Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sheerly Luminous Look & Dillard's and Sephora Haul 1/11/14

Greetings guys!  I was dying to try out my new Make Up For Ever Wild & Chic Eye Shadow Palette.  Take a look at the look I created using this cool palette.

I filled in my brows with Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color in Dark.  I applied Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel and MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance to my face.  I applied both Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion and MAC Bare Canvas Paint to the eyes.  Then, from the Make Up For Ever Wild & Chic Eye Shadow Palette, I used the Yellow Beige eye shadow on the brow bone and for blending.  I applied Khaki eye shadow to the eye lid and lower lash line and Bronze eye shadow to the outer corner.  I used Espresso eye shadow on the outer crease and outer lower lash line.  I used Lorac Nude eye shadow under the brow.  Next, I used Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Matte Black eye liner on the upper lash line and waterline.  I coated my lashes with Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant mascara.

Using a foundation brush, I applied Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation in 40 Watts.  I patted Stila Perfecting Concealer in Shade C under my eyes.  I used my fingers to apply Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip And Cheek Cream in Gerbera to the apples of my cheeks.  I tapped Benefit The Pore Fessional on the crease of my nose.  I dusted Stila Set & Correct Baked Powder Trio in The Correctors on my face.  Then, I applied Stila Custom Color Blush in Self-Adjusting Bronze on the hollows of my cheeks, jawline and forehead.  I used Stila Illuminating Powder in 40 Watts all over my face.  Then, I lightly applied Hourglass Luminous Light Ambient Lighting Powder under the eyes and on top of the cheek bones.  I set my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel.  On the lips, I used NYX Peekaboo Neutral Lipliner Pencil and NARS Coup De Coeur lip gloss.  (Sidenote:  I love this color!  It looks dark in the container but it is sheer, natural and very flattering.  Normally, I am not too crazy about getting a sheer color instead of the one that is visible in the container.  This time, I was really happy, not only with the color but with the consistency of the product itself.  It wasn't sticky or drying.)  Lastly, I spritzed Urban Decay Oil Control De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray all over my face.

I made another small purchase at Dillard's and Sephora today. From Dillard's, I picked up the only pigment from the MAC Punk Couture collection that wasn't available a couple of days ago, the Neo-Orange pigment.  From Sephora, I selected the NARS Chelsea Girls Lip Lacquer.  I, also, brought several samples of products that I was curious about trying.  I brought home samples of the YSL and Armani foundations, as well as YSL Lip Tint that was recommended over their line of lipsticks, Korres After Sun Cooling Gel and the Glam Glow Thirsty Mud face treatment.  I will say the Korres gel was particularly interesting to me.  I have extremely sensitive skin, especially on my hands.  Since I was little, common cleaning agents would severely irritate my skin to the point that it peels, turns red, and has burning/itching sensations.  When touching the skin, you can feel the dry and rough texture that is left behind.  While I was in the store, I sampled a few of the products and unfortunately my sensitive skin went haywire.  However, one of the employees gave me some of the Korres After Sun Cooling Gel and I immediately felt the difference.  The burning sensation was replaced by a cooling sensation.  The entire time that product was on my skin, hours, I continued feeling the coolness followed by calm and then coolness again.  It was incredible.  Usually, products only give you a momentary cool feeling that never returns.  This product, with a single application, never stopped working.  It is made with Greek Yogurt, which is said to cool and calm the skin.  I will continue to try out this product and if it helps heal my hands, I will definitely be purchasing the tube.


  1. Great look! Love the lip color! :)

    1. Thanks, Lupe! I think that lip shade would look fantastic on you, as well. :)


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