experimenting… naked

Naked 3 by Urban Decay, that is.

2015/01/img_3097.jpg

face: Yes to Grapefruits CC cream in fair-light mixed with Cerave, Josie Maran coconut Gelée blush in poppy paradise (bright red), Becca shimmering skin perfecter in opal

eyes: UD Naked 3 palette, Physician’s Formula eyeliner, L’Oreal telescopic mascara

brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in dark brown

lips: Almay lip gloss in truffle kiss

Advertisements

hire this face

2015/01/img_2973.jpg

I tried really hard to put myself together and look über appropriate so cross your fingers for me!

(face: clinique acne solutions in alabaster, Rimmel stay matte powder, NARS laguna bronzer and orgasm blush

eyes: sonia Kashuk eye on neutral shimmer palette, L’oreal infallible brown eyeliner, physician’s formula organic wear mascara

lips: Burt’s bees Chapstick, Rimmel lipstick by Kate Moss in 109)

tomboy makeup

I decided to rep my boys this morning. They are amazing in many ways, and they also helped me cover up a truly awful hair day this morning. When you have a pixie cut, you really have to get it cut every ~month. It’s been about 2 weeks over and I hate it!

But my makeup looks nice today. And I hit pan on an eyeshadow for the first time in my life!

face: Yes to Grapefruits CC Cream in fair, Rimmel stay matte powder, Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso, WnW Fergie highlighter in rose champagne glow, NARS laguna bronzer

brows: NYX brow pencil in dark brown, Sonia Kashuk brow gel

eyes: Sonia Kashuk eye primer, Sonia Kashuk eye on neutral shimmer palette, L’Oreal infallible eyeliner in brown, Physician’s Formula Organic Wear mascara in black

lips: Aquaphor, Milani lipstick in Dulce Caramelo

2015/01/img_2944.jpg

2015/01/img_2943.jpg

minimal makeup + shots


face: clinique acne solutions in alabaster; milani baked blush in luminoso

brows: nyx brow pencil in dark brown

eyes: pixi highlight eye shadow; physician’s formula eye booster liner, l’oreal telescopic mascara in carbon black

lips: revlon lip liner in pink; l’oreal liquid lipstick in rose melody

IMG_0339 IMG_0355IMG_0354  IMG_0356

some shots, me trying to figure out the camera —

IMG_0332 IMG_0328 IMG_0318 IMG_0317 IMG_0312 IMG_0311

been actually sticking to my yoga resolution (every day). cats have been trying to help.

Rose Gold Eyes and Bold Brows after Sunday Spa-day

After a perfumed bath featuring Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka, I used two face masks: an AHA peel by Alba and a scar-lightening mask by Garnier. Then I decided to play with makeup for a rose gold look, a tiny winged eyeliner, and a nude lip with my naturally bold brows (and the help of a pencil).

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/f11/81081072/files/2014/12/img_2710.jpg

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/f11/81081072/files/2014/12/img_2712.jpg

products used:
face- Clinique acne solutions foundation, NARS orgasm and laguna
brows- NYX eyebrow pencil in dark brown
eyes- Sonia Kashuk eye on neutral shimmer palette, Physician’s Formula Eye Booster liner and Jumbo Wear mascara
lips- Burt’s Bees Chapstick, Revlon Colorstay lip liner in Rose, Milani lipstick in Dulce Caramelo

Blush Tag!

Blush is my absolute favorite part of my makeup routine. It adds dimension and glow to the face, and it can really add intensity or subtlety to any eye/lip look. I love creams, powders, gels, sticks, you name it! On to the questions:

1) How many blushes do you own?

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/f11/81081072/files/2014/12/img_2682.jpg

Oh my God, 19!! I have a problem!

2) What is your favorite blush brush?

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/f11/81081072/files/2014/12/img_2684.jpg

I have two… three if you count my fingertips. 🙂 But for most blushes, I use my Sephora PRO Blush contour #74, and for extremely pigmented products I use my MUA Professional stippling brush. They’re both very soft, durable, and put the product where I want it.

3) Creams or powders?

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/f11/81081072/files/2014/12/img_2685.jpg

I’m going to have to go rogue and say gels, especially for winter! I only own one of them, but it applies so smoothly and looks the most natural.

4) Peach vs. Pink and favorites of each?

