Shiseido Mattifying Moisturizer
Tony Moly Silky Smooth Balm
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW20
MAC Face and Body Foundation in NC30
Fyrinnae Oil Control Finishing Powder
Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Palette in Mushroom, Iron
NYX Stay Matte Finishing Spray
NYX Brow Cake in Brunette
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Chocolate
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Notoriously Morbid in Neno
Urban Decay Naked 2 in Verve, Blackout
Urban Decay Lush Lash Mascara
OCC Lip Tar in Pris
Impulse Cosmetics Lipstick in Apocalyptic
Day five of monochromatic! Today's base color is black. Or grey. Or white, honestly, depending on how you look at it.
On the face: two greys from an eyeshadow palette for contour. No blush today because I wanted to see how far I could take the color palette without breaking the scheme.
On the eyes: the sparkliest silver eyeshadow I own plus a jet velvety black for soft liner.
On the lips: another metallic Lip Tar called Pris, which is a cream color. It's mixed with a black lipstick sample from Impulse Cosmetics to create a warm metallic grey.
This is my favorite look of the bunch. It's a softer version of the 90s cyber goth vibe that I love (a la the movie Hackers). The lip took a lot of maintenance, which I was fine doing until I switched gears and hit the restaurant for a dinner shift. I wiped it off and opted for simple chapstick. Because ain't nobody got time for that.
This was my first time using Neno, which is one sample of literally a hundred baggies in one of my makeup drawers. It's from Notoriously Morbid, and I plan on buying a jar of this when the sample runs out. It's a pure powdered silver with hints of sparkles in it. Fucking luxurious. I ogled it even as it clung to the fibers of my eyeshadow brush. There was a lot of fallout, though (bonus: I did my eye makeup first, so it was easier to remove fallen eyeshadow), so I think next time I'll use a glitter primer to really grab it. I used Verve from Naked 2 as a brow bone highlight and then used an angled brush to apply Blackout along the lash lines for a smudgy lined eye.
I'm really happy with how the contour/cheeks came out, too. Again I didn't use an actual blush product today. Instead, I used the soft grey (Mushroom) from the Pantone Universe Alchemy Palette and swiped it on my cheekbones for some highlight. Then, I used the darker grey (Iron) to contour. In the right light (which I captured above in an up-close shot), you can see their color ever so slightly, but it's subtle enough to be barely noticeable.
I still need to do green/blue monochromatic. I didn't get a chance this week and I'm dying to do one ASAP.