|Eyes: MAC Golden Olive, Vintage Gold & Kelly Green pigments, UD Stash
Cheeks: P&J Tango (10), NARS Orgasm; Lips: P&J Strawberry Jam (14)
Hi guys, here’s the P&J FOTD, as promised. I would have posted earlier but then I had an unexpected meeting on campus (PI forgot to hit reply-all and I got left out of the loop ;_;). This was last Saturday’s FOTD. I decided to pair up Tango and Strawberry Jam with some pretty gold/greens since they’re both fairly red. Strawberry Jam photographs a little pinker than it actually looks in real life where the orange/gold shimmer makes it a good bit warmer. I also recently acquired NARS Orgasm in swap and I’m wearing it here as a highlighter, barely on and above the apples of my cheeks. You can’t really tell because I’m standing in the shade. I personally found Orgasm to be very frosty and I rather prefer Laura Mercier Orange Blossom which has a much subtler pearlised finish (it’s also just a tad more peach). So… I’m thinking about getting Deep Throat which is much less frosty but I’m not sure if it’d be worth it if it’s so similar to Orange Blossom… LOL. I’ll post my epic blush swatch comparison sometime this week.
As a mini update, I’ve been using Mario Badescu’s Buffering Lotion and Drying Cream for a little less than a week now. The worst of the cystic acne has diminished a lot though it’s not totally under control yet (I have a slight suspicion that the Buffering Lotion’s causing some purging, especially on my nose). During the day, I’m using Murad’s Acne Treatment Concealer in Medium (which is a little too light for my NC30ish skin, but blends ok). It’s certainly not the best textured concealer ever, but it has excellent ingredients (salicylic acid to keep pores clear as well as Vitamin A, C, & E and green tea extract to help resurface/heal) and I do actually feel like it helps heal. So, that’s what I used in the FOTD. Surprisingly actually, I’ve found it works and looks way better patted over my mineral makeup. I’ll be doing full reviews of all these products in probably about a month’s time?
In other news, I was able to pick up two of the L’Oreal HIP Chrome liners yesterday at CVS since they’re $5 for all HIP eye products this week. Suuuuuper excited because I’ve been wanting the gold and purple ones FOREVER! :D :D :D
Also, I realize I’m a total idiot and that I failed to put my contact information anywhere on this site. My email address is on the PDF of my resume but I guess that’s typically too difficult for most people to find… ANYWAY – if you have any questions, or just want to say hi, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. =)