Wednesday, September 26, 2012

First Vice Look

This is a the face I did on Monday, using the Urban Decay Vice palette for my eyes.  Please pardon my messy, frizzy hair!  I often pull it up quickly in the mornings and don't always take it down for pictures.

I really like how the liquid liner turned out and I didn't even spend hardly any time or effort on it!  Maybe all the practice is finally paying off!  Or maybe I should use more types with fine actual brush tips.

I tried Bare Minerals Ready foundation for the third time here.  I thought I would wear "Fair," like I do in their original and matte formulas, but it turns out that "Fairly Medium is a much better match!  I don't think I've ever worn anything with "medium" in the name before in my life!  Obviously the Ready foundations are running very light compared to their loose counterparts.

The picture above and below are using the "Orton-ish" effect on Picasa.  I love how it makes everything look soft, perfect, and the colors so bright and beautiful!  It's just for fun.  :)

Miracle Skin Transformer (MST) Vanish Instant Imperfection Corrector
MUFE Lift concealer 1
Korres Wild Rose Mineral Setting Powder
Illamasqua Concealer 115
BE Ready Fairly Medium
MUFE Super Matte Loose 12

Guerlain Terracotta Light Blondes 01
Becca Gypsy
Tarte AC Angelic

Lorac eye primer
UD Penny Lane
UD Occupy (only a little used under Chaos)
UD Chaos
UD Echo Beach
UD Anonymous
UD e/l pencil Electric (under Chaos on lowers)
UD e/l liquid Sabbath
Stila Stay All Day black liner (tightline)
MUFE Aqua pencil 10L (waterline)
Korres Volcanic mascara
YSL Shocking mascara
Clinique Bottom Lash

Belmacz Glow Ruby (looking washed out in my pics - except for the altered one!)

I love Penny Lane!  Chaos was somewhat difficult for me to work with, as mattes can be, but it is definitely doable and the color stayed true all day.

I really want to like the Bare Minerals Ready foundation because it has beautiful, full, quick and easy coverage.  However, it has proven to not wear well on me in the three times I've tried it.  First of all, it can feel really dry on, especially for the first few hours of wearing it.  I did alleviate that discomfort this time around by prepping my skin with adequate hydrating serum and moisturizer (more so than I would normally use).  It also feels just slightly itchy on me at first, likely due to the Bismuth that is in it.  The break down of wear occurs around 3-4 hours for me and it shows as patchiness in various places all over my face.  It ends up looking almost dry and caky, for lack of a better description.  I found that I could kind of smooth things out again using just my fingertips, but it is not worth having to do that to look good again.  I'm pretty sad because, as I said, I would have loved to have such nice, smooth, excellent coverage so easily!  I may try it one or two more times with different primers, just hoping to get a different result.  I may not.  It's no fun looking icky-faced part way through my work day.

This is my first time using a Becca blush.  I love Gypsy!  It's very soft, smooth, and glowy.  I've become quite the blush fanatic, thanks in large part to Makeup Alley.

Let me know if you have any questions about anything.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. so cute, so pretty, like peacock, love the gold / blue - much elegante!

  2. Loving this, it's like the colours of a beautiful bird of paradise. The inner corner highlight is AMAZING.


    1. Thank you!! I think it was Echo Beach - is it bad that I can't remember? :) Good thing I've since started to label placement in my posts!


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