Shiseido Mattifying Moisturizer
Tony Moly Silky Smooth Balm
Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter
NARS Creamy Concealer in Chantilly
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NW15
NYX Radiant Finishing Powder
Milani Cosmetics Blush in Rose D'oro
NARS Paloma Blush (highlight and contour)
NYX Brow Gel in Espresso
Benefit Gimme Brow in Dark Brown
Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in Chocolate
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Urban Decay Vice 3 in Downfall, Alien, Alchemy, Bondage, Sonic, Bobby Dazzle
MAC Eyeshadow in Brown Script
MAC Zoom Lash Mascara
NARS Lipstick in Cruising
WARNING SUPER PICTURE HEAVY.
I had a girl's day with my wonderful better half, Emily. We started the day with coffee at the ever off-kilter Caffetto, and then ultimately decided to head to the Uptown MAC store for the Back2MAC program to exchange some empties for free lipsticks. Because who doesn't love free lipstick?
Now, speaking of lipstick: I love makeup. I love wearing it. I love looking at it, playing with it, and applying it to my face and to other faces. But I also proudly rock a bare face when I feel like it, and usually have 1-2 days a week where I don't wear any makeup whatsoever. However, I have a general rule of thumb: if I'm going to MAC or Sephora, I will put on some makeup because I think looking the part is important. Just a personal rule of thumb.
Thus, after coffee Emily and I went back to my place so I could get mah face on. I decided to bust out my Vice 3 palette, which was a birthday gift from my lovely boyfriend. Aside from the lid color (Downfall) and brow highlight (Bobby Dazzle), I stuck to the column of pink jewel tones for a pretty in pink look.
The thing that drives me nuts about Urban Decay shadows is how goddamn severe the fallout can be sometimes. A few shades from this Vice palette in particular are very powdery, which is something I've also noticed in their Naked palettes and some standalone shadows. Regardless, the colors wear nicely when they're applied and the longevity is pretty nice. This look withstood a sweaty and greasy shift at the restaurant.
Before we left, Emily and I took some photos together. It was super fun. Keep scrolling if you want to check them out. The funny thing I noticed in the aftermath is that we look very similar, which has always been a thing people have remarked upon throughout the course of our friendship. We used to work together at the Mall of America, and a passerby once stopped and looked at us (we were cross-armed and lounging lazily against the POS system) and asked if we were twins. Though our teenage years are over, we hold a lot of similarities these days: dark hair with some orange ass ombre thing, similar tastes in makeup and black and white sweaters.