Tuesday, April 24, 2012

FOTD: Spring is (finally) Coming!

Hi guys!

Sorry that my posting has been as regular lately; I've been getting busy with some other projects. Some are fun, some are not, and some are things I do not mind doing, and simply must be done. You all know how that goes...

However, I managed to snap a few pictures of the look I wore yesterday! No photograph of the products I used this time around, but I'm pretty sure I remember everything I used! I've been feeling like using more color lately, since we've been getting some warmer weather. For some reason that always makes me want to branch out from neutrals and head for teal, gold, and coral hues!

The Look 

Face: Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective base, Almay primer, NARS concealer, MUFE Face & Body Makeup, Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion in Flash, NYC Loose Powder, Benefit Georgia (on center of face), The Body Shop Bronzer in 01 (around edges of face), Hard Candy Bombshell (as highlighter on cheek), NYX Taupe (to contour cheek), Benefit Coralista (on fullest part of cheek). 

Eyes: NYX Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, Inglot AMC Shine 11 eyeshadow (light gold) packed onto lid and into crease, Urban Decay Sin from crease to eyebrow, Urban Decay Virgin under eyebrow and on inner corner, Urban Decay Flipside in crease, Urban Decay eyeshadow in Smog in outer crease, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner in Binge on top lashline, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner in Baked on inner lower lashline, MAC eyeliner in Industrial on outer lower lashline, Prestige My Biggest Lashes mascara, Prestige brow pencil, Ulta brow gel. 

Lips: Smashbox lipstick in Melondrama, bareMinerals lip gloss in Cassis



You can see the three shades of blue better here


I have to say, I am always disappointed by how sheer Flipside ends up looking on the lid if you are layering it on top of other shades, or trying to blend it. I used to wear it all the time, but I got frustrated with the sheerness. Maybe if I used it wet? Or maybe I need to add it last and not blend at all... It ended up just giving the gold on my lid a bit of an olive hue. If it's a shade you want, you'd better act now; Urban Decay is discontinuing it with the launch of their new eyeshadow formula!   I really liked Melondrama with a gloss over it; it toned down the coral a bit (which is what I wanted for this look!) and added a lot of depth.

Have you guys been switching up the shades you use as we go into warmer weather? If you don't change your shades seasonally, do you get inspired by the seasons? I don't think anyone should feel restricted to a certain color palette because of the season, but I know weather often puts me in the mood for different shades, and I take inspiration from the seasons.


  1. What a beautiful look! It is getting warmer and I should def try switching up for some color rather than neutrals all the time.

    1. Thank you! I hope you do branch out and start incorporating some colors into your routine, it's fun!

  2. Your skin is so flawless and beautiful! I'm always jealous! Great look! I feel like I have been switching up the colors I've been wearing. Quite frankly, anything out of my neutral rut is good!

    1. Thank you! Haha, I have been in a neutral rut myself... It's just so easy and fast, and neutrals are so flattering! But I have to remind myself that I'm supposed to be having fun with my makeup, too!

  3. Coral, gold, and teal...what excellent colours to put together for spring!! Your lips look wonderful with the combination of the lipstick and gloss. For some reason, whenever the seasons change I do feel like switching up my makeup colours, it is fun to do "spring" or "fall" makeup!

    1. Thanks! And I totally agree, I think it is fun to take inspiration from the season!


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