First on the agenda is Operation Naked which is not as dirty as it sounds! This is merely me holding my hands up and admitting that I have had possibly THE most coveted make-up palette in the history of the world since the day it was released and I have used it a grand total of...twice. *hangs head in shame* The abandoned item in question is, of course, the Urban Decay Naked Palette.
Why, you might ask, have I neglected it so much? Honestly, I do not know.
When I picked it up- I actually got it in a Debenhams 20% off sale so it wasn't even full price, I thought it was gorgeous. However, I had never used UD shadows before and when I swatched these I was...disappointed. They were so creamy and soft for powder eyeshadows, the fallout was dire and the shimmer ones were uber shimmery. I just wasn't impressed. It wasn't what I was used to.
And so, Naked was resigned to a life in the back of my eye make-up drawer, never really to see the light of day unless it was being moved just so I could reach some other, more superior, product. (Side Note: I do use the 24/7 liners in Whiskey and Zero though.)
But, now I feel bad. I have what is still, over a year later, the most lusted after cosmetics item in the beauty community and I don't use it. So, with that in mind, I have decided to launch Operation Naked which means that, for the foreseeable future, I will only be using the Urban Decay Naked Palette.
Which leads me quite nicely onto item two on the agenda, my FOTD, using the aforementioned palette.
On my face I have Bare Minerals foundation in Fairly Light (review coming soon!), Bare Minerals Mineral Veil and a sweep of MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle across my cheeks.
On my lips I have Vaseline and MAC Lipstick in Shy Girl.
On my eyes I have MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque and, from the Naked Palette, Toasted all over the lid, Hustle in the crease and a small bit of Darkhorse in the outer corner. I brought Hustle under the lower lashline. I lined my eyes using the Rimmel Flash Eyeliner I got at the A¦Wear/Rimmel Event and used Rimmel's Lash Accelerator mascara, also from that event. On my eyebrows I used MAC Brow Pencil in Fling.
|The pictures were taken in natural light but the red|
undertones of Toasted and Hustle were hard to
And, finally, I am on the hunt for a good coral lip liner. I have two gorgeous coral lipsticks; MAC Ravishing and MAC Dressmaker, Dressmaker but, cannot for the life of me find a suitable liner. Any suggestions would be most appreciated!
|2nd and 3rd from left, MAC Dressmaker, Dressmaker and |