Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hot pink lips!

I found myself a new lover in Paris... It's name is Show Orchid ;)






I used:

Eyes:
ArtDeco eyeshadow base
MAC Pink Opal pigment
MAC Scene e/s
MAC Aqualine lll
MAC Lark About pigment (LE)
Maybelline Colossal mascara (another new lover! This mascara is amazing!)

Cheeks:
MAC Azalea blush (PRO)
MAC Pink Opal pigment

Lips:
MAC Magenta lipliner
MAC Show Orchid lipstick (PRO)
MAC Lark About pigment (LE)


How to create the look:
The eyes are really simple:
- Apply whatever base you like
- Apply Pink Opal pigment from lashes to eyebrow
- Apply Scene eyeshadow in outer crease
- Apply Lark About pigment on the inner corners of your eyes. Vellum eyeshadow or Frozen White pigment could be used as well.
- Use Aqualine to line on upper lashline.

Cheeks:
- Apply Pink Opal pigment as a highlight using a regular blush brush
- Apply Azelea blush to apples of cheeks and blend out. I only used a TINY bit! That stuff is bright! ;)

Lips - the fun part of the look ;)
- Apply Magenta lipliner and blend it in with a finger, q-tip or lip brush
- Apply Show Orchid lipstick
- Add Lark About pigment to the inner part of the lower lip as a fun, blue highlight. You could use Vellum eyeshadow or Frozen White pigment instead if you don't have Lark About :)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dark purple with glitter!

This look is a couple of weeks old... I did it before I went to Paris but never got the time to post the pictures ;)

I wore it for work :) It's great to have glitters out with Metal Urge so I can actually wear glitter to work ;)

It's so sad that glitters don't show better in pictures but we all know how that is ;)

..I couldn't find any earrings that I wanted to wear so I got a little creative with liquidlasts ;)


And just to show that yes, I can smile:


I used:

Eyes:
ArtDeco eyeshadow base
MAC Blacktrack f/l (base, liner)
DUO glue + MAC Reflects very pink glitter
MAC Violet pigment
MAC Beautiful Iris e/s
Some highlight color
MAC Aqualine lll

Cheeks:
MAC Pink Swoon blush
MAC Reflects very pink glitter (Doesn't show in the pics)

Lips:
MAC studio touch-up stick NC 15
MAC Hue lipstick
MAC Fulfilled plushglass

Face:
MAC Studio Tech foundation NW15
MAC Light MSF natural


How to recreate the look:

Eyes:
- Apply whatever eyeshadow base/primer you like
- Apply a black base to your eyelid. I used Blacktrack f/l. Other options are Mehron AQ makeup, MAC Blackground paint pot, MAC Sharkskin shadestick or NYX Black Bean jumbo pencil. Even a black pencil eyeliner will do ;)
- Smudge the edge of the black base. That'll make the colors easier to blend later.
- Apply your highlight color.
- Apply Violet pigment where the black base is smudged.
- Apply Beautiful Iris to blend the Violet into the highlight. I used it on the inner corners of my eyes as well.
- Dab a thin layer of DUO lash glue onto your eyelid using a finger or a q-tip. Using a brush is a bad idea since it's super hard to get the glue of the hairs when it's dry!
- Apply the glitter where you put the DUO. That way it'll stay in place and won't get in your eyes. I used my finger but a brush or a q-tip is fine too ;)
- Apply eyeliner on upper lashline - I used Blacktrack.
- I used Blacktrack f/l with Violet pigment on top to line my lower lashline. A brush like the MAC 219 is great for this.
- Apply little dots on the inner corners of your eyes using liquidlast liner if you'd like ;)

Cheeks:
Apply Pink Swoon blush and pink glitter using a regular blush brush. I concentrated both products on the apples of my cheeks and blended out.

