Thursday, October 16, 2014

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette Look 3

So, are you tired of seeing this palette in action yet?  I am still using almost every day.  I used the purple shades in the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette.  Sort of surprising I didn't use them first, huh?  I loooooove the sparkly purple called "Blueberry".







I used: from the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette
               --- Blueberry (sparkly purple) al over the lid
               --- Black Purple (deep blackened plum) in the crease, outer v, and lower lashline
               --- Milk Tea (matte tan) above the crease
               --- Pinky Beige (shimmery pink shell) in the inner corner
           Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eyeshadow in Bone under the brow
           Tarina Tarantino Hyperliner eyeliner in Tommy Jet (black) on the waterlines
           L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara



from left: MUFE Milk Tea, Pinky Beige, Blueberry, Black Purple, Elizabeth Arden Bone

Cheeks: NYX Blush in Taupe under the cheekbones to contour
              Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Peach Beach

Lips: Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Demure


from left: Too Faced Peach Beach blush, NYX Taupe blush, Revlon Lacquer Balm in Demure

Blurry to show some of the sparkle!



This is probably my favorite look so far.  I love purple shadows and sparkly shadows, so sparkly purple shadows make me go crazy with happiness.  I'm not sure how the name "Blueberry" was chosen for the sparkly purple shade, but it is cute.  I think they should have gone with "Purple Sparkly Goodness That Ingrid Will Love" for the name.

I've been a little erratic on the posting and reading my favorite blogs front, and I'm sorry about that. I'm hoping to get back to something a little more regular soon.  Thanks for sticking with me!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette Peacock Blue Eyes of the Day

I used the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette (surprise, surprise!) for today's eyes of the day.  The Peacock Blue shade in this palette is my favorite color in the palette, and is kind of what made me "need" the palette, rather than just want it really really bad.




I used: from the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette
                --- Peacock Blue all over the moving lid
                --- Milk Tea in the crease
                --- Pinky Beige un the inner corner by the tear duct



  Tarina Tarantino Hyperliner eyeliner in Tommy Jet on the lower waterline
  L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara


This was really simple to create, but because Peacock Blue packs such a colorful punch, it looks rather dramatic.

Peacock Blue is a rockin' color, isn't it?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette Look 2

Another look with the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette today.  This time I used the rich coppery gold and shimmery brown.


With flash:





Daylight bulb:



Natural light:






From the Artist Palette:
   Copper Red (metallic coppery gold) (ME-728) all over the moving lid
   Celestial Earth (shimmery dark brown) (D-652) in the crease and outer corner
   Black Purple (shimmery deep plum) (ME-930) on the lower lashline

from left: Copper Red, Celestial Earth, Black Purple

Tarina Tarantino Hyperliner eyeliner in Tommy Jet on the lower waterline
L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara



Cheeks: Benefit Dallas Boxed Blush

Lips: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Ginger

from left: Benefit Dallas, Elizabeth Arden Ginger lipstick


Lots of pics of this one.  I guess I liked it!

Have a fantastic day!

Monday, October 6, 2014

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette Look 1

I am really crazy about the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette I bought recently.  I have kind of been using it to the exclusion of all of my other eyeshadows since I got it.  I've decided to do a series of posts using it simply because I'm enjoying it so much.  I hope you don't get sick of seeing it... Here is the first look.







From the Artist palette:
   Milk Tea (matte light tan) (M-536) in the crease
   Olive Green (shimmery taupe) (I-550) on the moving lid
   Pinky Beige (shimmery light pinkish shell) (I-524) in the inner corner
   Peacock Blue (metallic peacock blue) (ME-230) on the lower lashline
   Black Purple (deep shimmery plum) (ME-930) on the upper lashline

from left: Milk Tea, Pinky Beige, Olive Green, Peacock Blue, Black Purple

Tarina Tarantino Hyperliner eyeliner in Tommy Jet on the lower waterline
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Cheeks: MAC Refined Golden Bronzer
              Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Peach Beach

Lips: Dior Addict Lipgloss in Bed of Roses


from left: Too Faced Peach Beach blush, MAC Refined Golden bronzer, Dior Bed of Roses lipgloss


Different lighting:


"Olive Gray" (the shimmery taupe, to my eye) is such a pretty color and really easy to wear.  Obviously, I could have left it simple with just that on the lid, but I thought the pop of color (I kind of hate that expression, but it's fitting) of "Peacock Blue" on the lower lashline provided a little bit of drama and visual interest.  I'll be the first to admit that I like smokey and dramatic eye makeup.

Stay tuned for another look using this palette tomorrow!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette Swatches

I bought the limited edition MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette because I had to have it.  That's a good reason to buy something, right?  The colors are so saturated and gorgeous and amazing and oh my goodness.  I thought I do some simple swatches of it for your viewing pleasure.




Colors from left to right:
   M-536 -- "Milk Tea" -- this works well as a blending color for my skintone
   I-524 -- "Pinky Beige" --  nice highlighting shade
   I-550 -- "Olive Gray" -- pretty shimmery taupe
   D-652 -- "Celestial Earth" -- this has some sparkle
   ME-728 -- "Copper Red" -- very pigmented!
   ME-230 -- "Peacock Blue" -- gorgeous jewel tone (my favorite)
   D-926 -- "Blueberry" -- this has some sparkle
   ME-930 -- "Black Purple" -- great liner color

Some odd names for some of the colors (like Olive Gray)...

Daylight bulb:



Natural light:



I love the mix of neutrals and jewel tones.  What a beauuuuuutiful palette.

Expect some many eye/face of the day posts using this.

The MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette retails for $42 USD at Sephora.