Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February Favorites

1. The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald: This is one of my all-time favorite books! I remember reading this back in high school, but I think I like it better now. I'm glad I reread it. I'm excited for the new movie to come out with Leonardo Dicaprio. This story has a great message to it. "All that glitters is not gold." Just because someone seems to have a perfect life, doesn't mean they are happy. You can have everything, but still not be satisfied.

2. Tired of Trying to Measure Up by Jeff VanVonderen: This is a self-help book I just finished reading. I had something upsetting happen to me at work, and I was really disturbed by how I feel on my job. I feel like I'm always trying to make everyone happy. I also feel ashamed of myself. So my mom recommended this book to me. It helped me to realize I don't need to try so hard to please people. I am good, just being myself. Of course, I'm not perfect. But growing is a gradual process that doesn't need to be choked out of you.

3. Elf Professional Smudge Eye Sponge: When I want to smudge an eyeliner this works really well. And it was inexpensive.

4. Revlon Nail Enamel in 430 Whimsical: This is a blue with glitter nail polish. It is supposedly a dupe for Deborah Lippman's Glitter in the Air. My picture isn't very good. You should google the polish to see better pictures. I wore this over Sinful Nails Cinderella because I wanted a blue base.

5. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in 410 Love Letter: My ring finger has it on. It says, "love" in cursive. It's hard to see. I saw someone do this when I did Google Images, and I thought this would be nice for Valentine's Day. The red nail polish is Essie's Lollipop.

6. Revlon Nail Enamel in 780 Ritzy: This is a black with huge chunks of glitter. I have never worn black on my nails before, but I thought this looked really pretty. And it went well with the Sally Hansen Love Letter (which lasted a long time on my nails.)

7. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser: At the beginning of the month I noticed my forehead was being ultra sensitive to everything I was putting on it. I was getting what looked like a rash! I decided to change everything I was using, so it would be more gentle on my forehead. I used this to wash my forehead, instead of the Benzoyl Peroxide cleanser I normally use. This is really good.

8. Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Normal/Dry Skin in Ivory: I have used this before and I couldn't stand the smell. I must have had a bad bottle because this has no scent. I got the one for oily skin too because I thought my skin was oily. I must have normal skin on my face and dry skin on my forehead. (At least in the winter time.) This foundation went on better than the oily skin one did. It also didn't irritate my forehead.

9. Olay Age Defying Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream: I am in my 30's and I feel like I should be wearing an eye cream to ward off wrinkles. I'm still not in the habit of putting this on at night. It feels really good. It doesn't sting. It's a nice moisturizing feeling.

10. Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner: I found a kit at Target that came with the shampoo and conditioner, and a leave in oil. I have wanted to try this for awhile, so I decided to get it. It is is very moisturizing for the hair. I skip the oil because it leaves my hair too oily. I think it works well. I like the Organix products.

11. Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Rose Silk: This is a luminous rose pink color. On my skin tone it looks like a natural flush. I have warm coloring. My mom has cool coloring and it looks good on her too! I have worn this blush since I started wearing makeup. I think I started wearing makeup in junior high or high school. I didn't wear a lot. But I always wore this blush I remember.

12. Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise in Black: I wanted to get the Jordana Liquid Liner again, but it was all sold out at my local store. I've been hearing about the Maybelline one, so I was curious to try it. I like it. I recommend the Jordana one though because it is just as good and it is cheaper.

13. Bodycology Shower Gel in After Dark: I really like the way this smells and lathers. My mom didn't like the smell though, so I guess not everyone will like the way this smells. It has amber crystals and vanilla scent.

14. Queen Helene Oatmeal 'n Honey Natural Facial Scrub: After my apricot scrub ran out, I wanted to get a scrub that was for sensitive skin. I looked up reviews, and this scrub had good reviews. It has little beads in it. I use this once a week to get the dead skin off.

15. Up & Up Women's Shaving Gel in Strawberry Tangerine: I heard this was just as good as the Skintimate brand. It is cheaper, and is the Target brand. I love this! This smells so good! It makes me want to have a fruit smoothie.

I hope you liked seeing my favorites. What are your favorites this month?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Redhead Makeup Looks

I wanted to do some posts devoted to makeup looks for redheads. I initially had trouble finding looks for redheads online, but I found out once you know the popular actresses with red hair you can find makeup looks that are inspired by the redheaded actresses. So some of these looks are for the same person, but different makeup. I have a lot of looks, so this maybe a two part blog.

When searching for makeup for redheads I came across this video: Talking Redhead Makeup (for LOstXinzanety00) by daisy nation In this video she lists a lot of makeup that she thinks would look good on redheads. Also, I left a comment on her video and she replied to me, giving more recommendations! She is a very cool person. She is one of those that replies to people a lot. She recommended looking for inspiration in redheaded famous people, like Christina Hendricks from Mad Men.

