1/30/13

New Sigma Individual Eye Shadow SWATCHES

So I've been meaning to swatch these beauties FOREVER! It's been tough not using them... (I usually try to keep makeup items I plan on swatching brand new until I photograph them for you all)  So now I'm super excited to be "allowed" to use them. ;)

So basically, Sigma has started selling individual eye shadows. You may recognize some shades from their palettes.  To me, the formula is even better on these and the pigmentation is amazing. It's a great range of 30 shades. I love the packaging... it's slim, yet it doesn't feel cheap. I also love the little boxes they come in.



...Presh, right?

So without further ado, here's the eye candy...

*I photographed these in groups of 3 because there are so many. I just grouped them into similar shades so you all can better compare the colors.


(l-r) Approach, Elope, Escape

 (l-r) Publicize, Chase, Beware


 Versailles, Command, Act


Notre Dame, Resist, Hitch


Elysees, Gossip, Allure


Grasp, Catch, Reveal


 Vanish, Shout, Triomphe


 Define, Orsay, Oversee


Crush, Louvre, Seine


 Control, Eiffel, Snoop



Click here to check out all the shades on the Sigma Beauty website!

Eye shadows are $11 each, but as always you can save 10% using the monthly code "BASE2013" (valid through Feb. 28th)

*I always keep a current Sigma Beauty monthly discount code in my sidebar. So check back if you ever need a current one!


LOTS of great things are in the works for this month! Can't wait to share them all with you... Talk to you soon!

1/29/13

MIdnight Blue Makeup Tutorial- Loreal Infallible & NEW Eye Shadow Bases

Hello Loves! Hope you all are having a wonderful start to your week!
So since I've had my hands on a few shades of the Loreal Infallible eye shadows, I've been dying to do a tutorial with them to show you all how I make them work. The formula is a bit different than most shadows (almost like a moist powder), which can make them a bit difficult to get the hang of applying. So I used a few of my fav shades to create this gorgeous, velvety blue look while demonstrating some of my best tips for applying them.  Hope you guys love it!
Oh, and don't miss all the info on some new eye shadow bases at the bottom of the post... I'm in love.

Products Used:
Sigma Beauty Eye Shadow Base in Pose (more details at bottom of post)
Loreal Infallible Eye Shadows in Midnight Blue and Endless Pearl
Chestnut eye shadow from Defining Eyes palette I created for Sigma Beauty
Loreal Carbon Black Liner Intense
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil liner in Perversion
Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Nars Madly Blush
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Color Pencil in Bolero
not shown:
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream
Sigma Beauty Eye Brow Kit




OH and other BIG news....  So the past few months I've been lucky enough to have my hands on the full set of the new Sigma Eye Shadow Bases. I've waited until now (I used one for this look) to talk about them or show them in a video because let's be honest... It's absolutely NO fun watching someone rave about a product in a video that isn't available yet.

While I haven't showed them in videos, I've been using my sets like crazy.  Let me tell you, they are the best colored shadow bases I've ever used. I'll admit, when I received them I was very skeptical. Not only are they completely creaseless, but they come in 9 gorgeous shades.


So I figured since the release date is coming up VERY SOON (February 4th), I'd give you all a little peek. ;)
While these beauties release February 4th, you all can PREORDER THEM NOW from the links below! and of course, save 10% with my January discount "JAN2013".

PREORDER "BARE" KIT  (contains shade I used in the video)

PREORDER "FLARE" KIT

PREORDER "DARE" KIT 

Expect a full review video on my channel after the release date!


1/25/13

My Foundation Routine for Glowy Skin

Hello Loves! Hope you all had a great week! I know I'm SO ready for the weekend...  On another note, thank you all for the sweet "feel better" messages! I'm actually feeling a lot better. Today I've been mentally willing myself to get back to 100. Mind over matter...
Anyway, I'm planning on a day of shopping with a friend tomorrow and I am SO ready to get out of this house!

So back to the makeup... I wanted to share an updated foundation routine tutorial with you all sharing my new fav application method and products that give me a natural glowy look. Which is my favorite look for foundation.
The tricky part? I have oily skin. So I've always kind of steered away from that look or products that promise it. Just because sometimes, glowy equals shiny... and shiny is NEVER good.
So using this method with these products gives amazing results and awesome staying power. I'm completely loving it and I hope you all do too!
Oh, and the best part? The main products that give the glowy effect (primer and foundation) are CHEAP and available at the drugstore. Can't beat that.



