Sunday, June 24, 2007

this past thursday..

I went to swatch some stuff that's on my To-Buy List to make sure I really want to buy it. All from MAC:


To see what's what, please click to enlarge!

So here's the run down (going sort of clockwise starting from top left?):

Romping e/s seems very close to a Loreal HIP color, from the Brazen duo. I want to believe that Romping has a tinge of purple...argh! gotta swatch again!

<spancheckmark src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1136/617371280_31fa130583_s.jpg" width=75>Overrich lipstick- great summery color, almost a pastel coral. The lustre finish makes it slightly sheer and moisturizing. I love this. Right below is Lil Sizzler lip gelee on top. They are beautiful together.

red_XPremeditated creme color base- eehh too red for me, just wanted to try and see what it was like.

<spancheckmark src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1136/617371280_31fa130583_s.jpg" width=75>Fancy Ray blushcreme- Eve looked fantastic in it, couldn't I? I might get it just for that sake. I don't have my beloved 187 right now, but the foundation brush works just as well (thanks for the tip Smashbox!)

red_XThe untitled metallic lilac color is called Haunting, I believe. Beautiful! I was so tempted to get it, but I have Viz-a-violet pigment. That pigment used wet is the same thing! I gotta think smart, lol. Otherwise, it would totally be mine!

red_XNightfish fluidline- dark, muddy, nothing special to me. I guess it's not as harsh as Blacktrack fluidline. I'd rather have clean, crisp, pigmented black instead.

<spancheckmark src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1136/617371280_31fa130583_s.jpg" width=75>Ostentatious fluidline- dark, underrated gray... look again, it's a metallic gray with some multi-color shimmer. Gotta have!

<spancheckmark src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1136/617371280_31fa130583_s.jpg" width=75>Saddle e/s- great brown for a crease color. Very common in a lot of MAC looks.

red_XCork e/s- I already own this color... I mainly use this in my brows, but when shaded and blended out, it's a good golden brown for a crease color. See the difference between Cork and Saddle?

red_XKid e/s- like the name, cool neutral color when next to a dark matte. it's about my skin color, but next to Saddle or Saturnal it's a great color. I shall pick this up from a CCO or sometime later down the line. It's not a must -have -right -now color.

<spancheckmark src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1136/617371280_31fa130583_s.jpg" width=75>Saturnal e/s- this color may look regular, not special, mundane... but this is actually a smoked green with slight shimmer. Again, great crease color. Don't under estimate the crease or the dark colors that you can place there.

<spancheckmark src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1136/617371280_31fa130583_s.jpg" width=75>Claire de lune e/s- unmarked, right above Saturnal. This white, opalish/pink pearl color (some may find it silvery, others may find it golden depending on skin tone) is a beautiful color. Great highlight or lid color. If you are familiar with Motif and adore it like I do, this is a must-have-right-now!
Fab and Flashy- a pretty mid-toned orange, summery, cute... undecided.. How often will I use orange? Why do I need more than one as I already own Rule e/s?

Decisions, decisions!
Next, I was on to Sephora. Check your local Sephora for discounted brushes! Brushes will be on sale until they are gone. Don't be a brush snob. Their brushes are just as good as MAC, Stila, Estee Lauder or Sonia Kashuk. A discount always makes a brush a good one, lol!
Lastly, I was in the mood to try my Eve inspired look:

I'll tell what I used and HOW I used it:
-I based my entire eye (lash line to brow) with concealer using my fingertips making a sheer layer.
-covered lid (lash line to crease) with Jesse Girl's green/blue loose powder (was hoping to brighten the blue, but oh well..) with a flat shader brush.
-covered lid with MAC's Bang on Blue with cleaned flat shader brush.
-use Cork in my crease with Sephora's round crease brush. Just a bit, swiping my crease with 'wind shield wiper' movements to give slight depth to the lid.
-I used Maybelline Cool color stick in Moody blue to line eyes, upper and lower lids.
- I used a black liner right near lash line to deepen lash color. I also used it to line my waterline (use a waterproof liner for this!)
-I used Max Factor 2000 Calories mascara in black for lashes.
-I used Magic Dust e/s with my fluffy round crease brush (MAC #217) from crease to brow for a sheer highlighted look (also to soften crease color).
- I used MAC's #266 brush to apply Cork e/s color to my brows
-concealed shadowy spots (dark under circles)
- Buffed my face with my foundation powder (MAC's natural mineralize skinfinish powder in medium dark) with a kabuki brush
-Harmony blush on cheeks with Essence of Beauty angled blush brush.
-Hug me lipstick with C-thru lipglass on lips (Ladies, this is a fab combo.. not just on me! Essence used this for a photo shoot with Senaa Lathan, gorgeous!)
-Clinique all over shimmer powder with small powder brush in highlighting zones... tops of cheeks, nose, chin, etc.
Even though Eve's looks were listed on other sites, your one stop Eve look/making shopping can now be done at MAC. See her looks, cosmetics she used, her latest video and much more. Don't miss out on an hour long live chat with Eve and the makeup artist that created these looks, Ms JJ on MAC's site: 6/27/2007 @ 5-6pm.
Hope you all had a great weekend!

10 comments:

Karen said...

This is *SO HOT* Kia! I saw the Eve looks on the MAC website today and I love this Bang on Blue look. It makes your eyes really pop. I going to try the Hug me and C-thru combo. Gorgeous!

yummy411 said...

thanks karen!!! yes i love the combo! can't wait to see it on you =)

AppleDiva said...

I love the look. I wish I could wear blue... it ends up looking too smoky on me!! Did you take photos of your Saturday night look!!??

yummy411 said...

hey diva! no i didn't take pics, but you did!! can i post those? i was hoping to once i got some free time as you can see i haven't updated in a while =(

Heena said...

Amazing!

AppleDiva said...

You can post the pics, but not with me in it
LOL!!

B said...

Gorgeous look!! I'm lovin' it. *running to Sephora* Gotta catch those brushes!

Shanessence said...

I'm not sure how swatching on your hand works since the skin color and texture on your hand is way different from that on your face...

yummy411 said...

hey shanessence, thanks for dropping by! when i swatch on my hand, i'm not looking for the exact look of the color and how it may be on my face, but more of an idea... are the sparkles/frost highly visible? does it have a pearlescent look that i can't see in the pan? is there good color payoff?

scarlett said...

I'm not sure how swatching on your hand works since the skin color and texture on your hand is way different from that on your face...