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Eyes: ND Mini Nude palette, L’Oreal Smoldering Carbon Black Eyeliner, IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

Face: Pixi Beauty H20 Skintint, Tarte Amazonian Clay CC Corrector, TF BTW concealer, Maybelline Better Skin Concealer, ND Bronze & Glow palette, Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk, Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter and Lightwand, Beauty Bakerie Cotton Candy Champagne Blush palette, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

Lips: CT Hot Lips 2 in Carina’s Star

To work today:
EYES: Colourpop Precision Colour Brow Gel in Cool Cocoa, Viseart Liaison Palette (Blushing in crease, Fusion on outer V, Embrace on lid), Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara.
FACE: Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup, Lancôme Effacernes Concealer, RCMA No Color Powder, Clinique Blush in Cupid.
LIPS: MAC Faux

It’s summertime and hot so I don’t wear much makeup. I’m wearing Mac Face & Body in N3, Hourglass bronzer, Tom Ford Incandescent the plum color as blush, dior brow pencil, Lancome Monsieur Big mascara and Mac lipstick in brave.

I’m wearing an all matte look with Dior Cool Palette. It is my everyday alternative to Viseart Liaison, but it takes a lot more work to blend, so I don’t wear it all the time

Skin: Catrice Foundation, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus, Nars Orgasm blush, Kevyn Aucoin contour, MAC Double Gleam for highlight.

Eyes: Tarte Shape Tape for a base, MAC Brown Down eyeshadow, UD on the lid (some color from one of the neutral palettes), ABH brow wiz, black liner and lashes.

Lips: UD lipstick in Wonderland.

I have a FULL face on today.

I always confuse MAC Brown Down and MAC Ground Brown, but I love the pun you can get with their names. 😆
Those two eyeshadow colors showcase to me the difference of subtle undertones; their almost identical at a glance, but the slight taupe vibe of Ground Brown makes that color loo better on me than Brown Down.

A neutral eye going as daring as Smog from UD Born to Run, UD 24/7 Smog liner. Sleek Rose Gold blush, Benefit Dandelion Twinkle. Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl

It’s a long weekend here in Canada (today it’s Canada’s Day) and I’m at home right now wearing no makeup, except Patrick Ta’s Lip Gloss in Is She Younger Than Me.

No makeup on yet but yesterday, it was MAC Painterly (later topped off with the golden shade from Chanel’s Empreinte du desert), Australian Gold tinted sunscreen in place of any foundation, concealer and all the rest, Sephora Snakeskin Dress pencil liner (I thought I’d grabbed Cappucino but the Snakeskin Dress looked lovely), MAC Sweet Sentiment blush and UD Love Drunk lipstick.

Look for work today:
Face: Bobbi Brown Skin mixed with Bobbi Brown Longwear, Natasha Denona Tan Bronze and Glow, Nars Wild Thing

Eyes: Nars Wild Thing, YSL Volume Effect

Lips: Charlotte Tilbury B*tch Perfect and Mac Spice pencil

Maybelline Dream Urban Cover in Porcelain (previously I used Catrice HD in Light Beige) & Fit Me concealer in Fair; Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Glow Powder (DCd, but I bought backups); L’Oreal GlamBronze in Light (now True Match Bronzer), True Match Lumi Glow Nude highlighter quad (I just use random shades at any given time), and Colour Riche Shine lipstick in Glossy Fawn; Revlon Ultimate All-In-One mascara (waterproof); tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paaarty; NYX Microbrow Pencil in Black & IT Cosmetics Universal Brow Pencil. This is my typical “go-to” for work, and I just swap out eyeshadows. I’ve been playing with the Lancome Monsieur Big 12 Shades of Love palette; the shades don’t have names, and it’s broken up in quads, but none make sense for me, so I just randomly pick shades. The packaging/layout of the palette is beyond annoying, but the color story is absolutely amazing.

Since I have to run up to Sephora for refills on a few skincare items, plus one “goodie”, and have an appointment afterwards, I may be doing that plum/gold look with the aqua inner corner and lower lashline again today. Probably with a peachy-pinky nude lip. Glowy, similar shades on cheeks with bronzer. Gives me an excuse for wearing my only light blue print top! 💙💜🧡❤️💙

had a work meeting today so pretty low key.
Eyes: Bloom and rose quartz from Anastasia Sultry palette, with love drug UD eyeliner, with better than sex too faced mascara.
Lips: Mac’s Velvet Teddy
Face: Just Sunscreen.

