Neutral with a Pop of Turquoise

Another look using a NYX Palette! I seriously LOVE these things! The two main products I used for this look is the NYX Runway Collection Palette in Champagne & Caviar and the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Flipside.

So this tutorial is a GREAT way to add a bright pop of color to your look without looking absolutely crazy! If you’re like me and prefer neutral looks, this is a way to incorporate some color into your makeup. I typically don’t stray too far from neutrals, and when I do, I aim for purples or greens. Never blues. So this was a FUN way to get some color to my look!

Products used for this look:

Face:
~ MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW20 (MAC 194 brush)
~ MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus (Japonesque Kabuki brush)
~ Benefit Coralista Blush (EcoTools Blush Brush)
~ Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder in Rose Gold (Essence of Beauty Finishing Brush)

Eyebrows:
~ Clinique Eyebrow Pencil with brush in 02 dark brown
~ Trucco Eye Shadow in Rootbeer (Sonia Kashuk Brow Brush)
~ Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in clear

Eyes:
~ Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
~ MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study
~ NYX Champagne & Caviar in pink (MAC 239 brush)
~ NYX Champagne & Caviar in medium brown (MAC 217 & MAC 219 brush)
~ NYX Champagne & Caviar in darkest brown (Sonia Kashuk Crease Shadow brush)
~ MAC 224 Blending Brush
~ MAC Eyesahdow in Brule (Essence of Beauty Eye Shadow brush)
~ Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Zero
~ Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Flipside (MAC 210 Brush)
~ Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (before mascara application)
~ Korres Abyssinia Oil Mascara in Black

Eyelashes:
~ Ardell Falsh Lashes
~ Duo Eyelash Glue

Lips:
~ LUSH Lip Balm in Honey Trap
~ MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam VI
~ Sephora Lipgloss in Bronzed Beauty

Some pictures for this look:



Also, check out my video to see how I got this look!

Sorry this post is so quick. Late night and I need to work in the AM. Goodnight beauties! 🙂

April Favorites 2010

Ok, so I uploaded my video and then ran off to a birthday party for a friend’s mom! She was also celebrating 20 years being cancer-free. So I ran off without posting the corresponding blog! Anyway, here is the complete list of what was included in my favorites video for April!:

Haircare:
* Sexy Hair: Color Me Sexy – Fabulous Red

Skincare:
* MAC wipes (45 wipes – $18, 100 wipes – $26)

Perfume:
* Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche

Makeup:
* MAC Blot Powder
* Brow combo: Clinique Brow Pencil, Trucco powder in Rootbeer, Great Lash Clear Mascara
* Korres Abyssinia Oil Mascara
* Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil (Black – Zero, Flipside – Turquoise, 1999 – Plum)
* MAC Prep+Prime Skin Refined Zone
* Clinique True Bronze – 03 Sunblushed
* Benefit – Coralista Blush
* MAC Paint Pot – Bare Study
* NYX Runway Collection Palette – Champagne & Caviar
* NYX Smokey Eye Palette
* LUSH Honey Trap Lip Balm
* MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick
* Sephora Lipgloss in Bronzed Beauty

If you guys have any questions on any of these products, leave me a comment here and/or on my video and I’ll get back to you with answers ASAP! Also, let me know if there’s anything else that you suggest 🙂

Don’t forget to check out the video!

Neutral Eye using NYX Runway Collection Palette

Another look using the NYX Runway Collection Palette in Jazz Night!! Have I mentioned how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE this palette? Inexpensive, yet GREAT quality makeup! ULTA currently has NYX on sale (these palettes are $7.50 each!) through April 30th, 2010! And most, if not all of the rest of the NYX products they sell are Buy Two Get One Free!

Typically when I do a neutral look, I don’t usually use this much eyeliner. So, to me the look is “dramatic.” However, if it’s not dramatic enough for you, feel free to darken up the outer V with a touch of black shadow (there is a matte black in this palette) and use a slightly heavier hand with the liner for a thicker line and you will have a much more dramatic look!

