Monday, October 25, 2010

sneak peak

i recently made a trip to chicago where i bought oodles of fun things as well as ate my face be ready for a post with more details ha. for now, here is a teaser to a couple lipsticks i picked up from mac.

any guesses on what shades they are? if you guess right you win a virtual pat on the back & astonishment from me! :P

FOTD: my fast practical eyes

hello everyone. today i wanted to post the look i've been sporting practically everyday this month on my eyes. i call this my fast practical eyes. it requires winged liner, barely any shadow and mascara. i've been on the go this past month so minimal makeup is all i can handle at the moment :)

full face. normally with this eye i dont wear any lip product, but i wore something for the sake of this picture for you guys :P

mac msf natural in medium plus
bonnebell glimmer bronzer all over
cargo med matte bronzer on cheekbones
mac hipness blush on apples

mac groundwork pp in crease and outer v of eye only
UD smog e/s over groundwork
loreal lineur intense liquid liner on top lashline
UD zero on bottom lashline w smog smudged over it
mac smoulder liner in waterline
loreal voluminous carbon black mascara

revlon nude attitude lipstick
revlon coral reef gloss

what is your practical fast eye look?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

NOTD- OPI jade is the new black

today i decided to go with a green nail, as you can see pictured. i quite like it. its probably not work friendly if you work in the office, but other than that it is a fall color for sure :)

what are you wearing lately?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

nars haul

yes yes my long overdue nars haul. i picked up some fabulous things from the nars website when they were having that online sale. here are my picks:

exhibit a blush. i've been lusting after this blush and i finally caved and got it. dont let the color in the pan fool you, everyone can pull this blush off. apply in small amounts (dont swirl! dab) and what you get is a beautiful natural color. it looks very natural and effortless.

exhibit a is a matte reddish orange. the color looks shocking in the pan ha! i will have to post a look with prove its not so scary.

i am guilty of being a crazy person and buying all three multiple tints! they are limited edition until who knows when and i had to have all of the shades...

cadaques is a bright pink in the tube. when worn it is a sheer yet pigmented pop of pink. it is absolutely lovely on.

turks and caicos is a neon orange in the tube. when worn it is a juicy pinky peach color.

beverly hills is a cherry red in the tube. when worn it is a flushed dark pink. another "natural" color.

(from left to right) cadaques, beverly hills, turks and caicos. when they are applied the color is much sheerer than in the tube.

overall these multiple tints are good, but the overall formula isn't the absolute best. they are a bit sticky when first applying and they take a little time to fully soak into the skin. the finish is definitely dewy...not powdery. the color payoff is excellent and the lasting power is standard nars quality (aka long!) I would recommend either cadaques or turks and caicos depending if you like pinky looks or peachy looks.

have you tried the limited edition multiple tints?

Monday, October 4, 2010

bobbi brown pot rouge: calypso coral

if you follow my blog, then you would know that bobbi brown pot rouges are my absolute favorite cream blushes so far. here is my previous post on them. i purchased another pot rouge way back in the summer, i just never got around to talking about it. the color i bought was calypso coral. it's a beaut

it is a pink-coral that is extremely pigmented. who doesnt love coral, honestly?

here it is blended out. the finish is satin-like where it isnt fully matte but it isnt dewy either...the effect is quite nice.

of course i love this pot rouge. i love them all. slowly but surely i will own them all! ill try to post up a look with this soon so you all can see it on...