Current Skin Care Routine

The gym had my skin looking crazy!  Check out my updated skin care routine with products and tools that helped get it back into shape.

Beauty Obsessions: January 2013 Edition

It’s been eons since my last favorites video.  I’m back with some new additions to my beauty staples.  Any new additions to your must haves?  Let me know in a comment below.

MAC Call Me Bubbles Makeup Tutorial

Thanks to all of the requests to film a tutorial on the makeup I wore in my Shop MAC, Cook MAC haul video!  It is a very simple look and I used a few items from the collection to put it together.  If you have any suggestions for similar eye shadows that can be used for when the Call Me Bubbles quad is long gone let us know in the comments below.

Product list

Face

  • tarte amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation (c/o tarte) – Tan
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer – Medium
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Medium

Cheeks

  • MAC Cremeblend Blush – Optimistic Orange (limited edition)

Eyes

  • MAC Eye Shadow quad – Call Me Bubbles (limited edition)
  • MAC Eye Shadow – Sketch
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Perversion
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner – Black
  • CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion mascara
  • Ardell Lashes – Wispies

Lips

  • MAC Kissable Lipcolour – So Vain (limited edition)

Shop MAC Cook MAC Haul & Swatches

MAC’s Shop MAC, Cook MAC collection is a “treat” for lovers of bright colored makeup like myself.  I was most excited about the return of their Tendertones since the one I got during their previous launch fell into a sewer one night in NYC.  I appreciate having full lips but their dryness is a plague.  Tendertones provide a slick layer of gloss to protect them from the elements that is not sticky and smells like candy.  Yum!  I was surprised that I ended up getting so many other lip products.  My picks are the coral Watch Me Simmer and the vibrant pink Quick Sizzle lipsticks.  You can’t go wrong with the Kissable Lipcolours either, I love all three colors in my stash and Woo Me has been a staple in my bag for the past few weeks.  It is like 2N lipglass sans stickyness and you better believe I bought a backup.  The eye shadow quads are nothing to write home about when you have a freakish collection of eye shadows.  I ended up getting Call Me Bubbles anyway, which is gorgeous, but I am pretty sure I could come up with similar colors somewhere in my stash (the frosty rust color called Brash was part of the Spice Chocolate quad released a few years ago).

What I hauled (or already had):

Lipstick

  • Innocence, Beware!
  • Watch Me Simmer
  • Quick Sizzle

Kissable Lipcolour

  • So Vain
  • Woo Me
  • Enchantee

Cremeblend Blush

  • Optimistic Orange
  • Florida
  • Restores Dazzle!

Eyeshadow Quad

  • Call Me Bubbles

Tendertone

  • Hush, Hush

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Nicki Minaj Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Check out a Nicki Minaj makeup tutorial inspired by her looks that feature glittery liner on the lower lash line.  It is great for a Nicki Minaj Halloween costume, to attend one of her concerts or for a fun night out at the club.

Product list

Face

  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Erase Dark Circles Treatment Concealer – Light
  • MAC Matchmaster Foundation – 3.0
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Medium
  • MAC Shaping Powder (under eye powder) – Accentuate

Eyes

  • MAC Brows – Spiked
  • CoverGirl lashblastfusion
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  • MAC Eye Shadow – Brule and Soba
  • Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner – Stagedive
  • tarte multiplEYE Lash Enhancing Liquid Liner (c/o tarte)
  • Red Cherry lashes – #117

Lips

  • MAC Lipstick – Pink Nouveau

Wig

  • Purchased at Wigs and Plus in NYC

Want another Nicki Minaj look?  Check out my video for Seventeen where I recreate another one of her looks.

-DRB

Disclosure: adesign powder brush and tarte multiplEYE Lash Enhancing Liquid Liner were sent to me for free by the respective companies.  I did not receive monetary compensation for anything in this video.

Makeup Tutorial: Golden Gaze Mineralize Eye Shadow

I could not wait to try on Golden Gaze Mineralize Eye Shadow from MAC’s Semi Precious collection  so why not put that on film?  I paired it with a purple crease because you only live once.  Enjoy!

Product list

Face

  • Face Atelier Ultra Foundation – #7
  • Eve Pear Dual Salmon Concealer & Treatment – Light/Medium
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Medium

Cheeks

  • NARS Blush – Orgasm

Eyes

  • MAC Cream Color Base – Pearl
  • MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow – Golden Gaze* (limited edition)
  • MAC Fix+
  • MAC Eye Shadow – Fig. 1, Carbon
  • MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil – Feline
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara
  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner – Black Ink

Lips

  • MAC Lipstick – Peachstock (MAC PRO)
  • MAC Lustreglass – Instant Gold

Check the video and more pictures after the jump:

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Makeup Tutorial: Summer Romance

Summer Romance Makeup Tutorial

June is here, which means that wedding season is in full swing.  I wore the wedding-worthy look above in the haul video I filmed for The Makeup Show and so many of my viewers requested it that I had to give you a tutorial.

Bridal adjustments

For a daytime ceremony, I would keep the eye liner thin and as close to the lash line as possible since I prefer a more natural look.  Right before an evening reception add another layer of liner and smoke it out as demonstrated in the video.  Speaking of liners, make sure to use a waterproof version unless you are going for Beyonce in the video for Why Don’t You Love Me?  P.S. You shouldn’t!  Just to be safe top the smoked out liner with a charcoal gray shadow for extra staying power and dimension.

This look would work for a guest as well and while we are at it, why limit this look to a wedding?  It would be a great look to keep in your arsenal for any other special occasion such as a birthday, prom or graduation party.

Product list

Face

  • Face Atelier Ultra Foundation – #6 and #7
  • MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer – NW20
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – Medium

Cheeks

  • NARS Blush – Orgasm

Eyes

  • MAC Eye Shadow – Retrospeck (originally used Dalliance Mega Metal Shadow from the Peacocky collection in the haul video for The Makeup Show), Brule, Sketch, Rule, Folie
  • Stila Kajal Eye Liner – Onyx
  • Red Cherry Lashes – #42
  • DUO surgical adhesive

Lips

  • MAC Lipstick – Ravishing
  • MAC Lipglass – C-Thru

Check the video and more pictures after the jump:

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