Thursday, December 30, 2010

Let the Celebrations Begin!

To all my beautiful dollfaces,


May the next year be even better, full of pleasure, joy, and fun! Have a safe and wonderful New Years Eve!

Love,

MakeupNotDown :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Little Shimmer and Glimmer Right Before New Years!

The MAC Cham Pale collection has given us a bunch of shimmery shades for every skin tone.  The collection that launched December 26th (yes I know I'm late) has a variety of nude, beige, and pink, shades that will give you a glow that you will absolutely love.



Lipstick - $14.50 U.S.
Fluster – frosted, pale bronze – Frost – Limited Edition
Quiet, Please – sheer frosty pale beige – Lustre – Repromote
Tanarama – soft pale golden beige with gold metallic shimmer -Frost – Permanent
Gel – Sheer pale gold -Frost – Permanent

Lipgelee – $14.00 U.S.
Available in 4 Limited Edition shades:
Sin-tillation – sparkly pale icy pink
Luxure – off-white with pink pearl
Bubble Lounge – sparkly pink peach
Straight to the Heat – sparkly brown bronze


Eyeshadow Quad – $36.00 U.S.
Caviar Dreams
In my opinion the shades are pale but still pretty!  For more of a color pop use the paint pots below as a base for the shadows.


Paint Pot - $16.50 U.S. (From left to right)
Available in 4 Limited Edition shades:
Chilled on Ice – frosted white gold
Dangerous Cuvee – frosted cool grey
Let me pop – frosted light copper
Vintage Selection – frosted mid-tone peach

Chromagraphic Pencil
NW 25/NC 30 – flesh tone NW25/NC30 shade
NC 15/NW 20 – flesh tone NC15/NW20 shade

Eye Kohl – $14.50 U.S.
I get no kick – Repromote – Limited Edition
Kohl Power Eye Pencil - $14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN
Feline – black – Repromote – Limited Edition



Special Reserve Highlight Powder – $26.00 U.S.
Available in 2 Limited Edition shades:
Rose Ole – soft pink with gold shimmer
Chez Chez Lame – soft gold with silver shimmer

Nail Lacquer – $12.00 U.S.
Available in 2 Limited Edition colors:
Soiree – sparkly light bronze gold -Frost
Very Important Platinum – mid-tone platinum – Frost/Metallic

A few other products that I don't have pics for:

Studio Fix Lash – $ 14.00 U.S.
Black Fix – Permanent

Complete Comfort Creme
Fix+ Lavender – Limited Edition
Lip Conditioner SPF 15 Lavender – Limited Edition
Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 Lavender
Calm Mode – light neutral beige – Limited Edition

What do you think of the collection?  I'm getting every single paint pot and lip gelee!! WAIT can we talk about how fierce the models are in the ad campaign?!?!? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Birthday Beauty Look: Frosty Eyes

I decided to have some fun with my makeup this past weekend since it was my birthday!!! YAY!  I experimented with frosty and neutral shadows.  I've never tried a frosty look before because I'm more of a smokey eye type of girl.  But I think I will work with the colors more in the future.  Besides, the look is very winter appropriate!


Espresso eye shadow - Fill in the eyebrows with an angle brush.  Just follow your natural brow shape.

Groundwork Paint Pot – Apply on the inner, middle, and outer part of lid.  This is a neutral base that is going to make the eye shadow stick to the lid and also allow the color to show brightly.

Blanc Type eye shadow - Over top of Groundwork paint pot in the inner half of lid only pat and pack the color onto the lid.
                                                                                                                                                       
Brun eye shadow - On the outer crease work the color in with a 217 blending brush in an outer V formation
                                                 
Carbon eye shadow – On the outer crease over top of Brun eye shadow.  Gently blend the color in circular motions with the same 217 blending brush.


Dazzlelight eye shadow - Apply a little to the brow bone for the perfect highlight.  Be careful and don't apply too much.  The shadow is really bright and silvery the last thing you want to look like is a clown.

Blacktrack Fluidline Eye liner gel - *artistic part* Line the upper lash line with an angle brush.  Extend the lash line up towards the end of the brow as much as you want.  Don't be afraid to be dramatic.  The key is to make the line as close to the lash line as possible.  You can go back later and make it fatter if you want.


Smolder eye khol pencil – Line the waterline and lower lash line.  Then take a 219 pencil brush and use dazzlelight eye show to apply over top of the smolder eye khol pencil from the outside to halfway in. 

Peachtwist Sheertone Shimmer Blush - Apply to the apples of your cheek. (I like to apply a little to my temples too)  Make sure to smile while your doing it :)
Extras...

False lashes (#36)
Duo Adhesive
Studio Fix Foundation
Mineralize Skinfinish Powder (over top of the foundation)

All MAC products again because that's what I like :)  Check out the full lid pic.....


What do you guys think?  Easy or Complicated?  Try the colors out for yourself and send me pics!  Remember its just makeup you can always wash it off.
 
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