Wednesday, October 28, 2015

FotD: Viseart Neutral Matte Palette For A casual Jersey Afternoon

Katie putting the finishing touches

I was heading to the nail salon in a typical Jersey attire (well, these were my best yoga pants) with emphasis on comfort, so I decided to go with a fresh and casual face based on warm nudes. The focus of the look is the lightest colors in the Viseart Neutral Matte palette.


I used #3 all over the lid, #4 in the inner corner and where I wanted a hint of brightening, #8 to define the crease and #7 blended into the outer corner and slightly upward. The only brushes I used were Smashbox #4 to lay down the color and cut the crease (a little) and Hakuhodo J5522 for blending (everyone needs five of them. Just so you know).







The light level at the room was dismal, if that (it's a dreary rainy day), so I'm not happy with the way the photos don't show the skin. I was kind of proud at the effect I achieved in real life, a luminous skin without any extra highlighter. The real star of the little video clip, though, is my little Katie. If you listen closely you can hear her squeak.




 Here's what I used:

Face:
Cle de Peau Luminizer Enhancer Base. That's what we all did before strobing was a thing, and that's what I'll keep repurchasing after.
Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge #2. My favorite tinted moisturizer in the whole world.
Hourglass stick concealer in Natural (on anything unsightly)
Rouge Bunny Rouge Luminous Skin Wand in Alula under the eyes (the pen is nearly finished. Have yet to decide about a repurchase).
All face products were applied and blended by hand, except for:
Rouge Bunny Rouge Diaphanous Powder (I used a random Shu Uemura fluffy powder brush).

Eyes:
NARS eye primer (I'm about to open a new tube)
Viseart Matte Nudes palette (see above)
Makeup For Ever Aqua Liner #12 (a rich brown that doesn't look too stark while still creating the necessary drama)
Urban Decay Perversion mascara (from a sample. Not sure how I feel about it.

Brows:
Shu Uemura pencil (Seal Brown). Just a small touch the tails (mine, not Katie's)

Cheeks:
Youngblood Mineral Pressed Blush in Blossom. As natural as they come. applied lightly with a Suqqu cheek brush.

Lips:
Kjaer Weis Passionate lip tint ( a repurchased staple).

The top is an old cashmere sweater I got at Bloomingdale's once upon a time, the earrings are vintage, and if I remember correctly a gift from a certain beloved friend from Ohio (and his cats).

19 comments:

  1. Cutie Katie! Your Katie stole the show.

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    1. She most certainly did. She's the most adorable creature and she knows it.

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  2. G, the more I turn to you the more commonality I find (beyond big non-blonde hair and Jersey!). Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge! Serge! Kitty love! Yesterday, I am telling you, I went back to my Viseart Matte Neutral palette and while I used some darker colors in the corner than you, I loved the palette once I really worked it. What was n your lips? And thanks for Katie showing up!

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    1. My lips are painted with Kjaer Weis Passionate, but any low-key daytime red will do. I'll probably do a night time look with this palette at some point. Seriously, that look was the most casual one I've created in forever. Between the old sweater and the yoga pants I was a s Jersey as they come. And I loved every minute of it.

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  3. Gorgeous! The eyeshadow shades look especially sophisticated in pics 3, 5 and 6. Plus Katie is adorable.

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  4. The look suits you wonderfully. Especially with Katie as the accessory <3

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    1. One can never go wrong with a little tabby as an accessory.

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  5. I love your hair! Katie's little squeak is so sweet compared to my beloved childhood Siamese's caterwaul.

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    1. Katie's squeak is one of my favorite things in the world. It's such a contrast to the triplets who sound like a herd of sheep.

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  6. Love it when I get kitty kisses! Your Katie looks like a sweet heart. *Squish*

    By the way, I love your FOTD and videos, it provides a context for the makeup in real time, and I must say, your skin looks so very amazing and smooth! I need to up my skin care game, perhaps it's time I need to embrace the snail goo? ;)

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    1. Liz, I haven't done anything other than snail goo in weeks. It helped deal with the skin reaction I get from too much chocolate milk, the hormonal crap, and that time I had some coconut in my rice.

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  7. Katie!! Beyond the beyond adorable! And her little squeak - heart meltingly sweet. So glad she was in the video!
    I think I need that blush. I am not really a blush wearer (never have been, except I remember being unable to resist those Halston blush compacts from several centuries ago just because I loved the compact shapes), but am now reconsidering this.
    Great earrings - both beautifully classic and extremely versatile.
    Anna

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    1. Anna, my fear of blushing is notorious (like many who lived through the eighties), but I do know that a touch of lively color is needed more often than not. The Youngblood blushes are worth exploring. Great quality and seriously under-hyped.

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  8. I love this palette and I love your FOTD posts!

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    1. Thank you, dear! I'm plannig more looks with this palette and my the Viseart (the Paris Nudes).

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  9. It's great to see those products on your expressive face. More, please!

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    1. I'm having a lot more fun with it than I had ever imagined. I'm planning to keep up.

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    2. I'm having a lot more fun with it than I had ever imagined. I'm planning to keep up.

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