Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 2011 Favorites

I uploaded a video discussing my favorite products of June 2011. Below I've posted photographed swatches of some of the products, so you can get a better idea of their true colors and finishes.

Here's a list of the products that are not pictured:
Urban Decay Naked Palette
CoverGirl LashExact Waterproof Mascara in "Black"
Revlon Fabulash Waterproof Mascara in "Black"
Rimmel London Glam Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara in "Kohl Black"
Wet 'n' Wild Cream Liner in "886"
L'Oreal Paris Visible Lift Under Eye Concealer in "Light Medium"
Revlon Age Defying Spa Concealer in "Light"
MAC Paint Pot in "Painterly"
ELF $1 Brow Gel/Clear Mascara

From left to right:
Revlon Matte Lipstick in "Smoked Peach," underneath Rimmel Royal Gloss in "Peach Crush"
Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in "Crystal Lilac"
ELF Essentials Lipstick in "Classy"
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in "Rosette"
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in "Spotlight Beige"
Sally Hansen Cream Blush in "Rose"

ELF Essentials Natural Radiance Blusher in "Innocence"
ELF Essentials Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in "Luminance"

From left to right: Revlon Matte Lipstick in "Smoked Peach"
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in "Spotlight Beige"
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in "Rosette"
ELF Essentials Lipstick in "Classy"

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in "Crystal Lilac"

Rimmel London Royal Gloss in "Peach Crush"

Sally Hansen Cream Blush in "Rose"

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in "Pom Pom"

Friday, June 17, 2011

Face of the Day: Summer Peach

I filmed a tutorial for a shimmery, summer-inspired look with lots of peach elements. This is a spin on your classic neutral, daytime smoky eye. Since my webcam doesn't represent colors too accurately, here are some photos of the finished look:

Products used to achieve this look:
(1) Urban Decay Primer Potion
(2) ELF Essentials All-Over Color Stick - Golden Peach
(3) ELF Studio Shimmer Palette
(4) BH Cosmetics 88 Shimmer Palette
(5) ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen - Black
(6) CoverGirl Lash Exact Waterproof Mascara - Black
(7) Revlon Fabulash Waterproof Mascara - Black
(9) ELF Studio Blush - Peachy Keen
(10) Revlon Matte Lipstick - Smoked Peach
(11) Rimmel London Royal Gloss - Peach Crush

PS: My face routine, for those wondering --
(1) Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation in 200 - Soft Beige, applied with an ELF Studio Line Powder Brush.
(2) L'Oreal Visible Lift Under-Eye Concealer in Light-Medium, blended over dark circles with a fluffy shadow brush.
(3) For blemishes, I used the Coastal Scents Camo Quad in Medium, applied with a synthetic concealer brush and patted in with my fingers.
(4) In order to maintain the dewy finish, I opted not to use a setting powder.
(5) This is the foundation I apply when I'm about to film or photograph; it is very full-coverage. I would generally not wear this out, especially during the summer!