Archive for the ‘Drug Store Make-up’ Category
I’ve been playing with my Cinderella Storylook Palette a lot lately, & decided to give a few of the unused colors a whirl since I was in the mood for something gold to make my eyes pop against the deep red shirt I was wearing. (Which I got at Target for $5, btw. Score.)
I should mention I was on vacation this weekend for the first time in six years, and although I was in the mood for something different I didn’t feel like fussing with my makeup too much, hence the neutrality of this look. I thought about doing something nice & bright, but the mental image of myself strolling through an upper class, downtown area with bright blue eyeshadow and black eyeliner melting down my face didn’t sound too appealing. Though I suppose I could have made a little money off wealthy tourists who thought I was a mentally unstable bum. Hmm, I may have missed a valuable opportunity to make a little money off this trip. Damn.
Cinderella Storylook Palette – Gus Gus (lid), Drizella (crease), Rococo (outer V), A Wish (highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Liner – Perversion
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil – Zero
L’Oreal Collagen Boost Mascara – Blackest Black
Prestige Classic Lipliner – Cameo
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss – Beige Pearl
I made myself another sassy little San Jose Sharks shirt yesterday to show support for my boys on ice, and decided a matching eye look was in order. I’ve been looking for an excuse to use my Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow anyway, and let’s face it, my boys can use all the team spirit they can get after the way they’ve been playing.
I decided to smoke the teal out with a little brown since it was supposed to be a daytime look, but now as I examine the pictures I think black would look better. I like the colors, but I feel like the brown makes it look a little more like a peacock inspired look than a Sharks one. It’s a great start, but definitely needs some more work before I can make a tutorial out of it.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Shadow – Tenacious Teal (lid)
theBalm Overshadow Sexpot Series – If you’re rich, I’m single (crease)
Disney Cinderella Storylook Palette – A Wish (cream color, highlight)
Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Eyeliner Pen – Blackest Black
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner – Zero (waterline)
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
I’m putting together my next tutorial and needed a few things, so in the midst of my holiday shopping I swung by Ulta and the MAC store to gather a few supplies. Without revealing too much about the look I have planned next, I’ll just say I needed some lighter neutral colors with subtle sparkle.
I originally planned on getting most of what I needed at MAC, but found all these amazing eyeshadows and pigments from NYX. Best of all, everything was on sale, buy one get one 50% off. I’ve played around with the colors a bit since getting them home and honestly they’re so amazing I don’t think I could have found better, even at a higher price point.
The one thing I did pick up at the MAC store was a lipstick in Twig. I have plenty of neutral lipstick shades in my collection, but after seeing this on Pinterest a few days ago, I knew it had to be a part of my next look. For some reason the swatch looks a lot more pink than the color actually is – so for those of you scratching your heads, it’s got a lot more brown in it than you can see here.
I’m sure by now you’re all wondering what look I have up my bedazzled little sleeve – guess you’re gonna have to wait and see
I picked this color up as part of my mini-Walgreen’s haul the other night and finally got around to trying it this evening since I felt like making my nails look a little more festive. I have to say outright however, I’m really disappointed.
The color looks so shiny in the bottle I assumed it would look just as glossy on my nails, which it doesn’t. The color itself is nice, but the finish is really grainy and dull. I first applied two coats thinking that would be enough, but it looked so blah I put a few coats of clear polish over which didn’t help much. As you can see from the photo, my nails don’t look nearly as shiny as the color in the bottle does.
I understand it’s Wet N’ Wild and I only paid $3.99 for it, but considering their products have been so much better lately I’m really surprised. When I picked up the nail polish I thought about getting a few other colors, but now I’m glad I decided to try this one first before investing in more as it would have been a huge waste of much needed holiday cash. I hate this color so much I plan on taking it off the second I’m done with this post and just sticking with the gel polish I had on before.
Sorry Fergie, but this one is going in the beauty junk drawer.
Final Verdict: HATED IT!
Get it: Drugstores (but seriously, don’t get it)
After work I’ll be heading to the The Fox Theater for the Santigold concert, so I wanted to go for a slightly more dramatic look that’s wearable enough for work but dark enough for a nigh-time show.
I used my Spun Sugar palette by Too Faced to create a dark brown smokey eye and used lots of L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara to create the illusion of fake lashes since I didn’t feel like wearing any today. As for my lips, I lined and filled my lips in with NYX lipliner in Burgundy, then outlined that with Wet n’ Wild pencil eyeliner in Black to darken it up a bit. I topped that off with L’Oreal Infallible Lipstick in Persistent Plum and added just a touch of Stila Lipglaze in Raisin to the center of my bottom lip for shine. After that I just dusted my cheeks with a little bronzer and that’s it!
Hope you guys like the look! Now, off to the concert I go! If you’re interested to see how it went, I’ll be tweeting from the venue so follow me if you haven’t already,