Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Soft Orchid

Here's a quick post with a look from last week.  I don't recall the complete breakdown of products that I used, but I can definitely remember some of the key ones!

For base, I used Smashbox CC Cream in Fair.  The blush is Illamasqua Morale with Armani Belladonna palette as highlight.

On my eyes, I started with Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Orchid.  Then I layered on a bit of Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Impulsion (inner corner).  I used Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Diapason to darker the crease and outer corner.  Then some Stila Bliss to blend out the crease.  I added a bit of the dark charcoal shadow from the Chante Wild Horses palette to my outer corner.  And I smudged UD Psychedelic Sister eyeliner pencil into the lash lines.  I used a pastel purple Korres pencil on my waterline.

I just have some Hourglass lip oil on my lips.  Geez, they look so blotchy to me like this.  It's odd how I'm so aware of the uneven tone in photographs but don't seem to notice it in the mirror.

I got a few compliments on my eyes, so I wouldn't mind recreating this exact look or a similar one soon!  I mean.  PURPLE.  Always so good.

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Monday, March 10, 2014


Tarte BB Primer Fair
Wet 'N Wild Coverall Cream Fair
By Terry Touche Volutee Porcelain
Nars Light Reflecting Powder Loose
Guerlain Perles du Paradis

Illamasqua Hollow cream pigment
Tarte Elevated blush
Laura Mercier Baked Highlight 01

Wet 'N Wild Fergie eye primer
Tarte Pink Outside the Box e/s (inner corner)
Tarte View From the Taupe e/s (lid)
Tarte Rose to the Occasion e/s (crease)
Tarte Two Plums Up e/s (outer "v")
Tarte Dream in Chocolate powder e/l
UD Yeyo e/l pencil (waterline)
Stila Stay All Day black pen liner (tight line)
L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara Black Brown
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo Ash Blonde/Taupe
Perfekt clear brow gel

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 19 Fuchia in Rage

So here's me with a matte eye!  You don't see that every day.  I was impressed with this Tarte Mattenificent palette, so I basically had to have it.  I really like the colors in it as well as the quality of pigmentation and ease in blending.  I've also been using powder liner a lot lately, so I dig the rich powder liners in the palette.

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