Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sunrise Remix Makeup Look I totally forgot to post how I got this look. Please forgive me lol. Just a little background on how/why I chose this look. While hanging out with one of my partners in crime we were sipping on some Tequila Sunrise. I thought the color combination was perfect for a makeup look...but I wanted to mix it up a little bit. I got home and attempted to make a Tequila Sunrise for the hubby but realized that we only had a darker orange colored juice to add to it. Perfect! I'll do a sunset (or as I call it...Sunrise Remix) look! So I searched for a sunset look to inspire me and I stumbled upon a beautiful orange and pink smoky eye (see @c_flower's look here) and I decided to recreate it. And this is what I came up with. Also, check out my girl @itsjustmenai Tokyo Tea inspired eyeshadow look here. I hope you enjoy! 

On the eyes:
Kevyn Aucoin brow pencil in Brunette
Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhancer for the brow highlight
Wet N Wild Spoiled Brat trio for the pink and Flora trio for the orange
NYX single shadow in Kiss in Casablanca on the lower lash line
LA Girl eyeliner in Aqua in the waterline
Wet N Wild gel liner in black
Rimmel London day to night mascara (lengthening side)
Almay 1-coat dial up mascara

On the face:
Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhancer for concealer
MAC Studio Fix powder foundation in NC43
Wet N Wild blush in Berry Shimmer
Ruby Kisses mineral powder in Cognac for the contour

On the lips:
NYX lip liner in Currant
Revlon lipstick in Pink Pout

MAC All About Orange Collection

Orange you glad MAC has come out with yet another collection? Lol 
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Orange has quickly become one of my favorite colors for the spring and summer. I love how the color pops when I have a nice golden tan. In an outfit or on the lips and nails are my favorite places to wear the color...but I'm learning to love it on my face too. 

Here is what MAC has to say about its newest collection:
"Orange. Its vibrant energy and modern edge ignites fashion and beauty big time in Korea, the rest of Asia and the world. It's one of the new global super shades that pops with sizzle and cool sophistication. M∙A∙C translates the trend with international impact into a colour collection for face, lips and nails."

Here is a look at the products available with this collection:
Rainy Season Eye Shadow Quad $40
An Eye Shadow Quad in four shades: Arctic Grey, Courtly Grey, Typographic and Rainy Season. The highly pigmented powder formula applies evenly, blends and builds beautifully.

7 Lipsticks $15
Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous. (Shades: Sweet & Sour, Flamingo, Razzledazzler, Tangerine Dream, Sushi Kiss, Tart & Trendy, and Neon Orange)

3 Cremesheen Glasses $20
A lip finish that fuses the creamy, sheen-filled nature of Cremesheen Lipstick with the shine of M∙A∙C Lipglass. Soft, comfortable, non-sticky. Applies with a doe-foot applicator. Use as a top layer to its namesake Lipstick or on its own. (Shades: Double Happiness, Imperial Light, and Rising Sun)

3 Powder Blushes $21
Colour for the cheeks and face. Various formulas. Different looks. (Shades: Immortal Flower, Royal Sunset, and Honey Jasmine)

4 Nail Lacquers $16
Revolutionary new high gloss formula. Three long-wearing finishes - Cream, Sheer, and Frosted. Visibly different. Provides no-streak/no-chip finish. Contains conditioners and UV protection. Go hi-lacquer! (Shades: Sweet Pop, Ke Ai, Fiestaware, and Morange)

The All About Orange collection available now online, and will be in stores beginning June 6th. Although I love my bright oranges (I'm really eyeing that Morange nail lacquer and the Neon Orange lipstick) some of the lighter orange shades are catching my eye as well. What will you pick up from this collection?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

MAC Fearless Femme Collection

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MAC has another online collection of lipsticks and nail lacquers now available to you in a beautiful array of pinks and purples.  This is right up any girly-girls alley and I might just have to get all of them! lol  Here is what MAC had to say about the collection:  

"MAC Captures the fearless, fashion-loving femininity of It Girls with beauty, attitude and cool to spare in an online-selection of shades for lips and nails."

Here are pictures and the names of the products being offered with this collection:

Sheen Supreme Lipsticks ($16):

  Quite the Thing (deep blue plum)

Asian Flower (creamy lavender)

Full Speed (bright clean yellow pink)

Nail Lacquer ($16):

Steamy (hot n' steamy pink)

Saint Germain (light cool pink)

Dark Angel (goth romantic dark lilac)

So....what items are on your "to get" list???

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Marilyn Monroe Collection by MAC Cosmetics (via Macy's)

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Marilyn Monroe is back at MAC via Macy's! This collection is available on-line now (I will update when it's available in stores).  And being as though I missed the last release of this collection, I'm somewhat excited to see what it has to offer.  Here's what MAC has to say about the collection. 

