Sunday, 24 October 2010

Rihanna - Who's That Chick (Day Version) Inspired Makeup

Hi guys!
I generally don't go for really bright colours, but after seeing both versions of Rihanna's video for Who's That Chick I really fell in love with the bright look she's wearing in the day version of the video. I definitely wouldn't go around wearing this - the blush is a bit too crazy for my liking! But it was still fun to re-create. 
I actually did this look yesterday, but was wearing the black wig from my Elphaba look - I'm not sure what posessed me but I really didn't like how the photos turned out - though I did like the eye makeup better so I'll include a photo of that. 
I used an iridescent green shadow for the highlight as in some angles of the music video you can see a definite green cast on the brow bone and slightly above the brow.

Products Used:
Face -
Maybelline - Dream Satin Liquid Foundation  (really been liking this foundation lately)
Boujoir Healthy Mix Concealer
Revlon Skinlights (discontinued - liquid hilighter/bronzer depending on shade) bronze shade applied lightly
Super pink blush - mixed bright pink shades from 120 palette,contoured with a deeper pink mixed with a deep purple.
**I did forget to powder hence the slightly overly-dewy skin

Eyes -
Cut crease - MAC Brun and Copperplate
Lid - matte bright yellow from 120 palette
Lower lashline - lined with black shadow, neon green shadow from 120 palette. 
Benefit Bad Gal Liner - lower lashline 
Eyeko Grafitti Liner - Black
Milani Loose Eyeshadow Powder - 07 Mint Green
2 sets of eBay lashes (sorry no name on them!)
MAC Zoomlash mascara

Lips - 
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick - Indulgence
Illamasqua Intense Lip Gloss - Indulge
Barry M Lip Liner - #12 Fuchsia

Eye makeup from yesterday's version.

Hope you liked it!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

MAC Venomous Villains Haul

Hello again everyone!
I don't usually post twice in one day but I'll make an exception for Venomous Villains ;)
I was really unsure of what I was going to get from the collection, so seeing it in person definitely helped. I didn't pick up as much as I had initally planned but I'm happy with everything I got.

The first thing I decided on purchasing was My Dark Magic Mineralize Eye Shadow from Maleficent's part of the collection, it certainly lived up to the promotional images. The sales assistant was wearing this foiled along with She Who Dares and it looked amazing.

The second item I got was Revenge Is Sweet Lipglass, again from Maleficent's part of the collection. I really like the sheer jelly consistensy of this - not too sheer that it doesn't have any colour payoff at all. It looks a bit of an intimidating deeper shimmery purple in the tube but it's a really nice sheer magenta shade. Perfect for layering over lipstick. I'm really considering going back for Violetta lipstick to wear under this.

And finally Strange Potion Lipglass from The Evil Queen's part of the collection. It's a shimmery milky pale peach with some pink tones to it. The colour payoff is quite opaque however I'd love to try layering this over Costa Chic lipstick, or even Barry M's Peachy Pink lipstick (which I have a slight obsession with).

I don't think the swatches give justice to the products in person, however here they are;
(Left to right, indoor lighting with flash , natural lighting with no flash)
My Dark Magic, applied foiled, left and right side swatched separately - you can definitely see the difference in the colours more in the second image. Strange Potion lipglass is above Revenge Is Sweet Lipglass.
Apologies for the shoddy swatches!

And that's everyhing! I recieved all of the characters postcards with my purchase along with some Viva Glam stickers which I was rather excited about hehe. I went to MAC around 3pm and already everything I was purchasing was nearly sold out despite it only being released today!


NOTD - China Glaze - Ruby Pumps layered over Rimmel - Black Out

Hi Everyone,
I've been lemming over various red glitter polishes in a black jellly base (Like China Glaze's Lubu Heels or Eyeko's Vampira) for a while now, but never got round to purchasing. Last night whilst looking through my polish stash for a new colour the idea of layering China Glaze's Ruby Pumps over black popped into my head. I wasn't too sure how it would turn out but I'm glad I gave it a go -  I think this could be my new favourite nail polish combination!

I applied 2 coats of Rimmel 60 Seconds - Black Out, 1 coat of China Glaze - Ruby Pumps and 1 coat of Barry M 3 in 1 Nail Paint as a topcoat. As Ruby Pumps is densely packed full of glitter 1 coat works great for this. I've never been able to get a good photo of Ruby Pumps as my camera hates glitter but I think these photos do it justice for once :)

Hope you like it! Definitely got me in the mood for Halloween :)