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Nicki’s Moss Garden

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!

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

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

NARS Nico – as blush
Nyx Taupe – contour

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 :)

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    • http://judixo.blogspot.com Judi

      I wore gray with pink lips yesterday, as a matter of fact. I didn’t look as put together and luminous as you do though.

      I love the first 2 full face photos; you look absolutely gorgeous!

      • Phyrra

        Thank you!

    • https://twitter.com/#!/LaunchpadBB Amber

      MUCH better foundation than the one I felt was looking heavy, before. This has an almost soft focus look to it, LOVE it. I also really love that intense sheen the eye shadow has! This lipstick seems almost tame for the name on it, but that makes it even more marketable, to people who just want a product and don’t care about the celebrity name slapped on it. It’s very flattering on you in particular, it looks almost natural, but it has a nice shine to it so it keeps that definite lipstick look. Excellent look all around!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Amber!

    • Tracy

      Wow!!! This is a beautiful look on you!!! So lovely!!! Everything about it, from the hair to the brows, to the simple look of the eyes to the color you chose for your lips!!! Love it all!!! Bravo

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Tracy :)

    • http://pa1nt3d-pr1nc3ss.blogspot.com Mindy

      I really love this whole look!!

      • Phyrra

        Thank you Mindy :)

    • Miz Magpie

      I love this look! I think the foundation looks very smooth and natural on you and I like the pink lip/gray eye combo.

      • Phyrra

        Thank you Miz Magpie :)

    • Melody

      I love the whole look! The crease colors go well with Moss Garden and the cheek does look really natural. You look so fresh! Now I have to go put on Moss Garden. ;)

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Melody!

    • Ollie

      This is my favourite look yet. You look fabulous. I’ve been looking into getting a peachy coral pink lippie, this nails it :)

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Ollie!

    • BeckBeck

      I think the foundation looks really good!

    • The Peach

      Sexy look! You skin looks awesome, with a great bronzed look to it. The cheek color is a great combo! Love the lipstick! Such a great color!

      • Phyrra

        Aww thanks Peach!

    • Emi at Project Swatch

      VG Nicki looks super bright on most people, but it somehow looks almost natural on you. Oh, the endless variations of people’s coloring! I really like the grays too :)

      • Phyrra

        I’m sure I could make it brighter :)

    • http://www.PsycheMinerals.net Molly

      omg this lippie is sssoo much prettier than the Pink Friday lippie.. me wants!


      • Phyrra

        Aww glad you like! Yeah it is really pretty! I couldn’t pull off Pink Friday.

    • http://brightlycoloredperson.wordpress.com/ DaenaCat

      Very pretty and fresh and spring-like.

      • Phyrra

        Thank you Daena :)

    • http://roxcat.net/blog/ roxcat

      I really like the tones in your eye makeup, and it fits very well with the lip color! I may have to pick up that lipstick myself. The foundation looks very nice, it gives your face a soft and natural look.

      • Phyrra

        Aww thanks Roxcat!

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    • Lou

      I’ve always liked grey/silver in combination with pink. And I like that the greys are not too gray, it looks good! Could you review the foundation later on? I’m really interested in it.

      • Phyrra

        I definitely will!

    • http://www.kopelsonclinic.com Skincare Gal

      OMG !! Nicki’s face is so beautiful !! Gr8 work !!