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Summer Time with a Red Balloon

Mac Red Balloon Lipstick

Mac Red Balloon Lipstick

I received a Mac gift card for my birthday last year, I’m actually quite shocked I held out this long. I was actually waiting for Mac to put out something that really caught my eye and spoke to me until I obsessed and dreamed about it. Oh the mind of a makeup addict!  And I missed out on the Punk Couture collection(I’m glad I did because I have enough dark lipsticks).

Mac usually puts out some really nice lip shades for spring and summer. I bought Red Balloon and as you can see it’s not quite red, at least on my lips. I LOVE Mac’s Amplified finishes so this was a no brainer to me. I really wish they had more Amplified because the finish gives excellent coverage and silky smooth. Sigh… I really like this lipstick although I’m sure it can be easily duped. This is a perfect Summer color that is bright, but not in your face bright, and the lipstick stays on the lips for a fair amount of time, like most Amplified finishes.

This is a Saturday look I did, not really crazy about the eyes but I wanted to play with and test my Kryolan eye palette.

Neutral eyes Mac Red Balloon lipstick summer lips

Face:
Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer
Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer 14
Mac Face and Body c7

Eyes:

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Kryolan Nature and  Oak on the lid, Maroon in the crease.
Mac Costa Riche Kohl Eyeliner

Lips:
Mac Red Balloon Lipstick

 

Neutral eyes Mac Red Balloon lipstick summer lips
Neutral eyes Mac Red Balloon lipstick summer lips

Neutral eyes Mac Red Balloon lipstick summer lips

Command and Surrender- Sigma Fun

face Atelier, Sigma Eye shadows

I used a sample eye palette I got from Sigma for this look. It came with 3 shades, 1 from each of their palettes; Dare, Flare and Bare. This is the first time using their eye shadows and I must say I really liked the textures of the shadows.  Here’s a breakdown of this simple, fun look!

Have you tried Sigma’s eye shadows?

Face:

Face Atelier Foundation Zero+ mixed with Face Atelier Heat adjuster
Face Atelier Ultra Sheer 4(sheer peach highlighter)

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Sigma Command Eye shadow on the lid
Sigma Surrender eye shadow in the crease.
Lise Waiter Feline Eyeliner HD
Maybelline Mascara

Lips:
Mac Deeply Adored Lipstick

 

Sigma Eye Shadow Command and Surrender

Sigma Eye Shadow Command and Surrender

Sigma Eye Shadows in Command and Surrender

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Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener

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Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener

So according to the Bobbi Brown site they redesigned this product. This is my first time using this product so I’m not sure if the product or the packaging was redesigned.

So first thing first. This is not designed to be a concealer. It doesn’t conceal. It brightens under the eyes. It’s more of a corrector. If you need something that hides or conceals dark circles you could use a concealer under This product or just buy a brightening concealer with a yellow, peach, or salmon undertone.

This is very effective and is a great under eye highlight. It’s like an instant eye lift so it’s great after a sleepless night or early morning. It gives you that extra pick me up. It brightens the entire face and brings everything up. This shade in particular is Dark Peach and it works great on deeper skin beauties.

The texture is really light and fluid. It’s like the liquid version of Bobbi Brown’s corrector in the pot. When I apply this I only use a few tiny dots and blend it in with a fluffy brush. If you use too much it could crease and look a bit cakey.

How I use this: prime or moisturize, apply concealer , apply tinted eye brightener, then foundation.

Have you tried this tinted eye brightener from Bobbi Brown, old or new?

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Magpie and Cocktails- A Birthday Look

I celebrated my birthday on Friday and I went out with friends for a low key but super fun evening! A few drinks, lots of laugh and cake is perfect Friday evening.

I’ve been having Sugarpill’s Magie loose pigment for some time now and I haven’t been able to wear it and I’ve been itching to. I love the color but it’s certainly not an everyday color and I haven’t been going out all that much lately. So I thought this would be a perfect time to break it out. I love dark, smokey looks so I used a black base under the pigment to make the eyes a bit more smoldering.

Face:
Laura Merier Oil Free Face Primer
Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightner Dark Peach
Mac Face and Body Foundation
Smashbox Artificial Light in Glow(mixed with my foundation)
Mac Mighty Aphrodite Blush

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mac Slick Black Greasepaint Stick
Sugarpill Magpie Pigment
Urban Decay Darkhorse e/s
Urban Decay Buck e/s
Mac Blue Stripe PowerPoint Eye Pencil
Makeup Forever Aqua Black Cream Liner

Lips:

Nars Chihuahua Lip Gloss

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Going Bright with Sugarpill

This is a fun look I did using Sugarpill Palettes.  It’s bright and bold and I amped it up with some bright pink lips.

Eyes:
NYX EyeShadow Base 1(white)
Sugarpill e/s Mochi, Velocity, 2am, Poison Plum, Dollipop

Lips:
Illamasqua Eurydice Lipstick

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Night Out with Russian Red Lipstick

I am a huge fan of red lips and I love wearing red lipstick. Red lips look so classic and elegant especially for a night out. When I usually wear red lips I either go neutral on the eyes or if I’m feeling really bold or want to have that smoldering look, I wear a smokey eye. I went neutral here. I wore this for a night out with the girls. I also contoured my face here. I don’t usually contour my face because sometimes I just think it’s too much, for my taste, but I do think its good for a special night out from time to time, The lighting was pretty poor but I tried to get some better pictures 😦

Face:
Laura Mercier Oil Free Face Primer
Ben Nye Cream foundation in Almond(to highlight)
Ben Nye Cream Foundation in Mocha (to contour)
Bare Minerals Foundation

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mac Somoa Silk Eyeshadow on lid
Urban Decay Buck Eyeshadow in crease
Mac Chromographic Pencil NW25/NC30 on waterline
Lise Watier Feline HD Liner

Brows:
Anastasia Brow Duality Shell (Highlight brows)
Mac Spiked Brow Pencil

Lips:
Makeup Forever Aqua Lip 8C
Mac Russian Red Lipstick

Cheeks:
La Femme Coral Blush

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Psychedelic Punk- A Glitter Look

Psychedlic Sister, Punk Glitter, Reflects Blue, Lumi, Radium

What I used for this look

I wanted to do something super fun and dramatic. I would wear this out to a party or someplace fun but this is just fun, creative makeup. I Purchased some glitter from Lit Cosmetics at the PhamExpo in June and I’ve been playing with them and used them on clients but I haven’t had the chance to use and play with them on myself.

I hope you like the creation! I loved how this came out and so did my mom. She doesn’t like me wearing so much makeup!

Eyes:
Mac Imaginary Paint Pot (base)
Urban Decay Perversion on the lid
Urban Decay Radium on lid
Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister in crease and above crease
UD Perversion to deepen the crease
Pixie Epoxy tapped over lid and crease
Mac Reflects Blue Glitter on lid over Raduim
Lit Cosmetics Punk in crease over Psychedelic Sister
Lise Waiter Feline Liner HD
A pair of full lashes on top lash line and a pair of accent lashes on the bottom lash line

Lips:
Makeup Forever Aqua Lip 10c
Illamasqua Eurydice Lipstick


Glitter Look with Lit Cosmetics Punk

Glitter Look with Lit Cosmetics Punk


Psychedelic Punk

Glitter Look with Lit Cosmetics Punk

Glitter Look with Lit Cosmetics Punk

Psychedelic Punk

Psychedelic Punk