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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Perfect Red Lips All Day!! OCC Stalker Lip Tar

This!!!! OCC Stalker Lip Tar!!

If you are looking for the perfect, pin-up style, true red lip that stays in place and lasts all day - look no further! Stalker is everything! I recently wore this color to a fashion show/model search/dance audition I was working. I was there from 10am to 5:30pm, never had a chance to touch up and when I left my lips were still perfectly red, same as when I applied it that morning (around 8am). I was so impressed! If you follow my blog then you know I am a huge fan of OCC lip tars, but I had never worn them all day like this before. Now, I adore them even more!!!! Red is such a hard color to wear on your lips without it running or fading, so for this to last effortlessly all day I can't say enough about it!

I wore Stalker with a neutral eye and winged liner. I wanted the red lips to be the center of attention.

Teal Pretty!

Hi luvs! Here is another look I want to share with you. A while ago I bought a few of the L'oreal Infallible eye shadows and one of them was this beautiful teal color called Endless Sea. First off, if you are looking for some great drugstore eyeshadows and don't mind paying closer to $10 this line of eye shadows are a great buy! The color choices are pretty good, just wish they came in more colors. They apply velvety smooth and really do last all day. I love Endless Sea! It's a beautiful color that brightens up your look. Here is the breakdown for my look...

Endless Sea Infallible Eyeshadow (lid), MAC Soft Brown (crease),
Bone (browbone),
Light green, Emerald and Dark Green colors from BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette (lower lash line)
ELF Black Cream Liner
L'oreal Voluminous Mascara

MAC Studio Fix Fluid
MAC Espresso eyeshadow (contour)
1st blush from the Coastal Scents 10 blush palette
MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralized Skinfinish (highlight)

Revlon Soft Nude lipstick with MAC Burgundy lipliner (lightly applied and blended)

I also want to add that I have a new favorite contour brush!! It's the Sonia Kashuk Flat top brush. It contours like a dream! It easily fits right under the cheek bone and on the sides of the nose to create the perfect contoured face! You must give it a try!! :)

Green with Envy!

Hey there! I have a few looks and posts I want to share with you all! I haven't been feeling well this past week and I have been looking and feeling pretty bummy, so I didn't get to do as many looks as I wanted to, but I'm hoping to feel better soon - Fingers crossed and have more to share!

Here is a Green eyeshadow look that I love! I love how vibrant, yet still wearable it is. I adore creative eye looks that are bright and colorful. I give major props to those who rock those looks, but me personally, I couldn't, guess I'm not daring enough. Instead I like to use one bold color and make it, wearable for everyday. I do this by applying the bright color just to the lid and using neutrals to blend through the crease.

The green I used for this look is a Ben Nye pigment called Chartreuse. If you haven't tried any Ben Nye shadows, you must! They are fab! I promise you wont be disappointed! In fact, you may become a Ben Nye addict immediately! lol I bought a bunch of sample size pigments from www.makeupgeek.com. She sells her own line of cosmetics as well as Ben Nye and MAC sample pigments and Sugarpill Cosmetics shadows and pigments. Go check it out! Plus she has a great blog and tutorials!!

Here's the look breakdown

Ben Nye Chartreuse pigment (lid)
MAC Soft Brown (crease)
BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette - Dark green shimmer (outer V and blended through crease)
BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette - dark matte burgundy-brown (lower lash line)
Bobbi Brown Black Gel Liner (winged liner)
MAC Engraved pencil (water line)
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

MAC Studio Fix Fluid (NC37)
MAC Espresso eyeshadow (contour cheeks and nose)
Coastal Scents 10 Blush Palette - 5th blush top row (applied lightly and built up to apples of cheeks)
MAC Soft and Gentle (highlight)

Maybelline Nearly There
Wet n Wild Bare It All

Friday, October 26, 2012

Some Current New Favs!

Hello Beauties! I have a few new fav products that I have been using pretty much everyday and I want to share them with you! These are my go to, daytime or night time, throw them in my purse and go, current addictions.

First, is the LORAC Pro Palette. Let me just start by saying that I feel LORAC is sooo under-rated! I never understand why this line isn't more sought after...their eyeshadows are pigmented, no fallout, blend like a dream and last all day! Same goes for their blushes and bronzer! Fab! Just Fab!! Anyway so, at first I was hesitant to buy this palette as its very neutral and sort of reminded me of the Urban Decay Naked palettes, but what sold me was the bold purple (Deep Purple) shadow. I love purple and it served as enough distinction to justify buying it! lol After my first time using this palette I fell in-love with it!!! It has become my go to palette. Below are a few looks I have done using this palette. :)

Next, is the Elf Powder Brush. I use this for applying foundation. This brush is absolutely A-Mazing!!! It gives a beautiful, airbrushed, flawless application. And! The best part is its only $3!! Can't beat that!! It is by far the best foundation brush ever! (try it and let me know if you agree)

Last, is the BH Cosmetics 10 Color Camouflage Concealer Palette. This palette is great for makeup artist! It's easy to pack with its slim case and contains 10 different shades that are creamy and can easily be mixed and blended together. It also provides ideal coverage to conceal dark circles, blemishes or to highlight and contour the face.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

MAC Eyeshadow Dupes! (NYX)

Hi Again! So very quickly, I just wanted to share this pic I found on Instagram (follow me! ashleytaylormua) and thought this was so cool and useful! NYX is such an affordable and still high performing brand! You can't go wrong with these dupes of MAC! :)

Halloween Inspiration!

Hi Lovelies!! I know it's been FOREVER since I posted anything. I'm sorry I have been MIA! I'm going to get back on track and stay connected with you all! :)

So I have always been fascinated by Cleopatra and all that her image stands for - strength, beauty and power! So in honor of the Halloween season I wanted to create a modern Cleopatra look. I did some research and found a couple of my favorite Cleopatra makeups. I then did my own interpretation. So what do you guys think....? Hope you like! With my pics is my inspiration photos.

MAC Engraved liner to outline design
NYX Black to fill in
ELF Black Cream Liner to define outline of winged design and layer on top of NYX Black for more intensity
LORAC Taupe (from LORAC Pro palette) to crease
LORAC Cream (from Pro palette also) to browbone

MAC Deep Dark Mineralized Skinfinish Natural to contour
5th Blush (top row) from the Coastal Scents 10 Blush Palette
MAC Soft and Gentle to highlight

MAC Viva Glam Gaga II Lipstick

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Maybelline Fierce and Tangy Color Tattoo - Everyday Wearable Orange

Heyyyy! So I'm sure by now you have heard all about the Maybelline Color Tattoos. If you haven't, you better ask somebody! lol They are a gel based shadow that goes on creamy and smooth with intense color payoff and lasts hours upon hours! They come in a good selection of colors ranging from white, golds, brights to a bold blue and orange. I prefer to use these as a base and apply my eye shadow on top. They make your regular eyeshadow shades pop with vibrancy and of course make them last until you take your makeup off.

One of the colors I have is Fierce and Tangy. This is a beautiful orange that even worn on its own is bold and a show stopper!
Maybelline Color Tattoo Fierce and Tangy (base)
MAC Rule (lid on top of Fierce and Tangy)
MAC Texture (blended through crease)
MAC Swiss Chocolate (lower lashline)
BH Cosmetics Liquid Liner
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara