May 16, 2012

MAKEUP TUTORIAL | Rainbow Liner LOOK using Sugarpill + Magnolia Makeup


May 11, 2012

Rainbow Liner LOOK

Rainbow Liner LOOK

My girl Aisha (@LadiRed7) on twitter sent me a request and inspiration picture for a Rainbow Liner tutorial. I have always wanted to do this kind of look and this gave me the perfect excuse. Before the tutorial I need a dry run....right? :) 
Happy Friday!!!


Eyes: 
PRIME:
I applied Urban Decay Primer Potion all over my lid up to the brow bone. I then applied MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW35 under my brow and on my browbone area - Bare Escentuals Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush. I then applied MAC Layin Low Paintpot (creamy beige) on my entire lid area - Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush

COLOR:
On my entire lid and browbone area I applied Mehron Fawn E.Y.E Powder (matte nude). NARS 03 Eye Shader Brush
To define the crease I used MAC Saddle Eyeshadow (matte medium brown). MAC 217 Blending Brush
For highlight under my brow and inner tearduct area I used Magnolia Makeup Buff Pigment (matte ivory). MAC 252 Large Shader Brush
On the lower lashline I applied MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Hi Def Cyan (matte cyan blue).
Along my upper lashline area I applied NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk (matte white) in a winged shape to act as a base to the rainbow colors. Sigma Performance Eyes E16 - Tightline Liner Brush
I then applied the following colors in sequence starting from the inner lashline to the outer ends of the winged liner: Sigma Performance Eyes E17 - Waterline Liner Brush

Red - Magnolia Makeup Creole Tomato Pigment (matte red)
Orange - Sugarpill Flamepoint Eyeshadow (matte orange)
yellow - Sugarpill Buttercupcake Eyeshadow (matte bright yellow)
Green - Magnolia Makeup Garden District Pigment (matte grass green)
blue - Magnolia Makeup Mystique Pigment (satin bright blue)
indigo - MUFE #157 Eyeshadow (matte indigo blue)
violet - MUFE #92 Eyeshadow (matte brilliant purple) 

BROWS:
My brows are filled in with MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud and Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ebony (matte brown). Paula Dorf Eye Definer Flat Top Brush

DEFINE:
I lined my upper lashline with Benefit Babecake Cake Eyeliner in Black. MAC 263 Small Angle Brush
I lined my lower waterline with L'Oreal HIP Cream Eyeliner in Black. Sigma Eye Liner - E05 Brush 
I used Sleek MakeUP Lash Out Mascara for my lashes and added Ardell Demi Wispies Eyelashes for effect. Duo Lash Adhesive.






Lips: 
POLISH:
For my lips I used Clé de Peau Beauté Extra Silky Lipstick in #109 (creamy mid-tone pink).



Face: 
FINISH:
I primed my skin with MAC Oil Control Lotion - hands. I used Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H in 460 Suede W - Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush - for my face and set my t-zone with Dermablend Loose Setting Powder in Warm Saffron - face puff.

I used Dermablend Quick-Fix Concealer in Caramel - Cozzette P350 Cylinder Concealer Brush - under my eyes set with Dermablend Loose Setting Powder in Warm Saffron - face puff.

I used Sleek MakeUP Furnace Blush from the Flame Blush By 3 Palette (satin peach) for my cheeks - Cozzette Contour Stylist S135 Brush and NYX Matte Bronzer in Dark Tan for contour - Sigma Angled Kabuki Brush.


 Up close and crazy! LOL!

May 10, 2012

Blue Royalty LOOK

Blue Royalty LOOK 

Guess who finally slapped some makeup on for work?? I DID! LOL! This is a re-do of the look I wore to IMATS NYC. It's using my favorite color - BLUE - and some glitter tossed in. The glitter doesn't quite show up in pictures but what can I do. How is everyone doing? : )


Eyes: 
PRIME:
I applied Urban Decay Primer Potion all over my lid up to the brow bone. I then applied MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW35 under my brow and on my browbone area - Bare Escentuals Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush. I then applied MAC Layin Low Paintpot (creamy beige) on my entire lid area - Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush

COLOR:
On the inner lid I applied MAC Dalliance Mega Metal Eyeshadow (metallic icy champagne). MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush
For the lid area I applied MAC Modern Pewter Extra Dimension Eyeshadow (metallic pewter). MAC 242 Small Shader Brush + MAC Water-based Mixing Medium
For the outer lid and crease I applied Magnolia Makeup Mystique Pigment (shimmery brilliant blue). Sonia Kashuk Large Crease Brush
To help with blending in the crease area I applied Mehron Fawn Eye Powder (matte caramel). NARS 03 Eye Shader Brush
 For highlight under my brow I used Magnolia Makeup Double Rice Pigment (matte ivory). MAC 252 Large Shader Brush
On the lower lashline I applied Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Peacock (shimmery teal).
Then to my lid area I added Too Faced Glamour Dust in Blue Angel using Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue - fingers.

