Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Hey everyone,

first of all, happy holidays to all of you! I hope everyone is having a wonderful time with family and/or friends! Here is the look I did for Christmas Eve, I wanted something sparkly but not OTT, so I went for this rather simple look: Sahara Glitter all over the lid, Quarry in crease and Vanilla to highlight. I lined my top lids with my faithful Manhattan japanese ink liner, and glued on Ardell lashes #116 on top with transparent Duo glue:

Product list
Face: MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15, MAC Studio Finish NC15, PL April's Mix, MAC Desirous, MAC Northern Lights
Eyes: MAC Bare Study, You+Eye Sahara Glitter, MAC Quarry, Manhattan JT, Ardell #116 lashes, Maybelline Expression kohl in white, CG Lash Blast mascara
Lips: MAC Pleasureseeker lipstick, Revlon Punchy Peach liploss

Monday, December 15, 2008

Dark Christmas Look

This week's look is practically the opposite of last week's which was all about white-and-silver-winter-fairy - still festive, but darker and a little more edgy (but not too much. I'm just not THAT edgy!). It was inspired by a random pic in a fashion magazine I came across, and I wanted to do something to match the black hair ribbons and gloves I bought at SIX (the only problem is that the gloves are just a little too large for my hands, but whatever....).

The look employs a new technique for me, so I'll try to give a more detailed description of what I did. The first thing after priming my eyelids was to draw the black lines all along my upper and lower eyelids with a black kohl, so I knew where the other colours had to be placed afterwards. Then I applied Your Ladyship pigment under the line, and Fyrinnae Tapir over the black line up to my crease, then adding some MAC Carbon to blend the kohl line into Tapir. Above Tapir I applied some Heart of Gold with MAC's #219, and as before, used Lenticular to blend Tapir and Heart of Gold together. Some more Your Ladyship was applied in the inner and outer corners, and I added both Tapir and Lenticular below the lower liner very small brush:

I hope my description was good enough - as always, if you have questions, just comment and ask!

Product List
Face: MAC SFF NC15, MAC Studio Finish NC15, MAC MSF Light, Paula Dorf Playmate Cream Blush
Eyes: MAC Bare Study, MAC Your Ladyship, MAC Carbon, Fyrinnae Tapir, Fyrinnae Lenticular, Fyrinnae Heart of Gold, MAC Vanilla, Maybelline Expression johls in black & white, CG Lash Blast
Lips: MAC Mellow Mood l/s, Milani Champagne Ice l/g

And in case you're wondering why my pics look a little different: the face shots are courtesy of the DH and were taken with my sister's Canon EOS 400D and a 100mm portrait lens which is *awesome*!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Daily Deviation!

Hey everyone,

I usually don't post non-make up related stuff here, but I am so happy that I have to share it wih you guys! One of my photographs won a Daily Deviation today on deviantART!!! It was such a big surprise for me, I'd never thought I would receive one! The photo chosen is this one:

This totally made my day!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Snow Princess

As Christmas is approaching quickly, I felt like doing a wintery look this weekend! We've already had a bit of snow which is quite unusual for this time of year - and I had just dug out this adorable white faux fur scarf, which inspired me to do something really icy

I used Platinum pigment on the lid, Azreal Blue in the crease and Kitschmas up until just under the brow bone to create a little "wintery" rainbow. To apply the glitter, I used my favourite "glue": You+Eye Fixing Gel (I had misplaced this a few weeks ago and just found it again. Yay!). I like this better actually than MAC Mixing Medium Eyeliner, because it's stickier and really makes the glitter stay in place - which is important especially if you use large glitter particles which should NOT get into your eyes! To line, I used catrice liquid liner in Metallic Black both on the lower and the upper lid (with two tails), and finished the whole look with mascara and white eye kohl on the waterline.

Product list
Face: MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15, MAC Studio Finish NC15, Fyrinnae Rice Primer Powder, MAc Shy Beauty, MAC Lucent
Eyes: MAC Bare Study, MAC Platinum, MAC Azreal Blue, MAC Kitschmas, catrice liquid liner metallic black, Maybelline Expression kohl in white, CG Lash Blast, silver glitter
Lips: MAC Petal Lure l/s, MAC Flowerosophy l/g