Are You Looking for Intense Eye Shadow Colors?

The palette comes in this packaging.


If you want bright eyeshadow you need to check out Mehron’s Intense color line. The Mehron Intense pressed powder pigments live up to their name. I purchased the Fire palette and the colors glow! They are vivid colors that go on smoothly and easily as a cream shadow but they are definitely powder. Touch the palette gently with your brush because you will lift up too much color and waste product.

My favorite colors are marked.

My favorite colors are marked.

Pure Lightening, the white pigment is too opaquely white for my skin tone. I can only use tiny amounts of the color on my eye lids. Hot Pink and Fire Island are my favorite and most frequently used colors in this palette. I was surprised Hot Pink looks more salmon pink in the palette but when applied it seems like an almost neon salmon. I was afraid it would be too soft a color but it stands out brightly on the eyelid. I love it. Fire Island is a softer green but offers full coverage and goes will with the Hot Pink Shadow.


The other colors in the palette also offer full coverage during application but don’t seem to go well with my skin tone. I have to be very careful with purple eyeshadow or I look like I have a black eye from being punched in the face so I don’t use the Intense Purple. The Electric Yellow is slightly chalky in application so it is not my favorite yellow eyeshadow to use.

I would recommend this palette to anyone who appreciates bright, vibrant eye colors and is willing to experiment with the Mehron Intense Fire colors. Mehron also creates other colors like browns and warmer shades but I like bold and bright shadow so the Fire palette is my color palette of choice. The shadows are also sold individually but I bought this palette at IMATS LA and got them as a set.

IMATS 2013 and SyFy’s FaceOff Judge Glenn Hettrick

January 2013 had me at the Pasadena Convention Center for IMATS – International Makeup Artist Trade Show. I was eager to see new and favorite makeup products and splurge due to the deep professional discounts available. I shopped avidly for makeup and found something even more exciting.


I’m posing with Glenn Hetrick the judge from FaceOff!


Glenn Hetrick a judge from SyFy channel’s show FaceOff was at a vendor booth! I just had to get his autograph since I loved to watch the show seeing the Special Effects Makeup Artists compete each week for the winning look. He was nice enough to pose with me in a photo after I told him how much I loved his show and I got his autograph. Seriously cool moment!

I watch Glenn Hetrick Autograph a flyer for me!

I watch Glenn Hetrick autograph a flyer for me!

Even more excitement was in store when I saw several contestants from various seasons of FaceOff working booths showing in person how to do special effects makeup. I can’t remember the names of the contestants but check out the redhead and the blonde makeup artists who were on Face Off.


FaceOff ??????????


IMATS is more than beauty and glamour makeup. My preference is for glamour makeup and those were the classes I attended but I admire the professionals who can come up with the creative special effects movie makeup like Glenn Hetrick and the contestants on FaceOff. It was amazing to see up close their skill at turning people into alien creatures.



A Lipstick Lamp!


I love all things makeup so when I saw this cute lipstick lamp while shopping I wanted to buy it. But after seeing the $34.99 price tag I fell out of love with the little lamp. It was just too small for the price. If it had been my favorite shade of purple maybe I would’ve purchased it.

Shower decals would’ve worked much better for me. Or maybe a comforter with prints of lipsticks on it would’ve been worth the price. But a plastic table lamp just wasn’t in my budget. Bye, bye cute little lipstick lamp. If you ever come down in price you will have a place in my home.

Oh No! A Total Waste of Eyeshadow!

I finally splurged and bought Sugarpill’s Velocity pressed eyeshadow. It’s a vivid electric blue. One day as I was planning out my makeup look and I decided I wanted use a vivid blue eyeshadow. Somehow as I was trying to open the shadow to apply it I dropped it on the floor. Oh, the horror! […]

When You Want a Custom Lipcolor – Do It Yourself!

I often want colors more opaque and brighter than can be bought. I absolutely hate sheer lip colors. I want a full coverage lipstick if I’m making the time to color my lips. When I was a teenager I would melt lipsticks down and put the mixtures in old lip balm tins. Now you can […]

Adorable Ducky Lipgloss!

I found this cutey at a local shop and had to buy it. A lipgloss  in the shape of a duck! I collect duckies and had to add this to my collection:     I haven’t used it yet. Ducky sits on my desk smiling at me. 🙂

C.O. Bigelow Mentha Haul!

I stopped into Bath and Bodyworks and found all their lip products on sale for $3 each! An irresistible price so I stocked up. Check out what I got:     I’m loving the Rose Salve. I never tried it before and its great. I’m not digging the Lemon Lip Balm. Very greasy on my […]

Check Out Atena by Hits Polish!

Awesome 3-D Holographic polish. Photo doesn’t do it justice. It blows my mind!     It looks the best in direct sunlight. Indoors it can look ordinary but get it into the sunshine and woohoo! I gor it from

Red, Yellow and Blue Eyeshadow – Woo Hoo!

Check out this fun look I did. I’m pretty sure I used all Ben Nye eye shadows.     Pretty sure I’m wearing Revlon ColorStay eyeliner in Navy. I think the overall look is fabulous. How about you?

Turquoise, Yellow, Pink and Orange Eye Look

Rock on with your eyeshadow looks!

IMATS Los Angeles is June 25th and 26th!

