Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Look from Coastal Scents

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I just want to insert a little commercial break from all the wonderful holiday looks that have been sent in, and feature my thanksgiving look using Coastal Scents. I had a little "Eureka!" moment when I found a shade that is so much better on me, a 50-50 mix of Silk Medium 1.2 and Silk Light 1.2. I love how even the finish is and how natural it looked. I used Coastal Scent's blush in Sassy for this look and I really adore it! It's not too pigmented nor too sheer like some other mineral blushes I've encountered, and I love the texture of Coastal Scents' blushes - very smooth and easy to apply. I want more!

I have been reading rave reviews about Silk Naturals' tinted lip balm in Birthday Suit, aptly described on the site as the Ultimate Nude Lippie. I just love how creamy and non-drying it is, and it is truly the My Lips But Better shade. You can't beat the price as well. I'm really loving these two new-found (by me) mineral makeup companies.

I also said that I would be using MAC mineralize eyeshadows for my looks to conquer my lukewarm reception of them because I really wasn't a fan. I used Earthly Riches today (been using mineralize e/s these past few weeks), and I am beginning to love the texture and color pay-off. No need to foil these babies anymore, and the texture is just fab. I think I'm beginning to defect.









Eyes:
MAC Beige-ing shadestick as base
MAC Rubenesque paint pot on lid
MAC Shimmertime pigment applied with MAC mixing medium on lid and inner corners
MAC Cosmic eyeshadow on lower lid
MAC Earthly Riches mineralize eyeshadow from Antiquitease collection (used purple side) on outer V
MAC Star Violet eyeshadow on crease
MAC Sunday Best eyeshadow to highlight
Indelible gel liner in Tanzanite and MAC power kohl eyeshadow in raven to line
Shu Uemura mascara base
MAC Zoom Black mascara

Face:
Camellia Rose skin smoothing primer
Coastal Scents Silk Foundation in Silk Light 1.2 and Silk Medium 1.2 (50-50 mix)
Mary Kay undereye concealer in Ivory topped with
Bare Escentuals Well Rested
Silk Naturals sheer perfecting powder
MAC Emote blush to contour
Coastal Scents Sassy blush
MAC mineralize skinfinish in Northern Lights over blush

Lips:
MAC lipliner in Whirl
Silk Naturals tinted gloss in Birthday Suit
MAC lustreglass in Spring Bean

Watch out for more Holiday Look contest entries in a few!!
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