Formal Night on a cruise is always so much fun! I decided to vamp things up a bit with a classic, sexy makeup look. 1. Apply a base of your choice and powder. They first step to a look like this is what I call a satin-matte face. Your skin shouldn’t be old-woman powdery, but it should show no signs of shiny! 2. Highlight and contour your cheekbones with the ELF Contouring Duo. This is a personal favorite of mine, as it only costs about $3, but it works amazingly well. 3. Apply a primer to your eyes, any will do. Apply any highlight color right under the brow. (I used Lumi by Sugarpill.) Using a firm shadow brush, pat Tiara by Sugarpill on the lid. This will give you a beautiful metallic silver color. Then apply Black Dog by Urban Decay with an eye contour brush right above the crease. 4. Line the eyes heavily with any black waterproof liner. I used the waterproof Glimmerstick one from Avon. 5. Swipe Ruby Woo lipstick by MAC over your lips. Voila! All done!
I have been on such a huge Sugarpill kick lately, and I honestly think it’s some of the best product I have ever used. I wanted a colorful eye to wear by the water of the Caribbean, so I used the Sugarpill Sweetheart palette. This would be a great look to wear out in the sun, as it provides SPF protection! 1. Using a stippling brush, apply tinted moisturizer with SPF all over your face and blend. (I used Urban Decay’s in Halo) If you want a more matte look, apply Physician’s Formula powder foundation lightly over your base. This also has SPF and will keep your skin from burning. 2. Apply Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden all over the lid. Using a fluffy brush, put Tako from the palette under the eyebrow, and bring it down right under the browbone. Midori goes all over the lid, and Afterparty goes in the crease. Blend all over. You want a cloudy flow to your colors. 3. Now use a teal waterproof liner around the eye. Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in Clash is a great choice!
Note: These are limited edition, so if you want to get them.. hurry!
MAC has released several kissable lipcolours with their “Shop MAC” collection. They’re $19 a piece, which is a bit steep, but the product is very different from other lip products. It actually reminds me more of the NYX Lip Cremes than anything else.
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Shadows (from left to right):
Let’s get into the basics. A review on long term wear will be coming later. -Bold Gold: shimmery true gold; almost fully opaque, but can be layered -Painted Purple: matte mid-tone purple. This one is actually light in terms of cover. It needs a few layers to reach complete opacity. -Tough as Taupe: matte taupe. completely opaque and very easy to make into a smoky eye -Tenacious Teal: shimmery turquoise blue. I’m not sure where the reference to teal came from, but whatever you say Maybelline. fantastic in terms of coverage. For those of you who missed out on the cult favorite Peace eyeshadow by Urban Decay, try this. It would be a practical replacement. -Edgy Emerald: This is the most moody of the collection, in my opinion. Its sheer like the purple, but can be layered to change opacity. With one layer, it’s a light seafoam green. Add more and it gets a lime quality about it. -Pomegranate Punk: very subtle shimmer (barely even noticeable) in a reddish-brown base. opaque. -Fierce and Tangy: neon orange, looks matte but actually has teeny little microshimmers. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this one. It’s a great base for orange shadows to make them super vibrant. Decent coverage, though the mattes in this collection didn’t perform up to the shimmers. -Audacious Asphalt: Charcoal gray with silver shimmer, opaque.
I went out to different stores and bought the whole collection, except for Too Cool. It’s a semi-sheer white that I feel isn’t very unique. (Temptalia has a swatch of it if you’re still interested in seeing what it looks like.) Anyway, if you have tried to hunt these products down in stores, you know that they’re hard to find. Normally new releases in the drugstore world don’t get that much attention, but these are getting some hype! It was one reviewer’s opinion that the Color Tattoo gel shadows actually perform better than the MAC Paint Pots.