Friday, October 24, 2008

My MAC Manish Arora Dupeable Look: A-Design Brushes FOTD

Hi Bellas,

Yay it's Friday! This week went by really fast, woo hoo! Did you guys peep the holiday palettes and brush sets yesterday? I didn't! I decided to exert some self control. To be honest, nothing in the holiday collection is making me pee in my pants with excitement, so I wanted to hold off until my makeup budget refreshes next week. If by that time I still want something despite the newness wearing off, I'll go get it. Talk about exerting self control right? The deluge of collections has put a dent in my wallet that I need to recover from. I also have a million videos I need to post so my self-restraint cuts out another video to film..which is good for me!

Last night, I stayed up to 3:30am! It's my boyfriend's big homecoming weekend (he went to Morehouse) so all his homies are in town to celebrate. He already graduated but this is a yearly reunion that they too. Of course I'm not invited, lol, so instead I stayed up playing with makeup! I'm posting a new Halloween makeup look tomorrow which has proved to be quite challenging! Stay tuned for the video :)

Anywho, back to the original entry!

Like many, I missed out on the Manish Arora collection because it sold out so quickly! For some reason I thought it was coming to stores, but I was clearly confused. It's actually a good thing though, becuase I got to save some cash! I decided to recreate the look using products I already had...in reality, the packaging is what sold me on this collection. A lot of the colors are permanent line or very dupeable.

Here's my recreated look. You know blues and greens are my fav!





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

FACE
-MUFE HD foundation mixed with Smashbox Tinted Moisturizer (to make it darker...i'm going back for #153 eventually...because I'm pretty sure that's my actual color)
-select moisture concealer NW35
-Camera Ready Cosmetics orange blush (dupe for devil, even a MAC artist told me so)
-Elf warm tan bronzer

EYES
-soft ochre paint pot
-nylon e/s (highlight)
-clarity e/s (dupe for electric eel)
-deep truth e/s
-lime e/s (dupe for bitter)
-gorgeous gold
-blacktrack fluid line
-model co lashes
-smashbox mascara

LIPS
-lychee luxe lipglass (dupe for shine manish lipglass)
Any big plans this weekend? Going to any Halloween parties? Hopefully it's not rainy and cold where you are...cuz it sure is here in Atlanta!
Till next time, Ciao Bellas!

10 comments:

Product Junkie Diva said...

Ren seriously your makeup looks too cute. Really pretty.
Have a great weekend
PJD

Groovy Black Chick said...

Oooh, purty!

Ethereal Prey said...

not sure what to do for halloween. invited to 3 parties, and not which one to go to. any recs for makeup for red riding hood who fought with the wolf and is carrying his head around in her basket?

jeSmakeup said...

this is a really hot look! i liked how u winged it out at the end wit the smokey effect.. hehehee and those colors r really good together! come down here n give me a make over! =P thanks for the love gurl<3 xoxo

Gemma said...

lol nothing in the collection is making me pee in my pants either! I am still majorly in love with So Ceylon right now ahhh <3 <3 <3...I don't think I want anything until Dame Edna...we'll see!

Mary said...

i love ur eyeshadow colors...and how u blend them..soo pretty!

Askmewhats said...

oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this make up! it's so perfect!

Kimberly Tia said...

You and your fabulous FOTD's woman - I swear your postings and videos never stop to amaze at how much talent you gots. and I love BLUES, and you worked it OVAH!

yummy411 said...

love it! the colorful ren we know and love!

serenity. said...

hello, hello!
i've watched your videos on youtube and only recently started stopping by your blog.
it's especially nice that you're a fellow atlantan!
my cousin and i love watching your videos and know that you're a freelance makeup artist.
i wanted to know how much actual makeup lessons are. i could definitely use some help in the eyeshadow department.
thanks!