Friday, July 31, 2009

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Makeup Brushes, Pt. 3-Eye Brushes: pt. 1

Hair Shapes and Hair Types

Oh my! So many shapes and hair types! As you can see from the previous makeup brush posts, the hair shape and size is what really determines the application. This being said, it appears that most of the makeup brushes out there are for the eye area to make that perfect eye look.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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Makeup Brushes, Pt. 2-Concealer (highlight and contour)

As I mentioned in part 1, foundation brushes come in many shapes and sizes concealers do too. Concealer brushes are the smaller head version of foundation brushes. Usually they are synthetic since a cream texture is involved. Again, sable brushes are the best animal hair for creams and liquids since they are firm enough to spread and blend with precision.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

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Makeup Brushes, Pt. 1-Foundation

I recently had a request to do a post on brushes. I had been thinking about doing one but postponed it until I got somewhat of a rhythm to my blog. Not yet musical but carries a faint tune I guess, I will do a couple of posts on makeup brushes. I will state that I won't do the usual review of "this is soft and great, worth the money to spend." No, I won't do that because personally I have done enough of those on Makeupalley. I think I will go on to show how brushes really are.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

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Yaby Dabba Doo!

Yaby Cosmetics was developed by Toronto makeup artist Liz Yu. This is a line that caters to makeup artists with its customizable palettes and pans of color. Just because it is a makeup artist line that doesn't mean a regular civilian can't try and use this. I ended up getting some cake eyeliners and one eyeshadow. I know, "what a small haul." Believe me, I really don't need to add more makeup to my collection. I just buy what I want need.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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It's Prime Time

Ever feel like your face is melting off like butter on a hot Danish pastry? And then, the colors turn this weird orange (oxidize) because it is reacting with the PH level secretions from your pores! The colors that looked good on you when you applied them in the morning, now look like they have been squeezed out of a container of rancid oil in a fast food restaurant!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

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Crickets Chirping

My blog is 3 weeks old today! Wow, time flies by! I have 6 followers (at the time I was typing this), a little cult that I am so proud of. Unlike Conan O'Brien who had his followers from the Late Show to the Tonight Show, I didn't expect anyone to read my blog from Makeupalley since I liked (like) obscure lines. In fact, if I were a TV show, I would be canceled by now.

Friday, July 17, 2009

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Dribble, Dribble, Drool

For those of you who have bought the OCC Lip Tars, you may have noticed that the tubes dribble and drool color in the caps, unless you were lucky enough to get the doe foot tip which leaves a clean cap. I am not really complaining but I know this can be bothersome. The tubes contain an ample amount for the non-makeup artist, finishing one tube would take awhile since they are so pigmented. In fact, you could split a tube with a friend.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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Hakansson The Color Palettes

As I get my walker out, I mean as I get older, I realize that I love makeup but I have become lazier in applying sometimes. Summers especially are a killer since I always think I am in Hell. Have I done anything wrong during the Fall, Winter, and Spring to bring this much habanero heat under my feet? (Hey, that rhymed!)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Part 2-erratic behavior

OCC is a fun and friendly line when it comes to playing with the products. The sky is the limit and that is what I love. I don't have to think of color that won't show up because of unnecessary fillers. If I find the color is too saturated, I can always dilute. I won't have to worry about colors turning murky or oxidizing. And, I won't have to guess if what I see in the container will be like that on my face. It is all pure pigment.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Part 1-obsessive behavior

I had trouble writing a review about Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics because I couldn't put into words what I felt about this line. I think I have imprinted my footprints deeply into my carpet from pacing so much, trying to think up paragraphs and not just words like: WOW! Once-in-blue-moon! The-next-generation! The cosmetics of the HD! etc. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is the pro line of HD technology what Max Factor was to the birth of film.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009