so sorry for the delay with this week’s post for the Beauties on Fire collab. Thursday was a bad day, Friday was packed, and then the weekend has been very busy for us. I’m currently sitting in yoga pants, not a lick of makeup on my face, having just gotten up from a much needed nap. Anyway, let’s dive in to the post!
The theme this week (last week) was The 7 Deadly Sins.
All of these sins were things I grew up with (not under the title of the seven deadly sins) but I knew Wrath very well, was always shamed about being Slothful, and Gluttony was often brought up. But honestly, the one that caught my eye for this post was Envy. This is something I’m very aware of in my life, and I absolutely hate whenever someone is envious of me. I guess up could say that’s one of the immediate things that will cause me to no longer want to hang out with you. If I sense you’re envious, then you might as well leave now. Maybe that’s harsh, but I consider my friends equals, and when I feel like I’m being put on a pedestal, I know longer feel an equal camaraderie with my fellow being. So with those things in mind, I dove in to creating my look.
First, these are the main products I used to create my look. I thought about going all out and putting together an outfit as I have a deep green sequined dress, but I’m not so sure it fits me anymore in my present state. I knew the look I wanted to create would use my Urban Decay’s smoky eye palette. Using my Urban Decay Eyeshadow Potion Primer, I prepped my eyelids with that. I already had on a little bit of raise colored eyeliner and some mascara from doing errands earlier in the day, but I think those two things merely added to the grunge factor I was going for. I started with Loaded and used a little bit of Blackout along my lash line once my eyes were finished. I got a tiny two color Coastal Scents palette from Birchbox awhile ago with a bright green and gold, which I used to complete my eye look. On a whim, I used Backdoor on my brows and it created the bold brow I wanted without being too much.
Okay, so I am going to eat my words about primers. I have always said never get a primer with Silicone in it, and what did I do? Got a primer with silicone in it! I have heard several good things about the Wet n’ Wild primer but as I had two other primers I was currently using, I hadn’t gotten it yet. This past week, I ran out of my Baby Skin primer from Maybelline, AND my primer from e.l.f. cosmetics. I didn’t check the ingredients until I got home because I knew I wanted to try it, and when I was it had silicone in it, my first was response was “Well, sh*t.” Second response was, “I have it now, so I’ll give it a try.” Beauties, I’m kind of amazed. I would put it at the level of my favorite Baby Skin primer. Even though it is a very different consistency, it works just as well. I haven’t noticed any major slippage of my foundation yet, but I also don’t wear heavy foundation anyway. I’m going to keep using this for a bit longer before I can give a recommendation, but for right now, I give is a hesitant Maybe.
Moving on to foundation. I have really enjoyed using my Revlon Photoready Illuminator and mixing it with whatever foundation I want to use during the day. It’s been a great summer mix, and I think I will continue this into the fall and winter. I used my e.l.f. foundation since I wanted a heavier coverage for my look, and when applied with a damp beauty sponge, I was able to get an almost airbrushed look!
Not pictured are the blushes and contours I used as well as my lipstick. I used a deep wine colored Rimmel lipstick (the name of which is escaping me presently) and as I wanted a lot of shadows, I used my Jelly Pong bronzer combo and my Wet n Wild contour palette.
I had a lot of fun creating this look and I think I freaked my husband out with how dramatic it was! Oh well, I explained it was all for the blog. I had no intentions of walking out of the house with my eyes looking so ominous!
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