Archive for May, 2011
Happy Cinco De Mayo! Or should I say Drinko De Mayo! Just wanted to do a quick post inspired by my favorite drink I did a green eye look with glitter all around the rim of my eye!
BH Cosmetics 120 Palette
MAC-Fascinating Eye Kohl (Waterline)
Hope you all enjoy a delicious Frozen Margarita!!
I’m not sure if many of you have heard of Mally Roncal. She has been a makeup artist for celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Thalia and Ashlee Simpson. She released her own makeup line in 2005 and it is sold on QVC and I believe the only retail store you can purchase her line is at Henri Bendel in NYC. If you’ve never shopped on QVC, it is really simple and if you’re unhappy with your purchase it’s very easy to return. Her major claim for her makeup line is that it is really long lasting. I haven’t seen many reviews on her products and since I do have a few of her products I thought I could share my experience with this line.
One of her most popular products is the Cancellation Concealer. On her site:
“This is a fabulous face duo. The creamy concealer never cakes, providing full coverage for dark circles, small flaws, or blemishes. Follow with translucent setting powder for a look that lasts. Comes packaged in a convenient, keep-it-together pouch with a double ended brush.”
First off I really like the way the product is packaged. It comes in a cute light pink pouch with everything you need to create a bright eyed well rested look. It’s a two step system, first you apply the concealer with the brush provided and I then I usually use my ring finger to blend it out. Then you use the other end of the brush to apply the translucent powder which brightens your under eye. The double ended brush itself is great. Both ends are soft and they do not shed.
The texture of the concealer is very creamy and blends beautifully on your skin.. The coverage is full and the consistency reminds me of MAC Studio concealer, my favorite. What sets it apart from other concealers is the setting powder. It is supposed to keep the concealer lasting all day with out creasing and accentuating the fine lines some of us have around our eyes. But unfortunately I don’t think it lives up to it’s claims. After a while it does settle under my eye, accentuating my fine lines, and it makes the skin under my eyes look really dry! On the site it does have a lot of positive feed back but it didn’t work for me, and I will continue to use my HG concealer MAC Studio Finish!
It is available in four different shades: Fair, Light/Medium, Tan, and Rich. I bought the Light/Medium shade and it is the perfect shade for me.
Have you tried this concealer or any of her other products?
MAC is re-releasing its cool liquid powders and adding them to their permanent line tomorrow May 5th. I purchased Cajun back when it was released with the Venomous Villains collection last year. I really love this powder, especially now that its warmer. It does feel like you are applying a cool liquid to your face and then automatically feels like a soft silky power. It goes on very smooth and melts right on your skin without looking powdery or cakey. I like to use this as a contour and then blend upward to warm up my cheeks.
While reading my latest issue of Allure magazine I came across a very interesting weight loss article and I wanted to share with you all. We can all benefit from any information that can possibly make us healthier and happier.
“Sleeping in complete darkness may help prevent weight gain and depression, research suggests. Over eight weeks, mice exposed to dim lighting at night-the equivalent of leaving on a a television, computer, or adjacent bathroom light-gained 50 percent more weight than mice in total darkness, despite similar caloric intakes and activity levels. And hamsters subjected to nighttime light experienced a rise in depressive behaviors. The light may throw off the biological clock and increase nighttime eating, says researcher Laura Fonken, a doctoral student at Ohio State University in Columbus. If the findings hold true for humans, she adds, people may benefit from a consistent sleep schedule and window curtains or sleep masks.”
So I think we all need to run out and stock up on some sleep masks!
In the height of summer, who doesn’t crave suddenly to feel, look AND be cooler-shine, oil and heat-all gone! You’ve longed for it. And now it’s captured: MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder. An alchemical fusion of water and pigment that goes on as a loose powder but with the refreshing feel of an ocean mist. Light-diffusing pigments add to the appeal by softening lines and creating natural radiance. The cool-to-be-cool way to set and enhance the look of foundation. Hailed during an earlier limited-edition launch, this time round it’s here to stay.
US launch date is May 5, 2011
International launch date is May 2011
Truth & Light Sheer shimmer that reflects silver and pink (Repromote)
Honey Rose Sheer rosy beige with multidimensional shimmer
Cajun Sheer bronze shimmer with reflects gold (Repromote)
All powders will join MAC’s permanent line on May 5th. Truth & Light and Cajun are repromotes from Venemous Villains. I purchased Cajun when it was first released and I love this product. It does feel like a cool liquid when you first apply it and instantly feels like a loose powder . I personally like to use this as a countour and then slightly blend out for bronze look. They are releasing these and suggesting you use the 187 brush, but I use my 138 for contouring.
