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Monday, December 1, 2014

EOTD: Naked and Neve Cosmetics

Yesterday I was inspired to use one of my Naked Cosmetics colours. I (shamefully) have a number of their collections and I rarely dip into them! This EOTD features colour #3 from their Mother Nature collection

Yesterday I also learned how to properly stack false lashes, so I wanted to try that out too! :)

Here was the result!




Products used:
  • Tarte CC Eye Primer
  • Barry M Eyeliner Kohl in Black
  • Neve Cosmetics in Butterfly, Bonbon and Magma in the crease
  • Inglot 329 on the outer portion of the lid and to smoke out the black liner on the lower lash line
  • Naked Cosmetics #3 from their Mother Nature collection on the majority of the lid
  • Neve Cosmetics Etoile in the duct
  • Gabriel Color eyeshadow in Bone below the eyebrow
  • NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown (I usually don't use this and this reminded me why!)
  • Tarte CC Tinted Eyebrow Gel in Medium Dark
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara
  • Ardell #109 stacked with Quo #801
Now I want to stack ALLLLLLLLL of my lashes!  Holy smokes!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tutorial: Sugarpill and Neve Cosmetics

Hi, hello!

What do we have here?  A TUTORIAL?!  Holy smokes.  It's been a LONNNNNG time since I've made one of these!  Forgive me if I am a tad (or a LOT) rusty!

I recently posted this look on a FB makeup group I am part of:


And it was requested that I do a tutorial.  How could I refuse?!!  

The look was inspired by my newest Sugarpill colour, the limited edition (and now sold out): Lucid!  I used it with various other Sugarpill colours and used a couple colours from my Neve Cosmetics palettes to soften up the crease.  If you'd like to find out how you can achieve a look like this, then please keep on reading!  :)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Neve Cosmetics "Halo" Eye (EOTD and FOTD)

Today I wanted to play around with my new Neve Cosmetics palettes and I decided to do a halo eye.
In Neve Cosmetics's Chiarissimi palette, which is full of gorgeous duochrome shades, there is one called "Unicorno" (a shade they describe as a "magic duochrome old rose with light green reflections") which I figured would be soooo pretty in the center of a halo eye with a dark brown on either side of it.
I'm also still trying to get the hang of applying lashes without also applying black liner as that tends to cover up my eyelid space too much when my eyes are open! Practice makes perfect...but I still have more practice ahead of me!!

And here are the pictures I snapped of the look:










Products used on the eyes:
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay CC Eye Primer
  • OCC pencils in Sybil and Sebastian applied to the eye as a base. I put Sybil on the inner and outer portions of the lid (and lower lash line) and Sebastian in the center of the lid).
  • Neve Cosmetics Espresso applied to the inner and outer portions of the lower lash line and eyelid.
  • Neve Cosmetics Noisette applied in the crease.
  • Neve Cosmetics Etoile in the tear duct
  • Neve Cosmetics Butterfly to highlight the brow bone
  • Neve Cosmetics Unicorno applied to the center of the lid and center of the lower lash line
  • OCC Sybil pencil on the lower waterline
  • UD Ink for Eyes to line the upper waterline
  • Quo eyelashes in 806
  • Pure Anada Mascara in Black on the upper lashes
On my face--I have OCC concealer in Y2 under the eyes, a bit around the nose, and some on my chin. OCC's lip tar in Concubine on the lips. Pure Anada blush in Fresh Mandarin on the cheeks. And a bit of Inglot 560 through my brows.
It turned out pretty fun, I think!  :)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Aromi: Liquid Lipstick in Forbidden Fuchsia

While recently on a trip to Portland, I stumbled into this cute little store called Mag Big (it's a store with locally made clothing, jewelry and other fun nicknacks) and much to my delight, they are also a stockist for Aromi Beauty!  I have been wanting to try their liquid lipsticks for a while and I was SO EXCITED to find that Mag Big had two of them in stock!  (Yeah, only two...which is too bad, as I would have totally scooped up more!)  I decided to go with the colour Forbidden Fuchsia and I am so very pleased this colour and with how this product performs.  

Here are some photos of the product packaging.

A colourful and very eye-catching box, if I do say so myself!
Ingredients.  As per the little pot symbol on the right, this item will be good for 12 months after opening.
Cruelty Free and Vegan!  Hooray!
I love how sleek this packaging is!  The clear tube is made of a sturdy plastic (at first I thought it was glass). 
A sticker with the colour name on the bottom.

The doe-foot applicator.  I thought that this might be a pain to use, but it is surprisingly easy to use and applies the product very nicely!

