Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cranberry Glitz Holiday Makeup

Hello Beauties!

I am back with a much-requested glittery makeup tutorial. This is very inspired by the Christmas season. This year I am just SO excited for Christmas to return. As soon as December 1st hit I put up my mini white tree up and decorated it even (Haha!). Anyways, here are a few pictures, product list, and a video tutorial on how to recreate this look.

Products Used:
Urban Decay "Eden" Primer Potion
Nyx "Pure Gold" Jumbo Pencil
Inglot 525 AMC
Matte cranberry shade - Crown palette
Makeup Forever No. 311
Matte cream shade - Crown palette
Lit Glitter Base
Lit "Vegas" glitter
YSL waterproof eyeliner
Mac "Blacktrack" Fluidline

NYC "Sunny" bronzer
Nars "Orgasm" blush
Mac "Silver Dusk"

Milani "Classy Nude"  HD Advanced lip color
Mac "Kiss Me Quick" Pro Longwear Lip Pencil
Makeup Forever "Moulin Rouge" Lip Colour Intense lipstick
MAC "Scan-Delicious" Kissable Lip Colour

Happy Holidays everyone!! No matter what holiday you celebrate, I hope you spend this time with your family and friends

Kelly xoxo

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas time! (:

This year has come and gone so quickly! I want to apologize for the lack of posts. I am going through a pretty difficult time in my life. I am trying to keep myself motivated to continue blogging for you. The other night I went to a show and I wore this makeup. I had an extra hour on my hands so I decided to go all out. I would have recorded a tutorial but it was way after the sun went down! If many of you like it, I will definitely make a video teaching how to get this gorgeous holiday-inspired makeup.

Products Used:
  • Diorskin Nude Liquid Foundation
  • Mac "Light" Mineralize Skinfinish Setting Powder
  • NYC "Sunny" Bronzer
  • Nars "Orgasm" Blush
  • Nyx "True Gold" Jumbo Pencil (Base)
  • Urban Decay "Half Baked" Eyeshadow (Gold eyeshadow under glitter)
  • Lit "Vegas" Glitter (Gold Glitter on lid)
  • Makeup Forever No.92 Eyeshadow (Bottom lash line)
  • Urban Decay "Naked" Eyeshadow (Crease)
  • Urban Decay "Buck" Eyeshadow (Crease)
  • Urban Decay "Virgin" Eyeshadow (Inner corner highlight)
  • Mac "Blacktrack" Fluidline (Gel liner)
  • Nothing! If I were to add a lipstick it would either be Mac's Creme De Nude or Makeup Forever's Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in the color Moulin Rouge
I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season!

Kelly xoxo

Monday, December 5, 2011

Nicki Minaj Viva Glam Promo Makeup Tutorial

I don't know if any of you know this but Nicki Minaj is teaming up with MAC to release a new shade to the Viva Glam line. I don't know about you but I am extremely excited! Her infamous pink lip is always talked about in the beauty world. Finally we will be able to buy a true Nicki Minaj Pink. I recreated the look that I saw in the promo pictures with Ricky Martin.

I did my best recreating the makeup she wore in this picture. I added a few of my own touches to it but it still holds that shocking green lid and bright pink lip.

Products Used:
Eyes: Urban Decay "Eden" Primer Potion
Nyx "Milk" Jumbo Pencil
Mac "Bitter" Eyeshadow
Mac "Gesso" Eyeshadow
Inglot 337 Matte (Light Crease)
Inglot 327 Matte (Dark Crease)
Inglot 05 AMC Shine Eyeshadow
Inglot 70 AMC Eyeshadow
Mac "High Def Cyan" Chromographic Pencil
Mac "Blacktrack" Fluidline

Diorskin Nude Foundation
Bobbi Brown "Porcelain" Creamy Concealer"
Mac "Light" Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
NYC "Sunny" Bronzer
Nars "Desire" Blush
Benefit "Watts Up" Highlighter

Mac Viva Glam "GaGa" Lipstick
Mac "Process Magenta" Chromographic Pencil

Thanks so much for stopping by (: If you have any questions don't be afraid to leave a comment.

Happy Holidays!! :)

Kelly xoxo

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Inexpensive Holiday Palette (Great for gifts)

Watch this to see my full review (:

I came across this very nifty palette on hautelook. For those of you who are not familiar with that website, it is basically a site with flashsales that last 24-72 hours. They have items that are up to 90% off (only when it's a REALLY good deal). They have decent prices and shipping is usually about $5.00.

