Dove Gray primer shadow & Sleek MakeUp purples

I was in a hurry the day I wore this look, and I knew that grabbing a palette with a lot of colors to choose from would make it quick and easy. I started with a generous coat of Bare Escentuals dove gray primer shadow, then added in a shimmery lilac and lined with a dark, rich indigo. I also used the red Revlon Just Bitten lip stain with a nude lipgloss over it. That lip combo lasted for HOURS!

On the eyes:

  • Bare Escentuals Dove Gray primer shadow, applied with finger
  • Sleek MakeUp Monaco palette lilac color in center of lid
  • Sleek MakeUp Monaco palette dark indigo color drylined along upper lashes and blended up into crease, and smudged under lower lashes
  • tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara

 

On the lips:

  • Revlon Just Bitten lip stain
  • Buxom lipgloss in Dani

On the face:

  • Missha Cho Bo Yang bb cream
  • Laura Geller Balance N Brighten in Fair
  • Benefit Dallas to contour
  • Bare Escentuals auburn brow powder
  • MAC mineralize blush in Feelin Flush
  • Make Up For Ever HD microfinishing powder

Bare Escentuals Panache, Smoulder, Flirt

I decided to wear the Sephora exclusive Cheek Tint kit again today with an added pop of Ultramarine eyeliner on the waterline. I expected the eyeliner to wear off fairly quickly, as it usually does, but I was not expecting the eyeshadows to fade and crease as much as they did. I very rarely have a problem with creasing or fading when using Bare Escentuals. I’m not sure if it was my application, not enough primer, or these particular shadows.

Buxom Holly, Smoulder, Panache, Cheek Tint Flirt, Buxom April

On the eyes:

  • BE Prime Time Brightening Opal
  • Panache all over lid
  • Smoulder in outer V, along crease, and under lower lashes
  • Dryline with Smoulder along upper lashes
  • Make Up For Ever smokey lash mascara

  

On the lips:

  • Buxom Holly
  • Buxom April

On the face:

  • BE Prime Time
  • BE Original foundation in Fairly Medium
  • Cheek Tint Flirt
  • Original mineral veil

Bare Escentuals Wicked, Violet Sky, Ultramarine

I really loved this look. I used Wicked, a bright and very shimmery green, and toned it down with Violet Sky, a brownish plum matte shade. Then I amped it back up with Ultramarine eyeliner!

Pretty Amazing Courage, Pretty Amazing Savvy, Wicked, Violet Sky, Clear Radiance

On the eyes:

  • BE Prime Time Brightening Opal
  • BE Wicked all over lid
  • BE Violet Sky in crease and under lower lashes
  • Clear Radiance under brows
  • BE Ultramarine Big & Bright eyeliner along upper lashes
  • tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara

  

On the lips:

  • BE Pretty Amazing Courage and Savvy smushed together

On the face:

  • BE Prime Time
  • BE Original foundation in Fairly Medium
  • Benefit Dallas to contour
  • Turn On to highlight
  • Cheerful blush

Bare Escentuals wearable brown smokey eye

Today, I wanted to try out a brown smoky eye, but I wanted to make it daytime appropriate. I think it turned out to be a nice, soft brown smokey eye, great for the cooler months. I also added in a sweep of BE True Gold for a little pop of shimmer.

Clockwise from left: Citrus Twist, Turn On, Harmony, True Gold

On the eyes:

  • BE Prime Time Brightening
  • Harmony all over lid from lashes up to crease, and smudged under lower lashes
  • Citrus Twist blended into crease
  • Turn On under brow and blended down to blend out any harsh lines
  • True Gold swept lightly over lid
  • Buxom mascara

  

On the lips:

  • Pretty Amazing Savvy
  • Smashbox Gilded Nude lipgloss

On the face:

  • Missha Perfect Cover bb cream in #21
  • Laura Geller Balance N Brighten in Fair
  • MAC mineralize Dainty blush
  • Make Up For Ever HD microfinishing powder

Bare Escentuals And Away We Glow holiday collection

One of the new holiday 2011 kits from Bare Escentuals was available online for sale, for one day only, and I snatched it up for a few reasons. It comes with a new Pretty Amazing shade in a brand new formula, a blush-sized container of Turn On, my favorite highlighter, new blush and eyeshadow shades, another brand new product – waterproof eyeliner, and a dove grey primer shadow. I believe it will be available again in November.

