Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Daisy & Lola


Marc Jacobs Daisy & Marc Jacobs Lola - solid perfume rings!


The inside!


I'm in love with solid perfume rings! Marc Jacobs made both of these so beautiful - more like art pieces. I get so many compliments on them and they are so fun to wear. I have to confess though - I don't want to use the actual perfume because I don't want to mess them up! But I do smell them often.

Cute right? =) Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas & holidays! xoxo

Friday, December 17, 2010

Temtpu + Happy Hour = Sexy & Sinister Fun!









My new obsession! I received the TEMPTU temporary tattoos from someone as a Christmas gift, and they were put to very good use!

Our department went out for happy hour to celebrate the holidays, and these photos were the result! I had the stars on my wrist, and once the ladies saw my temp tat they wanted one too.

Such a fun thing to do - and the designs are very cute! The kit is "sexy or sinister" and comes with either cutesy tats (stars, hearts, etc as shown) or darker, edgier tats (skulls, spider webs, so on)

And for only $5, who could beat that?




Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dear Christina...

You are a beautiful girl in desperate need of a NEW MAKEUP LOOK. The harsh eyes and chalky red lips is getting old FAST. You are so pretty and young, no need for the painted on makeup!




With Love,
Makeup Majesty

Friday, December 3, 2010

I Took the Plunge - Red Lippy!















I finally did it! For those of you that have been following me for a while (kiss!) you know that i've been dying to try red lips for a while, I just could never find the right shade.



I got this Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick in Spanish Red as a gift. To be honest, I was ready to "re-gift" it (I know, awful right?) But then I thought...maybe...it would look good on me?



Some Motley Crue music and a few glasses of Chianti later, this was the result. And I really liked it!! I don't know how comfortable I would be wearing it out somewhere, but I really loved the shade and texture of the lipstick.

I started going in the "red" direction, by purchasing an NYX lipgloss in red (see review in previous posts). I absolutely loved it, but since it was a gloss it wasn't bold enough. I felt like I needed to go the extra mile...branch out so to speak.

What do you guys think, cute??? xoxo

Fierce Photo of the Day



Katy Perry's Swarovski Red Crystal lips on the cover of Bazaar's December Issue!

So gorgeous.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

tokidoki Robbery Palette


Ahhh!!!!!!!!!

OK I love this. A good friend gave it to me as a gift and I think it's amazing for a few reasons.

One: Obviously, the packaging is adorable/fun and I love the brand.

Two: Great color combos

Three (and probably most important): The palette comes in a huge tin. BUT - the 3 mini palettes are detachable (as shown above) and are super thin and compact for travel/touch-ups.

I usually have to resist purchasing any type of gift set, even though I really WANT IT REALLY BAD. But what I find happening, is I like maybe one or two things within the set, then i'm left with a ton of product that I don't like or use. Also, the gift sets/tins/etc are usually big and bulky and I have nowhere to store them (even though this one is reallyyyyy cute i'll have to find a place for it!)

The Arlecchino palette (the middle palette above) made me go out of my comfort zone of warm/golds/nudes. I've been using Ninja Dog (the fun purple shade) a lot, and have been getting compliments on it! I also like using the shades Bullets, LA Gun & Candy Cane for the inner corners.

Bottom line: Love the shadows. Love that the palettes are detachable. I've begun using purple shadow. The end.

What do you guys think? Any other palettes you are loving? xoxo

Saturday, November 20, 2010

30 Things I Want To Do...

I saw this post on Amy's blog ( http://beautyduty26.blogspot.com/) and thought it was adorable! Here are my 30 Things...





1. Travel back to my favorite place in Italy, Positano



2. Start my own cosmetics line



3. Get another pet



4. Cherish the ones that are good to me



5. Change my hair color (it's always blonde!)



6. Learn to cook more things, since I enjoy it when I do!



7. Continue doing ballet & dancing



8. Find that one perfect lipstick (are you out there???)



9. Travel to places I've never been, Ireland being next on my list



10. Read a book that leaves a lasting impression



11. Continue using Latisse, so I can have long, LONG eye lashes =)



12. Not worry so much



13. Have my own vegetable garden one day, like my grandfather did



14. Take more photos. I take a lot now, but there's always room for more.

Photos = Happy Memories in life.



