Monday, April 12, 2010

Vibrant Eyeshadow Look: Mac Paintpots

Mac's All That Glitters

$11 Pan Form

I thought I would update since I have a new little tip for a more vibrant eye look. I was about to do my eye makeup today and wanted to use Mac's All That Glitters. For those of you that aren't familiar with this eyeshadow, it's a Veluxe Pearl finish and according to the Mac website, "Beige with gold pearl". When I look at this eyeshadow it appears to be a peach with pink tones and a hint of gold undertones. It is a really pretty color that goes great with neutrals/browns. Since it fits more into the neutral category, you really need to use a pigmented base/primer before applying. I always run into difficulty when using this color because it can be light and sheer when applied.

I started by using Mac's Soft Ochre Paint Pot and putting this on my entire eyelid up to the brow bone. Soft Ochre matches my skin tone so it blends right in. Next I used Mac's Paint Pot in Indianwood. This is a golden brown color that has a nice sheen to it. I applied this just on the lid of my eye and blended it out so it doesn't have harsh or dark edges. Next put Mac's All That Glitters over top of this. You will notice that the Indianwood Paint Pot has made All That Glitters stand out and look very vibrant. You can also use a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in French Fry, which is similar to Indianwood.

You can just leave the lid and put on eyeliner and mascara at this point if you'd like. However, you can use a crease brush, (Mac/Sigma 226, 217 or 224). to put a darker brown color into the crease. I used Mac's tempting and Espresso to deepen the look.

Just a little tip that can be used with most lighter eyeshadow colors.!

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Best Mascara Combination!

Bare Escentual's
Buxom Lash

So I have been using this mascara combination for a while now and am loving it!

I've found that if you use a mascara primer before applying mascara, it will make your lashes much thicker and longer. You can get a mascara primer at the drugstore, department store makeup counters, and also at Sephora (

For the past few months, I have been using Mac's Prep & Prime Lash and I love it! It works so well to create thicker and longer lashes. I put Prep & Prime on my top lashes and give it a few seconds to dry in a little bit. I then use one coat of Mac's Zoom Lash on my top lashes. After that, I use Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash as a second coat on my top lashes. I also put a single coat of this mascara on my bottom lashes. I find that this mascara is great for separating lashes and also lengthening. I just find that together these products work quite well for me!

Mac Prep & Prime Lash:
Retails for $14.00

Mac Zoom Lash:
Retails for $13.00

What is your favorite Mascara combination?

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I'm Back!

So I'm finally back. I've been on a long hiatus. But I will be back posting new products that I am loving and recent makeup tips that I have found. Also, some new fashion finds as well!

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