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FOTD: Golden Brownie

I was playing with some of my Purely Cosmetics eyeshadow minerals that Robyn sent me since I haven’t had time to play with anything lately, and I love the combination of “Gold Leaf” and “Antique Copper”. And I realized how much I hate my nose, lol. It bothers me so much for some reason. But thank goodness for makeup and contouring so I can make it look “nice”, LOL. And in case you are wondering no I would not have rhinoplasty (if no pain was involved and it was cheap then yeah haha), I am not against plastic surgery, to each her own, but I am deathly afraid of being put under the knife- so that’s a negative. LOL.

I applied “Gold Leaf” wet on the lower half of my lid, then applied “Antique Copper” wet (just a little bit) and gradually built up the color, then used a combination of MAC’s “Copperbeam” pigment (pressed), and Milani’s “Java Bean” and MAC “Mulch” e/s for a bit more color depth and shimmer.

Many of you ask me what exactly is CONTOURING when it comes to the eye- it’s where your eyeball naturally sits. Take your finger and touch your eyelid until you feel the top of your eyeball, that’s where you should contour (deepen the crease) with a darker color of that to your lid color to make your eyes stand out and pop out a bit more giving it more shape. Contouring your eye also can give the illusion of bigger eyes or smaller eyes. I know for you ladies it may be hard to achieve this if you have monolids, but you STILL can, just darken your outer-V, and contour a bit on the top (think like a sideways letter “J”) but don’t contour all the way as in the dark color reaches the inner corner of your eye- this will make your eyes look smaller. [Where you see the little brown arc on my eyelid is the contouring portion].

What I used:

– Lorac Concealer
– MUFE HD Liquid Foundation in #127 (will do a review soon!)
– Purely Cosmetics Mineral Foundation in “Olive Beige” over MUFE

– MAC Sonic Chic blush in “Nuance”

– Anastasia Brow Whiz Pencil in “Brunette”
– Anastasia Brow Pen

– Purely Cosmetics(PC) mineral e/s in “Golden Leaf” all over the lower half of lid
– PC mineral e/s in “Antique Copper” on outer-V and contour
– Combination (mixed these eyeshadows together): MAC e/s in “Mulch”, Milani “Java Bean”, and MAC Pigment(pressed) in “Copperbeam”, on outer-V and contour to add more depth and drama
– MAC e/s in “Ricepaper” as highlight on browbone
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– Cyber Colors Mascara in “Blackest Black”
– Ardell Falsies in “Babies”
– Lowerlashline: MAC Technakohl in “Graphblack”

– MAC l/s in “Cherish”
– MAC l/g in “Liqueur” (from Cult of Cherry)

FOTD: FALL look using bronze colors from Purely Cosmetics

I thought id play with my new goodies that Robyn had sent me, I tried “Shimmering Bronze” mineral eyeshadow (also part of the 22-piece eyeshadow kit she has on her site, Purely Cosmetics) over the cream-to-powder eyeshadow in “Bronzed Brown” which reminds me of MAC Paint Pots in the sense that they have good staying powder and don’t budge. They go on as a cream (and dream), and dry to a nice powder finish, so it’s still easy to blend.

I love earthy brown colors, it’s so simple and easy to do, not to mention how glowy it can make you look. I am definitely ready to get out of this heat-wave and get ready for fall!

I love “Shimmering Bronze” eyeshadow!

What I used:

– Monistat Primer
– MAC StudioFinish Concealer in NC35
– Purely Cosmetics Mineral Foundation in “Olive Beige”

– MAC Sonic Chic Blush in “Warm Soul”
– MAC Blush in “Springsheen”

– Purely Cosmetics Cream to Powder Magic e/s in “Bronzed Brown” as base
– Purely Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow in “Shimmering Bronze” applied wet over base
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– Styli-Style Line & Seal Pencil in “Bronze” on lower lashline
– MUFE Fibers Lengthening Mascara Base (review coming soon)
– Too Faced Pinpoint Injection Mascara (review coming soon)

– Anastasia Eyebrow Tint Pen (review coming soon)

– MAC “Myth” lipstick
– MAC “Honeymoon” lipstick from Moonbathe Collection

FOTD: Smoky Brown Look using Overrich Pigments

I love the Overrich pigments, all the colors are just gorgeous, and since most of them are the neutral/brown colors, it’s definitely right up my alley because I can wear them on a daily basis.

Using “So Scarlet” lipstick, sorry it looks crappy, I took this like after 12 hours after coming home from work so most of it was just gone….lol. I didn’t mean to use this color lippie with the eyes but I was lazy so I just put it on so you can see how it looks overall (So Scarlet), but imagine it with a natural eye, it would look so pretty!

What I used:

– Sephora Skin Primer
– Purely Cosmetics Foundation in “Olive Beige”
– MAC “Sculpt” Powder to contour

– MAC Sonic Chic “Nuance” blush

– MAC PP in “Soft Ochre”
– MAC Overrich Pigment in “Blonde’s Gold” all over the lid (applied dry)
– MAC Overrich Pigment in “Mega-Rich” on lower half of the lid (applied wet)
– MAC Overrich Pigment in “Heritage Rouge” and “Copperbeam” on outer-V and contour (applied dry)
– Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in “Blackest Black”
– Shiseido Mascara Base
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara

– MAC “Cherish” lipstick
– MAC “Liquer” lipglass (from Cult of Cherry)

FOTD: Using Mink & Sable

I ended up returning “lotusland” yesterday since I have “mancatcher” from the lure collection (really how many purples do I need?! LOL). Anne knows I have tons of purples as it is!

