I know I’ve asked this before (oh, 10 or 12 times), but do you like to wear colorful eye makeup? Like, lately? I’ve been pretty adventurous with color lately. More than I’ve been in years. At least two or three. I dunno… I went through a loooong period when all I wanted to wear on my eyes was brown shadow, and that was fun in its own way…but I’ve been liking playing with color again. It’s time.
(I’m wondering, does everyone go through a brown shadow phase at least once in their life?? Hmm…).
Anyway, for the last couple of “What I Wore Wednesdays,” I went full-on colorful, but today… Girl, I just wasn’t in the mood to blend very much (it happens), so I kinda cheated a little with a sparkly purple liner on my lash lines and taupe/bronze/brown lids.
Purple liner, especially bright and sparkly ones like the one I’m wearing (it’s MAC Designer Purple, an amazingly bright and sparkly purple liner that lasts FOREVER on lash lines), gives you a lot of bang for your back in terms of effort. You’ll look like you tried really hard, but ya know, it’s just a purple eyeliner. ?
I went “stash shopping” for this look, which is always exciting because it’s like digging for secret beauty booty/pirate treasure for things that haven’t seen the light of day in a while.
I had this picture in my mind of matte lids with sparkly purple liner, dewy skin and matte neutral lips, because I wanted to play with finishes and color, so I grabbed MAC Constructivist Paint Pot (which I used as an eyeshadow base) and the Hourglass Infinity Eyeshadow Palette, which I’ve always considered underrated, and Chanel Malice Blush, because LK and I were talking about it in the comments last week, and I got a hankering to wear it.
Oh, Malice… Reunited and it feels so good!
In the mix are also some new face makeup products — the new Marc Jacobs Coconut Face Primer, along with foundation and concealer from a new line called Stellar. They’re the line with all of foundation colors for girls in the middle of the shade spectrum. I’m wearing Stellar Limitless Foundation in S05, which is a light medium with yellow undertones, and Limitless Concealer in S03 (light/medium and yellow) on my under-eye area.
As far as shade matches go, I’m impressed so far. Most of the time to get foundations and concealers to work for me, I need ones with more yellow in them, and I still have to tweak them a little, but these are spot-on.
I still have to test them for wear time over the next few days, so I’ll get back to ya.
Products in the mix
Eyes: MAC Constructivist Paint Pot (eyeshadow base), Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Infinity (lids and lower lash lines), BECCA Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector (inner corner highlight), MAC In Extreme Dimension Waterproof Mascara (lashes), MAC Studio Brow Sculpt and Benefit Ready Set Brows (brows)
Cheeks: Hourglass Radiant Bronze Bronzer (cheekbones), Chanel Malice Blush (on the apples), Kevyn Aucion Candlelight Celestial Liquid Lighting (highlighter)
Face: Marc Jacobs Invisible Undercover Perfecting Coconut Face Primer (primer), Stellar Limitless Foundation in S05 (foundation), Stellar Limitless Concealer in S03 (under my eyes), NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder (to set my under-eye concealer), MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Golden (on my forehead, the sides of my nose and around my mouth and chin)
Lips: MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,