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Date night night out weekend dinner dark vamp Mac Hang Up Lipstick

 

This was a look I wore to a night out, dinner event. As much as I love bright lips, I’ve always been loyal to dark lips, since high school; dark browns, dark reds and even black lips were my go to. There’s just something so mysterious and sexy about dark lips. The lips aren’t exactly spring or summer but I wear what I want. And I am sweating a bit because it’s been ridiculously hot!

Face:
Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer
Makeup Forever Full Cover concealer 14
Mac Face and Body Foundation c7
Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blusher
Mac Mineralize Pearl on the cheeks

 

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Stila In the Night Palette (Kitten on the lid, Sandstone in the crease) Kryolan Maroon eyeshadow to deepen the crease.
Lise Watier Feline Hd Liner

Lips:
Mac Hang Up Lipstick

Date night night out weekend dinner dark vamp Mac Hang Up Lipstick Date night night out weekend dinner dark vamp Mac Hang Up Lipstick Date night night out weekend dinner dark vamp Mac Hang Up Lipstick Date night night out weekend dinner dark vamp Mac Hang Up Lipstick Mac Hang up Lipstick Date night night out weekend dinner dark vamp Mac Hang Up Lipstick Date night night out weekend dinner dark vamp Mac Hang Up Lipstick

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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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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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Illamasqua Eurydice Lipstick

 

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Illamasqua Eurydice Lipstick

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Hotness!

Such a beautiful shade!  So great for Spring and Summer. It’s a bright fuchsia pink in a matte finish. I’m not exactly a fan of matte finishes mostly because they are a bit drying for me and I like my lipsticks to just glide on. Also I don’t like how they emphasize the lines on my lips. I guess I should just exfoliate my lips more often and I won’t have this issue. Anyway, this lipstick went on really dry, however I didn’t find this drying to my lips.  It felt a bit more creamy once it was applied and as it warmed up on my lips. Because it is matte it wore on me all day because it hugged the lips and did not budge. Even after me eating lunch and drinking water, I was left with a pink stain. You definitely need to exfoliate your lips before this but I Love this! I might have to get more Illamasqua Lipsticks!

Have you tried any lipsticks from Illamasqua?

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Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick

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Magnetism Lipstick

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this lipstick! I haven’t tried Illamasqua lipsticks because when I was testing them in Sephora I felt they would be a bit dry for me and they are all matte.

So I finally just decided to give them a try since they do have lovely colors. So this shade is SUPER creamy, Kind of like a Mac Amplified(my favorite lipstick finish ever), and super pigmented. I think this might be the only Illamasqua lipstick that isn’t matte…? (I could be wrong). Magnetism is a beautiful raspberry shade, I think will look gorgeous on everyone. The color and the texture is just to die for. I love these types of textures and I hope Illamasqua has more colors with this finish or if not, they make more!

I wore this lipstick about 4 hours before it started fading away. The 4 hours I wore this, I forgot I was wearing lipstick. No dry feeling. And I love the packaging on this lipstick.

I ordered this on the Illasmasqua site and I must say their Customer service, even being international, was an A+. For international, my order came quickly, they have frequent deals (buy 2 lipsticks get 1 free, etc) and they offered me a full size freebie when I hit a price point, some things I wish Mac would do. But I guess when you’re products sell out in a matter of hours the first day, they don’t need to do things like that. But I digress; I’m a huge fan of Illamasqua, particularly their blushers, and I will definitely be broadening my collection with their products so that I may “Embrace my alter ego”- LOVE THAT!!

Do you have any Illamasqua Lipsticks? What would you recommend?

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Magnetism Lipstick

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