Sunday, November 20, 2011

Russian Red Night

Here is a look from last night. I attended a friend's birthday party/fashion show. I went for "eyes poppin', lips bustin'" a la Nee Nee Leakes in season 1!

As an aside, my skin is pretty much pimple free, but I have several dark marks where the bumps were. Any suggestions on fade cream?

Eve Pearl Salmon concealer
Cover Girl Queen Collection bronzer in Brown Bronze
NYC bronzer applied over CoverGirl

MAC Indianwood Paint Pot
Urban Decay 'Smog' eyeshadow
MAC Teddy eyeliner on upper lash line, waterline, and smudged on lower lash line
Dior lash primer
Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara

NYX cabaret
MAC Russian Red lipstick LOVE!!

Don't even ask; it was dumb luck.

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sorry about the open closet door...

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Hi MakeupLovers!

I wanted to briefly give you guys my opinion on two products that I purchased based on the opinion of fellow beauty bloggers/YouTubers. I just want to illustrate that idea that what works for some, may not work for all.

Bargain Princess is the cutest blogger ever, like for real. She regularly posts via her YouTube channel and blog about fashion, style, and makeup. Her videos are pretty addictive mainly because she is so funny and bubbly, not to mention she knows how to shop on a budget.

In one of her videos she mentioned the Clean & Clear Advantage Mark Treatment and raved about how beneficial it has been to clearing up some acne she had been experiencing. After my skin started turning on me, I went out and purchased this product based on her review. I bought it at a drug store for less than $7 and used it immediately.

I instantly LOVED it. What it has done for my skin is to eliminate pimples overnight which is major. What it has not done is reduce any scaring or blemishes whatsoever. Please be clear, it does not promise to reduce any scarring. I have not experienced much acne in my life which is a good thing due to the amount of time it takes for my skin to FULLY clear of any blemishes left over from a pimple. I love that this product reduces the actual pimple, which is exactly what its supposed to do.

The second product was reviewed by MsVaughn on her YouTube channel. If you guys haven't checked her out, do so now. Chick is fly. She also posts videos about fashion, hair, and makeup. One of her posts featured MAC SunTints lip balm. Her review had me sold! As soon as I saw it in my local CCO I picked it up and used it immediately and was completely underwhelmed. I was like, "'s aight" lol. I didn't find it as moisturizing as I would have anticipated. I will continue to use as a base for lipstick simply because I;m stuck with it now. I do like the way it feels under my Korres lipblam's pretty decent as a pre-lip balm (if that makes any sense).

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What have you guys purchased based on the review of others? Did you love it or hate it?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Midnight Blues

Hi MakeupLovers!

A FOTD from 2 weeks ago when I went out for drinks with a friend. I was feeling like doing something bright and wanted to play around with my new MAC purchases (Fluidline in Midnight Blues and MAC Pro Longwear lip creme in To the Future). Sidebar - I haven't purchased makeup in SOOO long; this would be the first time in about 5-6 months I think. I think I have more than enough :-)

You guys, my forehead keeps attracting pimples *SIGH*

I played around with photoshop and cleared up my forehead, lol!

Lancome Maquicomplet concealer used under eyes w/ Ben Nye Banana Powder to set
MAC MSFN dusted all over face
WNW Color Icon bronzer in Princess
NYX blush in TerraCotta

NYX HD eyeshadow base
Midnight Blues fluidline as a base
Surf USA (LE from Surf Baby collection)
Birds & Berries (LE)
Blue Flame (LE)
matte brown from WNW Vanity palette to blend; lightest color from palette for inner corner
UD eyeliner in Zero on waterline
WNW Color Icon e/l in Black on top lash line
Maybelline Great Lash Lot of Love mascara

NYX lipliner in Mauve to fill in lips
MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in To the Future
MAC Suntints Liquid Lipbalm in Pink Tinge

HAIR: 3-4 dy old Domincan roller set; excuse the rollers in the front but ya'll know I like voluminous hair.
EARRINGS: Forever 21 for approximately $3

OMG I LOVE this lipstick!! I may have to break my makeup strike with a few more of these. Do any of you guys have them??