FOTD – Sonia Kashuk’s Flushed

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Bright bright pink!  This is about as girly as a blush can get.  Don’t let the vivid color fool you…it goes onto the skin beautifullyIf you’ve been following along, Flushed is the third of four Sonia Kashuk blushes that I’m loving for spring.

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FOTD – Sonia Kashuk Spice

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I had no intention of posting my makeup today and it was a “grab what I feel like” sort of morning.  I quickly decided to look warm and natural using Sonia Kashuk’s Beautifying Blush in Spice.  It’s the second of four that I’m loving this spring and you can see a full review and swatches here.  While I love this shade on my mid-toned skin, I’d love to see someone with a much fairer complexion give it a go.  It’s just so purdy!

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FOTD – Sonia Kashuk’s Flamingo

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I love the spring feeling in Sonia Kashuk’s Flamingo blush, one of the shades from my last post.  The lovely Kristi C. requested a FOTD using it and, lucky for me, it was already in my basket for the week.  I played around with a few different eye and lip shades but decided my favorite way to wear this blush is with cooler tones, a soft eye, and lilac hued lip.  Somehow, I love this look…without bronzer.  I must really love this blush !

Products used (not including face)

My Color Palette

Products Used

Face:  Sonia Kashuk Oil Mattifier; Benefit POREfessional; Palladio primer; Laura Geller the Real Deal Concealer in Medium; Maybelline FitMe Foundation in 220; Sonia Kashuk Loose Powder in Colorless Matte

Cheeks:  Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Flamingo

Eyes:  theBalm shadows in Matt Patel, Batali, and Chung; Maybelline Colossal Mascara; Pixi Eye Bright Liner; Sonia Kashuk Arch Alert Kit; e.l.f. Brow Gel

Lips:  theBalm  Auto Balm gloss in Fleeting

It’s a rather simple look, which I like, but I think it needs a bit more definition along my upper lash line.  Other than that, I’m surprised by my complete love for this combination as I’ve been sporting much warmer tones with statement lips lately.

What color family have you been leaning towards?  Any thoughts on the format of this FOTD…do you appreciate the photo of products and swatches or do you prefer to go without?

My windows are open, the breeze is flowing through my curtains, and I’m off to enjoy some edamame shitake cous cous.  Happy Thursday!

FOTD

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It’s been awhile.  Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows that my camera and I aren’t on speaking terms.  I absolutely adore my camera but hate the way it’s capturing the light in FOTD shots.  We’re hashing things out slowly, but I’m getting bored with my posts lately so I decided to push my perfectionism aside and give you this:

It’s a bit dark, but whatever.  We’re getting there.  You’ll also notice some dryness on my bottom lip.  Yeah.  Another reason I haven’t done many beauty posts lately is that my lips won’t rehydrate.  How they lost their moisture? I don’t know.  Why they won’t repair?  I really don’t know.

Originally, this look was supposed to use Revlon’s Matte Smoked Peach lipstick.  But with the dryness in my lips and my “eh” over the shade, I swapped it out for something brighter and better.  I’m going to repeat the cheek and lip duo tomorrow, but change the eye up.  You may end up with (are you ready?) two FOTDs in a row.  What?? I know, I know.

Products Used

Face:  Sonia Kashuk Oil Mattifier; Laura Geller Real Deal Concealer in Medium; Revlon ColorStay 310 Warm Golden; Sonia Kashuk Translucent Medium Pressed Powder

Cheeks:  theBalm Bahama Mama bronzer; Milani Luminoso blush

Eyes:  theBalm Shady Lady shades Courtney, Shana, and Lani; Milani Liquif’eye in Brown; Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara; Sonia Kashuk Arch Alert palette, e.l.f. Brow Gel

Lips:  Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color in Sunkissed (you need this shade)

Smoked Peach in all its lackluster non-glory has turned me off of trying more orange.  Thankfully, Sunkissed is a lovely bright shade that fills the hole in my spring makeup heart. Unless, of course, someone has a stellar suggestion for an orange shade to try 😉

FOTD

Lately I’ve wanted to highlight without looking highlighted.  You know, to have a subtle glow to my face.  I’ve switched out the products in my daily makeup basket (with exception to those I’m trying to use up!) to accommodate this look.  I’m ready for spring, y’all!  A post by Xiao on Messy Wands reminded me of a great trick to get that lit-from-within effect by applying highlighter before foundation.

No sparkle.  No shimmer.  Just soft light.

The result is much more visible in person, but it does show slightly in these photos.  It is definitely worth trying out if you want a gentle warmth from your cheeks.

Products used:

  • Sonia Kashuk Liquid Highlighter, heavily on tops of cheeks before applying foundation
  • UDPP in Sin; Milani Liquif-eye in Brown
  • Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette; Luminous Foundation in Buff (no mattifying foundations!); Pressed Powder in Translucent Medium; Beautifying Blush in Lilly; Spring Awakenings shimmer eyeshadow and powder liner shades; Brow Definer in Taupe
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
  • Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait

FOTD – 02/08/2012

This morning I pulled out theBalm and the Beautiful (aka Muppets) Palette and asked Little V what color I should use.  She chose The Police Man which is a vivid electric blue and the scariest color in the bunch for anyone who is fearful of brights.  So I thought, “major fail.”  I didn’t want to bum her out by not using it, so I asked her to pick another color and (thankfully) she went with the soft lilac of The Coma Patient. I decided I could use them both with the help of The Brain Surgeon and The Basket Case.

It might not be much, but The Police Man is there 🙂

Other Products used:

Apparently I’m favoring this side of my face lately…  I think I’ll save The Police Man as an all over color for another day.  Maybe I’ll even use theBalm’s Late Afternoon Rendezvous as my color palette.  For now, I’m happy I (Little V) shook things up a bit and used a pop of color.  What are your favorite bright shadow shades to mix it up?

FOTD – 11/16/2011 Style

Here’s a quick FOTD going back to basics with neutrals.  I didn’t anticipate turning this into a post but I wound up absolutely in love with the eye because it really made my shade of brown stand out.

Products used:

  • Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Golden Beige 300, Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer and Bare Minimum Pressed Powder
  • theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer and Mary Lou-Manizer, and Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Tawny
  • Sonia Kashuk Luxury Lip Color in Soft Pink, and Lip Gloss in Whisper
  • Sonia Kashuk Eye on Fall Color #s 8 and 12, theBalm eye shadows in Devilish Danielle and Caught in the Act Courtney, and Basket Case
  • Sonia Kashuk Eye Definer in Iced Coffee, Maybelline the Falsies Flared, and L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
  • Sonia Kashuk Brown Definers in Taupe and Haze, e.l.f. Brow Gel

Had to add this one…  Check out the mess of a diaper changing station in the background. It’s been a crazy couple of days.