Friday, May 28, 2010

Deep Space Eyes

DH and I have been watching alot of Star Trek lately. So I asked him what colours I could use to do a Star Trek inspired look and he thought that balck with something sparkly on top would be like the sky with stars. That is basically what I did for this look. I used one of my favorite liners, Caviar, as a shadow and patted a little 2000 over it.
I think I might do a few more Star Trek looks that are based on the colours of space anomalies and stuff like that. If you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them!

TFSI, wr/cr,
Spellbound under brow,
Caviar lash to crease dry then foiled near the lash line and blend up,
2000 patted lash to crease on inner 2/3ish,
Caviar along the lower lash line,
Big & Bright eye liner pencil along upper and lower waterline,
Rimmel Volume Express Blackest Black mascara.

CHEEKS: Irresistible Blush, again.
LIPS: Las Vegas with Strawberry Shortcake gloss over it.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Two Sweet Sirens

Let me start by saying that some of the colour combinations in recent BE kits have been questionable. I think the Sweet Siren kit falls into that category. While the suggested look is not bad when I look at it I just think there is something off about it that I can't quite put my finger on. So I did the look as suggested on the tip card, more or less, and then today I did another look with Siren that I think looks better. In my look I wanted to use purple because I don't think that is what is wrong with the BE combo. Maybe Soft gray is too light or too plum--I don't know but it doesn't look quite right with Siren. I think Soft gray is pretty and it will look really nice with other colours. I like all the components of the Sweet Siren kit, just not together. On the forums there has been discussion about what colour Siren is most like. Many people said it was alot like mint so I swatched it next to mint and a few other similar colours. I think of the ones I swatched, Siren is a slightly lighter and slightly less sparkly version of Faith. Siren has a sheen but it is not a gold sheen.

Here is the look from the tip card:

TFSI, wr/cr,
Au Natural lash to brow,
Siren lash to crease,
Soft Gray in crease and wet lined on top,
Flawless mascara.

CHEEKS: Irresistable blush
LIPS: Cranberry Sorbet

This is my look:

TFSI, wr/cr,
Siren lash to brow,
Girl Friend Tina lash to crease outer 1/3ish,
Phobe in crease,
Siren lash to crease outer 2/3 and blended over GF Tina,
Ell-if-I-know wet lined on top,
Flawless mascara.

CHEEKS: Irresistable blush
LIPS: Weable Rose Lip liner with 7 Layer cake gloss over it

I thought I'd add one Soft Gray look too:
EYES: TFSI, wr/cr,
Cherish under brow,
Soft Gray foiled lash to crease on outer 2/3 and blended with some dry soft gray in the crease,
HS Charisma lash to crease inner 2/3ish,
Soft Gray wet lined on top,
Flawless mascara.
CHEEKS: Optimist blush
LIPS: Jelly Roll gloss

Sunday, May 23, 2010

June 2010 TSV from QVC

My June TSV came on Friday. I tried everything (except the Ink liner) yesterday and love it all. The Brightening PTFE spreads easily and evenly, it is sparkly but it is not chunky or glittery, and it has the same great staying power of the original. One thing I have noticed about tinted primers like BPTFE and UDPP eden is that sometimes the colour peeks through the colours you put on top of it. When you look at the pictures you can see the BPTFE under the brow more than I would expect since I put a good layer of Tiara over it. When I was playing around with the BPTFE I noticed that it makes dark colours look lighter--so you have to put more on to get the colour payoff you might be looking for. On the good side the brightening primer creates a really nice effect or glow through the eye shadow. It gives your eyes a look that is hard to achieve with just shadow alone. Sometimes when I'm looking at celeberity makeup it looks like they have some darker shade near the liner and then lightness on the lid that is meleded together and that is the effect of this primer. I also think this primer does help to diminish redness and discolouration--so I didn't use my 50/50 mix of well rested/clear radiance before applying the shadows with this look.

I don't usually use primer under my foundation but I thought I would try this new primer because it has a peachy tone I thought might help cover my dark circles. The primer glides on. It is not noticably peach or sparkly from a distance but up close you will see brightening bits on your face--they get blended in with the foundation and the final effect is not sparkly or shiny. I do think the primer helps with the dark circles. I tried using my cream concealer over the primer but it didn't look very good so in the look below I just used mineral and I think that worked out pretty well.

