Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Violet Edition

This was the makeup I wore yesterday.  I experimented with a few complexion samples and new things.  I tried Bobbi Brown Skin foundation in Alabaster and I think it oxidized on me - it was definitely a little dark and yellow.  That's okay, though, because I still have fun trying new things!  I've been on a try-new-things kick for some time now.

Speaking of which, this was my first time wearing my Addiction Concrete Jungle and Rouge Bunny Rouge Mountain Bluebird eyeshadows.  I like them a lot!  I added a little sparkle over top of the lid colors with Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Pure in Opal (it's a loose shimmer).  The only liner I wore was for tightlining.  I think it looked pretty nice.  I give myself credit for keeping the eyes relatively simple and not over-doing them.

See my baby Georgia in the picture above?  She's chilling on the couch behind me.  :)  The YSL Glossy Stains are one of my very favorite things.  I have 12 of them or something completely absurd.  Number 1 Violet Edition is a recent acquisition and I have to say that I'm head over heels for the color of it.  The application has been giving me grief, though!  It wants to go on patchy and uneven.  I fight it, though, and somehow make it work.  It's worth the effort.  They all wear so well for such a long time.  I never worry about bleeding and I can get a good 4-5 hours, sometimes longer, with them looking picture perfect (that's with loads of talking at work, too!).

GA Fluid Sheer 7
BB Skin Alabaster
BE Stroke of Light Luminous 1
Illamasqua Concealer 115
Stila Set and Correct

Guerlain Terracotta Light Blondes 01
Addiction Amazing blush
Nars Hungry Heart (pink side)

Lorac Behind the Scenes eye primer
Addiction Concrete Jungle (lid and into crease)
RBR Mountain Bluebird (along lash lines and in outer corner)
Lorac Baked Matte Satin e/s Chic (inner corner)
Lorac Baked Matte Satin e/s Posh (brow bone)
Stila Stay All Day black e/l pen (tightline)
Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Pure Opal (lid over other shadows)
Givenchy Noir Couture mascara
Tarte Taupe brow pencil

YSL Glossy Stain 1 Violet Edition

The Armani Fluid Sheer is a pretty pearly pink sort of base.  It reminds me a little of the Missha Boomer, at least in color.  I haven't quite decided how I feel about the Stila Set and Correct powder.  I need to try it out more to fully develop my opinion.  This time, I thought it made me look green, which could have been from over use, I suppose, and resulted in me putting on a little more bronzer than normal to counterbalance that.  Perhaps it just has too much color over all for my skin tone, to be a fab setting powder.

Please let me know if you have any application tricks for the Glossy Stain 1!  I would love it to be easier.  Also, feel free to ask questions about anything and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Violet Edition is on my F&F list now!! So gorg...

    1. It's a really great color. I only wish it applied a teensy bit easier!

  2. Gorgeous! I love vampy lip colours on you.

    Lou x


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