Origins A Perfect World Moisturizer
MAC Natural Radiance Prep+Prime
Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW20
Urban Decay Naked Foundation in 3.5
Urban Decay Loose Definition Powder in Naked Medium Light
Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder in Light
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Finishing Powder in Brighter
Madison Street Beauty Redness Reducing Concealer
e.l.f. HD Blush in Headliner
NARS Blush in Orgasm
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (contour)
Pantone C.O.T.Y. Eyeshadow Quad in Scallop Shell (highlight)
Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
Urban Decay De-slick Setting Spray
Wet n Wild Color Icon in Dark Brown, Taupe
MAC Eyeshadow in Mulch
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Chocolate
e.l.f. Maleficent Lookbook in Thorns, Raven Black
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Emerald
Madison Street Beauty Loose Eyeshadow in Sunburst
Urban Decay Naked 2 in Snakebite, Foxy
Urban Decay Lush Lash Mascara
Madison Street Beauty Lip Sheer in Melon
I'm on my third day of wearing Madison Street Beauty on my eyes. Each day, I've gotten a compliment on the color of eyeshadow I sported. Today I chose a brilliant gold because why the eff not? I brightened it up by using some vivid green eyeliner that peeked from beneath. For depth, I used a darker brown in the crease, blended. The color payoff is so rich and the pigmentation is so solid that I only had to apply it once over the lid to get this rich effect. Now, can you imagine this with some goddamn GLITTER?!
e.l.f. had a sale recently on their Studio line, so I picked up some curiosities. Their HD blushes had rave reviews, both on their site and makeupalley.com. At $3 each, who could resist? I ordered each color, mostly to have in my freelancing arsenal. These babies are so densely pigmented that their application ranks at about moderate or wizard level (official terms) of makeup artistry. You absolutely need a light and steady hand, a solid knowledge of your coloring and facial structure, time and patience, and a good brush. I used their small stipple brush, which feels a bit coarse but I'm hoping it's just a first-use phenomenon.
I shook the bottle, pumped a bit onto the cap, then dipped my stipple brush into it and then blended that a bit on the back of my hand so the pigment would even itself out in the bristles. Only then did I apply the blush to my cheeks. You have to work quickly due to drying time and have to know how to blend because the color payoff is so intense. Headliner is a nice true pink that imparts a romantic flush. I did layer some Orgasm on top for shimmer, and ultimately blended all that into my skin some more with a kabuki. Overall, I am very pleased.
Also, the case of the curious kitten never ceases. Besides, who ever got sick of looking at cats?