Monday, February 10, 2014

Face of the Day - Featuring the Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

Welcome to my very first Face of the Day post!  This took me a while to work up the courage to do and I'm still not 100% confident about it. 

This past weekend my sister held an annual fundraiser party to benefit a dental clinic in Haiti.  This is my makeup look for the party.

For this look I went for a purple smoky eye using only the Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette.  By the way, it looks like this palette is still available on the Urban Decay website and they are currently having a 20% off sale!


Face
Primer: Benefit Porefessional
Foundation: MAC Prolongwear applied with a Beauty Blender
Concealer: MAC Prep + Prime in Light Boost (I only use this as a concealer for a night out, not during the day)
Setting Powder: Light dusting of Estee Lauder Double Wear Powder
Contour: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer in the hollows of my cheeks
Blush: Nars Orgasm
Lips: Urban Decay 24/7 lip liner and Revolution Lipstick, both in Manic

Eyes
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion and Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze on entire lid.

Shadows
Dope on lid to brow bone
Rewind mixed with a little bit of Ambush in the crease
Betrayal all over the lid
VooDoo in the outer "V" area of my lid and lining of the lower lid
I sprayed a shadow brush with Urban Decay's De Slick setting spray and picked up Shellshock and applied it from the middle of my lid towards my nose, focusing mostly in the inner lid area.  I then blended everything with a clean large shadow brush.  Then I went back over my lid with a little more Betrayal, Voodoo, and Shellshock to intensify the colors.  I lined my upper and lower lids with a black Be a Bombshell felt tip liquid liner.  I lined my waterline with Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero.  I used a bit of silver liner in the inner corner of my eyes to brighten them up a little more.
Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex - 2 coats.

After a million selfies, this was the "best" one.  Ugh!
The colors look a bit washed out in this photo.  In person they were really vibrant.

I used Moroccanoil in my hair while it was still damp and allowed it to air dry.  I then curled it with a 1 inch curling iron and applied tons of Frizz-ease hairspray (my HG hairspray).

Hope you enjoyed my first face of the day post.  Have a wonderful week everyone!





20 comments:

  1. I have the same issue with the colors and the lighting wen I take pictures.. They get completely washed out..! You look wonderful!!

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    1. It sucks because I wish you guys could see how vibrant I got it to be and it just looks so lame haha!

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  2. Great look :)

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  3. I love this look! You look so cute! & don't worry about the lighting hun, I have the same problem!

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    1. Thank you! The lighting thing is so freaking annoying!

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  4. Such a pretty purple, and your hair is beautiful!

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  5. The palette looks gorgeous as do you! Fabulous look!!!! XOXO, Sissi

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  6. El, you look stunning and this is a fantastic post. Go boldly forth and do more of these posts. I think it's fantastic as do all these other lovely beauties in your comment section. Great post! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, and it is encouraging seeing all the kind comments I've been receiving! :)

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  7. Very pretty El!! I think we all have the same issue with lighting...I know I do! Thank you for sharing your lovely look! Looking forward to more FOTD posts!
    xo

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! I think it also stinks that when I'm doing a dramatic look like this (one worthy of a post), it's usually for an evening so photos are all indoors!

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  8. Love the look El! You know someone is a beauty blogger when you see a million selfies on their phone and they are all of your face, close up, far away, eyes open, eyes closed lol. If someone saw my pics on my phone people would thing I am so into myself lol. Can't wait to see your next FOTD!

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    1. OMG, I know! I keep going in an deleting a ton of my selfies just in case someone has to go through my phone for any reason I'd be sooo embarassed lol!

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  9. i keep debating if i'm gonna get this palette or not! i love it.

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    1. I say, dooooo it! :) Thanks for visiting!

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  10. Great post! I love the eyeshadow colors-

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