  IMATS  the International Makeup Artists Trade show is coming up at the end of the month on June 25th and 26th. I’m not sure I’ll get a chance to go but I’m working on it. I’m curious if they planned it to coincide  with Beauticians Day on June 26th?  It’s meant to celebrate  appearance […]

Palmers Dark Chocolate and Cherry Lip Butter

  I found it for only a dollar at Big Lots so I thought I’d give it a try.  I remembered reading a positive review about Palmers lip butter in the past and had been wanting to try it myself. It has a very faint chocolate cherry scent. I was hoping for something stronger and […]

Skin Sketching Tutorial by Illamasqua [Video]

Illamasqua has this very cool video about skin sketching. Very dramatic eye look.  I doubt I would have the patience to try it out but if you want to try it check out this 6 minute video. What do you think of the overall look? I’m not brave enough to try such a bold look […]

Neon Green Eyeshadow is Back

I hadn’t worn it in ages since its so bright but I decided to try out the neon green from Sleek Makeup’s Acid palette. I also used a bright pink I think Azalea from Ben Nye. I also used a metallic gold eyeliner from Revlon. I love the eyeliner. I’ve had it for ages and […]

Bright Orange Rainbow

I did a really fun orange rainbow look. I was using Sleek Makeup’s Sunset palette. I think. Its been a while since I took the photo. 😀 How does it look? Only I don’t think the purple Makeuptini lippie looks that good with it. Kind of jarring.  Next time I use complimentary lip color. I […]

Chanel Makeup Beauty Pack Video

Way cool video from Chanel Makeup Confidential. I love the makeup robots. Its so fun and creative. Check it out

Behind The Scenes at the SS11 Toxic Nature Photo shoot [Video]

I just love makeup! Fun behind the scenes video from Illamasqua: I love the shot of the rows of makeup. I hope I have happy dreams of makeup every night. 🙂

Chanel Confidential is Coming!

La Chanelphile announced Chanel Confidential, a digital platform about Chanel makeup that showcases Peter Phillips creations. I posted a video in a previous blog about the Chanel video introducing the fantastic makeup robots. Check out the the trailer launching Chanel Confidentional:

Citrus Color Scheme Eyeshadow Look

I used a vivid green from a 120 palette I bought on eBay and gold and orange from Sleek’s Sunset palette. It came out really bright! But I think it works. I did a profile photo this time to change things up. And here’s a close up of the eye: I really like the overall […]

Mixtini Lippie of the Day

I’m not sure how to describe the color of this Makeuptini concoction. Its a fuchsia pink without any purple tones. I like it. It came out very moist and easy to wear. Its been hard finding the right lip liner color to use with it. How does it look? I like the color and shine.

Makeup Look of the Day

Blue, purple and yellow eyeshadow.All from Sleek Makeup palettes. I used LA Splash liquid eyeliner in Teal Mania. And a favorite Makeuptini customized lippie. I wore my heart earrings because I realized they coordinated with my eyeshadow. I didn’t plan it that way.  🙂

Just Ducky Super Bowl Sunday

I have this cute football player rubber duck. It was a gift and a funny one too. I’m not a football fan. I’m not much into any sports. So getting this duck was comical. But it works well for Super Bowl Sunday. Enjoy.

IMATS Los Angeles 2011

Its coming up in June 25 and 26! I’m marking my calendar. How about you? I added a video of the IMATS 2009 highlights. Looks awesome! According to the IMATS website:  “The International Make-Up Artist Trade Show is the make-up world’s biggest gathering. Thousands of make-up artists, vendors and enthusiasts discuss, display and collect the […]

3D Liquid Lustre by LORAC

Its a shimmering topcoat for eyes or cheeks. I don’t think I want much shimmer on my checks. Its likely to highlight some flaws I don’t want showing. 😀 Topcoat for eyes sounds intriguing. Its described as a “long lasting liquid shimmer that can be applied over eyeshadow or worn alone on eyes and cheeks […]

Sleek Makeup’s Stiletto Collection

I’m passionately longing for the Scandalous Blush in Sleek’s Stiletto Collection. The pout polish is Scandal and the nail color is Geisha’s Seal. I wonder if the red blush would be way too bright for my skin tone? Hmmm…I’d still try it. Let me know if you try this collection and what you think about […]

Violet and Blue Look

I had a purple looking going this day. Is it violet or hmm…not sure but I love the color of my top, lips and earrings. Oh, and the eyeshadow looks good too. I used a sky blue frost shadow on my outer eye followed by purple, fuchsia and yellow. The look came out vivid and […]

Mixtini of the Day – Deep Rose Berry

Here is one of my favorite Makeuptini lippie creations. Its a bold yet not outrageous color.

Just Ducky Friday-Ducky Rain Girl

I love this little girl in the ducky rain coat. Too cute! And then there is my sailor ducky. He’s adorable. They make a cute pair.

Chanel Gets Animated

Chanel’s Peter Philips created a short video using cosmetics as robots and other characters. Its fresh, intriguing and cute. I want a cosmetic robot now! Wonder if Chanel would develop a line of robots for women? Animating Chanel on

Beautiful Dreamer – Peter Philips

I found this fascinating video on Its an interview of Peter Philips. He’s Chanel’s king of cosmetics and he talks about Makeup art. I love his cute robots made out of real cosmetics. Peter Philips: Beautiful Dreamer on

Soft Dreamy Rainbow Eyeshadow Look

I’m still in a rainbow color frame of mind. 😀 These colors are more of a soft palette. I think from Sleek Makeup’s Original palette. My lipstick is an original mixtini concoction. I love melting my own colors. Hours fly by when I’m mixing my own Makeuptini lippies! I love how my turquoise top makes […]

Just Ducky Friday!

