I love this blog and it’s so generous she is willing to giveaway a set!

http://the-lacquerista.blogspot.com/2010/11/essence-magnetic-nail-polish-swatches.html


Halloweenie!!

29Oct10

Ahh Halloween – a makeup junkie’s favorite holiday. I was inspired by a Tim Burton corpse video I found from youtube by MissChievous.

I used mostly Bare Escentuals too!

I start with Revlon Photoready in a paler shade (I usually mix 2 when I bought this)
Bare Escentuals Snow all over the face
Bare Escentuals Wearable Stone Dark with a bit of Black Leather to contour
Bare Escentuals Soft Focus Velour in the crease up to the brow
Bare Escentuals Black Leather in crease up to the brow and set brow
Bobbi Brown Black Ink liner on the brows and eyeliner set with Black Leather eye shadow
Nars Bali, Bare Escentuals Angel and Bare Escentuals Wearable Blue Dark for bruises
Urban Decay Zero for stitches
MAC Fleshpot over all the lips
MAC Plum lip liner
Laura Mercier Violet lipstick
MAC Cult of Cherry lip gloss


Ahh – I got my kit early (please see earlier post here for numbers)

This kit is just ‘okay’.

Creme de la Creme is a glimmer and has a lot of sheen – described as mocha creme, I find it slightly gray.

Magnefique is matte – described as smoky plum which is right on.

Avant-Garden is an okay blush, I don’t think it fits this kit all that well – described as bright carnation.

Black Coffee Big & Bright liner is really nice.  It isn’t black, it isn’t brown – it’s the perfect between!   I love this liner.

Pretty Amazing Lip Color in Rouge (brick rose) oh this is very pigmented and a lot of color.  I wanted to try this lip formula even if I don’t like the color. It isn’t drying at all which is a great surprise. It doesn’t wash off my swatch very easily just like the liner so we’ll see how long it lasts!

Tinted Hydrating Mineral Veil is not as orange/brick as the original tinted.  It’s quite a nice almost there face powder.  Lots of people will like the hydrating – just in time for the cold weather.

Lastly is the Flawless Definition in Volumizing which I already own.

This is a great price with a bunch of new products but not exciting enough for me *shrug* I am not sure I’d ever wear this – might send this back (I can’t believe it! a 2nd kit this year I am considering not keeping)

Pardon my gray shirt but the Phillies are on!!!












Oh man! I just learned there are high shine tip cards available from boutiques. I have no intention of stopping by since I don’t ‘need’ to buy anything so I am thrilled Debbie from Majykal.com copied this into a post for everyone!!

 

PS here is a link on the BE site!

http://bareescentuals.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BareEscentuals-Site/default/EyeColorExperience-HighShine?brandId=BE&cm_mmc=Facebook-_-commerce-_-All-_-HighShine

BRONZED- Get the look: the femme fatale
1. Blend Bronzed High Shine Eyecolor onto the eyelid from lash line up to crease using the applicator.
2. Apply Azure Eyecolor to the inner corner of eye using the pointed end of the Double-Ended Precision Eye Brush.
3. Sweep Black Pearl Eyecolor into the outer crease using the Crease Defining Brush.
4. Apply Big & Bright Eyeliner in Espresso to the upper and lower lash line. Use the sponge tip applicator on the lower lash line to create a soft smoky eye.

TIP
Apply big & bright eyeliner in Espresso upward and outward to the upper lash line.

BRONZED-Get the Look: the leading lady

1. Apply Bronzed High Shine Eyecolor onto the eyelid from lash line up to crease using the applicator.
2. Sweep Vanilla Sugar Eyecolor onto brow bone using the rounded end of the Double-Ended Precision Eye Brush.
3. Apply You Can Never Be Too Rich Brown eyecolor to the outer corner of eye with the pointed end of the Double-Ended Precision Eye Brush.
4. Apply Big & Bright Eyeliner in Espresso to the upper and lower lash line. Use the sponge tip applicator on the lower lash line to create a soft smoky eye.

TIP
To create a double liner effect, dip an Eyeliner Brush into Bronzed High Shine Eyecolor and line the lower lash line.

Electric – Get the look: the “it” girl
Blend Electric High Shine Eyecolor onto the eyelid from lash line up to crease using the applicator.
Sweep Rapture Eyecolor into the crease using the crease defining brush.
Dust Enlightened Eyecolor onto the brow bone using the rounded and of the double-ended precision eye brush.
Apply Big & Bright eyeliner in Midnight to the upper and lower lash line.

