When it comes to makeup, I usually stick to neutral shades, gold/bronze or purples for eye makeup. So I don’t know what came over me last week. I decided to dig out the gorgeous Jordana Cat Eyeliner in Twilight, a deep blue, and one of the Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine palettes that I don’t use that often: Venice with the blue shades. And instead of nude or pink or even red lips and cheeks, I went with tangerine shades. Nothing like a little change for a change 😆
It was also a hot day so instead of foundation or BB/CC cream that I think is actually heavier than most foundations, I decided to play with my CoverFX Custom Cover Drops. I usually use the drops to alter the shade of a foundation or BB/CC that’s slightly off, but this time I decided to mix the drops with something different – primer – and see how it goes. I mixed the CoverFX Drops with YSL Beauty Blur Primer and it produced a lightweight, tinted coverage, meaning you could see my freckles through it. But I liked the look and feel of it especially for a hot and humid day.
For my eyes, I patted on the blue-gray shade (lower left) from the Venice palette on my entire lid, and the shade really sheered out colorwise but left a nice shimmer.
For once, I skipped eye primer because I was just fooling around, but I wouldn’t usually do that. The Milani cream shadow would have benefitted from the eye primer with a less sheer look, I think. I considered adding one of the bright blues to the middle of the lid, but I thought it would be too much along with Jordana Cat Eyeliner in Twilight on my upper lid. On the outer portion of my lower lashline, I applied essence gel waterproof eyeliner in a teal shade.
Orange and blue are opposites on the color wheel, so they can be worn together. Though the blues aren’t shades I wear often, I thought it was fun to wear them for a change. Maybe I’ll get brave and try one the deep blue or the turquoise shade from the Milani Venice palette next time!
BTW, I really love the Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick. The shade is very pretty, and the lightweight formula is wonderful. Why don’t I wear it more often? And I have one in red too that I should also wear. This is an under-appreciated lipstick!!
Here’s the list of the products I used:
- CoverFX Custom Color Drops in P20 mixed with YSL Beauty Blur Primer
- Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick in Sunkissed
- Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine Venice Palette
- Jordana Cat Eyeliner in Twilight
- butterLONDON Wink Eye Pencil in Union Jack Black (upper waterline)
- essence gel waterproof eyeliner pencil in teal
- Shiseido Lash Curler
- butterLONDON Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara in Brilliant Black
- Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Tulip
What looks have you worn lately that are out of your comfort zone?