For my complexion, peach, but I love both colors. It really depends on what I do with my lips that day.

Favorite peach: NARS Orgasm

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/f11/81081072/files/2014/12/img_2686.jpg

Favorite pink: Physician’s Formula Rose Pearl

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/f11/81081072/files/2014/12/img_2687.jpg

Can you tell I’m a shimmer fan? 🙂

5) Drugstore vs. high end and favorites of each?

I only have two high end blushes, NARS and Josie Maran, and I reach for them often, but I’m going to have to say drugstore simply for the Milani baked blushes.

Favorite drugstore blushes: Physician’s Formula Rose Pearl and Milani Baked Blushes in Luminoso and Red Vino.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/f11/81081072/files/2014/12/img_2688.jpg

Favorite high end blushes: my only two, NARS Orgasm and Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée in Poppy Paradise.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/f11/81081072/files/2014/12/img_2689.jpg

6) Most overrated?

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/f11/81081072/files/2014/12/img_2690.jpg

These bad boys, the Maybelline master GLAZE Blush Sticks (in Just-Pinched Pink and Coral Sheen). They are okay, but need to be set with a powder blush in a similar color to last at all.

7) Most underrated?

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/f11/81081072/files/2014/12/img_2691.jpg

Milani Baked Blush in Red Vino. You have to go easy on her because she is deep and richly pigmented, but after application with a stippling brush you get the perfect “snow-kissed” glow! And it’s only, like, $7!

8) Worth the hype?

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/f11/81081072/files/2014/12/img_2692.jpg

Definitely Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso!! It is perfect for fair skin. It looks better on a face than the back of my hand, but you can still appreciate the dewiness, depth, and glow that Luminoso provides.

9) Top 5 blushes everyone should own?

I can’t speak for all that’s out there, but I certainly think everyone could use these out of my collection:

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/f11/81081072/files/2014/12/img_2693.jpg

There’s a bright coral (orgasm), a hydrating red (poppy paradise gel), a pink (rose pearl), a look-at-my-skin-glow (luminoso), and a deep berry (red vino). All but the poppy shade are shimmery. What can I say, I’m 22!

10) What blushes are on your wish list?

NONE! Not until I use some up and give some away! I’m on a makeup using-up and gifting mission! But I have been eyeing a few by Too Faced, The Balm, and Bobbi Brown… 😉

I’d like to thank tatt2sandwarpaint for introducing me to this tag, and I tag all blush-lovers out there!

xoxo

Martha

Everyday Eyes and Physician’s Formula Review

To finish up three shades from my Sonia Kashuk eye on neutral shimmer palette, I am using them in my Project 10 Pan everyday makeup look. I also plan on finishing my Physician’s formula organic wear mascara and eye booster liquid liner. Here is the look:

IMG_2649.JPG

The look is very warm and suitable for the daytime. I’m using the copper shade on the lid, the brown-gold on the crease and on the lower lash line, and the palest shade to highlight the brow bone.

IMG_2625-0.JPG

And now I’ll review this lovely liner and mascara:

IMG_2626.JPG

Eye BOOSTER 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum: It goes on extremely well via a very fine brush tip applicator. No skipping or chipping here. It in no way irritates the eyes upon application or removal. It stays put through everything I’ve put it through, including light tears and long naps. I haven’t noticed any serum benefits yet, but I’ve only been using it for about a week. When I go to remove it, it comes off completely with my normal cleansing routine. No makeup remover necessary, which is remarkable given its staying power. My only complaint: it just isn’t black enough, even in the shade “Ultra Black.” It isn’t grey or green or anything, it just isn’t a true onyx black like I want. But the rest is great!

Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Jumbo Lash Mascara: Should be called jumbo wand mascara! The thing is huge! I can manage, but I prefer a more traditional wand. I chose this for a daytime everyday look because really, there’s nothing too intense about it. And sometimes, liquid liner is all the intensity one needs. It makes the lashes black, makes them a little longer and considerably thicker and more noticeable, but not too dramatic. My favorite thing about this mascara is that it removes completely when I wash my face without taking any lashes with it. A little cetaphil and this stuff is gone!

I’m on the fence as to whether or not I’ll repurchase these later on. We all know I have lots of shopping from my own stash to do after I finish these two!

Here’s my full FOTD, using all of my Project 10 Pan products.

IMG_2653.JPG

xoxo

Martha