FOTD: Jewel Tones

It’s been so hot that the idea of wearing makeup is less than appealing. But I broke my ‘bare faced’ streak and applied a little color for this FOTD:

FACE
Senna Barely Base in Medium
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (02)
Chanel Blush in Tumulte
EYES
Chanel Quad in Vanities:
Dark Purple on lids
Lavender shimmer on crease
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Black Bear (lashline)
By Terry Crayon Kohl Terrybly in Blue Vision (waterline)
Chanel Intimitable Mascara
LIPS
Le Metier de Beaute Lipstick in Palm Beach

FOTD: Sable Emouvant

I wanted to do something ‘lighter’ with the new Chanel duo for Summer 2012… so for this look I concentrated on the ‘gold’ portion of the duo. The result was sheer and wearable… and appropriate for all of this Summer-like weather we’ve been having.

FACE
Senna Barely Base in Medium
YSL Creme Blush in Praline
EYES
Chanel Sable Emouvant Duo:
Gold Eyeshadow on lids
Brown Eyeshadow on lashline and under waterline
Chanel Eye Kohl in Brun Intense on waterline
Chanel Intimitable Mascara
LIPS
Lipstick Queen Jean Queen

FOTD: Garden Edition (2)

I went back into the Dior ‘Garden Edition’ quint for this FOTD. I used the green and pink colors, then brought them together with a bit of deep brown.

*When working on medium to dark skin tones, the best way to bring ‘brighter’ or ‘pastel’ colors together is with a neutral deeper tone, like brown, or dark grey*

FACE
Senna Barely Base in Medium
Chanel Blush in Imprevu
Guerlain Sun In The City Illuminating Powder (highlight)
EYES
Dior ‘Garden Edition’ Eyeshadow Quint:
Green Eye Shadow (lids)
Pink Eye Shadow (above crease)
NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong (lashline/outer crease/under waterline)
Guerlain Retractable Pencil in #1 (waterline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
LIPS
Chanel Lip Pencil in Nude
Make Up For Ever Rouge Natural Lipstick in N6

Product Review: Senna Barely Base

This is the most interesting base I’ve ever used. It’s ridiculously sheer, but somehow… your skin ends up looking like you put on foundation. I don’t get it.

A sample of the Barely Base foundation was tucked into my last order from Senna (warm envelope). The foundation is listed as ‘medium’ … although it imitates the ‘dark’ shade that I’d seen previously at Naimies. I think they may have redone their formulations or something, because when I checked the website for ‘Dark’ — it was REALLY dark, and the Medium shade looked more like what I received in the mail.

Anyhow, I wore it for an FOTD, and I was impressed by how the finish turned out. I have to admit, I was worried at first because this formula is so thin that you can see your skin as clear as day. But in a few minutes… everything kind of merged together:

FACE
Senna Barely Base (Medium)
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (2)
Chanel Blush in Tumulte
EYES
Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Toast (lids)
MAC Eyeshadow in Folie (crease/under waterline)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Ashy Black (lashline)
Chanel Eye Pencil in Rose Platine (waterline)
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara
LIPS
Chantecaille Hydra Chic Lipstick in Willow
NARS Lip Gloss in Metis
Barely Base wore throughout the day like a regular foundation. I can’t tell you how it managed to behave like a foundation, despite it’s ‘tinted moisturizer’ texture and application. It’s pretty excellent. I’m going to use my sample a few more times before committing… but so far, so very very good.
You can learn more about Senna’s Barely Base HERE.