Friday, July 2, 2010

HIDDEN TREASURE: MAC Colour Craft Collection

First, the MAC stuff i talk about is ALL LIMITED EDITION from the MAC Colour Craft Collection that came out July 2009. Sorry if it angers anyone but i was super excited! :D
June 12th 2010...... That weekend i went to hang out with my mom, my husband was gone for the next 2 weeks so i packed up the babies and headed down to my home town. My mom wanted to go to the indoor swap mall and get some new perfume all i wanted to do was eat some pizza (Me n Eds Pizza to be exact MMMMM) We get to the parking lot and there are many other lil stores in this shopping center so we had to park kinda far away from the swap mall, so we were walking toward the mall and my mom sees a huge sign that says "PERFUMERIA" which is the Mexican "PERFUMANIA" LOL my mom decides that we are going there first, i was not happy about this because the pizza was in the other direction. To my surprise when we approach the store i can see through the windows they have make up! I got a lil excited.... until we got inside!!! There were boxes and boxes of old discontinued foundations, powders, lipsticks and blushes all over the floor. EEWWW. I wasnt interested so i just wandered around while my mom tried to haggle with the salesman to bring down the perfume 10 bucks. LOL yeah she does that. Im chasing around Nathan when we hit the back of the store and THEN!! I saw it! the MAC Lipglass Set from the Magic Mirth & Mischief Collection! My heart skipped a beat. I asked the girl how much and she said $35 i couldnt and still cant remember the retail price so i dont know if it was a deal or not. I looked and inspected the lipglasses, casing, and box. IT WAS LEGIT! I told her i didnt want the lipglasses im not much for the MAC lipglasses just kinda like eh. She said "we have some blushes on this side" OMFG! They had Mineralized Skinfinishes and Mineralize Blushes AND the 131 Duo Fibre Brush! I got so excited cause i always kicked myself for not getting Porcelain Pink MSF and they had it!! They didnt have Daft Pink thought :( so sad. the MSFs were $25 Retail are $27. and the Mineral Blushes were $15! Retail they are $21. this is the BEST part i got two 131 brushes, they were $15!!! Retail they went for $40! My FIRST REAL FULL SIZE MAC BRUSH! LOL (i just found out the 131 brush is out with the To The Beach Collection too!) They also had the blush and bronzer kit of the Magic Mirth & Mischief Collection for $35 I MUST go back!! I heard somewhere that the Colour Craft Collection didnt do so im assuming these people bought them from someone. I asked the girl cuz im nosey but she didnt seem to know. Now you know where most of my IMATS spending money went. I could NOT pass this up!
*Left to Right*
Mineralized Blushes
I didnt get to swatch them in the store but I need to start buying more neutral colors for my kit i thought these would be perfect. I have NC40 skin and neither one of the blushes show up on me very well, they give off the pretty champaigne/pinky orange shimmer but no color. I tried building the color but what ends up happening is the shimmer builds rather than the pigmentation of the blush. So what i have been doing with both of these blushes is putting on a light layer of cream blush first and then the mineral blush on top, it gives a more colorful look that looks so beautiful and natural!

Cheek & Cheerful (left): It looks really coppery and bronzey in the swatch and it kinda is. Its a neutral tan color with gold veining and swirled together they make this gorgeous shimmery tan blush. I have been using this mineralize blush with MAC Lilicent Cream Blush and OMG. i was never into the cream blush thing i had this one for awhile and now i have a new use for it! i LOVE cream blushes! haha

Improvise (right): I wanted this one right when i saw it,it looks orange,pink, and coral to me all at the same time! Its a toned down orange with white gold veining. Swirled together they have that...... do you remember that ice cream when you were kid and they had that orange and vanilla cream ice cream they split and made 2 ice cream sticks? This is what this blush reminds me of! LOL a creamy orange. I use this one with Optimistic Orange Cremeblend Blush from the MAC in Lillyland Collection and it has been my favorite new blush to use for the past 3 weeks.


