Thursday, May 27, 2010

Nars Giveaway!

Hey all! If you haven't done so already, check out our YouTube contest to win some fabulous NARS prizes. We are giving away these 3 prizes---

NARS Multiple in South Beach - This product has a million uses! Blush. highlight, lips, eyes

NARS Blush in Orgasm - The universally flattering pinky peach shade with subtle gold sheen

NARS Lipgloss in Harlow - A nude beigy pearl, perfect for dabbing on the center of the lips

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wedding Makeup Trial and Consultation

Over the weekend, Kim and Kyle did a makeup trial on a lovely bride! She told us she wanted something more natural, but visible from afar or in pictures. The glowing bride looked flawless!

Here she is BEFORE:

We applied foundation and concealer then used the following products on her eyes:
Stila Kitten Eyeshadow on the inner half of the lid
MAC Twinks in the crease
MAC Embark and Carbon to deepen the crease and on the lower lash line
MAC Soft Brown to blend
MAC Brule and Femme Fi as a highlight
Black Liquid Liner
Ardell Wispies Lashes

On the cheeks we used:
MAC Bronzer to contour
Nars Orgasm on the cheeks
MAC Perfect Topping MSF to highlight

On the lips we used:
MAC Viva Glam V
Revlon Colorburst in Blush and Soft Nude

and here is the finished look!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

40 Beauty Questions TAG

Kim answers 40 BEAUTY QUESTIONS:
Kyle's answers in Blue

-How many times do you wash your face daily?
2x, once in the morning, once at night
Morning and night

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
I'm usually oily, but can get quite dry during the winter season

-What is your current facial wash?
clinique liquid facial soap in mild, been using this for years
some Clean & Clear cleanser

-Do you exfoliate?
no i do not, but i probably should =\
I exfoliate every couple of weeks

-What brand do you use?
can anyone recommend a really good one?
St. Ives

-What moisturizer do you use?
Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion
Neutrogena w/spf 15

-Do you have freckles?

-Do you use eye cream?
not regularly, but occasionally i'll use All About Eyes by Clinique
I don't use eye cream

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
luckily, i do not
At one point I had moderate acne, thankfully i grew out of it

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?


-What foundation do you use?
MAC Select SPF liquid foundation in NC40, or Studio Fix powder in C4
I use Cosmedicine's Medi-Matte Tinted Moisturizer in Light

-How about concealer?
MAC Select Moisture Cover in NW25 for undereyes
MAC Select Moisture Cover in NW25 for undereyes, and NC35 for any redness

-Do you know your undertone color?
yellow or olive i believe
a vibrant shade of yellowish olive

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
love love love lashes! my favorites are Ardell Wispies, 105, and 102 demi
I LOVE LASHES! Ardell makes some fab ones at a great price!

-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
yes i did

-What brand of mascara do you use?
Diorshow or MAC Studio Fix Lash
I don't usually wear mascara, but if i do, i use Covergirl Lashblast

-Sephora or MAC?
hmm, thats a toughy, i love both!
I find both to be quite festive

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
MAC 217, 239, 224 for eyeshadow
MAC 187, 168, 109, 150 for face
--same as above--

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes, usually MAC paint pots
MAC paint pots

-For the face?

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
I have sooo many favorites, but currently I am in love with NARS Cordura
MAC's twinx is yum

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
not very often
not yet

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
not a fan, i prefer packed eyeshadows because pigments can get messy and are harder to work with in my opinion
more of a drama. i'll pass

-Do you use mineral makeup?
Just Mineralized Skinfinishes, if that counts
Mineralized Skinfinishes count, i think:-)

-What is your favorite lipstick?
MAC Shygirl
MAC Viva Glam V

-How about lipgloss?
MAC Love Nectar
MAC Love Nectar. yum

-What is your favorite blush to use?
MAC Eversun, Pinch Me, Melba, Peaches and so many others
Rock & Republic's Call Me blush, and Nars Orgasm

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
i've only gotten a couple makeup items on ebay

-Do you like drugstore makeup?
i like SOME drugstore items, but i don't have much drugstore stuff
an item or 3...

