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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

LOTD... A new found Fav combo!!!

So I just got this lipstick from Maybelline and I'm in love (I can't wait for BOGO)!!! I just picked this ColorSENSATIONAL I was editting and playing with my stash and this is the combo I came up with. So here's the 5 steps to how I created the look!

1. Make sure you lips are clean and flake free... use some sort of primer or lip scrub.

2. I used Vital Radiance's Soft Plum, this happens to be an eyeliner,and lined around my natural lip line. I went a little thick with the line.

3. Using Maybelline's new ColorSensational lipstick in #445 On The Mauve straight from the tube I filled in my lips with color! (ohh so creamy!!)

4. Blend lips together

5. Topped it off with MAC's Bling Black GlimmerGlass

Taa Daa!

Let me know which of the ColorSensational's you've tried, cause I'm sooo going back for more!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Forget the Blog Sale.......

Forget the Blog sale... I'm going to do a
Youtube INTERNATIONAL 1 winner takes all
Swatched but Newish Makeup Contest

All of brands I talked about before PLUS some E.L. brand makeup...

The contest will start after I reach 2,000 subs on Youtube.... Right now I am at around 1,780! So tell your makeup friends and lets do something fun!!

Details will be coming really soon!!!!

Make Sure you don't miss it!
p.s. I'm doing this for the Makeup Heads out there, and it will be a tut/slide-show entries! So if you don't YOUTUBE... or don't do videos... start now and practice up!!! YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THE PRIZES!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Blog Makeup Sale?


Should I do one? I was thinking of Pick 1 H.E. and Pick 3 drugstore item for $10 + shipping. US only. Some items are new, but most are at least swatched... all will have pictures....


Any thoughts? Here are some brands:

H.E.... Stila, Too Faced, UD, Smashbox, Tarte, and The Body Shop

Drugstore... Revlon, Jane, L'oreal, ELF, and NYX


I'm taking a poll people really... I don't want to take all the pictures and have no takers or any interest.... I'd rather give the items away to a Women's Shelter or something if I don't have any interest...


All you have to do is vote to the LEFT ( The poll Blog Sale?) POLL ENDS on the 21st... or if I have alot of interest! More items will be added if people are excited about this!!


Thanks


~JES

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Look and stuff



Hey all!
So I've really tried to keep the videos rolling with Fall and colorful looks! I hope you all are as excited as I am about the Fall weather! Ok so here is a new look I thought up! I took some webcam pictures and did a video. I have to say I am really really missing my Kodak!!!! I feel like the webcam pictures are a bit washed out! So within a month(or so) I will be able to get a new cam!!! MORE PIXELS Baby!! Until then I hope you all are enjoying the looks on the youtube channel!

Here are the details for today's look!!
Eyes: prime with Lumene and UDPP, Claire De Lune (MAC) on the lid, Clarity (MAC) in the crease, Sweet Sienna(MAC) over the crease and up to the brow, and last Handwritten between the Lid and crease mostly on the outer corner and blend over! (Clarity and Sweet Sienna on lower lash line) Lined with INColor Fabu Liner black and Full and Soft mascara

Cheeks: Lovecrush(MAC) and Warm Blend(MAC) -deepest to contour and lightest to highlight

Lips: prep with EZBaby (MAC), liner Candied Violet(Revlon), and Gilty Kiss(MAC)

Any questions let me know!!!






Thanks for all your support!!

~JES

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Today's Humid look... the details!

Face: Dove Deep Moisture w/ spf, MAC Prep +Prime Line Filler, Tarte Clean Slate, MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW45 PLUS a drop of Maybelline Mineral Power Bronzer, and MAC SF powder.

Cheeks: MAC Lovecrush, ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing powder

Lips: Bare Minerals Rose gloss

Eyes: check out the video below!!!

The main brush is a Loew-Cornell 1/2 270 Maxine's Mop from A.C.Moore (which is a craft store) Check Michaels also! The link will take you to the Loew Cornell website... they have a LOADS of Makeup friendly brushes... for great prices!! Also here's a link for coupons!!!

Any questions please ask me... here or on the video on youtube.

