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post #181 of 2495
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

I didn't do anything for NYE. I was going to wear makeup around the house, but didn't even bother to do that. Ugh. I need to shake this funk I've been in...

Lol. I was scratching my head over what HYAO meant. Now I know. 2012 was the first time I shopped for makeup for a full year. Now I know what to expect and will be better prepared. I'm going to budget the bulk of my makeup shopping for November and December. All of the Friends & Family, Black Friday and Holiday deals really caught me off guard. I'm still going to buy LE items and some things that I don't want to wait to get throughout the year, but I want my purchases to be better planned out.

So it's January now. What's going to be our theme this month? I keep thinking blue and icy. No idea how that translates into a theme.
LOL. I think we've all been HYAO. Gosh CC it's just fun to do. I try to justify my purchases by actually using my products every day. Even if it's just nail polish and lip gloss. If I don't use it I'd feel like I'm just hoarding it, and that's a whole other issue. I would like to be more tactile & efficient about it going forward.

I hope you're able to shake the funk you've been in. The holidays, while nice, can be a total drain on one's energy, both physically & emotionally.

You're totally on the right track about our theme for January. I think a 'WINTER THEME' is perfect, and can mean different things to people. I like cool tones---grays, olive green, navy, browns & burgundy for winter but I also have some beautiful winter pieces in pastel colors.

I like the idea of ringing out the old and ringing in the new! For the purpose of this project, within the winter colors of ones' choosing, (WINTER THEME) use at least one new product that we've purchased in the last few months.
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Edited by Medgal07 - 1/2/13 at 7:59am
post #182 of 2495
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New theme everyone:

Since it's winter, a 'WINTER THEME' is more than appropriate, but that could mean divergent colors, unique to each of us.  For the purpose of this project, and since we've entered a NEW YEAR, in addition to whatever winter colors & hues you choose, you are also challenged to use at least one new product (per makeup look) that you've purchased within the last few months.  In so doing, we're ringing out the old and ringing in the new!  Point being--USE THE NEW!!!!

 

Some of you may also feel the way that I'm feeling--I enjoy nabbing the greatest new collection items, but there are many that I've purchased in recent months that I have not worn--despite how great they are!  So, I hope you'll join me in this effort to actually use what we've purchased!!

 

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post #183 of 2495

Happy New Year to all of you lovelies!  I've been kind of MIA in this thread, as I've been off work for almost two weeks and have been mostly lazy about makeup.  For the first time in my life I attended church (Watch Night service) on NYE.  I still wanted to look special, but not over the top, so I wore my hair up and chose:

 

Face:  EL DoubleWear, MAC Blunt (contour), MK Mineral Cheek Color in Bold Berry (applied lightly), TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer

 

Eyes:  MAC Mega Metal Shadow in Prance (lid), L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Black (crease), MAC Vex (highlight), Ardell 301 Accent Lashes, MAC Blacktrack to line upper lashes, UD 24/7 Glide-On Eyepencil in Yeyo (waterline), UD 24/7 Glide-On Eyepencil in Gunmetal (lower lashline), Maybelline One-By-One Volume Express Waterproof Mascara

 

Lips:  MAC Nightmoth lipliner, Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Princely Plum, MAC Dazzleglass in Boys Go Crazy

post #184 of 2495

Happy New Year Girls!!!

 

i went to my uncle's house and stayed up till like 4am. just talking, and dancing. no drinks for me. i did my makeup at 8pm and lasted till 4:30 when i came home and took a shower.

for the face: Chanel mat lumiere plus mac's blotting powder. blush: Melba, a little bit of msf lightscapade too 

eyes: Nars Base, Moleskin e/s in the crease. wing eyeliner a la Amy W. not as thick but thick in my standards,  using mac's blacktrack plus the mes in frosts at midnight on top. and ice mes as a brow bone highlight. and blue ysl mascara!! 

lips: Limecrime in red velvet and Julep nail polish in robin, i think. 

