October 28, 2010

All About Eyes - Halloween

To compliment my previous Halloween looks, I decided to create something that was more inspired by Halloween instead of for Halloween. Of course, you can still make this look work for a Halloween costume if you want :).

Products Used:
MAC Paint Pot - Soft Ochre
Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Palette - Circus (matte orange & matte black) and Sunset (shimmery orange)
MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack
Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! Mascara - Black

First, I applied a paint pot all over the lid to neutralize the darkness of my lids. Then I applied the matte orange eyeshadow all over the lid past the crease and up to the brow bone. I used Sigma's E55 eye shading brush and applied with a patting motion to deposit more colour.

Next, I used Sigma's E70 medium angled shading brush to apply the matte black eyeshadow to the outer corner and lower lash line; making sure to flick out the outer edge. I chose this brush because I wanted the bottom lash line to be kind of messy looking; to have more of a grungy look instead of a precise line.

In keeping with the "messy look," I used the same brush to apply the top black line. I started from the inner corner (on top of the matte orange) and curved it under my brows and flicked it up past my eyebrows. I also added some matte orange to the outer corner to create a flick of colour on top of the black.

Next, I applied a shimmery orange eyeshadow right below the top black line. Again, starting from the inner corner, curving below the brow and then flicking up past it. Afterwards, I took MAC's Blacktrack Fluidline to line the upper lash line and lower waterline. A few coats of mascara and the look was done!

Hope you guys like this look!
Let me know what your Halloween look will be :)

October 26, 2010

Call It Beauty Does Halloween - Born In The 80's

Ahh, the 80s, with your big hair and garish makeup. Despite being supremely thankful I didn't have to go through my teens in the 80s, I must say I have a soft spot for that decade. So here's my take on the 80s look.

Products Used:
Revlon PhotoReady Foundation - Shell
bareMinerals Foundation - Light
MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NW25
MAC Paint Pot - Soft Ochre
Annabelle Cosmetics Mono Eyeshadow - Revolver
Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Palette (Circus) - Purple, Pink & Matte Black
Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! Mascara - Black
MAC Blush Ombre - Vintage Grape
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish - Petticoat
Sephora Eye Shadow - Aspen Summit No23
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick - Fuchsia

Since I was in an experimental mood, I decided to mix some mineral powder (bareMinerals - Light) and liquid foundation (Revlon PhotoReady - Shell) together to get a better shade match for my skin (Shell is too light). I just mixed them together on the back of my hand and applied the foundation to my face with a Sigma F60 Foundation Brush.

For the eyes, I started off by applying Soft Ochre Paint Pot all over the lid. Then, I applied Annabelle Cosmetics' Revolver eyeshadow on the lid up to the crease and flicking out the outer edge.

Next, I applied a shimmery purple eyeshadow from Sleek MakeUP's Circus palette on top of Revolver. This eyeshadow starts a bit further in the inner corner than Revolver. Again, this eyeshadow flicks out in the outer corner.

Then, I applied the shimmery pink eyeshadow from Sleek's Circus palette from the inner corner up arching up to the brow bone, as seen in the photo above. Afterwards, I blended some Aspen Summit eyeshadow from Sephora to the brow bone to give a bit more shimmer to the eye. 

To finish up the eyes, I used some matte black eyeshadow to line the upper and lower lash lines, as well as the lower water line. After applying a few coats of mascara, the eyes were done.

For the cheeks, I first applied MAC's Blush Ombre in Vintage Grape very heavily to the back of the cheek. To add a bit of shimmer, I layered MAC's Petticoat MSF on top of Vintage Grape and applied Sephora's Aspen Summit eyeshadow to the cheek bone. The more garish, the better :p.

Lastly, I applied Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Fuchsia straight from the tube. The 80s were about bright lipsticks, so this shade was absolutely perfect. 

And now for the finished look:

Hope you guys like this look!

October 23, 2010

Style Crush - Leighton Meester

We all know Leighton Meester gets to wear the most fabulous outfits on Gossip Girl. But it's actually her  real life style that catches my eye. Always on trend, but never blatantly so; Always feminine, but never too precious.

What I also love about Leighton is that she changes up her makeup looks just as much as she changes her fashion style. Her face can handle heavy makeup (dark eyes and red lips), but it can also be left bare and still look gorgeous.

And don't even get me started on her hair...

Have a fab weekend, lovelies!

October 21, 2010

All About Eyes: Runway Edition - Brian Reyes

(photo from: elle)

So this look was a little tricky because I couldn't find a closer shot of the model's eyes. Therefore, I'm claiming major artistic licenses here. I hope you won't be disappointed, I did try my best :).

Thankfully, there was a little blurb about what artist Wendy Rowe did to achieve this look:

I don't have these exact products, so I used the closest shades I had. Again, major artistic license :p.

Products Used:
Sleek Makeup i-Divine Palette - Sunset (matte black & shimmery copper-brown)
Sleek Makeup i-Divine Palette - Circus (matte, light blue)
L'oréal Voluminous Mascara - Black

To start off, I applied the copper-brown shade all over the lid, ending just above the brow bone. Then, I blended the edges so there are no harsh lines. With an angled brush, I applied some matte black along the crease to create the illusion that I even have one (:p). Next, I used a pencil brush to apply the light blue eyeshadow along the lower lash line. Again, with the matte black, I lined the lower water line and filled in the spaces in my eyebrow. Lastly, I curled my lashes and applied mascara.

