Revlon Colorstay for Normal/Dry Skin $9.99 at Target, $12.99 at Walgreens, $13.49 at CVS
NYX HD Photogenic Concealer $4.99 at Ulta
Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel in Rosy $18 at Target
Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder $9.99 at Walgreens, CVS, Ulta, $7.49 at Target
Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush $25 Ulta, Sephora, urbandecay.com
EcoTools Concealer Brush $12.99 (Part of the 6 Piece Brush Set) at ecotools.com, $11.99 at Walgreens, $10.99 at Target
Tarte Blushing Beauty Bamboo Domed Blush Brush $28 at Ulta
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray $29 at Sephora, Ulta, urbandecay.com
Because this is a fairly nude, everyday look, I didn’t necessarily want to use a full coverage concealer to achieve a really flawless complexion, but my skin wasn’t doing very well so I used my UD Optical Blurring Brush to apply Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation all over and NYX’s HD Concealer *featured here in my January Favorites* over areas that needed more coverage and my under-eye area. I also used this concealer over my entire eyelid to neutralize darkness and as a base for my eyeshadow. I kept the rest of my face very matte and basic patting Pixi’s Sheer Cheek Gel in Rosy over the apples of my cheeks and using a light dusting of my Nearly Naked Pressed powder to blend everything together, then finished with UD’s All Nighter Setting Spray.
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette $50 at Sephora, Ulta, urbandecay.com
NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto $24 at Sephora
Benefit High Brow Glow $20 at Ulta, Sephora
Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara $25 at Sephora
NARS Coconut Grove $24 at Sephora
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel $21 at Sephora, Ulta
Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler $16 at Sephora, Ulta, tartecosmetics.com
Revlon Contour Shadow Brush $5.99 at Walgreens
elf Contour Brush $3 at Target, eyeslipsface.com It recently occurred to me that I hadn’t used my Naked 2 Palette in a while, so for this eye look, I started by filling and setting my brows, and lining my upper and lower water lines. Usually these are finishing steps for my eye looks, but I wanted to have my brows and liner done up front to help create the shape and set the tone for my shadow.
First, I used the fluffy crease end of the Naked2 Brush to apply Bootycall all over my eye from lash line to brow. Next, I applied Tease all throughout my crease, above my crease and on the outer half of my lid using my favorite fluffy Revlon crease brush, blending it out really well. To deepen the actual crease area, I lightly applied Snakebite using my elf crease brush, blending into my outer v area. To add some extra sparkle to my lid, I used the flat shadow brush end of the Naked2 Brush to apply Suspect to the inner half of my lid.
To finish the look, I curled my lashes and applied a few coats of Diorshow Waterproof Mascara. I also used my Benefit Cosmetics High Brow jumbo pencil in the champagne Glow color to highlight my inner corner and lightly just barely under my brow, as well as my cupid’s bow area.
These lip products from YSL are awesome. I love them, they’re sheer, hydrating, glossy, and feel great. However, the price tag is astronomical. The packaging is gorgeous, but, to be perfectly honest, you can do just as well with Revlon Lip Butters. I lightly applied Lush Coconut, a nude beige color with golden shimmer, which allowed my natural lip color to show through, but with some shine. I also used Benefit Cosmetics’ High Brow Glow to add a rather strong highlight to my cupid’s bow area, just for some extra sparkle ;)
Let me know what you think of this look in the comments below! Are you comfortable wearing touches of sparkle like this to work or do you prefer to keep it completely matte?
~ Fairly Girly