. Its about enhancing your natural beauty and unleashing your creativity. Makeup doesn't have a strict guideline. Just have fun with it!

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