 

 

400 400 400

sorry my hair looks insane!!!! hahahaha  i wish you could see my nails better and not my long fingers haha. 

post #185 of 2495
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Originally Posted by MAChostage View Post

Happy New Year to all of you lovelies!  I've been kind of MIA in this thread, as I've been off work for almost two weeks and have been mostly lazy about makeup.  For the first time in my life I attended church (Watch Night service) on NYE.  I still wanted to look special, but not over the top, so I wore my hair up and chose:

 

Face:  EL DoubleWear, MAC Blunt (contour), MK Mineral Cheek Color in Bold Berry (applied lightly), TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer

 

Eyes:  MAC Mega Metal Shadow in Prance (lid), L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Black (crease), MAC Vex (highlight), Ardell 301 Accent Lashes, MAC Blacktrack to line upper lashes, UD 24/7 Glide-On Eyepencil in Yeyo (waterline), UD 24/7 Glide-On Eyepencil in Gunmetal (lower lashline), Maybelline One-By-One Volume Express Waterproof Mascara

 

Lips:  MAC Nightmoth lipliner, Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Princely Plum, MAC Dazzleglass in Boys Go Crazy

Great way to ring in the New Year & great makeup  look in which to do itMAChostage.  I hope you prayed for all of your makeup addicted friends here on Spectra!!!

post #186 of 2495
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Happy New Year Girls!!!

 

i went to my uncle's house and stayed up till like 4am. just talking, and dancing. no drinks for me. i did my makeup at 8pm and lasted till 4:30 when i came home and took a shower.

for the face: Chanel mat lumiere plus mac's blotting powder. blush: Melba, a little bit of msf lightscapade too 

eyes: Nars Base, Moleskin e/s in the crease. wing eyeliner a la Amy W. not as thick but thick in my standards,  using mac's blacktrack plus the mes in frosts at midnight on top. and ice mes as a brow bone highlight. and blue ysl mascara!! 

lips: Limecrime in red velvet and Julep nail polish in robin, i think. 

 

 

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sorry my hair looks insane!!!! hahahaha  i wish you could see my nails better and not my long fingers haha. 

I hope you had a good time at your uncle's kimobos because you sure looked good. Love, love, love your makeup choices.  The lip color is amazing and I want your long nails!  I wish I could pull off winged eyeliner--I need practice, practice, practice!  Really very nice.  Thanks for sharing it with us!!

post #187 of 2495
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

I hope you had a good time at your uncle's kimibos because you sure looked good. Love, love, love your makeup choices.  The lip color is amazing and I want your long nails!  I wish I could pull off winged eyeliner--I need practice, practice, practice!  Really very nice.  Thanks for sharing it with us!!

     thanks!! i had i good time, i still need practice with liner too, i use the mac 210 and the 211 to put the shadow on top.sometimes i just pass on eyeliner cause i have no time for mistakes girlhaha.gif bigstar.gif

post #188 of 2495
Kimibos, you look stunning! That's a great look! Love how you did the eyes.
post #189 of 2495
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Originally Posted by Anneri View Post

Kimibos, you look stunning! That's a great look! Love how you did the eyes.

   thanks hun!! 

post #190 of 2495

Beautiful kimibos - makeup and nails! That look sounds pretty MAChostage.

 

Winter theme it is! I did my nails with blue polish, so that's a start. Now I have to figure out makeup looks.

post #191 of 2495

Stunning, kimibos eyelove.gif

 

You have such a flawless skin and the sheen on your cheeks is gorgeous.LS + Melba is a lovely combo heart.gif

 

And I love the winged eyeliner along with the red lips love.gif

 

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Originally Posted by kimibos View Post

Happy New Year Girls!!!

 

i went to my uncle's house and stayed up till like 4am. just talking, and dancing. no drinks for me. i did my makeup at 8pm and lasted till 4:30 when i came home and took a shower.

for the face: Chanel mat lumiere plus mac's blotting powder. blush: Melba, a little bit of msf lightscapade too 

eyes: Nars Base, Moleskin e/s in the crease. wing eyeliner a la Amy W. not as thick but thick in my standards,  using mac's blacktrack plus the mes in frosts at midnight on top. and ice mes as a brow bone highlight. and blue ysl mascara!! 

lips: Limecrime in red velvet and Julep nail polish in robin, i think. 

 

 

400 400 400

sorry my hair looks insane!!!! hahahaha  i wish you could see my nails better and not my long fingers haha. 

post #192 of 2495
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Originally Posted by MACina View Post

Stunning, kimibos eyelove.gif

 

You have such a flawless skin and the sheen on your cheeks is gorgeous.LS + Melba is a lovely combo heart.gif

And I love the winged eyeliner along with the red lips love.gif

 

    bouquet.gif ohh thanks macina!! i luv melba and LS! 

post #193 of 2495
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

Beautiful kimibos - makeup and nails! That look sounds pretty MAChostage.

