Sunday, August 30, 2009

ProArtist Series: Sarah of MACpro

So Saturday I had my makeup done by my girl and fav MUA, Sarah. She's a vet at the MACpro on Union and has been working at MAC for, ever. Haha, no I think around 6 years or so if memory serves me right. She's been a great mentor and has helped me hone my skill and foster my love for makeup for the past year and a half.

Here's the look she did, we were going for something smokey/vibrant.

I don't remember what products we used, probably something to work on for the next Artist Series installment.

Some stuff I learned while sitting in her chair
: The 191 is truly the most slept on foundation brush, shimmery is not always the best way to go when using a highlighter, and the best way to apply reflects glitter is by finger.

Disclaimer: All things mentioned in this post are the opinions of Sarah and TNB, NOT M.A.C. Cosmetics. =D

Hope you liked the first installment of TNB's Pro Artist Series.
Have a great week, bitches.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Guess what came in the mail today..

I was anticipating this day since... Friday, when I ordered them. They came pretty quick, too. =) My dad kept it from me for a day though. I was almost ready to call the company and complain that it took more than 3 business days to come.. but it was here since yesterday. Thanks Dad. Anyway.. =)

If you guys are thinking about getting this set, I suggest you do. It's $69.00 for the 12 brush set.. so that's about $5.75/brush! Totally worth it. If you get the complete set with the brush roll (like the one I bought) then it's $89.00.. So it's about $6.85 per item. SO WORTH IT!

It comes with a pamphlet that explains what you can do with each brush, so if you're starting out, this would be a great set. They're very comparable to MAC brushes.. and also comes with the same # MAC names their brushes. For more details on the brush, there are a bunch of guru's on YouTube that did reviews on the brushes. TiffanyD, EnKore, RenRen are a couple people that did it.

I can't wait to use them!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bold Pink Lips

I did this post two nights ago.. sry if i look jank.. it was 2am. LOL

I just decided to play with my new lipstick and liner.

Hope you guys like!

(btw, I didn't put any foundation on.. whoops. but I did put a little tinted moisturizer in the morning before school)

Products used


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Sand

The Body Shop Bronzer in Shade 02


Urban Decay Primer Potion

INcolor FabuLiner in 01 - Black

Mac Shroom e/s for my highlight color

Mac Technakohl in Colour Matters on the lower lash line

Mac Bitter e/s over Colour Matters

Unmarks lashes #15

CoverGirl LashBlast


Mac Girl About Town l/s

Mac Magenta lipliner

The Body Shop Lip Line Fixer

Bomb ass week of shopping!

I have to be up at 445am for work but w/e. Cjay and I had an effing AWESOME week of shopping. Refer to the last two posts as well as this one for what we got. Week started off with trying to get rid of our bags and bags of old clothes and trying to get money for them at buffalo exchange, crossroads, etc.. you know, buy/sell/trade spots.

I got some straight BRAND NEW sex heels, a BCBG envelope wallet, and two FREE rings (plus the dude still cashed me out for the clothes I turned in!)

Rings - Freenintynine!

Here's the makeup haul I got for the week. Some Christian Siriano VS Makeup (peep last post for swatches, etc..) and some pieces from the Make Up Art Cosmetics collection from MAC. I also picked up a small pink soft train case that was 40% off at VS. Ohhh and I found Mandom makeup remover at Genki!

Swatches L-R: Off the Page e/s, Push the Edge p/m, Brash and Bold p/m, Artistic License t/l, Obviously Orange t/l, Color Matters t/l, Full of Fuchsia t/l, Full Body l/s, Young Thing l/g.

Swatches T-B/L-R: Notoriety Quad (Skintone1, Rich and Earthy, Skintone2, Notoriety), Photo Realism Quad (Photo Realism, Fresh Approach, Image Maker, Grey Range).

I recommend pretty much everything I got, unless you already have dupes for any of these. Many of the products from the Make Up Art Cosmetics collection are dupeable in fact.. fortunately for me my current collection was lacking. My MUST haves.. probably the technakhols, pigments, I love the Full Body l/s for fall, and if you don't already have a nude lip gloss, I'd go with Young Thing l/g.

That's all for now bitches. I'm going back to dsw for some bad kicks. <333 jess.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Christian Siriano haul.

So I think a collection that's pretty slept on from what I've seen (or not seen) is the Christian Siriano for VS Makeup collection. I'm REALLY not a huge fan (like, at all) of Victoria Secret makeup.. it's all hella small timer and not great quality. I wouldn't have even known about this collection if I hadn't have seen it in my mom's room. I wont lie either, when I first caught sight of the gold pyramid inspired packaging I swore it must have been from Saks or Bloomingdales which are my mom's usual haunts. Anyway, on to the hizzaul.

I got all the shadows, except for the brown one, and the Kajal liner.

Swatches w/ flash: Sahara, Sandstorm, Oasis, Gilded Fierce.

I didn't swatch the liner, it's black.. swatch your own. The liner itself I thought was VERY innovative, well I'm sure Siriano didn't come up with it himself but it's not like I've seen anyone else with something similar.

LASTLY.. just wanted to put my girl Yumi on shoe game. As she knows, I JUST hopped on a boot hype and she is ALWAYS up on her boot game.. UNTIL NIZZZZOW. Peep game.


I know she's proud.

That's all for now babes, JESSSssss.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Makeup art cosmetics collection mini haul

Sorry for the lack of posts. I haven't been wearing make-up nor was I buying anything.. so I'm happy I actually have something to post. =)

Honestly.. wow. I wasn't impressed. When i looked at all the promo pics all the colors seems so promising, and of course I was excited to check out the collection. However, when I went to my local MAC store to swatch the products.. DISAPPOINTING.

All the loose shadows were chalky and hardly had any pigmentation.

I tried out the blushes.. and wow.. The Perfect Blush didn't come out on my skin, and Notable made me look ashy. I think they're more suitable for lighter tones.

The quads were more promising, but most of the colors were easily duped.. BLEH. And surprisingly, they were all sold out of the quads, but when I called my new staple artist, she kindof told me on the DL that the manager.. no call and no showed and they didn't know where the back stock was.. (uh oh!..) but she did tell me she was going to hold the 3 quads for me until tomorrow if i change my mind and want to get 'em. I'm still up in the air about them.

The only thing really worth it are the pigments and the technakohl liners. I liked the glitters, but I would never use them.. so I passed them up.

What did I get?
I got 3 technakohl liners in Colour Matters, Obviously Orange, & Full of Fuchsia. The Graphblack is just black.. and Artistic License reminded me of the Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Electric. And I got Young Thing Lipglass.

From the permanent line, I got a replacement shroom eye shadow(my fave highlight color) and I got Myth Lipstick. I wanted a nuder lip color so I can top it with more dramatic gloss to die down the color. I tried the lip erase, but it felt too dry on my lips, so i settled for a nude lipstick.. it does the job!

I did swatches for Mtyh l/s, Young Thing l/g, and shroom e/s.. but the lighting in my house is terrible.. so I only uploaded swatches for the technakohl liners.

My mini haul.

Technakohl liners

w/o flash.