Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
NYX Color Correcting Concealer
Cinema Secrets Foundation
Makeup Forever Flash Palette
Graftobian Setting Powder
MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish
Sigma Beauty Serene Blush
NYX Espresso Brow Gel
Benefit Gimme Brow in Dark Brown
Anastasia Beverly Hills Chocolate Tinted Brow Gel
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Spiced Metal Mineralize Eyeshadow
Sigma Beauty Hitch Eyeshadow
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
MAC Zoom Fast Lash Mascara
MAC Heroine Lip Pencil
MAC Flat Out Fabulous Retro Matte Lipstick
MAC Magenta, Kitchmas Pigments
In the middle of doing makeup for work, I had four employment-related communications happen: my boss texted me I was cut, I got called for a restaurant interview tomorrow (don't worry Haute Dish fam, I'm staying), scheduled a makeup interview next week, and accepted a freelance position. Details later. Whew!
With all the excitement (and disappointment of not working tonight), my mind wandered as I transformed my look a little bit. Even though lunchtime approached, I played around with a gradient lip using all MAC stuffs. I bought the Flat Out Fabulous lipstick and Heroine pencils while in New York. Their retro matte formula is no joke, as it is really drying and matte. But a little balm underneath helps. In fact, it's the WarPaint beauty tip of the week! I like to use a tacky lip balm instead of a primer when wearing matte lipsticks. A primer works well, but if you don't own one then you can use some Burt's Bees original lip balm, wince the beeswax gives it a nice grip. Anything too slippery will just smoosh the lipstick all around, giving you clown mouth. Not pretty. Anyway, after lining the lips and applying the lipstick, I dabbed some magenta pigment over the center areas of top and bottom lips and then added a small pat of shimmery white-pink to reflect the light.
I'm thinking about getting a few more of the retro mattes, but MAC also just released a line of updated matte lip colors they carry, so I suspect several of those will find their ways into my makeup drawers soon...
I tried out a new primer today. I've had a sample of the Hourglass primer forever, and I've been told it works well for people with oily skin. Not sure of its longevity yet, but so far a couple hours in the makeup is holding nicely. Plus it feels divine as you rub it on your face. Bonus: it doesn't have the cosmetic ingredient I'm allergic to!