Thursday, July 30, 2009

Magnetic

This look is one that I did days ago, just messing around. It's a lot stronger than anything I would probably wear due to the fact that the entire face is bold (eyes and lips). I prefer to pick one or the other. But anyway...here it is!




On eyes:

MK Signature Eyesicles in Vanilla (as all-over base)
Jane Colorsticks in My Boyfriend (as base on outer corner of lid only)
L'Oreal HIP Metallic Shadow Duo in Magnetic (light all over lid, dark on outer corner)
Icing Shimmering Eyes - no color on package (mauve color in and above crease and on lowerlashline)
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Sweet Cream (highlight)
Coastal Scents Gel Liner in True Black (upper lashline)
Wet N Wild MegaLiner in #861 (over gel)
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeliner in Carbon Black (waterline)
MK Signature Endless Performance Mascara



On lips:

Jane Lipstick in Grapefully
Prestige Wonder-Full Lip Plumping Gloss in Fancy



On face:

Femme Couture Mineral Effects Foundation in Medium Beige
NYX Blush in Red
Prestige BlushingDuo in Tapestry



Ta-Done!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My store is officially OPEN!!!

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Case of "The Mondays"

I actually did this look last week (on Monday), and I was just going out to get my daughter registered for school and pick up some things for a road trip. I didn't want to wear foundation or powder because the excruciating heat would have just melted it off my face anyway. So, as a result, this look ended up being pretty simple and a lot less "done up" than I normally do.



On eyes:

e.l.f. Primer & Sealer
NYX Eyeshadow in Chick
NYX Eyeshadow in Hot Green
MAC Eyeshadow in Pompous Blue
InColor FabuLiner in Black
Maybelline Volum' Express Turbo Boost Mascara in Very Black



On lips:

Tutti Dolci Lip Gloss in Angel Food Cake



On face:

e.l.f. All Over Color Stick in Pink Lemonade

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rainy Day

So, I woke up around 5:00 this morning to a thunderous crash. Thunder, indeed. My car windows were down, so I rushed outside in my jammies to roll the windows up. After another hour went by and the rain was still coming down, I figured that I should start getting ready for the day. I had a lot of errands.


SO... I thought today would be a perfect day to test out the waterproofness of this particular eye primer/sealer I have. I've used this product several times, but I have yet to test it under "wet" conditions. The product I tested is LA Splash Splash Proof Sealer. I got it from Ulta a little over a month ago.

Here is the look...with "before going outside" and "after battling the pouring rain" photos! Enjoy!!!




On eyes:

LA Splash Splash Proof Sealer (product being tested for waterproofness)
MAC Eyeshadow in Stars 'n' Rockets (all over lid and lower lashline)
Prestige Shadow in Amethyst (outer corner and crease)
Kleancolor Super Shimmer Shadow Palette (a beige color...as highlight)
Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Perversion
Rimmel Glam'Eyes Mascara in Black
L'Oreal Le Kohl Pencil in Carbon Black (waterline)



On lips:

Bourjois 3-D Effect Lip Gloss in #5
Too Faced Lip Injection



On face:

Femme Couture Mineral Effects Foundation in Medium Beige
Clinique Fresh Bloom All-Over Color in Peony


So, this photo was taken right before I walked out the door to run my errands...




AND... This photo was taken AFTER standing in the rain to load my two kids in the car, taking the kids out to eat, trudging through the downpour across the Walmart parking lot, and getting out in the rain (yet again) in an attempt to get all the groceries out of the car and into the house.



Looks like everything else got rinsed off in the rain, but the eye makeup stayed on...very well!

FINAL VERDICT: LA Splash Splash Proof Sealer passes the test with an A+!!! :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Green Smoke

So I was looking for something different to do today, and I wanted to use my Antique Green pigment that I've only used like, once...ever. So, here is what I came up with. Please let me know what you think!




