Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cat Woman- Meow

Here's when boredom strikes part 1. My idea of a halloween look as a cat. Meowww

Look achieved using black kajal eyeliner from bodyshop in 01- black and black eyeshadow to set it, NYX jumbo pencil in Milk, LA Colours black lipstick with some Mac lipglass ( can't remember the name). Some pink blush and no foundation as it was just a spur or purrrrr of the moment thing. lol

To get the cat eye just place tape on the corner of ur eyes and draw along the sides with the eye pencil going in the direction of the eyebrow.

This was just practice. For the real deal I am planning to go all out :). Look out for the look.
PS. While fooling around- The song from way back came into my head. "Pussy cat a bodda me.. moo lemme lick it dung".. haha

Ciao beauties!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Things I love... and I think are necessary!


Origins eye cream

Benefit Porefessional Primer

Murad Oil Control Mattifier

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup

NARS Orgasm

Sonia Kashuk Brush.

Ladies and gent....

I am always researching new beauty and skin products. Here are a few our my favs that I am dying to try.

1.Oil absorbing primer (Benefit the Porefessional, $28; at sephora.com) over your T-zone to cut shine and help your makeup last.

2. Neutrogena® healthy skin® liquid makeup takes over where your skin care leaves off. Silky-light coverage glides on for a perfectly natural look, while the exclusive blend plus SPF 20 work together to visibly improve skin's luminosity, tone, and texture. ($10.49 at http://www.neutrogena.com/). Clinique also has a healthy skin foundation but I couldn't find my shade at the clinique counter.

3.Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15
Why you need it:
Protects skin while providing all day oil control

Primary Benefits:
* Controls oil for up to 8 hours
* Eliminates shine on contact (at amazon.com or sephora.com $31-39)

4. Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream To Brighten and Depuff ($29.50 at macys.com)
Like a shot of expresso for tired eyes! Late night? Long flight? Look tired all the time? Prepare to become one of the perky people! Nature's clinically-proven morning-after eye cream instantly reduces dark circles. Unsightly bags and puffiness virtually disappear.

5.NARS Orgasm . ($26 at sephora.com ) It makes cheeks blush a perfect pinky-peach flush and subtly highlights with accents of golden shimmer. The perennially pleasing, universally flattering shade is again and again a makeup artist and beauty editor favorite. This is one of the most popular blushes out there. For those of you who are scared of blush this one is worth a try, it won't make you look like a clown.

And 6. Just because its Breast Cancer Awareness month, Sonia Kashuk
Seeing Pink Purse Brush Set, $13 for set of four at target.com. Another popular brand that is quite affordable. Proceeds from sale of this item help to fund cancer research. We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer so lets do our part.

Until then ladies, beauty is necessary inside and out.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Review of MAC Pro Longwear Collection

Available in NC15, NC20, NC25, NC30, NC35, NC40, NC42, NC45, NC50, NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW45, NW50.


Available in NC15, NC20, NC30, NC35, NC42, NC45, NC50, NW15, NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW45, NW50.


Review of MAC Pro Longwear Collection

I recently went into the MAC store to check out their new line of Pro longwear products. I was super excited because I have been searching for products that last through the day and don't wear off. The foundation and concealer in this line promises up to 15 hrs of wear which is amazing since most of us are out for 8 hrs at work. The lipcremes promise to last for at least 12 hrs. I like the lipcreme colour selection. One's I would try are "Faithfully Yours – Blackened dirty purple (Cream)" (cuz I am in love with purple lipstick at the moment) and "Prolong – True red (Cream)" which looks like its a really bright red lip colour. (two quintessential colours needed in every woman of colour's collection).

The concealers and foundation

I am an NW43 which means that my skin has a red undertone compared to some one who is an NC who has more yellow in their skin tone. However I found the concealer and foundation shades very limited. I was so disappointed. The closest shade was the NW45 which looked way to ashy on my skin. I didn't find my shade in the foundation or concealer collection or one even close to it so if you are an NW like me, be prepared to be disappointed. I also found that the collection catered to the lighter shades mostly, there were about 4 darker shades and about 15 lighter shades in this line.

Another thing is application. The foundation was very thick and took a very long time to blend in. I guess since its long wear it has to be somewhat thicker than normal liquid foundation. Another drawback is it only has an SPF 10 compared to Studiofix liquid foundation which has SPF15. However on the plus side it does come in a pump bottle so you have more control over how much product you use from the bottle. Both the concealer and foundation have a pump/spray attachment.

On a whole , this line has been getting good reviews, it does what it promises which is to last longer throughout the day. Unfortunately, I have to wait to see if they decide to make my shade and find out if it works in this hot weather. That's one of the main reasons I wanted to try it out. To see if it would melt off my face in this hot SK weather or last longer than my usual studio fix liquid foundation. So...

My next step is to now write an email to MAC telling them how I am disappointed in the shade selection in this new line. Believe it or not I was advised to do so by one of the artists in the MAC store.

Girls go try it out, you might be lucky to find your shade if you are an NC but give the lipsticks a try also esp if you are like me who ends up licking off all her lipstick before lunch time. lol

Until next time my beauties, keep experimented with different products. Beauty inside and out!