Monday, May 30, 2011

Coming Soon ...

Hey Luvs,



I hope everyone is enjoying this Memorial Day  ... Thanks to all those who are serving and have served our country.. My grandfather David.. father Alvin ... aunt Yvonne.. Uncle Sam... and my many cousins in the military.

In my next few blogs I will be reviewing some of my favorite products for June... STAY TUNED.... WHO'S EXCITED???!!!

Look Good.. Feel Good..

Monie

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I'm Getting Sunburned

Here is my latest look created by using the Wet n Wild Color Icon Trio. I hope you all like my "I'm Getting Sunburned " look...























FACE
 Mary Kay Med. Coverage Foundation in Bronze 600
Mary Kay Concealer in Bronze
Mary Kay Concealer in Light Bronze (under eyes)
Ben Nye Translucent Powder in Chestnut
MAC blush in Fever
 
EYES
Urban Decay Primer Potion
I'm Getting Sunburned Pink/Silver (lid and slightly into crease)
NYX Eutopia (crease)
I'm Getting Sunburned Dark Brown (outer v and into crease)
I'm Getting Sunburned Gold (browbone)
NYC  Black Liquid Eye Liner (upper lashline)
I'm Getting Sunburned Dark Brown (upper lashline to set liquid liner)
NYX "Vegas Babe" false lashes
MAC Smolder Eye Kohl (lower waterline)
I'm Getting Sunburned Dark Brown (lower water line)
Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara
 
BROWS
 Ardell Brow Defining Powder in Mink Brown
MAC Brow Set in Clear
 
LIPS
MAC Plum Lip Liner (line and fill in lips)
Coastal Scents 32 Lip Palette Bright Pink Shade
 
 
 
Look Good...Feel Good...
 
Monie
 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Spoiled Brat

Here is the next look I created using the Wet n Wild Color Icon Trio. For this look I used the "Spoiled Brat" trio.


















FACE
Mary Kay Med. Coverage Foundation in Bronze 600
Mary Kay Concealer in Bronze
Mary Kay Concealer in Light Bronze
Ben Nye Translucent Powder in Chestnut
MAC blush in Dollymix
Mary Kay Bronzing Powder
 
 
EYES
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Wet n Wild "Spoiled Brat" Silver  (inner 1/2 of lid and slightly into crease)
Wet n Wild "Spoiled Brat" Black  (outer 1/2 of lid and slightly into crease)
Wet n Wild "Spoiled Brat" Hot Pink  (crease)
Coastal Scents 28 Neutral Palette Pink Sparkle (browbone)
NYC New York Color Black Liquid Liner (upper lashline)
Coastal Scents 28 Neutral Palette Black Matte (upper lashline to set liquid liner)
Ben Nye Black Cake Liner (tightline lower lashline)
MAC Eye Kohl Pencil in Smolder (lower waterline)
Maybelline "The Falsies" mascara in Black Drama
 
BROWS
Ardell Brow Defining Powder in Mink Brown
MAC Brow Set in Clear
 
LIPS
Sephora Fuchsia Lip Pencil (line and fill in lips)
Coastal Scents 32 Lip Palette Fuchsia Shade
Coastal Scents 32 Lip Palette Pink Sparkle Shade
MAC Love Child Lip Glass
 
Look Good.. Feel Good
 
Monie

I Dream of Greenie

Here is the look I created using the Wet n Wild Color Icon Trio in "I Dream of Greenie". Tutorial will be posted on my YouTube channel.. stay tuned for that...



FACE
Mary Kay Med. Coverage Foundation in Bronze 600
Mary Kay Concealer in Bronze
Ben Nye Translucent Powder in Chestnut
MAC Blush in Gingerly
MAC Blush in Peaches (apples of cheeks)
Mary Kay Bronzing Powder

EYES
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Wet n Wild "I Dream of Greenie" Browbone Shade (inner lid and lower lashline)
Wet n Wild "I Dream of Greenie" Eyelid Shade (outer lid and middle of lower lashline)
MAC Shadow in Saddle (crease)
Wet n Wild "I Dream of Greenie" Crease Shade (crease and outer lower lashline)
MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder (upper lashline and lower waterline)
Maybelline "The Falsies" Mascara in Black Drama

BROWS
Sephora Brow Sculpting Pencil in Medium
Ardell Brow Defining Powder in Mink Brown
MAC Brow Set in Clear

LIPS
Mary Kay NouriShine Lip Gloss in Sweet Raisin
Mary Kay NouriShine Lip Gloss in Beach Bronze (center of lower lip)

Look Good...Feel Good

Monie



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wet n Wild Color Icon Trio Review

I recently picked up a few of the much talked about Wet n Wild Color Icon Trios and here is my take on them...

The price of $2.99 is great for a 3 shadow palette; especially if you're on a beauty budget and the color combos I found eye catching. The color payoff is amazing.. very pigmented and have a smooth texture when applied except for one.

On the down side the packaging is quite fragile. One of the shadows cracked before I made it home which was disappointing but I guess also to be expected. I also find the case a little difficult to open..maybe with continued use it will be easier to open...hopefully. I also didn't like the mini applicators.. I never use them anyway.. hopefully you have makeup brushes to use instead. Finally while the colors are great the shadows are very powdery so expect some fall out when you're applying them.

Here is what I picked up....

Cool As A Cucumber



 I love the combo of purple and green. Not sure if I would use the browbone shade as suggested, but we'll see.

 Spoiled Brat



Another eye-catching color combo. The silver shade just glides over the skin for great color payoff. The hot pink may need a white base to make it pop more. ( I used Urban Decay Primer Potion with the swatches.) The black shade is a matte with silver glitter and does not apply easily and the glitter particles makes it feel rough.


I Dream of Greenie





I'm Getting Sunburned

I liked the silver/pink browbone shade but after swatching it the silver in it makes it look "dirty". The bronze/gold has AMAZING color payoff.. the color just popped on my skin...can't wait to use it in a look. The dark brown/bronze shimmer crease shade is to be used lightly. While the color is pretty its extremely powdery so expect major fallout.

I Got Good Jeans


Well.. "I Got Good Jeans" had a little accident on the way home so the blue/silver browbone shade cracked. :(
(good thing I can repair it.. or just buy another one if need be). I like the blue/silver combo but not sure how to work in the gold.

All in all these are great to have and use if you're on a beauty budget or just starting to use makeup. I think they would make great gifts with graduations beginning.

I will be posting tutorials and pictures of looks for each palette combo, so stay tuned.

Until next time...

Look Good...Feel Good

Monie


Monday, May 16, 2011

Summer Makeup Classes

Want to learn how to apply your makeup in the warm summer months?? Learn how to get that sunkissed bronze look, 2011 summer makeup trends and so much more... Sign up now for Makeup By Monie Summer Makeup Classes.. Starting June 11th... For class prices.. to schedule your lesson or any questions... Email makeup_by_monie@yahoo.com


Look Good.. Feel Good

Monie

Welcome To My New Blog

Happy Makeup Monday Everyone..

I hope you all enjoy my product reviews.. makeup tutorials.. makeup tips and tricks... and news and stories of my adventures as a makeup artist.

Please feel free to give suggestions on what you'd like to see on this blog.

Until next time,

Look Good... Feel Good

Monie