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Monday, 31 October 2011

Danessa Myricks: The Science to Smokey Eye Perfection

The DVD starts with a review of some of Danessa’s core concepts, illustrated with before and after pictures. Liner placement, lash line intensity, framing, contrasts, pulling…Then its straight to the smokey eye. 3 Models and 3 looks. Danessa start out with a simple smokey eye and then amplifies them to create a more dramatic look.
Through out the DVD she explains  how to optimize eye shadow placement based on eye shape proportion, eye color, desired eye shape and longevity of the look.
 Verdict
In an earlier review I described Danessa’s looks as creations and I stand by it. Danessa does gorgeous work and in this DVD she shows us how to recreate them using different textures and shades, for different colored eyes, face shapes and skin tones.
I bought this DVD at the Makeup Show Berlin in a 3 for 50 Euros deal . Well worth the money if you ask me. From her site they cost more though.
For more information on where and how you can get this DVD or details of Danessa’s up coming events & workshops check out her site http://www.imakeyoubeautiful.com 
TTFN!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

FOTD: Disco Diva


I love glitter but don't get to wear it as often as I would like...
Face:
Cover cream in Golden brown from Dermablend and True Color stick foundation in Beautiful bronze from Black Opal set with Deluxe finishing powder in Neutral light & Dark from Black Opal, Face contour kit in Dark from Sleek. For blush I'm wearing Maqpro Cream pigment in #157 and Scandalous blush from Sleek Makeup.

Eyes:
Brows filled with Penultimate Brow marker from Mac, Dermablend in Golden brown on my brow bone set with D.S 496 eye shadow from Inglot
On my lids;  Paint pot in Painterly from Mac for a base, loose eye shadow in Tinsel (inner corner) and then Nina (middle) on my eye lid both from Magnolia Makeup and  Diamond eye shadow in #307 from Makeup Forever in my crease and outer corner.
Over the Nina eye shadow in the middle of my lid I applied Hollywood lights Tack from Cinema secrets to make the glitter stick, and over that silver reflexive glitter from I Make You Beautiful.
I lined my upper eyelid with MaqPro liquid eyeliner in black and my waterline with Twist up eyeliner in Midnight from Sleek make up.
My lashes are Gisele from Ardell.

Lips:
Aqua lip lip liner in 13C from Makeup Forever, Lipstick in Hibiscus from Burberry and Red glitter from Mac.

Definitely not a safe look for work unless you are a makeup artist (we can get away with just about anything)/ dancer/theatre actress/Drag queen… you get my drift ;-) but it was loads fun to create. I love the lips :-)

TTFN! 

Gareth Pugh for MAC Cosmetics


I haven’t been this excited about a Mac Collection since Wonder Woman. I’m not sure why, maybe it’s a conscious attempt to spend less on makeup or maybe its just because they come up with a collection every other day LOL
Anyway this collection has me giddy, can't wait till its released…


Challenging the conventions of fashion with his signature style that blurs the traditional gender divide…M·A·C is proud to partner with London-based designer Gareth Pugh. Infusing his trademark esoteric experimentation into Beauty Powders, Metal-X Cream Shadows, Technakohl Liner, Pigments, Lipsticks, Lipglass, Studio Fix Boldblack Lash, Powder Blushes, Nail Lacquers, Buffer Brush and a Makeup Bag, he delivers an assortment of futuristic yet primal shades in custom geometric packaging.
(Source: The style and beauty doctor)

Here is my list…



I'm still on the fence about the Beauty powder...

This collection is set to be released in the US on the 23rd of November and early December for international Mac stores.
For more details check out Temptalia or The Style and Beauty Doctor 

What would you get?


Your friendly neighborhood enabler ;-),

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Product Review: ColorVue Big Eye Contact Lenses


Big Eyes for Defined Look
Material : Hydrogel Terpolymer
Base Curve : 8.6mm      Centre Thickness : 0.05
Diameter : 14.0mm         Water Content : 45%
Replacement : 1 Month (frequent use) or 3 Months (occasional use)
Big Eyes lenses produce defined, big and colourful eyes. Made from newly developed skin like material which prevent damage to cornea. The Big Eyes is remarkably comfort on eye as a result of excellent oxygen permeability. The lenses are manufactured through sandwich method, prevent the color in contact with eyes, ensure safe wearing.
Verdict
Price:
On their website they retail for  $18.90 but I got my pair for 20 from Bela Kosmetic.

Packaging:
Each pair of ColorVue big eye contact lenses come in a small carton box. The inside of which contains instructions for use and care of the lenses

Purchasing:
ColorVue contacts are available on their website and also from some distributors like Bela Kosmetic from whom I got my pair at the Makeup Show Berlin
With and without Party Green Big contact lenses
Product:
ColorVue big eye contact lenses are bigger than regular lenses. I got a cosmetic pair in a shade called Party Green. A bright green shade with a black outer rim. Party green a lot lighter than it appears on their website so beware. I rinsed the contacts, put them on and experienced ZERO. ColorVue contacts are also available with custom prescriptions.
I won't wear these everyday but I think they are pretty cute for a bit of fun. No?

