Sunday, October 3, 2010

Toxic Tale with Zombie Fingers

Did a subtle, quick look with Toxic Tale lipstick from the Venomous Villains collection. This lipstick is very barbie-coral and more bright in person which makes me love it. It will certainly spice up a neutral look. It's my first time trying the Satin formula and I am quite pleased. Its opaque, has great staying power and feels great on lips. It leaves a stain just like Heartless lipstick after it wears off.

Zombie Cookies!!! Halloween feels like it's coming on way too fast. I love the way these look. Yum!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

She Who Dares done a Heartless Dark Deed ~ Venomous Villains Look

I used: Colorstay Foundation in Ivory, MUFE Lift Concealer, UD Primer Potion, UD pencil in zero, Undercurrent liner, Black shadow from heatherette trio with She Who Dares Green Side MES wet on top, drugstore lashes, Tarte Mascara, Briar Rose on cheeks, Truth & Light powder all over, Heartless Lipstick, Dark Deed lipstick.

Me wearing only Heartless lipstick first.

Then I applied some Dark Deed on top for that vampire post-feasting look. Mt bf even said I looked like I had vampire bloody lips without me telling him so goal achieved. haha

I am wearing She Who Dares on top of the black shadow from the Heatherette trio which is just a normal matte black with some teal flecks. She Who Dares shadow is much more glittery, sparkly, shiny hot when used wet than the dull lighting in the room could capture.

Meet cute little Fedor! He's a (russian?) dwarf hammy who can literally run 30km/h on his wheel. He's super fast and sprints/jumps if startled. It was super hard getting a sharp image of him as he likes to fiddle alot. I gave him the Truth & Light powder box to burrow in. hehe.

I am also wearing Bad Fairy nail polish which is red with beautiful copper/gold but will try to confuse you by turning into raspberry pink under some lighting.

Venomous Villains Photos & Comparison Swatches

Dark deed is very dramatic & opaque when worn alone and very fun color. It looks like a sexy bloody red when layered on top of another bright red lipstick like heartless.

The pink side of Marine Life is lighter than Oh So Fair and not as pigmented. There's something special about Of So fair, it's not your usual pale pink blush like I thought it would be. It gives off a unique from within brightness on your cheeks.

As you can see Bite of an Apple blush is quite different from Marine Life. BOB is more rosy like an apple. Marine Life is more of a true coral and looks closer to Joyous.

Summer Rose is actually alot different than Briar rose which is more of a hot pink. The texture is very soft and pigmented and different from my other hot pinks like Two Virtues blush which is alot more shimmery in texture. I would describe the texture of Briar Rose to be "luminous matte". I know it sounds weird, but it gives a nice luminous look without being frosty or shimmery.

She Who Dares MES is gawgeous applied wet! I mixed a bit of blue in the green swatch.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

MAC Venomous Villains Preview Party Photos + Review

Me and my sis went to the Venomous Villains in the first group and when I saw the VV display in the window I felt a rush of excitement swoosh over me. I passed my car exam on the same day so I was high on happiness all day.

We were technically the first people to arrive but I didn't want to be the first to line up so we went to Sephora to start the swatch party and then when we came back right on time, there was a line up of around 20 peeps. It went really fast but some girl in a leopard coat trying to imitate Cruella with a man were trying really hard to cut in line saying they didn't want to wait because there were invited. Yeah, so was everyone else. At first, it didn't feel overly crowded or overwhelming but when the second group hit, it was chaos and the line up almost went all around the MAC store. I prefer to be one of the last groups like I was at the To The Beach Party as most of the people have gone away but with VV I couldn't risk things getting sold out. hehe. I think the store was triple stocked up on this one though. I saw beautiful hoards of VV make-up sitting behind the till in boxes. One of these days, I will really rob MAC. Just kidding! Here are some photos:

MAC Picture-taking Epic FAIL! hahahaha.

They gave us these cards with the code that you plug into the mac site and download your photo they took and this is the photo I got. The male MA must have had a tad too many cocktails. haha. Thankfully, I asked the nice female MA to take a pic from my camera.

I am sick but I wanted to take a quick pic to show what Heartless lipstick looks like on my very fair cool-toned skin. It's super bright and dramatic. I would describe it as a classic neutral red. It's definitely a red-red. It doesn't run orange or turn pink even after eating. After a full meal and lots of drinking, I still had a nice red stain to my lips that took a long time to wear off. The lipstick is also very creamy, non-drying in it's Amplified finish. I only have 2 red lipsticks, Port Red & Crazee and it's definitely super different between the two. I am not sure if it's that unique if you have lots of reds but it definitely is to my collection.

I ended up sticking to my list once in my life and got these items:

Bad Fairy nail polish: This is ruby red with with copper/gold duo chrome. In some light, it looks pink instead of red so I feel like this nail-polish is playing tricks on me. I haven't tried it on the nails yet, so we'll see what it's TRUE color is soon.

Formidable n/p: This is a very blackened-reddish base with purple and teal sheen. It reminds me of a beautiful beetle I caught as a child and was looking through a microscope. You need to layer twice to see it's true color and it is very dark.

Mean & Green n/p: This is my favourite. Gorgeous Green with pink duo chrome. Absolutely stunning and super unique. If you only want to get one nail-polish, get this!

OSF Beauty Powder: When I first swatched this, I though "fuck it's chalky". But I got it as my heart was set and I wanted it for the compact and I am so glad I did because I love it on me. When I watched the VV videos of the MAC man saying "OSF gives a glow from within" I thought he was bullshitting as it was prolly just another light pink powder. But it definitely gave me a very pretty glow-from-within look with a certain unique, weird-but-awesome brightness that I wasn't expecting. It has nice subtle shimmer, but not to the extent of Shell Pearl or anything. It's pigmented enough to be worn as a blush. Briar Rose was also pretty but I have so many similar bright pink colors already.