In order of application. 🙂

Face primer: Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For No- Filter Mattifying Primer & Complexion Perfector
Concealer: Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer (Vanilla)
Foundation: wet n wild Photo Focus Stick Foundation (Soft Beige)
Eye primer: Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
Powder: Estee Lauder Double Matte Oil Control Pressed Powder
Contour: MAC Harmony
Bronzer: MAC Peachykeen
Highlight (cheekbones, inner eye corner): MAC Emphasize
Eye liner: MAC Rich Experience
Eyeshadow (used to smudge and set eye liner): MAC Ground Brown
Eyebrows: Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil (Warm Brunette) and Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel (Soft Brunette)
Mascara: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume
Lipstick: MAC Mehr

Natasha Denona Sunrise palette, Chanel Eros mascara and eyeliner, Dior Luminizer Blush in Coral Pop, Dior Wild Earth bronzer, and Dior Stellar Shine in Positivity. A few of my favorite things❤❤❤

Face:
Foundation: Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk Foundation
Powder set: Patrick’s Powder
Bronzer: MAC Your Wish is My Command
Highlight: MAC Always One Jump Ahead
Blush(es): MAC Peachykeen+Love & Laughter blushes
Finishing Powder: Guerlain Meteorites Perles

Eyes:
Primer: MAC 24 Hour Extend
Crease: MAC Your Wish is My Command bronzer slightly through the crease and then panic and take MAC Sculpt slightly through the crease until it’s just a neutral looking shadow, blend and diffuse like crazy
Upper lash line + tighline: Urban Decay dark brown liner (don’t know which), smudged til almost gone
Lower lashline + waterline: Sephora Flirting Game lower lashline, smudged til almost gone

Basically you put on everything and then blend it all away so there are just ‘hints’ of color.

Lashes: Shiseido Eyelash Curler, MAC Waterproof Haute & Naughty.

Lips:
Lip liner: NYX Sand Beige lip liner to outline, MAC Kiss Me Quick lip liner to fill in
Lipsticks: Pat McGrath Forbidden Love+Pat McGrath Blood Rush Blitztrance (I can’t even see the shimmer on my lips so yay).

I also love MAC Sculp for crease work, I love a multi-tasker (it’s one of my favorite shades for contouring / neutral blush).

Just got back from Boise so in all honesty, I am still in bed teasing the cat and just generally feeling drained. So, it would be yesterday that I wore makeup and it was minimal.
Tatcha Primer, Guerlain L’Esential Foundation in 01N which is suppose to be neutral but pulls really warm on me and while I have been using it I don’t think I can really pull it off. It won’t launch in the US until September and I had it shipped here via Feel Unique. I am honestly shocked at how different this shade is than how it looked in the swatches and on the model. I was wondering if they sent me the wrong shade but the bottle is labeled with the 01N so I am likely just going to wait until September. Guerlain concealer, Becca Hydra-mist powder, Guerlain Meteorites blush, Guerlain Meteorites Finishing Powder in 02 Claire. Eyes are Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Cobblestone as a one and done shadow. I used Benefit Give Me Brow in whatever the lightest shade is, Blonde? For mascara I used Thrive Causemetics. I am almost done with this and am not sure where I am going next with mascara. For lips by new favorite, MAC in Natural Born Leader. This shade has proven to be very interesting for me. It seems to shift shades depending on what I am wearing or the other colours on my face. I am really liking it.

LM Cobblestone is on my list to buy sometime in the future. I have Amethyst and often use it when I’m pressed for time. Recently, I was getting ready for a night out and decided to do a purple eye. Well, everything went completely wrong and I had to start over, but it was almost time to leave. My one-and-done Caviar Stick saved the day!

I can’t tell you the number of times that has happened to me, Seraphine. In fact, it seems to happen almost anytime I am in a hurry and try to do something I haven’t tried before. I really like the LM Caviar Sticks for one and done looks. They are simple and wear really well for me. I have pretty much all of the purple/taupe ones and plan on picking up a couple more soon. I really wish she would release a few more colours.

