FOTD: Warm Contour

This was mostly an exercise in ‘warm’ shading, with a bit of smoke thrown in for good measure…

DMK Ebony Series Palette
Sleek Contour Kit (medium)
MAC Mineralize Blush in Fresh Honey
Anastasia Brow Gel (Espresso)
Laura Mercier Eye Canvas (2)
NARS ‘Galapagos’ Eye Shadow (lids)
Louise Young ‘Blackbear’ Eye Shadow (lashline/outer crease)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Perversion
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
MAC Lip Pencil in Hodgepodge
IMAN Brownie Lip Shimmer

FOTD: Illamasqua Skin Base

I road tested the Illamasqua Skin Base today… and it passed with flying colors! Now, I decided to go without powder for my first run. Next time I know better. It set beautifully on my oily skin for about 4 hours, but then I got pretty shiny and needed to blot. Still, it wore so well. I really love this foundation.

Illamasqua Skin Base (#14)
Sleek Contour Highlighter in Dark (as blush)
Sleek Storm Palette:
Gold on lids
Brown in crease and under waterline
Black on lashline
MAC Pigment in Lithe on inner corners
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
Haughty Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Speak Up

FOTD: Bold Line/Bright Lip

I had a little time on my hands today… so I decided to work a bit more on one of my biggest challenges: the bold eyeline. I’m not good at it at all… and I always need time to get it right. Here’s how it turned out:

Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Bobbi Brown Concealer in Honey
Guerlain Giant Mosaic Bronzer
Sleek Contour Highlight in Dark (as blush)
MAC Pigment in Naked Dark (all over)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Pom Pom (crease)
Shu Uemura Painting Gel Liner (lashline/waterline/tightline)
Make Up For Ever Lash Fibers
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
Haughty Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Break A Leg

FOTD: Chanel Autumn 2011 (Topkapi)

I decided to go neutral-like for my first foray into Chanel’s Byzance collection. So I used three colors from the Topkapi quad to create this FOTD:

Sisley Phyto Teint Eclat (Honey)
Kevyn Aucoin Diaphonous Radiance Powder
Rock & Republic Blush in Call Me
Sleek Contour (Dark)
Chanel Topkapi Quad:
Taupe on lids
Dark Brown in crease and under waterline
Gold in inner corner
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Ting (browbone)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Pom Pom (brows)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (waterline)
Napoleon Perdis Chinadoll Eyeliner (lashline)
Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
Haughty Lip Gloss in Keep It Professional

FOTD: Black Karat & Henna

I have to work today… ugh. And so I wouldn’t scare the rest of the world with my blotchy skin and puffy eyes (tears)… I used a little makeup to make me look presentable:

Armani Silk Eyeshadow in #13 (primer/lids)
Laura Mercier Black Karat Eyeshadow (lids/uner water line)
MAC Henna Eyeshadow (crease to brow)
Guerlain Kohl in Black Fakir (waterline)
Cover Girl LashBlast Mascara
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation (#173)
Guerlain Meteorites (Dore)
Sleek Pan Tao Blush
Nars Luster Blush (highlight)
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Canotier

Keeping an Eye On: Sleek Luminaire

I once posted under ‘Shahada’s Little Helper’ one of my favorite products: By Terry Touche Veloutee. It’s the only ‘highlighting concealer’ that I’ve ever used, that really REALLY works. Now, it seems that Sleek is taking note… and taking their product one step further by widening the color selection:
I may have to check this out. I love the idea of a highlighting concealer. It takes regular ‘concealing’ one step further by adding light to the face. I use it all the time on clients… they’re always shocked at how ‘luminous’ their face ends up looking!
Sleek takes FOREVER to ship, so I’ll just pretend that I didn’t order it and be surprised when it arrives. LOL
What do you guys think about a highlighting concealer? Is that something you’d be interested in?

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:

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

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

Sleek Summer 2011: Swatches

Here are swatches from the Avoir La Peche Collection:

Pan Tao Blush
Paraguaya Palette (with flash) from left:
Top: Parfait, Blush, Cameo, Persian Orange, Peach Gold, Sandstone
Bottom: Bellini, Redstone, Persimmon, Tangelo, Bittersweet, Stone
Without flash.
I noticed that some of the mattes swatched a bit ‘chalky.’ However, when I used them on my eyes, I found that they applied smooth and blended out (and into each other) with absolute ease. Those of you fond of primers: you will likely NOT need one with this palette, especially with the mattes. I don’t use primer, and those mattes stayed put on my face (without going muddy) all day.
Ciao for now!

FOTD: Avoir La Peche

Hey Everyone…

I dug right into the new Sleek Summer 2011 collection today, to see what was what. I must say, I’m pretty pleased:

Sisley Teint Eclat Foundation (Honey)
Chantecaille Loose Powder
Sleek Pan Tao Blush
Sleek Paraguaya Palette:
Persimmon on lids
Redwood blended up to brows
Stone in crease and under waterline
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
Sleek Sugar May Pout Polish

Sleek: Summer 2011


Seriously… Sleek is blowing away the competition with every new release. The Summer 2011 Collection: Avoir La Peche is no exception:

The colletion includes an i-divine palette, tinted lip balm, and blush.

The beauty of the palette is that it’s mostly matte. Out of 12 colors, 8 are matte. Only 4 are shimmer.

Look at that! It’s all corals and peaches, with two matte browns and a bisque color. No matte black. Looks like Sleek got the memo about always including a matte black in the palettes.

The Pan-Tao blush. It’s a deep matte peach. It’s GORGEOUS!

Sugar May tinted balm. 

Just trust me when I tell you, it’s SO flattering. I really love this collection. I’ll swatch everything (and maybe even do a face) in the coming posts. Currently I’m car shopping, so that’s taking up most of my life these days.

This collection is definitely covet-worthy. I love it! Sleek has done it again.