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July 14, 2009

Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin

In my last haul, I showed the book "Making Faces" by Kevyn Aucoin. My-My asked me to picture some pages, so here they are! Hope they give you a better idea of what the book is like. You can find it in stores like Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc. It costs $21.99. You can look through the book at the book store before buying it to see if you really want it or not.

Click on the pictures for a larger view.
Sorry they're not that clear, my camera wasn't cooperating.

picture shows where to contour & highlight

shows lip shapes & lip product application

before & after pictures with instructions

instructions on how to get certain looks

July 06, 2009

Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara

Maybelline Pulse Perfection Waterproof Mascara

Official Website Information:

It’s our first vibrating mascara. Transforms your lashes to perfection.
  • Patent-pending elastomer brush vibrates 7,000 times per stroke
  • Provides clump-free definition, intense color, and shine
  • Waterproof; also available in washable formula
  • Builds lash volume, length, and adds curl
  • Buildable formula
  • Ideal for All Skin Types
  • Contact lens safe
Overall Rating: 5/5
Would I Repurchase: Yes

- Nice, sleek packaging
- Applies dark and black
- Adds a lot of length and volume
- Holds a curl and doesn't make my lashes droop down
- No clumping, even with more than 1 coat
- Waterproof, so it stays on all day
- More affordable than other vibrating mascaras (ie: Lancome, Estee Lauder)

- You have to keep your finger pressed down on the button for it to vibrate

I was pleasantly surprised with this mascara. I wasn't sure if the whole "vibrating mascara" would actually work well and I wasn't willing to spend so much on the ones from Lancome and Estee Lauder. I'm more of a drugstore mascara girl since you have to toss them every 3 months anyway. I don't really have any major complaints. This mascara is one of my new favorites. It adds really nice length and volume. Most importantly, it holds a curl which is important for my stick straight lashes. I think the vibrating does make a little bit of a difference. I feel like the bristles grip my lashes better. I'd definitely recommend this mascara. The shade I'm using is "Very Black"

close up of the button on the handle

close up of the wand

my bare, uncurled lashes

after curling & adding mascara

July 03, 2009


Haul time! AKA happy time for beauty addicts.

Last month my family got Wii Fit. I played almost everyday for a month, which is a MIRACLE because I usually hate exercising and NEVER do it. Raymond said he was proud of me, and he surprised me with a book... MAKING FACES by Kevyn Aucoin! I'm so excited to have it!

I wanted to return that Shiseido cleanser I bought. It wasn't a bad product, but it just wasn't right for my skin and I paid $21 for it. So I went to Sephora to exchange it for the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder. I've been looking for a nice matte bronzer that would add a glow without containing any particles of shimmer or glitter and this one is PERFECT. It smells like chocolate too!

I wasn't planning on going to MAC but Raymond's mom wanted a new lipstick, so we stopped by the MAC store to pick something out for her. We ended up getting "Modesty," a nice medium pink shade. Hopefully she likes it, I've heard good things about it. I got "Hug Me," which I heard is a great natural looking nude lip. The second I put it on, I fell in love with the color. It's so pretty. It's like MLBB. (my lips but better!) I can see myself wearing it everyday.

Hope everyone had a good day! Mine was great. Not because of my haul but because I got to spend time with Raymond. My parents are pretty strict so we only hang out once a week. Sometimes twice if I'm lucky, ha. It's better than nothing :)

July 01, 2009

Long Time No FOTD!

Long time no look, huh? Temptalia posted a look today using Make Up For Ever. I LOVED the colors she used and got inspired to play with some makeup. I haven't worn eyeshadow in weeks, so I'm a little rusty.

My skin's been acting up like crazy. I've been going to the doctor but nothing is working yet. So I did some retouching on the full face photos. I usually edit all of my pictures on photoshop to adjust the lighting, contrast, clearness, etc. I never alter the actual makeup, just zap away those pesky pimples :(

- Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
- MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC30
- MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC30
- MAC Emote Blush
- MAC Blushbaby Blush

- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Honey
- MAC Eyeshadows: Playful, Cranberry, Fertile, Shroom
- Milani Eyeshadow Quad: Copper Fiesta
- MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
- Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara
- Urban Decay 24/7 Liner: Zero

- MAC Bare Slimshine