Here is an invite link in case you are interested!
Click here!

Anyways, this palette caught my eyes because of the beautiful colors. When I looked up this palettes pricing I found out that it is actually on sale right now for $16.00!! That is incredible for such high quality eyeshadows.

The palette is gorgeous and the colors are so festive!! If you have a friend who is a makeup lover or you just want to have that perfect palette for any holiday party, I recommend checking this one out!

Where you can find this palette: Click here!

We can't forget about swatches!!

Talk to you all very soon (:

P.S - Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with warmth, love, and delicious food!! (:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Kelly's Favorites!

Helllo beauties! I am back with a couple of my all time favorite products (:

Products mentioned:
Lush Daddy-O Shampoo : $20
Lush Angels on Bareskin
Benefit Facial Emulsion : $28
Diorskin Nude: $46
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser : $9;jsessionid=2FDA72DBC9435CEBFEF372997236432E.p-a1-app1?productId=xlsImpprod3490149
(Also available at drug stores, Wal Marts, and Targets that carry Maybelline products)
Makeup Forever HD Powder: $30
CoverFx Setting FX Translucent Loose Mineral Powder : $32
CoverFX Skin Prep FX & Anti Aging Serum : $45
NYC Sunny Bronzer : About $3
Can be found at Target and drugstores that carry NYC
Nars Danmari Blush Palette : $65
(Limited edition exclusive to Sephora, online only)
Milani Brow Fix : $7.50
(Can be found at Target and any drugstore that carries Milani)
Wet N' Wild Colorcon Palette "Vanity" : about $3.50
(Can be found at Target and and drugstore that carries Wet N' Wild)
Mac Brow Finisher : $15
Urban Decay The Revolution High-Performance Lash Curler : $20
Sigma Brushes:
Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki F80: $16
Large Powder F20: $22
Tapered Highlighter F35
Crown Angled Contour Brush : $7.50

Saturday, November 5, 2011

First Impressions : Makeup Forever Wild & Chic Collector Case

Hello Beauties!

I am back with a first impressions/review on a limited edition Makeup Forever collector case. It really appealed to me because of the wide variety of products. Yes, this case is pretty dang expensive BUT if a lot of these products are ones you have thought about buying then maybe it is worth it for you. Because it is a limited editiong Sephora online exclusive it can only be found on the Sephora website.

Click here to view/purchase!
Price: $330

Yes, I realize that the price seems a bit steep but for the amount of products you are receiving it is quite a steal. Also, if you ever come across discount codes to sephora, I would recommend using them for something such as this to get as much of a discount as you can. I purchased this during the Friends & Family Sale making the total $260. I also think that this would make an excellent gift for a daughter for Christmas!

To see the products in action and to hear more about this products watch my First Impressions Video!

On to the swatches!

 The finish on these were very nice. They were not matte and had a slight satin finish to them. They felt very creamy and long-lasting.

I actually found that the although the aqua creams were very creamy and had a nice consistency, the application was quite blotchy when applied to the skin.
 The Star Powder did not show up as white on the skin, the golden/pink opalescence is what came through.

 I was very dissapointed in how unpigmented the black Aqua Eyes looked on the skin. Both the Aqua Eyes and Aqua Liner are extremely waterproof though! (:

This is a beautiful highlighter. I would recommend it for deeper skin tones. This would work well if you mixed it in with your foundation for an all over luminous glow.

If you have any questions please feel free to leave them in the comments down below.

Have a wonderful week!
Kelly xoxo

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Grim Masquerade

Hello lovelies!
I am SO excited about this makeup tutorial!! This has got to be my favorite one yet. I love doing fun and dramatic looks. Because I mostly do makeup for TV shows or weddings, I never really get to play around with colors and that is why I adore Halloween! It's great practice and SO much fun!

Watch this to learn how to do it on yourself! (:

Here are some HD Photos of the look! (:

Here is the picture of I got my inspiration from:
He was one of three winners who won the Illamasqua contest. I think that the look is very "joker-esque" bahahaha.

Anyways, I hope you all have an amazing halloween and can make use of this look! (:

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Beautylish Beauty Social Goodie Bag Haul

The Beauty Social was such an AMAZING event...but that will be an entirely different post. For now, I wanted to share all of the amazing products that were given to us in our "goodie bag". I added up the value of all of these products and was truly amazed. Close your eyes are make a guess of how much that bag valued...

