|Latest makeup haul|
Ok, since I'm not an expert on makeup, once in a while I consult with my friend JJ - who is not only a shoe guru but a makeup one as well. Recently, I asked her about eyeliner. My go-to eyeliner is the MAC Eye Pencil but these liners tend to run and by the end of the day, I look like a raccoon (not all the time but most). I still love them and as you can see I bought a couple - Ebony and Coffee.
|MAC Eye Pencil in Coffee and Ebony|
I mean, what can I say...I'm a pretty stubborn gal. But I did listen to her suggestion and added a new eyeliner to my arsenal. After going back-and-forth with JJ about it (MUFE Acqua vs Urban Decay Glide-On), I decided to go with her suggestion. Deciding on a color was another factor but I stuck to my trusty black. Urban Decay has 3 different blacks so I picked one that's different from my other liners and picked Oil Slick - black with silver glitter.
|Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil|
Off to the next product, concealer. When I was in LA, I was playing with my mom's makeup kit and I fell in love with her concealer. Since I was at MAC, I decided to pick one up for myself. This concealer is amazing - perfectly creamy and blends so nicely. I used my fingers to blend but I'm sure someone could do better with a brush. Also, in the pic below, the concealer looks darker than it actually is.
|MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer in NW30|
|MAC X Mascara|
After I left MAC, I headed to Sephora where I picked up the rest of my haul. Since that particular Sephora (Flatiron District) didn't have the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, I went ahead and picked up the original - Naked. I've been hearing rave reviews and I absolutely love eyeshadow palettes so why the hell not, right? I still had Christmas money left over.
|Urban Decay Naked|
While at Sephora, I also picked up a highlighter - not that I know how to use it but it looks so pretty on. I decided on Makeup Forever's (MUFE) Uplight because this was the one I saw used by pixiwoo (my fave makeup peeps on youtube). I tried the different colors on my skin and decided on #32. I still need to figure out how to use it though.
|MUFE Uplight in #32|
I also bought blush. Not that I use blush all that often but I like having the option. Since the only blush I have is by Nars, I bought another one from them as well. This time I picked a hue slightly darker than Orgasm. I'm not sure I'll be able to tell the difference, but oh well. The color I wanted originally is no longer produced (Gina).
|NARS Blush in Torrid|
The last product that I bought is more of an impulse buy. It's a makeup setting spray. You're supposed to spray it all over your face to make your makeup last up to 16 hours. I bought the travel sized one since I'm not sure how often I'll use it.
|Urban Decay All Nighter|
As an aside, I do love shopping for makeup but the girls that work at Sephora in SoHo are such f*n bitches. That's why I didn't buy anything there. I ended up in Flatiron where the person I asked about the Naked 2 palette didn't look like she knew what I was talking about and proceeded to go to the corner of the store and text. Nice customer service there. This is why I'd rather shop online. Although, I had a more pleasant encounter at MAC and the Sephoras in LA are so much friendlier.