Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Years Makeup Tutorial

I finally made a Tutorial for this look, which was my "Sultry Valentine's Day" makeup that I posted earlier in the year. I thought making the tutorial now would be perfect timing since the look would be great for New Year's Eve.

I tried to keep the eyes exactly the same, but I did use different products for my cheeks & lips. On my cheeks I have Sparkling Cider by Mary Kay & MAC Blunt.
For the lip color, all I used was my new favorite lip color-Exhilarating by Stila. I got this on Cyber Monday for like $6! It's super matte (which I love) & bright, and also long wearing.

That's all for this post, so I hope you all have a happy new year!
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Update (School, tutorials, MAC pro)

Haven't been posting anything on here, nor on The Tube, so here is a little update. I had been really busy with school and though I only had two classes this past semester, one of them took up a lot of my time. I am now on winter break for a couple of weeks, so I keep telling myself that I WILL make at least one tutorial, if it kills me. Especially since I will have more classes next semester, and might be busier.

On to makeup, this is something I did kind of recently (last month or so) for a contest that Enkore/Koren hosted. The makeup theme was a lip design that had to consist of 5 different colors, though this rule wasn't enforced after all -_-
The prize was his home made Hello Kitty palette, which he made a tutorial on. I didn't win the palette, but I did make my own & this is how it turned out:

And so this brings me to my (hopefully) next tutorial-'paint splattered' lips, which has been requested ever since my Bon Bain Bonnard look that I did.

Oh, another reason I need to be doing more makeup is because i've purchased lots of new products this & last month, especially with the Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales that we had in November. I also visited the MAC pro. store in San Francisco for the first time and picked up a pigment, a lipstick, and mixing medium. So that completes this post, and I will hopefully see you all in my next video : )
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Viva Las Vegas & Polyvore

I did this a couple of weeks ago but barely got around to posting it. I've been busy with school & Polyvore <--- this site is addicting! So anyway this is a look for a Las Vegas themed contest & I chose to use the Riviera hotel/casino as my inspiration. I was inspired by the building's lights, shapes, and colors, & overall Vegas idea. So while doing this look, I was debating on whether I wanted to do the stars or not. My original idea was to do inverse shaded stars but I wasn't able to get the materials in time. I'm glad I went ahead & did the stars but it would have been much easier & precise had I had liquid liner rather than just the eye shadow pencil that I used.

The look turned out to remind me of the American Flag as well, so I created a 'set' on Polyvore inspired by the makeup look as well as America. If you don't know what Polyvore is, it is a site where you can make collages or "sets" & import items from different web sites. The site is mainly for fashion but you can create a set based on anything, whether fashion, makeup, animals, or interior design, etc... I've become addicted & my carpaltunnel is definitely suffering because of it. Haha.

Check out my Polyvore here & add me as a contact if you have an account : )

On the eyes:

L'Oreal HIP duo 'Showy'
OCC glitter 'beige'
Mary Kay navy blue eye liner mineral eye shadow 'Ray'
NYX jumbo e/s pencil 'Milk"
Salon Perfect lashes 45

I will hopefully have time to do at least a couple of Halloween looks & Tutorials for Youtube this month, so be on the look out for that. I have a few ideas already in mind but just need to make it to the costume store for some white face makeup as well as a couple of other products.

Thanks for viewing : )

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Into the Night Makeup Look

This is the makeup look I did for Michelle Phan's Tiesto & SanDisk Into the Night Contest.


This is the makeup look I did for Michelle Phan's Tiesto & SanDisk Into the Night Contest. The theme was night out makeup & or outfits (clubs, parties, etc.)I wore my simple, black, ruched sleeved dress from Urban Outfitters, which I have not even worn anywhere in real life since I haven't had the right occasion to wear it. I guess I could always dress it down. A tutorial wasn't required for this contest but I went ahead & made a video showing the process. It's a very busy look & is not easy to do but you can always take the idea & make it into something more simple.


Products used for this look:

Mary Kay eye primer
MAC Blacktrack fluidline
Mary Kay eye shadow 'Golden' (I use this a lot-it's one of my favorites!)
Shimmery, dark teal color (WHALES palette)
Matte black eye shadow
Body Shop eye shimmer '02'
Beauty Rush Luminous (powdered)Shadow 'Copper Feel' + Visine=eye liner (These two products work great for that)
Hot Topic turquoise glitter
Salon Perfect lashes #45
Mary Kay 'Sparking Cidre' blush


Video for this look can be watched here:


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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Purple, Glitter & Sigma Animal Inspired Makeup

I haven't updated this lately & so this post will consist of two looks.
The following look was a pretty simple makeup look that I did for my first 'live' tutorial on Youtube. I used GDE, NYX, and Milani Minerals for that look. The lighting, angles, & quality in that vid. were not great but i'm slowly learning.