BROWS:
My brows are filled in with MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud and Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ebony (matte brown). Paula Dorf Eye Definer Flat Top Brush

DEFINE:
I lined my upper lashline with Benefit Babecake Cake Eyeliner in Black. MAC 263 Small Angle Brush
I lined my lower waterline with L'Oreal HIP Cream Eyeliner in Black. Sigma Eye Liner - E05 Brush 
I used Sleek MakeUP Lash Out Mascara for my lashes and added Eylure Naturalites Intense #145 Eyelashes for effect. Duo Lash Adhesive.




Lips: 
POLISH:
For my lips I used MAC Spice Lipstick (creamy mid-tone nude) topped with MAC Spice Lipglas (creamy mid-tone nude).


Face: 
FINISH:
I primed my skin with MAC Oil Control Lotion - hands. I used Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H in 460 Suede W - Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush - for my face and set my t-zone with BareMinerals READY™ SPF 15 Touch Up Veil in Tinted - face puff.

I used Dermablend Quick-Fix Concealer in Caramel - Cozzette P350 Cylinder Concealer Brush - under my eyes set with Dermablend Loose Setting Powder in Warm Saffron - face puff.

I used Sleek MakeUP P Pie Blush from the Pumpkin Blush By 3 Palette (satin peach) for my cheeks - Cozzette Contour Stylist S135 Brush and NYX Matte Bronzer in Dark Tan for contour - Sigma Angled Kabuki Brush.



 

APRIL HAUL | MAC, Shiseido, Too Faced, Ulta, Sleek MakeUP, Dermablend


May 7, 2012

NYX FACE AWARDS | Inspired by Tim Burton's Dark Shadows

NYX FACE AWARDS | Inspired by Tim Burton's Dark Shadows 
Hey guys! So this is my submission for Round 2 of the NYX Face Awards. BIG THANKS to everyone who voted and got us to Round 2. Now we are down to the Top 20 and only 12 will move on to the next round. This is a phenomenal opportunity with great prizes so I am asking for your support. YAY!

Voting is LIVE Saturday May 5, 2011 until Wednesday May 9, 2011. Each account is given 3 VOTES per day during the voting period. Please remember to VOTE my lovelies! Thanks for the support! I really appreciate it! *HUGS* :)




   


Eyes: 
PRIME:
I applied Urban Decay Primer Potion all over my lid up to the brow bone. I then applied MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW35 under my brow and on my browbone area - Bare Escentuals Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush. I then applied MAC Layin Low Paintpot (creamy beige) on my entire lid area - Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush

COLOR:
On the entire lid I applied MAC Brule Eyeshadow (satin beige). MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush
To help with blending in the crease area I applied Mehron Fawn Eye Powder (matte caramel). NARS 03 Eye Shader Brush
For the crease area I applied NYX Dark Brown Jumbo Eye Pencil (matte dark brown) topped with NYX Dark Grey Eyeshadow (matte dark grey). MAC 242 Small Shader Brush + MAC 217 Blending Brush
To deepen the crease area and along the upper lashline I used Sleek MakeUP Noir Eyeshadow from the Bad Girl Palette (matte black). MAC 242 Small Shader Brush + MAC 217 Blending Brush
For the outer lid and along the lashline I applied NYX Rust Jumbo Eye Pencil (shimmery rust) topped with Sleek MakeUP Rebel Eyeshadow from the Bad Girl Palette (matte burgundy). MAC 242 Small Shader Brush
For highlight under my brow I used Magnolia Makeup Buff Pigment (matte ivory). MAC 252 Large Shader Brush
On the lower lashline I applied Sleek MakeUP Noir (matte black) and Rebel (matte burgundy) Eyeshadows from the Bad Girl Palette (matte black). Sonia Kashuk Small Eyeshadow Brush

BROWS:
I covered the ends of my brows using MUFE Spirit Gum and MUFE Natural Plasto Wax.
My brows are filled in with MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud and MUFE Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector
in #4 (matte blackened brown). Paula Dorf Eye Definer Flat Top Brush + MAC 263 Small Angle Brush

DEFINE:
I lined my upper lashline with Benefit Babecake Cake Eyeliner in Black. MAC 263 Small Angle Brush
I lined my lower waterline with L'Oreal HIP Cream Eyeliner in Black. Sigma Eye Liner - E05 Brush 
I used Sleek MakeUP Lash Out Mascara for my lashes and added Miss Adoro #47 Eyelashes for effect. Duo Lash Adhesive.



