Friday, May 1, 2009

Reds and Burgundy Liner Using Aromaleigh Mineral Makeup and Bare Escentuals

Here is a look using reds and burgundy liner from some products in my mineral makeup stash. I used Cory Minerals’ Amused blush. In the bag, it looked so unassuming, or rather, boring, but on the cheeks, it gives a really pretty flushed finish with just the nicest delicate shimmer.

In one of the cosmetics company outlets in California, I also found two of my favorite lipglasses from MAC: Nico and Nico Now; the latter is a back-up for me because I have one in my stash. Nico is a cult classic, while Nico Now is like a tribute product in honor of the classic Nico. They released Nico Now in one of my favorite MAC collections, The Originals. I love the lilac-infused color of these two lipglasses. Nico has obviously more purple undertones, while Nico Now has a pinker tone to it. Both are breathtaking though, and are beautiful when worn. I wore Nico for this particular look.

Here’s a step-by-step illustration. All products Aromaleigh unless otherwise stated.

Apply Butternutty shadestick all over lid and on lower lashline. Smooth with finger. Using a stiff shader brush (Loew Cornell Maxine’s Mop 3/8″ or the MAC 239), apply Coastal Scents’ Frenzy mineral shadow foiled on the lid using MAC Fix+ Rose.

Using the other side of the damp shader brush, apply Nasturtium on the crease and outer V. Blend with the MAC 224.

Like so.

Apply Calendula dry to blend with Nasturtium using a clean shader brush. Blend with the 224.

Apply dark brown side of MAC Inter-View mineralize eyeshadow trio on the crease and outer V using the Sonia Kashuk blender brush. Blend harsh edges with the 224. Apply Bare Escentuals shadow liner in Black Ruby wetlined on the upper lashline using the MAC Fix+ Rose. Highlight the browbone using the matte pink shadow from the Pop Beauty Brown Eyes Wallet Palette. Apply mascara. Tightline and waterline using Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero.

Monistat gel as primer
Earthen Glow mineral foundation in Yuan Yuan
Urban Decay 24/7 concealer pencil topped with
Bare Escentuals Well Rested
Aromaleigh Ultra Resolution Finishing Powder in English Rose
Cory mineral blush in Amused

MAC cremestick lipliner in Sublime Culture
MAC lipstick in A Rose Romance
MAC lipglass in Nico