Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pigment and Swatches

PIGMENTS!!!!!!!! Who doesnt love them? I definitely use pigments more often than eyeshadows, and im not really sure why but they are just amazing!

The pigments are:
Top L-R: Mauvement, Old Gold, Golden Olive
Bottom L-R: Mega Rich, Off the Radar, Pink Bronze, Melon

The swatches are on my inner wrist. I am a NC30 ish in MAC's Studio Fix fluid. All swatches have a base of a very very verrrrry thin layer of vaseline.

Hope these were helpful!!


Eye Of The Day - Pink Bronze

This is my eye of the day today. Please keep in mind these pictures were taking about 5 hours after application, and my camera CANNOT capture the brightness or trueness of the colors =[[
yeah and excuse the brows. just bought some new tweezers last night ! ;]

Items Used: (MAC unless stated otherwise)
UDPP (urban decay primer potion)
Beig-ing Shadestick
Pink Bronze Pigment
Melon Pigment
Antiqued eyeshadow
Milani Eyeshadow in Illusion
Blacktrack Fluidline
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero
Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara

How to:
  • Apply UDPP from lash line to brow bone
  • Apply Beig-ing shadestick on lid up to crease
  • Pat Melon Pigment all over lid up to crease
  • Swipe Pink Bronze Pigment in entire crease from the inner corner to outer corner of the eyes
  • Apply Antiqued e/s in outer crease and out V, blending it in windshield wiper motions
  • Apply Milani e/s in Illusion to highlight and inner corner, blend into crease and inner corner
  • Using an angled brush, apply blacktrack fluidline to upper lashline only
  • Apply Pink Bronze pigment to entire lower lash line
  • Line upper and lower water line with UD 24/7 liner in zero
  • Apply one coat of CG Lash Blast mascara to upper and lower lashes

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sephora's Daily Brush Cleaner

Sephora's Daily Brush Cleaner is described on their site as "An anti-bacterial spray for your makeup brushes".
What it does:
From their site
"Sephora Professionnel introduces a better way to care for your beauty tools. Just spray this daily anti-bacterial formula cleaner on your powder, blush, eye and lip brushes after using, and they'll be refreshed and ready to go for your next application."
I give this product a 5/5! I have been using this product for about 4 months now and i think it is just amazing!
It costs between $6-$14. I buy the smallest bottle for $6 which is 2 oz. It is not a huge bottle but this stuff lasts! It took me about 3 months to go through a bottle, and on average i use this stuff everyday on 2-4 brushes.
How i use it:
I have 2 $1 hand towels from Target that i use for my makeup. I spray the cleaner directly on the brushes, and swipe it on the towel softly, until it swipes clean. I then lay the brush flat to dry.
The cleaner dries super fast, and if used sparingly, you can swipe the brush almost dry. Even heavily sprayed, i can wipe it almost dry and lay it flat and within 10-15 minutes, can use the brush again.
The smell is very pleasent and clean.
So, if you are looking for a good daily brush cleaner to use to wipe your brushes clean after daily use, especially foundation brushes, i definitely recommend this product.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

St. Ives Olive Scrub

I bought this scrub after getting a sample from a magazine i subscribe to. I loved it from my first try. I went out immediately and bought it. It brightened up my skin after the first use.

This scrub is very gentle. I have used St. Ives apricot scrub and it was veryy abrasive! It hurt! But this scrub is NOTHING like the apricot scrub.

It has this very light scent that is totally clean and refreshing and not overpowering in ANY way. I use this scrub on a daily basis because it is very gentle and cleans and moisturizes like no other cleanser i have EVER used.

Disclaimer: These are only my personal opinions on this product. Please use any products at your own discretion.