Saturday, March 21, 2009

FOTD= NYX Mosaic Powder in "Love"!

This face is actually a DIY from a YouTube Tutorial by Fafinette. She used, if C can remember, (the Mayron palette?), shown in her "Bright Yellow" tutorial. The color she came up with on her lids was such a beautiful tangerine-ish color and C rifled through her stash to see what she could come up with to create a similar look.

Nothing she found came close to those absolutely solid, vibrant colors in that admirable palette that Fafinette had. But! C came pretty close I think and the look came out to be HER own unique "Tangerine Love."

From left to right these are the tools in this picture C used to create Tangerine Love.

1. MAC Glitter Eye liner in "Oxidate"
2. Milani Power Lash mascara in "Black"
3. MAC 252
4. MAC 217
5. a "soft" bristle toothbrush
6. a No.2 pencil
7. Maybelline's Expert Wear browliner in "Blonde"
8. NYX Jumbo Eyeliner in "White"
9. Mini Kabuki (Part of the Maybelline Mineral Power powder foundation packaging- C uses this to contour)
10. Sephora 44 Bronzer brush

To create her "canvass", C uses the same products every time.

1. Covergirl Clean pressed powder compact in "Soft Honey" ( a few shades darker than her natural skin tone, to contour with that mini Kabuki.)
2. Maybelline Mineral Power liquid foundation in "Classic Ivory" ( in the swatch below this foundation looks SO much lighter on her skin because it's tannin' time. BUT, this color is very sheer on the face and has SPF.)
3. Maybelline Mineral Power powder foundation in "Nude" (setter)
4. Botanics soothing eyebase
5. and MAC Studio Touch Up stick in color #nw20 ( for those break out days.)

This swatch has all five of C's face products on one hand from left to right, or top to bottom, on the hand they are as number above. The lightest one being that Maybelline liquid foundation.

Before makeup, C washes with Cetaphil and warm water and tones with industrial Witch Hazel and applies a thin coat of Eucerin Dry Skin moisturizer. Allows the moisturizer to really soak into her skin. Then applies her mineral liquid foundation with her new Sonia Kasuk "blue peep", shown in the Girl's Day Out blog. Then her mineral powder with the Sephora bronzer brush, and contours cheeks with the mini kabuki and covergirl pressed powder. Also applies the Botanics eye base to lids from lash line to brow bone. Using the toothbrush, "blonde" brow liner and No. 2 pencil- C brushes eyebrows forward with the tooth brush and outlines them with the "blonde" to darken them. Then brushes over her brow shape back over with the toothbrush and finishes over with the pencil, (secret to eyebrow coloring for light hair because some brow liners make eyebrows look too "orange-ish" or "red-headish". LOL)

Also with the mini kabuki C dabs and buffs out the Milani Blush, "Luminous", on the apples of her cheeks. (Color exact to NARS Orgasm)

^^^ *That's just the face to start on.*

To begin the Tangerine Love look, apply the NYX jumbo white liner from lashline to crease. Using your finger is more efficient C finds than using the stick itself, for more control. Then over the white she used this Wet N Wild Expressions palette called Sand Castle. She dipped her 217 into the bottom left color, putting this color all over the lid and up to the brow. It is very light taupe, or more "beige", with glitter flecs.

[Sand Castle color swatch]

Next, using this MAC Delights palette, C picked up the yellow color with the 252, (Gorgeous Gold), and swiped it from inner eye to about mid-lid. This color is not so much a matte, or "solid", yellow like we would've hope for as Fafinette had in her video, but it did give a lovely yellow-ish shimmer.

For the crease C used the 252 brush again only she turned it to the side to use the edge as a precise tool to put the color right in the crease. Out of this NYX Mosiac Powder C used the darkest hue of orange, the one standing out as most obvious from all 5 shades, and swiped the color from the outer corner ot the eye to meet the Gorgeous Gold in the middle.

[Gorgeous Gold and Mosaic color swatch.]

After color was finished on the lid, C went back over it with the Sand Castle color that was left on the 217 brush and blended the Mosaic color and Gorgeous Gold.

This MAC fluidline in "MacroViolet" was added to the "under/upper" water line with the MAC 208 slanted brush. It is a very deep, or "royal" plum color. Very pretty. This fluidline was applied by pulling the lashes up and swiping the color into the roots of the lashes, but not so as to be smudging onto the eyelid.

[MacroViolet fluidline swatch]

After the fluidline the MAC Glitter Eye liner, "Oxidate", lined the top lash line. Then we were finished with the FOTD with two coats of the Milani Power Lash mascara and a Lancome Juicy Tube in "Strawberry Sorbet" on the lips.

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