Sunday, December 6, 2009

LOTD : soft pink and purple with a hint of Vanilla

Pics are really bad... Sorry, but autumn light is pretty in reality but not forgiving for make up pictures !
I was looking so exhausted that day when I woke up that I decided to play it soft (the less , the better !)
Eyes : TFSI as a base, Milk Jumbo pencil from NYX as a color base, Vanilla pigment from MAC (inner corner and over the lid), Da bling (MAC) as a center lid color, purple from the HIP duo in crease and over a faces cosmetics purple pencil on the lower lash line (it added a nice pop of color !)
Brows : Benefit Browzing
Face : bad face day so no need to discuss this ;-0

NEw hair cut and bright teal on the lids

a fresh cut was more than needed for my very long and very tired hair ...Sorry , no close up for the make up, the lighting was really crappish (washed out colors). I did a big NO-NO or fashion faux pas if you prefer, matching top and make up but liked it very much ;-)
What I used from what I can remember :
EYES : TFSI as a base, Gosh (love that dolphin) as cream color on the lids, a Teal color from the faces cosmetics, Twinks from MAC as a crease color, shroom from MAC as an highlight, a NYX matte beige color to blend Shroom and twinks, my beloved mascara : Marcelle volume precision.
BROWS : Benefit Browzing in dark
LIPS : a NYX round lipstick (not sure but probably PARIS, ...Paris Oh Paris, I miss you sometimes ;-). And a buxom lipgloss in Trixie (I am about to finish this one and I love it . Will rebuy for sure !!!
Skin : my own combination of Revlon colorstay and Gosh foundations , Revlon bronzer in shade 2, Vanilla pigment as an highlight and a Coastal scents blush in some sort of baby pink color (don't know the name : was a sample received with my 88 palette and I threw the little bag away...)

My son's Birthday !

Just bragging (HAha). I did a train with cakes and Nutella with little passengers (From the Circus : Lions, zebras. etc...)
He was so happy ! But bad day for make up : no time ....

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Give away on L1LMAMAJ blog

go and check this out : she's pretty, talented and has just been hired by MAC to be an artist (she is not lucky, THEY are ;-))))

here is the link to enter, it's easy and you'll get to learn so much about colors and blending !

Thursday, November 19, 2009

bitter green ....

This make up was done over a swollen eyelid , hence the wrinkles on the lid (no I am not in denial : I am not aging :-0)
It seems that my allergy to nailpolish has decided to strike again : bouhou ! How come something you put on your nails end up making you look like a frog (ultimately funny joke as I am a french girl ...)
So a NYX e/s from a NYX trio (I can't remember the name : I depotted it), humid from MAC as a crease color, shroom from MAC as an highlight, a random light brown color from NYX to blend....All of this on top of TFSI and GOSH waterproof e/s (love that moss)

Fierce liner !

This look was a mix of 2 looks : one done by Miss Chievous (blue lagoon look) and one by Enkore (retro look)
I used an elf Palette (the one offered when you purchase Sigma brushes) : there are 4 colors from matte white to black with glitter.
As usual, I used TFSI as a base, NYX Jumbo pencil in milk, the white shadow as a lid color, the darker silver color as a line up my crease to create the retro effect, blending with the paler silver into the lid and highlight color. The sparkly black was used on lower lash line and to create an outer V on the lid.
Sorry for the quality of the 2nd picture : was obviously taken inside at night but it was freezing outside and the few pictures I took were blurry ....Plus my neighboors now think I am crazy , taking pictures of my eyes in my driveway :-0

Dark colors and nude lips

I am such a lazy blogger ... I've been taking pics lately but would not bother publishing them so you're gonna find some looks that I did last week...
This one , quite dark : TFSI as a base, Gosh wateproof e/s in Love that moss under humid from MAC. Crease color : my beloved twinks and a random beige color to blend with the highlight color : dazzelight from MAC
Skin : a mix of Revlon colorstay in beige sand and Gosh Extreme wear in golden, blush (a pink sample from Coastal scents), highlight on cheeks, nose, chin : Vanilla pigment from MAC.
Very forest-like-look !

