This was an entirely unplanned look and so I did not initially film it but later decided to. This look and the last one I posted have been so frustrating for me to edit and make content out of. I usually focus on one palette at a time which tends to be much more straightforward but I like the freedom to use anything I want sometimes and not be confined to one palette. I used a whole bunch of single shadows, the Revolution Pro Night and Day Palette and the Nabla Metropolitan Palette.
Where this began was wanting to use Devinah Messier and MUG Time Travel together in some way because they look nice together in a palette. In the pan, the blue shimmer in Messier stands out a whole lot more than its purplish base color. When you see it swatched, the purple is more prominent and doesn’t really have the same effect paired with Time Travel. The original idea was the use Time Travel underneath Messier but then I thought blue on top of blue might not pop much, so I separated them… one on the top lid, the other on the lower lashline. In the end, I used way too many colors for them to really be focused on anyway.
- Alter Ego Eyeshadow Primer
- Ulta Coconut
- Terra Moons Thigh Highs
- ColourPop The Sagittarius
- Devinah Messier, Nerds, and Magellanic
- Menagerie Eel-Lectric
- Makeup Geek Time Travel and Hot Tamale
- Nabla Anomalia
- Revolution Pro Sun Rise and Pearlised
- MUFE Boundless Bisque Artist Color Pencil
- Yensa Tone Up Essential Glow Primer
- Maybelline Dream Radiant Liquid Foundation
- Too Faced Born This Way Concealer (under eyes)
- Loreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer (spot concealing)
- Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder
The Yensa primer has a light pink tint but it doesn’t have any sort of coverage or color once it’s blended out. It didn’t look as nice underneath this foundation as the Avance Mattifying Emulsion Primer or Loreal Magic Perfecting Base. Because I did this look twice, I wore this both on a “good” skin day and a “bad” skin day. One of those days my skin was dehydrated and it kind of made the foundation gather on texture. On the other day, it didn’t seem to do much… neither affecting the foundation negatively nor smoothing out the look of texture on the skin.
The Nars powder is one I don’t use very often and I’m not super familiar with it. It does not reflect light the way a highlighter or a glowy finishing powder does. It’s more like it allows your skin to reflect light the way it naturally would without makeup applied on top. The moment it touches foundation underneath, there is a noticeable mattifying/smoothing effect but that VERY quickly goes away and it leaves behind a finish that looks like I’m wearing only the foundation. It has a super lightweight, fine texture. It doesn’t cause foundation to looked caked on if I apply it heavily or multiple times.
Everything else I used here is stuff I know I like and use regularly.
- Benefit Hoola
- Milani Rose D’Oro Baked Blush
The bronzer is a bit darker than some of the ones I used in the last couple of posts but it was sheerer and more blendable. I have several Benefit boxed cheek products and they vary in quality depending on what packaging/palette they’re in. This mini one works well but the tiny box is kind of a pain in the ass to use with a brush.
The blush is a unique color. It looks like a satiny peach base color with a reddish pink sheen. Sort of the opposite of the more common pink base / golden shimmer combo. The resulting finish is just a soft sheen, not sparkly and it’s not super reflective.
- Shiseido Daidai Orange Shimmer Gel Gloss
Very nice texture to this gloss. Doesn’t dry out quickly or get sticky as I wear it. It’s very sheer and doesn’t really look like the color in the packaging if I apply a normal/comfortable amount. I can apply it more heavily and get a bit more of the orange tint to show up.