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Carnival makeup 2011, Part II – Smoky black!

So let’s get right into this next look! A shiny, smoky black!! Black, silver and greys are also very popular on de road for Carnival.

Some inspiration….

Jubilee from Spice Carnival band

Vogue from Spice Carnival

Images courtesy of Spice Carnival.

Here’s the look!!!

Smoky black!

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The Villains are coming!!! Watch out!!!!

Major collection being released!!

Inspired by 4 of the most well- known villains in animated filmography, M.A.C. presents the Venomous Villains collection, in collaboration with Disney.

Maleficent, Cruella, Evil Queen, Dr. Facelier, image courtesy of Specktra

Each character comes with it’s own storyline, colour scheme/collection and limited edition packaging.  An updated version of the colours used to create the characters.  There are also face charts that accompany each collection.  The packaging is glossy black with each character painted on in vivid colour.

The VV collection is huge, but fortunately quite a few of the products are repromotes or part of the permanent line.  There are also a few new products like the Magically Cool Liquid Powder, which is part of the Maleficent collection.  Of course the packaging is LE so that this will sell like hot bread on a Sunday morning!!! People have been buzzing about this since July so, uhmmm yeah, get it while you can.

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M.A.C. Alice + Olivia Pigment Swatches, will they transform you?

Maybe!!!

Yesterday M.A.C. brought out a bumper crop of new products, which included the limited edition Alice + Olivia collection, which is really small and selling out fast!!!  It’s really small and supposed to be kinda carefree and partylicious.

Entire collection, image courtesy of WWD

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So you want to wear makeup!……Eyes

So yeah…..I’ve been slackin’ off on my basics beauty series, ‘So you want to wear makeup….’.  But I’m back!!!!

This is help you with the basics of makeup application, a 5-minute-out-the-door face, a simple work look.  Find my other articles on the basics here:

So eyes are my favourite part of my face to make up.  There are so many possibilities, colour combinations, textures etc.  But for those that are beginners, or those who don’t have a lot of time, just a few simple steps could give you a polished look.

The Brows

Before I get into eyes, I have to speak of the eyebrows.  Your eyebrows are absolutely important as they frame the eyes and the face.  It’s one of the first places that people see.  Many people have their brows shaped via threading, waxing or tweezing but really and truly, combing your eyebrows will make them look groomed.  This is where a spoolie or eyebrow comb comes in handy.  I think the metal brow combs are the way to go! The plastic ones break every 5 mins!  Also get a shape that suits the way the hair grows, eye shape etc.  Overly plucked brows are a no-no!

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LOTD: A shot of blue

Hey guys!

I wore this look this weekend.  Simple bronze, with a winged out, smudged blue liner. Also added a midtone coral blush from Bobbi Brown.

So, I have a confession to make, in general I don’t like Bobbi Brown at all, but her Cabana Corals collection is the first one EVER that I have wanted to try, especially that Nectar Shimmer Brick!!!!!! I used her Pot Rouge and its great for people with dry skin, or who do not wear foundation. Also oranges and blues work really well together, so I paired a darker blue with a paler coral cheek colour.

I also cut just above the crease (one of the things I learned at TMS), which opens up the eye even more.

Here’s what I used:

  • TFSI
  • M.A.C. Pigment in Copperized (a greenish bronzey colour), all over the eyelid and crease
  • M.A.C Pigment in Museum Bronze (dark bronze), outer part of eye just above the crease, on the brow bone
  • M.A.C. Greasepaint stick in Below Ground (bronze), to define the shape of eye just above the crease
  • M.A.C. eye liner in Coffee (chocolate brown) to darken the GPS
  • M.A.C. eyeshadow in Cork, to blend out the brow bone and the lower inner 1/3 of lid
  • M.A.C. Pigment in Bell Bottom Blue (sea blue), to the outer 2/3 of lower lid
  • M.A.C. Kohl Power eyeliner in Feline
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama in Excessive Black
  • Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral
  • EOS lip balm

Enjoy!!!

FTC Disclosure: All products mentioned were purchased by Noire Tropical Beauty.  For more information, please see my Disclosure page.

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