FOTD: My Thanksgiving Makeup Look Featuring Makeup Geek

Friday, November 29, 2013

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! I thought I'd share the makeup I wore for yesterday's foodfest. I'd been eyeing Makeup Geek eyeshadows for quite a long time, as I kept on hearing great things from all the famous YouTubers and beauty bloggers. I was attracted to the shadows' ingredients (paraben and talc-free) and the fact that the pans are almost half the price ($5.99 vs. MAC's $10) and equal to or better than MAC shadows. So I went ahead and picked up 15 shadows and a Z Palette 4U Palette.

See what I came up with!

So this is a simple look. First, of course I start with an eyeshadow primer. I'm still working on my Urban Decay primer potion. With a flat shader brush, I patted the matte white White Lies in my inner corner and into the inner third of my lids. Then, still with the flat shader brush, I patted Bitten, a matte deep maroon red all over my lid, keeping the color below the crease. With a blending brush, I blended away any harsh lines in the crease with Crème Brulee, a matte medium sandy brown. 

I then added just a bit of Burlesque, a deep metallic burgundy near the outer-V, but didn't make the look too precise. I blended away even more with a clean, larger blending brush and done! I decided not to smoke the look out under the eyes as I wanted to still keep this eye look daytime appropriate. 

I am in love with the Makeup Geek eyeshadows that I used in this look. They are incredibly pigmented and smooth and have barely any fallout. They lasted all day and night (with the help of my primer). I will definitely be purchasing more shades!

For eyeliner on the upper and lower waterline, I used CoverGirl Liquilineblast eyeliner in Violet Voltage. Two second review: The Liquilineblast liners are pigmented and creamy, but fade in the waterline after a few hours, so I won't be repurchasing. For mascara, I used my new favorite L'Oréal Lash Out Voluminous Butterfly in Blackest Black.

For the cheeks, I used my new Sleek Makeup blush in the shade Pomegranate, a berry blush with just a hint of shimmer. Sleek blushes are extremely pigmented, so I always try to use a duo-fiber brush and a light hand when applying them on the cheeks. I recommend this shade for all skin colors!

And the final look...
 Natural Light, at Sunset

Artificial Indoor Light, with Flash

Artificial Indoor Light, with Flash

All Products Used:
* Foundation: Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation mixed (Pearl) with Boots No. 7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion
* Undereye Concealer: MAC Pro Longwear concealer (NW15)
Highlighter: Boots No. 7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion (may be discontinued)
* Powder: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium all over the face, with Light under the eyes.
* Eyebrows: Smashbox Brow Tech To Go (Taupe)
* Eyeshadow: Makeup Geek White Lies, Crème Brulee, Bitten, Burlesque
* Mascara: L'Oréal Voluminous Butterfly mascara (Blackest Black)
* Blush: Sleek Makeup Pomegranate
Bronzer: NARS Laguna
Contour: Benefit Hoola
* Makeup Setting Spray: MAC Fix+
Lips: * MAC Crème Cup lipstick and NYX Megashine lipgloss Frosted Beige (natural light picture only)

 Hope you enjoyed!
xo, Anaïs

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