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LOTD: Glittery, bronzey, Arabic-inspired look!!

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This is my first look of the day for 2011 and it’s a stunning one!!

Last week, my Middle Eastern dance instructor, Jannelle,  was invited to perform at the surprise 40th birthday party for Mary J. Blige!!!!!!!!!

I was trilled and privileged at the opportunity to do her makeup at the event! I immediately started thinking about the look.  An event like that, with all the movers and shakers in the music industry, requires more than just a smoky eye.  You have to bring it!!!

The theme of the event was Arabic-inspired and I wanted more than just kohl-lined, winged liner.  I drew inspiration from Eman and Scandalous Beauty and decided on a glittery look.  Jannelle also wore a gold, sparkly costume and I wanted something to match.  This is a great look for performance especially in situations where there is not a lot of bright lighting so that you are drawn to the dancers eyes.  Could also be used for a Carnival look.  I also paired it with a red lip and a hit of shimmer. Btw, I have found an amazing red that everyone can wear – Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in Moulin Rouge (#43)! Separate post on that coming soon!  Using glitters was stepping out of my zone, but makeup is all about not being afraid to try something new.  One note: If you are going to use glitters, especially on the eyes, make sure it is cosmetic-grade, which is milled fine enough and won’t scratch your eyes.

Anyway, here is the final look!

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2010 Products of the Year!!

Another year has come and soon to be gone and it’s time to recap!

This has been somewhat of an up and down year but here are the products that got two thumbs up and that I rocked any chance that I got!!!

In no particular order:

Urban Decay Naked Palette: Review on this really soon, but this was well worth all the hype.  12 gorgeous neutral shades that work well for day and night.  I totally see why people went completely crazy for this one!! Love it!!

 

Naked Palette, image courtesy of Urban Decay

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LOTD: Using MUFE's Maize Gold

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So I am finally getting around to using one of the new Makeup For Ever Metal Effect Powders in #2, Maize Gold.  Brilliant burnished golden powder.  I had no problems using this colour.  Intense  pigmentation, finely milled, easy to use.  I paired it with one of the few matte pigments that I have, M.A.C. Smoke Signal from the Smoke Signals collection.  It’s a deep, burgundy, shimmer-free colour.  Quite original.

Anyway here’s the look…

Maize Gold

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