My beauty routine has been incredibly blahhh lately. I wanted to inject it with some fun without spending a lot of money on new products, so I ordered a few new things from mark. I bought the On the Dot eye color compact, packed with nine dime-sized shadows in trendy colors like gold, sapphire, jade and plum.
I also picked up a Gloss Gorgeous in Bare and two complexion products: Primed for Perfection & a hookup concealer called Good Riddance in Fair/Light.
Here's the look I created this morning:
Sweep the bone-colored shadow (top left corner) right along brow bone.
Dust the toffee shade (top row center) over entire lid, up to brow bone.
Place the gold shadow (top right corner) on lower lid, from the inner corner to center of lid.
Press the moss color (middle right) from center of lid to outer corner.
I used my Smashbox Jet Set gel liner and two coats of Scandalash mascara to create a flirty cat-eye.
A light dusting of Stila Bronzer along my temples, nose and chin warmed up my complexion without the impact of my usual pink blush.
I didn't want a strong lip that would compete with my dramatic eyes; the Bare shade of Gloss Gorgeous is a pinky neutral that almost perfectly matches my natural lip color- perfect to top off this look.
The gloss feels really nice, and has a minty taste to it. It's a gloss/stain hybrid - goes on glossy then leaves a stain of color as the gloss wears off. This shade is so subtle that I didn't notice any remaining color once the gloss was gone. But I really like it. I'll definitely be ordering more of them.
This makeup is exactly what I needed to feel sufficiently rejuvenated and enthusiastic about putting on makeup every morning. What are you using right now that you're really enthused about?