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FOTD: Ode to Vanity

21 May

Oh, how I love my WetNWild “Vanity” eyeshadow palette!!!

IDK how I ever lived without it.  I’ve used it almost everyday since I made it mine! Okay, okay enough blubberin’… on to THE MAKEUP! For this FOTD I decided to keep my it pretty simple because I was wearing a lot of bright colors… that & we were running late for worship service that day *church finger* 😉 Anyway, if you are interested in color exploration, but wanna take baby steps, this look is a great way to get it started: a neutral eye with a bold waterline.

 

PRIMER:Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte e/s primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (lower lid) & Purple (crease)

SHADOW: On lower lid & browbone I used camel colored e/s from WetNWild Vanity palette (matte finish). I drew a line on my crease using the NYX pencil in Purple & put chocolate-brown from the CoverGirl Coffee Shop e/s palette on top of that line using a crease brush. I added matte white e/s to highlight my tearducts & matte black e/s to darken the outer v (both Shany).

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with WetnWild cream eyeliner in black.

LIPS: Carmex + Estee Lauder lip gloss in Rose

CHEEKS: WetNWild Blush in “Heather Silk” (on the apples of my cheeks)

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)

Behold the awesomeness of the Vanity palette!!!

   

Since I mention this palette daily, I figured I should at least show it to you, right?! Let’s discuss…  the top 2 colors are excellent highlighters (i.e. tearduct & browbone), one is matte off white, one is a frosty champagne. The 2 on the middle row are good all-over-your-lid colors; matte camel (the one I use errday!) & a metallic yellow gold. *LOVES THIS*  The bottom row features a matte coffee bean brown & a metallic chocolate-brown, both are great for contouring & shading the outer v. Overall the Vanity palette is a great find, with neutral tones that will compliment any complexion & you can’t beat the price ($5)! You can get WetNWild products @ Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid & Winn-Dixie… I live in central Alabama, so your local retailers may differ.

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FOTD: Featuring Forever Fig

11 May

Sorry you guys… *hangs head in shame* Apparently I’m stuck in a cut-crease rut! In my defense: I did at least switch up the color scheme a little bit. Forever Fig (by CoverGirl) is a satin-finish, purple eyeshadow w/ pink interference. Years ago I wore this color every week. Back then I wasn’t as bold (as I am today) with my color choices & it doesn’t scream purple on my complexion. I still love it, so I brought it back for old time’s sake. ENJOY!

Forever Fig

Swatches on top of white, purple & wine-colored bases

PRIMER: Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte e/s primer

BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (lower lid) & purple (crease)

SHADOW: On my lower lid & brow bone I used matte camel (WetNWild Vanity palette). I used matte off white (also WNW Vanity) to highlight my tear ducts. I drew a line around my crease & outer v with the purple NYX pencil. I took a crease brush & blended the line, then I added Forever Fig by CoverGirl to my crease & the dark matte purple from L’Oreal HIP duo in Charisma to my outer v.

OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with WetnWild cream eyeliner in black (naked waterline).

LIPS: Carmex + L’Oreal HIP lip gloss in Inviting

CHEEKS: Ulta single e/s in Sparks (in the hollows of my cheeks)

FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)