This is the most makeup I’ve worn in weeks.
I KNOW! For someone who lives, breathes and dreams about this stuff, I haven’t been doing too well in the actual “putting on makeup” department.
It’s just a phase, which happens sometimes, and I’ll get through it. Maybe my makeup today will be the first step. I’ll start with this warm reddish smoky eye and MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande dark plum lips, then build up to false lashes tomorrow. Then, on Friday, it’s global makeup domination! Er…or something like that.
Even though El Hub says that this lipstick makes me look “vampiric,” I love it. If you’ve had your eye on this one (and, seriously, it’s so gorgeously matte and darkly plummy, how could you not?), it just arrived on counters and the MAC website today with its cute cohort, MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipglass ($15).
I’m wearing the Lipstick here, by the way, with MAC Cyber World Lip Pencil, because, for the life of me, I just can’t do this color directly from the bullet. It’s too dang hard, homie! Something like MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil would totally also work if you happen to have it around.
Eyes, Cheeks and Skin
I swear, one of these days I’ll swap out the Tartelette In Bloom Palette that’s been chillin’ in my makeup bag for the past two months, but it’s still up in the mix for now…
I’m wearing some of the shades from the bottom row — orangey reddish brown Sweetheart, matte reddish brown Rebel and dark reddish brown Leader — on my lids and lower lash lines.
The black kitten flick (it’s so tiny that I don’t think I can call it a cat eye flick in good conscience, meow!), I did with Clinique’s Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen, which you might like if you’re into super skinny, shiny black lines and don’t want to work too hard.
For my skin, since there was already so much matte up in the mix on my eyes and lips, I went the glowing route with the new BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation set with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural for contrast, and then I swept a luminous plummy blush on my cheeks (Hourglass Mood Exposure). Then I highlighted my upper cheekbones with soft beige Hourglass Ambient Powder in Luminous Light.
Honestly, I could’ve spent a little more time blending everything together…but you know how it is. Sometimes you just wanna hurry up and put on your vampire makeup so you can go to Target and buy some nipple cream and a nursing bra.
Wait — or is that just me? 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,