Here is a look I had done up prior to the 2 latest ones on my blog. I had given this a mention in the Valentines one and somewhere along the way this was pushed back and almost forgotten.
Regardless, I did this look with a mind to test out the greens in the Make Up For Ever La Bohème Palette. Much like how they swatched, the shades do apply with a pearly feel and unlike the Valentines Day one where I applied it wet, this was patted on dry.
The shadows do have that soft-focus and pearly characteristics when patted on dry. With it's soft nature, it didn't entirely disappoint in terms of pigmentation, though you have to know you are hearing this from a neutral fanatic.
The pearly sheen comes through best in bright light (aka camera flash) or glistens when the sun hits it.
K-palette Liquid Liner in 01
Maquillage Brow Wax in 77
Leaders Clinic Medieu Sun Cream
Elizabeth Arden Good Morning Skin Serum
Shu Uemura Smooth Fit Fluid Foundation
LUV Carat Long Last Face Powder in Natural Beige
Make Up For Ever Eye Primer
Make Up For Ever La Boheme Palette (greens)
Wet N Wild palette in Comfort (crease green)
CLIO Professional Brush Liner in Black
MAC Powerpoint Liner in Engraved
Dollywink Mascara in Volume
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Redhead
MAC Lipstick in Shy Girl
Majolica Majorca Gloss in OR317
Highlighted products were provided by companies/distributors,
I was not obliged to use/feature them in LOTDs.
From a rationale point of view I will go ahead and say the shadows in this palette aren't terribly unique. The greens, purples and plums are beautiful colors and paired very well in this palette but color-wise it's nothing that will make you stop mid-track; though perhaps the packaging itself might be responsible for that.
Nonetheless, these shadows are still pretty in their own way and concept - which as mentioned is something very rustic, feminine and soft. I think in makeup the ultimate point is if you will use what you purchase and I am categorizing this palette as something good for everyday use but not necessary to hustle out the door for.
Random but I wanted to mention how much of a love-hate relationship I am having with my hair right now. Aside from the gold tones hinting at a return amidst it's current auburn condition, it's grown out to this floppy mop which really needs a cut.
What's more, I don't have time to do something about it now, so these days I find myself just throwing my hair into a ponytail-bun.
It also helps to combat the crazy heat that drops by almost every afternoon. The downside is that I honestly hate tying my hair because everytime I let it down I feel I need to massage the tension out of my scalp yet I don't tie my hair very tightly either (and use a scrunchie).
Anyone have any quick hair tips or hairdos on keeping hair up or pulled back comfortably?
Thanks for reading!