Wednesday, May 7, 2008
It has to be said: I'm scared of pigments. I've bought and returned more MAC pigments than I can remember and have even given away some. I just never keep them because I'm afraid of using them. I know, I know....I'm not exactly a makeup novice, but I'm not a pro either. But, my fellow makeup-lover friend got me two pigments for my birthday and since I've been thinking of finally getting over my fear of them, this was perfect timing.
Gosh, what a fool I've been!!!!!
A whole new obsession has now started. How exactly to apply pigments, which ones are the best, etc.
I was getting ready to go out for my ex-boyfriends birthday (I know, I know....bad idea but we are friends without benefits) and I wanted to look a little.....different. I even got a reaction out of my very nonchalant ex-boyfriend with my wow eyes and lips!
I've always been afraid of pigments falling off my eyelids and it really is easier than I think! After applying lots of UDPP, i just layered the golden olive pigment over sumptuous olive shadow with a pointed eyeshadow brush and it worked fine. I'm sure it will get more difficult when blending pigment colors together and all that, but that's what my research is for . In the meantime, feel free to leave tips in your comments!
MAC Select SPF 15 in NC 43 (seriously, so the wrong color but eh I make it work for now)
MAC Select Moisturecover in NC35 & NW 35 (again, need some new concealer!)
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
MAC Mineralized SkinFinish in Medium Dark (also bored of this, I need a good translucent powder for the summer)
MAC Sumptuous olive e/s (entire lid)
MAC A Little Folie e/s (in crease)
MAC Golden Olive Pigment
MAC Goldmine (on inner corners)
MAC Liquid Liner in Bootblack (my holy grail)
Dior Show Mascara
Nars Crazed (Is pairing red lips and red cheeks bad? It didn't look bad did it? I didn't layer the blush at all)
Chanel Glossimer in Hibiscus (my favorite red lippie of all time!)