FOTD: Sheer & Functional

I had to do my  makeup in a hurry for the ‘DIY on a Dime’ event. So I went sheer (it was still pretty hot here over the weekend), with a teeny bit of drama:

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Malaga)
Inglot Gold Illuminator (mixed with TM)
MAC Blush in Immortal Flower
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in #9 (lids)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Deep Black (lashline)
Chanel Eye Pencil in Peche Cuivre (waterline)
Besame 1930’s Mascara
Make Up For Ever Natural Lipstick in N6

Professional Grade: Pinup

One of the twins popped by today for a vintage ‘pinup’ look. I’m actually glad that’s what she wanted… because I’m plotting out looks for an upcoming fashion show, and I think I want to do pinup on the models. Anyway, here’s what happened:

Chanel Blanc Iluminating Primer
Dior Forever Foundation in 040
MAC Prep & Prime Loose Powder
Sleek Contour Kit in Light (contour only)
Illamasqua Blush in Nymph
MAC Eyeshadow in Brule (all over)
MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown (crease/under waterline)
Chanel Eye Pencil in Clair (waterline)
YSL Gel Liner in Deep Black (lashline)
Tarte Mascara
Starlet False Lashes

Besame Lip Liner in Red Velvet
MAC Lipstick in Russian Red

EOTD: Matte’s the Way (uh huh, uh huh)

… I like it!

Forgive me, I’m feeling goofy today. I’m pretty sure I’m not getting enough sleep. Anyway, I pulled out the Louise Young Essential Eye Palette (as much as I whine about the price, I find myself using it A LOT) and used it nearly exclusively for today’s look:

Louise Young Essential Eye Palette:
Ting (lashline to brow)
Maowi (crease)
Blackbear (lashline)
Pom Pom (brows and under waterline)
Armani Waterproof Eye Pencil in Brown
Besame 1930’s Mascara

FOTD: Givenchy Acid Brights

As I’ve stated before, there’s nothing ‘acid’ or particularly ‘bright’ about the Summer 2011 Givenchy Eyeshadow Palette. But all of the colors are lovely, and they merge very well together. Perhaps the palette should have been called ‘Soft Lights.’

MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre (base)
Givenchy Acid Brights Palette:
Yellow in the inner corners
Purple in the lids
Bronze blended through the crease
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Blackbear (brows/lashline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Gel Liner in Rockstar
Besame 1930’s Mascara
Chanel Bronze Universelle (foundation)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
MAC Blush in Sur
Chantecaille HydraChic Lipstick in Willow

FOTD: Sheer Green

Quick face today for an afternoon with the in-laws. We’ll probably be outdoors all day, so I wanted something ‘shine-friendly.’

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer in 01
Guerlain Terra Inca Radiant Powder (as blush/highlight)
MAC Paint Pot in Moss Scape (base)
Chanel Quint (olive green) from lashline to brow
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero
Besame 1930’s Mascara
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Canotier

FOTD: Monte Carlo

I’m making my way through these Rouge Coco Shines one at a time. Today I tackled Monte Carlo. Here’s what I found… with the Framboise liner it’s a BRIGHT strawberry pink. Without, it’s a sheer warm-toned strawberry. I photographed both looks:

That’s with the Framboise liner. BRIGHT, right? But still really pretty. Then I took it off and just used Monte Carlo by itself, with no liner:

Without the liner it’s a much more sheer color… easily wearable on a bare face, or a face full of makeup. It’s a very versatile color. Love it!

Guerlain Parure Gold (Beige 06)
Chantecaille Loose Powder (Shadow)
Chanel Blush (In Love)
Chantecaille Sea Turtles Palette (Beige Shimmer on browbone)
OCC Loose Pigment in Hum (lid)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Pom Pom (under waterline and outer corner)
Armani Waterproof Eye Pencil in #2 (waterline)
Besame 1930’s Mascara
Chanel Lip Pencil in Framboise
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Monte Carlo

FOTD: MUA for The Makeup Show LA

I actually went through the trouble of putting on makeup for The Makeup Show today. I almost didn’t… but I’m glad I did because I ended up talking to more people than I normally do. I told you guys… typically I come in, pick up what I can’t get retail, and I’m out. But I actually stayed for a class (YAYY MAKE UP FOR EVER!) and bought a few things. GASP! I know, I wasn’t supposed to spend money. It’s a hard promise to keep when it comes to makeup goodies!

Anyway, back to the face:

Chantecaille Future Skin (Banana)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
NARS Orgasm Blush
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sidecar (browbone)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Hustle (crease)
MAC Eyeshadow in Mulch (lid)
MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon (outer lid under waterline)
Make Up For Ever Star Powder in #469
MAC Eye Pencil in Smolder
Besame 1930’s Mascara
Chanel Lip Pencil in Nude
Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in Beige 106

Audrey K, Besame & A Giveaway!

I found the most DELIGHTFUL little shop, right near my own neighborhood!

This place is AWESOME! It’s so girly and cute and just full of girly goodness! The whole place is completely adorable. I went there in search of Besame Lippies:

These things defy description. The packing is so artful and so dedicated to honoring Old Glamour… it’s all just stunningly beautiful. Audrey K has these lippies (it’s actually a set), tinted lip balms, and mascaras. I understand that Besame is also launching a new line of foundations that I’ve decided that I just have to try. Here’s hoping the shade range is diverse enough to accommodate all beauties!

Here’s what I ended up with:

Tinted lip glosses in Cherry and Sweet Rose, Lipstick/Pencil/Brush sets in Champagne and Red Velvet, and 1930’s mascara.

Practical application:

Lipstick/Lip Pencil in Champagne (it actually looks more like a dark tan in real life. The flash is causing it to go pink).

Lipstick/Lip Pencil in Red Velvet. This red is more orange than blue based. Very flattering on darker skin tones.

I also found these FANTASTIC little flavored lip balms!

Come ON! How incredibly cute are these?

I love these three little lip balms so much, that I’m paying a set of them forward in a giveaway! We’ll let this one run a week. One winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday, March 4th. Good Luck Everyone!

Oh, and before I forget, Audrey K Boutique is in the running to be on the Los Angeles Hotlist. I think this little store TOTALLY deserves the votes! I’m totally voting for them. You can cast your vote (if you wish) at