Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Inspired Look: Aishwarya Rai - Olive Green & Brown Smokey Eyes Make-Up (with Video Tutorial)

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Inspired Look: Aishwarya Rai


What I used:
Cetaphil Face Moisturizer
Monistat Chafing Gel
Mac Select Spf Liquid Foundation - NC 42/43
Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer - NW 35
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural - Medium Dark
Covergirl Loose Powder - Translucent Medium
Annabelle Eyebrow Pencil - Medium Brown

Two Faced Shadow Insurance (Eye Primer)
Mac Sumptuous Olive (On Lid)
Mac Carbon Eyeshadow (On Lid/Darken Crease)
Mac Satintaupe or Woodwinked Eyeshadow (Crease)
Mac Saddle or any midtone brown Eyeshadow (Crease)
Mac Next to Nothing or any highlight of your choice (Highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil or any Black eyeliner (Black - Waterline)
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear)
Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara (Black)
Ardell Runway Lashes Claudia (Black)

Mac Blunt Blush (Contour)
Nars Torrid Blush
Mac MSF New Vegas

Annabelle Demure Lipliner Pencil
Mac Brave Lipstick
Mac Vivaglam V

I wear grey contacts in FreshLooks Colourblends.

The Tutorial:

Smokey Purple Eyes Makeup Look (with Tutorial Video)

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What I used:
Cetaphil Face Moisturizer
Monistat Chafing Gel
Mac Select Spf Liquid Foundation - NC 42/43
Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer - NW 35
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural - Medium Dark
Covergirl Loose Powder

Two Faced Shadow Insurance (Eye Primer)
NYX Black Bean Jumbo Pencil (Eye Base)
Mac Parfait Amour Eyeshadow ( All Over Lid)
Mac Nocturnelle Eyeshadow (Crease)
Mac Beauty Marked Eyeshadow (Darken Crease)
Mac Solar White Eyeshadow or Vanilla Pigment (Highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 - Zero (Eyeliner/Waterline)
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear)
Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara (Black)
Dramatic Lashes

Mac Blunt Blush (Contour)
Nars Orgasm Multiple
Nars Desire Blush

Mac Stripdown Lipliner Pencil
Mac Velvet Teddy Lipstick (matte)
Mac Love Nectar Lustreglass

I wear grey contacts.

The Tutorial:

Traditional South Asian Desi Bridal Look (with Tutorial Video)

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What I used:
Cetaphil Face Moisturizer
Monistat Chafing Gel
Mac Select Spf Liquid Foundation - NC 42/43
Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer - NW 35
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural - Medium Dark
Covergirl Loose Powder - Translucent Medium

Two Faced Shadow Insurance (Eye Primer)
Mac Mangomix Shadestick (Eye Base)
Mac Coppering Eyeshadow ( All Over Lid)
Pure Luxe - OMG Shadow (Red)
Mac Show Stopper Eyeshadow (Dark Brown - Crease)
Mac Carbon Eyeshadow (Darken Crease)
Mac Goldmine Eyeshadow (Highlight/Inner Corner)
Mac Solar White Eyeshadow or Vanilla Pigment (Highlight)
Mac Amberlights Eyeshadow
Mac Blacktrack Fluidline (Eyeliner)
Annbelle Black Eye Kohl Pencil (Black - Waterline)
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear)
Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara (Black)
NYC Glamour Lashes
Mac Reflects Rust Glitter

Mac Blunt Blush (Contour)
Nars Outlaw Blush
Mac MSF Duo Natural -Highlight Side

Annabelle Mars Lipliner Pencil
Mac Classic Dame Mattene Lipstick
Mac Melon Pigment

The Tutorial:

Black and Brown Smokey Eyes FOTD

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What I used:
Cetaphil Face Moisturizer
Monistat Chafing Gel
Mac Select Spf Liquid Foundation - NC 42/43
Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer - NW 35
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural - Medium Dark
Covergirl Loose Powder - Translucent Medium
Annabelle Eyebrow Pencil - Medium Brown

Two Faced Shadow Insurance (Eye Primer)
Mac Layin Low Paintpot or Soft Ochre Paintpot (Eye Base)
Mac Carbon Eyeshadow (On Lid/Darken Crease)
Mac Saddle or any midtone brown Eyeshadow (Crease)
Mac Next to Nothing or any highlight of your choice (Highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil or any Black eyeliner (Black - Waterline)
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear)
Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara (Black)
Asian Brand Model 21 Lashes

Mac Blunt Blush (Contour)
Nars Desire Blush
Mac New Vegas MSF

Annabelle Demure Lipliner Pencil
Mac Brave Lipstick
Mac Vivaglam V

I wear grey contacts in FreshLooks Colourblends.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bridal Look Idea: Goldmode and Copper MakeUp Look (with Tutorial Video)

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Just a Bridal Eyes Idea...

