Sunday, February 8, 2009

Red look V2

I re-did my red look with better colors from PureLuxe cosmetics and MAD minerals. Now, this red is not for the shy because with this you will stand out in the crowd!

[What i used]
MAD minerals shadow primer
MAD minerals cream eyeshadow in Bare necessity
MAD minerals in Poise
Pure Luxe cosmetics in OMG!
MAC fluidliner in Blacktrack
Maybelline mascara Colossal volume express.
NYX eyebrow kit in Black.Grey
Maybelline,Eye liner unstoppable in Onyx

Step 1:

As always start off with base, MAD shadow base and overlay with cream eyeshadow Bare necessity.

Step 2:

Take the Pure Luxe cosmetics eye color,OMG! and apply on your lid and inner corner of your lower lashes as shown here:

Step 3:

Take the MAD minerals multi-use color, Poise and apply in on your outer-V and crease and lower lashes outward and blend it with OMG! by the middle:

Step 4:

Take you MAC carbon and apply it on your outside corner of your eye, swipe it upward and out, kind'a "wing it" too and on the outside corner of your lashes and blend it with your poise on your lower lashes.

Last step but not least:

Take your blacktrack and line your upper lashes and take your pen eyeliner line your lower waterline. Voila! a nice Red Gothic Look for the one who wants to stand out!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Package received!

Went to the post office this evening and got this!

Olay regenerist
- Daily regenerating cleanser
Olay regenerist night
- Night recovery moisturizing treatment

Physicians formula
-Mineral tinted moisturizer in fair to light.

As i am more concern about my age, i switch to my regular clean and clear regiment to Olay regenerist products. I always believe that to take care of a prone to acne skin like mine should stick to products like clean and clear. As i was looking for an alternative because i am aging and now nearly in my 30's :-O, i was browsing on the internet to see what was available for an aging skin but still prone to acne and blemishes. Then i found Olay and it's working perfectly fine for me, keeping my skin clear but also taking care of my skin due to aging.

Also discovered Physicians formula through a fellow blogger Nessa, she's the one to go see for mineral make up which most of where i shop for mineral make up is from reading her blog. I usually use Physicians formula organic wear but didn't had it so i went for an alternative; Mineral wear.

How long does Make-up last?

Have ever wonder how long a make should last? Do you always make sure your limited edition should last you for years? Do you have a lipstick or eyeshadow you've been keeping for over a year now?

That's probably what most woman ask themselves. I know alot of woman who has tons and tons of make-up and probably they have some product that is expired since a long time. Especially those limited edition ones like MAC often does, it's more likely never a good idea to go easy on a product that is said "Limited" and make it last years and years. So,

How long?

Cream Based- 6 months
Powder Based- 18 months
Mascara- 3 months
Lipstick- 12 months
Applicators- 4 Weeks

Mascara - Mascara should be replaced every three months, no matter how it smells. Never share your mascara with ANYONE! Repeat. NEVER SHARE YOUR MASCARA WITH ANYONE! People have gotten eye infections this way - it's not pretty! Also, never "pump" your mascara - you're just pumping air into the chamber, which dries it out faster.

Eye and Lip Pencils - Don't share these either (actually its a good rule of thumb not to share makeup at all!) Keep up to three years - sharpen often and toss if they become smelly or crumbly.

Lipstick and gloss - Once again, no sharing! Will last up to two years but the "stay-on" formulas dry out quicker.

Powder cosmetics (like blush, eyeshadow) - Up to 18 months, but toss if its cakey, stinky or you can't pick up color.

Foundation - This depends a lot on the product. If it's water-based, toss after a year. Oil based, about a year. If it has SPF in it though, it has a shorter shelf life so no longer than a year. Once again toss if stinky.

Washing your hands before applying.
Not sharing makeup.
Not adding water or saliva to dilute makeup.
Keeping cosmetics in a dry area, away from direct heat or sunlight.

If you're still unsure about a product, here are some warning signs that will tell you if it has expired:
The product's smell has changed.
It has been exposed to prolonged heat.
There is an obvious colour or textural change.
Mould is evident.

[article taken from Steven & Chris]

Gold brownie look!

I have been looking at the palette that's been sitting in my training case lately and i saw this gold-like color in my "Kleancolor" palette. Now this is the simplest you can do with eyeshadows.

[What i used]
M*A*D minerals eye base, light
M*A*D cream eyeshadow in Bare necessity
Kleancolor 9 color palette, in classic
NYX in dark brown
NYX eyebrow kit black/grey
MAC fluidline in Blacktrack
Maybelline the colossal volume express.


Apply the M*A*D mineral eye base and overlay with the creme eyeshadow , bare necessity all over you eyelid to your brow bone.

Step 2:

Take the gold color on the Kleancolor 9 color eye palette. It's the color in the middle on the last row. Apply it as shown here:

Step 3:

Take the NYX dark brown, apply it on the outer-V and crease as shown here:

Step 4:

Take the dark brown from the trio and apply it along the lashes blending it upward and out as shown here:

Last step but not least!

Take your fluidliner, blacktrack and line your eyelashes and then some mascara! Voila! you're done!

As always you get an "eye chart" of where to apply your eye shadow and experiment with different colors using the same chart. :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Picture of the day

Ok, i'm bored to death and decided to do a picture of the day. My usual favorite purple look! I used to do this look with MAC beautiful iris, casette from heatherette trio #2, carbon, blacktrack fluidline and Maybelline blackest black mascara.

Since i am trying to get away from the high end brand, I found some superb color from Pure Luxe cosmetics! This is the list i've used on this look:

M*A*D foundation primer
CoverGirl concealer in creamy beige
Revlon costum creation foundation in Light/medium, dial set on 1.
Pharmacians formula loose powder in Translucent light Organic.

M*A*D eye primer, light
M*A*D indelible cream eyeshadow in Bare Neccesity.
Pure luxe eyeshadow in;
MAC in carbon
Mascara Maybelline,the Colossal VolumExpress
NYX, eyebrow kit in black & grey

NYX in Rea
topped with
MAC lipglass in Glam V haulin'!

I received my package i ordered from yesterday.

Rimmer primer; Fix & perfect.
Rimmel Recover illuminating anti-fatigue foundation.
Rimmel Recover anti-fatigue concealor.
Revlon Beyond Natural, primer

Revlon has a lightweight, gel-like texture, comparing it to my usual primer from M*A*D minerals, it's thinner. I will try it tomorrow.

Rimmel fix & perfect primer is tinted and doesn't have a gel-like texture which i find a bit weird for a primer. Suppose to smooth and minimize pores. Ok, this primer i tried it on this morning and i shall say, i am a bit disappointed. because it is tinted and i have a yellow undertone, we can see the primer on, i had like a mask like shape after i put it on so i tried to blend to my skin. I would not re-purchase this product as it left me disappointed...

As for the Rimmel London Recover illuminating foundation and concealer. It suppose to give you a awaken radiance and clarity from the inside with an advance brightening dual effect formula. With the primer i used, Rimmel fix & perfect, well the primer didn't do a good job holding the foundation as well as my M*A*D minerals primer. If you have have fine lines like on your forehead, lips or under eyes, i strongly discourage the use if this foundation. It filled my lines on my forehead and the concealer did the same on my under eyes. By doing so, the foundation made me look older than i am. I'm thinking that it might have been the primer too but we'll see tomorrow as i will be trying the other primer, Revlon beyond natural. Another question comes to mind, as the day was going on, my skin looked dry and i looked like i was peeling (which i wasn't) and i had to keep correcting my foundation during the day, was the primer making my skin dry?...