Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day Make-Up Idea #2 (Dinner Out)

OK, so the idea behind this look is that you are going to a nice restaurant (or maybe even just a restaurant!) and you want to look really pretty. Because you'll be eating food, drinking, and probably kissing, you'll want something that doesn't smudge. That's why I chose a long-lasting and non sticky lipstick. You can play around with the colors to suit your skin tone, but the general idea remains the same.

 I used a bunch of products on this one and had a lot of fun with it. I tried using colors I don't normally use and different techniques and I really enjoyed it!
I need to get a new foundation but until I can afford it, I've been using BB cream from MAC in Extra Fair. Before applying anything, I used a sampler I had gotten from Christmas called Juno Transformative Lipid Serum. It directs to use morning and night for a nice glow. While its not the best "glow enhancing" formula I've seen out there, I did like how it made my skin feel. Very very velvety. Though it kind of smells like herbs, which is odd.
Juno Transformative Lipid Serum
MAC BB Creme in Extra Fair
Laura Mercier Undercover Pot (under eye bags)
Omega + Embark by MAC
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer (gave it a second chance!)
MAC Fig. 1 (all over base)
Urban Decay Toasted (Over Fig 1 and up blended further out)
Laura Mercier Cafe au Lait (in the crease, blended well)
Urban Decay Sin & MAC Vanilla (near tearduct)
MAC embark (used with flat brush on top and bottom waterline)
MAC Satin Taupe (lightly put under eye to subtly increase drama)
Urban Decay Sidecar (over eyeshadows, inner part of eye)
YSL Faux Cils Shocking Mascara (can't stop using it! two layers)
Cheeks/ Face
Laura Mercier Apricot Blossom (blush, in Color Wardrobe from 2010. Similar to Spiced Cider)
NARS South Beach bronzer
NARS Pandora (white part, as an illuminator and brow bone)
Laura Mercier translucent setting powder 
Laura Mercier lip liner in Baby Lips
Clinique Chubby Stick in Curvy Candy

If you want the lipstick to last longer, you can always put any kind of setting powder lightly over it and it will endure a lot more. Links to the products soon!



  1. Love the look! especially the lip :)

    1. thank you! i just bought the lipstick and i LOVE it!

  2. So pretty! How do you like the Laura Mercia undereye concealer? I'm on a constant quest for something that will actually cover my dark circles.

    1. I was talking with my friend Caroline about that this morning because she has really bad bags under her eyes as well. She uses the same product I use! I like it because it has to different colors to layer over, and then a finishing powder to help it have staying power. It's a bit pricey but I recommend it. I'll keep poking around though and see if I find a better product or an additional helpful one!


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