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
Sure do! I love going to CCO's and finding bargains
haven't been yet

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Yes, and I have taken MAC classes before
I've taken a MAC class before

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
nope, i better not be! I've been doing makeup waaay too long.
not really, but sometimes i have those days where i find it hard to draw my brows on right:-)

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
UNBLENDED eyeshadow. I tell everyone please please please invest in a fluffy blending brushes like a MAC 224 so that all the eyeshadows blend beautifully into each other. the worst look ever is having strips/blocks of color on your eyes
UNBLENDED Frosted eyeshadow in pastel colors with bright pink circles of blush on the cheeks. I also dislike really heavy black eyeliner and too much mascara with busted eyebrows and foundation that is too light. And finally, make up that matches your ensemble

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I'm a neutral gal. For weddings, i think neutrals are always best. classic and timeless.
Neutrals are always good. Colorful shades can be pretty too, but i think they work best during photoshoots/editorials

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Kimmy Kardashian! and J. Lo
Kim Kardashian and J.Lo, of course!

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Eyebrow pencil
Gotta have those brows

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Sure, I do it all the time
I can, but i would prefer to have my brows on

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Good, yes. My best? No.
I look pretty good, but i think i look better with make up on

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
MAC and NARS. For variety and selection, definitely MAC. However, I think NARS makes some really great quality products.
Gotta agree with Kim on this one. MAC is great for their huge selection, and NARS makes some beautiful eyeshadows, blush, bronzers, etc

-What do you think of Makeup??
I think the purpose of makeup is to make yourself look your best. It can be used to enhance beauty, it can even completely transform your face (it can hide your flaws, give you bigger eyes, change your face shape with contouring, and give you cheekbones). Makeup can do wonders for people, trust me! Other than that makeup is also art, and I love experiementing with makeup and trying different colors and looks.
Make up creates an illusion of gorgeousness. It can enhance, diminish, and transform the features and textures of your face. What i love is the feeling of beauty it can provide when applied correctly, as well as the overall transformation from a clean to a made up face. I enjoy photography, and i find that i do less retouching if the subject is wearing a good face of make up.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Our Favorite Products and Recent Haul!

These are just some of our most recent favorite finds!

Lip Products
Cremesheen Lip glass - These glosses are very sheer but also are milky and opaque. Perfect for layering over lipstick for a solid opaque colored lip.
Richer Lusher - coral in the tube, more subtle on the lips
Boy Bait - the perfect gloss over a nude lip
Deelight - a neutral pink for barely there, natural lip color
Partial to Pink - a yellow based pink good over light pink lipsticks
Give Me Liberty of London Collection - Ever Hip Cremesheen Lipstick, looks bright in the tube but gives life to the face when applied on the lips. A perfect spring/summer color.
Freckletone Lustre Lipstick - a sheer nude that doesn't make you washed out or appear dead
Hue Glaze Lipstick - a light pink nude, the color of your lips but better

Face Products
NARS Irresistblement Bronzer - a matte subtle bronzer for everyday
NARS Casino Bronzer - a darker toned bronzer for medium to darker skin tones
Rock & Republic Call Me Blush - pinky peach like Orgasm, but better packaging and more product
MAC Melba Bliush - Matte peachy pink for a natural looking cheek
Pearl Cream Color Base - ivory colored cream to highlight the cheekbones for a J. Lo glow
Hush Cream Color Base - peach colored cream used as a blush base or subtle highlight
Perfect Topping Mineralize Skinfinish - a pinkish highlight perfect over any blush, but not too glittery

Eye Products
Rubenesque Paint Pot - Peachy golden shimmery base to warm up any eye look
NARS Kalahari - a great everyday duo for work/school, comes with a shimmery taupe and a shimmery bronze color
NARS Alhambra - 2 highlight shades, 1 with pink undertones for cool looks and 1 champagne gold for warm looks. these give a good sheen with not too much shimmer or glitter
NARS Cordura - the perfect brown smokey eye duo. use the milk chocolate brown in the crease and the charcoal brown to deepen the outer v.

Check out our Favorite Things Video!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Upcoming videos....

Stay tuned for more of our advice and tips!!!

Our Favorite Products
How to shape and define Eyebrows
Sephora and MAC Haul Video

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Dark Dramatic Smokey Eye

A blend of black and silver, this look is perfect for a night out on the town, the club, a date, or when you just want to look H-O-T!

Products Used:
(All by MAC unless stated otherwise)
Painterly paintpot
Carbon e/s
Knight Divine e/s
Soba e/s
Stila Kitten e/s
Urban Decay 24/7 Zero Eyeliner
Pinch Me Blush
Harmony Blush
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Our Favorite Gurus!

Check out some of our favorite Makeup Gurus on YouTube!

jomakemeblush - she's FAB and does some very pretty, wearable looks! an LA based makeup artist just like us!
MakeupByLeinaBaaaby - she uses a nice variety of colors and techniques and does good music video inspired looks
POYNTERR - great hair tutorials and nice neutral eyeshadows