What I used:
Cetaphil Face Moisturizer
Monistat Chafing Gel
Mac Select Spf Liquid Foundation - NC 42/43
Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer - NW 35
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural - Medium Dark
Covergirl Loose Powder - Translucent Medium

Two Faced Shadow Insurance (Eye Primer)
Mac Rubenesque Paintpot (Eye Base)
Mac Goldmode Pigment ( All Over Lid)
Mac Coppering Eyeshadow (Crease)
Mac Sketch Eyeshadow
Mac Embark Eyeshadow (Darken Crease)
Mac Solar White Eyeshadow or Vanilla Pigment (Highlight)
Mac Blacktrack Fluidline (Eyeliner)
Annbelle Black Eye Kohl Pencil (Black - Waterline)
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear)
Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara (Black)
NYC Glamour Lashes

Mac Blunt Blush (Contour)
Nars Torrid Blush
Mac New Vegas MSF

Annabelle Hot Honey Lipliner Pencil
Mac Payoff Pro Longwear

I wear grey contacts!

The Tutorial:

Inspired Bollywood Look: Deepika Padukone's Blue-Green Look

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Inspired Look: Deepika Padukone




What I used:
Cetaphil Face Moisturizer
Monistat Chafing Gel
Mac Select Spf Liquid Foundation - NC 42/43
Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer - NW 35
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural - Medium Dark
Covergirl Loose Powder - Translucent Medium
Posh Eyebrow Kit

Two Faced Shadow Insurance (Eye Primer)
Mac Blue Peep (Eye Base)
Mac Gorgeous Gold Eyeshadow (Inner Eyelid)
CoastalScents Green Eyeshadow (On Lid)
Mac Plumage Eyeshadow (Crease)
Mac Deeptruth Eyeshadow (To Darken Crease)
Mac Solar White Eyeshadow or any highlight of your choice (Highlight)
Mac Blacktrack Fluidline (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil or any Black eyeliner (Black - Waterline)
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear)
Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara (Black)
Ardell Runway Claudia Black Lashes

Mac Blunt Blush (Contour)
Nars Nars Blush
Mac MSF Duo Medium Dark - Highlight Side

Annabelle Blush Lipliner Pencil
Mac Velvet Teddy Lipstick
Mac Love Nectar Lustreglass

I wear grey contacts in FreshLooks Colourblends.

Olive Green with Purples MakeUp Look (with Tutorial Video)

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What I used:

Cetaphil Face Moisturizer
Monistat Chafing Gel
Mac Select Spf Liquid Foundation - NC 42/43
Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer - NW 35
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural - Medium Dark
Covergirl Loose Powder - Translucent Medium
Posh Eyebrow Kit

Two Faced Shadow Insurance (Eye Primer)
Mac Rubenesque Paintpot (Eye Base)
Mac Sumptuous Olive Eyeshadow ( All Over Lid)
Mac Nocturnelle Eyeshadow (Crease)
Mac Sketch Eyeshadow (To Darken Crease)
Mac Gorgeous Gold Eyeshadow (Inner Corner)
Mac Rose Blanc Eyeshadow or any highlight of your choice (Highlight)
Mac Blacktrack Fluidline (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil or any Black eyeliner (Black - Waterline)
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear)
Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara (Black)
Asian Brand Model 21 Lashes

Mac Blunt Blush (Contour)
Mac Gleeful Mineralize Blush
Mac Other Worldly Highlight

Annabelle Demure Lipliner Pencil
Mac Full on Lust Lipgloss

I wear grey contacts in FreshLooks Colourblends.


The Tutorial:

Friday, December 19, 2008

Concealing Dark Under Eye Circles - Women of Colour Friendly

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Why do we get dark circles under our eyes? There are numerous reasons behind this.
Some causes may be from stress, aging, lack of sleep, poor diet, vitamin deficiency, genetics, allergies or cigarette smoking. There are many natural organic treatments to help lighten the areas. Such as cucumber and lemon juices. However, in the meantime we always reach for the good old makeup concealer. There are many brands on the market.

These are the few I had tried on or own right now. My main concern was to find a concealer that brightened up my under eye areas and did not go into the fine lines as much.

Time Balm Concealer: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P20750

This product is pretty raved about. It's basically a cream consistency pot concealer. Only reason I had to return this was because it was not a good colour match for me. However, I loved it because you can even wear it to bed since it works as an eye cream as well. Also, after a few hours it would settle into the fine lines.

