FOTD: Bright Shimmer

This was a rush job… it was important that I do SOMETHING to my face (I had a makeup meeting) but I had just ‘minutes’ to toss this together:

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar (as blush)
MAC Eyeshadow in Cranberry (under waterline)
Pop Beauty Gel Eyeliner (lashline)
L’Oreal HIP Kohl in Burgundy (waterline)
MAC False Lashes Mascara
Chanel Glossimer in Calypso
Chanel Glossimer in Gold Light

FOTD: MUFE Aqua Shadow (Grey)

For my first practical go with the MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Shadow Pencils, I chose the matte grey color. I layered it with a shimmer cream to see if there would be any break in the formula. There wasn’t. I applied this makeup at 8:00 in the morning, and didn’t take it off until 7:30 in the evening. It held all day with no creasing, no fading, and no need for touch ups.

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
NARS Tinted Moisturizer in Malaga
MAC Blush in Azalea Blossom
Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow Pencil in 4E (blended from lashline to crease)
Chanel Ilusion d’ Ombre in Illusiore (lids)
MAC Eyeshadow in Brule (browbone)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Deep Black (lashline)
Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Mascara
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Distinguee

FOTD: Summer Brights

I did a little ‘color blocking’ with bright shimmer shades. I rather like the way it came out:

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Malaga)
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (02)
IMAN Blush/Highlighter in Afterglow (peach and bronze blended)
Yaby Eyeshadow in Kumquat (lids)
Yaby Eyeshadow in Baby Duckie (inner corners)
Make Up for Ever Eyshadow in Tangerine (outer corners/under waterline)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Pom Pom (crease)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (lashline)
Guerlain Powder Kohl in Brun Dore (waterline)
Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
Laura Mercier Lip Stain in Mulberry

FOTD: Mixed Summer Bag

I mixed more shimmers and matte textures (I seem to be doing that a lot lately) for this look. Most of my selections were from a ‘mixed bag’ of Summer 2012 Collections:

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Malage
NARS Multiple Duo in Maui/Palm Beach: Blended
YSL Pure Chromatics Palette #9:
Shimmer Taupe on Lids
Shimmer Brown in Crease
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Black Bear (lashline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never

FOTD: Sheer & Functional

I had to do my  makeup in a hurry for the ‘DIY on a Dime’ event. So I went sheer (it was still pretty hot here over the weekend), with a teeny bit of drama:

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Malaga)
Inglot Gold Illuminator (mixed with TM)
MAC Blush in Immortal Flower
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in #9 (lids)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Deep Black (lashline)
Chanel Eye Pencil in Peche Cuivre (waterline)
Besame 1930’s Mascara
Make Up For Ever Natural Lipstick in N6

FOTD: Summer Shine

I just refuse to fight the weather these days. It’s been super hot, and my oily skin won’t really tolerate much in terms of foundations. I’ve put away my matte finishes (for now) and as long as I keep the applications sheer, it works out. For this look, I used the new YSL Pure Chromatics Palette in #7:

Rock & Republic Tinted Illuminizer in Roxanne
NARS Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer in Malaga
NARS Blush in Luster
YSL Pure Chromatics Palette #7:
Orange on inner lids
Pink on center lids
Burgundy on outer lids, blended through crease and under outer waterline
Mac Eyedshadow in Handwritten smudged into lashline
Chanel Eye Pencil in Peche Cuivre on waterline and under inner waterline
NARS Lip Pencil in Rosebud (all over)
YSL Golden Gloss in #51

FOTD: Inspired by Pantone Universe

I saw this look on one of the Sephora reps for the Pantone Universe event. She placed the orange color in an odd place… above the inside crease. I LOVED it, and I figure that imitation is the best form of flattery…

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Malaga)
MAC Tres Chic Blush in Modern Mandarin
Sephora + PANTONE UNIVERSE Shimmer Blush (layered on top)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Ting (base)
MAKE UP FOR EVER Eye Shadow in Tangerine #18 (inner corner/crease)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Black Bear (lashline/outer crease)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (waterline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
Laura Mercier Lip Shine in Tempting Coral