Back to MAC

Back to MAC

Back to MAC


Once upon a time, I was a MAC snob. It was all I used, or wanted to use. Once I started branching out, I discovered there is more to makeup than MAC Cosmetics but that’s not to say they don’t make some great stuff! I recently found myself with a embarrassingly huge bag of empties to Back to MAC and wandered over to the counter. It made me miss all of my old MAC shadows that have been neglected since losing my mind and attempting to purchase every palette that comes out. (Or so it seems!) I dug through my stash and pulled out some old favorites and created a classic MAC look.
Classic Eyes

Classic Eyes


Eyes:
MAC Grain, Soft Brown, Nylon, Black Tied
Mally Evercolor Liner in Onyx
Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara

Face:
MUFE Face & Body Foundation
MAC Select Cover Up Concealer
Maybelline Dream Lumi
MAC Blush in Sincere
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders in Dim and Diffused Light
Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone

Lips:
MAC Ruby Woo

There really is nothing like a classic, simple eye look with a matte red lip. I felt like using some of MAC’s classically famous shades to create something that is easy, yet looks super chic and put together. The Hourglass powders are key to giving your skin the extra fresh and glowing appearance that compliments a classic eye and lip beautifully. And if you were wondering how many lipsticks I was able to get with my Back to MAC goodies…I got 6…and have enough empties left over to get that many more. Yes…I realize I have a problem…

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Ethereal Face of the Day

White Eyeliner is In!

White Eyeliner is In!


Sometimes, you just need to do something a little bit different. This look was inspired by a tutorial by ShaaanXO on YouTube. She did an almost Fairy-like look with white eyeliner and I thought: Humm…that looks fun! So here is my take!
Ethereal Eyes

Ethereal Eyes


Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Too Cool
MAC Stars & Rockets Eyeshadow
MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Opalesse
ELF Mineral Eyeshadow in Girly
NYX Retractable Eyeliner in White
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Uzi
Revlon Lash Potion Mascara
Face:
Benefit 15 Hour Primer
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
Rimmel Wake Me UP Concealer
Laura Geller Balance n’ Brighten
ELF Color Stick in Persimmion
ELF Color Stick in Pink Lemonade
MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder in Belightful
Lips:
ELF Tinted Lip Balm in Pink
ELF Lip Gloss in ?? (The sticker fell off!)

I love all the iridescent and glowy elements and how they all come together for a really ethereal look!

Check out ShaaanXO! She’s super cute from New Zealand and does fierce makeup tutorials!

Bronze Overload

This is me trying to 'smize' a la Tyra

This is me trying to ‘smize’ a la Tyra


Something happens when I put bronze on my eyes. I always feel the need to incorporate bronze into everything else that goes on my face resulting in a kind of monochrome looks. I suppose there are worse things. I mean, you can’t really do a monochrome look with green….unless, I guess, you’re Kermit. But seriously, with my (most of the time) green eyes, I think that bronze really makes them pop. Here’s the look:
Bronzed

Bronzed


Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
MAC Eyeshadow in Honesty
NYX Roll on Glitter in Nude
Tarte SmolderEyes in Sunstone Bronze
Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara
Face:
Makeup For Ever Face and Body Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Collection Concealer
NYX Mosaic Powder in Dare
ELF Golden Bronzer
MAC Omega Eyshadow (for brows)
Lips:
Rimmel Show-Off Lip Lacquer in Stargazer

Full Face Looks

I love the idea of doing a look with all products of the same brand. (An idea I stole from EmilyNoel83 on YouTube) I’d like to try out the concept but would like your help in choosing the first brand to try out! Help a Sister out and vote!

The Happy Place

Finding My Happy Place

Finding My Happy Place


It’s Monday Everyone! Mondays suck! Enter the perfect eyeshadow quad for a Monday: The Happy Place by Bare Minerals. I had been eyeing this quad for a while and finally caved when QVC was having a special a couple weeks ago. I’ve never tried any Bare Minerals shadows before and I must say that I’m impressed with the quality. Very creamy and blendable. Here’s the Look:
Happy Place Eyes

Happy Place Eyes


Eyes:
Milani Shadow Eyes in Champagne Toast
The Happy Place Quad by Bare Minerals
Tarte Amazonian Clay Gel Liner
Maybelline Volume Express Mascara
Face:
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Ivory
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory
Laura Geller Balance n’ Brighten Powder
Sonia Kashuk Creme Bronzer in Warm Tan
ELF All Over Color Stick in Persimmon
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed
Benefit Instant Eyebrow Pencil in Light
ELF Brow Gel
Lips:
MAC Summerfruit Lip Liner
Almay Liquid Lip Balm in Cantaloupe

Happy Monday Everyone!

I Bleed Purple

Go Frogs!

Go Frogs!


I’ve been feeling my TCU Pride lately. If you didn’t know I am an alum of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and (without getting too political) I’ve been very proud of the things my fellow TCU Alum has been doing in the Texas State Senate. To celebrate I threw on an old Horned Frog shirt and slapped some purple on my eyes!
Frog Eyes

Frog Eyes


Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Revlon Smokey Shadow Stick in Flare
Maybelline Color Explosion in Amethyst Ablaze
ELF Waterproof Liner Pen (Which is in no way H2O proof. I really like a lot of ELF’s products but this one is a fail)
NYX Waterproof Liner in White
Revlon Lash Potion Mascara
Face:
PUR Minerals Foundation in Light
PUR Minerals Foundation Golden Medium (as a contour)
PUR Minerals Disappearing Act Concealer in Light
Benefit Sugarbomb Blush
Seventeen Highlight in Pink Bronze
Benefit Instant Brow Pencil in Light
Lips:
MAC Lipstick in Freckletone
MAC Lipglass in *a color so well used I can’t read it anymore*

T-C-U-KNOW!!!!

Naked Week: Day 3

Day 3

Day 3


Happy Humpday Everyone! This marks the halfway point of my journey into mattes and nudes using the UD Naked Basics Palette. I hope you’ve enjoyed it thus far and have maybe even picked up some ideas on how to use this palette (or similar shades) for yourself! After going soft and easy with my makeup yesterday, I decided to pump up the volume today for a super glam look.
Naked Wednesday

Naked Wednesday


Here’s the breakdown:
I prepped my eyes using a mix of Too Faced Shadow Insurance and MAC Select Cover-Up to make the shades stay put. I used Naked 2 all over the lid up to the crease. Then I blended Faint into the crease and used Crave on the outer corner. Then I used W.O.S. to blend above the crease and up to the browbone. To lighten the inner corner around the tear duct I used Venus and then brought it along the inner half of the lower lash line. I lined the outer half of the lower lash line with Crave also. My L’Oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Liner was the perfect fit for that glam winged look. On my top and bottom inner rims I used the Tarte skinny smolderEyes in Onyx. The look was completed with Revlon Lash Potion Mascara in Blackest Black. (That stuff is seriously amazing, I highly recommend trying it. One of the best Mascaras I’ve ever used)
Humpday Naked

Humpday Naked


On the Rest of my Face:
Covergirl Clean Whipped Cream Foundation in 305 Ivory
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Concealer in Fair
N.Y.C. Sunny Bronzer
MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder in Pink Buttercream
MAC Blush in Sincere
Benefit Instant Brow Pencil in Light
Wet N’ Wild MegaLast lip color in 911D Spotlight Red