Anyway, here is a look I did using Mink & Sable, I love this color! I don’t have “Sumptuous Olive” so I definitely didn’t mind getting this one even though it could be duped. At least I know what to get whenever I hit the pan on this one!

I also used my Purely Cosmetics skin smoothing foundation in “Olive Beige”, which matches my skin perfectly!

What I used:

– Aveeno Daily Moisturizer
– Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Light/Medium
– Purely Cosmetics Mineral Foundation in “Olive Beige”

– Auraline Blush Palette (a coral color)

– MAC PP in “Soft Ochre” all over the lid
– Starflash e/s in “Mink & Sable” on lower half of the lid
– MAC e/s in “Carbon” on outer-V and contour
– MAC e/s in “Ricepaper” as highlight
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– Shiseido Mascara Base
= L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara

– MAC lipstick in “Fleshpot” (LE)
– MAC dazzleglass in “Babysparks” (LE)

FOTD: Using Starflash Eyeshadow in “Go”

My sis said she is coming in September(boo!)instead of in August. At least it’s only a month away!

I have so much to blog about yet so little time! I might not be able to blog tonight like usual since I have to write a few reviews that are due, AND package everything up that y’all bought so I can ship out most of them tomorrow; and because the BF is taking me out to dinner. Also, sleeping 4 hours a night is really kicking my ass, lol. But I plan on doing some useful posts, such as mineral makeup and the different brands I have tried…I am still in the testing phase of some mineral foundations so I am trying them out until I can make my final assessment on them. :)

Anyway, here is a fotd I did using the new Starflash eyeshadow in “Go” (don’t worry I will be doing some fotd’s using all the eyeshadows, I just unfortunately only have 2 eyes, LOL). I was in a bit of a rush because the BF was yelling at me to hurry up! I wore a blue shirt but didn’t want to be too matchy-matchy, so I made my peepers pop by adding Milani’s Color Brilliance Eye Pencil in “Aqua” on my lower lashline. (Also available on my online store)

What I used:

– Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
– Camellia Rose Skin Soothing Primer
– Buff’d Mineral Foundation, mix of “Chamois” and “Almond” (which needs about a scoop of “Buff”)

– MAC Sonic Chic Blush in “Warm Soul”
– Contour I used MAC “Emote” Blush

– MAC “Soft Ochre” PP all over the lid
– MAC e/s in “Ricepaper” all over the lid, concentrating more on the highlight/browbone.
– Urban Decay (UD) e/s in “Honey” on lower half of the lid applied with a sponge-tip applicator
– MAC Starflash e/s in “Go” on outer-V and contour
– Milani “Sun Goddess” applied a little before the outer-V (reddish copper color)
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack” along lashline applied with Sonia Kushuk’s angled eyeliner brush
– Shiseido Mascara Base
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
– Milani Eye Pencil in “Aqua” on lower lashline

– MAC l/s in “Cherish”
– MAC “Rosy Coral” gloss (PRO)

FOTD: Using Sonic Chic Blush in “Nuance” & Colour Forms Pigment in “Tea Time”

Nuance (noun)
French, from Middle French, shade of color.

1 : a subtle distinction or variation
2 : a subtle quality : nicety
3 : sensibility to, awareness of, or ability to express delicate shadings (as of meaning, feeling, or value)

So that’s why they call it “Nuance”, because it is INDEED a subtle shade of color, giving you a nice natural flush of color on your cheeks and a nice natural glow just like “Warm Soul”

Have you ever noticed HOW CREATIVE MAC truly is with their collections, themes, AND names? They really are because they go deep into the root of history sometimes (such as the “Antiquitease” and holiday collection) which was derived from the “Classical Antiquity”, an era that comprised the civilizations of Ancient Greece and Rome; and pull out all relative terms and that’s how the eyeshadow names and lipstick/lipglass names come about…just amazing!

Anyway, this FOTD is actually TIED into other posts, such as the previous post about the MAC PRO Gloss and will also be used for Shiseido Mascara Base Review as requested by Aimee. I also used my new MAC Pigment in “Tea Time”.

What I used:
– MAC Fix+ spray
– Monistat Primer
– MAC StudioFinish Concealer in NC30
– Fyrinnae Foundation in “Sunstone”

– MAC Sonic Chic Blush in “Nuance”

– Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP)
– MAC PP in “Constructivist” on lower half of the lid (applied with a synthetic concealer brush)
– MAC e/s in “Femme Fi” on lid (from the Neo-Sci Fi collection)
– MAC e/s in “Ricepaper” and “Shroom” as highlight and browbone
– MAC Pigment in “Tea Time” applied wet on top of “Constructivist” on lower half of the lid and on lower lash line
– MAC e/s in “Shale” applied right above “Tea Time”
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– Shiseido Mascara Base
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara

– MAC lipstick in “Cherish”
– MAC Pro Gloss in “Rosy Coral”

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