Here is the makeup she recommended. I tried to find dupes for as many of them as I could.

1. MAC Lady Danger Lipstick: Revlon Fire and Ice
2. MAC Morange: Revlon Siren, Wet 'n Wild Purty Persimmon
3. MAC Viva Glam 1: L'Oreal Pink Lady
4. Laura Mercier Seduction: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherries in the Snow (my dupe)
5. Maybelline Hydra Extreme Lipstick in Luminous Beige (discontinued): Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Brown Sugar (my dupe)
6. Rimmel Birthday Suit (discontinued): MAC Hug Me, Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Rosy Nude (my dupe)
7. MAC Hue: Maybelline Color Sensational Porcelains in Nude Nuances
8. Revlon Lip Gloss in Peach Petal
9. Revlon Lip Gloss in Coral Reef
10. Bobbi Brown Rose Sugar Lip Gloss: Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Rose Pearl

Eye Shadow
1. MAC Mulch: 6th shade in Wet 'n Wild Vanity, darkest shade in Wet 'n Wild Sand Castle, crease color in Wet 'n Wild Gilded Age, Covergirl Swiss Chocolate, 3rd shade in Wet 'n Wild Comfort Zone
2. MAC Melon Pigment: Wet 'n Wild Greed, 2nd shade
3. Too Faced Natural Eye Kit Palette: I have a blog post about the dupes for this palette.
4. Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadows in Moonlit Jewels
5. MAC Woodwinked: left color in L'Oreal Hip Duo Dynamic, 6th shade in Elf's Neutral Eye, 3rd shade in Wet 'n Wild Comfort Zone, Urban Decay Half Baked
6. MAC Cork (for eyebrows): 2nd shade in Wet 'n Wild Vanity, Covergirl Swiss Chocolate, 5th shade in Elf's Neutral Eye, brown shade in Wet 'n Wild Walking on Eggshells

1. MAC Peachy Keen: Revlon Peachy Keen
2. Benefit Georgia Face Powder: MAC Peaches, Elf Peachy Keen (my dupe)
3. MAC Gingerly: L'Oreal True Match Bare Honey (my dupe)
4. MAC Warm Soul: Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose (my dupe)

No Dupes (I just don't know of any dupes. That doesn't mean there are none.)
1. L'Oreal True Match in Rosewood Blush: I couldn't find this. Maybe this is only in the UK?
2. Bobbi Brown Ruby Sugar Lip Gloss: berry red
3. NYX Peach Blush: light, matte peachy pink
4. Illamasqua Primal Powder Blush (contouring)
5. MAC Red Lipstick
6. MAC Stripdown Liner

These are the looks I found. I did this a while ago, and it was before I had knew I would have a blog or know I would make a blog post about this, so I didn't keep track of who did the look or where I found it. So for this blog post, I tried to go back and figure out who did the look and where I found it on YouTube. Some of the looks I found, some I didn't find. So some of the looks, I'm not sure who did them or where I found the look, so I'm sorry about that. One of the looks I recorded that it was by Pixiwoo, but I can't find the video! I don't know if they deleted it, or what happened! So weird.

This is what I used for the following makeup looks if not mentioned:
Foundation: Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Normal/Dry Skin in Ivory
Concealer: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Ivory
Powder: Bare Minerals Mineral Veil
Bronzer: Mac Studio Careblend Pressed Powder in Medium Deep
Black Eye Liner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
Brown Eye Liner: Prestige Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner in Sepia
Nude Eye Liner: Pixi Eye Bright Liner in Nude
White Eye Liner: Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in Pure White
Black Gel Liner: Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Blackest Black
Black Liquid Liner: Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise in Black
Mascara: Covergirl Clump Crusher by Lashblast Water Resistant in Very Black (top lashes), Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini-Brush Waterproof in Very Black (bottom lashes)

1. Christina Hendricks Look (I didn't write down where I got this from, and I can't find it.)
a. Urban Decay Sellout from lashes to brow, lower lash line: Maybelline Enchanted Forest, lightest color
b. Urban Decay Pollyester Bride under brows: Elf Beauty Eye Manual Bright Eye Edition, first white color
c. Black gel eyeliner, thin line get thick as you go out, top lash line
d. Black eye shadow over eyeliner: Wet 'n Wild Greed, 6th color
e. White eyeliner for waterline: Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in Pure White
f. Mascara on top lashes
g. Urban Decay Quickie Blush: Covergirl Cheekers Rose Silk
h. Bath and Body Works Lipgloss Tint Number 1136: Bare Minerals Lip Gloss in Cassis
My Thoughts: It looks good. I normally don't wear this much eyeliner, but I think it looks pretty.

