November 2014 ipsy Bag

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The contents of my November ipsy bag are:

  • Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray
  • Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder & Mini Fan Brush
  • Elizabeth Mott you’re so FINE Eyeliner – Glitterati
  • CK One Color Lip Gloss – Tender
  • Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base – Submissive

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November ipsy swatch

  • Elizabeth Mott you’re so FINE Eyeliner – Glitterati
  • Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base – Submissive

November ipsy swatch2Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder & Mini Fan Brush

November ipsy swatch3CK One Color Lip Gloss – Tender

November 2014 Birchbox

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The contents of my November Birchbox are:

  • Fekkai PrX Reparatives Intense Fortifying Masque
  • Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
  • Laura Mercier Longwear Crème Eye Pencil – Violet
  • Not Soap, Radio Awash in a field of four leaf clovers Body Wash
  • Justin’s Chocolate Almond Butter
  • Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Lotion

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November Birchbox Swatch

Laura Mercier Longwear Crème Eye Pencil – Violet

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts have won two Super Bowl Championships. They won Super Bowl XLI when Tony Dungy was the head coach. The team colors for the Indianapolis Colts are speed blue and white.

Colts Face

Eyeshadow

Colts EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 28 Color Smoky Eyes Edition Palette

Eye Makeup

Colts Eye Makeup

  • NYX Loose Glitter (applied to the lid) – Crystal
  • MAC Eye Kohl (used on the waterline) – Fascinating
  • MAC eye Kohl (used to cut the crease and applied to upper and lower lash line) – Blooz

Rest of Eye Makeup

Colts Rest of Eye Makeup

  • Benefit they’re real! Mascara (applied to upper and lower lashes)
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Lips

Colts LipsNYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss – Cosmo

Cheeks

Colts Cheeks

  • NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa
  • NYX Blush – Mocha

Face

Colts Face Makeup

  • BH Liquid Foundation – Deep Cocoa
  • Dermablend™ Professional Smooth Indulgence® Concealer – Spice
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer – NW45

Colts Face Again

Affordable Smoky Eye: Featuring The Nudes Palette from Maybelline

I plan on getting plenty of use out of The Nudes Palette from Maybelline. A nude eyeshadow palette wouldn’t be complete without the colors to do a smoky eye. Here is a smoky eye look to try. I used the third quad in The Nudes Palette.

Smoky Eye

Eyes

Smoky Jumbo PencilUsed NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean as a base to the lid and crease

Smoky BrownApplied the dark brown eyeshadow to the crease

Smoky BlackApplied the black shadow to the lid

Smoky TanUsed the light brown shadow as a blending color and also applied it to the brow bone

Smoky BeigeUsed the shimmering beige shadow under the highest point of the eyebrow arch

Smoky LinerApplied NYX Slide On Eye Pencil in Jet Black to the upper and lower lash line as well as the water line

Smudged the black eyeshadow to the lower lash line

Smoky MascaraApplied Real Impact! Mascara from Maybelline to the upper and lower lashes

Smoky BlushApplied Maybelline Master Glaze™ Blush in Plums Up to the cheeks

Smoky LipsApplied Maybelline Color Sensational® The Buffs lipstick in Touchable Taupe

Rest of Makeup

Smoky EyebrowNYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Smoky Face Makeup

  • Covergirl Queen Collection 3 in 1 All Day Flawless Foundation – Spicy Brown
  • Maybelline Fit Me™ Concealer – Cafe

Smoky Eye Again

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins have won two Super Bowl Championships. Dan Marino, a Pittsburgh native spent 17 seasons as the quarterback from 1983 to 1999. The team colors for the Miami Dolphins are aqua, orange, white, and blue.

Dolphins Look

Eyes & Cheeks

Dolphins eye and cheekBH Cosmetics Malibu Eyeshadow & Blush Palette

Eyeshadow

Dolphins Orange Eye shadowNYX Loose Pearl Eyeshadow (inner third of lid and inner corner) – Orange

Rest of Eye Makeup

Dolphins Rest of eye

  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on the lid) – Milk
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (upper and lower lash line) – Deviant
  • NYX Water Proof Retractable Eye Liner (lower water line) – Silky Cashmere
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Lips

Dolphins LipBe a Bombshell Lip Gloss – Summer Lovin

Face

Dolphins Face Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Cocoa
  • Dermablend™ Smooth Indulgence ® Concealer – Spice
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer – NW45

Dolphins Look Again

Fish Mooney Inspired Tutorial: Featuring Maybelline The Nudes Palette

I am a huge fan of the TV series Gotham. One of the reasons is Jada Pinkett Smith. She plays a brand new character created just for this series, Fish Mooney. What is cool about this show is that it gives the origin stories of the characters. We grew up reading about Batman in the comic book series from DC Comics. We saw the characters play out in the Batman TV show from the 1960s. There have also been various Batman movies. Let’s not forget about the TV cartoons.

I will admit the Fish Mooney character stands out for me because of her makeup. I used the Maybelline the Nudes Palette to create this Fish Mooney inspired look. Enjoy!

