Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2): Melisandre inspired makeupeup

Hi guys! Yvette here with a makeup tutorial inspired by Melisandre from the book series A Song of Ice and Fire. Melisandre makes her first appearance in book 2 A Clash of Kings. In the Game of Thrones TV series, Melisandre makes her first appearance in Season 2. 
Melisandre or Melisandre of Asshai is a shadowbinder from the distant country and city of Asshai, acting in the service of King Stannis Baratheon. She is also a priestess of the Lord of Light or Red God, R'hllor. This makeup tutorial is based on the book, enjoy!

Here's the inspiration picture.

This picture below is from the Game of Thrones show, its a lot less glamorous and more subtle.

Full list of products:
MAC Painterly
Palladio Herbal eyeliner Black Brown
Sleek Makeup: Oh So Special palette
SugarPill Bulletproof
SugarPill Love +
SugarPill Goldilux loose eyeshadow
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Stila Smudgestick liner
MAC Brow Set in Show Off
Chanel Perfection foundation (not in video)
Youngblood Concealer (not in video)
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (not in video)
MUFE Sculpting Kit 2
MAC Chicory lip pencil
MAC Vino lip pencil
Revlon Red Velvet lip butter

Thursday, March 15, 2012

St Patrick's Day Makeup

Hey guys Ruby here with my next video. Saint Patrick's Day is almost here so I did a quick makeup look to celebrate! This look is pretty easy to do and I hope you enjoyed watching!

List of products:
Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
NYX Jumbo Pencil, Horse Raddish
Ben Nye Grande Colour Palette, Chartreuse
SugarPill, Goldilux
Clinique Cream Liner, True Black
Youngblood eyeshadow, Black Opal
MAC eyeshadow, Chocolate Brown
MAC eyeliner, Smolder
SugarPill, Absinthe
Ardell lashes, Demi Pixies
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer, Park Ave Princess
Milani blush, Pink Craze
Urban Decay Naked Palette, Virgin
MAC lip pencil, Stripdown
MAC lipstick, Creme D'Nude
MAC lustreglass, Love Nectar

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Collective Haul: Windsor, G-Stage, F21 & Ross

Hey guys! Yvette here with my first haul. Hope you guys like it! I put all the links to the items I purchased below. Some weren't available though :(

I've also included pics of some other trends that I'm looking forward to this Spring/Summer. YAY FOR FASHION!!

"HEAVY METAL": this trend is here to stay, all this Fall tribal clothing was being worn with chunky metal pieces and this S/S its no different. Keep wearing your chunky metal pieces ladies!!
"ACCESSORIES" : accessories definitely make an outfit and this S/S woven pieces, statement earrings and color is being shown on every ones radar ;-)
"BRIGHTS" : colored bottoms, color blocking, stripes with lots of color, turquoise accessories, etc
"COLORED LACE" : for this S/S lace is being used in new ways and with lots of color!!
"PRINT ON PRINT" : stripes, florals and polka dots are being mixed and matched this S/S
"CHIFFON" : this soft flowy fabric is super sexy and comfy, this S/S its going to be seen everywhere
"MONOCHROMATIC" : I'm not too keen on this trend but celebrities are loving the one color look

Turquoise Gold Studded Handbag

Blue Skinny Point Pants

Fuschia Skinny Point Pants

Cat Eye Sunglasses

Mint Skinny Pants

Flower Studs

Cream Sweater (couldn't find it online, but these are similar, sry guys)

@G-Stage and Ross, items are only available at their free standing stores :(

***if you guys found this helpful, please let us know and we'll put the links to the items we purchase in future hauls ;)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Shirley Manson MAC Viva Glam IV

Hey guys here is another Viva Glam makeup. This one is of Shirley Manson's ad, her makeup was so classic and beautiful and I just had to recreate it because it is so easy to do!

List of products:
NARS Eyeshadow Primer
MAC Brule
Clinique True Black Cream Liner
Youngblood Black Opal eyeshadow
Ardell 104 Lashes
MAC Fleur Power Blush
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
MAC Cherry Lipliner
MAC Viva Glam IV lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipglass

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence's Glamour Magazine makeup

Hi guys! Yvette here with a soft Spring makeup look inspired by Jennifer Lawrence. This look is super soft and easy. The focus of this look is the dramatic grey winged liner. I hope you guys enjoy it and try it out. If you guys ever recreate any of our looks, please post the pictures on our
Facebook Fan page: Formidable Artistry, we'd love to see your creations :D

Full list of products:
Revlon Brow Fantasy in light brown [NOT IN VIDEO]
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in shade 15
Sable eyeshadow by MAC (plumy bronze velvet shadow)
Soba eyeshadow by MAC (light brown satin shadow with gold shimmer)
Brule eyeshadow by MAC (creamy satin beige shadow)
Stila smoky quartz eye kohl
Nehru eyeshadow by MAC (matte bluish black shadow)
Teddy kohl pencil by MAC (bronze kohl pencil)
Revlon Grow Luscious mascara [NOT IN VIDEO]
Miss Adoro 507 false lashes
MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer
MAC Face and Body foundation
Urban Decays baked bronzer in Toasted
Blissful Amazonian Clay blush by Tarte
Soft Brown lip pencil by NYX
Revlon Lip Butter in the shade Peach Parfait (on Ad with Emma Stone)

Loving this look for Spring, I think this would be really pretty on any skin tone. Hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial, see you guys next time! :D

Quick Tip: Separated / Dried out paint pot, concealer and/or fluidline

Hi guys Yvette here with another quick tip.
If you guys have any beauty problems, let me know and maybe I'll have a quick tip for you.

For this video I didn't use any products, just a spatula. If your paint pot, concealer, and/or fluidline create a ring around the products, it usually means that it separated and "dried out". When this happens it usually means that the oils have sunk down to the bottom. When this happens, just mix it up the product and smooth it out. It should be like new.

If your product is SUPER DUPER dry, put in about 20 drops of eye drops, let it sit and soak, and then mix.

If your products feels like its at the point of no return, here's a link to a video on how to fix it, from Beauty Guru EnKore. Start it at 6:12 for the tip..