Shiseido Mattifying Moisturizer
Tony Moly Silky Smooth Balm
Urban Decay Naked Foundation in 3.5
MAC Mineralize Loose Foundation in Medium Deep
Revlon ColorStay in Brighter
Pantone Universe Blush Duo in Coral, Desert Flower
Fyrinnae Oil Control Finishing Powder
NYX Stay Matte Finishing Spray
NYX Brow Cake in Brunette
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Chocolate
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette in Acidberry, Velocity
Urban Decay Lush Lash Mascara
MAC Prep+Prime for Lips
MAC Lipstick in Nude Rose (D'Squared Collection)
This marks my first of four days with the Sugarpill palette I received for the Glambot promotion. Eeeeee!
The first thing I'll gush about is the staying power of this eyeshadow. If you live in MN, you know it's been particularly humid this week thanks to our summer thunderstorms. With that said: my eye makeup lasted in the humidity on my oily skin for damn near fourteen hours. The color hardly faded, didn't crease or otherwise slide around on the lid, and still looked fresh as hell when I got home from work around 5:30. I mean, DAMN. Sugarpill's intense pigmentation and strong staying power are reasons enough why I'll purchase their products in the future.
This was also my first day using the MAC lip primer. I'll be honest, I couldn't really tell much of a difference in the longevity of my lipstick, but I'm being patient and observant over the next few days. The primer does have a pleasant vanilla taste, which I like. The lipstick noted above is something I bought from Glambot at a later date (using the 365DOM code they so kindly generated), and I have to say it is definitely the best MLBB color I've ever had. Alas, since it's from a unique collection, it'll probably be out out once the tube hits the bottom. I can see myself wearing this pretty frequently. It's part of their Lustre family of lipsticks, so it's got that nice sheen without being overly reflective.
I really like how the whole look came together. For being such bright colors, the blue and green from Heartbreaker are made wearable in this look by playing nicely with the other elements on the face. For instance, I intentionally chose an orange blush as a subtle compliment to the blue shadow, and to add another pop of color that was quieter. The lipstick washes out the lips just enough to sort of make them fade into the background without getting too zombie-esque, and this really allows the eyes to take center stage. If you consider the ensemble further, something like this is nicely paired with a simple outfit. I opted for a loose fitting white linen top and blue jeans so there wasn't additional color competition.
Lastly, I have a really exciting bit of news: my makeup portfolio site is finally live! A lot of people played vital roles in getting it to its current status, whether or not said people know they did so. From friends to fellow makeup fiends to industry experts, I say thanks from the bottom of my heart! And, of course, to my lovely friends who volunteered their faces. I also have glittery business cards to hand out!
Well, that's it for day 1 of the promotional makeup. Come back tomorrow for the second look using Heartbreaker! And remember: color is your friend, and you CAN pull it off.