Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bitchy Barbie - Majesty Edition


MAC Haute & Naughty Lash
Lightning Lash in Electric Blue by Femme Couture
Smashbox Eye Beam Double Ended Brightener


MAC Lip Pencil in Trimmed in Pink
Urban Decay Lip Junkie Gloss in Crush

Blue Mascara - The Verdict

Just a touch of blue...

A little twist on the usual eyes

I used:

MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

Lightning Lash in Electric Blue by Femme Couture

Smashbox Eye Beam Double Ended Brightener

What do you guys think? I took my pretty readers' advice, and just put the blue on the bottom lashes. I think it's kinda cute!


The Attack of the Bronzers

Too much bronzer makes me want to vomit. There is nothing attractive about having a spotty, blotchy, shimmery, sparkly face. It looks unnatural, and you aren't fooling anyone. In my eyes, you might as well look like this:

Back away from the bronzing brush...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Remember Colored Mascara?

It's back with a vengeance! When I was a teenager, I couldn't get enough of the stuff - the bolder the better! My basketball team's colors were blue and gold. What better way to show team spirit then some blue-tinted lashes? Maybe a bit of HAIR mascara (remember that too? oh god).

Despite my teenage overdose with colored mascara, I'm still very interested in all the options that are out there now. Every brand under the sun is churning out a rainbow of shades - Dior, Estee Lauder, MAC, Urban Decay, NYX, and so on.

So is there a way to wear these without looking silly or clownish? Or should colored mascara be saved for nights out on the town?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Makeup Enthusiast Interview - Melissa Marie Edition

I'm starting a new segment on Makeup Majesty, and the very lovely (and sometimes sassy) Melissa Marie has been volunteered to be my first victim muhahaha!

Pretty Princess

No but seriously - the new segment will include interviews with a variety of my friends/family/others to get their views on makeup, beauty and everything in between! So, instead of just getting my perspective on things, you'll be able to see what other makeup lovers are...well, loving.

As for Melissa, her and I graduated college together, and now live down the street from each other outside of NYC. Nights together are spent hysterically laughing, guini fist pumping in the car, splurging at Ulta on any and everything, lots of cooking and baking cupcakes, and the occasional Houlihan's antics. Mel is one of the only people I know that can go out without makeup and be perfectly confident - and look fly doing it! She's sharp, and will cut you in half with her words if need be. But to me, she is one of the greatest friends I could ask for and I just want to squeeze her! OK enough with the mushy shit -- Mel is a tough critic on makeup (as everyone should be) so here is what went down - interview time!

Fly sans makeup!

1. Top 5 Makeup Items EVER

  • Bare Minerals Original Mineral Makeup (Medium tone, including Warmth and Mineral Veil)
  • Dior SHOW BLACKOUT Mascara
  • Bed Head eyeshadow (all colors)
  • Almay hypoallergenic retractable black eye liner (for my water line)
  • Cargo Swimmables eye pencils (I hate you for this one, Mel)

2. If I could only bring ONE makeup item on vacation

Bare Minerals Original Mineral Makeup - I really hope that they never STOP producing this. I will never go back to another foundation ever again. It covers up my red spots and blemishes, and really gives me an even one color look. Especially when complimented with Warmth (the bronzer that comes in the Bare Minerals starter kit) really makes your cheeks pop- in a subtle way! It doesn't clog my pores, is light- and doesn't streak or come off when I sweat. Its a must-have, LADIES!

3. Biggest Makeup Pet peeve on others

Uneven eyeliner on the top lid of the eye. When one eye has eyeliner thicker than the other, I go BANANAS! Oh, and when women don't apply their eyeliner close enough to their lashes- and you see that gap of skin between lashes and eyeliner makes me levitate out of my seat.

4. Thoughts on permanent makeup...

One of my colleagues from South Africa has permanent eyeliner, and she loves it! I asked her if it hurt and the natural response obviously was "yes", but she said it was TOTALLY worth it. She says it is very easy to get up in the morning, get out of the shower and voila- your makeup is already done. However, I am too neurotic to have something permanent on my face. Also, I am an eyebrow nazi (for lack of a better term) and I could never part with my already fabulous eyebrows. Permanent lip liner? No. Although I have 3 tattoos right now, none are near my face, and I'd like to keep it that way.

