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MissChievous Contest Entry

Ok, so one of my all time favorite YouTube gurus is MissChievous. She is so knowledgable and creative and I love watching her videos because she just talks about the makeup, no fluff. I like that. I also love that she hails from Germany, if I am not mistaken. It’s nice having someone in another country that has the same interest as you. Makes you feel more connected to the world.

Anyhoo, Julia from MissChievous has partnered up with Sigma Makeup to bring an AWESOME giveaway contest to her subscribers, which, of course, I am one of them. There are four ways to enter (how cool is that?) and she has listed them all in this video. You can enter via Twitter, Facebook, and I believe two ways on YouTube, by leaving a comment and by submitting a video response. For the video response you have to answer the question “What does makeup mean to you?” The great thing is you can enter all four ways, but there are different prizes for each method of entry which she lists in the video.

Here it is:

And here is my video response and my daughter Vivienne’s YouTube debut:

Of course I hope I win but the selection is random so it’s up to Lady Luck to make that happen and she is NEVER  kind to me, LOL! But I am going to be sending some positive vibes her way and hope she throws a sista a bone, na’mean? Good luck to all the entrants, it’s a great contest and thank you SO much Julia and Sigma! You guys ROCK!!!!!!

Pink and Purple Tutorial from a Ghost……..

Do you hear the crickets? I do! It has been over TWO WEEKS since my last post! I am such a slacker. I am going to have to re-work this blog thing. It’s not as easy to keep up with it as it is to do a video. Writing about EVERY product as well as posting a pic of each one is a challenge, just being honest so I think I am going to concentrate more on my YouTube channel and I will pop in here to talk about a specific product that I like or to talk about my videos or whatever suits my fancy. But I am not dead so don’t count me out!

Anyhoo, I just uploaded a tutorial to YT and it was a PAIN in the neck because it took FOUR tries to get it loaded! The first time the computer powered down in the middle of loading it, the next time my son closed the lap top lid and that stopped the video processing, the third time the Internet browser stopped working, and the fourth time was the charm! WHEW! Maybe there is something to this Friday the 13th stuff.

So let me stop yammering, here is the video:

Face:

Benefit Porefessional Face Primer

Revlon Colorstay Foundation in “Mocha”

M.A.C. Concealer in “NW 55”

Makeup Forever HD powder

Eyes:

Nyx Eyeshadow Base in “Pearl”

M.A.C. Eyeshadows in “Sushi Flower” and Vibrant Grape

Nars Eyeshadow in “Daphne”

Milani Baked Eyeshadow in “Lily White”

Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in “Zero”

Anastasia Hollywood Mascara

Brows:

M.A.C. Retractractable Eyebrow Pencil in “Spiked”

Maybelline Clear Mascara

Cheeks:

La Femme Blush

Benefit Moonbeam Highlighter

Lips:

M.A.C. Lipstick in “Playtime”

Tarina Tarantino Lip Gloss in “Barette”

Sephora Ad “Orange Lips” Tutorial

Here is a video of a tutorial I did based on a Sephora “Orange Lips” ad in the latest issue of InStyle magazine. I will also include a photo of the ad itself. In my March Must-Haves post I talked about some orange lip products that I got at Sephora and I thought that I need to do some kind of look with the lips so folks would know how to actually wear orange lips in real life. When I stumbled upon this ad I HAD to recreate it. They did a phenomenal job! Anyhoo, on with the show!

Here is the ad:

And here is my take:

Link to the tutorial video:

Product List:

Face:

Revlon ColorStay Foundation in “Mocha”

MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in “NW55”

MAC Fix+ Spray

Eyes:

Urban Decay Prep and Prime Potion

Urban Decay “Naked” Palette: “Buck” (lid and crease). “Naked” (brow bone) & “Sin” (inner corner)

Nyx Eyeliner in “Sapphire”

MAC Eyeshadow in “Contrast”

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in “Zero”

L’Oreal Bare Naturale Mascara in “Black”

MAC Retractable Brow Pencil in “Spiked”

Cheeks:

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in “Tipsy”

Nars Illuminator in “Orgasm”

Lips: (The STARS of the show!)

Sephora Lip Rouge in R06 “It Girl”

Sephora Lip Gloss in “Shimmery Orange Juice”

An Ode to Fix Plus…..

Oh, M.A.C Fix Plus, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! No, seriously, where have you been all my life?!?!

I ordered the MAC Plum Noir (VERY pretty metallic kind of purple) from the Peacocky collection online the other day because they didn’t have any in the store and I was like “What the heck? Throw in a bottle of Fix Plus setting spray!” mainly because I had seen some YouTube tutorials that used the spray to set glitter on applied eyeshadow. I purchased some reflects glitter pigments during my recent trip to the M.A.C. Pro Store in LA and wanted to get some so I could start using them. It’s in a translucent bottle that looks like this, and I believe the price is $19.50.

O.M.G. I LOVE THIS STUFF! It feels so cooling and calming on the skin and it really sets my makeup nicely. I use a lot of powder on my face because it’s so oily and this really gives my skin a smooth, touchable look. It makes it look more matte but not like paper. Just very dewy and fresh. I feel like “How did I ever do my makeup without this?”

Now I am sure there are other products out there (and maybe even better ones) but so far, I am DEFINITELY feeling this one. That is what makeup is all about. Finding what works for you. One primer may work great on someone else but you may not like it or it may not achieve the same effect on you. You may swear by a certain mascara and someone else might not stand it. You may love green eyeshadow your friend might hate it. It’s all about using whatever works to achieve a look that you love.

If you are interested in this product but not sure if you want to buy it, I would reccommend going into M.A.C. one day with your makeup completely done and just spraying this on to test it. Then periodically check your makeup during the day to see how it feels, how it holds up, if it irritates your skin and just the overall look of the setting spray. You may not need to use it everyday but maybe on special occasions when you need your makeup to wear a little longer.

Hope this helps and keep, reading, subscribing, and requesting. 🙂

Neutral Smoky Eye Tutorial

Here it is! The much requested smoky eye tutorial. I really love this look. It’s super sexy and surprisingly easy. Watch the video for how to do this and I am listing the products I used below. Enjoy! 🙂

*Face*

Revlon Colorstay Foundation in “Mocha”

ViseArt Concealer

M.A.C. Select Sheer Pressed Powder in “NW55”

*Eyes*

Too Faced Shadow insurance

M.A.C. Paint Pot in “Constructivist”

M.A.C. Eyeshadow in “Sketch”

M.A.C. Eyeshadow in “Carbon”

Mary Kay Eyeshadow in “Opal”

M.A.C. Fluidline Eyeliner in “Blacktrack”

L’Oreal Bare Naturale Mascara in “Black”

Ardell “Demi Wispies” False Lashes

M.A.C. Brow Pencil in Spiked

*Cheeks*

La Femme Blush Palette (don’t know the color, sorry)

*Lips*

Tarina Tarantino Lip Gloss in “Barette”

*Brushes*

M.A.C. #219, #226, #217

Sonia Kashuk Fluffy Crease Brush and Medium Shadow Brush