Holiday Looks - Urban Decay December

Look details to follow...


Eyeshadow:  Honey, Peace, Graffiti, Frigid, moonshine cream, grass cream, radium cream, vapor, uzi, strip, S&M, polyester bride, kiddie pool, green goddess, asphyxia, chronic, electric, narcotic, revolver, graffiti, atmosphere, bobby dazzle, 54

Eyeliner:  liquid perversion, liquid radium, liquid revolver, air guitar, glam rock, distortion, stagedive, baked, binge, pyrotechnics, loaded, yeyo, dime, graffiti, electric, eldorado, covet, binge, deviant

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Fall Favorites - Mac Cosmetics

Some favorite fall colors by Mac Cosmetics are:
  • Eyeshadow: Nylon, Goldmine, Amber Lights, Sumptuous Olive, Bronze, Coppering
  • Eyeliner: Teddy
  • Mascara: Brownette
  • Blush: Raison, Burnt Pepper
  • Lipstick: Extended Play, Betwixt, Spice it Up
  • Lipliner: Spice, Auburn
Dust Nylon under the eyebrow with the 213 brush. Using the 227 brush and starting from the outside corner of the eyelid, dust Goldmine over the rest of the entire lid. With the 224 brush, add Amber Lights to the outer crease and outer corner of the lid. For a brighter contrast, after applying Amber Lights to the outer corner to one half the lid, apply Coppering in the outer crease. Drag Teddy across the top lid, and lightly pat Bronze over Teddy with the 214 brush. Line the lower lid with Sumptuous Olive. Apply Nylon on the inner corners very lightly (top and bottom) with the 208 brush. To brighten the eyes, dab a very light amount of Nylon on the center of both top lids. Apply Brownette (Plush Lash) to top and bottom lashes. Depending on the shape and size of your face, apply Raison under the cheekbone then dust a small amount on the temples, but do not extend onto the forehead. If using Coppering eyeshadow, you may also use Burnt Pepper instead of Raison. Finish the look with lining the lips with Spice (Auburn if using Coppering and Burnt Pepper), and use Betwixt as a base or alone. To intensify or de-accentuate lip color, apply Extended Play or Spice it Up over Betwixt.
If you do not have time to use all of the colors, try a simple variation of only using Nylon, Goldmine, and Sumptuous Olive (day) or Bronze or Teddy (night). For lips, you can limit it to which ever color is your favorite.
Photos of this look will be posted at a later date. If you would like to model for this blog, please contact us.
MAC Cosmetics are available on their website, at the MAC Store in Florida Mall, the MAC Pro Store in Mall at Millenia, and some major department stores.
Great false eyelashes to finish the look can be found at MemePhysis.com. The style name is "I Love Jacob."

Simple Beauty

Looking for a quick fix to perk your look without spending hours to be beautiful?  A quick trick is simply applying false eyelashes!  Experiment with different hair colors by trying synthetic clip-in hair extensions.  These two items add style to ay look.  Visit their Twitter page for specials.  They are seeking models for their website and online ads.

After using their products, try commemorating your look by booking a Holiday Portrait Session.  Makeup artistry may be included.

Smashbox Wish Collection - Holidays 2010

Need a great new cosmetic collection while supporting charity?  Smashbox's Wish collection is a great way to look good and donate to a good cause.  Create hundreds of looks with the Wish for the Perfect Palette.  With 49 eye shadows, 10 cream eyeliners, 6 brow powders, 1 brow wax, 8 lip glosses, 2 blushes, 1 bronzer, 1 highlighter, 4 mini brushes (eye shadow, cream eye liner, brow, lip), and a look book, one will never run out of ways to dazzle everyone at parties!  This amazing kit is great for beginners, intermediates, experts, and artists.

Other collection items include:  Eye Wish Palette, Wish List, Wish for the Perfect Pencils, Wish for the Perfect Pout, and Wish for the Perfect Primers.

The Eye Wish Palette contains:  twelve eye shadows, four cream eyeliners, Lash DNA Mascara, mini Photo Finish Lid Primer, and a look book.

Wish List:  Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Photo Op under Eye Brightener, Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Midnight Black, Baked Fusion Soft Lights in Stardust, O-Gloss Gold.

Wish for the Perfect Pencils:  Onyx, Graphite, Orchid, 14K.

Wish for the Perfect Pout:  Candid, Luster, Radiant, Baby Pout, Ecstasy, and Divine.

Wish for the Perfect Primers:  Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Photo Finish Lid Primer, Photo Finish Targeted Pore & Line Primer.

Natural Beauty

Women are often compared to unrealistic ideals of what women should be in a physical sense. These portrayals are perpetuated by the media's plea for sex to sell products. Bra ads use teenage girls, which precludes women in their 40s and now in their 20s from feeling sexy. The key to feeling sexy is recognizing one's own strengths, feeling confident, and realizing we all have natural beauty - granted some more than others. There are simple things to learn about ourselves to increase our sex appeals such as facial expressions, gesticulation, and mannerisms. A good way to start is to look in the mirror and practice such gestures. To feel sexier, dress sexier in an age appropriate manner. Another trick is to avoid looking the same daily. For example: if one wears cosmetics daily, what separates her look when she is dressed for a special occasion?

