Wednesday, January 27, 2010

BEST.EVER eyeshadow primer

ok, for those of you w/ oily lids... this post is for you!

i've tried a variety of eyeshadow primers (e.g., toofaced, urban decay, mac paint pot in painterly -- to name a few). but mac paint (NOT paint pot) in bare canvas beats them all!

before i found this little jewel, i was using the urban decay eyeshadow primer (aka urban decay primer potion/UDPP). i'm actually still using it and will probably finish the horribly designed bottle so i don't waste.

what makes mac paint bare canvas superior to UDPP is its staying power and better packaging. urban decay does a pretty decent job at keeping my eye makeup on for most days, but sometimes, i still end up w/ slight oily creasing by the end of the day. however, w/ the mac paint, my eyeshadow (on both light and heavy wear days) looks matte ALL DAY. the packaging is good because it's hygienic (because you're not constantly dipping a sponge into the tube), and the product lasts longer because it's kept in an air-tight tube, which helps to keep the product fresh.

Where to Buy: you know where!
Overall Rating: 5+/5 stars
Tip: if you're already happy w/ urban decay primer potion (or whatever else you're using), you might not like this better. but for those of you w/ oily lids, you'll LOVE it. as w/ any primers, wear less than you think you need; you don't want to be able feel the product with your fingers after you apply. also, since the consistency of the product is thicker than UDPP, make sure you rub it in well, and do so quickly. it's thick but it dries quickly. lastly, don't moisturize your lids right before you put this on - it will make the primer less effective.

Monday, January 18, 2010

coming soon: eyeshadow primer for OILY eyelids!

not happy w/ urban decay's primer potion? stay tuned...

*currently testing something that's been impressive so far.*


Thursday, January 14, 2010

biz cards are in!


back (5 of 15 different designs):

like em? i do!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

makeup trial: miss t

a couple of months ago, i had a bridal trial for my friend and fellow blogger, miss.t. before the trial, she sent me a photo of what type of look she was going for:

i consider this the retro-modern freshface look - dramatic eyes (liner and lashes) + natural everything else. i tried to mimic this look with a couple minor tweaks (e.g., darker lips, anime eyelashes).

with flash

without flash

face: MAC studio sculp #NC25, MAC mineralize powder in medium, MAC studio finish SPF35 concealer #NW25
brows: just a touch of MAC boutique brown (shadow used on brows). she didn't need much filling in because brows are nice and full already -- not too common these days.
eyes: urban decay eyeshadow base, k-palette 10day tattoo (liner), make up for ever aqua eyes #01 (liner), stila bronze glow trio (eyeshadow set), MAC dazzleray (pigment)
lashes: darkness X-UP series (false lashes), darkness lash glue (the SUPERGLUE for lashes), dior blackout (mascara)
cheeks: MAC Dsquared contour kit in accentuate/sculpt, nars orgasm (blush)
lips: MAC pro longwear lipcolour (unchanging + clear)

a couple of things i might change:
* foundation to MAC studio fix fluid in NC25 (for overall) and NW25 for undereyes. why? because studio fix is lightweight and offers more full coverage and ultra long wear.
* add a shimmer over the blush and highlight. i'll most likely use my new shu uemura tsumori chisato limited edition duo color highlighter golden snow.

miss.t is going to be a beautiful bride and her wedding is going to be hawt! check out her blog for great tips on making the CUTEST-EVER wedding goodies. (t- you seriously need to do weddings for a living!)

Monday, January 4, 2010

i want a chrome toilet

don't you? hehe i like! (yes, i do know they have chrome toilets in prison...)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

i heart denim leggings!

they're oh-so comfy and look great w/ long tops. mine have rear pockets! American Rag, $35 @ Macy's. LOVE 'em. get some before they're gone!

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