Green Pigment FOTD

I have a whole bunch of these Annabelle loose shadows/pigments and I feel like they don’t get enough love so I was inspired by my outfit (see picture at the end of post) to do a green eye.

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Face:

  • Annabelle CC, natural finish
  • Revlon Colorstay foundation, 006
  • Annabelle CC pressed powder, medium-dark
  • ELF blush/bronzer duo (bronzer side)
  • MAC blush in Moder Mandarin mixed with Immortal Flower
  • Marcelle highlight powder

Eyes:

  • MAC paintpot, painterly
  • NYX jumbo eye pencil, Milk (lid, blended out)
  • Urban Decay Vice Palette, Junkie (crease), Echo Beach (brow highlight)
  • Annabelle loose pigment, Cool Mint (lid and over Junkie in crease) I think this shadow is now discontinued but they have another pigment called Dragonette that is also green and very pretty. 
  • MAC eyeshadow, Crystal Avalanche (inner corner)
  • Maybelline long lasting gel liner, Blackest Black
  • Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes eye pencil, black
  • Cover Girl Clump Crusher mascara

Lips:

  • MAC lipglass, Lychee Luxe

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Pinks and Purples FOTD

Here’s yet another Face Of The Day post! I’m gonna have to start posting some more reviews or first impressions because I think it’s getting a little repetitive with all these FOTDs. Anyways, tonight I’m heading out to the last night of Igloofest here in Montreal. If you don’t know what Igloofest is, it’s basically a really crazy outdoor dance party that is held for 3 days a week for 4 weeks and each day there is a features set of DJs and everyone dances outside for about 3-4 hours. It sounds crazy but if you show up dressed up properly and really warm (think extra socks and long johns under your pants) dancing all night should keep you from freezing. It’s a really fun way to spend a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night! 

So, I’m going to Igloofest and I wanted to do something a little more dramatic and fun (even though no one can see my makeup in the dark, but if I get any flash pictures taken then I’m sure it will look good! Here’s my look:

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All the colours on the lid are from the Urban Decay Vice palette. I got this palette a little before Christmas and I haven’t really had a chance to experiment with all the colours. I love the palette a lot but there are a couple of shadows that have quite a bit of fallout but all the colours are gorgeous and I anticipate playing around with them a lot more in the future.

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Please excuse my unkempt upper brow area. I only notice these stray hairs when I take photos with flash.

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Face:

  • Annabelle CC, natural finish
  • Revlon Colorstay foundation
  • Maybelline Instant Rewind Dark Circle Eraser, medium
  • Annabelle CC pressed powder, Medium-Dark
  • Revlon cream blush, 200
  • MAC Dollymix
  • CoverFX BronzeFX, bronze
  • Marcelle pink highlighter, “Because I’m a girl”

Eyes:

  • MAC paintpot, Painterly
  • NYX Jumbo eyepencil in Strawberry Milk
  • UD Vice Palette: Freebird on lid, Vice in the crease and Noise blended ontop of Vice on the crease as well and Echo Beach as highlight. 
  • Annabelle eyeliner in Fiesta on the lower lash line
  • Annabelle smudgeliner in Chichi Girl on top of Fiesta (blended)
  • Maybelline Eyestudio long lasting gel eyeliner in blackest black on top lash line.
  • Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes in black to tightline and waterline.
  • Cover Girl Clump Crusher mascara

Lips

  • Rimmel Vinyl Max lipgloss in Goddess. (my lips look pink because I had tried other lip colours before choosing just a peachy gloss) 

 

 

 

 

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Now here’s a creepy picture of my face, trying to be weird/cute/I’m not sure.

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I was having a hard time picking what lip color to wear with this eye look and I was experimenting with a darker look using MAC Rebel and Viva Glam Nicki. I liked this photo so I included it but I felt that the look was already pretty eye heavy and the dark lip was a bit too much.

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Superbowl Makeup!!

It’s that time of year again! Your friends may or may not be throwing a Superbowl Sunday party and if they are then hopefully you can share your support for your team through your makeup!

Now, neither of these teams are my teams (I was rooting for Atlanta in the NFC championship) buuuut regardless, most of us are rooting for someone. I personally don’t like the Ravens but to each their own!

So I created these looks simultaneously (because let’s face it, I’m trying to save time) one side of my face for each team, which is only fair.

Let’s start with the Ravens. Their team colours are purple, gold and white. Image

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I had already prepped my face before doing these looks (foundation, concealer, blush, brows, etc.)

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First step in eye prepping is using a primer. I used MAC paint pot in Painterly.

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Then apply Maybelleline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold in the centre of the eye. On top of the cream shadow I applied the appropriately named Blitz shadow from the Urban Decay Vice palette. Be careful, there is a lot of fallout from the shadows in this palette that have a lot of glitter.

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Apply a white sparkly shadow in the inner third of the eye. I used Crystal Avalanche by MAC

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Apply a dark purple shadow in the outer third of the eye and then blended up into the crease. I used Vice from the Urban Decay Vice palette. Make sure to blend all the colours so that there are no harsh lines

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Take a small brush and apply the same dark purple shadow on the lower lash line, only go half way in. The other half of the lower lash line apply the gold. Highlight the brow, I used a champagne colour from NYX called My Favorite Color.

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Tightline and line the waterline with a black pencil and use black liquid liner on the top lash line. Curl lashes and apply black mascara.

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Choose a purple lipstick for the lips, I used a MAC lipliner in Just Wonderful (limited edition form last year) and then topped it off with a purple cremesheen gloss from MAC as well in Narcissus.

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Now for the 49ers. Their team colours also have gold and white but instead of purple, we’re using red.

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Repeat the first three steps from the Ravens look (apply primer, Bold Gold cream shadow in the middle third of the eye and then white shimmery shadow on the inner third of the eye)

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With a blending brush, apply a dark red shadow in the outer third of the eye and blend it up into the crease. I used NYX Rust but any cranberry-like colour would work.

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With a small brush apply the red shadow on the outer half of the lower lash line and apply the gold shadow on the inner half. Highlight the brow, I used the same NYX shadow from the Ravens look.

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Tightline and line the waterline with a black pencil and use a black liquid eyeliner for the top lash line. Curl lashes and apply black mascara.

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Line the lips with a red lip pencil and finish with either a lipstick or a gloss. I used Annabelle’s lip pencil in Red Cherry and Revlon Lip butter in Red Velvet.

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Hopefully most of you will choose one look and not wear both like I am in this picture! I hope you all have great Superbowl parties, eat lots of chicken wings and drink lots of beer! I’m pretty sure I’ll be sporting the 49ers look 😉

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January 31, 2013 FOTD

I did another look today using light pink and matte grey shadows.

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Shadows used:

Annabelle single eyeshadow in matte grey (it came a single eyeshadow with no pot and the name was on the packaging which I threw away) I would say that it is really close to MAC’s Concrete.  I used this colour in the crease, mostly concentrated in the outer V area, as well I used this colour smudged under the waterline.

Next I used a Wet’N’Wild single eyeshadow (discontinued) in Fine Wink. This shadow was known for being a dupe for MAC’s Naked Lunch. I used this colour all over the lid and blended up towards the crease. For highlight under the brow I used MAC Ricepaper.

I used a black pencil eyeliner to tightline as well as line the waterline and a black liquid liner on the top lash line. Finish the eyes with black mascara.

Blush: Elf’s Candid Coral from their studio line.

Highlight: Marcelle highlighing palette.

Lips: L’Oreal Balm #218 in Rose Elixir.