FOTD: Purple & Pink

I wasn’t really sure where I was going… I mixed a little cream shadow and little powder, and came up with this:

 FACE
Chanel Perfection Lumiere (Ambre 94)
By Terry Touche Veloutee (Cream)
Chantecaille Loose Powder in Shadow
Givenchy Prism Blush in It Girl Purple
 EYES
MAC Paint Pot in Nubile (as a base)
Buxom Cream Shadow in Schnauzer (lid/under waterline)
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #160 (outer corner)
Guerlain Kohl in Black Frida
Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara
LIPS
Le Metier de Beaute Color Core Lipstick in Palm Beach

FOTD: Fast Color

I was working with limited time today, so I grabbed some of the most ‘fool proof’ items from the makeup drawer and tossed together a warmth-themed makeup look:

FACE
Chanel Bronze Universelle (as foundation)
Cargo Blush in Laguna
EYES
MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre (lashline to browbone)
Laura Mercier Baked Eyeshadow in Terracotta (lid/under waterline)
Guerlain Kohl in Black Frida (waterline)
MAC False Lashes Mascara
LIPS
Buxom Lip Tarnish in Busted
TOTAL FACE TIME: 6 minutes

Mini Haul: Autumn Color Shopping

Have you guys ever shopped according to ‘theme?’ Sometimes, I find myself in a ‘mindset’ about certain colors and formulas, and seek out new ideas and products to mirror that mindset.

Recently, I spent some quality time with my Baby Sister (beautyandthebrowngirl.blogspot.com), and found some lovely additions from several unexpected brands:

Buxom ‘Lip Tarnish’ got my attention, partly because of the name… and partly because of the formula. I have one of the automatic lipstick/pencils from this line and found it to be pigmented and moisturizing and healing with a ‘hint of mint.’ I’d never seen these Lip Tarnishes before, so I decided to give them a closer look. I ended up with the color called ‘Busted.’

The pencil comes with a sharpener… love that. No stressing about getting the point back after you use it down.

I love this formula and this color. It comes out a reddish/brownish/coral on me. The color reminded me of a ‘red sunset. It’s unusual enough to really set it apart from other lip colors. I feel like it may even change color depending on what I pair it with. As you can see, it’s a bit of a ‘gloss’ pencil, and gives off a moisturizing and shiny finish. Highly recommend this one. I got mine at www.sephora.com

Next, I came across the Cargo Blush in Laguna:

This is one of the strongest peach blushes I’ve ever seen. It’s strong and matte… a little goes a LONG way. I was impressed with the density of the color, and the blush’s ability to stay distinctly peach, and not go pink or orange. I was instantly reminded of Autumn leaves, and the color they turn just before they fall…

Look.at.that! Awesome, right? I swatched it with a medium firmness… and got this strong color. I’d advise using a VERY light hand with this blush because it can go on really strong. I was thoroughly impressed with the depth and density of this formulation. Kudos to Cargo… they really got it right with this one. You can get this blush at cvs.com (http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/catalog/shop_product_detail.jsp?filterBy=&skuId=740502&productId=740502&navAction=jump&navCount=3)

Finally, I fell in love with Shiseido’s Shimmering Rouge lipstick in RS 308 (Iron Maiden):

Despite its name, I didn’t find this formula or this color to be very ‘shimmery’ at all. And I have to say, I’m rather happy about that. What I did find is that it’s a sheer to opaque wash of color in a very moisturizing formula.

I love this slightly pink/slightly purple hue… it reminded me of the color you might find in an Autumn Sunset. I got mine from www.nordstrom.com

That’s it! That’s my ‘Autumn Color Shopping’ haul. Ciao for now!

FOTD: Blast of Blue

You guys know that I couldn’t WAIT  to play in my new Armani ETK Silk Eyeshadows. I used #1 (blast of blue) with #13 and a little Brule…

EYES
MAC Brule Eyeshadow (crease to browbone)
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk EyeShadow #1 (lids/under waterline)
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow #13 (brows/crease)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Deviant (waterline)
Buxom Mascara

FACE
Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Foundation (Dore 24)
Armani Sheer Bronzer #2 (blush)

LIPS
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Bel-Ami

FOTD: Hot Off The Red Carpet

I used EVERYTHING in the Lorac ‘Hot Off The Red Carpet’ Collection… and just WOW. The quality of all of the products puts some luxury brands to shame (and I should know, lol). I’m very impressed with this collection. I got it from a local beauty supply store (Naimies) and I’m pretty sure I got the last one. This is SO worth a giveaway. If I ever find another one…

EYES
Rock & Republic Eyeshadow in Fatalistic (brows)
LORAC Tease Me Duo:
Green in the inner corners
bronze on the center lid
LORAC Tempt Me Duo:
Champagne on the browbone
Dark Brown on the outer lid and under waterline
YSL Waterproof Eye Pencil (waterline)
Napoleon Perdis Gel Liner (lashline)
Buxom Mascara
FACE
Guerlain Paurue Gold (06)
NARS Bronze Multiple in Rapa Nui (contour)
LORAC Tantalizing Bronzer (as blush)
LIPS
Chanel Lip Pencil in Cognac
LORAC 3D Lipgloss

FOTD: Silver Shimmer

Okay.. maybe not really silver. But not really grey either. I just used a bunch of stuff and this is what I ended up with:

EYES
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #1 (lids/under waterline)
Chanel Lilium Quad:
Shimmer Grey (lids and blended into crease)
Shimmer Pink (blended from crease to browbone)
Chanel Waterproof Eye Pencil in Rose Platine (waterline)
Buxom Mascara
FACE
Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (9.5)
Chanel Blush in Rose Temptation
LIPS
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy

FOTD: Surf Baby

No swatches yet (I have to take a couple of them again)… but I did do a face with my Surf Baby products:

EYES
Guerlain Terra Inca Radiant Powder (lashline to brow)
MAC Eyeshadow in Sun Blonde (lashline to socket bone)
Guerlain Loose Kohl in Brun Dore (waterline)
Sleek eyeshadow in Stone (brows)
Buxom Mascara

FACE
La Prairie Anti-Age Hydra Tint (#40)
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer (Clair 01)
MAC Cheek Powder in My Paradise
LIPS
MAC Lipstick in Hibiscus