Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My go-to neutral makeup look

So here is my go-to neutral makeup look! As much as I love makeup and applying it, we all have those days that we just want a fresh faced look, something that isn't too over done. I wear my makeup like this so often because it's minimal yet polished and put together. Don't get me wrong I love shimmery eye shadows and bright lips but there are certain times that a simple makeup look like this, just makes you feel pretty. Sometimes less really is more!

So here are the products I used

Foundation: Maybeline Super Stay Makeup 24hr Foundation-Classic Biege
Concealer: Mac Studio Finish- NC35
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Eyeshadow: Mac Ricepaper & NYC Bronzer in Sunny
Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye pencil- Zero
Mascara: Prestige My Blackest Lashes
Blush: Nars Deep Throat
Lips: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge- Pink Truffle

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Nails of the Night!

OPI Lincoln Park After Dark & Deborah Lippmann Today Was A Fairytale

After weeks and weeks of wearing opaque coats of glitter polish, I still can't get myself to put it away! So I thought a touch of glitter on one nail is just the right amount for a night out. This Deborah Lippman polish in today was a fairytale  is a new addition to my collection! I wore it on New Years Eve on all 10 and absolutely loved it. It is surprisingly very easy to apply. I swipe the brush over my nail and the tiny glitter disperses evenly. The chunky hexagonal shaped glitter does take a little placement work but it is not at all time consuming. It literally takes seconds! The glitter is suspended in a clear polish, which makes it perfect to apply as a layer over another color. The glitter dries flat onto the nails and you aren't left with a gritty feeling once it has dried. I definitely want to get another deb lipp polish in the near future!

Now OPI Lincoln Park After Dark is probably the first nail polish I heard about when I first started watching YouTube videos back in 2008. It seems to be a nail color that everyone has in there collection as a staple, need to have polish. Don't ask me why I took me so long to get it but I'm so glad I finally did! The color is nearly black on the nails but has a deep purple hue to it. I was eating blackberries the other day when I had this polish on and I noticed it is a dead on match. The color is the most opaque polish I own which makes it easy as pie to apply. ha! look at me rhyming. When I have this color on I feel sorta like a badass chick! ;) It's a modern yet chic color. For some reason I feel like I'm channeling Kourtney Kardashian when I have it on,

Hope your all having a nice weekend!
Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 Makeup Favorites

So here they are! The products that out shined all the rest during 2011. I forgot to include a product so just imagine a cute little korres lip butter in pomegranate sitting among the rest.

Maybelline Superstay Makeup 24hr Foundation
Mac Studio Finish Concealer-NC35
Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Natural
Mac BlackTrack Fluidline
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil -Zero
Mac Eyeshadow- Ricepaper
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Mac 217 Brush
Mac Melba Blush
Nars Deep Throat
Mac Vegas Volt Lipstick
Korres Lip Butter-Pomegranete

As you can see from the list Mac is the brand that dominated over any other makeup brand during 2011. Ah you can always count on good ol' Mac! I wonder if some of these products will stick around for the long run. I guess we shall have to wait and see till next year!