Makeup of the Day – Purples with MAC and Urban Decay

I had a great doctor’s appointment today (super productive!) and it’s finally NOT FREEZING around here and looking like spring again!  I decided to do some fun makeup in my favorite color – purple!  

  
Eyes closed!

  
BREAKDOWN:

FACE:  NYX HD Concealer in Green around the nose, MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW10, MAC Studio Finish Concealer in Light Yellow under eyes (from Light palette), NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly over the yellow color corrector, MAC Blot Powder in Light through the center of the face, Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Bittersweet, Notoriously Morbid highlighter in Osteomancy on cheekbones 

EYES:  Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Bone as a base, MAC Beautiful Iris on inner portion of lid, Stars n Rockets on outer 2/3 of lid, Creme de Violet in crease and on lower lash line, Vanilla for highlight (you guys, I have been trying to pan this for months! It’s everlasting!), Physicians Formula Eye Booster Pen black, Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara, NYX Micro Brow Pencil Black

LIPS:  NYX lip pencil Deep Purple and MAC Amplified Cream lipstick in Up The Amp

What are you wearing? 

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Makeup of the day – Urban Decay Spectrum palette jewel tones

Well, I certainly had fun with this look!  I really went for bold color today.  We are having flash flooding after two days of pouring rain and I just wanted something bright and cheerful. Full makeup breakdown below! 

  
  
FACE:  Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10 mixed with Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (fantastic, more on the drops later), NYX HD Concealer in Porcelain under eyes, MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC15 to spot conceal, very light setting with MAC Blot Powder in Light, Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Bittersweet 

EYES:  Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Bone as a base, MAC Vanilla eyeshadow as highlight, Urban Decay Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette shades Deep End and Madness (lid), Flashback (crease), Flatline (inner corner) and lid shades also used as lower liner, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duo in Ebony, ELF Clear Brow Gel, Benefit They’re Real Lash Primer, Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara in Black

LIPS:  NYX lip liner in Purple Rain, MAC Up The Amp lipstick 

What are you wearing today?

Happy Fall! 

I thought I’d go crazy with some fall colors to celebrate the arrival of fall!  I used some burnished eyeshadow colors, a muted blush, and centered the look around MAC “O” lipstick. 

   
 

FACE:  

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer in T-Zone, Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation in 010 Light Porcelain with Sigma round top kabuki, NYX HD Concealer Porcelain under eyes and around nose, face set with MAC Set Powder Invisible, Contour with NYX HD Blush in Taupe, Bronzer is MAC Bone Beige Sculpting Powder, MAC Mocha Blush, MAC Lightscapade for highlight 

EYES: 

Too Faced Shadow Insurance, MAC shadows in Dazzlelight (browbone), amberlights and mythology (lid), Kid and Mulch (crease), Bronze (lower liner).  L’Oreal Super Slim liquid Liner black, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo Ebony, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

LIPS:

MAC Mahogany liner and “O” lipstick 

Transition to fall makeup with MAC Rebel Lipstick 

When the weather starts to change, I start to change up my makeup a bit.  I start to wear more dramatic lip colors and often reach for plums, berries, burgundies, and wines.  MAC Rebel is a lipstick in their permanent collection that is perfect for when the days just start getting shorter and the leaves are just starting to drop. 

  
MAKEUP BREAKDOWN:

Face:  Smashbox Photo Finish Primer on t-zone (this is an experiment to see if this behaves badly with my foundation, which is water based), MAC Face and Body Foundation (2/3 N1 mixed with 1/3 White), NYX HD Concealer in Porcelain around nose and under eyes (I am now rationing my NARS concealer, ha!), MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC15 on random pigmented spots, face set with Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and a puff to set and mattify, NYX HD Blush in Taupe to contour, MAC Mineralized Blush in Gentle, no highlight needed with dewy foundation and shimmery blush.

EYES:  Urban Decay Primer Potion, MAC eye shadows in Shroom and Satin Taupe, L’Oreal Super Slim liquid liner black, Cover Girl Clump Crusher mascara black (I could not use Too Faced Better Than Sex for another day….ugh…more on that later), It Cosmetics Brow Power pencil 

LIPS:  NYX Lip Liner in Deep Purple, MAC lipstick in Rebel

WOW this lighting washes me out.  We got new light bulbs.  Not sure I’m a fan!  

