July 27, 2010

***CLOSED*** Sigma Brush Giveaway!

It's giveaway time! Keep reading to find out how to enter to win a Sigma Face Kit and a F80 brush. These are the brushes I use everyday for my foundation, and the F80 is my favorite brush EVER :)
FACE KIT


F80


TO ENTER:
Simply post your comment below telling me if you've ever tried Sigma brushes before.
Please also include an e-mail address for me to reach you at.

NO ANONYMOUS ENTRIES.

One entry per person.

Contest will end on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 11:59pm PST.

Open to U.S and Canada residents only.
July 26, 2010

Smokey Brown using the Too Faced Natural Eye Kit



Nothing incredible exciting and I'm pretty certain I've posted similar looks before, if not exact, but oh well :) I did this look when I worked a Too Faced event last weekend. A simple smokey eye but I definitely love the colors that come in the Natural Eye Kit; incredibly versatile and easy to go from natural to dark and dramatic. For me, this look is somewhere in between.

July 24, 2010

Bright Pink Nails with a Little Zebra Print



Another nail art post for you! I used mostly Zoya polishes again. I just adore them!
I actually wanted to do this to my nails because it matches two of my favorite purses, and my blog :) Haha!

July 22, 2010

Purple Eyes (120 Palette)



For this look, I basically used 2 colors; a neutral and a bright purple. Also, I used a purple base, only on the lid to change the tone of the eyeshadow a bit, which helped the purple blend up into a slightly more pinked shade. It was a super easy look but so vibrant. The 120 palette (2nd edition) is full of so many possibilities!

July 21, 2010

Smoked-Out Gold and Pink Eyes



July 19, 2010

Copper, Plum, and Blue Eyes



This looks features both Too Faced and Harajuku Hunnies. The Natural Eye Palette from Too Faced and also their eyeshadow single in Socialite, with the addition of Harajuku Hunnies' gel liner in Oceanic made for an eye-catching look.

July 18, 2010

Zoya Nail Polish: Sienna



I've never really done nail polish posts before; maybe a few times but this is me officially starting something new on A Brilliant Brunette. Since I've been doing my nails a lot more recently and I have quite a few different polishes in some gorgeous colors, I figured I'd share them with you all, especially with the growing trend of nail art.

July 16, 2010

Shaded Orchid Eyes (feat. Glamour Doll)



Shaded Orchid, one of the colors from my Glamour Doll Eyes collection, is just gorgeous. For this look, I applied it wet, then buffed the same product, dry, over the top giving it a slightly different appearance than what it may usually look like.

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July 14, 2010

Simple Sultry Smokey Eye feat. BFTE



Wizard's Wand from Beauty From The Earth (BFTE) is a gorgeous, dirty, warm silver with multicolored reflects in it. Definitely one of my favorites from them!

For this look I basically only used Wizard's Wand with my highlight color. However, for a base color, I used a gold gel liner to "tarnish" Wizard's Wand a bit. It brought out more of the warmness and turned it to more of a gold. I loved the outcome.

July 13, 2010

Eyeko Nail Polish Swatches



About Eyeko Nail Polish:
Nail the latest trends with Eyeko Polish in the most fashion forward shades.

At just $5.50 for each 8.5ml bottle they’re the perfect finishing touch for fashionistas with a price tag that won’t nag your conscience.

Eyeko Polish features a nail friendly formula that is Toluene, Formaldehyde, DBP and Camphor FREE! No Colour fade thanks to UV absorbers and an amazing glossy, chip resistant finish which strengthens nails too!

Golden Pop of Color



This look is much like my recent look with a touch of mint green. This time though I used a touch of gold for that pop of color. You might be able to tell that this type of look with just a touch of color is one of my current favorite :)

July 5, 2010

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Swatches


My 24/7 eyeliner collection

For those of you not familiar with the 24/7 eyeliners from Urban Decay, they are phenomenal. Such gorgeous colors, some with a touch of glitter, with incredible staying power. They go on creamy and smooth yet set with an amazing staying power. It takes about 30-60 seconds for these liners to set, which allows for smudging if desired. In fact, they're so creamy and pigmented that they can be used as cream eyeshadows and colored eyeshadow bases.

They're my all time favorite eyeliners!

July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July! (American Flag Lips ♥)



Last year I did a star on my face, this year it's flag lips.

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July, aka my birthday :)

Enjoy yourselves and be safe ♥

What I used:
MAC Russian Red lipstick
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Rimmel eyeliner in Cool Blue
rhinestones and lash glue

Other Links:
Last Year's 4th of July Look