 

Winter theme it is! I did my nails with blue polish, so that's a start. Now I have to figure out makeup looks.

CC I hope you're feeling better.  Blue polish is a great start.  With your sizable collection I know it was a stunner!

post #194 of 2495
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Originally Posted by kimibos View Post

Happy New Year Girls!!!

 

i went to my uncle's house and stayed up till like 4am. just talking, and dancing. no drinks for me. i did my makeup at 8pm and lasted till 4:30 when i came home and took a shower.

for the face: Chanel mat lumiere plus mac's blotting powder. blush: Melba, a little bit of msf lightscapade too 

eyes: Nars Base, Moleskin e/s in the crease. wing eyeliner a la Amy W. not as thick but thick in my standards,  using mac's blacktrack plus the mes in frosts at midnight on top. and ice mes as a brow bone highlight. and blue ysl mascara!! 

lips: Limecrime in red velvet and Julep nail polish in robin, i think. 

 

 

400 400 400

sorry my hair looks insane!!!! hahahaha  i wish you could see my nails better and not my long fingers haha. 

great look! i need to pick up melba blush...looks so pretty!

 

i'm back from nyc! and now a proud owner of the yachiyo and outlaw blush....! i'm so excited to try out my new brush with all those hyper pigmented blushes that i normally am scared to apply...

post #195 of 2495
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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

great look! i need to pick up melba blush...looks so pretty!

 

i'm back from nyc! and now a proud owner of the yachiyo and outlaw blush....! i'm so excited to try out my new brush with all those hyper pigmented blushes that i normally am scared to apply...

Aradhana, I hope you had a blast in NYC and so glad you got the Yachiyo!!!    pompom.gif

post #196 of 2495

You will love Outlaw!!! 


I'm supposed to be coming up for a Rock look for work.  But just got in the house at 11.  I'm going to bed. LOL  Oh well, maybe next time.  

post #197 of 2495

Do you all recommend using the Yachiyo with your light colored/pigmented blushes or do you switch to a different blush brush?

post #198 of 2495
Melba looks soooo pretty on you Kimibos, I just bought it 2 days ago, can't wait to try it now dat I saw your pic smiles.gif
post #199 of 2495
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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

great look! i need to pick up melba blush...looks so pretty!

 

i'm back from nyc! and now a proud owner of the yachiyo and outlaw blush....! i'm so excited to try out my new brush with all those hyper pigmented blushes that i normally am scared to apply...

      thanks and cool that you got the yachiyo, its a real beauty with blushes!!  i want to get cantaloupe cause its similar to melba, i love this family color for blush. 

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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

Do you all recommend using the Yachiyo with your light colored/pigmented blushes or do you switch to a different blush brush?

        i use it with all my blushes. 

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Originally Posted by glammy girl View Post

Melba looks soooo pretty on you Kimibos, I just bought it 2 days ago, can't wait to try it now dat I saw your pic smiles.gif

        thanks. did you try melba on already?? its a really beautiful warm color! 

post #200 of 2495
Nope, haven't tried it yet, it's been sooooo hot here, my face would just melt away lol but as soon as I do, i'll be sure to let you know. Do you think it has potential to outshine Gingerly? (which I think is amazing smiles.gif)
post #201 of 2495
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Originally Posted by glammy girl View Post

Nope, haven't tried it yet, it's been sooooo hot here, my face would just melt away lol but as soon as I do, i'll be sure to let you know. Do you think it has potential to outshine Gingerly? (which I think is amazing smiles.gif)

i dont have gingerly but from karla sugar swatches, i can tell melba is brighter than gingerly. and its matte. i love matte blushes. must if not all of my blushes are matte. i got some satins too.

 ohh i see you are in SA. its summer over there right?? wear it  at home hahaha i want to know how much you like it!! 

post #202 of 2495
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

Do you all recommend using the Yachiyo with your light colored/pigmented blushes or do you switch to a different blush brush?

I use the 188 for hyper-pigmented blushes.  I'm currently liking my Yachiyo for contour powder.  I use a sculpt cream first with the 163 and then set that with sculpting powder, using the Yachiyo.

post #203 of 2495
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

New theme everyone:

Since it's winter, a 'WINTER THEME' is more than appropriate, but that could mean divergent colors, unique to each of us.  For the purpose of this project, and since we've entered a NEW YEAR, in addition to whatever winter colors & hues you choose, you are also challenged to use at least one new product (per makeup look) that you've purchased within the last few months.  In so doing, we're ringing out the old and ringing in the new!  Point being--USE THE NEW!!!!

