Thursday, January 31, 2008

Quick Look Using Valerie Beauty's New Shadows

Here's a quick, no-fuss look featuring Val's new shadows. I'd wanted to play more with the colors but I was running late for work. The greatest discovery I had when I wore Val's shadows was that I was able to find a beautiful non-shimmery mineral highlighter from her new collection. If you remember this post, I was asking for recommendations for a nice, non-shimmery mineral highlighter that I could use for my eye looks. Well I tried Val's Delicate Sweetness and I was so in love with the result. It looked understated, clean, and it effectively highlighted my browbone without garish shimmer all over. If you want non-shimmery, beautiful mineral highlighters, check out Val's Delicate shadows. All in all, I really like the new colors because they can be bright but can still be toned down for work, are very versatile, easy to apply and the shades are really pretty.

I am wearing the last of my Buff'd mineral foundation samples (Ginger), and in person the yellow undertones were just too heavy and dark on my face. I asked Jen of Buff'd what the next shade lighter than Almond in the same color family would be, and she recommended Chamois. I ordered full sizes of Almond and Chamois and I am excited to get these. I really like the coverage and finish so hopefully Chamois is a match; if not I can always mix it with Almond to get my desired shade.









Eyes:
MAC Beige-ing shadestick on lid and lower lashline as base
MAC Soft Ochre paint pot on lid
Valerie Beauty mineral shadow in Mimosa foiled on lid
Valerie Beauty mineral shadow in Hypnotic on outer lid
Valerie Beauty mineral shadow in Radioactive applied sparingly on crease
Valerie Beauty mineral shadow in Delicate Sweetness to highlight
Indelible gel liner in Black Cherry on upper lashline

Face:
Camellia Rose skin smoothing primer
Buff'd mineral foundation in Ginger
Mary Kay undereye concealer in Ivory topped with
Bare Escentuals Well Rested
Silk Naturals Date Bait finishing powder
Valerie Beauty Starlet Glow illuminizing powder on cheeks

Lips:
MAC Creamola cremestick lipliner
MAC lipsticks in Captive and Galvanize
MAC 3D glass in Energy

3 comments:

Mrs. Lynne said...

This is very pretty. And the foundation is perfecto!

Vanessa said...

I love the lips!

shades of hue said...

Thank you lovelies!