Practicing-attempt 1 (pics)

Sooo, I find myself thinking about make-up A LOT. I’m so excited. I wish I had $300 just to spend on items that I want so I could really do the things I want to do. I only have limited colors and that….well, that sucks. I only have 10 MAC colors. Can’t do much with 10 and I have Isa Dora, Revlon, Loreal HIP and Milani shadows and the only ones that come CLOSE to MAC’s performance is Milani.

Everyone else is terrible…..well, the ones listed above.

So I played around yesterday and came up with TWO hot designs called Parisian Dream and Too Fast. I love them!!

Here goes…..

Look @ Too Fast!

I absolutely love this combo. I probably should not have taken Electric Eel all the way over. I should have done half and half. But I’m lovin‘ the look!!

Yaaaay, I love this!!! Gotta perfect it, but I think the blending looks good and I’m absolutely in love with the colors. I wish that instead of Trax that I had MAC’s Parfait Amour. I hear that’s the BEST purple ever and has a great consistency.

Here’s what I used: Electric Eel/Trax on lid—–Swimming on Crease—–Vex on eyebrow—–Amberlights on eyeliner. HOOTTTT!

Now introducing….

Parisian Dream!

Hi lovely look. I’m likin‘ this one too…..

I really hope you’re clicking on the actual picture to view because it looks 10x better. The thumbnails don’t give the pics much justice. Yaaay!! Lovin‘ it!

I used: Tilt/Swimming on lid—–Amberlights on crease—–Vex on brow—–Tilt/Swimming on eyeliner. Check me out with both looks.

…..Couture, right? LOL….and check this OUT…

Me and Barbie are rockin’ fros….now ain’t THAT fly?

Doxical

So guess WHO went to the MAC store 2 days ago and walked out empty-handed?

ME!!!

…..and it was so difficult. I went in the store and played around with C-Shock and absolutely LOVE the colors. So so soooo much. One of the Make-Up Artists was sooo nice and he helped me decide what colors to get WHEN I get the money. As much as I am starting to love make-up, I need to be more responsible with my money. I am now broker than broke because of my impulsive MAC runs. Welllll, you live and sho nuff learn. I tell ya that much.

So anyway…..I’m decided to buy only one MAC brush right now. And that’s #224. I keep hearing great things about it. It’s $28….that’s a lot of dern money just for a brush. And I’ve been doin‘ pretty well with my watercolor brushes, so I ain’t ‘gon fix what ain’t broke. ‘Gon work wit what I got and chhhhhyeahhh…..go from there.

I found a pic of myself that I took on New Year’s Day before I went to some party:

You’ll have to click on it to see the eye make-up. I’m feelin‘ the design and will re-create and name it soon. Pretty HOT colors. Wait….here’s a close-up.

Not bad for a beginner, uh? I love the gold. Defintely gotta do this one again.

…..sooo, while I found so much success with parrot eyes, I have to keep in mind that designs like that are JUST for fun. As much as I’d like to, I can’t go walking around everyday with 6 different colors of make-up on my eyes. Sooo I’m in the process of finding everyday looks. Something subtle, but noticeable enough that you can still say, “Hey! Her eyes look nice.” And so I did a tri-color look from my MAC drawer using:

Amberlights for the lids

Trax for the crease
…..and Vex for the highlight (or some call it the browbone)

…..these colors are absolutely BEAUTIFUL on my skin. I love it. And they look so well together. Trax alone is the best dern color in the world.

Here’s what I created:

Do you see the three colors? (remember you have to click on the photo to get a better view) I lik it!! And look how good the colors STILL look even after I spent 2 hours out in the sun at the beach…not only was I in the water, but I was sweatin’ somethin’ serious out there and the color is still on.

Here’s what it looks like after I got all cleaned up and refreshed my face:

And one with a smile….

And how ’bout JUST the eyes?

Noooot bad, hmmm? I could have blended a little better, but not bad at all. I think this is a great “everyday” look. I shall call this look: DOXICAL!!!!

…..I’m also noticing myself feeling like I HAVE to put on my Studio Fix everyday. This is exactly what I did NOT want to do. I’ve always indulged in my beauty without enhancements, but I don’t want to become dependent on it and feel like I NEED it. I think that’s a problem. I should feel just as confident without make-up as I feel WITH it. That’s really important to me.

So to bring myself back down to earth…..I’m not wearing any foundation this upcoming week. Which shouldn’t be too hard.

Parrot (rainbow) Eyes-attempt #2

YES!!!

I think I’m doing better with my parrot/rainbow eyes….I’ve posted my pics on Specktra.net to get some feedback from some of the users, and everyone seems to have liked what I did. I got some advice to use Blacktrak Fluidline instead of Blitz & Glitz, and I concur with that. It’ll give me a BOLDER look.

