12.20.2009

Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow palette swatches







Hi all,

This is a quick video showcasing the Kat Von D "True Romance" palette.  I got this about a month ago during the Sephora friends and family sale.  Overall it isn't bad, but I don't think I would get another one since I have so many colors that are similar.  The pigmentation of the shadows are pretty good; I just wish the black was more black (but it still does the job).  The cream color is really nice, but that finish was a surprise for me.

All the swatches on my hand are done without a base.












What am I wearing in this video/pictures?

FACE
just moisturizer - bliss

EYES
Bare Escentuals  - Prime Time eyelid primer
Kat Von D - True Romance eyeshadow palette
     (I used every color except for the cream color and the brown next to it)
Urban Decay - Perversion liquid liner
Urban Decay - Zero 24/7 Glide on eye pencil

BROWS
MAC - Lingering Eye brows

LIPS
MAC - Oyster Girl Lipglass

Thanks for reading!
<3 kat 

12.17.2009

How to depot your lipstick into eyeshadow pans for makeup palettes



 Hi all,


I made this video for anyone who likes their lipstick in palette form.  I like how I can condense my lipsticks into a palette instead of looking through all of the tubes I own.  I think it's especially helpful for makeup artists since we have easier access to all the colors and its more compact for our makeup kits.


I hope you enjoy and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


<3 kat

12.04.2009

MAC pigment & glitter list

Hello all,

This post is long overdue.  I've had friends ask me which pigments I have and there are too many to name off the top of my head.  I will try to name most of the pigments and glitters I own in my makeup kit.  I would say about 40-60% are limited edition and discontinued.  So here goes the list.

MAC PIGMENTS


Blues
Azreal Blue
Blue
Blue Storm
Clear Sky Blue
Cornflower
Deep Blue Green
Light Blue
Naval Blue
Mutiny
Steel Blue
Aire-De-Blu
Marine Ultra

Greens
Chartreuse
Forest Green
Golden Olive
Green
Landscape Green
Night Light
True Chartreuse
Turquoise
Emerald Green
Golder's Green
Kelly Green
Pastorale

Pinks  
Cool Pink
Fuchsia
Kitchmas
Maroon
Pink Pearl
Pink Vivid
Rose
Ruby Red
All Girl
Apricot Pink
Accent Red
Lovely Lily
Pinked Mauve

Purples 
Burnt Burgandy
Deep Purple
Grape
Violet
French Violet
Nocturnal Plum
Rich Purple

Orange / Yellow / Gold 
Acid Orange
Dusty Coral
Electric Coral
Genuine Orange
Gold
Golden Lemon
Old Gold
Orange
Primary Yellow


Black / Brown / Neutral
Blue Brown
Coco
Coco Beach
Coppercast
Copper Sparkle
Dazzleray
Deckchair
Deep Brown
Goldenaire
Green Brown
Melon
Pink Bronze
Shimmertime
Sunnydaze
Sunpepper
Tan
Dark Soul
Old Gold

White / Cream
 
Fairylite
Frost
Frozen White
Lily White
Naked
Pink Opal
Provence
Pure White
White
White Gold
Vanilla

Metal 
Copper
Platinum
Rose Gold
Gold

MAC GLITTERS
3D Copper
3D Gold
3D Silver
Black
Blue
Copper
Crystalled Lime
Crystalled Orange
Crystalled Pink
Crystalled Purple
Crystalled Yellow
Fuchsia
Gold
Grey
Jam Session
Light Blue
Light Green
Marigold
Pink
Purple
Red
Reflects Blue
Reflects Gold
Reflects Red
Rockin Orange
Silver
Turquoise
Blue
Jewelmarine
Turquoise
Reflects Very Pink

11.27.2009

Mario Badescu Skin Care


 
Yay, my package came in for my Mario Badescu Skincare samples.  I heard about this product line from Xsparkage.  I would say I have semi problematic skin, so I wanted to see if this line would help.  After watching Xsparkage's review, I decided to go to the website and take their skin care survey like Xsparkage did.   I think I filled out the survey in the beginning of November.  I waited and I got an email with recommended products and an invitation to recieve free samples.  I finally got them a few hours ago and tried out 4 of the 7 samples.

These are the samples I recieved with the descriptions from www.mariobadescu.com.


Botanical Facial Gel
A refreshing oil controlling cleanser. This non-soap, non-foaming, gel cleanser is deep cleansing and refreshing for oily skin. Removes make-up, dirt and oil thoroughly without over drying skin. Exfoliating Alpha Hydroxy formula helps prevent build-up that can cause blackheads and pimples.

Special Cucumber Lotion
Refreshing, disinfecting and deep cleaning astringent that is effective in drying up existing acne blemishes while preventing new eruptions. Sulfur and soothing Cucumber based, acne fighting formula that is non-drying and non-irritating.

Hyaluronic Eye Cream
Hyaluronic Acid formula helps lock in the skin’s own natural moisture without the use of heavy, greasy oils. Absorbent, medium weight cream for use day or night. Aloe based formula makes this cream suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.

Oil Free Moisturizer (SPF 17)

Like the Oil-Free Moisturizer, this lotion has the same benefits for oily and problem skin with added daily sun protection to keep scarring and discoloration to a minimum.

