I wanted to do another inspired look. This time it was a very random plant I walked by with almost blindingly bright pink flowers. I wondered if I had anything that shade of pink and decided to snap a pic to reference and look through my collection when I got home.
Of all the pink shades swatched above the NYX liner was the closest thing I had to mimic those pink flowers. I waited till nearly the end of the look to add it since I’m not that experienced with creative use of liquid liners.
- Alter Ego Eyeshadow Primer
- Makeup Geek Mint To Be
- Makeup Geek Spilled Tea
- Sydney Grace Sweep Sop
- Devinah Cosmetics Cygnus
- ColourPop Free Bird Pressed Glitter
- Nabla Anomalia (from the Metropolitan Cutie Palette)
- NYX Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Fire
- Huda Beauty Matte and Metal Melted Shadow in Bamboo Hoops
- Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil in Boundless Bisque
I haven’t used the NYX Liner a whole lot so I don’t have that much to say about it. What I have noticed is that it dries down darker than it initially goes on the skin. The brush tip isn’t super fine so I rarely use it as a “normal” eyeliner. For example, a winged liner. If I wanted to use it this way I would probably use a different brush to pick up color from the wand and then apply it.
I’ve had the Inglot shadow for close to a decade and after having tried many other formulas, I haven’t loved the Inglot shadows I have that I’ve used recently. They are very powdery. They create a lot of kick up in the pan and I can feel it getting into my eyes during application (not a common problem for me). I’m not sure how the current quality is for this brand… wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve reformulated since I purchased mine.
ColourPop Free Bird was a somewhat of a last minute item I decided to throw in after thinking it was close enough to the color I was going for. It’s a little more blue-toned though. This is a self-adhering product so I didn’t use any kind of glitter adhesive to make it stick.
In the pan, Sydney Grace Sweet Sop has bits of gold that make it look like the shadow wasn’t fully blended before it was pressed. I like how it looks and I wanted to add something similar on the eye. I used the Bamboo Hoops side of the Huda Beauty Matte and Metal shadow to tap over the shimmery green. It didn’t really pop as much as I wanted it to so I added Anomalia from the Nabla Metropolitan Cutie Palette to the inner corner to get the shade of gold I was looking for.
- Loreal Magic Perfecting Base
- Avance Mattifying Emulsion Primer
- Loreal Dream Radiant Liquid Foundation
- It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer
- Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder
I used two very different primers side by side on this day. The Loreal one is a silicone based formula and the one from Avance is a water + fine powder/starch formula. Both are meant to mattify and reduce the look of pores. The Avance one gives me a smoother look but the powders in it gather when I apply foundation over it and create small areas of patchiness. It’s not a huge problem and I can pretty easily fix it. The Loreal one mattifies noticeably more when first applied but they both end up losing their mattifying effect after about an hour on me. The resulting finish ends up looking about the same, just slightly glowy.
- Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
- Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink
I’ve been using a different bronzer most days I do my makeup to get a better feel for them individually. This one didn’t blend as easily as others I’ve used recently and was also more pigmented (maybe darker?). I liked Dolce Pink as a blush and didn’t mind the sparkles/shimmer in it. It isn’t super frosty. I can build up the pink base color without overdoing the sheen if I keep layering it.
- RMS Tinted Daily Lip Balm in Passion Lane
I don’t use this often but when I do I wonder why I don’t use it more.