Friday, May 27, 2011

Rainbow Eyes

I filmed this tutorial for a friend who liked my makeup. I hope you enjoy!! :)

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil - Milk
MUFE - No. 2 (Calendula)
MUFE - No. 18 (Tangerine)
88 Palette - Pink, Light Pink, Dark Blue-Purple, Sparkly blue, green
MUFE - No. 92
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Pigment - Yellow, Lime
Ardell false eyelashes - Demi Luvies

NYX Cream Blush - Natural
NYX Blush - Peach

Revlon Lipstick - Carnation

If I can find my pictures, I'll post them later. iPhoto doesn't always agree with me -__-

My Skincare Routine

This is a constantly evolving process as I am still trying to find what works for me. The steps stay the same, it's just the products that change (unless I really like it/them). Currently I use my Neutragena Makeup Removing Towlettes (love these) to take off my face makeup and L'Oreal Eye Makeup Remover to take off my....well, eye makeup, using a cotton round.

I then cleanse my face twice, as suggested by petrilude (check him out on youtube....he is wonderful!!). I use half of what I would use and wash my face twice, first to get rid of excess oil/dirt and second to actually cleanse the skin :)

After this, I pat my skin dry, don't rub just pat. I then apply my toner, which right now is The Body Shop's Seaweed Clarifying Toner and I apply this to my entire face with a cotton round, or a cotton ball.

While my skin is still slightly damp I apply my moisturizer. Since I have oily/combo skin, I apply it sparingly to my face. Applying my moisturizer while my skin is still damp helps it to just glide on and I don't have to tug my skin while I'm spreading it. For moisturizers I switch off between LUSH's Enymion and Clean 'n Clear's Dual Action Moisturizer (I used this in the video). I am also trying out The Body Shop's Vitamin E Eye Cream. I apply a tiny dot of this to each eye and blend in with my ring finger.

If I need to, this is when I apply my Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. Take these steps and apply them to your skin type. Even if you have the same skin type you have to find what works for you. I am still hunting for better stuff, but this will work for now.

Don't forget to check out my YouTube Channel: uniscore1 :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Marble Nails

I wanted to do something different on my nails, and make a tutorial. I tried this look on my right hand the night before and really liked how it came out. It is a fool-proof diy marble. I picked four different colors (I show them in the video), but I don't use all four colors on each nail. Just play with it and have fun :)

OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
Kiss Nail Art silver glitter nail polish
China Glaze, midnight blue shimmer color (no name on bottle, sorry)
Zoya Areej
Wet 'n Wild White - 449C
Sally Hansen Diamond Top Coat
Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat

Let me know what you think and show me pictures if you try it out :)

QoB Contest Entry - Purple/Turquoise Smokey eye

QueenofBlending from YouTube held a twitter contest where you had to do a makeup look using only blue/greens, purple, and black. Of course I entered at the last minute (did I mention I'm a procrastinator??). Here is the look I came up with and the products I used...

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil - Pacific
MUFE e/s - #92, Purple
NYX e/s - Irises, Jade (mixed together)
MAC e/s - Vanilla
Covergirls LashBlast mascara- Very Black
MAC e/l - Feline
Ardell eyelashes - Fairies

Revlon Colorstay - Sand Beige 180
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder - Sand, Medium 0-1
NYX Cream Blush - Natural
NYX Powder Blush - Peach
NYX e/s - Eggshell (highlight)

Revlon Just Bitten lipstain + balm - Passion
Sally Hansen Diamond 12 hour Lip Treatment - Gem

I hope you like my contest entry and tutorial. Let me know what you think :)


Here is the video :)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Purple Smokey Eye

Here is another purple look, but not just with the Naked Palette. I used a little bit of drugstore and MAC.

Eyes -
Bright purple - LA Colors, Wine and Roses Palette
Shadowy Lady - MAC
Sketch - MAC
Bright pinky-red with purple sparkle - LA Colors, Wildflowers Palette
Light purple - LA Colors, Wine and Roses Palette
Vanilla - MAC
Feline eye kohl - MAC
Covergirl Lashblast Volume w/p - Very Black

Face -
Revlon Colorstay combo/oily - Sand Beige 180
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder - Sand
NYX blush - Peach
MUFE camo concealer palette
Milani HD Advanced Concealer

Lips -
Revlon ColorBurst l/g - Sunset Peach

Nails inspired by Robin Moses:

In pictures this look appears similar to my Naked Palette Look 2, but they really are different. Both of them are a purple smokey eye, but still different from each other :) I hope you are enjoying my videos/posts as much as I am enjoying posting/recording :D Until next time...


