Here’s a look I did using products that are quite hyped up and talked about in the beauty blogosphere.
I find it hard not to get swept up by all the excitement and rave reviews surrounding new releases and cult favorites. It’s easy to rationalize an impulse purchase and tell yourself you “need” it because Everyone Else loves and swears by it!
However, I’ve learned to be more discerning with both my purchases, and trusting reviews. After all, what works for one blogger/reviewer, may not work for me (or you). I think it comes down to knowing what kinds of makeup looks you like to wear, what colors look good on you, and which formulas you prefer. It’s a long, confusing, and often expensive process! But it’s also fun and exciting, no?
I used Urban Decay’s Naked palette for my eyes. I bought this when it first came out. There was SO. MUCH. HYPE. around this palette, it was crazy. It started off a chain reaction: tons of different brands created their own version of a neutral palette. Urban Decay has since capitalized on the palette’s immense popularity and has since released Naked2, Naked3, Naked Basics, Naked2 Basics, and most recently, Naked Smoky. Whew!
I still only own the original Naked palette. I adored it when I first got it, and used it frequently. As time went on and my attention wandered, this got pushed to the back. I rarely use it now. The colors just don’t inspire me anymore. I’ve discovered other color combinations that flatter my skin tone better.
However, it’s nice to visit with old friends, right?
Pixi Correction Concentrate – Brightening Peach
NYX Above & Beyond concealer – Green
LUSH Feeling Younger Skin Tint
Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle foundation – Chestnut Milk Parfait
Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish powder
NYX blush – Taupe
NARS blush – Orgasm
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown
Collection Colour Lash mascara – clear
Urban Decay Naked – Naked, Buck, Hustle, Half Baked, Smog, Creep
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Zero
Physician’s Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum – Ultra Black
Collection Super Size Fat Lash mascara
Ardell falsies – #110
NYX lip liner – Mauve
NYX Matte lipstick – Whipped Caviar