Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Rainbow Eyes and Hollywood Retro Glam

Hi Bellas,

How are my lovely ladies? Sorry for being MIA...it's been a bit hectic in my neck of the woods. I'm trying to maintain a balance with everything going on and I apologize for neglecting my blogging duties :) Fortunately I've had time to make some new videos and upload them to you tube. It's amazing how people are so supportive out there...it really inspires me to continue.

So what did yall get into this weekend? I had Monday off for MLK and I had a great weekend of sleeping in and just relaxing. I really needed it too...the last few weeks have been exhausting! I had time to do laundry, clean my makeup brushes, label some of my eyeshadow palettes, edit videos...and all at my leisure. My boyfriend was gone for the weekend visiting his sister in the hospital, so it was a bit hard because I missed him so much, but distance does make the heart grow fonder (hopefully I said that saying right!) Plus, I had MAC to keep me company, he he.

Usually I just film myself doing my makeup before I go out somewhere...so it's been easy getting material for my videos. The latest ones are my Rainbow Eyes and Hollywood Retro Glam look.

The first video I called Crazy Daisies. I wore this look after being inspired by the flowers my BF got me for our anniversary last Monday. He got me crazy colored daises...think back to Lisa Frank days :) They were perfect...after I saw them I immediately knew I wanted to copy the look and do a Florescent rainbow eye. It turned out pretty well...it was my first real attempt at doing a rainbow eye...I wore this to my crab leg dinner that yall saw in the previous post.

Here's What I Used (All MAC unless otherwise stated):

-Clarity e/s
-Orange e/s
-Bio Green e/s (pro color)
-Bright Sunshine e/s (pro color)
-Nylon e/s
-Ardell lashes with Duo lash adhesive
-Soft Ochre paint pot
-Rimmel Denim Blue eyeliner
-eyebrow pencil in Spiked

-Smashbox Photofinish primer
-Select Moisture concealer NW35
-Mineralized Satinfinish foundation NC42
-Mineralized Satinfinish in Medium Dark
-Sculpt & Shape Duo in Lightsweep/Shadester
-Mineralized Satinfinish in Light Flush

-NYX lipgloss in Barbie Pink

My next video came from a viewer request. I don't think I ever mentioned this before but when I was in high school I was obsessed with the 50's and 60's. From music to movies to dress...I was crazy about it! I think I was in love with the whole sock hop, sweethearts romance...oh how I wished I could share a milkshake with my honey at the soda foundation and wear his letter jacket while dancing to the Supremes :) Sorry i'm a dork! LOL anyways, that was just me. Realistically if I lived during that era I would probably be someone's maid or love slave! Still, the women were so glamorous back then...think Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe-classic beauties. I love the look of a red lip with nicely lined eyes. And it's so easy! So here's my retro Hollywood glam look, hope you guys enjoy! By the way, shout out to Mrs. Lynne! She did a fabulous red lip hollywood glam look that totally inspired me, she's amazing..definitely a MILF, he he.

Here's what I used (All MAC unless otherwise stated):

-Smashbox Photofinish Primer
-Mineralized Satinfinish in NC42
-Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark
-Sculpt & Shape Duo in Lightsweep and Shadester
-Sunbasque Blush
-Mineralized Skinfinish in Light Flush

-Revlon Colorstay liquid liner in red
-lipstick in Dubonnet
-lip varnish in auto body red

-Nylon e/s
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Soft Ochre paint pot
-Motif e/s
-Cork e/s
-Embark e/s
-Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black
-kohl pencil in smolder
-Diorshow mascara
-Spiked eyebrow pencil

So I have more posts to come :) I'm currently editing a new haul video, a hot hepcat look/arabic eye look, a shiseido mascara base review...and much much more! Thanks for the support guys :)


christianadivine said...

Hey sista loveee! :]

Thank you for all of those SUPER sweet and supportive comments on my page. You really are a doll and you always have such positive things to say. :D You're the sweetest.

The comment about the 10 girls with the baseball bats made me crackkkk upppp! hahaha! :D

I can definitely do a video tut with the foiling and what not. :] Especially since you asked, I love ya girl, don't you know!? haha! :D

Both of these looks are gorgeousss on you! From bright and playful to classic and classy. LOVEEEE it! You gorgeous love! :] That green you used in your first vid is super vibrant I love it on you! You rock those bright colors so well! And wow, that Hollywood Retro Glam look looks so classy and sophisticated on you! I just love these two looks! :]

Thanks again love, you rock! ;)

Vanessa said...

Love it! You are so cute!

MakeupByRenRen said...

Christiana: yay! a foiling video :) thanks hon I don't think i've seen any out there either so you'll always be the first to me, he he. no problem though...cuz like lynne said before it's amazing how you feel a kinship to others out there...i'm ready and waiting for that hater to try and step on my house...

thanks for the compliments though :) i just try to keep up with you :)

nessa: thanks honey bunny!

(g)ezebel said...

"absence makes the heart grow fonder."

ooOOoo! i love your retro glam look; i'm gonna try it tomorrow. dubonnet is my very fave red lipstick, too!!

i'm sorry about your boyfriend's sister. :0(


love your videos renren!! those fowers are so cute :}

Linda said...

i love your second look! you're so beautiful! i'm interested in the msf in light flush now. but i don't think it'll show up on me.

Mrs. Lynne said...

Hiya sis! You are so sweet to do a shoutout to me! I feel so honored to be mentioned *blushes* And I have to say that I really like your version of it! It looks amazing on you and those lips are just so sexy yet innocently glamorous.

Oh, and thank you for responding back to my email :) It definitely helped. And I was just laughing because you have 'lyn' in your name too! Must be a Filipino thing?? Haha. Me and all my sisters have 'lyn' in our names and I know so many others that have it also.

Ok love. Hope you're having a great week. Knock 'em dead hot stuff ;)

Girl Meets Makeup said...

You are on a roll with these tutorials! I don't know how you do it!

Both looks are gorgeous, as always. :)

MakeupByRenRen said...

gezebel: yesss that sounds better..lol, i suck with quotes!

lisa: thanks! i loved the flowers too cuz they're different :)

linda: i think you would like the light flush...i'm an nc42 and it shows up on me! it's not really a blush, more like a pink/peach glow.

mrs. lynne: i had to shout you out! you're the inspiration for the look lol. lol yah it's definitely a filipino thing...adding lyn to everything...i just go by ren sometimes though cuz it's easier and ppl don't get confused, lol. i'm glad the email helped, can't wait to see some vids sis!

girl meets makeup: lol, you know sometimes i dont know how i have so much steam to keep going! i usually film my makeup whenever i'm about to go somewhere, and then edit it in the evenings after dinner...since i dont have kids or anything my evenings are pretty much up to my leisure.