15. Make someone else's day



16. Make good money $$$


17. Blog more for my amazing readers


18. Possibly go back to school for my Master's degree


19. Master another language and actually USE it


20. Watch less reality TV (as much as I hate to admit i'm addicted!)


21. LOVE again

22. Master makeup techniques by watching those who know more than me!

23. Go to all the rock concerts I can

24. Be inspired by all that's around me to create art

25. Think of 5 more things that I want to do...

xoxo

With a Big Heart I Say...


THANK YOU!!!



To each one of my very special One-Hundred and Twenty followers!

I love writing for you, and I hope you love reading me.


With Love,

Makeup Majesty

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Celebrity Makeup Obsession: Nicki Minaj


I've been loving Nicki Minaj for her makeup choices lately. I like that she has fun with her look, switches up shades and keeps it FRESH.

Oh yeah, and she can rap too.

Monday, November 15, 2010

2010 Readers' Choice Awards: allure.com

Check out all the latest and greatest products that Allure readers dubbed the BEST of 2010! Click on the link below:


2010 Readers' Choice Awards: allure.com



Katy Perry Fan? Join the PURRADE!



If you are in New York tomorrow, November 16th at 11am, and are a Katy Perry fan, then join the PURRADE!

Katy has joined the ranks of many other celebrities and is launching her first fragrance called PURR. The adorable bottle is shaped like, what else, a kitty!

It will be sold exclusively at Nordstrom stores starting this month. This one might actually be worth buying dolls. I love kittens, and this bottle is just too cute! I've always admired Katy's sexy style and sense of fun, i'm sure her fragrance will be delicious =) What do you guys think?



Sunday, November 14, 2010

David Bowie/Aladdin Sane Make-up Tutorial

Did a photoshoot for my cousin today channeling one of my favorite music icons - David Bowie! (Photos to come soon)

Came across this video on youtube by goldiestarling for inspiration, super cool! She does the makeup for Aladdin Sane, one of Bowie's (many) alter egos. She does a great job, enjoy!


New Tarina Treasures



Magic Hour Cream Shadow in Starchild




Mascara in Black Opal


Many of you know that I am a big Tarina Tarantino fan. I love the style and uniqueness of her jewelry and now, her cosmetics line. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed with my two recent purchases above.


I had high hopes for the cream shadow, but don't think that I chose the correct shade for my skin tone. I have a warm skintone, therefore cool silvers and greys sometimes look too harsh on me. I think this was the case here. The feel and payoff of the eye shadow is nice, I just don't like the color on me.


As for the mascara, I got it as a free sample from Sephora with my beauty points. Unfortunately, nothing special. I like a dramatic, thickening mascara and this one is lighter & more natural. Not necessarily a bad product, just not what I usually look for in a mascara.


Sorry for the Debbie Downer review! What I do love of Tarina's though is the Gem Gloss (written about in a previous review). It is fabulous!

Anyone else have a favorite Tarina product?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Makeup Mavens Throughout the Ages


Something i've always been interested in is how trends change over time. I'm a big fan of anything vintage, and idolize old Moviestars and Starlets. I chose my favorite Makeup Maven from each decade to show how makeup has progressed over the years. They are all beautiful to me in different ways...Enjoy xo

1920's - Clara Bow

Very harsh brows and lips, minimal eye.
Short, cropped hair. Almost doll-like.



1930's - Jean Harlow


Pencil-thin brows, strong cupid-bow lips, and lovely bottom lashes.
Finger-waved, bleach-blonde curls.


1940's - Rita Hayworth


Softer brows, beautiful long lashes, soft smoky eye, and lighter defined red lips


1950's - Elizabeth Taylor


Finally some thick brows! Defined heavy/smoky eye, defined lips


1960's - Brigitte Bardot


Perhaps my favorite look of all time. Beautiful cat eye, light frosty lips, tosseled blonde curls

1970's Farrah Fawcett


What a change from the 60's huh? Overall lightened up look, fresh-faced base & blush, only a touch of mascara & lip. Very girl-next-door. Oh...and the hair, of course.

1980's - Brooke Shields


The 80's...oh dear. Wacky eye brows, colors, and just...everything.


1990's - Cindy Crawford


Brows on the thicker side, minimal eye, rosy lip.

2000-2010 - Angelina Jolie


I know these days, there are seemingly thousands of makeup looks to chose from - but I think Angelina nails it. Simple cat eye, face not overdone, and minimal lip. Oh, and being gorgeous might help a little too.


What's Your Favorite? ;)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Many Faces of MAC's Haute & Naughty

First

Second


Third


Fourth!