A friend surprised me with these cute tiny ducky magnets. I have them on my fridge circling my London Underground magnet. They are the cutest little duckies but I have to be careful when I close my fridge door. If I close it too hard the duckies fall off and roll into hard to reach […]

My Heart is Pumping over Illamasqua’s New Collection

The new Throb Collection by Illamasqua has a passionate red lipstick I’m longing for called “Sangers”. The intense lipgloss is called “Succubus”.  The collection also includes three nail polish colors. The deep red is “Throb”, “Scorn” is a black  matte color and “Load” is cream color. Oh, to have the budget to grab the collections. […]

Going through a Rainbow Eyeshadow Phase!

Lately I’ve been doing a variety of rainbow and peacock inspired eye looks. This one is a Sleek Makeup rainbow. Except for the yellow wish is a Ben Nye shadow.

Opps! I Forgot Eyeliner!

I usually apply liquid eyeliner to my upper lid. I was in a hurry forgot to apply this time. I only noticed after reviewing the photos. I rushed to apply the eyeliner but then ran out of time to take new photos. I think they good. Unusual for me without eyeliner but still interesting. Close […]

Mixtini Lippie of the Day – Fun and Bright

Here is a favorite Makeuptini concoction. I think the base color was from an Estee Lauder lipstick. I’m wearing a Milani lip gloss which is why you see fuchsia sparkles. I really love this color.  Its so me! I’m still trying to find the perfect lip liner. I have MAC Magenta, Cupcake by Hot Topic […]

Just Ducky Friday!

Here’s a cute fluffy ducky to kick start your weekend. When you press the red sticker it quacks. Too cute.

Sleek Makeup Fuchsia Lipstick

I was really excited to try Fuchsia lipstick by Sleek. I love a variety of vivid pink lipsticks. Unfortunately this one came out a milky pink that looked too harsh on my mouth. It had a harsh, fake plastic doll look. So I ended up melting it down and creating several Makeuptini lippie mixtinis. What […]

Warm Look with Sleek Makeup’s Sunset Palette

Here is a rare warm makeup look. I prefer cool colors but thought I’d shake it up doing and all warm makeup look. The lipstick is a mixtini concoction of course.  I think I’m wearing Sleek Makeup’s Rose Gold blush but I can’t remember for sure. I am wearing eyeshadow from the Sunset i-Divine palette […]

Kissing 2010 Good Bye!

I’m glad I made it through and I’m looking forward to 2011! Buh Bye 2010! I’m wearing eyeshadow from Sleek Makeup’s Original i-Divine palette and my own Makeuptini lippie concoction on my lips.

Just Ducky Friday

I got this duck at a craft store. I think it was for creating sponge art on clothes. I decided to glue magnets on it and turn it into a cool fridge magnet. How do you like it? Oh, and in the upper left corner you can glimpse a tiny magnet ducky touching the top […]

Last Mixtini of the Day for 2010!

This is another Makeuptini creation starting with a Sleek Makeup lipstick base color. I love it! I think its a fun color. I have a thing for pink, purple and fuchsia lipsticks. I’ll be doing more lipstick makeovers in 2011. Keep an eye out!

Mixtini Lippie of the Day – Another Sleek Makeover

I liked Sleek’s Amethyst lipstick but it was sheer in color and dry and waxy so I was ready to make it over. I melted it down and added a lipstick base with more moisture and added some of my favorite pigments. How does my lippie makeover look? I’ll have to search for a photo […]

Sleek Makeup Sunset Palette

I love the Sleek Makeup iDivine Sunset Palette. Rich, vivid metallic shadows.  The bright blue which is my favorite out of the whole palette. Check out two different eye looks I created with the palette. I used a black liquid liner with this look. This one with Teal Mania liquid liner by LA Splash. The […]

Just Ducky Friday – Quack!

Here is my grouchy duck. She’s cute and when you press the patch she makes a grouchy quack. My Mom got her for me and said I sound like her when I’m grouchy! She’s even got her beak in a grumpy twist. 😀

Mixtini Lippie of the Day – Sleek Makeover

I bought Sleek Fuschia Lipstick. Boy, it came out a bright Barbie pink that did not look good on me. It gave me a sickly look so I decided to melt it down and tinker with the color. Sleek Fuchsia – looks more Milky Neon Pink to me. My Mixtini Concoction: I think my Makeuptini […]

Mixtini Lippie of the Day – Fuchsia

This is an oldie but goodie. I made this lippie months ago but I love the color. I had trouble with the lip liner. It looked fine in person but the camera shows that it is a different shade of fuchsia, more pink. What do you think? Hit or miss?

Supplies for Making My Own Lippies!

