Monday, November 29, 2010

We Smoke Skittles Serie : Huh, Blueberry?


Here's the second look of the We Smoke Skittles Serie, which is basically a serie where I show you tutorials on different colored smokey eyes! We already did the Grape one ( aka purple ) right here : CLICK ME

So, as you might know, there's not an actual blueberry flavored skittle... But how could I passed over a blue smokey eye!?

Here's what the tutorial will show you how to do:
As you can see... My eyebrows are a disaster, but look OVER that. It's a smokey eye with a crisp edge. You could do the same with a more rounded shape by the way! :D

So here we go :
1. Prime your eye with your favorite primer, and add a piece of tape that goes from the outer corner of your eye to your eyebrow.
( I used regular scotch tape and Urban Decay's Primer Potion )

2. Use a dark blue shadow and place it in your crease. Start applying it directly in your crease, and go upward. It'll make the color lighter near the browbone and make it easier to blend.
( I used the dark side of the Sea & Sky mineralize eye shadow duo from MAC )

3. There is two steps in this picture, sorry! First, apply a slightly less darker blue o the outer corner of your lid, and the add a medium blue to the middle of your lid.
( I used MAC FreshWater on the outer corner and Urban Decay's PainKiller on the middle )

4. Take a black eye shadow and put it along the outer edge and directly in the crease. Don't worry for the messiness, we'll clean everything later on!
( I used NYX single eyeshadow in Black )

5. Take a light blue eyeshadow and put it on the inner corner of your eye.
( I used the lighter side of  MAC's Sea & Sky mineralize eye shadow duo )

6.  Remove the tape and feel the freedom! :) Then take your crease color, your middle-of-the-eyelid color and your inner corner color. Add them in that order from the outer corner of your eye on your lower lash line. It's also the time to clean your brow bone!
( I, again, use MAC's Sea & Sky mineralize shadow and Urban Decay's Painkiller )

7. Add your highlight color on your browbone and line your eyelid and your water line with your favorite eyeliner.
( I used MAC's Blanc Type for my highlight and Buxom Lash Liner in Leatherette as my liner )

8. Curl your lashes and add mascara! Then we're DONE!
( I used... I don't remember what I used! Sorry! D: )

Paired with this, I used Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Soft Nude and MAC Dazzle Glassin Local Color!

I hope you liked this tutorial! Next up in this serie is Lime, aka the green smoky eye! :) Are you exited!? :O

I'll have a new post in the next few days, about my november favorites!

Thanks for reading lovely followers, 
( By the way, I have some prizes comming in the mail.. you know what that means, right ? )

Thursday, November 25, 2010

FunnyFace Beauty's Dare to Wear Challenge IV


Yes! Your eyes are not tricking you! It's a REAL POST! :)

Yesterday night, I finally did the recent Dare to Wear Challenge from Alicia ( aka FunnyFace Beauty ). I went for a non-traditionnal colors tribal inspired make up... I think that it looks like a color blind samurai, but it's okai! It was still fun to do :)

Here's what I came up with :
(Mommy told me that this design makes my eyes look really close... I have to agree!)
So yes... Color blind Samurai! Ahah :) The colors I used were
-Make Up Forever no. 92 ( Bad, bad idea.. Where the purple was, well today it's stained in pink! At least I don't have to go to school! )
-Urban Decay Absolem from the Alice in Wonderland palette ( it's regularly call Homegrown ) for the green
-The Yellow is in Costal Scents 88 color palette ( 2 across, 2 down )
-The white is NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow pencil in Milk
I truely invite you to do a look for this challenge! Everylook you do help to raise money for charity! All details here.

That is basically all for today girls and guys :) I'll have a new post soon after this one since pictures are already taken! ( hint hint : It's blue, and it's part of a series, about skittles and/or rainbow... Remember? :D )

Have a wonderfull thanksgiving for those of you who celebrate it today, and I am really thankfull for all of my readers, ( and commenters! :O see the subliminal message :)? ).

Thank you for everything,

Monday, November 22, 2010

I'm the worst blogger on earth, period.

(Picture from Logoistics086 on deviant art)

I'm writing this post from school, which can kind of give you a glimpse of my life lately. I've been surrounded with awefull school projects, and papers, and homeworks... When ever I get home, I get to my bedroom, change to my pajamas and jump in my bed. I have a lot of ideas for post, that's not the problem, it's truely the time and the motivation that's been lacking -.-''

I'll be fully back soon since this semester ends around december 10th (I know, that's early!). I'll do more blog post, and comment more on your post too (yes, I've been THAT lazy :S).

I also want to ask you guys a little something. I know I said that I was suppose to have a 100th follower give away, but I doubt it will happen.. I've been really broke since IMATS, and since I have no job, it's hard to restock on money. I want to buy some really awesome prizes that I would personnally trilled to get because I want to make you guys happy. So here's the question : Would you guys preffer a sooner give away with small prizes or let me some time to really gatter loads of goodies and make a giant give away with a lot of winners? Please let me know in the comment section, I need advices on this one!

