Month: October 2011

Tarte for True Blood: The Winner Is…

BRIA BUNNY! Congratulations! You won: Tarte for True Blood: Eyeshadow Palette Cheek Stain Lip Pencil/Stain Bria, I’ve sent you an email. You have 48 hours to respond with your mailing address, and I’ll get your prize right out to you! Congratulations again!

FOTD: Dior Couture Golds

I wanted to see how the Dior 5 Couture Golds would perform in practical application, so they took center stage in this FOTD: FACE Armani Face Fabric (#5) Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphonous Powder Armani Blush in #6 EYESSuqqu Eyebrow Pen in Brown Dior 5 Couture Golds: Peach on the lids

Professional Grade? My first Sugar Skull

A friend wanted to know if I could do a Sugar Skull makeup on her… she wanted teal and gold, with a little purple thrown in there for good measure. I have NEVER done a Sugar Skull before, so this was quite a challenge. I did okay. It’s not great,

Dior Holiday 2011: 5 Couture Golds

Dior continues its ‘warming trend’ for the Holidays, with a palette shot through with a healthy dose of gold: The palette features five ‘gold-inspired’ colors: a pale beige, a true golden peach, a golden taupe, a golden brown, and a shimmer gold in the center. My swatches truly do not

Kit Essentials from YSL

I’ll be honest: Yves Saint Laurent is not the first brand that comes to mind when I’m looking for unusual additions to my kit. I’ll browse the brand for luxurious lipsticks or the occasional eyeshadow palette. But tools? Not so much. Imagine my surprise when I came upon two items

Eye Adore: Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Mascara

Oh… this is GOOD. I got to try the Armani Eyes To Kill Stretch mascara, and let me tell you, it’s EXCELLENT. Like… right up there with the original formula, except this may even be a bit more shiny. Now, as you guys know (or not), I tend to keep

Professional Grade: Fleurings Photo Shoot — Final Pictures

You guys remember the shoot I did with Samantha Lockwood for Fleurings Jewelry… Well, she sent me two of the final pictures! Here they are: Since the focus was on the jewelry, the idea was to keep the makeup polished and ‘complementary’ — not competitive. She seemed really happy with

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