Shiseido Mattifying Moisturizer
Becca Resurfacing Primer
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in C3.5
MAC Select Coverup in NW20
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Finishing Powder in Brighter
NYX Baked Blush in Solstice, Sugar Mama
NARS Paloma Blush (contour and highlight)
NYX Brow Cake in Brunette
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Chocolate
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Sephora Jumbo Crayons in Kaki, Black and White Glitter
Medusa's Makeup Eyeshadow in Electro White
Too Faced Lashgasm Mascara
Dr. Smith's Minted Rose Balm
Being back on schedule is weird. It's been so long. I've also been struggling with the lighting situation. While the continuous flood lamp was awesome (albeit terrible because it blew after less than 10 uses), the ring light can be tricky because it's not very large. In fact, it's just big enough to snap onto the lens itself. It's great for close ups (as you'll see with my recently-mastered macro eyeball closeup), but not so much for general lighting. It works pretty well in other light to add a bit of brightness, but I wonder if it's too harsh a light source on its own. Still, the effect is cool. You know what, I'm just talking aloud at this point. MOVING ON.
I really love these Sephora crayons. The packaging is a bit janky because the caps fall off easily, and the white color is somewhat dry but aside from that this is a great product. When I bought them, they came in a pack of 5 (white, black, kaki, purple, and taupe) and all have a metallic finish. Their creamy texture is phenomenal for practicing blending and easy enough for days when you just want something quick. I swipe a color all over my lid and then smudge with my finger, which is awesome for days I feel sick (like today as I write this and wear the Taupe color) but still want to wear some makeup.
To do this look, I applied Kaki all over the lid and smudged lightly with my finger. Next I added White Glitter under my brow bone and smudged downward to make it meet the green color. I used my pinky to tap over the area where the two colors met to soften the edges and then sealed with the tiniest amount of sparkly white eyeshadow. Lastly, I smudged the black along my upper and lower lash lines using my other pinky finger. Apply mascara and bam, done. This smudgy, smokey look took me less than 15 minutes.