Showing posts with label Milani. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Milani. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Drugstore Makeup Tutorial for Summer 2011!

LiveLoveLaughs1209 requested a drugstore makeup tutorial. At first I was like...drugstore? But I own very few drugstore products! However, I took the opportunity to get an education in affordable makeup. My naivete was short lived when the first product I purchased was a total DUD! So buyer's beware - Revlon Cream Shadow Quads are bad news bears! However, I found some really nice drugstore products that I am really starting to love! Enjoy!


Products Used:
  • Cover Girl NatureLuxe Silk Foundation #325 Sandstone
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector in Light #10
  • Milani Minerals Baked Bronzer in Soleil #5
  • Milani Minerals Powder Blush with Brush #201 Luminous
  • Revlon #20 Naturally Glamorous Eye Palette
    • Light Champagne
    • Cool Brown
    • Deep Black-Brown
  • Revlon Color Stay Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black
  • Avon Super Shock Eyeliner in Khaki Shimmer
  • Maybelline Great Lash in Blackest Black
  • L'Oreal Pencil Perfect Self Advancing Eyeliner in Black
  • Mac Impeccable Brow Pencil in Taupe (I forgot to buy a drugstore eyebrow pencil, sorry!)
  • L'Oreal Infallible Lipstick #421 Charismatic Coral
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Lip Gloss #110 Fruity Pink

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Nail of the Day - Milani 3D Holographic #514 Hi-Res

Ok, when I first received this lacquer in the nail I was unsure about it. But now that I have put it on my fingers and actually played with it - I am in love! This is my first holographic nail polish and to be honest, I was never completely wooed by their multi-dimensional sparkle. But now that I have one, I now see their appeal. Milani 3D Holographic #514 Hi-Res is an amazing color that is a subtle purple with the most amazing holographic effect. In normal light this polish looks light purple, but in the light it's a brighter more vibrant purple. You can see the difference in the polish between the photos taken with a flash and without a flash! I am really loving this effect and this lacquer has inspired me to hop on the holographic trend before it's over!

I applied two coats of OPI Original Nail Envy to my nails, one coat of Seche Base as a basecoat, two coats of Milani 3D Holographic #514 Hi-Res and Seche Vite as a top coat. Enjoy!

Milani 3D Holographic #514 Hi-Res with Flash
Milani 3D Holographic #514 Hi-Res with Flash
Milani 3D Holographic #514 Hi-Res No Flash
Milani 3D Holographic #514 Hi-Res with Flash
Milani 3D Holographic #514 Hi-Res No Flash

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Face of the Day - A Pretty Brown Wearable Eye with the Naked Palette

I have been getting a lot of requests for looks with the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I decided to do a quick face of the day using the Urban Decay Naked Palette to achieve a very wearable, yet semi-smokey eye. I think this look is very wearable and pretty easy to achieve. Since this is not a video tutorial, I have added how I applied the color from the Naked Palette on my eye for your convenience. Enjoy!

Products Used:
  • Laura Mercier Pressed Mineral Foundation in Rich Vanilla
  • Bobbi Brown Creamy Concelar (Sand with Pale Yellow Power) and Corrector (Light to Medium Bisque)
  • Chanel Espiégle Jous Contraste Blush
  • Nars Cococabana Multiple
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette
    • Naked (all over lid)
    • Hustle (crease blended out)
    • Darkhorse (inner v-of eye/lower lash line)
    • Creep (through outer crease)
    • Sin (inside tear duct)
    • Virgin (Highlight)
  • Clinique Cream Liner in Dark Brown
  • Make Up For Ever Lash Fibers
  • Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara
  • Mac Impeccable Brow Pencil in Taupe
  • Milani Berry Classy

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Nail of the Day - Milani Gems

I purchased Milani Gems because I really liked Deborah Lippmann's Happy Birthday, but I couldn't justify the price of the polish in comparison to so many other alternative multi-colored glittered polishes. Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday is $16 per bottle and Milani Gems is $4.00 per bottle. As you can see, Milani Gems is a clear coat filled with multi-colored glitter. I will admit, the glitter is not the smoothest thing on the nails. It requires a thick base coat to keep from feeling scratchy on the fingers. However, the effect of the glitter is really amazing! I found it particularly difficult to photograph Milani Gems because of the glitter's reflective properties.

I applied OPI's Original Nail Envy as a base coat, three coats of Milani Gems, and a super thick coat of Seche Vite. I literally stood steal letting my hands dry hoping not to ruin my awesome glitter nails. I hope you all enjoy!

Milani Gems - Three Coats No Flash
Milani Gems - Three Coats With Flash
Milani Gems - Three Coats No Flash