Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturizer
MAC Oil Control Lotion
Becca Resurfacing Primer
MAC Prep and Prime Fix+
Cinema Secrets Foundation
Mehron Celebre HD Pro Creme Foundation
Temptu Pro Concealer
Palladio Rice Powder in Natural
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
MAC Blunt Blush (contour)
NARS Deepthroat Blush
Graftobian Setting Powder
NYX Eyebrow Shaper
NYX Brunette Eyebrow Cake Powder
Benefit Gimme Brow in Dark Brown
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Sigma Beauty Zeal Loose Shimmer
Stila "Eyes Are The Window..." Mind Palette
MAC Zoom Fast Lash Mascara
Gerard Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Bermuda
Bermuda is such a strange and pretty color lip gloss. In the tube it looks to be a really blue-based lavender, and it pretty much applies as such on the skin. After I posted my swatches on Imugr/Reddit, some folks in the makeup subs had asked to see Bermuda in a full look, and others wondered about the wear time and longevity of these glosses. This FOTD (face of the day) is in response to those requests. I love unusual colors like these and always strive to find a way to make them wearable. I do think heavily blue-based lip colors are always going to impart some sort of hypothermic flavor to the look, no matter the rest of the makeup and the person's skin tone. I bet this color would look especially lovely on someone with fairer, cooler skin. That aside, it seems to wear okay on me and I intentionally paired it with a kind of holographic, duochome shimmer from Sigma that picks up blue-green and violet tones in the light.
I posted the last photo as the "after" of what a faded Bermuda looks like. In general, the GC glosses don't last long when it comes to eating and drinking, but they do leave behind a nice stain (albeit on the outer half of your mouth) that can get livened up with some lip balm or clear gloss. I think the total amount of time between the before and after photos was maybe two or three hours, since I did my makeup in the late morning/early afternoon and then had lunch shortly thereafter.
I like these glosses, but they really aren't anything special. I will say I am truly stoked to have found not just one, but three nude colors from them that actually look good on me and don't wash me out. I'm also thankful I didn't pay full price for these glosses, because individually the price point is a bit steep and doesn't seem to be worth it to me. There are other, better glosses from other companies with similar colors and better wear times.
Lastly, I recently got a new MAC blush. Actually, it's my first ever MAC blush and one of the items in my first MAC Pro purchase. Blunt is from their sculpted line and I'm using it to contour. Lately I've been trying different techniques and brushes for contouring, and want to branch out into cream contouring, too. I absolutely love how pigmented Blunt is, and it's also super easy to blend and soften. Truthfully, contouring and blushing on my own face always seems so difficult, yet I never have an issue when doing it on other faces! Of course, with all things, practice makes perfect.