Sunday, January 23, 2011

I'm back!

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season and had a blast with family/friends & everyone that meant the world to them! I know I haven't updated my blog for about a month but it's just been one thing after another.

Here's just a brief look...
I was working my regular job at a tanning salon and once fall semester ended I got a seasonal job at Michael Kors. Well now that my seasonal job ended around early January I wanted another second job, so I am now currently employed at Victoria's Secret which is exciting for me! I also went on a vacation to Lake Havasu City, AZ with my family for a couple of days to just relax and get away from reality. Its now almost the start of my spring semester at college so I'm now back to reality.

For this entry I want to do a post on the makeup (the focus is my eyes) I did for New Year's Eve.


All the makeup used is by MAC unless specified

Soft Ochre (primer)
I apply this all the way up to my brows
*when applying pigment make sure the primer is slightly wet so pigment will stay on lids
   Softwash Grey & Silver Fog Pigments (5 Cool Thrillseekers Tartan Tale) 
I mixed the two pigments to create this color

To The Ball & Heather Belles (6 Beauties Eye Palette Tartan Tale)
 Black Tied

brow bone
I used this color to soften the colors I used in my crease

Lingering Eyebrow Pencil 

eyelash curler
Shu Uemura

Colossal (Maybelline New york)


Face/Final Look

Pro Longwear Foundation NC30
Sheer Pressed Powder NC35
Studio Fix Concealer NW25
 Medium Dark MSF 
Applied to my jawbone to contour my face
Hoola (Benefit)
I used this matte bronzer in the hollow of my cheeks to contour
 Dallas (Benefit)
I applied lightly on the apple of my cheeks so the look wouldn't be to harsh 

Step by Step Process
 I went backwards with this look just because pigments tend to fall on top of your cheeks
*if pigment does fall, use a baby wipe or makeup wipe to remove before applying foundation

  1. Apply eyelid primer
  2. Mix pigments then apply
  3. Apply crease colors then blend with Wedge (brow bone color)
  4. Line eyebrows with Lingering & use eyelash spool to blend into brows
  5. Apply shroom lightly underneath brows
  6. Apply foundation, then concealer (undereyes and where necessary); last but not least Sheer Pressed Powder to set face makeup
  7. Blend Black Tied, Carbon and Heather Belles underneath your bottom lashes to create that smokey effect
  8. Add a little bit of silver pigment underneath your bottom lashes from your tear duct to the other half of your eyes and blend with the smokey colors
  9. Curl lashes and then apply mascara (I usually curl one side then apply mascara and continue with the next eye)
  10. Apply eyeliner to your bottom and top waterline of both eyes
  11. Use hoola cautiously to contour the hollow of your cheeks so you can get a more narrow looking face; since my face is round this helps tremedously! (*too much hoola and you'll create a dirty look versus a soft, appealing look)
  12. Apply Dallas lightly to apples of your cheeks and blend towards your temples 
  13. I like using Medium Dark MSF on my jawbone so I can contour my face (I like this versus Hoola because its not as dark so it looks more natural, plus you won't get a harsh line)
  14. I don't have anything but Nivea chapstick on the last picture but I did apply Lancome Juicy Gelee Crystal Clear Lip Gloss so my face didn't look overdone


 I hope everyone enjoys this post!

Sneak Peek...
I just bought the Mia Clarisonic & the Makeup Optional Kit by Philosophy so my next post will be all about this.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Hi everyone!

I know there have been no recent posts but I've been super busy with finishing up my fall semester at school & now working two jobs during this crazy holiday season! As soon as this madness is all over I will posting tons of new stuff; sorry for the disappointment.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ask Mandy Email!

Hey guys! As promised I have posted an email address for you to send me any and all questions on matters of the heart! Think of this email as a direct link to me, your friend. I'll be available 24/7 to read your questions and I will respond promptly in a Dear Mandy blog! All names will remain confidential and your identity is safe with me. I can't wait to begin receiving your emails!

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Saturday, December 4, 2010


Hi gorgeous! 

I've been wanting to create a blog for a while now and I've finally found the time to start my personal blog. It will take me some time to get used to how this all works but in the meantime I will try to make this blog everything you've ever wanted to read and more. Ever since I can remember makeup has always been a passion of mine. I rather have makeup then clothing but of course I am a girl so I do constantly keep up with fashion trends throughout the year. One of my dreams is to work at M.A.C and become a makeup artist within the fashion industry. 

Anyways today before I had work I was going to do a video but since I didn't have time I decided to take some photos of my makeup instead to show you the look I achieved. I took these pictures in the natural day light with no flash so it may be hard to see the detail I did with my makeup (i.e. contouring and blending). I am going to work on my photography skills and hopefully improve!

Studio Fix Foundation SPF 15 NC30
Blot Powder Pressed NC35
MSF Light/Medium (contouring)
Benefit Hoola (contouring)
MAC Blush in Peachykeen
Benefit Dallas (applied to apples of cheeks) 
Era (all over lid)
Wedge (crease)
Brown Down (crease & under eyes)
Shroom (highlight under brow)
Lingering Brow Pencil

I wanted you to see the contouring I did with my cheekbones & jawline
sorry if I look angry; the lighting was causing my face to look serious