What do you do when you have an awkward $13 left on your Bloomingdales gift card? Buy a single eyeshadow, duh.
–Urban Decay Primer Potion
–Benefit Dandelion blush (not a mistake)
-Sigma Beauty eyeshadow in ‘Shout’
–Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow in ‘Surface of the Sun’
–Urban Decay eyeshadow in ‘Sin’ (inner corner)
–NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Milk’
-Stila Stay All Day liquid liner
–Maybelline Colossal mascara
–Urban Decay eyeshadows in ‘Naked’ and ‘Secret Service’ (brows)
–Maybelline Brow Drama brow gel in ‘Soft Brown’
–Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer in ‘Fair/Light’ (undereyes)
-MAC Pro Longwear concealer in ‘NW15’ (over redness)
-MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in ‘Light’
-MAC Studio Sculpt Defining powder in ‘Delicates’
–NARS blush in ‘Orgasm’
-Colourpop Super Shock Cheek highlighter in ‘Lunch Money’
-KIKO Milano highlighter in ’01’
-MAC lipstick in ‘Please Me’
-Maybelline ColorSensational lipstick in ‘Nude Attitude’
Last week I gave into the deep red-brown toned/teal duochrome obsession that I have. For a third time. I should have known better, yes but does that ever stop me when it comes to beauty? Nope.
So here’s the newest addition to my collection: the Urban Decay Moondust eyeshadow in “Solstice”.
|From L to R: MAC “Blue Brown” pigment, Urban Decay Moondust eyeshadow in “Solstice”, Colourpop eyeshadow in “Kindness”|
In my look in my last post I layered Colourpop with Urban Decay on top to add extra vibrancy.
While I initially thought I had three very, very similar shadows on my hands, I really don’t. They all kind of do their own thing and work in their own ways. I’m so happy about that, too…. because I hate duplicates in my collection 😉
-Benefit Stay Don’t Stray eye primer
-Urban Decay eyeshadows in “Naked” and “Buck” in the crease
-Colourpop eyeshadow in “Kindness” on lid
-Urban Decay Moondust shadow in “Solstice” on lid
-NYX eyeshadow in “Rust” on outer corner/blended into crease
-Stila Stay All Day liquid liner
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in “Secret Service” (brows)
-Benefit The Porefessional primer
-Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer in “Fair” (undereyes)
-MAC Pro Longwear concealer in “NW15” (face)
-MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in “Light”
-MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Powder in “Delicates” (bronzer)
-Colourpop Super Shock highlighter in “Lunch Money”
-Kiko Milano Beam of Light highlighter in “01”
-NYX lip liner in “Nude Beige”
-Maybelline ColorSensational lipstick in “Bare All”
Some how in some way I found myself having off on a Saturday! It’s definitely a rare occasion so I’m taking full advantage and keeping myself busy— and outdoors— all day. Since I had as much time as I wanted to get ready, I did things a little differently today and played around a bit with some products that haven’t seen the light in awhile.
I’ve had a couple of blemishes pop up lately which is usual for my skin in the summertime but they’ve been nothing that my beloved Pro Longwear concealer can’t handle! I hadn’t pulled out my Vice palette by Urban Decay in a hella long time so I decided today was the day to give it some love. I created a pretty purple melt across the eye using a few shades and brought back a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil as well! Check out the products that I used below.
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay eyeshadows in ‘Rapture’ (outer half), ‘Provocative’ (inner half) and ‘Vice’ (crease/blending)
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Pots and Pans’ underneath ‘Provocative’ to give it something to stick to
Stila Stay All Day liquid eyeliner
Maybelline Colossal mascara (top lashes)
L’Oreal Miss Manga Rock (bottom lashes)
Urban Decay eyeshadows in ‘Secret Service’ (darker) and ‘Naked’ (lighter)
Benefit The Big Easy liquid foundation in ‘Fair’
MAC Pro Longwear concealer in N15
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in ‘Light’
MAC Wash and Dry Studio Sculpt Defining Powder in ‘Delicates’
MAC blush in ‘Melba’
NARS Satin lip pencil in ‘Rikugien’
Hellooooooo my pretty….
|Sorry for the iPhone quality photos. I’m in the midst of moving and my camera is not in my possession currently!|
In classic spur of the moment fashion, I picked up a new item from MAC’s latest collection. I just happened to be strolling around the internet on my pay day and saw that this collection had been released and saw that there was a bronzer in it… in this incredible packaging. 100% the reason why I bought this was because of the packaging and once I was in the car on my way to my MAC counter I realized that this was meant to be because I just hit pan on my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (after three years let me tell you!!!!) and was in the market for a new bronzer. I was in between repurchasing my beloved Too Faced but also wanted to try out the Hourglass Bronzing Powder but this Studio Sculpt Bronzing Powder is like both of those two combined!
There is a beautiful, delicate sheen in this light brown powder which lightly illuminates while staying true to it’s name, “Delicates”. It isn’t too dark. It isn’t too intense. It’s perfect for pale people like me and finally my boyfriend can stop telling me that he can “smell my makeup” because it doesn’t smell like chocolate like my incumbent bronzer.
What I’ve been doing is circling this around my face with a larger powder brush in the bronzing hot spots and then going in with NYX’s ‘Taupe’ blush juuuuuust barely in the hollows of my cheeks to add some dimension.
I’m ngl, I feel pretty cool when I wear my MAC blush, this bronzer and my mineralized skin finish natural. This is the most MAC I’ve ever owned and now I’m slowly getting addicted because all of the products I own absolutely ROCK.