Mar 22, 2011

'Dark Chocolate' Look

'Dark Chocolate' Look

Hey hey hey guys!!! I'm back! YAY!!! Chicago was cool (and I left with a few serious bruises from playing Whirlyball) but I am just happy to be home.

I did some major haulage these past couple of weeks and you guys will be treated to swatches and reviews coming up. Let me know if I should do a haul video with a quick overview of ALL I got...wheeeew...it's a lot! I picked up a few new things and a few old ones that I have been asked to review and there are some hits and misses so stay tuned.

Anyways I am just happy to be back and I must say I missed you guys. Oh...and I have a few more Stash Report posts to get us chatting again since the last post was quite a hit!

Happy Spring!


Eyes:

PRIME:
I started off with Urban Decay Primer Potion all over my lid up to the brow bone. I applied MAC Groundwork Paintpot (satin taupe) all over my lid up to my browbone as my primary base. Sonia Kaskuk Large Crease Brush

COLOR:
On the inner lid and tearduct area I applied MAC Ricepaper Eyeshadow (shimmery champagne). MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush
Next on the lid and slightly into the crease I applied NARS Mekong Eyeshadow (espresso infused with gold). MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush
On the browbone area for blending I used Smashbox Nude Eyeshadow (matte nude). Sigma Medium Angled Shading - E70 Brush
For highlight I used MAC Ricepaper Eyeshadow (shimmery champagne). MAC 252 Large Shader Brush
For my lower lashline I used MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Lord It Up (deep brown infused with gold) topped with NARS Mekong Eyeshadow (espresso infused with gold). Sigma Small Angle - E65 Brush

BROWS:
My brows are filled in with MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud and NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (matte blackened brown). Paula Dorf Eye Definer Flat Top Brush

DEFINE:
I lined my lower waterline with L'Oreal HIP Cream Eyeliner in Black. Sigma Eye Liner - E05 Brush
I used MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara for my lashes.


Lips:

POLISH:
For my lips I used OCC Melange Lip Tar (satin coral).


Face:

FINISH:
I primed my skin with MAC Oil Control Lotion and Tarte Clean Slate Primer. I used MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC44 - Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush - for my face and set my t-zone with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark - Sigma Round Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush.

I used MAC Gingerly Blush (matte capri bronze) for my cheeks - Sephora Professionnel Contour Blush/Bronzer Brush #43 and MUFE #1 Sculpting Kit for contour and highlight - Sigma Angled Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush.

See how HAPPY I am to be back???!!!


20 comments:

  1. Really pretty look, & yes please do a haul vid.

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  2. Love it! Welcome back! :-)

    I've been meaning to get Mekong e/s for a long while, 'cause it's such a pretty color.

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  3. I love this smokey. It's beautiful. Glad to have you back. We have missed you too. Yes I think you should do a Haul video of what you got.

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  4. welcome back Tina! Happy Spring!
    ca-ute look!
    mekong is on my WL. you worked it out! love that melange (i think of the movie dune when I hear that name..."the spice melange")
    can't wait for your haul post. Thanks for sharing! :O)

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  5. Beautiful look =D Welcome back.

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  6. last pic's amazing! your smile is too cute :) i'm very happy you're back TOO! checked your blog daily to see whether you're back home again :) i love your blog...:) and, not to forget that, BEAUTIFUL look! love your lashes...think I have to purchase that mascara too :D

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  7. Welcome back Tina, this looks is so pretty. It's a nice contrast with your green blouse.

    I wanted to ask how did you get your blog tag on your pics? I need something like that for blog pics. Thanks

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  8. Welcome back Tina, we missed you! This is such a beautiful look. I don't have many NARS eyeshadows - in fact I think I only have one! What are your thoughts on NARS eyeshadows generally good/bad?

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  9. Hello tina, welcome back. i am going to try this look tomorrow only.
    By the way which camera do you use as it captures the colours perfectly.

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  10. Great post as always! You didn't make it to the MAC Pro Store in Chicago????

    I have a question: I heard that the NARS Single eyeshadows--especially the ones with glitter do not blend easily or adhere to the lid. Looking at your pictures I see very little glitter (but the color is beautiful), so do you think a different primer would help or should I avoid all of the NARS eyeshadows with glitter?

    I'm supposed to go to my cousin's wedding in June and my EX will be there so I gotta look fabulous! I hope I can learn to apply makeup before then. I need as much help as I can get! Otherwise, I will NOT be attending.
    Thanx hon!

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  11. I missed you... love the look and the shirt! Please do a haul vid!

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  12. Mercedes "PicassoEyes13"March 22, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    YAY,You're back!! F-A-B as always!! Do a haul, do a haul, do a haul (Can we all chant?) LOL

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  13. I love the forced smile lol :D Pretty look!

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  14. HAUL HAUL HAUL :D

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  15. welcome back! yes, do a haul video :)...i think i am going to use mekong tomorrow in a look...u have inspired me to use it

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  16. yeyyyy Tina's back! And u look more gorgeous than ever, love the smokey chocolates on u! Cannot wait to see hauls and reviews. Ur reviews are my fave coz u are very honest :)

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  17. Thanx EmeraldC83 girl! I will be doign the haul video tonite :)

    Thx Erin. Mekong is gorg! Too bad the sparkles don't show up as well as in the pan tho :(

    Thx Nickie doll. Miss u too. Will be doing the haul vid later today.

    Thanks so much Sha girl. What have u been up to? Girl I was fighting not to get mekong but I cud not resist anymore. LOL. Haul coming up for sure.

    Thanks Kai. Glad to be back! :)

    Thanks Anony. Heee heee! Yep it took me a while but I'm back. I loved Haute & Naughty from the first day I tried it.

    Thanks Mrs. Glam. Girl I use iWatermark. It's super easy to use and des just what I need it to. I need to go back and watermark everything now.

    Thanks Sarah D. Glad to be back hon and I missed u too. :) NARS has some great quality shadows with superb pigmentation. The permanent colors r great but there r some hits and misses with limited edition ones. I'll be swatching and posting the ones I have soon.

    Thanks nidhi hon. Hope it turns out great! Check the right side bar for the camera info. It's posted right below the About Me setion.

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  18. Hey Felicia doll.Noep didn't get to MAC Pro in Chicago. I was busy at Nordstroms and SAKS and Forever 21 and Sephora. LOL. I own so much MAC now I would probably just look and walk out anyway.

    NARS Eyeshadows r great and really pigmented 9for the most part) but u r right that the glitter eyeshadows don't translate that glittery on the lid. In fact with this one there was no glitter at all by the end of the day. A sticker base will help the glitter adhere to the skin but will make blending harder. I have no issues with blending NARS e/s but as u know with stickier bases the e/s will cling and be harder to blend.

    I don't think u should avoid them because they r gorg but I guess u should know that you won't get full on glitter at all. I hope u show that EX what he is missing girl! U better WORK!

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  19. Thanks so much Mei Mei. Will do :)

    Yay PicassoEyes13! LOL! Chant! Haul Haul Haul!

    Hahahaha Fatana! Thanks luv!

    Thanks Prettybiggirlj! I'm loving Mekong. I avoided it for so long and I'm glad I finally got it.

    Thx Saadeh my luv. I blame u for the smoky looks! LOL! I'm really getting into them these days. I will be reviewing alot soon. Wheeew!

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  20. Thanks so much. I'll have to look into iWatermark.

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