I was going for more subtle eyes since I wanted the focus for this look on my lips. I’m wearing the new MAC Viva Glam Nicki Minaj lipstick. It’s a fantastic bright yellow-based pink. It comes off as pink with a hint of coral on me, so nice and warm. I really love it and find it flattering. For my eyes I used the Butterfly Garden Crushed Metallic pigment in Moss Garden on my lid. For my cheeks, I kept it very simple and used NARS Nico, which is touted to add a healthy glow.

Be warned, here there be lots of pix. I had no natural outdoor light, so I had to use all my indoor daybulbs to make an assessment on the foundation that I was wearing.


I really love the finish on the new Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation. However, that name is an insane mouthful!

Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Lost in Makeupland Faerie – browbone down to crease
MAC Moss Garden – lid, up to crease
MAC Copperplate – crease and outer corner of lid
MAC Typographic – outer v
MAC Vex – inner v and to blend out edge of upper crease
MAC Midnight Snack – upper lash line and outer lower lash line
glo Minerals eye pencil in Peach – lower waterline
Smashbox Lash Primer
Cover Girl Lash Blast 24 hour Mascara in Black Gold
Sugarpill Poison Plum – to define brows

Face:
MAC Strobe Cream – along cheekbones and temple
LaVanila The Healthy Face SPF 40 face cream
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW foundation in Ivory I’m Pure 4 Sure
NYX HD Concealer wand in Porcelain – under eyes
Make Up For Ever HD finishing powder

Cheeks:
NARS Nico – as blush
Nyx Taupe – contour

Lips:
MAC Viva Glam lipstick in Nicki

What do you think of the sort of tonal variations on grey that I used for the eye makeup? Do you like it with the bright pink lips? How do you feel about the ‘natural’ blush? Btw, any pink in my cheeks in my own natural flush shining through. Do you like the finish of the Benefit foundation?

So many questions, I know! But I’m very curious, so please tell me your thoughts :)