Products used for this look:

Face:
~ MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW20 (MAC 194 brush)
~ MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus (Japonesque Kabuki brush)
~ Benefit Coralista Blush (EcoTools Blush Brush)
~ Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder in Rose Gold (MAC 165 brush)

Eyebrows:
~ Clinique Eyebrow Pencil with brush in 02 dark brown
~ Trucco Eye Shadow in Rootbeer (Sonia Kashuk Brow Brush)
~ Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in clear

Eyes:
~ Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
~ MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study
~ NYX Jazz Night Palette in yellow (MAC 239 brush)
~ NYX Jazz Night Palette in medium brown (MAC 217 & MAC 219 brush)
~ NYX Jazz Night Palette in darkest brown (Sonia Kashuk Crease Shadow brush & MAC 219 brushes)
~ MAC 224 Blending Brush
~ MAC Eyesahdow in Brule (Essence of Beauty Eye Shadow brush)
~ Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Zero
~ MAC Fluidline in BlackTrack (Sonia Kashuk Bent Eyeliner brush)
~ Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (before mascara application)
~ Korres Abyssinia Oil Mascara in Black
~ Japonesque heated Eyelash Curler (AFTER mascara application)
~ Tweezerman Eyelash Comb

Lips:
~ LUSH Lip Balm in Honey Trap
~ MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam VI
~ Sephora Lipgloss in Bronzed Beauty

Here are a few pictures from the tutorial:

Check out the video to see how I put the look together:

Hope you guys are enjoying my tutorials! Like I mentioned before, if you’d like to make a request, please be sure to leave a comment on my video and I will do my best to fulfill that request ASAP! Thanks for watching/reading and I’ll talk to you all later! Nighty night! 🙂

Vacation Haul Part 1: Makeup!

Hey everyone!!

For a much needed mini vacation I headed out to Phoenix, AZ to visit my best friend! This is what I came back with. Because my video was a little too long, I filmed it in 2 parts, makeup and LUSH!

There are a LOT of new products that I’m excited to try out and share my thoughts with you all!! For those that may have missed it, here are the makeup items that I “hauled” this weekend!

Ulta:


Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara

Sephora:


Korres “Midnight Eyes” giftset
* Abyssinia Mascara in Black
* Full size eyeshadow in Plum (77S)
* Full size eyeshadow in Metallic Gray (55S)
* Full size eyeshadow in Sky Blue (84S)
* Full size eyeshadow in White (10S)
* Eyeliner Pencil in Black
* Cherry Oil Lipgloss in Beigh Pink (32)


Smashbox LashDNA Mascara

MAC Cosmetics:

* Palette refill shadow in Shadowy Lady
* Palette refill shadow in Print
* MAC 219 Brush
* MAC Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone

I definitely have plans to review all of these items! Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for part 2: LUSH haul! The video and blogpost will be posted in the next couple of days! Have a great night!!

What’s in my Makeup Bag? Travel Edition!

I know I’m not alone when I’m packing my bags for a trip and have ABSOLUTELY no idea what to bring in my makeup bag. Sometimes I’ll go overboard and bring multiple bags of makeup, but this usually depends on circumstances. For example, when I’m going away with some girl friends for a weekend, if we plan on going out for a night on the town I end up doing everyone’s makeup. This usually results in needing lots of variety in what kind of makeup to bring. Since I had no idea what we would be doing in Arizona, I did just that – brought too much makeup BUT it all fit into 1 bag!

