Monday, October 29, 2012

Danger Is My Middle Name....

This week at MISS, I take a look at one of the latest Holiday 2012 palettes for Urban Decay: Dangerous Palette. 

Like all Urban Decay palettes, this one is so much fun to play with. I, personally, have to work in other shades with these just because these jewel tones are vibrant and maybe a little too sultry for 8 am at the office.

Take a look how I create a day and evening look with this palette.

I give a well deserved shout out to my team:

So proud of my boys in BLACK and ORANGE!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Guest Post for MISS - Wk of Oct. 22

Halloween is right around the corner, no really it is! So this week on MISS, I shared a tip I picked up from the last show I worked on as a makeup artist to add on any last minute zombie, roller derby or Occupy protester costumes...


I used this wheel from Kryolan, purveyor of awesome stage/film makeup, to create some body/facial bruising. But what if you didn't have any special affect cream makeup like this? I show you how to recreate with some of the makeup you already have in your stash.

To learn more, click here.

Anyone have Halloween plans this weekend? I'm still trying to figure out what I'm dressing up as - ideas?

Monday, October 8, 2012

MISS Guest Post for 10/8/12

Happy Monday!

Well my day wasn't short of any surprises today at work - how was your day? The post I recently submitted for got me thinking more and more about this brand.

So how did the lipstick work on my uber sensitive lips? Read more here.

I'm pretty happy!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Walking on the Wild Side

October 1st, marks the debut of the NARS/Warhol collaboration at a Sephora nearest you. The "Pop" collection is exclusive to Sephora. The "Silver Factory" collection will be released November 1st and will be available exclusively through 

The following is a review on the core color collection:

Click here to see some looks I tried out using these products. 

I am really anxious for the debut of the Beautiful Darling Gift Set. I did get a chance to see the Debbie Harry inspired palette at Sephora today. I had HIGH hopes for this one since I've been a Blondie fan since I was tiny, little girl. All I can say is if you if you LOVE glitter...this palette is for you! Still on the fence over this one - if I were a single girl that still partied every weekend I'd be all over this. I may have to pick up another Larger than Life gloss to support my gloss hoarding habit. I just wish some new lipsticks would have been part of this collection. Oh blush, too because I can never have enough peach or deep rose blushes hahaha...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Want You to Want Me

I want you to want me....I need you to need me....I'd love you to love me - these are some of the lyrics to my favorite Cheap Trick song, I Want You to Want Me. And it's also the name of one of the Fall/Holiday 2012 palettes from Anastasia Beverly Hills.

(How cute is this pseudo album cover that's part of the press kit?)

This palette within a velvety clutch has a 70's rock theme, which is right up my alley. I'm a 70's baby (1974!) and I LOVE everything pertaining to the 70's - well, almost everything. Inside this clutch not only do you get a palette of 9 shades ranging from matte nudes, shimmery taupe, gold, bronze and plums; you also get a travel sized dual end shadow brush, black liquid liner and a clear brow gel.

I was impressed with the liquid liner. I LOVE my liners in general so I have high standards for all eye liners that I try, especially a liquid black liner. This stayed on a full eight hours but then again I was aware of wearing this on my eyes so I really tried not to rub my eyes when I experienced any irritation throughout the day. Also, the liner didn't irritate my eyes - I wear contact lenses and I have pretty sensitive skin. The brush is good for traveling and you forgot to pack any other shadow brushes. I prefer a stiff, densely packed brush and this one has too much give for my taste. I don't normally use a brow gel so I can't give a fair opinion on this product. It did feel nice and kept my brows groomed the whole day.

As for the shadows:

(NC 42 for reference)

Platform Wedge - creamy beige, matte
Front Row Center - light golden, shimmer
Ziggy - light amethyst, shimmer
Members Only - light chestnut brown, matte
Power Ballad - medium taupe, shimmer
Jellies - pink champagne, satin - very light shimmer
Graphic T's - golden, chocolate brown with gold glitter
Brass in Pocket - golden bronze, shimmer
Iron On - Blackened Plum with red glitter

All the shadows have a buttery soft feel with good pigment - the darker colors like Graphic T's and Iron On have intense pigment. Layered on top of lid primer and you have shadow that will last an entire work day - 8 hrs. I am quite pleased by this palette, more so than the previous offering, She Wears it Well. This may be a set of neutrals but it has more of an impact than the soft nudes of the aforementioned palette. 

This will make an excellent gift to the eye shadow obsessed gal in your life! 

Want You to Want Me retails for $34/USD and is currently carried at Sephora and

Here's an easy office look I did:

Lid - Power Ballad
Crease - Members Only
Outer V - Graphic T's
Browbone Highlight - Platform Wedge

For ideas and inspiration peep this video:

**Palette was sent to me for review from the Anastasia Beverly Hills PR representation group. The thoughts and opinions are completely my own**