The reason I kept the eyes somewhat simple and neutral was because I was in the mood for a bright lip color. I went with Cover Girl Perfection lipcolor in Divine (btw one of my favorite drag queens ever!!!) which is a creamy light purple color with pink undertones. The great thing is that it still has enough blue to keep your teeth looking white. I love this color HARD. My one big complaint is that it stains like a motherfucker on me. Like it stains so hard the next day I only have to put clear gloss and it looks like I have lipstick on. I haven't worn it 7 days in a row but it also dries my lips out something fierce. I usually put some lip balm over it and that works fine. But look at the color!!! It's what keeps me coming back.
The second look, I went with colors 4-6 (the matte colors), which is rare because I'm usually not into matte colors. Color #5 (a light taupe) went over my eyelid (I used LaSplash metallic cream shadow as base*) I then applied #6 (a dark brown) on the crease. I applied it very lightly, and blended it well. On my brow bone I used #4 (light cream color). I used Nyx Super Fat Marker and winged it out and used Perversion on my waterline. I went with the same mascara as the previous look. I've had great success with it, I feel like it lengthens my lashes even without using the primer it comes with.
I wasn't able to get a close-up of my lipstick but I took a pic of my face so you guys can see how it came together. I wanted a glossy red color so I went with Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple. Since I do not have a subtle bone in my body, I built the color up until it was opaque enough for me. I need to remember to use a lip liner as it does bleed a little. I cannot say enough about this lip butter, I keep reaching for it and Lollipop ( a fuchsia color). I applied Smashbox Camera Ready bb cream and I was good to go!
I decided to go with a little more color on my eyes with this look. Since I was using a pigment, I used LaSplash primer because it is pretty sticky. It holds on to pigment like glue and it will last all day, plus I can find it at Duane Reade for less than $8. I used Antique by Taylor Made Minerals ( a now defunct mineral line) all over my eyelid. Antique is a smoky olive color with golden, red, and green sparkles. For the crease, I wet my brush applied Antique, making it more pronounced. I went with #1(beige shimmer) on my brow bone.
For my eyeliner, I used LaSplash liquid liner in Shipwreck Copper, a metallic bronze color. I winged out my liner, applied mascara and ran out the door. If you want low-key eye makeup, trying using brown or bronze, as black can sometimes be too harsh.
I really love using LaSplash products, I find them to be fantastic in quality, price and range of colors. I love using their liquid liners, however my eyes are not sensitive so be cautious if yours are! They can be found at Duane Reade, Cherry Culture or LaSplash .
Below I've included swatches of Antique and Shipwreck copper:
|Antique (dry), Shipwreck Copper, and Antique (wet)|
*I used it as a base to see if it was worth keeping around. It is unfortunately the first LaSplash product that was a dud for me. It's ok as a primer, my make-up lasted a decent amount of time. It claims to be a metallic cream shadow. It was: 1. not metallic, it was shimmery, 2. not pigmented, I had to keep going over it and 3. not very creamy, it felt a little dried out. It really gave me a case of the sads.
I know that this was a rather lengthy entry so thanks for sticking it out! Let me know if you guys enjoy these types of posts!