Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Makeup of the day, 09/02/14

Products used:
Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Fresh Complexion Foundation in Shade 105
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser in Fair
Pop Beauty Sunkissed Bronzer in Secret Sunshine
Everyday Minerals Sunlight Color Corrector
e.l.f. High Definition Powder
Everyday Minerals Mineral Blush in At First Blush
Beauty Junkees Flat Kabuki
EcoTools Contour Kabuki
Ulta Super Stretch Fiber Mascara
e.l.f. Mineral Mascara (lower lashes only)
Ulta Dual Ended Eyeliner (Black- upper waterline only)
Eye lash curlers (no idea what the brand is)
Ulta Eyeshadows in (from left to right) Truffle, Eggplant, and Buttercream
e.l.f. Eyebrow kit in Light (powder only)
Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain in Honey Love

I'm not even going to try to make excuses for why it has taken me so long to post here. Instead, I'm going to introduce a new series on this blog: my makeup of the day! I won't post a look every day (I tend to do the same look for a few days in a row) but I'll try to post a few looks a week. This is helpful for me because often I'll look back at pictures of myself and love the way my makeup looked on a particular day, but I'll have totally forgotten what I was wearing-- so I'm hoping that by documenting the process, I'll gain a better idea of what products I like (and what they look like, even if I haven't used them in ages) and hopefully this will push me to try out new things and make more use of products in my collection.

I wore this look on my first day of class, and I wanted to do a fall smokey eye that was still subtle and natural enough for school. I got these Ulta eyeshadows (along with the mascara, eyeliner, and some other great products) for free by spending $19.50 on Ulta products. I really L O V E all the shadows I've tried (but I haven't used all the shades yet). I swept Truffle, which is a gorgeous shimmery taupe, all over the lids and then added Eggplant in the outer corners and blended it into the crease. I realllllly blended it in (because it was looking a bit dark for daytime) and I used Buttercream to blend out and soften the edges. I'm also really digging the Ulta mascara-- I've always been afraid of using fiber mascaras because I have ridiculously sensitive eyes and I was worried about fibers falling into my eyes all day. I'm pleased to report that I haven't had any issues with that with this mascara. It really lengthens my lashes but in a natural, not clumpy way. My only problem with it is that it's a bit on the dry side and I feel like I have to run the brush through my lashes a million times to build it up. Also, that Jordana balm stain-- on point. The stain lasts literally all day (through three meals and countless cups of coffee). Seriously impressive and the color is gorgeous.


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