Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Birthday Haul and FOTD

Hi everyone =) Just wanted to do a quick post since I haven't done so in a long time. I just finished summer class today so I had some time to play with some makeup. Anyways, first I wanted to show you what I got during my birthday week. Nothing much, I don't buy stuff that often but I'm glad I found stuff that are unique to my stash!
I went to the MAC Pro Store in Las Vegas and surprisingly, I came out with no pro items! Oh well, I'll be back again later this year. The MA that helped me out was so surprisingly friendly! The service at my local MAC store sucks so I was pretty shocked. Anyways, I had him help me pick out a new lipstick to my collection. I LOVE lipsticks so I definitely needed something new. I tried out a few shades and got myself "CB 96." It has a frost finish which I wasn't too fond of at first, but I love the way it looks with my skintone! It's more orange than coral, and works well when layered with plum lipsticks.
For my free gift at Sephora, I got the Super Shimmer glosses. These smell awesome! They remind me of lollipops or Starburst. As far as color pay off, they're very sheer. I suggest using these over lipsticks. Like the other tubed Sephora lipglosses, these are not sticky! I actually like them better than MAC lipglasses (yuck). The shimmer is pretty visible too, but I'm not sure how it compares (if it even does) to dazzleglass. Here are the swatches:

Another thing I picked up at the pro store was an MSF from the Colour Craft Collection. I picked up Triple Fusion, which was recommended by the MA. I like it so far, but I think I might need a better brush to apply it. Great for highlighting.

Lastly, I picked up "Saddle" eyeshadow. I swore I wasn't gonna get any browns from MAC, but for some reason I had to get this. This might just be a staple for school.

On to the FOTD:

I did a pretty simple look today, nothing too crazy. I decided to whip out MAC's "Show Orchid" for this look because it is one of my favorite lipsticks. If you haven't tried it out, swatch it at MAC. Beautiful color.
Products used:
Coastal Scents 78 Palette (silver [lid], gray [crease], and black [outer v] e/s)
MAC "Ricepaper" e/s
MAC "Tippy" blush
MAC "Show Orchid" lipstick

Hope you're all doing well =)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Birthday, Vegas Weekend, and Chun-Li

Hey everyone! Before I get into the makeup tutorial part of this post I just wanted to say HI! I haven't been keeping up with this blog and I know I really should. There have been numerous times when I would want to put up an FOTD but could never find the time to =/. Anyways, so a lot has been going on lately. I'm still fairly busy with school (I'm taking summer school) and dancing, so I'm not making videos as much as I'd like. Annnnd it's August! Well what's so good about August?

It's the month when I was born =). I turned 21 this past week and it's such a milestone in everyone's lives that I've just been trying to enjoy it. I'm heading to Vegas this weekend to celebrate (and attend a dance show/workshop haha) so that should be interesting! I'm definitely gonna stop by the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace this time. I've been wanting to check out the MAC Pro store. There will be a haul coming up of course ;]

Now on to the makeup. Today's look is my final tutorial for the Video Game Heroines Series. I decided to do it on Chun-Li from Street Fighter. Since I was a kid, Chun-Li was always my favorite female character in Street Fighter (Cammy was second). I thought that doing a look on her would be appropriate as the final look of the series, seeing that she's known as the "First Lady of Fighting Games." Yatta!

Products used:

Mehron Paradise AQ palette
MAC "Chrome Yellow" e/s
MAC "Gold Mode" pigment
Coastal Scents 78 Palette (navy blue and blue e/s)
Sephora "Midnight Black" e/s
Clinique "Black Icicle" duo
Maybelline Navy expertwear eyeliner
Coastal Scents Gel Liner in Indigo blue (?)
No brand name falsies

NYX Twin Cake in Perfect Tan
The Body Shop Hot Brights Blush

MUFE Camouflage Concealer palette
CS "Oasis" lip smack
Revlon "Infinite rose" mineral lipglaze