Hope you guys like this look!

October 19, 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale Collection - Holiday 2010

(ALL photos taken with permission from Temptalia)

Another MAC collection... They're really shelling them out, aren't they? But do I mind? Absolutely not! I love looking at promo photos and doing my research and contemplating which products I want to get. Not that I actually get everything I want because: a) wow. expensive, much? and b) products don't always look as good in real life compared to photos. But like I said, it's all in good fun!

This collection is pretty big; understandable, considering it's for the Holidays. It comes with 5 Lipsticks, 5 Dazzlegass Cremes, 6 Eyeshadows, 3 Pigments, 5 Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners, 2 Blushes, and 2 Nail Lacquers. 

Let's take a moment to gaze in wonder at the Eyeshadows:

How cool are they?! Plaid eyeshadow... PLAID. EYESHADOW... I can't handle this...

Anyway, if that wasn't enough, you've also got a fantastic assortment of gift sets. There are 4 eyeshadow palettes (6 eyeshadows each, all limited edition except for 1), 2 lip kits (2 Lipsticks & 1 Lipglass), 2 face kits (2 Blushes & 1 Beauty Powder), 2 lip bags (Lipstick, Dazzleglass, & Lip Pencil), 2 lash & line kits (3 eye products each: Fluidline, Pigment, & Mascara), 3 Lipglass sets (5 lipglasses each, all Limited Edition), 3 Pigment/Glitter sets (5 products each, a mix of Permanent & Limited Edition), a Nail Lacquers set (5 products, all Limited Edition), and 3 Brush sets (5 travel-size brushes each).

If you live in the US, there is also a 3 Mineralize kits exclusive to Nordstrom stores. It comes with a Lipglass, a Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo, a Paint Pot, and a promo size Mascara. 

For more photos and info on all products (names, finishes, colours, etc), click here

But that's not all, MAC's also releasing a Tartan Tale Viva Glam kit that comes with the Viva Glam V Lipstick and Lipglass. You can also purchase a cute teddy bear called Sir Teddy (with or without the clip). There are also 2 gift card sets (comes in 6 or 12 cards) called Kids Helping Kids that feature artwork from children who are affected by HIV/AIDS (all proceeds go to the MAC AIDS fund). For more info on the Tartan Tale Viva Glam collection, click here

Call It Beauty's Personal Picks:

Beauties Play It Cool Eyeshadow Palette - $43.50 CAD
All the e/s palettes look lovely, but this colour combination is my fave!

Hark The Heraldry Face Kit - $45.50 CAD
Contains 2 products I've wanted for a while (Dame & Plum Foolery). 
Oh So Fair is a definite bonus.

Vain & Glorious Lip Bag - $43.50 CAD
Getting my light pink fix!

Noble Knights, Violet My Love Lash & Line Kit - $43.50 CAD
I've always wanted to try a pigment, but didn't want to shell out the $ for it.
This way, I get to try it out and replace my sad Fluidlines.

Sassy Pink Lassies, Sassy Coral Lassies Lipglass - $35.50
5 Lipglasses for $35.50? Sign me up! Not sure how the size compares to
regular Lipglasses, but I've never even finished one, so it's not a 
problem! The Pink & Coral shades look absolutely lovely!

This collection will be released on October 28th, 2010 in the US and Canada and will be available Internationally in November 2010. As for the packaging, I can definitely tell it's going to be polarizing. Some will love it, some will hate it. 

Me? I kind of love it. It makes me think of Hogwarts (oh heeeey, Minerva!).

What are your picks from MAC's A Tartan Tale Collection?

October 18, 2010

All About Eyes - Red Light

Products Used:
MAC Paint Pot - Soft Ochre
Sleek Makeup i-Divine Palette - Circus (matte, bright red) & Sunset (matte black & shimmery, copper/red)
Sephora Colorplay 5-in-1 Palette - matte white
MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack
L'oréal Voluminous Mascara - black

Another dramatic look... It's super easy, but I can't really imagine where I would personally wear this. I just wanted to challenge myself to create a look using red eyeshadow without looking (too) crazy. I think I achieved that goal and I hope you think so, too!

So I first primed my lid with Soft Ochre paint pot from MAC, which I applied with my fingers. Next, I applied the shimmery, coppery/red shade from Sleek's Sunset palette all over the lid, stopping just below the brow bone. This shade was also applied to the lower lash line, taking it slightly lower than I would for a wearable look. Then, using the matte red eyeshadow and a fluffy, blending brush (Sigma E25), I blended it all along the outer edges of the shimmery red.  Once that was blended through, I took some more product and softly blended around the edges again so the colour will spread out over the eye that much more. Next, I lined my upper and lower lash lines (as well as the bottom water line) with MAC's Blacktrack Fluidline. This product doesn't look good on water lines, which means I really should get a black pencil eyeliner to replace my last one. So then I applied a bit of matte black eyeshadow to the top lash line just to blend the edge of the Blacktrack a little bit. I also used this to fill in my eyebrows, which I applied with EcoTools' Angled Eyeliner Brush). Lastly, I applied 1-2 coats of my current favourite mascara, L'oréal Voluminous, and the look was done!

Hope you liked this look
have a great week :)


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