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Zodiac Makeup: Pisces

20 Feb

Would anyone be interested in me doing a zodiac themed series? I have already done my own astrological sun sign, Pisces.

 

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In this picture I am wearing an aquamarine (polished raw) necklace, which is my birthstone and sea horse earrings (an element of the sea). Pisces is a water sign, so I wanted to use colors, such as sea foam green and blue. I also wanted to include Pisces’ lucky color: sea foam green.

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Here is a color spectrum for Pisces.

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Products I used to complete this look:

SEPHORA: Jumbo pencil liner in 16 Glitter ( I used this as a shadow base on the lid)

NYX: Prismatic Eye in Mermaid

MAKEUP GEEK: in the colors Nautica, Masquerade, Daydreamer, Drama Queen, and Corrupt

ESSENCE marker eyeliner

URBAN DECAY: Moondust Shadow in Cosmic

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS: Brow powder duo in chocolate, Illuminator in Stardust, Glow Kit using Crushed Pearl

BARE MINERALS: complexion Rescue in Opal

CLINIQUE: Super Powder in Ivory

MARC JACOBS: Blush in Outspoken, Enamoured Hi-Shine Lip Gloss in Love Buzz

LANCOME: bronzer in sunkissed (matte) PERFECT FOR PALE PEOPLE)

RCMA: No color powder

 

 

 

 

 

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SHADOW BATTLE: Viseart vs. MakeupGeek

31 Jan

OK you guys I’m finally doing this review/comparison on Viseart and Makeup Geek shadows. Please share your thoughts down below…hope you enjoy mine.

So I did similar eye shadow looks on two different days, basically a bronze/brown smokey eye. Now I’ve used these shadows before, you may have seen my holiday makeup looks. I’ve used both brands alone or simultaneously.  I’ve experimented with both brands and feel like I can make a good review at this point.

 

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These are kiss lashes in case anyone is wondering. They are my favorite. you can get them at wal-mart or drugstores. they are so comfortable!!!!

This is viseart shadow from the 01 matte palette and the 03 bridal satin palette and viseart gel liner (mixed with some inglot duraline solution)

 

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Pardon the top knot. I had just gotten back from a top knot party. 😋 so anyways… These are makeup geek shadows in moondust, glamourous, and bitten in the crease with an urban decay pencil liner I think.

UGH bitten…it looks so pretty in the pan but then once you start applying it, it just goes EVERYWHERE. it doesn’t look to bad in the picture but that’s because i put a bunch of concealer on top of it. There’s blendable and then there’s this…where it’s just like a two year old smearing food on a wall. That sh*t goes everywhere!

I will say that I do love most of their duochrome shadows (and probably darn near all of their foiled shadows). OMG typhoon is my favorite. just to give you a recap of typhoon:

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MAKEUP GEEK: Typhoon Duochrome (lid only) and of course VISEART hanging in the crease (from the 08 Editorial Matte palette)

 

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More Makeup Geek: Fortune teller, ritzy, and cocoa bear I really adore this gold and Viseart does not have one this quite yellow.

Some may argue that Makeup Geek Shadows are more unique and brightly colored…but Viseart did this:

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To get the sparkles i applied Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal liner in Glam Rock.

and this:

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Pardon all of the stray hairs

EFFORTLESS. That’s what I think when I think Viseart. Even when I was trying to do the negative space cut crease. The pigmentation is there, it’s blendable, it’s buildable, it’s beautiful. Overall, I would have to say that I prefer Viseart Eye shadows. I think they are better quality and have more consistent quality throughout their shadows. I have to work a lot less with all of the Viseart shadows and it’s pretty hit or miss with the makeup geek shadows. That being said, I do not think Makeup Geek has bad shadows. I think they have really nice ones and then they have a lot of duds. If I had to return one brand of of shadow and never use it again it would be Makeup Geek.

OK OK…right now you’re probably like, “are you sponsored by them or something?” ha no… i wish. I will say that in terms of inconsistency Viseart does have a select few shadows that appear different in the pan, but you are pleasantly surprised at the color once your swatch or apply. But that is really only with a handful of colors. Most of them are true to pan color and will glide on your lids like a dream and lay beautifully.

Here’s my score for the SHADOW BATTLE:

APPLICATION – Viseart wins

COLOR PREDICTABILITY – This one is tied, for the most part the colors are true to pan

COLOR PIGMENTATION – This one is tied, there a some let downs with each brand, but overall they are both very pigmented.

CUSTOMIZATION – Makeup Geek takes it, you can purchase what ever shadows you want or  ordered pre-made palettes, I will say though, Viseart arranges their shadows nicely in most of the palettes

QUALITY – Viseart takes this one. Although most of the foil and duochrome Makeup Geek Shadows are out of this world. BUT MG just has too much fallout.

PRICE – They are actually pretty comparable. This one is a tie, but leaning towards MG because you can customize and purchase less. Foiled shadows are a wopping $10 a piece (same size mind you) and the duochrome, shimmer, and matte shadows are $6 a piece. On average Viseart shadows are about $6.66 a piece. The bridal satin palette is the same quality of the foiled shadows (maybe a touch less foily) but you pay less for a great product.

OK so who won? Viseart 4 vs. Makeup Geek 4

Each brand of eye shadow shines in different ways.

