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After priming my lids with the Elf Eyelid Primer, I went in with a light warm brown (from the Lorac AfterGLO Palette) with a Sigma E25 all over the crease to act as a transition color. I also applied the same color on my lower lashline with a Coastal Scents Brow Brush.
In the crease I applied a blend of a dark teal (from the Lorac AfterGLO Palette) and a bright blue (from the Sleek Ultra Mattes V1 Brights iDivine) on my Sephora crease brush. I then went in with a Coastal Scents crease brush with just the dark deal to deepen up the crease some more. I went in with the Sigma E40 to blend out all of the teal shadow.
For the lid I used a shimmery light gold (from the AfterGLO Palette) and packed it on with a shading brush from Coastal Scents. I used a bit of the shimmery teal (also from the AfterGLO Palette) to blend the gold and teal shades together. I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes with a matte white.
Instead of going with a white or black for the waterline I chose a teal to match the eyeshadow. I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Mainline. I finished the look off with the CK One Mascara and the Maybelline the Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara.
Price: $3.49 * Buy At: Ulta Size: 7 g
The EOS Visibly Soft Lip Balm Sphere comes in a blue sphere with lighter blue textured stripes. Despite it being given a new name (Visibly Soft instead of Smooth Sphere), Vanilla Mint has the same formula and texture as the rest of the EOS line of lip balms. It provides a thin layer of moisture to the lips that lasts from one to two hours. Vanilla Mint is similar to Sweet Mint from the original line, but the scent is not nearly as strong, which I prefer since I'm not a huge fan of mint. Vanilla Mint is 99% natural and is petrolatum, paraben, gluten and phthalate free.
Price: $2.99 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 1 mL
The Essence Super Fine Eyeliner Pen is a black liquid eyeliner with a thin felt tip applicator.
The Super Fine Eyeliner Pen has a quite long and thin applicator, allowing the easy creation of a thin line. The very tip of the liner dries out quite quickly however, so you either need to apply it using the side of it, or cutting off the dried out part. As you can probably tell in the swatch pictures, this liner isn't the best for making lines that aren't straight. So, application at times can be a bit uneven. The product is pretty black, but occasionally needs a twice-over to be completely opaque. I first used this liner about two years ago and was a huge fan of it, but I'm not as much any more, so I am not sure what changed. I think I am just more of a fan of classic liquid liners, but I still would suggest trying this liner out for people that like the felt tip style. I don't find the liner to fade or smudge throughout the day, but it is not waterproof.
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To begin this look, after priming with the Elf Eyelid Primer, I applied the Maybelline Tough As Taupe Color Tattoo all over the lids with my finger. For the transition shade in my crease, I applied a light Taupe (M5 from the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette) with the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush.
To deepen up the crease I used a medium neutral purple (Violet from the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette) on a Coastal Scents Blender Crease brush from the inner to outer crease. I also applied a bit of a medium purple brown (All Heart from the IT Cosmetics palette) to help Violet blend into the transition shade. I blended the shadows together with the Sigma E40.
For the lower lashline I went in with a dark cool toned brown (M6 from the Smashbox palette) on a Sephora flat liner brush, and stopped about half way along the lashline. I blended out this brown with a bit of the light taupe (M5) from before. Since this look is darker on the lids, I wanted a more intense highlight. I used the Sephora Nano Liner in Pure White to line the inner half of the lashline, as well as in the inner corner, where I created a bit of a point. I went over the liner with a Coastal Scents pencil brush and a matte white shadow (Inglot #318). If you can tell, in this step I also took makeup remover on a Q-tip to clean up the edge of my crease color.
On the lids I went over the Color Tattoo with a dark taupe (M6 from the Smashbox palette) on a Coastal Scents shader brush. I applied a thin line of the Sephora Colorproof Liquid Liner in Matte Brown and to keep it soft I smudged it a bit with a mixture of the dark taupe on the lid and a black shadow.
This look would work well with a dark brown or black in the waterline, but I wanted to keep it light with a white liner. Once again, I used the white liner from Sephora.
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The Nyx Slim Lip Pencil in Rose Brown (814) is a dark warm brown lip liner pencil with a matte finish.
The Nyx Slim Lip Pencils come in the classic wooden pencil style, which I prefer. The formula of Rose Brown is a bit dry, but it applies evenly and doesn't skip across the lips. The matte finish of the lip liner helps it to last longer on the lips and is what helps other lip products that you apply on top last longer as well. Rose Brown is a great base for any dark lip color and also looks nice when topped with a gloss. Nyx has a huge variety of colors in the Slim Lip Pencil line, so even if Rose Brown isn't the shade for you, I would definitely recommend trying out the line.
