some of my make-up looks of 2011

my make-up collection (and obsession) grew significantly in 2011. beginning last christmas when i got my sigma brush roll set to cheer me up after a horrible semester and my sephora train case from my boyfriend, i was on my way to growing my collection. during the summer, i also got the ikea malm dressing table to use as a vanity. because of school, i couldn’t do a lot of make-up gigs but the ones that i did do, i was happy with. in fact, last christmas eve, i did hair and make-up for almost 5-6 hours straight.

i wish i had more time to practice but i’ve gotten to know the structures of my face (it’s still growing, apparently) better than i have before so i thought i should post my top 3 make-up looks of 2011:

natural and glowing:

i wore this look for my friend’s graduation party. when dressing up, i’m known for wearing stronger looks with false eyelashes and lots of hair extensions. i was able to achieve this look without the use of either so i was quite proud. for the face, i used mac’s face and body foundation, some of their bronzey and gold shadows and their bronzer. i also used nars blush in orgasm. for my lashes, my favorite mascara is lancome’s waterproof hypnose. my favorite part about this look is the eyebrows. i do love a strong brow.

christmas red lips

during the semester, i pretty much wore sweats or scrubs so when winter break hit, i was determined to get some mileage out of my collection. for an entire week, i was obsessed with doing a red lip and decided that to be the focus of my look for a christmas eve party. i used mac red on my lips with a nyx lipliner. i kept my eyes simple using neutral browns from my mac and inglot palettes and a black cream liner using mac’s fluidline. i tried to keep the cheeks as bare as i could so i used mac’s oh so fair blush from their venomous villains collection. i almost never put my hair up but decided to go for it and try this simple up-do i saw on pinterest. (i was in a hurry and couldn’t perfect it so it didn’t last the entire evening but i did get a compliment from the lady at spec’s)

new year’s sparkle

for the last make-up look of the year, i decided that i wanted to look like my make-up collection threw up in my face (yeah, i said it) so this look was inspired by pixiwoo’s holiday tutorial but kicked up a notch. i used an inglot green as the base shadow but added an inglot navy blue for my crease. like the tutorial, i used mac’s relfects transparent teal that i got in a sample from make-up geek on the eyes. i used an urban decay 24/7 liner in stash to line the eyes. i contoured the heck out of my face like i was getting ready to lip-sync for my motherf*&#$^g life using a bourjois bronzer that i got from ASOS (i’m pretty bummed that sephora stopped carrying bourjois). for the lips, i used mac’s viva glam II. oh and the hair–it’s a wig. i love it! (oh yeah, pixiwoo and manila luzon gave me a compliment on this look on twitter so i was pretty excited about that)

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some fun houston things to do in july

friday july 10, 2009:

 

village girls boutique

village girls boutique

if you don’t have anything planned for tomorrow night, village girls boutique and sephora are hosting a runway show in rice village. not only will you get to see a show styled by village girls and free consulations by sephora artists, there will also be free give-aways, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and 15% of anything in the store.

 

date: friday, july 10, 2009
time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
location: village girls boutique, 2509 rice blvd, houston, tx
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wednesday july 22, 2009:

the coffee groundz on bagby will be hosting a poster exhibit of jason mcelweenie‘s work. jaymac‘s pretty cool so go and support our favorite canadian, eh?

date: wednesday, july 22, 2009
time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
location: the coffee groundz, 2503 bagby (corner of brazos and mcGowen), houston, tx

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ongoing july 1-october 23, 2009:

in case you’re in the mood for some brain food, starting this month the imax at hmns is showing a documentary called journey to mecca:

Journey to Mecca is an IMAX® dramatic and documentary feature, filmed in Saudi Arabia and Morocco in both English and Arabic, with background Berber. The film tells the amazing story of Ibn Battuta, the greatest explorer of the Old World, following his first pilgrimage between 1325 and 1326 from Tangier to Mecca. His perilous journey resonates with adventure while presenting an unforgettable picture of Islamic civilization during the 14th century, culminating with Battuta’s first Hajj. The story is book-ended by a close-up look at the contemporary Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca that draws three million Muslims from around the world every year, to perform rituals that have taken place for over 1,400 years.

wednesday, july 1 – friday, october 23, 2009 at 11:00am
location: houston museum of natural science one hermann circle drive, houston, tx

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