Lips: 
POLISH:
For my lips I used NYX Round Lipstick in Penelope (creamy black) and NYX Round Lipstick in Bruised (creamy dark burgundy) topped with NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Maroon (dark burgundy).




Face: 
FINISH:
I primed my skin with MAC Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel - hands. I used Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H in 460 Suede W - Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush - for my face and set my t-zone with bareMinerals READY™ SPF 15 Touch Up Veil in Tinted - face puff.

I used Tarte Amazonian Clay Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer - Cozzette P350 Cylinder Concealer Brush - under my eyes set with MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder in Medium Deep - face puff.

I used MAC Bite Of An Apple Blush (matte red coral) for my cheeks - Cozzette Contour Stylist S135 Brush 
I used NYX Matte Bronzer in Dark Tan for contour - Sigma Angled Kabuki Brush and NYX Illuminating Bronzer in Magnetic for highlight - Sephora Collection Classic Contour Blush/Bronzer Brush #43.

   

    


 

May 4, 2012

REVIEW & SWATCHES | Sleek MakeUP BAD GIRL Palette

Sleek MakeUP | BAD GIRL Palette



I Divine is a highly pigmented, soft touch eye shadow palette that possesses 12 pearlescent or matte shades. The pearlescent shades possess a large amount of mica and reflect the light giving a shimmering effect to the eye. The colour viewed in the palette is the colour that will be applied to the eye, as the payoff is excellent and the formulation is long lasting.

Bad Girl
contains strong and deep shades which allow one to uncover their hidden fantasies. This palette can be extreme, powerful, confident as well as sensual.

We've recently given our i-Divines a makeover! The outer packaging has been updated and the way the eye shadows are pressed are different. They are now pressed flat instead of the original waffle print.





Price: $10 
Size: 12 x 1.1 g 
Availability: www.SleekMakeUP.com

Standard International Delivery within 10 to 15 working days
$10 to $13.50

International destinations are considered as all other countries not listed as European.  Please note we do not ship to the African continent.


 

The Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Palettes are priced at $10 each 12 x 1.1 g of product on the Sleek MakeUP website with an additional $10 - $13.50 for international shipping to the US.
I need to factor in the shipping because these palettes are not available in the US (as yet...rumors are they are coming to the US very soon) and you will need to pay for international shipping. Honestly I don't think the shipping is outlandish either since they are coming from the UK afterall. Now obviously the more products you purchase the better the deal will be since the shipping cost covers the entire purchase. Plus you can combine your order with friends to break up the shipping costs.

The Bad Girl Palette retails for $10 which is quite a deal. You get 12 eyeshadows that contain 1.1 g of product each for a grand total of 13.2 g of product. Compare these to M∙A∙C Eyeshadows which are $14.50 for 1.5g of product. Even with shipping these amount to less than $2 per eyeshadow. Quite a steal. 

These are considered drugstore makeup in the UK....our equivalent of say NYX or Wet 'n' Wild. They are priced closer to NYX palettes rather than Wet 'n' Wild (no one beats WnW prices).


 
 

The Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Bad Girl Palette is available in the UK at Superdrug Stores but for beauty lovers in the USA we are only able to order these palettes from the Sleek MakeUP website. However, there are plans to supply Sleek MakeUP in US stores very soon so be on the lookout for that!



These Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Bad Girl Palette comes housed in a sleek (quite fitting) black palette with a full-sized mirror inside the lid.

The eyeshadows are arranged in 2 rows of 6 and are a bit smaller than a M∙A∙C Eyeshadow. Each eyeshadow is embossed with a waffle design but this is soon to be replaced with a flat design instead. The eyeshadows  They also come with a double ended sponge applicator which is recommended for 'best results' - for me these are toss-outs!

The palette sports the sleek makeup logo on the front and a label on the back indicating the name of the palette, the ingredients and all that jazz.

The palettes come with a clear plastic insert sheet that bears 12 names for the eyeshadows. It's easy to reference the colors without creating your own labeling scheme. But you may mix the inserts up if you own a few of these palettes plus you may lose the sheet accidentally (or on purpose) once you start using the product. I have written the palette name on each insert to keep from swapping them with others. Maybe Sleek MakeUP will step it up a notch and add a label with the names on the back on the palettes or even imprint the names on the inside.








