Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MISCHIEF MAKERS - MAC MINI PIGMENTS/GLITTERS

So this is what we've all been waiting for!!! I love love love these pigments. These two in particular are a must have. I have no doubt that if they came in full sizes they would be sold out. There are so many combinations you could so to create cool looks. There are two full size pigments that are an exact match of a color from both of these sets. From the Sexpot Smokey set, the darker red color is Heritage Rouge and from the Cool Capers set the dark purple is Push The Edge. And, don't forget...you can use these pigments in lip glosses, as nail polish and in your hair if you like for some funky color.

TIP: To make the most out of these pigments, pick up some sample containers either at the MAC counter or you can order them from places like Coastal Scents or get them from The Container Store. The small bottles that these come in are not very user friendly and you wind up spilling more out than you would like :)


SEXPOT SMOKEY MINI PIGMENT/GLITTER SWATCHES & TUTORIAL:







COOL CAPERS MINI PIGMENT/GLITTER SWATCHES & TUTORIAL:



I would love to hear from you guys. I always love to have requests and comments and I will be happy to respond!!!! Thanks for stopping by :)

xoxo

Jess

Friday, October 9, 2009

NEW MOON & YOUNG PUNK

New Moon is a duochrome color by CALYPSO MINERALS and Young Punk is from the latest Style Black Collection by MAC. I got so many compliments on this look the day I wore it that ladies were asking me to write down the list of products I used to create it. I was overwhelmed so I knew I had to do a tutorial for you guys.


LIST OF PRODUCTS USED FOR THIS LOOK:
Benefit FYI Lid Primer
MAC Grease Paint Pencil (from the Style Black Collection)
Calypso Minerals, New Moon Mineral Shadow
MAC - Young Punk
Lancome - Oscillating Base
Lancome - Hypnose Mascara
MAC - Sculpt & Shape Powder
MAC Blush - Dolly Mix
MAC - Lip Erase
MAC - Satin Lipstick in "Our Pick"
Lady Primrose - Lip Plumping Gloss - "Clear"

CALYPSO MINERALS DUOCHROME STACKER
COLORS LISTED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, Eye Scream, Whatsit Toya, Isparkle, Kryptoni, Peeka Boo, Sequin

Duochromes are color shifting powders. They appear as white powders in the containers but they go on as different colors. They are really pretty and will take on different colors depending on what you use as a base. I have used the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean in the pic above. I have used them with a neutral base as well and they come out really opaque bright colors. I will do some looks using them this way as well.

Word of warning though. It took about 2 months, and I'm not exaggerating, to get my products. I have heard other guru's on YouTube talk about how long it took to get their products, so if you do order, be patient and just keep communicating with Jen, she is the owner and get a tracking number. The products are worth the wait.

Please let me know what you think!!! and let me know if you have any requests using these products!!

Thanks everyone and don't forget to hit the "FOLLOW" button :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

MAC - STYLE BLACK TUTORIAL / GILT BY ASSOCIATION & YOUNG PUNK

I am having so much fun with this collection. I love these dark dramatic colors. The whole Glam Rock 80-'s thing is right up my alley. If you need to know anything about 80's anything, I'm your girl. Remember I am class of 86, lol.

I had someone make a comment on one of my videos about how, someone had told her that if you are over the age of 30...(WHAT THE WHAT?) that you shouldn't wear looks like this one below. Like I said, WHAT THE WHAT? oh, hell no. Now I've never been one to color inside the lines even as a kid and I certainly am not going to start now. I feel more free and empowered, at this age, to do whatever I want, than I ever have. Hopefully you will too. Start now, life's too short yall!

WHAT RULES? F THE RULES!!!!








Thursday, September 24, 2009

MAC - NEW STYLE BLACK COLLECTIO

I got pretty much the whole collection, but there are a couple of other things I didn't get that I will update on this post tomorrow with lots more info and descriptions. I just wanted to go ahead and get the pics up so you can check it out after you watch the video! Thanks for watching.



Enjoy and don't forget to comment!!, ty

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

MAC - HIGH DEF FACE & BODY FOUNDATION APPLICATION

So I got a couple of items from my MAC wish list on my last post and I am over the moon about it. Check out the video below to see what all the excitement is about!!




