Monday, January 16, 2012

EOTD: Company Mash-Up (Sugarpill and Madd Style Cosmetics)

Hi Readers!

The other night I actually "went out"! Yes, I put makeup on my face and actually left the house. (Sometimes I do wear makeup to work, but more often than not my quality time spent with makeup is in the evenings, before bed. This means the makeup usually isn't seen by anyone other than my husband. Well, and you know...the internet...) My plan for this latest excursion was to do a traditional black smoky eye, with a colourful crease.

This is what I came up with:

Ideally I would have applied some falsies so that my lashes didn't get so lost in all of the black, but I ran out of time. As a concession, I attempted to actually layer on a couple coats of mascara!

Products used:
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurace
  • Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in "Zero" as a black base on the lid, to line the lower lash line, and to line the waterline
  • Sugarpill's Bulletproof (a freakin' amazing black. Holy smokes. This was my first time trying it out in a bold "black" look. I was super impressed with it!) applied to the lid and lower lash line and to set the waterline
  • Madd Style Cosmetics Sugarplum applied to the crease and to blend out the Bulletproof on the lower lash line
  • Madd Style Cosmetics Xray Spex to blend out the Sugarplum and to highlight the brow/duct area
  • Milan's Power Lash for first coat of mascara
  • Gabriel Color mascara in "Black" for second coat
The end!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

EOTD: Sugarpill Cosmetics (Inventory Eyes)


This evening I have to work an inventory/night shift. I figured if I'm going to be up until the wee hours of the morning, I might as well have super fantastically colourful eyes to make up for it!! This also gave me a great excuse to play with ALL of the pressed Sugarpill eyeshadows that I own! :)

Here is what I came up with:

Products used:
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base in "White"
  • Urban Decay's 24/7 pencil in "Yeyo" applied to duct, lower lash line and waterline
  • Sugarpill's Buttercupcake applied to first half of lid
  • Sugarpill's Midori in first outer 1/3rd of lid
  • Sugarpill's Afterparty in middle outer 1/3rd of lid
  • Sugarpill's Poison Plum (blended with some Bulletproof) in last outer 1/3rd of lid and blended up into the outer crease
  • Sugarpill's Birthday Girl in inner crease and blended over the outer crease as well
  • Sugarpill's Tako for a brow highlight and to set the waterline
  • Sugarpill's Poison Plum on lower lash line
  • Naked Cosmetics "Ivory Stack" (Gold) applied to duct
  • NYX Super Skinny Marker for liner + Sugarpill's Bulletproof to set outer corner of liner.
  • Barry M Intense Black Mascara + Gabriel Color Mascara in "Black"
I think that's it!

Now to run out the door...............


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Madd Style Cosmetics: Embrace the Black!

Hi Everyone!

For this tutorial I decided to try filming it!! It is essentially 1 part: a tutorial on using blacks and 1 part: a review of my new Sigma Mrs. Bunny brush set!

So, if you want to learn how I achieved this look:

Then please, keep on watching! (Unfortunately I had to break the video into two parts, I hope you'll watch both! :) )

Part 1:

Part 2:

In case you missed any of what I used, here were my supplies:

(Gabriel Color Mascara, Urban Decay 24/7 pencils in "Yeyo" and "Zero", NYX Eyeshadow Base in "White", The All Natural Face Primer in "Black", Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Madd Style Cosmetics piggies: Kitty Wumpous, Fabby Lala, Petal Parade, Sparkle Motion and Birfday Suit, Mrs. Bunny Brushes (!) and a Body Shop blending brush.)

Like I say in the video--thank you so much for tuning in and please let me know what you thought of my very first official filmed tutorial! :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Brushes: Sigma Mrs. Bunny!

Oh yes, I got these babies today!

I have just washed them and will start playing with them soon! Expect a review in the coming weeks!! :)

PS: My 2012 Makeup-related Resolution: NO MORE BUYING BRUSHES! Seriously. With this set I now have 84. 84 brushes is enough for me (for this year)! :)

Edit: For a semi-review, please see my latest tutorial.