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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Brown Smokey Eyeshadow Look Inspired by MakeupByLa

I was inspired to recreate
a look similar to that of fellow beauty blogger
La of MakeupByLa

Prime - Black Radiance Anti Shine
Foundation - Chanel Perfection Lumiere 94 AMBRE
Contour - e.l.f. Clarifying Pressed Powder SPICE
Highlight - e.l.f. Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder WARM TAN
Under Eye Concealer - Lorac Cover Up C7 and MAC Select Moisture Concealer NC45, MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC45 set with Coastal Scents Silica Powder mixed with MAC PRIMARY YELLOW and CHROME YELLOW Pigment
Setting Spray - Urban Decay the all Nighter

Prime - NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
2ndary Base - Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hr Eyeshadow RICH MAHOGANY and POMEGRANATE PUNK
Crease - Darkest Brown from Wet N Wild VANITY Palette (MAC EMBARK dupe)
Transition - Warm Brown from e.l.f. EVERYDAY BRIGHTS palette, L'Oreal matte SUEDE BROWN, MAC SADDLE and FOLIE
Outer V - Darkest Brown from Wet N Wild VANITY Palette
Mobile Lid - Urban Decay DARK HORSE and Shimmery Dark Bronze from Wet N Wild VANITY Palette
Tearduct - Urban Decay HALF BAKED
Highlight - Lightest Matte Off White from the Wet N Wild VANITY Palette
Top Lashline Jane Mineral Eyeliner Gel BLACK
Waterline - Revlon Color Stay Eyeliner Pencil BLACK
Under Lashline - Urban Decay DARKHORSE
Mascara - Maybelline the COLOSSAL BLACK
Lashes - Salon Perfect DEMI WHISPIES

If you do not have all of the colors I used, you could probably get away with using the Wet N Wild Vanity Palette to complete this look.

Base - NYX Cream Blush GOLDEN
Set - NYX Terra Cotta (MAC COPPERTONE Dupe)

Fill - Wet N Wild Mega Last Lipstick BARE IT ALL 902B
Gloss - NK TAUPE

I know it isn't for everyone, but I will rock this to the grocery store in a heartbeat. #divastatus
Do you wear smokey eyeshadow in the daytime?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wearing False Lashes!

Many women have hooded eyelids. Sometimes age is a factor. I attribute mine to my Native American heritage. As I have hooded eyelids, wearing false lashes can be pretty tricky for me.
I have learned that shorter lashes look more natural on me.
It seems as if really long ones make me look kind of drag-queenish or like I am trying way too hard.
That is not the look I am trying to achieve. I like strip lashes with the invisible band. I have also applied individual lashes in the past.

I have been on the hunt for Ardell Demi - Whispies FOREVER!
It seems as if they are always sold out at my local drugstores.
I saw a youtuber substitute the Salon Perfect Demi Whispies for the Ardells.
I knew that on my next trip to Walmart I was going to purchase these if they were in stock.

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I picked up another pair of 116 lashes.

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These retail exclusively at Walmart for $2.98.
To find out more about these lashes, please visit

Please enjoy this video from Muffinismylovers2012 as she demonstrates how she applies Ardell individual false lashes. This was one of the most impressive lash videos I have ever seen.

I am so excited about finding these lashes!

Do you ever wear false lashes?
Have you ever tried Salon Perfect brand?

Lips Of The Day - (LOTD) featuring MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Lipglass

I wore a BRIGHT blue based red cashmere sweater to work on this day.
I felt the lips really complimented the look without overdoing it.

Fill - Darkest Red Glaze from NYX Nude on Nudes Palette
Gloss - MAC Viva Glam Cyndi

(Side note...I must say that the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation seems to knock a few years off of my age.
I worked a double on this day and the foundation lasted literally ALL DAY! I can't wait to purchase a full size of this product)

My favorite finish in MAC lipsticks is Amplified.
Lusters just don't appeal to me. I do have one regret, however. Yes, I have Skippers Remorse!
(Thanks to yummy411 for this appropriate phrase)
Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick is something I really wish I had not skipped. My attempt to dupe it is covered by my use of the darkest red glaze in the NYX Nude on Nudes palette.
I topped that with Viva Glam Cyndi Lipglass.

Have you ever had Skipper's Remorse?

Face Of The Day (FOTD) Teal Eyeshadow with Peach Lips

I have been eager to really shop my stash and use my Maybelline Color Tattoo 24/7 Color Eyeshadows.
I was not disappointed by TENACIOUS TEAL!

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Prime - Black Radiance Anti Shine and Phillips Milk of Magnesia in Nose Only
Contour - Cover Girl Bronzer EBONY
Transition - L'Oreal HiP Bronzing Powder - GLOWING
Highlight - NARS ForePlay Palette - GOLD
Setting Powder - MAC Transparent Loose Powder
Setting Spray - Urban Decay the all NIGHTER

Above Brows - MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC50
Below Brows - Highlight MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC45

Under Eye Concealer - LORAC CoverUP C7, and MAC Select Moisture Concealer NC45 set with e.l.f. Clarifying Pressed Powder TOFFEE
Prime - NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Primer
Secondary Base - Maybelline Color Tattoo 24/7 Eyeshadow TENACIOUS TEAL
Highlight - Urban Decay FOXY from the NAKED 2 Palette and H1 from Coastal Scents 88 Palette
Tearduct - L'Oreal HiP Loose Eyeshadow Pigment - RESTLESS
Deepen Crease MAC FOLIE
Transition - L'Oreal Matte SUEDE BROWN
Outer V - Darkest Teal from NYX Aquamarine Trio
Mobile Lid - NK HD eyeshadow
Tightline/Waterline - Revlon Color Stay Pencil BLACK
Mascara - Maybelline The COLOSSAL Very BLACK

L'Oreal HiP Blendable Blushing Cream - ENAMOURED
Milani Mineral Blush - SUNSET BEACH
NARS ForePlay Palette - MATTE PEACH

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Gloss - Maybelltne Wet Shine Diamonds MARQUISE PEACH

Note to self ...If you ever see this lipgloss in Dollar Tree, buy every single one available.
Have you ever seen this lipgloss?

Lips Of The Day - Kiss NY Magenta

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 Excuse the angry woman face. Mean mugging once again!
I was on my way to work. It takes me some time to fully awaken.
I sported Kiss NY MAGENTA on this day. It is a dupe for MAC VIOLETTA, but BETTER.
It does stain the lips. I was rushing, so I forgot to bring my MAC FUNTABULOUS Dazzleglass or it's dupe Milani FASHION DIVA as a topper.
Believe it or not, the matte lips worked for me all day long.
The Kiss NY started out oily, so liner before application is a definite MUST. I wore NK Brown on this day.
I only had to touch up one time over an 8 hour shift because of the staining.
I plan to purchase more of their lipsticks.
Do you own any of the KISS NY lipsticks?
If so, which are your favorites?


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