December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve FOTN

Well I hope you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve. I'm getting ready to head out, but I wanted to get these photos up before I went. I decided to go with a classic pinup style eye and red lips. I went with my go to red lip combo:
Cherry lip liner
Port Red lipstick
Cult of Cherry lipgloss



You can tell that Zorro is just thrilled to be ringing in 2011.

December 27, 2010

After Christmas Collections and Dupes

I am back from my mini vacation. Today I went down to check out the after Christmas collections and something really struck me. This really seems like the Riveting Collection cut in two. The mix of the metals, frosts, and pop of bright colors is what did it for me (although Riveting did have more matte colors). But onto the collections.

Very Important Plaitnum (left) and Soiree (right)
Revlon Steel-Her Heart (left) and Revlon Silver Screen (right)

I expected to like nothing from this collection and I was almost dead on except for falling in love with the nail polishes. I found that Soiree reminded me of a shiny gold version of Studded (silver from Riveting). I also liked Very Important Platinum, but it reminds me too much of Revlon's Steel-Her Heart and Silver Screen which also have very poor drying times. I guess it's just something about metallic polishes.
I also decided to pick up Feline eye kohl as I need a new black pencil and everyone raves about this one.

The Highlight Powders were way too glittery with too little pay off. The paint pots are nothing new under the sun as there are some shadesticks in those colors.

Stylishly Yours

I was also looking to avoid a lot from this collection. I only was interested in the paint pots and that's all I got. I tried the Beauty Powders, but they were very boring. I find that if I need subtle shimmer, I will stick to other products like the magically cool powder. I got Dark Diversion (bottom) and swatched it next to Macroviolet (top).

December 15, 2010

I'm 'bout to run away

As the semester is almost over, I will be on a bit of hiatus soon. I will have one more post before checking out for a bit. In the meantime, if you like electric music, then enjoy this music video. It quite accurately summarizes how I feel with finals looming: energetic and ready to run away.

December 10, 2010

Polychromatic Eyeful

Well it's been a busy week. I finally did a rainbow eye, but this one is a bit like the other ones that I've done. I can't believe how many times I poked myself in the eye with one thing or another. But in the end, I finally pounded out a rainbow eye. I first made a matte rainbow eye and then went back over it with shimmery colors over the matte bases.





December 4, 2010

Nostalgia Swatches

L to R
Reflects Very Pink, MUFE 75, Bold and Brash, MUFE 72, 2faced Skinny Dip, Reflects Transparent Teal, Atlantic Blue, Big T, Sassy Grass, Eye Popping, Chrome Yellow, Off The Page, Orange, Reflects Rust, MUFE 99, Mi'Lady (red).
I first got interested in makeup back in 2005 because of LiveJournal. I remember that is when I first stumbled across many of the different makeup communities that were highly active back then. I loved the bold colors that people used that made their eyes quite literally look like a work of art.
Eventually I came across mac_cosmetics and became familiar with the work of Temptalia, xsparkage, and Petrilude to name a few. Sure they had some things that were a bit softer in nature, but for the most part their makeup wasn't for the faint of heart.
Most of those communities are ghost towns now, but I feel like before the month is out I should make an attempt to do something in the style of makeup that first inspired me.

Love Lace Smoked Blues

The Love Lace Collection last year was one of my favorites last year and I recently got a pair of shoes that are beige covered in black lace. Add a bit of Reflects Transparent Teal and you're good to go.




I notice that I had furrowed brow lines in my foundation. I hate it when that happens.