Archive | May 2013

Summer Smoke-Look of The Day

Here is a quick look I did for a party. I love a good smoky eye, and I really love a colored smoky eye. The look was really quick, simple and fun.

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Eyes:
Nars Smudgeproof Primer
Mac Shade Stick Greengrease(outter lid and crease)
Mac Jaunty e/s
Urban Decay Loaded e/s
Urban Decay Perversion e/s

Face:
Mac Face and Body Foundation
Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer
Illamasqua Excite powder Blush

Lips:
Mac Utterly Posh Dazzleglass

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April Favorites

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My Favorite Things In April

April has come and gone and it proved to be a great month for me! I got a lot of things done and got to see some amazing things last month. Kind of sad to see it go but happy for what’s next to come. Here are some of my favorite things in April. I just couldn’t get enough of these last month.

Face Products
Nars Tinted Moisturizer– I wore this daily, day and night, and took it everywhere. Such a nice tinted moisturizer. See my review here

Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand– A nice edition to my personal collection. See my review here

Tarte Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder– I love this because it’s really fine and it doesn’t leave a white cast. It blends beautifully.

Lip Products
Mac Heroine Lipstick & Lip liner– So Sad these were limited(freaking Mac). I missed the initial launch date because I was in Ensenada on Vacation and I was so bummed but I accepted the fact that Mac is dumb with these L/E shades and chalked it up as a loss. LUCKILY, my pro store restocked on these for an event and I was able to get them. It was meant to be! It really is a lovely and original shade. I thought the Lip liner was a dupe for Mac Magenta but it’s really not. You can see the difference; Heroine lip liner is more purple.

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Wearing Mac Heroine Lipstick and liner

Illamasqua Eurydice Lipstick– Loving this lipstick. It’s so bright and eye catching and I love the name! All my Greek mythology geeks know who she is. Pictures can be seen here

Eye Products
Mac Brazenly Eyeshadow– I loved this metallic purple eye shadow! See pictures here

Nars And God Created the Woman Palette– Pictures and review can be seen here

Lorac Front of the Line Pro Liquid Liner– Love, love this liner. It’s so easy and smooth. see my review and pictures here

Activities

I went to Ensenada with friends for a much needed, super fun and relaxing ladies weekend. It was a nice getaway filled with laughs,, drinking, cooking, wine tasting, delicious street food and more drinking. Here are a few pictures. If you’d like to see more I have tons of pictures on my instagram! Check em out! lady_d_makeup

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Winery in Ensenada

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My Beautiful Girls

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La Bufadora

I went to a few Mac Pro social events; One was the pre launch of the Baking Beauties and Extra Dimension party that was super fun. And the second was an installation for celebrity Makeup Artist Val Garland. Such beautiful work! More photos on my instagram.

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Mac Baking Beauties Event

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Val Garland Installation

Movies
Haven’t gone to the theaters much in a while and when I did, I saw crappy movies. But I have been watching Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion on cable all month. I have seen this movie numerous times but lately just couldn’t get enough of it! It’s a classic with great 80’s tunes and a sincere message about the bonds of friendship. It doesn’t matter who invented post-its or who’s the Mary. LOL

What were some of your favorite things In April?

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss Temper

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Illamasqua Lipgloss

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Temper swatch

This is my first Lip gloss From Illamasqua and I just want to rave about how much I LOVE this lipgloss. I’m not really a gloss fan because I love a strong lip and glosses are…glosses. And I don’t particularly like sticky gloss. I am getting better and dealing with my pickiness and wearing a lot mire gloss these days. But I digress.

I love this gloss because like the name states, it is intense. Super intense! It can be sheer or built up to be fully opaque. And it applies evenly. The texture and the feel of the gloss is really nice and not thick or sticky. The scent is really nice too! I think it smells like fruit? Something sweet. All I know is that I want to eat it. And I love that it has the brush applicator. I prefer the brush over the doe foot applicators.

Temper Is described as a tangerine orange but It looks more like a gorgeous shade of red orange. It reminds me a bit of Wonder by Nars but this is 10 times more vibrant and in your face.The more I apply the redder it looks. When I first applied it, it looked more red than orange. But as the day went on, it turned more orange. It held up about 5 hours, through drinking water, before I noticed fading. Even then the color was the still nice, like an orange stain. And I find this gloss to be really moisturizing to my lips. When I take this off my lips feel nice and soft!

I am definitely hooked on these lipglosses. I already have my list of the ones I want!

Have you tried Lipgloss from Illamasqua?

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Illamasqua Cream Blush Brazen

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How Gorgeous is this?!

I am such a huge fan of Illamasqua’s cream blush. It’s such a shame that Sephora doesn’t carry all of them. They have some beautiful shades on the Illamasqua site. And it’s a damn shame they don’t have a store in the US! Get on that Illamasqua!!

Brazen is a gorgeous red. It looks scary but I’ve never been one to be scared of a little color. I only need a dab of this to get a nice, natural flush. It looks so natural! When I, and most medium to darker skinned beauties with red in their skin, blush (yes we do blush), or exercise we turn red…not pink. Although I do love a nice pick blush, this looks so natural on darker skin. It looks gorgeous!
The blush blends beautifully and it isn’t sticky or oily. It doesn’t add oil to the skin or make it look oily but it leaves the skin dewy and healthy looking. I just dab one dot of this on my cheeks with my fingers and blend either with my fingers or a buffing blush. First use I made the mistake of applying too much(I looked like I had a bad sunburn-LOL) and I just diffused the color with some powder. And because its a cream, it can be worn in the lips in a pinch or if you’re traveling. I love multitasking products!! I wore this all day with minimal fading by the time I washed my face.

Have you tried any cream blushers from Illamasqua?

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Beauty!

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Wearing Brazen

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My Favorite Highlighters

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My Favorite Highlighters

I am obsessed with highlighters. A good highlighter will make the skin look healthy and fresh. It’s supposed to brighten the face. It shouldn’t look fake or extra shimmery. The particles are meant to reflect light to make you glow, not make you look glittery. As you can see all highlighters are not the same. There are different textures from powder to creams, different finishes from sheen to glittery, and different shades from the lightest pink to the darkest bronze. I like powder and more gel or liquid consistencies.  Here are my favorite highlighters that I use often.

Nars Albatross– A white gold Highlight; perfect for all skin tones

Mac Semi-Precious Pearl MSF– If Mac ever re-promotes this, I would get it! It’s gorgeous pearl but its not too pale or cool because of the warm tones in the center. Nice on fair to medium skin, it might look a bit ashy on darker skin tones if too much of the pearl is used.

Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand in Gold– Review here

Mac Brunette MSF-Another Limited edition by Mac, it’s a golden pink shade; Great for all skin tones. If it’s re-promoted get on it!

Inglot Face and Body Illuminator #62– Review here

What’s your favorite highlighter?

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L-R Smashbox Halo, Mac Semi-Precious Pearl MSF, Nars Albatross, Mac Brunette MSF