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Category: Face of the Day

Look: Smokey Purple

I actually broke out some of my Aromaleigh shadows today for a silvery purple look. I wanted to use Xylia because I hadn’t cracked into my Lost in Faerie collection shadows since I received them. The look (click to enlarge):

What I used:

Face:

  • Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Stick Foundation in 564
  • MAC Studiofix in NC20
  • Bobbi Brown Blush in Pale Pink

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Aromaleigh Wonderland (Gothic Lolita) – lid
  • Aromaleigh Xylia (Lost in Faerie) – outer 1/3
  • Aromaleigh Mirielle (Bete Noire) – crease and blended upwards
  • Beauticontrol Spectaculash in Black
  • Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Sepia Ink
  • Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows in Black-Brown

Lips:

  • Aromaleigh Lip Balm
  • MAC Peachstock Lipstick (PRO) — this is really becoming a staple nude for me

Also, as of right now, the colors I used in this look are still available for sale from what I can tell. Aromaleigh’s new official close date is now November 15.

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Look: Feelin’ the Fall

I was feeling like a Fall look today and to me that means bronzes and golds, like the leaves changing. Here’s what I ended up with (forgive the angry face in the photos…I was looking into the sun!).

What I used:

Face:

  • Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Stick Foundation in 564
  • MAC Studiofix Concealer in NC20
  • Bobbi Brown Blush in Almond

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Meow Sand Dune (Egyptian Treasures) – inner corners and inner 1/3 of lid
  • Meow Pyramid (Egyptian Treasures) – middle 1/3 of lid
  • Meow Anubis (Egyptian Treasures) – outer 1/3 of lid and into crease, also lower outer corner
  • Meow Jackal (Egyptian Treasures) – to deepen crease and blended upwards
  • Sugarpill Tako – highlight
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero – waterline
  • Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows in Black-Brown
  • Beauticontrol Spectaculash Mascara in Black

Lips:

  • Aromaleigh Italian Blood Orange Lip Balm
  • MAC Peachstock lipstick (PRO, but mine is from the Liberty of London Collection)

I love these colors, and I’ve always loved Meow’s Egyptian Treasures Collection — all the shadows are buttery smooth, effortless to blend, and stunning with their metallic finish.

This look did not photograph well; you can’t even see the difference in the colors in the natural light! Here’s one inside with a flash, but it still doesn’t look quite true to life:

Do you feel like doing looks based on the season at times?

FOTD: Drama!

Another stormy day today! I wanted to inject some drama into my look, so I went to my Aromaleigh Victoria’s Revenge colors, yet again. It’s really a very simple eye; only a few colors, but I like the way it looks!

Looks like I had a blending weird spot on the left eye…off to round it out!

What I used:

Face:

  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
  • Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Light Beige
  • MAC Studiofix Concealer in NC20
  • MAC Fun ‘n Games (Hello Kitty LE) – cheek

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
  • Aromaleigh Skeleton Key (Victoria’s Revenge) – lid
  • Aromaleigh Gaslight Tears (Victoria’s Revenge) – outer corner and crease
  • Aromaleigh Bleeding Poppy (Victoria’s Revenge) – blended above Gaslight Tears
  • Aromaleigh Blossom (Midsummer Night’s Dream LE) – highlight
  • Urban Decay Glide-On Pencil in Zero
  • Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black

Lip:

  • Dior Creme de Rose Lip Balm

FOTD: Elegant Taupes

Today was another dreary one here, and I decided to try out a simple look with some Fyrinnae shadows that I just bought. I think it turned out quite elegant, and definitely doesn’t go with the t-shirt I’m wearing!

Face:

  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
  • Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in 1.5 Nude
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Powder in 022 Cameo
  • Bobbi Brown Blush in Almond
  • MAC Studiofix Concealer in NC20

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Fyrinnae Koala – all over lid
  • Fyrinnae Knickers in a Twist – outer corner and crease
  • Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Sepia Ink
  • Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows in Black-Brown
  • Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black

Lips:

  • Aromaleigh Lip Balm in Italian Blood Orange
  • Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rose Interview

I’m pretty new to the Fyrinnae party, but I must say that my first impression of these colors is that they are phenomenal! I’m already deeply in love with Koala, a rose-y taupe that is somewhat similar to MAC’s Satin Taupe, but better, I think. I may need to place another order, soon, for some more taupe goodness! 🙂

FOTD: Another Blue One!

It is a dreary day here today, so I wanted to do some fun makeup to lift my mood!

This is what I did (click to enlarge):

Face:

  • Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Light Beige
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Powder in 022 Cameo
  • Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlight Duo in Classic

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Aromaleigh Waltz (En Pointe Collection) – inner corner
  • Aromaleigh Return to Tiffany’s (Hot in the City Collection) – middle of lid
  • Aromaleigh Serenade (En Pointe Collection) – outer corner
  • Aromaleigh Morphing Moon (Les Papillons Collection) – crease
  • Aromaleigh Glowing Luna (Les Papillons Collection) – lightly to highlight
  • Aromaleigh Arabesque (En Pointe Collection) – on lower lashline
  • Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Sepia Ink
  • Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows in Black-Brown
  • …and I’m silly and just realized I still need to put mascara on!

Lips:

  • MAC So This Season lipglass, blotted
  • Dior Creme de Rose Balm

…off to put some mascara on! Hehe!

FOTD – More new goodies!

