Saturday, January 31, 2009

Milani Makeup Haul and Blue Makeup Look

I picked these Milani items up from Walgreens a few days ago. For some reason, the newer Walgreens stores around my area do not carry Milani but the older stores do. The Glimmer Stripes were on clearance for only $1.79 (originally ~$7)! These Glimmer Stripes can be used all over your face -- you can pick some colors for your eyes and swipe a blush brush across all the colors for your cheeks or for your whole face for an all-over glow.

Here are the names of the colors:

I wore Milani Caribbean Sea (light blue) on the inner corners, MAC Electric Eel E/S on the center of my lids, and Milani Blue Ice E/S on the outer corners. I used MAC Gesso E/S (matte white) as highlight.

I bought the Milani Runway Eyeshadows (Caribbean Sea and Leaf Green shown above) for $4.99 each and the Milani E/S in Blue Ice for $3.99 (regular price). You may want to wait until Walgreens has a sale before you buy them though. :)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Coastal Scents Coupon Code!

I just got an e-mail from Kathy at Coastal Scents with a coupon code for $5 off all orders of $50 or $10 off all orders of $100 or more. Enter code 2009 at checkout.

The coupon code discount starts now and ends at 11:59PM Sunday, February 1, 2009 EASTERN TIME (8:59PM PST)!

I want the new 66 Color Lip Palette ($19.95), but they are sold out. Darn!
Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Red Lowlights + Gray and Light Blue Makeup Look

By request, I am posting more pictures of my hair where you can see the red lowlights better. I got two triangular sections of hair behind my ears bleached then dyed red. If you only want two streaks, I think that this is the perfect place to get lowlights if you are planning to let it grow out without having to continue bleaching the roots. I put my hair half up in the first two pictures so that you guys can see the red better.

I don't wear my hair like this normally, but it gives you a good view of how the red looks like and where the lowlights are placed:
This is how my hair usually looks when I'm in a rush though (except it's a bit messier here because I just took my half up-do down):
It's not as striking -- just adds a hint of color, which is what I was going for. :) The lowlights look more vibrant if I straighten my hair with a flat iron, because then the streaks are grouped together and the color becomes more noticeable.

As for my eye makeup, I'm using MAC Dame Edna Wisteria E/S Trio and MAC E/S in Ricepaper as highlight.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My New Hair Color and MAC Brunette (Blonde) Redhead Makeup Look

Last week, I went to the salon to get my hair cut and colored. I wanted to go back to my original hair color (dark brown) and get two red lowlights. I also bought two eye shadows from the MAC Brunette Blonde Redhead collection. I didn't realized until I started writing this blog entry that one color is from the Brunette collection (Femme Fi) and the other is from the Redhead collection (French Cuff) haha :) I guess it worked out!

I love these two eye shadow colors. They look so pretty together. I used them with MAC Glamour Check! to achieve this look. This is a nice everyday look. I would also probably use this look to go to interviews.

MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
MAC E/S in Femme Fi (browbone)
MAC E/S in French Cuff (crease)
MAC E/S in Glamour Check! (lid)
MAC E/S in Carbon (eyeliner)
MAC Blush in Stark Naked
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium/Natural and Shimmer
MAC L/S in Too Swoon For
P.S. I'm also wearing one of the Bumpits hair volumizing inserts. You may have see the infomercials on this LOL It's made by Big Happie Hair. I don't use it as often as I thought I would, but it does give a good *bump* without having to tease. :P

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Golden Brown Makeup Look

The very first MAC Paint Pot I bought was Indianwood back in September 2008. I own 8 paint pots now, and Indianwood is still my favorite. Here's a look where I used Indianwood as a base to really bring out the golden/bronzy colors:

Here's what I used:
MAC Paint Pot in Indianwood (all over lid)
MAC e/s in Twinks (outer corner)
MAC e/s in Woodwinked (center lid) -- use MAC e/s in Amber Lights instead if you want it to be really golden
MAC e/s in Honey Lust (inner corner)
MAC e/s in Carbon (eyeliner)

If you haven't already bought MAC Indianwood Paint Pot, I definitely recommend it, especially because it looks great by itself as well. I tend to sport my Indianwood on the lid, blending with my ring finger towards my crease, on days that I am rushing out the door.
What MAC Paint Pots do you have and what eye shadows do you like using them with?

Electric Blue Makeup Look

I came up with this fun electric blue look to wear to a game night my older sister was hosting at her apartment last Friday.

I actually recorded a video tutorial for this look with the new Canon Vixia HF100 HD Camcorder my boyfriend got for me for Christmas. However, since it records in Blu-Ray quality, my computer processor wasn't fast enough to handle playback and editing at a rate my patience could handle. So, I am planning to exchange the camcorder. In the meantime, here's what I used in case you want to try this look before I can record another tutorial on how to create it:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance (all over lid)
MUFE Flash Color in Bright Blue (on outer corner of lid)
MUFE Flash Color in Turquoise (on center lid)
MUFE Flash Color in Silver (inner corner)
MAC e/s in Electric Eel (on top of Bright Blue on outer corner)
MAC e/s in Aquadisiac (on top of Turquoise on center lid)
MAC e/s in Fineshine (on top of Silver on inner corner and lower lashline)
MAC e/s in Carbon (as eyeliner)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Electric (on lower lashline/waterline)

light pink blush (I used one from the Coastal Scents 10 blush palette)

MAC l/s in To Swoon For

I also curled my hair with my 25mm (1 inch) Enzo Milano.

I finish the look with a light blue scarf from Forever 21 and dangling turquoise earrings. Enjoy! :B