Shiseido Mattifying Moisturizer
Becca Resurfacing Primer
e.l.f. Concealer in Almond
Revlon Photoready BB Cream in Light Medium
Forever 21 Love and Beauty Face Illuminator
NARS Blush in Deep Throat, Orgasm
Fyrinnae Oil Control Finishing Powder
NYX Brow Cake in Brunette
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Chocolate
Lorac Eyeshadow Primer
Lorac Little Black Palette
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
MAC Prep+Prime for Lips
NYX Lip Pencil in Nectar
OCC Lip Tar in Antique
This is the day I spent recovering from a night doubled over in extreme pain. It took 6 Advil and 4 capfuls of Nyquil before I could sleep. The Nyquil fuzzies/hangover didn't subside until 8pm that night. Working at the restaurant was super fun.
On a whim, I decided to bust out the e.l.f. concealer I had lying around. It was included as an accidental item in a shipment I got this winter. Now that I've darkened up a bit under the Minnesota sun, I used a small drop of it to darken the very yellow BB cream by Revlon. I slathered the mixture on my face with my fingers (criminal, I know), and then smoothed it out by then patting my face after the color was applied. Because it's a concealer, the product's consistency is nice and thick. When all was said and done, I was really impressed with the coverage. It stayed nicely with setting powder.
I've always had issues getting the right foundation color, and I know it's a problem for a lot of people. I am neutral with warm tendencies, but warm foundations are a bit too yellow while cool (pink) foundations don't look 100% either. That's why I mix the two MAC foundations I have to get the perfect color. In this case, the e.l.f. concealer is a cool-toned brown, so mixing that with the yellow BB cream both neutralizes the warmth to match my skin while also adding a bit of depth to account for the slight tan accrued thus far.
Also on a whim, I decided to use for the first time my NYX lip pencil, which was a free gift in a purchase made long ago. I don't really use lip pencils. I have a clear, universal lip liner that I use for lipstick/lip tar/any lip product, and that's about it. In fact, I find lip pencils to be a bit silly (colored ones, anyway), so that's why up until now I've only used a clear one for lining the lips. However, I think I've been swayed by this product. At $3.50 a pop, these slim pencils are creamy enough for all-over lip wear in addition to pulling regular duty as standalone lipliners. Nectar is a very pretty shade, kind of like a dusty melon with a bit of shimmer to it. I threw the Antique color on top for a bit of bronze sheen.
All in all, despite feeling like hell on this day, I think I managed to pull together all right in the end. Doing my makeup made me feel so much better, too. Just another thing I love about makeup.