Fish Mooney Look

Fish Mooney BaseApplied the lightest shade from the second quad to the entire lid up to the brow bone

Fish Mooney GoldApplied the gold shade to the first half of the lid and also the inner corner

Fish Mooney BronzeApplied the bronze shade to the outer half of the lid

Fish Mooney BrownApplied the shimmery brown shade to the crease

Fish Mooney Dark BrownApplied the dark brown shade from the third quad to the outer V

Fish Mooney LashesArdell #102 Demi False Lashes

Fish Mooney DeviantUrban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Deviant applied to the water line

Fish Mooney Black VelvetUrban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet applied to the lower lash line

Fish Mooney MascaraMaybelline Great Lash® Rea Impact™ Mascara to upper and lower lashes

Fish Mooney CheeksMaybelline Face Studio Master Glaze ™ – Plums Up

Fish Mooney LipsMaybelline Color Sensational Lipstick – Burgundy Beauty

Rest of the Face

Fish Mooney BrowsNYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Fish Mooney upper lash lineBH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner (applied to upper lash line)

Fish Mooney Face MakeupCovergirl Queen Collection 3 in 1 Flawless Foundation – Spicy Brown

Maybelline Fit Me™ Concealer – Café

Fish Mooney Look Again

A Closer Look: Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline Nudes Palette

Maybelline released the Nudes Palette this past Summer. I didn’t immediately jump at the opportunity to purchase this palette. I already have nude eyeshadow palettes: Naked, Naked2, Naked Basics, Nude’tude. I bought this palette when it was 40% off at Rite Aid. I also used a $2.00 off coupon.

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The Nudes Palette comes with twelve eyeshadows. I think it’s clever how the eyeshadows in this palette are grouped together. When you look at the palette there are three quads, four trios, and six duos. Thirteen looks can easily be created just by how the eyeshadows are grouped together. The Maybelline website does explain how to create thirteen different looks. This is great for beginners. Those of us who are more experienced the possibilities are endless.

Maybelline Nudes SwatchTop row

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The Nudes Palette has a nice balance of matte and shimmer eyeshadows. Two of the colors came across really sheer on me when I swatched them. My skin tone is darker though. I can’t wait to play with this palette. :)

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos have won two Super Bowl Championships. Their current quarterback is Peyton Manning. The Denver Broncos did suffer an embarrassing loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. The team colors for the Broncos are orange, navy, and white.

Broncos Look

Eyes

Eyeshadow

Broncos Eye ShadowBH Cosmetics 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition

Rest of Eye Makeup

Broncos Eye Makeup

  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (upper and lower lash line) – Navy
  • NYX Water Proof Retractable Eye Liner (lower water line) – Silky Cashmere
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on the eyelid) – Milk
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (applied to upper and lower lashes)
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder – Brunette

Lips

Broncos LipsNYX Butter Gloss™ – Apple Strudel

Cheeks

Broncos Cheeks

  • Iman Cosmetics Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder (used as a highlight) – Afterglow
  • NYX Blush –Cinnamon
  • NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa

Face

Broncos Face Makeup

  • Covergirl Queen Collection All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation – Spicy Brown
  • Clinique All About Eyes Concealer – Deep Honey
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer – NW45

Broncos Look Again

Mini Maybelline Haul from Rite Aid

I decided to take advantage of the 40% off Maybelline cosmetics this week. It also helped that I had three Maybelline coupons to use.

Maybelline Rite Aid Purchase

I already have my fair share of red lip colors. I saw the Burgundy Beauty Color Sensational® lipstick and decided to get it. This shade is perfect for Fall.

Maybelline Rite Aid Lipstick

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I am already a fan of Maybelline’s mascaras. They are my favorite drug store brand. I wanted to try out the Great Lash® Real Impact™ Mascara just to see how the formula is.

Maybelline Rite Aid Mascara

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I was on the fence as to whether or not I was going to purchase the Nudes Palette. I already have nude eyeshadow palettes. Was having another palette going to be redundant? This palette being on sale and having a $2.00 off coupon helped in making my decision to purchase this palette.

Maybelline Rite Aid Eyeshadow

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The total price of this purchase after I used $5.50 in coupons was $9.17 (the price before the 7% sales tax was added).

Affordable Halloween Style

My youngest daughter Naomi and her friends decided to wear Halloween costumes today. They are all way past the age of trick or treating too. LOL! Buying a Halloween costume is almost like buying an outfit you’re only going to wear one time.

This is what Naomi wore. She called herself the Magical Mad Hatter.

Naomi Halloween Costume

  • The hat she is wearing is actually two hair accessories she borrowed from me. The bow tie is another hair accessory she borrowed.
  • The necklace is mine along with the red shirt.
  • The vest, black jeans, and boots are hers.
  • The cape is a long cardigan of mine.

Naomi Halloween Makeup

This is what her makeup consisted of:

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Eyes

  • Naked Basics Palette
  • Naked applied to the entire lid and brow bone.
  • Faint applied to the crease
  • Crave applied to the outer V
  • Venue applied to the inner corner
  • NYX Loose Pearl Eyeshadow in Silver used as a brow bone highlight
  • Wet n Wild® Mega Liner® Liquid Eyeliner in Black applied to the upper lash line
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 8L applied to the water line
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Eye in 21L applied to the lower lash line
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Brunette
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara
  • Ardell Accent Lashes #315

Lips

  • NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Maroon
  • NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Absolute Red

Face

  • BH Liquid Foundation in Mocha
  • Maybelline Fit Me™ Concealer in Café
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder in Transparency 5

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