Tuesday, October 19, 2010

FOTD Navy blue smokey eye 10.08.2010

I went out to a comedy show with one of my friends about two weeks ago. I had a hard time picking out an outfit and a makeup look but I did know I wanted to use one of my NARS shadows because I haven't had the time to do any looks with them. After going through my closet about 12 times, I
 picked out a royal blue jacket, a black silk tank top, ripped black jeans, and some suede royal blue pumps. After I got dressed and did my hair, I had about 5 minutes left to do my makeup. Here is a few pics of the look I wore for the night:

Products Used:
-MAC Tinted Moisturizer in Dark
-MSF Natural in Dark
-MAC Blunt Powder Blush  (Cheek Contour)
- MAC Sweet as Cocoa Sheertone Shimmer Blush (Apples of cheeks)
-MAC Trace of Gold Sheertone Shimmer Blush (Cheek Highlight)
-MAC Mystery Eyeshadow  (Brows)
-MAC Bamboom Paint  (Base)
-MAC Vex Eyeshadow (Highlight)
-MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow
-NARS Night Flight Eyeshadow
-MAC Lash Prep and Prime
-MAC Studio Fix Mascara
-MAC Hodgepodge lipliner
-MAC Bare Slimshine lipstick
-MAC Delight Cremesheen Glass


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

How To: Tattoo Cover Up! (My routine)

I am very big on self-expression. One of the reasons I am so into makeup and other beauty related topics is because it is a way to express yourself. With that being said, I have roughly about 11 tattoos. I say roughly because everytime I count, I feel as if I'm missing one. While I dont have any offensive tattoos, sometimes they just dont fit certain occasions (interviews, certain work envirnoment, formal dinners, etc). I started playing around with ways to cover them and this is what i found to work best for me :)

What i use:

-A Sponge or a blending eyeshadow brush (depends on the size of my tatt)
-Concealer (lighter than my shade)
-Dermablend Leg & Body Cover
-MAC Select Sheer Loose Powder
-MAC Mineral Skinfinish
-Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

Dermablend Leg & Body Cover

Avon Concealer Stick &
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-lasting Setting Spray

MAC Select Sheer Loose Powder NW45 MAC Mineral Skinfinish DARK
 - First I take my concealer, and using a stippling motion, I apply it to the tattoo I would like to cover. Depending on the size of the tattoo sometimes I use my 224 to apply the concealer. (Normally I would use my MAC Select Cover Up concealer but I ran out in the shade I need, so I used this AVON concealer stick)
- Next, I take my sponge and do that same stippling motion, over the are where I applied the concealer. (I did this for this particular cover up because of the consistency of the concealer, it is VERY creamy).
- On the other side of the sponge, I poured a little bit of the Dermablend Leg and Body cover, and applied it to the area where I applied the concealer. (For smaller tattoos I use the stipple motion and for the larger tattoos i stipple the middle and blend out the corners)
-The Dermablend doesnt match every part of my body (I have an uneven skintone) so for some tattoos I use a translucent loose setting powder (Dermablend Loose Setting Powder). For the two cover up pictures below I used MAC Select Sheer Loose Powder in NW45, followed by MAC Mineral Skinfinish in DARK. I used my sponge for both but sometimes I use a powder brush.
-Lastly, I spray with a setting spray (Urban Decay All Nighter) and then im done!

I also use this routine for my stretch marks but sssshhhhhh!!!!!! ;) LOL.




Just in case you are interested Dermablend can be found on http://www.macys.com/ or http://www.amazon.com/. Below you can find a list of some of there products as well as prices.
- Dermablend Leg & Body Cover 1 oz. $26.00
-Dermablend Loose Setting Powder 1 oz. $21.00
-Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer SPF 30 $22.00 (Stick)
-Dermablend Cover Creme 1 oz. $33.00
- Dermablend Compact Setting Powder 0.5 oz. $21.00
-Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Concealer $21.00 (Long lasting matte finish)
-Dermablend Leg & Body Tattoo Primer $25.00 (Stick)
-Dermablend Long Wear Makeup Remover $21.00

Hope you enjoyed! 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

FOTN : Simple Gold and Purple look.

So the other night I went out with a few of my friends to a party. I'm not really for dramatic looks when I'm going to the club. No real reason behind that, I just opt for simple looks. You'll see in the pics I had on a purple dress with gold accessories. You can't see my shoes but they were booties that are the same color as my dress. Let me apologize beforehand about my hair, I went to a new stylist because mine went away for the weekend. She did OK but the lil' funky spikey thingys just aren't MY style.

 Products Used Pictures and List:

Face Products (Listed in order of usage)

- Absolute Make-Up Cleansing Tissues Fresh Aloe Extract
- MAC Fix +
- MAC Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15 Lotion (Moisturizer)
- MAC Oil Control Lotion
- MAC Studio Finish Concealer NW40
- MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation NC50
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Dark
- MAC Powder Blush Blunt (Cheek Contour)
- MAC Band of Roses Blush (Darker side)
- MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush Trace Gold (Highlight)
- Urban Decay All Nighter Long- Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

Plz note, some of the products are in the lil containers you see in the picture. I had to get ready at my friends house so  I tired to pack light...although I still had to take two makeup bags....

Eye Products (Listed below in order of usage)

-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Pure Gold
-MAC Eyeshadow Goldmine (Lid)
-MAC Eyeshadow Glamour Check (Crease)
-NARS Eyeshadow Duo Eurydice (Purple side - Outer V blended into crease area)
-MAC Eyeshadow Vex (Highlight)
-MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil Engraved (Upper lash line)
-MAC Prep & Prime Lash
-Dior DiorShow Iconic Mascara Black
-YSL Mascara Singulier Black

Lip Products (Listed in order of usage)

- MAC Lip Pencil HodgePodge
- MAC Lipstick Beachbound
- MAC LustreGlass Instant Gold

Brushes (Listed in order of usage)

- MAC 190 (Used for application of Moisterizer and Oil Control Lotion)
- MAC 224  (Used for appication of concealer under eyes)
- MAC 130 (Used for foundation application)
- ELF Blush Brush (Used for application of mineral skinfinish and band of roses blush)
- MAC 109 (Used for face contouring and highlighting)
- Sigma SS239 ( Used for applying color on the lid)
- MAC 217 (Used for applying and blending color on the crease)
- MAC 224 (Used for applying and blending color in the outer v and into the crease)
- Sigma E50 (Used for applying color as a highlight under the browbone)

The other eye products (UDPP and NYX jumbo eye pencil) were applied and blended with my fingers.

Thanks for reading !!!! :)