Sunday, August 21, 2011

LOOK: The Big 9 Anniversary Makeup Look

Yeah, you read it right. Kiko and I just celebrated out 9 years anniversary. Isn't that crazy? When I made reservations for dinner, the host asked for what occasion and how many years we've been together and when I said 9 years, it hit me like...OMG! Are you serious, 9 years? lol. That's just nuts!

We met back in high school, which is ancient years ago in Spanish class and we started dating before he joined the military and we've together ever since. It's a total roller coaster ride, but we lasted this long because we are crazy about each other lol.

So this is the makeup look I did. I went for bold eye brows, barely there eye makeup, and hot red lips. I guess you can say I was going for a romantic and sexy look. There's nothing sexy than red lips right?

For the eye makeup, I used a matte french vanilla color (NYX eye shadow in Highlight $3.75 Buy it HERE) to neutralize the eye lids. Then, I applied a peach (Inglot peach e/s) and brown eye shadow (Mark I-Mark e/s in Espresso $5 Buy it HERE) on the crease. The peach adds warmth to the eyes. I lined my water line with a light pink eye liner (Benefit Eye Bright $20 Buy HERE), which makes gives the illusion of brighter and bigger eyes.

I have a lot of red lipsticks, but I used my MAC lipstick in Russian Red $14 (Buy HERE) , which is bright red with a slight blue base. I usually go for more of orange base reds because I think those work best against my medium skin tone, but Russian Red still looks good. It's so creamy and opaque and last for a long time. I just love it.

Products used:

-Rimmel London Fix and Perfect foundation primer
-MAC Studio Fix Fluid liquid foundation in NC42
-Almay Bright Eyes Eye Base and Concealer in medium
-MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Medium/Deep

-Almay Bright Eyes Eye Base/Concealer (used as a primer)
-NYX single eye shadow in Highlight
-Inglot eye shadow (peach)
-Mark I-Mark eye shadow in Espresso
-Benefit Eye Bright
-Cargo High Definition eye liner pencil in jet
-Maybelline Falsies Volum Express mascara

-Milani Mosaic Powder in Afterglow 
-Smashbox Double Exposure Lip/Cheek color in Speedracer

-EOS lip balm in Summer Fruit
-Mark Kissink lip marker in Red Siren

Here are some photos from our dinner at The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant. Nothing screams romantic than a nice fondue dinner. It's our second time here and we really like it a lot. I'll have more photos on my food blog.

Spinach and Artichoke cheese fondue

Yin and Yang Chocolate fondue, a white and dark chocolate.

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  1. Every time I read a post of yours I'm always struck by how stunning you are with or without makeup! I love this look. Congratulations on making it to 9 years. I hope you have many more happy years together :)

  2. look stunning, wishes for 9th anniversary. :)

  3. U both looks so happy together! Happy 9 (wow!!) anniversary!
    Love ur red lip!

  4. happy anniversary! you look perfect, congrats on 9 years and here's to many many more :D yummy food, i love fondue joints

    Vonnie of

  5. You look very fresh (as always)! & WOW.. congrats on the big 9

  6. U look gorgeous! I love Russian Red! It's such a beautiful red

  7. Happy 9 years to you guys! You make such a fine couple. Lovely look. :)

  8. You look gorgeous! Happy 9 year anniversary!

  9. I've never tried fondue before. It looks really yummy. :)

    You look super-gorgeous. Love how you went for the neutral eye and bold, red lips. Very Marilyn Monroe. :) You and your man make a very cute couple. Love the story of how you two met in Spanish class. :) Once again, congratulations and I wish you both more anniversaries to come. :)

  10. Happy 9th Anniversary! Woohoot! That's one for celebrating! You look gorgeous, the red lips suits you to perfection, I'm stunned at how everything is just simple to look at but that pop or red just makes everything look bright. Your such a lovely couple together! Great anniversary date I might add! I'll try this make up on me, we have the same morena skin ;) - Mar
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  11. Happy 9 years anni to both of you! hmm, I never tried cheese fondue before.

  12. First of all. Congrats about the 9 years aniversary :) It was my 13rd anniversary last August, it's always nice to live one more year beside your loved one.
    About the look, stunning as usual. You are so pretty, your skin is so perfect and you have those miracles hands wich you do that fantastic make up looks :D
    I loved the eyes and the red lips.
    Kiko must be proud of her talented and beautiful girl ;)

  13. Congrats to the both of you! I can't wait to reach year 5 as my boyfriend and I are going towards year 2.

  14. Congrats! Red suits you well! ;) Greetz

  15. Happy Anniversary! What a perfect look!

  16. You guys look beautiful together, congrats on your 9 year anniversary :) x

    Love Christine ♥

  17. awwwh you guys are so cute and congrats!!! I love the melting pot omg its soooo good!! Makes me hungry! I love the red lips on you super gorgeous!!

  18. beautiful as always :D
    congrats for 9 year anniversary!!

  19. You look like a hot mama, congrats on your anniversary!

  20. aw happy anniversary! you look beautiful!

    hoping you'll follow back

  21. So pretty! Happy Anniversary to you and the beau :D

  22. Wow Happy Anniversary! You guys are such a beautiful couple. I REALLY love your makeup, I'm jealous of your perfect skin, it's so glowy!

  23. wow you both look gorgeous!! I love russian red...
    My husband and i are celebrating Seven years...2 by way of marriage today :)Feels GREAT!! Wishing you and yours all the very best!!

  24. awwwwww happy anniversary! you guys look sooooo cute together. I loveee your makeup you're beautiful and cheese fondue looks so goood ><

  25. congrats on the big 9! I can't believe it.
    and I love the Russian Red MAC lipstick. I just bought the MAC red...kind of like yours better : (

  26. Oh my gosh, congrats!! ♥
    Happy anniversary! (:
    And you look gorgeous!

  27. Happy 9 years! That red lippie looks amazing on you!

  28. Wow, 9 years? Congrats! I love red lips on you (:

  29. Congrats!! You look beautiful dear....I have Russian red on my list to get ☺
    That fondue restaurant is an experience, I went for Mother's Day, love their dessert servings/chocolate fondue. Yum!!

  30. happy anniversary, doll!!! you look beautiful!! wishing your boo and you many more years to come! :)

  31. LOL. Hope I'm not bad for doing this, but I keep quite a few primers in one of my drawers. One of them is your favorite Fix and Perfect Primer by Rimmel. It's one of my favorites too. I love how it lasts a while and that you don't have to use a lot of product. Love its consistency too. :)

  32. Happy Anniversary! you and i have something in common, our Military Men! what branch did your guy serve in? 9 years is a long time, you guys should tie the knot already ;-)

  33. love the look.. its sexy , old worldish and yet your eyes make it look so much more modern.. and 9 yrs of being together... wow tht is something.