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

Wonderstruck by the Glitzy Luster

The first time I wore Bare Escentuals High Shine Luster, I fell in love with its luscious, buttery metallic color. I loved it again today, but more of its green undertones were apparent. I thought pairing it with  a grey color would work, so since I’m traveling and could only bring so much makeup, I popped open my Sleek MakeUp Oh So Special i-Divine palette and used the shimmery grey color and the matte black as a liner.

If you’re looking to duplicate this look (yay!!), it looks like there are a lot of steps for the eyes, but I actually did this look while holding my 2-week old baby nephew in one arm the whole time. Now picture me blowing on my fingernails and polishing them on my shirt. Yeah, I just bragged a little. 🙂 Yay for babies!

On the eyes:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
  • BE High Shine Luster from lashes into crease using the sponge applicator
  • Sleek MakeUp Oh So Special palette Glitz in outer 1/3 and blended into crease
  • Benefit High Brow to highlight in arch of brow
  • Sleek MakeUp Oh So Special palette Bow on inner corner and to blend out any harsh lines above crease
  • Sleek MakeUp Oh So Special palette Noir drylined along upper lashes and smudged under lower lashes
  • 2 coats Make Up For Ever smoky lash mascara

  

On the lips:

  • MAC Lustreglass lipgloss ini Wonderstruck

On the face:

  • Missha Cho Bo Yang bb cream in Light Beige
  • Laura Geller Balance N Brighten in Regular
  • Anastasia Highlighting Brow kit to fill in brows
  • Benefit Dallas to contour
  • MAC Mineralize blush in Dainty
  • Make Up For Ever HD finishing powder
  • MAC illuminizer in Light Flush along cheekbones to highlight

Bare Escentuals Pure Radiance, Rose Gold, & Here Kitty

I was fortunate enough to get a sample of Here Kitty, and this is the first time I’ve used it. It’s such a pretty deep burgundy glimmer! I paired it with Pure Radiance, which is a color I keep trying to make work as an eyecolor, but for me, I think it works better as a highlight. I threw in a little High Shine Rose Gold at the last minute to bring in a touch more color.

I haven’t liked Pretty Amazing lipcolor in Savvy very much before today. It tends to be really brown on me, but paired with a rosy gloss, I like it a lot now.

tarte eyeliner, Soft Sweep eye brush, Crease Defining, Rose Gold, Pure Radiance, tarte gel liner, Here Kitty

Pretty Amazing Savvy, Aveda lipglaze in Morning Rose

On the eyes:

  • Urban Decay Sin Primer Potion
  • Pure Radiance swept all over lid from lashes to crease using Soft Sweep eye brush
  • Here Kitty buffed and blended into and above crease using Crease Defining brush
  • Here Kitty layered just into crease for more definition
  • Rose Gold High Shine patted onto center of lid
  • Estee Lauder Ideal Light Illuminator under brows
  • tarte gel liner in brown along upper lashline and smudged under lower
  • FDVM

  

On the lips:

  • Pretty Amazing Savvy
  • Aveda lipglaze in Morning Rose

On the face:

  • Stila tinted moisturizer
  • Healthy Radiance buffed all over
  • Pearl Blossom blush
  • Original mineral veil

Good Morning Gorgeous – Monday, Friday & Saturday

Today we have another look from the Bare Escentuals Good Morning Gorgeous collection. I used the final three colors together – Monday, Friday, and Saturday. This definitely had a bit of an eighties vibe to it, so I went easy on the Monday color. It’s a pretty easy look to recreate with different colors – you could try it with Opal, Denim, and Frills, or other combos I’m sure you could dream up!

Clockwise from top: Friday, Monday, Saturday

Crease Defining, Quick Shadow & Crease, Small Angled liner brush

Pretty Amazing Vivacious, Buxom Rosie

On the eyes:

  • Brightening PTEP
  • Saturday swept all over from lashes to brow, concentrating on inner lid. Also swept some under Friday under the lower lashes
  • Friday buffed into crease, and smudged under lower lashes
  • Monday patted onto outer 1/2 of lid
  • Dry lined with Friday
  • FDVM

  

On the lips:

  • Pretty Amazing Vivacious
  • Buxom Rosie

On the face:

  • Thin layer of PTNT
  • Original foundation mixed with a little Healthy Radiance
  • tarte blush in Dollface
  • Original mineral veil

Spotlight On: High Shine Luster

The new Spotlight On: High Shine Eyecolor kit from Bare Escentuals didn’t interest me until I got to swatch the colors in person. I’m a big fan of the high shine colors that Bare Escentuals makes, but I thought this was just another silver color. Breaking news: it’s not. When I swatched it in person, my first thought was that it was really similar to High Shine Glisten. It’s not. Then I thought it might be closer to High Shine Frost. Nope! It’s in a league all its own, and it’s beautiful! It’s described as “gilded chrome,” and by looking at it, I think it has a lot of yellow gold in it, some chrome, and even some hints of green in the right light. This was a weird thought I had when I applied it this morning, but I thought it looked like metallic butter. So, there’s that visual for you!!

