Sorry for the rather heedless use of abbreviations in the title. I tried and failed to come up with something more catchy, I really did. In case you haven't come across these abbreviations before, RBR = Rouge Bunny Rouge and LMdB = Le Metier de Beaute. I seem to have posted quite a few face of the day type posts recently, we mostly have the school holidays to thank/blame for this as I have more time to play with makeup but less time to write. I'm sure I'll be catching up with lots of reviews in September.
Today, I went for more golden toned neutrals on the eye than is my usual habit. I resisted the urge to reach for one of my beige-pink blushers and used MAC Prim & Proper instead. This blusher went in my 'maybe' box during my sort out a couple of months ago. I'm still not sure about it and I think it turns too orange on my skin to be entirely flattering. Time to go back in the box, maybe? Let me know what you think.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance - I'm not sure if I've said it before but with oily, hooded lids, an eyeshadow base is an absolute must for me.
RBR Atlas Swallowtail* cream eyeshadow from lash to just above the socket
LMdB Bronze Topaz* eyeshadow from the Penelope Kaleidoscope layered over Atlas Swallowtail
LMdB Brocade* eyeshadow from the Silk Road Kaleidoscope on the outer corner and into the crease
RBR Unforgettable Oriole dusted lightly on the inner corner and a tiny bit on the centre of the lid
RBR Caress of Mink loose glitter pigment lightly pressed onto the outer corner over Brocade
Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara* (this isn't as dramatic as the Clinique mascara on my lashes)
RBR Sketches on Water tinted moisturiser in Adansonia
Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer* on undereyes and around my nose
MAC Prim & Proper blusher
Shu Uemura brow pencil
Hourglass Femme Rouge in Fresco lightly tapped on from the bullet
Swatches from left to right: Unforgettable Oriole, Brocade, Bronze Topaz, Atlas Swallowtail, Prim & Proper and Fresco.
* PR Samples