Have you tried these brands? Which is your favorite?

And let me know in the comments if you want to see swatches!

Up next week is the Anastasia Beverly Hills LOVE AND HATE Glow Kits Review.

 

 

Holiday Makeup Challenge (24 of 30)

26 Dec

I know Christmas is over and we’re saying goodbye to family and heading back to our jobs, but the lights are still up because we are waiting for another celebration -new years! And we’re probably not ready to take down the lights yet anyways.

One year I left my Christmas decorations up until May. Needless to say, I did not put them up this year. That was partly due to the fact that I wasn’t going to be home for Christmas and I was too busy putting makeup on myself to care much about them! 🙂

Today’s look is called Holiday Lights. I initially was just going to do glitter on the liner and have the lid colors just be shimmery, but then i just covered my lids (not the crease or above the crease) with glitter! I didn’t apply the glitter haphazardly though, the colors were deliberate so that it would have a smooth transition.

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30 Days of Holiday Makeup. Day 24. “Holiday Lights”

If you would like I can post the alternate pictures of those to instagram. Just let me know in the comments below.

For the glitter I used my trusty Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner. It’s so easy to apply! You just brush it on. It comes in many great colors. I used all but two of them!

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Sorry the picture quality is not great.

If you’ve kept up with looking at my makeup looks all along you might think this one is similar to the “Christmas in Miami” DAY 12 makeup look. For “Christmas in Miami” I used the matte editorial palette 08 by Viseart. Holiday Lights mainly consists of shimmery (foil) Makeup Geek shadows with the Viseart matte shadow in the crease. I will do a review on Viseart and Makeup Geek in the new year!

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Here are the products I used for today’s look:

“Holiday Lights”

EYES

Eye Primer: Two Faced – Shadow Insurance

Eye Shadow:

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MAKEUPGEEK

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter in Midnight Cowboy, Distortion, Amp, Spandex, and ACDC (Yes, that’s almost all of them. I didn’t use the silver or the pink one)

Waterline: Inglot Kohl in Purple

Mascara: Nars Audacious

 

FACE

Moisturizer: Caudelié Premier Cream

Foundation: Hourglass Illusion in Ivory

Eye Cream: Origins Ginzing Eye

Undereye corrector: Tarte CC for undereye

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy in Vanilla

Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener

Highlight: Laura Mercier Radiance Baked Powder Compact in Highlight 01

Hourglass Ambient Light Palette

Blush: LaFemme Blush

Bronze: Urban Decay Naked Flush Blush

 

LIPS

Lipstick: Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Sexer

Topper: Sephora Lip Cream Stain 08 (this particular color is not the greatest formula)

 

BROWS

Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Chocolate

 

SETTING POWDER

Sephora Brand Translucent Setting Powder

Holiday Makeup Challenge (19 of 30)

21 Dec

Just “let it gooooo”!

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30 Days of Holiday Makeup Challenge. Day 19. “Frozenish”

I drew my inspiration from the Disney character from Frozen. I unfortunately don’t have my Elsa Wig anymore, but I do have this platinum wig from Tony of Beverly. I think that’s OK though, because I wasn’t looking to copy. I was just using her as inspiration!

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Imitated never duplicated… I made Elsa’s look a little more wearable!

The necklace is from Apricot Lane Boutique. I thought it looked like icicles. Am i right?

You’ll notice the the Disney character has a warm brown crease, which definitely makes sense to pair with such a cool purple lid. It’s the perfect balance of color and let’s be honest that’s probably why she can handle the cold -she’s gotta warm crease! 😉

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I paired it with a peachy lip. Browns and orangey peach lips are my favorite lips to pair with purple shadow because it doesn’t overpower the purple. 🙂

I have naturally dark eyebrows and when I wear my lighter haired wigs they can look a little harsh. If you don’t want to bleach your brows, but give them a little change in color, try a tinted brow gel! The one I’m wearing now is the Anastasia brow gel in “caramel”. I would normally use the “blonde” color they have, but the Disney characters brows were actually fairly dark.

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Theresa Burden

NC MAKEUP ARTIST

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Here is what I used to complete this “Frozenish” look:

“Frozenish”

EYES

Eye Primer: UD Eden

Eye Shadow:

MAKEUP GEEK

Viseart 03

Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Shadow in Champagne

Eyeliner: Inglot Gel Liner 77

Mascara: Armani Eyes to Kill Excess

Lashes: Ardell Lashes

 

FACE

Serum: First Aid Beauty Anti Redness Serum

Eye Cream: Origins Ginzing Eye Cream

Moisturizer: Origins Ginzing

Undereye corrector: Tarte Under eye CC

Foundation: YSL BB cream in CLEAR

Concealer: Chantilly

Highlight: Hourglass Ambient Light

Urban Decay Naked Flush

Contour: M.A.C. longwear eye shadow in Fashion Fix

Blush: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Incandescent Electra

Bronzer: Hourglass Ambient Light in Radiant

 

LIPS

Lip Primer: M.A.C. Prep and Prime for lips

Lip Liner: Marc Jacobs liner in Prim(rose)

Lipstick: Kevyn Aucoin in Hannabeth

 

BROWS

Anastasia Brow Gel in Caramel

 

SETTING POWDER

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder