I did a desk clear-out of my vanity area and fished out some of the under-appreciated items from the depths of my drawers. Everything I love is lost in drawers, as the song goes. Except Matt Berninger probably didn’t mean makeup. Ahem.
I wore this look to a family dinner, so it wasn’t anything special. I mostly just missed playing with makeup, though. Really playing with it, full stop. I’ve been living in a “throw on and go” variety of looks, so this was a very welcome change.
My base is surprisingly flawless, even with minimal coverage c/o Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint—a product that’s notoriously sheer, to the point of pointlessness, for some people. It’s no secret that I love it, though! I used it on top of the Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Tinted Complexe in Shade 2, which gives such a pretty glow. It’s a little similar to the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector, but quite different.
I also used the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer on my under-eye circles, the redness around my nose, and a few small blemishes. I set my under eye area with the Le Métier de Beauté Eye Brightening & Setting Powder, and the rest of my face with a light dusting of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light. I used the powder end of the K-Palette 2Way Eyebrow Liner* for my brows.
Blush is NARS Final Cut, a beautiful peach I’m excited to bust out in the coming weeks, and contour is my standard NYX Powder Blush in Taupe. Lips are c/o the sheerer lip crème/gloss from Le Métier de Beauté Beauty Vault VIP box this month.
For the eyes, I primed them with a MAC Paint Pot in Painterly, which looks to be too light for my complexion, currently. Thankfully, the Oslo Cosmetics shadows (their shop has been dead for like a year) in Carinae (a beautiful peachy gold) and A Song of Ice and Fire (violet-blue with violet sparks) stuck to the base. I warmed up the crease with a matte brown shade from MAKE called Khaki*. I lined my eyes with K-Palette’s liquid liner* and slicked on ILIA Mascara in Shadow of a Doubt.
And I believe that’s it!
— Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Tinted Complexe (Shade 2)
— Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint (Medium)
— NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Ginger)
— Le Métier de Beauté Eye Brightening & Setting Powder (Refresh)
— Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Ethereal Light)
— K-Palette Real Lasting 2Way Eyebrow Liner (G101)*
— MAC Paint Pot (Painterly)
— Oslo Cosmetics eyeshadow (Carinae, A Song of Ice and Fire)
— MAKE Matte Eyeshadow (Jakarta)*
— K-Palette 1Day Tattoo Rose Scented Liner*
— ILIA Mascara (Shadow of a Doubt)
— NYX Powder Blush (Taupe)
— NARS Powder Blush (Final Cut)
— Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crème (March VIP)
That’s a handful, eh? It kind of astounds me how many products I use in one sitting, but I figured that since I already have them anyway, I might as well use them up. Thank you for reading!
* Items marked with an asterisk are PR Samples.