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!