Everyone has them... these are some of mine!

Makeup Tips of course
After using makeup for so long... I know I'm not the only one with tips and personal tricks that I use. So here are some of my favs! I asked on Twitter last night and this morning: I'll share the cutiest @ or DM with you all!

Mine:
skin
1.
Really Really Really try to remove your makeup before you go to bed!! This is a good practice because it keeps your pillows clean and your skin a bit more healthy.
2. To help with number 1... keep a package of Makeup Remover wipes at your bedside.... for those... "Darn I forgot to take off my makeup" nights. There are a ton of brands out there. Right now I'm using Korres, but once they are done I'm going back to my old faith fun Target brand Makeup remover wipes.
3. Even in the winter months we still need sunblock.
4. If you are drier in the fall/winter months switch up your facial lotion... maybe to a non oil-free. Switch back in the warm months!

makeup
5.
Give the look a chance! Many many times I've gotten to about 3/4 of the way done with a look and started to hate how it was coming out. I mean did everything but the liner and lashes and was hmmm errr'ing in my head... 3 sec from removing it and decided.... maybe I should finish the look and see. TAA DAA!! A bit of liner and lashes can really change a look. So the tip: Always finish a look to the end, cause it's the finishing touches that really pull it together!
6. Cotton swabs are your friends... those little wands are very powerful and can help you out in tough spots! Ever over wing the liner??? YES. Just grab a swab with some remover and have at it!
7. Ok so now you have attacked that misguided winged out liner... and now what.... if you went to far and you see your bare skin..... you have to start over in that spot. It's a pain but worth it. So re-prime, powder(or spot of liquid) UPDD(Tarte, Lumene, 2Face, Vital Rad.), eye shadow... the works. And guess what? Use that trusty Cotton swab again!

8. Ok so you decided to go with a liquid liner in black. You made the perfect lines and then... wow that's a bit intense! Grab a small tipped brush(smudger brush, inner corner, or some other tiny mini eyeshadow brush) and with a color from your look(I'd use the mid tone or deepest of the look) and sweep it over the line. This keeps it in the family and tones down the black line. So you don't have to redo the line!
9. Important. It doesn't have to be a million dollars to work! If you only use CoverGirl cosmetics cause that's all you can buy... then WORK IT! Most of us Makeup heads have more than one brand we use! I, like others can really work a $6 dollar quad just the same as a $35 dollar one! 10. Write down your combos/looks. After your down or maybe while you're on a morning break at school or work. Write down your FOTD... so when you're in a rut or in a rush and you can't think of what to do... go to the "FOTD's I Love" section in your notebook!

11. If you pencil in, powder in, or gel in your eyebrows... PLEASE remember to bring that product in your Makeup bag! You never know if you see a hottie and he makes you sweat... you dab your brow and then IT's GONE!!! LOL (ok stop laughing it happened to me YEARS ago).


12.Keep your makeup area organized. I love to label my drawers not only with eyeshadow, but if you have a lot break it down ie. purple eye shadows, H.I.P Duos, lashes, cream blushes, eye glitter, dark lipsticks.


The sweetiest Makeup tip from Twitter:


Weebeasty: My favorite make up tip ever came from my Great grandma who told me that the perfect red lipstick is a must have. Always.

So with all the makeup you have in your collection, play with it, enjoy it and always give it a chance. Take care of your skin cause it's the best base for your art!
~JES
Brush picture credit: http://www.crownbrush.co.uk/studio1.html


EDIT NOTE!!!
The link and the picture are from crownbrush of the UK , The Crown Brush brush I have is from http://www.crownbrush.com. Both have the same numbers and VERY VERY simialr websites. I got my Detailed Chisel Brush at the Makeup Show in May of 2009.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

My nail combo for the week

Mini post!

Zoya's Roxy and the Blue from Johnny Lavoy's 9x9 are a rocking combo!! It's such a fun combo! Turned the blue to a nice grapey purple with fuchsia glitter! OHHH YEAH!
Here are some pictures... forgive the quality these are from my Sidekick cam!!









Also what are your favor nail combos and single colors!!! Leave me a comment!






So what are some of your nail combos?

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