Marilyn Monroe by Lisa

1/29/12

Hey Ladiesss!
I saw this wonderful video of a remake of Marilyn Monroe's makeup done by Lisa Eldridge. She did a great job and totally outlined so many beauty secrets. I can't stop watching! so without further ado here it is:

Marilyn Monroe Beauty


What do you ladies think? Any beauty secrets you will use?


À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle




Fine Wine FOTN

1/22/12

Hey ladies, 
I did this look pretty soon after the new year. About a week and a half into january. It was for a classy sushi night with some friends and I was having alot of fun playing around with pinks and wine tones from  my new "Be Discovered" palette from Smashbox :) 
Here's how it turned out :



My hairs still a bit damp from showering so its not up to its full volume in the pictures :P

Eyes
Highlighter, lid and crease colours all from Smashbox "Be Discovered" Palette
MUFE Aqualine in Black 10 (outer lashline corners)
Covergirl Waterproof Lashblast Mascara in Black

Face
Revlon Colourstay Liquid Foundation in 300 Golden Beige
MUFE Microfinish HD Powder
ELF studio blush in Mellow Mauve
Benefit Watts Up

Lips
Rimmel Airy Fairy lipstick 

What are you ladies experimenting with these days?

 À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle

NYX Round Lipstick Swatches Part 2

1/18/12

Hey Gals!
It's been a while and I know I promised you the second part of my NYX lip swatches. 
I've been so incredibly busy and then lazy when I get home just needing to veg out! 

Here are the swatches ladies:
NYX Rosebud
This is a shimmery sheer pale gold/pink colour. It's not my favourite as I dont like my lipsticks to be shimmery with sparkles at all-that's more of a gloss job to me. 

NYX Paris
Paris a blue based pink that borders on a slight tinge of lavender because of its blue undertones. It's a beautiful colour but I think it would be better in the spring/summer. The consistency is nice, definitely an opaque pink that goes on buttery smooth! 

NYX Louisiana
Well I never knew Louisiana could be so bold or pink. But this is one loaded lipstick, gorgeous pink colour that a pretty neutral pink (in my opinion) and looks great for a simple daytime look or a hot night out!

NYX Chaos
What a great name for a lipstick, Chaos. At first, I really hated the colour, I thought it was too dark and not right for my skin-tone. The problem with this is that it can go on super opaque and dark if you slather it on (unlike most lipsticks). With just one coat you get a gorgeous red, definitely brighter than my Chanel Rivoli and definitely a glossy hollywood red. One of my friends would wear red on a rainy day to cheer herself up and this might just be one of those lippies for me :) 

What colours are you ladies wearing this January?

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle


NYX Round Lipstick Swatches Part 1

1/8/12

Hollah to all the pretty ladies :)
I promised you NYX swatches of the 9 colours of round lipsticks I got and I am delivering. Today. Right now. Are you ready? 
This is part 1 guys: 5 swatches today, be patient and you'll get the other 4 soon. (feels more dangerous putting it that way ;) hehe)

Welcome to my colourful lippie world.

NYX Fig
This one is a beautiful nude pink. Tea Rose (shown below) is a more popular pink nude from the NYX round lipsticks but this one is a more on the pink/coral side.

NYX Tea Rose
GORGEOUS nude. I was so excited for this one. I could wear it all the time, I even bought a backup. It's a pink nude, but leans towards a pinker taupe or pinker neutral/brown compared to Fig (pictured above).

NYX Indian Pink
Whoa. This one surprised me. I thought it was going to be a pink with a bit of coral, turns out its more a coral with a bit of pink... and sort of shimmery. Now I do like this colour, don't get me wrong. It's more of a summer colour for when you're bronzey and glowy. 

NYX Femme
Love this. This in-your-face bright coral red. Or orange red. Either way, its loud, in your face, and awesome. It says "oh HEY there, I know you think I look good. It's okay, if I were you I'd think I looked pretty good too." This picture doesn't even do it justice. It's definitely brighter.

NYX Chloe
I don't know who Chloe was but she must've been some kick-ass chick. This lipstick is bright, dark, blue-based berry fuschia. This picture doesn't do it full justice either. I'm not totally sure I can pull it off, I'll have to decide that soon. Maybe I'll do a look with this chick and you ladies can tell me what you think?

I didn't bother doing a bare lips shot since these guys are so pigmented you can clearly see that it's not my natural lip colour. You, literally, only have to do one swipe of these guys on your lips and the colour is so strong and so pigmented. I love it. I haven't worn them for long enough to know about their wear. But the texture and pigment is completely on point-gorgeous. A couple of the dark ones I've got mayyyy need some lipliner though. 

Any lipsticks you ladies are loving right now?

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle


Just a Little Smokey FOTN

1/4/12

Happy New Year Pretties!! 
How was everyones new years celebrations? I had a great time with some wonderful friends <3 I'll try to post a few pictures from New Years on here when I get some back from friends. 
I really wish I had taken pictures of my new years makeup, but with all the running around and hectic-ness it just did not happen. I'll try to re-do the look sometime on a night out :) 
On another note though, I went out with a friend in late december when she came to visit me from Toronto. Her finals were done and my finals were done so we decided a night out on the town was appropriate! We got super glammed up and she even got a new outfit for out big night out.

My favourite, and most accurate, shot of the look 

Shot with flash in artificial light-something strange was going on with my cheekbones though

Side shot!



Eyes
MAC ricepaper (highlight)
MAC Satin taupe (all over lid)
MAC Carbon (lashline, outer V and crease)
MUFE Aqualine in 10 Black
Covergirl Waterproof Lash Blast Mascara in Black

Face
Revlon Colourstay in 310 Warm Golden
MUFE HD microfinish powder
Chanel Joues Contraste in Reflex
Benefit Watt's Up

Lips
MAC Hue lipstick
MAC fulfilled plushglass

It's a really simply smokey eye, I only used three eyeshadows and I didn't blend a whole lot-just enough to get the effect I wanted. This was inspired by the new Liz Taylor-esque Guess marketing. The model with short brown (dark-pictures were black and white) hair was stunning and I loved the way her eyes were done. I think her look was a little more black but I got as close as I could get for my taste/outfit ;)

What kind of eyes are you ladies rocking this season?


À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle

** My friend Tamara took these photos of me :)