Everyday Neutral Makeup Look

Hello again! While I have my review on Annabelle CC in the works, I thought I would share this look I created today. I had an interview this afternoon to be volunteering at a community center and it’s something I’m very excited about because I never had time before to volunteer. Everything went well and I will be helping out elementary level students with their after school activities at this center once a week. I didn’t want to be wearing a look that was too bold because this is a casual setting, so this neutral look was an easy choice. I can see this look being used for any occasion, if you wanted to switch it up a little and give it a little bit of a pop you could always choose a bolder lip colour because bold lips and neutral eyes are a perfect match.

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Face:

    Annabelle CC
    Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation
    Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer
    Maybelline Instant dark circle eraser
    Annabelle CC pressed powder
    MAC Canteloup blush
    MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish, Superb

Eyes:

    MAC paint pot, Painterly
    Urban Decay Naked Palette, Buck (crease), Darkhorse (outer V, outer 1/3 of lid, outer lower lash line)
    Essence single eyeshadow, Cappuccino (lid, inner lower lash line, brow highlight)
    Maybelline Eye Studio Long Lasting gel liner, black (top lash line)
    Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes eyeliner, black (tightline, outer waterline)
    Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner, Nude (inner waterline)
    Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara, black

Lips:

    MAC Cream Cup
    MAC Angel lipglass

Finish off with Urban Decay All-Nighter Spray.

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Colored Liner using Pigments

I was recently inspired to try out creating my own colored eyeliner using pigments. Jazziebabycakes has been posting more videos lately and I really loved her look she posted yesterday of a neutral eye look with bright royal blue eyeliner using Sugarpill pigment and mixing medium. Click here to see the video and instruction on how to achieve her look. This is my recreation using purple shadow. 20130220-152631.jpg

This look requires very little in consideration of shadows because the eye is relatively neutrals, I used matte browns in the crease and then a shimmery cream on the lid. I then made my own “mixing medium” by combing glycerin and water (1 part glycerin to 3 parts water) and added the pigment to a little bit of the mixing medium so that it became a paste-like consistency. I used an angled tip eyeliner brush to apply the pigment (now paste) as an eyeliner and created a winged tip. I also applied some of the pigment on the lower lash line. 20130220-153322.jpg

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Face:

  • Annabelle CC, natural finish (I’m really loving this!)
  • Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation
  • MAC Natural Skinfinish, medium-dark
  • ELF bronzing duo (bronzer side) for contour and blush
  • MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish, Superb (highlight)
  • Brows, NYC eye/brow liner, dark brown

Eyes:

  • MAC paintpot, painterly
  • Urban Decay Naked palette, Buck (crease)
  • Two Faced Natural Eye Palette, Sexpresso (outer V)
  • MAC Ricepaper, brow highlight
  • MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish, Superb (lid)
  • Annabelle loose pigment, Spellbound (Discontinued but any pigment will work)
  • Cover Girl Clump Crusher Mascara, black

Lips

  • Rimmel Kate Moss Longlasting finish Matte lipstick, 103

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Here is what the pigment looks like. This is also the same type of pigment that I’ve used in my green look and my pink valentine’s look. I never used these for a long time and I’m finally finding reasons to bring them into my makeup looks because they are so versatile and pretty. I love them! I plan on picking up some of their pigments that are currently a part of their permanent collection. If you live in Canada, I don’t think I need to reiterate now amazing Annabelle Cosmetics is!

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Valentine’s Day Look (Makeup, Outfit, Nails)

Well it’s Valentine’s Day and this would be a pretty good day to go all out with the pinks and reds and I think I went a little overboard with the pink. As you will see, I have pink on my eyes, cheeks, lips, dress and nails. Now, not all of us are celebrating today but I will be spending tonight with my loving boyfriend, likely having dinner and then going to a movie. Pink is very versatile and very feminine so this could be used for a night out or dinner or just for fun! So here’s my look:

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Face:

  • Annabelle CC, natural finish
  • Revlon colourstay, normal/dry in 006
  • Maybelline Instant Rewind Dark Circle Eraser, medium
  • Annabelle CC pressed powder, medium-dark
  • CoverFX, BronzeFX in bronze
  • MAC blush, Dollymix
  • MAC Extra Dimension skinfinish, Superb

Eyes:

  • MAC paintpot, Painterly
  • NYX jumbo eye pencil, Milk (lid)
  • Urban Decay Vice Palette, Noise (crease and outer lower lash line), Vice (outer V, very blended with Noise), and Echo beach (brow highlight)
  • Annabelle loose pigment, Golden Pink (lid, pressed ontop of Milk, blended into Noise)
  • MAC eyeshadow, Crystal Avalanche (inner corner, inner lower lash line, blended with Noise)
  • Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes eye pencil, black (tightline, waterline)
  • Maybelline Eye Studio long-lasting gel liner, blackest black (top lash line)
  • Cover Girl Clump Crusher mascara, black

Lips:

  • MAC Love Forever!
  • Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss lip colour, Lovechild

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You can always use a more neutral colour lip if the pink is too much, I just wanted to go all out and I love the colour I got when I mixed the MAC and UD colours together. 20130214-144730.jpg

This is the dress I’m wearing today, I don’t have a full-length mirror to take a picture of it but I’ll post a picture of what it looks like on a model.  I’ve had this dress for maybe 2 years and I think I always wear it on Valentine’s Day because of the hearts and it’s so cute! I’m wearing it with black tights and knee-length, flat leather boots. 20130214-144741.jpg

Material girl


Material girl


Here are my nails, I actually did them earlier this week and I really love how they turned out. I used OPI Pink Friday (Nicki Minaj collection) as a base and the glitter is Revlon Sparkling. I did a similar nail look last week using a mint base and silver glitter.

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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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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.