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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

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Dark Fire

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

Smoky Cocoa

 

 

Nars Night out day time Smokey Subtle  Mac Russian Red

I wore this look to work one day. it’s not an every day work look but I felt like amping it up and smoking it out a bit. It could also be a nice date or club look.

 


Nars Night out day time Smokey Subtle  Mac Russian Red

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

Eyes:
Nars eye primer
Nars God Created the Woman Palette(Kalahari on the lid, Galapagos crease and outer lid, Coconut Grove to darken the crease
Lise Watier Feline HD Liner

Lips:
Mac Russian Red Lipstick


Nars Night out day time Smokey Subtle  Mac Russian Red

Nars Night out day time Smokey Subtle  mac russian Red

A day at the Pool (Party)- Look

Subtle Daytime Summer beach

I did this look for a pool party so it’s very subtle and natural with some shimmering bronzer.

I was also testing out this lipstick for a friend of mine who is working on her own private makeup line so it doesn’t have a name yet but I must say I loved it. It was super creamy and smooth with great coverage.

The look was pretty simple with not a lot of products used, something you would want when you’re gonna be out in the sun all day at the beach or by the pool. You don’t want to LOOK made up like you’re going to the ball but you’d want to look good.

 

Face:
Nars Tinted Moisturizer
Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Warm Blend

Eyes:
Lise Watier Feline HD liner
Maybeline Falsies Mascara

 

Subtle Daytime Summer beach

Subtle Daytime Summer beach

Subtle Daytime Summer beach

Subtle Daytime Summer beach

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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Smoky Mushrooms Look

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Here is a smoky eye look I did for a night out. I absolutely love Urban Decay Mushroom eyeshadow. It’s a really smooth, pigmented shade and a great shade to incorporate with a smoky eye.

 

Face:
Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer
Mac Face and Body Foundation
Smashbox Artificial Light Illuminating Lotion Glow
Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer
Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener Dark Peach
Mac Bite of an Apple Blush

Eyes:
Mac Soft Ocher Paint Pot
Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow
Black Eyeshadow from the Sleek Bad Girl Palette
Makeup Forever Aqua Black Cream Liner
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Liner Pencil Perversion
Kiss False Lashes
Maybelline Falsies Big Eyes Mascara

Lips:
Urban Decay Lip Junkie Naked

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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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