Monday, December 17, 2012

Let's mix OCC Lip Tars!

It is no secret that Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars are on my Top 3 Beauty Products of all time. A highly pigmented and long lasting lip product that can create endless amounts of amazing looks. Not only can you wear these colors alone but you can also mix them and create your own custom color. The combinations are endless and I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite mixtures that I have tried. 

Have you tried mixing your lip tars to create a new shade? Please post a link to your look in the comments.

» Price -  $16.00
» Availability - OCC Makeup, LeCosmetique, Sephora

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My Beauty Firsts

Hey loves! I thought this would be a fun post to talk about our beauty firsts. I found this tag on Seonaid's Blog, Beauty and Baggage.

What is your earliest beauty memory?
I would always love when my Mom would let me browse all of the different products and gadgets from her makeup bag. I remember being amazed with her collection of false lashes. I would ask her why she needed falsies and how did she put them on. From feeling all of her different makeup brushes to being scared watching her curl her lashes. My mother was definitely my beauty inspiration.

What was your first beauty purchase?
It was a N.Y.C clear lip gloss that had a Strawberry taste to it. I wore that gloss everyday and thought I looked so dolled up when I would go to school.

What was your first beauty disaster?
Where to begin? It all started with my over tweezed brows. I was so excited that I was finally allowed to groom my brows and I think I took it a step too far. I was borderline pencil thin brows. I also remember taking a trip to Sephora with my best friend and purchasing the Lip Venom to plump my lips. Now my lips are already a full size to begin with but I decided to layer on the lip venom and walked into a full classroom with lips that were reminiscent to Goldie Hawn's character in The First Wives Club.

Who was your first beauty crush?
Definitely The Spice Girls. Particularly Victoria Beckham a.k.a Posh Spice. She always had a dark smoky eye look and dark lips. Loved her whole look. All of them had beautiful makeup in their music videos and in concert. I loved all of their looks.

What was your first brand crush?
MAC Cosmetics. I would always pass by MAC at the makeup counters and admire all of the vibrant eyeshadows. I remember seeing a Viva Glam ad featuring RuPaul, who is my absolute favorite person ever, and I would admire all of the makeup. During the Salsabelle collection I remember swatching an eyeshadow called "Parrot" and it was a beautiful blue color. I told myself I was going to go back and buy that color before I knew about their limited edition collections. When I returned to buy it and it wasn't there I spent the longest time swatching all of the different shades and fell in love with Electric Eel eyeshadow. After that purchase the rest is history!

What is your longest standing beauty love?
Once again it has to be MAC Cosmetics. After my first purchase from MAC I became addicted. From joining livejournal communities, collecting the various postcards from the collections, attending MAC classes, attempting to visit all of the Pro stores (So far I have visited San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas Pro Stores), to just enjoying their products. I was not just a collector I was wearing their products and loving them! I still do love all of their products although I feel that some of their current collections don't have the same spark as their older ones. My second brand would have to be Urban Decay. I have been buying their Primer Potion for many years now and loving their eye shadows. 

I tag all of my fellow Beauty Bloggers to do this awesome tag! Please leave your link if you decide to do the tag so I can read all of your answers!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Review - Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush

Official Description - Discover the secret to the smoothest finish possible with this unique round brush that precisely conceals dark circles, redness, and all other imperfections in one gesture. The short, synthetic bristles allow you to buff and blend from light to heavy, and achieve perfect, even coverage across your face.
Hey loves! I am going to give you a review on what I like to call my magic Photoshop wand also known as the Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57. I am obsessed with this brush. I use it on all of my clients and on myself. I am a big fan on Sephora's newly revamped Pro Brushes. They have a longer handle for easy application and are super soft. They are also numbered and labeled what they are used for which makes it easier for those of us that aren't quite sure what is the right brush for that certain application.

Before using this brush I used to use a flat foundation brush or even my fingers to apply my under eye concealer. I noticed with the brush I would sometimes get a streaky look. I don't like using my fingers to touch my face at all but when I used to use it for concealer I noticed that I would get crease lines on the tiny lines under my eyes. This brush works well with all types of concealers such as liquid, cream and powder.

Stay tuned to see an upcoming concealer tutorial on my YouTube Channel MakeupByShannyn to see this brush in action!

» Price -  $24.00
» Availability Sephora
» Overall Rating - A must have brush in your collection. A concealer brush that allows for a flawless application and natural finished look.

Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored review. Although I did not pay for the product I was not asked to promote or do a review on it. These are my honest opinions.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

MAC Taste Temptation Lipsticks

Hey everyone! I wanted to post some swatches of the two lipsticks I got from the MAC Taste Temptation Collection. Macy*s was having an early preview event during Black Friday. I picked up two of the mattene lipsticks, Seductive Intent and Night Blooming. Both of these colors are absolutely gorgeous. Seductive Intent has to be my favorite because this color is perfect for Winter!

MAC Taste Temptation will be sold online on December 6 and in-stores on December 13.

Seductive Intent

Night Blooming

Saturday, October 6, 2012

OCC Heroine Lip Tar Swatches & Review

Hi everyone! I am super excited to post some lip swatches of a majority of the brand spanking new lip tars from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. I purchased 4 out of the 6 new lip tars from The two lip tars that I did not get were Psycho and Marion. Reason being was that I felt like I had colors quite similar to those colors. I might just cave in the future and purchase them but for now I will use my close dupes!

The new lip tars come from OCC's Heroine Collection for their Fall/Winter Campaign. Along with the new lip tars the Heroine collection features new colour concentrate, creme concentrate, cosmetic glitter, and their ever so glamorous nail lacquers. I love this whole collection! I definitely recommend that you all give it a look!

Black Dahlia Blackest Blackened Red - This is my favorite lip tar out of the new collection. It is a dark red that would stunning on all skin tones. It looks almost black in the tube but once applied it lightens up to this deep red. You need to blend it a few times with your lip brush to even out the color. I would also suggest using a lip liner or a reverse lip liner. It did feather a tad bit around my cupid's bow but I did not use any lip liner.

Lydia Dark Room Plum - I was beyond excited to see that they named this lip tar after Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice. This color seems the most daytime wearable out the bunch. It is more on the pink side than plum in my opinion but is still beautiful. It would go great with any makeup look.

Starling Deeply Rusted Auburn - This one reminds me of fall/winter. I think of Halloween & Thanksgiving. I don't have a color quite like this one. It had a bit of a more watery texture. I don't know if I got a bad one but it still had awesome color pay off! 

Sybil Midnight Brownout - Sybil is a deep gorgeous brown. This color was opaque and did not feather. It is definitely a statement lip which makes it that much more awesome. I can not wait to pair this with an intense liner look. Definitely a great deep, dark color for fall!

LeCosmetique is also having a special sale this weekend! If you have been eyeing these lip tars I definitely think you should take advantage of their coupon codes:

Save $5 on your purchase of $25 or more (Coupon Code Oct5)
Save $10 on your purchase of $50 or more (Coupon Code Oct10)
Save $20 on your purchase of $100 or more (Coupon Code Oct20)
Coupon Valid Through Monday October 8, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Face of The Day - Who's That Chick?

Hey everyone. It's been a while! I have just been getting back into the groove of things with my new job and planning Zoe's 2nd Birthday party. I feel extremely blessed with all of the new amazing opportunities I have been given. I am excited for Halloween and I have already completed one look! I can't wait to post it. I will start posting the looks in the beginning of October! Super excited. Can't wait to decorate our place with spooky decor.

Today's look was inspired by Rihanna's fun and gorgeous makeup from the "Who's That Chick?" Day version music video. Her makeup was so vibrant and electric. I softened up the cheeks a tad bit. I loved wearing this look out!

Make Up Forever HD Foundation N125
Benefit Stay Don't Stray
MAC Peaches Blush
MAC Petticoat MSF
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Spiked Eyebrow Pencil
MAC Chrome Yellow Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Buck Eyeshadow
Lime Crime Aquataenia Palette
Wet'N'Wild h2o Proof Liquid Liner
Ardell Wispies
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm
MAC Impassioned Lipstick

Friday, August 24, 2012

Face of The Day - Sugarpill Burning Heart Look

Hey loves! Super excited to show you this look that I did using Sugarpill's Burning Heart Palette. I purchased this from the Beautylish Boutique and I was so excited to use it! I posted this look on my Instagram and on Beautylish and received such amazing comments that I decided this look would be featured on my very first tutorial!

I still have a lot of improvements to make on my tutorials but I really wanted to get this tutorial up for you guys so you could see how I did this look. My skin wasn't at it's greatest but that's life right? I also look a bit more tanned for some reason. I am so excited to start filming more tutorials and create more fun looks! Feel free to subscribe to my channel and please leave your channels in the comment so I can watch all of your amazing videos!

MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC25
Benefit Stay Don't Stray
MAC Peaches Blush
MAC Petticoat MSF
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Spiked Eyebrow Pencil
Sugarpill Buttercupcake Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Poison Plum Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Dollipop Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow
Wet N Wild h2o Proof Liquid Liner #881
Ardell Wispies
NYX Slide On, Glide On, Stay On & Definitely A Turn On Water Proof, Extreme Shine Eye Liner - Jet Black
blinc Mascara
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Shopping Goodies - MAC By Request

Hello! I had a lovely package waiting for me and my parents house yesterday! My MAC By Request lipsticks have arrived. The whole launch for this collection was pretty intense. MAC released it a bit early so everyone was up late placing their orders. Candy Yum-Yum sold out really fast and I was super happy that I got a chance to get one. I missed out on this lipstick from the Quite Cute collection and let me tell you, this color is so vibrant and gorgeous. I love all of the different lipsticks and they are my favorite matte finish!I can't wait to start using these lipsticks with different looks. What did you all get from the MAC By Request collection?


Candy Yum-Yum


Monday, August 6, 2012

Face of The Day - Peacocky

Hey loves! I am really excited to share this look with you guys! I decided to use my favorite glitter liner from MAC Cosmetics called Peacocky. It is a gorgeous turquoise glitter that I have yet to find any dupes for. I wanted to create a look around this glitter liner and I thought pairing it with purples would really compliment it. I also mixed lip tars again. I mixed Anime and Ophelia lip tar from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.

Exciting news! I am going to start filming tutorials on YouTube! I finally worked out my lighting situation so I can't wait to start filming! Please feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel : Makeup by Shannyn Please leave your links in the comments so I can check out your videos and subscribe as well!

I also submitted this look for my very first entry to a competition over at The Makeup Bee. I would really appreciate all of your votes if you love this look! Thank you so much!!

MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC25
Benefit Stay Don't Stray
MAC Azalea Blossom Ombré Blush
MAC Lightscapade MSF
Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
MAC Spiked Eyebrow Pencil
Lime Crime Pearl-ple Eyeshadow
Glamour Doll Eyes Glam Girl Loose Eyeshadow
Lime Crime Coral of The Story Eyeshadow
MAC Fluidline in Blue Peep
MAC Peacocky Glitterliner
Wet'n'Wild h2o Proof Liquid Liner #881
Ardell Lashes #120
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Anime
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Ophelia

Saturday, August 4, 2012

IMATS 2012

Hey everyone! I am a few months late but here are the fun pictures that I took at IMATS 2012 LA. Better late than never right? This is the second year that I attended the International Makeup Artist Trade Show. I was so blown away last year on how amazing the experience was and I knew that I would definitely start attending every year! This year I got there really early but the line was already wrapped around the whole convention center. When we got in it was not crowded at all. My sister and I hit up all of our favorite booths. We did some MAJOR damage this year but I don't have any regrets. I was in heaven. I loved seeing all of the different brands and meeting a variety of new people. The artistry was insane! I was among some of Hollywood's makeup elite. Ve Neill was having a class that I am still kicking myself from missing out on.

Afterwards, we attended another amazing event by Beautylish. It took place in a beautiful restaurant in Pasadena. I love talking to the entire Beautylish team and mingling with awesome Beauty Gurus! It was so much fun!!!

If you have not attended IMATS I highly recommend that you check it out. You get to mingle with fellow beauty lovers, explore the variety of brands, and take advantage of awesome discounts! We already have our hotel booked for IMATS 2013 which by the way has been moved to January instead of June. I can't wait to see you all there!

Lime Crime had a beautiful booth! I got a lot of gorgeous lipsticks and the new Aquataenia Palette.

I went a tad bit crazy at the Ardell booth. One of each please!

Ben Nye

Ben Nye

bh cosmetics had a really cool looking booth

NYX Cosmetics mania! They had the biggest booth!

The special effects makeup exhibit was amazing.

Lit Cosmetics. I wish I would of bought every single color! I did not want to leave this booth.

Sugarpill lashes galore

I can not wait for the new colors that Sugarpill is releasing!

The beautiful ladies of Sugarpill. Shrinkle is such a sweet person!

I should of bought more lashes. 

Love all of the different designs that Dinar has to offer. Still debating on which one I should get.