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Summer Iridescence…..A LOTD!!

Hey!!!

So here’s a look that I wore at night.

Blue Iridescence

I was inspired by beetle’s wings and decided to do a blue iridescent look.  It’s a little bright, with the light, shimmery teal and a little smokey.  Good for a summer night out, and black mascara completes the look!!!

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LOTD: A Pink Summer Look

Hey,  just a quick LOTD.

Saw this look done by Erin over @Makeup Fiend.  I love this look and I have not done it in a long time!!! So I worked it out!!!  Of course, it’s a great summer look, since it features golds and bronzes.  This look is an easy way to use pink, which some people find hard to use sometimes.  Also works well with other brights –  corals, teals etc. Not too bright, used the 224 brush so that it’s a wash of colour.

The Ingredients

  • TFSI
  • M.A.C. Material Gold Cream Eye Shadow (a shimmery pinkish champagne, applied to inner third of eyelid, with 224 brush)
  • M.A.C. Cocomotion Pigment (a midtone golden beige, on the center of eyelid with 224 brush)
  • MUFE # 56 Powder Blush (used as an eye shadow, a bright, dark fuschia matte colour, outer eyelid and outer crease, blended softly)
  • M.A.C. # 224 brush
  • Bobbi Brown Long Wear Shimmer Gel Liner in Black Mauve (brownish, mauve-ish black liner, on the upper and lower lashline)
  • Givenchy Magic Kajal in Black (shiny black liner, applied to the lower waterline, minimal smudging)
  • Maybelline Lash Stiletto in Very Black
  • Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral
  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar

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So you want to wear makeup: Cheeks

Hey guys!!!!

Another installment of my series.  Today’s focus is on the cheeks.

A soft glow, image courtesy Jeanillebonterre.com

I must admit that this is an area that I have only recently gotten into.  I’m all about the eyes but I have come to realize that the right cheek colour and application could take a look to another level!!!

Again, there are many different formulations for cheek colours and these include:

  • Powder (the most popular)
  • Gel
  • Creams (my new favourite!)
  • Liquids
  • Mousses

So there is something there for everyone, you just need to find something that suits you.

There are a few things to take into consideration when selecting your cheek colour and formula:

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LOTD: A bronzey, coral look!!

Hey!!

So in celebration of the amazing warm weather we’ve been having, I decided to make use of one of my favourite colours of the season, coral.  Honestly, I don’t know why it took me so long to discover this colour.  I think it had something to do with a wedding that I was in as a child, and had to wear the MOST hideous peach bridesmaid dress ever…..and the makeup was just wrong…..sigh….

So I was browsing the M.A.C. website and was looking at the face charts that they published for the collection.

Temperature Rising Face chart, courtesy of maccosmetics.com

I was instantly drawn to this stunning coral look, with a shot of turquoise along the waterline.  I loved it!  Coincidentally, oranges and blues are complementary and look amazing together in the right proportion.  So the coral makes the turquoise liner pop even more!!!!  A great summer look!!!!

Coral, bronze, turquoise LOTD

I may repeat this look soon, so I’ll try to take better pics!

Enjoy! 🙂

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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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