I suggest you definitely check these powders out, especially now that the hot Summer months are almost here!
Bloom brightly with a stylish fusion of the floral and the fashionable in the summer color collection that evoke the cool side of the hottest season. Fashion Flower girls are free to be, each one with cultivated connection to the green house and the fashion house. Unfolding and flourishing these perennial prima donna embrace the growing tend of cheeks and eyes lightly dusted with daisy debossed beauty powder and shadows.
Their confidence steams from petal-light lashes that sprout dramatically with studio fix bold-black lashes dew lips that sparkle sweetly in Budding Beauty Lipgelee and Summer Shower, a softly sheer aqua blue lipstick. Ever him join these rare blossoms and succumb horticulturally to bouquets that’s equal parts of fleur and couture.
US/Canada launch date is April 28, 2011
International launch date is July 2011
Lucky Green Frosted mid-tone lime (Veluxe Pear) (Permanent)
Fresh Daisy Frosted mid-tone yellow white (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Bows & Curtseys Metallic hunter green (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Aqua Aqua blue (Matte) (Permanent)
Free to Be Bright true coral (Matte) (Permanent)
Groundcover Mid-tone warm grey (Matte) (Limited Edition)
Alpha Girl Soft peach pink with gold nuances (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
Light Sunshine Pastel neutral pink with soft gold and pink sparkle (Limited Edition)
Ever Hip Bright creamy coral (Cremesheen) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
Growing Trend Mid-tone taupe nude (Amplified Creme) (Limited Edition)
Mlle Light white pink (Glaze) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
Summer Shower Light Aqua (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
Budding Beauty Pale Coral with pearl pigment (Limited Edition)
Fashion Flower Pale pink with pearl pigment (Limited Edition)
Now in Season Pale yellow with pearl pigment (Limited Edition)
Studio Fix Lash $14.00 US/$17.00 CDN
Bold Black Deep intense black (Permanent)
Penultimate Eyeliner $17.50 US/ $21.00 CDN
Black Pure black (Permanent)
What are you getting from this collection? What are you skipping?
Elevate your state of mind with a high-altitude collection of sensually spongy watercolour whipped mouse cream shadows in 16 hues that fly higher than gravity’s rainbow. A new formula innovation in luminescent washes that build from sheer to medium easily. Eye plumage is playful with four limited-edition shades of Zoom Lash Mascara certain to unleash a torrent of tweets.
US/Canada Launch Date is May 5, 2011
International Launch Date is May 2011
Big Bounce Shadows
The Cool Elite White with silver pearl
Good Fortune Soft pink yellow with pink and silver pearl
Reward Yourself Bright peach coral with gold pearl
Impeccably Rich Light cream with gold pearl
Sizzlin’ Diva Copper with gold pearl
Trophy Soft peach with pearl
Free as Air Sky blue with silver pearl
Spread the Wealth Dirty olive with gold pearl
Extra Charged Bright green with multicolour pearl
Up the Ante! Rich copper with gold and silver pearl
Rich Thrills Dirty silver with multicolour pearl
Luxury Touch Violet with gold pearl
Count Your Assets Rich blue purple with multicolour pearl
My Next Indulgence Forest green with blue and gold pearl
Rich, Sweet Chocolate with gold pearl
Black Diamond Black with gold pearl
Zoom Coloured Mascaras
High Esteem Mid-Tone grey with silver pearl
Blue Charge Deep navy blue
Plum Reserve Light Violet purple
Green Is Green Jade green
242 Shader Brush $24.50
One of the most popular trends this Spring on the runway was bright colored lips. I wanted to try out this trend and pair it with a neutral eye and dramatic winged liner. It is a pretty bold lip, so if you are not comfortable with wearing such a dramatic look you can start off by using a bright lip gloss that may give you a more sheer look.
MAC-Pro Long Wear Foundation (NC30)
MAC-Studio concealer (NC20)
NARS-Loose Powder (Beach)
MAC-My Highland Honey
MAC-Brule (All over lid)
MAC-Fascinating Eye Kohl (waterline)
MAC-Blacktrack (Top lash line)
Clinique-High Impact Mascara
Cover Girl-Fairy Tale Lipstick (Review coming soon)
Do you prefer that I take pictures of the products used?