So a list of the products that I showed in my video:

Tools:
~ Tweezerman tweezers
~ MAC 194 Concealer brush
~ Japonesque small detail brush
~ Japonesque medium detail brush
~ EcoTools blush brush
~ Essence of Beauty shadow brush
~ MAC 224 blending brush
~ Sonia Kashuk bent eyeliner brush
~ MAC 217 crease/blending brush
~ MAC 239 flat shader brush
~ Sonia Kashuk angled brush
~ Sonia Kashuk crease brush
~ Japonesque kabuki brush
~ EcoTools retractible kabuki brush
~ Japonesque pencil sharpener
~ Japonesque heated eyelash curler
~ Shu Uemura eyelash curler
~ Pocket mirror (from Old Navy)
~ Tweezerman blotting paper roll

Eyes:
~ NYX Runway Collection – Jazz Night palette
~ MAC “neutrals” quad – All that Glitters, Era, Brule, Woodwinked
~ Clinique Brow Keeper
~ Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear (for brows)
~ Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Zero
~ Urban Decay Primer Potion
~ MAC Painterly Paint Pot
~ MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
~ Trucco Eyeshadow in Rootbeer (used for brows)
~ Korres Abyssinia Oil Mascara

Face:
~ Benefit Coralista blush
~ MAC Blot Powder
~ MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
~ MAC Fast Response Eye Cream
~ MAC StudioFinish Concealer (NW20)
~ Clinique Bronzer in Sunblushed

Lips:
~ Burt’s Bees lip balm
~ MAC Lipstick in Baroque Boudoir (Special Edition)
~ MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam II
~ MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam V
~ MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam VI
~ Sephora lipgloss in Bronzed Beauty
~ C.O. Bigelow lipgloss in Magentamint (found at Bath & Body Works)

These items were NOT shown in this order. I categorized the list by application (face, eyes, lips, etc) so it’d be easier to find!

As soon as the video is done uploading to YouTube, I will make sure to embed it in this post. So check back or click on the link on th sidebar to head over to my channel and take a look at that and a few other videos I’ve posted. 🙂

Now I’m off to bed! Good night, beautiful people!

Purple Smokey Eye using NYX Runway Collection Palette

Hi everyone!!

So this is my first EVER tutorial! So be gentle! 🙂 Unfortunately, not being a YouTube partner, I had to cut a lot out due to the 10 minute time limit, but I will get better at this and get it into the limited time frame soon enough! This look can be used for almost anything – toned down you could wear it everyday to work or school. If you darken up the corner then it can be used for going out, going to formal parties or dances (homecoming, prom, etc). Have fun with it!

Products used in this video:

Face:
~ MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW20 (MAC 194 brush)
~ MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus (Japonesque Kabuki brush)
~ Benefit Coralista Blush (EcoTools Blush Brush)
~ Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder in Rose Gold (MAC 165 brush)

Eyebrows:
~ Clinique Eyebrow Pencil with brush in 02 dark brown
~ Trucco Eye Shadow in Rootbeer (Sonia Kashuk Brow Brush)
~ e.l.f. Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara

Eyes:
~ Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
~ MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
~ NYX Jazz Night Palette in Silver (MAC 239 brush)
~ NYX Jazz Night Palette in Lightest Purple (MAC 239 brush)
~ NYX Jazz Night Palette in Deepest Purple (Sonia Kashuk Crease Shadow brush & Japonesque Medium detailer brush)
~ NYX Jazz Night Palette in Medium Purple (MAC 217 brush & Japonesque Medium detailer brush)
~ NYX Jazz Night Palette in Yellow (Japonesque Small detailer brush)
~ Trucco Eyeshadow in Ecstasy (MAC 217 brush)
~ MAC 224 Blending Brush
~ MAC Eyesahdow in Brule (Essence of Beauty Eye Shadow brush)
~ Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Zero
~ MAC Fluidline in BlackTrack (Sonia Kashuk Bent Eyeliner brush)
~ Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (before mascara application)
~ Korres Abyssinia Oil Mascara in 1Black
~ Japonesque heated Eyelash Curler (AFTER mascara application)
~ Tweezerman Eyelash Comb

Lips:
~ Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
~ MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam II
~ Mac Lipglass in Viva Glam V

Here are a few pictures from the tutorial:

And finally, don’t forget to check out the video!!

Hope you guys enjoyed my first tutorial! If you’d like to make a request, please be sure to leave a comment on my video and I will do my best to fulfill everyone’s request ASAP! Thanks for watching/reading and I’ll talk to you all later! Stay beautiful! 🙂