smoke gets in your eyeballs (tight lining)

I decided to break out of my shell and give tight lining a go yesterday, and to debut it out and about today. I don’t usually do something so smokey since I wear dark frames, but I think it looked fine.

For this look I played with Naked 3 palette, some matte shades by tarte and Sonia Kashuk, and black liner to tightline by NYX. I threw a thin liquid liner by Physician’s Formula to bring the smoked out shadow together. My mascaras were Urban Decay Perversion on the top and Clinique bottom lash on the bottom.

For the rest of the face, I’m wearing Revlon Colorstay Whipped, NARS laguna bronzer, and Milani Luminoso blush. Also brows: Dipbrow by Anastasia Beverly Hills. And my lips are Rimmel east end snob with some Buxom White Russian over the top.

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I had fun with today’s look. Something different for me when I’ve been in a slump lately. I’ll definitely be tightlining more often, it’s a great effect!

Tomorrow I’ll probably be fresh faced all day because there’s supposed to be a little blizzard overnight. I hope I get to spend the day with my lover and pets watching Green Acres (current obsession– just realized it’s on Hulu and I LOVED it as a kid).

Stay warm! Veg out in your warm houses and look out your windows at the bitter cold! Try daring new lipsticks inside! 🙂 Take care.

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experimenting… naked

Naked 3 by Urban Decay, that is.

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face: Yes to Grapefruits CC cream in fair-light mixed with Cerave, Josie Maran coconut Gelée blush in poppy paradise (bright red), Becca shimmering skin perfecter in opal

eyes: UD Naked 3 palette, Physician’s Formula eyeliner, L’Oreal telescopic mascara

brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in dark brown

lips: Almay lip gloss in truffle kiss

Sephora Haul

So I ended my no-buy after running out of a few things. I ran out of my only rose gold eye shadow, I became quite dissatisfied with the brow pencil I’ve been using and my only top coat for my nails, and I needed a better pair of tweezers. Plus one impulse buy in deluxe sample size (something I’ve had my eye on for a month). Here are my splurges–

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in dark brown. I had a sales associate apply this to my bare brows and I loved the look, so I bought it, and it didn’t cost much. Covers up a bald spot in my brow perfectly. Shapes them up and is the perfect color match.

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Tweezerman mini tweezers, cause I get some independent refugee hairs in between waxings.

I am in control of my eyebrows, you guys. They do not own me…

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Trio Sample Sizes in Pearl, Opal, and Champagne Gold. This was the impulse buy at checkout, because what is a trip to Sephora without caving in at the last moment? These are beautiful. Opal makes the cheekbones look sculpted and dewy. But not greasy or glittery. Just what I was looking for. It’s the only shade I have tried on my face so far, but I have high hopes for the rest!

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Formula X Fast Dry Top Coat. I hated my last Sally Hansen top coat. Hopefully this one is better. I use mostly Formula X polishes, so I went with this brand.

And last but not least…

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Naked 3!! I have wanted this for so long! Rose gold is my favorite eyeshadow look so this seemed like a must for my first high-end palette (yep). I swatched a few and I am SO excited to put it on my lids tomorrow. 🙂

And now back to my no-buy until I run out of something.