I can see #1 Anthracite working really well for an intense, ultra-dark smoky eye. I definitely think that #22 Emerald Green is definitely the more versatile and usable shade of these two in particular, though. It’s great layered underneath golds, greens, blues, and teals.
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Recommendation: If you love color and rich, creamy textures, you may find the new Aqua Creams right up your alley.
I was completely determined to use Funbathing lipstick, since it’s the only To the Beach lipstick I hadn’t yet used in an actual look. I already had a good idea of what I wanted to do — kind of a smoky berry/burgundy eye — and this is kind of ended up. I didn’t intend for the inner corner to be quite as orange-yellow, but I suppose it works!
For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Goldmine eyeshadow on the inner third of the lid and pull upwards along the inner crease. Lightly blend Free Love eyeshadow on the middle of the lid with the 239. Next, apply Star Violet eyeshadow into the crease with the 226, lightly blending onto the outer lid. Define the crease with Vibrant Grape eyeshadow and the 226. Blend Nylon eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying #11 Aqua Cream on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.
For cheeks, apply Hipness blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116, then lightly pat Get-Away Bronze blush on the cheekbones.
For lips, apply Funbathing lipstick first, and then layer Easy Lounger lipglass for a complementing lip.
I want to hear all about the beauty products you’ve recently purchased and worn. Tags are kind of like glorified surveys, but they’re fun ways to pass the time and learn a little more about each other 🙂
Feel free to tag your friends or other beauty bloggers if you want to see theirs, too! 🙂
Last Mascara you bought: Chanel Exceptionnel (repurchase!)
Last Lipstick you wore: MAC Beachbound
Last Look you wore that you LOVED!: A coral & bronze look (details here)
Last Eyeshadow you fell in love with: MAC Sweet & Punchy — I LOVE the texture. It’s so amazing.
Last Blush you wore: MAC Get-Away Bronze; I like it, but it can be hard to get to look just right in photos so it doesn’t just look dirty.
Last time you washed your brushes: Last night! Any time I do a bolder/more colorful look, I wash my brushes right away so there is no staining to deal with!
Last nail polish you removed: China Glaze For Audrey — gotta put it on my toes again soon!
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Last Mascara you bought: Last Lipstick you wore: Last Look you wore that you LOVED!: Last Eyeshadow you fell in love with: Last Blush you wore: Last time you washed your brushes: Last nail polish you removed:
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