MAC Natural Radiance Prep+Prime
Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW20
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20
MAC Skinfinish in Medium Plus
Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder in Light
NARS Blush in Sin
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
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
MAC Vibrancy Eye Cream
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Emerald
Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Palette in Emerald
Milani Eyeshadow in Beach Sand
Sephora Waterproof Contour Eye Pencil in Diamonds Are Forever
Urban Decay Lush Lash Mascara
Tokyo Milk Lip Elixir in Absinthe
On St. Patrick's Day, I wore my sparkliest green shoes and eyes to match. With a bold eye, you gotsta keep the rest of yourself (outfit included) balanced out. I am a smidge Irish, and I like to nod to it through makeup. Oh, and whiskey in my coffee at 10am.
I hardly wear jewel tones during the daytime because they're quite bold. And for as comfortable as I am with makeup, I have a hard time justifying a bright eye. Still, I went for it. With structured brows and a neutral lip, the eyes work well. I really love the two emerald colors together and how they impart a deeply saturated green.
I was with my friend Emily yesterday and we gallivanted about Sephora and the MAC counter for fun. I thoroughly enjoy taking my friends makeup shopping, especially when they have little to no experience and open themselves up to a world of color and sparkle. We delighted ourselves with sparkly eyeliners, nail polishes, and everything in between. That's when I saw the Sephora eyeliners. My heart stopped. A perfect banana yellow, a bright silver, and a true gold all came home with me that day. I swatched Urban Decay eyeliners in similar colors as well, and I have the say that the staying power of the Sephora liners outlasted Urban Decay by a few hours. Their wear was relentless, even after several handwashings.
So, bringing it all back to today: I used the silver liner on my bottom lashes (holla, Slytherin) for some extra dimension and to counteract the rich green hue. 16 hours later, it's still in place and in relatively good shape. Thoroughly impressed. On the brow bone and upper lid I used a neutral eyeshadow to blend for a nice finish.
Also, MAC concealer. I'm liking it. I don't wear concealer because I don't really have dark circles or blemishes to cover up, but I got a sample because my foundation doesn't really stay put under my eyes, despite priming. So, with the eye cream and concealer, I've already noticed a bit more staying power. Of course, oily skin will be oily despite measures one takes to counteract it as much as possible. That being said, I am freaked out by totally mattifying products or any measure to subdue oil production. Your skin is oily because it's moisturizing the hell out of itself, so work with it and not against it. Embrace that you'll have some displacement throughout the day.
Final, comforting thought: oily-skinned folks age more gracefully than those with drier skin. Thank your sebum glands.