Quick Mock Photoshoot: Photography & MUA by moi!

In the spur of the moment this beautiful model and I decided to do a mock photoshoot. All I had was 20 minutes to find an outfit (out of her NON-EXISTENT closet), do her MUA and find proper lighting. She just turned 20 and wanted some new pictures.. I figured it was her facebook profile pic..LOL

Whenever your an MUA you have to work with strong-willed people. I really wanted to do a nude or red lip but she wasn't having it!

I'm so mad I didn't take a picture of her eyes.. It was really smokey and nice.. The long bangs aren't helping :|

On the face:
MAC matte gel primer
Makeupforever HD foundation in 178
MAC Mineralized skinfinish in Deep Dark

On the eyes:
Maybelline blackest black gel liner (as a base)
MAC carbon on the lid
MAC Swiss chocolate in the crease
MAC naked lunch as a highlight
Silver eyeshadow in the corners

I'm really loving that Makeupforever HD foundation! It captures amazing on camera!! No sparkles.. No zinc ashy face..lol. Just a flawless canvas.

*For reference this was shot without a flash using a Fuji HD camera.

MAC Lovin' it Lipstick with Lip Swatches

I've always loved the look of nude lipsticks! It amazing when paired with smokey or neutral eyes. It looks effortless.

But...finding the perfect nude lip is sooo HARD! The easiest way to achieve this look is with concealer or foundation. Click here if you want to see a previous post on that.

So all my prayer were answered when last year. I got this lipstick in my charity bag. At first glance it looks kinda frosty- BUT it's not.

Close up. It's it gorgeous. Mac describes it as "a cool neutral"

 FIRST: Always line your lips! It will give it some definition from the lippy. Plus your lipstick will last longer :)
* I used AMUSE cocoa

Add your lipstick and your done!
See how my lips look natural but the lip liner gives it definition :)

That's all folks! Do you wear nudes?

Enter my Birthday giveaway! I'm giving away MAC :)

NYC Clothing Haul 2

I told myself that I will stop at the second haul, so I don't drown anyone with my shopaholic ways LOL

Hot Topic Hello kitty shirt in $8.99

Love her <3

I've always wanted one of these shirts!! I searched all around for a fitted one :)

$5.00 from a vendor

Forever21 $14.99 or under
I'm going to wear this with tights or shorts!

A pair of black ripped jeans From Against All Odds $7.99

One of my favorite purchases were my studded "sandals".  I love the part with the studs!

This can be worn with tights, jeans, shorts or dresses.

I got these in the Bronx :)

These are all fab items for summer? What is your favorite item?

FOTD: White eyeliner & Red lips

This look is clean & polished and perfect for a night out..Currently I have nowhere to go, so walmart will do..LOL

I have really almond shaped eyes, so when I'm tired it shows. I love white eyeliner because it opens them up.

I was often told WOC shouldn't use white because it's too harsh but it's totally up to personal preference. If it looks good do it :)

Products used:
NYX pencil in Dark Brown

Brian Bailey Cosmetics duo in Caramel
Smashbox Eye Brighter
L.A Girl pencil in White
Maybelline gel liner in Blackest Black & 24 hour mascara

Sally Hansen Moist & Matte Liquid Color in Charmeuse

So what do you think about white eyeliner or red lips?

Attention GTA ladies: MAC Warehouse sale June 2010

It's that time again!!!
Mac Warehouse sale is June 4, 5 & 6!
 Markham Fairgrounds

This will probably be the last sale I attend for a while because I have stuff from over a year I haven't touched!!
I'm going to buy brushes because i haven't renewed my MAC pro card yet :P

Want to know where to get Mac sale tickets? Click Here

Hell yes I can wear RED! Sally Hansen Moist & Matte Liquid Color in Charmeuse

For years I stayed away from Reds... Even after going to school for makeup and learning about blue reds & yellow reds, I still didn't budge.

I'll be 25 in next month so time to try new things!

This is Sally Hansen Moist & Matte Liquid Color in Charmeuse.

I got this for a dollar in Dollar Tree. Yup only a dollar.

    Here's a swatch of the lipstick on my lips!

    - classic matte look
    - moisturizing formula makes lips velvety soft

    I'm in love.. Honestly. Perfect Red lip for a NW45 skintone.

    Do you wear reds?

      My April Favorites

      From left to right:
      1.  Ecotools is a eco friendly product that is inexpensive. This is from the 6 piece brush kit. The blush brush is super soft & good for the environment :)
      2.  Maybelline XXL 24 hour mascara. This mascara builds volume on my lashes and lasts a long time without flaking on my lower lid. 
      3. Mac Lustre Drops in Sun Rush. The ultimate highlighter for EVERY skintone. This is a peachy bronze with gold pearl.. gorg!
      4. Maybelline Studio Gel Liner in Blackest Black. This is amazing! The staying power is crazy, I use mine as a base. I kid you not I can go through a whole day without it budging! Wooo
      5. Balmshell Lipgloss in Shopaholic. Super fab & Canadian! Click Here to read my previous review.
        Have you tried any of these products before?