Drying Mask
Help clear acne eruptions. This Colloidal Sulfur based mask dries existing pimples and oil and helps clarify problematic, acne prone skin. Soothing Calamine makes this mask safe and gentle for most skin types. Great for back and chest acne eruptions as well. Best when used as a companion product to our Healing & Soothing Mask and Buffering Lotion.

Drying Cream
Acne cream that conceals! Drying Cream is an effective treatment to dry up small under the surface bumps and pimples. Just a few dabs smoothed on the erupted areas prevent pimples from getting larger and spreading out of control. Aloe rich cream conceals and heals erupted pimples. 


Strawberry Face Scrub
Made with real Strawberry seeds that gently buff away flaky skin while natural AHA’s break down dulling build-up to unclog pores and prevent blackheads. It improves skin's overall texture by revealing healthy, glowing skin.



So I've used the botanical facial gel, special cucumber lotion, hyaluronic eye cream, and oil free moisturizer (SPF 17).  So far I like them.  My skin feels nice a smooth after using the products and it isn't too dry or oily.  Also I like how the products don't have strong fragrances.  


AND look at the size of the samples!  In the photos below, I have a MAC eyeshadow next to the samples so you can see how big the samples are.  





I will have an update on these products in a few weeks.

Thanks for reading!
<3 kat

11.26.2009

Happy Thanksgiving




















Hello all,

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone has a wonderful day.  It's 1:49am and I just woke up from my nap...Lol.  So every Thanksgiving my sister and I cook dinner for the famz.  It's gonna be at grandmas house and I'm guessing around 20 people for dinner.  I have to start prepping food now.  I was gonna do it earlier after dinner but I had a massive food coma and fell asleep.

What's on the menu?  Turkey of course!  Thank god my grandpa is gonna take care of that for us (I don't wanna mess up the big bird).  My dishes will be rosemary garlic lamb chops, garlic sauteed string beans (maybe with bacon, not sure yet), cucumber salad, garlic roasted mashed potatoes, and gravy (cheating this year with costco gravy).

The sister will be making guac and salsa, spinach salad w/ homemade poppyseed dressing, corn bread casserole, clam chowder, sweet potato casserole, and mac and cheese casserole.

Well, I should start prepping now so I can get some sleep.

<3 kat


11.20.2009

MAC pigment swatches (BLUES)

So I tried really hard to make a video but the lighting was so terrible it didn't show up right on my camera.  I picked out the pics that represented the colors the best.  I really need to take a photography class or something because my camera skills are horrible so I apoligize in advance for the blurry photos.

Each photo has 2 pigment colors with 2 swatches each.  Left is dry, while the right is swatched with MAC mixing medium.



Here we go,


















L-R:  Mutiny(limited edition), Azreal Blue (limited edition)




L-R:  Blue (limited edition), Clear Sky Blue (PRO matte-discontinued)



L-R:  Cornflower, Light Blue (PRO-discontinued)




L-R:  Blue Storm (limited edition-discontinued), Naval Blue
I think they got rid of Blue Storm because Naval Blue looks almost exactly the same.



L-R:  Steel Blue, Deep Blue Green

11.19.2009

Halloween 2009



So this Halloween  I did some makeup for my sister Bev(left) and her friend, Kim.  Bev wanted a cheap costume, so we figured a vampire would work since I have the makeup for it and she had some items in her closet that would work.  Please note that she messed up the blood and I didn't have time to redo it before they left  =D.  They went out clubbing that night and the makeup lasted all night (except for the little fishnet design on the side Kim's face).  I think they took a power nap at a friend's house after clubbing and when they woke up, both makeups were still looking good (from what they told me).  I saw them around 8am the next morning right before they got to wash their faces and the makeup didn't look too bad.  I'll have a list of products I used for each look.


FACE:
*  Dr. Feelgood by Benefit
*  RCMA cream foundation
        custom mix of porcelain and eddy with 244
*  contoured face with black matte eyeshadow
*  set with no color powder

EYES:
*  MAC paint in artjam as base
*  MAC shadow in black tied
*  MAC pigment in basic red
*  Westmore eye shadow in matte black
*  MAC fluidline in blacktrack
*  #415 Lashes

LIPS:
*  MAC eyeliner in smolder
*  MAC lip liner in cherry
*  MAC lipstick in racy
*  MAC lipglass in russian red




FACE:
*  Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation
        custom color mix of golden beige (300) and caramel (400)
*  Westmore blush palette
*  Benefit hoola bronzer
*  Benefit high beam
*  Temptu invisible powder
*  MAC fix+ spray

EYES:
*  Urban Decay Primer Potion
*  Urban Decay shadow in sellout
*  Urban Decay shadow in jinx
*  Urban Decay shadow in gunmetal
*  Urban Decay shadow in perversion
*  MAC fluidline in blacktrack
*  #42 Lashes











11.07.2009

First Youtube Video!



So here is my first youtube video. It's a short vid going over my kit in my new storage units. OMG, I had no idea it took so long to upload a video onto yt! It took about an hour to upload for a 7 min video. I wanted to edit this one down, but I kept getting some kind of error when I tried to open it in Window's Movie Maker. I will figure it out soon so I can start working on more videos. Okay, see ya next video.

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