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Sorry for the more laid back photos. Didn’t have time to set up all my photography stuff. Got tons of paperwork to deal with today.
- Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer – All over
- Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Stick Foundation in 117 – All over
- Mac Studio Finish Concealer in NW20 – Under eye circles
- Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder – All Over
- Milani Make It Dewy Setting Spray – All Over
- Physicians Formula Matte Sculpting Palette – Middle and lightest shade mixed
- NYX Ethereal Powder Blush
I’m trying the Urban Decay primer for the first time today. So far I really like it. The MUFE foundation is notoriously finicky on texture and the primer seems to be doing its job creating a smooth surface for the foundation to apply over.
The Physicians Formula contouring palette is decent. I like the middle shade because it’s a cooler toned color and not too pigmented so it’s easy to work with. The light shade is fairly yellow toned and matte though, so I can’t really use it to highlight. I use it more to help blend out the contour shade. The bronzer shade is really pigmented and too dark for me so I don’t use it.
- Nars Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
- Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Palette in 001 Keep Calm & Wear Gold
- Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara
- It Cosmetics CC+ Powder – To clean up shadow on the outer edges of my eye
- Fiona Stiles Brow Sculpting Wax
- Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe
From the Rimmel palette, I’m using the third, fifth, and eighth shades from the left to create the gradient in the crease. The rose gold lid shade is the sixth shade from the left. I’m using a little of the second shade from the left on the inner corner. I’ve worn this palette several times now and I am impressed with the quality for being an inexpensive drugstore palette. Very little, if any fallout, even from the shimmer and darker shades. Great color payoff. Could be a smidge easier to blend but it’s easy enough to work with.
I have had the mascara for a couple weeks and I’ve been enjoying it. I like how quickly I can work with it. It adds a good amount of volume, applies evenly, isn’t clumpy, and my lashes are separated nicely. So far it’s applied predictably every time I’ve worn it.
- Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Metal in Mauve Squad
This is pretty comfortable and I love this color. I thought this was going to be a drying formula but so far my lips are feeling good.
Brushes and Tools:
- Sigma F84 Angled Top Kabuki – To blend out foundation
- Sigma P82 Precision Round – To blend out concealer
- e.l.f. Blush Brush – To apply powder under eyes
- Sephora Cloud Cover Large Powder Puff – To press powder on the rest of my face
- Sonia Kashuk Stippling Brush – Used this to tap setting spray evenly over face
- Mac 168 Brush – Contour, blush
- Wet n Wild Angled Liner Brush – Brow wax
- Anastasia Angled Brush – Brow powder
- Mac 239 Brushes (x2) – Applied crease shades
- it Brushes for Ulta Airbrush Blending Crease Brush #105 – Blended out crease shades
- it Brushes for Ulta Airbrush Angled Shadow Crease Brush #117 – Blended transition shade
- Wet n Wild Small Concealer brush – Applied shimmery shades to lids
The Sephora puff is newer to me. I’ve been using it for about a month or so. It applies powder really evenly and helps to mattify more than a powder brush. Why have I not used something like this before?! It’s now a new must have!
The Wet n Wild brushes are also newer to me. The angled brush is small but not super thin so it works better for brows than as a liner brush for me. The small concealer brush is only 99 cents. I have 2 and I think I’ll probably pick up a few more. Can’t beat how cheap and useful these are.