I like making over my lipsticks and blogged about how to create your own mixitini lippies. I’m finally posting photos of an order I got from TKB Trading.  I bought lipstick base and some pigments. I got two red liquid pigments. I like #27 better. Its a bright pinkish red. I found out after I […]

Elizabeth Arden Velva Moisture Film

I found this at Marshalls.  I wanted a moisturizer I could wear at home after I wash my face and just want to relax around the house. When I saw Elizabeth Arden’s Velva Moisture Film it seemed like it would fit my needs. I’ve been using it for a couple months now and I like […]

Make Up Store – M Magazine

I heard Zoffe mention this magazine for makeup look inspiration on one of her video tutorials. I googled it and found the online magazine link.  You can read it online or download a pdf version. Of course I wanted to look it over at my leisure so I downloaded the magazine. Its filled with  beautiful […]

Mixtini Lippie of the Day – Purpletini

I have a passion for purple lipstick. I even have several purple cosmetic grade pigments to use when creating mixtinis. I think this lippie came out OK. Its a soft purple with fuchsia and blue undertones. I was hoping for a brighter purple but this one works for me. How do you like it? Its […]

Mixtini Lippie of the Day – Redwood Brown

Here’s another warm lippie I made recently. The photo makes it look more red than it appears in person. This lippie was closer to the Brownish Red I was trying to mix. I think of it as a Redwood tree sort of brown. It makes a change of pace from my usual pink and purple […]

Just Ducky Friday

Its Friday and time to start the day with a cute rubber ducky from my collection. This ducky was a gift and reminds me of the upcoming Pirates of the Carribean movie. More Johnny Depp! I loved him in The Tourist. He’s funny and hot! Not sure why he’s holding a hatchet but my ducky […]

Coolly Warm Eyeshadow Look

My website was down for severally hours last night but now I’m up and blogging. Yesterday I decided to  create a warm/cool eyeshadow look to go with the reddish brown mixtini lippie I created.  I used the Sleek Sunset palette. And maybe a darker brown from a no brand name neutrals palette I got on […]

Mixitini Lippie of the Day – Warm Red?

I had some brown lipsticks that I wanted to make over. I decided to add red to see what would happen. Apparently I added more red than brown because in the photos it looks like a warm red. Hardly any brown at all. Which is strange because in the tube it looks more brown than […]

Mixtini Lipstick of the Day – Heavy Metal

I don’t wear a lot of red but this is my favorite red mixtini creation. Its a metallic red with a shimmer that makes me rock out! Rock on, heavy metal red lips!

Mixtini of the Day – Cherry!

One of the few fabulous Makeuptini concoctions. Out of all the lippies I melt the majority don’t come out how I want. But this is one of the wonderful few that came out just right! I’m a bit like Goldilocks when it comes to my mixtini lipsticks. I want them just the right color and […]

Just Ducky Friday – Lady Bug

I found this cute ducky at Cost Plus World Market months ago. I loved the ducky dressed up in a ladybug costume. Check out the cute little antenna. How do you like my cute ducky? Great way to start the weekend!

Mixtini of the Day – Plum Rose

I wear a pencil called Plum Rose with this Mixtini so that’s what I call it. Although its more of a red color than plum. Its another favorite Makeuptini concoction. How does it look?

Mixtini Lippie of the Day

This is one of the best Makeuptini concoctions I’ve ever mixed up. I love it. To get the best mixtinis its good to start with a color you already kind of like in a brand you like. The point is to tweak it until its just right for you. Making it the right color, texture […]

Mixtini of the Day Reddish Purple

I put this one on with out lip pencil. When I use the pencil everything looks fine in my mirror. But when I take a photo it shows that my lip pencil doesn’t match at all! Horrors! So here is a Makeuptini lip creation without lip liner. Its more purple with a strong red undertone. […]

Neon Rainbow with Sleek Acid

Here’s a fun look I created with Sleek  Makeup’s i-Divine Acid Palette. Love the vivid colors! Yummy! I used the orange and yellow in the center with the luscious raspberry on the inner corner and the neon green on the outer corner of my eye. The eyeliner is LA Splash and I think the name […]

Sleek i-Divine Acid Palette

After reading several rave reviews about Sleek  Makeup eyeshadow palettes I wanted to try the acid Palette. I’ve been looking for some neon colors to try and the Acid i-Divine had them. So I ordered the shadows all the way from the UK and waited impatiently for them to arrive. Here is the palette. WOO […]

Gaga over Green Shadow!

I decided to create a look using greens from my 120 color palette. I used a bright green on the outer corner and a softer green in the middle. I added yellow to the inner corners. I wanted to use white instead of yellow but I don’t have a shimmery white shadow and the matte […]

Fun with Blue and Purple Eyeshadow

I think these are colors from Sleek’s Circus palette but I can’t remember. It came out looking pretty good.  I like it.  Sadly winter has my poor nose all chapped and a bit too red. Overall I think I looked presentable. And my lashes look very long! Maybelline’s Colossal mascara is terrific. I have a […]

Mixtini of the Day – Smirk

This mixtini concoction is another favorite pink of mine.  This pink has a bit of a smirk to it.  Love it! Makeuptini is all about mixing your own makeup cocktail.  Melting my own colors is a favorite hobby of mine. Hours just fly by when I’m mixing up colors.

Mixtini Lippie of the Day

Its not a pink lippie! But its a favorite Makeuptini concoction.  Looks good and feels good. 🙂

Just Ducky Friday

I love to collect toy ducks. Rubber ducks, plush ducks, items with a duck motif. Here is one of my favorite ducks. It reminds me of my Dad when I was a little girl and he’d take our family swimming at a local pool. Fun times!

Makeup Wish!

