Thursday, January 21, 2016

FoTD: A Blue & Gold Evening Look Featuring NARS NARSissit Palettes

About to leave the house, I gave the light in the guest bath a try.

I was very eager last week to put on real clothes, do a full face of makeup, and do something fun after more than a week of feeling miserable and trying to prevent my lungs from leaving my body. It was just a casual dinner the city, but I wanted some sparkle, hence the blue and gold eye look. I used some new stuff, a bunch of old standby favorites, but most important: the two newest NARSissit palettes (L'amour Toujours for eyes, and the Sephora-exclusive Cheek Studio Palette). Here's the full list of products:

Smashbox Oil Primer (a post about oils coming very soon)
YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Radiance Awakening Foundation (New Formula) in B50 Honey, applied with a Beauty Blender. Spoiler alert: I love it and got a full size bottle.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder Diaphanous 

Under Eyes
Giorgio Armani Corrector (still my favorite product in this category after several years)
YSL Touche Éclat highlighter No.2. It's a staple.
(Yes, that how I look after correcting and highlighting. My eyes are set halfway into my skull)

NARSissist blush II from the palette
Becca Moonstone pressed highlighter

NARS eye primer
Eyeshadows from the L'amour Toujours palette: No. I (a nude) as a base all over the lid, VII (matte taupe) in the crease, X (blue) on the outer half of the lid, blended upward, V (gold) on the inner part of the lid, tear duct and under the lower lashes.
Lancome Artliner (Noir) along the upper lashes
Anastasia Beverly Hills Metallic Eyeliner in Gold (I think it's a Macy's exclusive) on the lower lash line. It's a rediscovery for me, and I really love this pencil for its smoothness, liquid metal look, and staunch longevity.
Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara (from a sample). Because of the gold shadow and liner I also applied a touch of mascara to the lower lashes, which I usually avoid (see: sunken eyes). I love the regular Buxom Lash and this is just as good.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lip liner (is there anyone in the world who doesn't use this one?)
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Nude Allude, a warm beige-brick kind of color that seems to work exceptionally well in this context. I love the formula (it's a relaunch) because it's not 100% matte.

Other Stuff
Earrings- Oscar de la Renta clip-ons from a couple of years ago
Dress- DVF
SotE- Nüwa by Roja Dove
Dinner- could have been better (and the waitress should have told us that the cake was gluten-free)


  1. Love that blue shadow with the peachy nude lip - looks great on you!

    1. Thanks, Christina. I was trying to find a good lip-cheek combination that doesn't compete with the eye look.

  2. Oh that Touche Éclat ! looks wonderful and you wear a red lippie so well.
    Glad you are feeling a bit better Gaia:)

    1. Thanks, LJ. I know that many people are iffy about the reformulation of this foundation, but it works so much better fore me than the original.

  3. Those earrings are so perfect with the pattern of that dress.
    Love the lip color - definitely will have to get it and also that foundation.
    Very glad your lungs are no longer trying to relocate.

    1. Thanks, Anna! I think you're going to like this lip color. Also check out the other shades they have. The formula is fantastic and long-lasting without damaging the lips. xo

  4. I think your skin looks beautiful, I need to look at that foundation now. I resisted buying Pillow Talk for so long thinking it would not work for me (the lipstick colors everyone raves about look awful on me) but I bought and surprisingly it looks good. Stay safe and warm this snowy weekend!

    1. I felt the same about Pillow Talk. I don't know what magic she'd put in there. The only CT lipstick I own is Bond Girl. It's good but not life-changing.

  5. I need to take a look at that L'Oreal Gloss in Nude Allude - it looks like just the color I've been searching for.
    Thank you for listing out all the products, it's so helpful!

    1. It's a fantastic formula. Take a look at some of the other colors as well. I love the red one.

  6. A great look - inspires me to try a more sparkly eye look to give a lift. I think all the tones look terrific on you.

    1. Thanks, Gilli! Sometimes we really do need a little sparkle to elevate a look (or a mood).


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