Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Quick and Cool
I've been doing a number of fragrance posts lately, so I thought it would be a good time to sniff the proverbial coffee beans and cleanse my palate with a makeup post. Here are a selection of products I've started to work into my routine.
For the face, I'm using NARS Sheer Glow in Santa Fe as my summer color. (I finally bought the NARS Foundation pump). I've started using my MAKE UP FOR EVER HD primer underneath, because my foundation wasn't lasting as long as I'd prefer. Primers often make me break out (it's probably the silicone), and I'll have to keep an eye on how much I can get away with without wrecking my skin. Laura Mercier Peach Whisper blush is what I've been pairing with my cooler toned eyeshadows. The matte peach keeps things summery and not too serious. For eyes, I'm favoring cooler tones again as we edge towards fall. Two quick and easy-to-wear cream shadows that are on my vanity include Smashbox 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow in Stone and Maybelline 24 Hr. Color Tattoo in Audacious Asphalt. I've also been loving the colors of MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Shadow in 4E (a grey taupe) and 20E a rosy taupe (reviewed here*). Because the colors are a little bolder, I've gone back to NARS Coconut Grove eyeshadow (reviewed here) as my brow color since darker eye makeup requires darker brows. Smashbox Blackout eyeshadow has been useful lately for lining.
Overall, my palette is leaning towards cooler colors using quick and long-wearing cream shadows. Thanks for reading! What tones have you been favoring lately?
*Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.