;-)

Sunday, 23 October 2011

NOTD: Inglot 823

Another light pink number. This shade is very similar to Bois Rose #1 from Bourjois but “pinker”. 
In the pictures above I’m wearing 2 coats for full cover. The polish has a very light consistency, it will take ages for it to get thick if ever.
The 15ml bottle of Inglot nail enamel retails for $10, placing it right next to OPI on the price scale.
I'm happy with this one, the cover, the shade, I also like the fact that they don’t claim its fast drying because it's not.




 TTFN!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

FOTD: Purple Kiss+ Green Contacts

This is a look I have been meaning to do for a while, large green contacts and sparkly purple eye shadow...
Face:
I’m wearing HD foundation in 180 from Makeup Forever set with Deluxe finishing powder in neutral light & Dark from Black Opal, face contour kit in Dark from Sleek and Quiet storm blush from J ‘ouvert.
Eyes:
Big contact lenses in Party Green from Color Vue.
Brows filled with brow pencil in No.3 from Makeup Forever, Dermablend in Golden brown on my brow bone set with D.S 463 from Inglot.
For a base for my eye shadow;  Original eye shadow primer potion from Urban Decay and Cream base in Black from Mac for a base.
Loose eye shadow in Kiss from Magnolia Makeup all over my eyelid, blended into my crease with Inglot D.S 494.
I lined my upper eyelid with MaqPro liquid eyeliner in black and my waterline with Twist up eyeliner in Midnight from Sleek make up, smudged into my lower lash line with Kiss eye shadow from Magnolia Makeup.
My lashes are enhanced with Au Naturale lashes from Kiss.
Lips:
Cinnamon lip pencil from Sleek makeup and Nutmeg lip gloss from Burberry


Pretty combo, no?


TTFN!

Friday, 21 October 2011

FOTD: Mystique + Firewater

Mystic is the very 1st pigment I bought from Magnolia makeup. Why?  I just love how...blue it is LOL.
Face:
Cover cream in Golden brown from Dermablend and True Color stick foundation in Carob from Black Opal set with Deluxe finishing powder in neutral light & Dark from Black Opal, face contour kit in Dark from Sleek and Quiet storm blush from J'ouvert Cosmetics.
Eyes:
Brows filled with brow pencil in No.3 from Makeup Forever, Dermablend in Golden brown on my brow bone set with Naked eye shadow from the Urban Decay Naked palette.

On my lids;  Original eye shadow primer potion from Urban Decay and Paint pot in Painterly from Mac for a base.
Mystique  loose eye shadow from  Magnolia makeup all over my eye lid. In my crease and outer corner Twinkle eye shadow from the Sleek Sparkle palette.
I lined my upper eyelid with MaqPro liquid eyeliner in black and my waterline with Twist up eyeliner in Midnight from Sleek make up. I lined my lower lash line with Firewater pigment from Magnolia makeup. I'm also wearing Au Natural lashes from Kiss.
Lips:
Cinnamon lip liner from Sleek and Rouge Artist Natural lipstick in N18 from Makeup Forever.

TTFN!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Product Review: Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense

From the Makeup forever website...

ROUGE ARTIST INTENSE is a lipstick saturated with pigments for an intense result. Available in 50 different shades and 3 different finishes, it will suit your everyday mood. Natural or sexy, ROUGE ARTIST INTENSE will last all day and leave your lips soft and moisturized.
High concentration of pigments to ensure high coverage in one single stroke
Mix of natural waxes(candellia, rice and beeswax) for a long-lasting hold
Derived ceramide combined with Sterol and nylon powder to prevent the lips from dehydration
Violet bouquet scent
Dermatologist tested

Verdict
Price:

Rouge Artist Intense retails for 18,90€ for 3.5g, placing it among the more affordable high-end lipsticks.



Purchasing:
Makeup forever makeup is available at Makeup Forever stores, Sephora and distributors world wide.

Packaging:
Rouge Artist Intense lipsticks come in black and chrome classic lipstick tubes.

Product:
Rouge artist intense lipsticks are highly pigmented lipsticks with a creamy finish. The pigmentation on these lipsticks are really impressive, full cover all the way. Did I mention they are available in 50 shades! Here are the shades I bought.

Rouge Artist Intense No 16: Shimmery dark brown with gold sparkle
Rouge Artist Intense No 49: Deep rich plum, no shimmer
Rouge Artist Intense No 29: Mauvy pink, no shimmer

Overall:
I’m loving these, I wear No.49 with No29 a lot! I think they make a pretty combo. 


xoxo
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