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Makeup Of The Day 41 With The Ipsy October 2014 Beauty Candy Glam Bag

Press Sample I Bought It

By Sheila Arkee

And for today, a look I created with items that were in my Ipsy October 2014 Beauty Candy Glam Bag. Enjoy!

FOTD Ipsy Beauty Candy Glam Bag October 2014

Ipsy Beauty Candy Glam Bag October 2014 FOTD

EOTD Ipsy Beauty Candy Glam Bag October 2014

Ipsy Beauty Candy Glam Bag October 2014 EOTD

Face

Cover FX Mattifying Primer

Cover FX Natural Finish Oil-Free Foundation in G60

NYX HD Concealer in Glow

Cover FX Cream Concealer in G Medium-Deep

Smashbox Halo Loose Powder in Light

Nars Exhibit A Blush

MAC Harmony Blush

Doll 10 Highlighter in Champagne

Eyes

Base: Milani Eyeshadow Primer

Lid: Unbelievable from the Lorac Unzipped Palette

Lower Lid: Undiscovered from the Lorac Unzipped Palette

Crease: Untamed from the Lorac Unzipped Palette

Outer Corner: Untamed from the Lorac Unzipped Palette

Browbone: Undercover from the Lorac Unzipped Palette

Liner: Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Storm

Brows: Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

Mascara: Smashbox Full Exposure & L’Oreal Miss Manga

Lips

MAC Stone Lip Pencil

City Color Matte Lipstick in Cappuccino

The Ipsy Beauty Candy Glam Bag For October 2014

I Bought It

By Sheila Arkee

Oh, Ipsy. We have such a complicated relationship. Should it be this way? One month you’re hot, the next cold, and sometimes just plain lukewarm. This month? Not bad. But not completely fab.  Here’s the complete report on what I received in my Ipsy Beauty Candy Glam Bag October 2014.

Ipsy October 2014

First things first, the pleated patent-leather bag is all kinds of cute and adorable. Doesn’t it make you want to squee? It’s super cute and it will definitely have a place in my purse.

This month’s bag included five products, 2 of which were full sized the rest are luxury sample sized. I received:

- Doll 10 H20Glo Highlighter in Champagne (looks like it’s a travel sized, valued at $7.95). Love it, no complaints!

- Skyn Iceland Mini Glacial Cleansing Cloths (sample size). These will definitely be put to good use in my gym bag.

- City Color Be Matte Lipstick in Cappucino (full size, $5).

- Figs and Rouge Hand Cream in Mango Mandarin (sample size).

- Ecru Acacia Protein BB Cream (sample size).

Ipsy October 2014

The two products I’m most excited about are the two full-sized items, the City Cosmetics Matte Lipstick and Doll 10 highlighter.

Ipsy October 2014 Kylie Jenner Lipstick

The highlighter is a beautiful, dewy shimmer that looks lovely on top of my foundation and layered under translucent powder. The lipstick happens to be that perfect 90′s/Kylie Jenner color that the beauty world is currently going coo coo over.

Ipsy October 2014 Swatches

They’re definitely keepers I wouldn’t have tried else wise! For this Makeup Of The Day, I used the highlighter on the high planes of my face.

Ipsy Beauty Candy Glam Bag October 2014 FOTD

City Color Matte Lipstick in Cappucino

I’ll get use out of the other items in my bag, but I’m not exactly entirely thrilled by the contents. Maybe I’m desensitized at this point? I liked September’s Ipsy bag a little bit better than this month’s picks, which had a greater overall value than October.

My Final Thoughts: I wasn’t completely disappointed by this month’s offerings and will get good use out of what I received. I’m still thinking about ending my subscription after the Holidays to venture on to other subscription boxes. Let’s see what the upcoming months have to bring!

As always, Ipsy subscribers receive deep discounts on the brands covered during the month. If you’re interested in signing up for Ipsy yourself, here’s my referral link. Thank you!

Rating: B-

Price: $10 per month (includes shipping0

Value of Full Sized Items: $14

Makeup Of The Day 40 With BFTE Amityville House Jodie

Press Sample I Bought It

By Sheila Arkee

Today’s makeup of the day features BFTE Amityville House Jodie, which is part of a limited edition collection!

