Friday, January 29, 2010

EOTD: Neutrals with a kick...

As you can tell, I am in a "neutrals" phase at the moment, but I wanted to jazz it up a little. Please do click on the picture below to enlarge it, the colors are simply stunning (atleast to me:))

Items used:
  • Lid and brow bone: you wont believe the color I have used..Wet n Wild Bronzer/Highlighter in Acapulco Glow..It's freaking awesome!! Pack it on the lid densely
  • Crease: Soft wash of MAC Cork, then intensify it with MAC Espresso
  • Outer V: MAC Embark (or Handwritten)
  • Warerline: apply any black kohl and MAC Rebel Rock Blue pigment (its the bright blue). Use it wet for intensity. I applied it over my bottom lashes for fun:)
Did you like the look? Do you like Wet n Wild Acapulco Glow on the lids as much as I do?

By the way, Wet n Wild Acapulco Glow makes an awesome highlighter for the cheeks as well.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

EOTD: I can hardly wait for summer......

Items used:
  • Lid: Pack MAC Arena (if lids are darker try Urban Decay Jones)
  • Crease: MAC Coral (Pro color)
  • Outer V: MAC Antiqued (very slightly)
  • upper lashline - liquid black liner
  • waterline - MAC Feline kohl
  • Inner V/tear duct - MAC Ricepaper

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Warm Neutral eyes

Items used:
  • Base: MAC Base Light paint (its a sheer white gold color)
  • Lid uptil browbone: MAC Naked pigment (light beige with slight gold shimmer)
  • Crease: MAC Texture
  • Above crease: MAC Rule
  • Over V: MAC Showstopper
  • Upper lashline: any black liquid liner
  • waterline: MAC Feline kohl
  • Below waterline: MAC Showstopper to smoke it out

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My First Give-Away Contest: Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer

** contest closed **

Hi all,

I am so happy to post my first ever give-away!! I have partnered with Perricone MD to host a contest for a chance to win their fabulous Face Finishing Moisturizer!

Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer is suited for those seeing the first signs of aging, such as loss of radiance or the appearance of fine lines around the eyes or forehead. Paraben-free Face Finishing Moisturizer is a lightweight moisturizer formulated with powerful antioxidants to correct these emerging signs, while helping prevent future skin damage. It retails for $65.

Perricone products are favored among celebs such as Oprah and more importantly, Dr. Perricone is a board certified dermatologist.

What do you need to do to enter the contest?
  • Post in the comment section below: 1) why you need a product like this for your skin, 2) what products have you used that didn't work, and 3) which other Perricone product would you want to try next?
  • You must follow my blog
  • You must me a US resident (apologies to my international readers), and no PO Boxes, please.
  • You must enter your comment by midnight PST, Wednesday, February 3, 2010.

How will I choose a winner?

  • I will use to determine the winner.
  • This blog post will be edited when the winner is chosen.

What do you need to send me if you win the contest?

I will ask the winner to email me their
name,mailing address and email address.

Good luck!!!

Note: Entering this contest means you are giving me permission to forward your name, email and mailing address to representatives of Perricone MD for fulfillment and mailing of contest prize. Failure to include all information requested will disqualify your entry. one (1) winner, chosen at random, will receive the prize mentioned. Duplicate entries will not improve your chances of winning. Giveaway sponsored by Perricone MD. Some restrictions apply. Open only to US residents. Entries will be accepted through midnight PST Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My nail polish collection

Love of the week: Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme

I am always searching for products that give me a luminous effect. I love using the Revlon Skinlights, NARS Albatross, MAC Vanilla and Melon pigments for this, but I was looking for something to give me a soft "candlelight-from-within" kind of a look that I could wear to work.
- NARS Albatross from the list above is the only product that gives me a soft glow and has no glitter.
- MAC Vanilla has no glitter either, but is too intense for daytime
- MAC Melon has some shimmer
- Revlon Skinlights unfortunately also has some shimmer (my boss pointed this out to me..yikes!!)

Then I discovered the Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme.

It gave me a lovely peach glow without enlarging my pores, and as far as I can tell it is super finely milled, so you dont get shimmer/glitter residue on your face. According to Jemma Kidd "This light-diffusing crème can be used all-over for a lustrous finish, for use under or over foundation or on bare skin. With added moisturising jojoba and sun filters to help protect the skin. "

It retails for around $30-$32.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Diethylhexyl Adipate, Dimethicone, Mica, Polyethylene, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Talc, Silica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Cera Microcristillina (Microcrystalline Wax), Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Nylon-12, Simmonsia Chinensis (Simmonsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil), Oryza Sativa (Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cholesteryl Hydroxystearate, Methylparaben, Propyl Paraben, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Citric Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/- CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines)].

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Simple peachy gold with winged liner

This look was inspired by pixiwoo on Youtube.

Items used:
  • Base: MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot (you NEED this color if your skintone is similar to mine)
  • Lid: Wash of SportsGirl eyeshadow in Shady Lady (this brand is only available in Australia, I believe). You can use any Peachy gold color, like MAC Melon pigment
  • Line upper lashline with with any black liquid liner. I have used a felt tip one from Prestige.
  • Waterline: BB gel liner in black
  • Loads of mascara - Maybelline define a lash (hot pink tube)
  • The key feature of this look is a STRONG brow. Darken it with a matte dark brown shade. Read this post on how I shape and maintain my brows.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Vibrant blues

Items used:
  • Base: MAC Paint Pot in Electro Sky
  • Lid: MAC Electric Eel (concentrate color on the inner 1/3rd)
  • Middle of the lid: MAC Freshwater
  • Outer V: MAC Deep Truth and MAC Nehru
  • Waterline and upper lash line: Bobbi Brown Black gel liner
  • Smudge waterline with MAC Nehru
  • Inner tear duct: some random silver pigment

Love of the week: Givenchy Magic Kajal Eye Pencil

I love my Stila Kajal in Onyx and MAC Feline kohl, but I was looking for a fat kohl pencil. I have fallen head over heel Givenchy Magic Kajal Eye Pencil.

It's super dark, goes on the waterline line a dream!! It does tend to smudge a bit, like all kohls do. To prevent that set the kohl below the waterline with a dark matte black eyeshadow, like MAC Carbon or NYX Black single eyeshadow. I highly recommend trying this product out! It's brillant for creating a smoky eye super quickly.

What it does:
Givenchy Magic Kajal Eye Pencil reveals the beauty of eyes with a very intense carbon black shade to apply around the inner rim of the eyelides. Inspired by the kajal used by Indian women, the pencil contains wax and oil—making the texture creamy and generous. The formula is enriched with vitamin E for a smooth application and is long-lasting—allowing your dark, eye-catching look to last all day.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Glowy neutral naturalish eyes

items used:
  • base: MAC Painterly Paint Pot
  • Lancome Vue on lid
  • MAC saddle in crease
  • Stila Kajal in Onyx to tightline and line upper lashline and waterline
  • MAC carbon to set the kajal