This was my look for a Sunday outing to Cold Spring, NY. It was a cold(ish) day but spring is already in the air and I wanted some brightness and a little shine. I was also inspired by a makeup adventure from the previous day, when I allowed my best friend a free reign over my face. That's a story that may become a separate post. For now, we're discussing this kind of shiny makeup look.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Original Genesis Primer.
YSL Touche Eclat foundation (new formula) in B50 Honey. Yes, I know I owe you a gazillion foundation reviews and comparisons. It will happen soon.
Smashbox 24 Hour Concealer in Light/Neutral. Another review in the works. It's an interesting product.
Laura Mercier Universal Powder for setting.
Youngblood eye primer. It's a very good one, but requires a light hand and careful blending as it can be drying. It makes everything stick to it for 18 hours.
Benefit Shy Beam used under the eyes for brightening and even a slight color correcting. It's much better than I anticipated.
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder under the eyes. You can't beat a classic.
Two colors from Studio 10 i-Definer palette (review soon): a light matte highlighter under the brow, a matte gray/taupe in the crease.
On the lids I used two eye shadows from a new-to-me indie American brand Strobe Cosmetics (another future post), the colors are Room 64 and Strongman:
Youngblood Marron eyeliner pen (press sample), which has started to rapidly dry out by the third and fourth use. Too bad, because I loved the shape and size of the tip. I will post a comprehensive Youngblood review soon,
Clinique High Impact mascara. A staple for at least a dozen years. I always always always have a fresh tube with me.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Medium Brown. Very lightly used, mostly to put the tail end on eual tems with everything else. A brow post is in the making.
Le Metier de Beaute blush in Echo. If I'm ever going to hit pan again on a blush, this would be it.
Anastasia Beverly Hills single highlighter in Starlight. Another upcoming post will discuss the mystery of Anastasia's highlighters. If only I could make the cats earn their keep as my assistants.
Essence Cosmetics lip liner in Soft Berry 05. I used it to line and fill the lips, so I could retain some color after lunch even before reapplying my lip gloss. It's a drugstore brand that I picked on a whim at Ulta. Best $1.99 I've spent in a while.
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer in Love Drunk.
Hermes Scarf from around eight years ago.
SotD Parfums MDCI Nuit Andalous. The tuberose is strong with this one.