NYX Macaron Lipstick in Violet

Well, luckily I only paid $2 for this, because it’s quite hard to pull off. I think I may wear it to goth night when I’m *trying* to look undead, haha! For today, though, I took it off and put on my easier-to-wear MAC Up The Amp to wear out shopping.

EYES: MAC Beautiful Iris, Creme De Violet, and Vanilla shadows with UD Perversion liner. CHEEKS: MAC Uncnventional Blush (thank you MUA swapper!). LIPS: MAC Up The Amp in photo on the right (I think I’m on my 3rd tube).

There’s no reason to look sketch when you’re traveling. Yeah it’s 5:30AM but come on, coffee is a legit accessory.

Also, as the Seattle Ambassador to the American Information Society Conference (I just made that up, it means I’m going to Los Angeles to hang out with my favorite rock stars), I feel that looking put together is important. For the children.

Zoya nail polish in Midori
This is one of the polishes I got in Zoya’s yearly sale where you can get 3 polishes for free with $12 shipping. Midori is this great apple green color with a gold pearl running through it. I’m wearing 2 coats here topped with Seche Vite. I love it!! This shade is so perfect for summertime.
Wow, now that I see close up, I clearly need a better lamp for my paint jobs.  Heh!

Zoya nail polish in Midori

This is one of the polishes I got in Zoya’s yearly sale where you can get 3 polishes for free with $12 shipping. Midori is this great apple green color with a gold pearl running through it. I’m wearing 2 coats here topped with Seche Vite. I love it!! This shade is so perfect for summertime.

Wow, now that I see close up, I clearly need a better lamp for my paint jobs.  Heh!

NYX Brow Gel

Holy shit, you guys. This stuff. This stuff right here. I have always wanted to try Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow, but balked at the $20 price. Enter NYX brow gel, $7.00 and and contains more product! It is going to take more practice, as I think I was too heavy handed this first time (I am used to slapping on a ton of eyeshadow into my brows), but this is the definition I have wanted, but been lacking. I also think I need more color at the arch and less at the start of the brow.  This is going to take some practice, but it will be worth it!  I used the $3.00 ELF angled eyeliner brush for this look. Oh and this stuff is hella water resistant and holds brows in place. Lipstick is NYX Deep Red liner and NYX Electra lipstick.

To use this, I put a tiny dot on the back of my clean hand and dip my angled brush in, draw a line on my hand to be sure I have the amount I want, and then go to the brow.  I already work from my hand with my foundation, so that’s no biggie.  I also use my fingers for my concealer.  Basically, I’m a big mess by the time I’m done with my face.

I swear I have on blush (Benefit Dandelion), but my iPhone is a jerk.

NYX, marry me and have my babies - I LOVE YOU.  <3

Day 13463 of rain
Ok, it was nearly impossible to get a photo today. Wow, it’s dark and just will not stop raining!
Makeup is the usual fare, with eyes MAC Cumulus, Contrast, Vanilla, and Deep Truth shadows, UD Perversion liner. Cheeks: MAC Mineralize Blush in Gentle. Lips: MAC lipstick in Syrup.
Wearing my Art of Adornment Cat Cameo today.

Day 13463 of rain

Ok, it was nearly impossible to get a photo today. Wow, it’s dark and just will not stop raining!

Makeup is the usual fare, with eyes MAC Cumulus, Contrast, Vanilla, and Deep Truth shadows, UD Perversion liner. Cheeks: MAC Mineralize Blush in Gentle. Lips: MAC lipstick in Syrup.

Wearing my Art of Adornment Cat Cameo today.