black smokey eye

The universal eye shadow combination for all skin shades, 
the BLACK smokey eye. 
The version I did is not as intense as I wanted it to be, 
but more appropriate for the workplace. 
I didn't wanna walk in to work looking like 
I was ready to hit the club (lol), 
so I toned it down blending it with brown shadows.

Base: MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack
(blend upwards towards crease with a 
soft dome brush to even out rough edges)
Urban Decay Blackout e/s - Naked2 Palette
(applied on top of Blacktrack)
Crease: MAC Wedge and Ground Brown e/s
(blend into Blackout e/s)
Brow Highlight: MAC Ricepaper e/s
Inner Eye: MAC Blanc Type e/s
(blend upwards towards eyebrows)
Lower Lash Line: Urban Decay - Blackout (inner) 
and MAC Wedge (outer) e/s
Brow Shade: MAC Wedge
Eye Liner: MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack
Lashes: Benefit They're Real Mascara - Black and 
#605 False Lashes - Brand Unknown

Concealer: MAC Studio Finish - NC30
Liquid Foundation: Makeup Forever HD - 153
Powder Foundation: Makeup Forever Loose Powder - 52
Blush: Urban Decay Baked Bronzer - Toasted

Lipstick: MAC Creme Cup (Satin Finish)


Benefit High Roller

Hey all, its been awhile! I finally had some time to take a few pics before work and jot down what I used for my look of the day! This is the look I came up with; shimmery eye with a nude lip!

Base: UD Primer Potion/NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk on lid
Eyeshadow: Benefit High Roller Shimmer Powder on lid
NYX Panic Chrome e/s on inner crease
MAC Smoked Ruby Mineralize e/s outer crease
MAC Faux Gold e/s above crease
MAC Vanilla e/s brow highlight

Liquid Foundation: MUFE 153 & 173
Powder Foundation: Inglot Press Powder 16
Eyeliner: Sumita Kala Black Gel liner
Brows: MAC Cork e/s
Blush: MAC Center of the Universe Mineralize Skinfinish &
MAC Magically Cooling Powder in Cajun
Mascara: Benefit They're Real in Black

Lipstick: MAC Brave


Galaxy Eyes

My inspiration for this look was to use products that 
I haven't used in a while or at all. 
I came up with this look and decided to call it Galaxy Eyes!

Base: Lime Crime Candy Eyed Eye Shadow Helper/
 MAC Paint Pot - Rubenesque
Inner Eye: NYX Pigment - Panic
Outer Eye: Lime Crime Pigment - Empress
Crease: MAC Greasepaint Stick
Blended into Crease: MAC Venomous Villains Collection - My Dark Magic
Tear Duct Area: Inglot #463
Brow Highlight: Urban Decay - Foxy
Eyeliner: MAC Liquid Eyeliner - Black
Lower Lash Line: Sephora Long Lasting Eyeliner - Blue
Mascara: Dior DiorShow - Black
Lashes: MAC # 48

Blush: NYX Blush - Raven
Apple of Cheeks: MAC Powder Blush - Melba
Foundation: MakeupForever HD Liquid #153
Powder: MAC Studio Fix - C4


Hope you like this look! Till then Peace & Love ;)


MAC Gareth Pugh Look

For this look I mixed the Gareth Pugh
 Cream Shadows with Inglot Eye Shadows.
I love the texture and quality of the cream shadows, only thing that I found difficult was building up the color while blending it in to the crease. Once the Inglot shadows were mixed in, it made it easier to work with. Overall, I think the cream shadows are a great product but I probably wouldn't spend $32 just because its limited edition.

Liquid: MUFE 153 & 170
Powder: MAC C4

Base: Inglot e/s #29
Crease: MAC Gareth Pugh Cream Shadow - Obscura
Above Crease: MAC Gareth Pugh Cream Shadow - Ardent
Inglot e/s #71
Inner Tear Duct Area: Inglot e/s #463
Eyebrow Highlight: Urban Decay e/s Foxy
Eyeliner: MAC Penultimate Eyeliner - Rapid Black
Bottom Waterline: MAC nc15/nw20 chromagraphic pencil
Mascara: DiorShow - Black

MAC Cooling Powder - Cajun
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish - Refined

MAC Kinda Sexy (Matte)


MAC Iris Apfel Matte Lipsticks

Happy New Year Everyone!

It's been awhile since my last post, so I'm going to make it short & sweet. 
Just wanted to share swatches for the new 
Iris Apfel Lipstick collection from MAC.

First off, quality is NEVER an issue with MAC lipsticks (at least in my experience). Secondly, the color pay off is so intense! I'm afraid to wear it.... lol okay may not but the color is unbelievable! I'm a HUGE fan of matte lipsticks and these are definitely going in my top 10!

From Left to Right: Pink Pigeon, Scarlet Ibis & Party Parrot

Pink Pigeon: Bight Cleanest Pink
Scarlet Ibis: Bright Orange-Red
Party Parrot: Bright Red-Pink

Not shown in this collection is Flamingo (Lustre)
 and Morange (Amplified Creme).
Morange is a permanent color.

I'm currently working on a look to go with one 
of these gorgeous lipsticks so stay tuned! :)