FOTD: Bridal Party

I was the last person to get ready. It’s always like that… I show up barefaced, get everyone else ready and then slap some makeup on my own face:

Illamasqua Skin Base (#14)
Kevyn Aucoin Diaphonous Radiance Powder
Guerlain Terra Inca Radiant Powder (blush)
Rock & Republic eyeshadow in Fatalistic on brows
Chanel Kaska Biege Quad:
Purple Shimmer on lids
Purple Matte In crease
Beige Matte on browbone
Chanel Eye Pencil in Cassis on waterline
Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
Naimies Half Lashes
Laura Mercier Lipstick in Bing Cherry

FOTN: Chanel Illusion d’Ombre (Mirifique)

I road tested the new Chanel cream shadow in Mirifique, and it performed surprisingly better than I’d expected. I found that if you do indeed lay them over a powder (or a base) to give them something to stick to, then they don’t crease as much. So I used the beige color from the Prelude quad as a base, and laid Mirifique over it. It did crease a bit in the ‘crease’ of my eyes, but not much more than that.

As you can see, the glitter does transfer by touch. There is no fallout, but you should be aware of the transfer in your product placement.

Rock & Republic Eyeshadow in Tribal (brows)
Chanel Prelude Quad:
Beige from lashline to browbone
Taupe in crease
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Shadow in Mirifique (lids)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
Chanel Bronze Universelle (as foundation)
Sleek Contour Kit (medium)
Guerlain Terra Inca Radiant Powder (as highlighter)
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Canotier

FOTD: Terracotta (again)

Eh, I’m in a Guerlain kind of mood. So I used mostly items from the Summer 2011 collection to bring together this look:

Guerlain Cream Eyeshadow in Maya (lids)
Guerlain Cream Eyeshadow in Bahia (browbone)
Guerlain Terracotta Kohl in Black Fakir (waterline)
Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
Guerlain Tinted Moisturizer (brunettes)
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer in Clair 01
Guerlain Terra Inca Radiant Powder
Chanel Lip Pencil in Peche
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Jicky

FOTD: Surf Baby

No swatches yet (I have to take a couple of them again)… but I did do a face with my Surf Baby products:

Guerlain Terra Inca Radiant Powder (lashline to brow)
MAC Eyeshadow in Sun Blonde (lashline to socket bone)
Guerlain Loose Kohl in Brun Dore (waterline)
Sleek eyeshadow in Stone (brows)
Buxom Mascara

La Prairie Anti-Age Hydra Tint (#40)
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer (Clair 01)
MAC Cheek Powder in My Paradise
MAC Lipstick in Hibiscus

FOTD: Terre Indigo

For Mother’s Day (night) out… I wanted to do a bit more. Sheesh did I do a bit more! I dug into the Terre Indigo eyeshadow palette. Those colors are SO pigmented, and ought to be handled with caution!

Guerlain Terre Indigo Eyeshadow Palette:
Orange (lids)
Gold (crease to browbone)
Blue (crease and underwaterline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Deviant
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
Dior Skin NUDE Foundation (051)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
Rock & Republic Blush in Immoral
Guerlain Terra Inca Radiant Powder (highlight)
Guerlain Terracotta Lip Gloss in 08

FOTD: Sheer Green

Quick face today for an afternoon with the in-laws. We’ll probably be outdoors all day, so I wanted something ‘shine-friendly.’

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer in 01
Guerlain Terra Inca Radiant Powder (as blush/highlight)
MAC Paint Pot in Moss Scape (base)
Chanel Quint (olive green) from lashline to brow
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero
Besame 1930’s Mascara
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Canotier

Guerlain Summer 2011: Terre Indigo

This is the other part of the collection that I wanted so very badly. Each piece is worthy of its own post. I’m not kidding. They are simply fabulous.

 The Terre Indigo Eyeshadow Palette features an amazing, if impractical design:

I was so frightened to swatch it, for fear of ruining the pattern. An in the name of this blog, ruin it I did…

There are four distinct colors in this palette: Dark Brown, Orange, Matte Deep Blue, and Medium Brown Shimmer. Each color is separated by a band of gold overspray. You’ll get some shimmer in your colors initially, but eventually all of the colors look like they’ll go matte.

Every color is highly pigmented, and I had a bit of a time getting it off… which I will interpret as a testament to the shadows’ staying power.

I’m sad that I had to ruin this lovely palette to use it, but I’m sure I’ll get plenty of use out of it.