Archive for June, 2010

Quickie Update

Posted in Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 by ainamakeup

Hey Everyone!

I’ve been away…well, I’m still away with my company’s makeup team for Caribbean Fashionweek. While here I plan on covering the nails backstage…well if I’m not inundated with doing makeup for over 30 models per night and doing my first…and probably last edition of Nails Around the World! I don’t get to travel outside the US much so I’m excited to see what’s nail looks are hot in the Caribbean. See y’all on the flip side!

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OCC Cosmetics Haul at The Makeup Show

Posted in Green, Makeup, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Orange, pink, Uncategorized on June 9, 2010 by ainamakeup

My very first Stop at The Makeup Show was Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.  I just had to get my hands on some more of their Lip Tars!  Man, these things should come with a disclaimer that reads “use at your own risk”. They are so immensely pigmented that the tiniest application can completely cover your lips.  I already had “Vintage” and “Fondue” but I wanted more!  Here’s what I picked up!

Left to right "Demure" "Botanica" "Safety Orange" and "Anime"

Ooooh!  Look at the pretty colors!

Swatches

Demure is a deep hot pink.  The name of this has got to be an oxymoron because this hot pink is definitely anything but demure.  Botanica is a bright green that’s so vivid I think I smell fresh-cut grass when I see it.  I have been dreaming of Safety Orange for months now and I’m so glad I decided to get it. It was the first one I chose when I got to the counter.  Anime really does resemble the vibrant color of the lips of a Japanese anime heroine.  I think this one is my second favorite.

Can you believe the depth of color on these babies?  Now I know I won’t have much of an occasion to use these on a daily basis, but I justify by  the fact that as a professional, I could very well use this on a shoot.  I rarely buy any “fun” makeup for my kit and I am planning to do some more avant-garde test shoots in the very near future.

The best thing was the friendly and helpful David from OCC threw in some other goodies with my purchase!

OCC Cosmetics "Wasabi"

What a nice surprise to find this bright green in my bag.  It’s not something I would normally pick, but I like the way it looks.  I’m noticed that lately I dressy pretty reserved and nondescript, but love to contract my mostly black wardrobe with strong polishes.  I also got the matching Wasabi loose color.

OCC "Wasabi"

Wasabi Swatch

I would love this as an accent color as a light smudge under the eye, just to add a touch of pop.  The color payoff is great and the pigment is quite blendable.

OPI Shrek Collection Swatches

Posted in Blue, Green, OPI, Purple with tags , , , on June 1, 2010 by ainamakeup

I was really excited for this collection.  Definitely more excited than I am for the movie.  I’ll wait for Netflix to watch the movie.  Once I realized the collection had been released, I quickly made my way to Ricky’s in NYC  to pick up a few colors.  Here’s what I got!

OPI What's With The Cattitude?

This pretty sky blue is probably a little too cool toned for my skin tone but I do like it. The formula on this was a tiny bit streaky but nothing that would sway me from buying it.  Its got quite a bit of pastel in it, which I usually shy away from but  I think will add this to my summer rotation.

Who the Shrek are you?

Of course OPI couldn’t do this collection without including a bright green.  This is one is quite neon and very yellow based.  I thought I would love for my nails, but I think this one is going in the Toes Only file.

OPI Funky Dunkey

My hands down favorite of the collection.  While it does resemble China Glaze “Grape Pop” which I own, I just couldn’t help but pick up this purple.  A beautiful creme that applied nice and smooth.  This one is definitely in my summer rotation.

Check these out on http://www.OPI.com.