Exotic Sandra showed her Urban Nature when she picked a Water Lily

I know I’m exploring a few other brands right now, but my dears, I will always be posting looks with Bare Escentuals. No worries! I recently won the Urban Nature primer shadow from a contest that Mineral Madness was having. I must say… this product is odd. One minute I think it’s the best thing ever, and then next minute, I think it looks like an ugly bruise. I tried my hardest to get swatch pictures, but a picture just can’t describe this color. It definitely changes from olive green to like a lavender color depending on the light. I think that’s really cool, but it’s pretty much impossible to get a good picture of it. In any case, I wore it on my eyelids today and also swatched it on my hand, and it held up all day long – through some watery eyes and plenty of hand washing.

To bring out both the green and the purple in the primer shadow, I paired it with Water Lily and Exotic Sandra. I was feeling lazy today with my brushes, so I only used one brush for everything, which probably caused a bit of a mess. I applied the Urban Nature with my fingertip, then added a light wash of Queen Phyllis matte over it. I used the same brush for Exotic Sandra in the crease, then I swept on some Water Lily on the lid. Then I went back again with Queen Phyllis matte to add more highlight under the brow. So I didn’t get the cleanest color results on the browbone, but at least I learned a lesson about cleaning my brushes between shadows!

Queen Phyllis matte, Exotic Sandra, Water Lily

B&B Indigo, B&B Oz, Ecotools shadow brush

Buxom Claire

On the eyes:

  • Urban Nature Prime Time primer shadow applied with clean fingertip on lid, from lashes to above crease, more heavily toward the lashes
  • Queen Phyllis matte swept lightly from lashes to brow
  • Exotic Sandra buffed into crease
  • Water Lily swept onto lid
  • Oz Big & Bright liner applied in a thick line along upper lashes
  • Indigo Big & Bright liner applied to lower waterline and smudged under lower lashes
  • Buxom Leatherette lashliner applied in a very thin line just along upper lashline
  • FDVM (2 coats)

  

On the lips:

  • Buxom Claire (I think this one could have used a lipliner, such as Shell)

On the face:

  • Original Prime Time
  • Benefit Erase Paste
  • Retro liner shadow filling in brows
  • Original foundation in Fairly Medium
  • Pearl Blossom blush
  • Tinted Mineral Veil

My overall thoughts on this look…. eh.

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About Essy
I'm finally figuring out this makeup thing in my 30's. It's so much fun to collect and play with new colors and styles. I'm not a makeup artist, and far from it. I welcome any comments and tips you have!

5 Responses to Exotic Sandra showed her Urban Nature when she picked a Water Lily

  1. Davita Jones says:

    I love the liner. I wldnt have thought to use that combo. I have done a color on bottom and a neutral on top. but this really looks nice

  2. cindy says:

    I have urban nature, think it looks more green/gray on me. Anyway, it looks REALLY pretty w/ the pretty wild kit! It’s also the BOMB for wetlining!

  3. mariella says:

    Very pretty Sara!

  4. Michelle Penick says:

    I love the look, but I don’t have water lily. What other colors can I use to recreate the look?

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