Saturday, June 21, 2014

That Mineral Glow

All I have to do to look a little sunkissed is put on my Korres Mineral Foundation in Porcelain!  It also gives me a really pretty and controlled glow.  I forgot how much I like this.  Yes, I added a little bronzer to the edges of my face and even down my neck (for once, I remembered).  It turned out to be a really nice summer look.  I'm also wearing Guerlain Turandot, Illamasqua Tweak blusher, and Fresh Sugar Coral lip treatment.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Just Spam

I am lazy.  Enjoy the spam!  This is a mish-mosh from the last couple of weeks.  Hope you like it.  :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Winged Eyeliner Chronicles

I cannot remember every single thing I used here, but I know most of it.  I'm going to just list it off, if that's okay!  Boscia SPF 50 (first time using it), Dr. Jart+ BB Cream V7, Nars Light Reflecting Powder Loose, Dior Aurora 01 Bronzer, BareMinerals Rose Gold Radiance as blush, MUFE Star Powder #940 as cheek and eye area highlights, Chanel Illusion D'Ombre New Moon (lid), Kat Von D Monarch palette (Papilio, Shadow Box, and Wrath), RBR Gracious Arasari eyeshadow, Physician's Formula Booster Pen eyeliner in Ultra Black, and Fresh Sugar Berry Lip Treatment.

The last picture was taken in fading evening light in an attempt to capture all the sparkly, multi-dimension goodness of New Moon.  I have not accurately captured it in any of my pictures so far, but it has iridescent sparkles that flash different colors (gold, green, red, orange - that sort of thing).  I absolutely adore it and have not had any troubles with creasing or excessive fallout.  You can see a little bit of fallout above, but not anything major for about 10 hours of wear.

The Boscia SPF was a bit of a surprise dislike for me.  I am, however, torn on it.  It's really white and makes me look whiter than normal.  I got it all in my hairline and it felt awful and sticky there until I washed my hair.  I really felt the sunscreen on my face the entire day - not very pleasant.  But, the good news is that it kept me (and more importantly my annoying nose) quite matte all the long day.  I might be willing to try it out again through the hot and horrible months here, which we are very much into now.

Shall we talk about my eyeliner here?  I think we should.  You know I'm kind of obsessed with getting better at doing winged eyeliner.  This was a specific attempt to do a shorter than normal wing length.  I used a different approach than my norm by lining from the inside part of my lid to the outer winged part.  Usually I like to do the wings first and then go back for the rest.  My verdict is that it worked out really well!  I think any shorter and my crease would have eaten up the wing.  I'd like to try them a bit thinner next go around.  Maybe.

Monday, June 2, 2014

New Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelées

 Behold!  New Cheek Gelées!  I had to have them both.
 Apparently these are Limited Edition (which explains promptly why "I had to have them both").
 Also - SUPER PRETTY colors.  I swiped each swatch here about 4-5 times to build up the color.
I had to scrub to get the swatches off my arm with soap and water.  My swatching fingertips are still really stained, most notably Vacay Rosé.

I have not tried either of these on my sex-ay face yet, so I can't comment on wear or practical awesomeness yet.  Hopefully I can do a look with them super soon and post here accordingly.