Breakfast of champions!
Last night El Hub brought home some mini-cupcakes from a bakery he passes on his way home from work. They were red velvet, lemon and chocolate, and THIS is how I felt when I opened the box:
Frickin’ sweet tooth’s always getting in the way of the whole eating better thing, grrr!
I managed to exercise enough restraint (shocking!) to save two of ‘em for, um, my breakfast today, but I think the sugar messed with my brain. All I could think of was cupcake-inspired makeup looks, which lead to this pink attempt with a dash of purple.
Using products from MAC’s Give Me Liberty of London and MAC Too Fabulous, I started with a pink lip courtesy o’ Lip Pencil in Trimmed in Pink (a creamy pink from Too Fab), Lipstick in Petals & Peacocks (a creamy pinkish magenta) and Lipglass in English Accents (a creamy bluish pink), and because it reminded me of cupcake frosting I applied Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl (a shimmery golden peach) to my lips with my fingers.
Trying to keep the same color vibe for the eyes, I chose Eyeshadow in Dame’s Desire (a shimmery reddish purple) for my lids and Shell Pearl Beauty Powder in the crease…
I like how the purple kinda flashes when I blink.
Additional eye makeup used for the look: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden (as a base all over the lid); LORAC Front of the Line Pro Liquid Liner (upper lash line); MAC Technakohl in Graphblack (waterlines); MAC Eyeshadow in Bough Grey and Shell Pearl Beauty Powder (smudged together along the lower lash line); and MAC Studio Fix Lash Mascara in Black (upper and lower lashes).
To bring it all together, I reached for a fan brush and lightly dusted MAC Powder Blush in Dirty Plum onto my cheeks. The color’s pretty dark and pigmented, so I used sheer layers and built it slowly, taking care to buff out the edges.
Last (but not least!), I added a sprinkling of shimmer along my upper cheekbones with the Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl.
What do ya think? Too draggy? Not draggy enough?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. What colors are you wearing today? Was anyone else feelin’ the pinks or purples?