I saw this fun crayon at Michaels and I had to buy it. I remember funky crayons like this from kindergarten and I always loved them. I was thinking wouldn’t it be cool if this was my eyeliner or lipstick or eyeshadow? Talk about fun colors for your face.  I have tried duo eyeliners in […]

Tres Risk Some Like It Rich

Have you heard of Tres Risk nail polish? Its new to me. I found it at Ross. I like metallic polish colors but these were more warm tones which I don’t usually like. But something about this set of colors kept calling out to me so I bought them. I thought if I didn’t like […]

Mixtini of the Day – Sorry No Warm Shades

Another lippie creation in a bright pink.  I just love pinks and purples. I did try mixing up a warm toned mixtini over the weekend. I tried it on and really hated the brownish/red ugliness that was the new color. I tossed. It wasn’t even worth re-melting and trying to create a new color. I […]

Makeuptini’s Mixtini of the Day

I like how I made this mixtini as a favorite fuchsia with a hint of  purple. This is one of the few good ones.  I can melt 2o mixtinis and only have 2 or 3 worth wearing. Too often the colors come out much duller than I expected. I hate boring colors.   This color […]

Barry M Effects Nail Polish

I won a Lipglossiping Giveaway a few weeks ago. I was pretty excited when it arrived in the mail all the way from the UK only a few days after being notified I won! Thanks to Charlotte at I finally used the Barry M Effects Polish. I was goofing around with my sbase color. […]

Having a Bad Hair Day? Watch this!

Sometimes I feel like I’m having a bad hair life! But after watching this video I feel a lot better about my hair. I think I’ll watch it anytime I’m having a bad hair day. How about you?

Purple Haze – Mixtini of the Day

I love purple lipsticks but they are really hard to find. So I mix up my own colors with cosmetic grade pigments. I found some vivid purple pigments from TKB Trading. Its so exciting to mix up a purple and have it come out looking fabulous. What do you think?

Mixtini of the Day

Here is another bright rose pink mixtini. I’m wearing  Milani 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss in Fashion Diva. I love the gloss! It goes well with my favorite purple and pink Makeuptini lip color creations.

Mixtini of the Day

Here’s another mixtini I like. Its a rosy red color. I like it a lot. I have to be careful with red lipsticks.  Reds always feather around my lips. I like to use red lipsticks to create my own mixtinis that are are more matte and less apt to feather. Plus I usually add some […]

Mixtini of the Day – Hot Pink

This one is a hot pink mixtini lip color. I have a passion for hot pinks and fuchsia colors. I’ve even purchased cosmetic grade pigments in different shades of hot pink. I have tons of fun mixing up my own colors. I can spend hours doing it! Working in my kitchen mixing away. The only […]

Do You Pluck Your Eyebrows?

I’ve been tweezing my brows for about 5 years. My sister convinced me to let her wax my brows. She had me thinking I had a uni-brow like Bert on Sesame Street. Well, waxing was very painful the first time. I though she punched me in the face when she removed the first strip. I […]

Mixtini of the Day

This one came out a raspberry red color and I love it. How does it look to you? Luscious and ripe like real fruit! Yippee for this mixtini!

Mixtini of the Day

I’ve decided to post a photo of one of my makeuptini creations. You’ve probably read about it in a previous post. So today I wanted to post one of my favorite mixtinis. I don’t recall which colors I melted together but it came out great. Here’s a swatch: And here it is on my lips: […]

Fun with Nail Foils!

I found Dollar Nail Art online months ago. The foils reminded me of when I was in Junior High and using nail foils. We’d buy them at a local beauty supply store and have hours of fun. Application was harder back then because the adhesive glue cam in a tube not in a polish bottle […]

Makeuptini has a New Home!

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Nars Blue Bayou Eyeliner Stylo Review

I was drawn to this color at the same time I became obsessed with MUFE #15 lipstick. I love teal colored eyeliners so this one made its way home with me. The felt pen made it easy to apply the eyeliner. I was concerned about the tip because I haven’t had much success with felt […]

Having Fun with My 120 Color Palette!

I bought this palette months ago but it’s providing endless makeuptini looks.  See my palette below? It’s heavy in thick durable plastic compared to other eyeshadow palettes I own.  But I love it! Wish there were more blues and browns and less yellows and oranges. Seriously how many oranges and yellows does a gal need? […]

I Don’t Love Victoria’s Secret Cosmetics!

I recently purchased two Victoria Secret brand eyeshadows. One is a pale ivory called Bunny and the other a blue shadow called Wanted. The blue seemed like a lush, shimmery blue and tested on my hand looked like a deep luxe blue. I’m reasonably happy with Bunny. It’s a matte ivory which I’ve been wanting […]

Mixtini Swatches: The Good, The Bad and The Gloppy!

Here are some swatches of lipstick mixtinis I’ve recently mixed up. I haven’t tested out my new lipstick mold yet. I’m a little nervous about using it for some reason. I’ve been sticking with my lip balm tubes and the pouring tray. Of course the purple was my favorite but it came out with a […]

Feeding My Turquoise Nail Polish Passion

I found a mouth watering turquoise nail polish in the clearance bin at Sally’s Beauty a few weeks ago. It was China Glaze’s Towel Boy Toy polish for only $1.99 so I had to make it mine.   I also found Savvy’s Prince a La Charm a sheer turquoise with glitter for only $1.99. Score on […]

Make Up Forever Versus My Lipstick Mixtini!

