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Face Of The Day: NARS Fall 2012 Makeup Look

August 7th, 2012

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Fall makeup to me is cool and edgy which is why a purple + green eye, courtesy of High Society Trio Eyeshadow from the NARS FAll 2012 Collection, is perfect for this. More after the jump!

FOTD using NARS Fall 2012 makeup collection
Wearing NARS Storm Bird Nail Polish, More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil and High Society Trio Eyeshadow
Wearing NARS High Society Trio Eyeshadow, More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil and Outlaw Blush
 NARS High Society Trio Eyeshadow makeup look

Products Used

* Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #127
* Senna Form-A-Brow Eyebrow Stencil Kit in Neutral
* NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese – all over the lid as a base
* NARS High Society Trio Eyeshadow – lavender shade (left) on the eyelid and dark purple shade (right) on lower eye
* myface cosmetics Blingtone in Silver Screen topped with silver color (left) from NARS Vent Glace Duo Eyeshadow – inner corner of lower eye
* Army green shade (middle) from NARS High Society Trio Eyeshadow over Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner in Siren – dragged from outer corner of the eye to the crease for a graphic look
* MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack – upper lashline
* Estée Lauder Sumptuous Two Tone Eye-Opening Mascara in Bold Black/Rich Brown and Jealousness USA Diamond Beauty Fake Lashes in JS-507 – upper eye
* Jealousness USA Diamond Beauty Fake Lashes in Clear Touch JS-709 – lower eye
* NARS Outlaw Blush – lightly dusted on cheeks
* NARS Albatross Highlighting Blush – down the center of the nose and sparingly on the top of cheekbones
* Smashbox Step-by-step Contour Kit – contour shade (left) along the sides of nose
* NARS More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil topped with NARS Born This Way Larger Than Life Lip Gloss
* NARS Storm Bird Nail Polish

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Changing My High School (Beauty) Life for the Better

January 16th, 2012

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By Makeup Morsels, Teen Contributor

Makeup Morsels is a pseudonym, and if that seems a little bulky, just call her MM! She resides in California and on her last year of high school. She has black hair, brown eyes, and pale skin (think NC15), and often has people tell her she looks like a corpse! She’s guilty of having a slight obsession for both sunscreen and lipstick (both of which she says she needs to stop hoarding). You’ll typically find her stalking drugstore aisles for bargains or lurking around high-end makeup counters to window shop. MM also enjoys cooking (and eating), food photography, reading, and exploring the world of makeup. Check out her blog, Makeup Morsels!


Changing My High School (Beauty) Life for the Better

Over the past few years, I’ve tried a lot of different things with my makeup and beauty routine. From maximizing my limited morning time to making up the game of “pet the brush because I don’t have a dog” (only kidding!), I’ve come across several tips and tricks that I still use today. I spent a lot of high school figuring out what works for me and what doesn’t, so today I bring you three tidbits of wisdom that changed my high school beauty life.

Nail polish. By the time junior year of high school rolled around, manicures were my go-to activity in times of stress. Neatly painting polish required that I hold the brush still. Holding the brush still required that I take a deep breath, calm down, and remind myself that the world was not going to end if I couldn’t figure out a Calculus problem. In fact, after a quick 10 minute polish session, I would return to my homework and sometimes experience a moment of epiphany. A useful tip: quick drying top coats such as Out The Door ( 4.99) speed up the process tremendously.  Just to clarify, I’m not implying that painting your nails is going to deliver epiphanies or get you straight As (that would be nice, wouldn’t it?)!  What it will do is give you a breather before you go back to tackling those math problems and hopefully cheer you up.

Skincare. These days, my makeup of choice is often no makeup at all (give or take a couple of exceptions, see below for more details). The reason I feel comfortable walking out the door with nothing but sunscreen and moisturizer on is that I simply don’t need foundation. While I’m no skincare guru and can’t give you the magical recipe for good skin, what I do suggest is that you think about your specific skin type (is it oily, dry, sensitive, combination?) and read up on skincare bloggers with similar skin issues. Removing your makeup every night is always a good bet, as is wearing sunscreen, staying hydrated, and getting plenty of sleep (I’m still working on that last one).

Under Eye Concealer. Quite honestly, I don’t think I could have gotten through the past three-and-a-half years without this stuff. On days when I’ve accumulated enough sleep debt to look like a panda that’s been walloped in the eyes, a dab of concealer does wonders. I instantly look 10 times more well-rested (when in fact, I am about to fall out of my chair), and friends no longer ask me if I’m okay because I look”disheveled and kind of like a corpse.”  Because my dark circles tend to have a purplish cast, I like to use salmon-toned concealers to neutralize the shadows, concentrating the product on the inner corners of my under eyes. My holy grail dark circle concealer is from Skin Food ($12.99), which does the trick without appearing overly orange on my pale skin.