Another note on the eyecolors today – when I swatched Rock Star in the store, I was blown away by all the sparkles. I don’t use black eyeshadows very often, but this was looked unbelievably glimmery and pretty on my hand. I was disappointed once I applied it to my crease. I think if I foiled this color, the true nature would come out better.

High Shine Luster, Rock Star, Emphasize It

Crease Defining, Flat Edged Shadow, Crease blending, B&B liner in Black Diamond

One more note on today’s look – I tried something new today with the lipcolor. The Pretty Amazing lipcolor in Allure is a beautiful peach color, but slightly too orange on my skin tone to wear alone. I lined my lips with a plum/berry colored liner, and filled in the lines on the sides of the lips, leaving the middle to fill in with Allure. Then I blended by rubbing my lips together, and voila! I love the result.

Pretty Amazing lipcolor in Allure, Jordana lipliner in Plush Plum

On the eyes:

  • Brightening PTEP
  • High Shine Luster applied all over lid up to crease, and under outer lower lashes, using sponge applicator
  • Rock Star gently buffed into crease and outer V
  • Emphasize it swept under brow and down to blend out harsh edges of Rock Star
  • Black Diamond Big & Bright liner along both waterlines and along upper lashline
  • Buxom mascara

  

On the lips:

  • Jordana lipliner in Plush Plum lining the lips, and filled in on the outer 1/3 of both upper and lower lips
  • Pretty Amazing lipcolor in Allure filling in the center, and then blended by pressing lips together

On the face:

  • Thin layer of Pure Transformation Night Treatment
  • Original foundation in Fairly Medium mixed with a bit of Healthy Radiance
  • Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #2 under eyes and around nose folds
  • Vintage Peach blush on apples
  • Original mineral veil

Good Morning, Gorgeous! Tuesday and Wednesday

We’re continuing our exploration of the Bare Escentuals Good Morning Gorgeous kit! Today’s look features Tuesday and Wednesday. Both of these gorgeous colors can easily be amped up or worn soft and pretty. I actually had the intention of making this a bolder look today, but as I was applying the colors,  I decided to keep the layering minimal and the colors somewhat muted. I really like the effect of this combo, and the neutral color in the crease warmed it all up.

Wearable Brown Medium, Tuesday, Wednesday, Ulta Extreme Wear gel liner in Perfection

Full-Edged liner, Crease defining, Ecotools shadow, Flat Edged Shadow

Pretty Amazing Fearless

On the eyes:

  • Prime Time Eye primer in Original
  • Wearable Medium Brown buffed into crease using Crease Defining brush
  • Fairy (not pictured, from the Tarte True Blood palette) swept over browbone and inner V using Flathead shadow brush
  • Tuesday patted onto inner 1/2 of lid from lashes to crease using Ecotools brush
  • Wednesday patted onto outer 1/2 of lid from lashes to crease, using Ecotools brush
  • Ulta Extreme Wear gel liner in Perfection applied along upper lashline, smudged under lower lashline, and onto waterlines, using Full Edged liner brush
  • Benefit Bad Gal mascara

  

On the lips:

  • Pretty Amazing lipcolor in Fearless

On the face:

  • Thin layer of Pure Transformation Night Treatment
  • Original foundation in Fairly Medium
  • MAC mineralize blush in Feeling Flush
  • Original mineral veil

Good Morning, Gorgeous! Sunday and Thursday

Starting off my Good Morning Gorgeous series with a nice neutral look today! The Good Morning Gorgeous kit comes with 7 colors, named after the days of the week. I love this kit for its versatility. So many of the colors look great with each other, or by themselves. It comes with some good basic colors along with really fun bolder colors. Today I focused on Sunday and Thursday. Sunday is one of my favorites from the kit because it’s just such a perfect light matte soft brown. Thursday is one that I’ve attempted to use several times but have ended up wiping it off and starting over with different colors. Then I just avoided it for a good long while. I think I was trying too hard to make Thursday into more of a green color, but it’s actually more of a brown with green highlights. It makes a great crease color when paired with Sunday.

Thursday, Sunday, Turn On

Crease brush, Ecotools brush, Bronze Big & Bright eyeliner, Gold MakeUp ForEver Kohl eyeliner

Pretty Amazing lipcolor in Bravado

On the eyes:

  • Brightening PTEP
  • Sunday patted over lid from lashes into crease using Ecotools brush
  • Thursday buffed into outer corner and crease using Crease Defining brush
  • Turn On swept under brow and inner corner using Ecotools brush
  • Bronze Big & Bright eyeliner along upper and lower lashlines and lower waterline
  • Gold MakeUpForEver Kohl eyeliner above and below Bronze liner (didn’t look so yellow in person)
  • 2 coats Benefit Bad Gal mascara

On the lips:

  • Pretty Amazing lipcolor in Bravado

On the face:

  • No primer today!
  • My skin is looking like a hot mess lately so I wore the Pure Transformation Night Treatment in a thin layer
  • Original foundation in Fairly Medium
  • Vintage Peach blush
  • Tinted Mineral Veil