Creating a natural look with minimal makeup is not very time consuming - especially for working women and mothers on the go. Cleanse the face with a product such as Lightful Foaming Creme Cleanser. Gently dab Fast Response Eye Cream under the eye. Apply a light moisturizer such as Studio Moisture Cream to entire face, neck, and down to blouse line. For a dewy, iridescent look, substitute Studio Moisture Creme with Strobe Cream or Strobe Lotion. If your skin is oily, you can either use Oil Control Lotion or skip moisturizer and use a very light moisturizing foundation. Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 works well. It is a lightly tinted, moisturizer. Face and Body Foundation works for a light, water resistant coverage. For light coverup, Select Moisturecover is a nice option. Depending on your complexion, Blushcreme in Ladyblush or Posey create a nice, lightly rosy appearance. A powder alternative to blush is Mineralize Blush in Love Thing or Gentle. If your face feels a little sticky or dewy, and you do not like that feeling, you can lightly dust Select Sheer Loose over your makeup to set the look. Top off with Lip Gelee in Amber Rush and PlushLash Mascara in the color closest to your natural lash color. To add a little emphasis to your look, lightly line the top eyelid as close to the lash line as possible with brown or black depending on your natural hair color.

A nice dramatic look can be attained by lining the eyes with a color that is the same or similar to the color that circles your iris. A neutral beige eye shadow can be added to the top lid with a slightly darker color extending to the crease depending on eye shape. Lightly dusting a taupe color to the bottom lid creates a High Definition look.

All products mentioned above are Mac Cosmetics, which can be purchased at the Florida Mall, Mall at Millenia (pro shop), and some major department stores. Continue reading on Examiner.com: Natural beauty naturally attained with Mac Cosmetics - Orlando Makeup | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/makeup-in-orlando/natural-beauty-naturally-attained-with-mac-cometics#ixzz1DCOeC7Yg

Fitness Support

We are told that we should exercise to keep healthy.  Why is it that companies that make bras or sporting goods only make sports bras for A-C cups?  Occasionally one can find a D cup.  Do well endowed women not need support when jogging or intensely training?

Have you tried going to get fitted by a "bra expert?"  Many women spend several years in the wrong size bras.  Most think picking up and stuffing was normal.  They think the bra band raising in the back was normal and that straps not laying flat and falling off their shoulders were normal.  Why? Victoria's Secret and Fredericks of Hollywood bra experts keep fitting people improperly.  Women waste a lot of money over the years on account of purchasing the wrong size bras that the sales staff told them would fit.  They've been told popping out was good, because it made them look bigger.

Bra models have unrealistically shaped breasts for which they have paid.  This is why our bras do not look like they fit us well, and we are deceived into thinking the wrong fitting bras are right.  Breast implanted models fit differently into bras than natural breasted women.  They have two perfect round balls that fit perfectly as in a sling shot.  Women have mounds that are not perfectly round and do not fit like the perfect balls into perfect spherical bras.  This is ridiculous.

Bras are supposed to fit with the band flat around the under part of breasts.  The band should not be higher I the back.  The band should not be pinching and accentuating back fat.  The underwire should surround the end of the breast not close to the end.  The straps should lay flat on the shoulders.  If you have a tiny frame, and your bra straps keep sliding off, you can probably go down a band size and up a cup size.  Some women will not believe how big they are, because they are made to believe that their non manufactured breasts are tiny.  Not all breasts are perfectly up front.  Some women have breast mass that fall to the sides.  Try a bigger cup size if you keep having to pick up and stuff!

Lastly, it is pathetic that these companies are not making sports bras to accommodate those of us who are larger than we appear.  It is as if they are telling us to not work out and not care for our health.  We need support.  We need breast health.  Let us start with proper fitting bras.

MAC Cosmetics Prolongwear Foundation & Prolongwear Lipstick

During a trial of the product, Prolongwear foundation did not blend easily. Application required a lot of brushing to properly blend the product. Once applied, the product was grainy and did not blend well on the skin. It was layered over Fix+ Spray and Prep and Prime Skin. There are few colors available, so selecting the right one is tricky. To finish the look, only bronzer was applied for a flawless complexion. It lasted through the gym, a shower, and a nap. This product requires an oil based cleanser, or, at the very least, baby oil. Prolongwear lipstick withstood tea, water, and the rain! The lipstick shades are few but fabulous and include purple. Prolongwear concealer is creamier than the foundation and provides better coverage. A little goes a long way, so apply sparingly. Makeup artists may opt to stock the concealer instead of the foundation as it is cheaper and lasts just as long. MAC Cosmetics is available online, at the MAC Store at Mall at Millenia (pro store), the MAC Store at the Florida Mall, and some major department stores. If visiting the Mall at Millenia, be sure to ask for Roland, Kevin, Juan, or Robin. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. Continue reading on Examiner.com: MAC Cosmetics Prolongwear foundation and lipstick review - Orlando Makeup | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/makeup-in-orlando/mac-cosmetics-prolongwear-foundation-and-lipstick-review#ixzz1DCPQYL00