I was browsing through Sephora when I saw this awesome looking purple lipstick that reminded me of the 80’s. It’s Rouge Artist Intense 15 by Make Up Forever. A vivid shimmery purple lipstick that screamed. “Buy me, love me, take me home!” Resistance was futile so I bought it immediately and took it home. Once […]

Go-For-Broke Lipstick Kit

Update for 2016: TKB Trading has a new website: How to Make Cosmetics. I updated the link below in the article. The DIY kits have changed and there are several options at a variety of price points. There are even kits to make nail polish and eye-shadow. I found the Go-For-Broke Lipstick Kit on TKB […]

Sunsilk Hair Styling Crème

I was in love with and used to using the pink bottle of Hydra TLC Sunsilk  24/7 crème. But then I couldn’t find it in the stores anywhere so I sadly started trying other products with minimal success taming my wild curls. It took me a while but I finally decided to do an internet […]

Fashion Predictions from 1930 for 2000!

Fun look at back at 1930’s designers ideas of fashion in 2000.  Pretty interesting about guy’s clothes. Love the commentators “Oh Swish!” Listen for it. 😀 [youtube=]

4 More Makeup and Nail Sites I Like!

Here are a few more fun sites with great tips and tricks for the makeup and nail fanatic. Check them out and enjoy: Zoffee – A gal from Denmark whose great at doing daring color looks. I think her day job is as  MAC makeup counter sales person. Queen of Blending MUA – More striking […]

I Love Blue Nail Polish! And Purple Too!

Variations on blue, turquoise and teal nail polish get my attention. I got new polishes when I was in Bakersfield. Some are from Icings and some from Hot Topic. The Hot Topic polishes my favorites! The purple one is especially awesome. It’s a dark purple with this pinkish purple speckles in it that gleam in […]

Need Votes Fast for Create Your Opportunity Contest!

Help support My entry,  Mix your own lipstick cocktail!, in Create Your Opportunity Contest. I’m trying to win money to create my own cosmetic line and makeuptini lipstick kits. Please vote ASAP! I chose Makeuptini!

Hot Topic Eyeshadow Palettes Rock!

The funky skull and cross bones logo makes me think their colors are too dangerous for wimpy chicks. 😀 I love outrageous colors and whenever I see a Hot Topic store I buy lots of stuff. Sadly there isn’t a Hot Topic in my area so I get to the store about once a year. […]

Being Beautiful Includes Being Clean

I’m a makeup lover and germaphobe.  Part of being beautiful is staying healthy. One way to keep healthy is to keep your hands clean of germs. Check out this cute video done by a local hospital in my town. [youtube=]

Are You the Next Face of Illamasqua?

If you’re going to be in London on June 9th you can enter  a casting call for Illamasqua’s Fall/Winter 2010 campaign.  Apply and upload a photo at Illamasqua. Be sure to let me know if you get chosen! I’ll post your photo on Makeuptini’s blog. 🙂

If You Like Neon Colors Check Out this Tutorial

I love Zoffe’s blog and her videos are very informative.  If you want to learn how to do a Neon Green eyeshadow look watch her 10 minute video.  Its well worth your time.  I even want to try the OCC Lip Tar she used. [youtube=]

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick with SPF 18

I had a coupon from All You magazine for about $2 or $3 off a Rimmel lipstick at Walmart.  I’d bee curious about Rimmel London lipstick so I decided to give it a try with this coupon. The packaging of the Moisture Renew Lipstick was attractive. A bright purple plastic tube that looked a little […]

3 More Makeup Sites I Like!

Need ideas to create your own makeuptini looks? Check out these three sites for endless ideas. Zoffee – A gal from Denmark whose great at doing daring color looks. I think her day job is as  MAC makeup counter sales person. MUBlending Queen – More striking colors and outrageous makeup looks. Her tutorial videos are […]

Sunscreen for Everyday

Now that Summer is fast approaching it seems like we get daily reminders about the dangers of skin cancer and the need for daily sunscreen.  Browsing through a local drugstore I came across Eucerin Dry Skin Therapy Everyday Protection Body Lotion SPF 15. I love Eucerin’s  Sensitive Skin Everyday Protection Face Lotion SPF 30. I […]

Non-Toxic Nail Polish Piggy Paint

If you want to try all natural nail polish check out  Piggy Paint.  Melanie Hurley developed the line so her kids could wear safe nail polish. I haven’t tried the product yet but I’d like too.  And the colors are fun since they are for young girls. Bright colors with cute names. There’s even a […]

Smashbox Cream Eyeliner Palette

The container was  black plastic that was solid and expensive looking. Instead of the liners being in pans there were individual containers inside with lids. Very deluxe looking and it would keep the liners from drying out. I was impressed by the packaging. It came with a small angled liner brush that worked great. The […]

My Nails Keep Breaking!

Waaa! Not sure what’s going on but I keep getting cracks in my nails close to the skin which leaves me with a sad stump when I trim them down. I’ve been taking calcium supplements so hopefully they’ll help my nails as well as my bones.  Don’t know what could be causing them to break […]

Eye Lid Primers: LORAC, Smashbox and Urban Decay

I ordered LORAC Behind the Scenes Primer product after reading all the great reviews on Sephora. I’ve used it several times and feel conflicted about it. It keeps the eyeshadow on my eyelid for hours and hours. It smooths on easily with good even coverage. It doesn’t irritate or dry out my skin either. When […]

Stila Backstage Beauty Eye Palette

I bought this with my Sephora Facebook15 discount.  I love the packaging. Elegant lux box and the sophisticated faux black rose. Very elegant. Even faux leather cover on the palette is attractive. The kit came with a black eyeliner pencil. It’s very creamy and glides on softly, no tugging on my eyelids.  I’d rather have […]

To Griege or Not to Griege

I’m not feeling this new nail color trend toward “griege” those grayish – beige colors. Why would anyone want to paint their nails the color of wet cement? The colors are dull and bland.  I want to yawn when I see photos of or people wearing “griege” nail polish. “Griege” does not flatter my skin […]

Teal Nail Polish Nightmare!

