Here it is! My first "lotd" or Look of the Day if you will. :) I had a lot of fun with this one, mostly because I got to try a lot of new products with it! I got a lovely Sephora gift card for Christmas, and I finally used it. I picked up the stuff I ordered from UPS yesterday, and got to try the new things today. I also used a few things I had already, of course. :)
The overall look - very neutral and work-appropriate.
This shows the shimmer the best, as does the next one.
I am still perfecting my eyeliner techniques.
1. Kat Von D High Voltage Eyeshadow Primer
2. Stila Smudgepot in Kitten
3. Medusa's makeup e/s in Vanilla Latte
4. Smashbox liquid liner pen in black
5. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara
1. Hard Candy face primer
2. Philosophy's The Supernatural powder foundation
3. Smashbox Softlights in Prism
1. Kat Von D Lightning Sheer lip gloss in Rocker
This was my first time using both of the Kat Von D items, the smudgepot and the mascara. I have to say, I was pretty impressed with all of them! My new favorite is probably the smudgepot though, because it gives off a very nice subtle shimmer and I really enjoy that. Let me know what you think, constructive criticism is always welcome!
Edited to add: On day two of using the Kat Von D primer, I did a cute look with Shiro Cosmetics' Kawaii shadows. After I got home from work, my boyfriend asked me, while motioning to my eyes, if that was what I mean by creases. Much to my dismay, I noted that the shadows had creased horribly. Perhaps it is just that the two products should not be used together, or something, but I will note that I didn't have this problem when I used the shadows with my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
In other news, I recently tried the Tarina Tarantino "Mini Gem Glossette" lip gloss kit.
I really wanted the shade "Ruby Headphones" because when I swatched it on my hand, it showed a nice, shimmery red that I thought would look great on me! And it did! All of them were pretty great colors! However, I couldn't get past the smell and the grittiness of the actual gloss. It smelled very much like a cheap dollar stop lip gloss full of chemicals and I couldn't use it because of that alone. I may have been able to work past the grittiness, but not that stench. I had to return it, which broke my heart. I really wanted to like them! :(