Boscia Self-Defense Antioxidant Moisturizer
MAC Natural Radiance Prep+Prime
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW20
Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder in Light
Revlon ColorStay in Brighter
NARS Blush in Orgasm
Wet n Wild Color Icon in Dark Brown
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Chocolate
MAC Eyeshadow in Mulch
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Sephora Eyeshadow in Sweet Candy
Kat Von D Esperanza Palette in Placebo
Femme Fatale Cosmetics in Banshee Scream
Rimmel Max Bold Curves Mascara
Givenchy Le Rouge in Rose Dressing
Easter makeup is fun. Pastels and pinks FOREVER. I am very taken with pastel green and pink, especially together. For Easter brunch with the beau and fam, I pulled this festive number together. Mostly to match my shirt. But also, because pink.
Haven't touched Sweet Candy since I bought it NEARLY THREE YEARS AGO for my friends' wedding. While holding it in my hand yesterday, I contemplated the purchase itself, then the subsequent neglect of the color over the years, and how that reflected my journey in makeup. We only go as far as we are comfortable in anything we do, and clearly I haven't been as (noticeably) comfortable wearing colorful makeup up until recently. So, yesterday's look was another way to challenge myself.
Anyway, cosmetic philosophies aside, here's what went down: swiped Sweet Candy all over dat lid and then blended into the crease with Placebo, which is a lovely matte deep pink shade. As a brow bone, lower lash line, and inner corner highlighter I used yet another new favorite from Femme Fatale Cosmetics -- Banshee Scream. The name itself is killer, and the color is a metallic duochrome of pastel mint and violet with a slightly blue shift, depending on how the light hits it. It's also affected by other colors that may be around. The teal/mint came through a lot when set against the relative compliment of the surrounding pink.
A girlfriend turned me on to this new Rimmel mascara, but it's not the same as the Urban Decay. The brush seems too thick, spidery, and the mascara itself clings goopily to the bristles. Applying it is a precarious measure. If you have any good mascara recommendations, holla.