2. Early 1960's Mad Men Joan Holloway-Style Makeup by LeaWhiteFeather
a. Matte Foundation
b. Light colored flesh tone eyeshadow: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 1st color
c. Medium brown with matte finish, crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
d. False Lashes: I skipped.
e. Black eyeliner thicker at outer corner, thinner inner corner, not a dramatic cat eye
f. Peach flesh tone eyeliner on waterline
g. Mascara
h. Soft pink or peachy pink blush on cheekbone: Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
i. Line lips with pink lip liner: Rimmel Lip Liner in East End Snob
j. Matte/Creamy, not glossy rosy pink lipstick, coral red, tomato red, orangey red are all options. Blot lips and apply second coat for longer lasting.
Rose Pink: Revlon Soft Rose
Coral Red: Revlon Fire and Ice
Orange Red: Wet 'n Wild Salsa Lessons
My Thoughts: I like it. I chose Revlon Soft Rose Lipstick.

                                                          (Source: Google Images)

3. Joan Mad Men Inspired Makeup Tutorial by lookcobwebs
a. Foundation mixed with Boots No.7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion
b. Powder
c. Urban Decay Virgin, eyelid: Wet 'n Wild Lust, 4th shade
d. Urban Decay Buck, outer corner into crease, nothing too harsh, just to create a shadow: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 3rd shade
e. Urban Decay Hustle over Buck to give it more depth, don't need a lot, gently blend it out: Elf Day 2 Night, 2nd shade
f. Urban Decay Sin, underbrows: Wet 'n Wild Walking on Eggshells, eyelid color
g. Shimmery white powder inner corners: Wet 'n Wild Sand Castle, 1st color
h. Black Liquid Liner gradually getting thicker outer corner, slight wing
i. Nude Liner in waterline
j. Mascara
k. Skip false lashes
l. Bronzer
m. Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls Blush in Natural Pearl (I used a stippling brush.)
n. NYX Lipstick in Femme: Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple
My Thoughts: So far this is my favorite of the redhead looks.

4. Julianne Moore Instyle May 2011 Cover Makeup by aushnakilops
a. MAC Lala on eyelid: Wet 'n Wild Shimmer the Night Away, 6th shade
b. Urban Decay Naked, crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd shade
c. Urban Decay Hustle, outer edge triangle (maybe watch video to see how she did it): Elf Day 2 Night, 2nd shade
d. Hustle and Naked lower lash line
e. Urban Decay Virgin, ring finger, tearducts: Wet 'n Wild Lust, 4th shade
f. Black Gel Liner upper lash line
g. Hustle on top of liner
h. Nude on waterline
i. Mascara
j. Bourjois Blush in 85 Sienne: Rimmel Blush in Mauve Cool
k. Natural Collection Blush in Pink Cloud: Wet 'n Wild Loose Blush in Barely Peach
l. Max Factor Lipfinity Lip Tint in 03: Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Forbidden
My Thoughts: I really like the eyes. There is purple in the pink shadow, so it doesn't look too pink.

                                                              (Source: Google Images)

5. Model Monday: Lily Cole Inspired Makeup by lozrii
a. MAC Vanilla, lashes to brow: Wet 'n Wild Lust, 4th shade
b. MAC Brule on lid: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 1st shade
c. MAC Vanilla, pencil brush, inner corner
d. MAC Corduroy, crease, outer v, outer lid blend it out: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 3rd shade
e. MAC Twinks, outer part of crease and lid, blend: Maybelline Enchanted Forest, darkest shade
f. MAC Twinks along upper lash line on angled brush and underneath eye
g. Nude waterline
h. Mascara
i. Matte Foundation
j. Concealer
k. Powder
l. Bronzer contour
m. Peach blush above the contour: Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
n. Orangey red lipstick, you can use a red lipstick and put an orange one on top: Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple
o. Clear gloss on top: I skipped this because the lip butter has a gloss.

                                                        (Source: Google Images)

6. Isla Fisher Inspired by Jennybowkermakeup
a. Bronzer
b. Nars Sugarland, eyelid: Wet 'n Wild Greed, 5th color
c. Nars champagne highlighter underbrows and tearduct: Wet 'n Wild Color Icon Eye Kit in Baked, Not Fried, middle right color
d. MAC Burn, lash lines, crease, outer corner: Maybelline Sunbaked Neutrals, 5th color
e. Apply golden brown liner to lash lines and waterline: Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Cafe Gold
f. Mascara
g. Benefit Georgia Blush: Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
h. MAC Superduper Natural on apples of cheeks: skipped
i. MAC Lychee Luxe Gloss: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Coral Reef

                                                               (Source: Google Images)

