I wanted to use some of my new buys so I went with the Black Up Duo Palette (see Makeup Haul post >> here). Because of the colours in the palette, I decided to wear a nude lipgloss. Personally as a general rule of thumb, if I'm wearing vibrant eyeshadow, I go with a nude/subtle face, and vice versa, if I have a neutral face and eyes, I team the look with bright lips. Stage makeup is different. That has no rules really. But since I'm dealing with everyday life, I stick to this rule to avoid looking like a clown.
Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Shine Control Face Primer
Yana Cosmetics Liquid Foundation in 'No. 9' (have a read of my review >> here)
Mary Kay Concealer in 'Bronze 2'
MAC Blush in 'Sweet As Cocoa'
Sleek Contour and Highlight Kit in 'Dark'
NYX Eyeshadow Base in 'Pearl'
Black Up Duo Eyeshadow in 05
Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner
Collection 2000 Mascara in 'Black'
Eyelashes (I don't know. These were put on me during a makeup workshop I attended)
Sleek Eyebrow Pencil in 'Black'
MAC Lipglass in 'Liquorish'
I intend on getting MAC's eyebrow pencil in 'Stud' because black is too dark for the brows (and even though my eyebrows are naturally quite dark, no one has jet black eyebrows) and some browns are too light but I put this on as lightly as possible so it doesn't look too bad.
I'm not really feeling these lashes because they're a bit too dramatic for my liking. Also, as the eyelash clusters are separated rather than densely packed, your natural eyelashes don't blend very well with them.
I despise liquid eyeliner! It's messy and gives you very little control (and as I don't have a very steady hand, it can sometimes end up looking like a kindergarten kid put it on for me). I need to buy the gel liner by MAC and I've heard the one by Maybelline is really good too.
I'm getting much much better at blending though, so yaaay!
What do you think?