Saturday, July 31, 2010

Blue Dahlia Look #2 FOTD

Still loving the colors in this palette!




FACE
MUFE HD Primer Neutral
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
NARS Loose Powder Flesh
BB Corrector Light Bisque
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
EL Blue Dahlia
-taupe on lid and crease
-turquoise in crease
-navy in outer V
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
MAC Tenderling
MAC Spaced Out

LIPS
Chanel Chintz
MAC Sock Hop

Friday, July 30, 2010

Pooped

John had too much fun at Vacation Bible School!

Chanel Chintz: Review and Swatches

Chanel.com has free shipping with any amount until August 8th (I think).

They also have pretty awesome samples! The blue bottle is makeup remover.

Check out the mini gloss and lipstick- much better than the dinky foil pack I expected.


I ordered Chintz, which is a pinkish peach color. I thought it might be redundant in my collection, but it is fairly unique. It is definitely the most wearable color I own in this range.

Here are some comparisons to other pinks and peachy pinks :


Here is is compared to some more coral colors:

I see this being a go to color for me. I love the Rouge Coco formula which is light without being too sheer. I will do a face later in the week using it.

Here is a swatch of the sample pack- Samoa Aqualumiere and Bon Bon Gloss:

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Blue Dahlia FOTD

Here is a more dramatic look (for me at least) using the teal and blue colors in this palette.




FACE
Stila One Step Light
BB Corrector Light Bisque
NARS Loose Powder Flesh
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
EL Blue Dahlia Palette
-teal on lid
-navy in crease
-black in outer V
MAC Your Ladyship in inner corner
BB Indigo Ink on top and bottom
UD Gunmetal liner on lower lash line
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
MAC Instant Chic
MAC Fleurry

LIPS
MAC Marquise'D
Chanel Coral Love

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Palette: Review and Swatches

Estee Lauder is stepping up their game lately, and momma like.


Blue Dahlia Eyeshadow Palette has a gold case with pretty lettering on the front.


I wanted some fun blue colors in my life, and this palette delivers. Plus it is loaded with other potential looks.


It has a white which is all blue glitter, teal with slight shimmer, shimmery light gray taupe, deep navy with some sparkle, and a matte black. The white is the only loser in the bunch- no pigment, all glitter, and not so hot foiled either. All other colors are pigmented and smooth.


This is a great deal if you are looking to safely experiment with color. None of the colors feel overdone, and there are some basics to tie your look together. I will definitely be keeping my eye out for Estee Lauder in the future!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Few Thoughts

I will be posting less in the next few weeks on. I have Vacation Bible School coming up next week which means I will be up and out of the house with all three kids by 7:30. Probabaly not much makeup is going to be happening either.

After that, it is time for me to do some research, order books, and begin home school First Grade with my oldest son this Fall. We did Kindergarten last year, but First Grade will be more involved. I also plan to start Preschool for my four year old.

I hope to do some more fun theme weeks this Fall- leave me ideas in the comments if you have any suggestions. Thanks!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

NARS Blush Week: Douceur FOTD



Douceur is a pinkish brown with a very subtle sheen.





FACE
MUFE HD Primer Neutral
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
NARS Loose Powder Flesh
BB Corrector Light Bisque
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
NARS Rajasthan Duo
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
NARS Douceur

LIPS
MAC Bare

Friday, July 23, 2010

NARS Blush Week: Mounia FOTD



Mounia is a deep shimmery berry color.





FACE
Stila One Step Foundation Light
BB Corrector Light Bisque
NARS Loose Powder Flesh
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
Sleek Storm Palette
-gold on inner lid
-cranberry on outer lid and crease
-black in crease
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
NARS Mounia

LIPS
Benefit Ms. Behavin

Thursday, July 22, 2010

NARS Douceur Blush and Rajasthan Duo: Swatches and Review

Oh NARS, you cruel temptress. Look what I "had to have".


Douceur blush is a dusty light pink color with very slight shimmer. The shimmer isn't obvious, but it keeps the color from being totally flat on the skin. I think this could be a real winner for light skin tones searching for a nice pinkish nude blush. This is what I wanted Madly to be, but Madly was very brown on me.


I have heard Douceur compared to Blushbaby, and while it is similar, they are still different enough for a blush fanatic to easily justify having both. Chanel Mocha was the only other pinkish brown color I owned.


Here it is next to MAC Strada, which is much lighter and cooler.



Now on to Rajasthan, which is as smooth and pigmented as anyone could ask for. Rajasthan has a shimmery beige and a blackened forest green.


I found a few close colors, but the NARS Duo is the most refined in shimmer and pigmented overall.

NARS, I love you man!

NARS Blush Week: Mata Hari + Nico FOTD


Mata Hari is a bright matte rose.



Nico is a pale flesh colored shimmer. It is very subtle and makes the perfect highlighter or glowy setting powder on my NC20 skin.





FACE
MUFE HD Primer Neutral
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
NARS Loose Powder Flesh
BB Corrector Light Bisque
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
MAC Dirty Greasepaint on lid
MAC Satin Taupe on lid and blended into crease
MAC Nocturnelle in outer V
MAC Femme Fi on inner corner
MAC Blacktrack
UD Rockstar Liner on lower lash line
L'Oreal Lash Out WP Black

CHEEKS
NARS Mata Hari
NARS Nico

LIPS
MAC Flutterby
MAC Partial To Pink

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

NARS Blush Week: Amour FOTD


Amour is a matte pinky peach.






FACE
MUFE HD Primer Neutral
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
NARS Loose Powder Flesh
BB Corrector Light Bisque
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash

EYES
UDPP
MAC Gazette Grey in crease
MAC Solar White
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Lash Out

CHEEKS
NARS Amour

LIPS
MAC Blowdry
Chanel Coral Love

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

NARS Blush Week: Lovejoy + Albatross FOTD



Lovejoy is a bronzed plum with subtle golden shimmer. Albatross is a golden white highlighter.



FACE
NARS Sheer Glow + Aloe Vera Gel
NARS Loose Powder
BB Corrector
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo

EYES
UDPP
NARS Pleasures of Paris
-Fex on lid
-Cordura on outer V
-Nepal to blend lid
-Albatross on tear duct
BB Chocolate Shimmer Ink
UD Covet Liner
L'Oreal Lash Out WP

CHEEKS
NARS Lovejoy
NARS Albatross

LIPS
MAC Subculture
Stila Kitten Lip Glaze