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FOTD: Terracotta & Teal

8 Jun

PRIMER/BASE: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Fierce & Tangy (tangerine orange cream shadow)

SHADOW: I applied matte peach (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette) e/s to the innermost portion of my lower lid. I blended the peach into Black Radiance blush in Soft Honey; it’s a matte terracotta color. YES! you can use blush as eyeshadow. ūüėČ Then I used my Coastal Scents crease brush to apply matte blackened purple (from the WNW Lust palette) to my outer v. Finally I used matte camel (from the WNW Vanity palette) to highlight my browbone.

OTHER DETAILS… I used matte blackened purple e/s from the WNW Lust palette to fill in my eyebrows & L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my lashes. I defined my upper lashline using Wet N Wild cream liner in black & my lower lashline in L’Oreal H.I.P. cream liner in Teal.

LIPS: Trendy Mauve lipstick by Lancome & Ruby Kisses Jellicious Lip Gloss in Cotton Candy

FACE & CHEEKS: Nada

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FOTD: Berry Burst

7 Jun

In case you’re wondering, I am trying my best to post my backlogged FOTDs in the order they were taken (hence the retroactive dates). I apologize for any confusion this may cause. ūüėČ Enjoy…

PRIMER: Mary Kay Eye Primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cherry

SHADOW: I applied a matte pastel pink e/s (from the Wet N Wild Lust palette) to my tearduct area.  I blended the light pink into Neon Red (a matte pinkish red e/s) from my Coastal Scents Hot Pots palette. Then I used my Sonia Kashuk large crease brush to apply Maroon Berry (a matte burgundy e/s, also by CS) to the outer portion of my lid.  Finally I used Puce (a matte pinkish tan e/s, also by CS) to highlight my browbone & blend out the reds.

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows & L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper & lower lashline using L’Oreal H.I.P. cream liner in Teal.

CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

LIPS: Lancome Le Rouge Absolu lipstick in Pink Diamond + CO Bigelow lip gloss in Pink Mint

Product Review & FOTD: Frigid

23 Nov
Frigid, by Urban Decay
  • Price: 3 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Efficacy: 5 out of 5
  • Overall rating: 5 stars

I am GEEKED about this eyeshadow! Frigid, by Urban Decay, was part of my birthday stuff from Sephora. I would describe this shadow as a deep, royal purple with a slight metallic sheen. Because it’s a blue-toned purple, it can appear purple OR navy, depending on what other colors you pair it with. I reduced some points for price because I feel that $18 is a lot to spend on ONE e/s. However, I gave the packaging 5 stars because it has its own mirror inside & it features Urban Decay’s signature graffiti. I‚Äôve heard a few people complain that the package is hard to open, but I consider that a bonus. After all, I don‚Äôt want to damage or spill any of my $18 e/s, LOL! In terms of efficacy, Frigid gets 5 stars because the color is very pigmented, yet blend-able & long-lasting. I recommend this e/s to you for the following reasons:

  • You cannot find this shade of purple @ your local drugstore. Trust me, I‚Äôve looked! ūüėČ
  • It might cost a grip, but it‚Äôs very pigmented, so you don‚Äôt have to use much to make a statement. Which means it will last you a really long time.
  • I‚Äôve said it a million times, but I‚Äôll say it again: Purple looks good on everyone, regardless of your eye color.
  • (Although this was a gift) I would definitely buy it again.

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PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk

SHADOW: Coastal Scents sells raw ingredients, which enables you to make your own cosmetic products at home. Having said that, Sham’s Purple Punch (SPP for short) is a blend of Metallic Pixie Purple mica powder, Amethyst mica powder & Manganese Violet pigment. I covered the inner third of my lower lid in SPP c/o Coastal Scents. I blended that into Frigid by Urban Decay, which I applied to my outer v. Next I used matte peach e/s from the Wet N Wild Greed palette on my brow bone & matte pastel pink on my tearducts.

 

OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy eyebrow duo in brunette & CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Then I used Maybelline Falsies mascara in blackest black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline using Ruby Kisses HD gel liner in Teal Shimmer. I also used Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Undereye Concealer (in CA8010 for light to medium complexions).

CHEEKS:I used Ulta¬†single e/s in ‚ÄúSparks‚ÄĚ on the hollows of my cheeks & Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey on the apples.

LIPS:  E.O.S. lip balm + Maybelline Shiny-Licious lip gloss in Peach Sortbet

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

FB Flashback: FOTD Lemon-Lime

14 Oct

I’m especially proud of this FOTD because it was my first attempt at the elusive cut crease. I’m not sure if the dark green is sharp enough to qualify as a “cut crease”, but maybe the makeup police will let it slide. ūüėČ S/O to my work boo, Amanda,¬†for suggesting that I use these colors!¬†Oh & pardon the blur, these pics were taken with my cell phone‚Ķ ENJOY!

March 30, 2011

PRIMER: Coastal Scents Shadow Worx matte e/s primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (lower lid) & Black Bean (on the crease)

SHADOW: I used Coastal Scents mica powder in Canary Yellow on my inner lid (tear duct area). To create the gradation effect, I blended the yellow mica powder into a matte greenish-yellow e/s (from my Shany 120 palette). Then I blended the yellowish-green into matte lime green (also Shany). To create the cut crease, I drew a line along the crease of my eyelid using the NYX pencil in Black Bean. I applied matte teal green e/s (also Shany) on top of that line, blending it up & out. Finally I used matte camel (from the Wet N Wild Vanity palette) to highlight my browbone.