Ohhh, I’m soooo happy and proud of myself. I’m learning, I’m learning…..my blending is gettin’ better too.

Here are some pics:

I don’t too much know about this one, but some folx are saying that they like how the eyeliner goes alllll the way out like that. Hmm, I don’t know. And pleaaase don’t even LOOK at my eyebrows. In fact, let’s move on—next pic! LOL

This is the same thing with my eyes open. Not bad, not bad, uh? Oh yeah—click ON the pics for a better view.

You know, because I can be crazy a times….

From the car to the shuttle…..lookin’ to the side.

Aaaaand, my close-up. Not bad!!!

And, of course….every look that I post I have to provide the products:

MAC’s Trax, Vex, Amberlights, Swimming, Electric Eel and Blitz & Glitz Fluidline

Revlon’s Colorstay Eyeshadow

And Loreal HIP’s Purple “whatever it’s called”.

Thaaat’s iiiiiit!!

C-Shock!

C-SHOCK!!!

Today MAC’s newest line came out and I am SOOOO excited. Only, I’m somewhat in a financial hole, so I can’t afford to indulge in these colors like I really want to. :( I thought about purchasing at least one color, but I can’t…..I have to buy at least 2 and that’s gonna run me $20 alone, so I’m just going to have to be patient and wait.

These colors are VIBRANT and will look great on darker skinned folx. ‘Bout time! I want the entire collection!

I’m going out tonight and want to do parrot eyes. I’m going to go home and practice and then do the real thing tonight.

Yessssss…..

New lessons for today?

(1) MAC’s lustres and frost are the best for my eyes. Go more towards them.
(2) Check out NYX brand…..I’ve been hearing good raves about it.
(3) Stick to Make-Up wish list and DO NOT purchase items outside of that list.
(4) Visit MAC Pro store in Orlando with Marissa…..and soon!
(5) Check out Milani’s purples….heard good things about them too.
(6) Eyebrows, eyebrows….work on them b/c they look A MESS!!!
(7) Test myself on the anatomy of the eye

Today’s look:

All MAC products…..UPDD primer (I can’t stress enough how wonderful primer is!!!), Amberlights on Inner V to mid-lid——Trax from mid-lid to outer V and VEX from Crease on up.

A plan

June 11, 2007
WOW, I spent over 2 hours today doing some research….and it almost depressed me. LOL! I have a loooong way to go and a lot to learn before I perfect eye make-up designing. But I’m up to the challenge. I made a wish list. And I really can’t do much until I get these essential items…..Well, that’s not entirely true. But I REALLY have to get the primer. That’s the #1 list on the list.
From MAC:
Brushes:
239 eye shading brush $24
249 large shader brush $26.50
272 small angled shading brush $24
217 blending brush $21.50
Fluidline:
Blitz & Glitz $14.50
Shadows: Steamy (bright bluish-green with golden shimmer-Frost)
Embark (intense reddish brown-Matte)
Woodwinked (warm antique gold-Veluxe Pearl)
Not from MAC:
Michael’s or JoAnn Fabrics for paint set brushes
Eyeshadow Primer Potion from Urban Decay.com
Specktra.net is such a great source! I’m lovin’ it and they have a section of Women of Color. Thank the Lord!! I don’t know how to act, I’m so excited!
I tried a combo yesterday called Jay’s Array which was gorgeous, but the colors were not as rich as I would have liked them to be. Hence the reason why I need that primer. I also tried another called Iraqian Blues which was HOT!!
I need to write down the colors of these combos. I’m makin’ them up myself. I can not believe how much I am into this make-up thing. Goodness….

Seeeeee…..the concept for Jay’s Array is gorgeous, but I need to work on my blending and defintely need to get some primer so that the colors will POP out more.

Jay’s Array

Gettin’ up in it…

June 8, 2007

I’ve joined a website called Specktra.net. And I’ve learned a lot already!! I’m so excited that I am devoting more time to this. I’m going to go to MAC today and grab 2 new colors and get to work.

Today’s eye design is (and I wish I could upload a picture, but my camera phone is terrible) called…..

Iraqian Blues

….simple but different technique I used on this one.

Products:
Loreal HIP
MAC
Milani
Revlon

I used a Loreal HIP’s gold and dark bronze for the outside and put in circle of MAC’s blue (I’ll learn the EXACT colors one day) in the center. Topped off the upper lid and lower brow with HIP pigment. And then Revlon’s eyeliner and Milani’s liquid eye liner.
Very nice look. I’m proud. More to come….