Affordable Brushes

You don't have to have the most expensive brushes to be able to do good makeup. I feel I do a pretty good job with my makeup and I use mostly craft store/drugstore brushes. Don't get me wrong, I love my MAC 217, but I love my other brushes too. Here is a breakdown of some of the more affordable brushes I use on a regular basis:

E.L.F. Complexion Brush $3.00
Can be purchased at Target stores or

C406 Lg Duo Face brush $8.49
C408 Chisel Shader brush $3.29 - SOLD OUT as of 5/23/11
C433 Pro Blending Fluff brush $5.49 - SOLD OUT as of 5/23/11
C412 Deluxe Pointed Crease brush $4.95
PP27 Bullet Crease Brush, Pink $2.19

Where I got prices for Loew-Cornell Maxine's Mop brushes:
Can be purchased at craft stores, I got mine from Michael's
Loew-Cornell 3/8" Maxine's Mop $2.77
Loew-Cornell 1/2" Maxine's Mop $3.47
Loew-Cornell 1/4" Maxine's Mop $2.28
Loew-Cornell 1/4" Ann's Mini Mop $2.63
Loew-Cornell 7400 1/4" Angular $4.12

Studio Tools Crease Brush $??
Purchased from Wal-Mart, couldn't have been more than $3.00 though...

Hope this helps pick some more affordable brushes that still get the job done :)


Smokey Neutral

Here is the second look dedicated to the Naked Palette from Urban Decay. This time I went for a purple/pink smokey look.

Eyes -
UD 24/7 eyeliner - Zero

Face -
Revlon Colorstay combo/oily - Sand Beige 180
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder - Sand
NYX blush - Mocha

Lips -
Revlon ColorBurst l/g - Sunset Peach

I don't know when I will do another look dedicated to just the NP, but it won't be too long. I reach for this palette daily when doing my work makeup. It really is worth the money though. Until next time :)


Bronze and Brown Neutral Look

Neutral looks are a dime a dozen for me because of my job. I think I could get away with more color, but neutral looks are easy to throw together and don't take much time at all. One of my favorite colors to use for an quick look is MACs Woodwinked. When you apply it it looks like a nice bronze, but it also has flashes a rusty color at a different angle. When you apply just this color to the lid and blend it up in to the crease, it looks like you are wearing two different colors!! :) Here's the breakdown of what I used:

Eyes -
Woodwinked - MAC
Soft Brown - MAC
Browntones duo (darker color) - Maybelline
Vanilla - MAC
Covergirl LashBlast Volume w/p - Very Black

Face -
Revlon Colorstay combo/oily - Sand Beige 180
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder - Sand
NYX blush - Mocha

Lips -
Revlon ColorBurst - Sunset Peach (LOVE this everyday wearable)

Another thing I almost keep forgetting to add, I usually never wear eyeliner on my waterline to work, mostly for the simple fact that if it starts to run I won't notice until the end of the shift! So to keep from scaring my patients, I go with out. Takes the look down a notch if you want to do something more dramatic though. I do sometimes tightline my upper lash line though, just pushing a black shadow in between my lashes with the same type of brush I do my brows with.

I'm hoping to do more colorful looks in the future. I figured since the house was almost empty I could film a tutorial. Let me know if there is anything you would like to see. I hope you enjoy the video.


You can see the duochrome effect of Woodwinked in these two pictures:

Here is the tutorial :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tiger Lilly Inspired Makeup

Tiger lilies are one of my favorite flowers. Not only are they beautiful, but they just bring back good memories for me. I hope you enjoy my interpretation of this beautiful flower on the eyes :)

For my face, I used everything from my previous post "My Face Routine". I filmed both of these videos the same day.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk
Makeup Forever No. 2 (matte yellow)
Makeup Forever No. 18 (matte orange)
Dark matte brown from 88 original palette
Matte black from 88 original palette
MAC - Soft Brown
Matte white from 88 original palette
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Pigments - Yellow, Orange, Walnut
MAC - Feline Eye Kohl
L'oreal Lineur Intense - Carbon Black
Covergirl Lashblast Waterproof Mascara - Very Black
Ardell - Demi Luvies false eyelashes
Duo adhesive - Dark tone

Revlon ColorBurst l/g - Sunset Peach

I "de-potted" my NYX pigments from the little jars they come in to a 5 gram jar. This is easier for me, but also more dangerous because it is easier to spill the pigments To add the NYX Pearl Mania Pigments to the lower lash line, I sprayed some MAC Fix+ into the lid of the pigment, got the brush wet and dipped it gently into the pigment. I then swirled the pigment in the lid to blend the liquid and pigment together. You DO NOT have to use Fix+. You can use water (which I have before and it worked just fine) or eye drops (like Visine or Clear Eyes).

