Makeup of the Day – Everything amazing gets discontinued 

So, today I felt a little opalescent.  I got out my favorite moonstone jewelry and I used my MAC Vellum eyeshadow, which I’ve been hanging onto forever, because it’s been discontinued a long time.  It’s a gorgeous frosty white multichrome that flashes blue-purple-pink in the light when you move.  I’m wearing it today as a brow bone highlight.


It’s hard to see the reflections of color here, but if you move in the light…


Last night I was bummed out to read that I missed a re promote of this color that was limited edition – I didn’t even hear about it!  So, I started looking for dupes.  Apparently, Milani made a shadow that was similar called Moonlight – discontinued, nowhere to be found.  NYX made a single in the old square packaging called Opal that’s a pretty close dupe for Vellum – oh hey, they still have these on Amazon!  I grabbed one with my Prime membership, because yeah…this will also go the way of the dodo.  Makeup companies…WHY YOU DO DIS?!?  Stop taking away my preciouses.

The other product of amazing I have on today is Notoriously Morbid’s loose mineral highlighting powder on my cheekbones (or complete lack thereof) in “Osteomancy.”  Ok, seriously?  How cool is that name?  I got a sample of this that is so generous I won’t have to buy a container for a while, but when I run out?  I totally will!  This powder highlighter is a super fine shimmery white.  It’s so super ethereal and gorgeous.  And not subtle.  Heh!

BREAKDOWN:

FACE:  MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW10 with Sigma F82 brush, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly under eyes with Luxie Tapered Blending Brush, NYX HD Concealer in Porcelain to spot conceal, MAC Set Powder in Invisible with MAC 134 Large Powder Brush, Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Bittersweet with MAC 116 Blush Brush, Notoriously Morbid Highlighter in Osteomancy with Sigma Tapered Face Brush, ELF Mist and Set spray

EYES:  Wet N Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Primer in For My Primas, MAC Mega Metals eyeshadows in Mating Call and Noir Plum (Noir Plum beneath eyes with MAC pencil brush as well), MAC eyeshadow in Vellum to highlight, It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal brow pencil, ELF Clear Brow Gel, L’Oreal Infallible Cream Liner in black with MAC 210 Precise Liner Brush, Dolce and Gabbanna Passion Eyes Mascara in black (on bottom lashes with Bdellium Tools Fan Brush)

LIPS: Maybelline Rebel Bloom Lipstick in Lilac Flush topped with L’oreal Extraordinaire by Color Riche Lip Color in Purple Prelude

FRAGRANCE: TokyoMilk Dark Tainted Love

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What are your go to products when you’re feeling glowy?

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Makeup of the Day 

I’m taking my Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Bittersweet for a test run — it looks great with MAC Up The Amp lipstick!


Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Bitter Sweet

What are you wearing today?

Makeup of the Day

  

Eyes: MAC eyeshadows in Satisfy, Platonic and Deep Feelings (Infatuating Rose: 6 Cool Eyes palette), MAC eyeliner pencil in Raven, Urban Decay Perversion mascara

Lips: MAC lipstick in Up The Amp

Face: MAC MatchMaster Foundation 01

Today I’m Wearing – A Little Urban Decay, A Whole Lotta MAC

So, today was a whole lotta lazy!  It’s a Sunday and I basically hung around, house sat/fed my sister’s cat, and I didn’t even put on any makeup until 5:00 pm, and that was only because I wanted to play with the gifts I just got and some samples.  Most Sundays are spent barefaced and laying on the couch watching Game of Thrones!

Well, I was having a great time experimenting with the MAC shadows my good friend sent me when I remembered that a couple years ago, she had sent me the Crush Metal Pigments Stacked 1 set!  I decided I would layer the icy violet one on the lower lid over the Mega Metal shadow in Mating Call (LOL, that name).  Even used wet, the glittery pigment still managed to get everywhere including on my face and in my eyes, causing me to have a major tear-fest and red-eyed reaction of Not Good.  Well, here is an example of how glittery it is:

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Top middle frosty glittery concoction is the pigment from Stacked 1

So beautiful, so not fun if you get it in your eye.  Reminds me of Kitchmas in lavender.  Be careful with glittery products, you guys.  I don’t even have sensitive eyes.  I can wear almost anything.

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Me with bloodshot eyes and a face full of fun purple makeup; see below for breakdown.

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Featuring Urban Decay Revolution Lipgloss in Bittersweet

FULL BREAKDOWN:

FACE:  NYX Photo Loving Primer Lavender (I don’t see color correction here, so the clear version would probably be a fine alternative, but I love this primer!), Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in Porcelain with damp Beauty Blender, MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC15 with Sigma E10 brush for pinpoint concealing (thanks for the tips to Lisa Eldridge), MAC Mineralize Concealer in NW15 under eyes blended with tip of damp Beauty Blender, MAC Casual Color in Evening Stroll (lovely violet!) sheered out with Sigma F82 round top kabuki brush, foundation lightly set with Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder in Translucent and MAC 150 Powder Brush.

EYES:  Too Faced Shadow Insurance, MAC Vanilla eyeshadow as highlight, MAC Mega Metals shadow in Mating Call (lid) and Noir Plum (crease/outer V/lower liner), MAC Chromaline in Deep Purple, L’oreal Infallible gel liner in Black, Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo Ebony with No 7 double ended brow brush set with ELF Clear Brow Gel.

LIPS:  NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Deep Purple with Urban Decay Revolution Lip Gloss in Bittersweet (thanks for the sample, Ipsy!)

Most of these products are all available to be purchased currently except the two Mega Metals eyeshadows and the Casual Color by MAC, since they love to do those limited edition runs.

Everything here was purchased by me or given to me by a friend.  All opinions are my own!  🙂