Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Naked 3 LOTD

YAYYYY!!!  What an amazing surprise to come home from work yesterday and find my Naked 3 palette sitting in the mailbox.  Needless to say, I busted into that package as soon as humanly possible.  First impressions tell me this is going to be a well used palette, the 2 matte shades are fantastic.  The satin highlight color is beyond amazing.  None of the shades in the palette were disappointing!

Of course, today's look uses the Naked 3 palette on the eyes.  I also used a few products today that have been in my stash for a while but have gone virtually unused.  The first being Time Balm foundation by The Balm-  I purchased this months ago when The Balm was having a sale.  I tried it once and thought, Meh this isn't going to work for me.  Little did I realize it was an application failure and no fault of the product itself.  I did some reading last night and came up with some application tips, what a difference!  I originally was trying to buff it on with a flat top synthetic kabuki- swirling the brush in the product and then buffing it on.  This yielded a streaky, patchy mess on my skin.  This morning, I swirled my fingers around the product to warm it up a bit and dotted it onto the areas that needed it and then buffed it out to blend with that aforementioned brush- WOW!  Think I'm gonna like this stuff after all- a few more wears before the verdict is out.  The second ignored item is Benefit They're Real mascara.  I have a sample size that I never even opened as I was having a love affair with Voluminous Smoky Lash mascara by L'oreal.  The smoky lash has begun to let me down, the honeymoon was over and it was just not living up to my expectations.   So I gave Benefit a whirl, I will not say anymore because the picture of my lashes below will tell you why there is a full size of this in my near future.

The Balm Time Balm foundation in light medium
Tarte Amazonian Clay setting powder
NYX Taupe blush to contour
Aromaleigh Pomegranate blush
Bare Minerals Buxom Lipstick Pencil  London
MAC Brow Pencil dirty blonde
NYX Brow Kit  in blonde

MAC Painterly PP to prime lids
Naked 3-
Burnout patted all over lid, up to crease
Liar patted on outer half of lid
Limit buffed into crease, quite blown out with fluffy crease brush
Nooner to deepen crease
Darkside tapped into outer corner and blended out into crease a tiny bit, also to smoke out lower lashline
Dust on inner corners for some sparkle
Strange as highlight on brow bone and tear duct area
Prestige Waterproof pencil liner in Charcoal Brown- smudged out on upper lashline, in water line and on outer half of lower lashline
Benefit They're Real mascara (holy shit my lashes look great!)

Deer in headlights pose.

Do you see those lashes??  I was all ready to apply falsies until I realized how awesome this mascara is.

I love you Benefit!!


  1. Really nice and luminous
    I can't wait to see yr new looks with this gorgeous palette.

    1. Thank you ZZ, I will be posting lots :)

  2. I never got They're Real! to look that nice for me. Did you have to do any finagling during application?

    1. No, Just two light coats the usual way. I do always curl my lashes both before mascara and then again after it dries. :)

  3. Beautiful look! Those eye shadows really open up your eyes. Or maybe it's the mascara. or both!!! :D I really, really love They're Real! it's my favorite mascara of all time.

    1. Thank you! I can't believe how greta it is, and to think it has been sitting around for months unused!

  4. Oh so pretty ! Can't wait for my palette :) Never tried that benefit mascara , but it looks like i need to give it a go someday !