I received in the mail yesterday an order I placed ages ago with Editor’s Closet for some Eve Pearl goodies. Of course I wanted to use them right away, so here is what I wore today (wow, bad brow day!):

Face:

  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
  • Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Light Beige
  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Medium
  • Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio – swirled together on cheeks

Eyes:

  • NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
  • Eve Pearl The Eye Palette in Diva Eyes – I used the shades Desert Rose (inner 1/2), Cinnamon (outer1/2), and Sugar Plum (crease)
  • Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Bone – to highlight
  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liner in Sepia Ink
  • Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
  • Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows in Black-Brown

Lips:

  • Eve Pearl Lip Color in Love Story
  • Clinique Long Last Glosswear in Kissyfit

I’m loving the new EP stuff on first try; will do a review after a few more uses!

FOTD – New Goodies and an Old Favorite!

Today, I wanted to use my new Sephora goodies! So I used a few of them with one of my favorite eye shadows, and my trusty Bobbi Brown Almond Blush. On to the face (click to enlarge)!

I actually did both photos in natural light today because they are the ones that show off the shadow color the best!

What I used:

Face:

  • Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
  • Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Light Beige
  • Bobbi Brown Blush in Almond
  • MAC Studiofix Concealer in NC20
  • MUFE HD Microfinish Powder

Eyes:

  • NARS Smudge Proof Eye Primer
  • Aromaleigh Underworld (Elemental Lustre Collection) – All over lid as a wash
  • Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Bone – to highlight
  • Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black
  • Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Espresso – Brows

Lips:

  • Korres Mango Butter Lipstick SPF 10 in 22 Rose

A note on Underworld: I LOVE it. It is a favorite of mine because it looks like molten copper in the pot, and then you put it on and think “WTH?!” It goes on a deep, smoky, purple-based taupe color with amazing blueish purple and reddish reflects, but when you see it in the light it has a bit of a shift to that yummy copper color. It’s phenomenal and nearly indescribable…you need it in your life! You can kind of see the color complexity in the photos, but the reflects you can’t really detect. It doesn’t look like only one color when used as a wash, and also looks good paired with other colors! LOVE.

FOTD – Dirty Olive Look with Aromaleigh’s Victoria’s Revenge

So…I finally got my sample set from Aromaleigh’s Victoria’s Revenge Collection that I ordered (okay, okay, so the shipping was fast, but I was gone all weekend and didn’t get the package until we got back)! I haven’t had the time to write up a complete review yet, but I am sporting a look using colors from the collection today. Also,  people have been saying how hard it is to photograph the colors in this collection — they were TOTALLY right! These colors are much more complex and sparkly in person.

Here it is (click to enlarge):

Natural Light

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Aromaleigh Airy Ethos (Victoria’s Revenge Collection) – inner 1/3 of lid
  • Aromaleigh Private Lunacy (Victoria’s Revenge Collection) – middle of lid
  • Aromaleigh Tarnished Styrychnine (Victoria’s Revenge Collection) – outer 1/3 of lid
  • Aromaleigh Splintered (Victoria’s Revenge Collection) – to darken crease
  • Aromaleigh Maiden (Midsummer Night’s Dream Collection, DC) – highlight
  • Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black
  • Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows in Black-brown

Face/Cheek:

  • Aromaleigh Silk Primer
  • Aromaleigh Glissade Foundation in 2YL
  • Bobbi Brown Blush in Almond

Lips:

  • MAC Lipstick in Creme d’Nude
  • Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss in Cupcake

Fun! I don’t love the lip on this, but couldn’t decide what to pair the eye look with lip-wise…maybe a nice orange would look good, but I don’t have one at the moment!

FOTD – Traveling

The man and I are traveling today, and I felt like another summery look. This one is very simple, with only a handful of stuff used.

I used:

  • Aromaleigh Silk Primer
  • Aromaleigh Glissade Foundation in 2YL
  • Stardust Blush in Morning Picnic (LE Spring 2010)
  • Stardust Luminizer/Illuminator in Blush
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Spell St. Tropez Bronze – As a wash, all over lid
  • Spell High Tide – lined under eye
  • Spell Mocha Lite – As a highlight
  • Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows in Black-brown
  • Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black
  • Eve Pearl Lip Color in Love Story

A very easy and light face for travel.

Also…that Eve Pearl Lip Color — you need it in your life! I LOVE the texture and color of it; I need to get a review up, but I haven’t tried any other colors, yet. Love Story is divine, though!

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

FOTD: Aromaleigh and Bobbi Brown (Mostly)

I’ve been trying to do different looks that I could use as my “bridal” face for my wedding in July. This is one look I’m considering; it’s the best I’ve done so far. The only difference would be foundation and mascara; I don’t want to use mineral foundation for photography reasons for the wedding, and I WILL be using waterproof mascara. Anyway, here’s today’s look:

What I used:

  • Aromaleigh Silk Primer
  • Aromaleigh Glissade Foundation in 2YL
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Aromaleigh Cattleya (Carolina Summer Collection) – All over lid
  • Aromaleigh Bougainvillea (Carolina Summer Collection) – Outer lid and crease
  • MAC Blanc Type – To highlight
  • Headcovers Brush-On Brow in Black-Brown
  • Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Sepia Ink
  • Bobbi Brown Blush in Almond – To contour
  • Bobbi Brown Blush in Pale Pink – Cheek
  • MAC Creme d’Nude Lipstick
  • Alison Raffaele Soft Gloss in Demure