Makeup of the Day 

I tried and tried to get the green in MAC “Shade” Fluidline to really show up in my pictures today, but it’s just really overcast!


Blurry in the bathroom…


Light from the front door is blown out on the chest, shaded on the face…better luck tomorrow for a sunny day, I hope!

MAKEUP BREAKDOWN:

FACE:  Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (thanks for the sample, Ipsy), Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation mixed with L’Oreal Lumi Primer for some luminosity (applied with fingers because I was messy/lazy today), NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer under eyes also applied with fingers, no spot concealing on face (so lazy today), MAC Invisible Set Powder lightly dusted to set face, NYX HD Blush in Taupe for contour, Benefit Dandelion blush, MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish for highlight (I swear, you really can see this in person)

EYES:  Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Bone all over lid, MAC Vex on lower lid, MAC Satin Taupe in crease, MAC Vanilla to highlight, MAC Shade Fluidline with angled brush for eyeliner, Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara, Anastasia Beverly Hills Ebony Brow Powder Duo (light side) with angled brush for brows set with ELF Clear Brow Gel

LIPS:  MAC Soar Pencil with MAC Brave Lipstick and Smashbox Radiant Lip Gloss

Makeup of the Day

So, we’ve had FOUR thunderstorms today.  SO FAR.  My hair is a frizz bomb and I know if I put something on it to tame it, it will go from fuzzy to flat to my head.  So, before I post my makeup look of the day, I thought I would ask if any of you guys out there know of a product for smoothing frizz that is ACTUALLY for fine hair that will not weigh it down and have it laying completely flat to my head.

But hey, bangs are getting trimmed tomorrow, finally! 

  
FACE:  Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless in Porcelain with MAC 190 brush, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer under eyes blended with Luxie Tapered Blending Brush (thanks Ipsy), spot concealing with NYX HD Concealer in Porcelain, no setting powder (I may regret this), NYX HD Blush in Taupe for light contour with MAC 168 brush, MAC Blush in Pink Swoon with MAC 116 brush.

EYES:  Wet n Wild Fergie eyeshadow primer in For My Primas blended with ring finger, Urban Decay Naked2 Basics palette (I used all the colors!), MAC 210 Precise Liner brush with L’Oreal Infallible Gel Liner in black, Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara and Tweezerman metal eyelash comb (careful with this sharp SOB!) 

LIPS:  MAC Diva-Ish lipstick with Art Deco lip brush.  

I used no luminizer or highlight today…hmmm.  Very matte.  What do you think? 

MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Chatterbox

Yesterday, I brought my 6 items to the local MAC counter to recycle for their Back To MAC program – their recycling program where you can bring or send in 6 plastic, glass, or metal items that are empty for recycling and in exchange, you can chose a lipstick, lipgloss, or small eyeshadow (I think perhaps limited edition items are excluded, but don’t quote me on that).  This time I picked out Amplified Creme Lipstick in Chatterbox, as it seems I have really loud lipsticks and nudes, but not much in the way of mid tones.  The Amplified Creme formula is my favorite and I have more of these than any other formula:  they’re packed with pigment and moisturizing with a little sheen.  I love the vibrancy and comfort of the lipsticks in this formula and Chatterbox does not disappoint.  What’s odd about this color is that nobody can agree on its undertones!  It’s definitely a mid-toned pink, but when I read reviews, I saw it described as everything from yellow based to blue based to everything in between.  It does appear that it looks different on everyone, so try this one on before buying if you can! 

Here it is swatched on my arm.  For reference, I wear an NW10 foundation in MAC, so I’m very pale. 

  
Here I am wearing it today!  I have on Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation in porcelain, which is more yellow than my normal MAC NW10 Studio Fix Fluid.  I think this pink shade of lipstick is fairly warm, possibly a yellow based pink, at least on me.  I’m in love with it!

  
Here it is with Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Luster on top.  Another nice sparkly one to go over this would be Revlon Colorburst lip gloss in Crystal Water.  

  
I love Chatterbox because I think it will be a great shade no matter the time of year and will go with just about any and every eye look.  What’s your favorite go-to lipstick?