7. Jessica Hamby (I can't find where I found this.)
a. MAC Painterly Paint Pot: Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadows in Not Just Nudes
b. Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color, all over lid
c. MAC Cork, crease: Covergirl Swiss Chocolate
d. MAC Woodwinked, outer corner v: L'Oreal HIP Duo in Dynamic, left color
e. MAC Sketch, outer v, to warm it up just tap it in: Wet 'n Wild Comfort Zone, 4th color
f. MAC Showstopper, deepen crease up a little bit: Wet 'n Wild Comfort Zone, 7th color
g. MAC Femme Fi, underbrow: Maybelline Enchanted Forest, lightest color
h. Brown eye liner lower lash line and waterline
i. MAC Cranberry lower lash line and upper lash line: Wet 'n Wild Knock on Wood, red shade
j. Black liquid liner cat eye
k. Mascara and fake lashes
l. Mix foundation with highlighter: I just used my foundation.
m. Vitamin Apple Blush: NYX Cream Blush in Orange
n. Lipstain in red and gloss for sheen: Maybelline Lip Gloss in Cherry Kiss

                                                              (Source: Google Images)

8. Pixiwoo Redhead Look! (I don't know where I got this from.)
a. Ivory Foundation, MUFE HD Foundation in 115
b. MAC Wedge eyebrows
c. Use color that matches your skin on lid and crease. She uses MAC Brule: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 1st color
d. MAC Wedge through the socket: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
e. Blend it.
f. MAC Wedge underneath eye
g. MAC Fascinating, white eyeliner water line
h. White eyeshadow on top of waterline: Wet 'n Wild Pride, 1st color
i. Black eyeshadow close to upper lash line: Wet 'n Wild Greed, 3rd color
j. Mascara on top lashes
k. Concealer
l. Bronzer contour
m. MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick: Elf Lipstick in Voodoo
n. Illamasqua Lipstick in Ignite in the center: Wet 'n Wild Lipstick in Salsa Lessons
o. Powder

9. Back to School: Emma Stone Teen Vogue Photo Shoot Inspired Makeup by glittergal15 (I can't find this.)
a. Maybelline Sunbaked Neutrals, 1st shade, eyelid
b. Same Palette, 2nd color, outer half of lid
c. Same Palette, 6th color, outer half of crease and a little bit on outer corner
d. Same Palette, 5th color, outer corner and blend a little into crease
e. Same Palette, 3rd color, lower lash line
f. Same Palette, 7th color browbone and inner corners
g. Black eyeliner dot on outer half of upper lashes, smudge into lash line
h. Same Palette, 5th color smudge on upper lash line on top of line
i. Mascara
j. Maybelline Peach Satin Blush
k. Revlon Lip Gloss in Sunset Peach
l. Same Palette, highlight white shade from palette on top of cheekbones and center of forehead
My Thoughts: Be careful with the 5th color. It's pretty, but it is a very pigmented shadow you have to be careful how much you use in the crease.

                                                                     (Source: Google)

10. Emma Stone Inspired Interactive Makeup Tutorial by sharonmakeupartist
a. Concealer on the eyes
b. MAC Era all over eye past crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
c. MAC Wedge, crease: Almay Trio for Hazel, brown color
d. Same color lower lash line
e. MAC Sable mixed with MAC Brown Down, use as liner upper lash line: 3rd and 6th shade from Wet 'n Wild Vanity
f. Whatever is left press outside corner lower lash line
g. Bronzer on forehead, cheeks
h. MAC Melba blush: Elf Candid Coral
i. Mascara
My Thoughts: For the lips I wore Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Coral Reef.

I have more redheaded looks to come!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hazel Eye Makeup Looks and Tips

I have hazel eyes, and I have looked up some ways to make my hazel eyes "pop." Most of the information I found, I didn't write down where I got it from. I remember looking up articles online and one time I was in a waiting room and I found it in a fashion magazine. I also got information from Goss Makeup Artist. I included his link. So I'm going to share the colors that look good and Youtube tutorials that I have tried and liked to bring out my hazel eyes.

Eye Shadow
Honey Colors
Maroon (brings out the green)
Olive (brings out the yellow so eyes appear lighter)
Goss Makeup Artist made a Youtube video saying what eye colors look good for each eye color. In the description box, he lists all the eye shadows for each eye color. It is a really handy video.
My eyes have green and brown in them, so I can choose from the green or brown list.

Green Eyes
Ellis Faas E114
Covergirl Eye Enhancers - Tapestry Taupe
Wet 'n Wild Idol Eyes Creme Shadow - Graphite
Shiseido Eye Color Trio VI308
Elizabeth Arden Smokey Eyes Powder Pencil - Espresso
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Eyeshadow - Rock
Nars Cream Eyeshadow - Mousson
Satin Taupe
Deep Damson
Fig 1
Gold Mine
Falling Star
Plum Dressing
Star Violet

Brown Eyes
Estee Lauder Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow - Sapphire
Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara - Purple
Josie Maran Argan Eyeshadow - Cinnamon
Elizabeth Arden Colour Intrigue - Indigo
L'Oreal Paris 24 HR Infallible Eyeshadow - Eternal Sunshine
Ellis Faas E118
Sumptuous Olive
Samoa Silk
Rice Paper
Plum Dressing (amazing on brown eyes)
Silver Ring
Gold Mine
Expensive Pink
Satellite Dreams
Fig 1

Eye Liner
Soft red-brown


Blue eyeshadow


These are my favorite looks I've found. I put what the artist used first, and then if I used something different I listed that. I try to use what makeup I own that is similar.

