Monday, October 13, 2008

Awesome MAC Facechart Tutorial: UnZipped

So, one of the gurus I subscribe to is Petrilude. He does some amazing looks and right now, he's really diving into Halloween. Today, he posted a tutorial video for one of MAC's Halloween Face Charts from last year. It's "UnZipped." Amazing! Check it out!

Beauty Survey

I found this survey on EmilyNoel83's Beauty Broadcast. I thought I would fill it out. Why don't you fill it out too! Fill it out in your blog and leave me a link or fill it out in the comments.

♥Beauty Favorites♥

Make Up:
My Foundation: Wet'n'Wild liquid foundation in Cafe; it's got eucalyptis oil in in which smells awesome. Goes on really awesome with my CS pink stippler.

My Mineral Foundation: Everyday Minerals: and Coastal Scents minerals. EM: I like Golden Fawn; CS: I mix Silk 1.2 Light and Medium. Don't use these too often.

My Powder: CoverGirl Clean Pressed Powder, the original one, in classic beige. I LOVE the fresh CLEAN scent! I will put it on over my foundation or tinted moisturizer. I keep it in my backpack to mattify my face during the day.

My Mascara: Too many to pick from! My go-to mascara is Max Factor's 2000 Calorie. Makes my lashes FAT. haha

My Blush: I LOVE Amuse Shimmer Mineral Blush in Coral and Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Peach Satin. Those mousse blushes blend so beautifully!!!

My Eyeshadow(s): I love my CS 78 pc palette and LA Colors shimmering loose shadows. I also make my own shadows (video coming soon!)

My Lip Product(s) (I added this one because it wasn't on here!): Amuse Tinted Lip Plumper in ANY COLOR, NYX round lipsticks. I want Indian Pink, but it's been sold out.

My Day Cream(s): ProActiv Oil Free Moisturizer; Jane Tinted Moisturizer in Fair

My Beauty Product Brand(s): Amuse, NYX, ELF, Wet'n'Wild

My Essential Beauty Product: Boots Time Dimensions Clarifying Facial Exfoliator, Instant Eye Reviver, Refining Toner Water

My Favorite Makeup Product(s): Mascara and eyelash curler! Can't live without 'em! Also, a nice, well tinted lip gloss that's NOT sticky.

My Perfume: Victoria's Secret Dream Angels, Mary Kate and Ashley-- I know but it rocks! I don't know the name, it just has a number (1); any number of body mists,

My Nails: I LOVE bright colors: Sinful Colors, Rimmel, and I would love to try China Glaze. I prefer bright pinks or pale shimmery colors.

My Feet: I wear flipflops almost everyday during the summer (college student!) so I don't paint my nails too much. Wears off too fast. If I'm not wearing flipflops, I'm wearing trainers.

My Hands: This inexpensive no-name brand antibacterial moisturizing lotion I got at Walmart for $1.50! It's cucumber melon! Mmmmmm. See, I hate cucumbers, but I love cucumber melon scent. Why is that? I guess it doesn't smell too much like cukes.

Three Products to bring on a deserted island: Sunscreen, tinted lip balm (well, if I'm bringing a lip balm, I might as well bring a pretty one!), and a razor.

Women I admire for their beauty: My TWIN SISTER! OMG She's GORGEOUS. She looks, well, just like me! Hahaha. :-)

Woman with the Best Sense of Style: I nominate my favorite YouTube subscriptions. Because their beauty styles and tips got me to where I am in my exploration of makeup. Namely: XSparkage, XTeener, Panacea81, and of course EmilyNoel83

My Favorite Fashion Publication(s): Glamour and Allure!

Who did you get this from?: EmilyNoel83

I'm So Awesome

I was just mentioned in my very first youtube video that's NOT BY ME! It's a video by EmilyNoel83, whom I totally love. She's got great videos and tutorials. She's very articulate, explains things well. She's a news anchor, no wonder!

Anyway, her question of the week last week was guessing the brand of certain eyeshadows that she had swatched. Of the 199 guesses, 15 views guessed the right brand. ONE VIEWER guessed the right shade. GUESS WHO?

I don't know why I'm so excited, but I am.

New VS Catalog!

I just got the Fall 2008 Victoria's Secret Catalog. It's a casual fall collection filled with plunging necklines, adorable sweaters, and jeans that look GREAT on HER butt in the picture, but probably less so on mine.

In addition is the beauty pages! Did you know VS carries DuWop? I didn't before a few minutes ago. This catalog features DuWop Prime Venom: "a plumping lip balm that provides a matte finish and also works as a primer." I don't know about you, but I absolutely adore DuWop Lip Venom. Maybe Santa will bring me a Benet's gift card for Christmas. Benet's is a store in downtown Greenville that carries NARS, DuWop, Lorac, and other high end brands. Or maybe Santa will bring me a VS gift card so I can check out more of their items. Like the Beauty Rush brand! I love it! I have one lip gloss which is a little sticky, but the color is lovely and I WANT MORE. Beauty Rush also carries cream eyeshadows that I'd love to try.

There is also this brand I've never heard of: Global Goddess. The Tribal Quad Eyeshadow palettes are gorgous and come in Arusha (browns), Eldoret(pinks), or Mombasa(blues and greens). The Chai Cheek Color in Mikrik is described as a coral shade but it appears to be a raspberry in the catalog. On the website it looks properly coral. A beautiful pearly shade. There is also the Goddess Glow South Pacific Shimmer. The compact has gold bronze and shimmery nude with a neat silver pattern. There is also a Lip Veil in Casbah, and I'm a sucker for lip glosses. It's a shimmery pinkish gold... which happens to be my favorite color combo. Pink with gold shimmer... oooh always wonderful.

Tribal Quad Eyeshadow in Arusha

Chai Cheek Color in Mikrik

Goddess Glow South Pacific Shimmer

Lip Veil in Cashbah