Thursday, March 31, 2016

FotD: Evening Makeup For a Bright Blue Dress

I had a perfume event as a prelude to a mid-week date night with the Blond. I knew what I was going to wear and actually planned my makeup accordingly. Usually when wearing blue one is advised to choose warm peachy colors, but a) I look awful in them, and b) the exact shade my dress was between ultramarine and a very very blue violet, so the contrast would have been overwhelming. Instead, I chose golds and browns in shimmer and matte and muted warm colors everywhere else.

Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer.
Armani Maestro Glow Foundation (5.5)
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #2 mixed with Secret Camouflage SC-3 applied with a tiny precision brush when needed (not under the eyes. I left that area alone).
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder.
All the Laura Mercier products are staples that I reach for (and repurchase) again and again, knowing that they will perform with no glitches.

Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eye Primer. It's the only Urban Decay Primer I really like and keep buying.
Four eye shadows from two Viseart palettes. From the Neutral Matte: the two on the far right in both the middle and the bottom rows. From Paris Nude the two middle colors in the middle row. A lot of blending happened. Is anyone interested in swatches of the other Viseart palettes I have? I never posted about this Paris one,  Dark Matte, or Sultry Muse.
TonyMoly gel eyeliner in black (a Korean brand, bought on amazon). No difference than any other decent gel eyeliner, but price is good.
Diorshow mascara primer and mascara.
MAC Teddy on the waterline.

There's also something in my brows, but I didn't write down the specifics and have forgotten what I used. Sorry.

MAC Fleur Power blush. A classic no-brainer color.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lip liner (talking about a no-brainer).
MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick  mixed with some lip balm pressed into the lips with a brush.
MAC Creamsheen Lipglass in Delight (because I was still feeling that Velvet Teddy is too dry).

Other Stuff
The dress is from J. Crew, and since it has an elaborate neckline (there are laces involved), I skipped accessories or jewelry other than a massive cocktail ring.
SotEvening was JAR Diamond Water. It went well with my shoes.


  1. Yes, I would love to see the other Vise Art palettes!

  2. there's just one word : sublime
    any other word is useless

  3. Beautiful look and the colors really are perfect for the dress. And Georgina, who is sitting on my desk purring as I work (or should be working), gave me a look as I suddenly laughed out loud when I read about the Diamond Water matching your shoes. I am absolutely positive that that is the first time ever that anyone has ever given that as a reason for wearing a JAR. Love it! :-)

  4. Great look, suits you a lot, and it' s a pity we can't see the cocktail ring!

  5. You are really nailing it with your looks these days. I like how you post combinations and the fact that now you post your face. I highly value your opinion.

  6. That gorgeous blue is a color that I frequently wear and I've been enjoying the look of Chanel's Particulier quad when I wear something similar. It's a new quad that has ivory, warm pink, rose gold, and cobalt. When I first saw the quad, I thought the blue was a bit of a wild card, but now that I've learned how to work with it, I find it an indispensable part of the color scheme. You know that time of evening when the sky is deepening to shades of violet and blue and those ribbons of burnished rose along the horizon are all that's left of the day? That's the effect this particular Particulier :-) creates.

    I finally broke down and bought CT's Pillow Talk. No brainier is right! What took me so long?!?

  7. Hi Gaia,
    I am really enjoying your FOTD posts, and that gorgeous blue is a great color for you! I love MAC's Velvet Teddy lipstick, perfect for when I want a more casual look than my usual red!


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