Thursday, April 30, 2009
Reds and Burgundy Liner Using Aromaleigh Mineral Makeup and Bare Escentuals
Here is a look using reds and burgundy liner from some products in my mineral makeup stash. I used Cory Minerals' Amused blush. In the bag, it looked so unassuming, or rather, boring, but on the cheeks, it gives a really pretty flushed finish with just the nicest delicate shimmer.
In one of the cosmetics company outlets in California, I also found two of my favorite lipglasses from MAC: Nico and Nico Now; the latter is a back-up for me because I have one in my stash. Nico is a cult classic, while Nico Now is like a tribute product in honor of the classic Nico. They released Nico Now in one of my favorite MAC collections, The Originals. I love the lilac-infused color of these two lipglasses. Nico has obviously more purple undertones, while Nico Now has a pinker tone to it. Both are breathtaking though, and are beautiful when worn. I wore Nico for this particular look.
Here's a step-by-step illustration. All products Aromaleigh unless otherwise stated.
Apply Butternutty shadestick all over lid and on lower lashline. Smooth with finger. Using a stiff shader brush (Loew Cornell Maxine's Mop 3/8" or the MAC 239), apply Coastal Scents' Frenzy mineral shadow foiled on the lid using MAC Fix+ Rose.
Using the other side of the damp shader brush, apply Nasturtium on the crease and outer V. Blend with the MAC 224.
Apply Calendula dry to blend with Nasturtium using a clean shader brush. Blend with the 224.
Apply dark brown side of MAC Inter-View mineralize eyeshadow trio on the crease and outer V using the Sonia Kashuk blender brush. Blend harsh edges with the 224. Apply Bare Escentuals shadow liner in Black Ruby wetlined on the upper lashline using the MAC Fix+ Rose. Highlight the browbone using the matte pink shadow from the Pop Beauty Brown Eyes Wallet Palette. Apply mascara. Tightline and waterline using Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero.
Monistat gel as primer
Earthen Glow mineral foundation in Yuan Yuan
Urban Decay 24/7 concealer pencil topped with
Bare Escentuals Well Rested
Aromaleigh Ultra Resolution Finishing Powder in English Rose
Cory mineral blush in Amused
MAC cremestick lipliner in Sublime Culture
MAC lipstick in A Rose Romance
MAC lipglass in Nico