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.
- MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Petrol Blue
- MAC Technakohl Liner in Take The Plunge
- MAC Eye Kohl in Minted
- MAC Matte Blush in Coppertone
- Benefit Hoola Bronzer
- Covergirl TruNaked Jewels
- MAC Satin Eye Shadow in Cork
- Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done in Medium Dark
- Covergirl So Lashy Blast Pro Mascara
- Covergirl Outlast All-Day Intense in 160 Profound Peach
- 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.
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.
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.
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,