Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Morning Routine

So, I'll admit it. I am in a makeup rut, and not the good kind.

Typically, in the mornings, I am so tired after waking up that I put on the same few products halfheartedly and sometimes (gasp!) even over the last night's makeup. Embarrassing, really.

It goes like this: MUFE concealer, Ebony MAC pencil, sometimes mascara in the first tube I can get. Occasionally, I'll put on NARS Roman Holiday, but only occasionally. Now that vacation has begun and finals are done though, I am trying to break out of this as much as I can. I love putting on makeup and it's a shame I haven't been doing so.

So today I tried a few new things: NARS Étrusque shadow (a beautiful antique gold), Revlon Bitten lipstain, MAC Ebony, and the lovely Sonia Kashuk liquid blush. Very fun with a strong check! I would post a picture, but again, camera issues. I will return home tomorrow and I promise pictures then!


Monday, December 27, 2010

Makeup for Newbies

So, today, my sister and I were out with my grandparents and we stumbled upon this cute makeup boutique called bluemercury. We came back later and I was tasked with helping her find the perfect makeup for her. Now, she's 15, but she's not very into makeup and prefers to go much more "natural," but she wanted to branch out a bit. After much trying out then, we stumbled upon a Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Pink Oyster. Very cute on her! I will be adding photos here of it later this week when we return (I couldn't bear the horrid photo quality of my grandparent's camera)!

Overall though, the product wore well very and did last a very long time. Even with excessive rubbing, it barely budged. My one complaint (though my sister liked this) was that it was not highly pigmented and the color was not terribly buildable. I would recommend the line in general though - easy to apply and just right for beginners.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Target Haul!

So, I'm in vacation in Arizona now and there are targets galore here as opposed to the schlep I'd have to make from Morningside to get to one. I've been hearing great things about the Sonia Kashuk brushes, so I thought to finally pick some up and ending up getting a few other things too.

I haven't fully explored anything yet to give you a detailed review, but I will soon, so stay posted.

Pictured: Sonia Kashuk flat top multipurpose brush, smudge brush, bent eyeliner brush, and shaped blending brush, FIT me! foundation in 115 Ivory by Maybelline, Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow in Black Magic, Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm in Passion, Sonia Kashuk super sheer liquid tint in Poppy, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pearl (631), and OPI nail lacquer in Coney Island Cotton Candy.

I just put on the OPI polish and it came out quite nicely! A lovely light pinkish beige.

Isn't it pretty?

Apologies for the horrible photo quality - I left my camera back at home and am working with another! I will be putting reviews up of the brushes/other products in the coming days! Happy holidays all.

Hello, hello!

I've wanted to start a blog for some time, but I just never really got around to it. Hopefully it won't take me too long to get my footing.

A bit about me:

I'm a student at Columbia University.
I love makeup and work for the student magazine, Hoot, as a makeup artist.
I want to have a career in publishing/journalism.
I work for the school paper/weekly magazine as an editor/writer. I also intern at Vanity Fair.