This second look was for a Sigma makeup contest on Youtube, which was also a live tutorial. The theme of the contest was animals-any type of animal-so I chose the Parrot Fish. I was inspired by its colors & circle spots. I had recently seen a makeup photo done by the MUA Dana Delaney which consisted of a circle like pattern similar to mine, which also inspired me.


This was my rough draft/sketch of my idea. I have been doing this lately to have a guide while actually doing the makeup. There have been so many times when my makeup turned out completely different than what I had in mind.

Products used for this look:

Garage sale stickers+hole puncher
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Still Glamorus Cosmetics blush 'Bubble Gum'
Spell Cosmetics loose shadow 'Manic'
Bright, matte yellow from WALES palette
Mac e/s 'Rule'
Hot pink & light pink e/s from palette
Mac 'Wondergrass' & 'Eye popping' e/s
White matte e/s from palette
Mac blacktrack fluidline
Paji lashes (I got two pairs from the 99 cent store)
Mac 'Morange' l/s
Sigma, Mary Kay, & Costco makeup brushes

And lastly, these were my nails from last week. I was really happy with how they turned out.


For the tutorials of these looks, check out my Youtube channel:

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Shimmer Overload

I was bored the other day after I returned from school, which was my last day & I was only there for an hour to go to my last art class and recieve my graduation cap/gown. After I got home I decided to use some makeup products that I recieved a few months ago from the contests that I had won with Tknokitten & Stillglamorus on YouTube. I had a lot of Glamour Doll Eye as well as StillGlamorus Cosmetics, Spell Cosmetics (which I am very impressed with, btw), and some Barry M Cosmetics to use....

I wasn't too happy with how this came out but I figured i'd post it anyway. Pretty much all of the pigments were shimmery, especially the GDE ones, so that's why I named this "Shimmer Overload." Shimmer doesn't photograph well so it was very difficult to get good photos. The shadows were also a bit difficult to blend; I always find shimmery shadows to be more difficult even though I often hear people say they struggle with matte shadows.

Which are easier to blend, in your opinion

(matte or shimmer eye shadows?)

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Old look-BBB

So this is an old makeup look of mine that I did last year but it is still one of my favorites. I did this for a 'Lush inspired' makeup contest on Youtube. I was inspired by the retro bath bomb
"Bon Bain Bonnard" from Lush . A lot of people asked how I created the "splatter" effect. I used a wide, flat paint brush dipped in pigment & moisturizer (which acted as a 'mixing medium')and did flicking motions with the brush. And also I used a Mac shadestick for my liner. I've been wanting to do another look using this "splatter" technique but with different colors...Will do eventually.


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Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Clarisonic Review

My birthday was in April and the only thing I asked for was a Clarisonic. I decided to order the Clarisonic Classic since I wanted it for home use (didn't need it for travel) and for use on my face only. With it, I recieved two brush heads (sensitive & normal) and all three cleansers. So I had read a lot of good reviews on it which also mentioned fast results and notice of difference after the first use. I mainly hoped the product would get rid of blackheads and oil buildup on my T-zone, especially my nose.

^ I ordered the pink one & got my name engraved on it (though it is more like a rubber type sticker than an actual engravement)

After my first use I wasn't very impressed, my face felt clean, but not as clean as I felt it could be. I used the sensitive brush for about a week and then switched to the normal brush head, which did work somewhat better. I used the product twice a day and noticed my skin became a little dry in certain areas (I have oily skin, btw) yet my T-zone still remained super oily as usual & the product claims to help with oily skin (but then again, maybe I didn't use it for a long enough period of time). I also noticed I started getting many tiny little pimples and so I thought maybe my skin didn't like the cleanser sooo I switched back to my normal cleanser (Mario Badescu). So like I said, I was hoping the Clarisonic would help get rid and prevent black heads & grime but it did nothing for that at all. I did notice an improvement in my cheeks, however, but that was not my concern/problem area. I guess I thought the product would work more as an exfoliator and would be, harsher, I guess, in order to fully remove oil & makeup buildup. I also felt that the oscillating brush did nothing. I felt the product was as effective without the oscillation on. I also feel that the brush may have been more effective if it spun instead of oscillating. So after a few weeks I knew I had to decide if I was going to keep the product or return it (because there is a 30 return policy) and I decided to return it because the price I paid for the product (about $200) and results just weren't matching up. Now had I been able to use the product for longer than the 30 days, maybe I would have noticed more benefits, but it wasn't worth the risk. I wish Clarisonic would make it a 60 day return policy so maybe I would have been able to use it longer and see more results & thus not have had to ship it back. So anyway, I guess my point of this review is to say if you're looking to get rid of blackheads and buildup from oil, this probably isn't the product for you.

Something positive though, I did have a good shipping & customer service experience with the company. The product shipped here (CA) from WA in less than a week. And also Clarisonic is very helpful on their Twitter account & responded to me whether I had a question or comment.

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