EDIT: Summer Rose is different than Briar Rose. Briar Rose is more hot pinkish and Summer Rose is a much more softer pink-violet color. I find Summer Rose to be more unique in color.

MES She Who Dares: This is a must-have!! It's even more smoother & glitter packed than the Style Black shadows. The green side has a sort of iridescence to it as it kinda has white tiny areas within the green. I am not sure how to explain that. It is STUNNING when wet and exactly what I wanted!! I felt fairy-tale like/magical wearing it. The blue side isn't just blue either even though it may appear that way overall, I def see some purplish glitter in it. I especially love the two colors mixed together and the glitter stays on for a long time as well. If MAC released more of these babies such as a turquoise/teal and a gold, Id be floating on air.

Dark Deed Lipstick: This lipstick will look different on different skin tones I believe. On my NC15 coloring, it's SUPER dramatic, dark vampy color. Nothing like Kittenish or Cunning at all which are more subtle and Cunning is def more sheer. I was a tad disappointed upon swatching as I expected it to be more red but when my bf came home and was like "nice dark red lips" and I was "Thank-you that's what I wanted!!!" and gave him a hug and he was like "Wtf have you been drinking?" hahaa. I decided to experiment and wore Dark Deed over Heartless lipstick and TA DA, the perfect vampire post-feeding lips I have been dreaming of!! I will take a pic of that combo later.

MAGIC Cooling Powder in Truth & Light: This one feels very magical when you touch it even in the tub. If you put it on your blush, it feels very wet, and I found out that the best way to apply it for me is with a 187 brush. It's not too shimmery so I have no problem dusting it all over the face. It gives a golden type glow to my skin but in the tub I can see different coloured shimmer such as gold, pink, and even green. Perhaps, I am seeing things but I sure do see green in the tub but not on the skin so don't worry. It's a cool, unique product that I look forward to using again. The characters face on it makes me chuckle even though I never seen Princess & the Frog but I want to. No doubt, MAC chose him in order to promote the new movie and it's working.

The majority of the MA's at the party were wearing Violetta and to be honest I wasn't crazy about it. The makeup that I was drooling over was the MA who was wearing dark deed with really smoky black eyes. Ive been craving dramatic, vampiric make-up looks lately. The lipglosses in the collection didn't impress me, Revenge is Sweet was too sheer for my liking and Strange Potion, while pretty, isn't unique.
The brownish dark lipgloss (I forgot the name) looked kinda pooey to me. Toxic Tale is a bright coral, and I think it will run more pink on darker skintones and more coral on lighter. Innocense Beware! was a creamy more nude than pink color.

EDIT: Bite of an Apple blush: It looked like a much more pigmented Hipness in the pot. It was definately not the dominant red-coral I was hoping/wanted it to be. At the MAC store it did look like a pretty watermelony color, but when I got home I swatched my beloved Joyous and the color was EXACTLY the same!! Bite of an Apple was deeper and Joyous had more of a sheen but the color was almost identical. I allready feel Joyous is too pigmented and often over apply it so I am convinced I don't need BOA. When this collection comes out, I will try BOA on my cheeks at the store to see if it looks the same so I can rest my blush-whoring soul for good.

EDIT: So I tried BOA blush on the cheeks and the color was more red and deeper than Joyous and actually reminded me of an apple, not the red-red gladiator apples but the apples which are half rosy and half yellow like the gala apples. Swatches on my fingertips side by side also confrmed it is considerably different. Verdict is it DOES looks different than Hipness and Joyous on the cheeks and it IS unique to my large blush collection and I like it so much that I am adding it to the Must-have list. :)

Me wearing BOA Blush. On my lips, I am wearing the leftover stain of Heartless lipstick and some moonstone lipgelee. I am sick but the blush really brightened my face and makes me look healthy. I am also wearing Truth & Light magic powder here.

Resort Life lipglee was very pretty and I loved the pink glitter in it but it reminded me of a Too Faced lipgloss I wanted to get that smells like chocolate mints.

I am sure everyone will find something they love in the collection, my absolute must-haves picks are: The nail polishes, Magic Cooling powder, MES She Who Dares which, OSF Beauty Powder if your fair-skinned and BOA Blush. These are the items I find to be the most unique.

LOOKS Coming soon!! Sorry about the delay- I am sick and tired.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Venomous Villains Photo Inspirations

MAC big anticipated Venomous Villains collection is coming up so I thought I would do a Villain photo post. Check back after tomorow for pics and swatches I plan to do after the preview party.

I liked the evil Ariel Concept here.

Snow White is crazyyyy. ;P

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

From Dusk Till Dawn

I love being in nature, it really cleanses and purifies you from the everyday life of the city. Something about the wild that calms me down and clears my mind. Perhaps I have a bit of First Nations in me feeling a spiritual connection with Mother Earth. I had a great time with my boyfriend and his family in Merrit, BC and fishing in Hope, BC at 4am while watching the sunrise. When I came back all material things don't feel so important anymore. I feel inspired! All the photos are taken by me except those of me. hehe.

From Dusk Till Dawn ~ Beautiful Sunrise

The Sun coming up in the foggy mountain background. No Photoshop here.

For some reason, I like being an early bird rather than a night owl lately.

The Moon slowly vanishing in the sunrise.

The Road to Enlightenment.

Love the stormy clouds here.

Bambi caught crossing the road.

Large Fawn in the wild. Look at its spots.

Do you ever fantasize lying in the windy tall grasses? I do.

Taking a ride in the gloomy mysterious wilderness.

Me swimming in Lake Placid. jk This lake was way nicer with it's warm crystal water. It felt tropical.

Can you spot my foot? haha