Between the splurging I did back in May for my birthday, monthly beauty subscription boxes, and press samples that have been sent to me here and there, I have acquired quite a lot of new makeup over the last couple of months. For the most part, I have really been loving almost everything I’ve tried. I thought I’d do a look today that incorporates some of my holy grail products with some new products that I have been using a lot lately!
Predictably, I did a neutral eye look, haha. I promise you that I am starting to make an effort to break off into more color, though! I have bought a couple bright palettes lately that I’m super excited to try some fun looks with. But for now, bear with me with another neutral look using an eye palette that I bought myself for my birthday and am obsessed with (seriously, it’s all I’ve been using on my eyes lately. Shame on me, haha): the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette.
If you like neutrals, you NEED this palette. Believe me- I try not to collect too many neutral palettes, and especially since I already have a few of the Urban Decay Naked palettes that I feel cover a lot of the neutrals I could ever need, I rarely even think about buying a neutral palette. BUT, this little palette with nine different shades was a purchase I made on a whim and I’m soooo happy I did. It’s got some gorgeous shades that are a really good mix of taupes/greys/blacks/purples, which is impressive for such a little palette. Anyways, onto the look!
For the face, I mostly stuck to my trusty all-time favorites: MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer, MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation in 117 Marble and MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NW15. For bronzer and blush, I used the Sephora Collection Sun Disk Bronzer. I swirled my brush through all the colors and applied this as I would normally apply bronzer, and then I pinched my brush a bit and focused more on picking up the peachy pink and applied that just to my cheeks. This is the perfect summer color combo for my fair skin and I know I’ll be using this a LOT this summer. It is a limited edition product, so make sure you grab one quick if you’re interested.
I filled in my brows with my holy grail (and the rest of the world’s holy grail)- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe. On my eyes, I used the Sephora Collection Colorful Shadow and Liner in Cafe Au Lait all over my lid as a base. Then, with the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette, I applied Birthday Suit all over the lid and blended Garter Belt into the crease. I added a bit more Garter Belt to the outer corner to deepen up the color a bit. I used a bright silvery-white MAC eyeshadow (that is from a collection from a couple years ago, any similar shadow will do) on the inner corners of my eyes.
For a subtle pop of color (I realize that sounds kind of contradictory, haha, but it makes sense), I lined my lower waterline about halfway across using the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon in Midnight in Paris which is a stunning navy blue. If you are struggling to find a liner that will stay on your waterline, TRY THESE. Seriously, these gel crayons go on so smooth and don’t budge on me- I looooove them and pretty much want every color now. For something a little different than the usual black, I lined my upper lashline the Kat Von D Ink Liner in Woolf, which is a pretty grey. These liners are SO easy to use with their firm felt tip. In an ideal world, I would’ve liked to do a more dramatic wing with this look, but I’ve been blessed with hooded eyes that get in the way of wings, so it just isn’t happening, haha ;) I finished everything up with two coats of my new absolute favorite mascara, Benefit Roller Lash.
I love that look is a step up from the usual neutral look I’ll wear on a regular basis, but didn’t require a lot of extra effort and it’s still toned down enough that I can wear it out during the day without looking overdone.
What new products are you loving lately?