Painted Ladies Makeup Of The Day MAC Antiqued BFTE Amityville House Jodie MAC White Frost MAC Sushi Kiss

Painted Ladies MOTD MAC Antiqued BFTE Amityville House Jodie MAC White Frost MAC Sushi Kiss

 

MAC Antiqued BFTE Amityville House Jodie MAC White Frost EOTD

EOTD MAC Antiqued BFTE Amityville House Jodie MAC White Frost

MAC Sushi Kiss BFTE Jodie Collage

Face

Cover FX Mattifying Primer

Cover FX Natural Finish Oil-Free Foundation in G60

NYX HD Concealer in Glow

Cover FX Cream Concealer in G Medium-Deep

Smashbox Halo Loose Powder in Light

Artonit Be Good Blush

MAC Harmony Blush

YSL Jaipur Highlighter

Eyes

Base: Milani Eyeshadow Primer

Lid Base: Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyes Shadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige

Lid: BFTE Jodie

Outer Corner: MAC Antiqued

Browbone: MAC White Frost

Liner (upper lid): Artonit Le Stylo Art Beaute Yeux in Cat Noir

Liner (lower lid): NYX Glitzy Gold

Brows: Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

Mascara: L’Oreal Miss Manga

Lips

Milani All Natural Lip Liner

MAC Sushi Kiss Lipstick

How To Apply Individual False Lashes

Press Sample I Bought It

By Sheila Arkee

Learning how to apply individual false lashes was one of the biggest challenges of my makeup career. It’s scary, y’all! As with everything, practice makes perfect, and by following a few easy steps, you’ll be rocking individuals in no time! Here are my tips for applying individual false lashes in five easy steps.

How To Apply Individual Lashes Tutorial

After my review of Lash Closet, it became clear that this is an issue worth addressing. While I’ve covered how to apply full strips of lashes in the past, I’ve never tackled individuals. It took  me a long while to get comfortable with applying them on  my own, but I will reveal to you the #1 tip in advance - you have to get the lash glue get really tacky before you even attempt to apply a cluster of lashes on your lash line. This is going to save you sooooooooooooooo much pain and you will thank me later. I mean it!

First, and foremost, gather your tools. Along with lash adhesive and the lashes themselves, I rely on a good pair of slant-tipped Tweezerman tweezers to apply the lashes. While I’m using black lash glue for this purpose, clear glue is acceptable, as well. The lashes I’m using are Ardell DuraLash Short Black Flares. At $3.50 a pack they’re perfectly affordable and you can buy a couple of packs to get your practicing in. These lashes also come in Medium and Large sizes, but I find the shorter length is easier to work with.

Tools For Applying Individual False Lashes

Let’s take a glance at my lashes before the lash action happens. I’m wearing L’Oreal Miss Manga mascara in this before photo.

How To Apply Individual False Lashes Before

Step 1: Curl your lashes before hand on bare lashes.

How To Apply Individual False Lashes Curl Lashes

Step 2: Apply your mascara as you normally would. 

How To Apply Individual False Lashes Add Mascara

Step 3: I usually use the back of my hand as my palette, but you can also put a dot of glue on the lash container. Apply a dot of glue and let it set for about 30 seconds. As I mentioned, this is the KEY to making sure you successfully apply false lashes. Any earlier and you’re headed for wet individual lash disaster, guaranteed.

How To Apply Individual False Lashes Lash Glue. How To Apply Individual False Lashes Ardell Knot Free Short Lashes

One thing I should also mention is that it’s important to make sure your tweezers are clean between lash applications because glue on the tweezers can make the application a little more challenging.

How To Apply Individual False Lashes Tweezers

 

Step 4: Using your tweezers, grab the lash cluster from the container and apply along the length your lashes. 

How To Apply Individual Lashes 1

Directions How To Apply Individual Lashes

Take your time with this part and remember to get the lashes as close to the lash line as possible – not on the liner, as it appears in this picture. Taking a photo of yourself applying lashes? Difficult! LOL

How To Apply Individual Lashes 2

 

Step 5: It does not take too long for the lashes to dry down. Once they are completely dry, add a swipe of eyeliner, another coat of mascara to integrate the lashes, and VOILA, you are done!