Thanks for reading, and staying with me (I really miss you!)

P.s.: Can you guys also tell me what kind of post you love the most?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

IMATS Extraverganza :D

( Have you ever saw a boyfriend smiling like that when he has to go to a make up show? :D )
Long time no post!
It's been two weeks since I've post ANYTHING here!! I need to get more serious, I truely love you guys! Blogging is really fun! :)

Anyway, let's get on the topic here. Last week end I've been blessed to attempt IMATS, or International Make Up Artist Trade Show. It was an overall awesome experience! For a seventeen years old make up addict like me, it was really close to paradise on earth. I was expecting bigger, but when I got it, at 8:30 on saturday, I remembered that it's only the second year that they have an IMATS in Toronto, so it'll grow bigger with time :)

Let's insert a little story here. I don't live in Toronto, well, I don't even live in the province of Ontario. I live 6 hours of non-stop drive from the city, and my lovely parents, who were really awesomly kind enough to take me there, drove from where we live to there. With just a few mathematic skills, you can understand that we left the house at 23:30 on the friday night to get there on time! And since I was to exited for the show, I slept maybe for 30 minutes to an hour max that night, when I woke at 8:00 on friday morning. Needless to say that I was tired at the end of the day! 

So, IMATS, ( focus Marie, focus! ). When I got inside, it took only a few seconds to pass from '' Oh well, it's kind of small '' to '' Remember, it's only the second year '' endind by '' OH CRAPP LOOK THERE'S MAKE UP FREAKING EVERYWHERE!!! '' ( ask my boyfriend, this last sentence is almost a citation , ahah :D ). Me and my exitation first decided to go by the Make Up Forever booth, but quickly went away, to much people already, and my exitation couldn't wait 40 minutes right after comming in. So I headed to Naked Cosmetics, which was just in front.

Their basic deal ( because their were other one, but not corresponding to my non-make up artist status so I don't remember them ) was buy one stack for 30$, buy to for 50$. As you can see, I got two stacks. The first one, called Shock Effect, is the one I choose. It's pretty much an assortiment of bright bright colors, which I adore! ( the yellow one is a stunner when it's wet, just saying ... ) And the next one, choosen by the marvelous boyfriend is called Urban Rustic, which is a bunch of earthy and more natural colors. He choose this one after saying '' Well, you know, with that tower of brightness I think you should think about getting a more neutral one '' Ahah! He's knowing it now! He kind of has to, I'm almost always talking about make up...  I'm sure he knows more about it than certain girls... He can even say sometimes when a foundation is not matched of blended, when blush is applied too heavily or when liner is too too thick of just wiggly... That's my man! Ahah! Anyways, those pigments can be used as many many things, but this is not a review. If you want a review, request it! :)

So next I I went to Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, or OCC, and I regret not getting more of those lip tars. Serious awesomness there..! I joined the lip tar picture here with the one thing I got from Nigel Beauty Emporium, which is just a make up retailer. I simply got a metal palette, because I'm starting to build my kit! 

Not much not add to this one! The lip tar color, which each were 10$, I got is called Pageant, again under the recommendation of the boyfriend. I was looking for a pretty vivid pink, and he got it right! :) I seriously love those, I'm looking foward to get more! For the metal palette, I don't really have something to write.. I guess I can say that it's made in Pakistan, it was something like 5 to 10 $ and that the brand is Monda! Ahah!! 

Next booth we hitted is the NYX booth. Serious delirium there. A whole bunch of girl fighting for eyeliners! Ahah! I got some good deal there.
I started with the falsies. The crazy one on the left were 8$ if I correctly remember. They are not for an everyday use, just to let you know! They are called Unstable ( EL 188 ). This is again, a boyfriend choice :). The one next to those are more natural. They're called Breeze ( EL 108 ). I'm pretty sure those were 3 or 4$, and they also come with a tiny tube of glue ( which is seriously as big as the picture on the packaging! ). Next are the lip stuff, starting with a Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Gold ( 105 ). I'll talk about it more in a future post, but I found a use for it that I quite like! :) Next to it is a Jumbo Lip Pencil in Chaos ( 724 ). Those are under rated. The only person I ever heard talking about them is Emily Noel on youtube, and she's right, these are good stuff! ( Even better when you get them for 3$ ! ) I also got two regular lip pencils, which were 2$ each. Left side is Hot Red ( 817 ) and right side is Pinky ( 835 ). I'm currently in love with lip liners, just saying.. :) Then for eye stuff, I got this awesome liquid liner called Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Blue ( SLL 101 ). I don't remember the price on it, but it was cheap and worth it. Then I have three Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencils, which are, from left to right, Milk ( 604 ), Pacific ( 616 ) and Chery ( spelled with one ''r'' )( 624 ). Last NYX item is their single eye shadow in Black ( ES 01 ) because as weird as it can be, I did not had one plain black shadow before!