This is my FAVORITE new mascara. How cool is it?!? As you can see, it has ONE brush, but can be used in two different ways.

If you are going for a more natural lash look, use the brush as shown in the second photo. The tube squeezes off the excess product, leaving you with a cleaner wand to work with. You could also use this way for the inner corners of the eye, or your bottom lashes.

If you're going for a more dramatic & thicker look, use the brush as shown in the third photo. This way does NOT squeeze the excess product off the brush, therefore giving you the ability to layer on more mascara.

I have been using this mascara non-stop since I got it! I used to be a huge Diorshow fan, but I can't get enough of this new MAC mascara. I own a few mascaras from MAC - Plushlash, Pro Longwear, Opulash, etc. This one blows them all out of the water! Definitely worth a try.

Has anyone else tried it? =)




Latisse - The Aftermath


Before Latisse




After Latisse - 2 Months



They almost touch my eye brows now! So as you can see, the results of using Latisse are AMAZING!



I am so happy with the results. I was skeptical at first, but you can't deny the before and after photos!! The first photo I have no mascara on, the second I have very minimal mascara on (one coat).



I used it for 2 months, but not religiously. Meaning - there were nights that I forgot to put Latisse on before I went to bed. Therefore, the above is not a full 2 months of use. Hopefully they will grow even longer!! (I know, I sound like a psycho, but lashes are my thing!)



What do you think? ;)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

OMG. Lipstick BOREDOM


The Makeup Majesty is in DIRE NEED of a new lipstick. Don't get me wrong, I have enough lipsticks to fill an entire file cabinet with. But one is too pinky, one is too coral, one is too sparkly (you get the idea). So, I need suggestions on a new lipstick to try!

I've been toying with the idea of trying Chanel's Coco Rouge, but i'm not sure what shade yet. In Allure, it seems like the color of the season is PLUM, which ..uhhh would look miserable on me HA!

For those of you who read my blog regularly, you know what I like =) I love bubblegum pinks, dark pinks, certain nudes, etc. I'm not huge on red lips - I love it on other people, just not so much on myself. If I found a red that I LOVED, of course i'd give it a try.

What do you guys think? Any suggestions on fall shades? xoxo



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rihanna's Fragrance



Just like seemingly EVERY celebrity out there, Rihanna is coming out with her own fragrance "Reb'l Fleur." Loving the bottle, very unique, just like the singer!

I came across the image while I was on Cocoperez (such a guilty pleasure) and thought it was interesting. What do you guys think of the bottle & name? Are you getting sick of celebrity fragrances?

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Makeup Majesty Sans...Makeup?


How do you feel sans makeup? Did you just SHREAK? Or could you "do without it?"


I always have makeup on when I leave the house, but I wouldn't exactly say that I look horrible without it. I just like wearing it. Certain people seem almost dependent upon it...like they couldn't LIVE without it (well..maybe I feel like that sometimes ha..)


So where is the line? Always makeup, or just sometimes? I'm going to assume there is no "never" makeup people if they are reading makeup blogs =P

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Temporary Tattoos - Just For Kids or Adult Accessory?





OK, I actually might consider getting one, so fierce! For those who haven't heard, Beyonce is launching a line of temporary tattoos for her brand House of Dereon. The designs are sexy, edgy & cool and bring a playfullness and sex appeal to the collection.

What do you guys think...just for kids or new adult accessory?



Sunday, October 3, 2010

MAC's Venomous Villains



From Left: Maleficent, Cruella De Vil, Evil Queen, Dr. Facilier


Dark and Moody


Red Lipped Bitches


One of the Guys


Me - Channeling my Inner Cruella, of Course =)



I love this launch! Like many, i'm a Disney FREAK. My parents took my brother and I almost every August to Disney World, where we would have "breakfast with the characters," visit Magic Kingdom, lounge by the pool and buy LOTS of souvenirs!


So I purchased the Evil Queen - Strange Potion Lipglass:




A nice beigey-pink, so pretty! Nice and fresh for the fall, but still warm and flattering.


I think MAC did an awesome job with taking the evil characters and translating them into color stories. I love the red lips they gave Cruella and the Evil Queen. I also love how they added Dr. Facilier into the mix. Being as - #1 he's a guy and #2 he's a newer Disney character. Being as these items are VERY limited and certain items are already sold out, get them while you can!


What is YOUR favorite evil creature? Share! xo