Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sugarpill!!! Yaaaayyyy!!

I just received my Sugarpill eyeshadow today and boy am I excited!! Eeeeeeee!!!!!

The two eyeshadow sets you see above are the Sweetheart Palette (left) and Burning Heart Palette (right). Naturally, I had to do my makeup:

Wow! Talk about pigment! I literally would dab my brush on the palette once and it would just be saturated with this intense color. Glorious!! Glamorous! And oh so yummy!
I love you Sugarpill!! You will be my official makeup for 2011 San Diego Pride- hooray!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Asian Persuasion

Today I watched this great makeup tutorial on creating Arabic eyes. The cool trick I learned was using tape to 'mask off' part of the eye to get that perfect eye shadow line. Haha! Drag Queens, I know your secret now! Anyways, I put my own spin on the look, going with a more Geisha-ish color way. Obviously, this look is purely for costume, not an everyday look- unless you're into that kinda thing, which is all good. I ain't a-judgin'.  :)


MAC Eyeshadow as follows:
Chrome Yellow

MAC Blush- Breezy (used on the eyes!)
Illamasqua Creme Blush- Laid

MAC Kohl Black Pencil Eyeliner (used on eyebrows)

Makeup Forever Aqua Lip Pencil- 16C

L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara- Blackest Black

L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner- Black Mica

Gospel Brunch

I wore my Sunday hat to gospel brunch and decided to try matching my makeup to my hat (I know, soooo 80s). It turned out ok. Nice, but nothing spectacular. I'll get there one day...


MAC Eye Primer- Painterly

MAC Eyeshadows as follows:
Atlantic Blue
Chrome Yellow

MAC Blush- Breezy

MAC Lipstick- Impassioned

L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara

L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner- Blackest Black

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Slightly mad, totally ridiculous

Purple Haze

What I used:
Midnight Velvet Eyeshadow Duo- Clinique
Gold  Eyeshadow- Clinique
Fresh Daisy Eyeshadow- MAC
Tuxedo Eyeshadow- MAC
Breezy Shimmertone Blush- MAC
Telescopic Explosion Mascara in Carbon Black-L'Oreal
Wine Maze Lip Liner- Shisheido
16C Aqua Lip- Makeup Forever
New York Apple Lipstick- Arbonne
A Different Kind of Grape Lipstick- Clinique

Someday I'll get a real camera, but for now, please bear with me :) Luvyameanit!

Humble Beginnings

Color. I like it. This is an experiment with the use of color in makeup application. I'm a designer by trade, but have decided to explore the world of makeup artistry- sans education. I'm going to practice on myself, and whomever else will let me. Hopefully, I can build a clientele, but for now this will simply document my progression from newbie to MUA, DIY style.