Makeup Monday: all neutrals (yes, I know it’s Tuesday)
20 Jan 2015
Hi everyone! The title of this post ‘Makeup Monday’ doesn’t make any sense, I know. It’s Tuesday. I was supposed to put this up yesterday, but it just didn’t happen. Every time I sat down to blog and upload my pictures, something would happen, forcing me to get up again. Argh! Anyway, I’m posting this anyway, even though Monday is long gone! I didn’t do anything exciting this past weekend, so I didn’t bother with applying a lot of makeup. Yesterday, however, I did have a zillion things to do outside the house, so I decided to slap some makeup on. This is a typical ‘daytime’ look for me, when I’m just driving around doing errands. All neutral colors, nothing too bright.
I’ve noticed that I’ve become a little too pale for my foundation: it seems to make me more brown than I really am right now. I’m hoping Spring will come soon here in Vegas, because I really don’t feel like getting a lighter foundation. I already know I’m going to be three shades darker once the sun shows up more (I live in the desert, so you know I’m gonna be dark brown in no time!), so I don’t want to bother with a different foundation shade…
Makeup I used
Here’s the makeup I used for this look.
-Etos Skin Smoothing Primer (Etos is drugstore in the Netherlands)
-black Up Matifying Fluid Foundation in ‘NFL04’
-Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in ‘Caramel’ (under my eyes)
-Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation in ‘209’
-NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray
-MAC PowderBlush in ‘Serenity’ (blush palette: bottom row, middle)
-Sleek Face Contour Kit in ‘Medium’
I’m not a huge fan of nude lips (I prefer bright lip colors on me), but I wanted to try out this matte lipstick by Milani I’ve recently picked up from the drugstore. I paired it with Chestnut lip liner from MAC and I actually quite like it!
-MAC Lip Pencil in ‘Chestnut’
-Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick in ’61 Matte Naked’ (this is a new shade)
-Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
-MAC Eye Shadow in ‘Amber Lights’ (on my eyelids)
-Milani Gel Powder Eyeshadow in ’06 bella espresso’ (in my crease)
-Lâ€™Oreal Paris Lineur Intense liquid eyeliner
-Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in ’07 really black’
-Almay One Coat Dial Up Mascara
I should have included a ‘before’ picture, because oh what a different makeup makes! I’ll try to remember to post a before-picture next week. 😉
What about you? Do you prefer nude lips over color?