Sunday, January 31, 2010

Glitter and Lashes!

I went to Ulta the other day to get a new UD 24/7 eyeliner in zero. As we all know, they run about $17-$18. Well... for $19.99 I got FOUR liners and Heavy Metal Glitter liner set! I was also on the hunt for an eye primer that was in a reasonable price range. I LOVE Too Faced Shadow Insurance but come on... its $18??

My Look:
L'Oreal De-Crease primer (not bad I must say!)
TSS Touched by Truth: Lash to crease
BE Light foundation: crease to brow
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Crash: top lid only
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero: water line and lower lid
TSS Lucky Charm: lightly patted on lower lid to set liner
Applied some fake lashed (first time being successful!!)
Curled lashes to combine fake and real
UD Heavy Metal in Midnight Cowboy lined on top
Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara on the bottom lashes only

I had a lot of fun with this look. It is definitely not my normal daytime look but still fun to wear.

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Introduction to ME!!

So I've always loved makeup. I believe I was wearing it when I was born. My problem is, I never really knew how to use it. I started using makeup before YouTube and the Internet became available to watch tutorials. My friend came to visit me a year ago and I just loved the way her makeup always looked. She looked great. She introduced me to Bare Minerals/Bare Escentuals. I had seen them plenty of times on QVC and they always had great reviews so I went down to my Ulta store and bought some foundation and warmth. I was in love. The things you can do with warmth! She came out to visit again about 8 months later. She then introduced me to Urban Decay. I started getting curious about mineral eye makeup. It seemed so fun being able to mix it with stuff and create a whole to color essentially. I had a really hard time seeing how an eyeshadow could actually be worth $13+. I started looking around online for "powder eye makeup" and got nowhere. I later learned that it is called pigments or mineral eye makeup. WHOA... I found a TON of stuff. I found all kinds of websites. I narrowed my search down and decided to place sample orders with, and They all offered the same amount of pigment, if not more, for 50%-75% less. My favorite though it TheSheSpace. They have absolutely WONDERFUL customer service and Heather has a forum where all of us addicts can talk with each other about all kinds of stuff. I found a support group!! Sadly, TheSheSpace is discontinuing About Face Cosmetics to pursue a more personal makeup/inspirational company designed around Hope Quest. Right now you can get 3 gram jars of piggies for only $2.50!! So anyway, that's my story. I hope you enjoy!!