Sunday, April 08, 2007

Beauty Inspirations/Balloonancy


I love the new look that Christina Ricci has... grown, sexy and sultry. Reminds me of another star that's found her grown and sexy look... Christina Aguilera with that old time glamour.

I think Beyonce was inspired by another recent look being promoted in the media and beauty world...
I love the look!
Now here is Rihanna with purple eyes and nude mouth. Definitely inspired me to do my Balloonancy face. For a while now, I've been wanting to buy a purple palette from MAC with some of my fave purple shadows such as Stars and Rockets, but with the release of all the latest collections I put the palette on the back burner. Becoming more and more of a Milani fan and realizing that they make some of the same colors are comparable to those sold behind the counter, I picked up the Wild Violets quad to add to my recently purchased Viz-a-violet pigment from a MAC haul. (I initially wanted the Balloonancy quad, now I'm thinking of buying it again because the matte purple is immaculate.) Rihanna looks as if she's wearing the viz-a-violet pigment.
Here's me:
Eyes: concealer, Milani quad, mothbrown e/s and NYC black liner. Cover Girl VolumeExact mascara.
Brows: I picked up the Fantasy brow liner and gel from Revlon (it worked great for Jill)...don't like the liner. It's too dark for me. The gel ehhh... maybe i'll use it with my regular liner... or RETURN! LOL
Cheeks: Harmony blush ... ah fab!
Lips: Festivity l/s and Pas-de-deux l/g (MAC)
Nails: had to show my Vin Goth polish.. er before I get my nails redone =)

15 comments:

Jill said...

Looks great...sorry the Fantasy brow did not work for you :(

If you want a super brow pencil, pop by Sephora and check out the Anastasia brow products, they are awesome!

yummy411 said...

i shall! i guess i was interested in seeing what else was out there for when i want dramatic makeup. for my simple everyday, my maybelline pencil will have to do. i've been using it for years =p

Make-up Junkie in Canada said...

Lovin' the purple shades on you mixed with Moth Brown. Nicely blended! Oh and I love the picture of Christina Ricci - where did you find that?

yummy411 said...

Hey joy! thanks! oh darn, i save pics and forget to save the credits with them...i think for that pic i might have gotten from a blogger, hotloca... find her in MyBlogLog community. hey, you should join =)

Antoinette said...

Hey hunni! I love the eyes. Your technique is evloving quite nicely! I told you that you had the artistic ability :-)

I think that your look would really be over the top if you would use a little liquid foundation before you apply your powder b/c the camera picks up everything. Also, try playing your cheeks up just a little more and contour the nose a bit. Save the highlight under the eyes as a finishing touch and your look will be "fabulous"!!

Of course you don't need to do all that for an every day look, but definitely for the cam'. We can work on all this when we play "make up" :-) Toodles! I'll talk to you soon. I'm so proud of you babe! Love ya!

Yolanda said...

You are stunning! Couldn't get past the eyes- simply gorgeous. I'm jealous of your perfect brows

yummy411 said...

hey antoinette,
thanks.. i'm going to have to take some bare pics and pics with powder/foundation on to really see the diff.. i think i understand what you are saying.. for example in the pic with my friends in NY.. cynthia's skin and makeup look so nice! but she barely puts makeup on and only wears gloss. i think the difference is that she wore a complete face of foundation and the cam caught that where my face always looks white washed =( thanks for the tips... can't wait to play makeup with you =)

@yolanda: wow thanks! that's such a compliment! a girl can get excited about brows and i was having a hard time with them this go round =)

A GROWN AZZED WOMAN said...

Your blog is wonderful and too cute!

applediva said...

Have you any tips on applying eye liner?

rebelleBAP said...

Cute mama!!!

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yummy411 said...

thanks grown azzed woman! lol (i had to type that.. funny name, love it!)

applediva, i have a post coming for you =)

thanks rebellebap!

applediva said...

YAY, I am looking forward to that :D

juiicySCOOP said...

Very nice, I'm throwin an "Old Hollywood" Party and I need some make-up ideas!

yummy411 said...

oooh sounds like a fun time juiicy! definitely wavey hair dark or red lipstick. also look to one of my fav movies Idlewild for more inspiration. Paula Patton and Melissa Williams are beautiful in that movie!