Sunday, October 2, 2011

Past EOTD's- Urban Decay, Tarina Tarantino & LORAC

Here is a couple different looks I did in the past few weeks. I have been really bad at taking pictures lately, mostly because I have been pressed for time when I am getting ready for work. Sorry about the awful quality of these pictures. I am hoping Santa will bring a new camera this year.
I used Urban Decay's Book of Shadows IV for the first look. Bust all over the lid and crease. Matte beige to highlight (not in the palette). I used NYX's Slide On Glide On pencil in Jungle Green on the upper lashline and waterline.
For this look I used Tarina Tarantino single eyeshadow in Victorian Punk all over the lid. Blended it out with a matte light brown and matte white to highlight. On top of my lid I patted LORAC's 3D Liquid Lustre (this stuff is amazing!!)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Urban Decay Book Of Shadows Playtime

I've been playing around with my new BOS IV and thought I'd post a couple of quick looks:
1st is using Midnight Cowgirl, Skimp, Hijack and Gunmetal
2nd is using Asphysia (Face Case), Blue Bus, Gravity & Zephyr

Friday, September 16, 2011

Simple Work Eye's

This past couple of weeks have been rough to say the least. This week I was having major pain from my one of my wisdom teeth, so when it came time to get ready for work, I didn't feel like putting a ton of effort into my makeup. But since I work in the public I also didn't want to do nothing either. This is a super simple look. I used Too Faced Naked Eye Palette. Its just a light matte beige on the lid and highlight w/a medium shimmery brown blended into the crease and outer corner. Easy, but still put together. Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Smokey Eye

I was feeling a light smokey eye for work today and had been wanting to try out ELF's Gunmetal Cream Liner that I picked up last week. I used the cream liner as a base all over the lid and just slightly into the crease. I topped it with Stake (matte medium grey), Dusk (light/medium matte brown) to blend out the crease & edges. Then lightly on top of Stake I applied Bayou (shimmery gold). The eyeshadow shades are all from Tarte's TrueBlood Palette. A picture of the palette can be found in a previous post. I love this kind of look for fall. Its so simple to achieve with whatever lid colour you like then blended out with a soft brown.

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Couple EOTD's

Hello, just to start I am sorry for the lack of posts. Its been kinda a crazy hectic couple of weeks. So I had totally been spacing on taking pictures of looks. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of Urban Decay's Book Of Shadows IV!! I expect it to arrive early next week, fingers crossed :)
Anyway here is a couple of looks I've done this week. Both are very basic and IMO work appropriate
For this one I used my Stila Backstage Eye Palette. I found this little beauty at Winner's for $10. What a steal! Every shadow is perfection, so soft and buttery. I used the bottom left all over the lid/crease and blended the crease out with the middle top shade. These are named but I don't have my palette handy at the moment. I can't remember if I lined my upper lashline, but from the picture it doesn't appear so. The main shadow that I used appears to be a brown in the palette but applies more of a mauve. Its very beautiful. Today I pulled out my Urban Decay Book Of Shadow II, which is my favourite BOS yet. This is a very simple 2 shadow look. I applied Sellout (2nd row, 2nd shade) all over the lid and Misdemeanor (last row, last shade) on the outer corner and crease. I lined my upper lashline with a a teal gel liner.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pink & Blue Duochrome EOTD

Happy Tuesday!! Pulled out my all time favourite MAC pigment Pink Pearl to use today. Its an amazing pinky/purple with a strong blue duochrome. Absolutely gorgeous! I got mine 3 years ago when it was part of MAC's Heatherette Collection. As far as I know it is limited edition, but it might be pro item. I'm not entirely sure. If your looking for similar colours you could try MAC's Stars & Rockets eyeshadow or Urban Decay's Fishnet eyeshadow. Both are close, just a little less intense.
I used:
MAC's Pink Pearl Pigment on my lid dry first then wet on top
MAC's Deep Truth eyeshadow (shimmery navy) in the crease and outer corner
Matte white to highlight
Colbalt Blue eyeliner on upper lashline and waterline
CoverGirl Volume Exact on upper & lower lashes
Sorry for the lack of pictures, lighting is still an unresolved issue.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 22, 2011

EOTD-Golden Peach w/Stila Color Wheel Palette

On Saturday I was browsing around in Winner's Beauty Dept when I stumbled upon Stila's Color Wheel Palette. I knew I had to have it even before I flipped it over to look at the price. I recalled it going for somewhere between $30-$40 previous on I had wanted it then, but opted to get a UD palette instead. Good news when I flipped it over and it was only $12.99!! SOLD.
Bad news was when I initially swatched it I wasn't too impressed. I would say 1/2 of the colours hardly showed up at all and were very powdery :( Later when I had a chance to swatch them over primer, they were somewhat better. My other complaint is the size of this palette, it is HUGE! Lots of needless extra packaging, difficult to store and use.
This morning I did a quick Golden Peach eye using 3 different sections (I'll refer to them as rows, #1 being the top row, #2 the next going clockwise, shade #1 in each row being the largest)
I used:
Row 3, shade 1 on the inner corner
Row 2, shade 1 on the lid
Row 1, shade 2 in the crease
Row 1, shade 3 on the outer lid
Gosh Bananas Eye Liner on the lower inner corner
CoverGirl Lash Exact Mascara on upper lashes
Overall I just feel so-so about this palette. The shades are just lacking the intensity and pigmentation I'm used to in the other brands I use, including other Stila shades. I will continue to use it and try out other colours and see if my opinion changes.