Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Swatches: New OCC Products - Here comes Fall!

Hi Everyone!

I'm here to share with you some EXCITING products OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) came out with for this Fall. Right when I got these in the mail over a week ago, I IMMEDIATELY started swatching. Yes, I was THAT excited! Actually, I'm excited with everything this company comes out with to be quite honest (I'm pretty sure you all already knew that haha). I whipped out my dslr, and went swatch crazy! The fall line released on September 10th (to coincide with New York's Fashion Night Out).

A little background on the inspiration for this collection: "NYC-based Makeup Artist and OCC Director of Product Development Katie Pellegrino looked to the darker side of nightlife and the prowlers who reign in the hours before dawn, with a selection of reds and neutrals designed to attract attention. The stigma of wearing a red lip is removed and instead becomes a badge of honor for those who own their look."

**You can click the pictures to enlarge.**

LIP TAR: $12.50 USD
TROLLOP: Vivid cranberry pink
HARLOT: Fiery coral red
STALKER: Intense blue-based red
STRUTTER: Plush mahogany red
STRUMPET: Deep plum-toned red
TRICK: Creme beige neutral

TWIRL: Pale, pearlescent peach
DOPE: True bronze
SMOTE: Frosted taupe with plum undertones
SATURATE: Aqua with gold & teal reflections
SLAG: Deep gold with green reflections
OBSCURE: White frost with teal/green reflections

TRICK: Pale, pinked beige. A match for Trick Lip Tar.
TWIRL: Golden, pearlescent peach. A match for Twirl Loose Colour.
STRUMPET: Deep, plum-toned red. A match for Strumpet Lip Tar.
VINTAGE: A deep merlot. A match for Vintage Lip Tar.
SOUSE: Dark lavender with gold shimmer.
SOMETHING: A pale and discreet bridal blue.

LIP TAR: Trick - Who doesn't love an awesome nude lip?! I'll definitely be using this when I want my eyes to catch all the attention. Trollop is so fun & flirty-- I am a BIG fan of corals!! I'll be using this for my lips & my cheeks! Harlot. Oh. Em. Gee. This one caught my eye first. It's so intense and bright-- I'm certain that when you would put this on, someone's going to compliment you! Gorgeous, gorgeous color!

LOOSE COLOUR: I LOVED the Twirl loose colour as SOON as I swatched it. It has a duo-chrome effect to it, its reflects kind of remind me of Rubenesque paint pot, but 1000x better (you neutral fans would love this color!). The camera does NOT capture how pretty this color is. Obscure is also nice, it kind of reminds me of Sugarpill's Lumi-- which I LOVE.

NAIL LACQUER: Vintage completely reminds me of Fall. This will be a color I will be using a lot this season. I am a big fan of the nude nail look, so Trick is on the top of the list as well. OCC's Hush nail lacquer is another nude favorite of mine. I think I'll be using Strumpet on those days I'm feeling girly. I don't wear light blues too much on the nails, but I love that they named named the light blue one "Something"!

QUESTION: Would you like pictures of me actually wearing the different lip tars? I know when I decided on which lip products to buy, I like to see what it looks like on the lips as well. Let me know if this is something you would like to see in the future! I can go ahead and try to do actual lip swatches with these lip tars if you guys want!

These products were sent for consideration. I hope you guys know I will ONLY share products/lines that I REALLY believe in. OCC is DEFINITELY one of them. Check out the 2010 Colour Collection at http://www.occmakeup.com

xox, suzy.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

New video: Blue Lagoon makeup tutorial

Hi Guys!

Here's the next tutorial I uploaded! I hope you guys like it.. I think this would be pretty easy to do! It's based on the makeup I wore on the 2nd day of IMATS. I'll be posting the IMATS Haul video right after the tutorial finishes uploading (it's almost done), so keep an eye out for that. I'll do another post with pictures of the stuff I got at IMATS... I just gotta take them. =X lol.

