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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