After How To Apply Individual Lashes 3

The after makes it all the practice worth it, because you end up with lovely fluttery lashes. The nice thing about individual false lashes is that it allows you to customize your false lash experience, and you can add more clusters where you want more volume, like on the ends.

For comparison sake I left one eye individual-lashes free so you can see the difference the individuals make.

How To Apply Individual False Lashes After

Remove these lashes the same way you would with a full strip of false lashes. I find a little cleansing oil does a world of difference. Remember, Sheila says, “PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!” I also say, “When in doubt, blend it out”, but that’s another story for another tutorial. ;) Now, go get your individual false lashes on!

My Instagram Life, 10-19-14

By Sheila Arkee

A look back at the week on Painted Ladies as seen on my Instagram account.

Sometimes you need to remember this!

Painted Ladies Instagram 10-19 a

Lash Closet is one of the best beauty subscription ideas I’ve ever heard of.

Painted Ladies Instagram 10-19 b

A new favorite salad from Trader Joe’s.

Painted Ladies Instagram 10-19 c

A new MOTD with mostly Wet n Wild products.

Painted Ladies Instagram 10-19 d

My review of Faces Beautiful as seen on Gloss 48′s IG.

Painted Ladies Instagram 10-19 e

Mary Kay gave me some IG love! Thank you!

Painted Ladies Instagram 10-19 f

My little professor.

Painted Ladies Instagram 10-19 g

Rainbow Honey Sugarberries is the prettiest glitter polish of all time ever.

Painted Ladies Instagram 10-19 h

Fellow beauty blogger Citizens of Beauty, aka Kendra Stanton, wrote the book on eye makeup – literally!

Painted Ladies Instagram 10-19 i

Another MOTD from this week featuring some new Halloween eyeshadow colors from BFTE.

Painted Ladies Instagram 10-19 j

When I started being serious about the gym two years ago, I would never have believed I’d be able to do anything on the treadmill.

Painted Ladies Instagram 10-19 k

I used some of my old school MAC products for this MOTD.

Painted Ladies Instagram 10-19 l

A #flashbackfriday to my makeup artist days.

Painted Ladies Instagram 10-19 m

My Ipsy bag came and it has the perfect 90′s/Kylie Jenner lipstick.

Painted Ladies Instagram 10-19 n

Ending the week with adventures!

Painted Ladies Instagram 10-19 o

Here’s to a blessed week!

Lash Closet, Charlotte Tilbury, Ipsy and More On The Beauty Blog Coalition

 

 

 

My Current Foundation Routine

By Sheila Arkee

Let’s talk about base. The foundation of your makeup routine, that is! It’s been a while since I shared my current foundation routine, so I thought it was time to take a peek at the mainstays I rely on.

My Current Foundation Routine

While my eyes, cheek, and lip choices are constantly changing, my foundation routine stays the same for the most part. I do try new products along the way, but I have a few tried and true foundations that work well with my normal-to-oily skin and I’m locked into my concealer and powder choices. Pink toned concealer for the win!

My Current Foundation Routine Painted Ladies

Here are the few steps I take to create the perfect base for my face:

 

1. Primer

Sometimes my moisturizer serves as a primer, and I also love Skindinavia The Makeup Primer, Cover FX Mattifying Primer and Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Hydrating Primer in Candlelight. I find that a primer is a must and it really does work to extend the life of foundation.

2. Foundation

Right now I’m loving Cover FX Natural Finish Oil-Free Foundation in G60 and Pur Minerals CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40 in Tan. Both of these products add gorgeous coverage, color, and they match my skin tone really well. My all time, ultimate, must have favorite remains Illuminare Moisturizing Mineral Foundation in Sienna Sun, FYI.

3. Concealer

To conceal dark areas and under eye circles, I start off with a concealer with a pink undertone which is THE key to cancelling out the discoloration. My two favorites are NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Glow and Cover FX Cream Concealer in G Medium-Deep.

