Sunday, September 21, 2008

Another Look--new foundation......

Hey Gals!!! I know i've been M.I.A. in the past week but you know Hurricane Ike threw a monkey wrench into my routine. So I'm going to post what i've been doing in the mean time.

Also, RUN to Ulta (or ) this week. They're having a buy 3, get 3 free and you can mix and match between your favorite brands!!! that's like the whole store being BOGO!!! Now I know you can find 6 things in there that you 'need', so hurry up while your favorite colors are still there. This is also a good opportunity to try something new!

here's my latest look. I am on a quest for the perfect foundation/flawless skin. so i went to Mac yesterday and asked for a new foundation, highlighting, and contour colors. While i'm not in love with the over highlighting she did under my eyes, I love the foundation color itself. I just need to use less highlighter under my eyes when I do it myself. and wow, check out my nose. I was never a fan of a contoured nose, I told the makeup artist (MUA) that she can 'play' with my nose. She said she had an upcoming shoot where she'd be required to do alot of contouring so this was good practice for her. She did a pretty darn good job! It looks like I actually have a bridge on my nose.


What I Used:
Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC45 (she didnt set it with anything)
Mac Mineralize Skin Finish (MSF) in Medium to highlight
Mac MSF in Deep Dark to contour
no blush...I think I could have use some though

EYES: (I did my own eyes)
Mac Greenstroke Paint pot (p/p) on the lid
Constructivist p/p in the crease
Shroom eyeshadow (e/s) on the highlight
Shadowy Lady e/s in the outer V

Mac Hodgepodge liner--for that ultra nude look
Mad Cap lipgloss (l/g)
Mac #4 lashes

Sunday, September 7, 2008

How Long Should You Keep Your Makeup??

Take a look in your makeup bag. See anything in there that's been there for a while? Well you may not know, but like food, makeup can go bad and be a breeding ground for bacteria. I've been asked recently how long was really ok to keep certain products. So today I have the answers for you :-) Most of the time you can use your personal judgement. But if something is giving you a warning sign before the official life span, then obviously disregard the toss times below and toss it right then and there.

• Life-span = 6 months to 1 year
• Warning signs = thickening, altered color, or change in odor

• Life-span = 1 to 1 ½ years
• Warning signs = color change or thickening

Brush, Face powder, Eye-shadow:
• Life-span = 3 years
• Warning signs = texture change when applying, dryness or change in color

• Life-span = 3 to 4 months
• Warning signs = Change in odor, texture, or color

Pencils: (for eyes or lips)
• Life-span = 3 to 6 months
• Warning signs = Change in odor, texture, or color

• Life-span: 2 years
• Warning signs = taste or odor change, stickiness

Monday, September 1, 2008

Today's Look

Since I had so much from my Mac haul on Friday, I HAD to try out a new look. Hope ya'll like it!! :-)

What I used:
Mac Mineral Satin Finish liquid foundation in NC45
Mac NC45 Loose powder
Mac Blunt blush (for contouring)
Mac Pinkered Peach/Trust Fund duo blush--i think this was Limited Edition

Mac Architecture p/p all over
Mac Bold and Brazen on lid (my new favorite color!)
Mac Cork in crease up to brow
Mac Folie and Sketch in crease
Mac Carbon in outer V
Mac Gesso as highlight
Mac Blacktrack Fluidline on water line and upper lash line
Mac #4 (i think) lashes

Mac liner in Cork
Mac Jampacked lip gloss

Before and After

This is a before and after of a friend of mine that I did a while back. At first I went for a evening bridal sort of look and then we took it a bit more dramatic by just adding to what she already had on.
Arent her eyes gorgeous??!!!

And here is where I added to it and made it a little more dramatic