It has been a while since I posted.. I was away all week on a work thingy (in Rochester NY) during which my makeup was basically non existent. I have such a hard time getting into a morning routine when staying at hotels or anywhere that is not my own home. I did however have a great time shopping and taking advantage of some great sales going on right now (got 4 pairs of really nice pants at The Limited for $19.99 each!!! Also, stopped by Ulta and grabbed one of the Stila eye Kajal pencils... quite pricey but the application is gorgeous, nice formula.), love visiting malls away from home!
Note to self: Pack some respectable comfy clothes for next business trip, 'cause wearing purple flannel PJs with rainbow colored reindeer to run down to lobby for coffee WILL get you laughed at by co-workers.
On to the makeup... I recently purchased a bunch of samples from Stardust cosmetics, including the entire sample set of the newest collection: Facettes de la Femme. They are all quite pretty, and they arrived quite quickly from Canada.
I particularly like one of the blushes I received called Inner Glow, described on their site as a Fleshy Beige Shimmer. I think it gives a healthy bit of color and sheen to the cheeks while still looking fresh and natural.
Jesse's Girl cream shadow in Destiny (midtone shimmery teal) as base on lid just up to crease. These are similar to Mac cream color bases and come in a nice selection of fun colors. Just be sure to apply the thinnest of layers and pat the shadows on top to acheive the best color payoff and minimal creasing. Too much of this cream shadow and you will undoubtedly have creasing.
Stardust Lush (aquatic blue green frost) patted on lid, covering cream shadow base and blended to just above crease- using small flat shader brush. (Sonia Kashuk)
Stardust Temptress (Naughty blackened purple with bewitching pink sparkles) Using Mac 217, applied to outer V and blended into crease... also smudged along lower lashline
Prestige waterproof Pencil in Black upper waterline and smudged between lower lashes (did this before appying the temptress to the lower lashline)
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk applied to tear duct area and blended out
Stardust Unforgettable (Pale putty with faceted shimmer) on inner corners, atop of the NYX pencil in milk and blended into crease color and lower lashline, also applied to arch area of brow
Blended out harsh lines using a MAC 224 and some mineral foundation on brow bone
Ben Nye cake liner in Black w/ Aromaleigh liner sealant
Stila Kajal liner in topaz on waterline (skintone kohl liner with some shimmer)
Prestige Mascara in Black
Lips are rimmel liner in Wild Clover... filled in lips with liner and applied MAC Cute-ster on top
Cheeks are Stardust Inner Glow
Thanks for looking all!
I'm so orange here lol!