Tuesday, February 04, 2014

MAC Heaux Lipstick



 One of my favorite lipsticks! MAC Heaux lipstick from one of Rihanna's collab collections with MAC. Regretting not purchasing a back-up. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

MOTD Ruby Woo


MAC Ruby Woo
A classic look wouldn't be complete without me pulling out MAC's Ruby Woo lipstick or it's darker counterpart Russian Red. This matte, blue toned red lipstick has been one of MAC's most popular lipsticks and it's no surprise why! It's highly pigmented and long lasting, if you don't have this lipstick in your collection your missing out!

Lips: MAC Ruby Woo lined with Cherry lipliner
Face: Studio Fix Fluid NC35
Cover FX Setting Powder
Eyes: Naked Lunch e/s
Texture e/s
Soft Brown e/s
Reflects Gold Glitter
Blacktrack Fluidline
Lashes: Katty Perry Lashes
Brows: Spiked eyebrow pencil
Cheeks: NARS Laguna bronzer
MAC Warm Soul Blush




MOTD Dramatic Look



I love experimenting with dark colors during the fall and winter seasons! MAC Diva lipstick has to be one of my all time favorite burgundy lipsticks, with a matte texture it suits just about everyone. Usually I like to pair this lipstick with a neutral eye look, but a dramatic eye is a perfect way to make a bolder statement!

Lips: MAC Diva Lipstick lined with MAC Beet Liner
Face: Studio Fix Fluid NC42
Medium Dark Natural  Skinfinish
Eyes: MAC Naked pigment
Nocturnal e/s
Soft Brown e/s
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Brows: Spiked pencil 
Cheeks: Peaches blush by MAC

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation



I recently picked up a couple of shades of Smashbox Studio Skin to keep in my kit since I have heard nothing but good reviews about. It suppose to be a long wearing, medium to full coverage foundation while keeping your face hydrated. Let me note that I have extremely oily skin and it usually subsides a little during the winter. I also was going through a horrible breakout phase during this time so I figured it was a perfect time try this new foundation to see how it holds up and to see if it really covered up my imperfections. 

Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation
I mixed two shades of foundations, 3.1 a neutral beige and 3.2 a warm medium beige, which resulted a good neutral shade. I applied a very light dusting of translucent powder over my t-zone. My first layer of foundation indeed gave me medium coverage, and only in the areas where I broke out did I apply a second light layer of foundation, which did the trick. I must say, since this formula is suppose to be sweat and humidity proof along with being transfer-proof, I had to work it in quickly to blend it out before it settled. About 3 hours in I noticed a very slight sheen of oil peaking through. And two hours later the oil in my t-zone needed a serious blot. Nevertheless, this foundation is definitely long wearing, since it is a hydrating formula that's suppose to provide "25% imporovement in skin moisture in 8 weeks", it probably is geared more towards dry skin types.

Left to Right: 2.3(light warm beige), 3.1(neutral beige), 3.3(warm medium beige), 2.4(neutral beige), 3.2(warm medium beige). This picture was taken under natural light outdoors, no flash.

Left to Right: 2.3(light warm beige), 3.1(neutral beige), 3.3(warm medium beige), 2.4(neutral beige), 3.2(warm medium beige). This picture was taken under natural light indoors, no flash.

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