Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mac haul!!!

Yesterday me and a couple friends went to Mac to have our makeup done with the new Cult of Cherry collection. Ever since we made the appointment a few weeks ago, I've been stalking the collection and making a list of must haves. When I got to Mac with list in hand, my head was clear and I had a plan. If I didn't have a plan, I would have felt out of when you're on a diet and you go out to eat with people and they order a whole platter of fried appetizers. You have to go to the restaurnt with a plan to eat right or you will eat those appetizers!! Anywho, with list in hand, we met up ready to get diva-fied. I opted for the Spiced Chocolate eyeshadow quad (minus that orangey bronze color--never looks good on me), vanilla pigment highlight and a neutral lip. but after my friend heard me say neutral lip to the makepu artist she said no. haha I always wear a neutral lip. So I said ok and decided to try something different and said give me the red lip reluctantly. Whats funny was I was actually I couldnt wipe it off if I didn't like it. The makeup artist that was applying the makeup ended up doing a pretty good job. I liked the eye shadow application but what I liked the most was the red lips!! This was MY red! My lips looked like a red candy apple that was just coated. At first I wasnt so sure but after wearing it a while and hearing everyone's comments, I HAVE to get the combo (Velveteen liner, Chock-ful lipstick, and Cult of Cherry lip glass on top). At first when you see the products in the tubes you will be a little nervous...scratch a little...alot nervous. But they look so beautiful layered on top of each other!

I also was able to participate in the Back to Mac Program by turning in 6 recyclable Mac product containers and receiving a free lipstick, lipglass, or eyeshadow. These three free items are only available at Mac free standing stores. If you return 6 items to a Mac counter (such as one in Macy's), you will only be allowed to get a free lipstick. Instead of 6 containers though, I brought back 36...LOL! So that was a guaranteed 6 free items :-) WOOHOO!!!!

We ended up leaving Mac 2.5 hours later with bags full of stuff. here is my mini haul list!

first of all I don't know how on earth i've gone this long without Print, Gesso, and Poisen Pen. the look awesome together!!!

Print--a matte charcoal grey
Gesso--a matte bright white
Tempting--a vintage goldish color--LOVELY!!
Bold and Brazen--a pinkish peachy goldish color-a good staple for a natural look with some umpf
Poisen Pen--a matte lavender
Scene--a matte medium to dark grey
Soba--a khaki--I plan on using it as a blending color

Jampacked--a red raspberry color--i havent tried this on yet but you can probably go heavy or sheer with this. its a beautiful color in the tube
Enchantress--a goldish pink--great for every day wear or with a dramatic eye

#252--large synthetic shader brush
#272--small angled shader brush--OMG I couldnt sleep last night just thinking about how this was going to help my outer V game. woke up this morning and tried it out and it fits my eye PERFECTLY! I won!!!!

NC45 Select Sheer Loose Powder--I opted for a loose powder instead of my usual Studio Fix to set my liquid foundation. So far so good! I actually have less shine than when I use the Studio Fix pressed powder

here is a pic of all my goodies!!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Before and After--Operation Fab

This is a makeover I did on a dear friend of mine who makes me laugh on a daily basis. She didn't need any help in the beauty department but we still had fun playing in some makeup and making her FAB!!!


different lighting

look out Tyra!!!

What I used:
Bobbi Brown cream foundation
Mac blush in Ambering Rose
Mac NC40 concealer applied all over lid
Mac Subtle pigment on eyelid
Mac Texture in crease
Mac Espresso in crease
Mac Carbon on far outer corner and on upper and lower lashline
Mac Chestnut liner
Mac "O" lipstick
Mac clear lipglass

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Today's Look

My sister called me the other day asking me if i had Antiqued and I said yes and how I hated it on me. She said I was completely nuts and that was the best color Mac has ever made. uuuhh no.... but I said i'd try it again before I write it off like I did Coppering a couple months ago. here's my look I did today. I think I like it now! excuse the crappy lash job :-(
anywho, hope ya'll like it!

What I used:

Mac Mineral Satin Finish liquid foundation in NC45
Mac NC45 Studio Fix to set foundation
Mac Blunt blush
Mac Format blush
Mac Golden Bronze loose powder (LLOOOOOOVE this stuff! i went a little overboard with it and you can probably see me glowing from space but o well....haha)

Mac Indianwood p/p on lid and highlight
Mac Woodwinked in inner 1/2 of lid
Mac Antiqued on outer 1/2 of lid
Mac Texture in crease
Mac Espresso and Blunt in outer V and eyeliner
Mac Carbon on outer corner
Mac Frill as highlight
Mac Blacktrack Fluidline on water line and upper lash line
Mac #4 (i think) lashes

Mac liner in Cork
Mac "O" l/s
Mac Indianwood p/p dabbed in center of lips
Mary Kay Cream and Sugar l/g

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Before and After--Fashion show

one of my LSs is a teacher at a high school in town and told me about a fashion show that the seniors were putting on and asked if i was interested in doing makeup. of course I jumped on it because that's more practice for me and possible prom consultations, so I wasnt going to pass this up.

here is a before and after of my S.O.S. posterchild. haha! She said she wanted me to make her fly. After talking to her for a while I saw a little of myself in her ;-)

Today's look

I guess I would call this my go to look. It doesnt take me long but it still looks like i've done something to myself. If I ever get around to doing a tut, this will probably be my first one. I hope ya'll like it!!! :-)

I used.....
MUFE orange concealer under eyes
Mac Mineral Satin Finish liquid foundation in NC45
Mac NC45 Studio Fix to set foundation
Mac Fix + spray (at the end)
Mac Blunt blush
Mac Slave to Love blush

UDPP (Urban Decay Primer Potion)
Mac Architecture paint all over eye
Mac Patina in inner 1/2 of lid
Mac Moth Brown (Barbie Collection) on outer 1/2 of lid
Mac Agate in outer V and eyeliner--not a popular color but I like it because it adds drama but not drama
Mac Carbon on outer corner
Mac Shroom as highlight
Mac Blacktrack Fluidline on water line and upper lash line
Mac #4 (i think) lashes

Mac liner in Cork
Mac Plastique l/s
Rimmel l/g in Lure

I actually like the MUFE (Makeup Forever) orange concealer and the way it covered my dark circles. what i dont like is the fact that I probably have to buy the whole palette full of all the other color concealers when I really just want the orange one. we'll see.... A little bit went a long way though so it might be worth it. AND I can get it from Ulta with some coupon assistance :-)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Hi Everyone!!! this is my very first post on my cosmetics blog!! I cant believe it. It's been a long time coming though. I can't wait to see what it could eventually grow into but for now i'm just taking it post by post. See you soon!!! :-)