Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Neutral & Pink LOTD for the Office

I wore a really simple look for work today, but I love how it looked, so I thought I'd post it. My favorite part of is the FOAD lip gloss from Evil Shades, which is described as "sassy fuchsia with violet flecks, pink and blue shimmer. (For those days when everyone can just F.O.&.D.) I really love this lip gloss. The color is perfect for me, and at the end of the year, if I were to pick my favorite items from 2012, I'm fairly certain FOAD would be on my list. 








I purchased the gorgeous wire-wrapped dyed blister pearl pendant from Wyrding Studios. The cute little pink and white dangle earrings were a gift from Sarah at Little Mouse Ears

FACE:
MAC Prep + Prime Skin
Tarte Smooth Operator concealer in Light
MAC Studio Fix powder foundation in NC25
MAC Pinch O' Peach blush

Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray

EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance

MAC Brule on brow bone
NYX Walnut Pearl pigment on outer corner of lid, blended into crease, and on outer half of lower lash line
Fyrinnae Moon Child on lid, tear duct area, and inner half of lower lash line
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Sephora Nano eyeliner pencil in Pure White on lower waterline
Benefit They're Real! mascara
Shu Uemura Hard 9 brow pencil in Seal Brown
MAC Brun eyeshadow on brows

LIPS:
NYX Fuchsia lip liner pencil

Evil Shades FOAD Hardcore Lips lip gloss



Thursday, August 23, 2012

Harvest Moon & Electrify Autumnal Nails

I am so in the mood for autumn! I did my nails last week with an autumnal look in mind. I must have been tired because I apparently didn't clean them up and I only took one photo. But I still loved it. I put on two layers of China Glaze Harvest Moon, plus one layer of China Glaze Electrify on top of it. Plus top and bottom coats, of course.

I just love how the red and gold sparkles look over the earthy brown of Harvest Moon. This puts me in mind of the bright red maples juxtaposed against the brilliant golden aspens -- something we'll be seeing here in just about a month. Can't wait!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Most Amazing DuoChrome Eyeshadow Ever!

I know I've posted about Virus Insanity's "Clawdeen" eyeshadow before. But I am so in love with it that I decided to post another look using it. It's hands-down my #1 favorite eyeshadow ever. EVER.

Ahhhh!!! Rogue hair, go away!!!



Ha ha, I'm cross-eyed here!




FACE:
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Light 48
Tarte Smooth Operator concealer in Light
Urban Decay De-Slick makeup setting spray
Bare Minerals Warmth
Moi Minerals Goddess Veil
MAC Pinch O' Peach blush
Bare Minerals Tinted Mineral Veil

EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Brule on brow bone
Virus Insanity Clawdeen on lid
Virus Insanity Peach Cobbler around tear duct
Virus Insanity Witchy on outer lid and lower lash line
Virus Insanity Sookie in crease
MAC Lingering eyebrow pencil
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline along upper lashes
Sephora Nano eyeliner in Pure White on upper and lower waterlines
Benefit They're Real! mascara

LIPS:
OCC Plum lip tar

Monday, August 20, 2012

Soft & Feminine Purples and Golds

I love wearing purple and gold together. Today, I wanted to go for a really soft, romantic purple and gold look that leaned more toward the neutral side of both colors. I really love the way today's look turned out.












FACE:
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Light 48
Tarte Smooth Operator concealer in Light
Urban Decay De-Slick makeup setting spray
Bare Minerals Warmth
Moi Minerals Goddess Veil
Bare Minerals Tinted Mineral Veil
NARS Orgasm Blush
Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
Guerlain Meteorites in Teint Rose

EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Brule on brow bone
Laura Mercier Plum Smoke on lid and beneath lower lash line
Urban Decay Half Baked on inner corner of lid/tear duct area
Urban Decay Toasted in crease
Urban Decay Hustle on outer lid and blended into crease
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline along upper lash line
Benefit They're Real! mascara on lower lashes
Givenchy Noir Couture mascara in Black Satin
Shu Uemura Hard 9 brow pencil in Seal Brown
Anastasia brow gel

LIPS:
MAC Pink Spin Lipglass Stain

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Fall is in the Air! with Archetype Cosmetics

I know I haven't blogged in a while. I just haven't been "feeling it." I hope to be better about it now!

Fall is in the air! I love this time of year when everything is still green and the weather's warm, but the morning and evening air have a bit of a nip to them, and the tips of the greenery are starting to turn just the tiniest bit. This is the beginning of my favorite season, and so I wanted to do an eye look today that was inspired by this time of year.



I used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Lemon Drop
Darling Girl Glitter Glue
MAC Brule on brow bone
Archetype Dirty Blonde on inner corner, inner lower lash line, and on middle brow bone
Archetype Venus Fly Trap on center of lid and middle lower lash line
Archetype Archy on outer lid, in crease, and outer lower lash line
MAC Blanc Type above Dirty Blonde on brow bone
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline along upper lash line
Sephora Nano eye pencil in Pure White on lower waterline
Givenchy Noir Couture mascara in Satin Black
MAC Brun eyeshadow on brows