The pigments themselves are nice and shiny alone, but "foiling" them makes the color pop that much more :)

Hope you all enjoy this look. Video will be posted tomorrow :)

In the meantime you can check out my other videos: uniscore1's YouTube

My Face Routine

Here is what I do for my face routine, mostly on a daily basis. If I am going to work, I generally skip the concealer because it tends to come off quicker. I don't know if it is because my skin is oily or what.

First step is I cleanse and moisturize my face. Most of the time I use The Body Shops "Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream". It's a gel consistency and goes on really smooth. I really like the smell of it and it does a pretty good job of keeping my face matte throughout the day.

I was using a primer for a while (Rimmel Fix and Perfect) but I didn't find that it kept my makeup in place any longer than just going straight to my foundation, so I skip that step now. For foundation, I've been using Revlon ColorStay (combo/oily) in 180 Sand Beige. I would say this is a medium coverage foundation, with potential for full coverage. I'm not looking for a completely flawless finish, just more something to even out my skin tone and cover obvious spots. For me, Revlon ColorStay does the trick.

Next step is concealer. I used MUFE Camo Cream Concealer palette (No. 1). I don't use concealer on a daily basis as I stated above. It tends to be a waste of time because I only wear makeup to work and when I'm going out. At any rate, I used some for the video. I use the peach shade under my eyes and I set that with Benefit's Powderflage (using my 224 or C412 brush). I use the darkest of the concealer shades to cover any obvious spots that my foundation didn't cover.

To set my foundation I use Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Sand (0-1 Medium) using my ELF Complexion Brush (I have two, one for powder and one for blush). I just swirl my brush in the powder and blend it around my face and a little down my neck.

For blush I tend to lean towards more natural shades. I've been using Peach from NYX for a while now. Before that I was using Peach Sorbet from Rimmel. I also use MACs Melba. I don't use frosty or shimmery blushes because I don't want to emphasize the appearance of my pores. I apply my blush with my ELF Complexion Brush.

The final step in my face routine is to either use a setting spray or a finishing spray. I have been using a sample size of Urban Decay's All Nighter spray. I'm not sure if I want to spend $29 on the full-size yet. I mostly use that when I go to work. If I don't use that I use MACs Fix+ to decrease the powdery-ness. I also run my other duo fiber brush over my face while it's still damp.

I know my skin isn't perfect, but I'm not looking for a completely flawless look either. The thing that bothers me the most is how uneven my skin tone is. I get pretty red around my nose and cheeks and like I said, Revlon ColorStay evens my skin tone out, and most of the time lasts all night at work.

Hope this helps and let me know what you think! :)


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wearable Work Makeup

Here is my next video. It is my makeup I was doing before work.

Satin Taupe - MAC
Browntones Duo - Maybelline
Vanilla - MAC
Virgin - Urban Decay
Carbon Black - L'oreal Lineur Intense liquid e/l
Very Black - Covergirl Lashblast waterproof
MUFE camo concealer palette
Milani HD Advanced Concealer
Benefit Powderflage

Sand Beige 180 - Revlon ColorStay (combo/oily)
Mocha - NYX blush
Peach - NYX blush

Revlon ColorBurst l/g - Papaya


Naked Palette Love

So I uploaded my first video to YouTube!!! YAY :D !! I'm thinking about changing the name, but I don't know to what, yet... Anywho, here's the breakdown with some pics:


UDPP (I generally always use Urban Decay Primer Potion as a base)
Urban Decay Naked Palette -
Half Baked (inner lid)
Darkhorse (outer corner)
Buck (crease)
Naked (above crease)
Virgin (brow bone and tear duct)
Feline eye kohl - MAC
Make Up For Ever Camo Concealer
C412 Deluxe Crease Brush - Crown Brush
219 pencil brush - MAC
L'oreal Lineur Intense liquid eyeliner - Carbon black
Covergirl Lashblast Volume, waterproof - very black

Revlon ColorStay (oily/combo) - Sand Beige 180
C406 Large Duo Fiber brush - Crown Brush
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder - Sand
NYX blush - Peach

Revlon ColorBurst l/g - Sunset Peach

Hope you enjoy! Feel free to subscribe too :) I'm hoping to post a couple more videos this weekend.

Til next time