Sunday, March 31, 2013


I'm not entirely sure how I feel about Guerlain's Coup de Foudre eyeshadow palette.  I bought it on a whim - no doubt swayed by its popularity on the web (I'm looking at you, MUA MUB).  I will say that while I was very unsure about it when I wore this on Friday, it's grown on me since.  I'm rather fond of it right at this moment!

Things I am wearing here:  Koh Gen Do Aqua PK-0, Nars Light Reflecting Powder Loose, Illamasqua Lover blush, Dior Addict Lip Balm Crystal Coral, Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil Soft Brunette, Guerlain Maxi Lash mascara....and some other stuff.  For the eyes, I started with Nars eye primer, then lined uppers and lowers with UD Uzi pencil.  I smudged the dark gray shadow into it.  Then I blended the olive shadow onto my lids and a little into the creases.  Next, I blended the mint shade into my inner crease area.  The coral color is, of course, above my mid-outer crease.  I also used a tiny bit of the dark gray on the outer corner of my lids.  YSL black cream liner lined both waterlines.  And while I used Guerlain's Maxi Lash on my upper lashes, I used Maybelline's water-resistant Clump Crusher for my lower lashes.  It's annoying that I have to use very specific mascaras on my lowers - they just love to smudge, when given the chance!

The pigmentation on the Coup de Foudre eyeshadows leaves something to be desired.  At least, with the dark gray and olive I felt I really had to pack it on to get the color I wanted (even the coral, if I'm honest with myself).  Perhaps they are not meant to be worn so opaquely.  Perhaps I am nit-picking.  In any case, it was worth the effort and not too much trouble.  I just figure for that amount of money I should get pigment galore.  :)

I'll leave you with that.  Please feel free to ask any questions!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Peach Parfait

I'm still here!  Fear not.  :)  I just love Revlon's Lip Butter in Peach Parfait.  I'm wearing it here.  Yummy!  Other things I am wearing:  Tarte's Tinted Treatment BB Primer in Fair, Tarte's Amazonian Clay blush in Glisten (sadly looked a bit feverish in real life, but I think photographed very nicely), the Hourglass Soft Brunette brow pencil, and some eye stuff.  Mwahaha!

So, for the eyes...I mainly used Too Faced's The Return of Sexy palette.  I worked off the grouping to the far right, called "The Bombshell."  "Maneater" sandy taupe all over the lid and blended into the crease.  "7 Year Itch" shimmery white on the inner corner/crease area.  "Hollywood" medium gray in the outer "v" and "Beautymark" darker gray just a bit along the end of the upper lash line.  The green is Urban Decay's Graffiti pencil liner with Rouge Bunny Rouge Whispering Ibis smudged into it.  I also used Sephora Flashy Ultra Green liner on my waterline.  Tightline was Stila Stay All Day black liner pen.  For mascara, I used Guerlain's Maxi Lash, which I'm pretty happy with so far.

I really liked this look overall, but was annoyed that I messed up the symmetry of the outer "v" portions of my eyes.  My blush looks quite uneven, as well.  It's always got to be something!  Hopefully no one noticed, though.  And even if they did, I'm only human.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Forward

Miracle Skin Transformer SPF 20 Translucent
Urban Decay Naked Skin 0.5
Illamasqua Concealer 115 (spots)
Tarte Maracuja Concealer Fair (under eye)
Nars Light Reflecting Powder Loose

Illamasqua Katie
Nars New Order

Nars eye primer
Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Illusoire (lid into crease)
Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Vision (center of the lid over Illusoire)
Urban Decay Virgin e/s (inner corner and brow bone)
Sephora Flashy e/l Ultra Black
MUFE Aqua Eyes e/l 16L (lower lash line)
Fyrinnae Bitey Tyrannosaur (smudged into lowers)
Urban Decay El Dorado e/l pencil (inner lowers)
Urban Decay Mildew e/l pencil (waterline)
Stila Stay All Day liner pen (tight line)
L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Black Lacquer mascara
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Ash Blonde (light side)

Beaute Weightless Lip Creme Trace

Thoughts about this face...  I'm really happy with the color of the Urban Decay foundation.  It seems to be a good mix of yellow and pink on me.  It also photographs nicely!  I adore Illusoire and it's been a while since I wore it.  It did not disappoint and even though I've had some creasing in the past, it wore like a champ today and did not budge one bit.  Vision only gave me minimal fall out, too, so I'm pleased with that.  I adore the Trace lippie.  It's such a lovely, perfect pinky-nude on me.

I'm not happy about the under eye concealer looking a pinch too light here, but in person I think it was better.  And I'm wondering if I should have put mascara on my lower lashes or not.  Obviously, I went with the lazy option of not doing it.  I think I like it okay that way, but I'm not sure.

Enough rambling!  Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know what you think.

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Armani Face Fabric primer
Korres Wild Rose Mineral Porcelain
Illamasqua Concealer 115
BareMinerals Stroke of Light Luminous 1
Korres WR Mineral Setting Powder

Addiction Revenge
Nars Hungry Heart

Nars eye primer
Armani Eyes to Kill Intense #28
Makeup Geek Bling Bling (inner corner)
Stila Stay All Day black liner pen
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Ash Blonde (light side)
Korres Volcanic mascara

Bite lip primer
Bite High Pigment lip pencil Scarlet (LE)

This was a relatively quick look for me, from last week.  I really loved wearing the Scarlet pencil.  It seriously hydrated my lips - shocking to say.  After the day my lips felt soft.  CRAZY!  It doesn't hold on as tenaciously as some other more drying formulas out there, but I guess you can't have perfectly long wearing without being a least somewhat drying.  Yeah.

In any case, I can see more Bite pencils in my future.

Thanks for stopping by and do pardon my messy, not so fresh hair!  Eep.