Make up, esp in this community, is open and affirming. If you feel like doing a done and done, go for it. Just because you can design and blend five + colors, does not mean you have to. If you want to go full DQ, great. Retro, great. Warm neutral only, fine. 70s, 20s, 90s give it a shot. And if it didn’t work, you can take it off and try again. Just never disparage your skill level or lack of complexity.

Concealer – it undereye
Powder- dior forever mattifying
Blush – rms savannah peach eyeshadow
Highlighter- dior glitz palette
Eyeliner- urban decay night king

Lancôme Effacernes undereye concealer
Urban Decay Vice Reloaded eyeshadows palette; using UV-B, Sin, Roadstripe and Hot Pants
Clarins Wonder Perfect mascara
testing out my new Laura Mercier lipstick, Beige Intense, later swapping it for an old Chanel Ingenue that I am planning to use up

Work day in order of application…
Primer: Smashbox minimize pores
Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible PRO-GLOW in 202 mixed with Vichy
Concealer: NARS radiant (not wearing glasses so cannot see shade 😏)
Bronzer: Milk in Baked
Blush: Milk in Werk
Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow in 3
Eyeshadow palette: UD On the Run in Bailout
Liner: Flower Beauty Vinyl-Eyes in Purple Quartz
Mascara: Milk KUSH
Setting spray: L’Oreal LUMI Shake & Glow
Lips: Ciate gloss (Too small to read and no glasses…)

All I’m wearing right now is the same Fanchromatic Nails polish I’ve been wearing since LAST Saturday. It’s quite chipped so I need to figure out where my nail polish remover ended up when we moved.

The last makeup I wore was whatever ABH brow pencil it is that I always use, and the Sephora Lashcraft mascara, for our date night this past Friday.

I’ve really been missing makeup and I think I might do a just-because face tomorrow night while my partner is away for a day trip with friends (I can’t go on the trip because I have to work :P).

Eyes: Ulta Eye Shadow Primer; Viseart Soleil Petit Pro: Soleil in inner corner, Marmalade in central lid, Watermelon in outer corner; Nyx Tantilizing in crease; Melt Antique under brow; Marc Jacobs gel liner in Brown(out); Smashbox Full Exposure mascara; Nyx Wonder Pencil in Light in lower waterline; Amaterasu Liquid Brow Liner in Brunette

Face: itCosmetics Bye Bye Pores Primer; Benefit Some Kind of Gorgeous “foundation faker” as under eye primer; Trish McEvoy Beauty Balm in shade 1.5; UD Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Peach under eyes; Tarte Creaseless Concealer under eyes; Fenty Sun Stalk’r bronzer in I$land Ting; Becca Luminous Blush in Snapdragon; Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder in Shade 3; Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder under eyes and on nose; Timeless HA Spray w/Matrixyl 3000 + Cucumber Extract.

Lips: Chanel lip liner pencil in Nude; Fenty Gloss Bomb (Universal).

MAC Veluxe Brow Pencil in Fling
MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
Wet n Wild Coloricon single in Creme Brulee
MAC X Archie’s Girls Caramel Sundae Quad
Colourpop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
MAC Costa Riche Liner
Benefit Rollerlash mascara
Maybelline Instant Age Neutralize Concealer
Fenty Pro F’lter Setting Powder in Butter
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil
Origins Pinch Your Cheeks Blush in Rose Dust
NARS Sun Washed Diffused Bronzer in Laguna
Cover Girl Jumbo Lip Perfection Lip Balm in Mauve Twist

No makeup today, but the last time I wore any:

Tarte’s tinted moisturizer set with It Cosmetics powder foundation, and the new Kaja Bento Eye Trio (LOVE THESE) in Chocolate Dahlia. For lips, I used a Bite lipliner, a Colourpop Lippie Stix, and a Buxom gloss. Lash Paradise mascara.

I’ve really been rotating between my palettes and wearing the same one for 3 looks in a row. Started this when Sunrise was delivered, moved to Juvias Place Nubian 3 Coral. I should have never worn it right after Sunrise, kept comparing them and Juvias Place doesn’t compare. After that Huda Neon Orange, hubby told me he liked the placement but wasn’t a fan of the bright colors. Tomorrow will be number 3 with Dominique Cosmetics Berries n Cream. Next up is Smashbox Punked. 😍

It’s humid, warm, and stormy today. I didn’t wear makeup during the day, but I’m going out tonight, so I put on some. I couldn’t get too detailed with my eyes, because of the humidity, so I went fancier on my cheeks and lips. It turned out really pretty, if I do say so myself.