 

Some of you may also feel the way that I'm feeling--I enjoy nabbing the greatest new collection items, but there are many that I've purchased in recent months that I have not worn--despite how great they are!  So, I hope you'll join me in this effort to actually use what we've purchased!!

 

                                                                                grouphug2.gif

                                                     th_thstars.gif        HAPPY NEW YEAR      th_thstars.gif

So I made an effort today to use new products and I did okay:

Since I finished a MAC Face & Body, I recently purchased Studio Fix + so that was my foundation;

I used the All Woman eyeshadow quad which I LOVE LOVE LOVE to create a pretty gray smokey eye;

I used Small Vanity blush (consider it still new, based on challenge criteria);

I used Porcelain Pink to highlight

I used Hot Chocolate lipstick

I polished my nails with MAC's Grey Friday N/P which also meets the challenge criteria.

 

Boy that felt good, especially since I have gotten a new product in the mail EVERY DAY this week---including today--said sheepishly, head hung low with shame  girlhaha.gif

post #204 of 2495

Great thread! I spend December trying to do a different eye combination each day because in 2012 I filled two 15-pan palettes, bought 5 EDES, 1 MES and two duos. I also got two NARS duos. I really kept reaching for the same shades, so I need to do that again and keep rotating lippies and blush as well. Today I tried the last two items I hadn't worn; I don't wear the bright e/s very often because I work in a conservative industry and a light but polished 'natural' look is really the unwritten rule.

 

Today's look:

 

Skin:

MAC BB cream - NEW

MAC mineralize concealer (almost finished!)

MAC Blot Powder

 

Cheeks:

NARS Deep Throat

MAC Amber Glow (highlight) - NEW

 

Lips (all colours I hadn't reached for in months):

MAC Nice 'n Spice liner

MAC Kinda Sexy lippies

MAC Lust l/g

 

Eyes:

MAC Jeté e/s - NEW

MAC Dynamic Duo 2 - Teal shade - NEW

MAC Siehl f/l - NEW

Benefit They're Real mascara - NEW sample

 

This will be my January challenge - wear each blush and lipstick I own at least once, and mix each LE item with a perm item I've never paired it with. :)

post #205 of 2495

Yesterday I had

 

Eyes:  a natural flirt on the inner lid and Havana on the outer lid and Saddle in the crease. I darkened the crease with Espresso.

Lips: Deeply adored.

blush: amber glow

 

I really liked my eyes....   I really enjoy trying to use my new products together.

 

Today I had

eyes:  Amethyst on the lid, and Saddle in the crease.  It's sparkly and pretty. I did a rush job so I got a little bit of fallout.

Blush amber glow

lips: Hot chocolate with nyx plum liner.  Still pulls a mauvey brown on me.  Which I never would've tried.  But I like it. 

post #206 of 2495
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Originally Posted by Audrey C View Post

Great thread! I spend December trying to do a different eye combination each day because in 2012 I filled two 15-pan palettes, bought 5 EDES, 1 MES and two duos. I also got two NARS duos. I really kept reaching for the same shades, so I need to do that again and keep rotating lippies and blush as well. Today I tried the last two items I hadn't worn; I don't wear the bright e/s very often because I work in a conservative industry and a light but polished 'natural' look is really the unwritten rule.

 

Today's look:

 

Skin:

MAC BB cream - NEW

MAC mineralize concealer (almost finished!)

MAC Blot Powder

 

Cheeks:

NARS Deep Throat

MAC Amber Glow (highlight) - NEW

 

Lips (all colours I hadn't reached for in months):

MAC Nice 'n Spice liner

MAC Kinda Sexy lippies

MAC Lust l/g

 

Eyes:

MAC Jeté e/s - NEW

MAC Dynamic Duo 2 - Teal shade - NEW

MAC Siehl f/l - NEW

Benefit They're Real mascara - NEW sample

 

This will be my January challenge - wear each blush and lipstick I own at least once, and mix each LE item with a perm item I've never paired it with. :)

Awesome Audrey C!!  How do you like MAC's BB Cream?  I'd like to try it but I'n not allowing myself to purchase new face/foundation products until I use one up completely, of the many foundations that I have open, and only partially used.  I did recently finish a MAC Face & Body that I immediately replaced with Studio Fix +.  I love your January challenge!