Thanks so much for checking out the blog. Please leave some comments on what you think about the new foundation or tell me about a foundation that you love, OR even one you would like for me to check out for you :) Have a large day

Thursday, September 10, 2009


MY MAC WISH LIST - "IN HIGH DEF"


My WISH LIST COLORS/ITEMS WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED IN THIS RED COLOR

I got this email alert today and I have included some of the marketing and pics from this new "Collection" as well as what I added to my wish list.


LIPSTICKS

First there are 4 lipstick shades that go from this "Resolutely Red" which looks similar to "Russian Red" with more pink undertones to a pretty nude color called "Close To Real". These are my favs and on my wish list from this group.

MAC claims on this collection: "Cameras everywhere, media madness, instant images flashed around the world in seconds. You ARE being photographed! Makeup designed for the new-technology demands of the professional world, for girls and boys who want to look good no matter who's looking... "

Lipstick
US $14.00



Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.

WISH LIST:
Resolutely Red (pictured) - Deepened claret (Lustre)
Close to Real - Light Neutral peach pink (Lustre)

OTHER AVAILABLE COLORS:
High Def - Mid tone Neutral Coral (Amplified)
Sharp Focus - Deep Brown Plum (Lustre)


FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION


There is a Face and Body Foundation. MAC website info states it is a water-based, water-resistant foundation that provides long-lasting, natural coverage for face and/or body. Ideal for all skin types. Face and Body Foundation provides sheer, natural looking coverage in an easy to blend, water-resistant formula. The long-lasting formula is available in a wide range of colours and contains several emollients to help moisturize and condition the skin. It delivers professional looking results that meet the exacting standards of beauty photography and is ideal for perfecting the face and body.


I can't wait to try this product, I haven't been out in the sun, tanned or even done tanning lotion so I would probably be a C6 or an N7. If you order this product on line or get it in a MAC store you defiantly want to try it on your skin. Either go into to the counter with no makeup and have them test it or at least give you a sample before purchasing so that you can try it.

US $32.00



COLORS AVAILABLE:
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 N1 N2 N3 N5 N7 N9
US $32.00



MINERALIZED SKINFINISH NATURAL

A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect low coverage. Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day.
Right now, the only product I have for a powder is my Mineral Veil from Bare Minerals which is really messy even in the compact that you can buy to carry it in your purse, so I desperatley need a compact and I have heard so many great things about this product.

US $25.00



COLORS AVAILABLE:
Light Soft -(pale beige) Light Medium - (Pale golden beige), Medium - (Soft creamy beige), Medium Plus -(Tan beige), Medium Dark - (Caramel beige), Medium Deep -(Rich golden tan), Dark - (Deep caramel), Deep Dark -(Rich golden bronze)


187 DUO FIBER BRUSH

A large full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of face powder or pigments. Use to create soft layers or add textures. Made from a soft blend of goat and synthetic fibres.

I have this brush already, as well as the Sigma Dup and a Sephora Brand and my favorite is the Sephora Brush. When I use a liquid foundation I use Bobbi Brown and I would like to give the foundation above a try, but I will probably continue to use my Sephora Brush when using it. If you don't have a foundation brush, I highly recommend that you try it. You will be amazed at how even your coverage will be.

18 cm US $42.00




188 SMALL DUO FIBER FACE BRUSH

A flat-topped, full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of any formula colour – fluid, cream, powder or pigment. Ideal for creating soft layers or adding textures. Made from a soft blend of goat and synthetic fibres.


Now I do not have a brush like this and I would think it would be nice to use around the nose areas and places that a smaller brush might be better for. This will defiantly be on my wish list:)

17 cm US $34.00




Well, that's the latest from MAC. To see all the photo swatches on the website go to http://www.maccosmetics.com/ Even though the pictures are great on the site, if you have a MAC in your area I would check it out before buying. Make sure you are aware of the return policy for the MAC Counter where you shop to make sure you can return or exchange the product if it's not the right color or maybe it just doesn't agree with your skin. Changing foundations can sometimes take a few weeks to tell whether it's going to work for you.