5. Favorite makeup brand overall

I'm an equal opportunity employer and I can't really pick ONE favorite. I have a lot of favorites- I can't pick just one. ALTHOUGH- I just recently tried a new mascara by Estee Lauder - Sumptuous Extreme - and its coming to the top of my obsessions. Sorry, Mr. Dior.

Loved her answers! Do you guys agree? Here are some of the makeup items mentioned in her interview!

Stay tuned for more interviews dolls!

The Biggest Lip Gloss Applicator EVER!

Pop Lip Gloss (and princess nails still intact)!

Very large tube - look at it next to my finger!

WOW! The lip gloss applicator is almost as thick as my finger!

Behold - King of the Lip Gloss Applicators. A good friend in the industry gifted me this monster - just look at it! I'm used to a MAC or NARS lip gloss wand - standard doe-tip applicator or a mini brush - nothing to get excited about.


It's amazing! You can do the your lips in two swipes - one top and one bottom - and you're done. The tip covers the whole lip, allowing for a perfectly even application. Not to mention, the formula is very silky and not sticky or tacky. It's so fun to use and I love the bright packaging.

I'd love to see more lip glosses follow suit and opt for a bigger applicator like this one...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Beauty Quote of the Day

"When I'm 100 I'll still be doing pin-ups" - Jayne Mansfield

Justin Bieber's Fragrance Ad

Does a teen boy really need to be photoshopped like this? Yikes.

I'm guessing every tween girl (and some moms) are going to run out and buy it anyway though, right? Baby baby baby ohhhh.....

Lady Gaga's NEW Rolling Stones Cover

The return of the hairbow! Rejoice!

She also seems to be sticking to what she said, and not wearing any mascara or falsies. Not sure if it's my favorite look for the eyes, but I do dig the hair and lips =)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pretty Princess Nails!

Pink with tons of glitter!!

A close up


And purple toes!

This weekend, I was gearing up for a party – a Jersey Shore themed party to be exact! Therefore, nails and toes had to be done before seemingly gallons of vodka were consumed (see: monster hangover in the dictionary, and my photo should be there).

I wanted to get something different on my nails, so I chose this crazy/fun party pink! It’s by OPI, but not sure what the shade is because I picked it from the nail salon. It’s totally not me, but it’s a cute change up to the usual French manicure. Same with the toes – instead of a dark red which is my go-to toe color, I opted for a bright purple instead.

What nail colors are you guys loving for Spring?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Orange You Glad...

Orange makeup trends are EVERYWHERE - from luxury cosmetics, to mass cosmetics, catwalks and sidewalks. Here are some of my favorite orange things for Spring!

The most moisturizing lipstick I've ever owned! Looks a bit pink in the photo, but it's actually little orange. It's by Kiss cosmetics - Just-Kissed Lipstick in Golden Orange. It glides on so silky and smooth, feels like you're wearing lip balm. Beyond obsessed.

This is what it looks like on lips, again it's more orange in person than in the photo! I love wearing it with a nice coat of mascara and a dusting of blush - it looks very fresh!

These three items have been my skincare savior to beat the rainy weather blues! The company is called grassroots and you'll never guess where it's sold...Kohl's! Not my usual "go-to" store for skincare or beauty, but believe me - these items are amazing! Everything is Vitamin C (large jar is the face creme, smaller jar is the eye creme, tube is the brightening serum). When I use them in the morning, the citrus smell wakes me up and it feels so fresh on the face. Def worth a try chicks!

Fergie rocks orange shadow on stage

A different take on the trend - orange-red

The orange shadow with the bold liner makes a statement!

Another orange-red by Estee Lauder, and a gloss on top by Smashbox

What do you guys think? Loving the orange trend or not your thing? Share with us! xo

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Many (Pretty) Faces of Trouble

I met my best friend, Kate in second grade:

Last year, look at my red hair extensions! =)

Before the Motley Crue/Buckcherry concert - rocker chicks!

Halloween a few years back...oh dear.

Summer party a few years back, wishing I still had that tan!

Last weekend at my place

Red carpet event last year for our friends' movie premiere!

Florida vacation during high school, one of my favorite photos of us!

Last summer down the Jersey shore!

...and mischief has ensued every since.... =)