This is what makeup I used in general (if you want to know.)
Eye Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Bronzer: MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder in Medium Deep
Black Eye Liner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
White Eye Liner: Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in Pure White
Black Liquid Liner: Eyeko London Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Brown Gel Liner: Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Brown
Mascara: Covergirl Clump Crusher by Lashblast Water Resistant in Very Black (top lashes), Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini-Brush Waterproof in Very Black (bottom lashes)

1. Eye Color Series: Makeup for Hazel Eyes by carahamelie03
a. Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadows in Precious Metals, gold, inner half of eye and inner corner, inner lower lash line
b. Mac Paint Pot in Dangerous Cuvee (something for purple shadow to stay on), the rest of the eyelid: Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadows in Copper Canyon, 1st shade
c. Coastal Scents 88 Metal Mania Palette, golden color, on top of cream gold: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 5th color
d. Same palette, purple on outer half of lid, blend together with gold so no harsh lines: NYC Individual Eyes Bryant Park, 3rd color
e. Purple lower lash line
f. Same palette, bronze purple, crease and blend nicely 3/4 of way in: L'Oreal Hip Duo in Electrified, right side
g. Same palette, cream shimmer, under brow, blend out any harsh lines: Wet 'n Wild Lust, 4th color
h. Black liner, waterline, upper lash line, set with black shadow and under waterline: Wet 'n Wild Greed, 3rd color
i. Mascara
j. MAC Beauty Powder in Venomous Villains Briar Rose: Covergirl Cheekers Rose Silk
k. Revlon Lipstick in Plum Baby
l. Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Shine City: Milani 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss in Designer Label

2. Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion (Forest Fury) Review & Tutorial by cherielovemakeup
a. Bottom color goes in inner corner 1/3
b. Left color goes in the middle 1/3
c. Right color goes in the outer 1/3
d. Top color in the crease with a fluffy brush and outer v
e. Heaven is on a different fluffy brush under brow: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 1st shade
f. Glitter on inner corner and up to inner crease
g. Green eyeliner underneath, or maybe the right color
h. Left color on eyeliner with angled brush
i. Bottom color goes underneath in inner corner
j. Black eyeliner in the waterline, black liquid liner upper lid, thin wing, close to lash line
k. Black mascara
l. Nars Orgasm: Wet 'n Wild Blush in Pearlescent Pink
m. Mac So Vain, peachy lip gloss: Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Lasting Moisture Lip Gloss in Soft Peach
My Thoughts: I also tried this with Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in Amethyst Ablazed and it looks pretty too.

3. Eye Color Series: Makeup for Brown Eyes by carahamelie03
a. MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study, inner half of lid: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Beige
b. Palladio Shadow & Liner Herbal Crayon in Olive, outer half of lid blend with finger
c. NYX Creamy, inner half over Bare Study: Wet 'n Wild Comfort Zone, 1st color
d. NYX Herb, over olive base: Maybelline Sunbaked Neutrals, dark green color
e. Palladio crayon lower lash line
f. Green eyeshadow over top
g. NYX Aloha inner corner highlight: L'Oreal 24 HR Infallible Eye Shadow in Iced Latte
h. NYX Beauty Queen, crease: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in Amethyst Ablazed, the dark purple color
i. Stila Azure, crease, blend it out: Wet 'n Wild Pride, 6th color
j. Bedhead Vanilla: Wet 'n Wild Pride, 1st color
k. Black liner in waterline
l. Mascara
m. Bronzer hollows of cheek, neck
n. Elf Blush in Mellow Mauve: Rimmel Blush in Mauve Cool
o. Rimmel Lipstick in Vintage Pink: L'Oreal Lipstick in Pink Lady
p. Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Lasting Moisture Lip Gloss in Soft Peach
My Thoughts: The purple looks good with the green.

4. Sparkling Turquoise Eye Look by newapplearial
a. BeautyMaker Starlit Eye Shadow, white sparkle eyelid with finger: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in Forest Fury, glitter
b. Brown gel liner, wing, small line near lashes, connect wing to under lash line
c. Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes (GR791) turquoise above gel liner and wing 1/2 way, fade up outer corner: Wet 'n Wild Blue Had Me At Hello, right side eyelid color
d. Mascara
e. Canmake Cream Cheek (05) Peach tap on cheeks: Maybelline Dream Mousse Peach Satin and Wet 'n Wild Pearlescent Pink Blush
f. Lip Balm
My Thoughts: It looks so pretty and sparkly. I post shimmer on my face too, but I don't recommend it. Just keep the face look natural and let the eyes shine.