Mineralized Skin Finish
Porcelain Pink:

GORGEOUS! its a light pink with pale gold veining, kinda reminds me of By Candlelight MSF (R.I.P.) but with more of a pink flush to it. It looks amazing with MAC Fluer Power Blush. I dont like to use MSFs with blushes that already have shimmer in them because theres too much shimmer going on, i think anyway. ITS AN OPINION! i really wish i would have taken the time to look at the rest of the MSFs so i could pick out the one with the most veining, this one seems kinda low on the gold. haha


Not very noticable on its own but paired with a blush=awesome!

The next day we went to the swap MEET! yes they are 2 different things lol the swap meet is OUTSIDE and the swap mall is an INDOOR swap meet basically. while we were there i got these KleanColor eyeliners, i kind of had to buy the gold one i was swatching it even though there was a sign that said "no testing" and i broke the tip of the gold liner and the lady saw me hahaha! they are actually pretty creamy and smooth and super vibrant in color. They were $1 each. The Wet N Wild Creme Shadow i got at Rite Aid buy one get one half off, I went on a nail polish craze too, that will be posted next.
*Top to Bottom*
Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Creme Shadow Pencil in 131 Electro

KleanColor Eyeliner in 919 Pearl Blue
KleanColor Eyeliner in Old No Name Purple (the pencil has no name on it! lol)
KleanColor Eyeliner in 909 Gold
MY BRUSHES!! The top 2 are the 131 brushes, im still not sure what to do with these. Foundation yeah i know but they are just so pretty hahah im thinking more contouring and highlighting. The bottom one is a fake MAC 187 i got at the swap meet for $13. Its super super soft! i have been using it for my cream blushing as you can tell LOL

THANK GOD FOR Melinda aka BlueFairy0173. She had a video/blog sale on youtube and she had Petticoat!! with shipping it was $40. i know! but i had to! i was sooo worth it! i can see why people are so crazy for this MSF its beautiful! and thats a total understatement i just kinda find a better word lol its like a raspberry sorbet! theres a creamy light pink with gold and raspbery veining and mixed together its this beautiful pink with hot pink/raspberry reflects. Lighter skin tones can wear this just as a shimmery blush for a natural glow effect.


Tutorial: Goldschlager

I didnt really know what i was going to do for make up on this day. I just went through on of my drawers and picked up the first eyeshadow i saw, turns out i picked up "Gilded" Metallic Eyeshadow Duos from Loreal. I remember like it was yesterday when i got this eyeshadow. I was in LABOR! and my husband took me to Target! My mom was always telling me that i needed to walk so labor would be easier...... well my husband made me walk while i was having contractions! I may have been in horrible unexplainable pain every 20 min but i walked my butt to the cosmetics aisles. So when i was finished with the look and it came down to lips i kinda knew i wanted to go red, it looks very "classic glamour" to me.

I tried something new with my eyebrows that day i have been wanting to do them reddish to match my hair for awhile (thanks Vivian!) but now that my hair is darker i thought it would look really cool. I love when im right lol I have been doing them like this since then i know i might have to go brown with certain eyeshadow looks but for now its been working for me. I have also rediscovered my love for MAC Studio Fix Powder. I ran out of foundation awhile ago and i started to use my studio fix in the mean time and im loving it! I still like my foundation but i like how i can just throw on my powder sometimes and still get that full coverage opaque-ness.

MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot (all over the lid to brow bone)
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Gold (blended up to the crease)
Loreal Gilded Metallic Eyeshadow Duo
Gilded Duo: Gold E/S (on the lid, blended up)
MAC Carbon E/S (outter corner of the lid, blended up)
Gilded Duo: Black & Gold E/S (over Carbon)
MAC Blanc Type or Shroom E/S (brow bone highlight)

MAC Eversun Beauty Powder Blush LMTD ED.
im no sure if i wore a highlight lol

Jordana Lipliner in Cabaret (line and filled in)
Wet N Wild Mega Stay Lipstick in Stoplight Red 911D

