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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Eye Primers and etc ^_^

When I started with makeup, I was so into eyeshadows. I didn't know any better and I always wondered why my eyeshadow fades within 30 minutes of application.  It has always been a problem. It took me awhile to realize that I was skipping an important step in my makeup application. I wasn't putting any primer or base on my eyelids.

What is an eye primer?
-Eye primer is a base that you put on your lids prior to eyeshadow application to even out the skintone, makes the eyeshadow last longer and some claim that it makes the color of the eyeshadow more vibrant and true to its color.

Its purpose is plain and simple right? But the number of different kinds of eye primer available in the market can be a bit overwhelming when you're trying to find the right one that works for you.

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Studio Gear shadow primer $15.50

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L'Oreal De-Crease Eye Shadow Base $7.99

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Neutrogena Skin Smoothing Eye Tints Eyeshadow Primer $8.99

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Amazing Cosmetics Eyeshadow Primer $16.00

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Pur Minerals Mineral Eye Prep $17.00

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ULTA eye primer
$12.00

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Paula Dorf Eye Primer $25.00

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Too Faced Shadow Insurance - Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer $17.00

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Sally Hansen Fast Fix Eyeshadow Base $7.99

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Benefit Cosmetics Lemon-Aid $20.00

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Pop Beauty Eye Magnet Primer $18.00

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CARGO OneBase From: $24.00

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CARGO EyeBase $20.00

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Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer $20.00

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Aromaleigh

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Cinema Secrets eye primer $14.99

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ULTA Eye base $6.50

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Mary Kay eye primer $12.00

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 Mac Prep and Prime Eye $16.50

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Urban Decay Primer Potion $16.00
my very first eye primer

I'm pretty sure these are all great products. On the other hand, I've tried some of them and it just didn't work for me. I've tried Urban Decay primer potion, Too Faced shadow insurance and Mac's Prep and Prime eye. Even with a tiny amount blended evenly on the lids, It still didn't work. Creasing of eyeshadows occured within an hour or two.

But I found out a product that has been sitting in my makeup kit that works so well as an eye primer. My liquid concealer!! Yes, it actually works!


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A photo of my eye lid. Its oily and the skintone is uneven.


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I like to use Almay line smoothing concealer for its creamy texture and anti aging properties. This can be found at any drugstore.You can also use a liquid foundation.


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I love the wand applicator.


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I simply apply an efficient amount on my lid


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I blend it carefully with my finger. Never tug! Tugging and pulling causes wrinkles.


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I use my favorite face powder (Mark's powder buff) or you can use a translucent powder and apply it on top of the concealer.


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The powder will set the concealer in place.


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It's done. I just created a smooth and crease free canvas for my eyeshadows.

Keep in mind that we all have different eyelids so this may or may not work for you. This is what works for me and I like to share it with all of you ^_^

What is your eye primer??

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

NYX Round Lipstick and Lipgloss haul.

NYX round lipsticks and lipglosses. Ahhhh!!!! I just love the colors i picked out. More photos and beautiful swatches are in the process ^_^ 

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can be purchased at http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/

I'm feeling a little sick because of the weather change over here in California. On the other hand, these lippies makes me happy.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Everyday Pin Up. Look #2 using Super Flip by Mark.

I was able to create another look using Super Flip by Mark. I really love the versatility of this palette. I created a wearable pin up look. Its wearable because I didn't do the dramatic cat eye liner and bright red lips. Anyone can surely pull this off. Check out my review on the Super Flip http://iambeautiful20.blogspot.com/2009/10/product-rave-super-flip-by-mark.html

look #2 Everyday Pin Up
a toned down version of the classic pin up look

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products used:

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-Mark's Powder Buff in Golden
 -Avon'a Magix face perfector
-Almay's line smoothing concealer in light/med
-Mark's Good Riddance hook up concealer in medium
-NYC sun to sun bronzing powder
-Maybelline's Define-a-lash mascara
-Mark's Cleo hook up liqiud liner
Mark's Super Flip color kit

Eyes:

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This was very easy to achieve. I used Giola and Rockin' (bronzey red)on the crease blending it upward above the crease. I used a blending brush and dipped it in both colors.

Lava (charcoal) was used to deepen the crease with a small crease brush. I literally drew on the crease and stopped halfway in. Nudie (pale nude)was applied wet on the lids and brown bone and lastly a liquid liner was applied very thinly on the upper lashline to frame the eyes.

cheeks:

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I used NYC sun to sun bronzing powder. I used the bronze side on my cheeks.

lips:

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Lip balm and nude lip liner was applied on the lips. Then Racy (soft red)was applied as the lip color and topped it off with Spiced (shimmery red gloss).

All Mark products are available at my e-botique
http://rceleste.mymarkstore.com/

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Smokey Blue. Look #1 using Super Flip by MARK

 Im going to do a series of beautiful looks using Super Flip color kit by MARK. Check out my review http://iambeautiful20.blogspot.com/2009/10/product-rave-super-flip-by-mark.html Of course I had to do a smokey eye because anyone can pull off this look and It is very easy to achieve. I hope you guys like it.

#1. Smokey Blue Eyes
...just because I can't get enough of smokey eyes.

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eyes:

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This is very easy to achieve. I used Mark's eyemarker in Jet as a black base all over the lids then topped it with Electric (matte midnight blue) Rockin' (shimmery bronze) on the crease to get rid of the harshline. Lastly, I used Iced as a highlight on the brow bone and inner corners of the eye.


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for the cheeks, I used Mark's good glowing blush in After Glow. on the apple of my cheeks. Its a beautiful peachy pink with gold shimmers. check out my review here: http://iambeautiful20.blogspot.com/2009/08/pretty-close-dupe-for-nars-orgasm-blush.html

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lips
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for the lips, after I applied a lip balm, I used Pixie (nude lip color) and topped it off Poutin' (shimmery pink gloss)

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I will be doing more looks from this palette. Have an awesome friday readers!!

Visit my e-botique to see all the products I used.