5. Natural Looking Eye Makeup Tutorial Using Drugstore Brand Products by ShyGirlBeauty
a. Eye Primer
b. MAC Painterly Paint Pot: Revlon Illuminance Creams in Not Just Nudes, 1st shade
c. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese
d. Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Hazel Eyes, third from bottom on inside half of lid
e. Same palette, 5th from bottom, outside half of lid
f. Same palette, 2nd from bottom and fourth from bottom, mix together, crease
g. Make sure all is blended.
h. Pencil brush, 3rd from top and last color outer v, bring into the lash line
i. 3rd from top lower lash line, followed by bottom color on lower lash line
j. Blend out outer v with a fluffy brush.
k. 4th color highlight under brows
l. Line waterline with white pencil
m. 4th color tearducts
n. Brown pencil lower lash line 1/2 way: I skipped this step because she said this was just for the camera.
o. Black liquid liner, top lash line
p. Mascara
q. Milani Luminous Blush: Milani Luminoso Blush
r. Rimmel East End Snob Lip Liner
s. Rimmel Lipstick in Airy Fairy

6. How to Make Hazel Eyes Pop by MakeupGeekTV
a. Eye Primer
b. MAC Femme Noir, v shape outer corner: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in Forest Fury, dark forest green color
c. MAC Poison Ivy, next to v and blend inward in the crease: Maybelline Eye Studio in Mad for Mauve, 3rd color
d. MAC Vanilla, inner corner: Wet 'n Wild Lust, 4th color
e. Shimmer Mint by Makeup Geek, middle of lid: Wet 'n Wild Pride, 4th color
f. MAC Orb, run above dark green to soften line: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 1st color
g. Mascara
h. MAC Blush in Lilicent: NYC Blushable Creme Stick in Plaza Pink
i. Bobbie Brown Lipstick in Peony: Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart
My Thoughts: I don't like the dramatic eye look. I tried to do my own thing (not such a harsh cat eye). The green does look good with my hazel eyes.

7. Mother's Day 2009 by EnKoreMakeup
a. Moisturizer
b. Face Primer
c. Lip Balm
d. Eye Primer
e. Stila Beaux Care Duo, burgundy, crease, outer 1/3 of lid and blend out the crease: Maybelline Eye Studio in Mad for Mauve, 4th color
f. Black liquid liner, upper lash line
g. MAC Carbon, on top of liner: Wet 'n Wild Greed, 3rd color
h. MAC Summer Neutral Eye Shadow on the rest of the eyelid, balls of the eyelid: Maybelline Eye Studio in Sea Sprite, 2nd color
i. Foundation
j. Powder
k. Concealer
l. Brown eye pencil lower lash line
m Bronzer to set eye pencil
n. MAC Mineral Blush in Nuisance: Covergirl Cheekers in Rose Silk
o. Eve Pearl Lip Pencil in Cosmo, fill in lips: Boots No.7 Lip Liner in Nude
p. Eve Pearl Stardust/Moonlight Kiss Gloss Duo: Covergirl Blast Lipstick Lip Color in Vixen (darker side)
q. Golden glimmer in the middle of the pout, bottom and top, make sure the colors transition gradually: L'Oreal Color Riche Le Gloss in The Muse's Shine
r. Mascara
My Thoughts: His mother has hazel eyes, so that's why I included this look. It looks pretty too.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February Birchbox

Hi there,

February manages to pack a slew of big-ticket events into a brief 28 days. There's that football game with commercials (kidding!), not to mention all the major awards shows. Can you blame us for being a wee bit excited?

In honor of all the nominees and winners - and all of us armchair-style commentators - we've put together an assortment of products worthy of the red carpet. Don't worry if you don't have a posse of pros - you've got us! We've tapped experts from the hair, beauty, and fashion worlds to help you feel ready to conquer your personal red carpet - whether that's a big work presentation or your best friend's wedding.

In addition to your samples, we have a hair tutorial with celeb favorite Serge Normant, insider secrets from a Hollywood stylist, and a guide to primping like a star. And we want to hear form you! How are your samples, our YouTube tutorials, or our expert interviews helping you prep for whatever you have in store this month? Tell us on Twitter and Instagram with #BBready!

Katia, Hayley & Team Birchbox

1. TIGI Catwalk Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo: Master stylists always have this oil-busting dry shampoo in their kit. It leaves behind a tousled, piecey finish. I've never tried a dry shampoo. I know TIGI is a good brand.

2. A treat from Ghiradelli: You deserve a little sweetness. Try Ghiradelli's Milk & Caramel Square solo or experiment - s'mores or baked into a cookie. Who says you can't riff on decadence. I love these chocolates!

3. Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator: This exfoliating cleanser uses professional-grade (read: effective) microderm crystals and papaya enzymes to brighten skin. I will give this to my mom. I'm happy with my current skincare routine.

