December 3, 2012
Hi guys! Here's the second holiday look for you. I used MAC Reflect Antique Gold as the focal point for this look. I'm a big fan of MAC Reflect glitters in general as they are fine yet have a great impact. You do need a good base for them though to avoid fall out. I used the Too Faced Glitter base all the time and it works great. I also used Maybelline Rich as Mahogany as base for my lids and I gotta say these Color Tattoo pots totally deserve their good reputation. I gotta go back for more.
With glittery and smokey eyes like this, I was tempted to do nude lips. I wanted to not do the expected though so I went for creamy peach lips with a combination of Nars Montego Bay matte lipsticks and MAC Sock Hop (long time ago LE) to achieve the desired effect.
Nars Sheer Glow Floundation - Santa Fe
Ben Nye Powder
Chanel Notorious powder
Nars Deep Throat Blush
MAC Painterly p/p - base
Maybelline Rich as Mahogany Color Tattoo - base for lid and on lower lashline
MAC Woodwinked e/s - inner lid
MAC Bronze e/s - outer lid
MAC Embark e/s - crease
MAC Cork e/s - crease and above
MAC Blanc Type e/s - highlight
NYX Black e/s - just a dab on outer v
Lise Watier Smokey kohl e/l - to liner and in waterline
Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara
Nars Montego Bay matte lipstick
MAC Sock Hop l/g (LE - creamy light coral)
My sister was visiting from Montreal this weekend so we snap some photos. Of course her toy Pomeranian had to be in the pics too!
I saw this tag in one of my favourite makeup blogs, if not my most favourite, Maryam Maquillage. If you guys haven't seen her blog before, definitely check it out. Not only is she super talented, she's also one of the sweetest bloggers around. Feel free to tag yourself if you want!
Now onto the tag:
Q: What was the first makeup product you bought and loved?
A: I own nail polishes since I can remember but got them all from my mom. The first beauty product I ever purchased was a dark brown lipstick when I was 14 though. I think it was by Prestige. I was a little bit of a goth as a teenager and wore that lipstick with black eyeliner as lipliner and no blush or mascara :/
Q: What is your most used eyeshadow?
A: My most used ever is MAC Blanc Type eyeshadow. I'm now hitting the pan on my second one as I use it to highlight my eyebrows almost everyday.
Q: What are your 3 Holy Grail items?
A: 1. Lipstick - very rarely will you see me without lipstick. I could go with a fully naked face but I need my lipstick, haha! My all time fave is Nars Dragon Girl matte velvet pencil. 2. Mascara - who doesn't have mascara as a must? I have long thick lashes so I only need volume. My all time holly grail is Lancome Hpnose Drama. 3. Rosey nude blush - that goes with everything and lights up my face. I always go back to Nars Madly.
Q: How do you feel without makeup?
A: I feel less done up, lol! I spend less time with a full face on since becoming a mother as cliche as that sounds. I used to always do things like grocery shopping sans makeup and am comfortable in my own skin. I look too young without makeup though and tend to get ID'd if I'm buying alcohol.
Q: Why do you wear makeup?
A: Because that's how my creative and playful side come out :D I work in a male dominated field and I love to break the mould with a colourful face. I was never a very artsy person so I express my art through makeup. I also get bored with one face all the time and I need to play with different ideas and colours. People tell me I look best with just mascara and blush toned lips and I know that. But looking like that always would be too boring for me.
December 3, 2012