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In keeping with my recent Urban Decay Super Saturated Lip Color obsession, I decided to do a lip tutorial using the Naked color since that’s the one I just can’t seem to put down. I love neutral, fleshy-toned lips but hate washed out, nude tones so this hue is perfect. Plus it’s got just the right amount of gloss to make lips look luscious and full.
Since the goal of this look is simplicity, I went easy on the lipliner, opting for a soft color (Cameo by Prestige Cosmetics) that blends in with the natural color of my lips. As for gloss, I used just a dab of Sugarbomb by Benefit to highlight the center of my bottom lip. You can add a sparkly gloss if you want a little more shine, but I decided to keep the shimmer factor down on this one.
As for the rest of the look, I did a little bronzer on the cheeks for color and a light brown smokey eye using the Too Faced Natural at Night Palette. Then I topped it all off with a few coats of Benefit They’re Real mascara and viola – all done!
For a step-by-step guide to getting this look, check out the video below =)
I don’t know if you all have noticed, but I’ve become a little obsessed with Urban Decay’s new Super Saturated Lipcolor. So much so that I had to run out and pick up a bunch of colors, including this gorgeous, glittery hot pink shade called Big Bang. I’ve been dying for an excuse to wear it and today I thought, what better color to compliment my bright green shirt?
What I love most about this product is the colors are glossy and higly pigmented, so there’s no need for additional products like lipgloss. I just lined my lips with a pink pencil, added the lip color on top and I was done! As for the eyes, I took it easy on the eyeshadow and went with winged liner and a few thick coats of mascara to make me look wide awake without adding too much drama to an already bright look. And my decision musta have been right on, becuase people were complimenting me on my lips and “Amy Winehouse” eyeliner all day!
Products used to create this look:
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation – 160 Rich Ginger
LORAC Evening Out Complexion Kit – Tan
Too Faced Bronzing Veil – Medium
NARS Blush – Oasis
Too Faced Spun Sugar Glam to Go Kit – Light Gold (lid), Brown (crease), Highlighting Blush (highlight)
Maybelline Eye Studio Precision Liquid Eyeliner – Black
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner – Zero
L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara – Black
Urban Decay Super Saturate Lipcolor – Big Bang
Prestige Classic Lipliner – Love
I planned on posting this last night, but between the Giants game and the last presidential debate I was just to excited to sit in front of my laptop and type up a blog. I’m sure you all understand, right? Ok, good =)
Now let’s get down to business, and oh what bright, sparkly, sexy business it is. I spotted this gorgeous lip color at Ulta last night when I went to pick up a 24/7 eyeliner and it was just too pretty to pass up. I loved pretty much every color in the display, but settled on just getting Adrenaline (a deep, sparkling fuchsia) to start with. And I do mean start with, since this lipstick is so sexeh I most definitely plan on buying more shades.
I love that this product comes in pencil form as it makes application very precise, which is especially important considering how highly pigmented the formula is.
The above picture further proves what I just said, these colors are unbelievably rich and pigmented. They are also not only high-gloss, but super long wearing as well which is really hard to accomplish in one product. The color also feels super amazing on my lips and since it’s a lipstick rather than a gloss it offers lots of shine with no stickiness. Don’t even get me started on how sexy it looks on – all I can say is oooooooohmg. (Note: I’ll post a pic of the color on my lips tomorrow. I’m way to comfy blogging and watching Parenthood in bed to get up and have photoshoot time at the moment lol)
I may just post the lip shots this weekend, as I’ll be picking up at least two more shades (Naked and Big Bang) before then. Either way, I’m pretty sure I’ve found my newest obsession.
I had a pretty rough week so I decided to hit the mall for some retail therapy at the Steve Madden store. On my way there I had to pass by the Urban Decay counter at Macy’s and look what had just arrived! I’d been dying to get my hands on this thing since I saw Kandee Johnson’s review so i just couldn’t pass it up. I initially hesitated because of the hefty $64 price tag but after playing with this palette for a few days I have to admit it’s pretty darn cool – even for the price.
I love how bright and futuristic looking the box is. It’s really fitting considering this palette is part beauty, part technology and all glam.
How cute are the 3D butterflies!? This is totally something you leave out as a decorative piece on your dresser or makeup table. It’s so pretty I almost feel bad for keeping it locked up in my makeup cabinet.
This palette is packed with goodies including 16 eyeshadows (10 new shades), a 24/7 liquid liner in Perversion (black), a curling mascara and a mini tube of UD primer potion. Not to mention all the techy stuff- QR codes so you can view tutorials on your phone, a mini speaker and usb cables.
These are swatches of the brighter colors. From left to right they are: Hijack (sparkling green – for some reason it didn’t photograph well but it’s gorgeous!), Lost (creamy brown), Gravity (deep, shimmering purple), Bender (matte green), Baked (rich gold), Cobra (black with gold flecks), Gunmetal (dark, glittery gray), Blue Bus (Blue with pink undertones).
These are the more neutral shades. From left to right: Bust (matte, taupey color), Missionary (light, shimmery taupe), Skimp (Light Beige), Zephyr (iridescent white), Crystal (glittery baby blue), Midnight Rodeo (dark taupe with large gold flecks), Sin (shimmering natural beige), Midnight Cowgirl (buttery gold with gold flakes).
I’ve already tried a few of the looks they put together, but I can’t wait to play around and come up with some of my own. This is SO gonna be my favorite new toy!
I’ve been pretty down lately, so when a few of my coworkers/friends proposed a post-work trip to the mall to cheer me up, I was more than ready with my bday gift cards in hand. If it’s one thing I love more than shopping, it’s shopping without spending any money. My first stop was Macy’s because Mariah Carey’s latest line of fragrances, Lollipop Splash hit stores this week and I had to get mine!
I didn’t have enough on my Macy’s giftcard to get all three, so I went with “Inseparable” and “Never Forget You” which smell amazing. I’ll probably pick up the third one some time next week so I can do a full review for you guys since I know you’ll be asking =)
Here’s a photo of the bottles up close. I love the bright tropical colors. Scent wise, both smell light, fruity and delicious though I have to say, Inseparable (pink bottle) is my favorite so far.
Afterwards we hit up Sephora were I got my favorite Sephora lipgloss in “She Sparkles” as well as the Urban Decay “Quinceanera” makeup bag I’ve been just DYING for. The bag was originally only offered online, so when I spotted this glittering purple display I squealed so loud I scared my guy friends half to death. But how can I not be excited – look how sparkly it is!!!
Between the pretty new things I got and my hilarious friends providing non-stop comedy relief, I actually am feeling a bit better. It’s amazing what shopping and good friends can do to change a girls mood!