Love to my Beauty Blogging Friends!

graphic_bbf_blue.jpgHere are my favorite beauty blog posts from around the beauty blogging world this week. Enjoy!

Aging Fabulous asks how often you wear makeup in Makeup - Yes or No?

Shannon from A Girl's Gotta Spa and her beautiful new baby boy Brody review Baby Essencia

Beauty Addict dishes about Lancomes Travel Must Have

Annie over at Blogdorf Goodman lets us in on her view of MAC's C-Shock

Christina tells us how she keeps her hair looking lovely in the Summer heat. 

Lipstick, Powder 'n Paint! shows us how to get one of Mischa Barton's looks.

Pretty by Nature defines the differences between physical and chemical sunscreens

The Beauty Snob admits her addiction to Glamour Gloves.





Oh, to relax.

I wish I could say that I have been a bit absent from Beautiful Makeup Search this week because I am off relaxing. I am actually working on a great big project, and I have not had a second to update you on anything. I am so sorry.

Not to fear, though. I promise that I will be back to my regular posting here any minute now!

Thanks for your patience.

Do take a little time to relax over the upcoming long weekend/week and enjoy the official Summer holiday, July 4th - Independence Day.


How to Get My C-Shock Look!

With all the excitement over the newest MAC Collection, C-Shock, I could not wait to get my hands on it. When it arrived, I must say I was a bit in shock, as the products were even more colorful than in the photos.

But color is good. And these C-Shock colors are so easy to mix, and match, brush and blend, and blend, and blend! I am having so much fun.

Onto my favorite eye look that I created this afternoon!

For this look I used MAC Eyeshadow in Big T and Romping, both from the C-Shock Collection; Whistle (from the Barbie Collection), and Pro Lash Mascara in Coal Black.

I started by lining my eyes with Big T, the most beautiful aqua color. I lined the top completely, while only about 3/4 of the way around my eye on the bottom. Next, I blended Big T all over my eyelid. I used very little on the inner corner, and added more as I went outward. I then took Romping, what looks to be a very bright fuchsia, but is actually the prettiest perfect popping pink. I used this in my crease, extending that outward and upward a bit into the outer corner. Now, I used a larger fluffy shadow brush to apply Whistle to my brow bone, and in the inner corner. I finished with a coat of Pro Lash, and Voila!

My husband even complimented on how pretty my eyes looked.

I forgot to get a photo of my lips, but my eye look was beautifully complimented with Out to Shock for my lipstick, and going over that with Sugar Shock Lipgelee. An alternate look, which really brought out the pink on my eyes was using Pomposity as my lipstick with Mega Lipgelee on top.

If I can pull off this collection, anyone can. And a word of advice, do not be afraid of color, especially when it comes from MAC. They are the ones who constantly get it right!