I am new to the world of liquid lipsticks and this product delivers exactly what it promises.  This product retails for $17 (although I've noticed that Aromi occasionally offers discounts that are advertised through their very active Facebook page).  It applies quite wet, but it is INCREDIBLY pigmented.  So what I've been doing is I apply it to my bottom lip (staying away from the very outside edge) and then I purse my lips together to distribute the product a bit to the upper lip.  After making sure it's even, I carefully go around the outside edge of the lips.  The product dries down to a very beautiful matte finish after about 30 seconds or so.  After it dries--it stays put for quite a long time.  It doesn't transfer very much at all to things like cups or straws and I've eaten wearing this lipstick and it still looks pretty awesome when I'm finished!

The matte finish itself is such that you almost forget it's there--as the product is quite thin--I don't find it to be drying in the slightest.

 And here is the product applied to my lips:




If it hasn't been made clear yet through this post, I am VERY HAPPY with this purchase.  I am so excited to get more (Electric Orchid and Preppy Red are at the top of my "want" list!)--one day!  :)

Have you ever tried Aromi products?  If so, what do you think?  What's your favorite of their products?


Monday, August 4, 2014

Yesterday was Pride in Vancouver. I dressed up my eyes!

The August long weekend in Vancouver always signifies the same thing for me: Pride!  Yesterday was the day of the Parade and general festivities around time.  Fun was had by all!

This year I decided to utilize my Whisper Individual False Eyelashes by none other than Sugarpill Cosmetics.  I thought the result was SO FUN.  I shared this look on the Reddit Page (/r/MakeupAddiction) and received some very positive feeback, which is also neato!





Here is a list of the other products I used:
  • OCC concealer in Y1 and Y2.
  • Inglot 395, 342 and 329 on the eyes.
  • Gabriel Color blush in Apricot.
  • Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer.
  • Barry M Bright Turquoise Lengthening Mascara.
  • OCC Lip Tar in Concubine.
  • The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer.
  • ELF Wet Brow Clear Mascara.
  • Inglot 560 through the brows.

I was so hesitant to take these babies off that I even had a nap in them.  AND went for a run in the evening.  They stayed in place through that all!!  I hope those of you in the Vancouver area are having a lovely weekend and if you participated in any of the Pride activities, I hope you had a damn good time.  :)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

EOTD: Sugarpill Purples!

Hi hi hi hi hi!  

The other day I was very inspired to play with my purples by Sugarpill.  I really wish they would figure out a way to make Poison Plum vegan again so that when my two run out (yes, I bought a back-up old one that is vegan as it is now not available as vegan and hasn't been since 2012, I believe).  In this look I used Poison Plum in the crease, Hysteric on the lid, and Frostine for a tear duct highlight.

I am not sure what Blogger did as it uploaded my pictures, but it seems to have made the colour of Hysteric (the colour on the lid) more vibrant and contrast-y than it is in real life.  


The ever necessary "macro" shot!  This picture shows the colours a bit more true to lift.  

This one is also quite true to life (as is the one below).

  


Products used:
  • Mineral Fusion Eyeshadow Primer
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base in White
  • Inglot Matte 372 in the crease
  • Sugarpill Poision Plum in the deep crease and blended up and out
  • Sugarpill Tako to highlight the browbone
  • Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy applied to lid and Sugarpill Hysteric patted on top
  • Sugarpill Bulletproof to darken the outer lid/outer "v" and applied very closely along the upper lashes
  • Sugarpill Poison Plum applied to lower lash line. Hysteric applied on the lower lash line, but closer to the base of the lashes. A bit of Bulletproof at the outer edge of the lower lash line.
  • Sugarpill Frostine applied to the tear duct area
  • OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Tarred on the waterline and to tightline
  • Gabriel Color Mascara in Black on the lower lashes
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara on the top lashes
What is your favorite Sugarpill purple?  Inquiring minds need to know!!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

EOTD: MTCoffinz and Inglot

Hi hi!

So I've been playing with my MTCoffinz eyeshadows a lot recently and I'm really enjoying "rediscovering" them!  For this look I wanted to play with my coppers!  I've also made it my life's goal to perfect wearing false lashes without (heavy) eyeliner.  This was my first look where I attempted little to no liner and I have to say, I quite liked the result!


Products used:

  • MTCoffinz Under the Rainbow Eyeshadow Primer
  • MTCoffinz Anubis in the tear duct
  • MTCoffinz Tantrum applied to the whole lid
  • MTCoffinz Wired applied to the outer 2/3rd of the lid (over most of the Tantrum)
  • Inglot Matte 342 and Matte 329 in the crease and along the lower lash line
  • A tiny bit of Inglot Gel Liner in 77 applied super closely to the lashes
  • Tarte Inner Rim Brightener applied to the waterline (I think I might have a bad reaction to this product though--the next time I try it, I'll know for sure!  My left eye watered like CRAZY after I applied it...)
  • Red Cherry Lashes in #DW
  • Gabriel Color Mascara in Black on the lower waterline
  • Pure Anada Mascara in Black on upper lashes (before applying the falsies!)

Yep yep!!  Yay for MTCoffinz shadows--they sure are pretty!!

I hope you all are having a lovely weekend and thanks for dropping by!  :)