Showing posts with label EOTD: Coppers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EOTD: Coppers. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

MAC Venomous Villains Look and Tutorial: Vainglorious, De-Vil and Bite Of An Apple

Here is an eye look featuring some of the products from the MAC Venomous Villains collection, like Vainglorious and De-Vil:



I also used Lithe pigment from the Fabulous Felines collection:

Lithe pigment on the left

I used my Pro Longwear lip creme in Sweet Ever After (middle).

Bite Of An Apple

I also used the very popular Bite of An Apple blush.

Since Bite Of An Apple is very pigmented, I used my MAC 136 brush, a paddle-shaped brush that picks up the slightest whisper of color which is perfect for pigmented blushes.

I mentioned in my Charm Pro 21-Piece Makeup Brush Set Review that I am going to be using the Charm brushes in my tutorials. Get ready to see these pretties in action.

Here's a step-by-step. All eye products MAC unless otherwise stated.

Apply Urban Decay primer potion in Sin all over lid, browbone and lower lashline. Using a stiff shader brush like the Charm Pro eye shader brush (MAC 239 dupe) apply Lithe pigment on lid foiled using Fix+.

Using Charm Pro tapered blending brush (MAC 222 dupe) blender brush, apply De-Vil on outer V and crease.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunset Eye Look and Tutorial Using MAC Melon Pigment

Here is what I call "sunset eyes" with some brown to create depth. I love the peaches, corals and brown combination. It is neutral enough if you don't like garish colors, but it is a notch above boring, same-old-same-old neutral shades.  I used MAC Melon pigment which I have not worn in a long time.  I love how it complements my skintone and how great it looks with golds, bronzes, coppers and browns.  I also used the MAC Inter-View mineralize eyeshadow trio (I used the dark brown shade for the crease).  I didn't use the L'Oreal eyeshadow for this look, so please don't mind it. lol

I also used my beautiful MAC Coral Crepe paint pot.  This is one of my favorite paint pots ever.  I use this for a wide variety of looks, and it looks great with all of my neutral, gold, bronze and even summery eye looks.

I used the MAC Colour 4 Quad from early this year's Spring Colour Forecast (Beige/Amber cluster) collection.  The colors are perfect for a nice sunset look.

To give that reddish coral pop of color, I used MAC Hot, Hot, Hot and Perky, of course from the Spring Colour Forecast (Coral Cluster) collection. I love these colors because they give a different, saucy flavor to neutral looks.

Here's a step by step. All products MAC unless otherwise noted.

Apply Urban Decay primer potion on lid and lower lashline. Using a fluffy shader brush, apply Coral Crepe on lid.

Using a stiff shader brush like the 239, apply Melon pigment dry on lid in patting motions.

Using Sonia Kashuk shader brush (or the 217, but I prefer SK), apply Perky eye shadow on crease.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Golds and Coppers Using Aromaleigh and MAC Eye Shadows

Note: Top right is Aromaleigh Elemental Lustre in Pyro

First of all, Happy Mother's day to all moms and all people who show motherly love to others! ;-)

Here's a gold and copper eye look using Aromaleigh Elemental Lustre mineral eyeshadows. I like these eyeshadows when using gold/copper/bronze looks because these are hella vibrant and they really look like molten metal on the lids. I also prefer to use these loose shadows dry, because they become way too metallic and frosty when foiled. I use them with a tacky eyeshadow base underneath - I prefer to use MAC paint pots.

I also used MAC's Cut To Fit eyeshadow from the Pret-a-Papier collection. It's a frosted red bronze that I'd thought would go well with the warm coppers of Aromaleigh Elemental Lustres.

Here is a step by step. All eye products Aromaleigh unless otherwise stated.

Apply Urban Decay primer potion in Sin all over lid and browbone and lower lashline. Apply MAC paint pot in Indianwood on lid using a fluffy shader brush.