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SPA Resource Brushes

February 10th, 2011

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I’m a big believer in using good makeup brushes. I also don’t feel that, unless you’re a professional makeup artist, all your brushes don’t need to be highly expensive brushes. And I even know makeup artists that have a wide range of brushes in their kits in a wide range of prices. I myself have some high quality drugstore brands and some high quality big name brushes. So when I was asked to try the brushes from SPA resource I honestly didn’t have high expectations. Partly because of the price, I thought these would be cheap brushes. Definitely not so.

I was sent the Pro-Series Powder brush and the Pro-Series On-The-Go Eye Essential Kit to try. My first thought – this Powder brush looks just like the Bobbi Brown Face Blender Brush, but I was sure it wouldn’t perform well. Guess I was wrong. This is an all natural bristle brush with a solid weight handle. It’s even more dense than the Blender Brush by Bobbi Brown which sells for $45. The SPA Resource brush – on sale right now for $10.40. Seriously. That’s not a closeout price either. Normally it sells for $13.00. This is an amazing brush that is affordable to everyone! Perfect for applying powder or blush to your face.

The eye brush kit comes in this travel bag with a pouch for other beauty necessities. Again, these are incredible brushes for the inexpensive price of $12 (reg. $15). I recently took these with me on my trip to NY and when my luggage FINALLY arrived, I was able to see how well they performed. Excellent. The kit includes

  • Eye Sweep Brush
  • Angled Eye Shadow Brush
  • Cream Shadow Brush
  • Eye Smudge Brush
  • Liner & Brow Definer
  • Brow & Lash Definer

A serious bargain for seriously great brushes!

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NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

November 13th, 2010

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NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette
NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette

Color That Doesn’t Break the Bank

NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette ($8.75 for 0.28 oz.) contains five eyeshadows and is part of NYX’s Caribbean Collection of eyeshadow palettes. (I reviewed St. Lucia previously.) NYX is one of my favorite brands for more affordable makeup, because the quality is consistently high and the range is huge.

St. Thomas includes: a dark charcoal gray with soft silver shimmer (similar to MAC’s Knight Divine); brightened cotton candy pink with a satin sheen; bright silver with a near metallic shimmer-sheen (similar to MAC’s Electra); pale golden peach with a high sheen; and a medium-dark, mint green with a pearly shine.

The pigmentation was excellent on the pink, peach, and green shades; it was still quite good on the charcoal and silver shades, too, but a touch sheerer than the other three. My favorite shade is the minty green, because you don’t see that kind of color–or with such vibrancy–by every brand. These shades have a soft, smooth texture, though there is some residual powder kick up during use. NYX eyeshadows have worked well for me and only fade minimally, but not noticeably so until six or more hours of wear.

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you’re on a budget, NYX’s palettes are worth considering. They maintain quality and pigmentation while still keeping the price down.

AVAILABILITY: NYX

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NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette
NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette

NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette
NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette

NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette
NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette

NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette
NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette

NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette
NYX I Dream of St. Thomas Eyeshadow Palette

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Celebrity Inspired Makeup – Megan Fox By Eve Pearl

August 9th, 2010

Eve shows us how to create a Megan Fox look! EVE PEARL Products Used: (www.EvePearl.com) **ALWAYS CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR OUR LATEST COUPON CODE!!** PRODUCTS USED: (www.EvePearl.com) •Priming Moisturizer – ($28) •HD Foundation Medium – ($54) •Smudge Proof Black Pearl Liquid Liner – ($26) •Diva Eye Pallet – ($40) •Au Naturale Eye Pallet – ($40) •Ultimate Lashes 101 – ($6) •Black Lash Glue – ($6) •Glamour Lash Mascara – ($22) •Kohl Eye Pencil w Smudger Combo in Blackout – ($18) •Salmon Concealer Medium – ($35) •Neutral Pressed Powder – ($32) •Creme Blush Rosy – ($22) •Lip Gloss in See Thru/Wet Kisses – ($28) •Lip Pencil in “Cosmo” – ($18) EVE PEARL BRUSHES USED: (www.EvePearl.com) •Foundation Brush ($25) •Mini Oval Concealer Brush ($18) •All Over Eye Shadow Brush – ($20) •Eyeliner/Eyebrow Brush – ($15) •Mini Crease Brush (Natural) – ($20) •Mixer/Blender Eyeshadow Brush – ($20) •Mini Smudger (Synthetic) – ($15) •Fan Brush – ($20)