4. Highlighting Concealer

An extra step, but a must as far as I’m concerned. This really brightens up my under eye area and is a fantastic way to enhance the high planes of the face. I have gone through multiple tubes of NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in Glow, which means I must really love it!

5. Loose Powder

I use translucent powder, therefore I am. This is the crux of my routine, and without a loose invisible powder to set the products I’ve used, nothing would stay in place. I’ve used MAC’s Invisible Set powder for years, and have newly discovered Mary Kay Transluscent Loose Powder. I also love using Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Powder and find it does a really good job with oil control.

6. Finishing Spray

An extra touch, a spritz of finishing spray really ensures your  makeup stays put. Urban Decay’s All Nighter is great and I also love e.l.f.’s Setting Spray.

7. Urban Decay Good Karma Brush

This brush changed my makeup routine for good. It’s such a great brush that evenly applies your foundation. My only knock against it is that it has started shedding like nuts after using it for less than a year.

8. Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57

If you use concealer, you need this brush! I mean it! It really makes your concealer look great and I’m so glad I invested in this beauty tool.

9. e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush

At a mere $3, this is a fantastic synthetic brush I’ve used and loved for years. It’s perfect for working with powder products.

Do you stick with the same basic routine for your foundation?

 

 

Makeup Of The Day 39 With MAC Spanish Fly Lipstick

Press Sample I Bought It

By Sheila Arkee

I took a trip in the way back machine today. Here’s a look featuring some of the beauty products I will never ever throw away, including MAC Spanish Fly Lipstick.

90s Makeup Of The Day With MAC Spanish Fly Lipstick

90s Face Of The Day With MAC Spanish Fly Lipstick

EOTD With MAC Print and MAC Vanilla

MAC EOTD With MAC Print and MAC Vanilla

MAC EOTD With MAC Print and MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow

MAC Spanish Fly FOTD

Face

Cover FX Mattifying Primer

Cover FX Natural Finish Oil-Free Foundation in G60

NYX HD Concealer in Glow

Cover FX Cream Concealer in G Medium-Deep

NYX HD Grinding Powder in True Beige

Kevyn Aucoin Cream Blush in Liquifuchsia/Hot Pink

MAC Harmony Blush

YSL Jaipur Highlighter

Eyes

Base: Milani Eyeshadow Primer

Inner Lid: MAC Vanilla eyeshadow

Lid: Unknown MAC shadow

Crease: MAC Copperplate

Outer Corner: MAC Print

Browbone: MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow

Liner (upper lid): Urban Decay Zero

Liner (lower lid): MAC Powersurg

Brows: Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

Mascara: Eddie Funkhouser Quattro Variable Lash

Lips

MAC Stone Lip Pencil

Wet n Wild Mega Last Matte Lipstick in Pink Suga

The Beauty Products I Will Never Ever Throw Away

By Sheila Arkee

If there’s one thing about me that you need to know it’s that I’m an epic clutter clearer. Although there are times when I amass stuff and let it pile up, there are few things I find as enjoyable as going through said stuff and giving it away or throwing it out. This is especially so with my  makeup collection, which as you can imagine can get out of control really fast. However, there are certain items I’ll never discard, because they’re discontinued, unique, or have a special place in my beauty obsessed life. Here’s a look at the beauty products I will never ever throw away.

The Beauty Products I Will Never Ever Thow Out

The beauty industry runs deep in my veins. Having worked in the beauty industry as a makeup artist and beauty blogger for years and years, you bet I’ve come across some really interesting products. I’ve found if you keep your makeup items in cool, dark locations, they tend to last longer than those typical expiration dates that are thrown around, so unless something is dried out or horribly separated, it’s staying around!

Painted Ladies Favorite Old School Beauty Products

1. Old School MAC Lipsticks in Spanish Fly and Gliss

MAC Spanish Fly and Gliss Lipsticks

MAC releases and discontinues products so rapidly it’s easy to see old favorites come and go. Spanish Fly and Gliss are two discontinued colors I’ve loved since early on in my passion for MAC and I can’t seem to say goodbye to them. I’ve had these lipsticks for YEARS and they are in surprisingly good condition.