Using a firm shader brush like the MAC 239, apply Ego on lid dry using patting motions.

Using Sonia Kashuk blender brush, apply MAC Cut To Fit on outer V.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Golds and Coppers Using Aromaleigh Mineral Eyeshadows

Happy belated Thanksgiving! How was your holiday? Mine was pretty great. We had two different kinds of turkey - the smoked and the deep-fried, and both were fabulous. Here's a photo of the deep-fried one my husband made:

(sorry for the askewness of the placemats! We had to put the platter down fast as it was heavy and hot!)

He injected it with his concoction of pineapple juice, garlic, and what-not, then dry-rubbed the bird with spices. It was so good!

Anyways, on to the Eye Of The Day!

I've always been a fan of Aromaleigh mineral shadows, mainly because of the great pigmentation and amazing texture. They really are stand-outs in the world of mineral makeup as they are very pigmented and the texture is beautiful, finish is also great. I try to own at least a sample of each mineral shadow from Aromaleigh, because I can create endless looks using the collection, and a little goes a long way.

Some of the colors I like from Aromaleigh are its vibrant golds, coppers, and bronzes. Here's a holiday-inspired look using some of my favorite Aromaleigh shadows.

Here is a step-by-step. All products Aromaleigh unless otherwise specified.

Apply Urban Decay primer potion all over lid and lower lashline. Using a fluffy shader brush, apply MAC paint pot in Cash Flow on lid.

Using a stiff shader brush (MAC 239 or Loew Cornell 3/8" maxine's mop), apply Gleam dry on inner lid.

Using the same brush, apply Satin Laces dry in patting motions on mid to outer lid.

Using the same brush, apply Crucible dry on outer V.

Blend the edges softly using the Japonesque angled crease brush (#231).

Monday, June 29, 2009

Golds, Copper and Brown Using Aromaleigh and MAC Pigment

Here's a gold-copper-bronze look using Aromaleigh mineral shadows and MAC pigments. I used Gothic Lolita eyeshadow in Satin Laces, which is one of my favorite Aromaleigh eyeshadow collections. I also used Pyro from the Elemental Lustre collection to give a bright copper tone to the look. I used MAC pigment in Chocolate Brown to give the brown-bronze depth I need to finish off the look.

All products Aromaleigh unless otherwise stated.

Apply MAC Bare Canvas paint all over lid and lower lashline. Using a fluffy shader brush, apply MAC Rubenesque paint pot on lid.

Using Loew Cornell Maxine's Mop 3/8" shader brush (or the MAC 239), apply Satin Laces on the lid slightly damp using MAC Charged Water.

Using the same brush, apply Pyro damp on the crease going down to the outer V.

Using the same brush, apply MAC Chocolate Brown pigment on the crease and outer lid.

Blend with the MAC 224 brush.

Apply some more Pyro using the shader brush if necessary.

Add a little Chocolate Brown and blend with the 224.

Using the Stila Brush No 5, apply MAC Sunday Best eyeshadow on the browbone to highlight, and using Coastal Scents mini detail brush on the inner corners.

Blend the colors together using the 224 brush.

Apply MAC Blacktrack fluidline on upper lashline. Apply Urban Decay 24/7 pencil liner in Zero to tightline and on waterline. Apply Satin Laces on inner lower lashline andPyro on outer lower lashline. Apply Red Cherry falsies #15. Apply mascara.

Monistat gel as primer
Earthen Glow Mineral foundation in 50-50 mix of Helena and Yuan Yuan
UD 24/7 pencil concealer on undereye area
Bare Escentuals Well Rested over UD 24/7
Aromleigh ultra resolution finishing powder in Translucent
MAC beauty powder blush in Eversun
MAC Redhead mineralize skinfinish over blush

MAC lipliner in Whirl
MAC lipstick in Brave New Bronze
Milani Lipmixer lipgloss in Lip Mix

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

MAC Cult of Cherry Review and Look

Before I forget, for swatches and other looks featuring Cult of Cherry, click HERE and HERE.

