I was feeling very low-key last Saturday. It was a gray and kind of chilly day, some errands to run, a very late lunch at a favorite cafe, and a quick stop at a local antique store. I decided to see what's the minimal amount of actual color I could wear and still not look dead. The key was choosing high-glow products and still define the appropriate features. My mom is going to say that I need more color, and she'll be right. Still, it was an interesting experiment (the next day I wore a bright plum lip color and navy eyeliner).
YSL Blur Primer. I'm officially in love with this. It reminds me a bit of the Guerlain primer with the gold flecks, but easier to blend.
Armani Maestro Glow foundation in 5.5. Second only to the new YSL Touche Eclat.
I dealt with a very small unsightly issue by dotting a microscopic amount of Keromask Camouflage Cream in Light No.13, and setting it with a feather-light touch of Shiseido loose powder.
Good old Fergie eye primer (Wet'n'Wild)
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Plum blended up to the crease.
Anastasia BH eye shadow in Victorian patted and blended with my current favorite eye shadow brush, Chikuhodo GSN-09 (it was a one brush eye look, which rarely happens here).
Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil in Noir Intense on upper and lower lashes.
Clinique High Impact mascara.
Clinique Just Browsing in 03 Deep Brown (I'm loving brow tints with tiny brushes lately).
Kjaer Weis cream blush in Abundance. It's a nude mauve color which I love dearly, even though it's probably not that good for me (kind of like my relationship with chocolate milk).
Anastasia BH highlighter: Hard Candy from the Gleam Glow Kit.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lip liner
Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo #6
MAC Creamsheen Glass in Delight, which was an afterthought because the nude lip color needed some added life to it, and the gloss gave it a slightly pink boost and some healthy shine.
SotD: Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles
Sweater by Phillip Lim
I swapped these vintage earrings at the last moment for a pair of dangly yellow amber ones that added a splash of color.