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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Neutrals with Bright Lips FOTD

Lately I’ve been spending more time focusing on my skin care routine and I think it is starting to pay off because from these flash pictures my skin looks pretty glowy. I’ve started using an eye cream and a better toner and generally more vigorous with my cleansing, just to make sure I remove all the makeup/dirt off my face. Anyways, I’m just happy with how my face looks even without makeup! Here’s my look:

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Face:

  • Annabelle CC in natural finish
  • Revlon Colorstay in 06
  • Maybelline Instant Rewind Dark spot concealer in medium
  • MAC Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark
  • Revlon cream blush in 200
  • ELF Studio blush in Pink Passion
  • Cover FX BronzeFX in Bronze

Eyes:

  • MAC paint pot in Painterly
  • Maybelline color tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
  • MAC Espresso
  • NYX jumbo eye pencil in Yogurt
  • Maybelline Eye Studio long lasting gel Eyeliner in blackest black
  • Covergirl Clump Crusher in black

Lips:

  • OCC Lip tar in Anime

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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.

January 28, 2013 FOTD

Here’s another FOTD! It’s my mom’s birthday today and we’re having some people over for dinner so I’d figure I would try something new today! I’m usually wearing a lot of neutral colours on a regular basis so I thought that I would step it up a notch and   create this gold look that is still quite tame but with the black liner makes the look a bit more dressed up. 20130128-145513.jpg

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So here’s how I created this look:

I used a variation of shadows, mostly MAC but you can substitute for any shadows that are close in shade and finish. So there are four shadows in the picture below, from left to right and then clockwise, it is Brown Script (matte reddish brown), Rule (matte burnt orange), Amber Lights (frost copper/bronze), and Ricepaper (frost yellow-champagne). I used Brown Script and Rule in the crease as transition colours, then I applied Amber Lights on my lid with a flat shader brush. I used Ricepaper as a highlight underneath my brow and then made sure to blend out any harsh lines between the colours I used in the crease and my highlight. I also used a little bit of Brown Script on my lower lash line. 20130128-151451.jpg

Next I used Sexpresso (matte dark brown) from the Two-Faced Natural Eye palette to my outer V of my eye and a little bit of it smudged into my crease as well in order to create depth. Blending is key! I used the Makeup Forever Aqua eyes eyeliner pencil in black to tightline and then again on my waterline and then smudged the waterline with a small brush. I used the Maybelline Master Precise liquid liner on my top lash line and I set that with a black matte eyeshadow by Annabelle. To finish the eyes I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline’s Mega Plush volume mascara in black to my top lashes only.20130128-151502.jpg

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For my face, I used my Annabelle CC primer and Rimmel’s Wake Me Up foundation and for concealer I used Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser (also new and also testing out!). I set my concealer with my MAC mineralized skin finish in Medium dark. My blush is Love Joy by MAC, it is a mineralized blush, actually it is the only mineralized blush by MAC that I own but I love it! It was highly recommended to me by a former colleague and I have loved it ever since. I’ve seen it described as a “rose-brick” colour, it is definitely unlike any other blush I have in my collection, which is probably why I love it so much! I would highly suggest anyone to go check it out if you are in the process of looking for a new blush to try!

I also contoured my face with a little bit of gold bronzer by Cover FX.

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Finally for lips, I used MAC’s Viva Glam Gaga 2, which is an amplified formula and nude colour. I rarely wear nude lip colours because I feel like my skin tone is a little too dark to pull it off so to bring back a little bit more colour to my lips I used Revlon’s Lip Butter in Creme Brule on top of the lipstick. I’m going to try and give nude lipsticks a chance because this is the only one I have in my collection and I have never worn it out. I’ve seen a lot of people on Instagram and Youtube who look absolutely gorgeous with nude lips but I haven’t found the right one yet. Let me know if you have any suggestions to nude lip colours that you love and you think might work for me! Have a great day!!

First Impressions plus FOTD

So seeing as I just got some new products yesterday, I obviously couldn’t wait to try them out. I know I said that I would wait a few days to write a review but I couldn’t resist doing a “First Impressions” of some kind. So here are the products I’m trying out, from my previous post, they are the new Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, which, according to the packaging, claims that it is an “Anti-Fatigue and Radiant Glow”. I will also be trying out the new Annabelle Cosmetics CC Colour and Contour Instant Perfecting Base, in the natural finish. It also comes in a white bottle which has a luminescent finish.
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So here is a scary picture of my face before applying any product, only moisturizer. As you can see, I have a lot of redness in certain areas, as well as some pretty dark circles under my eyes.

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This is after applying the CC base/primer. It does seem to have evened out my skin tone a little and reduced the redness in my trouble spots. My under-eye area is still quite dark but significantly less. I also noticed that this product helped reduce the appearance of my pores. Now, I’ve never tried any of those pore-reducing products such as Benefit’s Pore-fessional but a review done by Youtube’s jeanfrancoiscd (makeup guru extraordinaire and fellow Montrealer) said that after trying this product he wouldn’t need to buy those higher end pore-reducing products again. In addition to evening out my skin tone and reducing the appearance of my pores, it also left my skin feeling silky smooth, making the application of my foundation very easy! NEXT!20130126-113120.jpg

So this is after applying the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. I know that this product has been out for some time now in the UK (since Rimmel is a UK brand) but this juuuust came out at my local drug store and after seeing such good feedback on this product by another Youtube personality that I follow, Zoella (who lives in London) I really wanted to try it out! I’ve never really tried any foundations from Rimmel, I never really gave them a chance but this looked promising. The consistency of this product is very light, is not too watery and not too thick either, which made application very easy. There is a little fragrance but it smells like lotion which was a pleasant surprise. It is kind of hard to tell by this picture but I do feel like my skin had a slight glow to it after application. I had a hard time trying to find the right shade when I was at the store because the product was just put out and no testers were available, but I am pretty happy with what I chose. The flash kind of makes my face look more white than it actually is. Anyways, in addition to the Annabelle primer, this foundation evened out my skin tone even more and even helped reduce the darkness around my eyes. So far, I’m really liking both of these products. Thumbs up! 20130126-113138.jpg

This is my finished face! I was inspired by my new tights that I got yesterday that are sheer purple with purple polka dots to create this eye look. I’m also using an Annabelle eyeshadow in Infrared that I got at a warehouse sale last year (so I don’t think you can get it anymore in stores!) and a Rimmel Exaggerate waterproof eye definer in 270 Purple Shock on the waterline. My blush is Vintage Grape by MAC with Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish by MAC as a highlight. On my lips is the L’Oreal ColorRiche lipstick in Sheer Linen. 20130126-113148.jpg20130126-113208.jpg20130126-113239.jpg

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Stay tuned for a full review on these two products! Let me know if you would like to see a tutorial or how I created this look! Have a great weekend 🙂