I already made a semi-review of the Cult of Cherry products in THIS entry, but now that I've already seen the entire collection in stores and read a lot of reviews online, I can safely conclude that it is one of the most coveted MAC collections of the year. The rich, bold colors truly welcome the advent of fall, and although I don't think I can sport dark lips all that much, I can definitely try. My favorites from the collection are the Creme Cerise and Lightly Ripe lipsticks, Kirsch mattene (all these dark mattenes remind me of those late 90s dark matte lipstick craze using Revlon Colorstay in Raisin!), Cherry Blossom and Jampacked lipglasses, Plum de Bois blush, and Spiced Chocolate and Tempting quads. The jury's still out on the Shadowy Lady Quad. I'm still so on-the-fence about that, mainly because I have a lot of shadows that can easily dupe it, and I already have Deep Truth.

Lightly Ripe topped with Cherry Blossom is one of the prettiest color combinations I've seen. It's not too corpse-light nor too goth-dark, and the light sheer pink color flatters most complexions. Jampacked is a beautiful, beautiful sheer grape that can be worn by itself and it will still look gorgeous. It's not as dark on the tube as it is on the lips, so it comes off as a luscious, shiny berry-like stain when worn.

A lot of people are loving So Scarlet, and because I have not tried it yet, I still cannot form an informed opinion about it, but I am excited to use it one of these days. Plum de Bois is the perfect deep pink bronze blush, and it is very buildable - can look as sheerly pink-bronze to medium-dark bronze depending on your application. The gold pearl in it makes it all the more pretty.

The Spiced Chocolate quad is just wonderful. The colors however are too dark for my lid color, so the colors in this quad for ME are all crease, outer V or blender colors. However, they are gorgeous. My favorite is Brash, a frosty reddish copper that when applied on my lids reminds me of Firespot eyeshadow, although they are not dupes of each other at all. I already have Nanogold from the N collection, but I don't mind another one because it is such a coveted, versatile color. The Tempting quad is another favorite, mainly because of the beautiful marriage of Sharp, a frosty bright yellow gold that looks more chartreuse to me, and the rich cocoa colors like Tempting and Dark Edge. I have been trawling the net and I've seen beautiful looks using the Tempting quad. It seems like it is such a fool-proof set.

Anyways, here is a look using the Spiced Chocolate quad and the lip products from the Cult of Cherry.

Camellia Rose skin-smoothing primer V.2
Adorned With Grace Minerals oil-control powder
DreamWorld mineral foundation in Theia and Amenti (Luna formula) (50-50 mix)
DermaBlend QuickFix undereye concealer
Bare Escentuals Well Rested over Dermablend
DreamWorld Creme Topping in Angel (clay and silica formula)
Aromaleigh Pure Rouge mineral blush in Quintessential
Dayna's Glow in Violet Vesper over blush

MAC Beige-ing shadestick as primer
DreamWorld mineral shadow in Ra's Chariot foiled on lid
MAC Brash shadow on outer lid and crease
MAC Sweet Chestnut and Dark Edge shadows blended on crease/outer V
MAC Ricepaper to blend above crease and to highlight
Aromaleigh Rocks! Sonics shadow in Grass wetlined on upper lashline
Almay liquid eyeliner to line
Maybelline and L'oreal mascara base and mascaras

MAC creamola lipliner
MAC Lightly Ripe lipstick
MAC Cherry Blossom lipglass

Here's where I went with that face:

With my little boy at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA

touching the stingrays and baby sharks

looking at seals and sea lions


And here's my loot from the CCO (cosmetic company outlet) at the Cabazon Premier Outlets where we shopped on our way home: Clinique eye makeup removers, my holy grail eye primer: two Beige-ing shadesticks, and my two back-ups of my favorite MAC 3D glass - Algorithm.