I know I did a post on this before, but I thought I would dig deeper. After reading some anatomy books and stuff on the web, the difference is so interesting that maybe some of you might like to know or maybe not. WARNING: This post could put you to sleep!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
I am in between posts right now, that means I know what is to be written but my mind won't put those words together. Instead, since the Holidays are in full swing, my mind is thinking about my cosmetic wishlist. (Not in any particular order.)
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Hardware stores, kitchen supply stores, and art supply stores are three places that a makeup junkie should check out once in a blue moon. I admit, I am not keen on going to a hardware store but my friend sees it as his Sephora; I see it as a place to buy my caulking and spackle (not for the face). Kitchen supply stores don't thrill me as much either since my idea of cooking is going to my favorite gourmet grocery store and buying their dinner of the night, but sometimes there are items that catch my eye. Art supply stores are another story, although I am crappy at drawing, a good art store is just as mesmerizing to me as a makeup store. I could spend hours just looking at the different types of drawing paper, stationary, inks, etc. These places actually have useful items for the makeup junkie and makeup artist.
Monday, November 23, 2009
After reading London Makeup Girl's post on her Becca FOTD, I figured some of you may want to try some Becca stuff or for that matter, Paul & Joe stuff or other brands. Here is a sight: Soft Surroundings Outlet that has them on sale and not to mention other stuff on clearance. Shipping only seems to be within the U.S. which leaves out the international makeup addicts. :-(
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Yeah, the Julie Hewett coupon code that appears after I buy my stuff. But hey, if any of you haven't bought anything or were about to, coupon code NOV15 get you 15% off until 11/29. Worldwide shipping is available. I would say get the Malachite Hue Colour and if you are into neutrals the New Neutrals set looks very nice and it includes the very all-year-round wearable brown Cappucino.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Someone suggested a post on customizing foundations, so I figured I would do it. I do customize many of my foundations. This may be the reason why I have so many. (Offshoot thought: Maybe, I will do a post on my favorite foundations in the future.) Foundations are usually a mix of white, red, yellow, brown, and some other secret mix of colors. Sometimes, those colors might not be enough or the texture isn't quite right which is why I customize for two reasons: texture and color.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Hollywood Emmy winning makeup artist Zena Shteysel has added two new colors to her Zpalettes and just in time for the holidays: a pretty Fabulous Pink and the wild animal Zebra. How nice to see palettes that are as colorful and as fun as the makeup that is stored. Organization can be more fun and more organized. No more searching through the same colored palettes, opening every single one just to find that ONE color. Now, you can categorize your depotted makeup by color, texture, type, etc.; and choose which palette is for what.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Frends Beauty Supply is one of those beauty supply stores that many people overlook. Like I mentioned in my Favorite Online Pro Store post, they have excellent service and ship overseas. Now, they sell Chantecaille and even the pan refills of some of their color stuff, not to mention all of it is sold always at a discount; some up to $11 off regular price! I get nothing from them for mentioning this. In fact, they don't even know I exist! So, enjoy and don't forget to buy some of the Ve Neill brushes while you are at it.
Friday, November 13, 2009
I am a big fan of Julie Hewett's Hue Colours ($14USD for the pot/$18USD for the pan) , so I couldn't wait for the Malachite to be in stock. This green is gorgeous and wearable on any skin tone and any age. Color-phobes will be able to wear this easily because it won't make you look like the green light at a traffic stop. The color is a shimmery Jade Lime which looks great on dark brown eyes and enhances olive or Asian skin tones. For others, this is a green that is mature yet fun. It is a green that works all year round, day or night.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I think I was PMS-ing when I was at the Philosophy counter because I bought a palette that my gut feelings told me not to buy even though I had a lemming for this product since it came out. I knew I would regret this purchase but I just made an excuse that it was for the purpose of makeup research. (What a stupid excuse!) I knew I wouldn't really like the product but the colors lured me in, then my friend's comment opened my eyes. What was the comment? He said, "You know those colors look like cat food." I have been influenced by the color of the cat food that I have been feeding my cats. I really need to stop feeding my cats OR just trust my gut!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Bijou lipsticks ($20USD) are one of my favorite all year round lipsticks because they have the ease of application like a lipbalm yet are pigmented like a sheer lipstick. They are all moisturizing and have a light scent of orange, well more like an orange creamsicle. The lipsticks can be used with or without lipliner and provide a natural yet polished look. Since I had all the colors, any new colors would have to be added to the collection. So, here they are:
Sunday, November 1, 2009
During my Julie Hewett ordering hiatus, Julie had introduced a new Cheekie Destiny and a new Shimmy Pixie. I had the other colors so why not adopt these two to join the brood?