Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Day 73

My most recent One Hand Washes the Other order.  I wish I was good at describing scents, but it is a skill I lack.  I will tell you that X's for Eyes makes me happy, and I really love Becca's masculine scents.  Everyone should check out her shop, her Black Magic soap is amazing.  I gift it to people all the time and have gotten many friends hooked.  One Hand Washes the Other

Monday, July 30, 2012

Day 72

Just another quick look, haven't been in the mood to do much makeup this week.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day 71

I bought some products a while back, and am slowly testing them out.  Here is my face with no makeup, and then with the Almay Wake Up Hydrating Makeup in Ivory.

I really like the coverage it provides, and it's such a weird product!  It looks like a powder, but applies with a cool sensation, almost like a cream.  I will definitely be using this more often for daily looks.

I was also playing around with some Hard Candy products I purchased.  I used Sheer Envy face primer, Glow Away bronzer and highlighter duo in Tahiti, Baked Blush in Living Doll, and Plumping Serum in Uptown Girl.  The blush just didn't work for me, my cheeks are red enough, but I did enjoy the other products.  For the price, they worked great, but I don't know that I would purchase them again.  The bronzer/highlighter duo is a cream, and I just prefer powder forms.  Here is a picture of all of the products I used, as well as my face with the products.

(have to love the middle of night makeup being done in pj's)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Day 70

This is a super quick look.  After 6+ hours of driving, I had 20 minutes to change clothes, fix my hair, and do my makeup.  Definitely not one of my best, but at least I had some makeup on!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Day 69 - Kiss My Sass Cosmetics

Who : Kiss My Sass Cosmetics
Where : http://www.kmscosmetics.com/
Swatches : Eyeshadows over NYX White, Lip Glazes over bare skin and lips

Minx and Tattoo Shop outside

Minx and Tattoo Shop inside with flash

Summer Lovin' and Purple Rain outside

Summer Lovin and Purple Rain inside with flash

Summer Lovin'

Purple Rain

Thoughts : This was my first purchase from KMS, and I am amazed by the Lip Glazes!  Summer Lovin' is described as a "fuchsia with a green shimmer" and it is unlike any other color I own.  It's difficult to photograph, but it's an interesting color, and is completely wearable.
- Elizabeth, the owner, was waiting on supplies for my order, and kept in contact with me throughout the delay, which wasn't long at all.  She also included Tattoo Shop for free!
- The Lip Glazes will come in a 10g squeeze tube with a doe foot applicator, as pictured for Summer Lovin'.  Purple Rain is in a squeeze tube alone, and Elizabeth explained she was in the process of switching over to the new packaging.
- The colors are unique, and wear well, and I will be purchasing again because I kind of want to own all the Lip Glazes!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 67

A look using the Black Rose Minerals collection Love Me...Love Me.

And how I look 14 hours later, no touch-ups...

Monday, July 16, 2012

Day 66

Some recent purchases, and items I will get around to using in the next few weeks...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Day 65 - Applying Pigments using PPS

A lot of ladies have been asking Brandi, owner of Prism Pigment Shadows, how to apply their loose pigments.  I took some photos to help explain the best way to apply these amazing colors!  You can see some other looks I did using PPS at the following:

For the collage, I used Splinter, Stiletto and Disco Ball.

The most important thing when applying loose pigments is to use a primer.  For this demonstration, I used the ELF primer.  It's cheap, and it gives the pigments something to adhere to so they last longer.

Apply the primer first, and let it dry for a minute.  You want it to just be a little sticky when you apply your pigments.

I used an ULTA eyeshadow brush to apply these colors, and my finger to blend the colors together.  I typically apply ALL SHADOWS with my fingers, but thought I should show how normal people apply their makeup.  It's completely normal to have fallout, where the pigment falls onto your cheek.  I always do my eyes first, and clean up any fallout using a tissue with some lotion on it.  There are a lot of ways to clean up and even avoid fallout, and the more you use your pigments, the easier it will be to develop your own routine.  I used Disco Ball as a highlight, and to make the lines less severe.  I prefer blended looks, but you can find a lot of tutorials on cut creases and other looks.

I finished up my eyes with black eyeliner, curling my lashes, and mascara.

I finished my face with bb cream, 2 powders, bronzer, eyebrow color and lip gloss.  I'm not an expert at makeup, but I love to play around.  I'm sharing so you can see one way that PPS can be used!

And here are 2 of my favorite PPS looks!

You can visit PPS on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/prismpigmentshadows!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Day 64 - Brazen Cosmetics

Who : Brazen Cosmetics
Where : http://brazencosmetics.com/
Swatches : All over NYX White, unless otherwise noted

I ordered 2 Mystery Grab Bags for $10.99 each.  The amount of product you receive for that price is great!

The first grab bag, pictured on the bottom left, contained Glitterati Gel in Scandal (the tube), Organic Solid Perfume in Tatiana, Complexion Illuminator in Afterglow, and Eye Shadows in My Dearest and All My Love.

The second grab bag, pictured in the upper right, contained UltraGlaze Lip Gloss in Crazy Cat Lady, Organic Solid Perfume in Summer Lovin', Complexion Illuminator in Afterglow, Mineral Blush in Charisma, and Good Glitter Gone Bad in Naughty Pink.

My Dearest and All My Love, first outside and then with flash

Blush in Charisma and Afterglow, both swatched over bare skin, first heavily and then blended out

Good Glitter Gone Bad in Naughty pink on top, swatched over Pixie Epoxy on the left, and bare skin on the right.
Glitterati gel in Scandal on the bottom left, and UltraGlaze Lip Gloss in Crazy Cat Lady on the bottom right.

Thoughts:  I love grab bags from this company, and this is at least my third purchase of them.  You get to try out a great range of product, and it's nice to be surprised sometimes!
- The lip glaze is amazing, and I see myself using this often.  I like the consistency, and the color is perfect.
- The illuminator is great for fair-skinned girls, and will make a great highlight, so I have no issue that I received 2 of them.
- I also received a lip conditioner and 2 samples, and I love the lip conditioner!