On eyes:

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin (from lashline to brow)
MAC Shadestick in Sharkskin (on lid, as base)
MAC Pigment in Antique Green (lid)
Micabella Shimmer Powder in Patience (outer corner & crease)
L'Oreal HIP Duo Metallic Eyeshadow in Platinum (black on lower lashline)
L'Oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black (upper lashline)
Revlon Timeliner for Eyes in Teakwood (brows)
Rimmel Lash Maxxx Mascara in Black (pardon my sparse lashes...still trying to grow them back)




On lips:

Alba Coconut Cream Lip Balm
Too Faced Lip Injection
Clinique Long Last Glosswear in Rock Violet



On face:

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty All-Over Brightener
Femme Couture Mineral Effects Foundation in Medium Beige
Wet N Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Powder in Spotlight Peach




Ta-done!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bitter Plum

Okay... Today I had some errands to run, and I was feeling pretty lazy. However, I had on my awesome new Affliction shirt (you should check out Sinful by Affliction here), and I really wanted to coordinate my makeup to go with it. (Unfortunately, I didn't get a pic of the shirt.) Anyway...here's my attempt. :)




On eyes:

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
MAC eyeshadow in Bitter (all over lid & lower lashline)
MAC eyeshadow in Trax (crease and outer third)
CQ eyeshadow in Plum Orchid (outer corner)
Sally Girl eyeshadow in Coral (highlight)
L'Oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black (upper lashline)
L'Oreal Le Kohl Pencil in Carbon Black (waterline)
GloMinerals GloLash Thickener & Conditioner (trying to grow my lashes back after an allergic reaction made them all fall out!)
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara in Black
Revlon Timeliner for Eyes in Teakwood (brows)



On lips:

C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve
Tarte lip gloss (not sure of color, but a plum with golden shimmer)
Physician's Formula Plump Potion in Crystal Potion



On face:

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty All-Over Brightener
Femme Couture Mineral Effects Foundation in Medium Beige
Flirt! Peek-A-Blush Sheer Powder Cheek Color in Pink Tutu



Voilá!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Copper Bronze

Another warm one...




On eyes:

LA Splash Splash Proof Sealer
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in The Sultan (inner corner & lower lashline)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Temperature (all over lid)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Dirty (outer corner & crease)
L'Oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black (upper lashline)
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeliner in Carbon Black (waterline)



On lips:

Soap & Glory Sexy Motherpucker in Clear
VS Beauty Rush Lip Gloss in Coconut Craze



On face:

Femme Couture Mineral Effects Foundation in Medium Beige
Hi-Fi Cosmetics Shimmer Gel Bronzer in Amber Energy

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Night Fever

I did this look this morning before waking up the kids for a day of shopping and running errands. I didn't expect the color combo to work as well as it did, so I'm pleasantly surprised at the outcome. By the way, forgive my puny lashes, as I'm recovering from an allergic reaction where they all fell out!! (*gasp!* I know, horrible, huh?) I just didn't have the time (or desire) to do falsies today. Anyway, here it is...





On eyes:

e.l.f. All Over Color Stick in Persimmon (as base)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Sugar (inner corner)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Night Fever (middle of lid)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in My Pain (outer corner, lower lashline, & crease)
Sally Girl Eyeshadow in Coral (highlight)
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeliner in Carbon Black (waterline)
Jane Be Pure Mineral Gel Eyeliner in Black (top lashline)
MK Signature Ultimate Mascara in Black
Revlon Timeliner for Eyes in Teakwood (brows)



On lips:

Alba Coconut Cream Lip Balm
Prestige Light Shine Sheer Gloss Liner in Honeysuckle
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Cashmere



On face:

Sephora Smoothing Primer
Sally Hansen All-Over Brightener
Femme Couture Mineral Effects Foundation in Medium Beige
NYX Blush in Peach

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thrill of Sin

So, my hubby and I went out to sing karaoke last night, and I wanted to do something a little warmer... On my eyes, I mainly used products from my Hi-Fi Cosmetics line, so here it is.



On eyes:

e.l.f. Eye Primer & Liner Sealer (primer only)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in The Sultan (inner corner)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Buttercup (mid lid)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Dirty (crease)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Wanted (outer corner)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Diluted (highlight)
L'Oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black (upper lashline)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics Paparrazzi Flash Powder in Thrill of Sin (on top of liner, used with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Transforming Potion)
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeliner in Carbon Black (lower lashline and waterline)
Smashbox Bionic Mascara in Jet Black





On lips:

Alba Coconut Cream Lip Balm
Soap & Glory Sexy Motherpucker in Clear
Urban Decay lipstick in Gash

On face:

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty All-Over Brightener
Femme Couture Mineral Effects Foundation in Medium Beige
e.l.f. All Over Cover Stick in Persimmon (to highlight cheekbones)


And there you have it! Please comment!!! :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Okay... So I wanted to use more of my products (Hi-Fi Cosmetics), so I did another look this morning. This one is really vibrant, so most of you wouldn't wear this day-to-day. I, however, totally would. LOL. The title, by the way, is a segment of lyrics to the song "Filthee" by Otep...which just so happens to be my favorite song by my favorite band. Check them out here. Anyway... Here it is...




