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!



Where Skin Care and Science Meet.

skinceuticals.jpgSkinCeuticals is a ten year old, fast growing company of fabulous skin care products sold exclusively through licensed physicians. The products in the line boast antioxidants, vitamin C, and some great new sun care technologies.

Aah - science meets skin care. It is certainly all the rage. Take a look at their mission statement below:




Our mission at SkinCeuticals is to improve skin health. Dedicated to this purpose, we make one simple promise -- provide quality products backed by science.

Our dedication to developing advanced skin care backed by science has earned us a strong reputation with the medical community worldwide. SkinCeuticals provides complete skin care solutions through dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medi-spas, and other skin care professionals in the United States and in over 35 countries worldwide. These experts trust SkinCeuticals to promote skin health -- not trends.

I have tried four of SkinCeuticals products based on their theory that your skin care needs can be broken down into three elements: prevention, protection, and correction.

From Aging Fabulous, published 6/19/2007.