So as you can see in my last post, I got the new Too Faced Summer Eye palette today. I was sooo excited to use it. I hope you like the look I created with it. It is very wearable and can really be spring/summer or winter/fall look depending how you play up the rest of your face. Anyway, let’s get started.
So this is how I use my concealer. I apply it under my eyes to cover dark circles. I apply it on my cheeks because they get very red naturally and I like to try and reduce that. I apply it on my nose and sides of nostrils for that same reason. Then I blend it out using a smaller foundation brush. I am a tribal master piece.
I tried a new skin routine today! I got new foundation that I felt gave me a little more color and didn’t make me look completely ghost white. I feel like it matches my skin really well. I think I have a little “tan” lately from going to the beach and stuff. I could never be TAN but I think this foundation matches normal human skin color better than my other ones. Anyway, on my face I used L’Oreal True Match foundation in the neutral collection called Soft Ivory, ELF Mineral Booster powder in Sheer, and Urban Decay Primer Potion in Greed.
Now this was my first time trying to bronze/contour in a serious matter. Sooo give me some slack. I used my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzing powder. I used it to contour my cheeks and I put some on my temple/forehead area for that “sun kissed” look. I don’t know how well I did or if it really makes a big difference but I feel like it didn’t look BAD so I am pleased.
So I applied Peach Fuzz all over my lids from lashes to brow. It is a shimmery peach (obviously) color.
I applied Coral Crush on my lids and blended upward into the crease a little. This is a coral (again, obviously) glittery color.
I took Toasted Coconut and put that into my crease and blended upward. This is a matte chocolatey brown color. Or the color of coconuts I guess.
Then I took Chocolate Sun at put that on my outer V and tried to keep it right in my crease and not blending out too much and cover the other brown. This color is a glittery dark brown color. Like dark chocolate.
I took Coral Crush and reapplied it to amp up the color after all the blending that went on.
I highlighted my brow and inner corner with Sunbeam. This looks really shimmer on the top but once you use some you realize it is not nearly as shimmery underneath.
I applied Mermaid under my lower lash line for another pop of color.
I lined my eyes with ELF Cream Liner in Black. I tried to keep a smaller wing so it didn’t cover the browns in the outer corner. But you know when you start with a small line and you think you are done, but then you notice all the imperfections in it so you try to fix it and it keeps getting thicker and a bigger wing? Yeah that kind of happened today.
I lined my eyes with bareMinerals Round the Clock waterproof eyeliner. I also curled my lashes and applied Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes waterproof mascara. It was suuuuper hot today and I knew I was probably going to sweat. Plus my eyes have been allergy assholes lately so I just wanted to waterproof it up.
Keeping with the peachy/corally colors I used Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso on my cheeks.
So I seriously tried a million lip colors with this look. Nothing looked right to me. This first one is Sweetpea & Fay Liquid Lipstick in Beluga. I felt it was too light and too much coral for one face.
Then I tried Smashbox lipstick in Beautiful which is more orangey coral. Again, too much coral for one face.
Then I tried my Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart. I don’t know, it just wasn’t jiving for me.
Then I just went with my favorite nude lip color and used my Revlon Lip Butter in Creamsicle. I just gave up on color.
I also used Sunbeam to highlight my cheek bones which I realized later was a bad idea because it was seriously GLITTERY. Like I went outside and saw myself in the car’s mirror and I was like WTF I am Edward Cullen glittering in the sunlight. I think I just used wayyy too much.
The look is complete! I really loved using my new palette. Like I said, this eye look could be “wintered down” easily by using like a dark rose blush and a darker or red lip. I liked creating this look and I hope you enjoyed! Thank you for reading!
What are some good drugstore and high-end matte blushes?
For drugstore, some shades of NYX powder blushes are matte, such as Peach (which I own and love), Mocha, Taupe, Red, and Mauve. Revlon also has a matte blush line.
For high-end, some good mattes are theBalm Frat Boy, MAC has a whole section of mattes, such as Melba, and MAC Sheertones, such as Peaches, are also matte. Illamasqua has a few matte blushes, such as Lover. I own all 4 of those shades, and would especially recommend Frat Boy and Peaches! Also, the Sephora Collection Blush has several matte shades.
(I spent 5 minutes trying to get the swatches to show up on my camera but they wont, sorry!)
The NYX Stick Blush in Orchid is pretty similar to Nars The Multiple Orgasm, which is a stick cream product that can be used on the cheeks, lips, and eyes.
They both are peachy pink with golden shimmer. The NYX is a tad bit more coral-ish (? lol) while unblended. After blending, the Nars has more noticeable glitter than the NYX. But still, I think the two are comparable, especially for such a price difference ($6 for NYX compared to $39 for Nars)
what did you think of urban decays "big announcement" ?
I think it’s great that they came out with a new formula across the board, and released many palette-exclusive colors as singles (SO excited for Buck and Tease!). Also, I like the new, sleek packaging.
However, I think their execution of the Build Your Own Palette is off. The idea is interesting, being able to go back and forth between palette and pot, but I don’t think many consumers care for that option. The palette itself is pretty, but no one wants to (or should have to) pay $106/$126 for one palette with 6 eyeshadows. Why would we, when we can buy other premade UD palettes with 12 shadows for less than half that? If they want people to hop onto the idea, they should definitely sell the filled palettes at a discounted price. (I’m thinking no more than $70 for everything, and even that’s a bit steep.) Also I think it’s annoying that each palette comes with a Walk of Fame shadow whether you want it or not…it’s a nice thought, but rather unnecessary. I’d rather pay less money for just an empty palette.
I don’t plan on using the palette system, unless they offer a discount on buying the filled palette (also I only have 3 UD singles, I prefer buying their premade palettes in the first place)
I’ve been wary of buying one of these little palettes just because I hoard too many neutrals, but I’d been looking for a great coral and some more warm browns, so this palette was a good idea for me.
the shades are all great summery shades. some shades are better than others. there are only two sheer shades (which just give you a dose of glitter that can be used for highlighting) but all the other shades are rich and pigmented.
overall, I like the palette and for $36, it’s a nice investment for the spring and summer season.