10/26/10

Generic Halloween Makeup for Any Costume


Products Used:
MAC Bare Study Paint Pot
MAC Blackground Paint Pot
Urban Decay eye shadow in Creep
MAC eye shadow in Naked Lunch
MAC eye shadow in Soft Brown
MAC eye shadow in Gesso
MAC Fascinating eye kohl
MAC eye shadow in Rated R
Loreal Carbon Black Liner Intense
Cover Girl Lashblast Mascara
MAC False lashes, #2
MAC powder bronzer in Golden
Nars powder blush in Madly
MAC lipliner in Subculture
YSL Golden Gloss, #20




10/24/10

SOLID GLITTER Glittery Accent Nails

Chanel Particuliere nail polish/ MAC Glitter in Reflects Antiqued Gold

So I've decided to officially jump on the one-glitter-nail bandwagon. Problem with this for me in the past is that if I wanted an "accent" glittered nail, I wanted it to be mega, super, ridiculously glittery. If you've ever searched for a nail polish to do that with, you feel my frustration. To get that solid, super ridic glitter effect from a glitter nail polish, you might need a few coats. Resulting in what normally turns out for me to be a super thick, messy, lumpy, (still not glittery enough) nail. So I have found a perfect way to get a super pretty, solid-glitter, perfect accent nail...using.....actual glitter. You can get super fine or chunky glitter at the craft store which can be an affordable option that works perfectly, or you can do what I did and use those MAC glitters that you bought because they were super pretty but they've ended up in the back of your drawer because you never use them. Sounds messy, but I swear it's not. And it's easier and faster than using tons of coats of glitter nail polish. And did I mention the results are insane??
Here's what to do:
1. Paint all of your nails a normal non-glittery color.
2. Pick an "accent" nail for the glitter (Or go crazy and do all of them...your call.)
3. Use a thick top coat like Seche Vite and paint that over the nail to be glittered.
4. Working over a paper plate or bowl, gently dip the nail into the glitter or sprinkle the glitter directly over the nail (like I did in this case because the container was too small for dipping action).
5. Let the glitter "set" for a minute or two, giving the Seche Vite or whatever you've chosen time to dry.
6. Rinse the nail under cold water to get any excess glitter off the nail. Don't worry, if it's cold water, it won't mess anything up.
7. Paint another coat of the Seche Vite or topcoat of your choice over the glitter.

The process seriously takes as little as a couple minutes. It's my new favorite trick! Here's another tip though... If you're planning on doing this a lot, invest in another bottle of Seche Vite or whatever type of topcoat you like that will be designated just for glitter. Occasionally, a fleck of glitter can find it's way into the bottle of topcoat and will most likely end up back on your nails when you don't necessarily want that random glitter flecked look. It'll be worth it, trust me. :)
Hope you guys try this out! It's so fun!

-Tiffany

10/20/10

Tiffany's Flawless & Natural Foundation Routine

Where makeup is concerned, getting your foundation "right" is possibly the most important thing to master. I find the most difficult task (other than finding your correct shade which is a totally different story...) is finding a good combination of products that gives great coverage, yet looks natural. These are the products that do exactly that for me. Check out the video below to see how I apply these products step by step (and see me without ANY makeup...EEK).

Products used:
Origins Brighter by Nature Serum
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ liquid foundation in #40
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC20
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium & Medium Dark
YSL Touche Eclat in #1 Luminous Radiance (light pink shade)
Benefit Powderflage


10/18/10

Sigma Discount Code!

Being an avid online shopper, I've come to appreciate a good discount code. When sigmabeauty.com shared this code with me, I knew you all would be excited! Here are the details:

$20 off the "Premium Professional brush kit with roll". Enter PREMIUM at checkout at sigmabeauty.com
*offer expires Oct. 31, 2010*

Happy shopping!
-Tiffany

10/15/10

My Skincare Routine for Clear Skin

I figured it was time to do a lil' update video for my skincare routine. I know that finding the perfect skincare routine that works for you can be sometimes tricky and I'm always interested to see what different people use to get great results. This is just what works for me! Hope you all enjoy!

10/11/10

Blog Sale

All items are sold out!
Thank you so much to all who participated-- this one was the craziest yet! :) I'll do another in the future, so if you didn't get anything this time, don't worry. I wish all of you could have gotten what you wanted! But thanks again everyone. Love you all!
Tiffany






10/6/10

Katy Perry (mostly drugstore) Makeup Tutorial

I love me some Katy Perry. I can't believe it's taken me so long to do a tutorial inspired by her! This would be perfect for Halloween if you're planning on being Katy Perry, or just for wearing day to day...which I totally do. Best of all, most of the eye products can be found at the drugstore! See the video below for a step-by-step tutorial to get this look.



Products Used:
Loreal eye shadow quad in #936 Blackened Smokes
Loreal Carbon Black liner intense
Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara
MAC Fascinating eye kohl (any white eye pencil will do)

Smashbox Blush Rush in Flush
MAC Nymphette Lipglass
(Make Up Forever Mat Velvet+ foundation)