Saturday, August 27, 2011

TAG: Beauty Favorites

I tag Attitude of the City! 

Okay, okay. I'm not cool enough to actually have been tagged, lol. BUT, I did see this tag on Cutie Gingerbread's blog and I decided to do it :) Also, sorry for the lack of posts lately but I have been very preoccupied lately with finding the right job for me and figuring out what school/s I should go to. I haven't been much into "makeup" mode lately.... Of course, I am still stalking the Temptalia website all the time for upcoming things I need (want!), but I haven't really bought or discovered anything too new lately. Anyways, onto the tag!

Foundation : Armani Luminous Silk! But I also really love my Maybelline Fit Me for the Summer<3

Powder: MAC MSF in Medium Plus

Primer: Revlon Beyond Natural

Blush: Right now.... Rock & Republic Tease or NARS Dolce Vita

Bronzer:  Bobbi Brown in Rich Cocoa

Concealer: NYC Concealer Foundation Stick in Warm Beige

Highlighter: MAC CCB in Pearl or Highlighter side of Sleek's contour kit in light

Moisturizer: Aveeno  Positively Radiant

Lipgloss: -im not a big lipgloss girl but I would say Revlon Coral Reef

Lipstick: MAC Gem of Roses! :P

Lipbalm: Kiehl's in Pear flavor

Lipliner: Maybelline Clear 

Eye Primer: NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone ESB03

Eye Shadow: MAC Satin Taupe, MAC Yogurt, UD Naked, & UD Darkhorse.

Mascara: Blinc from my August birchbox

Face Brush: MAC 182

Eye Brush: Sigma E40

Nail Polish: OPI You Don't Know Jacques

Perfume: Coach Poppy (right now)...

Make-up Brand (High End): MAC, Urban Decay and NARS.

Make-up Brand (Drugstore): Wet N Wild, Revlon & Covergirl for Lipsticks & Sleek.

Eyeliner: Urban Decay Zero

Make-up Remover: ELF wipes

Nail Polish Remover: Dollar store kind

Favorite Drug Store Product: Sleek! 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

FOTD: Gem of Roses

Happy Sunday everyone!

Originally for this look I was going to use a nude lippie, but right before I could apply said lippie the hubby brought in the mail and I got a package! I was so excited to open and try on the MAC Gem of Roses lipstick I had purchased from Ebay. Yes, I know NEVER buy MAC from Ebay right? I never do. BUT this time I made an exception because the seller mentioned they could send a receipt for the item and they were only selling a couple of items from the Semi-Precious collection.

I don't think fake MAC makers could have made the new MSF's and blushes so quickly, LOL. Anywhoooo the lipstick IS REAL and I only paid $20.00 (inc. shipping) for it. So like $5 more than for what it sold, but it's worth it plus it was sold out when I decided on getting it finally. I am in love with it! Seriously,  my new favorite lipstick! It's very "my lips but better!"

Here is the look I did today. Nothing special, just felt like bringing out the old Naked palette:) I was going for a really soft look with sort of a bronzey smokey eye for daytime. I feel that the lipstick really pulled it together and gave a very girly feel to my face. 

What I Used:
Urban Decay De-Slick Spray
Sephora primer
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 130
NYX Orange Concealer
MAC MSF in Medium +
MAC Fix+ Spray
MAC blush in Springsheen
Sleek contour kit in Light for highlight and contour

Base by NYX in Skin Tone 03
Lid: Sidecar and Smog from UD Naked Palette
Inner duct and under brow: Virgin from UD Naked
 Crease:Darkhorse from UD Naked
Liner: Physicians Formula liquid, UD pencil in Zero bottom
Lashes: Maybelline One by One Volume Express
Brows: Bare Escentuals brow powder in Dar Blonde/Medium Brown

Lips: MAC Gem of Roses (looooveeee)

Thanks for reading :)

NYX Orange Concealer

So, I recently discovered this great little concealer... only thing is, it's ORANGE! That's right, orange. Well more like a true salmon color. I had seen a video on Youtube made by a darker skinned than I girl about this concealer and I decided to give it a try. I bought it on Ebay from Pork Daisy for about $7 including shipping.

As you can see in the next picture I have REALLY dark undereye circles. It might be hereditary too, my oldest daughter has them also. We do sleep but those circles never seem to really go away. :( BUT I found that this orange colored concealer really does help conceal undereye circles better than a yellow or foundation matching concealer does. I only use my concealer for the under eye area, I don't really get pimples. (Thank goodness!) I do, however, have broken capillaries all over the top of my cheek bones but my foundation and powder usually cover that up pretty well. I also found that this concealer did not crease or fade after a long, hot day. 

To apply the concealer I used a small concealer brush to apply. I found the NYX concealer to be really smooth and creamy - just how I like et! Of course before foundation it does not look blended into my skin at all, as you can see in the next picture.

Next, I use my liquid foundation all over my face blending with a sponge. I used the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in shade 130. To set the foundation and to blend the under eye are even more I used MAC's Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Plus with a flat foundation brush.

The finished result is this one:

Ta-da! No more dark circles!