This was my first time trying Suki's Tinted Active Moisturizer in Porcelain and it was a little odd. I don't know if this is normal - maybe my sample was old - but the moisturizer came out of the sachet an orangey shade with little dots of lighter pigment throughout. Porcelain is the lighter of Suki's two shades and it blended fine on the skin and didn't look orange once on, but it also gave very little coverage. I topped it with Honeybee Gardens' Pressed Mineral Foundation in Geisha, which, as you can see, is well loved. It works well with my skin, has good coverage, is incredibly quick to apply, and looks pretty natural. Une Beauty's Skin Glow Pencil in G02 - possibly discontinued - is yellow-toned and great for covering dark circles. I set it with Silk Naturals' Light Peach Sleep in a Jar, which brightens up the under eye area and gives a tiny bit of extra coverage. I used Au Naturale's Creme Concealer in Beige, which came in the November Petit Vour box, to cover a couple small blemishes.
I received the Lily Lolo Laid Bare Palette* just a couple days ago, so this was my first time working with it. First impressions are really good: the three shadows I used were all nicely pigmented and went on really smoothly. Lavera's Eye Shadow Base is a relative new addition to my makeup bag, although I've been playing with it for a few weeks now. I prefer something a bit tackier for extra shimmery or sparkly shadows, but for everything else, I've been really happy with how it performs. I've had Pacifica's Eye Pencil in Bare for a good few months now and I like using it to brighten up the waterline. I picked up Jet - the black shade - very recently, and it's great too: creamy and dark black. For today's look, I just smudged it lightly into my lash line. Zuzu Luxe Onyx Mascara is nothing new to me, but what is new is the Zuzu Luxe Cream Brow Pencil in Russet. I'll be the first to admit that, when it comes to brows, I really don't know what I'm doing, but I wanted to experiment a bit more with filling them in, so I picked this up. The color works pretty well, but I need to play with it more to fully decide what I think.
CHEEKS & LIPS
On my cheeks I used Lippy Girl's Wallflower Mineral Blush, which is a beautiful matte baby pink. I think Lippy Girl is phasing these original blushes out in favor of their new line, but as of today, they're still available on their website. Because my blush was matte, I added a smidge of highlight to the tops of my cheeks and down my nose with Lily Lolo's Rosey Glow Shimmer Stripes. I like to use a smaller brush in this and concentrate mainly on the lightest shade in the compact. Lastly, I used Gressa's Aux Rouge Lip Boost, which is another product that just came in the mail. I rarely go for potted lip colors or red lip products, so I'm glad to have won this in a giveaway hosted by Kasey of Plein Vanity or I'd have missed out entirely on this lovely product. The Lip Boost feels great on the lips and can be applied lightly for a sheer wash of color or more heavily for a bold, fully opaque red lip.
THE FINAL LOOKWhen I break it down, it seems like a ton of products, but it all amounted to a pretty natural, everyday-type look.
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What do you think? Are any of these products favorites of yours?
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