NYX Champagne & Caviar Palette
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Other products used for the EOTD
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin
Dermablend Cover Cream in Chroma 2 1/2
Sephora Eyeshadow in sun-kissed N° 78
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner
For about a month now, I've been doing my eye makeup before I apply my foundation. It has taken me awhile to get used to it because I'm so used to my face being done. (I liken it to a smooth, clean canvas.) However by doing my eye makeup first, it really helps if your shadows are really soft and tend to have a lot of fall out. This way you can easily clean up the scattered eyeshadow without messing up your already done face. Another bonus (and this is the real reason why I do it this way all the time) is that it gives my primer a good amount of time to set before apply foundation. I have found that my foundation/bb cream lasts throughout the day without having to be touched up or looking like it has done a lot of fading and/or sliding.
Primed with Sin
#2 applied over entire lid, #3 just under outer eyebrow
#1 on eyelid from lash line to crease
#4 applied from mid eye to outer corner from lash line to above crease line.
Oops, you can see the Mezaik fiber sticking out. Need to take care of it.
#5 applied to outer 1/4 of eyelid and blended upwards at corner
#6 applied to outer "v" corner and along upper lash line
Dermablend cover cream applied to under eye area
sun-kissed is used to set Dermablend cover cream. I then go ahead and apply
foundation as usual and set with Meteorite Pearls. I used Nanoce BB Cream today.
Finish off the EOTD by using #6 on outer corner of lower lash line.
Line upper lash line and lower outer corner of lash line with K-Palette.
I have read some reviews where people were complaining that the colors were all too similar. I agree but I feel that this really helps to do a seamless gradient color application that blends beautifully together. I think that this palette helps to create a neutral smokey eye which is suitable for any time.
I'm sure that some of you may be wondering why I used an eyeshadow to set the concealer. Although it's not obvious on the under eye area, I do have a couple of spots that I also conceal and when I use a powder to set, it is obvious that the area was concealed be cause there's a white spot. I've mentioned this before but a MUA told me that oftentimes for wedding makeup, they'll use an orange colored pencil or cream to conceal a spot because it doesn't show up as much. I tried that but I could see orange dots on my face. I decided to go ahead and use a peachy colored eyeshadow (or blush) to set the concealer instead. I think that this is a closer match to an individual's natural skin tone. This is just my own personal preference and I find that it works for me.
I hope that you enjoyed this EOTD. I haven't done an indepth EOTD like this in a long while.