Professional Grade: Twice as Nice

You guys remember the twins…

I did their makeup last Halloween… 
Well, another year has gone by for them, and they wanted me to do their makeup for their birthday. So they popped over the house and told me what they wanted for the big night. Because of our scheduling conflicts, their makeup had to last for 16+ hours. So I used products that I knew would last on them.
Nina wanted bronzed skin, an extreme smokey eye and nude lips.
FACE
Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation (Dore 23)
Jemma Kidd Showstopper Water Resistant Bronzer (contour)
Armani Sheer Bronzer in #5 (blush)
Jemma Kidd Dewy Finish in Rose Gold (highlight)
MUFE Mist + Fix
EYES
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in #13 (black)
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in #11 (highlight)
Ardell Half Lashes
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (waterline)
Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
LIPS
Urban Decay 24/7 Lip Pencil in Heavy
Rouge d’ Armani in Beige #106
Shalya wanted a soft smoky eye (it was my idea to incorporate navy blue), and a statement pink lip.
FACE
Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation (Dore 23)
Koh Gen Do Translucent Powder
MAC Blush in Pink Cult
MUFE Mist + Fix
EYES
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in Blast Of Blue
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero
Naimies False Lashes
LIPS
MAC Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare
Armani Lip Gloss in Pink 505
I was on standby in case the girls needed touchups. By 9pm they’d had the makeup on about 8 hours, and they said it was still holding with no problem. I sent them with the lip products to make sure they stayed looking fresh.

FOTD: Chantecaille Spring 2011

For tonight’s show, I dug into the new stuff from Chantecaille:

FACE
Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation (Banana)
Chantecaille Loose Powder (Shadow)
Chantecaille Aqua Blush (Daring)
EYES
Chantecaille Sea Turtles Palette:
Beige Shimmer (browbone)
Taupe Shimmer (lids)
Teal Shimmer (outer crease/under waterline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Ardell Half Lashes
LIPS
Chantecaille Hydra Chic Lipstick in Willow

EOTN: Go Team!

This is for my little sister:

BOOM!!!
For those of you outside the US, my team (Green Bay Packers) won the Superbowl. It’s a pretty big freakin’ deal. My sister is a fan of the enemy (Pittsburgh Steelers). She was rooting for the Steelers, I was rooting for the Packers.  I’m not a regular fan… just a fan for the big game.
Now, the winning team has some pretty ugly colors, but I still wanted to represent by flying the Packers colors. Here’s what I used:

MAC Sassy Grass (lid)
Rock & Republic Fatalistic (crease)
Make Up  For Ever #71
Clinique Gel Liner
Ardell False Lashes

FOTD: Medium Murano

I used the two medium colors from the Chanel Murano quad (not sure how I feel about it just yet). The idea was seafoam and pink (with a brown girl twist). Here’s what I got:

FACE
Estee Lauder Doublewear Light Foundation (5.0)
Koh Gen Do Translucent Powder
Chanel Joues Contraste in Rose Temptation
EYES
Chanel Murano Quad
Like Green on the lid
Medium Pink in the inner corner and browbone
Grey Green in the crease
Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner
Estee Lauder Doublewear Eye Pencil in Forest
Chanel Intimitable Mascara
LIPS
Chanel Lipliner in Cognac
Rouge d’Armani in Brown 203

(FOTD) Gold Standard: White Gold

In keeping with the ‘gold’ tradition of this Holiday Season… I decided to play with a series of  white-based golds (and a few yellow-based) and see what happened:

FACE
Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation (06)
Armani Gold Rush Powder
Illamasqua Blush in Expose
EYES
NARS Eyeshadow in Etrusque (browbone)
Rock & Republic Eyeshadow in White Heat (lid)
L’Oreal Hip Powder Kohl in Gold
Ardell Half Lashes
Buxom Mascara
LIPS
Make Up For Ever Lip Pencil in 1C
Chanel Rouge Allure Lipgloss in Insouciance

FOTN: Too Much Drama

I snagged a couple of the Guerlain Powder Kohls and I just HAD to try one! Blame the Eastern inspired look of Guerlain products for this one. I wanted to do something a little dramatic:

EYES
Buxom Creaseless Shadow in Golden Retriever (lid)
Milani Eyeshadow in Beach Sand (highlight)
Sugarpill Eyeshadow in Bulletproof (crease)
Guerlain Powder Kohl in Bleu
Buxom Mascara
Ardell Half Lashes

FOTN: Simply Sparkle

Date night made me want to do something simple and sparkly…

FACE
Chanel Pro Lumiere
Shu Uemura Translucent Powder
NARS Blush in Decouer
EYES
Milani ‘Runway Eyes’ shadow in Beach Sand
Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner in #1
Ardell False Lashes
LIPS
Make Up For Ever Lab Shine Gloss in D6
TOTAL FACE TIME: 20 MINUTES
**I really like that Milani Eyeshadow. It’s inexpensive (five bucks at your local Walgreens/Rite Aid/CVS) and highly effective. Blends very well and lasts all night without a base. I think I’m going back for the rest of the colors…**