$629.50!!!!!!! YES, you heard me, six hundred and twenty-nine dollars and fifty cents....WOW! I am not trying to brag by any means but really express to you that whoever put this event together really went over and beyond.

For a first impressions & haul check out my youtube video (:

List of products & value:
Tatcha Japanese Beauty Papers - $12
Clinique chubby stick - $15
Clinique Lid smoothie - $19.50
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara - $10
Faux Lashes "Lace" - $13
Urban Decay Good Karma Blush Brush - $32
Murad Active Radiance Serum - $89
Murad Essential-C Renewal Complex - $92
CoverFX SettingFX Translucent Mineral Powder "Light" - $32
Nyx Black Label Lipstick "Jaipur" - $7.50
Goody Spin Pin - $6
Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter - $30
Benefit FAcial Emulsion - $28
Dior Addict Lipcolor "Havana Beige" - $25
Obagi Elastiderm Eye Treatment Cream - $99
CND Effects "Sapphire" - $8
Kate Somerville Exfolikate - $70
Australian Gold Spf 20 Lotion - $9
Scott Barnes Body Bling - $8
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser $24.50
Total : $629.50

This alone made my $75 2 day pass totally worth it!
Coming next is a video of my experience at the event so do not miss that! (:

Thursday, October 6, 2011


One of the most iconic and distinct looks for halloween. Today I am bringing you a Cleopatra makeup tutorial. I am very fond of the outcome. I think that it is very glittery and glamorous but not too over the top for those of you who don't want to scare anyone away! This look can definitely be toned down by just applying regular eyeliner to the water like rather than the golden liquid eyeliner.  I also think that if you wanted to take this look an extra step, adding a brown lip liner and blending it in into the gold lips would make this look a bit more sophisticated and well put together. With a black wig and a gold dress, you are set to head out for a Halloween party, trick-or-treating with your kids, or simply watching scary movies and handing candy out to all the dressed up children. I love Halloween soooo much! It is one of my favorite holidays...probably because I like to dress up and just have an excuse to go crazy with my makeup. Anyways, I hope you really enjoy this look.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Marie Antoinette Makeup Tutorial

Products Used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion "Eden"
Mac Dame Edna Trio - Matte Pink/Purple and Shimmery Purple/Blue Eyeshadows
Lit "Champage" glitter
Lit Liquid Glitter Base
Mac Dearcupcake Eyeshadow
Mac Pollinator Eyeshadow
Mac "Blacktrack" Fluidline
Maybelline Define-A-Brow "Dark Brown"
Milani Brow Fix "Light"

Mac "So Sweet, So Easy"
Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation RF133
Mac "Beet" Lip Pencil
Lit "Flower Power" Glitter

Mac "Girl About The Town" Lipstick
Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation RF133

Mac 239 Brush
Mac 266 Brush
Sigma E25
Sonia Kashuk Angled Liner Brush
Sonia Kashuk Flat Shader Brush
Borghese Foundation Brush
Elf Concealer Brush

I think that if you were to add a wig and the  dress this look would be so adorable! You don't even have to go get an expensive costume because the makeup is so extravagent! Anyways, have a wonderful day guys (:

Kelly xoxo

Friday, September 30, 2011

QVC : All good things must come to an end!

For the past month, as many of you know, I have been working with QVC network at L.A Live as the hair and makeup artist for the models. Let me tell you, I have had more than a wonderful time and am so sad that it is over. All of the dreadful two to three hour drives there and back were definitely worth it. I gained some knowledge about what it is like to work on a live TV show and more importantly gained some amazing new friends. In a way I am relieved to have a little more free time (AKA study time) but I will definitely keep a space in my heart for so many of the wonderful people I have met along the way! Here are some of the gorgeous models I have had the opportunity to work with. I did the makeup for all of these girls over the span of the nine dates I worked.
Ambreal: Some of you may recognize her from America's Next Top Model! Me and her have become so close now!

Cora: My mom says she looks Sandra Bullock! Bahaha








I do hope QVC comes back because I truly enjoyed my time with the crew, the hosts, and the models. Everyone was so wonderful. If you have any questions please feel free to message me or leave a comment down below.

Have a wonderful week everybody! (: