Eyes: Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Candelight, Too Faced Brow Envy, Benefit High Brow Glow, theBalm Pressed Eyeshadow in in Stand-offish, Selfish, and Sophisticated from the NUDE ‘tide Eyeshadow Palette, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Black Market, Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperliner in Broken Doll, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Waterproof Mascara
Face: Skin79 Oriental Gold BB Cream Plus, Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette in No. 2, Nyx Powder Blush in Bourgeois Pig, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light and Incandescent Light from the Ambient Lighting Palette, Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder, Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Lips: Nyx Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Pandora layered over Illamasqua Matte Lipstick in Atomic
Not the House Baratheon kind though, sorry!
Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Too Faced Brow Envy, Benefit High Brow Glow, Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Love+, Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Slowburn from the Electric Pressed Pigment Palette, BH Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Saturn and Moon from the Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Palette, Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Desperation, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Waterproof Mascara
Face: Skin79 Oriental Gold BB Cream Plus, Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer in Vanilla Light, NARS Illuminator in Copacabana, NARS Blush in Orgasm, L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Powder in Cocoa as a contour powder, Juice Beauty Refining Finishing Powder in Sand (read my review here!)
Lips: MAC Lipstick in Fetish, OCC Lip Tar in Fragmented (read my review here!)
Book: Love and Transformation: An Ovid Reader by Richard A. LaFleur (I’m told he drives around in a car with vanity plates that say LATINA– a bit misleading, no?)
Eyes: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candelight, Too Faced Brow Envy, Benefit High Brow Glow, Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Diamond Eyes, Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Mushroom and Evidence, Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, Nyx Eye Pencil in Azure, Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 23L, Buxom Lash Mascara
Face: Skin79 Oriental Gold BB Cream Plus, CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer, Benefit Powderflage, Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in Rose Gold, Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé in Papaya/Topaz, Juice Beauty Refining Finishing Powder in Sand (read my review here!), Mario Badescu Facial Spray
Lips: Nyx Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Terra Cotta
My (growing) collection.
I love red lipstick. It’s probably because my preferred aesthetic (other than “alien xenologist observing your customs with bemusement”) is “white girl from a morally troubled era”. The ’50s– love the look, hate the racism, etc. Theoretical style icons include Betty Draper, Christina circa Back to Basics, and the usual run of thigh-higher pinup girls.
The closest thing I’ve got to a signature makeup look is Ruby Woo, worn with a lazy wash of shimmery neutral shadows and a thin swipe of kohl. But “dehistoricized ’50s fantasy” isn’t the only narrative I’ll invoke when I paint my lips, and I’ve got a lot of other reds in my arsenal. I’ll review them in-depth in some future posts. But I couldn’t resist showing them off now.