 

SATURDAY

 

EYES:
Quite Natural PP to lids
Endless Passion PLW e/s to 2/3 lid, starting at inner corner
Carbon to outer 1/3 of lid, placed diagonally then blended w/Endless Passion (Mid-tone Rose)
Make Your Mark PLW e/s to crease, blended upward
Yogurt e/s to brows
Blacktrack fluidline topped with Carbon to line upper lids
Fascinating to waterline
Make Your Mark PLW e/s close to lower lash line
 
FACE:
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (Applied w/193 Brush) - NEW
P & P Light Boost Highlighter in triangle below eyes, set w/Ben Nye Powder, Banana  (applied with 116 Brush)
Coffee Walnut to contour (applied with 163 Brush), Shadowy Sculpting powder over Coffee Walnut (NARS Yochiyo brush)
Small Vanity blush ( (applied with 128 Brush)
Stereo Rose MSF to high-points  (applied with 130 Brush) NEW
MSF natural (applied with 129 Brush) to finish the look
Fix+ to set
 
LIPS:
Mahogany pencil to line
Haute Altitude L/S   NEW
 
Nails: MAC's Angel
 

Edited by Medgal07 - 1/5/13 at 10:22pm
post #207 of 2495
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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

Yesterday I had

 

Eyes:  a natural flirt on the inner lid and Havana on the outer lid and Saddle in the crease. I darkened the crease with Espresso.

Lips: Deeply adored.

blush: amber glow

 

I really liked my eyes....   I really enjoy trying to use my new products together.

 

Today I had

eyes:  Amethyst on the lid, and Saddle in the crease.  It's sparkly and pretty. I did a rush job so I got a little bit of fallout.

Blush amber glow

lips: Hot chocolate with nyx plum liner.  Still pulls a mauvey brown on me.  Which I never would've tried.  But I like it. 

Way to go Prettypackages!!!!  I cringed when I saw the eye shadows that you used because I have some of them and I've NOT YET used them!

How do you like Amber Glow?  Mine is scheduled to arrive on Monday.  I love Hot Chocolate!!!!  I'm so glad you're wearing and enjoying your new products.

I'm going to try your eye look from Friday.  I have A Natural Flirt and I've never worn it.  I have used Havana & I really like that too.

You put together great looks for both days!!!!   

post #208 of 2495
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Originally Posted by Audrey C View Post

This will be my January challenge - wear each blush and lipstick I own at least once, and mix each LE item with a perm item I've never paired it with. :)

this is a great idea. i think the first part would take me three months, but i think i might try to do something similar.  of course if there are many days like today (not wearing any makeup) and yesterday, it will take longer!

 

i bought a nars eyeshadow duo today that has been on my wishlist for something like 5 years...surabaya. i also got bobbi brown's gel liner in chocolate shimmer, so i'm kinda looking forward to trying these together in a look tomorrow. i guess i was feeling a bit down...i knew it's not neccesarily the best thing to shop when you're not feeling good, but sometimes you just have to do it...!

post #209 of 2495
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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

this is a great idea. i think the first part would take me three months, but i think i might try to do something similar.  of course if there are many days like today (not wearing any makeup) and yesterday, it will take longer!

 

i bought a nars eyeshadow duo today that has been on my wishlist for something like 5 years...surabaya. i also got bobbi brown's gel liner in chocolate shimmer, so i'm kinda looking forward to trying these together in a look tomorrow. i guess i was feeling a bit down...i knew it's not neccesarily the best thing to shop when you're not feeling good, but sometimes you just have to do it...!

Good for you aradhana!!!  I hope your new products perked you up.  Enjoy them!!!

post #210 of 2495

Thank Medgal!!!  Hurry up and try them and tell me what you think LOL Especially that Warm Companion.  ~hint hint~

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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

this is a great idea. i think the first part would take me three months, but i think i might try to do something similar.  of course if there are many days like today (not wearing any makeup) and yesterday, it will take longer!

 

i bought a nars eyeshadow duo today that has been on my wishlist for something like 5 years...surabaya. i also got bobbi brown's gel liner in chocolate shimmer, so i'm kinda looking forward to trying these together in a look tomorrow. i guess i was feeling a bit down...i knew it's not neccesarily the best thing to shop when you're not feeling good, but sometimes you just have to do it...!

Feel better Aradhana! 

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