Thursday, May 9, 2013

MAC Viva Glam I | Review & Swatches

Holy Perfect Red Batman! Not to seem too forward or anything, but finding the perfect red lipstick is about as hard as finding the perfect man. But once you find it you wanna love it, you wanna take care of it, and you never wanna let it go. (Did I just refer to men as 'it'?) Anyway, I've searched high & low looking for my perfect 'power' red...& I'm glad to say I've found it. I know Ruby Woo & Russian Red are high up there in the lipstick scale, but while they are both gorgeous in every way, something just seemed a little bit off. I have found perfection in MAC Viva Glam I and ladies, I'm never ever letting go!

Viva Glam I isn't too loud, it's not looking for attention, it's glamorous, it's the perfect classy red. I imagine this is what 'Old Hollywood Glamour' looks like. I'ts never too done & It's never too brash. This red would look great with a white tee & jeans, as well as a full blown gown down the red carpet. Can you tell that I love it soooooooo much?!





Viva Glam I has a little brick, a little blue, and some brown undertones in it. It doesn't scream as loud as Ruby Woo or Russian Red nor is it as dark as Diva.


Wanted to show Viva Glam I's lipstick in action with sunlight...

Until Next Time! :) 

Smokey Eye Using One Eyeshadow | Makeup Play

Hellllooooooooooo! I know I've been MIA! Not sure if I still have people roaming around here reading/looking for any of my posts but nevertheless, thanks for reading again! :) So, Ok, I lied about it only being one eyeshadow because obviously there's a sheer light eyeshadow in the corner of my eye. Other than that though I only used one shadow for my whole lid and this is the baby I used:

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow: No. 21 Midnight Brown

Not gonna go too into detail about this eyeshadow but the pigmentation in this baby is WONDERFUL. Smooth like butter & stays on all day. I am having a bit of conundrum paying $29 for others, but we'll see! (I'm such an addict!)



The technique I used was actually pretty simple: I applied a very generous amount of Midnight Brown to my lid and buffed out the eyeshadow a little above my crease using a blending brush (I used a MAC 217). I then used a pencil brush to smudge out the same color in my lower lashline. To add a little extra oomph to the eye I added MAC's Nylon eyeshadow in the inner corner. Easy Peasy!

Some eyeshadows that I LOVE using this technique with:  MAC Satin Taupe, MAC Club, MAC Brown Script, MAC Bronze, Urban Decay Smog, Urban Decay Dark Horse

FACE
Embryolisse Lait Creme Moisturizer
  Bobbi Brown EXTRA Repair Foundation 4.25
Guerlain Meteorites Tient Dore (setting powder) 
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer - Medium
MAC Prolong Wear Concealer - NW25
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder - #1 (set the under eye concealer)
MAC Fix+

EYEBROWS
  MAC Brow Pencil - Spiked
Flirt! Eyeshadow Coconutty

EYES
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow - No. 21 Midnight Brown
Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner - #77
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
Cover Girl Lash Blast
Ardell Demi 102's cut in half

CHEEKS
MAC Dark Careblend Powder (to bronze outside of my face)
MAC Mineralize blush in Warm Soul
  Dior Amber Diamond (highlight- cheekbones, down the center of nose)

LIPS
Vaseline Lip Therapy
Clinique Chubby Stick - Curvaceous Caramel

Until Next Time! :)