I contend that Wednesday is the best day of the week to wear blue eye makeup, because you’re halfway through the week. You made it halfway, which calls for something of a mini celebration. You’re saying to the universe, “You can’t stop me, universe! I’m halfway there, and I’ll be chilling on Saturday watching Magic Mike in my pajamas very, very soon.”
I wore a bit of blue today — blue, purple and taupe (Yes! Taupe is dope.), gold and a smidgen o’ brown on my eyes, along with pink cheeks and lips.
So much shimmer
I’m using the RainForest of the Sea II Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette, which is super shimmery, for some glow. I applied a layer underneath my blush and bronzer, just to tone down the shimmer a bit.
I’m also wearing the orange shade from the Tarte Color Your World Color-Correcting Palette underneath my under-eye concealer, because I was extra tired when I woke up this morning (someone’s car alarm went off at the witching hour and blared for — seriously, I’m not kidding — an entire hour).
I like it… I think it’s pretty good. It’s a tad on the thinner, drier side, like Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, but it works well under concealer and powder.
To bring down the shine on my forehead, I dusted Tarte Blot Party powder, also from spring 2017 (just OK).
And then I used the best thing I’ve tried from Tarte’s spring collection so far, the Rainforest of the Sea Volume II Eyeshadow Palette.
Babe, these shadows are amazing! A lot of the time Tarte’s powder eyeshadows are very dusty, and when you run a brush across the pan, the grains are easily picked up and flicked away. Basically, they can be very messy, but these aren’t. They’re powders, but they’re soft and creamy powders, and they’re blissfully easy to blend. Highly recommended!
Concealer as foundation
Let’s see, what else did I do…? Oh, yeah! I was in the mood to use concealer as foundation, since every foundation that I’ve been using lately (even my favorite Hourglass Vanish Seamless) has been looking extra dry on my skin lately, so I mixed it up by dotting Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer, which is one of the the most skin-like concealers around, all over my face and blending it out with a beautyblender. I mixed shades Y31 and Y41, and I liked how it turned out. The coverage doesn’t look dry, and I pushed it to medium coverage.
That blue, though!!
Lastly, that pop of blue on the lower water line? I’m so feelin’ that right now. It’s from a now-defunct liner by Tom Ford called Exotic Teal 07, but you can get the same look with MAC Technakohl Liner in Take the Plunge.
If you’ve been wearing blue shadow in the outer corner or crease lately, swish a blue liner on that lower water line. It’ll be killer.
Who else wore blue today?
Tell me a bit about your look today. Did you do blue, too? Twinsies! 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,