New Hair :D

Everything i used to get my hair did:
  • 2 mixing bowls (1 for bleach and the other the Vampire Red)
  • 1 empty hair color bottle 8 oz size.
  • 20 and 30 volume developer
  • 2 packets of Loreal Quick Blue bleach (can be used on the scalp)
  • 2 Manic Panic Vampire Red hair color
  • 2 bottles of ION hair color in Light Burgundy Blonde
  • 2 hair color brushes (1 for bleach and another for color)
  • GLOVES!!!
  • 4 hair clips

1 comb for sectioning

This is a day or two after i colored my hair, i have to admit it look very similar to what i already had but looking back at pictures this is a darker yet still vibrant red which is exactly what i wanted so no complaints here!

This is what i had BEFORE. It was a auburn brown color, not my thing. Too neutral a color. lol SO while i was trying to figure out what i wanted to do with my hair i remembered i still had some Manic Panic Vampire Red hair color. I just wanted to try it out and see what would come of it so i just but it on my bangs or for the professionals out there fringe. :D

This is what happened!! i was in love! kinda like Will Ferrel in "Elf"...."im in love, im in love and i dont care who knows it!" i was so excited with the out come,but sometimes i would look too dark and others kinda brown-ish. So thats when i decided i was going to color my hair a burgundy color first THEN put it in the Vampire Red.

Oh, i wanted to show you guys my sad ends. Since the Vampire Red only deposits color (it basically with time "stains" the hair cuticle) it covered all that terrible-ness.

So to start the process i cant remember how long it took my exactly, i would say about 2 hrs. I sectioned of my hair... i have black hair on the bottom and lil triangular sections by each of my ears, i sectioned those out and tyed them up in lil ponytails to keep them out of the way. After that i sectioned the top of my hair in to the basic 4 sections (T parting) Clips! are important! and GLOVES! I mixed one packet and a half of the Loreal bleach and i just eyeballed the 30 vol. developer. I add developer and stir and so on, i like my bleach mix to be like syrup...not too runny but not to thick. Its just me i feel like if its too thick there isnt enough developer so it wont lift properly. I used 30 vol since my roots are virgin hair it will lift really fast but my hair is also really dark so i went with 30 vol.

I only applied it to my roots but there was another line of demarcation so i took out a lil further. In this case the line of demarcation is where one hair color ended and another started. I left the bleach on for about 20-25 min.

Rinsed out and dry, this is what it looked like. SO CUTE! i kinda felt like leaving it like that. LOL im seriously kidding! I sectioned my hair off in 4 again.

I mixed both bottles of the ION Light Burgundy Blonde hair color, i hate being in the midle of coloring my hair and have to mix up more color so "better safe than sorry" So i poured in the 2 bottles of color up to the 4 oz line and then poured the 20 vol. developer up to the 8 oz line. I chose to use 20 vol. because my ends are already so damaged and my hair was already really light so i needed deposit not lift. A 20 vol will lift your hair up 2 levels THEN deposit color, a 30 vol will lift your hair 3 levels THEN deposit hair color and so on and so forth.

Another rinse and dry and this is what it looked it like! Looking back.... i maybe would have gotten the DARK burgundy blonde, but thats alright i liked the outcome either way.
**i didnt take pics of my Manic Panic steps but i sectioned my hair in 4 again, poured about 1 whole jar of manic panic in a bowl and applied it by tiny sections just like i did the bleach. left it on for about an hour with a bag on my head and i heated it up a lil with the hair dryer**

VOILA! The ION hair color really has that shimmery dimensional hightlights going on! i LOVE IT! my hair looks so shiny and shimmery in the sun! The End!

A Month?! Really?!

wooow you guys i didnt realize how long ago it was since i updated my blog! almost a whole freakin month!! the funny thing is i have been taking pictures of everything so i can blog about it! lol i finally colored my hair the way i wanted it, its faded out now but i took pictures of the process. i went on a huge shopping spree with my IMATS money, therefore i couldnt go. i took pics and swatches of my new things to blog about it. i also did a few tutorials while i was away. im going to post ALL this new information today! HERE WE GO!