4. Juicy Couture Couture La La: Roll out the red carpet for this new scent, a stunning mix of mandarin, red currant, lily, and orange blossom. I love the Juicy Couture scents. I'm happy to get this.

5. Jouer Matte Moisture Tint: This SPF 15 oil-free tinted moisturizer blends in beautifully to even out skin and control shine. I swear I've gotten this in a box before. I haven't tried it out yet.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's Day Makeup Looks

So if you know my blog by now you know I watch Youtube makeup videos and get inspiration. I try to copy the looks I like using my makeup. Sometimes I have the same makeup as the makeup artist. When that happens I get really excited. I also love it when they have the same brush as me. I'm not a professional, so I learn a lot from copying. Recently, there have been looks out on Youtube inspired by the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday. All of these looks are different. I think the goal is to look pretty and romantic for the day. Perhaps these are good looks for a date night. I wore all of these looks in the day time. There is only one look that I thought would have been more appropriate for the night. I think these looks are pretty whenever. It doesn't have to be for Valentine's Day or a date.

1. Face Primer: Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Illuminating Primer, L'Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base (on my forehead)
2. Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 in Shell, Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation in Alabaster (on my forehead)
3. Concealer: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Ivory
4. Powder: Bare Minerals Mineral Veil
5. Eye Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
6. Black Eye Liner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
7. Brown Eye Liner: Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eye Liner Pencil in Brown
8. Black Liquid Liner: Eyeko London Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner in Black
9. Mascara: Covergirl Clump Crusher by Lashblast Water Resistant in Very Black (top lashes), Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini-Brush Waterproof in Very Black (bottom lashes)
10. Lip Balm: Burt's Bees Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter
11. Bronzer: Mac Studio Careblend Pressed Powder in Medium Deep

*Note* I used foundation instead of BB Cream and I skipped the fake eyelashes step.

1. Valentine's Day Hair, Makeup & Outfit Ideas by Macbarbie07
a. Foundation
b. Powder
c. Eye Primer
d. Elf Little Black Beauty Book Cool Python Edition, peachy champagne color, eyelid: Wet 'n Wild Walking on Eggshells, eyelid color
e. Same Palette, matte chocolate brown, crease and outer corner: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in Caffeine Rush, v in the middle
f. Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Blush, inner corner of the crease: Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush in Natural
g. Black liquid liner, upper lash line, wing
h. Mascara
i. Physicians Formula Happy Booster Illuminating Bronzing Veil, temples, nose, forehead: Physicians Formula Glow & Mood Boosting Powder in Light Bronzer
j. Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink
k. L'Oreal Caress Lip Stain in Soft Pink: Revlon Lip Butter in Cotton Candy

2. Valentine's Day Completed Look! by fashionista804
a. Face Primer
b. Concealer down the nose, triangle under eyes, under brows, cupid's bow, tip of chin
c. BB Cream
d. Concealer under eyes, blemishes
e. Powder
f. Eye Primer
g. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, Snakebite, outer v (Watch Video): mix of crease color in Wet 'n Wild Walking on Eggshells and L'Oreal Hip Duo in Dynamic, right side
h. Same Palette, Half Baked, on the rest of the lid: L'Oreal Hip Duo in Dynamic, left side
i. Same Palette, Verve, tearduct: Wet 'n Wild Pride, 4th shade
j. Black liner tight line, half way on the waterline
k. Mac Swiss Chocolate, lower lash line 2/3: Wet 'n Wild Comfort Zone, 4th shade
l. Urban Decay Half Baked, lower lash line inner 1/3: L'Oreal Hip Duo Dynamic, left side
m. Black eye liner top lash line, smudge it out top and bottom lash lines
n. Mascara
o. Lip Balm
p. Benefit Benetint (blush): The Balm Stainiac in Beauty Queen
q. Benefit High Beam, down the nose, top of cheekbones, above eyebrows, cupid's bow: Boots No.7 High Light Illuminating Lotion
r. Smashbox Mega Tint Long Wear Lip Color in Punch, stick finger in mouth, blot lipstick: Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop

