Yes, it’s been quite a while since I posted a blog about makeup. I’ve been busy talking about music and other fun things, but I decided to go back to beauty for a minute. First of all, FOTD=Face of the Day, for those of you who are new to the makeup lingo!
So…I’ve been “collecting” Urban Decay palettes for the past year or so. So far, I have the Rollergirl, I ♥ NYC, Naked, 15th Anniversary and Book of Shadows IV palettes. I probably get the most mileage out of the Naked palette, a collection of neutrals that can be toned down for daytime, or glammed up for nighttime wear. I tried hard not to get sucked into the Urban Decay palettes, because a few years ago, I was told by a Sephora employee that UD was for “really young” people, and at first I agreed with her. But after seeing a bunch of YouTube makeup gurus work some fabulous looks for even an “old” 40-something like me, I decided to give them a try. However, I never seemed to find the right color combinations for my traditional looks. So what did I do? Changed some of my traditions! I saw a great tutorial the other day from one of my favorite MUAs (MakeUp Artist), BeatFace Honey, who used a beautiful UD shade from the 15th Anniversary Palette – a beautiful teal called Deep End – and she dampened the brush before applying the color. WOW!! What a difference that technique made on the color payoff. Now this is not a new technique, but I see what a difference it makes on the bold shimmery Urban Decay shades, especially for my skintone. Now I know the trick!
Having said that, I decided to play with another UD color and wore it to church today. Since I was wearing a simple black and white dress, I decided to add a ‘pop of color’ (although I really dislike that overused phrase! lol). If you have any questions about the products or technique, or if you would like to see a video of how I achieved this look, feel free to post a comment. Here are the pictures and products I used. Enjoy!
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural – Deep
MAC Eyebrow pencil – Spiked
MAC Studio Finish concealer – NW45
MAC Paint Pot – Groundwork (lid primer)
Urban Decay (I ♥ NYC Palette) – Last Call (lid)
Urban Decay (I ♥ NYC Palette) – Uzi (inner corner)
Urban Decay (I ♥ NYC Palette) – Maui Wowie (brow highlight)
L’Oreal HIP Duo – Brazen (dark brown shade as transition color)
Revlon ColorStay™ Liquid Eye Pen – Blackest Black (upper lash line)
L’Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil eyeliner – Carbon Black (lower lash line and waterline)
L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes – Blackest Black
NARS Blush – Albatross (cheek highlight)
Iman Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder – Afterglow
MAC Lipglass – All of My Purple Life (not shown in face shots, but here’s what it looks like… )
The finished face!!