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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

FOTD & Tutorial- Parrot & Black Emerald Look


I actually have a FOTD I did this morning using products from my new Everyday Minerals haul from yesterday, but I just got a new computer here at work so I don't have photoshop to crop the pictures, so i'll save it for tomorrow. :)

In the meantime here is a look I did a couple days ago, everyone seems to be so parrot-inspired lately, I thought id bring my favorite mineral eyeshadow "Black Emerald" back from the dead.

My face wasn't this's me trying to figure and play with the damn camera settings...

What I used:


- Laura Geller Face Spackle Primer
- Maybelline Liquid Mineral Foundation
- MMBB Mineral Foundation in "Medium Beige"


- Jordana "Stardust" Blush
- Everyday Minerals "Email Me" blush
- MAC Sculpt Powder in "Sculpt" for contour


- UDPP Primer
- MAC Parrot e/s
- MMBB (Black Emerald e/s, now known as "Smokey Green")
- LA Colors Blue on the inner corners
- MMBB "highlight" on brow bone as highlight
- MAC Fluidline in "Nightfish"
- Covergirl lash blast mascara


- MAC lipstick in "Masque"
- MAC lipstick in "Scanty"



Mrs. Lynne said...

We are Parrot inspired, huh? Hah.

This looks great on you! They make your eyes look so mesmerizing!

Grayburn said...

This is a striking shade indeed, no wonder it's so talked about. You have good skin btw, what is your routine (if you don't mind sharing :))


Bionic Beauty said...

Parrot, parrot, parrot, squawk! I love your post and look. I don't know if I could pull off the color, I'm such a freakin' chicken.

Hope you are having a wonderful 2008!


psychoexgirlfriend said...

Beautiful! The Smokey Green is lovely too! Everyone's doing Parrot I guess to see what the hype's all about

nilla cookie said...

I really love how you can mix and match Parrot and make them look different. I've seen it greener dependin on what you used and here it creates a beautiful blue look! I Love!! :)

Ly said...

I love the parrot! u did a good job. Did the maybelline foundation break you out at all? how is it in coverage? does it look natural and does it last? thanks!

C said...

Hi Vanessa!

Could you please post a review of the Maybelline Liquid Mineral Foundation? I'd really appreciate if you could also provide the ingredient list.



babyu21 said...

I was wondering what MMBB stands for can't figure it out. And when you would be posting another Dupes list.

Love the looks keep them coming.

Anonymous said...

Where would i be able to get the smoky green shadow? what does mmbb stand for?

Vanessa said...

MMBB stands for: My Minerals Bath & Body (

I'll do another dupe list when I have time, I work a full-time job so it's tough when it's just one person running this joint!

LynaV said...

lovely as always!
omg vanessa you make me want all the lip products you use! :D

holly said...

Hi Vanessa! I love your blog so much and I was wondering if you could do sort of an introduction to all the different brands and types of foundations you have used. I really need a good foundation right now! thanks!

Alice said...

Hey Vanessa! Thanks so much for letting me know where you get your Milani products. I might try and I'm even more excited cause they're so cheap AND can fit into my MAC palette hehe. Anyway it does seem that Parrot is super popular these days. I feel ashamed to say I haven't even used mine yet. I got it as part of my Christmas present from my friend (who was generous enough to buy me a crapload of MAC stuff- I'm so spoiled!) but yeah I definitely need to hop on wearing it. I hope you have a nice weekend! The weather over here in Philly has been up in the 50's and 60's so I'm lovin it. I'm ready for spring to come lol

BeautyChick101 said...

You have inspired me to try out some new makeup looks!

LS said...

I always love the shades of green, teal, and blue. Thanks very much for featuring that look, great job! Although I must admit, I'm not a huge fan of adding the same color under the lower lash (on any shade).

Are you selling samples of the parrot? I live in Los Angeles.


Vanessa said...

LS- Thanks! Umm the "Parrot" eyeshadow is an actual eyeshadow so there are no samples. And no samples either of the MMBB Black Emerald however you can purchase a sample from her site.

karen, said...

LOL - I love your "BLEND!!!" caption. Succinct and to the point.

yummy411 said...

gorg! you look like you are just radiant and glowing.. not sweaty at all!

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