Blake Lively Inspired Bright-Eyed Makeup Tutorial

Products Used:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Jose Maran Cosmetics fingerpaints in Sweet (quad)
MAC eye shadows:
Clinique Black Honey gel liner
MAC Plushlash mascara
MAC Fabby Lipstick
NARS Laguna bronzer
NARS Orgasm blush
MAC Shape Powder in Emphasize


Kim Kardashian-Inspired Makeup: Double-Winged Eye Liner

Products Used:

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC Beige-ing Shadestick
MAC eye shadows:
Satin Taupe
Coastal Scents Gel Liner in Stellar
MAC Plushlash Mascara
MAC powder blush in Blushbaby and Trace Gold
MAC Lipstick in Creme d' Nude
MAC Lipglass in Nymphette


MAC Viva Glam Gaga swatches & mini-review

Love Lady Gaga. Love MAC. Love pink lipstick. So needless to say, I'm loving this. For those of you not familiar with the MAC Viva Glam campaign, 100% of the proceeds of VG products go to the MAC AIDS fund.
This color is really nice. It's a lustre formula, but the payoff is great. It's very shiny and can be applied sheer if you use a light hand, but the color builds very quickly to a very noticeable, but wearable pink.

The release date for this seems to be different all over the place. So just call your counter or store if you're unsure of it's availability. But it is available at maccosmetics.com already.

on left, I built up the color a little
just one swipe on right

(natural light, no flash)

Totally didn't plan the matching nail polish. It's the shade "Barbie" by Zoya.


Essie Damsel in a Dress

My current favorite nail color...

Essie's Damsel in a Dress

Such a deep, unusual color. Looks amazing when topped with a super shiny topcoat like Seche Vite. It creates this gorgeous, shimmery depth. Love it.

...Also, I'm a sloppy painter when it comes to dark colors. Don't judge.


Beyonce Grammys Inspired Makeup

Products Used:
MAC Painterly Paintpot (cream shadow the color of your skin)
MAC Blackground Paintpot (cream shadow in a matching shade to your eye shadow-dark gray/black)
MAC eye shadow in Print (dark satin gray)
MAC eye shadow in Soft Brown (warm medium brown)
MAC eye shadow in Mylar (light satin cream)
MAC eye shadow in Carbon (matte black)
MAC fluidline in Uppity (dc'd, but any gold liner will work)
MAC eye shadow in Ricepaper (light yellow-golden satin)
Cover Girl Lashblast mascara
NARS powder blush in Madly
MAC lipstick in Creme d' Nude
MAC lipglass in Viva Glam V

*While Beyonce's skin is darker than mine, I used the same shades and intensity of gray on my eyes. So it looks a bit more intense on me. However, if you have skin that is lighter or more fair like mine, you can definitely tone down the intensity of gray. So substitute a lighter gray eye shadow and base for the darker shades for a less-intense effect.

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