EYES — Peachy neutral look with Tarte Force of Nature (crease), Juvia’s Place Dahia (lid), KVD Metal Crush in Thrasher (brow bone, inner corner). UD 24/7 Eye Pencil in Goddess set with NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Giove (lower lash line). UD 24/7 Eye Pencil in Perversion (upper waterline). Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Lash 2-in-1 Boosting Eyeliner & Serum (upper lash line). UD Perversion Mascara.

LIPS — Too Faced Throwback Metallic Lipstick in That Girl.

FACE — NYX Angel Veil mixed with e.l.f. Hydrating Face Primer; Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Alabaster; e.l.f. HD Powder in Sheer; Sephora Tranquil (contour); Physician’s Formula Butter Blush in Plum Rose (cheeks, hairline, aross the nose, tip of chin); Dior Hologlam on cheeks over Plum Rose; City Color Cosmetics Intense Exposure Highlighting Powder; Guerlain Meteorites in Clair over everything; UD All Nighter Setting Spray.

Sir John x Luminess The Lion King ‘Can’t Wait to be Queen’ eye palette. It’s gorgeous and worth the $42 that I paid for it. I added a little bit of Kat Von D Holographic Emerald in the inner corner. Coloured Rain Mocha liquid matte lipstick, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer as blush, Smashbox Hoodwitch Opti-Mystic highlight and my usual and my usual it Cosmetics CC+ with 50+ sunscreen. My go-to all year but especially now that summer is here, I’m in South Texas so I need my spf!

What I am wearing right now is:
Eyes: From the Mariposa palette: Spotlight on my whole lid, Wreckage on my lower lid and a touch of Mushroom in the crease. Plus brow pencil and mascara
Lips: Maybelline’s Spice for Me
Face/cheeks: L’Oreal’s True Match Foundation in Porcelain Rose, EA’s Sweet Peach blush and Rimmel’s Translucent setting powder.

Bibi’s Light, fresh, affordable, & protected for Summer ‘everyday’ look:
Milani Prime & Protect Primer spf 30
Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream spf 42 shade 21
Maybelline Rewind Concealer- neutralizer
Essence “Hey Cheeks” blush, bronzer, & highlighter palette – this is a fun little cheapie!
Face Shop’s “I Love Pure Color” moisturizing lip gloss in pink – this is a WARM pink, almost peach
Cartrice Rock Couture Waterproof mascara – black
Himalayan Herbal Kajal – black

I had a simple glow-y beach look yesterday.
We took our boy (dog) to the beach yesterday and then spent the day out walking (it was Canada Day and a long weekend) so I knew I’d get plenty of sun.
When I know I’ll be out in the sun I wear by It Cosmetics CC+ Cream with 50spf in medium as my foundation.
Also, being summer, I wore my slightly darker concealer: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer set with Fenty Pro Filt’r in Lavender (to brighten).
I highlighted with CT Hollywood Flawless Filter then used Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronzer to contour and PF Butter Bronzer to bronze.
I brushed a combo of the pink and peach from Charlotte Tilbury’s Lovegasm ( I find the more you use this it seems to work better, like the top layer is too hard for my brush to pick up product, then as I break through, it gets softer?) palette across my cheeks and lids and used the highlighter from that palette on nose, inner tearduct and cheekbones.
Too Faced Peach Kiss matte lipstick in Doll Face, finished the look.

FACE: Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup Fresco mixed with MAC Nourishing Waterproof NC20 for foundation, MAC Studio Careblend Lush Light as bronzer, MAC Stereo Rose for blush. CHANELSculpting Baume Essentiel Diaphanous Finishing Powder
EYES: MAC Kid and Bare My Soul eye palette, U.D Brow Blade Ink Benefit 24 Hr Brow setter, CHANEL the black side from the Noir et Marine cake eyeliner (from ancient times), Lancome waterproof mascara
LIPS: MAC Craving on the center Dolce Gabbana 73 Delicious Lipgloss

I went with a cherry red outfit for Canada Day, paired it with New Lover lip pencil from Nars and Inspiration highlighter from Laura Mercier as a glowy blush, with Dandelion Twinkle as a white-ish highlight.

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