Saturday, November 27, 2010

tokidoki Robbery Palette


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 ( 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...


With a Big Heart I Say...


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:

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:

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





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? ;)