Monday, May 3, 2010

Mixing it up...

Hey everyone!

Today was a beautiful and sunny day. I decided it was time for a fake tan to get in the proper summer mindset.
I used a light "dose" of St. Tropez to start off the day, and mixed NARS Sheer Glow foundation (in Santa Fe, which was now too light) with Chanel Pro Lumiere in #40 (which was too dark).
The result was a beautiful, suitable shade with great coverage and a natural finish.
It didn't last too long on my skin since the Pro Lumiere has low lasting capabilities on oily skin, but it was nice while it was on haha.

Without further ado, here are some mug shots:

Keeping the mixing theme going, I used the beautiful (yet hard to work with) YSL Rouge Volupte in #7, "Lingerie Pink".
It is a very "porn-star" pink colour that can look a bit strange with my skin tone. To make it work for me, I mixed it with another favourite lipstick of mine, MAC's Creme D'Nude lipstick.
Add in a touch of clear lip gloss and the end result was a beautiful and wearable baby pink!

On my cheeks I mixed a new product that I have been enjoying a lot lately - NYC Blushable Cream Stick in "Plaza Pink".
Yes, that's right, NYC, the cheapie drugstore brand that I always walked past in the store.
This NARS Multiple-like product was $3.97 at Walmart (!!!) and it is absolutely beautiful.
I am cream blush challenged and was able to apply this with no problem using a MAC 109 brush.
Again, with the mixing theme,
I added a touch of NARS Deep Throat blush just on the apples for a bit more intensity.

The rest of the products I used were:

MAC Blonde's Gold pigment, Nylon eyeshadow,
Bobbi Brown Hot Stone eyeshadow, Stila eyeliner in Teak,
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara
Benefit Hoola
Laura Mercier Translucent setting powder

I hope you had a great monday, and enjoyed the sunshine (if you had it), I know I did! :)

- Sandra


  1. loveee blonde'sgold on you!
    very pretty girl <3

  2. thanks, doll!
    Blonde's Gold is what I wanted Woodwinked to look like on me, instead of it going orange :'(

  3. damn, you've got some major cheekbones going on, sandra! lucky you!

    love the pink on the cheeks & the lips, very lovely :)


  4. This is such a pretty look, you look gorgeous :) I really want to try that Chanel Pro Lumiere!

  5. @Dani

    Thank you, Dani :)


    it's worth a shot, ask for a sample at your local chanel counter - that's what I did! the samples they give last about a week, which is long enough to help you decide if it's worth dishing out the $$$ for it.

  6. you're so pretty! you skin looks flawless (:,X

  7. Gorgeous, I love the idea of mixing lingerie pink with creme d'nude. xx

  8. Very pretty look!

    Cheeks look really gorgeous. What a bargain for NYC product. xoxo

  9. That lip combination is gorgeous, I may have to pick up Lingerie Pink and try that!

  10. Such a natural but beautiful look. You've got an air of JLO about you here!

  11. Wow you are beautiful! Better than JLO! Gonna try and work this look for work tomorrow :)

  12. So beautiful! I am loving your blog! I have oily skin as well and have been through a million foundations - which ones have worked for you? I am looking for any suggestions. I feel like I have tried them all only to feel greasy in a few hours - hate that feeling!

  13. Your cheekbones look stunning!

  14. Just came across your blog & already love your makeup looks. Also, great hair.

  15. @A

    so far NARS Sheer Glow has worked well in terms of oil control, as long as I used a translucent setting powder in the T-zone. You can get a good 7-8 hours of wear out of it.

    Chanel Mat Lumiere was also long-lasting and doesn't need any powdering in order to keep oil at bay for about 8 hours.

    In the past I also liked using Studio Fix powder foundation by Mac, and set with Fix + spray.

    Bare Minerals Matte also had great staying power, it just didn't have enough coverage for me, but it might work for you :)

  16. You always look stunning! I bought Chanel Mat Lumiere today and Bronze Universel in the cream formulation. Hoping they work out! Enjoying your blog; thanks! xx

  17. You look just like J-Lo in the first picture...preeeetty! And your cheekbones are fierce...I loved the look..thanks for sharing!

  18. haha that's so funny, I saw your photos and thought WOW you look like J.LO, and then read the other comments agreeing! You have killer cheekbones girl!x

  19. love it so gorg! :)

    lauren xx

  20. loving this look! you look fab :) natural yet polished!

  21. Every time I see your cheekbones my envy grows! I love mixing makeup! Sometimes it works out (as it did for you today) and other times not so much. lol It's all part of the adventure!

  22. Gorgeous! Blonde's Gold looks so pretty on you! I'm going to check out the NYC blush cream now, thanks :) x

  23. I almost bought the NYC cream blush stick today, now I really wish I had!

    You look gorgeous!

    Amy :)

  24. This is such a cute look! Love the bangs girll! Your blog is so cute! check out my new fashion blog! (: xoxo Rachel

  25. You look gorgeous! I've subscribed on your youtube channel!!

  26. Hi Sandra! It's Soo Jin from It's so dangerous for me to watch your videos/go to your blog because I want everything that you have!! You make everything look so lovely! I've been looking for a pretty pink eyeshadow so tomorrow I'm going to go check out Seedy Pearl!

  27. what camera do you use??? great blog by the way

    check my blog out at

  28. I use a Canon Rebel 12 megapixel DSLR camera :)


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