Hello and Happy St. Patty's Day! My bro and sis-in-law threw a pretty epic partay last night so this is yesterday's eotd as today my eyes are nekkid, and I'm slowly but surely recovering from the effects of Lots O'Wine, lol.
I've had the mani and the makeup planned for a few weeks, and, due to my Saturday afternoon commitment, I knew I wasn't going to have time to do makeup and nails between commitment and party. So I sported a pretty garish look around town yesterday, lol, including in Ulta, where I was a tad self conscious... Once I had the full outfit and look together it all looked fine, but green & gold eyes and bright coral lips paired with a turquoise fleece and old jeans is not a look that'll get you compliments, lol. Anyhoo, here's what I used.
Stila Smudge Stick waterproof eyeliner in Starfish (part of the In the Garden palette), a dark, olive green liner with gold shimmer; L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Gold Imperial, a light, bright, super pigmented shimmery gold; Maybelline Great Lash mascara in Go Go Green, a dark kelly/grass green LE color from this summer.
Those Infallible colors are really dense and a little moist, and I learned from Deb at Beauty Ninja that these are best applied with your fingertips. So that's what I did, and used a blending brush to try and soften the edges. I lined my lower lash line with the gold all the way across, then used Stila Starfish to line the upper and lower outer halves. I used three coats of Go Go Green to achieve a fullness I was happy with.
The cool thing about this mascara is that the color actually shows up on the lashes. However, I really don't understand the appeal of Great Lash in general and why it ends up on so many best of lists year after year. Neither the brush nor the formula does anything "great" for my lashes and I have yet to meet anyone who actually swears by it. It neither lengthens nor volumizes. Am I missing something, here? I'm ready to be enlightened, because three coats starts to look spider-y. Good thing it was semi-theatrical.
I'm certainly no masterful color mixer or blender, but it was a fun look to wear and I was fairly pleased at the result.
Here's my whole getup. There was a prize at the party for the most festively dressed and I didn't win. The lipstick is Maybelline Vivids in Shocking Coral, but more on that, later. :)
Sheesh, what a stupid pose. It always translates better in my head than it does in real life, lol.
Alrighty.... Time to chill on the couch some more, because C and I haven't done quite enough of that today. ;)
Thanks for reading, and I hope you've had a fun and safe holiday weekend. §