Shiseido Mattifying Moisturizer
Revlon Photo Ready BB Cream in Light Medium
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW20
Fyrinnae Oil Control Finishing Powder
Forever 21 Love and Beauty Face Illuminator
NYX Blush in Pinched
NYX Brow Cake in Brunette
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Chocolate
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Palette in Murmur
Urban Decay Lush Lash Mascara
Revlon ColorStay Matte Balm in Unapologetic
I had a lot of fun last week forcing myself to do a unique monochrome look each day. It got me thinking about the possibilities and limits of strict rules for oneself and working with what you have, be it an idea or a product/tool.
It's kind of strange to kick it off midweek, but I'm going to hold myself to last until Friday with this new self-imposed restriction: using one palette for the remainder of the week.
Sephora + Pantone Universe is a hybrid of makeup and the color science Pantone is so well known for. You should check them out, if you're curious. I won't spend much time talking about them, but I will say all of their products are a delight from packaging to wearability. The Elemental Energy palette is dedicated (obviously) to the elements. From top/left to bottom/right are: air, water, earth, fire. The palette itself has a sturdy weight, and there's a great mixture of neutrals and colors with matte and shimmery finishes. Bonus: most of their products have a strong magnetized closing mechanism. In this case, the plastic top is lifted off and then snaps back on. It's a feature I really, really dig. Also, they're known for texturizing their products as often as possible. You can see the ridges in each palette, which reflect the element at hand. SO NEAT.
Now, I'm a girl who likes variety. It's why I change my nails every few days, it's why I have a LOT of makeup (seriously, a lot), it's why I sometimes hate cooking bulk meals for myself because I get sick of it after two days. Which is why I think this palette is a good segue into this experiential phase of makeup limitations, because it offers just enough. Plus, the truth of the matter is sometimes things in my arsenal don't get no love. Because I forget they exist. Because there's a lot in the arsenal.
So since I'd matched my lips to my chain to my shoes (coral forever), a simple eye was a must but I wasn't feeling a standard brown/neutral eye. Instead, I used the lightest blue from the air collection and washed it all over my lid. It had a kind of 70s feel to it. I'm kind of hesitant with light blue eyeshadows, but this was sheer enough that I was cool with how the look turned out.
Well, there you have it. IF I break away from this palette, it will only be on Friday and that's because the new Maleficent movie is coming out, and if you know me at all you know she's my favorite villain and basically my hero and obviously I will be wearing evil but pretty makeup that day.