Tuesday, April 26, 2016

FOTD- April Showers

This was a look for an April showers day, kind of like today, actually, only cooler. The husband and I were visiting a classy art auction house, so I didn't bring on the blue liner or purple lipstick, but still managed to have some fun. I dug out the Bare Minerals palette from the holidays, The Regal Wardrobe. I suspect many of you bought it, either when it came out or even better, when it went on clearance soon after and provided a brilliant value for something like $28 or lower. A few of the colors were limited (or temporarily limited. Bare Minerals tend to bring colors in and out), but I noted where the colors are still readily available. Since the day was gray and uninviting, I amped up the glow again, because why not?

Burberry Fresh Glow Primer. I've been using sample after sample trying to determine if it's the blue bird of happiness for me. My primer drawer is mocking me for that.
Burberry Sheer Foundation #5.
I didn't use any concealer or setting powder, but did give my entire face a light dusting Rouge Bunny Rouge Rouge Bunny Rouge  Impalpable Finishing Powder Diaphanous with the mother of all finishing brushes.

Etude House Proof 10 eye primer. It's now part of my regular eye primer rotation and I can't say enough good things about its performance.
From the aforementioned Bare Minerals Regal Wardrobe:
Natural (available in the 8.0 Sexy Neutrals palette) all over the lid.
Namaste (available in the Enlightened duo) in the crease
Romp on the middle of the lid and 500 Thread Count in the inner corner (both are part of the Dream Sequence quad).
Lancome Artliner in an unidentifiable bronzy color (the sticker has fallen off). Any metallic non-black will do. actually, anything will do.
Ardency Inn eye pencil in Gold on the waterline.
Guerlain Maxi-Lash mascara (the one for volume and curl)

I mixed together Brilliant Sunset and The Love Letter from the Bare  Minerals palette. Both were limited edition and have yet to be rereleased and repromoted. Temptalia has some dupe suggestions, but any neutral mauve with a good glow will work.
And since apparently I wasn't glowing enough, I also mixed Bubbly and Dripping in Glow from Anastasia's That Glow palette.  As yo can see, I do have a very light hand.

MAC Spice lip liner.
Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo (criminally discontinued). I mixed both colors together for this result, and I think you can get something similar by combining Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle  with a touch of the Stylo in 216 Lettre.

Other Stuff
Scarf by MIR
SotD Caron Nuit de Noel. I was aiming for Narcisse Noir, actually, but the NdN just jumped into my hand. Why not?


  1. Beautifully elegant look and perfect scarf for an art auction house.
    As an aside, being the person who gets to think up makeup names is something I've recently added to my rather long list of careers I wish I'd had.

  2. I love your eye shadow application expertise! You always achieve a sultry yet refined look crowned with accessories. The Burberry Fresh Glow Primer is a blue unicorn on top of a blue bird, Gaia. It is absolutely stunning. I love it.


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