Lucky is a really nice plum taupe. It has a shadow effect which is really pretty. It is one of those colours that will create depth but it does not go on dark. I had to put on about 3 layers to get the colour payoff I ended up with. Lucky will work well in a light smoky eye and it would be perfect to shape your eye (like if you are going to draw out the corners or to create a lifed look). I am pleased that Lucky is more purple than brown.

I have trouble applying the pencil eye liners so I didn't use the eye liner. I used Sailor dry instead, which I think looks close to ink.

Optimist is gorgeous!! It is a nice fresh colour that I'm not sure I would describe as peach or pink. Whatever colour it is it's very pretty. The colour of Jelly Roll is also hard to describe but in the tube it reminded me of Cupcake--but once I put it on I saw that it is totally different in colour and texture. On me Jelly Roll has the colour payoff of a glossy liquid lipstick. I really LOVE it!! I think it will be a go to colour for spring and summer.

The foundation is wonderful of course. This was my first jar with the new lid. The new lid is really cool I just wish there was a slot to return unused product because sometimes I take out too much and need to put it back. I've been using the Matte foundation for a while now and I really really like it, but I thought I would use the regular to see if it looked too sparkly with the brightening primer--I don't think it does.

Overall I love this kit. I'm glad it has an auto-delivery option and I hope the blush and lip selections in the future kits are as great as the ones in this one. The overall look is fresh, happy and bright!


Tiara under brow,
Lucky lash and into crease,
Sailor dry lined top and bottom,
Flawless mascara.

FACE: Brightening Face Primer, Regular Fairly Light Foundation, Optimist Blush
LIPS: Jelly Roll

Two TSS looks from the Cinderella Collection

I finally felt inspired to start on this collection and I'm really glad I did. The colours are SO pretty! I love greens--all shades, and the greens in this collection are awesome!! I got Whirled and Twirled on a whim which was lucky. DH really liked the purple combo.

Be The Fairytale

EYES: UDPP Eden, Lorac Beige under brow,
TSS Be The Fairytale lash to crease outer 2/3,
TSS Dragon Breath lash to crease inner 1/3,
TSS Rotten Apples lash to crease outer 1/3ish,
TSS Rotten Apples wet lined on top and bottom,


Whirled and Twirled

EYES: TFSI, wr/cr,
TSS The He Kissed Me under brow,
TSS Whirled and Twirled lash to crease,
TSS Midnight at the Palace lightly lash to crease in outer corner and wet lined on top,
CHEEKS: LORAC Pink Paradise
LIPS: Clinique A Different Grape

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Almost an Addict and Faux Lagoon

Fortunately or unfortunately my Bare Escentuals collection is big enough that I have one or two eye colours from many of the new kits featured in the May show. So I decided to do looks that are similar to the Bare Escentuals Addicts kit and the Bare Lagoon kit. The only colour I am missing from the BEA kit is emotion, so I used eclipse instead (I've heard they are close). I have the blush and lip gloss from bare lagoon but neither of the eye colours. Some on BEA have said that Mambo is close to Bamboo so that's what I used. I only saw a swatch of the liner online but based on that I chose Marina, so hopefully that is close. If you don't have Marina French navy would work just as well.
I did get Sweet Siren and the June TSV so I will do looks with those once I get them. 

I really like how both combos turned out, but I especially like the one with Bamboo. 

I did get my hair cut please try not to laugh too hard--I hate it!

Almost an Addict
TFSI, wr/cr,
Hyacinth lash to brow and more heavily lash to crease,
Soho in crease,
Eclipse lash to crease outer 1/4 ish and wet lined on top,
Flawless mascara.

CHEEKS: Hot Shot
LIPS: Birthday Cake

Faux Lagoon
TFSI, wr/cr,
Snowflake under brow,
Marina in crease and lash to crease in outer 1/3ish,
Bamboo lash to crease blended into Marina,
Marina wet lined on top,
Flawless mascara.

CHEEKS: Papaya
LIPS: Angel Food Cake

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mixology: Apocalypse and Sour

Mixology is a great little mineral makeup company. I really like Rae's eye shadows and her blush. I also use her foundation as concealer--I think it gives really opaque coverage for trouble spots. I got a few of her new colours a while ago and thought I'd give them a try. Sour is an old favorite.

Mixology Six under brow,
Mixology Apocalypse foiled lash to crease on outer 3/4 and dry in and above crease,
Mixology Sour foiled lash to crease on inner 1/2ish,
TSS Kiss of Whimsy along the edges of apocalypse,

CHEEKS: Mixology Ingenue
LIPS: Aveda Foxglove lip liner with muffin top over it.