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Sunday, June 13, 2010

EOTD - Makeup Look, For A Change (pic heavy)

I don't know how you guys feel about seeing a makeup look on a nail polish blog, but I really like how my eyes turned out today, so I figured, why not?!
The reason I tried such an intense look today was because I wanted to get a new lid primer...let me explain better. I usually use MAC Paint Pot in Painterly, but it's been getting dried out, and also, I don't love having to stick my finger in a pot because product always gets stuck under my nails.

I was at Shopper's Drug Mart and the lady in the makeup section recommended Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer.  I bought it, and wanted to test it out. It's a lot thinner/sheerer than the paint pot I'm used to, so I was somewhat doubtful that it would cover my naturally discoloured lids.

I'm actually impressed so far.  It did provide a nice neutral base, though I don't think I'd wear it alone, as it recommends you could. It did grip the eyeshadow nicely, and didn't seem drying, as some reviews claim it is.  I did use MAC Fast Response Eye Cream first, and that is a product I totally love!

I didn't see much creasing, and the makeup is lasting all day, so I'm impressed. Now, to tell you what else I used to create this look...

To fill brows: MAC Coquette e/s and a bit of Carbon e/s
Highlight: NYX 02 White - it's great quality, matte, and way cheaper than MAC!
waterline: Annabelle eyeliner Black
Liner - Annabelle Lapis
Shadow - Barry M Dazzledust 20 Baby Blue all over, then MAC Contrast (darkest navy blue in crease and outer corner), Barry M Fine Glitter Dust Denim (fgd20) on the lid and over eyeliner (top and bottom lash line), and MAC pigment A66 Clear Sky Blue and NYX White to lighten tear duct and to blend out where Contact meets White.
Mascara - Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Blackest Black (just bought it and love it!)

So that's it. Please let me know what you think...


  1. Beautiful! You should post your make up more often. =)

  2. Thanks, nihrida, maybe I will. I usually don't think of photographing myself, and if I do, I remember too late at night, but at least in the summer we have longer hours of daylight to enjoy! :-)

  3. This look is SO beautiful, I love it!! We swear by Urban Decay's eyeshadow primer--if you haven't checked it out I highly recommend it!

  4. Kim - glad I could be of service!

    Sweet Glow Beauty - thanks so much for your positive feedback, and for following me!


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