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Leaving on a Mini Vacay!

Hey all! I know, I know… where have I been? Well I’m a huge fan of the Olympics and have spent a LOT of time watching that. I watch at work and at home o_O and so I’ve been bad about posting. Sowwies ❤

Have any of you been watching them? What are your fav sports? I super love swimming, gymnastics, diving, soccer, basketball, marathon, track and field… I guess I could go on and on. Also, how cool have the manicures been!?!?! I wonder how often they’d redo it?

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Awesome Olympic Player Nail Art

So as my post says, I’m going on vacay! The family and I are heading out to Rosarito tomorrow; and well a girls gotta pack essentials 😉

Lipsticks, blush, makeup brushes, etc

Will I need it all? Probably not, but better safe than sorry, I say!

Some concealer, primers, hair and skincare products! Always be prepared.

Really the point of the post is to hear from you! When you travel what do you take? Does it differ from place to place or do you generally take the same thing? For example I am going to the beach, and may not even wear any face primer or tinted moisturizer, but you never know-I could be going to a semi nice dinner and going au natural wouldn’t be appropriate. If it was colder weather I may have more skincare than just face cream and eye cream. Do you guys travel often to the point where you have it down to a T? Tell me everything!!!

 

I Apologize for the not so great pics, I couldn’t get good ones… =(

**TRAIN CASE IS FROM PINUP GIRL CLOTHING**

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Makeup Class with Micheline Pitt

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Micheline and her assistant who was the face model for the June Class.

Hiiiii guys! I’m back! It’s been an insane few months, but all is back to normal and I have reviews and fun stuff galore to write about. I’m excited to be able to write for you all again. Thank you for not fully leaving me on facebook, if anything I’ve had growth and I’m thankful. I’ll get right into today’s post!

(Disclaimer, I’m not going to give too much away, as I think it’s best to just go to the class, but I want to give everyone an idea of what you’d be learning. I also didn’t write out every brand, as I wasn’t initially planning on blogging and wrote down what I liked for me.)

I want to briefly recap and awesome class I had the opportunity to attend this past Sunday at Nigel’s Beauty Emporium in Burbank, California. Micheline Pitt, if you don’t know who she is google her or fb her, she’s awesome, holds makeup classes a few times a year. I was able to make it out for this one, if you get the chance go go go, she also is starting an advanced class. (If only I had the monies to go to that one too!)

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Micheline’s “For Looks that Kill” face chart.

This is the front side of a double side face chart Micheline customizes for her class. I didn’t get a chance to photograph the back, but it’s close ups of the eyes, brows, lips, and cheeks for further notes.

So what went down? Here’s the run down:

Application: How to apply shadows, blushes, foundations – and which brushes. A couple are Inglot 4ss, which I bought, and love (I’m a brush hoarder), the MAC 217 , and the Monda 350.

Skincare routine – eyes, face; from cleaning the face to moistuirzing, from skin issues to treatments. All encompassing really. (Some products include: La Roche-Posay moisturizer, Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10%, Lumiere eye cream, Sephora makeup removers in blue….and so much more.) I also really appreciated Micheline sharing her skin problems and how she has had to deal with them. While I am fortunate enough to get the scattered break out here and there, I think it’s important to know that beautiful models out there are human and have things they deal with and learn to take care of. It’s possible to make your skin look great, you just have to figure out what works for you!

Face: Aside from a skincare routine, there is the tinted moisturizers, color matching, foundation and concealer suggestions. (A few include Giorgio Armani Foundation, which I tested on my hand and is the lightest consistency, with amazing coverage I’ve ever encountered. Stila was her top choice for Tinted Moisturizer and MUFE HD for concealer)

Eyes: Brushes and Product were discussed. (MUFE shadows [matte preferably] and others… )

False-Lashes

Micheline’s Falsies Recommendations. Two that stood out to me were the #747 from Monday and the #305 from Accents Lashes.

Brows: This is her expertise! Anastasia Powders (but not pencils) and MUFE pencils, one of which I bought and love way more than my previous one. She also took time after the 4 HOUR class to help any and all girls who wanted eyebrow help. So kind.

Lips: Lips scrubs, Brown Sugar, MUFE Lipsticks and Lip Liners.

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Lip Liners Micheline Uses

Cheeks: Ben Nye Luxe Powder!

That’s all I’ve got for ya! If you live in the LA area or even further from here and can make it out to a class I’d advise you do. It’s fun and you learn a lot. People came from as far north as Santa Cruz and south as San Diego and drove home after! We were there for at least 6 – 7 hours. It was great.

New post tomorrow, I promise!

Color Wheel Makeup Importance

Hello Beautiful Ladies! How are we doing this Wednesday? I’ve had a bit of an issue with my eye! Something got in it and I can’t seem to figure out what it is, but it is causing me quite the discomfort. Hmph!

I have a question for you guys. Have you ever noticed certain colors in makeup or clothes just not looking right on you? Something makes you look flushed or too pale or sick looking even? Yes? No? Maybe? Well it has to do with your skin tone and undertones. If any of you are artistically inclined you’ve heard of the color wheel and you know that there are rules about the color wheel. You have your complimentary colors, which you find across the way from each other and you have what they call split complimentary which is one of the triangle of three colors on the wheel and the triad. I’m only going to talk about the complimentary and split complimentary today.

Most women, and some men, should know just by looking in the mirror what skin tone they are as well as what undertones they have. For example I have an olive complexion that can very between a yellow green to a a yellow skin tone with a lot more green in it. I know what you’re thinking, wtf you’re not green! Well no, of course I’m not green, but I am slightly tan and the tan has green in it. Get it? My undertones are very rosy almost coral, coral consists of red, crimson, and orange . Those two colors are complimentary but close enough. Have I lost you yet? Let me show you a color wheel or two.

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Color Wheel is From your decorating Hotline

Alright so here they outline what are complimentary and split complimentary colors.

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A Color Wheel I Did

This isn’t the BEST color wheel, but it’s pretty good for someone who was getting use to oil paint. Anyway, do we all remember our primary colors? Red, Yellow and Blue. All the colors in between each primary color has a bit the colors it’s in between or 50-50 of each. ie. green has equal parts yellow and blue. Are you still following me?

Ok so if I have olive green and coral in my skin what’s the main color that looks good on me? …..a very deep Violet. If we just consider olive green then what colors look good yellow oranges. To counter the undertone in my skin the complimentary is a light green. (This is why I use a green primer.)

If you have blueish dark circles what’s a good primer you can use with your concealer? A yellow orange color.

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Smashbox Apricot Primer

 

All of this also goes for clothes… there are just colors that will wash your out or never work. Why some eye shadows look good on your friends and not you. Nothing wrong with you, it’s just your skin complexion. There is always something you can work with and blend. Hair color also comes into play. Play with colors and you’ll find what works best for you.

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