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Thursday, June 19th, 2008
9:10 pm
Desperately Seeking Shadow
 Does anyone have Fertile E/S that they are willing to part with?

Current Mood: curious
Monday, February 19th, 2007
8:03 pm
(Let us know what format is best for tips of the day, we want this comm to be as easy to understand as possible!)

tipoftheday for 2-19-07
'Clean' makeup
If you want to look clean, but not made-up, use neutral tones; start with light concealer and foundation, which will even out your skin-tone while leaving your face looking natural.
On your eyes,  apply natural shades (similar to your own skin color), darker on the bottom and lighter on top, as follows the usual rules of eyeshadow application. Be sure to keep these shades very close to your skin color, only slightly different as to allow for s subtle accent.
Smudge a little black or brown eyeliner (pencil works best for this look) above your eye; don't apply any below as this will make your eyes appear heavier, which you don't want here. (also, dark smudges under your eyes generally aren't very condusive to looking clean)
Like everything else for this look, your blush should be similar to, but a little lighter than, your skin tone. Don't put a lot on!
Try to keep your lips somewhat free of product; using plain chapstick usually works fairly well.
8:06 pm
Barbie loves MAC
barbie loves mac is now available. if you want to look like Barbie... seriously... mac has what you need.
Sunday, February 18th, 2007
10:57 pm
tip of the day
hey everyone. sorry there hasn't been any tip of the day for a while now. elle has been on vacation and i have not been on the computer until now. to make up for the loss elle has asked me to provide everyone with a large tip.

Read more...Collapse )

so thats it for today!
bye everyone! ♥
Wednesday, February 14th, 2007
9:55 pm
feedback appreciated
as a matter of interest, we, the mods, would like to hear your feedback.

-what do you think of the community?
-what do you want to see here?
-how can we improve the community?

et cetera.
4:45 pm
tipoftheday for 2-14:
blue eyes
Having blue eyes, I can't use my favorite eye-shadow shade: blue. In light of this I went to work finding suitable alternative which would make my eye color stand out more.
-bright pinks
-natural colors like gold, brown or beige
-peach, which is amazing on blue eyes
-deep, rich colors like plum or burgundy
-burgundy or plum with metallic bronze
-metallic soft coral pink with golden shimmer
-autumnal shades like copper or gold
-orange (for more colorful, fun eyes, woo!)

thanks, kids.
Monday, February 12th, 2007
7:24 pm
sorry, haven't been doing these as often as I should... if you want a mod position, I have one open.
on to Le Tip.

clean eyes
if you're going for a clearer/cleaner look, similar to Penelope Ann Miller's in The Shadow with Alec Baldwin, which looks like thisCollapse ), try using a lighter neutral-toned shadow on your entire lid (after, of course, primer), being sure to blend it smoothly. You may want to try applying a light shimmery gel-like substance with your fingertip to top off the shadow. I use Mary Kay eyesicles, vanillaCollapse )which are nice, neutral and just the right amount of shimmery.

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007
1:46 pm
tip of the day
tip of the day for 2-7-07:
To keep your eyeshadow looking nice all day, try one these before appling the actual shadow:

1. brush (for powder foundation) or smudge (for stick or liquid foundation/concealer) a little  foundation onto your eyelids
2. apply eye primer to your lids

these are similarly effective methods to fix your shadow. doing one of these will help your shadow last longer and keep it from creasing.

-cpt elle
Tuesday, February 6th, 2007
4:27 pm
Barbie loves MAC
MAC is revealing a new collection sometime this month. I for one am somewaht stoked; Barbie and I have similar skin tones.
10:55 am
tip of the day
So, noticing that there have been very few submissions of late, I am making my own.
Tip of the day for 2-6-07:
Powder foundation
When applying, use a large brush, medium courseness, using circular strokes out fron the direction of your nose. This gives you a nice, even tone. If you have spots you want to cover up, do so first, then apply your foundation. This fixes the cover-up, keeping your skin looking flawless longer.

note: all members have posting access, so post whatever you want!

-cpt elle

Current Mood: amused
Monday, January 29th, 2007
10:30 am
rainbows and stars
Introduction: I am Elle, your mod and maintainer. I like music (not this pop nonsense, but music that lasts longer than a week.), art and photography. Makeup is an obligatory interest in this community, therefore I will not mention it.

Here we go...

I tried out _twonkie_'s lovely rainbow eyeshadow and it turned out very nicely.

I also played with my own idea over here.

Current Mood: creative
Saturday, January 27th, 2007
9:16 pm
steph is awesome.
hello everyone. my name is stephanina, i am one of your mods. now that i have told you my name is would be highly appretiated if you don't kidnap or rape me. i am very excited to share some of my pictures with you. prepare yourself because this is a mouthfull.

enjoy your flightCollapse )

soo thats me. please do not steal my identity. thankyou.

Current Mood: cold
Thursday, January 25th, 2007
8:05 am
So, for the other poor college students out there, a makeup line with awesome colors (thinking vibrant unnatural shades & whatnot), is L'Oreal HIP. It's not that expensive (about 6 dollars for eyeshadows) and relatively easy to find. The color lasts for a good day. Anyways, http://www.hipcolor.com/ is the website.

I need to go figure out a way to contact my boyfriend.
Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
10:42 pm
mac fluidline (ie: eyeliner via brush)
Today I forgot to bring my eyeliner brush with me and was forced to improvise. I dug through my bag and found a mechanical pencil; this day just got better and better. I inspected the pencil and decided that the lovely new eraser would be a great substitute for a brush. (nice try) Using the eraser, I applied a little liner onto my hand to get an idea of how it looked; the eraser seemed to work fairly well. Smoothing a lovely macroviolet line above my lashes, I discovered that using that mechanical pencil eraser worked almost as well as the overpriced brush which I foolishly purchased.
I did also find, however, that one should not try to do anything fine or detailed using a rubber eraser, because that gives rather unfavorable results. I ended up with smudgy blotches next to my eyes, which were very difficult to get off.
In conclusion, today I discovered two things.
One: If you forget your liner brush, do not panic, look for a mechanical pencil. If one is not to be found, it is acceptable to panic.
Two: Do not attempt any detailed work when using an eraser to apply eyeliner.


Current Mood: calm
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
6:12 pm
Welcome . .
Welcome to Mac_up!

This community is for everyone who is interested in makeup or fashion. We, the MODs have prepared this community for anyone who wants to share makeup ideas/tips with others. We love new members so feel free to join!

<33 .xo

Current Mood: artistic
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