Price: $2.49 * Buy At: Kmart * Size: 2.2 g / 0.08 oz
The Jordana Blush Powder in Hot Raspberry is a bright medium neutral toned pink with a matte finish.
The Jordana Blush Powders come in a small plastic pot with a clear lid that screws on. Hot Raspberry has a very smooth and soft texture, which makes it slightly powdery, but not much. It has pretty intense color payoff, making it great for medium to dark skin tones, but it can also work on lighter skin tones when applied with a light hand. Hot Raspberry is super easy to blend out on the cheeks and it has an average wear time. The Jordana Blush Powders are my favorite powder blushes from the drugstore, and I would definitely suggest them to anyone!
Price: $5.99 * Buy At: Ulta
The Real Techniques Shading Brush is a small flat shader brush. The brush's handle is a metallic purple and it is a bit shorter than a typical eye brush. The size of this brush is somewhere between a detail brush (that you could use for an inner corner highlight) and a typical shader brush (that you could use for packing shadow onto the lid). Since it is a cross between a detail and shader brush, it can multitask and work for both. The bristles are pretty soft and I don't find them to ever irritate my eyes. Personally, I wouldn't try to use this brush to blend my shadow, but since it is a bit fluffy, I suppose you could make it work. As with my other Real Techniques brushes, the bristles on the Shading Brush have not splayed or shed.
Price: $6 * Buy At: Nyx's Website * Size: 4.5 g
The Nyx Macaron Lippie in Coconut is a true white lipstick with a cream finish.
The Nyx Macaron Lippies come in a black tube similar to the Nyx Matte Lipsticks. The color of the product is visible through the middle of the tube. Coconut has a very smooth and rather thin formula that is quite opaque. However, I found that the thin formula can cause the color to be a bit patchy and uneven and it does take a bit of work to get a nice finished look. But, since I figure most people wouldn't want to just wear this lipstick by itself, it doesn't really bother me. I bought Coconut to work as a color for mixing, to make any lip color lighter. Coconut could also work as a base for bright lip colors to really make them pop. Since it is a white lipstick, Coconut probably isn't for everyone, but with the six dollar price, I would definitely suggest it to any makeup junkie.
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For a light, glittery base, I used the Sephora Jumbo Liner in White Glitter all over my lids. I also applied the product on a Coastal Scents Detail Brush in the inner corners, pulling the color out further than I usually would.
To make the lid color warmer, I applied the L'Oreal Iced Latte Infallible Shadow where I had previously applied the glitter base. I also applied white cosmetic glitter with my finger all over the lids. For some reason the glitter did not really show up in the photos, but it's noticeable in real life.
For a bit of a pop of color, I used a plum shadow from the Tarte beMATTEnificent Palette to smoke out my lower lashline. I first applied the shadow with a Coastal Scents Brow Brush and then I blended it out with the Sigma E47. Since I also lined my waterline with a plum eyeliner to match. A brown shadow would also look good in place of the plum.
I went with a dramatic wing for this look, but if you kept the liner more subtle, this could work as a day time look. I lined my eyes a bit thick with the Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner and did the wing with the Inglot Eyeliner Gel in 77 and an angled liner brush.
Price: $6.99 * Buy At: Walgreens * Size: 0.24 fl oz / 7 mL
The RImmel Provocalips 16 HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour in Play With Fire is a classic cool toned red liquid lipstick.
The Provocolips 16 HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour is a two step lip product. It comes in a thin tube with an opaque matte lip cream on one end and a gloss that locks in the color on the other. The Step 1 side applies very opaque and evenly to the lips. It dries to a matte finish pretty quickly and feels pretty sticky once it has dried. Because the product is so opaque, it can take a bit of time to make sure that the application looks good, but it is worth it to me. The Step 2 side is more like a gel than a gloss, since it has a pretty thick formula. I had to dip the wand back into the product three times to fully cover my lips. When worn together, it gives a balmy shine and it feels quite nice on the lips. It doesn't feel thick on the lips and the gloss is not sticky at all. After about an hour, the glossy shine is gone, but what is left behind is an intense lip stain that will not go away. I wore this product for eight hours before I noticed any type of fading, and I had to use makeup remover to get it off my lips. The color does not budge at all and lasts amazingly well through drinking and eating. I am extremely impressed by the longevity of this product and would suggest it to anyone, especially in darker or brighter shades like Play With Fire.