"Bad Girl contains strong and deep shades which allow one to uncover their hidden fantasies. This palette can be extreme, powerful, confident as well as sensual."

The Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Bad Girl Palette is a jewel-toned smokey palette with a great mix of deep matte and shimmery colors. The colors are deep, dark and perfect for smokey night-time looks. This palette is definitely for the sultry vixen in us all!

TEXTURES & FINISHES
There are two different textures to be found in these palettes - Mattes and Shimmers.
Mattes - There is really only two true mattes in this palette - the black (Noir) and burgundy (Rebel) shades. But the other black shade (Underground) is what I would consider a semi-matte with very very subtle shimmer. The mattes are soft and finely milled but not quite creamy or buttery in texture. On the good side they are not powdery or chalky and they apply richly to the skin.

Shimmers - The shimmery shades are lovely. They are smooth, silky and decently soft. Blade, Intoxicated and Twilight have a high metallic sheen while the other shimmer shades have a low-to-medium frost finish.

PIGMENTATION
The pigmentation of the shades in the Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Bad Girl Palette is just superb. The colors all have great color payoff and apply very true to the color in the pan. The two lighter shades - the highlight shades - are pale in color but have good color payoff for what they are meant to be.
 
COLORS
The Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Bad Girl Paletteis truly a smokey lover's dream! There are 12 deep, dark, sultry shades that are divided into 6 color matching pairs - 2 each of champagne, silver, black, blue, green and purple.
The pairs in the top row have very little difference in color but vary slightly in the texture. Both colors in each pair seem to be the same overall tone but the first shade is more shimmery/frosty than the second shade. You can see this more in the swatches. It seems slightly odd that the colors would be almost identical with only a variation in the texture. But if you wanted the same color in a more matte finish/texture then the first row will be just what you have been looking for.

The second row shows more variation in color with the first shade being lighter in color in addition to being more shimmery/frosty in finish/texture. The blues are however, very similar in color. The green and purple shades are very different from each other with the second 'purple' being more burgundy in color and matte in finish.

All in all, all the colors are gorgeous and would be perfect for night time and more intense smokey looks. They complement each other very well and mix nicely together.

APPLICATION
The eyeshadows in the Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Bad Girl Palette apply very well to the skin with minimal fallout. Since these are darker shades though I would recommend tapping off the excess eyeshadow before applying to the eyelids. These work best with a dense eyeshadow brush to pack on color. They actually work well with or without an eyeshadow primer/base and blend easily with each other and other eyeshadows as well.

WEAR
The eyeshadows in the Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Bad Girl Palette wear very well especially the deeper shades for 6-1/2+ hours without any fading in intensity or creasing when used alone. When used with an eyeshadow primer/base the wear is prolonged a couple of hours for 9+ hours of wear without creasing or fading.

The Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Bad Girl Palette is a great sultry palette for nighttime and smokey looks and will work perfectly for a variety of skintones. The colors are pigmented and wonderfully smooth. There is a great assortment of colors and finishes but they are not quite unique. You can definitely find dupe-able colors already in your collection or from other brands and if you already own other Sleek MakeUP palettes. But I think overall this is a great option to grab if you want to try Sleek MakeUP palettes or if you are already IN LOVE with them!


What are your thoughts? Interested?


 


 
  
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 Innocence, Gullible, Blade, Gun Metal, Underground, Noir
Intoxicated, Envy, Obnoxious, Abyss, Twilight, Rebel


 


  Innocence, Gullible, Blade
Intoxicated, Envy, Obnoxious
 



 Gun Metal, Underground, Noir 
Abyss, Twilight, Rebel



 




 
Innocence is a shimmery white champagne color.
Gullible is almost identical but with a touch more yellow undertone.


 
 Blade is a metallic light silver.
Gun Metal is slightly darker with a more subtle frost finish.

 
 Underground is a deep black color with a slight sheen (interesting to make a black with a sheen...LOVE!)
Noir is a rich matte black - no sheen here.






 
Intoxicated is a medium mossy green with intense sheen.
Envy is a deep forest green with subtle sheen. 
 

 
Obnoxious is a gorgeous medium true blue with a slight sheen (LOVE).
Abyss is a deeper blue with less sheen. 


Twilight is a shimmery red based purple with intense sheen.
 Rebel is a deep burgundy wine shade in a matte finish (LOVE).



*All swatches are done dry over Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer. Color packed onto finger then applied in one swipe on primed skin.

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