Makeup of the day – Daytime smoky eye with MAC 

So, from time to time, I find myself pining for the Urban Decay Smokey palette.  I always talk myself out of it, because I HAVE THOSE COLORS (repeat to self 500 times).  I’m a sucker for packaging and I have the other 3 Naked palettes and will probably keep pining, though…even with my psychology degree, I’m a marketer’s dream come true!  Regardless, here’s a smoky look today I put together with some MAC shadows – enjoy!

  
  
  
Eye look was done with Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Bone as a base, then I used MAC Copperplate eyeshadow as a transition shade in the crease and MAC Howzat shadow (LE, but substitute any deep frosty grey you like) in the crease below the transition shade and all over the lid.  I used MAC Electra eyeshadow to highlight the center of the lid. I blended Blanc Type on the brow bone as a highlight and used Howzat below the eye with a pencil brush.  I then used MAC Nehru on a 266 angled eyeliner brush for a soft smoky eyeliner…no liquid liner today!

You can take this look even smokier with black or grey liner on the waterline, but spring allergies dictate that I’m not doing this today – LOL! 

Blush is NYX Ombre Blush in Mauve Me and Lipstick is Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft.

What are you wearing today? 

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Makeup of the day – Urban Decay Vice 4 + Kat Von D 

Today’s makeup was inspired by being stuck in the house by over a foot of snow!  Somehow, we have managed to not lose electricity.  So, I played.

  
Eyes closed….

 
FULL BREAKDOWN:

FACE: 

Tarte BB Tinted Treatment Primer in Fair (more on this odd stuff later), NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly (oh god, please don’t die on me!), NYX HD Concealer in Porcelain, Kat Von D Shade + Light Blush Duo in Gomez and Morticia (light side only)

EYES:  

Too Faced Shadow Insurance, MAC Vanilla shadow to highlight, Urban Decay Vice 4 palette Underhand on lid and lower lash line with Delete in crease and Framed as transition shade, Maybelline Master Precise liquid eyeliner in black, Urban Decay Velvet liner in black to tightline, L’Oreal Laquer Liner cream liner on lower lash line, Cover Girl Clump Crusher Mascara in black, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duo in Ebony with ELF Clear Brow Gel

LIPS:

NUXE Reve de Miel balm (OMG so dry here), Skone Luxe Doubler pencil in Wine, Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Mercy

If you’re snowed in at the moment, how are you passing the time? 

Bold lips with Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Mercy 

I recently found myself really lusting for a Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipstick.  I had a credit after returning something to Sephora.  I still really couldn’t justify the price unless I found a shade unlike anything I already owned, yet something I would wear all the time (so not black or green, though I am still looking at those!), so I settled on this unique shade called Mercy.  Mercy is described as a “romantic garnet berry;” however what makes this really unique is that it is somehow matte and metallic at the same time.  It still manages to have a creamy and comfortable formula, unlike the unfortunate experience I had with a similar shade I had from the old Foiled Love line called “Oh My Goth.”  Oh My Goth was dry and dragged on the lips and had uneven pigment.  This lipstick is smooth and manages to be everything that one should have been – I’m in LOVE! 

Look at this beautiful packaging.  Kat says she designed it to look like her favorite studded wrist cuff.

  
The logo is stamped into the lipstick bullet.

  
This is a beautiful wine garnet shade!  If you aren’t pale as a ghost, this will not seem quite as dark. 

  
Pardon the damp hair!  Hubby’s napping and I don’t want to get out the noisy blow dryer.  

Do you have any new makeup favorites? 

Makeup of the Day – Soft Fall Look 

Today, I kept my makeup casual and easy.  I put on my foubdation, concealer, and cream eyeshadows with my fingers and wore cream blush for extra hydration.  I just wasn’t feeling like anything too bold today.  I love this soft look!

  
FACE:

Rimmel Match Perfection 010 Light Porcelain, MAC Concealer Palette Pink under eyes w/ NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and NW10 to spot conceal, MAC Set Powder Invisible, NYX Cream Blush Boho Chic, MAC Sculpt Powder Bone Beige for very light contour

EYES:  Bobbi Brown bone Cream Eyeshadow, Urban Decay Naked 3 palette (omg I forgot the shades?!), Maybelline Master Precise black liquid liner, Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara Very Black (let’s never be apart again), Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duo Ebony (light shade)

LIPS:  Very light layer of Nuxe Rève de Miel lip balm under Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft

PS — NYX Cream Blushes are on clearance at Target for about $4!  I got “Boho Chic” and “Natural.”  I already had “Glow.”  I love these when my cheeks are dry in the winter, so I should be good to go for the cold months ahead!

Glad to be back!

Well, Kristin is still out at Burning Man and I’m still recovering from being sick, but I’m so glad to be back on the blog!  It’s been nice to relax as a newly married old lady (heh), even if I have felt like crap, ha!  It feels even better to put my face on and feel like “me!”  I’ve also been experimenting with layering my necklaces.  I’m wearing 2 wax seal pendants from Plum and Posey and a hummingbird skull pendant from Skeletos; both sellers can be found on Etsy.


MAKEUP BREAKDOWN:

FACE:  MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW10, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly, MAC Set Powder in Invisible, NYX HD Blush in Taupe to contour, Benefit Dandelion Blush, Guerlain Meteorites in Clair

EYES:  Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Bone, Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Skimp, Bordello, and AC/DC(Feminine Palette), L’Oreal Super Slim Liner Black, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Ebony, Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara black

LIPS:  Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft

What are you wearing today?

Makeup of the day – Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft

So, I needed to replace my Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow that I use as a base, so I made a small Sephora order and got my double points and this adorable Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick mini in Lovecraft.  First of all…that name.  HELLO.  I love Lovecraft’s writing and the Cthululu mythos, so this is one of the coolest makeup names ever.  Plus, look at the studded tube:

 
How cute is that?  

The color is a muted, warm rose mauve, basically one of those colors that looks amazing on my cool toned fair skin.  It’s also really, really matte.  I have heard that some of the mattes in this line apply patchy or are too dry, but this one applies nicely and feels comfortable to me!

  
I have it on here with MAC Soar lip liner – perfect match!

Have you tried any Kat Von D products?  So far, I have loved everything I have tried from the line.