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sally Hansen nail polish in flirt : swatch

So another swatch from my growing collection of Xtreme wear from Sally Hansen : this one is called Flirt and it's a deep burgundy colour. As said before, those gems are impossible to beat in terms of quality/price. I tried a silver one a few days ago and it was as if I was wearing liquid metal on my nails : gorgeous....I think I like Flirt even more than my beloved plum attraction from Revlon that I kept on buying each time I finished it. Convinced ?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lakers' make up : tribute to my brother

my brother as a teenager was a big fan of basketball. I remembered him wearing this big T-shirt golden yellow and purple so proudly ;-)
So here is a soft version of his T-shirt using Champagne NYX e/s over yellow NYX jumbo pencil as a base, NYX purple e/s in the crease and a little bit of a HIP purple from L'Oreal duos (Reckless) to darken the outer V and deepen the crease. The perfect shroom (MAC) as an highlight and Marcelle volume precision as mascara (My Holy grail !). I lined my waterline with a black pencil but added some of the same purple from the HIP duo to soften it (plus it settles the product )
Hope you enjoyed it !

Friday, October 30, 2009

my beloved OPI metrochic

No need to introduce this gorgeous shade....This colour is A-MA-ZING on the nails : how come a taupish, greyish color can be so chic ? It goes with everything in fall from brown, grey to purple outfits. Can you feel the love ?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

home made jewellery = personal yoga

I can't do YOGA...I tried, I failed : my body seems to completely refuse what my brain understand of the lotus position. But, using beads and build a jewel help me relaxing really efficiently...What do you think ?

Neutrals anyone ?

This palette was a gift from my sweet mummy for my birthday and I used it last week as a vicious virus hit me ....viciously! Heavy make up is sometimes worst when you have to hide a red nose, dark circles and so-so skin...So I stick to the basics and used only Painterly Paint Pot from MAC as a base...Soft and simple

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pin up look : red lips, not for me !

Sometimes, make up is about failure too ...the pin up look is a classical one, so pretty ! but (big sigh !), red is not a color for my anorexic lips ! You can worry about my anorexic lips, poor little things lost in a totally non anorexic body ;-)
So I wipe off the red, back to my beloved glosses (how many glosses are too many ?) and head back to the kitchen where I am gonna perform the best apple crumble ever ...Not just my incredible talent as a cook but just follow the instructions from this goldmine of a site and hello heaven :
Bon appetit !

What a peacock earing lead you to...

I bought some earings imitating Peacock feathers. After removing some part of the jewellery (Yes, I sometimes (all the time ?) kind of modify the stuff I buy...), I decided to match make up and accessory ...A big no-no for make up artists but...I don't care ;-)
So the products used would be : TFSI as a base, a GOSH waterproof stick eyeshadow in love that dolphin, eyeshadows : barely there (from NYX: yellowish golden color in tear duct), a faces cosmetics eyeshadow (number unknown as usual but fantastic tealish bluish greenish color), deep purple (NYX) in outer V and crease, navy (from Annabelle as eyeliner over black cream liner from L'Oreal HIP)....The liner is a mess but the photo was taken after hours of wearing this rainbow look !
I felt like showing off all day! Make up can make you feel so confident, it's amazing ....

Purple rain

Always flattering, purple is an eyeshadow color that never let you down...
Products used : TFSI, NYX jumbo pencil in Lavender, a faces cosmetics eyeshadow in lavender with a number I can't remember, some deep purple in the crease (NYX again) and the help of Print (MAC) to give some depth to the outer V, Dazzlelight (MAC) as an highlight.
Porcelein skin and sheer gloss and VOILĂ€ !

Kardashianish look for a soccer mum !

Sometimes being a mom kinda take the glamour away ;-) So pick up your silver eyeshadow (I used a random NYX one), a brownish one (Twinks from MAC) and an highlight color (shroom again from MAC) and let the Mario Dedivanovic in you pop out of the box !
OK, OK, Mario has kind of an unfair advantage working on such a beautiful girl but go, soccer mums, go ....We can be stars too haHA ...


Big discovery for me : Sally Hansen Hard as nails Xtreme wear nailpolishes rock ! They are ridiculously cheap but surprisingly gorgeous ....So here we go :

Grape idea : dusty rose quite sheer, you need to apply 3 coats but worth the hard job ....

Red carpet : amazing red with sparkles

I just bought other colors : a silver and a glittery one , I'll keep you posted if they are as gorgeous as their little friends ....

Grand opening !

So today I start a blog to share my passion about make up, beads, beauty stuff and many other girly things ... I apologise in advance for my bad english : not my first language ;-)