The next booth we went to is Eye Kandy. I'm not going to say much because this deserve a post of their own.

Their deal was '' Get a kit with Liquid Sugar, a Brush and 3 glitters for 30$, of get the same kit with 6 glitters for 40$''. As you can see, I went for the six pack! To be quick, the Liquid Sugar thingy is kind of a mixing medium. When you get the glitter plus that liquid on your skin, it not moving, not flaking and sparkling all the way :). I'm pretty sure I'll do a post just on these, but to end about Eye Kandy here, I'm just going to say that this might be my favorite purchase of the day!

The next place we went to is Alcone, which is another make up retailer. 

The picture is pretty self explainatory. I got a Beauty Blender Sponge, just to try, for my curiosity. I think it was 15 or 20$. Next to it is a pretty Zebra Small Z-Palette. I got it for 15$, and I really like it! It's a lot sturdier than I would have ever thought! Then going down there an half ounce tube of Duo Lash Adhesive, which I got for 5$. To me it was an awesome deal since at MAC it's 9,50$ plus taxes! Finally, next to it is a normal stainless steel spatula which I think was 5$ too. You know, building the kit :)

Alcone being close to Crown Brushes, that is were we went next. I'm really frustrated with myself, I should have gotten more brushes! Oh well, I'll be prepared next year!

From left to right, there's tossable mascara wands, you know, for the kit! They were 9,00$ for a hundred of them. I decide to '' splurge '' ! Next is the Italian Badger Deluxe Crease Brush ( IB119 ), which is a crease brush as the name say. It's really soft and seriously cheap, I didn't pay more than 4$ for it! Next to it is the Flat Crease Brush ( C316 ). I got it more because I was curious to be honnest, I'm not quite sure what I'll do with it! Then there's the Mini Chisel Brush ( C123 ). I really needed a tiny baby size brush like that to work on the lower lash line and the inner corner! It's perfection for 2$! And last but not least, an other curiosity buy, is the Lash Fan Brush ( C134 ). Like the Flat Crease, I'm not so sure how or when I'll use it, but I will surely figure it out.

The next thing we did was going to Kandee Johnson's Q's & A's. It was an hour of inspiration, sweetness, happyness and all the happy related words you can think mixed. She talked about how she got in the business, who inspired her ( mainly Kevyn Aucoin ), her favorite products and also how important it is to run after your dreams and to make them happen. I know that it it cheesy like no others, but I felt like she said that to me personnally since I am at a momment in my life where important decisions need to be taken.

( Sorry for the poor quality, I'm planing on asking a super good camera for christmas :D )

Then, right after Kandee's Q's & A's, I met Alicia! I don't have any pictures ( like, what the hell? How come I did not get my camera out? ) If you don't know about her, she's also know as FunnyFace Beauty. She's a sweetie! :) Her sister and herself are two gorgeous women :) I wish we could have hanged out a little more, even tho I felt like a failure each and everytime I opened my mouth because of my heavy Quebecer-french-speacker accent... Oh well! 

The next thing me and my boyfriend saw was the Saturday Student Competition. It was the plain makeup one, no prosthetics or anything, just make up.  The theme was Alice in Wonderland. Here are the pictures that I got with my not-as-good-as-I-thought-of camera:

I was simply amazed. These students are really talented! There was so much creativity involved, I think that myself and the big group of people armed with our camera where speachless about the job done there.

Since I'm going in chronogical order, the last thing I did before I left was going to the Make Up For Ever booth back. There were a lot of people still, but I wanted something so I went for it. Before showing you what I got, I just want to say that I saw some people going seriously wild, buying for several hundreds of dollars of stuff even with the 40% off. They got tons and tons of stuff just there. It was crazy crazy!! Oh and the cashier, on saturday at least, were quebecers and speaking in french too! I thought it was fun :)

As you can see here, I got the Mat Velvet + Foundation, and funny story here : at the booth they couldn't match us, we had to do it by ourselves. I told my boyfriend at I would need his help to find my color and in joke he said '' Ahah! Start with the lightest one, it should perfectly match! '' And guess what... Me and my Oh so pale skin are proud to be shade 15 okai? Don't judge us! Ahah :) I also picked up the 5 camouflage palette cream, in shade number 1 ( Oh what a surprise ) and of course the color I can use is the lightest one! At least I know that I'm far from skin cancer!
That is what IMATS was for me :) I saw Koren from Enkore Makeup, Elessa from PurseBuzz, Kandee Johnson of course and surely many more, but guess who was to shy to ask for a picture of an autograph? My pale skin and me, of course... I'm sure that next year will be even more awesome :)

I also have some other purchase to show, but they'll be in another post
Thanks for reading, commenting and being awesome,