What I Wore Wednesday, Vol. 3: The New Covergirl TruNaked Jewels Palette and the Absolute Best Tinted Moisturizer

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Wearing the khaki-ish green from the Covergirl TruNaked Jewels palette on my lids and MAC Cork in my crease

I started this look intending for it to be springy, but now that I look and really think about it…with the blues and greens on my eyes and the warm cheeks…it’s probably more summer than spring. But hey, that’s OK! I’m totally down with a summery vibe right now.

I wanted to wear greens because of the new $12.99 Covergirl TruNaked Jewels Eyeshadow Palette.


That khaki green? I couldn’t get it on my lids fast enough.

covergirl trunaked jewels what i wore wednesday

Clockwise from the upper left: 1) MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Petrol Blue, 2) MAC Technakohl Liner in Take The Plunge, 3) MAC Eye Kohl in Minted, 4) MAC Matte Blush in Coppertone, 5) Benefit Hoola Bronzer, 6) Covergirl TruNaked Jewels, 7) MAC Satin Eye Shadow in Cork, 8) Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done in Medium Dark, 9) Covergirl So Lashy Blast Pro Mascara, 10) Covergirl Outlast All-Day Intense in 160 Profound Peach, 11) Benefit High Brow Glow

  1. MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Petrol Blue
  2. MAC Technakohl Liner in Take The Plunge
  3. MAC Eye Kohl in Minted
  4. MAC Matte Blush in Coppertone
  5. Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  6. Covergirl TruNaked Jewels
  7. MAC Satin Eye Shadow in Cork
  8. Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done in Medium Dark
  9. Covergirl So Lashy Blast Pro Mascara
  10. Covergirl Outlast All-Day Intense in 160 Profound Peach
  11. Benefit High Brow Glow

I did this technique where I layered different tones to make my own custom eye color, and I started by taking a bright shimmery emerald green liner (MAC Minted) and using it as an eyeshadow base by blending it on my lids and just barely into my crease. And I also lined my upper lash line and water lines with it.

covergirl truenaked jewels closeup

Lots o’ liner! I’m wearing Minted on my upper lash and water lines, and also as a base for the khaki green eyeshadow. And I’m wearing Take the Plunge on my lower water line and Petrol Blue on my lower lash line.

Next, I blended the khaki green from Covergirl TruNaked Jewels directly on top of Minted for a bright khaki with a hint of emerald green peeking through. Then I swept satiny brown MAC Cork into my crease.

Covergril TruNaked Jewels, by the way…it’s a’ight. If you’re thinking about getting a new drugstore palette, I’d probably go with Maybelline 24K instead. TruNaked Jewels is more sparkly and sheerer than I thought it would be, but you can bump up the pigment by wetting your brush first with something like MAC Fix+ or Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix (which is what I used before I patted it on top of the emerald green liner).

Also, the flecks of glitter in TruNaked Jewels are pretty big. They’re also nomadic, meaning that they like to go all over the place, so if you plan to use this palette, do your eyes first.

Even though I did for this look, I STILL ended up having to do a significant amount of cleanup under my eyes and on my cheeks.

Cheeks are MAC Coppertone Blush, and lips are Covergirl Profound Peach

I’ve really been into blue lower lash lines lately. Like, I did it last Wednesday, and I was in the mood to do it again today with a gradient of blue liners.

I applied a few layers of bright teal blue MAC Take the Plunge on my water line, then sketched a messy line with MAC Petrol Blue Pearlglide on my lower lash line before immediately smudging it out.

Petrol Blue is a sparkly dark navy blue glitter liner, and the more you blend it out, the more glittery (glitterier?) it gets. Also, it sets quickly, so keep your blending brush on standby if you plan to blend it out.

Because my eyes were so sparkly, I kept my cheeks and lips glitter-free zones. That’s good old MAC Coppertone Blush (a perfect peachy brown blush when you’ve got a tan) and Benefit Hoola Bronzer on my cheeks. Lips are a long-wearing Covergirl Outlast All-Day Intense in Profound Peach.

Oh, my skin? Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done. I think it’s seriously THE BEST tinted moisturizer out right now. It blurs pores, evens everything out without looking fake or heavy, and you can easily blend it with your fingers. If you haven’t tried it, you must!

Cauliflower crust pizza is a thing

OK, I love cauliflower, but dagnabbit! — it’s all over the place.

So, like, I’m trying to eat fewer carbs, and it’s been so hard… The struggle is real! I’ve been trying different things, like at Trader Joe’s I found this cauliflower rice, which is basically a finely chopped cauliflower that you saute in olive oil or whatever, and it’s supposed to be… Allegedly, it’s a substitute for rice.