I was trying to do a quick polish of my nails. I used two different shades of teal on alternating nails. Turns out on is more green and the other more blue.  And I like the teal blue better. I did one coat and sprayed with nail dryer and waited for my nails to try […]

Evening Primrose Oil Beauty Benefits

I was surprised to read in Allure magazines April issue that Evening Primrose Oil is one of five supplements that improve your skin. According to the article it has Omega 6 fatty acids and helps your skin make ceramides to hold onto water more effectively. Sounds like a good added benefit since I take if […]

Do You Love Sexy Hair? I Do!

I love Sexy Hair products. I’ve tried a couple of their shampoos and a conditioner. My shower is currently full of these products. Silky Sexy Hair Shampoo and Conditioner (not shown) My favorite of the Sexy Hair product line.  The shampoo leaves my hair soft and the smell is yummy. The conditioner adds to the […]

Sephora Weekly Specials are Seducing Me!

I really wanted the Benefit To Go Beauty Bestsellers that was on special for $10.00. I kept debating on whether to order it or not and then I found Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer travel size also on sale so I was hooked. I couldn’t resist.

Super Sephora Sale for Beauty Insiders!

Attention all Sephora shoppers:  Special Sale for Beauty Insiders. Hurry up if you haven’t already seen it already  the sale ends on April 19th.  Its good for in stores and online.  There’s a 15% off discount for your total order! Thousands of products available at an unheard of discount! Stock up now. I ignored my […]

Eyeshadow Sets for Specific Eye Colors

I’ve seen eyeshadow sets in stores and read an article in Allure about sets of colors for specific eye color. Well, I’m not buying into this idea. Anybody else wondering if it’s just some marketing gimmick directed at women who don’t know how to choose eyeshadow colors or are afraid to experiment with color? First […]

ECOTools Makeup Brushes – Earth Friendly Beauty

I kept hearing how great EcoTools brushes are and how good for the environment so I finally got some.  Got a deal too, there was a 2 for 1 sale but since I got the last set I got if half off! Yippee! I’m a major bargain hunter so this made the purchase even better. […]

Love this Makeup for Glasses Video

I want to try this eye look but I’m not too good at drawing lines. Typing either since I keep spelling words wrong. I must be tired and my keyboard is old. I’ve used it too much over the years. 🙂 I love the fish tail eyeliner look. Check out this cool 7 minute video […]

Sally Hansen Lip Gloss Color Swatches

I swatched the colors I’ve mentioned in previous posts.  Three Sally Hansen Lacquer Shines and  an  18 hour Lip Treatment in this photo. Color swatches in order: Poppy, Orchid, 18 hr Lip Treatment (No color name listed)  and Jasmine. The lip treatment is very sheer with faint sparkles and its  really sticky.  Not crazy about […]

Chocolate and Nail Art

Today’s post isn’t about Makeup but my other passion. I have a huge sweet tooth. I love chocolate and most candies.  I did drink a chocolate martini once so maybe in my deep subconscious that helped me choose makeuptini as the name of my blog. I was running errands one afternoon and I wanted a […]

Love Being Mentha Fresh

I love mint scented products. They are so refreshing and uplifting. Mint makes me feel like good things are on the horizon. C.O. Bigelow Mentha line of products has real peppermint oil and will keep you invigorated. Mentha Vitamin Bodywash will really wake you up during your morning shower.  I like to use it if […]

Lip Smacker Not Lip Smacking Yummy!

When I was a young girl I loved buying Bonne Bell Lip Smackers. I had a whole collection of flavors. My favorite was my super sized Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker. It had a slight tint but not so dark my Mother would complain that it was too much like lipstick. And it smelled like the […]

New Handbag Nine West Raspberry Delight!

I was returning a purchase at Ross when I found this lovely handbag. Something about the color just called my name. The bag is a little big for me but it kept saying “Buy me, buy, and take me home”. I was smitten and immediately went to the cashier and paid for it. I was […]

Want a Smashing Finished Makeuptini Look?

I have combination skin. A really weird combination where it’s oily in my T-zone and yet I can have a dry patch of peeling skin even on top of a zit. It’s so bizarre.  By the end of the day my face makeup has an all over shine of oil on it. I hate that […]

Victoria’s Secret Vanilla Lace Score!

I love Victoria’s Secret Vanilla Lace Secret Garden fragrance and body products. You may have read about my sensitivity to fragrances and how this scent is ideal for me in Smell Scrumptious Not Stinky. I got a $10 off purchase gift card from Victoria’s Secret in the mail.  I have more than enough uplifting bras […]

Irritated Eyes With New Eyeshadow

I posted about my Eye Shadow Beauty Bargain Giovi USA and I’m ready to report extended results. I’ve worn the shadows at least 7 times.  The first 3 times I wasn’t sure if it was my pollen allergies or the eyeshadow but the subsequent times lead me to believe it’s the eyeshadow. It’s an unusual […]

How Do I Get Rid of My Dark Circles?

