Sunday, January 8, 2012

Full Frontal Makeuping

Hello lovelies.  I have a lot of things swirling in my brain to talk about, but it's simply not the right time to do so.  It would add fuel to an already out of control fire.  So, instead I bring you makeup.


Korred Quercetin and Oak primer, Crushed Botanicals liquid mineral foundation, and MSC Effin' Perfektion Powder.   This is my first time using Crushed Botanicals liquid mineral foundation.  I think I'm in love, ya'll.  It has all the buildable and blendability as a mineral makeup foundation powder with none of the danger of over-powdering.  I rate this product an A-FREAKING-PLUS.  I personally mix the Fair and Light since my skin has both yellow and red tones to it, and it matches my neck and chest perfectly.  Like, literally disappears.
As much as I am a proponent for using brushes on one's eyes and lips, I have not quite mastered them for foundation, so I just use my tips or a beauty sponge to blend.  You can tell here that I have some very definite red splotches on my cheek bones and a bit of yellowing under my eyes

Ta Daa!!! You can see how awesomely it covered the red spots and neutralized the yellow?  This was with some Effin Perfektion Powder to set it.  I have Kelli's mineral makeup setting spray (Along with a host of her other products that will be reviewed soon!) but have not had a chance to use it yet, as this tutorial was was an impromptu middle-of-the-night thing.  Please also forget the lack of blush - my favorite finally ran out and I'm heartbroken over it, so haven't looked around for another one I love quite as much.

Now, on to le eyeballs!

Products! NYX shadow base in white, Benefit Stay don't Stray eye primer, liner marker in black, kohl black liner, MUFE Smoky Lash in Black, NYX eye/brow pencil in Taupe, and MSC Kiss with a Fist, Pixie, Ohm and Sugar Plum. Not pictured because it rolled under the bed: MSC Jive Talk.


Make sure your eyeball is naked.  Well, naked except for your primer and a touch of shadow base.  Then lightly tight-line with the black kohl pencil.

Put Jive Talk in the inner corners and ducts of your eyes.  Pat, don't sweep.

Then pat Pixie on to the middle halves of your lids, taking care to saturate the lash line.  Pixie is such a decadent color - true soft purple with more gold glitz than I can begin to explain.  If you don't have it yet, you definitely need it!

 On your outer halves of your lids, pat on Sugar Plum.  It's another super decadent, rich color.  It makes me want to roll in it akin to a CEO rolling in the money they'd have if they cashed their checks.

Blendy blendy! VERY light windshield motions from full inner to full outer.

Highlight with Kiss with a Fist, blending it down into the other colors on your lid and in your crease.

Line your eyes with the pen, and then use Ohm to set it all.

Better shot of the lower lash line set with Ohm.  The gold in the Ohm really brings out the gold glitz in Pixie and gives you just enough sparkle.

One more of the top.  I just love the way this blended out.

Definitely an evening look, and definitely accentuated and made all the more lovely with glasses!

Stay Madd, darlings!

1 comment:

  1. Oooooooh, Sugar Plum....*bites fist! I like this combo, but I needs to get Pixie, JT, KWAF, and Ohm. My gah, for me liking purples....I don't have those in mah life! btw...this is AM from MUFE and *(secret group) just so ya know ;)You looks good in purples, and the Crushed Botanicals.....OMGeeeeee! I think I need that in mah life tooooo!