Archive - December 2010

Urban Decay Spring 2011: I Tip My Hat to the New 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

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Wearing Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils in Sin, Lit and Morphine

The new Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils ($20) are the jam, but if you’re gonna do any blending you’ve gotta work hella fast.

“Run, Forest, run!”

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Clockwise from lower left: Barracuda, Rehab, Delinquent, Wasteland, Clash, Clinic, Mercury, Midnight Cowboy, Lit, Sin, Narc and Morphine

New for spring 2011, these 12 creamy shadows in a stick are spin-offs of Urban Decay’s famed 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils. They’re just as smudge- and crease-proof as the originals with the same smoooove texture.
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Beauty Elements Facial Treatment Mask: Holy Crap, Is That Michael Myers?

Published in: Product Reviews, Skin Care


Seriously, this IS happening

There is no way to look cute wearing a Beauty Elements Facial Treatment Mask. I really did try to make these pics appear less scary by throwing a chubby tabby cat into the mix (usually works like a charm), but in this case even Tabs couldn’t help.


Er, not sure what’s going on here

Take home lesson: before you pop on one of these pre-moistened cotton masks, usher your crush/hubby/kids outside, since the only option is to look completely frightening.

These treatment masks, which cost $8-15 each, are made by an Oahu-based spa and skincare line called Beauty Elements. You can find them at select stores across Hawaii (I snagged mine at Blue Hawaii Lifestyle in the Ala Moana mall), and I’d bet that at least one of them would ship to the mainland if you called around.

Each one comes soaked with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, silk proteins and seaweed, and they’re supposed to help with a number of skin issues (fine lines, firmness etc.). I picked up two: Hydra (for the dry skin part) and Time Reverse (for the getting old part).


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Urban Decay Spring 2011, Part 2

Published in: Daily Photo

Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tints from clockwise from lower left: Score, Greedy, Quickie, Indecent, Bang and Fetish; Crush in center

The Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tints, new for spring 2011. $24 each, available soon!

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Swatches of the Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tints from left: Fetish, Score, Greedy, Quickie, Indecent, Bang and Crush

urban decay spring 2011 afterglow glide on cheek tint

urban decay spring 2011 afterglow glide on cheek tint

And even more Urban Decay spring 2011…

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Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set ($92). Includes nine existing shades (Baked, Binge, Bourgon, Electric, Mildew, Ransom, Rockstar Stash and Zero) and six new colors (Asphyxia, Corrupt, Midnight Cowboy, Perversion, Stray Dog and Uzi)

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From left: Supercurl Curling Mascara ($22), False Lash Mascara ($18), Lush Lash System Growth Accelerating Serum and Conditioning Mask ($42), Urban Lash in Babydoll, Urban Lash in Come Hither

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Greed Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($18), 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Midnight Cowboy ($18), 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Illegal($18) and 24/7Shadow Pencil Blending Brush ($16)

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Urban Decay Spring 2011, Part 1

Published in: Daily Beauty

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils clockwise from lower left: Barracuda, Rehab, Delinquent, Wasteland, Clash, Clinic, Mercury, Midnight Cowboy, Lit, Sin, Narc and Morphine

The new Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils, $20 each, available spring 2011.

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Swatches from left, first row: Barracuda, Rehab, Delinquent, Wasteland, Lit and Sin; Second row: Clash, Clinic, Mercury, Midnight Cowboy, Morphine and Narc

urban decay spring 2011 24/7 glide on shadow pencils

More swatches, details and reviews coming soon!

Going Behind the Scenes: A Makeup Artist’s Take on a Magazine Fashion Shoot

Published in: Makeup

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Freelance makeup artist Audrey of Makeup by Audrey pulls back the curtain on a magical world of makeup in today’s guest post.

A Makeup Artist's Take on a Magazine Fashion Shoot

Have you ever been curious about what goes on behind the scenes at a fashion shoot? Well you’re about to find out! I recently had the honor to be the makeup artist for the winter issue of Scene Magazine, a women’s style magazine based in northern California, and I’m going to take you behind the closed doors to get a peek on all the fun that was had!

The day started at 9AM where the hair and makeup team immediately got started on beautifying our two lovely models, Brooke and Gina, from Ford Models. Meanwhile, our talented photographer got to work on setting up the lights in the studio while the stylists were in a separate room getting all the looks together.

Before I went to work, I made sure to discuss the desired makeup look, a bold smoky eye, with the editor-in-chief, Katharine Fong, and the contributing fashion and beauty editor, Donna Kato. I also ran over to the styling room to see what ensembles the models would be wearing so I could have a complete vision of the entire look. Once I had that, I was ready to go! I did Gina’s makeup while the two hairstylists, Karie and Shayne from Aveda at Santana Row, styled Brooke’s hair and then we switched models. It probably took about an hour and a half to get them ready.

A Makeup Artist's Take on a Magazine Fashion Shoot

Then the models headed over to the styling room to get dressed in their first looks. I loved hanging out in this room! Donna and her team did an amazing job of pulling the wardrobe for this shoot. There were racks and racks of gorgeous, luxurious clothes and tables of drool-worthy shoes, handbags, jewelry, and other accessories.

A Makeup Artist's Take on a Magazine Fashion Shoot

A Makeup Artist's Take on a Magazine Fashion Shoot

A Makeup Artist's Take on a Magazine Fashion Shoot

A Makeup Artist's Take on a Magazine Fashion Shoot

A Makeup Artist's Take on a Magazine Fashion Shoot

Because this shoot would support two fashion spreads (Timeless Chic and The LBD Primer), we had a lot of looks (over ten!) to shoot so everyone had to be on their toes to keep everything moving in order to be done by 5PM.
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