ELECTRIC-Get the look: the bombshell
1. Blend Electric High Shine Eyecolor onto the eyelid from lash line up to crease using the applicator.
2. Sweep Bloom Eyecolor into the full crease using the Crease Defining Brush. adding mor layers to the outer crease.
3. Dust Blush Eyecolor onto the brow bone using the Crease Defining Brush.
4. Apply Big & Bright Eyeliner in Midnight to the upper and lower lash line. Use the spong tip applicator on the upper and lower lash line to create a soft smoky eye.

TIP
To create a double liner effect, dip an Eyeliner Brush into Electric High Shine Eyecolor and line the lower lash line.

Frost – Get the look: the ingenue
Apply Frost High Shine Eyecolor onto the eyelid from lash line up to crease using the applicator.
Dust Cultured Pearl Eyecolor onto brow bone with rounded end of the double-ended precision eye brush.
Apply Twilight Eyecolor to the outer corner of the eye with the pointed end of the double-ended precision eye brush.
Apply Big & Bright eyeliner in Intense Black to the upper lash line and wing out. Also apply on the lower lash line. Use the sponge tip applicator on the lower lash line to create a soft smoky eye.

Frost – Get the look: the goddess
Apply Frost High Shine Eyecolor onto the eye lid from lash line up to crease using the applicator.
Blend Chameleon Eyecolor into the inner crease using the pointed end of the double-ended precision eye brush.
Sweep Dakota Eyecolor onto the outer crease using the crease defining brush.
Apply Big & Bright eyeliner in Intense Black to the upper and lower lash line. Use the sponge tip applicator on the upper and lower lash line to create a soft smoky eye.

Glisten – Get the look: the fashionista
Blend Glisten High Shine Eyecolor onto the eyelid from lash line up to crease using the applicator.
Sweep Soiree Eyecolor into the crease using the crease defining brush, adding more layers to the outer crease.
Dust Invitation Eyecolor onto the brow bone using the rounded end of the double-ended precision eye brush.
Apply Big & Bright eyeliner in Charcoal to the upper and lower lash line. Use the sponge tip applicator on the lower lash line to create a soft smoky eye.

Glisten – Get the look: the disco queen
Blend Glisten High Shine Eyecolor onto the eyelid from lash line up to crease using the applicator.
Sweep Shantung Eyecolor into the full crease using the crease defining brush, adding more layers to the outer crease.
Dust Serene Eyecolor onto the brow bone using the crease defining brush.
Apply Big & Bright eyeliner in Charcoal to the upper and lower lash line.

Moonshine – Get the look: the sexy starlet
Blend Moonshine High Shine Eyecolor onto the eyelid from lash line up to crease using the applicator.
Sweep Citrus Twist Eyecolor onto the entire brow bone and inner crease line using the crease defining brush.
Apply Phoebe Eyecolor to the outer crease using the crease defining brush.
Apply Big & Bright eyeliner in Plum to the upper and lower lash line.

Moonshine – Get the look: the heiress
Blend Moonshine High Shine Eyecolor onto the eyelid from lash line up to crease using the applicator.
Sweep Demure Eyecolor onto the brow bone using the rounded end of the double-ended precision eye brush.
Apply Soul Sister Eyecolor to the outer corner of the eye using the pointed end of the double-ended precision eye brush.
Apply Big & Bright eyeliner in Plum to the upper and lower lash line.

Patina – Get the look: the socialista
Blend Patina High Shine Eyecolor onto the eyelid from lash line up to crease using the applicator.
Sweep Cupcake Eyecolor onto the brow bone using the rounded end of the double-ended precision eye brush.
Dust Cleopatra “Cleo” Eyecolor into the crease using the crease defining brush.
Apply Big & Bright eyeliner in Chocolate upward and outward to the upper lash line.

Patina – Get the look: the muse
Blend Patina High Shine Eyecolor onto the eyelid from lash line up to crease using the applicator.
Dust Kiko Eyecolor into the center crease blending upwards to the brow bone with the crease defining brush.
Apply Humor Eyecolor to the full crease. For a smoky look, add more layers to the inner and outer crease using the crease defining brush.
Apply Big & Bright eyeliner in Chocolate to the lower lash line.