"Pure platinum Hollywood glamour. Channel the legend's luster & sex appeal in a colour collection distinctively Marilyn. It's everything you need to capture the MM look. Specially designed packaging features imagery from The Black Sitting. Limited Edition."
So, without further are a few pictures that I was able to find.
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In Deeply Adored, Charmed I'm Sure, Scarlet Ibis,
Love Goddess, and Pure Zen

Lip Pencil
In Beet, Redd, and Cherry
Nail Lacuqer
In Orange Kid, Vintage Vamp, Stage Vamp,
Flaming Rose, and Rich, Rich, Rich

Large Eye Shadow
In How to Marry, Preferred Blonde, Showgirl, and Silver Screen


False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara, Eye Khol in Smolder and Fascinating, #35 False Lash Strips in Forever Marilyn, and Penultimate Eye Liner in Rapid Black


Penultimate Brow Marker and Brow Finisher in Clear

Powder Blush
In Legendary and The Perfect Cheek
Beauty Powder
In Forever Marilyn

In Phiff! and Little Rock

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fashion Fair Capsule Collections

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Happy 40th anniversary Fashion Fair Cosmetics!!! To celebrate four decades of beauty and the original Capsule Collection developed by Eunice W. Johnson, Fashion Fair has created four new collections. Each marks an era in beauty for women of color using various hues of pink (one of my favorite colors).  Click here to check out this behind the scenes video on the collections. 

The 1970’s Foxy Capsule Collection is a tribute to Eunice W. Johnson.  She launched the first prestige cosmetic line to address the beauty needs of Black women.  The Foxy Capsule Collection is a set of feminine soft pink pallets to inspire the Fox in all of us.
This collection comes with Foxy Pink Lipstick (a pearlized coral pink), Foxy Pink Lip Teaser (a sheer pastel pink), Foxy Pink Beauty Blush (a pale matte pink), and Foxy Pink Nail Lacquer (a pink with lavender undertones).

The 1980’s Fresh Capsule Collection speaks to the legacy of the Hip-Hop decade.  This was an era when women began to express themselves using fresh, beautiful, and alluring colors.  The Fresh Capsule Collection is a set of gorgeous warm pink colors to evoke a fresh beauty.
This collection comes with Fresh Pink Lipstick (a rosy creamy pink), Tickled Pink Lip Teaser (a bubblegum pink with cool undertones), Ginger Berry Beauty Blush (a berry pink with gold flux), and Fresh Pink Nail Lacquer (a frosted coral with silver shimmer).

The 1990’s Sensuous Capsule Collection reflects a new evolved era of beauty, when women embraced bolder colors.  The Sensuous Capsule Collection is a set of rich, modern, and bright pink pallets to celebrate a woman’s sensuality.
This collection comes with Sensuous Pink Lipstick (a vibrant fuchsia pink), Sensuous Pink Lip Teaser (a sheer iridescent pink), Plum Rich Beauty Blush (a deep magenta pink), and Sensuous Pink Nail Lacquer (a matte rich plum).

The 2000’s Divine Capsule Collection captures the latest and hottest trends in beauty.  A time when black women are empowered to embrace their own style and not be afraid to own the moment.  The Divine Capsule Collection is a set of glamorous, bold, and unforgettable pink shades embracing the divine power of beauty.
This collection comes with Divine Pink Lipstick (a pink with violet undertones), Divine Pink Lip Teaser (a luscious watermelon pink), Divine Pink Beauty Blush (a matte baby doll pink), and Divine Pink Nail Lacquer (a sassy neon pink).

MAC Punk Couture Collection

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Well, MAC Cosmetics is on it with yet another collection. And I believe it to be right on time after last night's MET Gala theme...Punk: Chaos to Couture. The Punk Couture Collection is described as "Punk's rebel spirit and revolutionary impact on fashion inspires an exclusively-online collection of hautecore colours, superbly M∙A∙C. Lips and nails attract all the right attention in blackened plums and deep burgundy, while Fluidline and Liquid Eye Liner give intense definition for that daringly gorgeous glare." Below is a list of items available in this collection (all permanent I believe, but please correct me if I am incorrect). While I was hoping for some neon and eye popping colors, I think this is a nice collection for the inner punk in all of us.  Will you be purchasing any of this collection? 

Fluidline in BlackTrack $16

Liquid eye liner in Boot Black $19.50

Lipstick in Dark Side and Cyber $15

Pro longwear lipglass in Dark as Night $20

Nail lacquer in dark angel $16

Contest Update!!!

Update...Update!!!!!  So, I previously said that my contest was going to end on Cinco de Mayo but I've decided to extend it for another couple of weeks to give you all a little more time to enter. And I've also changed the rules up just a bit so visit the original post here to see the updates. Please comment below if you have any questions at all.  Thanks for entering and good luck!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Classic Smoky Eye

Last night I had a business/pleasure meeting with my partners in crime...not crime as in facing jail time but the two ladies that I get my good time laughs in with lol. I started to do my makeup for the night and thought...hmmm, I haven't done a classic smoky eye in a while. So that's just what I did. And since I was wearing black and white I just knew a pop of color on the lip was needed. Below is a list of what I used to achieve this look. Enjoy!

On the face:
Kevyn Aucoin brow pencil in Brunette
Kevyn Aucoin skin enhancer for concealer
MAC studio fix powder foundation in NC 43
Milani blush in Mai Tai
Ruby Kisses mineral powder in Cognac as a contour

On the eyes:
Wet n' Wild Vanity palette light brown above crease, medium brown in crease
MAC Mystery slightly below the crease
ELF natural palette very dark brown on the lid
Rimmel London day to night mascara (both lengthening and volume sides)

On the lips:
MAC Heroine lipstick