Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What I'm Wearing : All About Eyes

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So, if you haven't seen me tweetin' I flew the coop and moved approximately half way across the country to New Orleans. Its a whole different ball game here and I'm still trying to settle in (who needs a couch when you have giant pillows?) and get into the swing of things. The heat is something I can handle, Chicago gets plenty hot in the summers, but the humidity has me crawling into any air conditioned space near me. I've been wearing looks mostly based on the eye because it seems to be the only thing that can handle the humidity.

Base: The Jouer Matte Moisture Tint has made a major comeback. So much so that it is the only foundation I've worn since moving. It helps to keep me looking matte (not sweaty) all day. But schwetty face is still a common problem so post concealing (Bobbi Brown Corrector and L'Oreal True Match) a solid few sprays with the UD All Nighter Setting Spray is needed to keep everything in place. I also followed up with the Coastal Scents Silica Powder Spheres (the way less pricy sister to the MUFE HD Powder), it keeps things nice and velvet-y and erases pores.

Eyes: Honestly I was just playing here, so this could have been done much more simply. I started with my Holy Grail eye shadow primer, the Primer Potion by UD. Swept all over the lid was UD Buck, with the more purple shade from the NARS Kalahari Duo in the crease and the more golden shade pressed over the center of the lid. I just can't go a day without shimmer, I really can't. In the tear duct and under brow was a light dusting of Stila Kitten. Here is where things get a bit more complicated. I took an extremely dense, tiny, brush meant for concealing and loaded it with Stila Ebony and pressed it into the top lash line. I then added more to the sides and eventually winged it out slightly. I also pressed the shadow into my lower lash line stopping about 1/3 the way in. I also connected the bottom and top lash lines in the outer most corner. I opened up my eyes a bit by adding the nude shade of the Rimmel Scandaleyes to the waterline. Mascara was L'oreal Telescopic and brows were done following my "softer brows" tutorial.

Cheeks: I got a cute little Josie Maran Coconut Water Cheek Gelee which is just a smidge too small to be practical with a brush or fingers. But the formula is SO COOL so no harm, no foul. One light layer is all I decided to eek out. A light contour was used to chisel in some cheek bones and a jaw line with the Sleek Contour Kit.

Lips: Easy does it with the lips for this look so I just did a layer of the UD Naked gloss in Liar. Simple.

What do you think of this look? Any tips for weathering the heat and humidity?

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