I did this last night so while not ideal lighting conditions, really fun- The Muse (the liner was Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer)

The Sexy Starlet: Moonshine, Citrus Twist, Phoebe and B&B Plum

This look was scary swatched and scary in the order you do this.  When you get to the Citrus Twist on the brow and inner crease, you are going to want to turn back LOL Keep going! Phoebe really brings it together.  I used Bobbi Brown Violet

There are other tip cards BE came out with this year that I need to get up because they won’t live on BE’s site forever. They are really so much fun!


QVC TSV active

14Oct10

Auto Delivery a213670
will have a mineral veil, probably the tinted hydrating in each – first time tinted hydrating is available
2 full size e/s
1 full size blush
1 B&B liner
Flawless Definition mascara (hopefully a different color! we won’t know for a bit)
Pretty Amazing Lip color (new product, suppose to be like a gloss with more pigeent and great staying power!)
A different hat box in each shipment

One time shipment A212613 (pictures all work in this one)

2 easy payments people and $36.98 is the cost (shipping may vary)

Contents: Tinted Hydrating Mineral Veil (only in this kit) BE has encapsulated water and if you are into MAC, the magical power that just came out with Venomous Villians uses similar technology.

2 full size e/s: Creme de la Creme (mocha creme) and Magnifique (smoky plum)

Big and Bright liner: Black Coffee

1 full size blush: Avant-Garden Blush(bright carnation)

Rouge Pretty Amazing Lipcolor (brick rose)

Vanity Hat Box


If you have ever wanted any of the Beautiful, Exotic, Girlfriend or other Women of BE, you can get a 20 piece mini eye color collection on 3 Evil Payments for a total of $79 pre-tax/pre-shipping

QVC item #
A203958


I’m going to Philly tonight to go to the Master Class which is apart of the Big Buffing Road Trip – I can’t wait to meet some new people and Bravon!
I wore a favorite kit of mine ‘Foiled Eye’ Tutoral (thanks Jessica for the suggestion)

I used disco, night owl drama, retro liner, SF Dune on the brow bone. Flawless radiance, a mix of Papaya/Pink Ribbon blush and Icing lipgloss.

I’ll have lots of pictures and things to share.. if you are going to a class or event, don’t read any further. I’m going to put all the details just past here…


http://brookeisaddicted.tumblr.com/

It’s not official and the brushes aren’t listed.. so stay tuned for when the backdoor information goes live


Musings of a Muse.. how I love your blog.. head on over to see the description of all the kits coming out this holiday season (technically these are ‘unofficial’ but how often does any of this change?). As soon as more details come out on prices/availability, I’ll be sure to share!

http://www.musingsofamuse.com/2010/10/bare-escentuals-holiday-collection-2010-official-release-info.html


BE has come out with a new product line for Buxom as a companion for the Buxom Babes, Stay-There Eyeshadow all in different, vibrant shades.  They are creamy but have such a wet, fluffy, memory foam like texture!  I haven’t seen cream shadows like these before.  Worth going to Sephora to check out (the only place they are available – just be sure not to apply it to your eye and use hand sanitizer when you’re done, people are curious and not always sanitary) Anyway…

I picked up Poodle during the sephora VIB swagbag giveaway since it looked like a base I would use under shadows like I use the MAC shadesticks.  Now, the shadesticks don’t make my eye makeup budge proof so I use primer and while the Buxom stay there shadow lasted longer on their own, I still need a base (bummer, lots of people are having good results with these).  They lasted about 6 hours which is pretty darn good.  I used it for a few days with UDPP and it creased in the same amount of time (bummer).

Application: Since I’m not use to working with cream shadows, they were a bit unwieldy at first with the brush – using my finger made it easer to apply evenly.

Bottom line: I’d like to return the brush and the shadow, my eye lids are just too oily.  Such a shame, the glitterific factor is high with these, the texture is amazing and it’s an interesting cream shadow concept. I never went back to figure out why my script shrank these funny, sorry!

Comparison with Bobbi Brown Gel Liner

VIB Swag Bag

- Clarins Multi Active Serum
- Dr. Brandt Collagen Booster
- Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
- Phyto Pytodefrisant
- Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara
- Smashbox Photo Op Undereye Brightener
- Urban Decay Stardust Eye Shadow in Retrograde




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