Mac Studio Finish Spf 35 Concealer:
http://www.maccosmetics.com/templates/products/sp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY15106&PRODUCT_ID=PROD1443

This was my first concealer ever. NW 35. A cream concealer. I really wanted to cover up my dark under eye circles so I decided to get this. This did cover up my under eyes but it would eventually settle into my fine lines and appear as wrinkles. It's just too thick! So I realized there's no point in getting thick cream concealers and better to try a liquid one. Now, I'm just trying to finish it by really heating it up between my fingers and applying it. I don't see myself purchasing this one again.

Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer:

http://www.maccosmetics.com/templates/products/sp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY15106&PRODUCT_ID=PROD1407

This was my second Mac concealer. It's in liquid form. I like it better than the pot one. I used NW 35. It matched me quite well and it was not thick at all. Only drawback was, it eventually faded throughout the day and did go into my fine lines as much. I started using Urban Decay Primer Potion under my eyes before the concealer and it's pretty good and there isn't much creasing either.

Make Up Forever Full Cover Concealer:



http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P151107&categoryId=C13402

I just bought this concealer recently after sampling it many times. It's very expensive so I had to make sure that I'm making a wise purchase. This concealer is in liquid form and I love the consistency. It's super pigmented and since it dries fast it doesn't get to settle into the fine lines. I also learn t that it's best to use your fingers instead of using a brush when concealing. The heat makes the concealer sink into your skin instead of just staying there. Only drawback was that I had to use two colours to get the perfect match for me. Basically, I had to buy two tubes of this. :( I wished they had more shades. Plus, it's just too expensive!!! $36 Cdn EACH!

I'm still trying to find the best concealer for me. I need something with the consistency of MUFE's Full Cover Concealer and the correct colour for me in one tube. But for now, I'm happy with mixing products to get my correct shade.

I FINALLY PRESSED THESE MAC PIGMENTS!

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YAY! HOW EXCITING!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

My Coastal Scents Haul!

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So I got these empty palettes and brushes from the sale. The fluffy crease brush that supposely looks like the 224 is crap...it's called tampered crease brush....nothing alike...lol only the colours. The other brushes I got were pretty good. Round Crease, Synthetic Angle Eyeliner Brush and Synthetic Shader brush.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Retrospeck with Blues Make-Up Look (with Tutorial Video)

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What I used:
Cetaphil Face Moisturizer
Monistat Chafing Gel
Mac Select Spf Liquid Foundation - NC 42/43
Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer - NW 35
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural - Medium Dark
Covergirl Loose Powder - Translucent Medium
Posh Eyebrow Kit

Two Faced Shadow Insurance (Eye Primer)
Mac Retrospeck Eyeshadow ( All Over Lid)
Mac Steamy Eyeshadow (Crease)
Mac Deep Truth/Blue Flame Eyeshadow or any dark blue (To Darken Crease)
Mac Phloof! Eyeshadow or any highlight of your choice (Highlight)
Mac Blacktrack Fluidline (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil or any Black eyeliner (Black - Waterline)
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear)
Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara (Black)
Asian Brand Model 21 Lashes

Mac Blunt Blush (Contour)
Nars Outlaw Blush
Mac MSF DUO Medium Dark - Highlight Side

Annabelle Natural Rose Lipliner Pencil
Mac Full on Lust Lipgloss

I wear grey contacts in FreshLooks Colourblends.

The Tutorial:

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Inspired Look: Aishwarya Rai Blue & Brown Smokey Eyes Look (with Tutorial Video)

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I always loved Aishwarya Rai's makeup. I was inspired by her smokey blue and brown eyes in this pic. I know it's not exactly the same but I used what I had. Hope you guys enjoy this.

What I used:
Cetaphil Face Moisturizer
Monistat Chafing Gel
Mac Select Spf Liquid Foundation - NC 42/43
Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer - NW 35
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural - Medium Dark
Covergirl Loose Powder

Two Faced Shadow Insurance (Eye Primer)
NYX Black Bean Jumbo Pencil (Eye Base)
Mac Blue Flame or Deep Truth Eyeshadow ( All Over Lid)
Mac Saddle or any midtone Brown Eyeshadow (Crease)
Mac Plumage Eyeshadow (Darken Crease - Outer V)
Mac Next to
Mac Nothing or Matte/Less Shimmering Eyeshadow (Highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 - Zero (Eyeliner/Waterline)
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear)
Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara (Black)
Asian Brand Lashes

Mac Blunt Blush (Contour)
Nars Torrid Blush
Mac Duo Skinfinish Highlight Side


Annabelle Demure Lipliner Pencil
Mac Faux Lipstick (Pink Nude)
Mac Vivaglam V Lipglass

Yes, I wear grey contacts.