On eyes:

e.l.f. Eye Primer & Liner Sealer (primer only)
MAC Crystal Avalanche (inner corner)
Bloody Mary Eyeshadow from Hot Topic (no color label, but hot pink...mid lid)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Live By Passion (crease)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Promiscuous (dusted over entire lid)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Diluted (as highlight)
L'Oreal Wear Infinité Eye Shadow in Lush Raven (smudged over liner)
L'Oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black (upper lashline)
L'Oreal Le Kohl Pencil in Carbon Black (lower lashline and waterline)




On lips:

Alba Coconut Cream Lip Balm
MAC Fafi Lipstick in High Top



On face:

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty All-Over Brightener
Femme Couture Mineral Effects Foundation in Medium Beige
Hi-Fi Cosmetics Loose Cheek Color in Addicted


Hope you enjoyed! Please comment!!! :)

Love ~
Veronica

Friday, July 10, 2009

Winter Forest

Okay...I really wanted to do a green one, so here it is. Not quite what I originally had in mind, but it'll do. :)




On eyes:

Urban Decay Primer Potion
L'Oreal HIP Metallic Duo in Platinum (silver on inner corners)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Sweet Dreams (middle of lid)
MAC Newly Minted (outer third of lid)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Midnight Runner (outer corner and crease)
MAC Crystal Avalanche (from crease to brow)
Wet N Wild Mega Liner in #861 (upper lashline)
L'Oreal Le Kohl Pencil in Carbon Black (waterline)



On lips:

Alba Coconut Cream Lip Balm
Love My Lips Lipliner (unsure of color...bronze-ish)
Ulta Super Shiny Lip Gloss in Flirt



On face:

Sephora Smoothing Primer
Sally Hansen Natural Beauty All-Over Brightener
Femme Couture Mineral Effects Foundation in Medium Beige
NYX Blush in Red
Hi-Fi Cosmetics Loose Cheek Color in Addicted (to highlight cheekbones)



Tada! Done.


Please leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts, requests and/or suggestions!!! Hope to see you all again soon!

Love ~
Veronica

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Black Flamingo

Yeah, weird name, right? I don't really have a knack for naming these looks, which is kinda strange considering that I do a pretty awesome job at naming my eyeshadow colors. *sigh* Oh well.

Here's my late-night post for the day...


On eyes:

Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Hail Caesar (inner corner)
Smashbox eyeshadow in Flamingo (mid lid)
MAC Illusionary/Burning Ambition (brown in crease, gold as highlight)
L'Oreal HIP Metallic Duo in Platinum (black on outer corner and smudged on lower lashline)
L'Oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black



On lips:

Love My Lips Lipliner (name has rubbed off...it's a bronze-ish color)
MAC lipstick in O



On face:

Sephora Smoothing Primer
Femme Couture Mineral Effects Foundation in Medium Beige
NYX Blush in Terracotta


And there you have it. :) Hope you enjoyed, and PLEASE leave comments. I want to keep you dolls happy!!! *hugs*

Love~
Veronica

Purple-Pink Smoke

Hey guys... I was going to attempt a tutorial today, but instead it ended up just being a FOTD. I used so many different brands, it's crazy! (Including my own soon-to-be-released label, Hi-Fi Cosmetics!) I'll make sure to list what I used below. Oh, and I apologize for the horrid hair and wrong-color brows... It's been a lazy day, and I couldn't find my "good" pencil. LOL.


On eyes, I used the following:

Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Sweet Child (inner third of lid)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Pussycat (middle of lid)
Hi-Fi Cosmetics in Black Magic (crease)
L'Oreal HIP Metallic Shadow Duo in Platinum (silver to highlight tear duct and black on outer corner)
Milani Runway Eyes in Beach Sand (under-brow highlight)
Coastal Scents Gel Liner in True Black (smudged on top and bottom)
L'Oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Liner in Black (waterline)
L'Oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black (upper lashline)





On lips, I used the following:

Soap & Glory Sexy Motherpucker in Clear
L'Oreal HIP Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss in Giddy




On face, I used:

Femme Couture Mineral Effects Foundation in Medium Beige
NYX Blush in Peach


Anyway... I hope you guys enjoyed this. PLEASE feel free to comment, especially since this is my first blog. I'm always open to suggestions! Thanks so much, and I hope to see you all again soon!

Love ~
Veronica

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