I wasn’t playing the other day when I said I’ve been all about NARS Isolde lately. Both it and NARS Cordura (LOVE YOU, C!!!) have been two of my full-time eye makeup BFFs for weeks, and even though I’ve mostly gotten over this cold of mine and want to wear more makeup again, I still don’t have the patience to sit still for 45 minutes and blend six different teals till my fingers fall off, ya know?
This week I’ve been using the timer on my iPhone in the morning to rein myself in. I set it for 25 minutes, and whatever I’m able to do in that time, that’s what I end up wearing for the day.
Before I even start, though, I keep all the basics, like foundation, mascara and concealer, etc., in a little box next to my desk so I don’t waste any time hunting stuff down. Then I also put whatever eye and lip products I plan to wear in the same box.
I like to spend the lion’s share of the 25 minutes on my eye makeup, so I’ll cut back on some things and spend less time on my skin, which is why more of my freckles are peeking through in these pics than usual.
Here’s the look I wore with Isolde yesterday to the salon (I finally got my hair done, YAY!), because there was no way I was going to sit there staring at myself in the mirror all that time without there being a little something-something on my mug, LOL!
There’s a full breakdown of the products below, but basically, I just mixed Isolde’s lighter peachy golden side with the copper side, then put that on my lids. Then I added two warm browns in the crease — first a lighter brown, then a darker shade for more depth. Then I added some black liner and lots of lashes, before finishing with neutral peachy pink cheeks and lips.
Not as exciting as a shimmering emerald green look with false lashes and the whole kit and caboodle (bronzer, highlighter, etc.), for sure, but you know what? Sometimes I really love wearing this kind of makeup (more often than not). You can’t go wrong with everyday neutrals.
Makeup worn in this look
- Brows — Urban Decay Brow Beater in Dark, Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
- Eyeshadow — NARS Isolde (lids), MAC Soft Brown (crease), MAC Saddle (lower crease and lower lash line)
- Liner — MAC Smolder
- Lashes — NARS Audacious Mascara
- Cheeks — Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blush in 20 Vibrant
- Lips — MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Oh Honey! and Vamplify Gloss in Spanking Haute
- Foundation — MAC Waterweight Foundation in NC42
- Powder — MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Tan
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,