19 Apr 2012

Pretty for Prom

I wanted to create a pretty and very feminine look perfect for senior prom. I absolutely loved my own senior prom - which I babbled about in this video - it always brings back really fond memories. In this look I decided to go for a "pretty in pink" look, but the color can be adjusted with basically any other color, for example a light green, baby blue, lilac, or even gold and silver. Here's my video with step by step instructions how to achieve it! As always, use any products you like, this is just a general idea.

Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc, Make Up Store concealer, Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick in Peony, Barry M Pink Orchid brush

MAC Paintpot in Rubenesque, MAC eyeshadows in Swish, Handwritten, Malt, and Solar White, MAC Feline kohl pencil, Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara

L'Oréal Color Riche lipstick in Tender Rose (Nr. 303), Milani 3D Glitz Gloss in Starshine

Catrice - Sing: Oh, Champs Élysées (Nr. 080)

11 Apr 2012

Nude Sparkle Princess Nails

This nail design is perfect when you want your nails to look understated, but not completely unnoticeable. The glitter is neutral colors is a great way to add some sparkle to a nude nail, and you can really play around with this in various colors. I've also tried it with a nude peach color, or a pale pink, and it also looked very pretty. I think these nails would be perfect for prom, a wedding, or any other glam event.

Here's how I did it step by step:


Essence Modern Romance
CND Effects Raspberry Sparkle
Essence nail polish correcting pen
Seche Vite topcoat
LitCosmetics Champagne Wishes glitter
random cosmetic glitter from ebay

Thanks for watching!

8 Apr 2012

Spring Favorites! Plus a Giveaway

I thought it's high time to do another Favorites aka Products I love video, what with spring being in full swing right now!

Products mentioned:

L'Oréal Color Riche Balm in Rose Elixir 218
Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Torture
Revlon Lipgloss in Coral Reef
Urban Decay Glide On Cheek Tints in Quickie and Score
Kryolan blush in K926
Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche
L'Oréal Magic Lumi primer
Make Up Store Cover All Mix concealer
Catrice Genius in a Bottle nailpolish (Chanel Peridot dupe)

I'm giving away one bottle of the Catrice Genius in a Bottle nailpolish through Facebook!

FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY! How to participate:

LIKE me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mizzchievouz

Get active! Share my videos that I post on your Wall, Like my status updates, leave me comments or feedback. NO SPAMMING! (Spammers will be blocked. Please just use your judgement.) I want to promote positive, active participation on my Facebook page. A winner will be chosen randomly and notified directly by me through Facebook. Contest ends April 22, 2012. Open worldwide, all ages, to everyone who "Likes" my Facebook page.

Good luck!

5 Apr 2012

Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Review

I know these new Maybelline cream eyeshadows / bases have been talked about a lot, but I just wanted to add my piece! I discovered these over Christmas when I went shopping in the States, determined to hunt them down as everyone was raving about them. Back then I picked up 2 colors: Tough as Taupe, and Pomagranate Punk. Today I finally spotted them in a Swiss drugstore, so I picked up two more: On and On Bronze and Timeless Black.

Please note that the European market names differ from North America, and I think the black one is unique to Europe at the moment since I didn't see it in the States or Canada when I was there. The black one is not the same as the Asphalt one available in North America, which is a shimmery dark grey. On and On Bronze may be the same color as the bronze colored one in North America, I'm not sure.

Top row L to R: Pomegranate Punk, Timeless Black
Bottom row L to R: On and On Bronze, Tough as Taupe

Tough as Taupe (bought in USA)

Pomegranate Punk (bought in USA)

On and On Bronze (bought in Europe)

Timeless Black (bought in Europe)

L to R: Tough as Taupe, On and On Bronze, Pomegranate Punk, Timeless Black

Here's how I would describe the colors and finish of each of these.

Tough as Taupe: True medium colored taupe, dries to a matte finish
On and On Bronze: Medium golden bronze, dries to a strong metallic finish
Pomegranate Punk: Warm auburn shade with a slightly golden shimmer, slightly metallic finish
Timeless Black: True black with blue micro pigments, dries to a matte black finish

These products can be applied with an eyeshadow brush (I prefer the MAC 217) or with your fingers. They work as stand-alone cream eyeshadows, or can be used as a base for layering powder shadows on top. They are very comparable to the MAC Paintpots. While I've heard some not-so-great things about the brightly colored ones (especially the purple one), the darker and neutral colors I have here are very pigmented, apply smoothly, don't crease and last a really long time on my eye. The color is buildable, and can be applied lightly with a brush for a wash of color, or more intensely for an opaque pay-off.

The black one is really interesting to me, as it is comparable to the limited edition MAC Greasepaint Stick in Slick Black, although the MAC product is a stick form (which can also be applied with a brush) and is slightly stronger in pigmentation and longevity. Here a quick comparison swatch.

Left: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Timeless Black
Right: MAC Greasepaint Stick in Slick Black

Overall I think these are a great drugstore product and definitely recommend them, at least the colors I own! I've heard some hit-and-miss things about the colorful ones.

Do you own any of the Maybelline Color Tattoos? Do you like them? Share in the comments!

My Drugstore Foundation Routine

I won't lie: I love my Nars Sheer Glow foundation, but sometimes I pinch pennies by using drugstore products to give my wallet a break. Here are the products I use and how I achieve a fresh, glowing face look.

One note: I have never been truly happy with drugstore concealers. In my opinion, this is the one product from my face routine that I would say is definitely worth the extra money. I've never found any drugstore concealer that lasts for a long time, or has enough pigmentation to neutralize dark circles or blemishes. I've wasted so much money over time trying out drugstore concealers, probably more than I would have had I just bought a good high end one. I do use drugstore concealers for the sake of this video, but to be honest, the results are not as good as my concealers from Ben Nye, Makeup Forever, Makeup Store, and Lancome.

What are your favorite face products from the drugstore? Share your tips in the comments!

Products used:
Eucerin Hydro Protect SPF 15 (or Eucerin Sun Fluid SPF 30)
L'Oreal Magic Lumi primer
Revlon Colorstay foundation in Buff
Neutrogena Healthy Skin foundation in Natural Ivory
L'Oreal Magic Lumi concealer (Medium)
Maybelline Fit Me concealer Nr. 15
Catrice Skin Finish in Natural Beige
Alverde Camouflage powder
Barry M Natural Dazzle bronzer
MAC MSF in Stereo Rose (LE)
Make Up Store highlighter in Venus

Eyeko - Coral Polish