What's On My Face Today

  • Cover Girl Simply Ageless Foundation in 205 Ivory and Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick in Blanc: I really love the Hourglass stick foundation. The finish is so weightless and natural-looking - if you're expecting something thick and heavy, you'll be surprised. The stick I bought a few weeks ago is their lightest shade and it'll be perfect for my winter complexion, but for summer I need to blend it with something a smidge darker, so I'm using up this Cover Girl foundation that I don't reach for often enough. Luckily, the Hourglass foundation is creamy enough that it blends well with the liquid formula. This was going to be a foundation experiment, but I'm really happy with how this combination turned out.
  • Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer (concealer) in SX01
  • Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder: I'm working through a sample of this powder, and it probably won't turn into a purchase. It's finely milled but very matte, and I like my powder to finish a little bit glowy.
  • Viseart blush palette in 02 Rose Coral: The palest coral shade on the upper righthand side of the palette
  • MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly (eyelid primer)
  • Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Beauty Junkie: I love these Magnificent Metals shadows. I've got six of them now, in shades across the spectrum. This newest one, Beauty Junkie, came out a few weeks ago and I just got around to trying it. As glittery as these shadows are, I think they're perfectly fine for daytime wear (especially in the summertime!). Beauty Junkie is no exception. It's a shimmery coral-pink, leaning perhaps a little more coral than it appears in Stila's promotional photos but still very pink. It's hard to get a bead on the color in photos with all that gold shift. And despite all that flash, Beauty Junkie still feels like a neutral that you could wear with anything. (Note: The purple-ish shade on the right in the photo below is 'Gypsy'.)

  • Benefit They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in Black
  • NYX Tinted Brow Mascara in Chocolate
  • Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss in Failbait: With today's shimmery eye, I went low-key everywhere else. 'Failbait' is a pale rose that's moisturizing and has just a little bit of pigmentation, perfect for a minimalist look. I love this formula - unfortunately, the shade has been discontinued, but you can find similar products over at Temptalia's Dupe List.
  • Today's fragrance: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria in Rosa Pop

What's On My Face Today

  • Wet'n'Wild MegaCushion Color Corrector in Green - Lately I've been seeing a little redness on my chin and around my nose. I wanted a corrector that was sheer, not too pigmented, and this fits the bill - the cushion lets me apply as little or as much as I want, and the texture is undetectable under my foundation. I like it.
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Cream in 01 Light
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme in Light 1 - I've had some unusually severe breakouts this past week, so I'm forgoing my regular cream concealer for this lighter but sturdier one. Despite being called a 'Creme', it's actually more liquid than what I usually use, so it doesn't add much texture to what I'm trying to cover. The doe foot applicator helps me be more precise in my application, and once this concealer sets it doesn't budge, so I don't have to worry about my red marks reappearing in the middle of the day.
  • Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder in Mousseline Pastel
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duo in 500 Lush & Libido
  • MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly (eyelid primer)
  • Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo in 7daywknd/ Poolside - I've been using this palette as an eyeshadow duo for the past few days. The colors are so gorgeous, and they last all day without fading or moving. Today I'm just wearing the pink color - 7daywknd - on my lid.
  • Benefit Cosmetics Brow Zings Tame & Shape Kit in 6 Deep - This kit has a wax for shaping and a powder for darkening, each with their own tiny application brushes. The wax is tinted, so I often find that that's enough. I do have one brow that's slightly shorter than the other, so when I want to fill in some of the empty space I definitely use the wax with little strokes of powder on top. Once it sets, it holds all day - it's the best brow product I have for surviving sweaty summer days. This is one of my favorite kits for travel, too. I've occasionally had liquid brow mascaras separate on me when I fly - I suspect it has something to do with extreme temperatures at elevation? But with the solid wax and powder in this kit, I don't have that issue.
  • Buxom PowerPlump Lip Balm in Flushed

What's On My Face Today