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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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

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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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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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