What I Used:
Origins Vitazing Moisturizer
Loreal Lumi Primer
Loreal True Match Lumi Foundation (I'm shade N1-2)
Sigma F84 brush
MAC Studio Finish concealer
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Undereye Circle Eraser (shade fair)
Sigma F86 brush
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder #1
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (medium)
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Nars Multiple stick in Orgasm
Too Faced Candlelight
 MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Supreme Style



1/23/13

Collective LA Outfits of the Day

Hello Everyone! Hope all of you are having a great week so far! So I've been battling a bit of a funk since I returned from LA... Feels like bronchitis coming on but it's not getting any worse. So that's great. It's just enough to be incredibly annoying.
So basically I'm in bed, taking it easy.

...and sharing some outfit-y goodness with you all from our trip (and one random look from before our trip that I had not blogged about last time). If you missed my last post, check it out here for lots of photos from our trip!

As always, you can check out my previous OOTD posts by clicking the "OOTD" link in the "Labels" section in the right-hand sidebar.

Hope you guys enjoy!

So this was my look for dinner the first night in LA. I also wore this outfit to shop IMATS "Pro Night" with my cream Tory Burch flats because lets face it, would you want to shop in those heels?? ;)
Tinley Road leather jacket, Club Monaco silk short-sleeved top, Forever21 burgundy pants, Colin Stuart heels (VS Online), Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch



 This was my outfit for IMATS on Saturday. I LOVE this striped top. Kind of obsessed with it. I love the contrast against the bright blazer.
J. Crew blazer, Forever 21 blouse, J. Crew "pixie" pants, Sam Edelman shoes, Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM

I absolutely LOVED this dress I chose for the Sigma Beauty VIP party Saturday night. I have had this dress for years and had never worn it! It was super comfortable and easy to wear. 
Bailey 44 dress, Forever 21 necklace, Henri Bendel ring, Sam Edelman shoes




 This was my look for IMATS on Sunday. Kind of forgot to take a good up-close photo of the outfit itself. Anyway, I absolutely LOVE the shoulder details. Forever 21 has had some of the cutest blouses lately!
Forever 21 blouse, Club Monaco "Tasha" sparkle leggings and necklace, Sam Edelman wedges


 This was my travel outfit heading home. Isn't the phone case precious? It was a gift from Camila (MakeupByCamila). SO sweet!
Club Monaco knit hat, Krisa jacket, Club Monaco silk top, 7 For All Mankind skinny jeans, Tory Burch flats, suitcase- Ricardo Beverly Hills (a TJ Maxx find), Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM



 ...and finally, an outfit I wore out and about before we left. I'm usually not huge on florals where clothing is concerned, but I thought this top was precious.
J. Crew navy blazer, Forever 21 floral top, 7 For All Mankind skinny jeans, Tory Burch flats, Express necklace, Henri Bendel studded bracelet, hammered cuff bracelets from thecurrentcustom.com




 Well that's it guys! Hope you all have a fabulous rest of the week!



1/20/13

IMATS 2013! Our Trip in Pictures...

Hello Loves! I wanted to do a little (scratch that...huge) post about our trip to IMATS LA this weekend! As
of now, we're still here in Pasadena. I couldn't wait any longer to share some photos of the show and our time here.  Keep your eyes open on TiffanyDtv (my other "vlog" channel) for a vlog video of our weekend soon!


Ok, so before I get ahead of myself, if you haven't heard of IMATS, it stands for the International Makeup Artist Trade Show. It's so fun because it's basically a huge convention full of makeup-y goodness.
Oh, and it's discounted.
Makeup. Heaven.

The show lasts 3 days. The first night, Pro Night, is open to those with a pro card for the event or to exhibitors. Since I was working with Sigma Beauty this year doing makeovers at their amazing booth again, I got in with my exhibitor pass, which was basically awesome. Because I actually got to shop this year!!
FOR THE FIRST TIME!
Yeah, I'm a little excited. 

Look out for a haul on my main MakeupByTiffanyD channel soon! ;) I got some GOOOOD stuff.

Ok so enough chit chat. Enjoy a million photos of our time in LA!

Gorgeous view from our room
 
MakeupByCamila and I about to head in to Pro Night!

k, so this is Pro Night. Look at all that shopping room... ;)

WARNING... MAJOR MAKEUP EYE CANDY AHEAD.

  

  




 

 










Later that night, we headed to dinner with the Sigma Beauty team and some other friends- MakeupByCamila and EleventhGorgeous



Then, we were all set for IMATS day 1... I headed in to do some makeovers at the Sigma Beauty booth...

The Sigma Beauty booth was HUUGE. Can you find me?? ;) 
The crowds for Sigma were intense.

I had so much fun meeting all of you! Thank you so much to all who stopped by to say hello and shop!





That night, we headed to the annual Sigma VIP Party at Pop Champagne Bar...










 

Thank you, Sigma for an amazing time!


Then, it was IMATS day 2 on Sunday...


 



 not sure what I'm doing in this photo (praying, maybe?) but it's kind of hilarious.


So I hope you all liked the photos! If I met you this weekend, thank you so much for taking the time to say hello! I love you all!!