March 30, 2011

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows & L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my waterline with Wet n Wild eyeliner in white (inner eye) & turquoise (outer eye).

CHEEKS: Ulta¬†single e/s in ‚ÄúSparks‚ÄĚ on the hollows of my cheeks & CoverGirl bronzer to highlight my cheekbones

LIPS: (from BBW) COBigelow lip gloss in Pink Mint

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

FOTD: TGIF!

19 Aug

Friday was always my favorite day of the week when I was growing up! Mom would order a pizza & let us eat outside of the kitchen *GASP* in front of ABC’s family friendly sitcom line-up, otherwise known as TGIF! Full House, Family Matters, Boy Meets World, Step by Step, Hanging w/ Mr. Cooper, Dinosaurs, Sister Sister, Sabrina the Teenage Witch… those were the days!

PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk

SHADOW:¬†I covered my lower eyelid in a shimmery fuchsia e/s (from the Shany¬†120 palette) &¬†used pastel pink (from the Wet N Wild Lust palette) to highlight my tearducts. Then I used shimmery navy blue e/s from the L’Oreal Infinite Wear e/s quad in ‚ÄúMilla’s Blues‚ÄĚ to create the cut crease. I blended the navy blue e/s in to matte peach e/s (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette).

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Wet N Wild cream liner in black. I used Wet N Wild eyeliner pencil in turquoise on my waterline & I set the eyeliner by applying frosty mint green e/s (inner) & turquoise e/s (outer) using my pencil brush (both from the Shany 120 palette).

LIPS:¬†Carmex + ‚ÄúStop Violence in the Home‚ÄĚ lip gloss¬†by The Body Shop

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Nada

Tutorial: Lucky Re-loaded

13 Aug

I liked the “Feelin Lucky” FOTD that I decided to do it again!

Click here to read the remix, entitled “Lucky Re-loaded”.

FOTD: “Lucky” Re-loaded

3 Aug

I liked the Feelin’ Lucky FOTD¬†soooo¬†much that I decided to give it another go. But this time I used turquoise on my lower lid (instead of green) &¬†purple¬†on my crease (instead of fuchsia). ENJOY!

PRIMER:  NYX HD e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green

SHADOW: I used matte turquoise on my outer lower lid (Shany 120 palette). I faded that color into a frosty teal e/s (also Shany) & used matte off-white to highlight my tearducts (Wet N Wild Greed palette). I used matte lavender to accent my crease & dark purple to deepen the outer v (also Shany). Finally, I used matte peach e/s to highlight my brow bone (from the Wet N Wild Greed palette).

OTHER DETAILS‚Ķ I used CoverGirl¬†single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Maybelline Volume Express “Falsies” Mascara¬†in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black. I used Wet N Wild pencil in turquoise on my waterline & set it by applying turquoise e/s with my pencil brush.

LIPS:¬†¬†Carmex¬†+ L’Oreal¬†H.I.P. lip gloss in Inviting

CHEEKS: CoverGirl single e/s in Forever Fig

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep

Video tutorial coming soon!

FOTD: Lightning n Thunder

15 Jul

ShamIamGlam’s 100th post! YAY *throws confetti*

“Alabama’s generally warm, humid climate results from its mid-latitude location and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. This location also produces the often turbulent weather patterns that regularly bring tornadoes and hurricanes to the state.” – Phillip Chaney, Auburn University (encyclopediaofalabama.org)

In case you were wondering, we have had scattered thunderstorms EVERY DAY THIS WEEK *whomp whomp* This is why I’ve been reppin’ the wash-n-go/curly fro so hard… On to the makeup ūüôā

PRIMER: NYX High Definition e/s base

BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yellow

SHADOW: I covered the inner two-thirds of my lower eyelid in a matte greenish-yellow, then I went in with a pale, matte green that was 1-2 shades darker than the yellow & applied it to my outer v (both e/s are from the Shany 120 palette). Then I used matte black from Wet N Wild Greed palette to darken & contour the crease & outer v. I used matte peach e/s (also WNW Greed) on my brow bone.

OTHER DETAILS‚Ķ I used CoverGirl¬†single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Maybelline Volume Express ‚ÄúFalsies‚ÄĚ Mascara¬†in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined¬†my upper lashline & waterline with Ruby Kisses HD gel eyeliner in teal.

LIPS: Carmex + Estee Lauder lip gloss in Rose

CHEEKS: Wet n Wild blush in Heather Silk

FACE: Nada

Click here to watch tutorial video

Tutorial: Lightning n Thunder

15 Jul

Something new…

12 Jul

¬†I can only stay outta the store for so long…

During yesterday’s trip to my local BSS I stumbled upon Ruby Kisses HD Gel Liner ($3.99 each). It comes in black, brown, dark purple, teal & a shimmery dark green; I obviously purchased the latter 2 colors. This is what they look like:

And these are the swatches:

No lie, I was a little disappointed by the similarities between the 2 colors.¬†I was looking for a bit more contrast, although the green one does have little flecks of gold in it. What is remarkable is that the liner DID NOT BUDGE. I applied the swatches, took the pics & used a baby wipe, thinking I could easily take it off… NO MA’AM! Only 3 minutes after application, I had to use eye-makeup remover to erase the lines¬†from the back of my hand. This is a great feature, considering how most eyeliners bleed & smear.

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These are just my preliminary findings… I’ll have to do an actual¬†field test to give my full analysis of this product, so stay tuned ūüôā