Lips:
- Apply concealer on your lips. Even though I use NW in foundation I like to use NC for covering my lips. That'll neutralize the red in my lips a bit.
- Apply Hue lipstick. This doesn't change the color much but it's more comfortable on the lips.
- Apply Fulfilled plushglass to add extra shine

Back from Paris :)

Wow, Paris was amazing!
I've been there before but it's even more beautiful around Christmas!

So... What did I do there?

I saw the Arc de Triomphe

Had cotton candy under the Eiffel Tower

Saw the Notre Dame de Paris

Played Nintendo DS... Great family time xD

Went to Disney Land! Badass! ;D

Ate too much (like... WAY too much!) and all that jazz.

Ohh, and guess what! I found the MAC PRO store :P
I wanted to buy so much but I'm so broke :/
I did get this though:

Kelly Green pigment
Marine Ultra pigment
Pink Vivid pigment
Rich Purple chromaline
Velvet Moss eyeshadow
Bio Green eyeshadow
Show Orchid lipstick
Lovelorn lipstick

I've wanted Pink Vivid forever and was so excited to see that they still had it! And Velvet Moss too! :D I was stupid and forgot to ask for the eyeshadow pan instead of the pots but whatever ;) I'm really excited about the chromalines as well! So pretty :D Oh man, I wish I'd had more money! But my mom went with me and made sure I didn't buy too much, lol! That was probably a good thing though ;)

I didn't get any MAC for christmas but I got two Mehron palettes! The Tropical and the Metallic ones so I have all of them now :) I wanna do some tutorials using them - they're really amazing! :) It seems that Mehron changed the brushes in the palettes which sucks. The new ones seem to be of lower quality and are harder to use for precise application. It's not too bad though - a cheap paint brush will do the job ;)


The Mehron tropical palette


The Mehron metallic palette



I was hoping to get a camera to make videos but I didn't... I guess I'll just have to buy one when I have the money! ;)


So how did you spend Christmas? :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm too busy...

Sorry I haven't been updating a all!

I've been crazy busy with school and I was in Copenhagen last week so I wasn't able to be online at all.

I leave for Paris for Christmas on Friday so I'm probably not able to be online much around Christmas either.

I'll get tutorials, pictures, and more exciting things up as soon as I have the time :)

I've been tagged! - 16 random facts about me

I was tagged by the lovely Posey :) Take a look at her blog! She has some great reviews and she was the one who encouraged me to start blogging ;D

The deal:
once you’ve been tagged, you have to write a blog with sixteen random things, facts, habits or goals about you. at the end choose ten people to be tagged, listing their names and why you chose them. don’t forget to leave them a comment (“you’re it”) and to read your blog. you can’t tag the person who tagged you.

So here's the 16 random facts ;)

1 - My natural hair color is blond and I had never tried dying it until 2 years ago when I bleached it and it turned orange ;) I've since tried red, brown and black.
2 - I was born in the States but my parents moved home to Denmark before I turned 1 and I've never been there since.
3 - I speak Danish and English and have taken classes in both French and German.
4 - I used to dance Samba but don't have the time anymore
5 - I go to what equals to High School(I guess) and my major subjects are math, chemistry, and English.
6 - I just wrote a huge assignment about the history of the dyes used in makeup.
7 - When I finish school in the summer I wanna go to Canada (I have family there)
8 - I'm thinking about going to university to study computer science
9 - I have a younger brother and a younger sister
10 - I'm going to Paris for Christmas
11 - I used to work at a fast food restaurant for 2.5 years.
12 - I have my physics exam on January 6th and I'm sacred!
13 - I don't drink coffee but I love everything that taste like coffee... Chocolate, ice cream, whatever ;)
14 - I have a dream of getting full tattoo sleeves.
15 - I listen to a lot of different music - everything from Disney soundtracks to Death metal ;)
16 - I love relaxing to movies. Lord of the Rings, Fight Club and American Beauty are some of my favorites


I don't know a lot of bloggers so I tag everyone who read this! :)

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