We’re almost there. That’s it up ahead — the Monday finish line — and we’re about to cross it together.
How was your day? Good, I hope.
Mine wasn’t bad as far as Mondays go. I rode my bike for the first time in forever over my lunch break (hello, sore booty!) and had a grand old time experimenting with the new NARS Daphne eyeshadow.
Remember it from the NARS fall 2010 collection? The pretty purple girl?
NARS Daphne eyeshadow
Oh, she’s quite the charmer… If you like sheer purple matte shadows, beware; she could rock your boat. I took her out for a spin today, and now I’m smitten.
Daphne and Eye: A Monday Face of the Day
The first thing I did was find my flat eyeshadow brush…which turned out to be the hardest part of this look (it was hiding in a purse)! With the brush (a MAC 239), I packed several layers of Daphne on my lids, drawing the color up into the crease. Next, I swept the shimmery golden brown side from the NARS Rajasthan duo, another new product for fall, into the crease and up a bit to the brow bone (I like how the shimmer contrasts with Daphne’s matte finish).
Then, to define the whole eye and tie it all together, I lined the upper lash line with the shimmery dark blue shadow from the same duo (Rajasthan), and lined the lower lash line with Coconut Grove (another eyeshadow from the fall collection).
The Lips and Cheeks
Smokey purple eyes without coordinating cheeks and lips are like Salt without Pepa, or Keith without sweat. To make sure Daphne wouldn’t feel lonely, I brushed NARS Sin blush onto my cheeks and a mix of NARS Strawberry Fields and NARS Greek Holiday lipglosses on my lips (Question: Do you ever wear multiple lipgloss colors?).
Rajasthan eyeshadow duo
Coconut Grove eyeshadow
Swatches from left on NC35 skin: Daphne eyeshadow, shimmery golden brown side from the Rajasthan duo, shimmery dark blue side from Rajasthan, Coconut Grove eyeshadow, Sin blush, Strawberry fields gloss, Greek Holiday gloss
What kind of makeup did you wear today? Whatever you did (even if you went au naturale), here’s a *virtual high five* for making it through Monday in one piece.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,