The time I wore fake lashes during the day

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Well here's a rarity folks - lashes in my look of the day. Even more rare? Lashes in a look of the day that I wore out during the day. If I thought about it really hard I might be able to name one other time I've done it, but I'd seriously have to think for awhile.

The thing is for me fake lashes are much more of  a 'dramatic night' touch. During the day I go with my double mascara trick and feel pretty put together. This time (last Saturday) it was just something about the lightness of the look that had me reaching for them. I was defining my eye with the NYX eyeshadow palette but I deliberately choose softer colors and instead let the liner and lashes speak for themselves.

From the kit I used a soft pinky/burgandy and then took the more vibrant rose color across my crease, to shade out the lid. Finally I took the dark plum color and darked up my outer 'V' to give the look a very slight smokey affect.

Products Used:
Face -
--NARS Sheer Matte Foundation in Syracuse
--MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC42
--MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Dark
--MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Dark
--Tarte Holiday Chest Blush (light coral color)

Eyes -
--NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette in Jazz Night
--e.l.f. Natural-Looking Lashes in Black
--MAC Fluidline in Black Track
--Rimmel Lycra Lash Extender Mascara in 001 Black
--Rimmel Max Volume Flash Mascara in 003 Extreme Black

What you're also seeing in this picture is my new NARS Sheer Matte foundation. For the past few years I've been using MAC liquid - whether it be the Mineralize or Studio Fix - and I've liked it. Still something about the undetone had been bothering me so when I ran out of my last bottle I decided to take the plunge and try some of the higher end foundation. MAC foundations are usually in the $30 range, but Sheer Matte (and its companion Sheer Glow) are $42. I'm going to do a more in depth foundation discussion later this week but suffice it to say that it's an amazing color match with ok coverage (for me). Luckily with some finagling and concealer trials and errors I have it working for me beautifully.

 This picture is me at the Barracks Row Fall Festival 
modeling a shirt sent to me by Lori Foster!

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