Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bring out your inner animal: "Amber-cat"

I think I need a drinky-poo!!!

As I've stated in my earlier blogs, winter time for me means 2 things: being sick every other week and birthday season--voila!! Because I'm missing a very important birthday of a very dear friend, I'm taking this time to dedicate my post to her highness--my lovely Jonsi-Bunz :)) Fearless, fabulous and inFamous--Jonsi is the one who started my love for make-up and I thank her for this every day as I "apply" it on my face. Recall me mentioning "makeup shopping" in high school... Well, she was my partner in crime and so much more. Amber and Mercedes (our alter-egos) were local celebs and we continue to be a fierce duo whenever we're in each other's presence. Love ya Ambah!!! Happy Birthday darling and please have many drinky-poos for moi ;))


Maryam (Mercedes) Maquillage

THE LOOK: is all about unleashing your inner animal and goin' wild with it!!! The focus is on bold, dramatic eyes and bright, pouty lips, but the look is still wearable if you've got the perrrrsonality to back it up :)) So, if you dare to wear, try it out, and care to share ;))) I'm no poet, but my muse sure is!!!

Because the look is inspired by this gorgeous DiVa, I would describe it as such: Fun, Bold, Fiery, Amber, Glowing, Sexy, Wild, Daring, Gold, Glam, Hot, Bling, Crazy, and Animalistic :DDD If you can relate to at least one of these qualities, you've got the Amber-cat in you!!!

Do I have the Amber-cat in me?? Let's see... meow

MY TOOLS: This is a crazy complicated look, so I won't go into details as I pretty much just winged it... Keep the face simple and clean--no contouring or bronzing necessary. Use shimmery shadows on your eyes and whatever bright sh*t you can find for your lips ;)

FACE: Here are all of the products I used on my face, excluding my primer and moisturizer.
Top Row: Coastal Scents Blush Palette. (I used the orange blush--#4, top row)
Bottom Row: MAC mineralize blush in Moon River, Bare Minerals Warmth, Lancome Maquicomplet concealer in Medium Bisque

EYES: Below are all the products I used on my eyes (obviously not all the colors in the palettes lol), minus the lash glue: Duo adhesive in dark tone. Click on the picture to ENLARGE, read the names, etc.
The Palettes: NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Collection in Jazz Night. I used the shimmery pale yellow as a highlighter under the brow. Urban Decay Naked Palette, comes with a mini primer potion and a double ended 24/7 pencil in zero (black) and whiskey (chocolate brown). I used the four middle colors--Buck for blending, Half baked on the lid, Smog for the crease, Darkhorse for outer corner. Both palettes are must haves, but the NYX palette is $10, I could buy that with no money in my pocket... :/ (not literally like when I was a 14 yr old clepto, but figuratively... lol)
The Brushes: (left to right) Mini precision (pencil) brush for detailing the inner corners, lash line, etc; Angled Fluff Brush from Coastal Scents for highlighting under the brow; Sonia Kashuk fluffy contouring (dome-shaped) brush for contouring, blending, etc.; Coastal Scents mini chisel (flat) brush for packing on the color; Angled eyeliner brush for gel or cream liner. 
Eye liner and eye pencils: Clinique cream liner in true black (can under brush); NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencils in Cottage Cheese, Pure Gold, and French Fries. I use them under shimmery shadows to create a sticky base.
Single Eyeshadow and Duo: Bare Minerals eyecolor in Cleopatra; L'Oréal Hip bright shadow duo in Flamboyant. I used the gold for the inner tear duct.
Lashes: Elite lashes in #6, Black.


LIPS: I lined my lips with a red lipliner and filled them in only a few mm's, leaving the center of the mouth blank. I applied peachy orange lipstick to the blank portion, and applied golden orange lipgloss over. To the outer part of the lips, I applied a bright cool-toned red gloss. In Yo' Fayce!!!
Lipstick: Cargo limited edition in Evangeline (peachy orange)
Glosses: (left to right) L'Oréal Hip lipcolor in Precarious (bright orange with gold flecks); Sally Hansen Diamond Lip Treatment in Signature Taupe (light golden beige); Sally Hansen Smile Brightening Lip Treatment in Radiant (cool bright red).
I got all these lip products a while ago, so they're probably all discontinued, as cosmetics often are... :((


A "hiss" for my miss... prrrrrrrr... grrrowl... meow
 Doing my Jonsi-dance... roaarrrr

Bright Eyed Bright Smiled AMBER-CAT!!!

 Amber lights in yo Mercedes-Benz!!!


  1. ooooh i love the touch of yellow!!!!! this look is perfect for goin out to a club/lounge/bday celebration....n such!!! u look hot in ur pics of course!! hehe

    how bout u do a simple look for maybe attending a wedding or even how u picture a bride to look like??? yessss u should!!! :)

  2. Yes!!! I'll do a bridal one, but don't expect me to wear a veil or whatever you call it lol...

  3. I frigggin LOVE!

    Loved the original look on the Jons and i love how you spun it!

  4. what can i say, I'm a spinster lol!!! thanks Joey ;)))

  5. My dahhhling! This was an amazing post. You are and have always been one of the most creative people I know, with such a wonderfully broad eye for unique beauty. I LOVE that you chose these pics! That was a fabulous night with fabulous friends whom I treasure dearly. Your makeup applying techniques have a concentrated intricacy, resulting in perfection every time. I feel so honored with this beautiful, fun, vibrant dedication! You're so right, its JUST as ferocious as i am!
    Besos, mon ami!

  6. Ferocious!!! That's one word I didn't use--but it is so en pointe!!!

  7. OMG! OMG!!! OMG!!!!!!! MASHA - you were SO RIGHT. I do love this post. Amazing. ANNND makeup inspired by Jonsi's fierceness is FANTASTIC! Kudos, daaahling.

  8. This is a hot look! And you're gorgeous!

  9. Beautiful eye look! May have to give it a try! Also, I am tres jealous of your pout! xo

  10. Thank youuu!!! That pout I drew on lol!!!

  11. Hi, I saw your post on Maria's page and came by to browse. Love everything in it, but this is my favorite look. You did such an amazing job, it looks beautiful. Your hair looks great too, you should do a post on how you did you hair, especially for the big wavy curls like in this look.

  12. Thanks so much Rozi!!! I saw your blog too, it's super cute!!! I gotta confess, I'm not that great with hair... for this style, I just washed it and let it dry in a loose bun high on my head (while I was doing the makeup)... then I took it down, finger combed, and voila!! :)))

  13. I love this post and look! My favorite!

  14. yeah this one's super popular lol!!! that's cuz I was inspired by my hot bestie :DDD

  15. wow you just keep doing it loving this look your a true stunner, it reminds me of a classy sexy hip hop chick!!


  16. Just found this. You look like a super model! I love the makeup a lot!!! <3

  17. loooovee thisss!! gorgeous color combo!!

  18. OOOoooooo ima have to try this look!! i love makeup, but i wish i had your eye brows!!!! lol... love this post!!

  19. sooo gorgeous!!!you have a pretty face

  20. Just WOW!!! Loved it!

    <3 from:

  21. Fantastic look, absolutely beautiful - definitely one of my favourites. The eye combination is one of my favourite colours to do together and the lips too PUCKER UP!!!!! xo


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