Category Archives: Make Up For Ever

FOTD: A Bold Summer Look Re-creation

FULL DISCLOSURE: Nars 413 BLKR Illuminator and Lost Coast Eyeshadow Duo were gifted to me.

I was hanging around on Youtube and decided search for some Nars videos and ran across this one:

In this video head artist, Cindy Rodriguez, used some of the products from Nars Cosmetics’ Summer 2014 Adult Swim Collection to create a look around a bold lip. I decided to recreate the look with a few tweaks since I don’t own everything from Adult Swim.

Bold Lip Nars Summer 2014  Re-creation
Products I used for this look are below.

I feel good about it. Obviously the artist in the video didn’t wing out the eye. I did that just to add more drama because my eye looked a bit plain without it. I’ll be getting some swatches up of Lost Coast and 413 BLKR soon so you can see them upclose. I’ll also put what I used below. Let me know what you think.

Are you big on recreating the looks you see or do you just do what you want?

Products used:

Face

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation – 177

Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzer – Ebony Bronze

NARS Blush – Desire

NARS Iluminator – 413 BLKR

Eyes

NARS Eyeshadow Duo – Lost Coast

Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Maybelline Master Precise Ink Pen eyeliner – Black

Lips

NARS Lipstick – Funny Face (swatches here)

 

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#Sparkle31Days Eyeshadow Challenge

Evidence, Toxic, Smog eyeshadows and Perversion 24/7 Pencil from Urban Decay
Evidence, Toxic, Smog eyeshadows and Perversion 24/7 Pencil from Urban Decay

I come to you with another make-up challenge. This time it’s eyeshadow and it’s called #Sparkle31Days. From January 1st until January 31st Feminista Jonessex-positive writer, feminist, social worker, and make-up enthusiast wants you to show off your eyeshadow application via Instagram. If you love eye make-up, want to learn more or get reacquainted with eyeshadow this is for you.

RULES

1. Post a close up picture of eyelids every day(or as often as you can manage).

2. Provide information about brand, colors, name of color combination(if applicable), etc.

3. Give deets on any special technique you used if you did something cool!

4. Have fun and use the #Sparkle31Days hash tag for each pic.

I’m participating so I can put these products I’ve hoarded purchased to use. I hope you do too. Remember to use the hash tag #Sparkle31Days so everyone participating can see your gorgeous eyes.

OCC Batty Liptar – Review

Can you see the glitter? Too bad I didn't see it on my lips.
Can you see the glitter? Too bad I didn’t see it on my lips.

I bought OCC Liptar in Batty because I love black lipstick but I ended up being disappointed. I used my lip brush to apply it and it didn’t work. I used my finger to apply and it still didn’t work. Unfortunately it’s just not as opaque as I hoped it would be. It also sunk into the lines in my lips. However, once I put it on top of another black lipstick it looked better.

Top: OCC Batty alone Bottom: Batty on top of MUFE 50 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick
Top: OCC Batty alone Bottom: Batty on top of MUFE 50 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick

I hoped for a glitter effect since that’s what it looked like in the tube but it just wasn’t meant to be. I’m sure the shiny effect I achieved on top my Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick could be achieved with a glittery lip gloss so this is really a bust for me. I would take it back but I tossed the shipping receipt. *cue sad violins*

So have you tried Batty? What did you think?

Obsessive Compulsive Liptar in Batty retails for $18 and can be found at Sephora, Sephora.com, occmakeup.com

Make A Beauty Resolution for 2014

2013 will be coming to a close in a couple of weeks. Someone has probably asked you about your New Year’s resolution or they will be asking very soon. Our answers will range from mundane to exceptional. And I hope when 2014 comes to a close we’ll look back proudly on the accomplishments that were set into motion at the end of 2013. But what about a beauty resolution? Have you thought about making one for yourself?

2014 could be the year you watch Youtube videos until you get that contouring thing right. Or you could branch out and try a brand(drugstore or high-end) you usually pass up when you’re browsing. This could be the year you tackle one of your beauty fears like getting professionally waxed. You could even resolve to set aside time to pamper yourself or *gasp* limit your purchases.

"Girl what? Limit my purchases?
“Girl what? Limit my purchases?

The sky is really the limit with this and you don’t have to tell anyone unless you want to. This is really about making a conscious effort to not get a beauty rut and take care of yourself. I think most of us know what we need/want to do, but we just have to give ourselves the freedom to do it and put in the effort.

One of the things I’d like to do is find a less pink nude lipstick to wear as an alternative to the pinkish nude Nars Dolce Vita. I’m very fond of the beigey nude look and I’d like to see if it I can pull it off. There’s always the possibility that I can’t, but I have to give it a shot right? And that’s what I’m talking about, going out on your own limb for beauty.

So do you have beauty resolution?

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense 48 Review

After a few posts I’ve realized that eventhough this blog is called “Bury Me In Red Lipstick” there’s no red lipstick to be found. I’ve decided to remedy that by showing you Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense 48.

MUFE Rouge Artist Intense 48 (with flash)
MUFE Rouge Artist Intense 48 (with flash)
Without flash
Without flash

This lipstick is described as a satin blackcurrant that’s highly pigmented and delivers rich color in one stroke. It’s more on the wine side than true red side and definitely a black girl friendly red in my opinion. It has a smooth texture that makes it easy to apply.

Make Up For Ever Rouge Intense 48 retails for $20 and is available at Sephora and Sephora.com
Make Up For Ever Rouge Intense 48 retails for $20 and is available at Sephora and Sephora.com

Do you own this shade already? Are you thinking of buying it? Leave a comment below.

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense 50

Owwwwww
Owwwwww

I know black lipstick isn’t for everyone, but I love this. I bought it yesterday and think it looks great. Make Up For Ever is one of my favorite brands. This lipstick retails for $20 and glides on easily. I don’t think I have enough balls to wear this on a sunny day but it’s dreary out so I thought I’d give it a try.  

MUFE Rouge Intense 50 retails for $20 and sold at Sephora.com
MUFE Rouge Artist Intense 50 retails for $20 and is sold at Sephora.com

Are you a fan of black lipstick or is it a Halloween only thing for you? Let me know in the comments.

My Sephora Color IQ Experience

A few of my Color IQ foundation options.
A few of my Color IQ foundation options.

I was in my Sephora in JcPenney today to pick up a black lipstick(there will be photos oh yes there will be photos)and one of the workers was helping a customer at their Color IQ station. I decided to check it out so I could see what colors the machine would say are right for me.

The woman who helped me, Desiree, took a photo of my forehead, cheek, and jawline with a little handheld camera placed directly on my face. It reminded me of a Wii remote or Playstation Move controller. It took no longer than a minute to get my foundation options and I found out that I am “1Y12”. Desiree even sent it to my email which was really great.

Now here’s the rub. On Sephora.com there’s an option to get your color match based on what you already use. I used this a few months ago. I’ve been wearing Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 178 and when I put that in the Color IQ it said I’m “1Y14”.

I’m not really sweating the difference. Desiree said the lighting could’ve had an effect on the machine and I wasn’t expecting 100% accuracy. I also like the shade I use. I was just looking for options and hoping that I was wearing a shade that is close to my recommended shade.

If you’re in the market for a foundation and plan on shopping at Sephora this is wonderful option to take advantage of. It can take a lot of guesswork out of finding the right foundation shade for you. And with most of the store’s options right there you can make an informed choice based on prices /or formula.