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Look of the day: New Years Eve


I know I rarely post looks of the day but lately I have been getting more into and have been making an effort to take pictures of the makeup I do.  For Christmas I received the naked palette 1. I know I am about three years late on that and the naked palette 2 has just come out, but I was never really in dire need of the naked palette.  I always had all the neutrals I needed with the Yaby dramatically neutral palette (and still do)

But the naked palette I asked for just so I had something I could always bring with me , because I have always been a neutral girl, and really its everything I hoped for.

This look was what I wore out on new years eve this year, I used Yaby pearl paints for the white, and used the naked palette for the cut crease and the smokey bits, and even used virgin as the highlight on my cheeks. Maybelline eyestudio lasting drama gel for the liner, and then lafemme blush from the premade palette for my blush.

What did you wear on new years eve?!

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Look of the day: Red & White

Today, I was supposed to have a shoot with some friends, just for fun and for our portfolios!

However last-minute things fell through so I stayed home, and played with some makeup. When I first started doing makeup I bought a 120 palette thinking it was the greatest thing alive, I quickly found that it fell short when it compared to professional brands but I still have it for personal use.

One of the  things I find severely annoying about my 120 palette is the fact that the shadows are so soft the dang things keep breaking.  I wont touch it for 6 months and somehow 3 of the shadows will be shattered.  I think they have tiny time bombs in them.

You can really tell the shadows are sub par just by looking at them, Maybe I will redo this look with my sugar pill burning heart palette when I get it just so you all can see the comparison!

Anyway here is just a quick eye look I did, while looking for something to do.

I only used the 120 palette, + a black ben nye cream + a lip tar in feathered for a white base.

Quick and easy!

p.s.  excuse the brows I really need to go get them done 😉

Fall Looks, and Trends, and Colors oh my!

Yesterday I was finally forced to turn the heat on, so I guess its time I admit defeat.. fall is here.

Apart from the sunshine , the warmth, the shorts, the bonfires, and the bronzer being gone, fall is one of my favorite seasons. Fall gives us an excuse to rock out plum and orange lipsticks (not that I need an excuse) and it gives us a chance to buy some fantastic new clothing items, this year I bought pleather skinnies.

This year fall 2011 matte is everywhere,  matte complexions and matte lips. Thank god for all the new formulations and lip products out there, if I see even one chalky dry lip this year I will smack the girl before promptly taking her shopping to show her some better choices.  My favorite is the satin matte lip you get with the OCC Lip Tars dry down. For the fall I really like the colors plum and stalker.

**FAIR WARNING, if you forget to exfoliate prior to ANY matte, demi- matte, satin-matte finish lip product you will suffer grave and dire flakey lip consequences.  **

I am a huge fan of plum cheeks for fall, but some times find them hard to wear as I am a very fair NC15. I am going to share with you my secret for perfect plummy peach cheeks every time.  Doing this gives you a bit of a contour and really make your face look beautiful, and its easy as anything.

I always use cream blush, I find it easier to work with as well as more natural looking. Start with a peachy/pink colored cream blush on the apple of your cheeks (a good one is urban decay glide on cheek tint in score), blend out and upward, until it is a natural color.  Now take a plum cream blush, (a few good ones are urban decay glide on cheek tint in greedy, or a more affordable one is maybelline dream matte mousse cloud wine) and starting on the top of your cheek bone blend the color down into the apples of your cheeks, it should be a well blended gradient from dark to light.

For that matte face that is so popular right now, powder it with some translucent powder.

I will be doing a post later today on a fall look using this technique!

For eyes, the cat eye liner is still going strong.  Has the cat eye ever gone out of style? This year you can stick to the normal, just do thick liner without much of  cat eye, or go the way that a lot of runways have gone, the weird geometric eyeliner.

This is very popular, but not for the faint of heart. I for one will not be partaking in this trend for an every day look, some of my models may not be so lucky!

If you are interested in getting this look but just don’t have the time, or the talent dior has created “backstage eyeliners-to-wear multi-wear adhesive eyeliner patches” say that three times fast! These are similar to those gimmicky lip tattoos that give you interesting designs. They are pretty expensive (59$ CAD for 1 sheet of 4?!!!) but for a special event might be worth it.

There are just a few trends, and a tip to get you through the next few weeks before it gets really cold and the icicles start forming.

I will get into hair color trends another time, right now I have to go drink hot chocolate and huddle next to my heater.

What do you think of the fall makeup trends this year!?

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