I wasn’t really sure where I was going… I mixed a little cream shadow and little powder, and came up with this:
I was working with limited time today, so I grabbed some of the most ‘fool proof’ items from the makeup drawer and tossed together a warmth-themed makeup look:
Have you guys ever shopped according to ‘theme?’ Sometimes, I find myself in a ‘mindset’ about certain colors and formulas, and seek out new ideas and products to mirror that mindset.
Recently, I spent some quality time with my Baby Sister (beautyandthebrowngirl.blogspot.com), and found some lovely additions from several unexpected brands:
Buxom ‘Lip Tarnish’ got my attention, partly because of the name… and partly because of the formula. I have one of the automatic lipstick/pencils from this line and found it to be pigmented and moisturizing and healing with a ‘hint of mint.’ I’d never seen these Lip Tarnishes before, so I decided to give them a closer look. I ended up with the color called ‘Busted.’
The pencil comes with a sharpener… love that. No stressing about getting the point back after you use it down.
I love this formula and this color. It comes out a reddish/brownish/coral on me. The color reminded me of a ‘red sunset. It’s unusual enough to really set it apart from other lip colors. I feel like it may even change color depending on what I pair it with. As you can see, it’s a bit of a ‘gloss’ pencil, and gives off a moisturizing and shiny finish. Highly recommend this one. I got mine at www.sephora.com
Next, I came across the Cargo Blush in Laguna:
This is one of the strongest peach blushes I’ve ever seen. It’s strong and matte… a little goes a LONG way. I was impressed with the density of the color, and the blush’s ability to stay distinctly peach, and not go pink or orange. I was instantly reminded of Autumn leaves, and the color they turn just before they fall…
Look.at.that! Awesome, right? I swatched it with a medium firmness… and got this strong color. I’d advise using a VERY light hand with this blush because it can go on really strong. I was thoroughly impressed with the depth and density of this formulation. Kudos to Cargo… they really got it right with this one. You can get this blush at cvs.com (http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/catalog/shop_product_detail.jsp?filterBy=&skuId=740502&productId=740502&navAction=jump&navCount=3)
Finally, I fell in love with Shiseido’s Shimmering Rouge lipstick in RS 308 (Iron Maiden):
Despite its name, I didn’t find this formula or this color to be very ‘shimmery’ at all. And I have to say, I’m rather happy about that. What I did find is that it’s a sheer to opaque wash of color in a very moisturizing formula.
I love this slightly pink/slightly purple hue… it reminded me of the color you might find in an Autumn Sunset. I got mine from www.nordstrom.com
That’s it! That’s my ‘Autumn Color Shopping’ haul. Ciao for now!
You guys know that I couldn’t WAIT to play in my new Armani ETK Silk Eyeshadows. I used #1 (blast of blue) with #13 and a little Brule…
MAC Brule Eyeshadow (crease to browbone)
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk EyeShadow #1 (lids/under waterline)
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow #13 (brows/crease)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Deviant (waterline)
Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Foundation (Dore 24)
Armani Sheer Bronzer #2 (blush)
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Bel-Ami
I used EVERYTHING in the Lorac ‘Hot Off The Red Carpet’ Collection… and just WOW. The quality of all of the products puts some luxury brands to shame (and I should know, lol). I’m very impressed with this collection. I got it from a local beauty supply store (Naimies) and I’m pretty sure I got the last one. This is SO worth a giveaway. If I ever find another one…
Okay.. maybe not really silver. But not really grey either. I just used a bunch of stuff and this is what I ended up with:
No swatches yet (I have to take a couple of them again)… but I did do a face with my Surf Baby products: