Face of the Day: February 2015

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Yesterday I went shopping with my sister and niece and decided to play with some new purchases. Here are the products I used and my initial thoughts on the new items.

Face

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I started with Clinique Super Primer. I got this as a 100 point perk from Sephora. I’ve used a sample before and liked it so I thought I’d try a bigger sample. It has a lotion-like texture that preps the face for foundation. Then I applied Tarte Amazonia Clay Full Coverage Foundation. I wasn’t super impressed with this foundation. It is thicker than any other foundation I’ve used which made it harder to blend for me. It lasted throughout the day but clung to some dry patches I have. I then used Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer and the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, both old favorites. I used Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan to warm up the face. This is my new favorite bronzer. It gives great color without being too orange. Finally I used Laura Mercier Second Skin Blush in Lush Nectarine. This is a beautiful coral blush that lasted all day.

Eyes and Lips

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For eyes, I started with my trusty Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study. I always use this as a base for eye shadows. I then used the Lorac Unzipped Gold Palette to create a gold shimmery eye. The colors in this palette are beautiful, and I’m a huge Lorac fan (just how big will be discussed in another post) but the shadows I used didn’t impress me during application. I’m definitely going to keep playing with it though. I lined my eyes with my favorite eye liner, Maybelline Master Precise, then applied Tarte Gifted Mascara. I’ve used this mascara before and liked it. It’s not my all time favorite but it’s a solid go-to. It adds length and volume without being too dramatic. I added a little Pixi Lid Last Shadow Pen in a dark bronze shade to my lower lash line for a little added definition. I finished up the eyes by filling in my eyebrows with NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder. Finally, to pull the look together, I used Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel in Understudy. I am in love with this lipstick. It is the perfect peach for spring. It goes on easy, moisturizes, and doesn’t smear.

There were some hits and misses in these new products but I’m excited about these products and can’t wait to play around even more. What new products have you purchased recently? Let me know in the comments!