My thoughts:

  • I love the large size of Turn On. I use my current container sparingly for fear that I’ll run out someday. Now I feel like I can wear it every day!
  • Luxury blush is an awesome corally color. It’s a new color, and fits perfectly in my collection between my beloved Vintage Peach and Cheerful.
  • Pretty Amazing Flair is a nice peachy color, in their new gloss formula. For those that don’t particularly like the Pretty Amazing line because you find them too thick or too pigmented, this line may be for you. I think the color is fairly similar to Pretty Amazing Allure, but it’s half as thick and very glossy. Two thumbs up from me!
  • The waterproof liner in Midnight applied smoothly and seems to be staying in place. I have trouble with the Big & Bright eyeliners – they fade quickly and tend to smudge. It’s in a pencil form instead of a twist-up, but that’s cool with me.
  • Dove Gray primer shadow is both beautiful and a little bit of a disappointment at once. You can see in the pictures that the color on my lid is not terribly pigmented – and that’s with two coats of the primer shadow. I feel like if I were to layer it over and over in order to get the same color as in the swatch, it’s wasting product. I think if these primer shadows are going to be as expensive as they are ($18 open stock), they should have better pigentation.
  • Swanky eyecolor is a really pretty creamy white. I will definitely use it. However, I think BE missed the mark as far as including this color in with this kit. I think since the dove gray primer shadow is so light, a darker gray contour color would have been a better match. The instructions that came along with the kit instructed us to use Swanky on the inner eye, but I think the same effect can be accomplished by using Turn On there instead.

All in all, this is a very good kit. Lots of new colors, and two brand new formulas (waterproof liner and pretty amazing gloss). Worn alone, it’s a beautiful glowy kit. Add in some darker grey contour color and a lipliner, and it’s a great kit for evening!

On the eyes:

  • Dove Gray Primer Shadow (2 coats, applied with clean fingertip)
  • Swanky applied to inner corner of lid and under brow
  • Midnight waterproof eyeliner applied to both waterlines, and along upper lashline. Smudged with a pencil brush and then smudged up into the crease to add a little definition.
  • Flawless Definition mascara in blue black (not included in kit – the kit comes with black)

  

On the lips:

  • Pretty Amazing Flair

On the face:

  • BE Prime Time
  • Original foundation in Fairly Medium, mixed with Advanced Clear Radiance
  • Luxury blush
  • Benefit Dallas to contour
  • Turn On to highlight
  • Anastasia brow pen to fill in brows

Bare Escentuals Beautiful Melodie, Luminous Topaz, Cherry Coco Truffle

I was going for a nice fall-inspired look today, and decided to open up Beautiful Melodie, which came from the Women of BE collection. The color looked so scary (and how often am I afraid of a color?) in the unopened pot, so I just avoided it during my Women of BE series. Well, it turns out that I was wrong. Beautiful Melodie is beautiful indeed! It’s shimmery without being glittery, and this gorgeous coppery orange. Alone, it might be a little much, but toned down like I did today, with a creamy color and a darker warm brown, I really love it!

Smashbox Gilded Nude, Aveda Cherry Blossom, Retro liner shadow, Cherry Coco Truffle, Luminous Topaz, Beautiful Melodie

On the eyes:

  • BE Prime Time Brightening primer
  • Luminous Topaz on inner 1/3 of lid, under brow, and also used to blend out all edges
  • Beautiful Melodie on center of lid, and also a little bit under lower lashes
  • Cherry Coco Truffle in outer corner and under lower lashes
  • Retro liner shadow to line lower waterline and along upper lashes
  • Buxom mascara

  

On the lips:

  • Aveda lipglaze in Cherry Blossom
  • Smashbox lipgloss in Gilded Nude

On the face:

  • BE Prime Time
  • BE Original foundation in Fairly Medium mixed with Advanced Clear Radiance
  • BE Pearl Blossom blush on apples, with a touch of Beautiful Melodie
  • BE Turn On to highlight cheekbones and cupid’s bow
  • Benefit Dallas to contour under cheekbones
  • Original mineral veil

Bare Escentuals Treasured, Sublime, and White Gold

I love the Bare Escentuals Perfect Gift series, and really like the soft greens from the second installment. I wanted to try the lighter mint green with a different crease color today, so I substituted Sublime, which is darker and has more shimmer. I swept White Gold all over the eyelid to soften it all up. White Gold is SO pretty and very blendable.

On the eyes:

  • BE Prime Time Brightening Opal
  • BE Treasured swept from lashes up to and into crease
  • BE Sublime buffed into crease and blended above crease
  • BE White Gold swept over entire lid
  • Sleek MakeUp Noir dry lined along upper lashes and smudged along lower lashes and into lower waterline
  • BE Flawless Definition Volumizing mascara in Blue Black

  

On the lips:

  • Buxom Sugar
  • MAC Lustreglass in Silly Girl

On the face:

  • BE Prime Time
  • tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Fair
  • BE Original foundation in Fairly Medium mixed with Advanced Clear Radiance
  • MAC Mineralize blush in Dainty
  • Make Up For Ever HD finishing powder