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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mystical Aqua

I actually meant to include some green glitter in this look - until I found I had forgotten the glitter at home, so I had to do without... Aquavert was used on the inner lid, Aquadisiac on the outer lid and Bottle Green in the crease, as well as MAC's #2 lashes with black Duo glue:







Next weekend I will do a post about my photographic equipment, promise :)!

Product list
Eyes: MAC Bare Canvas, MAC Aquavert, MAC Bottle Green, MAC Aquadisiac, MAC Vanilla, essence liner pen, Maybelline Expression kohl in black on waterline, MAC #2 Lashes, CG Lash Blast

Monday, January 19, 2009

Masquerade

This week's look is inspired by the song "Masquerade" from the Phantom of the Opera. Whenever I hear it, it gets stuck in my head, and the idea for the look came to me last time I was listening to the soundtrack. For those of you who don't know the song, here's a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxKjDUrmecA

(and, while you're at it, this is my favourite scene from the whole play: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp4UqGxOeHk :)

First, I drew the golden lines with MAC Gold pigment in order to define the shape where the other shadows should be applied, then I used MAC's #219 to apply White pigment, Sushi Flower and Passionate eyeshadows, and finally I applied some Deckchair to blend White and Sushi Flower together, and blended the outer corners with the #217 blending brush. Last, I lined the lower lid with Gold and added some simple ornaments on my cheek with a thin brush. Everything was finished off with white kohl on the waterline and black mascara:






Product List
Eyes: MAC Bare Canvas, MAC White, MAC Deckchair, MAC Sushi Flower, MAC Passionate, MAC Gold, Maybelline Expression kohl in white, CG Lash Blast
Face: MAC SFF NC15, MAC Studio Finish NC15, PL April' Mix, MAC Dollymix, MAC Lightscapade
Lips: essence Glam Girl l/s

Monday, January 12, 2009

Lime Crime!

Thanks to Xenia from Lime Crime, I had the opportunity to try out a few of the shades from her recently released Lime Crime make up line! The colours I chose were Mermaid, Dragon Scales, Nymph and Jinx glitter, because I love everything blue-green, and of course I couldn't resist to try out at least one glitter! The shadow texture is one of the best I've seen in mineral make-up - they are all very pigmented (especially Mermaid), soft and blendable! I am looking forward to seeing her expand her selection of shadows and especially glitters!

Full written tutorial available here!










Product list
Face: MAC Studio Fix Fluid doundation in NC15, MAC Studio Finish in NC15, Pure Luxe April's Mix, Flirt All Dolled Up, MAC Lucent
Eyes: MAC Bare Study, Lime Crime Mermaid, Lime Crime Dragon Scales, MAC Carbon, Lime Crime Jinx glitter, Manhattan JT, Maybelline Expression kohl white, essence stage lashes, CG Lash Blast
Lips: MAC Pleasureseeker l/s, Astor Sunset Gold l/g


Friday, January 02, 2009

Snow!

This morning, we woke up to the first snow of this winter -not too much, but enough to cover the trees and houses with a thin layer of white. I just love the lighting when everything is snowy outside (because the light is all diffuse due to the snow's reflection) so DH and I went to the park in front of the house and took some wintery pics!

The make-up is rather subdued, I used Warm Chill on the lid, Dungeon in crease and Heart of Gold to blend the two together, and some additional Dungeon in the inner crease to give some more dimension. Lashes are au naturel today, and for the wintery reddish cheeks I used some Hipness blush applied with the MAC #187.











Product list
Face: MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15, MAC Studio Finish NC15, Pure Luxe April's Mix, MAC Hipness
Eyes: MAC Bare Study, MAC Warm Chill, Fyrinnae Heart of Gold, Archetype Dungeon, Manhattan JT, Maybelline kohl in black + white, CG Lash Blast
Lips: MAC Pink Lemonade l/g

Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year's Eve

Happy new year to all my readers! I hope you all had a wonderful party last night? As New Year's Eve is always a perfect occasion for glitter overload, here's what I did yesterday:

I applied Heritage Rouge pigment all over my lid and added some Mauvement in the crease and Vanilla under my brows. Then I added some black liner and applied a line of pink/red glitter (Raspberry Ice by Pure Luxe) along the line. On the lower lid, I used Heritage Rouge and Mauvement as well as black kohl on the waterline, and then added some red and silver glitter underneath the eyes:








Product list:
MAC Bare Study, MAC Heritage Rouge, MAC Mauvement, MAC Vanilla, Pure Luxe Raspberry Ice, Manhattan JT, Maybelline Expression kohl in black, P2 Lashes, silver glitter