Help! My eyes have wretched dark circles because of my allergies. Spring is here along with all the beautiful flowers and their toxic pollens. I love seeing flowers bloom but breathing in pollen is another issue. Its bad enough I run through boxes tissue and have to take antihistamines and decongestants.  Now I have to […]

Check Out My Lipstick Mixtini

If you read Lipsticks Stirred Not Shaken Into Customized Makeuptinis, you’ve probably bee wondering what one of my of my customized lipstick melts look like. Here is one of my lipstick makeover mixtinis. I love this color. Sorry I can’t tell you which lipstick mistakes went into making this fabulous color but it turned out well. […]

Huge Makeup Haul at Bargain Prices!

I hit a makeup jackpot at the Dollar Tree recently. I went to two different stores in different nearby towns as I was driving home from a visit with my Mom. I usually check in just to see what makeup is available on my 40 minute drive home. Not sure why but the Dollar Tree […]

Oh My Eyeball, Makeuptini Mishaps

Have you ever had a makeup application mishap? The other day I was applying may face makeup L’Oreal Infallible Advanced Never Fail Makeup. It has a squeeze pump applicator that gets clogged easily. Otherwise I love the makeup. It lasts all day and my face is combination oily/dry and so I can look all greasy […]

Cool Websites this Week: Book Crossing, Free Rice, Phone Zoo & IMDB

I’m sharing some non-makeup related sites to add some fun to your weekend. I’ve enjoyed them all especially the ones that benefit our global community. Have a blast! Book Crossing – Set your books loose into the wild Description from their site: “BookCrossing is earth-friendly, and gives you a way to share your books, clear […]

Oh the Humanity! My Poor Broken Nail!

Sad news today for nail lovers. I broke the nail off my right middle finger.  I hit the car door wrong when I was closing it and it whacked my finger. The nail felt weird and when I looked at it I saw it had cracked. The kind of crack where the nail almost peeled […]

Oh, Baby Is My Skin Soft Now!

Have you tried any Bliss Products?  I tried The Youth as We Know It Skin care kit.  I was amazed at the results. The products made my face soft and smooth like my favorite little two year old buddy’s face. (He’s a friend of mine’s kid and a cutie.) My skin looked and felt good […]

Eye Shadow Beauty Bargain – Giovi USA

I found a palette of eye shadows about a week ago at Ross. It was only $2.99 and it had lots of pretty colors so I thought why not?  I’m a sucker for bargains, especially on makeup. I’ve never heard of Giovi USA but I was eager to try it. The colors are mostly shimmery […]

Smell Scrumptious not Stinky

Are you sensitive to scents like I am? I’m very selective of any fragrances I use. Anything too strong will give me a bad headache.  The majority of perfumes, lotions, body butters, etc. are too strongly scented for me. I always wonder why it’s the cheapest, foulest smelling fragrances that some people decide to pickle […]

Bargain Hunting Yields Beauty Treasure

I love to shop discount stores like the 99 cent store, Dollar Tree, Big Lots, Ross and Marshalls for beauty finds.  I’ve found some great deals and you can too. Recently I was at a 99 cent store and saw a selection of Sally Hanson Lacquers Shine glosses.  I decided to try one since I […]

Guitar Lessons, Cartooning, Hindi, Letters and More

Makeup is my passion but I also have other interests. I love learning new things.  I wanted to share a few fascinating sites with you. Learn to play the guitar: Gibson Guitar Corp. has page with video guitar lessons. I discovered Arlen Roth teaching guitar lessons. He’s amazing musician. Makes me want to learn to […]

My Two Favorite Liquid Eyeliners

I like to use liquid eyeliner on my upper eyelids because it stays on longer than pencil with my combination skin.  I’ve tried several brands and some make my eyes itch.  The two liners that really work for me are from two different brands. My favorite black eyeliner is from Guerlain’s Divinora. Its $34 so […]

Oldie but Goodie – Fav Metallic Red Polish

I bought this polish more than a year ago at an Icings shop and I love it.  Its called Jem and it looks fabulous. Reminds me of Dorothy’s ruby red slippers in the Wizard of Oz but a more raspberry red with some silver shimmer. My camera doesn’t do it justice.  It looks so much […]

Give Your Lipstick An Extreme Makeover!

I love lipstick and can’t resist buying new shades when they come out.  I’ll by any brand as long as the color looks intriguing. Unfortunately the new lipstick is often disappointing. No doubt you’ve had the same experience I’ve had where the color isn’t what I expected. It was too light or too dark – […]

Midnight Mayhem with Nail Polish Drying Spray

Warning! Always keep the lid on your nail dry spray. Here’s why.  I bumped my eye glass cleaner spray and while I tried to steady it I knocked over the spray. It tumbled through the air like a gymnast but it made a bad landing. The spray nozzle hit the ground first and started shooting […]

Lipsticks Stirred Not Shaken Into Customized Makeuptinis

Do you have trouble finding a wearable lipstick? I do.  I have a hard time finding the right color lipstick.  It’s usually too pale, too sheer or too dark or too orange and that’s just the color. I often have issues with the texture of lipsticks I buy. Some are too greasy others are too […]

Five Makeup Sites I Love:

I like to do more than try makeup on.  I love to read about others experiences and find out what’s worth buying. I have all these sites on my Google reader.  Each new post gets me excited to try new colors and mix my own makeuptinis. Makeup Geek – Embrace Your Cosmetic Addiction I love […]

Join me for a Makeuptini!

I’ve started this blog to share my love of makeup. I’ve loved makeup since I was a little girl when I’d play with my mother’s lipsticks and flip through her Avon catalogs. Visits from the Avon lady were exciting days. I would see the small lipstick samples and assume they were for me. Mom would […]

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