3. Get Ready With Me: Valentine's Day/Date Night by samanthaschuerman
a. BB Cream and Foundation
b. Concealer
c. Bronzer hollows of cheeks, temples, jaw, under lip, sides of nose
d. Smashbox Soft Lights in Prism: Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Natural Twinkle
e. Lorac Perfectly Lit in Luminous, tops of cheekbones, down nose, cupid's bow, sides of eyes: Bare Minerals Flawless Radiance
f. Eye Primer
g. Brown Eye Liner on lids blend out with finger
h. Lorac Bejeweled Day Palette, 1st row, 4th column, eyelid: Wet 'n Wild Fergie Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette in Desert Festival, middle color
i. Same Palette, 2nd row, 3rd column, crease: Mix of crease color in Wet 'n Wild Walking on Eggshells and right color in L'Oreal Hip Duo in Dynamic
j. Same Palette, 2nd row, 1st column, under brows: Wet 'n Wild I Heart Matte, white color
k. Same Palette, 1st row, 2nd column, middle of eye: Physicians Formula Brown Eye Candy, 2nd color
l. Urban Decay Vice Palette, Penny Lane, middle of eye, lower lash line: Wet 'n Wild Sparkle Til Morning, 6th color
m. Lorac Bejeweled Day Palette, 2nd row, 3rd color, lower lash line: Mix of crease color in Wet 'n Wild Walking on Eggshells and right color in L'Oreal Hip Duo in Dynamic
n. Black liner top lashes, smudge it out
o. Mascara
p. Mac Lip Liner in In Synch, fill in lips: L'Oreal Color Riche in All About Pink
q. Mac Lip Liner in Boldly Bare, line lips: Elf Feather Proof Moisturizing Lip Liner in Bark
r. Mac Lipstick in Playing Koi: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait
s. Mac Dazzleglass in Rags to Riches: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Pink Afterglow
My Thoughts: When I first put on the eyeshadow I didn't like it, but putting the gold eyeshadow in the middle made it look really pretty.

4. Get Naked This Valentine's Day by siderasuperstar
a. Eye Primer
b. Urban Decay Naked Palette, Half Baked, entire lid: left color in L'Oreal Hip Duo in Dynamic
c. Same Palette, Tease, crease: Mac Quarry
d. Same Palette, Busted, crease: Elf Day 2 Night, 2nd shade
e. Same Palette, Blackout, crease: Wet 'n Wild Greed, 3rd shade
f. Blend harsh lines
g. Half Baked in the inner corner
h. Tease on the rest of lower lash line
i. Urban Decay Ransom liner on lower lash line and waterline: Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Deep Plum (This is not a good dupe, it is too dark, not purple enough.)
j. Urban Decay Perversion Eye Liner to tightline, black liner
k. Mascara
l. Nars Oasis Blush: Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Rose Silk
m. Buxom Sheer Gloss in Samantha: Milani 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss in Designer Label

5. Eye Love You Too Makeup Tutorial by cosmetic couturier
a. Eye Primer
b. Josie Maran Eye Love You Too Palette, Bunny, lashes to brow: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 1st color
c. Same Palette, Chirp, outer corner: Maybelline Eye Studio in Smokey Cinnamon, 3rd color
d. Same Palette, Campfire, outer corner, elongated outer v: Wet 'n Wild Silent Treatment, crease color
e. Chirp over the edges of Campfire
f. Bunny, under eye brows, inner tear duct
g. Meadow, lower lash line: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in Forest Fury, left color
h. Rejuvenate, outer corner of lower lash line: Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow in Antigua
i. Black liquid liner upper lash line, wing
j. Mascara
k. Bright pink coral blush (don't know what she used): NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Glow
l. Pumpkin & Poppy Dubutante Cream Blush, cheek highlighter, top of cheekbones, nose, cupid's bow: Wet 'n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana
m. Bronzer, hollows of cheeks, temples
n. Inglot Soft Precision Lip Liner in 67: Boots No.7 Lip Liner in Nude
o. Inglot Lipstick in 243: Maybelline Vivids Shocking Coral
My Thoughts: The eyeliner is really dramatic. I tried to copy her wing. The green under the eye reminds me of springtime. The lips are really bright.

6. Neutral Valentines Day Look by AllThatGlitters21
a. Mac Indian Wood Paint Pot, lid, blend it out: Maybelline Color Tattoo Bad to the Bronze
b. Mac Tan Pigment, lid: Wet 'n Wild Comfort Zone, 3rd color
c. Mac 217 brush, Mac Mulch, outer corner, crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 6th color
d. Mac Black Tied, outer corner: Wet 'n Wild Greed, 6th color
e. Mac Reflects Antique Gold, outer corner, crease, blend inwards: Milani Baked Eyeshadow in Drenched in Gold
f. Mac Brûlée, under brows: Wet 'n Wild Brûlée
g. Brown eyeliner, top and bottom lash lines
h. Mascara
i. Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in Petticoat: Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls in Natural Pearl
j. Mac Underage Lip Gloss: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Peach Petals

These are pretty looks to try. Leave a comment if you tried any of the looks or if you are planning to do something special for Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Nail Polish Dupes

I have been using google images for nail polish ideas, and I've found there are a lot of dupes out there. I thought it was interesting, so I've been keeping track of them. Here is what I've found from looking at other blogs.

Deborah Lippmann
Glitter in the Air: Revlon Whimsical

Stairway to Heaven: Revlon Heavenly
Toppin Lane: Revlon Girly
Wicked Game: Wet 'n Wild Gray's Anatomy
Mermaid Dream: Sally Girl Nail Color in Brainy

Soiree: ORLY Rage

MAC Bad Fairy: Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Lava over a black nail polish

Teenage Dream: Sally Hansen Strobe Light