Please let me know any of your thoughts and any products you are interested in from this new collection. Thanks everyone and have a LARGE day :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

BOBBI BROWN, MAC, COASTAL SCENT & TOO FACED HAUL SWATCHES

BELOW:BOBBI BROWN METALLIC CREAM EYESHADOWSFROM LEFT TO RIGHT:GOLDSTONE, ANTIQUE GOLD & CHROME PATINA


COASTAL SCENTS HOT POTS:
SHIMMER'S: LEFT TO RIGHT
S02, S04, S11, S05
MATTE'S: LEFT TO RIGHT
M18, M08, M17

LEFT: TOP ROW RIGHT: BOTTOM ROW




BOTTOM:
M-A-C VIOLET TRANCE AND SWATCH



BOTTOM:
MAC, PUSH THE EDGE PIGMENT
LEFT: DRY RIGHT: WET

BELOW:
MAC NEW GLAMOROUS LASHES





BOTTOM:ARDELL: CLEOPATRA LASHEShttp://www.frightnight.com/


BOTTOM:
YSL, VOLUMIZING MASCARA, IN #3, BRIGHT BLUE


BOTTOM:

TOO FACED METAL EYED EYELINE IN BLACK METAL

BOTTOM:
RAPID LASH: MEANT TO MAKE LASHES FULL & LONG
(i'LL BE THE JUDGE OF THAT)


BOTTOM:

CHANEL VS. LANCOME (LANCOME THE WINNER, HANDS DOWN)


Thank you soo much for checking out the blog, check out http://www.coastalscents.com/ for the MAC comparisons for the Coastal Scents hot pots!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

MAC PHOTO REALISM WITH A TWIST

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The Photo Realism quad was obviously my favorite otherwise I wouldn't have bought it. I've been wanting to do a tutorial with is for a couple of weeks and kept just staring at them swatching them on my arm in all different orders, using different bases underneath to pop the color and still wasn't satisfied. Then the other Guru's on YouTube started coming out with their tutorials on this quad and I was really excited to see what they had come up with....pretty much the same ideas that I had had and the comments people were leaving seem to express the same frustration with this quad I was having. Don't get me wrong, some of these Guru's are my favorite!!! but I still was not inspired...until, I took the shadows out of the quad and put them in my palette I had with the starflash colors in them and BAMM inspiration!!! I guess that is cheating a little bit, but that's what being an artist is all about FREEDOM!!! So don't feel like just because you bought these colors as a collection or because they are in a quad that you are restricted to using those colors together. If you happened to go to a MAC store and had an artist use this quad on you let me know what their interpretation was???
BELOW:
LEFT: SHADOWS USED FOR THE ABOVE LOOK ON THE LEFT (Glamour Check is a Starflash Color)
RIGHT: SWATCHES FOR ALL THE PRODUCTS USED IN THE VID @ THE END



BELOW:

LEFT: ARDELL WISPIES AND LANCOME HYPNOSE MASCARA
RIGHT: CHANEL LIPSTICK IN VAMP (they make a nail polish in this color also)



HOPE YOU ENJOY!!!! THANKS FOR PLAYING!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

AMETHYST & PAPAYA FALL COLOR TRENDS

Coastal Scents has this awesome palette of the perfect colors for this fall, in a mix of shimmer, pearl and matte! It contains colors in nearly nude, to browns, taupes, peaches, pinks, rose and rich deep plums. This palette is an unbelievable $19 at http://www.coastalscents.com/
The first 3 blush shades from the left are matte, the 4th has shimmer and the last deep plum has a slight shimmer effect. The color payoff is incredible and they blend well creating very alluring looks from deep and sexy to light and ready for office day wear.

BELOW ARE THE SWATCHES FROM THE PALETTE & THE YOUTUBE VID:
LEFT: TOP ROW, RIGHT: MIDDLE ROW
LEFT: BOTTOM ROW OF SHADOWS, RIGHT: BLUSHES
CHANEL LIP GLOSS IN MIRAGE




Thank you all so much for following my blog. I hope you enjoy the Fall trends this season...the colors are sooo pretty and fun!!! Stay tuned to my youtube channel for more fall looks to come!!
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