Today’s makeup design #Beauty

Today, I’m wearing a long-sleeve tissue-weight tee in cream (a wardrobe staple) from American Apparel and a boyfriend cardigan in dark olive over the tee. I’m also wearing jeans with studs along the side seams and a chunky wood and metal necklace from Brighton (how MOR 🙂

Although it’s considered passé to match makeup shades to my outfit, that’s what I did. I used

– ULTA eye shadow in pale Camel for the base

– Laura Mercier eye shadow in Khaki (discontinued) for contouring. I’ve noticed that the eye designs in Robert Jones‘s book Makeup Makeovers invariably use taupe for contouring.

Shu Uemura eye shadow in M Olive 499 (discontinued), a golden olive, on the outer corner.

Again, I used Christian Siriano Silky Eyeshadow in Gilded Fierce for eyeliner and LashControl mascaras.

For my face and lips, I used Daniel Chinchilla Flawless Finish Liquid Foundation, Revlon ColorStay™ Mineral Blush in Honey, Pür Minerals lip liner in Natural Calcite to fill in the lips, and Life’s A Beach lip gloss from the Robert Jones Signature Collection for Three Custom Color Specialists.

The fine print: Representatives for Pür Minerals and LashControl provided me products for review. I paid for all other products out of pocket.

Christian Siriano for VS Makeup – Gilded Fierce eyeshadow #beauty

The Christian Siriano Collection for VS Makeup might have flown out the doors of Victoria’s Secret, but the collection is still available online. The inspiration for the collection was Egypt, and even the compacts had pyramid-shaped lids. I had been eying the Christian Siriano Silky Eyeshadow in Gilded Fierce, a black-brown with gold flecks, for some time. I bought the last one available at the local Victoria’s Secret store. It was though it were meant for me.

Christian Siriano Silky Eyeshadow in Gilded Fierce

I use Gilded Fierce as an eyeliner, applied damp with a stiff slanted brow brush. I use either sterile eye drops or La Femme Cake Eyeliner Sealer to dampen the eye shadow.

Today, I complemented Gilded Fierce with a neutral eye design:

Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Linen as a base and highlighter

Alima Satin Matte Eyeshadow in Vanilla, purchased from Futurenatural

– Laura Mercier eye shadow in Khaki (matte taupe) for contouring (it appears that this shade is no longer available)

Global Goddess Beauty I-Divine White Tea Infused Eyeshadow in Darjeeling, described as Earthy Camel, but it’s a warm gray.

– Layers of both voluminizing and lengthening mascaras from LashControl.

Gilded Fierce has great color payoff. The same cannot be said of the VS Makeup eye shadow quad in Menage.