MAC Spanish Fly MAC Gliss Swatches

Spanish Fly is a multi-chrome red with hints of green, making it an utterly fascinating shade. Gliss is a gorgeous shimmery baby pink that was one of my favorites back in the day.

2. My Very First Eyeshadow Brush

Humble beginnings! Considering the size of my brush collection these days, it’s funny to think it all started with a $3 Maybelline eyeshadow brush I bought about 15 years ago and used for everything. I quickly moved on to a brush set from Victoria’s Secret that was actually pretty great, then on to MAC and I never looked back. This brush is broken, dented, but it has an extremely close place in my heart.

3. Two Of The First MAC Eyeshadows

If you could see the incredible pigmentation on these two eyeshadows, you would shake your fist at the corporate powers that diluted the powers of some of the very first products that came out of MAC. Back when MAC was released, it was some pretty amazing stuff. And now? Well, let’s just say these shadows are going to be passed on to my descendents.

Old School MAC Eyeshadow

While I’m not sure what the first eyeshadow is – Folie? Swiss Chocolate? Something long discontinued? – the second shadow is Print, a color that is still in existence.

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches

4. Kevyn Aucoin Cream Blush in Liquifuchsia

Ok, I’ll admit that this particular product is probably on its last legs. It’s not looking too good, but I am such a fan of Kevyn Aucoin, I can’t let it go.

Before the Internet, there was Kevyn Aucoin and his beauty books. I was a huge fan and devastated by his passing. I picked up a few items from his beauty collection when it was first released and will hold on to this one for sentimental reasons. I used it so often when I first purchased it and it’s so pigmented you can hardly even tell.

5. Bonne Bell Red Raspberry Lip Smacker

While so many have called Bonne Bell Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker their perfect rosy lip shade, for me it’s always been Red Raspberry.

I’ve loved this color since I was a freshman in high school. That was eons ago, yo!

6. La Prairie Celllular Luxe Lip Enhancer

Back in the day when I worked in luxury retail and spent too much of my income on my store discount, this was a must have.

It’s such an elegant product in such a hefty container, you wouldn’t be able to get rid of it either. Seriously, this thing weighs a ton, but it’s just so pretty.

7. YSL Highlighter In Jaipur

Another reminder of my luxury retail days, Jaipur is one of the prettiest highlighters I’ve ever used. It’s super smooth, micro-shimmer, and a gorgeous bronzy gold.

YSL Jaipur Highlighter

The container itself is eleganza. Getting rid of it? Impossible!

And you know I’d put together a Makeup Of The Day in honor of these products I regard so highly! Details on this look to follow shortly!

90s Makuep FOTD

What are some beauty products you’ll never throw away?

Makeup Of The Day 38 With BFTE Killer Topiary

Press Sample I Bought It

By Sheila Arkee

Today’s face features Killer Topiary from BFTE’s The Shining Collection.

BFTE Kille Topiary MOTD Wet n Wild Pink Suga

FOTD BFTE Kille Topiary Wet n Wild Pink Suga

BFTE Kille Topiary EOTD Wet n Wild Pink Suga

EOTD BFTE Kille Topiary Wet n Wild Pink Suga

BFTE Killer Topiary Sugarpill Goldilux

Face

Cover FX Mattifying Primer

Cover FX Natural Finish Oil-Free Foundation in G60

NYX HD Concealer in Glow

Cover FX Cream Concealer in G Medium-Deep

NYX HD Grinding Powder in True Beige

IT Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette

Eyes

Base: Milani Eyeshadow Primer

Lid Base: Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyes Shadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige

Lid: BFTE Killer Topiary

Outer Corner: MAC Print

Browbone: MAC White Frost

Lower Inner Lid: Sugarpill Goldilux

Liner (upper lid): Mary Kay Gel Liner in Jet Black

Liner (lower lid): NYX Slide On Liner in Glitzy Gold

Brows: Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

Mascara: Milani Total Lash Cover

Lips

MAC Stone Lip Pencil

Wet n Wild Mega Last Matte Lipstick in Pink Suga