GIRL. It is not even close to rice. I would rather eat a thimble filled with real rice than a bucket of cauliflower rice.


I grew up eating rice every day for the first 18 years of my life, and this cauliflower rice just isn’t doing it for me…

Anyway, I’ve been craving pizza lately, and apparently you can make pizza crust from cauliflower as well.

I’m cautiously intrigued…and also kind of grossed out. I’ll try it, though. Fingers crossed! 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Chris25 says:

    Such a pretty look! How do you like the MAC Petrol Blue eyeliner?
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  2. Chelsea says:

    This looks very pretty! Love that khaki-green!

    I haven’t tried cauliflower pizza but it sounds gross. I’ll stick to moderation of the real stuff. (except I can’t eat gluten so my pizza is automatically less good)

    • Karen says:

      It sounds SO gross. I might try it if someone bribes me with chocolate cake. LOL Who’s idea was it anyway? Must be the same person who invented kale brownies.

      • Chelsea says:

        Oh, ew. No thanks. I’m all for hiding greens in smoothies, and God knows I’m not the best example of healthy eating, but I think there’s something to be said for eating in moderation.

  3. Christine says:

    I’d rather eat the pizza toppings and skip crust altogether if I have to eat the not-the-real-thing (and also would rather eat the thimble of real rice). :/ Plus, cauliflower is hard to digest for some. So complicated.

    Been wanting to try the UD NS O&D. How does it compare to the MAC Lightful tinted moisturizer?

  4. Eleni says:

    This is really pretty! I absolutely love the Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done. Took the place of my Nars moisturiser on my beauty table, so that says something!
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  5. Sorry, no cauliflower pizza for me. If I want pizza, I want the real thing. Same goes for rice. As part of a challenge I went gluten free for a few weeks and hated every second!
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  6. Ruchita says:

    I love this look on you! That green is so pretty.

    I’m trying to eat less carbs too, but growing up eating Indian food there was always rice. I’ve tried cauliflower “fried rice” and it’s pretty good. You can shred your own in the food processor or buy plain shredded cauliflower. I have a bag from Green Giant in my freezer, but I haven’t tried that yet.

    I use the Fried Cauliflower Rice recipe from The Kitchn. I omit the bacon and cashews from their recipe and I use frozen mixed veggies. I think the extra seasoning from the garlic, ginger and soy sauce help with the flavor.

    Skinnytaste has a cilantro lime version that I want to try.

    I’m skeptical about pizza crust with cauliflower. I’ll try it if someone makes it for me, but I don’t think I’ll go to the effort of making it on my own. I’d rather have one slice of really good pizza. 🙂

  7. Kim says:

    Oh, you make me laugh. It’s been my experience that the food substitutes are acceptable only if you have a life threatening allergy to the original. I know people who’ve tried the cauliflower crust. None have repeated the experiment. That said, everyone’s taste is different. You might love it!

    The summer mermaid (shimmery blue/green eyes) look is always good for you. I’ll definitely try the UD Naked Skin. Goodness knows I can use the pore blurring!

  8. Christina says:

    I’d rather eat real rice and pizza in moderation than substitute them for cauliflower. I just can’t. I eat rice almost every single day and love the taste of it. If I need to reduce my carbs, I’ll just scoop less rice into my bowl and fill it up with the vegetables and protein instead. I think a lot of people misunderstand carbs; you absolutely NEED it, and it’s when you’re not consuming the right amount and type for your body that it can cause problems. Anyway, you can’t tear me away from my rice even if you tried!

    By the way, your makeup looks great! I think the CoverGirl eyeshadow is similar to Japanese types in that it’s high in shimmer and has a translucent quality to it. I have a ton of Japanese eyeshadows because they’re always so pretty, but I confess that I love stronger pigment so don’t reach for them too often.

  9. Lily says:

    Please let us know if you try the pizza. Low carb is the only way I can control my weight, so I’m always looking for a new recipe. Cauliflower mash is good (no, not good like real mashed taters).

  10. Dot says:

    I have the Roses palette and have the same problem with application if I use a brush–glitter everywhere, and the color is rather sheer. It seems to work A LOT better with a sponge applicator and patting the color into place! No fall out and the color is more true to pan. Maybe that’s also true of the Jewels palette?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Dot,

      Thanks for the heads up. I’ll try it with a sponge applicator; maybe I’ll even wet it first to see if that helps.

      How are you liking the Roses palette now that you’ve found a way to work it?

      • Dot says:

        Hi Karen!

        It’s very pretty, but the darker shades all look sort of similar on me and I wish the colors didn’t seem so purple on me. I’m definitely abusing the rose gold shade though, and I wish I could grab that as a single!

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