Anywhoo-- I will be uploading A LOT on my second channel with extra footage from IMATS, shopping with Lauren/queenofblending, going to Disneyland, Vidcon, AND MORE!... so please check that out!

On to the video!

MAC greasepaint stick in "B"
YABY Blue (Best of Both Worlds palette)
Sugarpill "Lumi" loose eyeshadow
Sugarpill "Tako" eyeshadow
YABY Dark Grey (Best of Both Worlds palette)
MAC eye kohl in "Fascinating"
Miss Adoro lashes #600

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Video: Ethereal Blues makeup tutorial!

Hi Guys....

I'm not really feeling this look too much... but since I recorded it I thought I might as well upload it! Hope some of you like it anyway! The pictures KINDA capture the green duochrome... the video definitely doesn't... darn lighting!

Oh well! On to the video! =)

Products Used:
MAC "Soft Ochre" paint pot
Sugarpill "Afterparty" (blue) e/s
Sugarpill "Lumi" loose pigment
Sugarpill "Dollipop" (purple) e/s
Ben Nye "Ice" e/s
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in "Lust"
Shu Uemura "Black Luxe" eyelashes

Free tickets for the Los Angeles IMATS event! [ticket giveaway]

Hi guys!!

As many of you know, IMATS is coming up soon... and if you haven't purchased your tickets to the event yet.. this is your lucky day! Thanks to IMATS, I'm able to giveaway 2 two-day all access passes to the event!

I explain everything in the video below, but here is everything in writing too! =)

IMATS: International Makeup Artist Trade Show

This is a huge event where makeup artists, enthusiasts, & vendors get together. There is a huge exhibit floor full of different vendors selling anything & everything related to makeup! More of the popular brands that will be there include: MAC, Make Up For Ever, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Yaby Cosmetics, Zuca Inc, Stila, Mehron, Kryolan, Crown Brushes, & TONS MORE! BEST THING ABOUT THIS? A LOT OF IT IS GOING TO BE FOR A HUGE DISCOUNT!

Last year was me & my friends' first time going... and holy smokes, it was crazy! I had a blast and I know this year will be even better! If you want to read more about IMATS, check out their site at http://www.IMATSshow.com

Now on to the giveaway details!

2 two-day ALL access passes (you get to attend both Saturday & Sunday!)
  • The access includes the exhibit floor...which will have all of the makeup vendors where you can purchase tons and tons of makeup goodies at a discounted price!
  • You also get to attend any of the makeup seminars they will be having... this includes bridal makeup, body art, airbrushing, highlighting & contouring, foundation, and TONS more! (These classes are taught by professionals who work in the field!)
  • All you have to do is comment on the video, and you're automatically entered! Be sure to go to the actual YouTube page to comment! You MUST be a subscriber! (COMMENTS ON THIS BLOGPOST WILL NOT COUNT!)
  • You MUST be a subscriber!
  • All YouTube comments must be entered before Friday is over
    (Saturday at 12:01am will not count)


Friday, May 21, 2010

Video tutorial: Glitter Green Sugarpill! makeup tutorial

Hi guys!!

Wow talk about LONG TIME NO SEE OR TALK!! (Unless you follow me on TWITTER I'm back with a fun/bright tutorial for you guys using Sugarpill Cosmetics. I am currently in the process of moving apartments, but once I do I will DEFINITELY get back to posting how I used to when I first started!

Anywhoo, I hope you like the look! On to the pictures...


MAC's "Pharoah" paint pot (limited edition)
Sugarpill Cosmetics "Sweetheart" palette
-"Midori" e/s (green)
-"Afterparty" e/s (blue)
-"Dollipop" e/s (pink)
Obsessive Complusive Cosmetics (OCC) loose e/s in "Spectral"
MAC's "Shroom" e/s
Urban Decay's 24/7 e/l in "Electric"
Sugarpill's "Lumi" loose pigment
Sugarpill's "Magpie" loose pigment
MAC's "Blue Peep" fluidline (discontinued)
MAC's "Divine Lime" glitter liner (limited edition)

Hope you guys like it!