The Tutorial:

Teal & Old Gold MakeUp Look (with Tutorial Video)

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What I used:
Cetaphil Face Moisturizer
Monistat Chafing Gel
Mac Select Spf Liquid Foundation - NC 42/43
Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer - NW 35
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural - Medium Dark
Covergirl Loose Powder - Translucent Medium
Posh Eyebrow Kit

Two Faced Shadow Insurance (Eye Primer)
Mac Rubenesque Paintpot (Eye Base)
Mac Old Gold Pigment ( All Over Lid)
Mac Teal Pigment (Crease)
Mac Deep Truth/Blue Flame Eyeshadow or any dark blue (To Darken Crease)
Mac Solar White Eyeshadow or any highlight of your choice (Highlight)
Mac Blacktrack Fluidline (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil or any Black eyeliner (Black - Waterline)
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear)
Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara (Black)
Asian Brand Model 21 Lashes

Mac Blunt Blush (Contour)
Mac Peachykeen Blush
Mac MSF DUO Medium Dark - Highlight Side

Annabelle Demure Lipliner Pencil
Mac Full on Lust Lipgloss

I wear grey contacts in FreshLooks Colourblends.

The Tutorial:

Inspired Celebrity Look: Christina Aguilera (with Tutorial Video)

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What I used:
Cetaphil Face Moisturizer
Monistat Chafing Gel
Mac Select Spf Liquid Foundation - NC 42/43
Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer - NW 35
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural - Medium Dark
Covergirl Loose Powder - Translucent Medium
Annabelle Eyebrow Pencil - Medium Brown

Loreal Decrease (Eye Primer)
Mac Flammable Paint (Eye Base)
Mac A Little Folie Eyeshadow or any midtone brown ( All Over Lid)
Mac Sushi Flower Eyeshadow - or Matte Pink (Crease)
Mac Passionate Eyeshadow or matte pink (Crease)
Mac Sketch Eyeshadow (To Darken Crease)
Mac Rose Blanc Eyeshadow or any highlight of your choice (Highlight)
Mac Blacktrack Fluidline (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil or any Black eyeliner (Black - Waterline)
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear)
Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara (Black)
NYC Glamour Lashes

Mac Blunt Blush (Contour)
Mac Hushabye Blush
Mac New Vegas MSF

NYX Pinky Lipliner Pencil
Mac Immodest Mattene Lipstick
Mac Ms. Fizz Dazzleglass

I wear grey contacts in FreshLooks Colourblends.

The Tutorial:

Friday, December 12, 2008

Expensive Pink with Purples MakeUp Look (with Tutorial Video)

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What I used:
Cetaphil Face Moisturizer
Monistat Chafing Gel
Mac Select Spf Liquid Foundation - NC 42/43
Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer - NW 35
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural - Medium Dark
Covergirl Loose Powder - Translucent Medium
Posh Eyebrow Kit

Two Faced Shadow Insurance (Eye Primer)
Mac Rubenesque Paintpot (Eye Base)
Mac Expensive Pink Eyeshadow ( Center of Lid)
Mac Nocturnelle Eyeshadow
Mac Sketch Eyeshadow (To Darken Crease)
Mac Rose Blanc Eyeshadow or any highlight of your choice (Highlight)
Mac Blacktrack Fluidline (Eyeliner)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil or any Black eyeliner (Black - Waterline)
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear)
Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara (Black)
Asian Brand Model 21 Lashes

Mac Blunt Blush (Contour)
Nars Outlaw Blush
Mac Other Worldly Highlight

Annabelle Demure Lipliner Pencil
Mac Twig Lipstick
Mac Ms Fizz Dazzleglass

I wear grey contacts in FreshLooks Colourblends.

The Tutorial:

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Inspired Look: Victoria Secret's Painting an Angel - Neutral MakeUp Look

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What I used:
Cetaphil Face Moisturizer
Monistat Chafing Gel
Mac Select Spf Liquid Foundation - NC 42/43
Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer - NW 35
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural - Medium Dark
Covergirl Loose Powder - Translucent Medium
Annabelle Eyebrow Pencil - Medium Brown

Two Faced Shadow Insurance (Eye Primer)
Mac Soft Ochre Paintpot (Eye Base)
Mac Brown Script Eyeshadow or #30 MUFE
Mac Rose Blanc Eyeshadow
Mac Embark Eyeshadow
Annabelle Chocolate Brown Eyeliner
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Clear)
Maybelline Define A Lash Mascara (Black)
Annabelle Eyeliner (Black)
Ardell Runway Lashes Claudia Black

Mac Blunt Blush (Contour)
Mac Melba Blush
Mac MSF Duo - Highlight side

Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm
Annabelle Demure Lipliner Pencil
Mac Velvet Teddy Lipstick

You can alter this look however you like.

Yes, I wear grey contacts in Fresh Look Colour Blends.

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